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Ash have been together for 30 years, but it was their two years apart which ultimately inspired their brilliant new album.

 

Like the rest of the world, Tim Wheeler (guitar/vocals), Mark Hamilton and Rick McMurray (drums) were blindsided by the pandemic. It enforced not only the first extended period of downtime the band have ever had in their incredible three-decade career, but also became the longest they’d gone without seeing each other since they met at school in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.

 

So, when they were finally reunited to rehearse for a livestream gig in the dark days of 2021, there were some understandable nerves at how it might go.

 

“Madly, we sounded like we’d never been away,” grins McMurray. “We sounded better than ever. It was probably one of my favourite days of being in a band – there was just such a buzz to get back in a room together.”

 

That buzz extended to reviewing the next steps for one of Britain’s most beloved bands. Following 2018’s highly acclaimed Islands album, the band had intended to release the follow-up quickly. And, indeed, they had most of an eclectic, part-rock/part-electronic album – some songs even predating the Islands sessions – in the can, even before the world ground to a halt. 

 

But the catharsis of getting back together, supplemented by the joyous reaffirmation of their immense Teenage Wildlife greatest hits tour – which started pre-Covid and finally wrapped in March 2023 – amidst the chaos of a rapidly changing world prompted a rethink. 

 

Tim Wheeler – as you’d expect from one of the greatest songwriters of his generation – had kept writing throughout Ash’s enforced lay-off. And he had turned up for the band’s re-boot camp with a rucksack stuffed full of hard-rocking anthems ready to go. And after all, heavy times call for heavier music.

 

“I played a shit-ton of guitar in the pandemic,” grins Wheeler, who spent one particularly bored moment in lockdown mastering every single note of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Free Bird. “There are some quite outstanding guitar solos on this record which are probably a result of that!”

 

The solos are, indeed, pretty awesome. But then, the self-produced Race The Night – the band’s eighth full-length studio album, no less – is outstanding in every respect. Having shut down their New York studio base as the pandemic kicked off, the band headed back to the Oh Yeah studio in Belfast with renewed focus and emerged with a record that combines the irresistible rock riffs of 2004’s blistering Meltdown album with the melodic mastery of its 2001 predecessor, Free All Angels – all wrapped up with a distinctly 2023 twist. And, with the distant rumblings of an oft-mooted rock revival on the horizon, it might just be the essential guitar-centric, anthem-packed album the world has been waiting for.

 

“The last time we went this rock, it happened to coincide with the world going totally indie,” laughs McMurray. “So hopefully we’ll be catching the wave this time!”

 

“It’s not a calculated move,” stresses Wheeler. “It’s just the timing is lucky. I went to see Mudhoney in Brooklyn and it reconnected me to our early rock spirit – I came out thinking, ‘This is something we could explore again…’”

 

And explore it they do. Race The Night starts with a bang(er) in the form of its title track and lead single – a song that Wheeler says is about “chance encounters and grasping opportunities with both hands”, something that’s likely to strike a chord as the world finally gets back to normal.

 

From there, the album fizzes with the barn-storming likes of Crashed Out Wasted – featuring what a newly teetotal McMurray jokes is his attempt to “sum up 29 years of heavy drinking in one drum part” – and Double Dare which, according to Wheeler, is a “rocking Beastie Boys-type song with a lot of braggadocio in the lyrics”, also featuring the return of turntablist Dick Kurtaine, who last scratched Ash’s hip-hop itch on 1998’s Nu-Clear Sounds.

 

There’s the lethal punk detonation of Peanut Brain, the shortest song an Ash album has ever seen, but no less devastating for its brevity. There’s the scorching Reward In Mind, featuring what Hamilton calls “the best-ever guitar hooks in our catalogue”. And then there’s Like A God, a song so epic it’s been split into two, its powerful reprise providing a brutally uncompromising finale to the album.

 

“The plan is to have a proper circle pit stampede when we play it live,” grins Hamilton. “It’s definitely got Led Zeppelin vibes.”

 

But there is also true emotional depth amidst the rock mayhem. Oslo is the record’s big ballad, a beautiful duet between Wheeler and Dutch singer Démira, while the poignant Usual Places channels a real sense of loss.

 

“I wrote it towards the end of my time in New York,” says Wheeler. “I was thinking about all the places that had closed in the time since I’d moved there. New York has a way of very unsentimentally building over its past, so things disappear. And it made me think about getting older and how the faces of your youth often just aren’t there anymore, they’re only in your memory.”

 

It’s this ability to cover multiple bases, while always pushing forward, that has kept Ash a vital, growing concern ever since they blasted out of Downpatrick as teenagers with their Number One debut album, 1977.

 

Most of their contemporaries have faded away, or at least split up before returning, but Ash’s light shines as brightly as ever. For this album, they’re even back on Fierce Panda Records, which released one of their earliest recordings, Punkboy, on 1994’s guaranteed-real-teenagers Crazed And Confused EP.

 

“What’s our secret?” muses Wheeler as he contemplates why the trio are still together and thriving after all these years. “Making new music and being excited about it keeps us going. We’re lucky we’ve got a great fanbase. And it’s the power of three. If you can get the dynamics going between three people, it’s a lot easier than with a larger group. And we got the formula right early on…”

 

And certainly, the band that slays together, stays together. Wheeler may jokingly dismiss the recent flurry of ‘90s reunions as “part-timers and quitters – not lifers like us!”, but there is a strength that comes from perseverance and never letting your musical standards drop.

 

“Writing is a constant journey,” he says. “It’s rare for an artist to stay in one place. There are always evolutions.”

 

And, as well as music, Ash have always been ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. They became early-adopters of the internet’s direct-to-fan capabilities. With their singles-only A-Z series, they pioneered innovative subscription release schedules when Spotify was still just a twinkle in Daniel Ek’s eye. And they have never once shyed away from the changes wrought on the music business since its ‘90s heyday.

 

Those changes continue apace but, as McMurray points out, “If you put Ash’s back catalogue into AI, it wouldn’t know what the fuck to do next!”

 

Luckily, this most vital of bands always intuitively knows the best course of action. And that’s why Race The Night deserves to sit amongst the upper echelons of Ash’s cherished history, and remind the world that – even with 30 years of greatness behind them – the best may be yet to come. 

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As separations go, this one couldn’t have been more civil. There were no awkward exchanges or scores to be settled when The Feeling decided to go on an indefinite hiatus in 2016. Merely a sense that the next challenges that lay ahead didn’t necessarily fall within the parameters of a group that had existed in one form or another since they were teenagers. Five albums in ten years had yielded a string of radio classics such as Sewn, Never Be Lonely, Without You, I Thought It Was Over and Fill My Little World, the group’s status cemented by the celebratory live shows that earned them an intensely loyal fanbase right up to the back-to-basics power pop of their eponymous fifth album. “It wasn’t like we were splitting up, as such,” recalls bassist Richard Jones, “more that we agreed to put nothing in the diary.”

The timing was apt, as it turned out. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – the musical cowritten by front man Dan Gillespie Sells alongside Tom MacRae and Jonathan Buterell – had premiered at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre to a rapturous reception, before commencing a West End run that continues to this day. With Film4 acquiring Everybody’s Talking About Jamie for a film adaptation, other studios started to beat a path to Dan’s door. For the rest of the group, family seemed to merge effortlessly with the day-to-day business of playing music: Ciaran and Kevin Jeremiah (keyboards and guitar) recorded an acclaimed album of original folk-flecked compositions. Richard Jones balanced session work alongside touring with his wife Sophie Ellis-Bextor – whose house band also featured Ciaran on keyboards. And yet, like one of those phone calls where you keep saying goodbye, but neither party wants to put the phone down, The Feeling just couldn’t quite bring themselves to end it.

