SATURDAY JULY 22nd CONFIRMED SO FAR.......
ONE STEP BEHIND
One Step Behind is the UK's Premier and longest surviving MADNESS tribute band. Formed in spring 1993, the band achieved widespread recognition in an unusually short time, playing venues the length and breath of Britain including the Marquee Club in London & the Venue in New Cross. Jaunts into Europe and beyond are also common place. Members of Madness have joined the One Step boys on stage on a number of occasions. Sax player Lee Thompson has played a few times commenting the band were “Tight as a ducks arse” and “Brilliant”. Lee is also quoted as saying that OSB were “single handily keeping the good ship Madness afloat”. Drummer Dan “Woody” Woodgate joined the band on stage for “One Step Beyond” and told the boys he thought they were amazing. "That's exactly what we used to be like - you've got it to a tee!" he said. Fine praise indeed! And he could not believe the keyboard playing used no overdubs and was all being played live! Perhaps the greatest tribute came from Suggs himself. At a gig at G-MEX in Manchester walked up to the microphone and said "By the way, we're MADNESS not One Step Behind!!” The subsequent review in the Melody Maker bared the headline “One Step Behind”. Fine praise indeed!
One Step Behind has also appeared on television a number of times. Singer Ian Soulsby made an appearance on "Stars In Their Eyes" in the 1990s while the whole band appeared on children's Saturday morning show SMTV (with Ant & Dec!) in 1998 performing their version of "Driving In My Car". OSB also featured on the "Tribute Band Night" programme, filmed in Rotterdam and broadcast on Dutch TV in 2004. OSB's most recent TV appearance was at the 2006 Proms party in Hyde Park, London. The band performed to around 50,000 people and a television audience in the millions!
Each member of One Step Behind grew up as a Madness fan and perfecting his portrayal of his original Madness counterpart has been a labour of love. They strive to match every detail of the original, both musically and in appearance. Like Madness, One Step Behind is well known for their on-stage antics with which they build up an authentic 'Nutty' atmosphere. This is One Step Behind's philosophy - to carry forward the mad mantle into the 21st Century and beyond.
Hailing from London town and fronted by soulful vocalist Benjamin Willis and Grime MC Levi Gordon, Shanty brings Dubwise bass & rhythms with a UK twist. Alongside support from Fred Perry
Subculture and Clash Magazine the group’s modern twist on classic roots reggae has also seen them playlisted on Gary Crowley’s BBC Introducing show and championed by legendary tastemaker David
Rodigan on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
In the two years since Shanty hit the scene, the band has made appearances all over UK & Europe at some of the most renowned festivals such as Glastonbury, Outlook Festival, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Rototom Sunsplash,
Kendal Calling and more. As well as touring and sharing the stage with the likes of Sticky Fingers, Kevin Parker & Mark Ronson, The Wailers, Easy Star All Stars, Bastille, and Madness.
"I’m hooked!" - Becca D, MTV / Beats 1
"Great young band of players" - David Rodigan, BBC Radio 1Xtra.
"ones to watch" - M Magazine, PRS
"Band Of The Week" - Fred Perry Subculture
"horns a plenty, an abundance of bass and chilled rhythms guaranteed to put a smile on your face...an absolute gem" - Louder Than War
Even Nine was formed when brothers Jody and Rick Martin met up with Brett Stepto. Realising they all shared the same musical loves and ambitions, they set about writing and recording songs that
include heartfelt, inspired vocals underpinned by an energetic, modern rock sound.
Shortly after, Even Nine released their self titled EP, followed in quick succession by a second EP 'Feed'. Constant gigging and touring, support slots with the likes of 'Fun lovin' Criminals', 'Reef' and 'Rooster' along with festivals throughout the UK including an open air performance in London's Covent Garden and supporting 'Dr John' in front of 10,000 people at the Rock meets Blues festival, hugely increased the band's fan base.
Regular airplay, interviews and acoustic sessions on both national and local radio, as well as being tipped by the music industry trade magazine Music Week as one of the ‘hottest unsigned bands’ helped feed a growing interest in the band as did receiving frequent rave reviews for both their EPs and energy packed live shows.
Supporting the band 'Thunder' on a UK tour further confirmed Even Nine’s presence and ability to perform and entertain on a larger setting and built up anticipation for the release of their debut album...
Even Nine's debut album ‘No Heroes Anymore’, mastered in New York by veteran engineer Chris Athens, was released both as CD and download via evennine.com along with itunes, napster, amazon. Even Nine once again set upon touring throughout the UK and promoting their album, which along with yet more radio play, helped rack up hugely successful album sales and glowing reviews. The band also undertook their first ever acoustic tour throughout the South West.
The sudden departure of bass player Greg Godding, left Jody, Rick and Brett continuing Even Nine as a 3 piece with Jody now playing bass as well as handling lead vocals. Refreshed after writing, rehearsing and shaping their new dynamic as a 3 piece, the band are back out playing, touring and continuing to spread their infectious love of music and distinct powerful sound.
With a music video for 'No one ever said goodbye' now being filmed, tours being booked, a second album being written, the future of Even Nine looks set to glow brighter still!
Want to dance? Need The Strutts!
Fast becoming known as the party band in Cornwall, The Strutts are a group of fun-loving, energetic musicians who just wanna see you get up and shake your thang.
Whatever the occasion, this funky five-piece will add the disco to your dance floor, the shimmy to your shindig, and the pop to your party; and with songs from these artists (to name a few), what’s not to love?!
- Maroon 5
- Jessie J
- Daft Punk
- The Killers
- Aretha Franklin
- Jackson 5
ROSIE CROW IS A PIANO BASED SINGER-SONGWRITER FROM CORNWALL.
With a knack for pop hooks and an ability to find a heart wrenching melody, those of you who enjoy well written pop music performed by a strong female character will enjoy Rosie Crow. Her music has been described by Q Magazine as “somewhere between Siouxsie & The Banshees and Cyndi Lauper having a sing-off with Kate Bush”.
In Rosie’s previous band Rosie & The Goldbug she collaborated and toured all over Europe and the U.S with the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Brett Anderson, Carl Barat, Shakespeare’s Sister and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy. Rosie is now embarking on a solo career with the up and coming November release of her self titled debut album that was successfully crowdfunded and recorded in Cornwall with Gareth Young and Tam Johnstone at Cube Recording earlier in 2016