Glastonbury Calling 2017 Running Times & Blog
Glastonbury Calling is a new one day festival now hitting it’s 2nd year on Saturday 25th February run by the people and venues from the town. We want to highlight the variety of great new music from the west and show off the cracking venues in the town and show that the town is always full of great music. We love the early part of the year as there is so much music coming out and we intend to get a jump on the summer festivals and show it off. This year we have an amazing line up over all of the venues and are chuffed to have the legendary Laid Blak headlining the Bocabar.
Spread over 6 venues The Riflemans, The Hawthorns, The Assembly Rooms, The Market House, The King Arthur and The Bocabar a £10 advance ticket will buy you a wristband to cover all of the venues and music which is great value. Tickets are on sale from Bristol Ticket Shop, Jaywalk Guitars, The Bocabar and The Hawthorns Hotel.
Tickets will go up to £13 on the day if any are remaining so we strongly advise you to buy them in advance.
Tickets will go up to £13 on the day if any are remaining so we strongly advise you to buy them in advance.
Any profits will go to Glastonbury FM.
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With years of DJ’ing experience behind him, DJ Bunjy is one of Bristol most sought after DJ’s, making a name for himself playing @ DREAMSCAPE / HELTER SKELTER / FANTASIA / UNIVERSE / BRISTOL EXPOSURE RAVES
ALSO hip hop, drum & bass, reggae, and R’n’B Since then things have exploded for DJ Bunjy, signed to brown punk Records and warner bro,
dj’ing all over Europe and America and putting on his own events in
Bristol & London.
2330-0015 Markie B
Fantastic young local DJ who plays on many of the Urban Culture line ups.
2230-2330 Laid Blak
Laid Blak have been at the heart of Bristol's urban reggae scene for over half a decade, drawing inspiration and energy from their home city, and using this to fuel the gigs and releases that have gained them a cult local following. Now the rest of the world is taking notice, resulting in a Rototom award for best Northern European Reggae band, and support slots with international stars such as Aswad, Nitin Sawhney and Julian Marley.
Formed initially as a studio project showcasing the talents of Jungle veterans DJ Bunjy and MC Joe Peng, Laid Blak have since grown into a heavyweight eight-piece outfit described as 'the ultimate festival act' by Brighton Noise. By turns catchy, hypnotic, furious and sweetly melodic, their music has a global appeal, fusing elements of rock, funk and bhangra to create a unique sound with a reggae heartbeat. It's infectiously danceable and optimistic, yet Laid Blak also have a more thoughtful side, and their lyrics detail the reality of city life with unflinching honesty.
2115-2200 Shoot the Moon
Shoot The Moon are a 7 piece Ska/ Punk band from the South-West. Fusing together frantic brass lines and addictive vocal hooks with driving bass lines and booming drum grooves. They bring a distinctive, dynamic and uplifting sound that breathes Punk Rock fire and sweats stomping Ska rhythm.The bands influences include Mad Caddies, The Skints, Will And The People and Less Than Jake.Recent shows include Isle Of Wight festival, Bestival and Boomtown Fair, as well as prestigious support slots with Madness, The Specials and The Skints.
“Shoot the Moon kicks bollox!” – Suggs, MADNESS“Ska Punk that gets you stomping!” – Mike Daniels, Godney Gathering
2000-2045 Mad Apple Circus
Mad Apple Circus is an original blend of horn-fuelled styles, built on Ska/Hip-Hop/Jazz and Latin grooves – nothing but the good stuff. Owing to their unique sound and energetic performances, this hard-hitting, humble Bristolian nine-piece have fast become festival favourites and a popular choice among promoters in the UK and Europe.
Since bounding into the underground music scene and forging a presence of their own, MAC have been busy sharing stages with some of the industry’s finest. Notable greats include UB40, The Beat, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Skints, Suburban Legends and Hot 8 Brass Band.
