A Covers Band With A Twist
THE TOOTS love music and it shows. Based on the Suffolk/North Essex border, this talented bunch of musicians focus on strong vocal harmonies, combined with accordion, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, guitar, ukulele and double-bass. Where Bluegrass and Folk traditions cohabit with Pop and Rock to bring a refreshingly curious twist to the covers band formula.
Meet The Toots
The Toots have played on the BBC Radio Sue Marchant Show and in 2014 alone were heard at FolkEast Festival, at the wonderfully quirky Aldeburgh Musicircus, playing support slots to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at The Apex Bury St Edmunds, and alt. country star Steve Earle at Snape Maltings, playing at the inaugural UkeEast festival in Norwich, in Hatfield Forest at the National Trust’s Woodfest in various pubs & clubs, and lots of lovely weddings & private parties. We’re comfortable on a big stage playing through high spec PAs, but also just as at home playing on smaller acoustic and/or unplugged stages. We also have our own PA which can be provided if necessary.
The Bijoux Toots are well known for mixing genres in order to create our signature sound, but how do we choose which songs to play? It’s simple really… we love them. Click the button below to see a sample of the songs that we love to listen to, and to perform.
Lets get social
- Gig 2 finished on a high. 4 hours playing today — feeling tired
- Gig 1 over. And what a nice afternoon it was at the Regatta. Well done Sudbury Rowing Club!
- We'll be playing a few sets at Sudbury Regatta today. Looks like lovely weather for it. Then a private party this... http://fb.me/8EIFyZRAM
- We''ll be playing at Sudbury Regatta today!
- A lovely gift from a friend of the band. Thank you Sweary Steve x http://fb.me/38MX9zvYz
- New look Toots website up and running, go and have a poke around. Same address - http://bijouxtoots.com
"With a creative ear for arrangements, Alli and her fellow Toots sensitively marry the ukulele with its bolder string-siblings, wrap it all in a blanket of vocal harmonies, and cleverly resuscitate any song they choose to give the kiss of life to. Do not miss the chance to see them live”.
George Hinchliffe - Musical Director, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
“As music promoters for Woodfest, the wonderful annual festival that takes place in Hatfield Forest, Takeley, we have had the Toots perform for the last two years and they have taken the Festival by storm, with their amazing twist on popular songs and their sheer good humoured energy. Woodfest wouldn’t be the same without the Toots”
Keef & Annie Jackman - Woodfest Main Stage Promoters
"Toot-tastic - the Toots played a blinder!"
Sue Marchant - BBC Radio
"The Toots played for me at The Garden Party at The Minories in Colchester during the summer of 2014 and again at Bullstock, a festival I run annually at The Bull in Colchester. They are a very professional and talented bunch of musicians as well as being lovely and friendly individuals. It has been a great pleasure to work with 'The Toots' and I hope to have them play again sometime at Acoustic Bull"
Jeanette Lynes - Live Music Promoter