Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys

Hailing from Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast, the multi-award-winning Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music in an exhilarating live show that instantly enamours audiences, with jaw-dropping stagecraft and showmanship.

Whilst simultaneously playing the fiddle – and exhibiting an outright disregard for the physics of a double bass, in an unforgettable live experience – Gordie MacKeeman’s thrilling ‘Crazy Legs’ dance style mixes with close-harmony bluegrass vocals, Peter Cann’s blistering guitar solos, and the lively multi-instrumental talents of Thomas Webb (vocals, banjo, guitar, pedal steel guitar and double bass) and Mark Geddes (double bass, drums, percussion, mandolin and banjo).

The band’s most recent album, Pickin’ n Clickin’, was honoured with the 2014 East Coast Music Award for Roots Traditional Group Recording of the Year, and the band were awarded the Galaxie Supernova Award at the 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival for their outstanding high-energy performance. The Rhythm Boys have performed at the legendary Glastonbury Festival, Australia’s Woodford Folk Festival, WOMAD, Celtic Connections, and throughout Canada, the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Malaysia and Australia.

“Gordie and the Boys are great players, sharp songwriters, invigorating company...not to mention the nifty dancing. Frankly, what’s not to like?”
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2