With grass between your toes and music filling the air, there’s really no way you can go wrong! Each year we handpick some of the best bands and artists from the South West together with a sprinkle from afar to grace the multiple music stages we have!

We are committed to bringing a wide collection of music genres to you from acoustic driven rock & roll to Chap-Hop, delicate heart felt music to “rowdy” jump jive bands. Find stages with full on Disco beats from the 70s, 80s and 90s to others with cerebral vocals, tricksy horn licks with huge synths and earthy rhythms. Or perhaps off beat vibes made for moving the feet or ska, dub and swing.  Let us wrap you up in whatever music sets you free and know that this is your festival, swim in it. Open your ears to the sounds of our music.

The music kicks off at 7pm Friday and 11am Saturday. 

2017 artists included;

 

 

Music at Glas-Denbury ’17

 

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Jo Harman

Friday 7th July

Jo Harman is one of the hottest talents out there – an award winning vocalist, songwriter and band leader who’s latest single “When We Were Young” is currently on BBC Radio 2s playlist being played by Steve Wright, Michael Ball and others…The track is first off her new album “People We Become” (currently album of the week on Radio 1 Netherlands) The Daily Mirror called her ‘the finest female soul blues vocalist in the UK’ and Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin Criminals) said on Radio 2 ‘sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless…I am’. Her DIY debut album, released in 2013, was picked up by V2 Records (Adele, Mumfords) etc in the Low Countries where it made the national album charts. Since then Jo has played around 100 festivals acoss a number of countries, resulting in her ‘Jo Harman Live at The Royal Albert Hall recorded by the BBC’ live album of 2015. Jo has also been asked to perform at a number of high profile events for Amnesty International and, in particular, was one of a handful of artists asked to appear at Amnesty’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ Awards in Berlin where she performed for, and with, Joan Baez and Patti Smith. In 2014 she was nominated for 4 British Blues Awards, included ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’, which she won, and ‘Songwriter of the Year’ (runner up). She subsequently asked not to be considered for nomination thereafter, citing that ‘music should not be a competition’ and concerns that ‘blues’ did not necessarily describe her artistic style. Her live shows range from Hard rock, via soul, through to heart melting ballads featuring not only Jo’s own emotive songs but well known standards and other songs that mean a lot to her.

http://joharman.com/ @jo_harman

RSVP Bhangra

Friday 7th July

RSVP are spearheading the renaissance of live Bhangra in the UK, opening doors for other artists and introducing Bhangra to mainstream audiences for the first time. Veterans of Glastonbury, WOMAD, Boomtown, Isle of Wight Festival, Port Eliot and working  concert venues across the UK and Europe, they’re always guaranteed to get even the most reluctant on their feet, and leave audiences breathless with excitement. RSVP Bhangra’s unique blending of Punjabi Indian music with dance beats and mainstream pop has created a new and irresistible experience and sound that audiences everywhere love and keep on coming back for.  Is it Dildar’s melodious voice and charismatic stage-presence, Judge’s deliciously engaging interactive involvement with the audience or perhaps Jeevan’s insistent dhol drumbeats – or even Cris and Puggy’s sharp rhythmic underscore that does it?  Who knows?  The resulting effect, however achieved, is immediately involving, compulsive and extremely addictive!  Every show is an experience and comes with an introduction to Bhangra dance – everyone’s included with RSVP’s emphasis on partying Punjabi style. With musicians wholly rooted in an authentic living tradition, yet unafraid to innovate, this is the ultimate celebratory Indian music.

www.rsvpmusic.co.uk

Funke and the Two Tone Baby

Friday July 7th

Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.  Beyond the double microphones and trademark trilby is Dan Turnbull, a multi-instrumental battery spinning musical plates. A powerhouse to the ears and a blur to the eyes who smashes stage, festival and string after string whilst sweeping up audiences and dropping jaws from Boomtown Fair to Kendal Calling and Secret Garden Party to Convoi de Fete (NL).

