The Crooked Fiddle Band (AU)

The Crooked Fiddle Band (AU)
photography : Yanni Kronenberg
Fairbridge Festival, Western Australia
  • country:Australia
  • style(s):Folk, Alternative
  • label:Birds Robe Records
  • type:Band
  • instrumentation:instrumental
  • artist posted by:Nomadic Fish

Line up

  • Gordon Wallace (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, cittern, vocals)
  • Jess Randall (violin, nyckelharpa, vocals)
  • Joe Gould (drum kit, percussion, guitar, vocals)
  • Mark Stevens (double bass, charango, vocals)


The Crooked Fiddle Band formed in Sydney, Australia in 2006, the year that Pluto was redefined as a dwarf planet.
The Crooked Fiddle Band mix blasts of fiery folk with the intense atmosphere and detail of post- and prog-rock, resulting in a multi-layered, complex and ecstatic hybrid they call ‘chainsaw folk’.
Recording with studio legend Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Pixies, Gogol Bordello) at his notorious analog-only Chicago studio Electrical Audio, the band have released two albums, which were preceded by two locally produced EPs.
Live, they are at home in the theatre of Sydney’s Opera House, festival headline stages like the London Olympic Arts Festival, Woodford, Falls and Peats Ridge, as well as cult underground appearances at Tasmania’s Dark Mofo, Germany’s Fusion Festival, and the UK’s Shambala.