The launch of their debut Self-Titled album in 2015 saw the band reach new heights. As well as making appearances on local radio shows, their music started receiving airtime across England and abroad and in turn primed the continent for their European tour.
Priding themselves as upbeat and what can only be described as an engaging display of jumping musical fusion, the thirst for the Apple’s juice never seems to quench. Already having ticked off slots at a whole host of festivals, last year alone they set crowds alight at Secret Garden Party, Sunrise, BoomTown Fair, Symmetry Festival and Glastonbury to mention but a few. With a honed ambition to continually enrich their music while remaining true to their core, Mad Apple Circus have unquestionably set about creating their own distinctive sound which is suitable staging itself as BRISTONE!! …Goes well with cloudy cider.
Imprints are a folk, shanty, rock band that were founded in 2011 in Falmouth, UK. Now based in Bristol, the band are made up of founding members Andy Truckle (lead vocals & guitar) and Vince Martin (violin & vocals). Currently gigging as a duo and as a five piece with, Annie Wright (Vocals), Tom Cornwall (drums & vocals) and Tom Bangham (bass). Imprints provide a high-octane, frantic yet focused spin on the current folk-rock genre. Playing many festivals and winners of the Underdog unsigned band competition.
1730-1815 The Dead Freights
"Melodic vocal harmonies, bluesy guitars and driving shuffles. This Southampton quartet delivers an exciting show with a Rock'n'roll attitude. The Dead Freights bring a unique feel to a classic sound, comparable to The Beatles and The Libertines."
2215-2300 John E Vistic
John E Vistic is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, also known for his work with- post rock band Crippled Black Phoenix. His forthcoming solo album Welcome Down the Night produced by Tristan Longworth (Jon Allen/The Third Degree) is a beautifully crafted album of songs about love, death and the landscape of the heart. The record features collaborations with a legendary range of artists including members of Primal Scream, Morcheeba, Jon Allen, the Marc Ford band and Rachel Stamp as well as Vistic’s own band. The first EP from the album, What Will Be (out on ITunes now) has been described as:
“…psychedelic country folk, laden with soul and thought provoking literary lyrics. Think Hozier and Johnny Cash meets The Doors with more than a dash of Jack White.”
As well as performing songs from the new album solo, Vistic has recently put together a new five piece incarnation of his band featuring Rob Norbury (Candy Darling) and Mike Crawford (Apache Dropout) as well as long standing Vistic Rock n Roll Soundsystem sidekicks, Guy Fowler (Bass) and Dan Clibery (Drums).
Swampgrass play the mighty blues. It’s the dancing, drinking, up all night partying blues. Sure, there’s a slow song occasionally (no promises) but generally the shows start at pace and stay there.
Swampgrass formed in January 2013 and now find themselves regularly touring around the country with 2017 looking to be another shift in intensity with two full tours booked and a smaller mini tour just before festival season. While Swampgrass are most definitely a blues band, there are elements of many genres woven through the songs and the band appeals to a diverse audience.
“..pleasingly the band plough their own furrow without resorting to covering hoary old crowd pleasers”…”emotive vocals, like a British Janis Joplin” Dave Drury – Blues Matters (issue 91) “a delightful 40 minutes of irresistible speakeasy blues” Jonathon Kardasz – Uberrock “The ten tracks are a demonstration of the sound Swampgrass has twisted around their arrangements giving rise to a distinctive sound.”Liz Aiken – Bluesdoodles
1945-2030 Pretty Little Enemy
Bursting out of Minehead, Somerset, and drawing from the riff assault and groove of Coheed Cambria and Killswitch Engage fused with the vocal angst of Skunk Anansie, this two girl, two guy combo offer a fresh take on the Alt Metal genre and are already causing a stir throughout South West.
1835-1915 Don’t Do Tuesdays
Glastonbury Alternative Pop Punk Rock, DDT. Knocking one out since 2002. A fun and entertaining night will happen when these guys are on.
