This year's music has been curated by the wonderful Tony Lehrle-Fry, there's a wide vaiaty of performers crossing musical genres so there should be a lilttle something for everyone. Below is the current line up, please be aware as a free festival perfomers and times may change but we'll do our best to update any changes.
Cat Elliott is a bit of a genre-crossing wild card! Blending acoustic indie pop with alternative folk, her style is difficult to pigeon-hole. A quirky performer with an unusual voice, who swings from powerful and energetic to vulnerable and reflective. Whatever the mood, her catchy and lyrical songs tell stories in a way you're likely to remember.
Bat2k are a percussion group involved in the practice and performance of Brazilian rhythms principally street beats from the Bahia region.Formed in 1994 Bat2k have performed at a wide range of events locally,nationally and internationally and also host the popular Clube Sambando party nights at various venues in Southampton.Bat2k also welcome anyone who wishes learn to play percussion the opportunity to do so through the regular workshops held on Sunday afternoons at Swaythling Youth Centre.
Equal parts, a jam, a community, a social club, a ukulele ‘boot camp’ and a gigging band. Endeavouring to be a force for good; supporting worthwhile causes, raising money for charity and promoting tolerance, acceptance and diversity by playing good songs with more enthusiasm than ability on tiny instruments. Musically, they steer clear of traditional ukulele tunes, preferring instead to delve into a repertoire that runs from Kylie Minogue to The Clash via The Vaccines and Lady Gaga.
Kinesis 4 are musicians who in their time have respectively played in a broad palette of outfits from rock, punk, indie and retro bands to bhangra, latin, electronic and world music. Coming together as a meeting of minds, hearts and souls to bring forth a new sound of 'Harmonic Rock' incorporating the many tentacles of rock, prog, blues, harmonies and world music. Cream for the soul.
Born and bred in Berlin, Monika studied music before moving to London and later to Southampton. Having spent a long time bringing up a family since, she has now rekindled her musical activity, including songwriting, and become a regular at various open mic nights around Southampton, whilst also co-running the Open Mic at the Dolphin in St Denys every Thursday. Her music is mostly a voice and a guitar, influenced by anything from classic rock to prog, the lyrics ranging from social conscience to politics, interspersed with witty and thoughtful songs, but she stays clear of meaningless bland love songs.
Ged, a singer songwriter for over fourty years and a published author with a series of books 'Neander and the Dark Matter'. Over the years he has written music for his and other bands, plus two stage shows performed in Hoxton Hall theatre, London. With a blues/rock influence, D'Kenzion is a tilt of the soft cloth cap to the works of Charles Dickens. The songs whilst light and groovy, are a comment on the world today. Photo credit: MichelleQ Photography
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