Underpinning performances is ‘Balance’, released summer 2015 and heralded as ‘a masterpiece of an album’ by Louder Than War. Balance is a record that mixes musical mastery with an unhinged romp and a tour de force of powerful songwriting, heavy production and a ‘superb collection of musical vignettes’ (R2 Magazine). You’ll hear a full band before you see one man behind a wall of sound, so move your feet and dance off your face!

http://www.funkeandthetwotonebaby.co.uk/

Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer

Friday 7th July

We are thrilled to welcome Mr B back to Glas-Denbury!  Mr.B began his Chap-Hop career in the summer of 2007 when he decided to bring elements of his previous incarnations (UK rapper, jump-up breaks producer, banjolele maverick and dandy) together and create a genre.  ‘A Piece Of My Mind’, his first ditty was released in Japan on Second Royal Records and its accompanying video and UK tour dates alerted the rest of the world to this new musical form.  Since then he has travelled the world, from Surrey to Osaka, Banstead to Berlin, Middlesborough to Minneapolis, Norway to New York and the Edinburgh Fringe to Glastonbury bringing his beats, rhymes and manners. As well as songs about cricket, pipe smoking, high society and interfering with livestock.

Mr.B has recorded four long players (OG, Original Gentleman; The Tweed Album, Can’t Stop Shan’t Stop and Mr.B’s Christmas Album) as well as one collection of Chappist Acid House (Mr.B The Gentleman Selector’s Acid Ragtime: Chapstep Volume One). He also releases terribly english electronica under the guise of The Major.   His videos have garnered millions of view on YouTube and his media appearances have included Rapping for Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight, playing live on BBC Radio One for Rob Da Bank, Nick Grimshaw and Scott Mills, on Radio Two for Claudia Winkleman and Steve Lamacq, 6Music for Tom Robinson and Shaun Kenaveny and for Zoe Ball on Sky Arts. He was also once the front page of the Wall Street Journal and was described by the Daily Mail as ‘Controversial’.

http://www.gentlemanrhymer.com/

Society Rocks

Friday 7th July

Society Rocks were formed from the earth’s core some 4 years ago when they escaped from a fault line near Sticklepath and forced the local smithy to forge them a complete set of musical instruments with which they could enlighten South Devon.  The band then took up residence at Berry Pomeroy and spent many minutes honing their craft and devilishly good looks into a handsomely fettled musical beast capable of spewing forth fireballs of perfectly formed scattershot pop and rock, all of it familiar, yet not run of the mill and containing more energy than a bursting sack of glucose.  Acclaimed writer Jeremy Clarke witnessed an outing to Exmouth and felt compelled to mention it in “The Spectator” magazine….’ “She was dying for a mad night out”, she said, so where was I going to take her? I know, I said, if they’re playing, let’s go see Society Rocks, the most electrifying covers band I know. Their facebook page said they were playing 50 miles away in Exmouth. There was a contrary spirit within the band, who play every song as tho their lives depended on it, My girlfriend, who is a rock chick, couldn’t believe her ears and commented that she preferred many of the songs to the originals. “Society Rocks darling” I replied. Then the aural hurricane resumed with a stinging version of Pretty Vacant. I, for one, wasn’t gonna sit that one out. It would have been like sitting on a bench to witness the closing of the gate at Hougoumont.  We necked back our gins wildly and hastily made our way to the dance floor. The band played solidly for another hour as we got drunk and danced in a wild dervish around them’

Society Rocks – more buzz than a bee hive….

Mount Nakara

Friday 7th July

Bringing a cinematic, sub driven, immersive live dub performance to the stage, intricately weaving progressive songwriting and heavyweight dub rythms.  Over the last 3 years they have toured playing prestigious venues and festivals and headlining a number of local festivals, sharing the stage with the likes of Dizraeli, Dub Pistols, The Resonators and Yes Sir Boss.

