‘More Fairport than Fairport and more Steeleye than Steeleye…’ – Darren Johnson (Bright Young Folk)
‘as if Mr Fox has met with Spriguns and No Right Turn in a prog-folk menage a trois…through a prism which reflects 2017 not 1977’ – fRoots Magazine
‘a band with roots deep in the native soil, playing their own electric interpretations of ancient English music and crafting originals that fit seamlessly alongside the traditional tracks’ – Shindig!
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.
The band’s three albums, 2012’s ‘Now Is The Time’, 2014’s ‘Wayfarers All’ and 2017’s ‘The Hangman’s Fee’ 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, Charmouth Folk 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 fourth album ‘After Comes The Dark’ will be released in July 2021 (after being delayed by the Covid 19 pandemic). The first to feature new drummer Paul Dadswell this record features a major development of the band’s sound with progressive and psychedelic elements coming to the forefront, alongside the band’s signature take on folk song and folklore. Folk in technicolor, echoing both 1867 and 1967.