The fifth Eyes Have It Musical Festival and going from strength to strength
THE LINEUP SO FAR…
FRIDAY 5TH JULY 2019 – TOPLOADER
Since exploding onto the scene shortly after forming in 1997, the multi-time Brit nominated band have over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Right from debut hit single ‘Onka’s Big Moka’ to tracks like ‘Dancing In the Moonlight’, the band have always made it big. As one of the highest selling outfits of their era, they still boast a massive fanbase more than ten years later!
SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019 – SLADE
With their unique blend of rock’n’roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top 20 singles of which 6 were No-1 smash hits….plus 6 smash albums, SLADE have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world. SLADE today is still one of the most exciting bands on the road, and their stage performance is a dynamic, powerful and exhilarating roller-coaster ride of pure unadulterated rock’n’roll.
So, come and feel the noize!!!
A show not to be missed!
SUNDAY 7TH JULY 2019 – SKA WARS
Ska Wars is an established 6 piece band of fun loving musicians who’ve been playing the national circuit for over 15 years, performing hundreds of shows for pubs and clubs, corporate events, weddings, birthdays and national festivals.
With a charismatic front-man and energetic band, Ska Wars always gets the audience dancing to the 2-tone classics of the Specials, Madness, Bad Manners and the Selector, and more…
Ska Wars’ standard ‘Madness’ line-up consists of drum kit, bass, guitar, keyboards, tenor sax, lead and backing vocals. The deluxe ‘Specials’ line up includes an extra brass player, and/or extra lead vocals.
Ska Wars is happy to negotiate on size of the band, number of sets, and song requests. Typical performances are 2×45 minutes or 2×60 minutes. All musical aspects for events are catered for including music playlists, full PA and lighting.
Over the years we’ve supported artists such as: The Selector; Aswad; Geno Washington; Jools Holland with Rico Rodriguez (The Specials); Chaz and Dave; Bill Bailey.
SUPPORT (MORE TBC)
FRIDAY 5TH JULY 2019 – THE RAINDOGS
raindogs play an eclectic mix of covers and originals; uplifting, melodious and melancholic in equal measure. Sublime vocals supported by a heady mix of drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitars and saxophone all topped off with sumptuous three part harmonies and an occasional glockenspiel solo
FRIDAY 5TH JULY 2019 – THE SARAH KNIGHT BAND
FRIDAY 5TH JULY 2019 – LITTLEFIELD
6-piece pop and indie covers band available for pub & club gigs, festivals and private parties. Anything considered!
SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019 – MUD 2
Performing all the well loved hits with energy and accuracy, the tight vocal harmonies and gritty guitar work so reminiscent of the original band perfectly replicated in a show that will have everybody stomping their Tigerfeet.
Since this line-up emerged in 2005 they have played many festivals, concert halls and theatres including four nationwide tours and worked with many artists such as Slade, Roy Wood, The Rubettes, Showaddywaddy ,The Hollies, The Troggs, Dave Dee,Dozy Beaky ,Mick and Tich ,Alvin Stardust ,The Glitter Band and Les McKeowns Bay City Rollers. Always bringing a spirit of fun which leaves the audience singing and dancing along with them.
SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019 – AYNSLEY LISTER
Whether passionately writing and recording his own material or mesmerising audiences at his live shows one thing is abundantly clear: music is hard-wired to his DNA and flows from his fingertips like sonic bolts of lightning. With over 86,000 albums sold, lashings of critical acclaim and years of high profile touring, Lister’s resumé speaks for itself and firmly secures his position as a leading light in the resurgence of British blues-infused music.
SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019 – TELSEN
Telsen is an “Indie” (or at least that’s the nearest pigeon-hole you’d find for them) band formed in 2014 and based at the Telsen Building in Aston, Birmingham who are gaining a growing reputation for their kickass live shows.
SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019 – EDDIE & THE WOLVES
Rock & Blues power-trio. A hurricane force to be reckoned with. If you’re standing at the front hold on to your beers, bags and bald caps. Eddie has supported the likes of Reef, Razorlight, High Tyde, Clay and The Carnabys
SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019 – THE SILICONE TAXIS
SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019 – CRISIS
SUNDAY 7TH JULY 2019 – THE CLIMAX BLUES BAND
Founder member Colin Cooper led Climax Blues Band from the mid-1980s, George Glover having been on the keyboards since 1981 and Lester Hunt on guitar since 1986.
