The Moulettes

They Say: The moulettes are a folk-stomping barn-storming swingin’ quintet, and are available for bookings in… barns, fields, tents and taverns, churches, castles, caves and caverns, dens of iniquity, jukebox dives, havens of pleasure, splendour and vice… Featured in their orchestra of absurdity are a cello, a bassoon, guitars, violin, viola, autoharp, kazoo, trombone, drums and 5-part harmonies. Their songs are narrative driven alliterative epics of depravity, decadence and delirious devastation, and they deliver a rollicking, resounding live set when called upon.They are part of the southampton based co-operative label, Sotones.

Band Members:

Hannah Miller-Cello, Vocals, Guitar,
Ruth Skipper-Vocals, Bassoon, Autoharp, kazoo, Trombone
Ollie Austin-Drums, percussion, guitar, vocals
Mike Simmonds-Viola, violin, vocals.
Georgina Leach- Violin, vocals.

Influences: Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, Dirty Three, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Vartina, Laijko Felix, Wanda Jackson, The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Johnny Cash, John Lee Hooker, Schostakovich, Howlin’ Wolf, Dr. John, Chromeo, Talking Heads, David Bowie, Weezer, Joanna Newsom, The Stray Cats, Pentangle, Rachmaninoff, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, The Hot Puppies, The Fat 45’s, Skulls, Mumford and Sons, Moneytree, Liz Green, The Mystery Jets, The Noisettes, The Hat, The Magic Numbers, Cats in Paris.


Songs from Saint Margarets (Red Deer Club, 2008).