Below are some of the exciting acts that we featured at our 2018 Tenbury Music Festival with LIghtning Seeds topping the bill.
For a short video of the event click here for a longer version click here.
Watch this space for news of our line up for our fabulous 2019 event on 15th June 2019
Lightning Seeds (it's gotta be the 3 Lions!!)
Needing no introduction - Lightning Seeds founder Ian Broudie originally emerged from the post punk Liverpool music scene of the late seventies and has an enviable record of songwriting and production. We'll definitely be celebrating England's performance in the World Cup with Lightning Seeds on Saturday night with their iconic No.1 hit the 3 Lions (Football's Coming Home) which sold over a million copies.
Lightning Seeds album 'Dizzy Heights" went platinum and Ian is currently recording another bound-to-be-popular Lightning Seeds album.
Lightning Seeds takes Tenbury Music Festival to a new level - be there!
Arcadia Roots (Main Stage)
Back by very popular demand the stompin' Arcadia Roots are a Worcestershire based band creating a sound that defies genre by combining many different styles including world, dance, reggae, blues and roots music.The band's vibe has been described as 'earthy', 'psychedelic' and 'infectious'. This 4/5-piece dance band combine world, reggae and rock music to create a very unique & captivating sound.
Blue Moon (Main Stage)
Blue Moon are a 4 piece Blues act based in South Shropshire. The band formed in 2015 after Slide Guitarist and Vocalist Jack Brett was looking to put a house band together for the successful ‘South Shropshire Blues Club’
The band immediately gelled, with all 4 members providing strong lead vocals and sharing a strong passion for Acoustic Blues music the band is now spreading its wings to audiences up and down the UK with an energetic and passionate live show
If you love The Blues you’ll love Blue Moon!
Dissident Prophet (Main Stage)
For something completely different Birmingham new wave/ apocalyptic punkers Dissident Prophet formed and got signed after their second gig back in 1993 although at the time they had no name. Since then they've produced six albums with influences ranging from Lou Reed, Crowded House, The Stooges, Talking Heads, Bowie and 70's band Lamb. The DP's have a unique sound interwoven with liberal amounts of folk, rockabilly and punk. Their latest album 'Strange Days' has just recently been released. Check 'em out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCa8SjlNqcE
Stone Mountain Sinners (Main Stage)
Neil Ivison, Sarah Warren, Nick Lyndon. Roger Roberts, Adam Hood and Duke Delight. With the songs now road tested and itching to keep things moving, the band booked themselves into the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouth with producer Paul Cobbold (The Waterboys, Pogues, Hawkwind) in January 2018 to record their debut album.
"Worth hitching on to for the Inevitable, Scorching ride!" SLAP Magazine
Rainbreakers (Main Stage)
Rainbreakers, a popular four piece outfit with a strong following in Shrewsbury, have been hailed as one of the freshest new sounds in the UK blues rock and soul circuit. The band has developed a distinctive sound that embodies a fusion of dynamic musical elements that bridges the gap between Blues, Rock, Pop, and Soul.
They unashamedly take the late 60s and early 70s British rock sound as their musical influence and foundation but then freshen it up with a contemporary twist and a healthy injection of soul, R&B and the psychedelic.
Redwood (River Stage)
Hailing from Worcestershire, Redwood provides howling ethereal vocals blended with engaging lyrics and catchy pop hooks.
4 Men Called Bob (Main Stage)
Formed in 2002, ‘4 Men Called Bob’ are a 3 piece band,(no ones called Bob and there are only 3 of us, don't ask), playing American West Coast Rhythm & Blues/ Rock covers plus original material, including versions of songs not necessarily designed to be played that way! Influences include Paul Weller, Dr Feelgood, Chuck Berry and the Monkees (?).
Shannon Flynn (River Stage)
A real up and coming star - " From a young age, the stage has been a place I have always felt most comfortable. In my career, I have performed at many festivals and local events, as well as working as a freelance singer at weddings and other celebratory events. Returning to Tenbury to perform at local events and festivals, however, is something I feel strongly about continuing as, without the small building blocks of opportunity the town has given me, I would not be in the same position I am lucky enough to be into this day".
Alphabetbackwards (River Stage)
Alphabet Backwards’ ethos is simple: To champion the noble art of Pop music, dancing all the way. It’s infectious and puts a smile on your face. It’s a summery, joyous, happy-go-lucky affair, punctuated with an irresistible synth buzz and hooks aplenty.
Joncan Kavlakoglu (River Stage)
The fabulous Joncan Kavlakoglu is commonly described as ‘James Brown meets Rodrigo y Gabriela on an acoustic guitar’, his highly energetic performance style and his appreciation for a spectrum of musical styles push an audience's expectations of what an acoustic guitar can do. Appearing twice on BBC1 shows ‘The One Show’ and ‘Inside Out’ in 2017, Sky Art's Guitar Star in 2016 performing to George Benson, and having played around Europe and Turkey with performances in India planned for early 2018, Joncan captivates anywhere he performs. He will be giving a showcase performance as part of the Grapevine Project
Liquorice Lounge (Main Stage)
Liquorice lounge with special guest Sticky Wicket (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsvndsw2yGA) produces a divine semi-acoustic easy listening enduring sound. The band, each with their own phenomenal personal credits set an atmospheric presence on stage
The Arosa (Main Stage)
The Arosa is a rising four-piece Alternative Indie band, formed in the Midlands. With a strong electric pulse to all their tunes, and a wide variety of Brit Pop and Indie influences, their music has something for everyone, and that's before they hit the stage! Since jamming together at school The Arosa have gone on to play countless shows at some of Birmingham’s most prestigious live venues including the O2 Institute, The Sunflower Lounge, The Flapper and O2 Academy!
Sunset Service (River Stage)
Hailing from the rural south-lands of the UK, Sunset Service uses their influence in Americana, Alt-Country and Rock to deliver a fresh brand of smooth rock to the UK music scene. Sunset Service is a 5 piece band comprised of longtime friends and collaborators from across Wiltshire determined to give the best show possible.
Expect catchy hooks, infectious guitar lines and big choruses, the perfect soundtrack to a summer festival!