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.

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.

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.

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”

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

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.–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!

Paula Riordan
With her distinctive guitar style, Paula performs her infectious brand of rocking blues.

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

The Definite Collective
Funk, jazz & Latin experimental & improvisational grooves – inspirational!

The Mark II
Old school soul band blasting out 60s & Motown classics.

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!