STAGE THREE (Outside)
1.30 – 1.55 – RISE UP THE SUN
3 piece folk/rock band from Nottingham.
2.10 – 2.35 – CHRIS REEVE
Former bassist for Notts Rock Titans Majik, Chris Reeve Esq. grew disillusioned with funk rock and so took himself on a magical journey ’round South East Asia. Oddly enough he returned playing a banjo and ranting about inequality, heartbreak, unrequited love and aggresive roosters. Quite how that came about is somewhat of a mystery…
2.45 – 3.15 – FRANKIE RUDOLPH
“Almost too young to be this good, Frankie has a soothing vocal that you’ll just love listening to. His guitar playing is just as striking”-The Maze. Having only been playing live and writing songs since mid-august, he takes inspiration from the likes of Ben Howard and Coldplay which has influenced his sound into a distinctive style which he describes as being “somewhere in between soulful acoustic and indie folk”.
3.45 – 4.15 – MANIERE DES BOHEMIENS
Manière des Bohémiens play improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European swing. They are the most debauched, ecstatic and downright amazing live band you will have seen for a long while. Gypsy jazz played with the jaunty abandon of a misspent youth, an abusive PE teacher and a broken heart and arranged for 6 young virtuoso musicians who travel around playing the violin, guitar, double bass and accordion whilst dipping in and out of Parisian alleyways and eastern European brothels, absorbing pieces of the colourful lives they meet along the way.
4.30 – 5.00 – LIAM O’KANE
Liam is the lead singer of Nottingham ska, reggae band Jimmy the Squirrel (Do the Dog Music). He has released 3 solo CD’s over the last two years, an album and a Split CD (With Robb Blake) on Do the Dog Music and an ep on his own indie lable Off Cut Records.
5.15 – 5.45 – CHRIS MCDONALD
Chris Mcdonald has been a staple of the Nottingham music scene for the past few years, starting out in legendary band Bosco and currently playing with new favourites The Foncheros; along with various side projects and promoting other musicians, he’s a busy man about town. Solo, he plays beautiful acoustic folk.
6.00 – 6.30 – EVIL JACK
A mixture of bluegrass, folk and rockabilly, not in that order and extremely entertaining – as it should be – definitely one to watch out for!
6.45 – 7.15 – FLYING ROBOT PIMP
Flying Robot Pimp was formed out of the charred fiery mess of rubble and debris that was the result of the atom bomb style explosion of two seminal bands Allotment Dogs and the mighty mighty powerpop outifit Cho Cho San.
The remaining members of those two bands that were left standing after the fall out decided to band together into a tight knit fighting unit in order to survive in the Mad Max style Futuristic apocalypse style world they now found themselves inhabiting.
Their only means of defence against the angry hordes of baying music fans that surrounded them at every turn was to pick up their instruments and blast out power pop tunes. These seemed to placate the haters and they quickly rose to the top of the pile to become seen as demi gods in this hostile land, after the breaking down of all the major religions there was born a new religion, “Pimpular Robotism” and its followers were to be known as “Robotists”.
7.30 – 8.00 – WILL JEFFERY
“beautifully shambolic smokey folk”
The juxtaposition of gravelly vocals and chugging folk rhythms is the main ingredient for Jeffery’s musical pie, with his backing band The Wild Gentry providing the allimportant gravy.Always a well-received character on the
Nottingham music scene, he is now ready to share his blend of gypsy folk with people further afield. Will Jeffery’s far-reaching influences range from the sea shantys of old to the countrytinged folk of America; his biggest muse being the Man In Black himself, Johnny Cash. If he had to mention other musicians that have inspired, Lee Hazlewood, Leadbelly and John Sebastian will definitely pop up, along with The Doors and other bands of the sixties.
8.15 – 8.45 – ROB GREEN & THE CAUTION COLLECTIVE
Nottingham raised singer and songwriter with some serious soul! This Waterfront he will be playing with his backing band The Caution Collective.
9.00 – 9.30 – TRAY ELECTRIC
Tray Electric is an electronic music producer and musician from Nottingham, UK. Drum machines, keyboards, guitars, vocoders and vocals go in, carefully crafted melodic electronica and dance comes out, songs that are suited to the stereo or to the dancefloor.
Tray has performed for Notts promotions and label Wigflex, alongside world champ scratch DJ Switch, with Royal Gala, for The Invisible Circus at Boomtown Fair and Headstock Festival.
A string of dates and releases are planned for 2012, including dates at Nottingham Rescue Rooms and Y Not Festival.
“Grinding electronica, both soothing and vital, if this is the future, we like it muchly” – Play Music Magazine
“Tray Electric… a ‘band’ comprised of the multi-talented Jody Betts along with an array of clever sound trickery… like a much better version of Mike Skinner’s The Streets…” – LeftLion Magazine
10.00 – 11.00 – WHOLESOME FISH
Comprising of 3 great singer/songwriters (at least) accompanied by a host of traditional instruments and underpinned by a rhythm section, Wholesome Fish create music to DANCE to. With influences spanning a world of tastes – from Celtic and gypsy-rooted folk through to Cajun, bluegrass, boogie-blues and punk – the Fish have their own distinctive and powerful sound.
The band’s pedigree and experience speaks volumes having played festivals and venues, big and small, in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Holland and Czech Republic, supporting the Pogues, Transglobal Underground, and Jah Wobble along the way. Recently the band have been on the same bill as Eliza Carthy, The Levellers and Saxon! At Glastonbury one time, Rory MacLeod joined them on trombone and another time John Peel broadcast one of their gigs live on Radio One!
Spreading dance-floor mayhem wherever they go, Wholesome Fish are a life-enhancing experience for anyone who hears them! True.