“I think I realised it almost straight away,” smiles Dan, “I think there might have been five minutes, several years previously, where I was like, ‘Maybe I’d be liberated from The Feeling if I was just Dan.’ And then the next thought was, like ‘Hang on, I hate being on my own! And pretty much any musical idea I have, the four musicians around me know what I’m getting at.’ Even to the point that when we were working on the soundtrack to the musical, these were the guys I reached out to. In our own tiny way, it was a bit like when the Bee Gees stopped making records in the 80s but carried on working together for other projects.”

Fans of the band will attest that this was a “break-up” like no other. As well as playing on the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie soundtrack, there was also a tour to celebrate the twelfth anniversary of their triple platinum debut album Twelve Stops And Home – which, as Richard recalls, “re-engaged us with what it was about the band that made that such a special album. We were selling out bigger venues and this time around, the audience knew every word of every song – and that seemed to have a huge effect on Dan especially.”

“It’s all about distance,” suggests Dan, “You look back at certain records, and there’s always some objective beyond writing the actual songs – be it trying to write hit singles [Together We Were Made] or just having the five of us playing on it with no additional instruments [Boy Cried Wolf]. and this time around, none of that mattered. It was just a matter of doing what felt right for each song. If the songs didn’t have a strong enough reason to exist, then I just didn’t finish them.” What Dan swiftly noticed as the 2020 lockdown stretched into the summer was the effect of having written songs for a musical.

“Every line has to do its share of heavy lifting. If you put in something just to fill up the space, it confuses the audience because they’re closely following a narrative.” And, of course, as the extraordinary events of 2020 played out in the world beyond Dan’s East London home, there was no shortage of inspiration to “fill up the space.” Taken as awhole, the resulting songs on The Feeling’s self-produced sixth album Loss. Hope. Love amount to an existential stock check: a montage of epiphanies – some personal, some less so. As you familiarise yourself with the songs on the record, you’ll recognise the centrality of the title to its contents. 

 

Propelled along a rhythmic rolling-stock rattle reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac’s Big Love, There’s A Word For It is a grown-up love song that addresses the aching absence of a presence in your life to whom you can turn and feel seen – before hope floods in to fill the vacuum, to be redeemed by love.

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After hibernating for twenty years (where did the time go!?) Britpop favourites,  Sleeper are back on the road, performing live. Original members: Louise Wener (vocs, guitar), Jon Stewart (guitar) and Andy Maclure (drums) are newly joined by Kieron Pepper (previously of The Prodigy) on bass.

 

Sleeper enjoyed huge critical and commercial success in the mid 90's: achieving 8 Top 40 singles across 3 Top 10 albums with well over 1,000,000 sales. The band also had two tracks featured on the era defining soundtrack to 'Trainspotting': named as one of the best film soundtracks of all time by the likes of Rolling Stone.

Sleeper garnered front covers across the music press and appeared numerous times on key music shows of the time like TFI Friday, Jools Holland and Top Of The Pops: an episode of which Louise Wener presented. 

 

Together, the band played the main stages of Reading, Glastonbury, V etc along with sold out touring across all of the UK and a support slot with REM at Milton Keynes Bowl. 

   

The band's first headline show in 19 years was a sold out date at Shepherd's Bush Empire last December, followed by a sell-out UK tour this spring. Their music is characterized by astute, observational lyrics and big, hook driven melodies. With a headline UK tour in November, a new album to follow and huge affection for the band across the media, 2018 is the year Sleeper awakes. 

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UK Song of the Year 2020 Americana Awards UK 

Album of the Year 2020/2023 UKBlues Awards 

Artist of the Year 20/21/23 UKBlues Awards

ARTIST & Live act OF THE YEAR 2023 Americana Awards UK

 

Elles Bailey, the smokey voiced, human dynamo who has powered her way to the forefront of the British blues and roots scene in recent years, unveiled her eagerly-awaited third album ‘Shining in the Half Light’ in the spring of 2022. Crammed with vibrant originals brought to life with her A-list band, it's another significant step forward in a career already feted with awards & acclaim generated by her two previous studio sets Wildfire and Road I Call Home.

 

Shining in the half light debuted at the top of her native genre charts: #1 in the Official Blues charts; #2 in the Official Americana charts; and #4 in the Official Independent Charts. In a landmark breakthrough for an independent artist, ‘Shining In The Half Light’ also appeared on the RADAR of the UK Charts, reaching #11 in the mid-week album charts, and finishing just a handful of sales away from the UK’s Top 40 at #42. For a fully independent artist, without the clout of a major label, it is one hell of an achievement. What’s more, Elles has won Artist and Live Act of the Year at the prestigious UK Americana Awards 2023 at a star studded ceremony at The Hackney Empire in late Jan and has picked up a hat trick of awards at The UK Blues Awards including Artist, Vocalist and Album of the year for Shining in the Half light.

 

Recorded in those ‘silent’ days during the 2020 lockdowns, all four singles have garnered support from BBC Radio Two and Planet Rock. Cheats & Liars, Sunshine City, The Game & Stones were all added to the Planet Rock A list playlist, with 15 weeks collectively at the top spot on the UK Airplay Charts. The little track ‘Shining in the Half light’ received its first play, along with an interview with Cerys Matthews on the Radio 2 Blues Show. And it not just about gecng spins on the radio for this multi talented artist- on the back of all her radio success with Planet Rock she was offered a weekly show and you can now hear Elles every Saturday at Midday on Planet Rock Radio, sharing her love of Rock with a sprinkling of Americana.

 

This self-confessed ‘rolling stone’ continues to do everything she can to call the road her home. 2022 saw Elles play multiple high profile headline festival slots, taking to the high seas to play the Joe Bonasmassa - Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Cruise, opening for Blues Legend Walter Trout and joining Don McLean on his 50th anniversary American Pie UK tour. In 2023 Elles finally took her chart topping album on the road with a hugely successful UK headline tour coinciding with a deluxe release of the album. Early in 2023 she headlined festivals like Winters End alongside Kris Barras Band and the Von Hertzon Brothers and headed to Germany to open for roots rockers Kiby, Daisy & Lewis in April 2023. Summer saw her play slots alongside Bonnie Raib at Black Deer Festival. Main stage at the brand new Maid of Stone fest alongside Airborne, headlining festivals into across the UK and into Europe and opening for Jools Holland at Kew The Music. She also headed to Nashville to play Americana Fest in September.

 

2024 is looking very promising for this far touring chanteuse - there’s a new EP dropping early 2024, rumours of a live album and a new studio album. Plus some very exciting touring opportunities including sharing the stage with Jools Holland again.

 

Miss Bailey really does call the road home & when she arrives near you, don't think twice, get there. A great evening and a long musical friendship will be waiting. 

If you're a fan of Queen's iconic music, you know that their legacy lives on through their timeless tunes and electrifying performances. And if you're looking for the ultimate Queen tribute band in the UK, look no further than Flash Tribute.

