Formed in Leeds in 2000, Kaiser Chiefs are one of the leading bands of their generation. Fronted by charismatic Ricky Wilson with Simon Rix on bass, Andrew 'Whitey' White on guitar, Nick 'Peanut' Baines on keyboards and drummer Vijay Mistry, the band have had a string of anthemic hits such as 'Oh My God', 'I Predict A Riot', 'Everyday I Love You Less and Less', 'Never Miss A Beat' and 'Hole In My Soul'.
The band have released 6 original studio albums which includes their Mercury nominated debut, 'Employment' which sold over 2 million copies, its number 1 follow up 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob', which went twice-platinum in the UK alone and 'Education Education Education and War' which entered the UK Album charts at Number 1.
They have achieved, top ten singles including the infamous number 1 hit 'Ruby', 3 Brit Awards, an Ivor Novello award for Album of the Year, toured with U, Foo Fighters and Green Day and sold 8 million albums.
The band have returned to their original label home, Polydor, with whom they released their first 4 albums with and continue to be considered one of Britain's most treasured bands.
Imelda May has found a new groove, exploring blues, soul, gospel, folk, rock, sensitive acoustica, cinematic drama and explosive balladry on a set of the boldest, most personal and intimately autobiographical songs she has ever written. Her most recent album “Life Love Flesh Blood” was produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett and features a band of some of the finest musicians in America with guest appearances by guitar hero Jeff Beck and piano maestro Jools Holland.
Imelda knew before she had even begun work on Life Love Flesh Blood that it was time for a change of musical direction from her 2014 chart topping album "Tribal", going to number one in Ireland, and top three in the UK.
Imelda's reputation as a vocalist can be deduced from the company she keeps, performing over the years with Lou Reed, Smokey Robinson, Tom Jones, Meat Loaf, David Gilmore, Sinead O'Connor, Wanda Jackson, Lulu, Paolo Nutini, The Dubliners, The Chieftains, U2, Robert Plant and many more.
For over 5 years, Freddie & The Freeloaders have been entertaining audiences with their take on classic soul and motown. From the fields of the Glastonbury Festival to the Harrods Wine Shop, Student Graduations to Marquee weddings up and down the country; We supply the energy and the music for truly unforgettable occasions.
"One of the most authentic sounding modern soul bands I've seen" - Eddie Pillar, Founder of Acid Jazz Records.
London based dance band, Park Hotel, are centered on the creative duo of Tim Abbey and Rebeca Marcos-Roca. They explore mirrorball-noir territory between alternative arena electronica and wired downtown songwriting. Rebeca is originally from Barcelona; Tim from London were tipped by NME as one of the best new bands in 2018. The duo played a packed summer of 14 festivals across the UK, mainland Europe and Indonesia included highlights Standon Calling, Bestival, La Route Du Rock and La Magnifique Society, with a 10,000 person headline set at Wilkstock festival in Bavaria, Germany. Since they are back in the studio with producer Tommaso recording their debut 5 track EP, due to be released in 2019.
Hardwicke Circus are fast building a reputation as the most exciting band to emerge from the UK in recent years. Having gained a large internet following, and fans all over the UK through playing countless live shows, this band is set
to take over the music industry. Their sound brings comparisons with the brio of the E Street Band and the dark passion of classic Doors, but with plenty of British authenticity and perhaps even a hint of Dexy's in their horn-laden attack.
Proudly based in the border town of Carlisle, they have been on tour with the Alabama 3 & Bob Geldof’s Boomtown Rats, played at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds festivals, released three EPs, and have just finished a residency at the
legendary Hope & Anchor in London. Their ever expanding army shows no sign of stopping. So Get on the Bus.
Hardwicke Circus are ready to show you what’s real.
Having already added airplay on Radio 1 and MTV alongside supporting major signed acts to their extensive resume, the South West based Eastertown have the opinion that they're just getting started. Consisting of Mark Ely, Gavin Cox, Paul Newton and Pete Roe, the band have spent decades honing their craft, the result being faultless driving indie pop rock with real lyrical depth and more hooks than a fisherman's tackle box.
The band come to us fresh from the studio with their latest offering, the album 'Utopian' which was produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon/Bullet For My Valentine/Motorhead) and mastered by Frank Arkright at Abbey Road Studios. Eastertown provide intricate, anthemic, melodic and intelligent uplifting and occasionally haunting music that even upon first listen feels instantly familiar.
