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Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band



  • Vintage Bluegrass band
  • Excellent repertoire from the likes of Steve Earle, Townes van Zandt and many of their own
  • Perform as a 4 or 5 piece band, great entertainment, lots of energy, slick professional presentation, no blue jokes, jackets and hats, lots of fun!


The band are based in the Bath, Bristol and South West region.

Standard Set Times

  • Usually two 45 minute sets but happy to make adjustments.

About this Act

Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band have been around since 2005, recently with a change of personnel the band is re invigorated, it still has the original front man skills, singing and song writing of Nick Girone-Maddocks and the punchy double bass of Jules Bushell. With the addition of virtuoso banjo playing of John Breese, the driving fiddle of Matt Gryspeerdt underpinned by the guitar playing of Tall Paul Hill.

Not a covers band and not ideal for weddings, they are particularly suited to an informal listening event, are good entertainers, good for cabaret style events, art centres, outdoor/indoor festivals, shows etc and can be scaled down for more intimate venues and functions. 

Out and about bringing their own version of bluegrass, using one microphone, five instruments and thrilling four and five part vocal harmonies which all blend together to make a traditional yet thoroughly original sound. Honest all-acoustic music, mostly their own compositions but with a few classics thrown in, there is something for everyone.

Set List

Jailer Jailer - Peter Rowan
Texas Eagle - Steve Earle
Texas love Song - Slaid Cleaves
Wight Freight Liner - Townes Van Zandt
Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On - Dan Tyminski
Autumn Leaves - Nick Girone-Maddocks
Blue Blue Blue - Nick Girone-Maddocks
Somewhere Down the Road - Nick Girone-Maddocks
Nearly Nothin' Left - Nick Girone-Maddocks
Wind Howlin' at the Door - Matt Gryspeerdt
Water Under The Bridge - Nick Girone-Maddocks
Roll On - Nick Girone-Maddocks
Scissors Paper Stone - Nick Girone-Maddocks
Superstition - Matt Gryspeerdt
It's Not So Long - Nick Girone-Maddocks
And Many More!


  • Four or five voices, five acoustic instruments one central microphone, like all the bands before about 1955.


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