Roots Stage/Newland Street

Sponsored by Forest Deli, Bolters & Art of Coffee.

SATURDAY

2.30pm Common Ground

Common Ground is the latest venture from Forest based singer/songwriter and CMF stalwart Alex Davies. The project (he’s avoiding the ‘band’ label) harks back to his years in folk/rock duo “Reynard the Fox” and aims to inject a hard rock sound into traditional songs. The project is very much a work in progress and it’s unclear who (if anyone) will be joining him on the day.


3.15pm Angela’s Sunset

Angela’s Sunset are a music duo who have a unique musical style of their own. They are very much established and have performed their original songs as well as covers in pubs, music venues and festivals in the UK and USA,. Their music has been played on radio stations around the world and songs from their new CD called ‘New World’ have been played on the BBC. Influences and styles can be found in Americana, Blues, Country, Folk, Rock and Pop.


4.15pm The Long View

The Long View are a Forest of Dean based ALT – Folk Band playing Beats Driven songs across a spectrum of genres.

The set list includes Ray LaMontagne, Sandy Denny, The Grateful Dead, Portishead, The LAs, Tracy Chapman and Joni Mitchell and much more.

The Long View have collectively found their signature sound blending acoustic and electric guitars with percussion, bass and tight harmonies. As multi-instrumentalists The Long View are constantly adding new sounds and songs to their set to provide a unique performance.


5.15pm Joey The Crow

4 piece band playing their own unique style of Southern Rock ,Bluegrass , Country and so much more !!


6.30pm No Parkin’ Rhythm & Blues Band

No Parkin Blues Band are a premier Rhythm & Blues four piece band, formed in 2011, born out of the influences of Blues Rock and play a wide range of ‘ball-breaking’ blues – Ranging from mellow down easy through to down right raucous.

We guarantee an excellent mix of ‘chill out’ & ‘get up and dance’ numbers making No Parkin ideal for parties, pub nights, festivals and events of all kinds. No Parkin have played on Beale Street in Memphis and more locally at the Colston Hall Foyer, Upton Blues Festival, Gloucester Blues Festival and The Borough Blues Club and feature regularly at a wide variety live music venues.

SUNDAY

2.30pm Forest Brothers

Strictly old school these guys will ease you gently into the weekend with their combination of 60’s and 70’s pop songs and original material. The Forest Bothers were formed when they all found themselves accidentally sitting at the same table in the Dog House pub in Coleford. Bass player Dave suggested a jam and they simply carried on to the point where they are now regulars on the open mic scene and gigging regularly around Coleford. Expect anything from Lonnie Donnegan to Lindisfarne with the occasional sea shanty thrown in.


3pm – 5pm Mitcheldean Folk Club Takeover.

Mitcheldean folk club started 10 years ago when a group of like minded people decided to get together to sing songs and listen to others doing the same. The club meets at 8pm on the second Thursday of each month in the upstairs room of the Whitehorse in Mitcheldean and boasts a broad church of eclectic music and poetry provided by regulars and occasional visitors from around the country and beyond – anyone is welcome to perform. Admission is free although we do hold a raffle every month with the proceeds helping to fund the annual Mitcheldean Festival – which takes place the week after CMF.


5.15pm Maharaja Blues

Maharaja Blues are a three-piece fusion of Mississippi blues with a twist of the Ganges and a splash of the Taff.  Richard Staines provides the vocals and plays resonator guitar, Satinder Grewal adds the spices of India on the tabla and Jonathan Browning breathes fire through the harmonica.  Explore the myths and legends of the origins of the blues with one of the most intriguing bands on the circuit.


6.30pm Billy in the Lowground.

Billy in the Lowground are often shoe-horned into the pigeonhole of ‘Folk Rock’, mainly because they’re an amplified 6-piece with a distinct Irish influence courtesy of fiddle player Ruth Behan, but the sound is continuously evolving, incorporating elements of Country, Rock, and yes, OK, perhaps even Folk!
Comparisons have often been made with the Waterboys and the Levellers, but there’s a distinctive tone to Billy in the Lowground that’s all their own…


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