Betty, a violin player of natural talent, blessed with a skill that may have beaten some shifty looking lad in Georgia.
Jesmond, a guitar player and maker of wondrous songs.
Thus the nucleus of The Model Folk was born.
In 2012, after a few lineup changes, the six piece The Model Folk that you will KNOW and LOVE slightly more than before, arrived to marginal acclaim.
Alex brought a giant Man Sized Violin.
Alex wanted to play his normally sized bass. He was not ALLOWED. He must only play the GIANT MAN SIZED VIOLIN.
The Miggle brought its drumset. It is allowed to hit them for The Model Folk. One day we spied The Miggle making obscene flatulence impressions with its MOUTH. Such vulgarity required us to make The Miggle learn the TRUMPET. Otherwise we will make it CRY.
Someone suggested bringing Badger along with his MIGHTY washboard.
Later, Badger discovered an ability with a tiny guitar and a cunning way with WORDS. He also found a magical harmonium behind a pile of discarded logs. We confess we do not know how this occurred.
At some point, Betty then duplicated and STALLWOOD joined the sweaty ranks of The Model Folk with his mighty clarinet. These two events are unrelated.
Somewhere around that time The Earl Of Arran appeared, weaving a spell with his trumpet of justice.
But then… along come more!
Brave Sir Thomas will play trumpet now that The Earl of Arran is making himself have brains.
Then Little Aspy sometimes joins us with his Trombone
And lo! The Model Folk were possibly completed.
Support from the Big Happy Forever who describe their music as
“Weird ways of confessing my love for the planet, and the perils that come with it.”