Iyabe's sound comes from the exploration of found sound and unconventional song writing techniques. Minimally loud, Iyabe's set of songs will take you on a cathartic journey through many genres. Influences from R 'n' B, neo-soul, punk, noise and many more, this band is truly unique.
1615-1655 Kevin and the Destroyers
Kevin and the Destroyers are a blues-rock band based in Somerset. The name (which was a joke that stuck) is becoming well renowned in the local Somerset area. After forming at the Blue School in Wells in 2014, they began writing songs together and gigging later that year. Performing for the first time at a pub acoustically in Wells, they were spotted by a local promoter and chosen to support John Otway a local sold-out gig. They then gigged mostly in the Bristol circuit, supporting a few well renowned bands on their UK tours before headlining their own show at the Louisiana in 2015. After this point, they then started gigging closer to home and have since been added to the bill on local festivals such as Farm Fest, RITS day and Wells May Fair. With more gigs being added all the time, these young guys are well worth a watch.
Their sound encapsulates the vintage sounds of the 60s and 70s rock bands of the era such as Led Zeppelin and Cream while modernizing it in their own way, making it blues that you could easily play on the radio. With harmony solos, blistering drum fills and booming bass lines, the sound is classic, unique, modern and exciting. The future of blues-rock is looking to be a bright one.
1505-1545 Gilda Parade
Stu C Morgan - Vocals & Guitar, Paul Michael James - Bass & Colin Gitanes - Drums. The band formed with no brief, other than to share and shape ideas, have fun, and see what came out. The recipe worked, and things clicked straight away. When it's heavy, it's heavy. When it's delicate, it's delicate, and when it's really cooking, it's something else.
Gilda Parade is all about the tunes and the execution - nothing else really matters as long as it feels and sounds good.
1400-1455 From Rust
Metalcore/Deathcore band based in, Street Somerset. Nearing the release of their debut EP "Lost Sense Of Life".
2315-0000 Lazy Daze
Glastonbury band performing their own unique genre of 'heavy folk'. If the word spreading across the music industry that live performance is going to be where it's at, is true, these multi-instrumentalists are right on track on with some catchy tunes and stunning four-part harmonies.
Original material with the occasional cover thrown in, having first been given the unique Lazy Daze touch. Their haunting version of Guns'n'Roses 'Sweet Child of Mine' is a show stopper.
2200-2245 Katey Brooks
Singer-songwriter Katey Brooks’ unique sound epitomizes the culturally diverse environment in which she grew up. Born and raised between Bristol, London and Arizona to musical parents, the Indie Award nominee is best described as a female Hozier, with all the haunting intensity and every bit of the soul.
With a “voice to melt glaciers” (Venue Magazine) Brooks is at home anywhere she can take her guitar. From the London 2012 Olympics to Glastonbury Festival, from WOMAD to Abbey Road, Brooks’ “devastating vocal talent” (Just Music That I Like) has garnered her admirers from across the spectrum of the industry, seeing her feature on tracks with Paloma Faith, Imelda May, The Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and Brian May – not to mention sharing the bill with acts like Newton Faulkner, Ghostpoet, Deaf Havana and Mystery Jets.
Fast becoming a radio favourite, “not to be missed” (Time Out) Brooks’ music has been hailed on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6, and she’s recently been added to the Starbucks playlist worldwide. The haunting, ethereal sound of her latest I Fought Lovers EP is prelude to the sonic largesse of future releases, as she heads to the studio to record her new album with a few of Britain’s finest.
Having led a fascinating life with a vivid cast of characters, Brooks takes to the road often, to draw inspiration from the people she meets. The writing for her current album began in the chaos of London life, continuing on tour in the dusty expanse of Australia at the beginning of 2015, and finding its completion on the side of a beautiful little mountain in the Welsh wilderness. Now under the wing of UK based label Abandon Music Group, Brooks has already packed in tours in France, Australia and Canada this year and is in the studio finishing her brand new album ‘We The People’.
