Lion’s Mane Stage
Friday 6th July
Freshly signed to Marshall Records, REWS are a gritty girl:girl Belfast/London duo that play edgy rock guitar and drums… “FANTASTIC – LIKE A FEMALE ROYAL BLOOD” said Mark Radcliffe on BBC TV after they played the John Peel Main Stage at Glastonbury this year.
Once signed they recorded their debut album in the world renowned Abbey Road Studios in London, in June 2017 they released their first single on Marshall “Miss You In The Dark” to coincide with their Glastonbury show on the mighty John Peel Stage.
So far the single has been played on Radio 1, Radio 6, Radio X, Kerrang Radio, Planet Rock as well as national stations in Ireland and Japan.
Praying Mantis are a rock band from the UK. They were formed in 1973 in London by brothers Tino Troy and Chris Troy.
Last year, the band celebrated 35 years since the release of their iconic album `Time Tells No Lies`. Lauded as a classic with its catchy, unforgettable melodies and lush vocal harmonies, it is one of the few albums of its kind that has stood the test of time. Together with tracks from their 2015 Frontier Records release `Legacy`, which received amazing reviews worldwide, these will form the main basis of their live set. The band delivers a unique experience with songs that have not, until recently, been played since 1982. The energy, power and production will take the audience back and forth from 1981 to the current day, giving incredible nostalgia as well as showcasing new material. Their new album is well on the way and scheduled for release in April 2018.With the resurgence in interest of the NWOBHM movement, who better than one of the top 10 bands of its time and this genre to deliver the goods!
The Son (Symptoms Of Now) are a high energy rock band from the south of England that formed in 2012 when Sav Avvakoumides Jnr met engineer-producer Joshua J Macrae (The Cross/Queen/Pulp/Foo Fighters). With Songs Sav had written he went to work finding the right musicians to form a band…. The players were found and as they say the rest is history. The Son is busy recording their third album which will be available in summer 2016
“here come The Son, Dirty rock ‘n rollers from Surrey and are the sort of band who ooze 70’s rock. Cut them they would bleed a blend of vinyl, alcohol and unsavory substances, Seriously terrific ballsy anthems that burst out of the speakers propelling the listener along with their heady exuberance. These guys can really write and exude huge potential! Here comes The Son and I say….. They’re all right 4/5” Gary Bushell Street Sounds (August 2015)
Saturday 7th July
SCOUTING FOR GIRLS
The Haslemere Fringe Festival Saturday/Weekend Headliners
The famous indie rock band formed in 2005. Scouting for Girls
consists of three childhood friends – lead vocalist and guitar player Roy
Stride, Peter Ellard on percussion and Greg Churchouse playing bass
guitar, who have grown up into pop legends. Their self-titled debut
album sat at No. 1 in the UK charts for two weeks and produced several
hit singles including Elvis Ain’t Dead and She’s So Lovely, followed by
another two UK chart top 10 albums.
Scouting for Girls have been nominated for a number of top awards
during their career, including four BRIT Award nominations and have
evolved into a national institution becoming the under-rated band we
love more than we think we do!
I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing charted at number 12 in the Official Top 40 Album Chart on release in January 2017. The album, the second under her own label – CTRL Records – was described as ‘a triumph’ by The Sun.
More than 12,000 tickets sold for Spraggan’s Dear You tour and the summer season continues with shows confirmed at some of the UK’s biggest festivals. Recognised as one of the leading lights in the LGBT community, Spraggan has managed to build her fanbase to a new high.
Lucy appeared on the X Factor in 2012, since then her audition video has been viewed more than 40 million times. She achieved the unprecedented success of securing a top 20 single (Last Night) and top 40 album (Top Room at the Zoo) while still competing on the TV show. She went on to be the officially most Googled musician of 2012.
Lucy immediately signed to Columbia and her debut album Join the Club was a top-ten success. Her next record We Are was released on her own label, after Spraggan opted to take the independent route. The album just missed out on a top twenty position.
Lucy’s music-writing career began with Don Maclean and Kirsty McColl as her major influences, embellished with the folk riffs of Peter, Paul and Mary, and taking on the punchy riffs of traditional R and B.
Her name is now synonymous a melodic middle ground where pop and acoustic folk meet. The toe-tapping interpretations of classic sounds and the harmony-heavy ballads that she pulls from modern rhythm and blues are hard to forget. Spraggan’s trademark sound is the rattle of rap dropped into sing-along folk-style numbers.
