Now that’s what I call something different

Veronica and Max
Veronica and Max

A dynamic music duo with a passion for reinventing the American Roots genre are set to play an intimate gig in Whichford next week.

Veronica Sbergia and Max De Bernardi are currently on tour from Italy, where they also perform as part of their band Veronica and the Red Wine Serenaders

With a musical repertoire extending from country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music of the 1920s and 30s, the original sound of theseclassics is reproduced with a modern twist.

The pair use only acoustic instruments in their sets, with examples ranging from the ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and double bass. Their most recent album ‘Old Stories for Modern Times’ took inspiration from American popular music from the early years of the last century.

It included reinterpretations of songs in their own unique style by artists such as Memphis Minnie, Lucille Bogan and Bo Carter

Veronica was also the first Italian artist to be invited to perform at the Caribbean based Mustique Blues Festival back in 2012.

Their music career has since gone from strength to strength, taking them all across the globe, with regular performances in the USA and Europe, including their native Italy.

The gig takes place on Monday, April 13 at popular venue The Norman Knight pub in Whichford.

Entry is free of charge and music will begin from 9pm.