Two Californian bands travelling in one van across the UK this summer are planning an exciting gig at Small World Theatre, Cardigan on Friday June 27, 8pm.

Don’t be fooled by the Rainbow Girls’ floaty dresses and their sunny Californian disposition – they’re coming to rock the place by force! Equal parts Ronettes and Stooges, this ‘Electric All-Lady Stomp-Folk Grand Band’ have honed their raw bluesy-folk-dance craft by busking on the mean streets of absolutely everywhere. The joy that they get from playing is multiplied ten-fold as their sound fills an auditorium, the Rainbow Girls are more than a band – they’re an infectious disease that you want to catch! Roots music has never been so much fun.

Marty O’Reilly and The Old Soul Orchestra have a fresh, irresistible modern take on the blues, whether it be playing O’Reilly’s original pieces, or their renditions of old American classics. Marty began his musical journey as a blues guitar player studying the likes of Blind Willie Johnson and John Lee Hooker and incorporating influences from such greats as John Fahey, Nick Drake and Tom Waits. When performing with his trio, O’Reilly is backed by Jeff Kissell on the double bass and Chris Lynch on the fiddle. Their versatile musicianship, and soulful chemistry help to expand O’Reilly’s songs into pieces that drive like a ten pound hammer, or float like feather and flow seamlessly in-between.

Join Small World Theatre in welcoming these guys and enjoy some really fantastic music. Book £8 tickets online at