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Acoustic

Dave Harvey

From sunny Bournemouth :) Enjoys music and is always up for a jam or performing! Young musician looking for gigs and just having fun! Enjoys skateing and surfing :)

Inspired by ~ Ben Howard, Xavier Rudd, Brett Dennen, JBT, Martin Harley Band, Bon Iver, Iron and Wine, Johnny Flynn, The Tallest Man on Earth, Laura Marling.

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Singer Songwriter

Oscar's Trash Can

Originally formed in 2007 as a 4-piece indie rock band, Oscar's Trash Can have now been boiled down to just 2 core members: Founder, Ollie Mutter (Vocals, Bass, Guitar) and Multi-instrumentalist/producer Josh Green (Melodica, Keys, Guitar, Vocals). Their influences are many and varied. They include: Arcade Fire, The Velvet Undergound, Radiohead, Dinosaur Jr., Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul Simon, Jonathan Richman, Belle & Sebastian and The Beatles.

They have played a variety of local venues including Mr. Kyps, Champions, O'Neill's, The Cellar Bar, The Winchester and Southampton Solent University.

They are currently working on a debut EP

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Band

Bel Casino

Bel Casino are very much a product of the South Coast... Life and love by the sea has worked its influence into their music in an evocative way. Whether you view the music live or lock into a recording, the sights and sounds of the streets and beaches they walk are brimming out of the songs.

The band's sound is about melody and meaning. They are looking to connect with an audience's spirit through tales of love and adventure, locked up in stories and metaphors.

The band has enjoyed a number of successes since getting together in late 2008, notably being semi-finalists in 2010's Dorset Music Awards, receiving critical praise on BBC Introducing South's Demo Panel and subsequently appearing as the live session band on that show, securing a live interview and acoustic session on Wave 105, recording and releasing their début EP "Seventeen", not to mention playing numerous sell out shows across the south of England.

Bel Casino are proud of their reputation as an ambitious, professional young band looking to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way!

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Band

The Douglas Firs

Back from their Canada tour 2011...new record 'This Strange Embrace' to be released early 2012...

Bringing their music from the woods to the people of the towns, The Douglas Firs are an acoustic duo whose love of nature is reflected in their songwriting. With a name inspired by their love of cult TV series ‘Twin Peaks’, they are known for their beautifully sparse arrangements, combining a thought-provoking lyrical style with simple yet strong melodies. With their influences ranging from the classic songwriters of the 60s to contemporary nu-folk artists, the crystal clear and sometimes ethereal vocals from Suzy Douglas and delicate guitar work from Jimmy Douglas help weave the stories in their songs that creates their distinctive sound.

Since releasing two EPs to critical acclaim, The Firs have been spreading their roots on the live scene, playing to growing audiences around England, receiving radio play, and playing festivals such as Purbeck Folk Festival, Eastleigh Music Festival and Musicosity. As well as headlining many venues, the Firs have supported established acts such as Lanterns on the Lake, Eddi Reader, Megson and Rosie Doonan . They also won two awards for their live performance at the Dorset Music Awards and after finishing their latest EP, ‘This Strange Embrace’ in 2011 (to be released early 2012), the pair set off for a 6 month trip to Canada, playing a series of shows across Vancouver and Seattle whilst taking time out to travel and write material for a full length album, to be recorded on their return to the UK.

Suzy and Jimmy came back to the shores of England at the end of the summer 2011, with a rucksack full of new songs and a slightly battered guitar case. They made their return to the UK scene with a headline show at the legendary Troubadour Club, before playing a number of shows in London and around the South. The Firs will be recording some new songs in the upcoming months – news of 2012 album release and tour dates will be announced soon...

“simply beautiful” Sally Taylor , BBC Radio Solent

“Songs like 'Woman of Wood ' and 'Regrets and Cigarettes' illustrate this duo's ability to write remarkably original and inventive songs. The live performances are usually modest and understated - as is the 'Firs' ethos - yet always deeply powerful and emotive.”
- Paul Burke, Purbeck Folk Festival and Bournemouth Folk Club Director

"really lovely songs” Eddie Reader

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Ant Henson

Sounds like Paolo Nutini dry humping Grace Slick on the sofa while Stevie Nicks seduces a drunken Jason Mraz in the corner. Oh, and whiskey. It sounds a bit like an unpainted Austin A30 running on whiskey.

