B.L.1 are an Edinburgh-based all acoustic crate digging mash-ups band delivering classics in an original and imaginative packaging. Once described as 'Hayseed Dixie on speed with a serious chunk of Funk!', they have been making fans wherever they play.
Since their inception in 2007, they have played many gigs up and down the country and beyond including festivals, awards ceremonies, the 2014 Ryder Cup end party, Edinburgh Film Festival wrap parties, Edinburgh Book Festival launch parties, gigs for Visit Scotland, Fynefest, List Magazine's annual Festival Party, Club Vegas and The World Famous Speigeltent along with over 400 other shows.
With 5 string banjo, acoustic guitar, double bass, stripped down drum-kit and 4 vocalists, some really do say that their bluegrass-funk interpretations are better than the originals. Their eclectic and diverse blend of mash-ups include tunes by David Bowie, Radiohead, Daft Punk, The Prodigy, Metallica, Panjabi MC's Knightrider remix of 'Mundian To Bach Ke', a bluegrass souped version of Dizzy Rascal's 'Dance Wiv Me', New Order's 'Blue Monday', 'Jump Around' by House of Pain and many more.