IN THE COURTYARD
IN THE COURTYARD
One of the UK’s finest, most exciting Rock & Roll outfits. Playing their own fresh, original brand of lowdown dirty Cubana Punk Soul, Junkabilly Vamp Trash Voodoo Blues & Electric Stomp Box Shake a Hip Bone Boogie, it’s Raunch & Rumble music, strictly for those who wanna Bump n’ Grind & lose their mind!
The Voodoogroove have been recording their debut album ‘Spirit Animal Superstar Signals From The Electric Boneyard’ with Music Producer legend Paul Durrant whose credits include Manic Street Preachers, Catatonia, Funeral For A Friend & Super Furry Animals. Due out in October it is an album of electrifying brilliance & Paul himself has decreed it his finest work.
20:00 Siôn Russell Jones
Siôn Russell Jones is a singer/songwriter from Cardiff, Wales. He has a unique and infectious vocal backed up by intricate guitar melodies and cracking choruses. Since the release of his debut album ‘And Suddenly’, Siôn has had an exciting few years securing an endorsement deal with Stonebridge Guitars and a publishing deal with BDi Music (Bucks Music Group). Sion’s latest singles ‘So Long’ and ‘Best of Me’ from his upcoming album ‘Lost No More’ have both received airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Wales, his track ‘So Long’ is also regularly played on SRF 3 in Switzerland. Siôn’s music has also been used on several British television programmes including Coronation Street and Emmerdale for ITV, Eastenders for BBC 1 and more recently on Stella for Sky 1.
19:00 Phil King
Two-time ‘Venue Magazine Roots Artist of the Year’ Phil King, described by Bob Harris as a ‘Song Weaver’, released his 3rd studio album ‘The Wreckage’ earlier this year to critical acclaim.
“Always lyrical, tuneful and emotional, lovers of the darker side of folk and roots-based music will find plenty to enjoy.”
– R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine
“Stunningly Beautiful, The Wreckage should expand his profile considerably.” – Folk Radio UK
18:00 Grand Tradition
Grand Tradition are a collection of musicians from Cardiff put together and fronted by Anthony Wickham. Priding themselves on their eclectic songs, groove based rhythms and jazz styled chord progressions, they are inspired by the likes of Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder and Ry Cooder, taking their contemporary pop edge from Foster The People, Michael Jackson and Phoenix to name but a few.
15:00 Yes Man Jellyfish
Born in Bristol, Yes Man Jellyfish is a brainchild that has come into being. Their energetic show has toured all manner of stages, alongside acts such as Stanton Warriors and Dr Meaker. Everything is performed live, using an intricate combination of acoustic and electronic instruments.
Influences range from pioneers such as 808 State, Orbital and Laurent Garnier to electronic acts like Soulwax, Groove Armada and Massive Attack. As well as the disco/funk revival that includes Dimitri From Paris, Daft Punk and Todd Terje.