SMOKED & UNCUT 2022 LINE UP

Who played at our 2022 festivals...

THE PIG 2022

Saturday 18th June 2022  |  Brockenhurst, New Forest

  • Geno Washington
  • True Strays
  • Jai Amore
  • Lilo
  • Logan J Parker
  • Ed Tattersall
  • Kitty Montague
  • Hollie Rogers

THE PIG-near Bath 2022

Saturday 9th July 2022  |  Pensford, Somerset

  • Dub Pistols
  • The Cinelli Brothers
  • Jack Lukeman
  • Mereki
  • Chris Difford
  • Mantaraybryn
  • Pretty Criminal

Lime Wood 2022

Saturday 23rd July 2022  |  Lyndhurst, New Forest

  • Hollie Cook
  • Tuba Libres
  • Eddy Smith & The 507
  • Mazza
  • Emilia Tarrant
  • Nick Ferretti
  • Ed Martin

THE PIG-at Bridge Place 2022

Saturday 13th August 2022  |  Kent, Canterbury

  • Connor Selby
  • Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
  • Stefan Mahendra
  • Abi Orfila
  • Duo
  • The Clock Winders
  • Skies
  • St Luna
LULU

LULU

 “The first time I heard her sing, I knew we were born in the same pond” - James Brown

Lulu has been in the music business for 53 years. Yet she seems utterly undimmed by time, slim, vivacious and energetic, with an appealing combination of bright-eyed sprightliness and a very adult, no-nonsense directness. “I was thrown into this business in my childhood. It’s a minefield, you see so many people harmed by believing in their success. You think you’re invincible, then crash, it all comes down. I’ve managed to look like I’m holding it together but it ain’t been easy. This is what I’m talking about, everything that I’ve been through in my life. It’s really about going beyond the problems everyone’s got. I’ve been there, done it but now I’m living in the solution. That’s what it’s about!”

Lulu started young, a 15-year-old Scottish soul sensation. Throughout her career she brought us stone classics such as 1967 number one To Sir With Love, 1969 soul stormer Oh Me Oh My (I’m A Fool For You Baby), 1974 Bond theme The Man With The Golden Gun, Bowie collaboration The Man Who Sold The World and even her 1993 smash with Take That on Relight My Fire. Her most recent, self-written album “Making Life Rhyme” (Decca) stands head and shoulders with Lulu’s very best and most loved work.

Such was the success of this that Britain’s first great female rock and soul voice performed a successful nation-wide tour in 2015, which culminated with a summer packed with festival appearances including the infamous Glastonbury. In 2016 and 2017, she went back on the road with two sell-out UK tours, stretching from Aberdeen to Torquay.

2019 saw Lulu perform with Take That, as their very special guest on all their Greatest Hits Live stadium and arena UK dates, performing at over 35 venues.

The summer of 2021 saw Lulu perform a series of outdoor shows with Boy George and Culture Club. These will continue into the summer of 2022. She closed her year as a special guest with Jools Holland, performing three songs on his popular Autumn/Winter 2021 tour.

 

 

 

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 “The first time I heard her sing, I knew we were born in the same pond” - James Brown

Lulu has been in the music business for 53 years. Yet she seems utterly undimmed by time, slim, vivacious and energetic, with an appealing combination of bright-eyed sprightliness and a very adult, no-nonsense directness. “I was thrown into this business in my childhood. It’s a minefield, you see so many people harmed by believing in their success. You think you’re invincible, then crash, it all comes down. I’ve managed to look like I’m holding it together but it ain’t been easy. This is what I’m talking about, everything that I’ve been through in my life. It’s really about going beyond the problems everyone’s got. I’ve been there, done it but now I’m living in the solution. That’s what it’s about!”

Lulu started young, a 15-year-old Scottish soul sensation. Throughout her career she brought us stone classics such as 1967 number one To Sir With Love, 1969 soul stormer Oh Me Oh My (I’m A Fool For You Baby), 1974 Bond theme The Man With The Golden Gun, Bowie collaboration The Man Who Sold The World and even her 1993 smash with Take That on Relight My Fire. Her most recent, self-written album “Making Life Rhyme” (Decca) stands head and shoulders with Lulu’s very best and most loved work.

Such was the success of this that Britain’s first great female rock and soul voice performed a successful nation-wide tour in 2015, which culminated with a summer packed with festival appearances including the infamous Glastonbury. In 2016 and 2017, she went back on the road with two sell-out UK tours, stretching from Aberdeen to Torquay.

2019 saw Lulu perform with Take That, as their very special guest on all their Greatest Hits Live stadium and arena UK dates, performing at over 35 venues.

The summer of 2021 saw Lulu perform a series of outdoor shows with Boy George and Culture Club. These will continue into the summer of 2022. She closed her year as a special guest with Jools Holland, performing three songs on his popular Autumn/Winter 2021 tour.

 

 

 

Hugh Cornwell

Hugh Cornwell

Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK's finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers.  The original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British Rock band The Stranglers, enjoyed massive UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into the UK and Europe's musical psyche with classic songs including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess and No Mercy.

Cornwell’s latest album ‘Monster’ was released to rave reviews on Sony Music.

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Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK's finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers.  The original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British Rock band The Stranglers, enjoyed massive UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into the UK and Europe's musical psyche with classic songs including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess and No Mercy.

Cornwell’s latest album ‘Monster’ was released to rave reviews on Sony Music.

Geno Washington

Geno Washington

Geno originates from Evansville in Indiana, USA and first came to England in the 1960's as part of the US Air Force. His love of Blues and Soul music soon found him jamming with local bands in and around Ipswich and eventually led him to London where he caused a sensation singing with top R&B acts Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and Zoot Money's Big Roll Band at the legendary Flamingo Club in Soho.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Geno teamed up with some of London's hottest musicians and Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band very quickly became established as the most exciting live band in Britain, regularly topping the bill over World famous artists, as nobody in their right mind wanted to go on stage after a Geno show!

His live shows were immortalised in two of the biggest selling albums of the 60’s - "Hand Clappin' Foot Stompin' Funky Butt Live" and "Hipsters Flipsters and Finger Poppin' Daddies". His status as the undisputed "King of Soul" was cemented forever by Kevin Rowland and Dexy's Midnight Runners in the 1980’s with the World-wide No.1 smash hit single "Geno", which paid homage to the great man himself and is still played regularly today on national radio and at Geno's live gigs both before and after shows.

Whether it's Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band or Geno Washington and the Yo Yo's you can be sure of one thing and that is a barnstorming live show that never lets up in intensity or excitement and delivers the goods every time!

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Geno originates from Evansville in Indiana, USA and first came to England in the 1960's as part of the US Air Force. His love of Blues and Soul music soon found him jamming with local bands in and around Ipswich and eventually led him to London where he caused a sensation singing with top R&B acts Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and Zoot Money's Big Roll Band at the legendary Flamingo Club in Soho.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Geno teamed up with some of London's hottest musicians and Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band very quickly became established as the most exciting live band in Britain, regularly topping the bill over World famous artists, as nobody in their right mind wanted to go on stage after a Geno show!

His live shows were immortalised in two of the biggest selling albums of the 60’s - "Hand Clappin' Foot Stompin' Funky Butt Live" and "Hipsters Flipsters and Finger Poppin' Daddies". His status as the undisputed "King of Soul" was cemented forever by Kevin Rowland and Dexy's Midnight Runners in the 1980’s with the World-wide No.1 smash hit single "Geno", which paid homage to the great man himself and is still played regularly today on national radio and at Geno's live gigs both before and after shows.

Whether it's Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band or Geno Washington and the Yo Yo's you can be sure of one thing and that is a barnstorming live show that never lets up in intensity or excitement and delivers the goods every time!

True Strays

True Strays

True Strays are lifelong friends, songwriters and country boys – Joseph James and James Cameron – from Bristol, England who are fast carving out a niche of their own in the UK Americana scene. Their music is a cathartic celebration of alternative roots americana and blues rock.

Their songs focus on the dirt that life throws at you and how struggle can be transformed into something better. The prolific songwriting duo draw influences from classic sounds such as Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Fleetwood Mac and modern retro inspired acts like Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr and the Black Keys.

From the rock and roll circumstances of their first meeting, in a sand pit in playgroup 30 odd years ago, they have completed countless UK tours, supported bands as diverse as My Baby and Elles Bailey, been jump started by Keith Allen, played by BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 4, played their first European dates, survived 70+ festival shows at prestigious festivals like Green Man, Boom Town, Larmer Tree and Shambala and have been featured on the Spotify’s Nu-Blue and Modern Blues Rock playlists.

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True Strays are lifelong friends, songwriters and country boys – Joseph James and James Cameron – from Bristol, England who are fast carving out a niche of their own in the UK Americana scene. Their music is a cathartic celebration of alternative roots americana and blues rock.

Their songs focus on the dirt that life throws at you and how struggle can be transformed into something better. The prolific songwriting duo draw influences from classic sounds such as Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Fleetwood Mac and modern retro inspired acts like Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr and the Black Keys.

From the rock and roll circumstances of their first meeting, in a sand pit in playgroup 30 odd years ago, they have completed countless UK tours, supported bands as diverse as My Baby and Elles Bailey, been jump started by Keith Allen, played by BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 4, played their first European dates, survived 70+ festival shows at prestigious festivals like Green Man, Boom Town, Larmer Tree and Shambala and have been featured on the Spotify’s Nu-Blue and Modern Blues Rock playlists.

