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Authentic Ska Legends The Simmertones are a seasoned nine-piece ska and reggae band
from the southwest of the UK who regularly get audiences dancing in packed venues and festivals with their infectious live sound.
In 2014 The Simmertones had their biggest hit to date, with a release of a cover version of the well-known classic 'Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps' (which contains samples of 'Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps' by Doris Day under licence from Sony Music Entertainment).
This was hugely successful for the band, with repeated airplay on BBC radio stations. In particular, Steve Lamacq added the song to his playlist and gave it several airings, including prime time airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. Further airplay was attained in the United States and internationally.
The single was produced by esteemed veteran Richard Digby Smith (Island Records, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Sparks and Free), with the finishing touches applied by Dave Eringa, of Manic Street Preachers fame. These elements combined with an incredible recorded performance by the band, merged to create the authentic sound heard on the finished recording.
Jess Vincent + Edd Donovan and the Wandering Moles
is a highly distinctive singer and songwriter with a rare, original talent. His sound is heartfelt – comforting, yet challenging – wise. Rooted in Indie Folk and Americana, he draws on a broad spectrum of influences and makes use of the talents of his full band, The Wandering Moles, and features meticulous, intricate arrangements, rhythmic shifts and close harmonies that recall classic artists such as , and .
Eat Static to play full live set in Totnes - following a summer of festivals across the world & the release of new album, 'Last Ship to Paradise', at end of September
Jess Morgan & Dan Whitehouse
Two of the UK’s most talked about emerging songwriters tour together in October 2017
featuring sets from both artists as well as collaboration.
Theirs is a striking musical partnership that started when the pair
wrote and recorded songs for Dan Whitehouse’s Reveal Records debut‘ That’s Where I Belong (2016). In the same year Jess Morgan released her gorgeous new album‘ Edison Gloriette’ to widespread acclaim.
These shows are a chance to hear fresh new songs along with
favourites from both artists’ catalogues and promises to be
something really special.
the hilarious,.. John Craigie
Musically comparable to John Prine, with the humour and wit of Mitch Hedberg, the humble, gracious and hilarious John Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It’s no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage.
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The Urban Folk Quartet
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The Urban Folk Quartet’s distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ’s approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms.
“A sizzling hot ensemble who fuse folk with elements of dub, house and rock with an ease that shouldn’t naturally follow that list of genres. Built on the rhythms of a cajón-wielding percussionist and oud-playing bassist, the phenomenal fiddlers led the quartet in one of the tightest line-ups I have ever seen.” - Olivia Haughton, Songlines
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We all at times look back at our past to a specific event such as a new relationship, or the starting point of our career and cherish those memories. How though do we view those times?
Acclaimed Ivor Novello Award nominated English singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine’s new album “Swimming in Mercury” (Reveal Records April 28th 2017) gives us a personal insight as he takes us on that journey back in time. It’s a trip furnished with a glisten and a glint in his eye as he applies style and shapes to his autobiographical memories. Hewerdine revisits and recreates music in a manner that, put simply, a band starting out just couldn’t afford. In his own words “The new album was recorded in the spirit of the first four track recording I ever did… but instead of a chunky cassette deck we were able to use Chris Pepper’s Cambridge studio. It was an incredibly enjoyable and creative way to work. Often I would write a song in the morning and by the end of the day we would have another track done”.
There’s a compelling sense of adventure in tracks such as “My First Band”, “Satellite Town” and “A Letter to My Younger Self”.
As a recording artist, Boo’s first tentative steps came with the band, The Great Divide before the formation of his much-loved eighties group “The Bible” and a career that subsequently bloomed such that he is now in constant demand as a musician, songwriter, producer, teacher and live concert performer.