About the Band
Who are we?
Fluidic is a group of 5 young, energetic multi-instrumentalists who got together to have fun and play all their instruments. Between them they have played somewhat over 500 gigs (we lost count). On top of these gigs they also encompass a wide range of skills including calling, dancing, singing and sound teching. They all met by being heavily involved in Cambridge University Ceilidh Band (CUCB) and have yet to escape each other since.
Nikki has been playing folk music since she joined CUCB in 2008 but has been listening to it for much longer. She can be relied upon to make sure things happen when they need to. Apparently these days it's called Leadership Qualities...
Nikki plays high whistles, low whistles, flute and tenor guitar.
Paul has been playing folk music for longer than he cares to remember. He is one of the more rhythmically inclined members of the band and can be found bouncing up and down in time to the music, occasionally with hankies.
Paul plays mandolin, guitar, bass and bodhran.
Ross was born into a folk-singing family and has been playing and singing ever since. He also moonlights on sound teams at various folk festivals and runs Barleycorn Productions so is usually the one telling the rest of us off for using the mics incorrectly.
Ross plays bass trombone, concertina and bouzouki.
Stephanie started playing folk music at secondary school in 2008. She composes across a wide range of styles and has been known to teach a few lessons for groups and individuals. She can often be found armed with knitting needles once the soundcheck is over. We have yet to work out how to mic these effectively.
She plays recorders, piano accordion and bodhran.
Where to start... Tamsin started playing folk music in her school Ceilidh Band (Downfielders) around 2008 and has been dancing for much longer. She has a dynamic personality that appears to be catching. Often found idly dancing along to whatever is currently being played.
Tamsin plays bodhran, guitar, clarinet, oboe and high whistles.