2100-2145 The Truthseekers
“Liam Howard & The Truthseekers brings rocky folk music with the accessibility pop in places that could be compared to Oasis, maybe not by sound, but with strong song structure and build ups to catchy choruses. “
Safehaus - 4 piece alt Acoustic rock band from South West England. Making a name for their selves on the Italian circuit.
1700-1745 Plume of Feathers
Plume of Feathers is an album based on the decline of pubs in the UK. Its also about people -real and made up- who drink in pubs and uses the thread throughout of a Bristol pub that opened in 1775 and closed in 2013.
The tracks include an interview with a landlord and reference first dates, wakes, leaving do's, football fans, pub singers, mourning pensioners, gin palaces, gentrification and drug taking regulars.
Recorded in Glasgow in 2015 the first release from the album will be First Date available as a download from Oct 30th through all the usual sites and Bandcamp. It will also be available as a 7' single on Archdeacon of Pop records.
As a band they put on a show with visual backing to accompany their performance.
1545-1630 Duncan Batey Trio
Including Dan Shaw (of Minor Works Unit) on upright bass, and Gerry Barnett (of Ushti Baba) on cello
Winner of the 2012 Somerset Songwriter competition, Duncan released his first EP, ‘Blindsided’, in February 2013. Joined by Caelia Lunniss on violin, his beautifully crafted 'epic acoustic' songs explore love and hope in the face of adversity.
Duncan started writing the songs featured on the EP in 2008, shortly after moving to Glastonbury, and has since become a regular performer at local venues and festivals.
What are Flipron? An English rock band from Glastonbury, UK. Their music was described by Music Connection (USA based music industry magazine) as “Barrelhouse Britpop” which the band thought was a pretty good description. Other descriptions they like include “Psychedelic Honkytonk” & “like Stephen Fry wrestling with Ian Dury on a Mississippi riverboat” A more sober description was “eccentric English rock”, which is reasonably accurate if a little formal. Their songs are noted for their strong & wordy lyrical content.
Their main influences include The Kinks & Small Faces, Alex Harvey, Sparks, Madness, The Specials, Ziggy-era Bowie, The Damned, Ian Dury, Tom Waits, early Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, old Hawaiian & blues records, Hank Williams, western swing, 20s 30s & 40s Americana & jazz, & mid-60s psychedelia, surf & garage.
They are playing as a three piece for the day and running through a number of hits and rarities.
1315-1400 The Bad Cowboys
Veterans of the local Glastonbury music scene, Steve Bilsborough and John Carroll have developed a country influenced acoustic sound. Their close harmonies and catchy tunes are full of poignant, satirical and sometimes humourous lyrics and contain such obscure subject matter as: superheroes, corporate takeovers, scrabble, and also the now infamous song about the town of “Street”.
Debut album "At Home With The Bad Cowboys" is available now at https://thebadcowboys.bandcamp.com/ and from all the usual places...
1215-1300 Lee Rahn
Lee Rahn is a 24-year old Singer/Songwriter from Glastonbury, Somerset; he has just finished studying at the ICMP Music College in London.
Lee is often regarded as a creative guitarist, picking through alternative tunings and complimented as a thoughtful lyricist and emotive songwriter
The Drystones are a young (just 20) lively folk duo from Priddy in Somerset playing violin, guitar and whistle, who have made a big splash since they formed in July 11. They play a mix of their own tunes and arrangements of folk tunes given drive, beat and energy. They have played festivals all over the West Country (including Sidmouth, Village Pump, Warwick, Bromyard, Purbeck and The Sunrise), and at their 2013 Glastonbury Festival performance they were highlighted by Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 as his "recommendation of the day". They were the 2015 Larmer Tree Breakthrough Music Award winners and were asked by Michael Eavis to play the 2015 Glastonbury Extravaganza when Joan Armatrading had to cancel! They are currently working on their third album "We Happy Few". For just two people they make a lot of sound, you will not be bored!
web site: http://www.thedrystones.co.uk/
2200-2245 Fromage En Feu
Bristol’s very own faux-French Band. Six fantasique, impassioned musicians ablaze with passion and reckless energy. Available for Concerts, street events, festivals, weddings and bar mitzvahs.
