FRIDAY MAIN STAGE LINEUP
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4th Labyrinth is the brainchild of singer / songwriter / producer Marcel Kunkel but the band started life as a group of musicians, long before playing together in the 4th Labyrinth project.
The band creates an energy that is hard to find in this world of manufactured bands and artificial stardom. You’ll find the 4th Labyrinth sound somewhere between Queen, ELO, The Beatles,Led Zeppelin,Deep Purple, Radiohead and The Foo Fighters. It’s a sound that goes back to basics, a bit like it used to be in the 70’s – but with a modern approach…
Austin Gold are a Peterborough based contemporary rock blues five piece fronted by singer songwriter and guitarist David James Smith.
Dynamic, well crafted tracks from their debut EP ‘All The Way Down’ and forthcoming album ‘Before Dark Clouds’ cover topics such as heartbreak, solitude and the trials of life. Superb guitar riffs, hooks and solos are backed with retro keyboards and an incredible rhythm section resulting in a live act with a growing fan base and industry interest.
Courthouse are a three piece band hailing from Rugby, Warwickshire.
What once started as a simple kitchen jam has escalated into something far greater and one thing they’re proud of is the energy and feeling they invest into their music. You just can’t help but sing along to emotive, heartfelt moments that bring a tear to your eye. There’s something for everyone! #Lovemusic
Hollowstar are a 4 piece rock band from Cambridge, with a very fast growing, strong fan base, creating a huge rock sound with punchy riffs and catchy choruses that are proving popular everywhere they play.
Hollowstar have recently performed at Bike4life 2016 festival with The Wholls and Toseland, where they received some excellent reviews and top feedback. Hollowstar have headlined both the NMG stage at Cambridge’s Strawberry Fair in June and stage 3 at the Cambridge Rock Festival in August alongside bands including Focus and Carl Palmer and are currently getting regular airplay from several radio stations including BBC Introducing. Neil Jones of Star FM’s Rock Show said on air that Hollowstar are fast becoming the finest live band in East Anglia, Tim Willett of Cambridge 105, on booking the band to headline Strawberry Fair said ‘if you need a band to blow the roof off a festival stage then you need look no further than Hollowstar.
Painted Soul is a British alternative rock band from Lowestoft, Suffolk.
The band formed in mid 2014 by Cameron Taylor (lead vocals) Robby Hodgey (guitars) Dominic Taylor (drums) Adam Hearth (guitars) and Charlie Tiffen (bass guitar). These five experienced musicians have come together to create powerful and melodic rock, and do what they love the most. Their raw talent, hard work and commitment have helped to gain a local following within Norfolk and Suffolk, leading to shows being played all over the UK. ‘Reflection’ the band’s latest EP has just been released local paper EDP quote – “Painted Soul, bringing that real rock ‘n’ roll feeling back!” The band headed out on there first UK tour in February 2016, playing cities such as Newcastle, Manchester and London and have just supported Escape The Fate in Norwich 2016.
The Expletives are a local band from Peterborough who pride themselves on a fun, feisty, animated and high energy performance, which over the last two years has led to many exciting gigs and festival appearances under our belts.
FRIDAY MARQUEE STAGE LINEUP
Lineup subject to change
Bad Monkey are a 4-piece acoustic band performing a mixture of covers and original material.
Sara lives in Peterborough and originally trained as a classical singer. After bringing up her two children she decided to return to performing and has performed around Peterborough at various venues and with a number of well respected musicians. She continues to study when possible with leading Jazz singers such as Anita Wardell and Brigitte Beraha and more recently has been branching out, putting in a few performances at the Clare Jazz Club (Suffolk) with the Roger Odell Trio ( Shakatak). Future plans include collaborating on a series of songs for contralto voice based on Elizabethan song lyrics but with a contemporary twist. Peter is a very talented young guitarist who plays in a number of bands locally including the Rock and Roll Band ‘All Shook Up’. He is also a lover of Jazz Guitar and has accompanied Sara at a number of gigs including the Cambridge Jazz Festival. Currently studying at PRC he is working on a Jazz Guitar recording in his own studio.
Gavin Chappell-Bates is a European acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter from Cambridge.
Gavin’s music has featured on Tom Robinson’s show on BBC 6 Music and Janice Long’s show on BBC Radio 2, and he regularly appears on BBC Introducing, as well as other local and national stations. He was nominated for Best Male Solo Artist in the 2015 and 2016 NMG Awards and has a growing fan base in France where fans run dedicated social media sites. Gavin is currently writing his second album in preparation for a summer 2017 release, to be accompanied by a UK and European tour and various UK festival appearances.
Isabella Kane is a solo acoustic singer songwriter with a mixture of family favourite covers and some originals.
Transatlantic folk flair with a modern take.
American-born Pembroke Tenneson plays lively, energetic original tunes inspired by 60s & 70s blues, pop, rock and folk.
After being selected by the BBC to be a BBC Introducing Artist of the Month in 2015 for his original music, he quit his job as a copywriter and embarked on a full-time music career. His personable and exciting show blends fierce rock, blues and thoughtful, lyrical folk songs with a confident and engaging stage presence. He released his debut album, Chimera, in October 2015, and his new EP, Gravity, is in stores online now.
Very occasionally an artist comes along with music that compels the listener within seconds: potent hooks that draw you in, powerful choruses that create an immediate connection and melodies and lyrics that spin around your head for days.
Scarlet is one such singer-songwriter. Growing up with classic crooners like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Roy Orbison as well as punk bands like The Clash on her parents’ stereo, West Londoner Scarlet started writing her own songs when she was 14. By her early teens, a powerhouse voice, which has led to comparisons with Adele, Amy Winehouse and Florence Welch, emerged. “Celine Dion was an influence growing up. I loved big voices and luckily I got one”, she says.