“A finely honed, highly original and excellent band well worth seeing live.” – FROM THE WHITEHOUSE
 
“Beautifully epic songs from deep dub foundations.” – KING PORTER STOMP
 
“Sophisticated UK dub music for the discerning listener” – THE ASBO DISCO
 
“Really feeling this!” – GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB

https://www.facebook.com/mountnakara/

The James Lascelles Quartet

Friday 7th July

The James Lascelles Quartet mix up world music, folk, jazz and Anglo/Caribbean grooves from 4 highly skilled, open and seasoned pros.  Led by James Lascelles on keys and percussion; classically trained as a pianist and percussionist, globally taught and open to all styles, cultures and sounds, Lascelles was given his first lessons in improvisation by the late Sir John Tavener.  His first band Global Village Trucking Company in the 70s toured and lived together becoming one of the most sought after UK acts and their lifestyle was documented by the BBC.   Since then he has worked alongside the likes of Frank Zappa, Joan Armatrading and Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, and has composed, arranged, produced and performed for theatre, TV and film. He has continued to record tribal/folk music from places such as South India and Surinam and plays with various world music bands throughout the UK.  He is part of Cockney Rebel that tours with Steve Harley in the UK and Europe and he has also been house composer for the London International School of Film, and composed tracks for “The Jackal”, a Universal release with Bruce Willis and Richard Gere, as well as commercials, radio plays and keeps his hand in theatre through his Nigerian actress wife, Joy.  Joining Lascelles are sought after bass player Mikey Bailey (Boney M/Swing Out Sister), Tim Herniman on sax/violin (numerous UK sessions including Scott Walker), David Ola on Drums.

www.jameslascelles.co.uk

 

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

Friday 7th July

Pesenting pure Cosmic Country Blues…. with just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of aching harmony,  Preaching ‘Country Blues’ like you never heard!  Hailing from North Wales, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band take a slightly psychedelic route to the finish line and include some serious foot stompin’ rock ‘n’ roll along the way. They have graced the stages of numerous festivals including Cambridge Folk, Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Country 2 Country, Dartmouth Music Festival and many more..On October 7th 2016 hey released their second single ‘Cosmic Country Blue’ with Aveline Records .

“Amazing” – (Whispering Bob Harris BBC Radio 2)

“Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities …there’s a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band.” (R2 Magazine)

http://goatroperrodeoband.co.uk/

Sarah Yeo

Friday 7th July

Sarah was born in Exeter Devon, and has been performing from an early age working hard to make a name as one of the country’s finest singer songwriters. ‘Roadie’ the single from the debut EP had a fantastic review on BBC introducing. Since the release of the EP ‘Broke Away’ in 2013 Sarah has been gaining a huge reputation for herself with the live performances featuring a dynamic set list encompassing melodic emotional melodies with lighter fun songs, well received by theatre and festival crowds. In the autumn of 2017 Sarah will return to California for a short tour. 2014 saw her first visit there and Sarah‘s solo shows we’re enthusiastically welcomed by audiences and local media.

www.sarah-yeo-singer.co.uk

Paul Armer

Friday 7th July

Paul Armer is a country punk singer/songwriter from Saltash, Cornwall. His debut EP, ‘Far From Town’ was released on the 22nd June 2016. ‘Far From Town’ elaborates upon experiences of ‘isolation and hardship’ with the addition of ‘fast-paced punk riffs’. Paul writes honest songs that capture real emotions based upon love, anger and sorrow, and the good and the bad that comes with them.  With a voice that is said to be both ‘totally unique and yet reminds you of the Greenwich Village era Bob Dylan’, Paul Armer’s music is punchy, and takes you on  an ‘emotional rollercoaster, chucking you from side to side and messing with all of your emotions’

www.paularmer.com

 

