The Glendale Family
The Glendales are a collective based in North Wales and Chester who play a brand of 60's folk/psychedelic, blues and pop. They are strongly influenced by good stories like Treasure Island and Alice in Wonderland, poets Ivor Cutlor and John Cooper Clarke and writers Hunter S. Thompson, Ernest Hemmingway and Alexander Trocci. New single 'ACORN' is driven by lucid dreams, 60's psychedelia and a healthy dose of Grace Slick vibes.
A true treasure [...] They filled the room with pure joy
BETHAN ELFYN BBC RADIO WALES AND BBC 6 MUSIC.
I thought Acorn sounded promising - with a strong female singer reminiscent of a young Grace Slick
TOM ROBINSON BBC 6 MUSIC.
The G.F. have got what it takes to stand out from the crowd.
NICOLA BLACK, WICKERMAN FESTIVAL.
More info at http://www.facebook.com/theglendalefamily
Miyagi are a strange and special creature. An explosive five-piece band with a distinctive sound, they utilise the rare combination of saxophone and cello alongside 5-part vocal harmony to compliment their drums/bass/guitar rhythm section. Drawing comparisons with the Beach Boys, The Band and The Beatles they proudly wear their love of the vintage on their sleeves, but infuse their sunny-toned songs with a raw energy and dancefloor pulse that pulls them into the 21st Century. The band have forged their reputation on the back of their dancefloor-filling live performances and have won fans and admirers from London to New York over the last few years.
More info at http://www.miyagimusic.com
Al Shields is an Edinburgh-based songwriter, with influences rooted in old-time country, folk and blues music. Scottish music reviewers 'Bluesbunny' recently described his work as “songs that would make any country troubadour proud”.
Originally from the small Scottish island of Bute (where he grew up on a healthy diet of country and folk music from his mother's record collection), Al moved to Edinburgh in 2005, and is a founding member of indie outfit Ardentjohn, with whom he has enjoyed independent success. Their 2010 album ‘On The Wire’ garnered very favourable reviews in mainstream music press, with Uncut magazine describing the band as “refreshing new arrivals”.
More info at http://www.alshields.com
More info at http://www.facebook.com/alanshields1981
Under The Dogwood Tree
Be prepared for top quality three part harmonies, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass and guitar. A very sexy ensemble.
FOOD PROMO: Ticket holders for this event are entitled to a 20% discount on food purchased on the show date.
Admission £5. Over 18 only.