Line up 11th 12th 13th August 2017
Friday 11th August
The Blissetts are not for the faint hearted. Led by indomitable front man Paul, Arup and Jake on guitars, Andy on bass and Ajay on drums, The Blissetts sound is a car crash of anarcho-punk, Oi and old skool rock, with a whole host of current events thrown in. The Blissetts pride themselves on hard hitting, rabble rousing lyrics and big anthemic choruses and Paul’s vocal delivery comes through loud and clear to ram the message home. The Blissetts are not Anarchists or Revolutionaries, and have never claimed to be, they’re just five honest, hard working blokes trying to make their way in a world that seems to care less and less each day, and this, is why The Blissetts exist.
A 4 piece Blues band located in the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire and Shropshire. Consisting of Owen Whittall (Guitar and Vocals), Will Phipps (Keyboard), George Clark (Bass Guitar) and Jake Drinkwater (Drums), these passionate musicians bring a youthful energy and enthusiasm to the timeless genre of the Blues, endeavoring to produce an electric feeling during their performances whilst moulding a unique style into their music. Influenced by the fathers of Blues; John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and, of course, the three proteges, Freddie, BB and Albert King. Furthermore, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert Collins are strong inspirations. Influences such as Wes Montgomery and John Coltrane help to add a jazz element and twist to Sweet Talk.
The Navarones are a 7-piece Ska band from Cardiff
Saturday 12th August
Ledbury 3 piece Pablo alto are a Garage Punk band and have been compared to everyone from Hawkwind to The Cure, Sonic Youth, Joy Division and The Stooges.
The bands sound has evolved into a noisy kaleidoscopic blend of spacey effects, driving bass and powerhouse drumming and the new songs take in fast, frenetic 2 minute punk to long experimental psych jams. “As a three-piece band they seem to have enlisted a couple of invisible members; the sound is more than the sum of their parts and they really meld to make a delicious and intoxicating sonic soup.
Brassick are a 4 piece band from the midlands. A mash up of punk, ska and metal influences with vocals unlike any other band to create a raw, punk rock sound with a aniti facist, pro equality message and an impressive high energy live show…open your eyes and ears.
Under A Banner have been making powerful, passionate and poetic alternative rock for around three years. This ‘alternative’ folk-tinged band have forged not just another band but something in which people are becoming emotionally invested.
The band features Adam Broadhurst- vocals and guitars, Jake Brooks – guitars and backing vocals, Simon Hill -bass guitar, Tim Wilson- drums, percussion and backing vocals, Kat Davis- keyboards.
Career highlights for the band so far include supporting New Model Army; having their music used by the charity Safe World for Women and award winning Californian author Rachel Thompson; being played on BBC Introducing West Midlands and Shropshire, BBC Nan Gael, dozens of online and FM radio stations, including Stafford FM and the increasingly popular Wyldwood Radio; being featured in Indie Shaman magazine and dozens of popular music blogs including Echoes and Dust, Here Comes the Flood, House in the Sand and Their Music Cottage.
The band continue to play as many gigs and festivals as possible and are gathering the support of literally thousands of loyal fans in their native UK. They are also beginning to build a following in Western Europe and North America but are also attracting attention and support from further afield thanks, in no small part, to a Twitter following which has exceeded 30000.
Raptor are a Psychedelic Blues-Rock trio comprised of brothers Kurt & Adam Fletcher and Lou Hopcutt. The band formed in the quiet depths of rural Herefordshire and released their Debut E.P. on Friday 13th February 2015 to much critical acclaim, showcasing their fuzz driven guitar grooves and hard-hitting drums.
One of the most influential and recognisable names from the English Rock scene, Eddie & The Hot Rods have enjoyed a career that has now spanned nearly 40 years. Simply interested in playing loud, fast, in your face Rock ‘n’ Roll.
They were included in the Mojo Top 100 of most influential bands and they are often cited as an inspiration for some of the high profile new bands – Irish rockers The Strypes being one example.
Thanks to this enduring appeal, the band still tour all over the world as well as find time to write and record new material that now joins their classic back catalogue.
Sunday 13th August
Rag Tag, 3 Chord, Ska/Punk Specialists
Alternative rock with Punk and Metal twists featuring a dreaded red haired Celt on vocals, Hagrid on guitars, a loom band loving drummer and a Morris dancer on bass.
Interesting 3/4 Piece Acoustic Covers band. Lively tunes…good time pub stuff
In their own words: “Playing quality music, no egos, great friendship, enjoying and being proud of what we do”
Formed in 2010, “Fired Up” are well known for performing their unique arrangements of classic rock & popular songs from the 70s – 90s. All are very experienced musicians, who pride themselves in delivering a big sounding high quality performance that’s both fun & musically engaging in equal measure.