The Blow Monkeys

Saturday 8th July

With worldwide hits such as the classics “Digging Your Scene” and “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way” and an appearance on the biggest selling soundtrack of all time “Dirty Dancing”, The Blow Monkeys became household names in the 80’s, working with people as varied as Curtis Mayfield, Paul Weller, Cheb Khaled and more.  “No band since The Clash in their early 80’s heyday had attempted to act as a sounding board for such politically engaged eclectic music”. Four original members still together after a roller-coaster career spanning 35 years, always making new music, always stretching musical boundaries. Since reforming in 2008, The Blow Monkeys have released for new albums and played hundreds of gigs. Following the success of The Blow Monkey’s latest album, the self released “If Not Now When?”, the band are now recording a new studio album due for release in September 2017 and carry on spreading the love and sharing the music out there!  http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thewildriver This is a chance to catch a legendary band with all four original members performing at the peak of their powers with a mix of classic hits and brand new songs – all infused with their enigmatic simian soul. Timeless, funky and smart, they are a sight to behold playing live. Mick Anker on bass, the man who used to wear sideburns topped off with a bowler hat, continues his mesmeric swaying ways whilst playing intricate bass lines full of funk and grace. Neville Henry, multi instrumentalist best known for his achingly beautiful tenor sax lines and stylish suits. Tony Kiley on drums, a powerhouse from the valleys of South Wales, who can explode like Buddy Rich and swing like Gene Kruppa. And of course Dr Robert, the iconic front man and songwriter, sprouting opinions and poses in equal measure with a canny sense of knowing and a suitcase full of killer songs. So here we have it, a “must see” band! Invigorated, charged and on a roll, playing their unique and unmistakeable Blow Monkey boogie. Robert says “We’re really only just beginning to get the hang of all this. We can’t wait to get out and play it again – it’s where it all becomes real”

http://www.theblowmonkeys.com
The Blow Monkeys and Dr Robert
http://www.facebook.com/TheBlowMonkeysOfficial https:twitter.com/theblowmonkeys
https://soundcloud.com/fencat-online/sets/recent-singles-from-the-blow-monkeys/s-lTBJT
https://youtu.be/PhFT9pNBh-Y
http://youtu.be/lBNX5dUKMdo

The Simmertones

Saturday 8th July

The Simmertones are a seasoned nine-piece authentic ska and reggae band from the South West of the England.  Having played at the London International Ska Festival and Madness’ House of Fun Weekende they released the poignant & topical single ‘Run For Your Life’, picking up regular international airplay.  Their biggest hit to date is a cool cover version of the wellknown classic ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps’ gaining repeated airplay on BBC radio stations including the playlists of Steve Lamacq and prime time airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. Winning ‘Best Album’ at the South West Music Awards in 2013 for their ‘Something For The Weekend?’ album this album also received BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music airplay plus rave reviews from Ruby Turner, ‘The Specials’ and ‘Madness’; The second EP “Everything’s Comin’ Up Ska”, features Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene/Paul Weller) on guitar and received airplay on BBC Radio 2 as well as BBC 6 music.

“Really great to see this hardworking, dedicated band pushing on with confidence. Real infectious and got me bopping along!” Ruby Turner
“These guys are bloody roasting!” Roddy Radiation, The Specials
“This Simmertones album is so uplifting! Hypnotic, thirst inducing tunes.” Lee Thompson, Madness

http://www.thesimmertones.co.uk/

Harbottle & Jonas

Saturday 8th July

Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have recently been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Playing over 100 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island.

‘Phenomenal’ – BBC Introducing

www.harbottleandjonas

Innereyefull

Saturday 8th July

Blending high energy neo-90’s Breakbeat sounds using electronics alongside live percussion, polyphonic effected guitar, stomping bass and soulful, deep vocals, Cornwall based Innereyefull are turning heads and pack a punch. Their debut album with the current lineup ‘Playground’ combines breaks, brass, samples and scratching. Fusing sub bass, tidy guitar licks and with Trip-Hop, Dub and Drum & Bass at its core it also has flavours of Ska and Funk that demonstrate clearly that these guys are pushing a massive sound.Their highly acclaimed 2016 single Summer Soul is arguably one of this years finest summer anthems and is garnering regular airplay on a national scale.  Entertaining large audiences and appearing at events including Boardmasters and with an EP release programmed for Autumn 2016 and a second album planned for 2017, new material is abundant.  Their message is one of positivity and the belief that music is one of the most powerful instruments at mankind’s disposal and should be used to unite and uplift.  Innereyefull are making the music they love and just want to see people getting their groove on.
“Makes you wanna stick it on in the car and head off to the beach! You’re gonna be hearing a lot of that this
summer!”Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music
We don’t really do a record of the week, but if we did, this’d be it. We LOVE Innereyefull’s super smooth
‘Summer Soul’BBC Introducing

www.innereyefull.co.uk

 

