Hi! I'm Robin Joynson and I am a singer / songwriter from Christchurch, who writes short, catchy, folk-pop songs. I sing, play guitar and play glockenspiel. I've self-released two E.P.s (one of which has been reviewed in the Daily Echo) and I like to play gigs and open mic-nights. All my songs are streaming on my MySpace page.
Wide Awake were formed in the late summer of 2010, and since then, have played many gigs in and around Southampton in venues such as The Joiners, the Hamptons, and The Talking Heads, supporting big names such as Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Yashin. They are currently in the recording studio working on their debut 5 track EP which will be up on the internet for free download in June 2011.
The Procession are a 4-piece alternative indie-rock band based in the Midlands, UK. The band formed in 2004 while at university and immediately started to make waves in their local live music scene, accumulating in playing local festivals, supporting established acts, radio appearances, and appearing in several magazine articles.
Having built up a following on the local scene with their otherworldly sound and volatile live performances, they finally caught their break after becoming the inaugural winners of BandForTheDay.com's international unsigned band competition. Seeing off over 600 entries, it was clear that The Procession were becoming a band to watch.
Now signed to Scottish label Circular Records, 2011-12 promises to be an exciting time for the band; their 4-track debut EP "Sometimes" was released in March 2011 to critical acclaim, their debut album follows in the Autumn, with the first single from the Album, "Sun Comes Around" being released on June 6th. A Full UK tour is planned, as well as numerous support and festival slots.
Never shy of experimenting with new and unusual concepts for live shows, The Procession are sure to spread their unique energy to all corners of the UK over the next 12 months.
The band has spent almost two years intensively recording their debut album, tentatively codenamed "Leaving The Future" in, amongst others, Kasabian's secret studio complex in Leicestershire.
Previews of the album have been well received, already winning the acclaim of XFM/4 Music journalist and DJ Pete Donaldson, and MTV's Phil Clifton.
Working with top Leicester rock producer Jon Fowkes, The Procession have worked tirelessly to raise the bar far beyond their earlier demo material, seamlessly blending grassroots guitar rock with swirling synthesizers, ethnic percussion and ethereal vocal harmonies. The resulting sound scape brings grunge screaming into the 21st Century...
"The combination of tunes really entices the listener into wanting more. It's a ride through soaring choruses, meaty guitar riffs, via bare soul intimacy, and pretty refrains, all packed with more hooks than you will find in Mariah Carey's wardrobe!!" - Pete Donaldson - XFM / 4-Music
"The pro sessions that yielded the Procession's killer EP will go down in British history (or Brit-story as they call it) as more important than the day Liam and Noel fought over their childhood toy truck, John and Paul shared their first crumpet, and everyone dropped out of art school. It's that good!" - Rocktober Magazine Reviews
"Sometimes" EP - out now on Circular Records
"Sun Comes Around" SINGLE - is released on 6th June 2011 on Circular Records. Available from all record retailers and download stores.
Nine lights is a band that was formed in January 2010, It consists of four friends, three of which met at college (Liam, Dan, Jack) studying music practice. The last member Neil was added earlier on this year. We quickly bonded as a band and have been writing songs together since. With the Souly voice of Liam, Experimental yet melodic guitar lines from Dan, Jack's various drumming capabilities and a solid groove on the bass from Neil. Since we formed we have been lucky enough to play on Both stages at the Colston hall in bristol for a local battle of the bands competition. We then went on to support reoffender of weston at Kewstoke village hall closely followed by supporting Out Like A Lion a well known pop/indie band from bath. We are still experimenting with a wide range of styles trying to find our sound.
An Alternative Rock band hailing from all over the south but based mainly in Dorset/Hampshire. Formed in September 2010.
Co-produced by Mick Whitnall (Babyshambles & future producer of Amy Winehouse, The Horrors), their long-awaited debut EP is being re-recorded in February for a mid-year release. Previews have already drawn comparisons to the ‘more sombre, beautiful end of The Maccabees catalogue.’ With fans ranging from Everything Everything to Flashguns, its no wonder its highly anticipated.
