Paul Jenkins

We are delighted to have with us this year Paul Jenkins.  This fab free family workshop will get you thinking and playing with words...... come along and let out your secret inner writer. Sometimes he talks in nonsense He talks in Wobbly Wibbles He opens up his mouth But what comes out is bobbly bibbles... Paul is a poet and author based over in Ramsbottom, Lancs who used to be a teacher but discovered a way to tunnel under the fence. He now tours to schools and community groups all over the UK. As a writer and performer he’s

By | 2018-04-17T22:07:24+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Children, Festival 8 2018, Festival Activities, Spoken Word|0 Comments

Full on Floyd

Hello and welcome. We are Full on Floyd, a seven piece Pink Floyd tribute band. The band was formed around six years ago by guitarists Andy and Dave who grew up together and have been playing together for over twenty years in bands such as Steel Breeze and their most recent project Agent Einstein. One of the main and immediate challenges Andy and Dave faced when they decided to take on this (what has turned out to be) a mammoth project, was finding the right personnel, who, first and foremost, had the desire and love of Pink Floyd music, second, had the musical ability to

By | 2018-04-17T16:02:49+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Festival 8 2018, Music|0 Comments

Edi Johnston

“Unique Songwriting Talent” (Nusic.org.uk) "One man armed with a Ukelele and a box of tricks singing daft songs about being Ginger, using Rock, paper, Scissors to make life choices and other such important subjects!" (Brouhaha, Nottingham) The Edi Johnston Bit is not just a player of songs, but puts them alongside some typical English silliness too. Props, Jokes, Quizzes, Audience participation, Bingo etc all add up to a daft experience going beyond just singing some songs. Taking inspiration from Morecambe & Wise, Flight of the Conchords and Tim Vine alongside Old School Hiphop and Pop, The EJ Bit wants

By | 2018-03-27T21:35:28+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Festival 8 2018, Music|0 Comments

Chris Cooper Band

ChrisCooperBand from Scunthorpe play melodic folk rock, mixing in Indie-influenced driving chords, a pinch of Americana and a large handful of cinematic-themed atmospherics giving opportunities to explore musical directions and not be limited to genre specifics. Since forming in 2010 their style has evolved and been refined into an acoustic force to be reckoned with! Currently comprising 2 acoustic guitars and double bass with the driving vocals of Chris Cooper, they are now lining up dates for 2018 to support the launch of their first new album in 4 years 'The Glorious Sins' which is due for release Early

By | 2018-03-27T20:10:29+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Festival 8 2018, Music|0 Comments

GU-RU

“The beauty of music today is that you can find a diamond in the rough, or psychedelic mushrooms in the grass, whilst searching through the muck and mud that is the music industry. Enter GU-RU” (Flea Market Funk) GU-RU is a quartet comprising of keys, flute, drums and bass. It is a “bouillabaisse of Cosmic funk, soul and Full-Tilt-Motor-Groove” (FMF), drawing inspiration from diverse artists such as The Doors, Todd Terje, Tame Impala and Herbie Hancock. For the past decade members of GU-RU have performed worldwide, working with the likes of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Alabama 3

By | 2018-03-27T19:19:21+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Festival 8 2018, Music|0 Comments

Dirty Flowers

Influenced by a variety of genres including funk, rock, hip hop, dub, jazz and psychedelia, Dirty Flowers are characterised by strong riffs, tight grooves and catchy melodies. Screaming saxophone, wailing guitar solos, heavy bass lines and atmospheric divinity invoke a fun, powerful and exciting energy, made all the more potent by the band's wild and contagious stage presence! But it's not all showmanship; as intense and captivating as they are to watch, their clever lyrics carry depth, wit and cheeky little hooks which grab the balls of your mind, body and soul, making for a complete and exhilarating experience.

By | 2018-03-27T18:58:54+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Festival 8 2018, Music|Tags: , |0 Comments

Momma’s Days are Done

Momma's Days are an original alternative folk & blues band with great harmonies, catchy lyrics and memorable songs. Described as a bit like a cross between Creedence Clearwater Revival and Bob Dylan and regularly featured on BBC Radio and Sine FM's Roots & Acoustic Show. Band members are: Nick Akester Chris Cooper Matt Hercock Thomas Pogson Check out their Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/MommasDays

By | 2018-03-27T18:38:04+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Festival 8 2018, Music|Tags: , |0 Comments

Everyday People

Everyday People began back in summer 2015 when Sean, Ash and Emily joined forces with Joel joining in 2016 and Tom completing the line up in 2017. Together the band have played a handful of gigs and have so far charmed their audiences. With Joel’s dulcet vocals and catchy lyrical hooks blending with melodic riffs and true funky wah-guitar, and a solid backbeat from the rhythm section that will keep your feet tapping, Everyday People are sure to make you want to groove. https://www.facebook.com/everydaypeopleofficial

By | 2018-03-20T22:36:33+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Festival 8 2018, Music|Tags: |0 Comments
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