As a group of talented musicians and performers, Flash Tribute has become one of the most sought-after Queen tribute bands in the country. With a passion for Queen's music and a dedication to capturing the band's unique style and energy, Flash Tribute delivers an unforgettable tribute experience that's not to be missed.

But what sets Flash Tribute apart from other Queen tribute bands? Here are just a few reasons why they stand out:

  • Authenticity: Flash a Tribute to Queen are dedicated to providing an authentic Queen tribute experience, complete with authentic costumes, identical instruments, and stage presence that made QUEEN the legendary band that it is today.

  • Talent: Each member of Flash Tribute is a highly skilled musician and performer, with years of experience playing in various bands and tribute acts, each of whom grew up studying the playing characteristics and style of their Queen counterpart, making each of them sound and perform just as close as it gets.

  • Professionalism: From their top-of-the-line identical equipment to their seamless stage setup, Flash Tribute maintains a high level of professionalism in everything they do.

  • Audience engagement: Flash Tribute knows how to get the crowd involved and create an interactive experience that's fun for everyone, from start to finish, hit after hit, anthem after anthem, makes Flash the UK’s no.1 Live Queen Tribute Band

 

So whether you're a die-hard Queen fan or simply appreciate their music, Flash Tribute is the perfect band to bring the magic of Queen to life. With their high-energy performances and dedication to authenticity, they're sure to leave you feeling like you just witnessed a true Queen concert.

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Break The Theory are an edgy Rock’n’Roll band hailing from the obscure origins of the Southwest borders. A band born out of necessity from the makings of two bands, The Dirty Smooth & Palomino. They came together to form a raucous side project playing songs full of upbeat exciting riffs & catchy hooks that will make your woman want to dance, and your man want to sing.. badly! They play a blend of everyone’s favourite songs from every decade that guarantee to grab your attention. There is no doubt they provide a satisfying soundtrack to your life, whether it be day, or night. Playing shows across the southwest, be sure to catch them live soon and form your own theory on them regarding their musical adventure.

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Metropolitan and melodic, The Chase's music is a blend of cultural influences that pays tribute to their council estate roots. In the space of a few short years, the five-piece have amassed a dedicated fanbase that has propelled them into the stratosphere of the UK indie music scene. From debut performances at some of the best UK festivals (The Great Escape, Isle of Wight, Y Not, Truck, Splendour), to sold out nationwide tours & landing main support slots with The Kaiser Chiefs, Reverend & The Makers, The Rifles and more. The lads have been tipped as one of the biggest breakthrough bands on the scene by press, promoters, radio & anyone who see's them live.

Formed in their pre-teens, the multi-instrumentalists have a multicultural background that has inspired their sound. Brothers Tyler (songwriter/frontman) & Dion (drums) were born and raised in Nottingham with Scottish and Caribbean heritage. The Chase are a melting pot of the musical genres that the boys were exposed to when growing up. With cousin Luke on the bass, co-writer James on keys and synth duties and long time friend Will on 2nd guitar, the result is a sound that is both uniquely British and undeniably infectious.

From The Beatles to Oasis & The Specials to Damien Marley, if you listen to the music you will hear the unmistakable impact their upbringing has had on their songwriting and performance. As a frontman Tyler is equal parts rugged, glam and real. By day he is a labourer on a building site, but by night he is on stage in a leopard print shirt bringing out strong Marc Bolan vibes that draw in any audience. He best describes his fashion sense as "Champagne taste with a lemonade budget" - which is the most accurate thing we have ever heard. "Our live show is theatrical, full of personality & showmanship, I couldn't do it any other way. We want to get the crowd involved, we love it when they're singing the tunes back at us, it's all part of the experience for us and them."

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Stereoholics are a group of 5 experienced musicians who came together through their love of the amazing band, Stereophonics. 

Their passion and addiction (hence the “holics” part of the bands name) has resulted in over 22 accurately rehearsed tracks, handpicked from the vast back catalogue created by the great Kelly Jones himself. 

Rob (lead vocals and guitarist) has worked hard to recreate the dulcet tones of the great Welsh front man although has always has a similar voice. Rob has been a musician since the day he picked up a guitar at the tender age of 15. He began performing in a variety of originals bands and wrote many of his own songs over the years. As these years progressed, he turned semi-professional, performing in various cover bands (current band Click) and is committed to making the Stereoholics a band that is as close to the real thing as it can possibly be. 

Richard (Bass) started playing guitar at another young age of just 6 yrs old following in his dads footsteps. He played both guitar and bass in a few original bands in the 90’s, moving on to playing in several cover bands from 2002 until 2020. He has been the Faux Fighters bassist and promotor since 2008 and is committed, like Rob, to making the Stereoholics the best it can be. 

Tim (drummer and brother of Tony) began playing almost by accident at the tender age of 10 when his school needed a new drummer for their brass band. Aged 19, he finally realised his childhood ambition and turned pro with South African band ‘Amersham’ when they signed a 5 album deal with BMG and had a No. 1 hit with “Matchbox”. He has since achieved a wealth of recording, live and worldwide touring experience with many artists including multi-platinum UK band ‘Feeder’. 

Tony (guitarist and brother of Tim) has had a passion for the guitar and music from a young age. His father was an important person in the music industry, so Tony was never far away from the scene at a very high level. His passion for the guitar and his enthusiasm for Stereophonics music is clear in his performance. 

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Tracy (keyboards - and wife of Rob) began playing the piano at the tiny age of 5 years old but it was more of a hobby as her real passion was always for ice skating. However, when she met Rob she was thrown heavily into the music scene and quickly turned the hobby into a semi-professional career. She took over the keys in WMD (local Swindon band) and then formed Click (with Rob) during COVID lockdown. Her love of Stereophonics encouraged Rob to create this tribute band and her ability on the keys is absolutely the icing on the cake. 

The whole band are dedicated and keen to recreate those well known (and not so well known) tracks to make a set worth listening to! We are honored to be performing at some great venues this year including the main stage at the fantastic Minety Music Festival.

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Hold on to your hats... they're back!!! After ripping up the Minety Stage in 2023, due to huge popular demand, we've invited NOFLIPE back to play the main stage in 2024. 

NOFLIPE are a band composed of seven individuals on the fringe of society. In their songs, we learn their story from the origin of the band to the discovery of the one which will become their worst enemy. At the heart of an increasingly superficial and inhumane society of appearances, the story plunges us in the gloomy atmosphere of DullTown. Then, the seven characters experience the world on their way : Doctor E, the vigilante of shade, Flush, the « scum of the society », Natch, the swindler, Rudy Tiger that nothing prevents from creating, Pew, the blind, S­Low, the « offbeat » and Tok­Toc, amnesiac in spite of himself. It’s time to enter the NOFLIPE Universe !

 

NOFLIPE is also two EP and three albums auto­produced with a music influenced by bands like Beastie Boys, Transplants, Stupeflip, Puppetmastaz, Funkadelic ou or Bad Brains. All of this with an aesthetic aspect inspired by comics like Métal Hurlant or comics illustrators such as Franck Miller or Robert Crumb. By building their universe step by step, NOFLIPE have first transpired their energy on stage with a particularly communicative dynamism !

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Not a band to sit on their laurels, 80’s flavoured, euphoric indiepopsters -TALK IN CODE- have certainly stayed on the front foot in difficult times, continuing to release music accumulating over 200,000 streams with tracks added to 600 playlists, including 6 editorials!

