Glastonbury Calling 2018 GuideHi, welcome to the 2018 planner. This is the place with all of the line ups and times of each venue so you can plan your day out for the event. Well that’s if you’re like me and really like to know who, when and where you will be watching.
If you’re of the disposition of going with the flow in this guide you can still use this to listen or watch all of the acts to get a flavour of each venue.
Glastonbury Calling is in it’s 3rd year and we are really pleased with the success of the first two and thanks to you for joining in our event to show off to you some of the established and up and coming acts in the local area. We have 6 venues this year and your wristbands will get you into all of these. Just be aware that if there is someone you really want to see please get there early as it’s a multi venue event and we may have to operate a one in one out policy once a venue is full. Please be aware each venue has it’s own individual age restrictions which are dictated by the venue.
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Bocabar at The Red Brick Building- Main Stage
2330-0030 Banco De Gaia [DJ Set]Banco De Gaia has been performing and releasing for over 25 years now, along the way becoming one of the music industry’s most maverick innovators. His legacy is as glittering as it is diverse, ranging from Hollywood film sound credits to the critically acclaimed ‘Last Train to Lhasa’, first released in 1995 to a rapturous reception. His live act still packs out venues and festivals all over the world, with audio-visual performances renowned for their explosive, cutting edge quality: from sampling wizardry fused with haunting vocals and poignant acoustics to genre-hopping musical instrumentals, all accompanied by socially engaged visuals.
Behind Banco de Gaia is artist Toby Marks. Starting out as a drummer in a metal band, he began using sampling kit to cut his own tunes after falling in love with electronica during the 1980s acid house era. By the early 90s, after winning respect for a clutch of credits on the Ambient Dub compilations, he was signed to Planet Dog Records and released ‘Maya’, in 1994, and then ‘Last Train to Lhasa’, in 1995.
Both albums featured an artfully arranged cocktail of textured samples and live instrumentals lifted from across the world. Both went straight to No. 1 in the UK Independent Charts as well as sweeping through the international electronica scene, making him, along with the likes of The Orb, one of the early pioneers of ‘chill out’. Both ‘Last Train to Lhasa’ and ‘Heliopolis (Eudopolis Dog Mix)’ notably featured on Sasha & Digweed's classic ‘Northern Exposure’ mix CD among myriad other compilations.
Since then, he's released a further 6 studio albums, 1 live album, 1 live DVD and 15 EP’s and also runs his own label, Disco Gecko Recordings. He went back to basics in 2014 with a sold-out 20th Anniversary CD-only (no streams or downloads available) release of ‘Maya’, followed by similar 20th Anniversary editions of ‘Last Train to Lhasa’ in 2015 and ‘Live at Glastonbury’ in 2016.
Pink Floyd and psychedelia remain a constant influence: Banco’s cover of Echoes in 2007 helped shape the ‘Memories, Dreams, Reflections’ collection in 2009 and Floyd’s legendary saxophonist Dick Parry was one of Marks’ special guest collaborators (alongside no-man’s Tim Bowness and Zero 7’s Sophie Barker) on his new album, ‘The 9th of Nine Hearts’, which came out in October 2016.
“A continuation of the consistently high form Toby Marks has shown throughout a long and illustrious career” (Total Music Magazine), The Crack described ‘The 9th of Nine Hearts’ as full of “dubby loveliness that fuses psych, spiky rock, acid and ambient” while the Ambient Music Guide hailed it as “Banco's strongest album of new material in 15 years”.
2200-2300 TalismanTalisman were one of the UK's top Roots Reggae bands in the later 70's and early 80's.The band's prowess earned them support slots with acts as diverse as Burning Spear, The Clash and The Rolling Stones. They have reformed with the original line up after 30 years apart to support the re-release of their classic roots single ‘Dole Age’ on a brand new album 'Dole Age - The 1981 Reggae Collection'. One of Bristol's finest live acts are back and ready to party once again.
Originally formed in 1977 Talisman were consummate performers constantly vying for the title of one of the country's most popular live reggae bands. They toured the UK building up a loyal following and leaving memories of gigs that are still discussed to this day.
