2019'S LINE UP TO BE RELEASED IN SPRING 2019

You can check out 2018's Line Ups below

John Illsley of Dire Straits and his band

John Illsley of Dire Straits and his band

The bass guitarist of Dire Straits has had a remarkable musical journey since 1977, selling over 120 million albums and picking up a few Grammy’s on the way as well as an Ivor Novello award in 1988 for “ Outstanding contribution to British Music”

In April of this year Dire Straits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which John has said to be “a great honour”.

The show will feature all of the well known songs from Dire Straits such as Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing and Brothers in Arms plus songs from John’s latest album “Long Shadows” which was released in May last year.

“The new songs fit very comfortably next to the DS classics which I still love to play and it seems people love to hear.”

Band Members

John Illsley- Lead Vocals and Bass guitar
Robbie McIntosh- Guitar {The Pretenders, Paul McCartney, and Tom Jones}
Paul Stacey- Guitar {Oasis ,The Black Crowes and High Flying Birds}
Steve Smith –Keyboards {Robert Plant, Pete Townsend and Steve Harley}
Stuart Ross- Drums {Mark Owen, Nik Kershaw and Chesney Hawkes}
Hannah Robinson –Backing Vocals

View John's website.

Check out John's YouTube channel.

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Noisettes

Noisettes

Also taking to the main stage...

Noisettes will be bringing their electrifying live show back on the road for some special festival dates this year.

Look out for some new tracks and old favourites, and previously unheard gems from this soulful group who also happen to rock with the silken-throated Shingai Shoniwa at the helm.

View Noisette's website.

Check out Noisette's on YouTube.

Watch Noisette's acoustic session at THE PIG-near Bath in 2017. 

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Land of the Giants

Land of the Giants

Since 2009, Land of the Giants have been pulling crowds to tents to groove until they sweat with their foot-stomping beats and contagious enthusiasm. A brass section that will make you grin from ear to ear, heavy toe-tapping basslines and Andy Quick's sensuous, soaring vocals will make you wonder why you've never danced your ass off to The Giants before.

"Feel-good music; it's accessible, it's danceable, and it's rhythmic."

- Pearshaped Magazine 

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Normanton Street

Normanton Street

Normanton Street's sound is lyrically focused with three distinct vocals, jazz influenced guitars, warm bass grooves and tight rhythmic drums.

Based in Brighton, the band consist of Ned, Nicholson and Phoebe Freya. Ned and Nicholson (both on bass, guitar, and vocals) have been close friends since childhood, and lived on the same street in Bradford where they grew up. 

Never ones to wait around for the industry, Normanton Street have achieved all this success in such a short space of time by releasing music on a label started by Ned and Nicholson, QM Records.

Check out Normanton Street's website. 

 

 

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Porcelain Hill

Porcelain Hill

Porcelain Hill is a high energy Indie Blues Rock and Roll band from Southern California that perfectly blends blues, soul and funk. Heavy guitar riffs, thunderous drums and melodic bass lines collide crafting music you don't listen to, but music you feel. 

Check out Porcelain Hill's website.

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Black Kat Boppers

Black Kat Boppers

Black Kat Boppers hail from down on the South Coast Water Way in Southampton and are 4 fellas who love to play hard boppin', jump up, rockin' blues, dance music. 

"With Black Kat Boppers you get to immerse yourselves in that rockin' feelin'. Think of us as 'rockin' the blues' if you must, cos that's the way we roll!" - Roy Phillips

Influences including Rhythm & Blues, Jump & Jive, Ska, Doo Woop. Collectively, when all brought together, Black Kat Boppers' sound is authentic, sincere and unique. 

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Paul Carrack

Paul Carrack

Paul is a legend within the music industry, having worked with and written for some of the biggest names out there.

A true national treasure and one of pop’s best kept secrets, not everyone knows that the Sheffield-born musician’s outstanding 40-plus-year career has included working with legendary artists including Elton John, Eric Clapton, Squeeze, Roxy Music, the Eagles, Diana Ross, The Smiths and Nick Lowe.

Hailed “The Man with the Golden Voice” in the 2012 BBC4 documentary of his career, Carrack’s is the stunning voice behind many significant British pop songs of the past few decades: the blue-eyed soul hit ‘How Long’ by his band Ace, ‘Tempted’ by Squeeze and Mike & the Mechanics ‘The Living Years’. The first song he wrote and sang was ‘How Long’; it was also the first cover he ever had, with Bobby Womack’s version – the first of many of his songs to be recorded by other artists.