In it's relatively short history Fromage en Feu has performed at many events and venues including: The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Aeon Festival, Chichester street festival, Ashton Court Festival, Streets Alive, Streets Serenade, The Canteen, The Attic, Number 51, Mr. Wolf's, The Polish Club, Southville Arts Trail, El Rincon, The Tobacco Factory, The LeftBank, The Harbourside Bar...email@example.com to join our mailing list: on average only one mail sent each month and email addresses are not disclosed or used by 3rd Party Cheese Mongers.
2045-2130 Ant Noel & the Peabody Drakes
Jersey-born Ant Noel is a Wells & Bristol-based musician creating original music which can loosely be described as folk-rock.
Ant released his debut album 'Hurricane Rising' in 2010.
The Peabody Drakes formed out of members of Ant's 'Hurricane Rising' band, with the addition of ace rhythm section Anneka Johnson and Alex Pearson.
In 2012 Ant Noel & The Peabody Drakes released 'Under City Lights', a six-track EP of album length (i.e. long songs!).
In July 2014, Ant is releasing his next full solo album 'The Water's Line', aided by not only members of the Peabody Drakes, but also talented musicians Rob Vasey (vocals & guitar) , Dan Ashby (banjo) and Sophie Anton (flute).
1930-2015 My Style
MY STYLE, Playing with the aim to live a life creating, making music, seeing the world and putting their own stamp on the music scene.
Built from the ground up by Mac McCormick (23) Bristol, UK and Talia Smulian (22) Tel Aviv, Israel. Writing, recording, producing, mixing and performing all the original material theirselves, MY STYLE have their own sound, growing from Dub, Hip Hop / UK Hip Hop, Trip Hop and the ways of the world.
The Bristol duo hit the scene March 2016, playing venues such as The O2 Academy, Crofters Rights, The Louisiana, Colston Hall and, Mr. Wolfs, alongside many more. Their 'Bristol sound' comes from conscious lyrics and a bass heavy live set including Live FX, Vocals, Bass and midi controllers.
1815-1900 David 9 Lunas
Living in the UK from four years old, David a Trinidadian, has been mesmerizing audiences up and down the country for a while now. Armed with a mix of poets and songsmiths from Arthur Rimbaud and George Orwell to Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley David developed into something distinctively original and singularly identifiable.
Specialising in slide and fingerpicking David’s style is forcefully rhythmical with powerful vocal that ranges from lush to gravelly.
David 9 Lunas has been honing his craft, playing for 6 hours a day, writing and gathering material and performing extensively throughout the UK and Europe.
In June 2014 David 9 Lunas first solo album, Rain Water and Wine (produced by Anssi Jalonen) became available through Band camp, iTunes and Amazon, facebook and you can purchase a CD at all live performances. David is the latest winner of the GFM Songwriting Contest.
1700-1745 Owl in the Sun
"Owl in the Sun play a home-grown blend of self-penned Americana and gypsy-jazz influenced songs. From the heart-warming to the dark and edgy, the gentle toe-tapping to the downright dance your socks off. Expect infectious melodies and luscious harmonies over a line up of upright bass, acoustic guitars, accordion, fiddle and flute."
1545-1630 Henry Wacey
In 2016 Henry released his second EP ‘On My Travels Again’, recorded with his backing band The Orchard Keepers. He ventured to America and Canada the same summer, playing shows down the west coast.
