Two Fingers Of Firewater are a young five-piece band from the South East, UK, playing original roots influenced music centred around the sound of the pedal steel/mandolin, acoustic guitar and keyboards/accordion. Aside from their weird and wonderful selection of melodic instruments Two Fingers of Firewater are essentially a good old-fashioned rock band. There are, however, strong elements of modern americana and traditional country within their unique sound. Two Fingers of Firewater was formed in 2005 by founding band members Jon Clake (guitar/banjo/vocals), Tom Harding (bass) and Alex Chappelow (pedal steel/guitar/mandolin). The original incarnation of Two Fingers of Firewater began with live shows firmly centred around their americana roots. In 2006 the line-up played the western-themed Churchill Ball at Cambridge University, promoted by a live session on college radio. The then-trio also made an appearance at the legendary ‘Come Down and Meet the Folks’ and were dubbed the “alt-country jukebox” by appreciative host Alan Tyler. Bass player and founding member Harding is quick to point out, however, that the band has come along way since then. “I think we still appeal to the alt-country audience, but we’ve made big steps, thematically and sonically in the last year.” The original line-up changed significantly in mid-2007 with the addition of Stephen Price (piano/accordion/synthesiser) and James Sacha (drums). During the summer of 2008 TFOF will play a number of UK and Continental European festivals as well as raising their profile with local and national gigs.