After releasing four albums in five years Lucy is probably due a rest, but the writing process is already underway for album number 5. Her live calendar is looking busier than ever too with another tour planned for the Autumn. Watch this space!
THE BURNING GLASS
The Burning Glass are a four piece from the UK sharing true stories with their audiences in a unique acoustic landscape created by guitar, double bass, tuned percussion ukulele and drums. They play with fierce energy, lilting layers of vocals and sparks of lyrical wit.
Edwin Brooks, a songwriter and organic grower from Liphook and his cousin Kizzy Brooks, a professional orchestral percussionist formed the band in 2013. The Brooks are joined by fantastic local bassist William Hughs, composer and percussionist Will Edwards (Royal College of Music), talented vocalist and cellist Irene Blaze-Cameron (Guildhall) and by Joseph Trudgeon, a rapidly emerging talent in the UK Jazz and swing scene. Together they create a unique and uplifting sound and are making waves in the UK festival scene.
The band recently crowd funded £5000 to make their second full length album entitled ‘Happiness is Egg Shaped”. The record enlarges on the themes of family, love and belonging as well as bonus helpings of cookery based ranting and wildlife conservation themed classic rock. They have been featured on a BBC introducing session and BBC 6 music.
Sour Kix are a young band from Woking in Surrey. Formed 4 years ago they are made up of siblings Amelie (12 vocals), Ollie (15 drums) and Louis (17 guitar and vocals) alongside best friend Ed (17 bass guitar). A highly energetic mix of pop/rock explodes from their performances and their skill at pleasing the crowd with a selection of well crafted originals along with a selection of high octane covers (which they like to put their own spin on) has culminated in them being requested to play at numerous festivals around the country along with supporting some amazing bands across the South of England. They gained further attention when they were asked to play live on Channel 4’s TFI Friday, drawing acclaim from presenter Chris Evans and guests Ronnie Wood, Ellie Goulding and The Vamps. Their first EP ‘Wildest Dreams’ has been extremely well received and more recordings are in the pipeline.
“Amazing” – Ronnie Wood
“Sour Kix, you totally owned that stage” – Sound of the Sirens
“Ever noticed it’s the shortest in your group of friends who’s the loudest? Yup, that’s me. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I tell it like it is.
I’m brutally honest.
Music has been with me all my life. Music has seen me through some terrible times. But helped me celebrate the magical times too. I have an uncanny ability to remember all the lyrics to a song just after a couple of listens. Though I have trouble remembering my own songs! It’s to do with my Dyslexia.
I’ve had to cope with some fairly serious mental health issues since I was a kid. I don’t hide it. I’m open about it. You’ll hear plenty of references to mental health in my music. I want to help stop it being a taboo subject. I want to encourage others to open up as it can be the first step towards recovery.
I’m actually a very sensitive soul. Until a year ago, I had never dared to sing in front of anyone. That’s now changing. Hope you enjoy my music. And my wonderful band who’ve been by my side since the beginning. Dunno where I’d be without them, tbh. This will be our first ever, ‘proper’ gig. My anxiety has been going through the roof!
Love, Rach xx”
DUTCH CRIMINAL RECORD
Sunday 8th July
THE REAL THING
THE REAL THING
FEEL THE FORCE TOUR 2018
STILL LOOKING & SOUNDING GREAT
The 3 original singers, brothers Chris & Eddie Amoo with Dave Smith.
Featuring million-selling hits including three No. 1 singles in the 70’s & 80’s ‘You to me are Everything’ ‘Can’t get by without you’ & ‘Feel the Force’ Hear all the hits plus some fantastic covers such as ‘Ladies Night’ ‘Celebration’ ‘Good Times’ & ‘Ain’t no stopping us now’ in an action packed show.
Multi-million selling soul band The Real Thing are ready to give their much loved disco inspired hits a new lease of life with an extensive UK tour. Featuring the group’s three original vocalists Eddie Amoo, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, along with their 5-piece band, the trio deliver a funky ‘in your face’ show with a strong ‘retro flavour’ with the band’s classic songs mixed with contemporary grooves.Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut hit single ‘You to Me Are Everything’, the Liverpool based trio boast three million selling hit singles including, ‘Can’t Get by Without You’, ‘Whenever You Want My Love’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’, making them the UK’s best-selling black group of the late 70s.
