Formed in Sept 2016 in a living room in Devon the Andy Quick Band hit the ground running with a highly original debut album ‘The Way Things Are’. Recorded at the infamous Middle Farm Studio, packed with big riffs and playful lyricism. “…soulful, funky and bursting with confidence…” THE DAILY JAM.
The band’s first single ‘Liberation’ a “throbbing euphoric masterpiece” impressed Songwritin Magazine who crowned it song of the day back in January 2017. Cue a 14 date tour in the spring where the band hit form, landing them slots at some of the best UK Festivals of the summer, including Glastonbury, Port Elliot and Sunrise Celebration.
Musically, they’re impossible to pin down. Andy is a multifaceted songwriter, formally of ‘Land of the Giants’ this new live show has evolved into a fascinating mash up of beats and styles.
This band is tight and the hype is growing. Andy has a unique voice and a knack for catchy chorus. Their latest online single releases “5 Less” and the anthemic “Sugar” suggest 2018 will be another banger.
Returning to his roots in R&B, Son of Dave has racked up 1400 shows in over 5 continents and released 7 albums! A maverick Bluesman. A one-man harmonica and beat-box experience. Son of Dave has supported Supergrass, Iggy & The Stooges, UB40, Yardbirds, Heavy Trash and many more… Jammed with Spinal Tap and Neil Young, Cindi Lauper, John Spencer and even more…
He’s appeared on Later with Jools Holland, his music has been featured on ‘Breaking Bad’. Grace Jones once asked him for his phone number. He took hers instead!
He was also a member of Crash Test Dummies
Son of Dave isn’t your average blues player. He’s an international cult Bluesman on a mission to save your musical soul from modern hogwash. This one-man harmonica and beatbox genius beats his own path, turning rhythm and blues upside down and gathering a huge international army of devoted fans from all walks of life.
UK South West based band Echo Town consists of free spirited brothers Ric & Rob Harrison. Recognised for their vibrant energetic performances, contemporary freedom songs and use of multi instruments such as lapslide guitar, djembe, didgeridoo and harmonica.
Echo Town have been performing to a live audience up and down the country for over three years. To date they’ve opened for Xavier Rudd & The United Nations.
…” as if John Butler’s lapsteel, Xavier Rudd’s social commentary and Jack Johnson’s catchy pop ideals have all been fused by the hands of two British songwriters.
“Richard Cadence (egigs.co.uk)
“They blast out a good time, uplifting and contemporary view of modern life and it’s easy to hear why the duo are often an immediate hit when performing live. Highly promising.”
Keith Aimes (The Musician Magazine)
Joanna Cooke has a voice that mesmerises whenever it is heard. From live performances in intimate local venues to recordings on tracks played across the world, her versatility and soul shine through.
Joanna grew up in the south west UK on a musical diet of blues masters Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf with added input from female jazz and soul greats Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin.
Growing success has seen Joanna regularly play over 120 live shows a year. These have included festival main stages and supporting major label artists Rag N Bone Man as part of his handpicked bill.
“Prepare yourselves; this is how it’s done. The soulful and epic Joanna Cooke” BBC Introducing in Devon
Hip Hop Trio ‘Fools For Thought’ will be opening the festival. FFT comprise the vocal genius of Grace Gillan, best known as front woman of the mighty Papa Le Gal, Jake Miller, former guitarist/ vocalist/ songwriter of Zuri Aura. Plus beatbox / DJ / lyricist Producer extraordinaire Alex Norgate aka The Audible one.
Back by popular demand… As the name suggest, these wannabe rockstars are actually all lawyers based in Exeter, still not ready for a 100% rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle they’ll be returning to their careers on Monday. Rock ‘n’ Roll is exactly what these guys are about, anything from Guns and Roses to Phil Collins. If you cheer loud enough they promise to storm the mainstage too!
Hailing from the South Hams, Honey Rider played the Otter Stage at Castlewood Wine Festival 2016. Flo and the band play an array of well-known covers with a mixture of their own compositions. Ranging from George Ezra to George Harrison, they’ll be sure to have you entertained.
Mixing a combination of funky and afro style club beats, DJ Funky Gordano will be entertaining the crowd in-between sets on the Otter Stage.