The band name is derived from the idea everyone relates to music differently – a theme carried through song lyrics with a sense of mystery and being wide open for interpretation.  TIC reside in the heart of the South West, UK, often holed-up in their studio, fondly known as ‘The Den’, where all the writing magic happens.  With a sense of craftsmanship, the synth soundscapes are developed, the shimmering guitars are applied and the vocals cultivated, all underpinned by a stomping rhythm section to get the most sceptical feet moving! 

In February 2022, the band signed to reputable London-based  independent label, Regent Street Records.  Produced by Sam Bishop at Studio 91 (Amber Run, Fickle Friends, The Amazons) the band has released 2 singles alongside publishing a CD album titled THE BIG SCREEN as they turn the page on their new chapter of music creation.  

Described as ‘Daft Punk meets The 1975’ and ‘genre blurring’, the band have been featured by CLOUT, Indie is not a Genre, Indie Buddie and many more publications alongside being well supported by BBC Introducing Networks, Amazing Radio, BBC Radio Wiltshire and several independent stations.

Live, TIC have given their ‘Talker’ fanbase the chance to see them perform with artists such as Years & Years, Scouting for Girls, Cast, Jesus Jones and Sophie Ellis-Bextor through to 80’s icons Tony Hadley, Go West and Marc Almond.  TIC have played headline slots on stages across three of their home region’s largest festivals – a true testimony to the perseverance and persistence the band has shown.

TIC cite individual songs as influences more than collections of artist’s work. From retro vibes through to modern day chart-toppers, it’s fair to say the band’s sound spreads across various  boundaries….you decide!

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Ria Plays is an artist-led, three-piece band that fuses uncanny, magic realism lyrics with a backdrop of angular and raw alternative rock. 

'It's raw, it's musical and it's groovy. Just a perfect combination' - Fresh On The Net

Scott Mickelson is an artist/producer from San Francisco. His debut release Flickering was on the Grammy ballot for Best Folk Album and Best Roots Music Performance. His follow up full-length A Wondrous Life received great reviews in the US and abroad which led to his first European tour in 2019. He then produced the critically acclaimed Blanket The Homeless benefit compilation which included Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito. In 2020, Mickelson released Drowning In An Inflatable Pool to rave reviews in the U.S. and Europe. On November 19, 2022 the first single/video “UNarmed American” premiered on Americana U.K. The highly acclaimed new full-length Known To Be Unknown was released in April, 2022. Mickelson has since been invited to perform at festivals both in Europe and the U.K. The band is Mickelson (vox/gtr/banjo), Jon Buckett (piano/bass), Lee Moulding (drums/vocals) and Ian Taylor (bass).

Mickelson has appeared in BBC, NPR Radio, Huffington Post, CBS Morning Show, No Depression, Glide Magazine, Paste Magazine, PopMatters, TheBayBridged, Alternative Press Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Mix Magazine, Heaven Magazine (NL), etc. He also gained national recognition after winning a band search contest sponsored by MTV/7-Up with a prize of $15,000 and a song in the feature film Along The Way. He has shared the stage with artists including: Nick Lowe, Dick Dale, Dave Van Ronk, David Bromberg, Peter Case, Vandoliers, Jonathon Richmond, Steve Forbet, etc.

“The combination of the layered vocals and instrumental textures, along with a tune that feels immediately familiar, is that ‘UNarmed American’ becomes anthemic.” - Americana U.K.

“San Francisco singer/songwriter Mickelson brings us something that is both reassuringly familiar and yet wholly unique.” - At The Barrier (UK)

“Substance will always win over style at Maverick and US act Scott Mickelson possesses both. He was referred to by anecdote as a cross between Michael McDermott and Billy Joel. Interesting comparison that gains traction for an artist happy to drop the first name.” - ThreeChordsAndTheTruth (UK)

 

“Mickelson unveils his most politically charged work to date with Drowning In An Inflatable Pool. It’s an album rooted in a collective frustration about the mismanagement of our country by this current White House administration.” - American Songwriter

“this music is the balance between strong, subtle, unexpected, and sophisticated.” - Paste Magazine

“Drowning in an Inflatable Pool combines an anxious energy with alluring melodies to create a remarkable musical experience”. - Twangville

“I call it anthemic when a band or chorus hits all the notes just right and the sound becomes bigger than it should be and Mickelson hits it often enough on this album to make it worthy of the highest of recommendations.” - No Depression 

“It’s American folk-Rock with a post punk edge, rustic but scarred.” - Alternative Press Magazine

“Flickering, a buoyant composition showcasing that Mickelson offers undeniable musical charm and instrumental dexterity.” - Glide Magazine

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After learning his trade playing vinyl in the late 90's at free-parties and selected clubs across wales and the south-west, George Penny aka George G-Force has come out of retirement and ready to bring the heat with a unique blend of disco and house vibes.

 

George regularly plays at some of the coolest cocktail bars in the South West including The Alchemist, Revolution, AllBarOne, Sub13, Walcot House/LOMAH, The Gold Bar, The Common Room, and StayOriginal venues for SelectDJ’s and Genre Music agencies.

 

He's also been making a name for himself on the festival scene with appearances at Latitude, Wilderness, Shindig and LakeFest as well as residencies for 'FunkyTown' (Disco), 'Getting Jiggy' (House) in addition to 'SATISFUNKTION & Funky Sensation' club-nights promoted by himself with the ethos of trying to bring the fun back into clubbing with good old uplifting, hands in the air music!

 

In 2022 he's gone international with a guest appearance at YekeYeke an established house music night. curated by CN Williams hosted at the decadent OPM Bar at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton situated in the Jumeirah Beach Resort in Dubai.

 

More recently with Covid restrictions George has also played numerous live-stream events and online radio shows and recently was runner-up in a national DJ competition for New World Festival against hundreds of entrants and has submitted guest mixes for BBC Radio Bristol.

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This eclectic and euphoric band of musicians plays music that forms beautiful alchemical dreamscapes and paints ambient backdrops while occasionally slipping into idiosyncratic drum and bass, odd time signatures, classical grace and truly breathtaking anthemics.  This is jazz, this is indie-folk, this bears hallmarks of classical, soul and psychedelia  with psychological and astronomical themes to make Brian Cox’s toes curl. 

 

Formed in 2015, the band started as a duo with Will Lawton and Weasel Howlett and have gradually evolved to become a five-piece collective of diverse musicians, each bring their own style a character to the music.  They have two albums ‘Fossils of the Mind' (2018) and ‘Abbey House Session’ (2020) and their latest release was their 2023 EP titled Alchemy released by Supermarine Music which can be heard here: https://songwhip.com/will-lawton-and-the-alchemists/alchemy>.

 

The band are looking forward to sharing some new music and their dynamic live set at their second appearance at Minety, this time on the main stage.

 

"Music for the mind and body that would surely grace the room of anyone with the desire to absorb and dream” 

- At The Barrier

 

“There is something of the jazz approach at the core of the sound of Will Lawton and the Alchemists - interesting timings and intricate riffs hung on fluid, free-flowing musical structures - but there richly textured and layer music contains much more besides. Indie melodics, rock weight and progressive meanderings all add poise and power. They could be your best new find of the year”  - Dancing About Architecture

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Hooch, comprising of some of the most experienced musicians in the South West, is dedicated to performing the biggest hits of the 90’s. They are a group of four musicians who came together from their love and appreciation of musicianship and the nineties scene. 