In 1986 ‘You to Me Are Everything’, ‘Can’t Get by Without You’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’ were all remixed and became huge hits once again, thanks to their huge club following.In 2005, ‘Love’s Such a Wonderful Thing’ was sampled by French dance outfit Daft Punk and re-titled ‘So Much Love to Give’. The same year the Freeloaders had a UK Top 10 single with ‘So Much Love to Give’ which featured The Real Thing resulting in the band charting across 3 decades.The Real Thing recently released ‘The Real Thing Live’ DVD and CD recorded at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool and celebrates 40 years on the road and includes the concert in full, new material and a cover of The Beatles song ‘Eleanor Rigby’.
The band continue to tour up and down the country selling out venues including the Jazz Café, London and regularly perform at 70’s & 80’s festivals alongside such artists as Rick Astley, Boy George, Belinda Carlisle, Kool and the Gang and Chic.Commenting on The Real Thing’s success, singer Chris Amoo said, ‘There’s always going to be a sense of nostalgia about our music. It’s the sound track to so many people’s lives and that will never die.’
Mission Impossible live by the belief that to play music is to have fun. And when you see this band playing the music that they love, you’ll feel that fun too! Sensational lead vocalist Bernadette Powell showcases her huge gospel range on Janis Joplin’s ‘Piece of my Heart’, rips the roof off with Tina Turners ‘Nutbush City Limits’ and then hands over to the band’s blistering brass section to belt out perpetual floor fillers like ‘Pick Up The Pieces’.
Comprising of musicians who have played on such hits as ‘Rolling In The Deep’ by Adele and ‘Next to Me’ by Emile Sande, a night of dancing and grooving is guaranteed!
“Gleadhraich’s bagpipe rock and pop arrangements are a touch of genius”, Dougie Maclean
“Gleadhraich are wicked. Their sound is very contemporary”, Amy MacDonald
Gleadhraich are a celtic rock band formed in Carnoustie, Angus in 2010 while students at school. The band is made up of Craig Weir (Bagpipes/ Vocals), Ross White (Guitar/ Vocals), Paul Weir (Percussion) and Graeme Ritchie (Bass Guitar) with a live addition of a backing band which includes saxophone, trombone, accordion, keyboard and fiddle.
Gleadhraich released their debut EP, ‘Pipe Dreams’ in 2014 which was quickly followed up by the Glasgow 2014 Single, ‘Skirling Ska’. The band was made Angus’ Cultural Ambassadors for 2013/14. The follow up to ‘Pipe Dreams’, ‘Where We’re From’ was released in March 2015 to critical acclaim. At a Dundee performance in 2016 Gleadhraich welcomed Britain’s Got Talent winner, Jai McDowall and Bay City Roller’s onstage to play with the band as special guests. The band released their latest record, ‘Definition’ which was well received with Jim Gellatly including the track, ‘Face Palm’ in a list for the Scottish Sun of the top tracks released in the country that month as well as Piping Today describing the record as “putting it’s own stamp on the sub sub-genre” of celtic rock.
The band has performed at a variety of events across the UK from headline shows to festival performances including at Scotland’s prestigious Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival. This has led to the band sharing stages with acts such as Skerryvore, Donnie Munro, Twin Atlantic, AC/DC The Fratellis and Peatbog Faeries. Gleadhraich made their German debut with a successful mini tour in September 2015 and featured in France in January 2016. Gleadhraich made their US debut during New York Tartan Week in 2017 with an appearance at the prestigious BB King’s Blues Bar and Grill at the Post-Parade Party. Gleadhraich have further performances lined up across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and the USA. The band has featured on many national media platforms such as BBC, STV, S4C, NME, Magic FM and many more.
ME AND THE MOON
Formed in the summer of 2015 Me and The Moon embody those long, warm, hazy days of endless opportunity; beautifully pairing youthful innocence with apathy and worldliness. Consisting of Tamara Grzegorzek (vocals), Jonny Elstone (guitar) and Alex Archer (drums) they have already found fans from the indie scene including notable support slots for Marika Hackman, Flyte and Marsicans. After self-releasing their first EP, ‘Run With Wolves’ and its follow up single ‘Get Away’ Me and the Moon signed to DIY label My Little Empire Records for the stunning new single ‘Standing Still’. The track has gained attention from blogs world wide as well as being added to the Radio X Evening playlist alongside continued support from BBC Introducing.
LEVI are breaking out into the Ska – Indie music scene, promoting a new version of sound called ‘Skindie’.
Influenced by Ska and Reggae, LEVI established a scene in and around the south coast with high charged gigs of original Reggae, Ska, Indie, Rock compilations. In 2016, E.P. Blue Lights and Headlines was released, following a string of gigs including Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms, Brighton’s The Prince Albert, Blissfield’s ‘Hidden Hedge Stage’ and ‘The Big One 5, Specialised gig. LEVI continued to break out in the music scene in 2017 playing regular gigs with a huge following of ‘Skindians’, their loyal fans all over the world.
