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.
Crow Puppets are a Devon based female duo who perform homespun folk. They sing close harmonies and blend a hotchpotch of instruments, weaving mysterious imagery and tender lyrics. Both women have their own distinctive sound and working together has given rise to an exciting contrast of songwriting, which cultivates memories of forgotten landscapes and rugged terrain.
Tobacco Factory and Bristol Beer Factory join
forces once again to create a fantastic beer and live music festival
with over 40 craft beers and ciders.
hailing from Bristol, play a mix of classic jazz and filthy swing tunes
from the 1920's onwards. The band are heavily influenced by Louis
Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and groups such as The Mills Brothers and
Harlem Hamfats and have taken those characteristic sounds and made them
their own. the double bassist and guitarist provide a solid and fertile
foundation for the husky, soulful voice of Rachel Lawrence to sow her
Conjuring up the mood of 1930’s Paris, fused with the energy of a campfire jam session, these are a group of musicians with a passion for gypsy swing music.
Irresistible rhythms, lyrical melodies and our own little bit of ‘special sauce’ give us the ingredients for a heart warming, hip swinging sound.
Based in Bristol (UK), The Schmoozenbergs are Sam Stennett (Guitar), Tom Brydon Smith (Guitar), Alex Taylor (Violin) and Ron Phelan (Double Bass).