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The Vanguards @ The Half Moon

Join The Vanguards as they return to The Half Moon for a night of traditional bluegrass, old-school country music and Americana!

The Vanguards are a five-piece traditional bluegrass band based in London. They take their musical inspiration from the originators of bluegrass music. Despite being rooted in the traditional, The Vanguards also seek to innovate using the framework laid out by bluegrass music’s creators. Their original songs and instrumentals are written to evoke the feel of bluegrass music’s first-generation performers and preserve their creative legacy.

The Vanguards will be supported by bluegrass pals Lunch Special.

Lunch Special is a London-based bluegrass and Americana band. Members Neala Hickey, Vivian Li, and Luca Serino have roots spreading across three continents. In 2016, the three met at a bluegrass picking session at a London pub, where they bonded over a passion for stringed instruments, harmony singing, murder ballads, chicken, beer, and all things American. They play and sing traditional bluegrass classics, lesser known old songs, and also their own originals. While they take inspiration from Appalachian music, bluegrass, and country, their diverse musical backgrounds bring together something that is their own sound.

Live in London

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- The Vanguards @ The Half Moon

The Vanguards, Lunch Special Band

Tuesday 22nd January · 8:00PM · The Half Moon · Putney · £5 adv, £6 door

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