Newland Street Stage Saturday

2.15pm Phoenix J

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Phoenix J is a Singapore born, UK based singer-songwriter. A self-taught musician, Phoenix J progressed from singing in choirs in her native Singapore to running her own Firebird studio and finding herself alongside Elton John in the top 40 charts. Her self-produced and released Asian Top 40 debut CD ‘Binary Star‘ on Firebird Music was a blend of modern-traditional music, world-ethnic instrumentation and a variety of arrangements ranging from classical and ambient to dance trance to pop. Her second release “Junkk“, also under Firebird, has been likened to that of Madonna and Bjork, but her influences are even more eclectic. “It takes the blend of Western pop, R&B dance and Asian influences she explored in Binary Star to another level. Lovers of alternative music, dance and even rock will also find plenty of tasty riffs and touches.” (Zach Trax). Today, Phoenix J revisits her acoustic roots, a transition that can be heard in her 3rd studio album “Let The Phoenix Fly”. Playing stripped-down versions of her own songs plus unique interpretations of favoured classics, Phoenix J performs jazzy and bluesy pop improvisations, with piano, guitar, ukulele or the looper.

3.15pm The Dixons of Dock Green


The Dixons of Dock Green Play Roots/Country / Blues in a five piece with recently added ‘Mr Squeeze ‘ on Accordian /Harmonica Keith Baldwin & Drummer Terry Sagar to the Existing line -up of Pete ‘ Chilli’ Fensome on Lead Vox /Gtr with Alan ‘Spud ‘Taylor on Bass/vox & Paul Rosser aka ‘Bruv’ on Gtr/Vox  One of the oldest Boy Bands in the Forest

4.15pm Gordon Wood Band

Gordon_WoodA songwriter, singer and guitarist with a wealth of experience, having performed alongside the likes of Wilco Johnson, Dr Feelgood, Steve Gibbons and Stevie Marriot of the Small Faces. With his latest band, he delivers a unique and exciting mix of rock & roll, blues and Americana

5.30pm Paris Jazz Cafe Swing Band

Paris Jazz Promo boxParis Jazz Café Swing Band play passionate acoustic jazz,  bringing you a taste of classics from the roaring 20’s, swinging 30’s and 40′s to the finest Hot Club Jazz….creating an enchanting atmosphere evocative of Parisian cafés, and romantic nightspots…

Feliks Tabis – Violin, Tenor Sax and Vocals
Katie P. – Percussion and Vocals
A.C.Wood – Guitar
Will Barnes – Guitar
Erika Lyons – Double Bass