Until now the only way to hear Talisman has been to track down their two difficult to find singles from 1981, or their two later LPs, “Takin' The Strain” from 1984 and “Jam Rock” From 1990. Now after nearly thirty years Bristol Archive Records have lovingly compiled this CD of the band at their peak in 1981. Not only does the CD contain the band's two original 7” singles, but also eight carefully selected live cuts from classic shows at Glastonbury Festival and other infamous shows.
Hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed ‘The Bristol Reggae Explosion 1978-1983’ Bristol Archive Records release 'Dole Age - The 1981 Reggae Collection' celebrated at their first Bristol show for 20 years at The Fleece in Bristol on 27th May 2011.
“Vivacious and packed with infectious island melodies, the album is perfect for connoisseurs of real roots music.” – Tom Williams, Big Cheese Magazine
“For someone not into reggae, if there was ever a band that would convert me, Talisman would be that band!” – Mr. T, Lights Out Zine
“It’s the seven live tracks that impress the most, an audio document of a band at the peak of their prowess.” – Martin Headon, Red Hot Velvet
Charlie Miller and the Soul Agents play original soul music and a selection of the very best classic soul and funk hits. This full live band oozes sweetness, grooves hard and makes you want to get up and dance all night.
2045-2130 Charlie Miller and the Soul Agents
Performing at Popular venues, Festivals, Parties, Weddings and Corporate functions around the UK and Europe, Charlie Miller & The Soul Agents will make your event one to remember. Composed of players who boast the finest pedigrees in Soul, R&B and Funk. “You gotta get up to get down”.
1930-2015 Irie FireIrie Fire, a 7 piece reggae group from the South West, have spent the last 18 months writing beautiful reggae with rich harmonies and hair rising horn lines, inspired from reggae all over the world. We pride ourselves on our shows and the energy we put in and look to spread our music far and wide, to share with us what we are creating.
Having had a great breakthrough year in 2017, Irie Fire already have had an exciting start to this year, with festival confirmations, gigs around the area (see website for details) and recording our debut album confirmed for March, we look to continue to add other great events throughout the year, to continue towards our ambition of bringing our brand of UK reggae to bigger crowds around the country.
1815-1900 Lewis PooleLewis Poole began playing guitar in 2005, but preferred to write his own material instead of playing cover songs. In 2012 Lewis moved to Middlesbrough and slowly developed his sound from pop-punk to indie-pop emo. In 2017 Lewis released his debut EP, Surreal transforming the songs he wrote in his loft into 15 minutes of juicy indie-pop goodness. He is currently working on his second EP which is coming out in Spring 2018.
1700-1745 Jazz Divas
The Jazz Devas are three Jazz and Blues singers based in Glastonbury who sing with a professional Jazz Quartet.
Manon, Deborah and Sarah have been singing together since 2017 and have built a show based on Jazz and Blues classics with great harmony vocals. Fun, humorous and highly entertaining, The Jazz Devas not to be missed.
Bocabar at The Red Brick Building- Moorland Room
2300-2330 Restless YouthRestless Youth is a young protest musician from Glastonbury. His upbeat, melodic, catchy songs speak of grassroots revolution, as well as emotive issues.
2130-2200 Oska ZakyOska is a young singer song writer, supporting himself with an electro acoustic guitar.
His love of music came from knowing he wanted to play from a very young age started on the violin aged 4 being inspired by seeing Nigel Kennedy at the Glastonbury Extravaganza. Oska now plays double bass. Oska learnt the guitar to support his singing late 2014 and now actively writes and mixes his own tracks.
2015-2045 Van BuxtonVan Buxton is a 43 year old, 5’11”, ginger, guitarist, singer, songwriter from Glastonbury. Equally at home playing solo or in various local bands, his own songs are thoughtfully crafted, drawing on personal experience of life, love, laughter and loathing!
1900-1930 Dave BeechSinger songwriter musician artist actor filmmaker record producer record label manager creative solutions consultant freelance project worker learning support officer and parent.healer.related to jeremy hoob from yellow submarineland.
1745-1815 Rik James
1630-1700 Liam Goodman
Just a guy with a guitar. Folk music.