Their music characterises the 90’s nostalgia boom, creating an electric atmosphere and transporting you back in time to the good old days. Hooch take it one step further than Brit-pop, introducing artists such as Robert Miles, Faithless, Bobby Brown, alongside other huge bands from the era likes of Oasis, Blur, Pulp and Ocean Colour Scene.

Join them in re-living the pivotal decade known as cool Britainnia, and get MAD FOR IT!!!

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After the totally owned the stage in Something Else Stage in 2022, it gives us huge pleasure to welcome back End Of Story to the Eames Laurie Main Stage at Minety Music Festival 2024. All your favourite pop and rock hits played in a crazy fast skate punk style!

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Shades of Seattle play tribute to the music of, linked to and inspired by the Seattle "Grunge" scene..

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The Belladonna Treatment

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It's the first time that The Belladonna Treatment have appeared at Minety Music Festival and you're in for an absolute treat... erm... ment. Check out their videos and enjoy.

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Jimmy is part of the fabric of Minety Music Festival and has played every year (we wouldn't have it any other way). For the first time in a few years he's going to be entertaining everyone on the Eames Laurie Main Stage, bringing you his unique one-man folk show, with his usual twist on well known covers and his ever popular hit 'South of the Shire', he'll be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of his 'Good Times' record release. Not to be missed!

 

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Minety Music Festival favourites 'Bottle of Dog' are set to return, once again, to Minety Music Festival. They'll be playing the Eames Laurie Main Stage on Sunday 7th July 2024.

A Bottle of Dog were formed for a one off gig for their guitarists Dads 60th Birthday. Fast forward 11 years and 200 gigs later, they’ve become a regular on the indie-rock scene in south-west and beyond.

At home both on the festival scene and in pubs they infuse the 70’s rock sound with modern indie-rock. Come and check out their covers and original music at this years Minety Music Festival. They can’t wait and neither can we!!!

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The Ministry of Samba will once again be coming back to Minety for another crowd participation workshop, so you can get involved and make some rhythmical noise with them... you never know... they might 'flash' up somewhere else throughout the festival, too?!

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The LDB have blended Rock, Indie and blues into their upbeat original material, filled with catchy guitar hooks and soaring melodies .

The Gloucestershire based band formed in 2018 have an energetic sound, drawing from multiple influences from band members and echo bands such as R.E.M. Feeder and The Manic Street Preachers . The band recently released their debut album ‘CRASH-LAND , spring 2023

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Atari Pilot, are an indie rock band from swindon, consisting of Onze on vocals, Paj on bass, Andy on drums, and Frosty on guitar. After initially releasing their debut album in 2011, the band have been slowly building momentum in recent years after coming back together following Onze’s recovery from cancer.

The band released 5 single releases in 2023, which included the soaring "Train Of Life" , the pounding “4X / 22” and the mournful “I took a photo”. In 2024 , Atari Pilot will continues their mission to serve audiences with their heartfelt lyrics and life affirming message by releasing their 2nd album, “It’s the journey you can’t live without” in

the spring. The band will be releasing singles in the build to album launch. 

 

“With each song we’re growing and establishing our sound and message and this year will see our next album released too, bringing together the songs we’ve released of the past year.” says singer/songwriter Onze.

Onze adds, “I hope people find hope and solace in it. It’s definitely from written from a very real place. Music has always been there for me to help me work things out and that’s the way we’re trying to serve our listeners too.”

“In terms of describing our sound, we try to blend classic and modern influences into our own indie rock sound. Combining the human experience style story telling of someone like Springsteen and mix it in with the driving type rhythms of ‘Random Access Memories’ era Daft Punk or the uptempo vibes of Blondie and finally topping it with the kind of inclusive singalong melodies that Oasis were so great at.” Andy, the band's drummer, sums it up: "Our sound is Anthemic indie rock. Songs that you can move to, but also songs that can move you too. Equal parts strong and vulnerable.

About a return to Minety, Onze says “We love the Minety festival and had a wonderful time playing in 2022, so to have the chance to bring the new songs with us this time just feels right and we’re ready to put on our best show yet.” Andy, the band's drummer, sums it up: "Our sound is Anthemic indie rock. Songs that you can move to, but also songs that can move you too. Equal parts strong and vulnerable.”

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Five-piece originals (plus a few covers) band based in Wiltshire and gigging from Cardiff to London. Female lead vocals, Drums, Bass, Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Synth / Electronic Wind Instrument….. 

Songwriter Sarah leads the way with a distinctive tone on vocals. A creative lyricist, Sarah loves taking her imagination onto stages large and small! 

Influences are taken from The Cranberries, Fleetwood Mac, Velvet Underground, Blondie, Tame Impala to Lone Justice, with some Mazzy Star, KLF, Lionel Richie and Rufus Wainwright thrown in! 

Five-piece originals (plus a few covers) band based in Wiltshire and gigging from Cardiff to London. Female lead vocals, Drums, Bass, Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Synth / Electronic Wind Instrument….. 

Songwriter Sarah leads the way with a distinctive tone on vocals. A creative lyricist, Sarah loves taking her imagination onto stages large and small! 

Influences are taken from The Cranberries, Fleetwood Mac, Velvet Underground, Blondie, Tame Impala to Lone Justice, with some Mazzy Star, KLF, Lionel Richie and Rufus Wainwright thrown in! 

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Wildwood cover the musical career of the Modfather Paul Weller. From the first single ‘In The City’ to present day. 45 years of back catalogue and great tunes. Not to be missed!

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A short showreel of what you expect from Powerload - a full night of classic AC/DC or a mixed night of lesser heard rock anthems from Queen, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Darkness, Scorpions....... - followed by a second set of the best AC/DC bangers! Enjoy and share.

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A short showreel of what you expect from Powerload - a full night of classic AC/DC or a mixed night of lesser heard rock anthems from Queen, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Darkness, Scorpions....... - followed by a second set of the best AC/DC bangers! Enjoy and share.

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Think Evanescence, with vocal tinges reminiscent of Delores (Cranberries) and you may be getting somewhere close. Butane Skies were joint winners of the Take The Stage (Chippenham) BOTB competition and it's our pleasure to welcome them to Minety for the first time. 

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Think Evanescence, with vocal tinges reminiscent of Delores (Cranberries) and you may be getting somewhere close. Butane Skies were joint winners of the Take The Stage (Chippenham) BOTB competition and it's our pleasure to welcome them to Minety for the first time. 

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Think Pixies and Smashing Pumpkins, with a bit of Muse, thrown in for good measure. Having narrowly missed out in 2023, Intermission were joint winners of the Take The Stage 2024 (Chippenham) BOTB competition and it's our pleasure to welcome them to Minety for the first time. 

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"Rain City Project bring the unmistakable sound of 90s Seattle Grunge. Five extremely talented musicians, faithfully recreating classic songs from the likes of Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Audioslave and more..."