Indie-disco quartet Hot Vamp Club formed in early 2009 and have since been interviewed and featured on Radio One (BBC Switch), BBC Introducing (BBC 6) as well as included on the Best of Myspace Music and IndieFeed playlists.
Described by BBC Introducing as 'lovingly crafted, sincere Indie Pop,' their third demo was picked up by Topman US and 'Young Hearts, Slow Shoes' is now part of the Topman and Topshop UK in-store playlist, including the largest fashion store in the world on Oxford Street. Live, they've headlined the best venues across the South as well as having supported the likes of Flashguns and The Kabeedies on the way.
Wide Awake were formed in the late summer of 2010, and since then, have played many gigs in and around Southampton in venues such as The Joiners, the Hamptons, and The Talking Heads, making a name for themselves by supporting big names such as Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Yashin. They are currently in the recording studio working on their debut 5 track EP which will be up on the internet for free download in Summer 2011.
Follow Wyliss are one of the most exciting bands to break through from the Home Counties music scene in 2011. Having already headlined Guildford's premier music venue - The Boileroom twice, the band have been going from strength to strength with a lot lined up for 2012. They have played at many established venues such as the 02 islington Academy2, The Relentless Garage, The Reading Facebar, The Aldershot West End Centre, The Boileroom, The Joiners, The Camden Barfly and more.
In January 2011 Follow Wyliss released their first single "Turbulance" from their debut EP which was broadcast on 96.4 The Eagle's unsigned podcast, where they received glowing reviews. In May 2011, the eagerly awaited follow up "Never For A Second EP" was released. Along with their first Mini tour in August 2011 including headlining Guildford’s Boileroom and playing at other established venues including Newport’s Le Pub, Southampton's Joiners and the Camden Barfly! They also made an appearance on the main-stage of this year's Butserfest 2011 In September where they received a great responce and gained not only experience but a lot of new fans! With their next eP "Blind" being released on the 26th January 2012, Follow Wyliss definitely look to have a great future!
John Stammers lives in Chorlton, a leafy Suburb of Manchester, England. With artists, musicians, and young entrepreneurs setting their roots down and the streets littered with Shops, restaurants, café’s, and Bars, it has been said that Chorlton is the “Laural Canyon of the North of England” and John Stammers is part of the Furniture. The Dulcimer, a tavern dedicated to the gospel of folk, jazz, pop and all things Balearic, is where you might catch John either playing Live or talking music till the midnight. John has now finished recording a new LP which will be released on Wonderfulsound on 14th February 2011. Time has been spent on recording these songs with everything being mixed to tape. Vinyl copies of this LP will mastered from tape. Producing a true analogue experience. The only digital process occurs when the songs are transferred to CD and even then it was transposed via a Vinyl cutting Lathe so even the CD master has that authentic tone and quality of a vinyl record. John Stammers is going to capture the hearts of many a music fan with this killer album a mix jazz/blues/folk/balearic filled with well-crafted melodies and instrumental pieces, hints of trad arrangements and flashes of contemporary Popular song. John has managed to forge his way into a rather overpopulated live music scene and has effortlessly left his mark.
Dando Shaft, Macca, Buddy Holly, White Noise, Davey Graham, Stephen Prina, Gene Rains, John Fahey, The Corries, Clive Palmer, Sebastian Tellier, Lone Pigeon, Paddy Steer, The Superimposers, Os Mutantes,The Pentangle, The Monks Kitchen,
Mutant Vinyl is a musical journey through John Coltrane, Massive Attack, and Prince via Dave Grohl, wrapped up in big rhythms and addictive hooks. Unashamedly influenced but not copying, my music is original and emotive.
Based in the deep south of Dorset, I set about jamming as a solo act, writing and playing everything myself, with my Guitar, black Sax and a Mac onstage: the response at every gig has been beyond expectation, and many more dates have followed. Local promoter Conrad Barr said after my debut: “One of the most exciting debuts I’ve seen…”.
My songs have been featured on Recharged Radio, Amazing Tunes, Hits of the Near Future and local radio. With my newly formed band I reached the final of the Dorset Music Awards, and we’ve recently won our place in the semi-finals of the Wedgewood Rooms’Unsigned Showcase. Our most recent gigs in London and Endorse It festival have extended our experience and our audience.