Every Sunday we showcase some of the regions finest musicians during the afternoon, from 1.30pm and also in the evening at 8pm.
ACUSTICA / 8pm
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.
13 & 14 SEPTEMBER
FACTOBERFEST / 8pm
American Roots, Blues, Folk, Cajun, Rockabilly, Old-Time Country and all things Americana and plenty of Bristol Beer Factory beers for any installment of our two day bonanza.
Full music and beer lineup to folllow.....
TOYFACE / 8pm
Formed in 2007 after a chance meeting in the back of a broke down
traveller’s truck - both hailing from the Bristol/Somerset area, Tamsyn
and James started writing and performing songs together shortly
afterwards. Lyrics and melodies are provided by Tamsyn, around which
James builds the piano pieces and the rest of the band play. Described
as ‘old swing in a new style’, Tamsyn’s songwriting resides somewhere
between fun-time party music and more conscientious, emotional lyricism.
BALANCA / 8pm
Balança’s music draws on both Jazz and the music of Brazil.Their material ranges from the Bossa Novas and Sambas of Jobim and João Gilberto, through to the music of contemporary Brazilian Jazz artists including Joyce and Hermeto Pascoal and Jazz artists such as Pat Metheny and Chick Corea.
The rhythms and grooves of Brazil are at the heart of Balança’s sound and Cathy’s assured percussion locks in with the Rhythm Section to create exciting patterns and textures. Balança’s performances are uplifting, energetic and eminently danceable.
THE OPEN SECRETS / 8pm
The Open Secrets were formed in 2012. They play a brand of Americana that combines the best of modern country and old-time mountain music, with an emotional intensity that is all their own. But if you are looking for reference points you could do worse than triangulate Gillian Welch Steve Earle and the Band.
The band bring the dustbowl tradition into the 21st Century. Their songs are populated by drunks, losers and drifters. But every once in a while love wins out and the guy gets the gal.
The Open Secrets take their name from the collection of short stories of the same name by Canadian writer Alice Munro.
TWO MAN TING/ 8pm
"Two Man Ting comprise midlander Jon Lewis and Sierra Leonian Jah-Man Aggrey. They are an offshoot of Le Cod Afrique, the world dance collective who were something of a hit on the small festival circuit a few years back, and like that band they play a bright, appealing blend of multicultural roots-pop centred on Lewis’s Palm Wine-meets-highlife picked guitar and Aggrey’s sunny, chatty vocals. Djembe and hand percussion fill out a sound that should lighten up many an outdoor musical gathering this summer."
FLAMJAZZ BROTHERHOOD / 8pm
Founded in Bristol, by the union of Ivan Moreno (percussion,vocals), Michel Padron (Trumpet, Trombone) Cuffy Cuthbertson (Guitars) Ron Phelan (double bass)
As the name suggests, this talented quartet perform their original compositions & classic covers in a exciting fusion of Flamenco & Jazz styles.