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BENTLEY RHYTHM ACE
MISTY IN ROOTS
Based in Birmingham, Bentley Rhythm Ace are Mike Stokes (aka Michael Barrywhoosh) and ex-Pop Will Eat Itself bassist Richard March (aka Barry Island)
The group formed in 1995 after March was introduced to Stokes at the house party of a mutual friend where Stokes was DJing. Their self-titled debut LP was released by Skint in 1997, and featured remixed versions of a few early tracks together with a number of new cuts. The pair have also cultivated something of a devoted club following through their campy live performances, which often involve strange and unusual costumes and props (probably originating from the same car boots as their records)
Causing a scene amongst the UK’s hottest underground clubs and festivals, their ‘no holds barred, take no prisoners’ attitude has been relentlessly smothered over unsuspecting audiences all across Europe. Not afraid to go off the rails with tune selection you can guarantee these reprobates will hunt down and deliver dance-floor fillers and swung-out bombs for an all out infectiously pumping set that’ll have the whole discotheque bouncing.
MISTY IN ROOTS one of the most powerful live reggae acts to have come out of London and noted for their powerful roots reggae sound and uncompromising lyrical vibrations, became the major force in Rock Against Racism, playing more concerts than any other band in the movement. This opened up a whole new audience for the band who quickly developed a very strong cross over audience, playing with acts such as Tom Robinson, The Ruts and Elvis Costello.
FEEDING THE FISH
Depth of experience: Feeding The Fish have performed in 53 countries around the world, bringing their unmistakeable style to award ceremonies, product launches and private functions, as well as high-profile events including the London 2012 Paralympics, Bahrain F1 Grand Prix, Take That ‘Circus’ Tour, and Dancing on Ice.
Patented technology: Our Pixel-Poi® programmable light batons and Pixel Video Suits are developed in-house and designed to display stunning three-dimensional light graphics that fill the stage as the performers move.
Mojokings crawled out of the East Anglia region of the UK in summer 2007 to kick some life back into a very stagnant and predictable rockabilly scene.
The original incarnation of the band was lead by singer songwriter/guitarist and founding member, Paul Scoulding. Joined by drummer Scotty Roberts and double bass player Lee Payne, Mojokings started forging their own style of rock’n’roll. Mixing 50s flash with borrowed riffs and chops from, The Who, Small Faces, The Sonics (to name a few of their early influences), Paul set about writing some original songs for what would become the bands first studio album, ‘Got The Devil In Me’, released in 2008 on UK independent label, Pink’n’Black Records. The album gained great popularity in the UK’s rockabilly scene and also found success in Europe and Japan, as well as sales in Australia and the USA.
Josh and his band have been playing in pubs and music venues in the York area for the past year. What just started as Josh and Frances singing folk songs in folk sessions grew, as bassist Matthew Mefford and fiddle player Antionio Curiale joined the group. The band now play a set which mainly consists of traditional and original folk songs and tunes and are preparing a UK summer tour.
If a band could storm the stage with a single beat that would be Transylvania and the core of what Transylvania means is best summed up by its slogan …. “Damn Fun” when you experience the band live all your senses explode! It’s a riot of sound visuals and massive stage performance. We’ll rock you with core sounds from our culture mixed with the sounds of today. Steaming bass, massive melodies a unique groove and a vibe that you will not, cannot resist.
All the way from Germany, Budzillus are the ultimate festival party band!
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Fast dance influenced folk band from norwich, Jonny Wyatt-Voclas and Fiddle, Roan Beckly-Drums, Dave Biddle-Voclas and Guitar. If you dont know who these guys are - you obviously 'aint from round ere!'
The Carny Villains are a 6 piece circus show band playing stomping swing and ska all rolled out live and kicking with the riotous energy of punk rock. Formed to be the house band with The Invisible Circus they have gone on to storm stages across Europe from festivals such as Fusion and Glastonbury to their namesake Carny Ville in Bristol. They can tear it up with a raucous live gig, create music for theatre and circus or perform as live musical installations under just about any disguise you care to think of.
The Vagaband are an 8-piece based in Norfolk, UK. Among the instruments they play are fiddle, mandolin, pedal-steel guitar, clarinet, flügelhorn, banjo, squeezebox and piano. They play original song-based roots music; a soulful mix between americana, blues, jazz and rock.
PROJECT JAM SANDWICH
We are a folk-fusion-world music quintet from Manchester, who add virtuosity and creativity to folk music from around the globe. An exhilarating blend of rhythms and melodies influenced by folk, world and jazz, result in an explosion of high-energy performance which will have on your feet by the end.
Song after song meticulously crafted down to the smallest off beat change and the prettiest of bum notes we are proud to say that Strictly Commercial are the perfect treat for the whole family. Progressive rock with a dash of funk, a slice of jazz and literally covered in rhythm sauce, slow cooked in the melody oven until perfectly baked, Strictly Commercial are the music meal where you don't want dessert because you had it already and didn't even realise...
THE LIVING ART SHOW
The Living Art Show is a national body painting outfit who have decided to run their artists competion at Maui Waui Festivla this year. With 20+ artists all competiting to show off their beautifully painted models. This is not a show to be missed.
Swing Machine is an Ipswich-based big band recreating the much-loved sounds of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Our members, all enthusiasts of the genre, came together to play the music we love, and since those early days the band has gone from strength to strength, attracting quite a following along the way. While our extensive repertoire is rooted in the Swing Era, we do include modern arrangements in our programmes. We can also incorporate a wide variety of dances and our popular Ballroom and Latin events
Brothers, Ric and Rob Harrison, folk rock, reggae, blues, earthy didgeridoo, all sorts of musical shenanigans. www.echotown.co.uk