Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.
From supporting Skinny Lister, Beans on Toast, Hayseed Dixie and Mercury Prize nominees The Comet is Coming to a 40 date festival tour in 2017, including standout shows at Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory and Hungary’s Sziget Festival, Funke has quickly becoming a must-see act on the festival and touring circuit. 2018 will see yet more shows from Funke and his long awaited third album (entitled ‘Denizen’) will make it another busy year.
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“Flawless 5 part harmonies accompanied by the warm glow of honest Americana riffs and melodies” – The Troubadour London
Morganway bring some of their favourite acts from the UK Country scene to The Portland Arms, Cambridge for a night of Americana, Roots, Rock & Country. After a hugely successful summer, the band have gathered momentum and fans (who include the legendry whispering Bob Harris), opened the Cambridge Folk Festival Stage 2, played a barnstorming set at Buckle & Boots and received two nominations for the British Country Music Awards (Group of the Year and Entertainer of the Year). They have also been recording their debut album which is due for release in 2019. 2018 has been a hell of a year for this East Anglian-based seven-piece, so grab your tickets now and catch their brilliant live act (did we mention that Stradisphere Festival voted them best live act?)
Morganway delivers a fiery fusion of Americana, country, rock and blues, melding five part harmonies with driving riffs. The band features twin brothers Callum (vocals/guitar) and Kieran Morgan (lead guitar), SJ Mortimer (vocals), Nicole Terry (fiddle), Matthew Brocklehurst (keys), Rory Hill (bass) and Ed Bullinger (drums).
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBFMlt3vDIA
Gasoline & Matches
“Sassy, funky, Little Big Town infused country right from the heartland of the UK” Lyric
With their debut single ‘Fool’s Gold’ reaching Number 1 in UK ITunes Country Chart, a
headlining performance at The Hard Rock Café London and a five date Californian tour in the
bag, Gasoline & Matches are already proving why they’ve been named as Lyrics Magazine’s
‘Artists to Watch’ in 2018. With their impressive blend of Fleetwood Mac-esque harmonies,
Brad Paisley infused guitar solos and energetic live performances, they were shortlisted for
Best Country/Folk Act in Birmingham Music Awards 2018 and have received a nomination
for Duo of the Year at the 2018 British CMA Awards alongside The Shires and Ward
The duo initially met back in 2011 when their paths crossed in a guitar shop in Birmingham.
Shortly after meeting, Sally was due to move to America, so they decided to write, record and
perform just a handful of shows together before she left. Upon Sally’s return, it was a matter of
weeks before the duo reconnected and formed Gasoline & Matches. Enlisting the help of
experienced producer Gavin Monaghan and the more recent addition of bass, keys, banjo
and drums to their studio & live performances, it has allowed the duo’s sound to develop and
bring the songs alive.
Video link: https://youtu.be/HNAbP-8emvk
Demi Marriner & Robbie Cavanagh
Robbie Cavanagh performs self penned, unscrubbed tales of heartbreak, loss, love and discovery, and when he puts pen to paper, he lives by his own words. ‘The more you wrestle with an idea, the more contrived it becomes’. Robbie writes with honesty, emotion, and most importantly; instinct.
With a stack of notebooks, a head full of ideas and a collection of incredible jackets, Demi Marriner is a songwriter well worth keeping track of. Demis heart and mind are equally beautiful, soulful places and her songs and performance encapsulate that perfectly.
Since their first co-write over a year ago, Demi and Robbie have developed a strong collaborative bond, writing and recording stronger and more moving songs as their creative relationship continues to grow. In this run of shows, the pair will be showcasing individually self penned songs, as well as co-writes from their upcoming EP ‘This House’.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGAj_unNvKc
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
Tony Wright is best known as the singer for Bradford rock band Terrorvision. However, when he’s not touring with Terrorvision, he writes, records and tours under his own name with a setlist made up of songs he has written on his acoustic guitar – some upbeat, some melancholic, but all thought-provoking.
To say Tony is a busy man would be an understatement. In addition to his three albums with his post-Terrorvision band ‘LaikaDog’, he has now released two solo albums to date with a third one in the works. ‘Thoughts ‘n’ All’ is just Tony and his acoustic guitar. The follow up, ‘Walnut Dash’, released last year brought the evolution of Tony with his acoustic guitar and a full band.Tony will be out and about picking up inspiration anywhere he can find it in preparation for the new release. Be sure to catch him on the road because you never know – you might just end up being the subject of one of his songs.
The Showhawk Duo will be tearing it up across Ireland and the UK in 2019 on their biggest and best tour to date.. Featuring trance anthems, crazy guitar licks and more subwoofer than you can handle, it shall be epic!!
With support from Benji & Hibbz
Music Genres: Acoustic, Funky House, Hard Dance, Soul, Trance