MC Xander has gained global recognition for his mix of beatbox, socially conscious songwriting and mesmerising live looping. His live YouTube videos have amassed over 7 million views and his all-vocal album 'Eyeopeness' has become a classic of the beatbox looping genre.
"MC Xander is by far the most musical, and for me, the most talented beat-boxer out there. His live show is mesmerising, layer upon layer of sound all from the same pair of lungs. He is simply astonishing."
Eddy Temple-Morris – XFm DJ & promoter
The Andy Quick Band
Andy Quick is a sensational singer and songwriter with a rich, soulful voice and a reputation for wild live shows.
Since 2009, the Land of the Giants frontman has toured extensively from Ireland to India with the bands award winning 'mongrel blend of hip hop, rock and reggae' going down a storm wherever they choose to tread.
The band has developed a loyal following, rocking festivals and selling out venues across the UK without the need for a huge hype machine behind them!
Obsessed with his craft, Andy has big ideas and is a writer of catchy anthems that stick with you long after the show is over. His songs tell unique tales; from the hedonism of life on the road through to the everyday responsibility of fatherhood and everything and anything in between.
As a performer, he has real fire in his belly and in recent years has become a regular act at the UK's major festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival and Isle of Wight to name but a few.
This time around; Andy has 'gone electric' and cranked up the volume with a fresh collection of super funky, feel good tunes. He’s accompanied by a pumping rhythm section featuring Jackal Hebb on drums, Josie Boucharde on bass guitar and the phenomenal Martin Jenkins on Keys and synth. The debut album "The Way Things Are" which was recorded at the infamous South Devon based Middle Farm Studio was released on December 1st 2016 following a 'South of England' Tour in November 2016.
From their beginnings as bedroom rappers/producers, to a successful NZ Busking outfit, and now a live band, filling big stages with their unique sound. The sonic evolution over their short career has captured audiences and kept them coming back to see what happens next.
The last few years have seen this Bristolian 4 piece play festival stages such as: Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe, Boomtown fair, Secret Garden Party and The Beathearder just to name a few. Plus venues all over the map, from London to Leeds, Bristol to Brighton and New Zealand to Italia.
Never failing to entertain a crowd, Binbag Wisdom experiment with golden age hiphop jams, mellow neo soul jazz grooves and deliver everything with rawness and a beefy energy.
Kick-ass gypsy funksters Klonk are stirring up a klezmer revolution… These merciless, rabble-rousing bohemians awaken your primal instincts with their foot-stomping, East European dance riot. Full-tilt horns and wild strings go toe to toe with a powerhouse rhythm section to create a rare and precious kaleidoscope of musical genres. Klonk live by the mantra Faster, Louder, Klezmer.
The Recks are an alternative five-piece band hailing from the tiny Isle of Sark. Formed in 2012, they set out to write contemporary multi-genre music with a roots-based foundation and quickly amassed a full set of lively, infectious songs that began to set crowds alight in packed out festival tents. Positive reviews followed from MTV, Q Magazine and Drowned in Sound, with the latter declaring them “the new kings of schizophrenic folk”. A mini tour of UK venues and appearances at festivals in the UK and France followed with rave reviews.
Lord Vapour is a power trio from the small island of Guernsey off the English Channel. Formed in 2014 the band came straight out the gates with a 3 track self titled EP which received a good response from local critics and fans alike. The past years have seen Lord Vapour perfecting their live sound by gigging extensively both locally and off island including smaller headline festival slots.
The Honest Crooks
Best newcomers by BBC introducing when formed 2010, a formation of feisty rock, sublime melody and infectious groove TANTALE quickly established a strong sound and confident presence on the live circuit.
Tantalising and difficult to categorise, due to their capricious desires toward serene and the psychotropic sonic, they recorded their first album 2012 in Radiohead original studios, Oxford. The Known Elements' was well received by all and its songs continue to morph and grow in strength in the current live sets.
