Live music

 

Discover the best of British Unsigned Music on the Live Music Stage this Summer. We continue to support emerging talent, exciting new bands and solo artists, so come to the festival and find your new favourite artist on the main stage or at the brand new acoustic stage in the Vip tent.

 

Live Music

Axel Jansson

The sounds of the 60’s and 70’s influence the gritty, husky, heartfelt tone that you’ll find in Axel Jansson’s music, infusing lush melodies with alternative rock and a big dose of bold pop. “It’s exactly the sort of well-crafted acoustic-driven pop that deserves to find a large and welcoming audience here in the UK and beyond.” – Record Of The Day July 2016.

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Brighton,
Bristol,
Syon Park, London

Fifth Floor

Fifth Floor is a Swedish duo with modern country, pop and rock influences. Two lead vocalists, strong harmonies and a knack for writing songs that stay in your head is what makes Fifth Floor a breath of fresh air on the London music scene and are on a mission to further push country music and strong female fronted acts into the spotlight.

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Brighton,
Syon Park, London

Frankie Furlow

From modern social commentary to alternative insight into emotional situations, Frankie Furlow deliver beautiful songs via stellar performances you can’t take your eyes off. Merging genres to create an innovative yet accessible sound, Frankie Furlow move you from thought provoking to heart wrenching lyrics with ease, with unforgettable hooks and a mind blowing ability to make you feel.

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Brighton,
Bristol,
Syon Park, London

Ruby Confue

Swindon born and London based singer, artist and rapper Ruby Confue blends a hotpot of different genres . Jazz, Hip Hop, Blue Eyed Soul, Neo Soul, Psychedelic Rock, RnB, Floetry, Spoken Word and alternative into a winning live performance that is both old skool and very urban.

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Brighton,
Syon Park, London

Half Crown

Brighton Based Half Crown are one of the most exciting new live bands around. A very cool and original mis of Alternative Rock: "Funk-fused Blues, Rock & Roll, with a French kiss of Hip-Hop" gives a clue to their unique style. their stunning and exhilarating performances and catchy songs have built them a loyal following in Brighton. The band have recently returned from a tour of the West Coast of America and have an exciting 2017 ahead.

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Brighton,
Syon Park, London

Nuala

Nuala puts love and passion into her performances, capturing the messages behind her diverse range of songs; from gritty soul/rock belters and poppy sing-a-long tunes to softer blues and folk numbers. The lyrical content of her songs is of the upmost importance to he, but the highlight of each performance is her powerful attention-grabbing voice.

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Syon Park, London

Sean Jackson Band

Hailing from LIncolnshire and London based, The Sean Jackson Band describe themselves as "Non pretentious DIY Country Blues Rock". Expect to hear smoky vocals, exhilarating guitar playing and song very catchy songs from one of London's most popular bands.

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Brighton,
Syon Park, London

Romarni Brytz

Romarni Brytz is an English Singer-Songwriter and musician from Essex, currently based in Brighton. With her delicate vocal and folky guitar fingerpicking, her lyrics explore reflection and honesty around her personal experiences.

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Brighton,
Syon Park, London

Rival Karma

Rival Karma are a four piece blues rock band from London.  One of the classiest live acts in London, their popularity is ever growing as they combine elements of classic rock with haunting melodies and gorgeous lead vocals from singer Martin Ross.

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Syon Park, London

George Pelham

West London based singer songwriter George Pelham has in a short space of time become “one to watch”, performing numerous gigs big and small, including Kensington Roof Gardens and Ronnie Scotts.  With a simply stunning voice, his songs reflect a genuine love of vintage soul and jazz.

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Syon Park, London

Norell & the Dub Factory

Norell & the Dub Factory bring you feel good vibes with a modern interpretation of old school dub/reggae music. The 5 piece upbeat band works hard to deliver a great show built on their unique, innovative but still easy listening original music. Get ready to follow the groove of this fresh London based act!

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Bristol,
Syon Park, London

James Numbere

James Numbere is a soul singer-songwriter whose soul pop has caught the attention of BBC introducing with Gary Crowley exclaiming “What a Voice”!  With eclectic flair and influences from soul, reggae,r&b and African music, catch James with his band as they bring energy and positivity on stage at Foodies Festival.