2300-0000 LeylinesWest-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines are: Dan Thompson (electric guitar); Dave Burbidge (drums); Hannah Johns (violin); Matthew Wilkins (acoustic guitar); Sean Booth (bass); and Steve Mitchell (vocals/guitar).
The Leylines was founded by a group of musicians in Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol), wishing to combine their individual musical styles into something that isn’t quite folk, sort of punk, 100% heart-pounding revelry. This unique sound, combined with frontman Steve Mitchell’s lyrics centred around life on the road and the state of society, has launched the band into the heart of the live music community and made them firm favourites of the festival circuit.
The band released their debut album, ‘Along The Old Straight Track’ in June 2016, produced by Sean Lakeman, recorded at The Metway studios in Brighton and mixed by Al Scott. With this team on board, inevitably the record has drawn strong comparison to the likes of The Levellers, Mad Dog Mcrea and Ferocious Dog, whilst remaining an album by a band which have forged their own sound and identity.
With a fiercely loyal and ever-growing fan base, The Leylines guarantee to have their audiences up on their feet – and they will be having as much fun as their audience while they’re doing it!
2145-2230 Port Erin
Garnering near-cult status as purveyors of original genre-bending music, Port Erin are a band of three. Two brothers- Reuben Myles Tyghe, vocals and guitar, flanked by Jacob Myles Tyghe on bass and Cerys Brocklehurst on drums. They hail from Broughton Gifford (a very small village tucked away in South West England) and formed in January 2007.
The past decade has seen them extensively tour the U.K. performing over 600 shows at some of of the U.K.’s most prestigious venues. They have made appearances at many festivals including; Glastonbury Festival (‘10, ‘11, ‘13 & ’14 ), played live sessions for BBC Introducing and their music has been aired numerous times on BBC Radio 6.
Their musicality is magnetic with tightly wound dives and grooves. Cerys and Jacob’s rhythm section is a solid unit, Reuben drifts in-at times controlled and soulful but with moments of cornered fretting. A milieu of sonic textures are at play with echoes of jazz, coupled with mechanical Krautrock undertones. They are as punk as they are prog and as political as they are personal.
Port Erin draw inspiration from the likes of XTC, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Syd Arthur, Talking Heads, Morphine and Tortoise.
2016 saw the band perform alongside Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) who conducted an electric improv set to an ecstatic audience. In December of the same year, Port Erin were hand-picked as the backing band for Nick Harper’s (son of legendary singer-songwriter, Roy Harper) U.K. tour which saw them play to raucous crowds across the country, culminating in a triumphant finale at The Borderline, Soho.
2017 brings the horizon of album four, Ocean Grey. Ten years distilled into six potent, extended, considered songs. Recorded in the Wiltshire studio of platinum producer and composer, Chris Hughes. Ocean Grey was tracked and mixed by long-time collaborator, Dominic Bailey-Clay (of Nine Volt Leap Recording Studio) following his past work on previous albums, Floating Above The City and Live 2015. Pete Judge of critically acclaimed jazz instrumental outfits, Get the Blessing(link text) and Dakhla plays trumpet aside long-standing collaborator, Simon Williams on saxophone.
Ocean Grey is an album of considered, quiet rage. Lyrically, it explores earth waning themes of displacement and loss yet solace emerges in the thinnest of glimmers.
2030-2115 Harry and the Gondolas
This Bristol-based trio benefits from Harry Gould’s lead vocals and guitar, Bubba Erikson’s buoyant bass lines and Sam Snell’s flawless harmonies and percussion... With influences such as Mumford and Sons, Bears Den and Ben Howard, it is clear why Harry and the Gondolas are the perfect accompaniment to go with that cold cider you’re craving. Their chilled nu-folk, acoustic sound and Gould’s deep resonating vocals carry the crowd toe tapping and hand clapping through fast-paced Irish-folk to mellow ballads
Their captivating strain of alternative folk found an enjoyable middle ground between tender, sparse acoustics and a fuller, Mumfordian, foot-stomping sound
1915-2000 Moody Will and the Roll
Bristol's very own Folk-Pop group write and perform their soul-searching folk songs, with sweeping pop arrangements, up and down the country.
