A few weeks ago I managed to catch tHE rASH at a gig in Folkestone..This high energy punk band are sure to get you moving with their cleverly written original tracks…No newcomers to the Festival, the band joined us last year and have been in the Ashford music scene for a while, accumulating a great fan base! No strangers to Festivals the band have already played the Sound City Project in Canterbury, and The Yarp Festival in Folkestone this year. I asked the guys some questions and also took some photo’s of them performing…Read on to get to know the band!
So guys you are back! Great to have you on the line-up again this year… What is so special about the festival?
It’s a great place to bring the family to enjoy local talent and entertainment, and it’s free!!
So for those who have not yet to caught you guys in action, tell us a bit more about The Rash?
The Rash are a musical argument, all our influences mash together to make catchy, honest in your face tunes that will get you moving!
The festival’s ethos is to nurture and promote local performing arts in many forms. How important is it that children and adults alike are exposed to live, local music and the arts?
Incredibly important! Small local talents need the venues to showcase them, and that seems incredibly hard these days. The festival and similar events are essential to give all people a chance to enjoy and get involved!
This is the Festivals 11th year! As a local band do you feel it is important to have this kind of event available to our local community?
Absolutely! The whole community should have access to these types of events, artists and spectators alike.
Finally, what can we expect from your performance at this year’s festival?
A Frenchie in your face performance of honest, Ashford inspired songs that will melt your face one moment and have you dancing like a grandioso squirrel the next! Ashford needs to stock up on Sudocream, because they are going to get The Rash!
You can find out more about the band on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wearetherash/?fref=ts