Slim Panatella & the Mellow Virginians on CD
Hilary James, Simon Mayor and Andy Baum: Bluegrass to Irving Berlin on mandolins, fiddles, guitars and double bass. Good-time music firmly rooted in 1930's, 40's and 50's America with wonderful vocal harmonies and instrumental virtuosity.
''An absolutely magnificent set of largely American country / old time / blues that is so melody-rich you would honestly think it was going out of fashion'
Rock 'n' Reel
'Slicker than the Torey-Canyon, hotter than a peppered sprout and absolutely brill'
'Staggering, particularly the amazing fiddle and mandolin playing of Simon Mayor' Folk Roots
â€œSmoking fretboards! This worldclass collective on mandolin, violin and bass will light up your evening with an addictive blend of 30's, 40's and 50's jazz, swing, ragtime, country blues and originals. The band features composer, wit, fiddler and guitarist Simon Mayor and sublime English folk vocalist Hilary James, who is also a mean guitar and mandobass player.'
Ents 24 (January 2013)