This mysterious coming together of Richard'Velvet Chestnut' Hughes, lost troubadour from a deserted circus, and Hungarian percussionist Adam Pettick is very likely to conjure up the drifting smoke of carousing campfires as well as the stark shadows of forbidding forests. It certainly will not give you the hump.
The Slimline Shufflers play New Orleans inspired blues and boogie, with a fresh take on timeless classics alongside thier own compositions. With
on vocals and harmonica, Eric Arthur on piano, Jai Widdowson-Jones on drums and various talented guest musicians.
If the phrase ‘hard swinging’ means anything then the Vipers are the ones to know. Boiling down the essence of classic jazz, blues and soul this offshoot of the meltingly good Hannah & The Tastemakers bring classy oldtime dance music right back into the spotlight.
Singer & percussionist Jaime Cantera (Jimi Can) and guitarrist Cuffy Cuthberson are Flamenco Loco. They are often joined by other flamenco musicians and dancers to play some wonderfully vibrant Spanish music.
Crossbreed the explosive excitement of the Klondike Gold Rush with the dangerous energies of the Last Chance Saloon, and then throw in the heart-searing agony of The Dustbowl. In the background and in the distance, you can always hear the haunting echo of the freight-train whistle.
Ponchartrain offer you a goodly slice of evocative American culture. The skilful and stylish musicianship of these guys and gals, combined with all those infectious swinging rhythms and tasty instrumental licks, is guaranteed to get toes tapping and to bring out the smiles all round. With a dobro/acoustic guitar, fiddle/accordion, lead guitar and double-bass topped by harmony vocals, this four-piece outfit gives you Vintage Country.
Solana are an instrumental gypsy-folk band. Hailing from all corners of Europe, their style reflects the diversity of their backgrounds and interests: their sound encompasses folk, swing, klezmer, flamenco, latin, reggae and trip-hop. Their live shows combine intricate arrangements with energetic performances and healthy doses of improvisation, and have been getting crowds dancing across the UK, France and Spain since their formation in late 2012.
Pitch perfect vocal harmony trio who perform their own arrangements of well known soul/motown, gospel and pop songs.
Playing sounds and rhythms from across the Balkans, all the way to the Middle East. With soaring clarinet melodies and fast syncopated guitar and percussion, they play a stormy mixture of traditional and original songs which will take you on a journey to far away lands
This cracking duo brings together Sefrial’s top saxophone player Sophie
Stockham with the rich soul-jazz keyboards of Ruth Hammond (herself a
fine saxophonist in Brass Junkies and others). Expect things to run from
the cooly soulful to the smouldering grooves.