Jai Amore

Jai Amore

Jai Amore is a British singer and songwriter from London. He won the MOBO Unsigned Award at the Royal Albert Hall, the UKU Best Performer Award at the Clapham Grand, and the BBC Performing Arts Fund Award. In 2020, Jai Amore opened the Formula 1 Grand Prix to an international audience of over 300 million viewers, singing the British National Anthem. As an experienced performer, Jai Amore has sung around the world, especially touring across the UK at some of the countries most notorious venues, like London Jazz Café, the Olympic Copper Box Arena, Alexandra Palace, Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge, and many more, as well as supported some of the biggest names in R&B such as Beyoncé, Jagged Edge, Kelly Price, Ginuwine and Montell Jordan.

Jai Amore’s music and live performances show a range of inspirations from R&B, Soul, Afrobeat, Folk and Funk, and whether the audience is 50,000 or 50, or with a band of 3 or thirteen musicians, the intimacy of each show gives a truly immersive experience.

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Jai Amore is a British singer and songwriter from London. He won the MOBO Unsigned Award at the Royal Albert Hall, the UKU Best Performer Award at the Clapham Grand, and the BBC Performing Arts Fund Award. In 2020, Jai Amore opened the Formula 1 Grand Prix to an international audience of over 300 million viewers, singing the British National Anthem. As an experienced performer, Jai Amore has sung around the world, especially touring across the UK at some of the countries most notorious venues, like London Jazz Café, the Olympic Copper Box Arena, Alexandra Palace, Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge, and many more, as well as supported some of the biggest names in R&B such as Beyoncé, Jagged Edge, Kelly Price, Ginuwine and Montell Jordan.

Jai Amore’s music and live performances show a range of inspirations from R&B, Soul, Afrobeat, Folk and Funk, and whether the audience is 50,000 or 50, or with a band of 3 or thirteen musicians, the intimacy of each show gives a truly immersive experience.

Lilo

Lilo

Based out of London, Lilo are the duo of Christie Gardner and Helen Dixon, who met aged
just eleven when they attended the same secondary school in Winchester. Drawing frequent
comparisons to the likes of Laura Marling and First Aid Kit, the duo create a modern take on
the indie-folk sound, driven by soaring vocal harmonies and acoustic arrangements.
Although sharing their music since 2017, February of this year saw the duo release their
debut EP, Sleep Country.

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Based out of London, Lilo are the duo of Christie Gardner and Helen Dixon, who met aged
just eleven when they attended the same secondary school in Winchester. Drawing frequent
comparisons to the likes of Laura Marling and First Aid Kit, the duo create a modern take on
the indie-folk sound, driven by soaring vocal harmonies and acoustic arrangements.
Although sharing their music since 2017, February of this year saw the duo release their
debut EP, Sleep Country.

Logan J Parker

Logan J Parker

Logan J Parker is a Portuguese singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and pianist now living in the UK. Her compositions are a blend of old Blues, Soul and 60's Rock and Roll with a touch of modern day sophistication.

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Logan J Parker is a Portuguese singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and pianist now living in the UK. Her compositions are a blend of old Blues, Soul and 60's Rock and Roll with a touch of modern day sophistication.

Ed Tattersall

Ed Tattersall

“With a voice like the kind of sandpaper you want to be rubbed with"...you only have to listen to understand. With vocal and emotional inspiration from the likes of Paulo Nutini and Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon), care and love for lyrics he writes and the
power to make heads turn when he switches on the big stuff

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“With a voice like the kind of sandpaper you want to be rubbed with"...you only have to listen to understand. With vocal and emotional inspiration from the likes of Paulo Nutini and Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon), care and love for lyrics he writes and the
power to make heads turn when he switches on the big stuff

Kitty Montague

Kitty Montague

Emerging singer-songwriter Kitty Montague, fuses savvy pop sensibilities and a vocal drenched with soul influences. Her honest, open and provocative writing draws on an empathetic understanding of the human condition – universally relatable situations, emotions and complexities, poetically exposed.

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Emerging singer-songwriter Kitty Montague, fuses savvy pop sensibilities and a vocal drenched with soul influences. Her honest, open and provocative writing draws on an empathetic understanding of the human condition – universally relatable situations, emotions and complexities, poetically exposed.

Hollie Rogers

Hollie Rogers

Hollie Rogers is a Cornish singer, songwriter and guitarist with an incredibly powerful voice.Her live performances consistently receive outstanding reviews. Hollie has performed at major festivals like Glastonbury and Black Deer, and supported acts like Suzanne Vega, Midge Ure, Paolo Nutini and Ralph McTell.

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Hollie Rogers is a Cornish singer, songwriter and guitarist with an incredibly powerful voice.Her live performances consistently receive outstanding reviews. Hollie has performed at major festivals like Glastonbury and Black Deer, and supported acts like Suzanne Vega, Midge Ure, Paolo Nutini and Ralph McTell.

Jools Holland

Jools Holland

Jools Holland OBE DL is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer and broadcaster. He was an original member of the band Squeeze and his work has seen him involved with many artists including Sting, Eric Clapton, Lulu, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, Kylie Minogue, Magazine, The Who and Bono.

In 1987, Jools formed The Jools Holland Big Band with Gilson Lavis. This has gradually metamorphosed into the current 19-piece Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which consists of pianist, organist, drummer, three female vocals, guitar, bass guitar, two tenor saxophones, two alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, three trumpets, and three trombones. As well as formidable live performances, Jools has maintained a prolific recording career since signing to Warner Music in 1996.

Over nearly two decades Jools released many albums including the multimillion-selling series Jools Holland and Friends, Tom Jones & Jools Holland, Informer, The Golden Age Of Song, Jools & Ruby, Piano, As You See Me Now with Jose Feliciano and A Lovely Life To Live with Marc Almond

As well as hosting the BBC TWO TV show “Later with…Jools Holland” Jools has also hosted for two decades his own BBC Radio 2 show: Jools Holland which won a Sony Radio Academy Silver Award.

Special Guests joining Jools and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will be…

Marc Almond

Marc Almond, OBE, is an English singer-songwriter and musician, his career spans over four decades. Having sold over 30 million records worldwide he began his career performing and recording in the duo Soft Cell but has also had a diverse career as a solo artist.

Ruby Turner

Ruby Turner, MBE, is a British Jamaican R&B and soul singer, songwriter and actor. Her music career spans more than 30 years from touring with Culture Club, working as a session backing vocalist for artists such as Bryan Ferry, UB40, Steve, Winwood, and Mick Jagger to touring and recording as a solo artist and her long-standing writing, recording and touring relationship with Jools Holland.

Gilson Lavis

Gilson was a member and original drummer in the hugely successful band Squeeze, along with founding member Jools Holland. He is one of Britain's most experienced and versatile drummers and in his 50-year career he has provided the beat for some of the biggest names in music, including Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Smokey Robinson and Amy Winehouse. He still performs and tours as the heartbeat of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. He is also a portrait artist and has displayed his work in quite a few exhibitions.

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Jools Holland OBE DL is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer and broadcaster. He was an original member of the band Squeeze and his work has seen him involved with many artists including Sting, Eric Clapton, Lulu, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, Kylie Minogue, Magazine, The Who and Bono.

In 1987, Jools formed The Jools Holland Big Band with Gilson Lavis. This has gradually metamorphosed into the current 19-piece Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which consists of pianist, organist, drummer, three female vocals, guitar, bass guitar, two tenor saxophones, two alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, three trumpets, and three trombones. As well as formidable live performances, Jools has maintained a prolific recording career since signing to Warner Music in 1996.

Over nearly two decades Jools released many albums including the multimillion-selling series Jools Holland and Friends, Tom Jones & Jools Holland, Informer, The Golden Age Of Song, Jools & Ruby, Piano, As You See Me Now with Jose Feliciano and A Lovely Life To Live with Marc Almond

As well as hosting the BBC TWO TV show “Later with…Jools Holland” Jools has also hosted for two decades his own BBC Radio 2 show: Jools Holland which won a Sony Radio Academy Silver Award.

Special Guests joining Jools and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will be…

Marc Almond

Marc Almond, OBE, is an English singer-songwriter and musician, his career spans over four decades. Having sold over 30 million records worldwide he began his career performing and recording in the duo Soft Cell but has also had a diverse career as a solo artist.

Ruby Turner

Ruby Turner, MBE, is a British Jamaican R&B and soul singer, songwriter and actor. Her music career spans more than 30 years from touring with Culture Club, working as a session backing vocalist for artists such as Bryan Ferry, UB40, Steve, Winwood, and Mick Jagger to touring and recording as a solo artist and her long-standing writing, recording and touring relationship with Jools Holland.

Gilson Lavis

Gilson was a member and original drummer in the hugely successful band Squeeze, along with founding member Jools Holland. He is one of Britain's most experienced and versatile drummers and in his 50-year career he has provided the beat for some of the biggest names in music, including Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Smokey Robinson and Amy Winehouse. He still performs and tours as the heartbeat of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. He is also a portrait artist and has displayed his work in quite a few exhibitions.

Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge was an American disco music group, formed in 1971. A multi-faceted, multi-lead-vocal group, Sister Sledge consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge, who together, achieved international success at the height of the 1970’s disco-dancing era! Their artistic triumphs encompass chart-topping hits, platinum albums and successful forays into several genres of popular music.


In 1989, one of the Sledge sisters, Kathy Sledge, embarked on a solo career and since has had several international musical hits of her own. To this day, Kathy continues to tour worldwide and spread the manta of Sister Sledge, “Nothing is greater than love!” Headlining at Smoked & Uncut 2019 at Lime Wood, Kathy Sledge will be performing Sister Sledge’s greatest disco hits that have inspired countless generations and uplifting all!


Sister Sledge’s breakthrough album, We Are Family, produced by Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards of the band Chic, debuted in 1979 and featured the much-loved tunes, “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “We Are Family”. The album was a huge success for the sisters and peaked at number three on the US Album Chart. Performing jazz, soul, disco and R&B, the sisters flourished both in-studio and onstage, building an outstanding reputation by dazzling audiences and singing from the soul!

