Artist and Bands biographies

3 Buck Shirt
Superb guitar led blues & boogie featuring Jason Manners.

Acoustic Beatles Shambles
A group of musicians who put equal emphasis on “acoustic”, “Beatles” and “shambles”. A wonderfully uplifting sing-a-long experience.
www.facebook.com/AcousticBeatlesShambles

Dave Gray & John “Dusty” Dunsterville
Dave & Dusty’s band – back for the fourth year with Phil Berry, Lawrie Wright & Hamish Stewart – doing their thing – bop till you drop. With guest vocalists.

Dolly & Nicks
Reading’s favourite curly girlies team up for a pick’n’mix of folk and harmony.

Douzy & Slyde
Duo playing a melodic and soulful mix of blues, soul & rock covers.
www.facebook.com/douzyslyde

Fleur Stevenson
An alluringly graceful and charismatic jazz singer with a charming off-beat sense of humour, Fleur Stevenson performs a tastefully modern take on a variety of much-loved jazz standards, Latin favourites and vintage flavoured originals. Accompanied by jazz guitar supremo, Hugh Turner.
fleurstevensonjazz.co.uk

Geoff Hawkins
A veteran sax virtuoso – dubbed “the shaman of the sax” and an early exponent of free jazz who played with Evan Parker’s legendary band. Not to be missed!

La Mort Subite
Franco-Balkano-Gipsy Folk Jazz Dance Fun
“Nous sommes le bon temps”
www.facebook.com/La-Mort-Subite-32871907371

Limpopo Groove
Limpopo Groove is an upbeat dance band that fuses Afro-jazz with tribal beats and European influences. Bring those dancing shoes.
www.facebook.com/limpopogroove

Ma Bessie
Ma Bessie & her Pig Foot band mix classic blues and jazz tunes with a selection of original songs and hand-picked covers from the last 50 years of popular music.
https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/five-stars-ma-bessie–11648826

Mayor & James
Beautiful music from Simon & Hilary featuring folk, traditional, Celtic, swing, blues and classical, with poetry & augmented reality thrown in for good measure. A treat!
www.acousticsrecords.co.uk

Paula Riordan
With her distinctive guitar style, Paula performs her infectious brand of rocking blues.
http://paulariordan.com/live.html

Rufus Ruffcut
Great musicians playing an eclectic mix of Blues and Soul.
www.rufusruffcut.com

The Definite Collective
Funk, jazz & Latin experimental & improvisational grooves – inspirational!
www.facebook.com/definitecollective

The Mark II
Old school soul band blasting out 60s & Motown classics.
www.facebook.com/TheMarkTwo

The MP3
The man ‘o’ piano himself, Andy Purcell with dance grooves & fake jazz.

Tom Rolls
Tom Rolls is a solo loop artist and multi-instrumentalist. Coming from a background in percussion, he layers beats with melody and voice to create fusions of jazz, lo-fi and indie. Perfect for the beginning of our After Party!