The ‘On My Travels Again’ EP is available in Henry’s hometown record store, Raves From The Grave
Frome Standard, July 2014 wrote "Henry Wacey is a rising talent and not to be missed - his bluesy and unique songwriting and guitar playing are sure to impress."
Frome Standard, April 2015 ahead of Henry's appearance in the Battle of the bands final: "The only solo act making it to the final is Henry Wacey. What Henry might lack in band members numbers he more than makes up for in talent. Giving his own take on acoustic folk, with honest, open songs with great sing along moments.
You can find Henry's EPs, which are available worldwide to buy on his Bandcamp, Itunes and other online distributors. The EP is also available to Stream via Spotify. All the links can be found below.
1430-1515 The June Apples
Multi - instrumentalist sisters Ellie and Taz, play guitar, fiddle and bassoon, creating an atmospheric melange of folk melodies from Europe and beyond. From their Mendip roots and wanderings around Europe, this enigmatic duo will get your feet tapping rhythms you never knew existed!
1330-1400 Sharon Lazibyrd
Sharon Lazibyrd, BBC Introducing artist as played on BBC Radio 6 Music. Keep up to date with radio sessions, live dates and recordings.
Songwriter in Lazibyrd South West Music Awards best folk act 2013
1245-1315 Cathy Judge and Johnny Francis
Sculptor, singer songwriter and Bath musician play UK Americana.
After taking a short break Madame Twisted bounced back in 2012 with a brand new Minimal style, a sound that she is renowned for today . Since then, Madame Twisted's talent has been recognized by established and well respected promoters & has gained sets & new residencies at the hottest club nights up & down the UK.
Madame was a finalist in the All Girls On Decks DJ comp Judged by Lisa Lashes in January 2015 eventually finishing runner up & playing at Cafe de Paris in London alongside the winner & her idol Lisa lashes.
Madame is now resident DJ for Decadance & has launched her own brand 'Release' In Cardiff.
From the age of twelve years old Kane Greenhalgh has taught himself how to DJ using digital controllers and many Ella Skins video's on youtube he started to progress very rapidly.
By fourteen Kane was releasing weekly mixes & local radio station podcasts. After feeling comfortable mixing he began to introduce himself to producing his own music on Ableton & FL Studio.
This soon led to Kane releasing his debut track 'Believe' not only on iTunes but on his own self made record label 'Project House Records'. He made this label to not only release his own music on but to help many local DJs & Producers into releasing there own music.
After having over 5,000 plays on his track 'Believe' and the song being supported by many worldwide radio stations & DJs Kane finally started to make a mark on the EDM scene.
Now having released 3 tracks (Believe,Sparta & Unity) and Over 6 remixes Kane now has support from many worldwide top DJs & Producers. He also has many podcast shows in over 32 countries playing his unique style of music.
His aim is to achieve the dream he has always wanted in becoming one of the worlds best DJs & with his high determination & motivation he will never stop until this dream is achieved.
Local DJ who is storming it at the moment with his remix of God is a DJ which has 600,000 plays on Soundcloud
BE-UR-SELF is a dj producer from the musical city of Bristol , its all started about 18 years ago when i would go to free parties and techno nights across the murky underground scene
View From the Beach
View from the Beach is a DJ, producer, promoter and radio show host with a keen ear for downright decent music. One of our top presenters on GFM
A regular at Glastonbury Festival and Sunrise creator of The Electric Speakeasy and the ElectricTwisted Gypsy, the good Doktor has been providing bangers n mash and creating some top nights from London to the South West since the early 90s,originally in the music video world working with the likes of Primal Scream to Iggy Pop,Sonic Youth to the Happy Mondays..Dr.A decided he wanted to put on the parties he wanted to go to..and serves up regular lashings of funk,bass,electro ska,the filfy end of elektro swing and gypsy feral filf..you cant not dance.
BASS House producer & multi genre DJ From the south west of England
Progressive, Deep, Main Room and Electro House DJ and Producer.