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Sister Sledge was an American disco music group, formed in 1971. A multi-faceted, multi-lead-vocal group, Sister Sledge consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge, who together, achieved international success at the height of the 1970’s disco-dancing era! Their artistic triumphs encompass chart-topping hits, platinum albums and successful forays into several genres of popular music.


In 1989, one of the Sledge sisters, Kathy Sledge, embarked on a solo career and since has had several international musical hits of her own. To this day, Kathy continues to tour worldwide and spread the manta of Sister Sledge, “Nothing is greater than love!” Headlining at Smoked & Uncut 2019 at Lime Wood, Kathy Sledge will be performing Sister Sledge’s greatest disco hits that have inspired countless generations and uplifting all!


Sister Sledge’s breakthrough album, We Are Family, produced by Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards of the band Chic, debuted in 1979 and featured the much-loved tunes, “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “We Are Family”. The album was a huge success for the sisters and peaked at number three on the US Album Chart. Performing jazz, soul, disco and R&B, the sisters flourished both in-studio and onstage, building an outstanding reputation by dazzling audiences and singing from the soul!

Dub Pistols

Dub Pistols

Dubbed ‘the hardest working man in showbiz’ by music industry peers, Barry has worked in music all his adult life. An Ibiza original who had his life changed by acid house, he started running club-nights in London and had soon formed a band, Deja Vu, who arrived during the Flowered Up/Happy Mondays ‘baggy’ era.

When Deja Vu split, Barry started DJing and the Dub Pistols formed out of some of these madcap DJ sessions. Releasing the first Dub Pistols album, ‘Point Blank’ in 1998, the last two decades have been a riot of storming shows, missed opportunities, big bad basslines, calamities and triumphs — with scarcely a dull moment in between.

Fast forward to 2022, and Barry Ashworth’s merry gang of outlaw reprobates are busier than ever and remain an unstoppable force in the UK’s alternative music scene. With a new album ‘Addict’ released in 2020 in the autumn (on Sunday Best), the premiere of a brand new band documentary and much more!

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Dubbed ‘the hardest working man in showbiz’ by music industry peers, Barry has worked in music all his adult life. An Ibiza original who had his life changed by acid house, he started running club-nights in London and had soon formed a band, Deja Vu, who arrived during the Flowered Up/Happy Mondays ‘baggy’ era.

When Deja Vu split, Barry started DJing and the Dub Pistols formed out of some of these madcap DJ sessions. Releasing the first Dub Pistols album, ‘Point Blank’ in 1998, the last two decades have been a riot of storming shows, missed opportunities, big bad basslines, calamities and triumphs — with scarcely a dull moment in between.

Fast forward to 2022, and Barry Ashworth’s merry gang of outlaw reprobates are busier than ever and remain an unstoppable force in the UK’s alternative music scene. With a new album ‘Addict’ released in 2020 in the autumn (on Sunday Best), the premiere of a brand new band documentary and much more!

The Cinelli Brothers

The Cinelli Brothers

The Cinelli Brothers is a project born out of a common passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from the 60s and 70s, when brothers Marco (guitarist and lead singer) and Alessandro (drummer) decided to form an explosive team showcasing original repertoire in the style of Chess, Stax and Motown.

Joining the two brothers on stage, Tom Julian-Jones on harmonica, guitar and vocals and Stephen Giry on bass, guitar and vocals.

Their debut album Babe Please Set Your Alarm was recorded at the Soup Studio in London and the full live and analog recording was released in May 2018 on vinyl and digital format.
The record went number 2 in the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters' Association) in June 2018.
The band is been featured in Blues in Britain, Blues Matters, Classic Rock and other magazines.
This album comprises nine tasty original compositions and three finely crafted covers. ‘Chain of Fools’ by Don Covay (an Aretha hit), ‘Back Door Man’ – which stays true to Willie Dixon’s number - and Prince’s ‘Kiss’, in a remarkable shuffle rhythm.

Music Republic Magazine nominated Marco Cinelli as Best Guitar Player of 2018.

Legendary radio and broadcaster David ‘Kid’ Jensen has played a different track from their album on six consecutive weeks of his United Djs radio show, naming them as his favourite blues outfit, and his favourite blues album in many years.

On the 30th of November 2021 the band released their second album “Villa Jukejoint” in conjuction with a SOLD OUT show at the legendary 100 Club in London.
Recorded at home with only 1 microphone, the record has a unique vintage and retro feel typical of the ‘50s and earlier ‘60s!

February album of the month for the IBBA, which broadcasted a different song each week, the records has been featured magazines in the UK, Spain, and in the Netherlands, with fantastic reviews.

In 2020, 2021 and 2022 the band has been nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Band Of the Year”.
In January this year the record “Villa Jukejoint” was nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Album Of the Year”.

The Cinelli Brothers champion a new generation of passionate musicians sharing in the love of Blues, Soul, R&B and the true authentic sounds that have made the blues a cornerstone of music history.

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The Cinelli Brothers is a project born out of a common passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from the 60s and 70s, when brothers Marco (guitarist and lead singer) and Alessandro (drummer) decided to form an explosive team showcasing original repertoire in the style of Chess, Stax and Motown.

Joining the two brothers on stage, Tom Julian-Jones on harmonica, guitar and vocals and Stephen Giry on bass, guitar and vocals.

Their debut album Babe Please Set Your Alarm was recorded at the Soup Studio in London and the full live and analog recording was released in May 2018 on vinyl and digital format.
The record went number 2 in the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters' Association) in June 2018.
The band is been featured in Blues in Britain, Blues Matters, Classic Rock and other magazines.
This album comprises nine tasty original compositions and three finely crafted covers. ‘Chain of Fools’ by Don Covay (an Aretha hit), ‘Back Door Man’ – which stays true to Willie Dixon’s number - and Prince’s ‘Kiss’, in a remarkable shuffle rhythm.

Music Republic Magazine nominated Marco Cinelli as Best Guitar Player of 2018.

Legendary radio and broadcaster David ‘Kid’ Jensen has played a different track from their album on six consecutive weeks of his United Djs radio show, naming them as his favourite blues outfit, and his favourite blues album in many years.

On the 30th of November 2021 the band released their second album “Villa Jukejoint” in conjuction with a SOLD OUT show at the legendary 100 Club in London.
Recorded at home with only 1 microphone, the record has a unique vintage and retro feel typical of the ‘50s and earlier ‘60s!

February album of the month for the IBBA, which broadcasted a different song each week, the records has been featured magazines in the UK, Spain, and in the Netherlands, with fantastic reviews.

In 2020, 2021 and 2022 the band has been nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Band Of the Year”.
In January this year the record “Villa Jukejoint” was nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Album Of the Year”.

The Cinelli Brothers champion a new generation of passionate musicians sharing in the love of Blues, Soul, R&B and the true authentic sounds that have made the blues a cornerstone of music history.

Jack Lukeman

Jack Lukeman

Jack Lukeman is an Irish singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides. A platinum-selling, critically acclaimed artist in his homeland, in recent years Lukeman has devoted more of his time to winning a growing fanbase in the UK and abroad. In this regard, he has toured the UK as Special Guest on tours by artists as varied as Imelda May, Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Neil Sedaka. Along with the rest of the world Jack’s touring had all been moved several times then shelved. Finally, he returns to live shows in the UK, he hasn’t been idle in lockdowns, having performed 30+ livestreams, all different shows having learnt songs by some of his favoured artists, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and many more. A live lockdown album came from those sessions and he came close to doubling his Facebook followers.   Lukeman is a compelling, dazzling stage performer. Incorporating the theatrical and romantic sensibilities of the likes of Jacques Brel, but with genuine melodic appeal and a knack for creating his own ‘magic realist’ world that is peopled by all manner of unusual, picturesque characters - Lukeman is a rare, unusual brand of performer.

2022 is Jack’s time to really focus on the UK, he is headlining the 6,000 capacity 3Arena Dublin in November this year, so he largely won’t be performing in Ireland other than that show.

The best music artists know that the world of the recording studio and onstage are two entirely different mediums – Lukeman’s recordings are colourful, absorbing collections, but it’s in the live environment, where his stage craft and desire to inspire really take flight. Despite the many achievements he has notched up in his lengthy career, Lukeman still has the hunger and drive to take his music to new audiences. Pre-Pandemic, during 2019 he took to the road in the UK with his own headlining shows, and more special guest appearances with Caro Emerald, The Proclaimers and Jools Holland - offering yet more proof of the outstanding versatility and unique talent of Jack Lukeman. From clubs to concert halls, theatres to festivals, Lukeman has the performing power and compelling presence to win over the most demanding of crowds. One of which will be in Bonn, Germany July 10 when he is opening for Sting.

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Jack Lukeman is an Irish singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides. A platinum-selling, critically acclaimed artist in his homeland, in recent years Lukeman has devoted more of his time to winning a growing fanbase in the UK and abroad. In this regard, he has toured the UK as Special Guest on tours by artists as varied as Imelda May, Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Neil Sedaka. Along with the rest of the world Jack’s touring had all been moved several times then shelved. Finally, he returns to live shows in the UK, he hasn’t been idle in lockdowns, having performed 30+ livestreams, all different shows having learnt songs by some of his favoured artists, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and many more. A live lockdown album came from those sessions and he came close to doubling his Facebook followers.   Lukeman is a compelling, dazzling stage performer. Incorporating the theatrical and romantic sensibilities of the likes of Jacques Brel, but with genuine melodic appeal and a knack for creating his own ‘magic realist’ world that is peopled by all manner of unusual, picturesque characters - Lukeman is a rare, unusual brand of performer.

