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Propane Brothers



  • Bluegrass band
  • Excellently varied repertoire of standards plus some more modern songs done in their own style
  • Perform as a 5 piece band


The band is based in Bath and frequently play shows across the UK and Ireland.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 45 minute sets with a short break in between as standard

About this Act

The Propane Brothers are a bluegrass super group from the UK – high octane solos, lonesome harmonies and trendy footwear. This five-piece band have an impressive list of achievements and awards between them having all performed internationally in acclaimed bands. The act is certainly more than the sum of its parts, an explosive live act not to be missed!

The Players

Reuben and Benjamin Agnew (guitar and bass) are two brothers from Northern Ireland and perform as part of Cup O’ Joe. Their tight, sibling harmonies and instrumental prowess have already made them 2015 BBC Young Folk Award Finalists as well as having made appearances on Irish television.

Kieran Towers (fiddle) becoming a name to watch out for on the UK and US bluegrass and old-time scenes, since having won the old-time fiddle contest at Gainsborough Festival in 2014, he recently released a duo album with Charlotte Carrivick of The Carrivick Sisters.

Joe Tozer (mandolin) has toured extensively in the UK, Europe and Canada with the band Carboard Fox. Most recently he appeared at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event in Raleigh, USA as an official showcasing artist – a first for any UK band.

John Breese (banjo) is another familiar face on the UK scene. Since graduating from his Masters’ Degree on classical guitar in 2011, he has gone on to tour and teach internationally with the banjo and double bass in various outfits including Carboard Fox, The Carrivick Sisters, The Coal Porters and Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band.

Set List

Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Firework - Katy Perry
Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
You Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
After You've Gone - Ella Fitzgerald
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Man Of Constant Sorrow - Soggy Bottom Boys
Nine Pound Hammer - Bill Monroe
Walking After Midnight - Patsy Cline
Ginseng Sullivan - Norman Blake
No Place To Hide - Alison Krauss
Nelly Cane - Tim O'Brien
Ground Speed - Earl Scruggs
Talking To Myself - Lonesome River Band
Shanandoa Breakdown - Bill Monroe
Cold Sheets Of Rain - Clay Jones
Molly & Tenbrooks - Flatt & Scruggs
Lonesome Pine - Blue Highway
Used To Be You - Bill Monroe
Black Eyed Suzie - Bill Monroe
East Virginia Blues - Bill Monroe
Roving On A Winters Night / Forked Deer - Doc Watson/Traditional
Little Maggie - Traditional Bluegrass


  • 5 piece band consisting of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and upright bass


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