Electric Swing Circus

Saturday 8th July

The Electric Swing Circus is a 6-piece fusion of saucy 20’s swing and stomping electro beats. With an explosive sound that reverberates back through time, them with their own unique style of swing the ESC always brings the party!

A full time, touring band on the international circuit, the ESC’s live set includes electric double bass, vintage samples, gypsy-jazz guitar, keys, drums, synths and electro beats. Fronted by a sassy female double-act, the ESC delivers a consistently dazzling show. Their debut, self-titled album is available now on Ragtime Records.

www.electricswingcircus.com

Sound of the Sirens

Saturday 8th July

”…they are as tight as a drum, it doesn’t get much better than this” Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

Exeter-based Sound of the Sirens are a foot-stomping, crowd-engaging female folk/rock duo whose strengths lie in their passion and chemistry. Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood are an enigmatic and tangible act who write, perform, record and evolve with a truly genuine attitude to an industry they love. Individually, their voices tell their own tale but when blended together their harmonies leave the listener wanting more, compelled by its magic. Their debut album will be out in early 2017 and the girls are currently in the studio finishing recording and mixing the new songs.  They’re witty and sincere, and it’s this very quality of down-to-earth engagement and communication during performance’s, that has seen their popularity rise substantially over the last few years with fans and the media alike. Unashamed fan of the band Chris Evans invited them to perform alongside U2 and Take That on TFI Friday last year and has also welcomed them on to his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

“I met these 2 girls in a field over the summer, I was blown away by them….this is what music is about……..we worship you Sound of the Sirens” Chris Evans

After supporting Rick Astley on his huge UK tour earlier in the year they have been playing at numerous festivals around the UK throughout the Summer including slots at Beautiful Days, Cambridge, Isle of Wight Festival, Victorious, Carfest and Larmer Tree. The girls played a handful of shows this Autumn including at London’s Bush Hall and a hometown Xmas show at Exeter Cathedral in December.

www.soundofthesirens.net
www.facebook.com/soundofthesirens

www.youtube.com/soundofsirensexeter

www.instagram.com/sound_of_the_sirens

@twitter/soundothesirens

 

Company B

Saturday 8th July

We wanted them back! After a blinding set at Glas-Denbury 2016, we have presuaded them to return so get your swing & swagger ready! A 7 piece “jump jive” band who bring the sights and sounds of the 1940s bang up to date with a rowdy energetic show boasting a rock solid rhythm section with an exhilarating horn section and dynamic vocals which veers from rowdy chant to tight harmonies. Playing the songs of Louis Prima, Louis Jordan and others alongside their own “tongue in cheek” originals, they create a hot atmosphere which is surprisingly cool to all ages.

www.companyb.org.uk

Henri Herbert

Saturday 8th July

“Like Jools Holland possessed by Jerry Lee Lewis and The Devil Himself”  Jon Aizlewood, The Evening Standard (London, UK)

Henri Herbert is a piano-playing phenomenon, and definitely one of the best and most sought after boogie woogie blues piano men in the world. The former pianist of the mighty Jim Jones Revue now blazes his own trail, racking up an incredible 11 million YouTube hits on the way. Following successful tours of the UK, USA, Canada, Holland, Spain and France, showcases at SXSW 2016, two critically acclaimed EPs, and live sessions for Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6 Music, Herbert has firmly establishing himself as one to watch.  Born in France, and raised in the UK, at an early age he was drawn to records made by the piano-pounding pioneers Jerry Lee Lewis and Albert Ammons. He spent many long days and nights studying their styles, spinning them into what he calls “Supercharged Boogie”. He cut his musical teeth performing all over Europe before being invited to join the mighty Jim Jones Revue in 2011, co-writing and recording songs on their album The Savage Heart.  After several world tours, The Jim Jones Revue disbanded in 2014 and Henri decided to focus on his own band and writing songs for his debut album.  Henri Herbert is officially endorsed by Roland Pianos.