TANTALE moved in 2014 and set up a studio in a Channel Island WW2 German bunker. With blast proof walls, gun racks and Indian wall hangings the band fanned and fuelled the fires that became the 2nd album 'Just Add Vice'.
Two successful mini tours of UK they seek out new vibes and friendly tribes.
Third album ‘Tightrope’ dropped in Feb 18 to high critic praise with sell out launch party a massive success.
OM Tantale – 'Go To Get Gone' (2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZc0M-IN8DQ Tantale – 'Closer' (2012)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpFQ80HNhVY VEF 2015 (Music – 'Black Fingernail Reminder' – Tantale)
“Infectious rhythms and grooves” - Tom Girard, BBC Introducing
“An LP that should, be regarded as one of the best LPs by a Guernsey band” - Colin Leach, Guernsey Press Music Editor (on 'Just Add Vice')
A drinking group with a music problem
We're here my dear!
Yes you reading this:
Do you want to scream?
We know what you mean,
Walking round babyon
Out on your feet
Living in a dream...
The Antidote is
Through our instruments of joy we aim to deliver a package of funk, punk and reggae, all mixed up and served hot!
RentOClean: we've got more grit than Ronez :)
Fusing deep folk tradition with beautiful acoustic instrumentation (guitars, Celtic harp, violins, accordion, double bass), Faeland bring their innovative and subtly experimental approach to contemporary music.“Throughout, Faeland exhibit a soft, measured assurance in the performances and a rich, inviting warmth in the production. All My Swim is a debut that does far more than impress, it delights.” Folk Radio UK
Please use tag @faelandmusic
With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, "bold, exotic, impressive" Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene. Her debut album Eternal Child was described as “phenomenal” and named Runner-Up in “Best Album of 2015 from a Female Artist” by FolkWords, among numerous other accolades. Her 2017 album Long Lost Home has already won multiple awards in the UK and in Russia, including LCM Album of the Year. It has enjoyed national radio play and incredible reviews calling it a “triumph”, a “masterpiece” and “a definite contender for the best album of 2017”. Mike Harding praised the The Moon and the Pilot as "one of the most beautiful new songs of the last ten years".
A hardworking and in-demand live performer, Daria offers her audiences a “thoroughly engaging, entertaining and enchanting” experience, “full of passion and magic”. "The songs aren't just sung, but lived" (FATEA)
My storytelling songs are rooted in my Russian and Ingush heritage and folklore:
The Moon and the Pilot: https://youtu.be/LO99fES3rbw
Those Were the Days (but not as you know it!): https://youtu.be/4DtPX3R7oO8
Having 'arrived' on the folk scene barely 18 months ago, Thom Ashworth has already made a name for himself, with wide airplay on specialist radio shows, and generous praise for EPs Everybody's Gone To The Rapture and Hollow including best EP of 2017 on BBC Radio Merseyside's Folkscene:
"A vibrant new voice-to-watch on the folk scene" - FRoots April 2018
"Adventurous, exciting, and highly effective" - FRoots June 2017
"perhaps Thom Ashworth is in the vanguard of a new generation of protest singers" - Folk Radio UK
"My favourite EP of the year...it's innovative, it's subtle, it's atmospheric, it merits a much bigger stage" - Mike Brocken, Folkscene BBC Merseyside
Thom's chosen instrument, the acoustic bass guitar, is a unique instrumental voice within the folk sphere. Accompanying his powerful tenor voice with looping, percussive, and chordal playing, he creates a sonorous new hybrid, with equal parts acoustic guitar and double bass combining into something different from either.
His forward thinking approach to British traditional music has made waves on the live circuit too. He's shared stages with Lankum, Ewan McLennan, Lisa Knapp, Jim Causley, and Paul Sartin, and will be opening for Chris Wood and Stick In The Wheel in 2018.