On their recent tours of London, Bristol and Cornwall the group have been developing a bucolic sound, rooted in country and folk. Their debut EP "Alison's Farm" was written and released at the end of last year and tells the story of their experiences on the road. The band are particularly known for their songs "Country Lady," "Alison's Farm" and "Bridge Valley Road" which have received airplay on BBC Radio Bristol.
1700-1900 Toby Marks [Banco De Gaia] and Andrew Heath, ambient works with visuals by Patrick Dunn
Banco de Gaia's Toby Marks will be exploring the gentler end of his catalogue, presenting ambient works old and new accompanied by live improvisation and manipulation. Ranging from cinematic grandeur through tender minimalism to otherworldly fantasies, this performance will take you to places of beauty rarely visited.
The King Arthur
2215-2300 MonarksMonarks have traveled all over Europe but are rarely seen in their home County of Somerset. Thankfully early next year Monarks have agreed to play at Glastonbury Calling, we are more than excited to welcome them back.
It is an exciting time to be a fan of theirs right now. Their new single Lungs is out and an absolute belter, they are teasing new material for next year and in general are awesome guys.
2100-2145 SoeurBreaking hard-rock down to its simplest, most fundamental form, Sœur are a brutal, soulful assault on the senses. Bound together and battle-hardened by an experience & appreciation of the fringes of British rock music, Anya Pulver, Tina Maynard & James Collins have already found their incendiary live shows selling out in dive bars and clubs across their native South West. With vocal lines that tangle & intertwine, riffs so substantial they’ve got their own post code, and a beat - provided by former Maybe she will drummer James Collins - that ties everything down with industrial power, this is a sound of colossal proportions.
Alternative trio, Turner, are an eclectic blend of hard-hitting indie rock and electronic vibes, who's sound only serves to emphasise that they are always up for a good time! Drawing influence from a wide, and at times bizarre range of music, and our many misadventures, we aim to bring massive singalong tunes to your humble ears and with any luck, get you on your feet (and occasionally make you feel some things). Enthusiastic and unafraid, Turner want to welcome you to the family and share what we do with as many people as possible, in hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.
1830-1915 Cosmic Ninja
Cosmic Ninja are pushing boundaries with their unique and fresh blend of rock electronica. The band is on a genre bending mission, fusing catchy melodies, massive riffs, dance breaks and synth mayhem that demands your attention. With their diverse sound, high energy levels and a dynamic stage presence, Cosmic Ninja delivers memorable tracks and feel good performances across intimate venues and festival stages alike. For fans of, Pendulum, Enter Shikari, Pvris and Chvrches, Cosmic Ninja’s versatile catalogue of material sits well on alternative, popular rock and live electronic/dance music line ups. Their 2nd single ‘Judgement Day’ appeared on BBC Introducing in the West, the band are set to release a series of singles during 2018.
1720-1805 SailSail is a progressive sludge/ stoner metal band from Taunton, UK. Established 2016, they released a full-length record Slumbersong on 10.03.17 through Hibernacula Records to excellent feedback, including a 4K Kerrang review. They subsequently toured England and Scotland with Cybernetic Witch Cult.
The band draw influences from modern sludge, post-rock and grunge movements, adding to the mix their love of classic rock and 70s psychedelia.
Sail have shared a stage with such names as OHHMS, Hark, Elephant Tree, Space Witch, Cybernetic Witch Cult, King Creature, Desert Storm, Iron Void, Botanist, Morass of Molasses and Baron Greenback.
Moonwatcher Three-piece indie-punk band (influenced by metal) from the Glastonbury area who play mainly original music. We are Arthur Bachini, Reece Crossley, and Flo Parker Bombosch.
1505-1550 Liquid State
Born out of the gutters of Bristol, Liquid State are quickly making a name for themselves as a blood and guts band, spewing out a cacophony of Grunge, Metal and Punk. Their high energy and uncompromisingly loud shows will smack you in the face with an attitude that would not only throw you to the floor, but make you apologise for the trouble.
