Pass the Buck is a funky barn dance band. Playing venues across Dorset and Hampshire including Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton, we occasionally go further afield.
For 2020 we are offering a new format which may suit gatherings of families, friends or work colleagues that would like a few dances called in the evening, together with “talk time” and freestyle dancing. Let’s call it Jaylee! We will have a guest singer, our melodian player John will call 3 or 4 dances, and there will be some songs from the 1950s to bop to.
If you have a group of keen barn dancers, then of course we can arrange a caller (instead of the singer) for a traditional evening of barn dancing, or ceilidh. The caller will explain each dance in advance as you would expect.
So you can choose from the two event styles, depending on how much barn dancing is needed.
Folk Rock Music For Your Barn Dance
The members of the band have been performing together for many years. This experience will make all the difference on your big night.. What do we mean by “funky”? We do play some traditional folk dance tunes, however we also write our own material with catchy melodies and interesting harmony/rhythmic content designed to inspire the dancers.
The strong rhythm section, drum kit and electric bass underlines our rock folk style. Easy on the ears for the modern audience. Listen to our demo tracks on the sound bites page..
Have a browse through these pages to find out more, and we look forward to hearing about your plans. When you get in touch we can advise on set up, start up and finish times. Any special requirements you may have can also be discussed, such as breaks for food, background music etc.
Review “You said you weren’t ‘diddly-diddly’. How right you were. The first couple of turns certainly seemed traditional enough as you guided us through our paces. Then this bass line just ripped out of nowhere!”.