The Vaccines are an English indie rock band, formed in West London in 2010 by Justin Young, Freddie Cowan, Árni Árnason and Pete Robertson. After Robertson's departure in 2016, keyboardist Timothy Lanham and drummer Yoann Intonti were promoted from touring musicians to official band members.
The band have released four studio albums and have sold nearly 2 million records worldwide.
They have toured extensively, playing with and opening up for acts such as The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse amongst others.
Combat Sports is the sound of The Vaccines at their best. Their fourth album is the sound of one of the defining British rock and roll bands of their generation at full throttle, setting aside pop experiments and concentrating on what caused the rabid excitement at their arrival in 2010. Combat Sports is a record of guitars, of brevity, of speed, of breathless excitement.
Tipped as One To Watch in 2019 by YouTube, The Independent, Metro and Blues & Soul amongst others, fast-rising talent Samm Henshaw now delivers the official lyric video for his new single, ‘Church’. The track features EarthGang, the Atlanta-based duo signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville imprint.
With Samm already amassing radio support from heavyweights such as BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Beats 1, and Capital Xtra, ‘Church’ follows his sold-out headline show at Scala in October.
After touring with the Chance The Rapper and Rag’n’Bone Man, Samm spent the year on the road working on new material. Studio sessions with Pharrell Williams, Josh Grant and collaborating with visual creative Mason London, saw Samm’s music reach new highs.
Stevie Appleton combines a duel love of singer-songwriters with the production value of dance to mine an entirely new sound altogether. His new single, Supposed To Do, falls right in the sweet spot of organic and electronic – a three-minute pop record that announces the young musician as a force to be reckoned with in 2018.
The Surrey-born producer/songwriter is a musician in the truest sense. An accomplished pianist from the age of six, he describes feeling pumped during the writing process, and talks passionately of a love of travel that’s seen him perform with salsa bands in Cuba, classical musicians on the Amalfi Coast of Italy and a hip hop group in Colombia. “Playing around the world like that has given give me a chance to explore some of the things that might be too much for the record. I started as a live musician and performing reminds me why this is the only job I ever want.”
The dominant mood of Varillas' music could be described as ‘feel-good’, which leans heavily on an encyclopaedic knowledge of colourful rhythms drawn from across the globe. His homeland’s rumbas and flamenco; Latin American Salsas, Tangos and Bossa Novas; African Highlife and Mali Blues; Calypso and Soca lay the foundation of his sound, accompanied with an extensive array of percussion instruments. But these joyful tempos are often undercut by wistful melodies or recognitions of life’s grimmer elements.
Varillas' El Dorado was ranked one of 2017’s Top Ten Albums by the UK’s Classic Pop magazine, with the bright, airy sound of Dreaming of Better Days – which took a year to record, incorporates instruments he’s never employed before, including piano, harp, didgeridoo, steel pans, marimbas, a xylophone, and Taiko drums.
Timothy ‘Truman’ is an Australian pianist deriving his sound from the likes of Elton John and Todd Rundgren still keeping both feet planted firmly in the present. With tongue in cheek lyrics ranging from backhanded love songs to elegies for the golden eras his music attempts to create a nostalgia for piano driven rock'n'roll.
Formed in 2015, The Dead Freights are an indie rock’n’roll band from Southampton, UK.
Consisting of frontmen Charlie James and Robert Franklin, bassist Robby Spencer and
drummer Louis Duarte.
Dual harmonies, with a redolence of a Lennon/McCartney partnering, strut over crunchy,
melodic guitars twinned with a powerfully tight rhythm section. The Dead Freights prowl any
stage with a classic, contagious rock’n’roll attitude and a strong arsenal of suggestive, driving
After playing in and around the UK for three years, the band signed to indie label Mi7 Records in
mid-2018. They recorded at Abbey Road studios in late-2018 and released their debut single
“Reason & Walls”. They were named “Big In 2019” by This Feeling.
Hailing from the South Coast of the UK, Frankie Knight delves into a dreamworld of haunting melodies and waves of lush tones. Disjointed, hip hop infused beats allow her vocals to drift elegantly overhead as the she delivers her brand of beautifully crafted electronic pop. She's shared line ups with Young Fathers, Flamingods and Anchorsong with comparisons made to Zero 7, Morcheeba and Massive Attack.