1400-1440 Last One Home
Last One Home is a modern rock band whose style neatly embraces pop, punk and rock. Their high energy, bold, striking, rock riffs tinged with some pop melodies create a cloud of sound that engulfs the audience. Explosive tracks have sing-along lyrics driven by rapid drum beats, all held together with strident bass rhythms.
2245-2330 Lonely TouristLonely Tourist- Bristol based Glaswegian Lonely Tourist is due to release his 4th album Remuneration at the end of Feb. Regularly played on BBC 6music and BBC Intro West this cheery one man scottish indie band is a lively way to end the evening at The Hawthorns.
2140-2225 Jack By the HedgeJack by the Hedge was formed with a specific aim; to create a band that would be a suitable accompaniment to a night of dancing and drinking. Their sets, often up to 3hrs long, of raucous foot tapping folk rock tunes certainly achieves this aim! They've been gigging for over ten years in the North Somerset/Bristol area but are keen to see if we can get Glastonbury crowds dancing too! Prepare for a lively set and make sure you've got a glass to raise for the drinking songs!!!"
2025-2110 Sean McGowan
Raised on a diet of The Clash, The Jam, Specials, Billy Bragg and other such politically-charged, punk-ignited British pop, 24 year old Southampton-born troubadour Seán McGowan had been playing up and down the UK for five years, and DIY released three EPs (given away / sold on a “pay what you want” basis at shows), before catching the ears of the music industry at 2013’s Great Escape festival.
An appearances on Billy Bragg’s Left Field stage at Glastonbury that year saw Seán exposed to his biggest audience yet, and touring / playing shows with artists the likes of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, The Rifles, Beans On Toast and Frank Turner.
In early 2014, Seán McGowan started piecing together a new record with Sam ‘Get Cape’ Duckworth at the controls, at Sam’s own Amazing Grace studio in London.
The first fruits of the sessions are two slices of teenage Southampton life entitled ‘Come Unstuck’ (featuring Frank Turner on backing vocals) and ‘Swings & Roundabouts’, and were released as a double a-side 7”. He spent the rest of the year on the road. Touring with 'Get Cape' all over the UK and 'Rob Lynch' all over mainland Europe.
2015 saw Seán on the road pretty solidly. Supporting 'Skinny Lister' and then embarking on his first ever headline tour in December to packed rooms all over the UK. The release of 'Look Lively' set McGowan up nicely.
2016 has proved to be the most exciting yet. Supporting 'Recreations' and 'Grace Petrie' in the first half of the year. The second half saw the release of his single 'No Show' and resulted in a small full band sold-out UK tour.
2017 is up for grabs with new single 'Apple Core' and a month long solo UK headline tour throughout April/May; be sure to get involved.
1920-2005 Steve Henderson
Steve released his debut EP in 2017 and has supported acts as diverse as the Grateful Dead and Frank Turner as well as performing throughout the South West.
1815-1900 Siblings of Us
A band of the New Wave generation since 2016/2017. 'Siblings' have been praised for their high energy live shows as well as consistent releases, including their debut E.P 'Fear Me / Love Me; second E.P 'Who Are We Anymore' and single 'I'm Re***ded' self produced within a year. The two members Adam 'Fonzy' Armour (Vocals, Guitar, Synth, percussion) and Zack Reed (Vocals, Synth, producer) have continued to surprise multiple audiences all over the world with a unique brand of Alternative SynthWave. Despite many set backs and a lack of understanding for the duo, they have pushed through with success with the sole purpose to prove to the many that have doubted them that there is a decent place in the industry for them. Already the band are recognised in the scene as something unique with a bridge to the current trend just on the horizon within their music and different take on a generic show.
1700-1745 PG Haze
Born in Glastonbury through a love of original folk and acoustic music, we (Becky and Dan) joined forces to form PG Haze (Post Gin Haze!) back in 2016.
Original melodic tunes with heartfelt lyrics form the basis of our musical catalogue.
2017 was a year of getting out there for us and you may have seen us play in and around the local area and at events such as Night at the Abbey, Glastonbury Fringe and Beautiful Days Festival.
The focus for 2018 will be primarily songwriting whilst hopefully venturing into other venues and festivals. Give us a shout if you want to know more
1555-1640 Invisible Gem
World music trio featuring Voice,Violin,Piano,Guitar and Percussion. Bringing your heartbeat to the dance!