2022 is Jack’s time to really focus on the UK, he is headlining the 6,000 capacity 3Arena Dublin in November this year, so he largely won’t be performing in Ireland other than that show.

The best music artists know that the world of the recording studio and onstage are two entirely different mediums – Lukeman’s recordings are colourful, absorbing collections, but it’s in the live environment, where his stage craft and desire to inspire really take flight. Despite the many achievements he has notched up in his lengthy career, Lukeman still has the hunger and drive to take his music to new audiences. Pre-Pandemic, during 2019 he took to the road in the UK with his own headlining shows, and more special guest appearances with Caro Emerald, The Proclaimers and Jools Holland - offering yet more proof of the outstanding versatility and unique talent of Jack Lukeman. From clubs to concert halls, theatres to festivals, Lukeman has the performing power and compelling presence to win over the most demanding of crowds. One of which will be in Bonn, Germany July 10 when he is opening for Sting.

Mereki

Mereki

Australian/English artist Mereki makes conscious pop music. Now based in the UK, Mereki moved from Australia to the USA & serendipitously began writing and releasing music with now esteemed writers & producers Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo) & Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira). East LA and it’s blossoming music community became the perfect setting for her songwriting and voice to mature as she laid the foundations for what was to come. Her talent was spotted by Grammy-nominated superstar producer Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Madonna, Adele) who signed her to his publishing company, Heavy Duty Music / Concord. Mereki’s introduction to LA’s pop songwriting academy came as a co-writer on the track ‘Golden Boy’ recorded by fellow Australian icon Kylie Minogue. Since then Mereki has scored writing credits with Phantogram, Kitten & Atrak as well as guesting and co-writing tracks with Dhani Harrison, Goldroom, Basenji, Flight Facilities and Holychild, to name but a few. Whilst fronting Goldroom, Mereki performed everywhere from middle America to NYC to Bogotá, Colombia. And, most recently, just before the world changed, she performed with Electronic act Flight Facilities as their featured vocalist on the duo’s sold out North American tour. Amidst all of her collaborations Mereki managed to release her debut solo single, ‘Blue Lake’, to critical acclaim from the
likes of Spin, Nylon and Flood Magazine.

After enduring some personal tragedy and heartbreak, she segued briefly into the catharsis of high-energy punk rock, releasing a few singles that landed her music in a Victoria’s Secrets commercial. Mereki’s last release returned to the essence of who she truly is. Whilst having a distinctly pop- feel with positive messaging, tracks like ‘Spiritual’, ‘French Kissing’ and ‘Got It All’ also hold an other-worldly quality. In 2022 Mereki is set to release her debut solo album ‘Death of a Cloud’ which follows her personal journey through loss into rebirth and self-realisation.

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Australian/English artist Mereki makes conscious pop music. Now based in the UK, Mereki moved from Australia to the USA & serendipitously began writing and releasing music with now esteemed writers & producers Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo) & Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira). East LA and it’s blossoming music community became the perfect setting for her songwriting and voice to mature as she laid the foundations for what was to come. Her talent was spotted by Grammy-nominated superstar producer Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Madonna, Adele) who signed her to his publishing company, Heavy Duty Music / Concord. Mereki’s introduction to LA’s pop songwriting academy came as a co-writer on the track ‘Golden Boy’ recorded by fellow Australian icon Kylie Minogue. Since then Mereki has scored writing credits with Phantogram, Kitten & Atrak as well as guesting and co-writing tracks with Dhani Harrison, Goldroom, Basenji, Flight Facilities and Holychild, to name but a few. Whilst fronting Goldroom, Mereki performed everywhere from middle America to NYC to Bogotá, Colombia. And, most recently, just before the world changed, she performed with Electronic act Flight Facilities as their featured vocalist on the duo’s sold out North American tour. Amidst all of her collaborations Mereki managed to release her debut solo single, ‘Blue Lake’, to critical acclaim from the
likes of Spin, Nylon and Flood Magazine.

After enduring some personal tragedy and heartbreak, she segued briefly into the catharsis of high-energy punk rock, releasing a few singles that landed her music in a Victoria’s Secrets commercial. Mereki’s last release returned to the essence of who she truly is. Whilst having a distinctly pop- feel with positive messaging, tracks like ‘Spiritual’, ‘French Kissing’ and ‘Got It All’ also hold an other-worldly quality. In 2022 Mereki is set to release her debut solo album ‘Death of a Cloud’ which follows her personal journey through loss into rebirth and self-realisation.

Chris Difford

Chris Difford

Chris Difford is a Grammy nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 40 years.

Chris has co written some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time such as ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Cool For Cats’ and ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Tempted’ and many others. Squeeze returned with two new albums in recent years 'Cradle to the Grave' in 2015 and ‘The Knowledge’ in 2017. Chris hosts songwriting retreats and has done so for over 25 years, some in Prisons, some in Rehabs, but mostly in Somerset with the Buddy Holly Foundation at Pennard House. He is one of the country’s most respected songwriters and has co-written with a host of musicians and performers that reads like a veritable who’s who of the music industry. His autobiography 'Some Fantastic Place' was released in 2017 and found some wonderful praise in the UK press and with fans around the World who recognised his journey into recovery while touring with his friends in Squeeze. The book continues to be part of his solo touring and became the focus of his sell out two week run at the Edinburgh Festival. A stand up show with a bit of sit down. In 2020 Squeeze did not sand still while the global Pandemic took center stage, they toured in America with Hall and Oates, covering over 23,000 miles and playing to more than 180,000 fans. The year ended with a tour supporting Madness, Chris also took the stage to sing with his mate Jools Holland. Online workshops, Zoom concerts from home raising money for charity totalling £60,000 and Podcasts with his chums in the industry he is a busy bee. Another book? Who knows, another solo record, yes indeed

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Chris Difford is a Grammy nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 40 years.

Chris has co written some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time such as ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Cool For Cats’ and ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Tempted’ and many others. Squeeze returned with two new albums in recent years 'Cradle to the Grave' in 2015 and ‘The Knowledge’ in 2017. Chris hosts songwriting retreats and has done so for over 25 years, some in Prisons, some in Rehabs, but mostly in Somerset with the Buddy Holly Foundation at Pennard House. He is one of the country’s most respected songwriters and has co-written with a host of musicians and performers that reads like a veritable who’s who of the music industry. His autobiography 'Some Fantastic Place' was released in 2017 and found some wonderful praise in the UK press and with fans around the World who recognised his journey into recovery while touring with his friends in Squeeze. The book continues to be part of his solo touring and became the focus of his sell out two week run at the Edinburgh Festival. A stand up show with a bit of sit down. In 2020 Squeeze did not sand still while the global Pandemic took center stage, they toured in America with Hall and Oates, covering over 23,000 miles and playing to more than 180,000 fans. The year ended with a tour supporting Madness, Chris also took the stage to sing with his mate Jools Holland. Online workshops, Zoom concerts from home raising money for charity totalling £60,000 and Podcasts with his chums in the industry he is a busy bee. Another book? Who knows, another solo record, yes indeed

Mantaraybryn

Mantaraybryn

With 19 million streams and counting on Spotify alone, the Cornish raised now Welsh based artist has seen much success in just a few short years of releasing music. The LGBTQ act recently garnered support from the likes of BBC Wales, BBC Introducing, Atwood Magazine, Spotify, Apple Music, Frontview Magazine & more, with recent EP ‘Year of the Heron’. The EP’s success resulted in 2 sold out London/Bristol headline shows in mid 2021. Both shows out on the day of announcement. 2021 sees Mantaraybryn perform at Boardmasters, Liverpool Sound City alongside previous support slots w/ Patawawa, Liza Owen & more.

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With 19 million streams and counting on Spotify alone, the Cornish raised now Welsh based artist has seen much success in just a few short years of releasing music. The LGBTQ act recently garnered support from the likes of BBC Wales, BBC Introducing, Atwood Magazine, Spotify, Apple Music, Frontview Magazine & more, with recent EP ‘Year of the Heron’. The EP’s success resulted in 2 sold out London/Bristol headline shows in mid 2021. Both shows out on the day of announcement. 2021 sees Mantaraybryn perform at Boardmasters, Liverpool Sound City alongside previous support slots w/ Patawawa, Liza Owen & more.

Pretty Criminal

Pretty Criminal

Pretty Criminal are brothers Guy and Will Stark, Charlie Freeman and Isaac Branch.

Hailing from Bristol, England, they are everything you want from a feel-good band. Soaring guitars, catchy melodies and pounding rhythms,

Formed in the summer of 2019 and having established their loved of rock'n'roll, these boys have been slowly building a presence in the Bristol music scene.

 

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Pretty Criminal are brothers Guy and Will Stark, Charlie Freeman and Isaac Branch.

Hailing from Bristol, England, they are everything you want from a feel-good band. Soaring guitars, catchy melodies and pounding rhythms,

Formed in the summer of 2019 and having established their loved of rock'n'roll, these boys have been slowly building a presence in the Bristol music scene.

 

Earth Wind & Fire Experience Featuring Al Mckay

Earth Wind & Fire Experience Featuring Al Mckay

Veteran, Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum recording artist Al McKay has a long history of creating songs that feel good to the body and soul. The former Earth, Wind & Fire guitarist teamed with group founder Maurice White to pen the band’s seminal hits “September” and “Sing A Song” and honed his chops playing with Ike & Tina Turner and Sammy Davis Jr.

McKay continues in this tradition with “Heed the Message,” his latest offering from his band Al McKay Allstars. In the spirit of McKay’s eight years in Earth, Wind & Fire from 1973 to 1981,“Heed the Message” is rich with impressive harmonic backing vocals, ample moving saxophone runs, driving funk bass grooves and uplifting lyrics: “Don’t think twice when your feeling is right,” “Try meditation,” and “Love is the calling.”