View Paul's website.

Check out Paul on YouTube.

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Danny Goffey

Danny Goffey

Pub violence. Jeremy Kyle. Religion, crap package holidays and the Dickensian adventures of Cosmic Bob. When most artists decide it’s time to shed the mask and release an album under their own name, it’s usually a sign that they’ve discovered themselves in song and are ready to splay their soul wide open for their adoring fans’ perusal. Not Danny Goffey.

View Danny's Twitter.

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The Wandering Hearts

The Wandering Hearts

The Wandering Hearts kicked off 2018 with the release of their thrilling debut album, Wild Silence, on Decca Records. The album spent three weeks at number one on the UK Official Country Albums Chart and remains in the top 10. In February, the band won the coveted Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award at The UK Americana Awards 2018, a prize handpicked by the legendary broadcaster himself.

A tale that seems too unbelievable to be true, The Wandering Hearts met almost by chance and were discovered 26 minutes after uploading their first ever demo to SoundCloud, recorded only the second time the band had met to rehearse together. Their shared passion for Americana, vocal harmonies and gin drew them together two years ago, and one afternoon in an empty bar room of the Earl Haig Hall in London's Crouch End, The Wandering Hearts were born.

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Mr Tea and the Minions

Mr Tea and the Minions

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs are a country-rock duo from Bristol, comprising of brothers Adam and Lawrence Purnell. The powerful vocal of younger brother Lawrence turns heads instantly but it is the carefully crafted songs and energetic performance that keeps them facing that way.

The brothers burst on to the scene in 2017, touring with the likes of Frankie Ballard, Morgan Evans, Striking Matches and Margo Price. They have now finished their second record, due for release Summer 2018.

Check out Foreign Affair's website.

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Junco Shakers

Junco Shakers

Junco Shakers are a Southampton based band from Birmingham, crafted on a backbone of skiffle, swing, rhythm & blues. They bring roots music alive with a mixture of their own original songs with a tip of the hat to the past.

2017 saw the Junco shakers perform at hundreds of gigs and events including a number of big festivals such as Camp Bestival, Blissfields and The London Adventure Film Festival to hidden rhythm and blues clubs and restaurants all over the south. They have also appeared on local radio stations and have featured on BBC introducing, BBC Solent, Bop flix & Sofar sounds, all helping to grow there ever expanding audience.

Where ever you find Junco Shakers you will surely not be disappointed!

Check out Junco Shakers' Facebook.

Watch Junco Shakers on YouTube.

 

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Razorlight

Razorlight

Razorlight were formed in London in 2002 around lead singer Johnny Borrell. They quickly became one of the key guitar bands of the following decade, selling 4 million albums, playing sold out arena tours and headlining festivals.

Their debut album, ‘Up All Night’, was released in the UK in 2004 reaching number three in the UK Album Chart. They won the NME Best New Band award in 2005. The first album included a hoard of immaculate singles ‘’Rip It Up’, ’Golden Touch’, ‘Stumble and Fall’ and ‘Vice’ as well as ‘Somewhere Else’, which reached number two on the UK singles chart.

The hiatus from Razorlight came to an end in 2017 when Johnny began trying songs with guitarist David Ellis, formerly of Babeshadow. David joined the new line up and a reinvigorated band started working on songs for a fourth album proper. By late 2017 they knew they had a wildly fresh tracklisting for an album and entered the studio with up and coming Italian producer Tomasso, continuing to recording through to Feb 2018.

With their best record for years in the bag, Razorlight are set to confirm their place as one of the most compelling, maverick guitar bands to have emerged out of the UK.

View Razorlight's website.

Check out Razorlight's video 'America'.

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Rae Morris

Rae Morris

A British singer-songwriter with a flair for writing uplifting, yet emotion-wrenching, indie-electro-pop. Rae Morris was born in Blackpool, and is now based in London. Following the release of three EPs, and appearing in the BBC Sound of 2015, she released her debut album in January 2015. The record received much critical acclaim, and hit the top 10 upon release.

She has collaborated with artists such as Bombay Bicycle Club, Clean Bandit, Kaytranada and Rejjie Snow amongst others.

Her second album 'Someone Out There', released in February 2018, saw her dive firmly in to the world of electro-pop, writing her songs in technicolour and drawing on the experience of falling in love with her long-tine collaborator Fryars aka Ben Garrett. Her track 'Do It', taken from this record, was named by renowned UK music site Popjustice as their #1 track of 2017.

Check out Rae's Facebook.

