Nominated ‘Best Small Festival’ and 'Grass Roots Award’ - UK Festival Awards 2018

 

McBuzz's Barn @ Thorn Park - Salcombe Regis - Sidmouth - Devon EX10 0JH

Fantastic live music • Local Beers & Cider • Shuttle bus to Sidmouth • Hot Food • Camping with showers 

Supported by:

Website design: Another Sadler Brothers Collaboration for McBuzz

​​Sunday 6 August

Sessions commence 7.15pm (approx)

There is no easing back for our Sunday menu... the intricate guitar and emotive vocals of Alex Hedley, the euphoric 'mountain pop' anthems of Firewoodisland, the glistening guitar and synths of Tourists and feral guitar and torn-from-the chest lyrics of Bryde.

Arrive in good time - with fantastic music right from the start!

Alex Hedley (Slot 1)

 

One of our fav singer songwriters producing some truly beautiful songs. Intricate guitar work combine with often heart-wrenching lyrics and an incredibly emotive voice. An extraordinary vocal range that veers from falsetto to an earthy, almost growling baritone, giving even the most gentle tracks an emotional weight and lasting resonance. 

Alex has emerged over the last year from the acclaimed former band Saturday Sun (Fringe 2014) whose masterpiece ‘Seagull’ single has had over 8 million plays on Spotify.

 

Alex has spent his time since crafting a stunning set of evocative songs that recall the likes of John Martyn. He himself cites the likes of Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and early Pink Floyd as influences, but he has now more than confirmed his early promise as a truly unique artist in his own right.

Tourists (Slot 3)

 

Very excited this 5 piece Post-Punk / Dream Pop band from the South Hams will be joining us this summer. They produce a luscious blend of glistening guitar melodies, curvy art-funk bass lines and 80’s synth leads amongst their captivating sets. Tipped by BBC 1’s Huw Stephen’s and Radio 2’s Janice Long - their melodic psychedelic-tinged sound is beautifully overwhelming. The band have been selected to perform on Glastonbury BBC Introducing stage this year.

 

“... significant support from the likes of CLASH and The 405, with the band tipped by XFM, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Introducing as ones to watch” Inveterate

Firewoodisland (Slot 2)

 

We loved them so much last year - we are delighted they're back for more this summer!  


Led by Norwegian singer, songwriter and producer Stian Vedøy this Bristol-based band create the most beautiful euphoric anthems which they call 'Mountain Pop'. With sparkling instrumentation and exhilarating vocal harmonies – it sets on end those hairs on the back of your neck.  

“…they sound festival-sized, delivering uplifting anthems that would fit as comfortably on the radio as around the campfire.”
Q Magazine

 

 

Bryde (Slot 4)

 

"Feral Guitar, Torn-from-the-chest lyrics...sensational"  The Sunday Times 

 

We are dead chuffed to have Welsh-born, London-based Bryde (aka Sarah Howells) and her band down to the Fringe this summer. 

 

Her music performances are a truly visceral experience swinging from fragile to fierce in equal measures. Amped up guitar riffs, punchy baselines and driving beats entwined around her highly distinctive voice which ‘bends but does not break’. Bryde’s music deals with human psychology and the darker side of broken relationships swaying from tender and delicate, to tough and unforgiving.

 

“There is so much beauty in Sarah’s voice: the huskiness of Gemma Hayes, lightness of Laura Marling and sensitivity of Jeff Buckley — beauty that is hard to define.” - Fresh on the Net