http://www.henriherbertmusic.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jcnoS2BZC8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0nDhQEIdSQ  

 

Fly Yeti Fly

Saturday 8th July

Fly Yeti Fly are acoustic duo Lorna Somerville and Darren Fisher. Blending sensitive vocal harmonies with intricate guitar arrangements, mandolin and harmonica, they have a natural and free-spirited sound, and a warm engaging personality to their music that draws others into their world, telling tales of love, loss and living off the land. With a musical style that has been described as ‘dream-folk’, their melodic songs echo influences from 1960s folk musicians, modern Americana and their home in the South-West of England.

Yeti comes from far away world full of magic and mystery. Humans try to find yeti. Some humans want to hurt yeti. When they get too close, Lorna and Darren shout “Fly Yeti, Fly”!!

www.flyyetifly.com

 

Hot House Four

Saturday 8th July

​Since swapping the television for a piano, in August 2013, The Hot House Four progressed from jamming in the lounge to a band in a matter of months. Willy Briggs together with his wife Lisa Briggs teamed up with daughter Lola Gaskin-Briggs and Dan Morley to play some early American roots music. They blend a creative mix of Western swing, early jazz, blues, swing and ragtime with twin guitars, accordion, lap steel, harmonica, mandolin and upright bass.  Over the last few years, The Hot House Four have gone from strength to strength breaking through onto several scenes of music including the Folk, Blues, Jazz, Americana and Rockin’ scenes. Having made such an impact in France and Holland in 2016, they are looking forward to leaving thir South Devon roots and heading back over to Europe in 2017.

www.thehothousefour.com

 

Bert Miller

Saturday 8th July

Glas-Denbury can’t get enough of Bert Miller; Totnes based Bert is simply unique. He says he is not a musician; you couldn’t call him a comedian; and poet does not fit him either. But, his songs are beautifully simplistic and well crafted, his live show is hilarious, his honesty is rare and in so, can be very perceptive and thought provoking.  Bert is brilliantly funny and his off the cuff speeches often have everyone in stitches. He has the musical ability to be both sweet and delicate and then surprisingly raucous and high energy. Don’t miss him – you wont have ever seen anything like him. Makes us smile just thinking about him!

 

Skylark

Saturday 8th July

Skylark was formed in 2011. Four friends who met through music and found a common interest in developing, singing, playing and performing traditional songs.  Wih a repertoire that includes their own arrangements of traditional songs from America, Sweden and the British Isles, they especially enjoy performing bluesy renditions of American traditional songs including Old Time, Gospel and Spirituals. The lead singer and percussionist, Jane, comes into her own singing these American songs with other members supporting her with three and occasionally four part harmony. Anna provides driving rhythms on piano and guitar with Clare improvising on flute and Caroline adding fiddle rhythms and breaks.  They have performed at many events and locations including ‘Skylark’ concerts, musical support at the Devon Arts Centre, charity events and private functions and recently performed ‘live’ on BBC Radio Devon on the John Govier breakfast show.

http://skylark4harmony.wixsite.com/skylark

Raspberry Fish

Saturday 8th July

It’s time to be reeled in by the Fish! One of South Devon’s top covers bands, serving up a tasty and varied menu of delights covering everything from rock to punk, disco to funk. Kick off those shoes and hit the grass for some serious boogie woogie!

