And we’re off! Enjoy the weekend!

Local & Live 2017: Saturday Main Stage

Saturday August 26th 2017, 12:00pm - 10:00pm at Calverley Grounds Main Stage (see venue details and map).

Part of Local & Live Festival 2017 : Saturday.

9:10pm Headline : 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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8:20pm Headline Support: Suncharmer

Paul Crisp, Billy Birjukov, Josh Brice, Jasper Morris - A vibrant, guitar-based indie quartet from Kent, consisting of 4 tea-addicted, instrument-wielding, flamboyant adolescents...

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7:40pm I Am Aquitaine

Throughout the last 2 years ‘I Am Aquitaine’ have developed a reputation as a formidable live act through extensive gigging; the band continue to work hard, travelling across the UK to convert new supporters to their brand of sultry blues laden pop and dancey grooves.

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7:00pm The Naming of Things

The Naming Of Things sing heartfelt songs of love and loss. Based around the songs of Andrew Lennox, coupled with the sinuous bass-lines of Jim Carrigan, the Tunbridge Wells-based band return after something of a hiatus. After a year that included the release of an eponymous EP, swiftly followed by...

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6:20pm Cyrano

Originally formed as a three piece back in 2001, indie rock band, Cyrano, soon became a foursome with the addition of lead guitarist, Karl Barton. From this moment on, their sound was born. With influences from bands like Pearl Jam and Elbow, Cyrano have crafted a unique blend of thoughtfully written songs, rock guitars and Tom Yorke-esque vocals resulting in their powerful and melodic sound...

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5:40pm The Diarys

The Diarys are a local four-piece band playing an evocative blend of upbeat summertime songs that are bound to make you move and groove. They are Local and Live regulars, having been involved since the beginning and they were early headliners...

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5:00pm Mark Morriss

Can it really be twenty years since Mark Morriss first shimmied into our lives as singer with The Bluetones?

Apparently so. But thirteen hit singles, three Top Ten albums and a collaboration with a national treasure later -more of which shortly- - his ability to sieve poetry from the colander of every day life remains unique.

“I always try to add little things that most songs wouldn’t use,” he says of the lyrics on his remarkable first solo album ‘proper’, A Flash Of Darkness...

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4:20pm Kyla and Nat

We have 150 words so we're going to make this bio as aloof as possible. We're incredibly different twin sisters, who have been gigging in and around London for the past few years. We don't take ourselves too seriously and we may not be the most professional of acts but we have a jolly good time up on stage and always have a lot to laugh about by the end of the night...

To be quite honest with you, we spend most of our stage time talking to you all anyway (As you'll soon see, or in the case of us already having performed, as you probably noticed!) So to avoid repeating ourselves continuously, we're going to make this bio as aloof...

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3:40pm The Varlies

The Varlies are: John Whitehorn - vocals & guitar, Kev Amos -guitar, Steve Mealing - bass and Paul May - drums. Here’s what Mr 'Local and Live' himself, Paul Dunton has to say about them: "The Varlies are quite simply one of the best bands I have ever seen live...

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3:00pm 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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2:30pm Jack Clarke

At just 18 years old, Jack has made a promising start to his music career, with new material making its debut on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud, and fast gaining momentum as a captivating live artist...

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2:00pm Sorrel Nation

Sorrel Nation is a singer/songwriter from the UK who has been writing and performing since the age of 13, and at 15 recorded and released her first EP.

Sorrel made a name for herself performing at live music venues across London, but recently moved to Australia where she released her latest EP ‘Kids On The Run’. Sorrel’s passion for music shows in her heartfelt performances and powerful songs, and according to Ditto Music is “someone you need to put on your radar”...

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1:30pm Isabella Coulstock

Isabella is a country singer/songwriter from Bromley who composes her own songs on the guitar and piano. She wrote her first song, “Crazy Cowboy” when she was 13 and was  invited to Bob Harris’ home studio to record an ‘Under The Apple Tree’ session...

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1:00pm Emily Izen Row

Emily is an eighteen year old singer songwriter from Kent who has been performing all her life. Emily is inspired by a wide variety of musical genres from popular music, film scores and traditional songs...

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12:30pm Sam Firth

Sam Firth is a singer/songwriter who originates from Tunbridge Wells, but currently lives in Leeds where he performs regularly around the city. He has been writing songs since he was at school and is influenced by an eclectic range of genres from classical to indie folk...

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