McKay is working on a new album. In addition to working with some of his bandmates, he’s also in talks to collaborate with a few of the music business’ hit making, award-winning song writers and producers.

The tour set pays homage to Earth, Wind & Fire. When the band went on an extended hiatus in the 1980s, McKay created Al McKay Allstars and reunited many original Earth, Wind & Fire band members, including Verdine White, to resume playing together.

The Al McKay Allstars line up includes: Al McKay (guitar), Tim Owens (vocals), DeVere Duckett(vocals), Claude Woods (vocals), James Manning (bass guitar), Ben Dowling (keyboards),David Iwataki (keyboards),Anthony Beverly(drums), David Leach (percussion),Joel Nunez(saxophone), Luis Gonzales (trumpet), Omar Peralta (trumpet) & Shaunte Palmer(trombone).

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Veteran, Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum recording artist Al McKay has a long history of creating songs that feel good to the body and soul. The former Earth, Wind & Fire guitarist teamed with group founder Maurice White to pen the band’s seminal hits “September” and “Sing A Song” and honed his chops playing with Ike & Tina Turner and Sammy Davis Jr.

McKay continues in this tradition with “Heed the Message,” his latest offering from his band Al McKay Allstars. In the spirit of McKay’s eight years in Earth, Wind & Fire from 1973 to 1981,“Heed the Message” is rich with impressive harmonic backing vocals, ample moving saxophone runs, driving funk bass grooves and uplifting lyrics: “Don’t think twice when your feeling is right,” “Try meditation,” and “Love is the calling.”

McKay is working on a new album. In addition to working with some of his bandmates, he’s also in talks to collaborate with a few of the music business’ hit making, award-winning song writers and producers.

The tour set pays homage to Earth, Wind & Fire. When the band went on an extended hiatus in the 1980s, McKay created Al McKay Allstars and reunited many original Earth, Wind & Fire band members, including Verdine White, to resume playing together.

The Al McKay Allstars line up includes: Al McKay (guitar), Tim Owens (vocals), DeVere Duckett(vocals), Claude Woods (vocals), James Manning (bass guitar), Ben Dowling (keyboards),David Iwataki (keyboards),Anthony Beverly(drums), David Leach (percussion),Joel Nunez(saxophone), Luis Gonzales (trumpet), Omar Peralta (trumpet) & Shaunte Palmer(trombone).

MF Robots

MF Robots

Collaborating for the first time while recording and performing with one of the UK’s most commercially successful Acid Jazz bands The Brand New Heavies in 2013, founder / drummer Jan Kincaid and vocalist Dawn Joseph discovered immediate musical chemistry and began writing songs together right away. They soon left the band to concentrate on their own work, starting MF Robots (Music For Robots) and releasing an eponymous debut in 2018. The band have toured the world and were personally asked by Lenny Kravitz to support him on his last European Arena tour – The bands latest record ‘Break The Wall’ is out on BBE Records and including contributions from studio legends, Gail Anne Dorsey (David Bowie) and Cory Wong (Vulfpeck).

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Collaborating for the first time while recording and performing with one of the UK’s most commercially successful Acid Jazz bands The Brand New Heavies in 2013, founder / drummer Jan Kincaid and vocalist Dawn Joseph discovered immediate musical chemistry and began writing songs together right away. They soon left the band to concentrate on their own work, starting MF Robots (Music For Robots) and releasing an eponymous debut in 2018. The band have toured the world and were personally asked by Lenny Kravitz to support him on his last European Arena tour – The bands latest record ‘Break The Wall’ is out on BBE Records and including contributions from studio legends, Gail Anne Dorsey (David Bowie) and Cory Wong (Vulfpeck).

Hollie Cook

Hollie Cook

Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent with charming charisma to craft her own dynamic strand of lover’s rock with tropical vibes, weaving a path from her West London roots to an arena of diverse collaborations, critically acclaimed records, and iconic live appearances around the world. Holly released her first solo album in 2011, with a revered 2012 dub album follow-up, singles such as “Milk & Honey” and “That Very Night” gained support from influential radio stations across Europe.

By the end of 2014 Cook unleashed Twice via Mr. Bongo Records, and with Mike “Prince Fatty” Pelanconi once again aiding in the album’s conception, Cook confidently delivered with her follow-up to a well-received debut. In the wake of another successful release, Hollie hit the road with both The Skints and Protoje, and lent her vocal talent to Quantic’s “Shuffle Them Shoes” single, which also featured on his 1000 Watts album.

Acclaimed legendary producer Martin “Youth” Glover is Cook’s most recent collaborator. Hollie has shown no signs of slowing the pace, she has been touring the World and has recently headlined Tierra Beat Festival in Mexico City to 30,000 people, in Dec returning to play Tropico in Acapulco and had 3 sold out shows at Foro Indie Rocks in Mexico City. Toured Europe and the USA extensively.

Now she is approaching 30 Million streams on Spotify across her catalogue. Recent release was “Honey” her collaboration with Gentlemen’s Dub Club, a couple of other exciting collaborations are in the pipeline and currently working on new material so watch out for more news very soon…

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Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent with charming charisma to craft her own dynamic strand of lover’s rock with tropical vibes, weaving a path from her West London roots to an arena of diverse collaborations, critically acclaimed records, and iconic live appearances around the world. Holly released her first solo album in 2011, with a revered 2012 dub album follow-up, singles such as “Milk & Honey” and “That Very Night” gained support from influential radio stations across Europe.

By the end of 2014 Cook unleashed Twice via Mr. Bongo Records, and with Mike “Prince Fatty” Pelanconi once again aiding in the album’s conception, Cook confidently delivered with her follow-up to a well-received debut. In the wake of another successful release, Hollie hit the road with both The Skints and Protoje, and lent her vocal talent to Quantic’s “Shuffle Them Shoes” single, which also featured on his 1000 Watts album.

Acclaimed legendary producer Martin “Youth” Glover is Cook’s most recent collaborator. Hollie has shown no signs of slowing the pace, she has been touring the World and has recently headlined Tierra Beat Festival in Mexico City to 30,000 people, in Dec returning to play Tropico in Acapulco and had 3 sold out shows at Foro Indie Rocks in Mexico City. Toured Europe and the USA extensively.

Now she is approaching 30 Million streams on Spotify across her catalogue. Recent release was “Honey” her collaboration with Gentlemen’s Dub Club, a couple of other exciting collaborations are in the pipeline and currently working on new material so watch out for more news very soon…

Eddy Smith & The 507

Eddy Smith & The 507

Captivating audiences with his unique, husky voice and tasteful piano accompaniment, Eddy Smith has been making his mark on the UK’s growing Americana scene. Widely recognised as one of the major male vocalists on the Country and Blues circuit, his soulful melodies and infectious songwriting has drawn comparisons to the likes of Joe Cocker, JJ Grey and Marcus King to name a few. Backed by his long-time friends, they form the multinational five-piece, Eddy Smith & The 507. Their music, engulfed by rich vocal harmonies and gospel-like organ is reminiscent of a sound from way before their time. With an irresistible blend of various Americana styles, such as Blues, Folk, Country and Rock, the quintet take a leaf from the books of Nathaniel Ratelif, The Rolling Stones, Eagles and countless other pioneers of their Genres. After appearing on some of the UK's most prestigious stages, including The Isle of Wight Festival, London's The 100 Club and The Troubadour, the band have gained recognition as 'ones to watch' on the UK Roots scene. With both national and international radio play, their songs can be heard over the airwaves across the globe.

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Captivating audiences with his unique, husky voice and tasteful piano accompaniment, Eddy Smith has been making his mark on the UK’s growing Americana scene. Widely recognised as one of the major male vocalists on the Country and Blues circuit, his soulful melodies and infectious songwriting has drawn comparisons to the likes of Joe Cocker, JJ Grey and Marcus King to name a few. Backed by his long-time friends, they form the multinational five-piece, Eddy Smith & The 507. Their music, engulfed by rich vocal harmonies and gospel-like organ is reminiscent of a sound from way before their time. With an irresistible blend of various Americana styles, such as Blues, Folk, Country and Rock, the quintet take a leaf from the books of Nathaniel Ratelif, The Rolling Stones, Eagles and countless other pioneers of their Genres. After appearing on some of the UK's most prestigious stages, including The Isle of Wight Festival, London's The 100 Club and The Troubadour, the band have gained recognition as 'ones to watch' on the UK Roots scene. With both national and international radio play, their songs can be heard over the airwaves across the globe.

Tuba Libres

Tuba Libres

Tuba Libres have unleashed a wave of brassy goodness on the south coast. Their fun-filled
antics have got audiences moving since they formed in Southampton in 2015. Expect energetic lunges, sizzling solos and heavy hitting grooves all backed up by some fat horns.
They’ve played alongside the Hot 8 Brass Band and Too Many Zooz, as well as appearing on BBC Radio and at numerous festivals such as Isle of Wight Festival and Victorious. With two albums under their belt they’re touring the UK in 2022 in support of their 3rd.

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Tuba Libres have unleashed a wave of brassy goodness on the south coast. Their fun-filled
antics have got audiences moving since they formed in Southampton in 2015. Expect energetic lunges, sizzling solos and heavy hitting grooves all backed up by some fat horns.
They’ve played alongside the Hot 8 Brass Band and Too Many Zooz, as well as appearing on BBC Radio and at numerous festivals such as Isle of Wight Festival and Victorious. With two albums under their belt they’re touring the UK in 2022 in support of their 3rd.

Mazza

Mazza

The sound of Davide “Mazza” is a unique mix of r&b, down home blues, rock’n roll with a touch of mediterranean vibe. His telecaster cuts through with a fierce vintage sound, complemented by Mazza’s warm voice. The music comprehends a various mix of roots rhythm blend together in a unique recipe of original tunes (and few tastefully rearranged covers) that will keep the listener on the tip of his toes!

