Dub Punk rockers, Smiley & The Underclass (accompanied by some special guests T.B.A.) smash up The globe at hay in Hay-On-Wye for the first time!
SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS
Smiley & The Underclass are a punky reggae explosion from London Town. Think Bob Dylan meets The Clash and King Tubby in a dark alley. Razor-sharp guitars collide with intense, climate-conscious lyrics and melodies to move your mind, soul, body and feet.
With their new album: "REBELS OUT THERE" out now (recorded with Mick Jones of The Clash and legendary UK Reggae producer Nick Manasseh), Smiley & The Underclass are quickly becoming one of the hottest rebel sounds in the UK.
The revolution is here. All you have to do is tune in...
"Dynamite... Potent protest music for the times!" - The Duff Guide to Ska
"The perfect blend of righteous reggae and punk attitude to soundtrack the current sense of unease" - Vive Le Rock Magazine
"Intense and heartfelt ... Truly unique" - The Zine UK
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Flight Brigade are a 7-piece band whose strength in numbers suit the scope of their songs. Their grand orchestral sweeps, the crunching anthemic guitars, the striking mix of male and female vocals have brought comparisons to Arcade Fire and Of Monsters And Men.
Support comes from country tinged folk Fountainhead (https://www.facebook.com/fountainheadmusic/)
Moon Goose has emerged as a new project from the band Cherryshoes with the same lineup minus vocals, and a much heavier sound.
If you enjoy things like gneiss, rare cheese, and strange ideas followed through to an illogical conclusion, then you’ll love Moon Goose!
Support comes from Inclines
Video link here: moongoosecult.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-globe
Richard Navarro presents R!CHES
Returning to the Globe for the second year, Richard Navarro brings his new project - and a brand new set of infectious, thought-provoking songs - to the Globe.
R!CHES - featuring Richard Navarro and fellow multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Thurston - make joyful and often euphoric music inspired by experiences of hardship and hope. Expect a live music show packed with feats of vocal and instrumental virtuosity and fresh, popular songwriting at its best. With recent guest spots and collaborations including Joan Armatrading ("finely-crafted"), Lemn Sissay ("genius") and Imelda May ("fantastic"), such praise is well-earned, with the duo impressing new music audiences across the UK and Europe in recent months and tracks from their 2018 EP such as For The Moment and Winner beginning to feature on playlists both here and across the world.
"Staggeringly talented" Charlie Andrew (BRIT Awards Producer of the Year 2016)
If there is one name to look out for in 2018 in African funk music it is Jally Kebba Susso and his band Manding Sabu.
The kora is the traditional harp of the griot of West Africa and Jally Kebba was born and raised into 74 generations of this Gambian musical heritage. But he is not your ordinary griot.
Forging a new trajectory of sound for the West African harp, Jally Kebba skilfully blends the traditional repertoire into his own heady-jazz concoction that is immediately accessible and uplifting and yet filled with nuances and intoxicating rhythmical layers that give the music depth and intrigue.
Raised in a household of musicians, Jally Kebba was exposed to incredible musicianship from a very early age and under the guidance of his father Bully Suso, a very well-respected kora player and his elder brothers by 13 he was touring internationally across Europe.
He honed his own sound over years of experimentation on the London underground scene since 2002 when he relocated to UK. In 2007 he formed his band Manding Sabu and has since released two albums of original compositions - Banjul-London (2017) and Malaye Warr (2012) and gigged extensively.
Expect an electric stage show. With ease and confidence, this band connects. Precision, speed and a merciless energy characterise their performance style making them solid crowd-pullers at festivals such as Wilderness, Shambala and Secret Garden Party in UK. Songs are sung in Mandika and are songs of praise and love and are a timely call for togetherness and solidarity, palpable to all language speakers.
If you enjoy afrobeat and funk, and need a good dance session, you’ll find yourself in good company - to experience the kora as you’ve never seen it before.
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Sam Green and the Midnight Heist are a Roots-Rock band from the North Devon Coast, in the southwest of England. This high energy 4 piece bring together Delta Blues, Pacific Northwest Grunge, Hill-Billy Soul and Californian Punk-Rock to create their own blend of progressive modern Roots Music.
Returning in 2017 in preparation for the release of their first full length album in early 2018, and marking the recent release of Sam’s solo/one-man-band album; Sam and the band are excited to be out on the road playing new music to their ever expanding audience.
The 2016 release of the band’s third EP” Factory Studio Sessions”, was met with huge enthusiasm as they lit up the 2016 circuit starting with a headline slot at the Isle of Wight Festival in June, all the way to closing the BBC Introducing Stage at Looe Music Festival at the end of September and everywhere in between.
RUBY MUSE is poet-musicians Jools Heyes & Malcolm Heyes. Their unique style wraps alternative blues, folk-rock and Brit-Americana around songs and poetry with diverse themes – from Greek myth and angels through to surrealist paintings and imploding stars. Perceptive lyrics and colourful imagery mix with seductive vocal and guitar harmonies (sprinkled with touches of 70’s flower-power and prog-dust) creating soundscapes that are distinctive and memorable.
RUBY MUSE work airs internationally on radio, TV/Film and the web. Join them for an atmospheric evening of music and artistic musings on life, love, loss and transformation – their very own ‘magical, mythical, mystery tour’. www.rubymuse.co.uk
'Deliciously beautiful and emotive!' Noizze UK
‘Cool and significant, with nothing but good vibes!' Liverpool Sound & Vision
‘Urgent, infectious and steeped in a mystical hue...' Flyin' Shoes Magazine
We warmly welcome back notorious street performer, Mr. Woodnote who this time brings with him Lil Rhys & Eva Lazarus.
Mr. Woodnote uniquely freestyles beats and riffs with only a microphone, a loop station, a saxophone and an electric saxophone. He will be creating his big and bouncy beats live-on-stage. His lyrical partners-incrime, Lil Rhys and Eva Lazarus join him onstage to mix Hip-Hope and Funk flavours with Jazz and Dance harmonies.
Americana songwriters Sarah Larkham and Elliot Hall (accolades including Bristol Songwriter Of The Year award), create bittersweet, beautiful music with country elements, taking their influences from American folk, country and blues artists such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Johnny Cash. Together they layer harmony vocals onto thought provoking, poetic lyrics, all woven through with sparkling guitar, country style mandolin and emotionally charged harmonica. Emotional, heartfelt, honest music in the country-folk tradition, and words that will stay with you for a long long time.
"The kind of daydream England needs to reignite a spark for credible new songwriters. Fans of folk, poetry and rock'n'roll should pay attention." ALEX LEE THOMPSON NME JOURNALIST
"Humble Americana flare" Nitelife
"A delightful set of songs...they display their unique knack for songwriting" BRISTOL 24/7
"World Class act" GLASTONBURY FM
"A beautiful slouching sadness" ANNA BRITTEN VENUE
"Americana from the top drawer" SOUNDLOUNGE LONDON
"Music to bring joy and break your heart" SAVFEST UK
Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.