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Syon Park, London

Hockers

Originally from South Korea, Hockers is an acoustic singer- songwriter and guitarist, and has been described as having an eclectic style that blends soul, jazz, pop and soft rock with a powerful and emotive voice.  Hockers has performed at many illustrious venues including The Century Club, Kensington Roof Gardens and The Jazz Cafe. and its never short of captivating.

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Bristol,
Syon Park, London

Kingsgate

London based RnB soul trio feature the unique and beautiful vocal blend of two old school friends Stevie and Rob. Soulful, mellow and acoustic, they are one of the most exciting acoustic acts performing in London deservedly with ever growing fans and admirers.  Their debut EP is due for release this Summer.

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Syon Park, London

The Din

The Din is an extraordinarily talented collective of musicians with influences as wide ranging as Gypsy, Folk, Jazz and Rock.  The Din have played many UK Festivals from Glastonbury to The Secret Garden Party, throughout Europe and are set to release two brand new EPs in 2017.

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Brighton,
Syon Park, London

Victoria

"A London based phenomenon, the group’s soaring songwriting is imbued with an epic sense of ambition. Crisp electronic production matched to a real pop nous, the group have already earned admiring glances." – Clash

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Syon Park, London

Natalie Shay

Natalie Shay is a multi award winning singer/songwriter and BRIT School student, who is no stranger to playing venues across London, Including. The Roundhouse, The 100 club, Half Moon Putney and Hard Rock Calling at the Olympic Park. Natalie has shared the stage with acts as diverse as Soul II Soul and Hudson Taylor and is two time winner of the Mayor of London Big Busk competition.

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Syon Park, London

Ennor

Taking their name from the sunken kingdom that formed the Isles of Scilly, ENNOR came together after writer-singer Tom Elliott left the far coast of Penzance for London with a suitcase full of songs.

The bands’ infectious sound of folk tinged rock combined with alternative, driving drums and guitars established itself in the capital but the songs tell a story of journeys across the South West and a longing for the Cornish sea.

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Brighton

Hannah Dorman

British singer songwriter Hannah Dorman brings her unique style to the genre. With the emphasis on Pop/Pock, there’s a dusting of Country to be heard in all her songs. Lyrically mature, honest and relatable, Hannah delivers her songs with her distinct raw vocal power and a personable presence. This dedicated singer will draw you in with catchy melodies and a driven rhythm section.

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Brighton

Hot House

Kent based band Hot House have exploded onto the London live scene in the last few months with a fresh take on jazz funk with an indie twist. Clever songwriting, infectious melodies, and a stunning live set underpin their very current feel. Hot House were picked out to headline at London's Indpendent Music Day festival and more festivals

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Brighton

Michael Baker

Michael Baker is a Brighton based singer songwriter who pours his heart and soul into his music with beautiful honesty.

"Gorgeous soothing singer songwriter that would give Ben Howard a run for his money". Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6, Fresh On The Net
" A raw honesty that captivates you?" - Mahogany Blog

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Brighton

Rich Somers

Rich Somers is a British born acoustic blues singer songwriter.
With the release of two previous albums “Terracotta skies” (2008) and “Back on Bourbon street” (2013) , A new album is currently being worked on.
Inspired by musicians in the mould of Ray Charles and Eric Bibb, Rich’s distinctive soulful voice sits comfortably amongst some exquisite acoustic blues licks, and a groove to seduce.Rich Somers, has teamed up with The Brighton School of singing and formed a big and fresh sounding Gospel Blues band.
The Voodoo girls could easily transport you to America’s deepest South ,with their stunning harmonies and gospel style support for the whisky soaked voice of Somers.
Rich Somers is a Brighton born acoustic blues singer songwriter.

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Brighton

Si Connelly

Brighton based Singer-Songwriter Si Connelly released his debut album Youth / War / Joy via West One Music. Produced by Chris Potter (The Verve, Blur) and Dom Morley (Amy Winehouse, Adele). The featured track "Hurt You" attained sync rotation with ITV and Fox. Since then Si's self-released track Lion House has had an exceptional response with many releases lined up for this new phase as a solo artist in 2017.

"Destined for great things" - The Observer
"Very fine track" - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6, Fresh On The Net
"Captivating and Intimate" - Richer Unsigned

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Brighton

Tenth Electric

London based Tenth Electric deliver powerful and lush electro pop rock which combines a retro feel in a current way. Sincerely crafted lyrics, gorgeous harmonies and some very heartfelt songs have seen them become festival favourites around the UK and headline for Independent Music Day, The Roof Gardens and more in the Capital.

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Brighton