Along with his distinctive guitar sound and phrasing, Mazza will often have at his side either a saxophone or an harmonica player to add some extra spice to the band sound. The music that you’ll hear represents a long journey through different styles and genres in the British capital, where Mazza had the opportunity to taste rock in many different forms - world music and funk - alongside many years spent in the old school blues circuit, that gave him the opportunity to learn and share the stage with artists like Little George Sueref, Ian Siegal, Jeremiah Marquez, Rollo Markee and many others

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The sound of Davide “Mazza” is a unique mix of r&b, down home blues, rock’n roll with a touch of mediterranean vibe. His telecaster cuts through with a fierce vintage sound, complemented by Mazza’s warm voice. The music comprehends a various mix of roots rhythm blend together in a unique recipe of original tunes (and few tastefully rearranged covers) that will keep the listener on the tip of his toes!

Along with his distinctive guitar sound and phrasing, Mazza will often have at his side either a saxophone or an harmonica player to add some extra spice to the band sound. The music that you’ll hear represents a long journey through different styles and genres in the British capital, where Mazza had the opportunity to taste rock in many different forms - world music and funk - alongside many years spent in the old school blues circuit, that gave him the opportunity to learn and share the stage with artists like Little George Sueref, Ian Siegal, Jeremiah Marquez, Rollo Markee and many others

Emilia Tarrant

Emilia Tarrant

Emilia is a 20 yr old singer songwriter from Twyford. Emilia’s debut EP ‘Honeymoon
Phase’ has achieved over 1 million streams so far and her forthcoming music sees her
developing her sound with multibillion streamed producer Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Jamie
Lawson) Emilia has over 50k Shazams, reaching her highest Shazam chart position of
16 Uk & 23 Globally

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Emilia is a 20 yr old singer songwriter from Twyford. Emilia’s debut EP ‘Honeymoon
Phase’ has achieved over 1 million streams so far and her forthcoming music sees her
developing her sound with multibillion streamed producer Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Jamie
Lawson) Emilia has over 50k Shazams, reaching her highest Shazam chart position of
16 Uk & 23 Globally

Nick Ferretti

Nick Ferretti

New Zealand star Nick Ferretti soared to fame overnight after appearing on the German talent show Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar (DSDS) in 2019. His humble story began having self taught from the young age of 11. Nick practiced at this young age on the streets of his hometown, Nelson. His biggest influences thanks to his parents eclectic taste in music were Bruce Springsteen, Mink De Ville, Bob Dylan and Little Feat. Nick fast developed a passion for live performing and went on to become an experienced professional singer songwriter. A few years down the line, Nick set off on a casual tour of New Zealand, in a 1950’s house bus affectionately named ‘Bang Bang’. Nick graced town after town with his talent, making the local papers and prompting his fans back in his hometown of Nelson, to call him into the local radio station for updates on his music and to play some acoustic sets along the way.

In 2020, Nick then went on to win the singing show Germany’s - Das Supertalent, giving an unforgettable performance in the finals. An excellent musician, with a knowledge of a wide variety of instruments and genres. With a history of collaborating with many artists and producers, playing around the world, performing on radio and TV. Nick has a distinctive unique and unforgettable voice.

He is a sought after entertainer, with a long list under his belt of corporate events, high end weddings, private VIP parties and prestigious European balls. From playing privately for Real Madrid’s soccer star Toni Kroos to headlining the televised annual event, Germany’s famous Sportpresse Ball at the Frankfurt Opera House. Frequenting prestigious Rocco Forte hotels, such as the Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt and performing at hundreds of high end private parties all over Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany and Mallorca, Spain.

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New Zealand star Nick Ferretti soared to fame overnight after appearing on the German talent show Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar (DSDS) in 2019. His humble story began having self taught from the young age of 11. Nick practiced at this young age on the streets of his hometown, Nelson. His biggest influences thanks to his parents eclectic taste in music were Bruce Springsteen, Mink De Ville, Bob Dylan and Little Feat. Nick fast developed a passion for live performing and went on to become an experienced professional singer songwriter. A few years down the line, Nick set off on a casual tour of New Zealand, in a 1950’s house bus affectionately named ‘Bang Bang’. Nick graced town after town with his talent, making the local papers and prompting his fans back in his hometown of Nelson, to call him into the local radio station for updates on his music and to play some acoustic sets along the way.

In 2020, Nick then went on to win the singing show Germany’s - Das Supertalent, giving an unforgettable performance in the finals. An excellent musician, with a knowledge of a wide variety of instruments and genres. With a history of collaborating with many artists and producers, playing around the world, performing on radio and TV. Nick has a distinctive unique and unforgettable voice.

He is a sought after entertainer, with a long list under his belt of corporate events, high end weddings, private VIP parties and prestigious European balls. From playing privately for Real Madrid’s soccer star Toni Kroos to headlining the televised annual event, Germany’s famous Sportpresse Ball at the Frankfurt Opera House. Frequenting prestigious Rocco Forte hotels, such as the Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt and performing at hundreds of high end private parties all over Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany and Mallorca, Spain.

Ed Martin

Ed Martin

Born out of a passion to entertain, The Ed Martin Duo formed in the summer of 2010. They
play the forgotten gems and the “No way! I remember this tune” kind of songs. If they do
play the classics, they put their own spin on it. We don’t often do loopers and they don’t do
backing tracks. From Marvin to Mumford, Will-I-Am to Womack. If we don’t know it and you
love it, we will learn it.

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Born out of a passion to entertain, The Ed Martin Duo formed in the summer of 2010. They
play the forgotten gems and the “No way! I remember this tune” kind of songs. If they do
play the classics, they put their own spin on it. We don’t often do loopers and they don’t do
backing tracks. From Marvin to Mumford, Will-I-Am to Womack. If we don’t know it and you
love it, we will learn it.

Supergrass

Supergrass

Pop does have a habit of taking us by surprise, but back in the spring of 1995 you’d have got some decent odds on the chances of three naked men in a bath turning out to be one of the few British bands to escape the 20th Century with their dignity intact. In one early interview, Supergrass took a smart stance on their own future: “We’re aware we could disappear overnight,” Gaz decided. As for success? “If it’s going to happen, it’ll happen.” And somehow it did happen, to the tune of millions of album and single sales, hundreds of gigs, blanket critical acclaim and, yes, a legacy that exists purely because nobody was trying to create one.

At the height of Britpop and Cool Britannia, the Oxford trio signed to Parlophone Records in 1994 and released their debut album I Should Coco in 1995 at the height of Britpop and Cool Britannia. Their most well-known hit “Alright” catapulted them into the mainstream. Since then the band released five albums: In It for the Money (1997), Supergrass (1999), Life on Other Planets (2002) Road to Rouen (2005) and Diamond Hoo Ha (2008), as well as a decade-ending compilation called Supergrass Is 10 (2004). 

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Pop does have a habit of taking us by surprise, but back in the spring of 1995 you’d have got some decent odds on the chances of three naked men in a bath turning out to be one of the few British bands to escape the 20th Century with their dignity intact. In one early interview, Supergrass took a smart stance on their own future: “We’re aware we could disappear overnight,” Gaz decided. As for success? “If it’s going to happen, it’ll happen.” And somehow it did happen, to the tune of millions of album and single sales, hundreds of gigs, blanket critical acclaim and, yes, a legacy that exists purely because nobody was trying to create one.

At the height of Britpop and Cool Britannia, the Oxford trio signed to Parlophone Records in 1994 and released their debut album I Should Coco in 1995 at the height of Britpop and Cool Britannia. Their most well-known hit “Alright” catapulted them into the mainstream. Since then the band released five albums: In It for the Money (1997), Supergrass (1999), Life on Other Planets (2002) Road to Rouen (2005) and Diamond Hoo Ha (2008), as well as a decade-ending compilation called Supergrass Is 10 (2004). 

The Selecter

The Selecter

The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Pauline is one of the very few women in the 2-Tone scene  - often referred to as the Queen of Ska. She was awarded an OBE in the 2022 New Year Honours.

2-Tone was a crucial multi-racial, multi-cultural explosion borne out of Coventry and the Midlands that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. The main bands who pioneered the movement were The Selecter, The Beat, The Specials and Madness.

The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the original 2-Tone era is still there, except the pair are more driven than ever.  Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like “Three Minute Hero,” “Missing Words,” “Too Much Pressure” and “On My Radio.”

The Selecter continue to release new music, charting new albums in the UK in the last couple of years, proving that 2-Tone is still as relevant and important as it was 40 years ago. In October 2017 The Selecter released studio album Daylight – their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting record since the days of Too Much Pressure and Celebrate The Bullet. 

The Selecter toured extensively to celebrate their 40th Anniversary and the 40th anniversary of 2-Tone in 2019. The tour started in Europe covering 7 countries before they headed back for 20 dates in the UK & Ireland finishing at London’s o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

2021 saw the release of a Too Much Pressure Deluxe Edition 3CD Box Set & Vinyl to celebrate the album’s 40th anniversary. The box set contains a new remaster of the original 1980 debut album. CD2 collects all the non-album singles, b-sides, John Peel session and some previously unreleased rarities. CD3 features a newly mixed concert recorded at Tiffany’s in Coventry on the Two Tone Tour in November 1979, along with some tracks recorded in 1980.

The Deluxe Edition reached #1 in the Official UK Vinyl Album Charts and #1 in the Official UK Independent Album Charts on its release.

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The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Pauline is one of the very few women in the 2-Tone scene  - often referred to as the Queen of Ska. She was awarded an OBE in the 2022 New Year Honours.

