Fronted by the twin fiddles of whisky-fuelled folk maestro Lewis Williamson and classically trained RCS graduate Lissa Robertson, Yoko Pwno deliver a joyful fusion of original folk tunes, searing vocals and electronic beats.
Together with drummer Ali Hutchison and producer Calum Cummins the band put you in mind of dance crossover acts like Disclosure and Red Snapper and producers like Bonobo, Matthew Herbert and Neil Landstrumm. Their latest album incorporates elements of hip-hop, jazz, breakbeats and drum and bass, while still referencing the house and techno beats which defined their earlier output. The result is a set that pays as much respect to the conventions of dance music as it does to folk traditions, taking in a wonderful variety of genre and style while keeping one eye fixed firmly on the dancefloor.
Formed by Lewis and Calum in 2013, the band has shared the stage with world famous Scottish trad acts including Shooglenifty and The Treacherous Orchestra. After Lissa and Ali joined in 2016 they quickly became a fixture on Scotland’s festival circuit. Don’t miss them at the World Ceilidh!