1445-1530 Tom Clements
Tom Clements Having already opened shows for Mark Chadwick (The Levellers) & US Rock Band Larkin Poe (Elvis Costello, Steve Tyler). Tom Clements has also appeared on festival line ups alongside artists such as Seth Lakeman, The Levellers, Steve Knightly and The Hoosiers to name a few. Tom's profile is forever increasing, appearing on BBC Wiltshire's Live Lounge and BBC Introducing Solent, furthermore Tom will be supporting Toploader in April of this year. Tom is fantastic entertainer who draws in his audience and after confirming nearly 200 shows for 2017,
he’s definitely a ‘must see’ act!
1330-1415 Mark Kelly
Hawthorns home act who plays mesmerising acoustic music.
2315-0000 Nicholson Heal
Bio: Singer-songwriter Nicholson Heal is the eponymous leader of the six-piece indie band from Bristol. Performing in and around the Southwest, the group is a mainstay of festivals like Dot to Dot, Harbourside Festival and Brisfest with support slots including MONEY, Dent May and Lanterns on the Lake. Nic and the band have carved out a reputation for crafting hook-laden songs that also boast depth and subtlety. Sonic similarities include Elliott Smith, The Shins and Beirut.
Last summer the band played a whole handful of festivals including Farmfest , Samphire Festival, Godney Gathering, Dot to Dot, Bristol Harbour Festival in amongst a busy period of gigs and recording. After making the Glastonbury Emerging talent competition list , Nic went on to win the Glastonbury FM songwriting competition and also had 2 songs featured on BBC Introducing.
"Brass slinging indie with lyrics to make your heart swell or break"
Marsh Fires are an original four piece acoustic rock band from South West England. The band formed in late 2011 and began writing, recording and performing songs.
2200-2245 Marsh Fires
2045-2130 Craig and Alex Priddice Band
Craig and Alex Priddice are serious music lovers, consummate songwriters and experienced performers. Craig and Alex Priddice are a well established act on the local scene having played most of the local venues. Career highlights include performing at Glastonbury 2017 & 2016, GODNEY Gathering 2016. They have performed at the prestigious venues 'Louisiana', 'Fleece' Thekla and Ashton Gate. They have supported Beans On Toast, Gaz Brookfield, Lonely Tourist, Nick Parker and Harry and The Gondolas to sell out crowds.2018 is set to be another busy year for the Brothers releasing their debut EP and already confirmed for many festivals!
“One of the freshest sounds on the acoustic circuit” (Nick Parker)
“Voted one of the best local acts (BASIS MAG)
Sharp suited blues/Jazz
1930-2015 Papa John
1815-1900 Village Hall Feedback
With influences that extend to Indie Rock, Punk, Alt Rock and Jazz, the results are songs to listen and dance to.
1700-1745 In Brackets
"(In Brackets) are a ferocious, snarling rock machine with riffs running through their veins and melodies beating in their heart. Playing a mixture of homebrew alternative rock originals and fan favourite covers, they are guaranteed to drown out the voices in your head!"
1545-1630 Ryan Webb
Ryan Webb is a solo rock artist from London. He is about to start recording his album, which he is hoping for a soft release in time for Glastonbury Calling. Ryan has moved away from his usual classic rock style, and now has a fresh rock sound. He was recently compared to Matt Bellamy and Jeff Buckley, vocally in a local paper. Ryan performs with session players, both called James!
A blend of Heavy Americana with shades of Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Creedence, Mad Dogs and the Englishmen: when guitars were guitars, songs were songs and tunes were tunes. Not afraid to extend the tunes and lift the spirits; there is nothing wrong with indulging when it is your, and the audiences, spirit that you are indulging in. Three very experienced performers that have played and recorded with a handful of bands that had local traction in Somerset, London and Edinburgh. All three have had disparate musical careers and are coming together as a trio for the magic
1330-1400 Kate Gough
Kate Gough: 19yr old musician from Castle Cary. Busking and playing open mics around Yeovil and Glastonbury.