Roy Adams and Neil Simpson joined the band on a permanent basis around 1990 on drums and bass guitar, and in the 90s the band released the live album ‘Blues From The Attic’ and the ‘Big Blues’ studio album, The Songs of Willie Dixon.
This band continued to tour around the UK and Europe, and a US Tour until Colin’s very sad untimely death in 2008.
His wishes were for the band to carry on, and it took a while before the right recruits were found in Graham Dee on vocals, and Chris ‘Beebe’ Aldridge on saxes, both supremely talented and with the level of commitment to continuing the Climax Blues Band journey with passion and style, always acknowledging the history of the band but energy and enthusiasm to move forwards.
UK and European shows confirmed this approach and the live album ‘Security Alert’ (mixed by Roy Wood of The Move, Wizzard and ELO fame) was released in 2014, to a great response from fans old and new, mostly covering songs from the Climax back-catalogue and representing the bands new approach to these songs. However, the main objective was to introduce new songs to the repertoire and work towards a brand new studio album. A sneak preview 4 track CD EP, ‘Tempus Fugit’ was released for sale only at shows in 2017, working up to the full album ‘Hands of Time’ – 13 new songs released in January 2019, and the live set has become very much the sound of Climax Blues Band today, with Graham and Chris stamping their personalities on the music, with the unmistakeable Climax groove at the heart of the music. The album shot to the top of the Amazon Hot New Release Download chart, and Number 3 in the iTunes Blues Chart.
Pete Feenstra regular contributor to “Get Ready to Rock” says ‘Hands Of Time’ is a brave step forward. It’s the sound of a mature band drawing on historic roots to explore polished songcraft through a mix of deep funky grooves with a soulful feel, born of bluesy antecedents. Colin Cooper would surely have approved.
SUNDAY 7TH JULY 2019 – THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS
Called everything from ‘hillbilly-Pink Floyd’ to ‘folk-pop’ to ‘surreal americana’, New York’s Slambovian Circus of Dreams “is a riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music.” – Chronogram Magazine. A rootsy psychedelica that MAVERICK MAGAZINE calls “Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana,” their melodic avant-folk conjures with an exotic instrumental arsenal and palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. The Slambovians charm from the first note with “Great songs and a whole lotta heart!” – DJ Meg Griffin, SiriusXM.
Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, they pioneered the alt-folk circuit, staying on the fringes of the music industry. Winning support from indie radio and press since their inception, fans fueled their career from the ground up to an international status. Having headlined major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, this band has a devoted cult following. “Soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic, the entire root system of Rock Family Trees is embedded in Longo’s voice.” – The Big Issue, Scotland, UK. Lead singer-songwriter Joziah Longo is joined by Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin), Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, etc), and Felipe Torres (drums, percussion). They create a captivating vibe that feeds the soul.
INFLUENCES/SOUNDS LIKE: Waterboys, Bob Dylan, Bowie, Cracker, Pink Floyd, The Decemberists, Incredible String Band, Leonard Cohen
“9 out of 10 – Love at first spin!”– Americana UK
“The Hudson River Valley’s best kept secret.” – JamBase.com
“Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana.”– MAVERICK, UK
“Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism… they take the stage by storm!”– The NY Times
“This band reminds me to write and perform with my whole heart and soul.”– Dar Williams
“This band is the best I’ve heard since the Beatles!” – Jim Pons, The Mothers of Invention, John Lennon
“Mightily impressive and hugely original”– Maverick Magazine– UK
“It’s as if David Bowie recorded Hunky Dory with The Band in the basement of Big Pink.”
– Glitterhouse Records, DE
SUNDAY 7TH JULY 2019 – SUE WARREN
Sue Warren has broken away from her Zydeco and Cajun musical roots, having played Rubboard both nationally and internationally for over twenty years. Ten years a successful Retro Cabaret Artist, performing 60’s and 70’s classics, in our pubs and traditional social clubs, local and further afield.
Now re invented, ukulele singer/songwriter Sue, brings a big personality, her little ukulele and her self composed toe tapping rhythms to sing and dance to.
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