Inspiration is; Sunshine, 12 string loveliness, driving fast in August with the windows down, heartbreak, girls in short skirts and high heels, street life, that beautiful 5th bottle of Budweiser, this whole damn brutal universe.

"The release of Ant Henson’s new single, ‘I Love You and I Miss You’ is perfectly timed. No, not because it coincides with his first UK tour, nor because it happens to come out just as Spotify [where a free sample of Henson's release is available to listen to online] overtakes iTunes as the record companies' favourite online music service, but more because it is the perfect accompaniment to what will hopefully be a long, lazy summer.
"Picture the scene: steak on the barbie, beer in the cooler, iPod on shuffle; then, after the Isley Brothers have faded out, you hear pure acoustic bliss. The tune is catchy (but not annoyingly so), and invokes memories of Mumm-Ra, one of Henson’s key influences. The guitar playing is not invasive, and the instrumental section towards the end reminds one of a Richard Durrant masterpiece – imagine an audio accompaniment to a Jack Kerouac novel, and you should get an idea of what it sounds like.
"The other songs on the EP are equally entertaining: clever rhythms pervade ‘She’s Crying’, and ‘Incredible’ sounds like what would happen if Dylan could sing. Overall, a highly satisfying EP, and one that should remain on the summer playlist until the nights start drawing in."

- Chris Riley, Junction 11 Radio

Artist Type: 
Singer Songwriter

Monkey's Uncle

Monkeys Uncle in multiple forms: There’s the original dynamic duo, known best for their mellow acoustic rifts and smooth harmonies, and now with Friends in full technicolour, aromascope and surround sound. Batteries are defiantly not required. Now experience more power, more sound, well just MORE! Monkeys uncle as you’ve never heard them before (Unless you’ve heard the album). Our mission is to Rock and we invite the world to join us!

Uncle (Andy Hall) - Lead Vocals, Rhythm with the occasional solo and all round general old guy.

Monkey (Lennon Moody) - Monkey: AKA Lennon Moody. Lead, Rhythm, Harmonies and self proclaimed master of the six string guitar. (He's not)

Bassplayingmonkey (Lee Burchell) - As the name suggests he plays the bass and describes himself as a massive band whore. Have bass will travel!!!

King Louie (Jim Kendall) - King Louie: AKA Jim Kendall. Master of the sticks, drummer and most defiantly seen in 3D

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Alex Roberts

Alex Roberts - blends genres from baroque to blues, with vocals and finger-style guitar, some fine lap-steel, bouzouki and harmonica playing, and a stomp-box to boot.

With a catalogue of some three-hundred songs, gathered from his travels around the world, Alex set out from his tipi and on to the road. Performing in venues and festivals as far afield as Copenhagen to Barbados. 2009 saw over 150 shows.

Alex pushes the boundaries of his songs with each performance. There is an urgency beneath the gentleness of his composition. His writing is honest and direct. On stage he threads themes and stories into a timeless web of song.

With graceful style and masterful technique, vocal lines ebb and flow around elegant instrumental work. The result is an 'uplifting and wholesome union of voice and instrument'.

At home in Dorset, England, Alex teaches music & songwriting. This includes work with ‘Jail Guitar Doors’ - a project to aid rehabilitation, through music, in a young offender’s institute.

Alex's new album - Fairwood & Stone - is available now from:
www.alexrobertsmusic.com

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Gehko

The four members of Gehko, Rich Mead, Stewart Melvin, Dave Rudge and Rich Kelly, sat at the beach hut they had often sat. It was the essence of what they saw that day which captivated and inspired their musical motivation; happy day’s, lazying in the sun, watching the beautiful nature of the sea and people alike, eclipsing the dark days of the autumn and winter months. With similar aspirations and musical taste they strove to deliver music which epitomized this feeling; creating waves of feel good music to the masses.. Ladies, gents and fellow geckos.. Tis the year of the gehko!!

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