1245-1315 Foreign Correspondence
Foreign Correspondence is a Bristol/London girl gang singing acoustic pop , punk songs about 80s movies and exes "
Glastonbury Football Club
0030-0130 Dr Meaker (DJ Set)
This info is mainly about the band but it involves the history of Clive Meaker the DJ. They started their journey as a Bristol based sound system comprising of electronic and acoustic musicians. The band soon built up a strong following and quickly gained the attention of the BBC resulting in a play of their popular track ‘Rubber Gloves’ on Rob da Bank’s BBC Radio 1 show.
Clive Meaker then successfully won funding from the BBC’s Urban Talent Bursary award scheme, which he used to fund the making of the bands debut album ‘A lesson from the Speaker’.
Following this funding triumph, Dr Meaker entered the Glastonbury Festival Unsigned Competition and were the outright winners of the Dance Music category. This gained them an interview with Huw Stevens on BBC Radio 1, a nod from the mighty Zane Lowe on his show and a prime time slot in the Dance village at Glastonbury Festival. The biggest achievement for the band, who are keen fans of the Glastonbury Festival, was to have Michael Eavis himself comment on how much he enjoyed the bands performance at Glastonbury.
“Fantastic!” – Michael Eavis
After winning the prized Glastonbury slot a flurry of gigs and festivals followed as the band released their first single 'Moving And Grooving’ in August 2007. The song featured Dr Meaker vocalist Lorna King and was mixed by Howie B at Miloco Studios, London. The track was released both on vinyl and digital and included a remix by Drum and Bass producer and friend of the band - Interface.
The debut album 'A Lesson From The Speaker' and the single “Bad Boy Calling” (Flightcase Recordings) were both released on 17th November 2008. The album was distributed by Absolute Distribution, the subsidery of the Universal music group.
"Oozing quircky funk from every corner 4/5" - iDJ magazine
The album received critical acclaim and was played on many Radio stations including BBC Radio 1, 1XTRA, BBC6, XFM and Jazz Fm. Music from the album was also featured on several TV programmes including Skins (Channel 4) and Come Dine with me (Channel 4).
"A vibrant, promising debut" - Clash magazine
Dr Meaker remixed a track for William Orbit in early '09 for his Optical Illusions album. They remixed Mr Fogg’s Moving Parts and The King Blues single “Headbutt”. Dr Meaker was then asked back to the King Blues camp and co-produced “We are Fucking Angry” and “Futures” for their 2011 album “Punk & Poetry” and remixed their single “Set the World on fire”.
Releases and remixes then followed on:
Sludge Recordings, Ramajam Recordings, 3 beat (Preditah), Ministry Of Sound, Spinnin Records (Fox Stevenson), Sony (The Dealer) Exceptional Records (Submotion Orchestra), New State Music (Don't Think It's Love ft. Romaine Smith) and the legendary V Recordings (Music In the Night & Fighter) gaining the band BBC radio playlisting and gigs across the World.
Julie Chamberlain aka Madame Twisted, held her first residency at Club X Cardiff for many years playing out Hard House to the crowds. Over the last 10 years she has played various Club nights up & down the country while stepping away from Hard House towards a more Minimal/Techno sound. Julie has been a guest DJ for brands such as Cellar door, Journey, Dirty Knees, Escape Gets Filthy as well as establishing her own brand Release in Cardiff. Julie was an All Girls On Decks finalist, judged by Lisa Lashes held at the SSR studios in Manchester in 2015.
2330-0030 Madame Twisted
The past few months Julie has been working quietly behind the scenes on a more Tech House vibe and putting things in place with her partner in crime Dan Waite to bring to you Fixate with House & Techno.
Local DJ who is storming it at the moment with his remix of God is a DJ which has 600,000 plays on Soundcloud
2145-2235 Connor C
Up and coming Glastonbury DJ
2100-2145 View From the Beach
View from the Beach is a DJ / producer that specialises in multi genre sets with a house music backbone. Originally hailing from Bristol he has been residing in Somerset for many years now and has lit up many events and festivals with his energetic and original take on electronic music.
2015-2100 Dan 3Man
South Wales based DJ playing mainly Drum & Bass, House & Techno