Daytime Gig Guide* - BugWam & Live Stage
We’ve got an array of different things going on during the daytime, so you can while away a few hours listening and watching some amazing talent play in the BugWam and take to the Live Stage.
Daytime Line Up:
Mad Definition Info
Joe Kelly Info
Jack Ellis Info
Holy Dog Info
Amy Claire Info
Will Bates Info
Rhett Barrow Info
Kenneth J Nash Info
James Watt & the Avenues Info
Jess Orestano Info
Eva Rose Info
Theo Theo Info
Dunn wiv Whiskey Info
Junk Orchestra Info 3 - 4.15pm
Junk Orchestra Info 12 - 1.15pm
Junk Orchestra Info 1.15 - 2.30pm
FRIDAY - BugWam
Singer/Songwriter and Rapper from Bournemouth. Creating original and different styles of music via Guitar /Loop Pedal and Midi Keyboard. Also performs a wide variety of Covers.
Fern Foxpalmer is a London based singer/songwriter. Fern combines the genres of acoustic, rock and folk to create deep, tearful and soulful music.
Saturday - BugWam
It's easy to consign the idea of the itinerant blues singer to myth or caricature but Joe Kelly is as close as you'll get to the real thing.
Having spent the last couple of years calling a dilapidated camper van home and playing hundreds of shows armed with just a beaten-up guitar, a stomping foot and a harmonica, Joe decided that enough was enough, breaking free of the limitations of the one-man band and enlisting the services of a hand picked troupe of the finest local guns for hire, the ‘Royal Pharmacy’.
Debut single ‘Devil At Your Door’, an apocalyptic folk-blues with roots instrumentation and a contemporary edge proved an immediate hit with regional radio DJs earning the band a BBC Horizons grant and setting Joe up for a fruitful summer of festival appearances and an Italian tour.
The Launchpad funding saw Joe Kelly & The Royal Pharmacy begin work on their debut album at the renowned Monnow Valley studios, the first single from which, ‘Babylon’, was released in November 2017.
A bilingual Singer/Songwriter from the Southernmost point in South Wales who crafts real songs from real stories . Whilst his music takes influence from classic rock its alternative production values and sharp commercial hooks will appeal to fans of Jeff Buckley, Ben Howard, Frank Turner and Catfish & The Bottlemen.
Through the following months Jack has assembled a team of select session players to support his heartfelt lyrics to augment the delicate arpeggiated guitar lines that have become his signature sound.
Towards the end of 2016 Jack played an acoustic set at The Priority Lounge at Bastille’s gig 02 London Arena.
Country Blues with pop sensibilities encased in tape and lo fi noise.
A singer/songwriter from Wellingborough.
Her latest EP ‘What Would You Do?’ reached number 4 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
Amy Claire accompanied by John Bowman on keys have performed at London’s prestigious venue, The Bedford, both the Genting and Barclay Card Arena’s support stages and travelled to Uganda as Notivate’s ambassador performing at the official opening of the Media Centre at the Discovery Centre.
Amy’s Claire has appeared on numerous radio stations including BBC Introducing and her original music is available on iTunes and Spotify.
Singer/songwriter based in Kettering, UK. Will has been writing and performing his own music for several years, with influences ranging from indie and folk to psychedelic rock. He recently recorded and self-produced debut release “SWIM”, a 7 track EP which fuses acoustic guitar with dreamy synths and dark vocal melodies to create a complex yet seamlessly flowing piece, with lyrics ranging from subjects of self-reflection to existential-pondering.
Alternative Singer/songwriter from Leicester currently working on a 3rd studio album 'Music for the soul' along with a debut EP with his band Dedbeats.
Kenneth J Nash
Drawing on his influences (Cohen, Waits, Cash, Reed & Cave), his deftly dramatic songs of love, loss, regret and renewal – not to mention addiction – bring this artist’s dark journey vividly to life. His passion for instrumentation is behind his absorbing production; guitar, mandolin, Irish whistle, cello and double bass combine to give his output a delightful folksy sound.
Recent live shows include Isle of Wight Festival and being selected to appear at Seth Lakeman’s alternative Hootenanny at The Convent. He has provided support for artists such as Eliza Carthy, The Wonderstuff, Mark Geary, Suzanne Vega and Seth Lakeman.
With his intuitive gift for self-reflection and humble view of the world woven into a stream of beautiful melodies, the music of Kenneth J Nash is a warm, sophisticated pleasure.
James Watt & the Avenues
James Watt & the Avenues are a predominantly ‘SURF’ and rock’n’roll 3-piece, specialising in reverb-drenched instrumental songs that evoke the sound of crashing waves and covering songs from the early days of rock and roll.
Our niche’ is mixing classic ‘SURF’ standards with well-known new wave, punk, pop and other songs to create a ‘mash’ of individuality. We are also influenced by all things 60s-instrumental, Surf Rock, Punk, New-Wave and obviously Rock’n’Roll.
Sunday - BugWam
A female singer/songwriter living in Norfolk. She has been writing songs and recording in her bedroom since she was 15, With influences varying from Laura Marling, Joni Mitchell and Ed Sheeran, to The 1975 and Chvrches. In 2014, Jess graduated from UEA with a degree in music technology, and has played lead and rhythm guitar in many bands before deciding to remain a solo act. Jess's songs have elements of pop and folk and she has fans of all ages and backgrounds.
Singer song writer from Uppingham . And this year’s Winner of Leicester’s got talent . Eva has a distinctive voice with a country tang . She plays 7 instruments but most famous for her guitar and piano playing . She has a massive voice for a little lady and Music is her life. Currently working on her first ep a real one to watch.
Theodore In Theory, catchy indie rock in practice.
Dunn wiv Whiskey
Dunn wiv Whiskey are contemporary folk singer-songwriters from Northampton. Malcolm Dunn and Whiskey Bob with Gerald Claridge perform their own original songs and occasional covers. Their first time playing together was unplanned, when Whiskey Bob accompanied Malcolm Dunn at a gig one Tuesday night and the rest is history.
They have appeared in a number of concerts and festivals including Hay on Wye and in October 2017, having appeared on BBC Radio Northampton, they released the album Not ‘til yesterday, at a sellout concert.
The Junk Orchestra is a super sonic recycled collection of objects, rescued & re-invented from the urban sprawl.
Todays unique consumer culture provides wonderful opportunities to up-cycle express yourself through art and music.
Director Saul Eisenberg; a former Stomp and Bluemanb member started the company in 2011 from a curiosity to create percussive tuned music created from the sounds of recycled and discarded objects.
*As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.