Avoiding the genre pigeon hole, Axon Bower’s sound is an eclectic mix of folk to rock, pop to blues and back again.
“…poetic and yet critical voice, laying fire to imagination and social consciousness.” Dr. Jonas Kvarnström UMM
Recently exploring an electro/couch/lounge/indie dynamic with the talented Geo Papz, an already ear catching style will be sure to grow with a welcome freshness.
“His music can be hopeful, melancholic and thought provoking…I am looking forward to see what he does next” BBC Introducing
“…a winning card with his unadulterated, unique and heartfelt stage presence.” Dr. Jonas Kvarnström UMM
Axon Bower has bounced from town to town, country to country, gabbing opportunities to support the likes of The Happy Mondays, Spandau Ballet, Primal Scream, The Skints... jam some Libertines duets with Carl Barat himself busk the streets of Europe and play at Glastonbury festival.
Performing professionally in London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris Axon is currently doing the same in New Zealand whilst writing his debut Album.
After securing an arts grant to record three tracks in 2016 Axon Bower made an instant impact with all of them receiving air time on national radio: London's BBC Radio 1.
Axon Bower hopes to share the fruits of his labour later this year with some official releases.
Benny The Moth
Benny the Moth’s signature alt-rock/reggae plays around a line of critical balance with melodic flourishes complementing the rhythmic foundations, aiming to satisfy mind and body. Particularly impressive is the way that Dozy and James swap roles on drums and bass while keeping the band’s groovy objective locked-on. Tom’s David Torn-soundalike guitar textures add unexpected colours to the palette. Lionel is a front man with genuine charisma. Emphatically, we love these guys and thank them for their continuing contributions to the Jersey scene. Benny the Moth represents the island’s musical heart and soul, being a band of socially conscious, spiritually informed deliverers of good times.
Daisy Bowman Music
Daisy Bowman is a Southampton based singer-song writer.
After years of studying somewhat chaotically to work as a doctor, she realised that she had forgotten to pay attention to her true desire to create and express musically.
Since then, she's started to write and play songs which are close to her intense, yet heartfelt experience of life.
Sometimes she sings alone but prefers it when she's joined by her friends on a variety of western and Indian instruments.
Though still only new to the stage side of live music, she endeavours to create an experience which is intimate and inclusive rather than overly performance oriented.
Her songs are influenced by folk, blues and jazz as well as urban and Indian music.
PARISH 13, named after the mythical parish that was stolen from Jersey by buccaneers the group deliver a unique acousto/electric sound utilising Mandolin, Mandocello, Violin, Bass and Cahon.
They incorporate traditional influences with an up to date feel, inspired by the interpretations and work of artists such as Tom Waits, Gogol Bodello and Abney Park.
Making their debut in 2015 the band are steadily building up a discerning following for those who are looking for something a little offbeat from the mainstream. Happy playing either totally acoustically or on the main stage, they bring something different to the music scene. Let them get inside your head and they will make you dance as if nobody's watching you.
The Bootoleg Pirates
The Bootleg Pirates are a shoot off from the Space Pirates of Rocquaine with Tim Corbet Mandolin and Vocals, Mark Guppy Guitar and Vocals and Claire Mockett on Drums, although she may play Bass for the Sark Roots gig. They primarily write their own folk /rock songs loosely based around Channel Island folklore which is upbeat and a feel good sound. All three of them have been playing for many years in different genres of bands in Guernsey such as Lifejacket, The Nelkons , the Sacred Hearts and many more. They have played many times in Sark and always love the experience.
The Button Pushers
The Button Pushers are a folk group who have been playing together on the Guernsey folk scene for about 18 months. The group have mainly operated as a duo but have recently taken aboard a banjo player and a bodhran player. We share a love of contemporary Irish folk music and cover artists such as Christy Moore and The Dubliners as well as more traditional folk and drinking songs.
Whilst most of our songs are covers, we have updated and put our own local touch to some tunes.