‘More Fairport than Fairport and more Steeleye than Steeleye…’ – Darren Johnson (Bright Young Folk)
‘Green Diesel has skyrocketed into my top few bands…’ – Paul Rawcliffe (FATEA)
‘Folk-rock in the grand manner…’ – Dai Jeffries (R2 Magazine)
Hailing from Faversham in Kent, folk-rock band Green Diesel first emerged in 2009 and take their inspiration from the depths of English folk lore and legend and the classic folk rock sound of their predecessors Fairport Convention and The Albion Band. Blending violin, mandolin, dulcimer and accordion with electric guitars and drums, Green Diesel’s sound is born from a love of traditional English music and a desire to bring it to a modern audience.
Performing original compositions, steeped in folklore, alongside inventive reworkings of traditional songs and tunes the band have built up a reputation as a fearsome live act. Their energy and musicianship grabs the audience by the scruff of the neck and leaves them wanting more.
The band’s albums, 2012’s ‘Now Is The Time’ and 2014’s ‘Wayfarers All’ have won praise from critics and fans alike for the quality of songwriting and musicianship while the band have appeared at the likes of Beverley Folk Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week and the Kelburn Garden Party. They have shared stages with the likes of Gilmore & Roberts, Spiers & Boden and Fotheringay.
The band’s third album ‘The Hangman’s Fee’ (released 10th February on Talking Elephant Records) features songs inspired by the darker side of folklore. Sinister spirits and bloodstained tales weave their way through the album backed by the signature Green Diesel sound. English folk, red in tooth and claw, performed by a band at the top of their game.