2-Tone was a crucial multi-racial, multi-cultural explosion borne out of Coventry and the Midlands that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. The main bands who pioneered the movement were The Selecter, The Beat, The Specials and Madness.

The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the original 2-Tone era is still there, except the pair are more driven than ever.  Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like “Three Minute Hero,” “Missing Words,” “Too Much Pressure” and “On My Radio.”

The Selecter continue to release new music, charting new albums in the UK in the last couple of years, proving that 2-Tone is still as relevant and important as it was 40 years ago. In October 2017 The Selecter released studio album Daylight – their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting record since the days of Too Much Pressure and Celebrate The Bullet. 

The Selecter toured extensively to celebrate their 40th Anniversary and the 40th anniversary of 2-Tone in 2019. The tour started in Europe covering 7 countries before they headed back for 20 dates in the UK & Ireland finishing at London’s o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

2021 saw the release of a Too Much Pressure Deluxe Edition 3CD Box Set & Vinyl to celebrate the album’s 40th anniversary. The box set contains a new remaster of the original 1980 debut album. CD2 collects all the non-album singles, b-sides, John Peel session and some previously unreleased rarities. CD3 features a newly mixed concert recorded at Tiffany’s in Coventry on the Two Tone Tour in November 1979, along with some tracks recorded in 1980.

The Deluxe Edition reached #1 in the Official UK Vinyl Album Charts and #1 in the Official UK Independent Album Charts on its release.

Connor Selby

Connor Selby

Connor Selby is a rising British star in the traditions of Eric Clapton and Peter Green, who has already performed with his band at Wembley Stadium, at the age of 22, at the behest of The Who. Winner of The Young Artist of the Year Award in the 2020 and 2021 UK Blues Awards, the young bandleader-guitarist-vocalist draws on influences as diverse as B.B. King, Ray Charles, Free and Nick Drake, creating a soulful blend of hard-hitting blues and emotional, introspective songwriting, which, at times, evokes a modern take on the best of the British blues boom of the 1960s. Connor has recently recorded a self-titled album at Masterlink studios, due for release later this year, featuring 'Redtenbacher's Funkestra', a house band of world-class musicians with CVs to prove it (think Elton John, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Jack Bruce etc). This release should further cement Connor's reputation as one of our brightest young talents; a talent who has already garnered invitations to tour with not only legendary Bluesman John Mayall but also a UK stadium tour with the aforementioned The Who.

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Connor Selby is a rising British star in the traditions of Eric Clapton and Peter Green, who has already performed with his band at Wembley Stadium, at the age of 22, at the behest of The Who. Winner of The Young Artist of the Year Award in the 2020 and 2021 UK Blues Awards, the young bandleader-guitarist-vocalist draws on influences as diverse as B.B. King, Ray Charles, Free and Nick Drake, creating a soulful blend of hard-hitting blues and emotional, introspective songwriting, which, at times, evokes a modern take on the best of the British blues boom of the 1960s. Connor has recently recorded a self-titled album at Masterlink studios, due for release later this year, featuring 'Redtenbacher's Funkestra', a house band of world-class musicians with CVs to prove it (think Elton John, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Jack Bruce etc). This release should further cement Connor's reputation as one of our brightest young talents; a talent who has already garnered invitations to tour with not only legendary Bluesman John Mayall but also a UK stadium tour with the aforementioned The Who.

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard

The most exciting new band to break out of Wales in recent years Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have today released their hotly-anticipated debut album Backhand Deals via Communion. The album has already been subject of critical acclaim from the likes of DIY, Record Collector, The Line Of Best Fit, Gigwise, Uncut, and Dork magazines. The band have also shared the video for album highlight ‘Good Day’ - the sequel to ‘Break Right In’, directed by Will Clark - to celebrate the release. The video brings to light the band’s plans to ambush the evil rhythm-banning Dr. Monadnock and the chaos (involving bald wigs and more) which transpires next.

With Backhand Deals, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard are ripping up the rule book. A rejection of rock music's more archaic ideals, their debut album plunges into Rees’ exploration of honesty and authenticity, and untangles what it means to be a ‘rock star’. The key to this demystification is Rees’ sharp wit - using sarcasm and humour to keep the listener in limbo, and in turn, leading their audience to face their own thoughts. He elaborates: “Usually I would make one big joke out of how we ripped off the whole album or it was a great opportunity to crash and burn or something like that, but as it's coming out I think it's time to dash away the insecurity and say that this is a deeply personal, and in turn honest record.” “I've always had a thing about honesty with our music, it was what made me want to start the band in the first place, I thought 'hey, I'm just going to make music that I love, and if other people love it too, then cool'. I love this record, and if you do too, then cool, very cool.” Off the back of packed-out festival sets last summer and sold-out headline shows at Cardiff Castle and two nights at London’s The Social in October, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard will embark on a headline tour which includes their biggest show in the capital to date at Scala on 10 March - tickets are available HERE. The band have also shared teasers of their enigmatic live shows by recently sharing tantalising live performances of album cuts ‘Yourself’ and ‘You’. Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard will also support Stereophonics alongside the legendary Tom Jones and Catfish and the Bottlemen at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in June.
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Since forming in 2017, the Cardiff-based four-piece - the aforementioned vocalist and guitarist Tom Rees, guitarist Zac White, drummer Ethan Hurst and Rees’ brother and bassist Eddie - have become one of the most talked-about new bands in the U.K. Driven by an exciting, dynamic energy presented at a host of magnetic, hype-building live shows, the band’s critically-acclaimed debut EP The Non-Stop then followed in summer 2020. In the run-up to Backhand Deals’ release, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have seen repeat BBC Radio 1 airplay from Jack Saunders (who featured them as a Power Play and previously Daily Delivery), Annie Mac, and Gemma Bradley, heavy support from Jo Whiley (the band even performed at Maida Vale live-to-air on Whiley’s show) and Will Young on BBC Radio 2, John Kennedy at Radio X (where ‘You’ was added to the X-Posure playlist), as well as Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens at BBC Radio 6 Music.

Across their multiple, frenetic tours, the band have made fans in tourmates from The Magic Gang to Miles Kane, and were set to support Noel Gallagher – another on a growing list of fans – at the Royal Albert Hall before the coronavirus struck. Operating out of their studio base in Cardiff, the band are also an integral part of a blooming Welsh indie scene. Alongside his work in Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Rees is also a fast-rising producer, working with the likes of Do Nothing, Private World, The Bug Club and Panic Shack.

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The most exciting new band to break out of Wales in recent years Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have today released their hotly-anticipated debut album Backhand Deals via Communion. The album has already been subject of critical acclaim from the likes of DIY, Record Collector, The Line Of Best Fit, Gigwise, Uncut, and Dork magazines. The band have also shared the video for album highlight ‘Good Day’ - the sequel to ‘Break Right In’, directed by Will Clark - to celebrate the release. The video brings to light the band’s plans to ambush the evil rhythm-banning Dr. Monadnock and the chaos (involving bald wigs and more) which transpires next.

With Backhand Deals, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard are ripping up the rule book. A rejection of rock music's more archaic ideals, their debut album plunges into Rees’ exploration of honesty and authenticity, and untangles what it means to be a ‘rock star’. The key to this demystification is Rees’ sharp wit - using sarcasm and humour to keep the listener in limbo, and in turn, leading their audience to face their own thoughts. He elaborates: “Usually I would make one big joke out of how we ripped off the whole album or it was a great opportunity to crash and burn or something like that, but as it's coming out I think it's time to dash away the insecurity and say that this is a deeply personal, and in turn honest record.” “I've always had a thing about honesty with our music, it was what made me want to start the band in the first place, I thought 'hey, I'm just going to make music that I love, and if other people love it too, then cool'. I love this record, and if you do too, then cool, very cool.” Off the back of packed-out festival sets last summer and sold-out headline shows at Cardiff Castle and two nights at London’s The Social in October, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard will embark on a headline tour which includes their biggest show in the capital to date at Scala on 10 March - tickets are available HERE. The band have also shared teasers of their enigmatic live shows by recently sharing tantalising live performances of album cuts ‘Yourself’ and ‘You’. Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard will also support Stereophonics alongside the legendary Tom Jones and Catfish and the Bottlemen at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in June.
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Since forming in 2017, the Cardiff-based four-piece - the aforementioned vocalist and guitarist Tom Rees, guitarist Zac White, drummer Ethan Hurst and Rees’ brother and bassist Eddie - have become one of the most talked-about new bands in the U.K. Driven by an exciting, dynamic energy presented at a host of magnetic, hype-building live shows, the band’s critically-acclaimed debut EP The Non-Stop then followed in summer 2020. In the run-up to Backhand Deals’ release, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have seen repeat BBC Radio 1 airplay from Jack Saunders (who featured them as a Power Play and previously Daily Delivery), Annie Mac, and Gemma Bradley, heavy support from Jo Whiley (the band even performed at Maida Vale live-to-air on Whiley’s show) and Will Young on BBC Radio 2, John Kennedy at Radio X (where ‘You’ was added to the X-Posure playlist), as well as Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens at BBC Radio 6 Music.

Across their multiple, frenetic tours, the band have made fans in tourmates from The Magic Gang to Miles Kane, and were set to support Noel Gallagher – another on a growing list of fans – at the Royal Albert Hall before the coronavirus struck. Operating out of their studio base in Cardiff, the band are also an integral part of a blooming Welsh indie scene. Alongside his work in Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Rees is also a fast-rising producer, working with the likes of Do Nothing, Private World, The Bug Club and Panic Shack.