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‘Taking cues from influences like Oasis and Kasabian while adding their own spin and heaps of sonic swagger’- Vibrant Sky Records 4 piece indie rock group Siracuse from Cheltenham UK bring swagger and groove to their psych tinged live sets, drawing from the 90’s Shoegaze scene with added big choruses and catchy melody’s (think Oasis, Ride, Stone Roses, DMA’s). The bands debut LP gained excellent reviews and both lead single ‘Control’ and the sonic swagger of follow up single ‘Saviour’ in 2023 received plays on various UK radio stations, including RadioX (The John Kennedy show), BBC Radio Glos, Amazing Radio and independent indie/alternative radio stations across the USA. This year begins with SIRACUSE embarking on 3 headline shows, in their hometown of Cheltenham, Bristol and London. With more gigs lined up and a return festival appearance at Lakefest on the second stage this year. With album 2 in process and a single release due in March the band are set to take the year by storm and cement a firm place in the guitar led indie scene of late. ‘Saviour is a summer anthem, with nods to DMA’s early scene, The Roses’ wah-wah laced guitars, grooving bass line’- Kool Rock Radio ‘Viscous psychedelic guitars parade as weapons of mass destruction. Frontman, Ben Zakotti has hit a sweet spot vocally, nestling in between Tom Meighan and John McClure’ - Travellers Tunes ‘Saviour is melodic indie anthem, encapsulating high energy guitar riffs reminiscent of 90’s legends’ - ThisIsTheMusic Blog

Back once again to Minety Music Festival, Rude Mood are a Blues/Rock trio, based in Swindon (& Minety). The band takes inspiration from blues and rock greats, whilst incorporating a unique modern twist, drawing on each member's influences and inspiration... Back-alley Blues and Rock like you've never heard it before.

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An eclectic gathering of chaps with mixed influences and backgrounds creating a one off style of Indie and Rock covers. 

High energy with good song and banter selection

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It gives us huge pleasure to welcome Erica Jean back to Minety Music Festival. In case you missed her in 2023, she played with the 'Faux Fighters' for their secret set on the minety Stage. This years she's with a band, to play her own awesome material.

Her new single 'Chipped Pink Fingernails' is available from Friday 26th April 2024. 

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Death Pop formed in the 1980s and released a 3 track ep Rogers Gone Mad, also featuring Ghosts and Picture. The band played extensively in Berkshire and London and achieved radio airplay on the John Peel (Radio One) show.

Jim, Jon. Vic play guitars, write and sing their original songs, ably assisted by Rich on drums, and occasional saxophone provided by South Cerney’s very own Saraan Deguise.

The band have gigged with Glen Matlock and Wayne County of the Electric Chairs, and have gone on to release 3 studio albums - “The Siege of Sebastopol” is available on Spotify and Prime Music and more recent albums "Psychomania" and "Petrol & Glue" have also received cult acclaim status.

Enjoy their post punk songs and swamp rock songs live at Mnety Festival 2023.

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MirroredFaces bring their blend of Alternative Rock and Post punk. Angst ridden melodies and introspective lyrics, MirroredFaces stand out in the alternative music scene with a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Their music resonates with audiences, taking them on a journey through introspection, emotion, and self-discovery. Their performances are known for their energy, raw emotion, and the ability to leave audiences captivated and yearning for more.

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Truck are a band from Cheltenham, UK that combines Indie Rock, Country, Britpop, Emo and more to deliver a fresh take on the music they grew up listening to. In their short time as a band, they've secured festival slots up and down the country including Dot to Dot Festival and London's Burned Out, support from BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and This Feeling, as well as the opportunity to record at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

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Seven '77s are a band from Cirencester, UK and firm Minety Music Festival favourite, that blend covers and originals, combining Indie Rock, with anthem songs from all eras, adding their unique powerhouse sound. Over the past few years they have performed to large crowds at a number of festivals and never fail to deliver a singalong party atmosphere. Along their journey, they have recorded at the prestigious Real World Studios (owned by Peter Gabriel) and more recently, they begun writing original tunes and quite frankly, we can't wait to hear them and invite them back, once again. 

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 Introducing your new favourite festival band. Plucking Different are a unique crowd-surfing electric ukulele band performing infectious feel-good songs rendered in their own and engaging inimitable style. 
 

Since forming in 2014, the band has evolved into a popular music festival institution winning over crowds with impressive past & present festival bookings including Tramlines, Chalfest, Y Not, Minety Music Festival, Lakefest, Lechlade Music Festival, Wychwood Festival, Truck Fest & Glastonbury 

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Hey you... don't watch that... watch this!!!

For nearly 15 years Operation 77 have been bringing the Punk, Mod and Ska party to Swindon, Wiltshire and the wider area. We're delighted to have them back at Minety Music Festival for the 2nd time, on Friday night, this year. Get your dancing shoes ready, practice your pogo, dig your Doc Martins out of the cupboard and dust off your Fred Perrys and Ben Shermans.

Rude buys and girls... this one's for you!

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Hello Earth

Hello Earth perform electronic dance music with a twist. Mixing high energy dance beats with a multi octave vocal. Their sound has an unashamed eighties feel with a crossover into world and trance music. They have been described by the music press as theatrical dance music with a vocal that swoops from pop to opera in the blink of an eye. Let the show begin………

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Oli
Hounsell

Oli Hounsell enjoys nothing more than to sing with heart, soul and gusto! The fact that people enjoy is a massive bonus and he’ll always sing for those who do, especially his family. Oli has been singing for 32 years: training in Bath, at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and with Opera Sulis. He loves all kinds of music and telling the stories of others through song. If asked, he would say that he sings a mix of big vocals and ballads with special appreciation for musical theatre and Disney favourites. 

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Sahara Sisters

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The Sahara Sisters were established in Chippenham in 2004, and over the last two decades we have shared and developed our passion for bellydancing in all its different styles and variations, whilst welcoming literally hundreds of members over the years.

 

As a committee-run group, rather than having just one teacher in charge, this really is a collaborative group who share the organising, instructing, choreographing and rehearsing. Our motto is 'The Sahara Sisters do it with a wiggle and a giggle', and fun and friendship is absolutely at the heart of what we do. But we also pride ourselves on offering an opportunity for fitness (both physical and mental) in a supportive, non-judgemental and non-pressured atmosphere - when you're getting your heart rate up whilst wearing coin belts and sequins, you can't help but smile!

Stuart Rolfe and the Daylight Stealers

STUART ROLFE and the DAYLIGHT STEALERS is a unique blend of musicians creating the sound of Nashville, producing the big country sounds. 

 

Country music is a journey, the songs are stories with musical magic entwined within. 

 

Their unique sound spans from the 90’s to the modern day, submersing you in the music and creating that feel-good factor.

After performing with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Stuart embarked on creating an authentic sound.

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VOODOO
Jake Thomas, Guillem Mitchel, Jonah Jones and John Savage

Voodoo was created at Kandu Arts to facilitate Jake, one of our attending young people, on his continuing musical journey to write and perform his own work and songs by his favourite bands. His musical tastes are rooted in Blues, 60’s and 70’s rock and metal.

Rich Haze

Rich Haze is a songwriter and musician from West London and the former frontman of Haiku Rising and Haywire. “I have many influences though, from John Martyn to Jim Phillips, Miles Tsang to the Pixies and take inspiration from the visual art and sound.

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Kingsley

Introducing Happy Kingsley, a singer/songwriter known for crafting infectious pop-style originals exploring themes of love and existentialism with a subtle touch of wit. His engaging performances offer catchy tunes that linger long after the show ends. Alongside his original works, Kingsley is celebrated for his inventive mashups and reinterpretations of classic cover songs, promising a show that's both entertaining and full of joy.