Watch Rae in Radio 1 Live Lounge.

 

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Marsicans

Marsicans

Marsicans are a young indie band from Leeds whose driving, harmony-laden sound and exciting live shows are earning them a reputation as an emerging force in British music.

The last 12 months were Marsicans' busiest to date: signing to LAB Records and X-ray Touring, their EP hit a million plays on Spotify; singles made the BBC Radio 1 weekly playlist, the opening credits of E4's Made In Chelsea and were even shared online by Coldplay. Constantly touring, the quartet played 83 shows to packed rooms and festival stages in five countries, supporting  Jaws and Clean Cut Kid on UK tours and Minnesota’s Hippo Campus' on UK and European dates in the process.

Marsicans' latest single, Wake Up Freya, a reflective song singer James wrote for his niece before she was born, was premiered on its week of release by Radio 1's Huw Stephens who invited the band on this show to chat about the single and their recent live session at the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios. It also landed on Spotify's New Music Friday UK and Apple Music's Best Of The Week among other high-profile playlists in the UK, USA, Europe and Japan.

Marsicans' biggest UK headline tour took place in March 2018, with five of the six dates selling out in advance including Londone Borderline, Manchester Deaf Institute and the 700-capacity Leeds Church.

View Marsican's website.

 

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Patawawa

Patawawa

This year may be a little more than a month old but DIY disco/pop trio Patawawa (Rory Lovatt, Sam Wilmot and Beth Garrett) are already making a strong case that 2018 belongs to them. Exploding out of Matlock, Derbyshire, the band's infectious rhythms, glittered guitar riffs and pop nous has already caught the attention of tastemakers including The Line of Best Fit, Clash DIY, The Guardian and NME who featured the band in their '100 Best Bands of 2018' feature. 

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Hush Moss

Hush Moss

From Berlin via Israel comes the funk-lite sound of mid-70s synth-phonic soul.

If the Weeknd's dad had made an album of louche soul in 1975, during that period between the heyday of Philly and the advent of disco, just before Giorgio Moroder/Donna Summer's electronification of dance music, it might have sounded like Hush Moss.

Check out Hush Moss Instagram page.

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Ben Goddard

Ben Goddard

Ben Goddard is a songwriter and producer from Southampton. Supported by a full band, his live shows are engaging, emotional, and vibrant with energy and life. 'I want the show to be an uplifting experience, to inspire positivity and to make the audience feel like they're part of the band'. Since touring the UK as part of the Coffee House Sessions, Ben has played at major festivals with bands and artists such as London Grammar, Bastille, Sam Smith, Ella Eyre and Matt Corby. Away from the festival scene he's sold out headline shows in the South and London.

Check out Ben's Facebook page.

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The Wailers

The Wailers

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.  

View The Wailers' website.

Check out a video of The Wailers live at Glasto!

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Stevie Appleton

Stevie Appleton

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.” 

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Judi Jackson

Judi Jackson

Having recently released her debut EP Blame It On My Youth, 24-year old vocalist Judi Jackson is a young vocal talent whose star is firmly on the rise. Judi’s music blends elements of soul, jazz and R&B, and adorned with lush harmonic textures and melodic touchstones on themes of love and family.

 Although not yet a household name, Jackson’s music has been heard by many following a guest appearance on Snarky Puppy’s Grammy-winning album Family Dinner - Volume One, for which she composed and performed the track “Only Love”, and as a result of a high profile support slot with Mavis Staples.

Performing since the age of 12, Jackson was fully set on her path following an impromptu encounter with Wynton Marsalis who subsequently sent her a box of music that became the seed of inspiration for her development as a vocalist. Jackson began listening to and studying the sounds of Blossom Dearie, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Mahalia Jackson amongst many others and was soon performing across America and the UK. 

 

Although lauded for her popular tribute shows, which see her performing the works of Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse, it’s through her own music that Jackson’s unique talent truly shines. As accomplished a songwriter as she is a performer, Jackson has been described as possessing a tone and poise beyond her years and at the age of 24 the singer-songwriter from Raonoke, Virginia is set for a lengthy and fascinating career.

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Clara Bond

Clara Bond

Since the release of her 'Out of Towners' EP, Clara has spent the summer on the festival circuit showcasing her outstanding vocal ability and story telling prowess, seamlessly delivered with personality and flair. Her performance at the Country 2 Country festival at the O2 Arena in March lead to a nomination for 'Female Vocalist of the Year' in the British Country Awards. Having honed and developed her skills both as a creator of expertly crafted music and as a captivating live performer. Clara has built a loyal and dedicated fanbase through her numerous UK shows and festival slots throughout 2017. After hearing the EP, BBC Introducing asked Clara to record and film a full-band live session series of the entire EP.

