19:30 - Major Flava
Major Flava is a group that is made up of two friends aged 19 & 22; based and raised in Reading just outside of London. The group have been writing their own songs together for the past 3 years and have been actively performing around the country, this has allowed them to acquire a great deal of experience over the years and they have built up a strong knowledge base of the music industry. The musically talented pair are hoping to breakthrough into the mainstream of music and one day top the charts with a record label behind them.
Major Flava will always be strongly motivated with the sheer hard work and determination; with this motivation it will not be long before they achieve their ultimate goals.
20:15 - The Majestic
The Majestic have been exciting audiences the width and breadth of the country and beyond with their brand of roots rock reggae delivered in their own wacky very visual sing a long style, its all about audience participation! Having played at number of festivals and shows, include Sheffield Tramlines, Boomtown Fair, One love, Penn, Summer Breeze and Summer Saturnalia to name a few, playing with and supporting bands such as The Selecter, The Beat, The Ruts, Neville Staple and many more culminating with headlining the Zion Festival in Malta, they are building up quite a following coinciding with the release of our EP titled ‘Spreading Love’.
The present 5 piece line up has been together since late 2010, but their roots spread much longer. Currently finishing their new album titled ‘Unequivocal Love’ due for an May release. We feel we can contribute to a great event, if given the opportunity to show the good folk the musical magic that is The Majestic.
21:15 - Revbjelde
Revbjelde perform exotic soundtracks, mutant disco beats, dark electronica & psychedelic folk. The four piece are headed up by Alan Gubby, a producer with over 15 years experience recording for some of the UK’s most influential jazz & leftfield labels including Tru Thoughts, Soul Jazz, Public Information, Leaf & Trunk. Alan has also produced albums by members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Revbjelde mix folk, jazz, blues & electronics to produce a heavy, haunted groove. Their show is highly visual, incorporating edgy videos, projections, lasers & lights created by Porij & The Inifinite Attic.Revbjelde’s acid folk version of the music from cult 1970’s horror movie ‘The Wicker Man’is out now on 12” + download at Buried Treasure Records.
“a thriving sense of turbo funk, acid wiggles & tropical riddims that sparkles with sonic soul” JUNO RECORDS
22:15 - Amy's Ghost
Amy's Ghost are a multi-talented band from Reading fronted by singer/songwriter Amy Barton, who formed after entering an exciting musical project together, ” Dance of defeat.” Combining a no holds barred attitude and a mutual craving to produce original music, this selection of personalities made the natural evolution into a live act.
Creating moments of beauty and fragility contrasting with tribal rhythms, filthy bass and mesmerizing sample loops, their sound dynamically achieves all this while still producing classic original songs.
“an impressive set from Reading band Amy's Ghost...." - The Independant.
“Whether with brooding electronica rumbling away into your subconscious as Portishead are known to do, or complimenting strings that give the music a more whimsical air, invoking reminders of epic storytellers The Decemberists. It's in this that the band get their signature sound and what separates them from their immediate contemporaries.” - God is in the TV