“... crisply delivered with harmonies to boot.”
“They have a wonderful old-time string band sound which I simply love.”
BBC Radio Wales
“This is near-impeccable Americana, made in Britain. Four guys from Bristol (UK) make up Appalachia; united by a deep knowledge and flair for various forms of American music, they cover a broader base than their name would suggest. There's blues, folk, jazz and ragtime in the mix here, but they play in the style of a bluegrass band: one guy on upright bass and the other three on guitars/mandolin/ banjo - the precise instrumentation varying from one song to another. Arranging themselves around a single microphone, they take their turns in the spotlight and share the lead vocal duties around whilst the rest of the band lean in to harmonise. I have rarely heard any band make this music sound so warm and rich, such is the quality of their playing, their singing, and their arrangements.”
“Appalachia were fabulous at Festive Fair - thank you to you and all your band members for a real musical treat ... and it ended on a high note!!”
Sue Sanctuary, Create Centre Co-ordinator, Bristol
“Good music, tight harmonies, nice suits and the mandolin got hotter and hotter! Foot stompin get up and dance music. Look out for all these talented musicians - into all kinds of music and they seem to get everywhere!
Audience member , Kingshill Art centre, Dursley
"Appalachia really brought the House alive and the audience loved them. We were hoping for a quality, feel-good night of music and that's exactly what we got. A very friendly band too, it was a pleasure to work with them."
Jo Lewis director, Kingshill House
Kingshill art centre
“Appalachia played superbly, wonderful harmonies and energy, bluegrass with a twist, many people saying how much they enjoyed the band.
Prom Bar, Bristol.
“Appalachia went down a storm here at Brewery Arts centre, in Cirencester on Friday night.
They have won many new fans. There performance did us proud and what a nice bunch of people. We look forward to having them back in September to headline in our 'American Roots' show.
John Drummond, Brewery Arts Director.
“Appalachia packed the Club stage at Priddy 2010 (biggest crowd of the weekend!) and played a cracker of a set - stomping good-time Americana with stirring 4-part harmonies and fine musicianship. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a rhythm in your feet - do NOT miss these guys!
Sandy Ball, Priddy Festival club stage director.
“Appalachia :- Highly enjoyable, highly entertaining, excellent music...
Everyone I spoke to commented on the great songs, great music & great time they had enjoying the music of Appalachia....a fantastic band & a great bunch of guys.
We have been asked by the audience for a return visit soon. When are you available guys ? hope to see you again soon.
Trevor James, promoter for Farrington Hootenanny.