British-Bangladeshi, UAE-born, Londoner and multi-instrumentalist Shama will perform her album, 'Truth BeTold' as the Headline Act Saturday evening . The live album showcases Shama's unique approach to sitar performance and composition, with electro-acoustic tracks seamlessly crossing genres including jazz, beat poetry, live electronica, psychaedelia, pop, hiphop, afro latin worldbeats, and Indian/Western melodies.
She is the first Sitarist to perform in Antarctica as part of the first Antarctic Biennale, featured in The Times and Radio 4's Front Row She has performed internationally in Korea, Hungary, Croatia, Germany, Canada and the US, and nationally at Glastonbury, Bestival, BoomTown, Secret Garden Party, Green Man, and the Manchester and London Jazz Festivals.
Bí And The Amanas
Bí (pronounced Bee) is a Singer, songwriter and story teller who writes and composes all her songs in both (Brazilian) Portuguese and English.
Growing up in Brazil but having spent over two decades in the UK have influenced her ability to absorb and understand the diversity of her bicultural background which is reflected in her lyrics and songs.
Bí with her band, The Amanas, create a blend of folk - pop, world, soulful music. A wave of Brazilian vibes melted with soothing yet vibrant and eclectic rhythms and harmonies from British, European and American music.
Lyla Foy is a multi-instrumentalist from London who writes and performs intimate, nostalgic pop music. Starting with humble kitchen recordings in 2013 she has gone on to release two EPs and two full length albums, tour worldwide and share stages with artists including The National, Sharon Van Etten, Midlake, Fleet Foxes and Mercury Rev. Being supported by her band, Lyla will be performing new material and songs from her albums ‘Bigger Brighter’ and ‘Mirrors The Sky’. You can expect muted drum patterns, lots of layered vocals, dreamy string samples, retro keyboards and ethereal guitars.
Emily Burridge is a virtuoso cellist, composer and performer, whose deft improvisational and compositional skills create sublime music, fluidly crossing genres both classical and contemporary. ‘Out of the Blue’ – A series of pieces composed by Emily for solo cello from her acclaimed double CD “Out of the Blue & Into the Amazon” Through employing the use of sampling and looping pedals, originally designed for guitar, she has developed an exciting program of original new music for the cello, enabling her to record and create multi-layered harmonious compositions. The result is a ‘spellbinding innovative performance’. ‘if you need to escape into music that is deep, thoughtful and also lifts your spirits then look no further than Emily Burridge Mellow cello Music."
Paul & Joe
Paul & Joe' are an acoustic guitar duo based in the south of Dorset. Playing a wide range of both well known cover songs and instrumental pieces, their repertoire includes material from the '50s right up to the modern day. Passionate about complex musical composition, Paul & Joe favour technically demanding songs and take pride in their ability to adapt well-loved classics and more obscure pieces to showcase their unique guitar style. Some of their personal favourites are from their instrumental selection, including flamenco, jazz, folk, classical, film and TV theme tunes, and more. They have been playing music together for over six years, having performed side by side in function bands before becoming a duo.
Rob Hulford writes and composes beautiful ambient, chill out instrument music. well-being music. He believes passionately in promoting mindfulness, and wellbeing through the power of music. Both albums - Eclipse and Alchemy, are instrumental, ambient and down tempo, soothing and calming musical works. His musical compositions are perfect for deep relaxation, meditation, practicing mindfulness, yoga and healing practice or perhaps just to chill out and relax at the end of a busy day. His music acts as healing balm for the mind, helping greatly to ease away and soothe away worry, anxiety and stress.
Incandescendo blend hypnotic and intriguing cello played to concert standard with highly imaginative stellar Latin percussion
This duo “Incandescendo” create a unique and dynamic sound inspired by both their love of the English countryside and mutual association with Brazil. Their dynamic and entertaining program includes their arrangements of Brazilian classical and popular music, samba and choros and an array of new works for ‘cello and percussion/guitar. As British musicians who have worked extensively in many genres and travelled far and wide with their music, they maintain their roots whilst bringing to all of their work a kaleidoscope of musical influences between Classical, World and Jazz idioms.
Soulcreek are an electro/acoustic duo formed in May 2014 by lifelong friends Benjamin James Parker (26 Lead Guitar) and Jack Francis Daniel Lande (23 Vocals and Guitar).
They had a serendipitous start, coming about as a bit of an accident. Ben was the guitarist in a jazz combo with a gig booked at The Boatyard Cafe in the Sandbanks Yacht Company. When his female singer pulled out at short notice, he asked his friend of 18 years, Jack to step in and learn 30 jazz standards in 2 weeks!
Jack was more than happy to help his mate out but his voice didn't really suit many of the female-oriented jazz numbers in the set.
They quickly re-designed the whole set to suit Jack's voice (ditching all of the jazz numbers) and their shared musical style and Soulcreek was born, initially under the working title of California Dreams.
They permanently named themselves Soulcreek in short order. By the end of 2018 they will have played more than 220 gigs in all manner of venues - pubs, clubs, restaurants, festivals and private events.
Their musical style is a mix of rock, hard rock and blues with two guitars and one voice. Ben’s lead guitar and solos have been described as ‘sublime’ and Jack’s rhythm guitar displaying a ‘deep musicality and pinpoint timing’. Jack is also an enigmatic frontman with a voice that people actually stop to listen to.
Their newly debuted original material is a melodic blend of modern rock and blues with a wide variety of tempos and themes.