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Suzanne Tavener

Suzanne Tavener is a poet and spoken word artist originally from Somerset, now living in Chippenham.

“I write for myself, I perform for others”

Drijen

With carefully picked ballads from Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia Drijen is taking you on a gentle journey through the Balkans giving you a chance to experience traditional Balkan music in a more intimate way

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Jonah Jones

Jonah Jones from Chippenham town playing original songs from the heart. Covering an array of emotions and themes. Music centred on straight talking honest lyrics carried on mournful melodies. Think Daniel Johnston, Roy Orbison and Bright Eyes.

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Baba Draga is a Croatian folk singer-songwriter creating and sharing her music since 2016. Through music she ponders over existential, social and personal topics, expressing thoughts and emotions in their purest and most simplistic form. Inspired and influenced by traditional folk music from around the world, especially the Balkans and North America, she writes in both Croatian and English language whilst finding her own unique style in the mix

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Guillem Mitchel is a Catalan singer-songwriter originally from Barcelona and currently based in the South West of England.

 

In his songs, vocals and guitar blend in a beautiful musical dialogue influenced by pop, folk and classical music. His intimate style is a mixture of delicacy, passion and musical craft.

Mike Morrisey's Free Spirits

Mike Morrissey's Free Spirits' are a band of experienced local musicians playing our own style of 50s Rock & Roll and 60s/70s classic up tempo sing-a-long songs. Expect to hear well known songs from music icons like Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Elvis, The Monkees, Bob Dylan, CCR, The Drifters etc...  Sponsored by and proud to be associated with Kandu Arts Community Charity. 

Milly Hayward

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Milly is a singer songwriter who grew up in the countryside in West Sussex and has always enjoyed creating – acting, singing and crafting. Milly has started writing her own material in the last couple of years as her confidence has grown and sings a mixture of covers and originals. Milly’s debut EP is set for release later on this year. 

Konsuela Yovbak and Szilvia Johns 

Konsuela is a talented pianist from Ukraine and has found a new musical home at Kandu Arts where she divides her time as both performer and facilitator for young people. Szilvia is a gifted cellist from Hungry and they have partnered together to perform songs of a classical nature. 

The Vivas

The Vivas, are an indie-rock band based in Chippenham, Wiltshire and have been together for coming to a year. They have played a few gigs this year but are only starting. The band consists of 4 members: 

 

Tom, a very talented guitarist and singer, Tom has the most experience as has been playing guitar for several years and taught himself all he knows.

 

James, an up-and-coming bassist, only picked up the bass after the band needed a bassist and went to a close friend to learn the instrument. James has now been playing for about a year and has learned very fast in playing and helping with the band’s sound.

 

Jack, a up-and-coming guitarist, has also only been playing for about a year and has been mostly self-taught and has some help from Tom during the bands progress with music.

 

Barney, a drummer, has been playing for a few years after being taught by his dad. He has a distinct playing sound and puts all his energy into his music.

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Peacemama
Soul, Reggae, Blues

I've been passionate for a long time about all things natural/green, from organic gardening, natural health and all the rest. I think I'll bring my history to the show in good time.

My taste ranges far and wide and I hope this will be reflected in my show. I'll be bringing in friends with stories to the show and maybe more.

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Noah
Ambient electronic

Music and that, sometimes go cow tippin' if the weather provides, some stuff is good and some is bad, the key is finding something you're good at, cause if you're good at it you don't have to try as hard.

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Project Coup
Ambient / Soul

Drawing inspiration from history's great thinkers, from Karl Marx to Audre Lorde, and leaders of today's movements like the indomitable Angela Davis, Project Coup declaims every injustice, from poverty to the prison industrial complex.

While breakfast news channels feed us highly processed propaganda, Project Coup serves her morning brew unfiltered. Expect dismantled headlines and rousing tunes.

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Peacemaker
Funky Hip Hop & Disco

Cotswold based music lover, belivces most genres will have at least a couple of gems in there. Always wanted to be a DJ but only recently started to learn to mix, please come along for the ride.

With Peacemakers Rump Shakers you will be treated to a whole host of lovelyness for your ear'oles. Spanning many genres, just must get that rump a shakin, althouigh sometimes, it may be a slow shake. The poccasional live mix will be thrown in also. Some genres that will have a heavy rotation are Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip Hop, Reggae.

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AJ
Funky Disco

A Cumbrian London girl living in Wiltshire. Brought up on Buddy Holly, The Beatles and the Blockheads. As a small child, often left to sleep under a pile of coats at a ceilidh or folk festival. Raved it up in central London in the mid 90s and still loves to get to as many gigs and festivals as old bones will allow. Ridiculously loyal follower of Carlisle United, often found shivering on the terraces, waiting for a magical goal. Enjoys kicking people in the head, and teaching kids how to do just the same. Mum to 3 fabulous grown up boys.

Tribe Time is an upbeat pic n mix of tracks carefully selected by me and, on occasion, by you. A promised feel-good end to the toughest day of the week.

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Laa Dee Daa
Electronic Rhythms

Co-Founder of Incapable Staircase, music maker and DJ for the past 30 years; my influences come from a life spent dancing in fields to all manner of underground music. Growing up in the South West of England in the early 90s; 50 minutes from Bristol and 2 hours from London, there were plenty of opportunities to immerse himself in the growing movement of the underground electronic music scene.

Mix of old and new electronic-based music that gets my grip. Flavours from Brazil, Africa, America, and the UK (and pretty much anywhere really). If it’s got a groove and makes you wanna move… it gets in. Some chat, some tracks, and some blending of tunes, hopefully reminds you of going out or even in – whatever floats ya boat.

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Joe Dymond
(LIVE ACT) Deep Techno / House Rhythms

Beat Code Records co-owner, promotor, and producer Joe Dymond has been DJing since the mid 90s from Fantazia and the Escape club to warm ups for Dreadzone and Festivals around the west. Although retired from public performance, Joe is going out out for an exclusive live techno / house set "on the fly" for the Incapable Staircase.

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Jelly Wobble
Ambient Wonky

Co-Founder of Incapable Staircase, fervently believes in the transformative power of music to unite people. In their world, beats transcend boundaries, melodies bridge gaps, and every note creates connections that resonate far beyond the tunes. Join Jelly Wobble on this harmonious journey, where the staircase might be incapable, but the music is undeniably capable of bringing us all together. 

Expect a mix of electronic jams, funk, 100bmp grooves and ambient sounds with some waffle in-between.

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Jules Rules
Jazz / Electronic

Jazz Man Commeth

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Geddon with Gloo

Gloo = Glyn & Soo

That's all you need to know about that.

Expect nothing is the best place to start.

What you might find?

Grind. Doom. Noise. Punk. Alternative. More noise. And all that.

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Rob Clayton
Electro French touch

Yorkshire born, raised in cumbria, returned to Yorkshire. Rob spent a few years attempting to be a dj in both Carlisle & Leeds. he then gave up the decks to pick up the guitar and spend another few years desperately trying to make it as a rock star. Rob is still trying to make it despite turning 45, and is currently the guitarist in the indie rock band The Brazen.

Treating you, every Sunday evening to a meaty slab of musical delights. With a fine selection of songs that will make you wanna get up, boogie, punch the air and feel all nostalgic. Expect to hear: funk, reggae, old school hip hop, 80’s, britpop, disco, rave, unsigned indie, classic rock and the occasional world exclusive! Plus, on occasion some of Rob’s pals in the music biz will be dropping in to tell some delightful rock & roll stories.

