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Performance Area

The Performance Area is situated on the Ground Floor and here you will find some fantastic live perfomances, mainly acoustic, for your entertainment.

 

 

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Saturday

12.00           Josh Milton

12.30           Katie Holland

1.00             Paul Carella 

2.00             Jen Jen 

3.00             Dan Korn & The Choppy Waters

4.00             Killer's Riches 

5.00             Barry Pearson

 

Sunday

12.00            July For January

12.30            Katie Holland

1.00              Rob Jackson

2.00              Anthea Neads and Andy Prince

3.00              Dominic Berry

4.00              Tensheds

5.00              Caddy Cooper 

 

 

Artists

 

 

KATIE HOLLAND

Dancing from the age of three and having studied ballet, tap, modern, Arabic dance, Bollywood, Samba, African, Sacred Nepalese, Yoga and currently Gurdjieff Sacred dances, Bharatnatyam and Contemporary. Katie has recently returned to the UK after performing and teaching for six years in India. Katie runs her own Arabic dance teacher training qualification and also works closely with Hossam and Serena Ramzy, Simon Webster and Jon Sterckx. She specializes in fusion dances and is highly respected in the Arabic dance community. www.katie-holland.net    www.dance-asylum.com   www.shaktipants.com

 

 

JOSH MILTON

Born the 14th May 1993, I was brought up in the quiet suburbs of Bristol in South West England. Musically I started playing guitar when I was little and it has probably been the one thing that I’ve stuck at doing. Since I started songwriting I have taken influence from a decent handful of artists, particularly from the likes of Ben Howard, Mumford & Sons and a little bit of old school Zepplin thrown in the mix tooI like to keep busy and get out as much as I can, love chilling out with people and just generally being a stereotypical teenager sitting around trying to figure out what the hell is going on. Big love from Bristol,Josh    http://www.facebook.com/joshuamiltonmusic?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

 

Paul Carella

Paul Carella is a young Country singer/songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland and comes straight from the rare Johnny Cash mould. Paul has recently been on tour across the UK and the US promoting his second album, "CARELLA". He is known as an artist who is honest in his music who writes and sings from the heart and has gained extensive air play on American and British radio stations from both of his albums because of this. He performs with vigor, incorporating a scoured vocal technique with solid guitar and harmonica.
www.paulcarellamusic.com/

 

 

Barry Pearson

Long-term vegetarian and two-year vegan convert, I'm a Stoke born and Brighton based singer-songwriter playing acoustic folk-rock-esque, campfire-chord driven songs, inspired by the likes of Frank Turner, the Levellers, Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg etc. Laced with lyrics about more than just broken hearts and pretty girls and backed up by my right-hand man Joe with his Cajon-tapping exploits, we're really looking forward to playing VegFest 2013. Catch us in town before that via my website http://brightonandhoveopenmicnights.weebly.com/

 

Killer's Riches

Singing songs won't change the world, But that doesn't stop me trying. Music changed the very way I think about and see the world we live in, my actions, choices and impacts upon it. Influenced by bands such as Propagandhi, Anti-Flag and Strike Anywhere, I try and channel my ideologies and ideals through songs and hope to introduce people to ideas that they may not have considered otherwise. As someone who recently turned vegan after 5 years of vegetarianism, I am a strong believer in animal rights., though I try to involve myself in feminism, and anti-austerity actions.


Dan Korn & The Choppy Waters

Songwriter Dan Korn's guitar led folk, weaves enchanting melodies around exquisitely crafted lyrics. Dan's moving songs are "like a long sob laden with farewells".
Cutting his teeth in London pubs Dan has become a respected performer, mixing angelic vocals with his bluesy guitar, all of it charged with energy. 
Dan is currently playing on stage with 'The Choppy Waters'; Paul Michelmore (harmonica and banjo) and Joe Sharp (double bass and trumpet). They are looking forward to a busy year playing gigs and festivals across the country. Their second EP "Into The Warm" was released in September 2012 along with their new music video for the title track. Video link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAoF65b95TI  Website link: http://www.dankorn.co.uk

 

 

July for January

July For January is the solo project of 14 year old Orla Lindsay. Formed in August 2009 simply as a way of getting her thoughts out. Lindsay combines thoughtful, relatable lyrics and catchy pop melodies over a smooth acoustic base. She recorded a three track demo in August 2011, titled 'Realisations'. Orla immediately got back to work and rewrote parts of two of the songs - All I Ever Wanted and Ink. She placed these in her new EP - which is on iTunes in the autumn - along with two new tracks September and Falling to Pieces, which capture the unnerving effects of love at first sight and unrequited love respectively www.soundcloud.com/julyforjanuary

 



Anthea Neads & Andy Prince

Anthea and Andy's live performances are a moving experience which take the audience on a journey which is uplifting, empowering, poignant and memorable. Their warmth, onstage humour and personal chemistry combine with passionate delivery and enthusiasm which draw onlookers into their world. Anthea and Andy's lyrics - at various times rousing, idealistic, personal and universal - paint vivid pictures of their many travels, passions, experiences and ideals. Their anthemic new material strikes a chord and invariably has people singing along on first hearing. www.neadsandprince.com


Rob Jackson

Rob plays original acoustic songs from the heart (picture courtesy of Birmingham Sunday Mercury)

Dominic Berry

2012 has seen Dominic perform poetry on UK CBeebies 'Rhyme Rocket' and Channel 4′s 'My Daughter The Teenage Nudist'. He is currently recording his poetry for use in a new BBC2 documentary about the NHS. He is winner of New York's infamous Nuyorican Poetry Cafe Slam (June 2011) and Manchester Literature Festival
www.dominicberry.net

Tensheds

Described by Mojo as "Exceptional" and by Uncut as "Intelligent with great depth and wit" this multi-award winning artist also holds the world record for Most Gigs in 24 Hours. His eclectic style taking in blues, Americana, rockabilly and boogie piano was showcased on his debut album ‘Crazy Beautiful' which won critical acclaim across the board, with the single winning Best Blues Track of 2011. Performing over 300 shows on 5 UK tours since its release in early 2011, and last year supported John Mayall, Mick Taylor & Hazel O'Connor, not to mention opening the Isle Of Wight Festival.

www.tensheds.com


Caddy Cooper

Caddy Cooper is a West Australian acoustic blues and folk singer songwriter. This self confessed troubadour weaves an irresistible tapestry with vivacious melodies and poignant stories of the souls encountered on her travels. Caddy entices her audience into the most intimate and exhilarating of emotional landscapes with tales of life, love, loss and the fragility of the human condition. With a ‘little Martin' guitar and a voice of epic proportion, Caddy Cooper gives a live performance guaranteed to leave you smiling and humming her tunes for days afterwards; an experience not to be missed.    www.coopermusicproductions.co.uk/Caddy.html   


 

Jen Jen

JENJEN's debut album ENTER, a blend of lazy guitars, haunting strings, vocals and whalesong, has been reviewed in Acoustic magazine (September 2012), 'Eerily reminiscent of the late Sandy Denny... with songs that just ooze chill out.’ Jen is currently touring South England to promote the album

 

 www.jenjen.co.uk