Flats and Sharps - appearing at the Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues, 2018 - in Katoomba!

Flats and Sharps (UK)

Flats & Sharps are a high-energy contemporary Bluegrass band, from Penzance, Cornwall, in the South West of England, known for their own highly original songs as well as their blistering renditions of Bluegrass classics.

These four incredible young musicians, Mikey Ponsford (mandolin), Danny Hart (fiddle & banjo), Josh Warner (guitar), and Liam Fitzharris (double bass), honed their skills in hundreds of live performances over the past eight years, charming and wowing audiences along the way. They've come a long way from their humble beginning busking in Penzance as 17 year-olds, to performing at the Proms in Hyde Park, London, and at scores of festivals throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and Australia. In 2018 they were invited to the home of Bluegrass, the USA, to represent the UK in the International Bluegrass Music Association's "World of Bluegrass".

Such is their popularity in the land of Oz, that their 2020 tour here marks the fourth year in a row that they've been invited back down-under!

"Flats and Sharps performances at Fairbridge Festival 2017 were nothing short of sensational. The standard of musicianship, rapport with audience and high entertainment value gathered more and more momentum as they dug into the event. Their final performance to over 1000 people on the final gig was one of the festival's most significant events in recent years. I wouldn't hesitate to book this band again in the future." -– Rod Vervest (Fairbridge Festival Artistic Director)