Aug
26
12:30 PM12:30

Mercury Heart

Mercury Heart’s brand of punchy, original garage rock is distinctly modern, but in line with a tradition that goes back through Jack White and The Black Keys to the early Kinks. The songs have been acclaimed as “original, intelligent music” (The Independent), and by Time Out as “unorthodox rock’n’roll”. Singer/Songwriter Simon says: “Each song is a journey. In every one, even if it is just three minutes long, you have to take the listener somewhere, give them a good time, show them something unexpected, and then bring them home a little changed.”

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Aug
26
1:30 PM13:30

House of Comedy

House of Comedy is proud to bring you the best standups around, guaranteed for an afternoon of laughter.

Jonnie Walker will be the MC for House of Comedy's Sunday Lunch time show. Country Bumkin Jonnie, is looking forward to using a portaloo, and leaves, once again after many years away from the green fields of Sussex. He'll be introducing:

The Monks - The Monks are Kevin Moore and Yazz Fetto. They think they can lay claim to being the only Christian comedy sketch group in the UK. As such, they not only do shows in clubs, pubs and small sweaty comedy rooms but also chapels, churches and small sweaty vestries. Following the sell out success of their 2013 fringe play ‘Hallelujah House’, The Monks have put together a new sketch show called ‘The All New Ten Commandments’.

“I expected something squeaky clean but they came up with a pretty edgy skit...a rather good one.” Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke

“That rarest of things in comedy – a Christian sketch group.” Time Out

Shell Byron - Shell Byron has a unique and often absurd perspective on the everyday and the mundane. She is trying to trick you into agreeing with her messed up beliefs, by making you laugh.

"Scarily Talented" - Paul Smith

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Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

Happy Graveyard Orchestra

appy Graveyard Orchestra will be taking to the Backline stage on Sunday! “There are bands that dare you to put a label on their music, or try to pigeonhole their style. Happy Graveyard Orchestra just sits back and watches you try..” Come down for some bass driven rock numbers that are interesting and truley unique. 

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Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

Delphis (full band)

Delphis formed in 2014 and were the winners of the "Purbeck Rising" competition in 2016. Made up of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike FLoyd and classically trained singer and recorder player Julia Simpson, they have played festivals in Dorset and Sussex and regularly perform in and around London. Despite typically performing their original songs as an acoustic due they occasionally like to mix things up and perform in a full band configuration which includes a Cello.

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Aug
26
8:30 PM20:30

The Dead Freights

Melodic vocal harmonies, bluesy guitars and driving shuffles. This Southampton quartet delivers an exciting show with a Rock'n'roll attitude. The Dead Freights bring a unique feel to a classic sound, comparable to The Beatles and The Libertines.

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Aug
27
1:00 AM01:00

House of Comedy

House of Comedy is proud to bring you the best standups around, guaranteed for a night of laughter.

Elle Bert, known for her powerful mix of observational comedy combined with real life situations all sugar coated with a dark and controversial sense of humour, shall be hosting the first House of Comedy at Byline Festival. Elle will be joined by:

Lindsey Davies - A seasoned gin-drinker and laughter-maker, Lindsey has been working the comedy circuit for five years and made the Regional Final of the 2018 Funny Women Awards. Aside from comedy, Lindsey organised The Homeless Support Stand-Up Project in 2017, which is now a yearly, national event where the comedy circuit bonds together to raise money for non-profit homeless charities. She is also registering for CIC Status to begin The Pound Project, which raises money for deposits and properties for the homeless. 

'Amazing Stage Presence - brimming with confidence.' Laff Attack Comedy Club

'Leaving 1500 Bikers aching with laughter and baying for more.' Smacked Arse Comedy

'Needs to drink less gin and find a man.' Her Mum

Joshua Robertson - Joshua Robertson is a star of BBC3, he’s a multi award winning comic. Joshua is a dynamic and diverse comedian he’s performed around the world from Australia to New York City. Joshua has also performed for Royalty and currently he’s hosting a show talking to disabled people about their sex lives. Joshua is also starring in a comedy/drama short film yet to be announced. A seasoned regular at The House of Comedy he is an absolute corker!

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Aug
27
1:00 PM13:00

House of Comedy

House of Comedy is proud to bring you the best standups around, guaranteed for an afternoon of laughter. Join us for the last House of Comedy session at Byline Festival.

Chelsea Hart will be MC for the final House of Comedy at Byline Festival 2018. Chelsea is a young stand up comedian & opera singer, hailing from Alaska. Chelsea has been a professional street performer for 3 years, having performed in 30 countries around the world. She has performed stand up in Spain, Germany, Norway, France, the UK, and live-streamed to China, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Poland. Most recently she headlined a four city tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina with her hour show "Chelsea Loves Bosnia." She combines her street smart crowd work and opera voice with relatable observations, anecdotes and stories. She is the resident MC at Off the Cuff Comedy in Herne Hill and also performs with Soho Comedy Club, Mirth Control, Funny Women, The Stand, The Comedy Store, The Glee Club, Krater Komedy, and others.

"Chelsea is a buoyant force of nature who skips between genres with ease. She commands the room in an open and engaging way with clear experience from years of street performing. She creates a familiarity with the audience to bring them into her world in a natural and fresh way." -Phil Kay

"Chelsea Hart was easily one of the best of the night. An Alaskan, Chelsea had a wonderful energy and enthusiasm... I hope she goes far in comedy." - North West End

 

 

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