LADY NADE & GUTIEZ
Bristols songstress sings a collection of her favorite jazz and blues covers accompanied by Zen Hussies Guitarist Seb Gutiez.
‘Lady Nade’s voice has the husky resonance of a life well-lived and lessons learned, and yet she’s one of the brightest young sparks to emerge in the last year or so. Her songs sketch moments of emotional transformation, love and loss, arranged with care and effortlessly delivered in That Voice – yummy!’ – The Canteen
‘Emblematic of the Bristol music scene at its best. A distinctively individual performer’ – Julian Owen – Venue Magazine
TWO MAN TING
TwoManTing are Sierra Leonean master-drummer Jah-man Aggrey and virtuoso guitarist Jon Lewis and have become a hit on the UK festival circuit with their brand of bouncy “Sunshine Afro-roots”. Using guitar, live loops and percussion the duo creates a highly danceable full band sound and their reputation has earned them recent support slots with The Oysterband and major African performers such as Tinariwen and Muntu Valdo. Performances feature maringa, palm-wine and highlife grooves with thoughtful and thought-provoking lyrics on subjects ranging from childhood memories, political protest and er….duvets.
"Full of such bright, tuneful moments, this will really take-off in an intimate live setting" fRoots Magazine
"Brilliant - love this sound! If you want a bit of early summer, then get this in your ear-holes!" Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
BOXCAR JOE STROUZER
A harmonica player, blues shouter and guitar picker, Boxcar Joe sings songs from his travels from Newcastle to New Orleans and a hell of a lot of places in between and, of course, gives the occasional impression of a freight train...
"The only British guy I've ever liked" Blind Texas Marlin
DAVE PERRY TRIO
Cool and contemporary jazz outfit with
Dave's nimble saxophone exploring some of his original material and ably
supported by Joe Allen's excellent double bass and the redoubtable
drumming of Paul Wigens.
NUALA HONAN with AARON CATLOW
"The delivery is saucily gothic and deliciously deadpan, with the highly talented and original folk-scene stalwart, Nuala Honan providing a compelling comedic focal point as well as stunning vocals – this woman has bags of stage presence and a voice that can do anything from soft and tender balladry to spine-tingling soul." Rina Vergano, Venue Magazine
Contemporary acoustic music trio Acustica are steeped in the rhythms and
nuances of South American popular music and folk traditions. Whether
playing traditional music, their original songs or unlikely arrangements
of unexpected rock and pop numbers the chiming voices and guitars and
the percussion undertow never lose sight of those roots.
12 years of experience and showmanship leaves this professional trio
well versed at taking the audience on a journey.
The hot-club style outfit travels through desert caravans, mediteranian
vibes and 40s swing-dance halls, depending on where the crowd, and the
band, want to go!
Their fresh sound and variety of instruments and rhythms keeps any
audience interested. Gypsy Jazz, classic songs, mellow clarinet tones,
and driving Bari sax , all under pinned by the tight swing of vibrant
guitar and Bass.
ANT NOEL & FRIENDS
Harmonic and melodious folk, rootsy Americana and train-chuggin' country rock from Jersey born, Wells resident, song-writer Ant Noel and his gaggle of world-class musicians.