14:45 - AMYA-RAY

Hello! My name is Amya-Ray, 22, I am a singer/songwriter from a small town called Crowthorne. My music is a mix between folk, RNB, indie and pop and my influences are the likes of Warpaint, James Blake, Amy Whinehouse, and Sammy Davis Jr. I don’t feel like I have found my niche just yet, however, in my personal opinion I am free to experiment and grow as an artist pushing the boundaries!

I have just released my debut EP ‘Stella’ on Itunes and GooglePlay. For the last three months I have lived in Amsterdam doing several gigs, writing new material and promoting my EP. Now I’m back in the UK, I am working on my new music video, recording in the studio and moving to Brighton to do gigs.

I’ve always felt passionate about music; my mother said to me that I was singing from the age of two. I discovered I could write music at the age of 11, taught myself guitar six years ago and have been gigging for the last 5 years! My highlight so far has been performing along side with Wretch 32, meeting Ed Sheeran and Nina Nesbitt.

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Jazz has amassed a loyal fan base throughout the UK including early media and industry support from time spent touring her own music and supporting the likes of Gabrielle Aplin, Kwabs, and Rae Morris along the way.

Musically Jazz has been compared to the likes of London Grammar and Jessie Ware, with her soulful vocals accompanied by her piano and soft electronic production.

She's played the Isle of Wight and Great Escape festivals plus received support from BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and more. A talent worth exploring!

16:30 - KHAMSINA

Khamsina, hailing from Oxfordshire and Reading are currently a three piece band, consisting of Stevie - the writer, composer, pianist and brains behind the band’s theatre/jazz cross over style - Swing on Bass and Hoppy on Drums. The style of Khamsina’s music cannot be subjected to one genre alone. Their music takes you on a journey of sound, which is renowned for being fresh and organic. With Stevie taking much inspiration from all parts of her life and translating them into her theatrical and bold style, they keep the listener gripped with almost storytelling enchantment.

The seasons in shorthand are an alt-folk four piece combining heartfelt introspective songs with driving basslines and inventive percussion. Starting life as the acoustic project of songwriter Lee Switzer, the band have come together and developed a unique sound that brings his lyrics to life between moments of intimate acoustic folk and full on panic. With a collection of live recordings available online, a debut EP is currently in production due for release early 2016.


18:30 - BEAU DAME

Beau Dame are two. 

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EverHazel is the new appellation of Reading-based singer songwriter ‘Haze’.

Subtly hinting to an upbringing of classic pop (think Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles) crossed with 90s chart music (The Cardigans, Sheryl Crow), Hazel writes and performs with a fierce, heart-stirring honesty.
Recent band line up introduces the beautifully blended harmonies and ethereal yet melodic guitar lines of Hazel’s sister, Gina.
2015 saw the release of 'Small, Brave’ - debut EP under this epithet - met with a successful headline show at Reading’s South Street Arts Centre, as well as a support show at Shepherds Bush Empire.

'Small, Brave' is available to buy/stream via Bandcamp as well as all other leading digital outlets. 

Noise. Loud noise. stupidchief are a 3-piece committed to hurting your ears in the best way possible. Alternative indie with a fat bassy punch in the face. Come get deaf.


BT Digital Music Award for Shockwave, debut album 'Tales From the Nightshift" mixed by the amazing Bobby Bloomfield (DIOYY, 50 Cent, Linkin Park).  A rocking mish mash of Smashing Pumpkins, Primus, and delta blues delivered with the humour of the Muppet Show.

22:30 - SAM HANDY

Sam Handy and his band's performances are full of energy for a trio; highly inspired by that of the classic acts such as Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett and Jimi Hendrix. Keeping the emotion and soul of what they play alive with that essence of rock and roll. 

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23:30 - LITTLE MAMMOTHS (ex Noah & The Whale)

Little Mammoths are a proper rock 'n' roll band for the modern age. Raw and raucous, they peddle their own brew of intoxicated fun.

Formed by Noah and the Whale bass player Matt Owens, the 6-piece have become renowned for their 4 hour sets in bars, venues and festivals throughout the UK and Ireland.

This year, their upcoming debut album "Phantom Dreams" has been road-tested to ecstatic crowds alongside Mumford & Sons, Fat White Family and Bahamas. They've packed out Bush Hall and The Borderline in the last 12 months and are set to headline Cargo this February. They've also brought distortion to Wilderness Festival,  The Mumford and Sons Aviemore Stopover, Doolin Folk Festival and Clonakilty Guitar Festival in Ireland amongst others.

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