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Chris Stacey
Rocky Dance & Electric Skuzz

When he's not trawling for new tunes, Chris is likely found brewing a fresh coffee, watching a film, or huddled, fetal, in the corner contemplating how it's come to this.

Top notch tunes to start your Sunday. The freshest finds. Expect Folk, Ambient, Contemporary Classical, Electric, Rock, Pop, Grunge, Blues... whatever... Tune in, Don't Panic, Enjoy.

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Bisco
Global Electronic

Bisco is an educator and a maker. Once a poor man’s pirate in the Bristol Channel, Bisco now resides on the line between land and sea, on the coast of South East Cornwall making pots. His selections are drawn from an unquenchable thirst for journeys - arhythmic harmony and a fresh, regenerative craft of practices and cultures of the past. This is music for now.

Global Perspectives aims to deliver a fresh breath of deep world rhythms. High-energy jazz percussion or woven moments of electronic solitude. Each show is likely to dance from the vast African continent to high Andean plateaus; Middle-Eastern deserts to UK shores. These curated set lists face the horizon in any direction and make a pilgrimage there.

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Laa Dee Daa
Disco, Funky beats, Electronic

Co-Founder of Incapable Staircase, music maker and DJ for the past 30 years; my influences come from a life spent dancing in fields to all manner of underground music. Growing up in the South West of England in the early 90s; 50 minutes from Bristol and 2 hours from London, there were plenty of opportunities to immerse himself in the growing movement of the underground electronic music scene.

Mix of old and new electronic-based music that gets my grip. Flavours from Brazil, Africa, America, and the UK (and pretty much anywhere really). If it’s got a groove and makes you wanna move… it gets in. Some chat, some tracks, and some blending of tunes, hopefully reminds you of going out or even in – whatever floats ya boat.

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Tommy G
Drum and Bass

Music is always at the centre of my life, trying to find time to do things around listening to music is how it works My life mainly being run by genres like drum and bass, garage, modern reggae, uk rap and all the way to that funky jazz.

As I explore the world that is dance music come and join me for what could be an inspirational time on the boogie buss.

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Jake Beefy Kirton
Mixup Mashup

A HARD WORKING REVOLVING DJ THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO PLACES UNEXPECTEDLY THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF DANCE MUSIC, HIP HOP AND SOUND SYSTEM CULTURE, TO THE PRESENT DAY. PLAYING COOL MUSIC FOR HOT PEOPLE AND HOT MUSIC FOR COOL PEOPLE, STARTING OUT LIVE BEFORE THE TURN OF THE LAST CENTURY . HIP HOP WAS HIS FIRST TRUE LOVE , WITH ARTIST SUCH AS K.R.S. ONE . AND TRIBE CALLED QUEST. THEN ALONG CAME RNB , DESTINIES CHILD, MISSY ELLIOT , DRUM N BASS AND JUNGLE WITH ORIGIN UNKNOWN , DJ HYPE, DJ ZINC THE GANGA CRUE, , REGGAE, BOB MARLEY, RICHIE SPICE , CAPLETON ,, SKA, MADNESS A LITTLE LOCAL BAND CALLED FLIPSIDE HAD A LIGHT INFLUENCE, AND THEN CAME U.K GARAGE, SO SOLID CRUE , ARTFUL DODGER , MJ COLE, DUB STEP, BENGA SKREAM, COKI, GRIME, AFRO BEATS , SWING , ELECTRO HOUSE, EDM, BROKEN BEATS, HARD STEP , A TOUCH OF TRANCE ....THE LIST GOES ON .... FOLLOWING HIS DREAMS TO BE A PRODUCER AS WELL JAKE STUDIED AT BATH COLLEGE MUSIC PRODUCTION AND SOUND ENGINEERING AND CONTINUES TO PRODUCE TO THIS DAY .

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ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AND OFTEN DOES. SAMPLES AND SOUND EFFECTS MUSIC FROM MANY GENRES SILLY TALK SERIOUS TALK MANY DIFFERENT COLOURS. JAKE HAS BEEN THROWING HOUSE PARTIES SINCE THE AGE OF 13. THIS TRADITION LIVES ON EVERY WEEK IN HIS SHOW.

DJ Shai Guy
Dancefloor Mashups

DJ Shai Guy is the resident DJ of London’s long-running Bollywood night Bombay Funkadelic, and producer of over 40 mixtapes for BBC radio. He's played events in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Mallorca, Germany and India. Also across the UK, but mainly London.

Mash It Up Mash It In is a mashup DJ set accessing all genres and all decades: from rock, pop and hip-hop to drum n bass, dancehall and tv theme songs. WARNING: May include unexpected interludes of political propaganda.

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Marley Magoo
Soul Funk Disco

There was once a man who listened to nothing but commercial radio, his soul seemingly lost to the evil corporations who had made it their lifelong mission to drain all originality and uniqueness from the musical world. That was until the Lord and Lady of Funk and Soul came down and blessed him with a vivid vision of saintly sound, vivacious vocalism and bodacious bass. After this enlightenment he finally understood what it is he must do, to use a microphone, a pair of headphones and a heap of feel good to bless his listeners every week with his Million Dollar Mix.

The million Dollar Mix is an eclectic collection of music that spans many decades and genres, an almanac for all things good music. Spanning Country to Funk to Dancehall and everything in between, tune in Sundays at 1 for his weekly magical mystery score. Let his music educate you in ways his words would not and leave feeling that little bit more chilled out, making the most of what is left of your weekend, or getting you set up for the week, whatever it is you're after, the Million Dollar Mix will supply.

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Away with the Fairies
Funky Dance

You can take the girl out of Somerset but you can't take the Somerset out of the girl! Bought up in a remote West Country village and now living in Wiltshire, Away with the Fairies has a flair for fun, a big dollop of friendliness, a sprinkle of ditzy charm, and she's here to brighten up your day. Despite being a Somerset girl, she doesn't sit and crunch carrots, will confess to drinking copious amounts of cider in her youth and you might just hear that West Country twang creeping in, oooooh arrrrrrr! She is a busy Mum of two lads who are old now enough to take her to gigs (yes one will go with her, the other not so), she says she's a chilled out chick and probably in the midst of mid-life crisis, always up for a laugh or challenge, hence why she decided to have a go at hosting her own radio show and has also started teaching herself to DJ on the decks. She is often in a dream world and as many have already said is just generally 'Away with the Fairies' Away with the Fairies loves hearing from you all, send your shoutouts, song requests, messages or just share the energy and get involved during the show.

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Music & Mayhem brings a eclectic mix of tunes spanning across the years from pulsating beats of house and EDM to groovy vibes of funk and funky house, as well as rock, indie and other genres too. Variety is the spice of life and no two shows are ever the same. Sometimes there will be a theme to the show and listeners choices too. Listen in and you'll also get lots of fun banter and the occasional cheeky live DJ mix. The show will definitely put some energy and positivity into your day.

Skarsel
Deep House Grooves

The Myth, The Legend.....

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DJ Digitalis
House

OBSESSED WITH 80’S – 90’S

INDIE AND HOUSE MUSIC.

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Sheila Tackya

Sheila has been performing for fifteen years, she brings feisty glam and camp classics with a twist are her wheelhouse

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