Here are the various live configurations currently on offer for gigs… for bookings contact

‘Gaskell & Sharpe” Multi-instrumental Duo

With the ‘pop-up-upright piano’ which looks and sounds just like the real thing,  we bring piano, banjo, accordion, guitar, violin, mandolin, stompbox, harmonicas and vocals and can perform hours of stomping upbeat sets of originals, traditionals and covers (folk, skiffle, boogie-woogie etc) or instrumental background tunes (gypsy-jazz, musette, klezmer and folk).

Julian Gaskell & his Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The original and best folk/garage/gypsy/chanson/klezmer/blues act in Cornwall, currently a 5-piece led by Gaskell on vocals, piano, accordion, guitar and violin with Thomas Sharpe on banjo/mandolin/vocals, Cally Gibson on viola and violin, Matthew Collington on drums and Nigel Parsons on bass.  We have performed everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to Gdansk, been featured on BBC 6 Music, Vive le Rock and fRoots, who described us eloquently as “slightly unhinged mix of post-punk noise, rootsy accordeon, shouty bar-room folk, gloriously staggering grump-rock , twisted marching band brass, scrapey fiddle, battered percussion and firmly twanked banjo

Leigh Delamere & the Gordanos – Four-piece Band

Under the Gordanos guise we take a boogie-woogie piano, skifflegrass banjo and tarantella accordion led joyride from the Penryn bayou taking in songs by Fats Domino, Bruce Springsteen, Dr John, Motorhead, Kraftwerk, Radiohead, Tom Waits, Professor Longhair, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Jools Holland, Jerry-Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Sergio Mendes, Duke Ellington, Chuck Berry, and Lonnie Donegan amongst others.  The most surreal party band in the West Country. See for details.

The Gumbo Flyers – Five-piece Cajun/Zydeco Band

“the best urban zydeco band in Europe’’ – Time Out

Infectious cajun stomps from the swamps of the Fowey River delta which never fail to impress with their hot and sweaty, high energy grooves.  A five-piece lineup featuring, sax, washboard, guitar, bass, drums and of course Mr Gaskell on the accordion.

To book any of the above acts, contact Julian Gaskell on