Check out Clara's website. 

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The Kingstons

The Kingstons

The Kingstons are an exciting 5 piece contemporary band based in West Devon and have a fresh, unique sound incorporating an eclectic blend of influences with a passion for ska and reggae.

The band are currently setting the west country alight with their feel good brand of dance music, with the band all contributing to the writing of their own original songs, painting pictures of life in today's Britain, drawing on influences including soul, jazz, dub and blues, to create a modern ska/reggae sound for 2018.

The Kingstons have recently supported The Neville Staples Band and Chainska Brassika and are set to open for Bad Manners, Land of the Giants, Laid Blak and Sonic Six Boom this year!

In 2016 The Kingstons released their debut EP and their tracks I still miss you and Talk of freedom have been playing on BBC Introducing Devon and Cornwall. 

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Velvet & Stone

Velvet & Stone

Velvet & Stone’s brand of contemporary folk combines haunting soundscapes with catchy pop hooks and great songs – giving an original and beautiful take on a traditional genre. Crafting their live set with performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections and Somersault, they take their audiences on a journey through stunning melodies and soundscapes to foot-stomping folk-rock.

Led by the ethereal combination of Lara Snowdon’s vocals, and Kathryn Tremlett’s violin, Velvet & Stone’s music draws upon personal stories, melancholy tales and rugged landscapes, creating a sound that is difficult to forget. The band are currently touring as a four-piece with Kev Jackson on guitar, and Paddy Blight on double bass. Their song-writing has strong folk-revival flavours from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Fairport Convention, combined with the raw appeal of contemporary influences such as Seth Lakeman, The Cranberries and The Levellers.

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The 2018 Dog House Stage Line-Up

Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs) Guest DJ

Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs) Guest DJ

Ricky Wilson, lead singer of Kaiser Chiefs and former talent spotter on The Voice UK, is setting up his decks at this year’s Smoked & Uncut at THE PIG in Brockenhurst. Ricky will be utilising his musical arsenal to play songs that stretch the decades to get people moving!

Fresh from Kaiser Chief’s 2016 record, Ricky is taking a break from this year’s touring schedule to be Smoked & Uncut’s inaugural guest DJ - with only a handful of tickets left, it is time to get yours now!

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Tara Flanagan

Tara Flanagan

Alice Milburn

Alice Milburn

Paddy James

Paddy James

Lilo's Wall

Lilo's Wall

Talk Show Ghost

Talk Show Ghost

Daisy Lowe - Guest DJ

Daisy Lowe - Guest DJ

Daisy Lowe is a globally revered model and fashion DJ, often seen providing the music for high profile and prestigious events in London and Europe.

Daisy was recently appointed as an ambassador for the British Fashion Council and has starred in huge campaigns including working with Marc by Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Agent Provocateur.

Daisy DJ’d at Smoked & Uncut way back in 2015 and we’re extremely excited to announce that she will be returning as our very special guest at this year’s Smoked & Uncut at THE PIG-near Bath.

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The Black Feathers

The Black Feathers

Alan Power

Alan Power

Holiday Oscar

Holiday Oscar

Tom Forbes

Tom Forbes

JUJU

JUJU

Rob Da Bank - Guest DJ

Rob Da Bank - Guest DJ

Rob Da Bank is a music broadcaster and tastemaker. He is one of the UK's best-loved music curators, who first gained public attention with Sunday Best, a label and club night founded in London in 1995, which has grown into three multi-award winning music festivals, Bestival, Camp Bestival and Common People.

Rob has also co-founded the award-winning Music Supervision and Licensing company Earworm Music, which sources music for films, advertising, games and TV shows, allowing him to further express his curatorial expertise and develop his writing and producing side as a film composer.

Check out Rob's Twitter.

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Freddie & The Freeloaders

Freddie & The Freeloaders

Hannah Jane Lewis

Hannah Jane Lewis

Jack Francis

Jack Francis

Bennie

Bennie

Aniya Savage

Aniya Savage

John Burke

John Burke

DJ IQ with special appearance from Professor Green

DJ IQ with special appearance from Professor Green

Tobias Ben Jacob

Tobias Ben Jacob

Chris Ostler

Chris Ostler

Emily Davies

Emily Davies

Unien

Unien

Saskia Maxwell

Saskia Maxwell