Hailing from the DEEPEST darkest reaches of North Somerset, The Model Folk's sound is a wild, eclectic COCKTAIL, harnessed and bodily stuffed into the folk CANON.
Live shows consist of romance, pathos and audience INTRUSION, with ditties interlaced with clarinet WIZARDRY, brass BABEL and accordion ANARCHY topped off with EPIC harmonies of GODLIKE magnificence. Influences include The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Curtis Eller, Frank Zappa, Robyn Hitchcock, Ani DiFranco, Cardiacs, Tom Waits, Beirut, Fiona Apple, Bob Marley, Glitzy Bag Hags, John Martyn, Oi Va Voi, Ant Noel and MANY OTHER CLEVER MUSICAL TYPES, and as one recent gig attendee said to us “you may go not knowing the songs, but you end up wondering why on earth you hadn’t known them all your life!”. ANOTHER attendee said only "Ruff!", but he appeared to be some model of small SHEEP and was DISREGARDED.