Frankie Wesson’s sets consist of a mixture of acoustic heart-felt original songs, drawn from personal experience as well as classic and contemporary covers. Raised on artists like Fleetwood Mac, Alanis Morisette, Tracy Chapman and Eva Cassidy.
Son Of John is the solo project of Worcestershire based singer/songwriter & folk singer Jacob Johnson. Playing mainly steel string acoustic guitar (finger-style) and singing self penned material with a raspy but delicate voice, he weaves his imagery filled story's across a wide range of subject matter.
His song-writing has come from an eclectic range of music from Paul Simon to Yeasayer from Jose Gonzalez to Nina Simone which have helped create his original style. He is joined by double bass player.
Support comes from Teddy Matthews (+band) and Tom Callinswood.
Teddy’s sound combines the grit and edge of the blues with vocal melodies normally associated with folk and pop music. He is joined by his five piece band. If your a fan of Rag n bone man, Ben Howard then check this guys gritty vocals.
Tom Callinswood is a singer/songwriter with a delicate concoction of acoustic, psychedelia, blues and folk mixed with other worldly influences.
MC Emma on the mic - free chips at half time!
£2 entre fee per person - winner takes the pot!
MC Emma on the mic - free chips half time.
£2 entry per person - winner takes the pot!
With 2 independently released EPs under his belt landing him top 10s in the UK and US iTunes charts, singer/songwriter Dolman has been growing from strength to strength with each show he plays, picking up plays on BBC Radio 1, from the likes of Huw Stephens and BBC Introducing.
A unique twist on folk music, cleverly pushing the boundaries of genre by combining folk themes, with catchy pop hooks, and great songs. Drawing up on personal stories, melancholy tales and rugged landscapes, Velvet & Stone create an atmospheric and haunting sound.
Not only an excellent multi-award winning author, but a radio producer and journalist too, Horatio Clare will be here to spin the tracks of his years along with the moments in his life that defined them.
Back by popular demand. Four-piece acoustic band Slippery Slope combine an unusual mix of instruments and musical styles to produce a charming, fun and foot-stomping sound.
Based in a beautiful rural area of Mid-Wales, from which they take their name, CRTC use traditional instruments to create a simple yet expressive soundscape that appeals on so many levels. It’s not often a modern twist is put on old-time tunes with success.
Vocalist Hannah Solly and Pianist Tom Hughes are a duo from Herefordshire.
Hannah is a graduate from Dance College, London - a specialist commercial dance college in the UK where she studied a wide range of dance genres and performing arts skills. She now works in Hereford as a dance teacher.
Tom is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who studied music teaching, music performing and music therapy. He manages his own music business and is principal at the Rubato Music Academy in Hereford.
The duo met in 2014 and together they deliver unique and intimate arrangements of popular music spanning the decades. Their wide variety of influences produce a fresh sound appealing to any ear!
The Ollie West Band are a 4 to 24 piece ensemble, creating new genre blending pop/fusion recognised by the likes of Bill Laurance and Dean Friedman. Led by songwriter, arranger, singer and pianist Ollie West, the band keep building from strength to strength and continue to develop their success with innovative ideas, memorable performances and, best of all, great soulful music. Inspired by artists such as Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby and Elbow, Ollie's song writing consistently blends pop, jazz and classical genres and now carries a distinctive style of piano based writing with catchy melodies and intriguing harmonies.
Ollie himself has worked as a session keyboard player for New Order, Bill Laurance, ITV's Cold Feet and Joe Duddell, as well as arranging and songwriting for other upcoming artists in Manchester.
"The tracks of Ollie West and his band are excellent examples of pop/fusion; sophisticated changes, literate lyrics layered upon a fine groove." - Dean Friedman, Songwriter
FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION founder, songwriter and double BRIT
AWARD winner MARK NEVIN takes his brilliant band on tour in 2018.
Beside writing the classic PERFECT (which celebrates 30 years since
topping the charts around the world) and the much loved album
‘FIRST OF A MILLION KISSES’, his songs have been recorded by DAVID
BOWIE, MORRISSEY, RINGO STARR, KIRSTY MACCOLL etc etc - the
list goes on. But it is as a unique performer that Nevin has finally
claimed his rightful place at the centre of the stage.
His latest album MY UNFASHIONABLE OPINION has enjoyed
extraordinarily enthusiastic reviews, described by Mojo magazine as
“SONGS OF HOPE, JOY, IRONIC INSIGHT AND SPECTACULAR
HUMANITY” it takes the listener on a fascinating journey through a
life well lived.
Expect a night quite unlike anything else out there. Mark weaves his
humorous, moving and inspiring stories between great songs, old
and new. He is joined by original Fairground Attraction bandmates,
Simon Edwards on bass, Roger Beaujolais, who dazzles on the
vibraphone and drummer Richard Marcangelo.
“WHAT A GEM OF AN EVENING, A BEAUTIFUL DISCOVERY”
The Junction , Goole
“A FANTASTIC SHOW” Bridport Arts Centre