Stefan Mahendra

Stefan Mahendra

Stefan Mahendra is a South East London bred musician that has established himself as an
anomaly amongst the modern day RnB artist. Half Sri Lankan and half German, Mahendra
proudly represents his roots, with his wide and varied influences stemming from his rich
cultural backgrounds and early exposure to gospel music in the church. From there, his love
of soul, RnB and motown grew immeasurably, setting the tone for what his career is today.
With a polished and refined craft that he has made his own, he continues to push the
boundary of his original music. He has a diverse palette of influences including D’angelo,
Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, John Legend.
Stefan has toured the world with bands that were opening shows for the likes of world
famous artists such as Sting, Shaggy, Melanie C and many more. His debut television
appearance was made in 2019, when he became a quarter finalist of ’The Voice UK 2019’.
Following his time on ‘The Voice UK’, Stefan and his band ‘BrownSugar’ went on to support
Olly Murs at the O2 Arena London.
When Stefan is not creating and recording his original music, he continues to perform all
over the world, leaving you with a desire for more of that classic old school sound with a
modern twist that appeals to all ages

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Stefan Mahendra is a South East London bred musician that has established himself as an
anomaly amongst the modern day RnB artist. Half Sri Lankan and half German, Mahendra
proudly represents his roots, with his wide and varied influences stemming from his rich
cultural backgrounds and early exposure to gospel music in the church. From there, his love
of soul, RnB and motown grew immeasurably, setting the tone for what his career is today.
With a polished and refined craft that he has made his own, he continues to push the
boundary of his original music. He has a diverse palette of influences including D’angelo,
Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, John Legend.
Stefan has toured the world with bands that were opening shows for the likes of world
famous artists such as Sting, Shaggy, Melanie C and many more. His debut television
appearance was made in 2019, when he became a quarter finalist of ’The Voice UK 2019’.
Following his time on ‘The Voice UK’, Stefan and his band ‘BrownSugar’ went on to support
Olly Murs at the O2 Arena London.
When Stefan is not creating and recording his original music, he continues to perform all
over the world, leaving you with a desire for more of that classic old school sound with a
modern twist that appeals to all ages

Abi Orfila

Abi Orfila

Abi is a Singer-Songwriter / Country-Rock artist from Kent, UK. She has been part of the UK Music scene as a solo artist and with her sibling trio band ORFILA. She has written and released original music including her current single "Here Right Now", has been featured on BBC Radio and BBC introducing as 'Track Of The Day'. Abi has performed at festivals including C2C Country to Country at O2 Arena in London, Black Deer Festival, and MTV Gibraltar Calling Music Festival. Her music has scored Top 10 in the UK Country iTunes chart and she has recorded and performed at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

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Abi is a Singer-Songwriter / Country-Rock artist from Kent, UK. She has been part of the UK Music scene as a solo artist and with her sibling trio band ORFILA. She has written and released original music including her current single "Here Right Now", has been featured on BBC Radio and BBC introducing as 'Track Of The Day'. Abi has performed at festivals including C2C Country to Country at O2 Arena in London, Black Deer Festival, and MTV Gibraltar Calling Music Festival. Her music has scored Top 10 in the UK Country iTunes chart and she has recorded and performed at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Duo

Duo

Ben Bruant and Will Cashel are duo – playing ‘songs you know in ways you probably don’t’ in a
style fusing flamenco, pop and classical music.

They met and formed duo in 2011 while studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Together the band has recorded five albums and two EPs and performed to audiences
worldwide.

When lockdown began in March 2020, duo began live streaming gigs which evolved into free
weekly performances in the gardens of nominated key and frontline workers to thank them for
their amazing work during the pandemic. These ‘Gigs In Your Garden’ became a huge hit and
were featured on BBC Breakfast, Sky News and in various national newspapers.
‘Gig In Your Garden’ the album, inspired by the music played at these events, was released in
February 2021. The gigs continued weekly until July 2021 – reaching 70 in total – and take
place monthly from now on.

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Ben Bruant and Will Cashel are duo – playing ‘songs you know in ways you probably don’t’ in a
style fusing flamenco, pop and classical music.

They met and formed duo in 2011 while studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Together the band has recorded five albums and two EPs and performed to audiences
worldwide.

When lockdown began in March 2020, duo began live streaming gigs which evolved into free
weekly performances in the gardens of nominated key and frontline workers to thank them for
their amazing work during the pandemic. These ‘Gigs In Your Garden’ became a huge hit and
were featured on BBC Breakfast, Sky News and in various national newspapers.
‘Gig In Your Garden’ the album, inspired by the music played at these events, was released in
February 2021. The gigs continued weekly until July 2021 – reaching 70 in total – and take
place monthly from now on.

The Clock Winders

The Clock Winders

‘The Clock Winders’ turn back time with a nostalgic repertoire of swing, jazz and acoustic country music. Joyous vocal harmonies, bouncing upright bass and mellifluous bop guitar combine to create an enchanting old timey show perfect for bringing out your inner hepcat. Make time with ‘The Clock Winders,’ featuring the vocals and acoustic guitar of Nina Clark, Sam Dunn on electric guitar, and Ben Somers on vocals and upright bass.

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‘The Clock Winders’ turn back time with a nostalgic repertoire of swing, jazz and acoustic country music. Joyous vocal harmonies, bouncing upright bass and mellifluous bop guitar combine to create an enchanting old timey show perfect for bringing out your inner hepcat. Make time with ‘The Clock Winders,’ featuring the vocals and acoustic guitar of Nina Clark, Sam Dunn on electric guitar, and Ben Somers on vocals and upright bass.

Skies

Skies

SKIES have honed their unique rock/pop sound and live performance over hundreds of shows,
playing in some of the UK's most revered music venues. From plays on BBC Radio 1 to featuring on hit shows like 'Made in Chelsea' and 'The Only Way is Essex', you may have heard their music, now experience this rising duo, live!

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SKIES have honed their unique rock/pop sound and live performance over hundreds of shows,
playing in some of the UK's most revered music venues. From plays on BBC Radio 1 to featuring on hit shows like 'Made in Chelsea' and 'The Only Way is Essex', you may have heard their music, now experience this rising duo, live!

St Luna

St Luna

"Taking pride in being a true DIY artist – ST LUNA writes, records, produces and performs
everything himself from his bedroom – his trajectory of infectious alt-pop singles is proving to be
an exciting rise. Despite his artistry only just being on the cusp of its beginning, ST LUNA has
already written and collaborated with an array of artists including Just Jack, Good Scott, Taura
Lamb and EVER. With his talents already receiving support from the likes of BBC Radio One,
BBC Introducing and Spotify’s New Music Friday and Fresh finds playlists, it’s evident that this
bedroom-pop newcomer is about to start flying onto every tastemaker’s radar."

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"Taking pride in being a true DIY artist – ST LUNA writes, records, produces and performs
everything himself from his bedroom – his trajectory of infectious alt-pop singles is proving to be
an exciting rise. Despite his artistry only just being on the cusp of its beginning, ST LUNA has
already written and collaborated with an array of artists including Just Jack, Good Scott, Taura
Lamb and EVER. With his talents already receiving support from the likes of BBC Radio One,
BBC Introducing and Spotify’s New Music Friday and Fresh finds playlists, it’s evident that this
bedroom-pop newcomer is about to start flying onto every tastemaker’s radar."

Our Resident DJ - Harriet Rose

End the night of a high in The Truly Big Top Tent

HARRIET'S HOUSE PARTY

Dust off your dancing shoes, because Harriet's House Party is back with a BANG with some very special guest DJs...

Taking us into the night will be our returning resident DJ, Harriet Rose. A hugely sought after and established DJ both in London and internationally, Harriet has pulled in the crowds at S&U over the years with her ‘hit-after-hit’ sets.

On top of regularly hosting for MTV and presenting award shows, you can catch Harriet on Kiss FM Breakfast, interviewing guests like Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Little Mix and Daniel Kaluuya.

Harriet spends her summers DJing festivals , events and VIP parties, supporting the likes of Craig David​, Gorgon City ​& Neiked ​and performed sets at various ​celebrity and charity events including London Fashion Week.

This year she has some DJ pals joining her at the decks to make sure that her house party is one you want an invite to!

This year we'll be finishing things off by grabbing a refreshing Truly Hard Seltzer and making our way over to the Truly Big Top Tent for some serious sundowners at Harriet's House Party.

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Our line-up of Guest DJs...

The festi-fun carried on into sundowners with our line-up of very special guest DJs! 

THE PIG, New Forest (18th June) - Johnnie Walker

With Lulu finding time in her current UK tour to play a part in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, we are now bringing two National Treasures to The Truly Big Top Tent... the legendary DJ Johnnie Walker will be joining us! Johnnie, whose pioneering career started on the Pirate Ships Radio England and Radio Caroline in the 60’s, before moving onto Radio 1 and Radio 2, will bring two icons to the stage, kicking off the DJ set with a few huge hits from the swinging 60’s and 70’s.

THE PIG-near Bath, Somerset (9th July) - TBC

Keep an eye out as we'll be announcing our special guest DJ at THE PIG-near Bath in the next few weeks...

Lime Wood, New Forest (23rd July) - Daisy Lowe

Established model and personality, Daisy Lowe has starred in major campaigns for designers including Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs and has been shot by some of the most notable names in fashion.

DJing at events around London, Daisy will be leaving the city for one night only and and turning up The Truly Big Top Tent with Harriet Rose, to bring you the ultimate set to get you pulling out some serious moves.

THE PIG-at Bridge Place (13th August) - Professor Green

Crossover superstar of British music, the Hackney born and raised rapper Professor Green, otherwise known as Stephen Manderson will be joining us for another festival season with a chart-topping mix to finish the festival with. With two Top 3 albums, 3 million combined UK sales, and best known for his tracks ‘Read All About It’ and ‘I Need You Tonight’, Professor Green will be taking to the stage with Harriet to make sure you have a night you won’t forget!