Lion’s Roar Stage
Friday 6th July
Saturday 7th July
TEMPLES OF YOUTH
Temples of Youth are an upcoming and acclaimed electronic duo from Winchester, UK. Their music consists of powerful female vocals, against a soundscape of ambient synth and shimmering guitar. Dig a little deeper and you will find some big themes explored in their work which has often been compared to artists such as Daughter, Beach House and London Grammar. Paul Gumma and Jo Carson began working on their live set in December 2015, with the desire to bring their music to the stage with a limited number of hands; Jo on percussion and Paul on guitar, utilising samplers and effects to recreate their sound.
Their ever growing emotive body of work has attracted the attention of BBC Introducing, and the pair were invited in for live sessions for BBC Introducing South and BBC Introducing Solent last year. Their first track Enso, was selected by Steve Lamacq for airplay on his BBC6 Radio Show and their tracks Dunes and Churches have both been played by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1.
The band have supported Sundara Karma, Weaves and Pale Waves amongst others – and made the Glastonbury Emerging longlist last year.
2017 has been an eventful year for Devin and her newly released EP “Adolescence” with its fresh young sound has earned Devin an ever growing fan base and loyal supporters and followers.
Sunday 8th July
Lion’s Den Stage – supported by The Music Works
Friday 6th July
Saturday 7th July
Four piece alternative band China Bears formed in the winter of 2015 by twin brothers Ivan and Frazer. After meeting James and Dean at University the band spent the majority of 2016 writing and honing their live shows, with notable support slots for Declan McKenna and Gengahr.
They released their debut single ‘Hydra’ in April 2017 which gained airtime from BBC Introducing South, being picked as track of the week, as well as BBC Radio 6. This followed a string of summer festivals including Main Stage appearances at Victorious and Always The Sun Festival.
After various gigs throughout the autumn of 2017, including support slots for The Big Moon, YONAKA and To Kill A King, the follow up single ‘Meet Me In London’ was released in December 2017.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Harry Pane embarks on a new journey with his lastest track ‘Beautiful Life’, which begins a new phase for the artist, making peace, moving on from a difficult journey. With almost two million combined artist streams, Pane has garnered strong support from New Music Friday, Deezer, Fresh Folk, Digster, Filtr & Topsify playlists, alongside a Radio X playlist for his previous release ‘Here We Stay’, the future looks bright for Pane as he continues to gather momentum.
Legendary folk-punk artist Frank Turner says of Harry: ‘his delicate honesty and turn of phrase make him stand well clear of the pack” whilst BBC Introducing say ‘music should take you on a journey, and boy does this guy do it every time’. With a forthcoming collaboration with French electronic artist Uppermost, an April support tour in Germany alongside significant radio support in Switzerland, Pane is also returning to the US and SXSW as an official showcasing artist for 2018.
Sunday 8th July
ED GOODALE BAND
Ed Goodale is a young singer/songwriter from West Sussex who has the ‘gift’
of Asperger’s Syndrome. Ed’s love of music and performance helped him to
understand his condition and he interprets his view of life through his
songs with thought provoking lyrics and catchy riffs and melodies.
Along with brother Ollie on percussion, Ed has played extensively at gigs
and festivals throughout the UK and Europe. He launched his third recording
and first live album ‘The Gift’ at Glastonbury Festival 2017 with a set on
the famous festival’s Strummerville Stage. ‘The Gift’ album is Ed & Ollie’s
set recorded at the biannual Marillion Weekend in Holland in March 2017; a
further highlight was being followed on stage by The Pet Shop Boys at last
year’s Henley Festival.
Ed & Ollie have been joined by guitar virtuoso Steve Ball on lead guitar and
the driving bass of Steve Burrell to form The Ed Goodale Band which has
lifted Ed’s music further and provides for a vibrant, energetic performance
Recently formed Bock are Mark Richards bass, Tom Gorham guitar and Ross Martin drums. As a trio their layered sound is woven from shifting, fluid bass lines, anthemic, laid-back guitar and driving, break-beat percussion.
Bock individually have been round the musical block but this is their first outing together.
St Paulo are a 4 piece band of 14-16 year olds. We have both Eloise and Archie playing the guitars, Connie on the bass and James on drums, in addition to this they all sing. The band members have been playing together for many years and enjoy writing original songs as well as preforming covers. St Paulo play a variety of songs from rock to reggae and always love playing live.