Sister Sledge was an American disco music group, formed in 1971. A multi-faceted, multi-lead-vocal group, Sister Sledge consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge, who together, achieved international success at the height of the 1970’s disco-dancing era! Their artistic triumphs encompass chart-topping hits, platinum albums and successful forays into several genres of popular music.
In 1989, one of the Sledge sisters, Kathy Sledge, embarked on a solo career and since has had several international musical hits of her own. To this day, Kathy continues to tour worldwide and spread the manta of Sister Sledge, “Nothing is greater than love!” Headlining at Smoked & Uncut 2019 at Lime Wood, Kathy Sledge will be performing Sister Sledge’s greatest disco hits that have inspired countless generations and uplifting all!
Sister Sledge’s breakthrough album, We Are Family, produced by Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards of the band Chic, debuted in 1979 and featured the much-loved tunes, “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “We Are Family”. The album was a huge success for the sisters and peaked at number three on the US Album Chart. Performing jazz, soul, disco and R&B, the sisters flourished both in-studio and onstage, building an outstanding reputation by dazzling audiences and singing from the soul!
The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history.
From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”
In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It’s startling how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience.
Also on stage are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse; veterans Owen “Dreadie” Reid on guitar/bass and Noel Davey on keyboards. The performance anchor is live engineer Dennis Thompson, the man responsible for The Wailers sound in stadiums, clubs, and studios throughout the ‘70s.
There are more than 250 million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings sold, including 1977’s Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and “One Love,” named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at #4 of the “50 Greatest Bands of All Times,” while The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the 20th century. These accolades were made possible by the creative, timeless, and distinctive music, lyrics and production by these incomparable Wailers musicians.
Judi Jackson was introduced to the world of music through the Jefferson Centre’s Music Lab in her hometown of Roanoke, Virginia. It was here she met Wynton Marsalis, and opened for Mavis Staples, which sparked her development as a jazz vocalist and performer. Before graduating from the University of Mary Washington with a BA in Musical Theatre, Judi recorded her original song, Only Love with Grammy award-winning band Snarky Puppy under the direction of friend and mentor Michael League. Judi is currently based between NYC and London. Following her critically acclaimed debut EP 'Blame It On My Youth' she recorded her debut live album Judi Jackson Live In London which was recently released on October 5th 2018.
Born in London to a family of musicians and classically trained from a young age, Quiet Man has spent the last few years dreaming up sounds and honing his craft, learning what he can from the experiences of life and the talented circle of musicians around him. He has now emerged with his debut record, the self-titled ‘Quiet Man’. The project is a collaboration with acclaimed producer Courage, whose musical identity and production style have merged with Quiet Man’s own to create a symbiosis of jazz-drenched grooviness - this EP speaks to the heart and the hips in equal measure. QM is also readying for another series of live shows across London and the UK in 2019, alongside fellow artists such as mercurial vocalist MADDY and From Concentrate label-mate Joy Anonymous.
Based in London, hailing from Montenegro, Moscow, Hackney, Sydney and beyond, Soul Grenades have established themselves as one of the most exciting acts on the live scene and festival circuit. Fusing their many influences, encompassing crate-digging rarities to contemporary dance floor fillers, Soul Grenades deliver no-nonsense, hard-hitting funk and soul music. The band have performed at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including The Jazz Cafe, The 100 Club and The Blues Kitchen, alongside playing notable festivals including Green Man, Kendal Calling, Manchester Jazz Festival, Elderflower Fields and The Great Estate. Soul Grenades have also supported several internationally renowned recording artists including The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, The Mighty Mocambos and more.
Southampton's indie-rock singer Calum Lintott is a name that has been flying around the south coast of the UK for some time now. After releasing his official debut EP, ‘The Way It Is’, on the 4th November 2016, which features fan favourite and his debut single ' Pin-Up', Lintott has been hard at work. Non-stop writing, creating and releasing bigger anthems, including ‘This World Is Not For Turning’, ‘The One That Got Away’ and ‘Wonderland’! He has also released the much-anticipated emotional acoustic track ‘I Don’t Mind’, in early 2018. Lintott has been championed by the likes of BBC Introducing and become accustomed to selling out Hometown venues such as the 250 cap, The Joiners. Lintott has toured along the likes of Frank Turner, Starsailor, Delays, King Charles and Tom Clarke (The Enemy), as well as playing The Isle Of Wight Festival on the Common People’s main stage.