Poles Apart is a four to eight piece stilt walking band. They do Pirates, Punch & Judy, 30’s Rif Raff, Santa Claus, Soldiers, Victorians (Dead and more brightly coloured), Dogs and Devils, Medieval, Elvis, Insects and Sgt Peppers.
The music they play is generally rock ‘n’ roll, disco, pop, rock and trad jazz, all using the stripped down instrumentation of sousaphone, banjo, percussion and sax, with harmony vocals.
If you want a band of mediaeval mendicants playing lyres and singing Dowland, they can do it (for a price!).
Poles Apart has been up and down the country, performing at town festivals, to the Queen (twise), music festivals, corporate events and television.
They can provide musical entertainment of: a mandolin orchestra/quintet/soloist, classical guitarist, Renaissance Lutenist, musical saw and entertainers: clowns, stilt-walkers, acrobats, jugglers, street shows, street theatre, magicians.
Love that musical saw
The interplay between the different elements in the arrangement is sublime – wonderfully understated piano, swirling strings and the eerily beautiful sound of the musical saw.
The orchestra were fantastic, we have had so many comments since then and it started the festival off on just the right note.
Many, many thanks to Ian and the Insects!! Clients loved them!!! Super performance. We all had a fab time and everyone in Daventry is talking about it now.
Would defo use you again!!
Just a note to say thanks for the great entertainment yesterday evening… I’ve had a lot of positive comments this morning, so many Thanks.
Please extend our thanks to all at Poles Apart for their performance in Inverness. The Insect band went down very well with the audience and you all helped to make the event a success.
The Whole entertainment was deemed a success and we really appreciate all your efforts, on the day… we all look forward to seeing and working with you again, in the future.