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Saturday 1st July 2017 – 11am till late
11am – 2pm
EXPLODE THE TV – “were formed in 2011 by Bentley Browning, who was looking for equally-mad-for-it musicians. He found Chris Witherall and Andi Skipsey — a fierce rhythm section. Within 2 weeks of naming the band — as a metaphor for smashing darkness, fear and lies — they got an audition for a Sky TV documentary. After succeeding at the audition, the band got kicked off the show for “TV smashing antics” and outspoken comments on the media’s shortfalls. The footage lies in the vaults of Sky TV and is sure to be unearthed soon. Amy Winehouse served the drinks at that show. Spotted by Tom Aidenhead, producer with Pete Doherty and The Mystery Jets, they started work on their debut album, Godbox, to be released in August 2013. The band had previously released their double A-side single “Use Me/Cry For Attention” (available on iTunes). UCB, Hoxton FM, Total Rock and On FM have all played the tracks. Their single “Pure Water” reached equal success, being added to XFM’s playlist”. (http://explodethetv.co.uk/)
CIRCA NEVER– Rock/Grunge Band
CODENAME COLIN – ” Codename Colin are a five piece Ska Punk band from Hertfordshire. Originally formed by frontman Charlie Gabriel in 2012 and reformed in 2016 with a new solid line up.
Codename Colin have spent the last year bringing their energetic live show to crowds in London and Hertfordshire, in only a way a ska punk band can, with catchy beats and melodies and impressive Sax driven hooks.”
6pm – late
BLUES, FOLK, ROCK
JOHN McCLEAN & THE CLAN are back again with a magical blend of mighty vocals, solid grooves and lively energy which will raise the hair on the back of your neck! John McClean was born in born in Wellington, New Zealand. He formed his first band around 1976, and has worked on many musical projects since coming to the UK with the “Early Days Blues Band” in 1998. He has performed worldwide at folk, Gospel,and bluegrass festivals. John is a highly acclaimed singer and guitarist who sings from the heart and has an extraordinary hold on an audience. His warmth and conviction exude from the stage whenever he plays. “One of the best Blues voices to come out of NZ” – Alan Muggeridge, Rowan Studios, Taranaki.
KID CALLED SORROW – “Listening to Rochdale’s Kid Called Sorrow is like putting on some vinyl on a rainy day, where you can sit back, gather your thoughts and have a mug of hot tea. It’s music which is neither ostentatious nor overly emotional. Instead Kid Called Sorrow sings with an unassuming, detached melancholy, an authentic nobility which makes his music timeless and accessible” The Manc Review.
BOB COLLUM – kinda alt-country, rock & roll and a smidgen of folk with a potent dose of guilt, a dollop of sin and a drop of salvation.