SATURDAY 22nd JULY
2.30pm Alex Ishmael
I am a 17, I play acoustic guitar and sing as well as using my loop pedal to layer my songs. I have been playing in local pubs and bars for just under 3 years. I was ill last year so can’t wait to play this year!!
3.30pm The Modul8ters
After almost 20 years gigging with The Mighty Flipper & Altered 80s. Steve, Nick & Dave decided to concentrate on the music they all really love. Therefore in 2015, The Modul8tors were born!
The Modul8tors are a 3 piece band playing Mod and Ska classics. Mainly from the 60s and 70s but also with the occasional more recent hit thrown in for good measure!
Pandemick are a 3-piece hard rock band, originally formed in 2008 by members Adam and Kieran. The band play a variety of covers from bands such as; AC/DC, Artic Monkeys, The White Stripes and Blink 182, as well as originals. The band enjoyed great success during 2010/2011, coming runners up in the national Live and Unsigned competition in which the boys played the NEC in Birmingham twice, the Bedford Corn Exchange and the 02 Arena in London twice. After playing Coleford Music Festival last year, Pandemick are looking to return to stage this summer and hoping to kick on from where they left off. The band has a unique line up as the lead singer is also the drummer and the boys at the front provide great interaction and stage presence. Pandemick is spreading again.
a four piece Indie, Mod and Ska band from Herefordshire.
6.30 pm The Amigos
The AMIGOS are a 5 piece pop rock band who first established themselves on the Monmouth open mic scene in early 2016. After a successful first year featuring at the Monmouth busking festival then playing the main stage the amigos have gone from strength to strength recently appearing on radio Cardiff.
7.45pm The Rumble
The Rumble is a 3-piece garage rock band from the Forest of Dean. The raw guitar fused with fuzzy bass and hard-hitting drums has proven to turn heads at shows.
SUNDAY 23rd JULY
2.30pm The Baldwin Brothers
Local acoustic duo blending their original material with popular classics – guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
3.20pm The Del-Cats
Classic Rock N Roll/Rockabilly family band from the Forest of Dean.
4.30pm Bird Cage
Fuzzy NoisyPop songs played through a searing wall of guitars with battering percussion and melodic, weaving basslines. Taking influences from grunge, shoegaze and slacker rock moulded together with peachy harmonies.
Formed in 2015, Fly By Fire is a 3-piece hard rock band hailing from Gloucestershire. Big guitar riffs and even bigger choruses hit hard for fans of Velvet Revolver, Alice in Chains and Motorhead to name a few. After playing a run of local shows at the tail end of last year, they released their self produced debut EP in March 2017 and are currently doing a number of festival shows in the UK.
6.30pm Crystal Balloon
Crystal Balloon is an alternative rock band from Bristol/Chepstow UK.
They are Jack Stanton on lead vocals and guitar, Tim Burden on lead guitar and backing vocals, Eric Karvik on drums and Charlie Molyneux on bass.
Jack and Eric have been playing together for many years, since early teens at school together. Tim joined them in late 2015 and the current lineup came together in August 2016 after a long search for the right bass player.
Drawing on a range of influences, the resulting sound is a 21st century take on great Americana rock and roll combined with anthemic Brit Rock/Pop and heartfelt singer songwriter story telling.
Their debut EP out back in summer 2016, entitled ‘Hurricane’ was produced by George Shilling. (Bernard Butler, Frank Turner, Blur).
In May of this year they played a free gig at the Lantern, Bristol, which was recorded and will be used on their next EP, which will be out in the Autumn. They are also working with producer George Shilling on this.
‘’Stirring power pop excellence’’ – Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
‘’strongly American influenced melodic rock’’ – Behind the Scenes Gloucestershire
BXLY showcase raw hair raising vocals, melodic guitar hooks and a driving rhythm section that is sure to get your heart pumping. Influenced by the likes of The Strokes, Catfish and The Bottlemen and Two Door Cinema Club this four piece alternative band are a new force to be reckoned with. Their live performance is oozing with finesse, style and attitude. A grey scale aesthetic encapsulates the bands insightful lyrics that are teeming with adolescent angst, themes of self-reflection and the naivety of infatuation.