Stoles Gnomes is a traditional folk music band with acoustic roots based on the Costa del Sol (Malaga). The band has a Celtic soul and fuses world music. It is a truly international band.
JIM – vocals, acoustic guitar
MICK – mandolin, electric guitar, banjo.
TRINA – violin
ANDY – drums, percussion.
GARY – flute,whistle, harmonica,
RISTO – bass guitar.
LITTLE GARY electric guitar/vocals.
STEFAN – button accordion, backing vocals.
JIM from America was groovin’ to his Daddy’s soulful 8-track collection from day One. He comes from Chicago but, unable to pass the Organized Crime Aptitude Test (and re-test), he turned to music.
Mick from England. His influences are diverse, he was a member of a funky world music band who’s video was featured on MTV, since then he has played in traditional Irish and Ceilidh bands and before moving to Spain was a member of ‘The Dead Rabbits’ the official Pogues tribute band and with them gigged with original members of the Pogues Spider Stacy and Andrew Ranken.
Trina from Scotland – Celtic and Classical violinist who has played as first violin for the Malaga philharmonic orchestra.
Andy from Scotland has picked up a multitude of influences from all round the world and has poured them all into his Drum playing, he has played in all sort of bands from Punk to Prokofiev.
Gary from England multi-instrumentalist, plays flute, harmonica and whistle as well as being the bands backing vocalist.
Risto from Finland on Bass Guitar has toured and recorded extensively with many signed artists.
Stefan from Sweden has played in different groups in Scandinavia and worked as musician in Disney world, Florida. Together with a group in Norway won the Norwegian championships for accordion summer 2013 in two categories.
Gary Jr from Spain has travelled and played all around the globe, his main influence is Blues.