Pama International are back after a 7 year absence with a radical new line up and new album- Love & Austerity. Out in July the album has already picked up airplay from BBC1xtra - David Rodigan, who described their first single as “premier rocksteady”, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 music, where the Craig Charles Funk & Soul show declared “as ever their productions & taste are faultless”, whilst Chris Hawkins enthused “they’re right up there with the best soul & reggae bands in the UK”.
In their first 10 years Pama Int’l recorded 9 albums, 3 BBCRadio 1 Maida Vale sessions, won the Rebel playlist on BBC6, and became the first new act to sign to Trojan Records in 30 years. Their collective nature saw them work with members of The Specials, Madness, Steel Pulse, Style Council, Galliano, Kasabian, Billy Bragg, Mad Professor, Michie One, Wrongtom and Jamaican legends; Derrick Morgan, Dave & Ansel Collins, Dawn Penn, Dennis Alcapone and Rico Rodriguez.
Not content to keep his sound to the music world alone Pama Intl’s writer Sean Flowerdew work has been featured on nine British and Hollywood film soundtracks and television including ‘Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels’ and US blockbuster ‘Fool’s Gold’
4 piece band from the South East, they have been described as; "The future of the UK Indie Scene" and as "What Foals and The Neighbourhood's lovechild would sound like". They have built a reputation as a thrilling and dedicated live band, with reviews such as "The crowd loved Hows Harry so much they nearly killed them". A furiously hard working and commited band who simply love what they do, who never fail to impress.
The Blow Monkeys are unique. The original four members still together after a roller-coaster career spanning over 35 years. Always making new music, always stretching musical boundaries.
With worldwide hits such as the classics “Digging Your Scene” and “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”, they became household names but there was always so much more going on with these simian soulsters.
Tom Hingley, vocalist with Inspiral Carpets, celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the band’s Revenge Of The Goldfish album
Having joined INSPIRAL CARPETS in 1989, successfully overcoming all other vocalists who auditioned for the role, including Noel Gallagher, TOM HINGLEY sang vocals on the band’s four chart albums – LIFE, THE BEAST INSIDE, REVENGE OF THE GOLDFISH and DEVIL HOPPING – and their shoal of chart singles
Bold and beautiful, this songstress has a story to tell. Her music is engaging, her sound unique.. Emel Michael shares her passion with you all, so enjoy! Her recent performance down Montreux had captured the eye of Legendary Quincy Jones, "Great Voice"! Her latest TV performance on London Live was followed by Arise News with "Another Superstar in the making". BBC Radio London " What an epic voice", Will keep you captivated with her honey like vocals, quirky vibe & catch melodies . Her EP is in the works followed by her single release & poetry book in 2017.
Find her on www.emelmichael.com
Grafton Ash are a 4 piece pop/folk from Worcestershire, UK.
With their strong vocal harmonies and fusion of electronic and acoustic styles, the bands live set projects energy and contrasts that with a subtleness.
Their debut EP ‘Avalanche’ was released in Summer 2015 and quickly gained attention and backing from BBC Introducing. With the title track becoming ‘Track of the Week’ twice and the lads being invited to film a live session on the BBC Introducing Stage at Nozstock 2016.
The last year has seen the band support the likes of The Feeling, The Fratellis, Racing Glaciers and Tom Walker. They have played sold out shows at Birmingham O2 Institute and London O2 Academy Islington. Whilst writing and recording along the way.
Their new EP ‘Existing’ is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play & Amazon Music.
Classically trained singer songwriter who has sung as part of London Philharmonic Choir, toured with The Commitments and danced at some of the biggest festivals in the world.
Charlotte started singing from the age of 9, performing with the Good Shepherd Choir of Lee. She also trained privately with London’s professional singing teacher John Tucker while attending the East 15 Acting School where she received an MA in Acting in 2010. Shortly after graduating, Charlotte joined The London Philharmonic Choir and has appeared numerous concerts/proms at the Royal Albert Hall and The Royal Festival Hall.
Charlotte Rose has proven her appeal to a wide base of music fans by charting to no 1 in the fan driven chart “The Audience” under her previous brand - TarothLace. CER received a standing ovaition at the Orewa Beach Festival in New Zealand from over 3000 people for her number one hit “We are who we are”.
Phoenix Chroi have been gigging extensively playing with prestigious acts such as: Richie Ramone, The Avengers, and Menace, as well as various punk rock festivals. Their first album "Songs from the Last Five Years" was released during this time. We are really looking forward to hearing these guys at Byline Festival 2017
Argonaut are a fiery female fronted ‘post 1991 punk rock’ band from London. The band was spawned as the unruly lovechild of Lorna on vocals and Nathan on guitar. Abby plays synth, guitar and sings, Joules plays the bass and Omz bangs the drums.
Argonaut have been favourably compared to Pixies, Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Their sound is all their own though, with a personal protest slant and an emphasis on emotion.