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Local & Live 2018: Saturday Main Stage

Saturday August 25th 2018, 12:00pm - 10:00pm at Calverley Grounds Main Stage (see venue details and map).

Part of Local & Live Festival 2018 : Saturday.

9:05pm Headline : David Migden & The Twisted Roots

Sidestepping the customary blues-clichés, David Migden & The Twisted Roots – their name accurately reflecting the melting pot genre – perform unique material in a genre-busting crossover of blues, rock and American roots music...

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8:20pm Headline Support: The Violet Jive

Musical ‘Mixologists’ The Violet Jive offer up a voluptuous Tiki style cocktail of sounds, blending styles and eras into one colourfully intoxicating hit. All about the rhythms and melodies, swampy riffs and lyrical imagery but with the musical skills and licks of even the hippest hepcats!

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7:40pm Black Gabanza

Artists We Also Like: QOTSA, Rival Sons, Tom Waits, Grinderman

Band Interests: Bad horror films, junkyard percussion, dirt, Fisherman's Friends

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7:00pm Wake Up Leo

A musical, poptastic, fizzbomb of guitar x-synth flavoured theatrical tunes and performance from Leo Ulph and his band. Think; The Killers mixed with Bowie and Arcade Fire.

It's all about stories, biting satire, humour and poignant commentary on modern culture, all set to thumping riffs and zings of keys...

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6:20pm The Alley Devils

The Alley Devils are putting the rock back into rockabilly, a high octane band! we have invented our own genre! A live act not to be missed.

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5:40pm Mike Wilton

Mike Wilton is best known as the frontman of East Sussex/Kent band The Standard Lamps. The Standard Lamps supported The Who 9 times on their 2014 and 2017 UK tours as well as supporting The Bluetones on their 2015/2016 UK tour. The band enjoys a strong local following that continues to grow up and down the UK.

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5:00pm Chasing Skies

Chasing Skies are an indie rock band from Kent/London. 

The band's melodically powerful songs, woven around thought provoking lyrics, lean on Finn's powerful drumming style, Paul’s hook laden guitar work, Ken’s instinctive Bass playing, and Ashley’s emotive vocals.  

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4:20pm Youth

Youth are an Anthemic Indie five-piece from Brighton and Tunbridge Wells with three guitarists, two lead singers and bold, memorable choruses. They released their debut EP 'Start It Up' in April 2017, which was championed by BBC Introducing and has allowed them to play legendary venues across the south...

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3:40pm Laky (aka Kyla Stroud)

With her clever lyricism, raw maturity and laidback pop with folky undertones, LAKY, previously known as Kyla Stroud, is sure to charm you. Taking inspiration from eclectic 70s and 80s music, including classics like Earth Wind and Fire, Joni Mitchell and even Dolly Parton, as well as more current names such as Jade Bird, Christine and The Queens and John Mayer, LAKY has created her very own sound and is about to explode on the scene. Keep your eyes peeled!

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3:00pm Arcelia

Arcelia (pronounced Ah-KELL-ia – meaning ‘treasure chest’ in old Spanish) are songwriter Gavin Alexander (has supported the likes of Mark Nevin, co -wrote the theme tune to Studio Ghibli's Emmy award winning TV series, Ronja the Robber's Daughter), voice artist Teresa Gallagher (Octonauts, Thunderbirds, Thomas & Friends) and Flying Picket Simon Foster...

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2:30pm Joanne Louise Parker

“Fans say that Joanne Louise Parker has a voice which “makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck” and she has been known to silence a room in seconds during performances of her a cappella songs...

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2:00pm Chris Pope

Emerging on the local singer/songwriter scene over a decade ago after a number of years playing in cover bands, Chris was quickly hailed as “an inspiring modern day troubadour who pens lyrics of real substance and meaning.”...

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1:30pm Ryan Weeks

Starting to play guitar and sing at the age of twenty, originally buying his first guitar as a distraction from doing college assignments, Ryan is quickly making a name for himself in the local music scene , mixing soul, R&B, indie folk and country...

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1:00pm Shep!

Dave “Shep!” Sheperd plays American music drawn from his family roots in northern Virginia, as well as performing songs written by friends, relatives, and him. You can expect a range of tempos and styles – from foot-stomping banjo through ballads to 12-string sing-along anthems, often accompanied by a catchy dance beat. 

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12:30pm Matt Falloon

The music of former Smoke Feathers singer Matthew Falloon has been compared to Paul Simon and Jackson Browne by Uncut magazine, his songwriting has been praised as "exceptional" by Maverick magazine, and BBC Radio 2's Janice Long says he is "brilliant". His new album Do No Harm has been championed by BBC 6 Music's Chris Hawkins and was named best album of the year so far by The Very Thing blogger Simon Rickards. An accomplished guitarist and singer, Matthew has performed live on national TV and radio, toured the UK, Europe and the Caribbean, and played live with Dodgy, Natty, Shura, Blue Rose Code, Hiatus, Samantha Whates and Charlene Soraia. You can find his music on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon and Apple Music.

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12:00pm Katy Virgoe

Katy Virgoe is a songwriter that has always had a passion for performing, particularly with other musicians. Starting off as a solo artist she performed at small festivals and music events around the South East with her voice and a guitar, but since studying at BIMM she has found the joy in playing with other performers, giving her songs a new sound.

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