NEWTON COUNTRY: Roisin, Olly and Joe make up the band Newton Country.
The 3 met in September of 2014 whilst studying in Bath and have together ever since. With a passion for writing original music and a sound that sets the apart from the rest, the band have made a real name for themselves.
2016 was a big year for them, in which saw the release of their Debut Acoustic EP 'Autumn' which saw radio plays all across the UK and even America. They then embarked on a UK Tour during the summer which took them to various places, with one being at BBC Radio 2 on Dermot O' Leary's show doing a live session and interview.
“Just gorgeous country-infused music. I want to be the 4th member!” – Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
2017 is set to be even bigger with the release of their new single 'Set Sail' and a new EP around Easter. A big list of dates awaits them as well as a bunch of festivals so catch them at a gig near you.
"The band have plenty of promise and have the songs and skill to really make a mark” – Bristol 24/7 Magazine.
STEEPWAYS:Songwriters Blair Chadwick and Charlie Bateson first met in London in 2013, when Blair was sleeping in a kitchen in Covent garden and Charlie was active on the London Americana circuit. .
Fast forward to the Spring of 2016, after a particular “creative” week away with a group of superb musicians (who would later play on their debut) Charlie and Blair rechristened the band to ‘Steepways” in honour of their spiritual secret location in Stroud.
In the summer of 2016 ‘Steepways’ practically moved into Reservoir Studios in Crouch End where under the watchful steer of the super talented Chris Clarke (owner, producer, Danny and the Champ, and all round top bloke) – Steepways produced their debut album – “Holy Smoke”
Featuring Chris on Bass, the superb chops of Jamie Shaw on Drums and all things percussion, ‘Holy Smoke’ also saw Darren Buddell on inspired Lap and Pedal steel. Vintage Organs and Vocals were dealt with respectively by the talented Andy Fairclough (Danny and the Champions of the World) and Siobhan Carr (Alabama 3)
‘Holy Smoke’ will be officially release on the 5th May 2017 and is being promoted by G Promo PR. The London Launch Party will be at The Fiddlers Elbow on the 29th April 2017.
DUNCAN STAGG AND THE THREADBARE DUO: Americana influenced singer-songwriter Duncan Stagg has put together a band of excellent musicians to accompany him touring and recording his honest, intimate songs. Lovely melodies roll over country folk guitar, with bursts of life breathed into them by the brilliant Threadbare Band.
RED RAY: Bristol-based alternative-outlaw-country band of three.
Ray was the winner at the Bristol regional finals at Open Mic UK 2011.
Currently unsigned and undefined, this powerhouse of talent recently released their debut album, “One for the Road” and their single entitled, “Back on Trac;” was serially featured on the local radio station, Somer Valley FM.
Members of the band also host the "Red Raydio Super Sunday Hangover Show" every sunday from 12-2pm (GMT) on the online stationbaseradiobristol.co.uk
Their second album is due to be recorded at a secluded country farm somewhere in Wales in the summer of 2016 and set for release towards the end of the year.
Douglas Joshua: Debut for for this country tinged singer songwriter.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£5 on the Door
Tickets: £4Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk