A British-American ensemble formed in Oxford (UK), roots revival band Floyds Row explores folk and classical idioms on an array of modern and period instruments. Fusing a variety of styles, Floyds Row repertoire includes both original material and pieces pulled from the early British folk tradition and English Renaissance.
Floyds Row has recently appeared at The American Folk Art Museum in New York City, Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, and The Corner Store in Washington, DC.
for “sophisticated folkies” Marc Levy, Cambridge Day
"A mix of Purcell and Bob Dylan played on various instruments, including an accordion and a viola da gamba. Kinda crazy, but it works." David Rabin, WPFW Radio
"No two shows are alike, but the performances guarantee an eclectic mix of traditional pieces from composers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, covers from modern folk singers such as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and the Grateful Dead, as well as original compositions that pull from the meld of the traditional and the classical." Dominique Agnew, North Potomac Times
"genre-fusing ensemble" Ellyn Wexler, Culture Spot Montgomery County
"Andrew Arceci brought a lovely tone to the line and matched the dramatic impulses that propelled the superb ensemble playing." The New York Times
“Making the softly-luxuriant music more animated and more immediate was Emily Noel, a soprano with a velvety voice/timbre and an accomplished vocal technique. The extra attraction of a great deal of charisma added to her communicative skills. The luscious vocal selections were the highlights of the afternoon.” The Catskill Chronicle
“...his modernistic approach to drumming, Lernis expands upon the restrictive role of timekeeper, playing a naturally flowing amalgamation of shifting rhythms that distinguishes his work from more typical mainstream jazz while maintaining an appealing sound.” Drumhead Magazine