Hugh “Huey” Morgan is the frontman of the New York rock/hip-hop band Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Huey is also an author, podcaster, a radio presenter on both BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music and a much in demand club and festival DJ. His extensive record collection has seen him DJ around the world spinning the very best in Hip-Hop, Funk, Disco and stone-cold classics.
Holy Moly and the Crackers
Holy Moly & The Crackers are the innovative and fiery folk-rockers from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, who bombastically mash together unique flavours of soul, rock, indie and Balkan folk. However you describe them, one thing is sure – Holy Moly & The Crackers put on a raucous and feel good party, where everyone is invited, and have become renowned for their blazing live shows:
“these six young talented musicians are writing and performing exciting, innovative music reflecting their individual influences while forging a collective band sound – one that is unique and appeals to a wide age range from 7 to 70 years and their diverse music preferences. For a couple of hours, the turbulence, hatred and divisions in society are forgotten and music has become the healer” (American Blues Scene, Live at Sage Gateshead 2019)
The band was formed almost by mistake, when Conrad Bird, Ruth Patterson and Rosie Bristow met at a house party in Leamington Spa of all places. They were in their late teens. Enamoured by Rosie’s party-prop accordion, the three decided to start playing music together – mainly stomping folk and drinking songs as an alternative to “SMACK” – Leamington’s main student club, that was the only other option for a night out.
Moving North, and nearly 10 years on, the band has grown into a rocking 6 piece: with Tommy Evans on drums, Nick Tyler on guitars and Jamie Shields on bass to provide the grunt and diesel. They have released 3 albums and launched their own record label, Pink Lane.
Slowly building a loyal and enthusiastic fanbase over the years, the six-piece first tasted success with the release of their 2nd album Salem, when lead single Cold Comfort Lane was picked up by Hollywood and used in the vibrant, stick-it-to-the-man blockbuster Oceans8 in 2018. Since then they have sold out shows across the UK and Europe and graced the stages of innumerable festivals (Glastonbury, Bestival, Colours Of Ostrava (CZ) to name 3 of many).
Working again with Salem producer, Matt Terry, they recorded and released their 3rd album Take A Bite in 2019, to raptured acclaim. Championed by Spotify, Radio X and singer-songwriter Frank Turner, it has been described as a “swaggering album that showcases a riotous blend of styles” (Louder Than War). Once again Holy Moly hit the road in full throttle, joining ‘shanty punks’ Skinny Lister on tour around Europe, before appearing at over 30 festivals, before finally undertaking a victorious headline lap of the UK, culminating in selling out their biggest show to date at Sage Gateshead on the banks of the Tyne. Ruth and Conrad also got married. It was a busy year!
2020 saw the band blasting out of the blocks with their new single Road To You, described as “a shot of espresso, that comes loaded and ready to work in a short, sharp shock” The band were set to play 27 dates across 10 countries on their biggest European tour to date, as well as support Frank Turner across France and Germany, and return to Glastonbury for its 50th anniversary. But, well, you know what happened next. Many of their dates have been postponed and rescheduled for 2021. In the mean-time, no doubt they will retreat into their crazy chocolate factory to conjure up a whole load of magical, insane musical treats.
New York Brass Band
New York Brass Band are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired brass band. Hailing from the ancient streets of York the band has been rocking weddings, burning up festivals and smashing sports events since 2011. In 2015 NYBB played over 200 gigs.
The band is a powerful team of some of Yorkshire’s finest musicians packing an arsenal of percussion, sax, trumpets, trombones and sousaphone with a varied repertoire of over 60 tunes at their fingertips without a note of music in sight. This is a band that works without gimmicks, auto tune or backing tracks, we blur the line between band and audience by inviting the crowd to become part of the show and ending the performance in the audience, dancing on the tables or congaing under the stars.
Our repertoire is a broad range of styles from jazz to pop, reggae to funk and New Orleans to ska.
Jodie Fitzgibbon is a Newcastle-based singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. Her powerful voice and heartfelt original music have taken her around the UK, performing to some audience’s of over 30,000 people.
She recorded a six-track collection “Storm” which was released in October 2015. “Going Down” from the EP, won the title from Northeast Unsigned Radio “Track of the Year 2015”. Jodie was then named “Artist of the week” from The Richer Unsigned. And was featured on the Mark Forrest show via BBC Introducing back in 2017.
In recent years, Jodie has focused on becoming a successful music entrepreneur, whilst writing for other artists and featuring as a vocalist on tracks such as “Chasing after you” by Fillipin and Milleville Records.
Although those things kept her busy, she’s ready to go with new music in 2020, the first track called “Those Days” relating to her own experience with depression and the experiences of those close to her.
2020 is an exciting year for me because the experience I’ve had in the past 5 years has been integral to shaping my new mature, yet still so honest sound. I can’t wait for you all to hear it! I follow the words of Dolly Parton, who tells young writers to stop writing songs because they think it will sell, write songs because they mean something to you, and they’re timeless.
With a real country twang and undeniable versatility, Jodie can make any track her own and charm any audience!
Groovetrain is a multi-vocal funksoul supergroup made up of touring and session musicians with Northern souls.
With a big following and regular sold-out gigs, they have wowed audiences at venues and festivals across the UK alongside the likes of the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, Brand New Heavies, Gabrielle and more with filthy bass lines and virtuoso brass, guitar and keys.
groovetrain take it to the bridge with a powerhouse set of toe-tapping takes on cult tracks from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, The Doobie Brothers, Marvin Gaye and many more…
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