Sun 3rd Aug 2014
Sessions from 7.00pm til late
A evening of folk-tinged indie pop and blues from a talented selection of artist's from across England topped off with a dollop of rootsy Somerset Bluegrass. Featuring high-energy Stomp from The Fallen Apples; the crystalline melodies and sweet sibling harmonies of Millers Daughter; the spontaneous and passionate songs of local lass Jess McAllister; and the soothing Blues-soaked folk rhythms of The Bonfire Band. Sweet!
The Fringe wouldn't be quite the same without these good old Somerset boys! With their energetic mix of Bluegrass, Blues, roots and stomp they are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and get everyone in full swing. Last year The Fallen Apples - who state their main musical influence as cider - blew the barn doors off! You'll love 'em!
Delighted to introduce Millers Daughter who sing the sort of big, bright and breezy, country-tinged pop songs with crystalline melodies, mountain-air pure harmonies and solid gold choruses that you thought they didn’t make anymore. “Mirror” twins Christie and Louise Miller hail from Amesbury in Wiltshire, but they sound as though they come from America’s West Coast: think Wilson Phillips with a dash of Fleetwood Mac. Prepare for the sweetest sibling harmonies.
We are really pleased to host local rising star and indie folk singer/songwriter Jess McAllister. Jess from Exeter has been turning heads in the music industry this year following the launch of her EP ‘Painted Faces’ resulting in a live session for BBC Introducing and plays on BBC 6 national radio. She is now winning over lots of new friends and followers attracted by her honest and down-to-earth approach. Described as “wholesome, passionate and free-spirited” her music and songwriting is from a very personal place and has grown into an enchanting blend of modern folk, spontaneity of live performance and a positive outlook on life.
Tobias ben Jacob is a Devon based alternative Singer-Songwriter originally from Preston.
This June saw the release of new EP 'The St Sidwells Session' recorded live at a Grade II listed church in Exeter and was conceived as a precursor to a studio based album planned later in the year.
Recent live performances, including this year's Glastonury Festival, show a renewed vitality and honesty in the material, and an increasing creative mastery in the vocals and acoustic guitar work. The live show is a dynamic and emotionally charged affair, ranging from high-crystalline falsetto led tracks to more driving riff-driven earthy songs. Tobias' hauntingly-melodious voice and guitar in altered tunings, create his own very distinctive style. Compelling and tender - his heartfelt performances will remain with you long after the event.