https://www.facebook.com/raspberryfish/

Cotton Mill Ceilidh Band

Saturday 8th July

The word Ceilidh (kay-lee) descends from the Gaelic word for “gathering” or “party” – In its most basic form, it simply means a social visit!  We like to think of our Ceilidh as a chance for everyone to take part in some dancing & good music!  Hosted by the Cotton Mill Ceilidh Band, this will be a chance for everyone to take part – whether you think you can dance or not! Cotton Mill will talk you through the steps so no experience is necessary – just the desire to have fun, laugh and learn something new!  Calling traditional dances to lively Irish and American jigs and reels and entertainment with bluesy, rocky songs, they will lead you carefully through the dance moves with the band performing lively ‘American Rocking Reels’ on fiddle, flute, guitar, mandolin, and bodhran. 

https://www.facebook.com/cottonmillband/

Samantics

Saturday July 8th

Samantics grew up in Clevedon, now lives in Devon and has been performing for around 2 years, combining music with his passion of writing candid poetry.  He plays ukulele infused hiphop, or Ukuliphop for short. With just one man, a loop pedal and an ever expanding selection of instruments he creates everything live on stage. Samantics is not your stereotypical rapper; he’s not into maiming and murking Gs but he loves gaming and slurping tea. His energy and dedication when performing leaves audiences transfixed; whether building up each individual layer of his track with precision or delivering thoughtful, honest and engaging lyrics, it’s difficult to look away. He is passionate about helping people through personal battles against mental illness through his music, something he never thought he would be able to do; do something he loves whilst being rewarded so greatly.

Off stage he calls himself “awkward and nerdy” – performing is a passion and a huge release for him.  Whether playing to a festival audience or a room of 3 people (he says himself and the 2 bar staff!) he always endeavours to deliver an over-energetic, lung destroying (profoundly sweaty) performance.

One to watch for sure….

http://www.samantics.co.uk/

Social Media: Facebook – /samanticsuk Twitter @samanticsuk Instagram /samanticsuk

Kris Barras Band

Saturday 8th July

Inspired by his father at the early age of only Six years-old, Kris was already making an appearance on stage before turning Ten. He has since gone on to spend more than twenty years thrilling audiences throughout the globe playing live.  The Torquay based guitarist has extensive experience touring in various bands, throughout the UK, Europe and USA, as both a solo-artist & session-musician.  A published author who has written many guitar-technique columns, books and instructional DVD’s; Kris Barras has also been a featured lecturer at the distinguished Academy of Music and Sound.  Kris currently writes a guitar technique column for Blues Matters magazine. The band has released two albums: The self-titled debut album in March 2015 and the latest release, ‘Lucky 13’ in April 2016. The second album has been a much larger success, reaching number 2 in the Amazon Blues Charts and number 3 in the iTunes charts. The album has also been voted ‘Pick of the month’ by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association.

www.krisbarrasband.com

Stoneglow & the Light Monsters

Saturday 8th July

StoneGlow are an exciting 4 piece party band that incorporate lights and costumes into their act. It is an explosive high energy performance with the biggest tunes and guaranteed to fill the dance floor! The band is fronted by one of Devon’s finest musicians Jay Tamkin.  Jay is a hard working session musician as well as being one of the top Jazz, Rock and Blues’ top names around, Jay has been described as “a one man 10 piece orchestra” and has garnered interest from all sorts in the music industry and recently helped secure an opening slot for rock mega stars Kings of Leon and featured on NBC all across America. Dedicating his life’s work to music, Jay is a multidimensional, multi talented singer/songwriter and instrumentalist born to perform.  Likened to a range of artists from a young Stevie Winwood and Jimi Hendrix up to many modern bands like The Killers and The Feeling, Jay maintains his life and soul of music past and injects a refreshingly new dimension with his passion and creative flair.  Joining him in Stoneglow are a number of well established musicians from across Europe that have come together with the idea to bring something new and special to the stage. This is a performance to be remembered. If you like everything from 80s to classic rock, Pop and Dance – there will be something for you all! See the night out with Stoneglow – dancing to the biggest tunes by one of the best party bands around!

 

 

 

Bex Marshall

Saturday 8th July

Devonshire girl Bex Marshall now lives in the USA; together with her band we are thrilled she is making a rare appearance in the UK – at Glas-Denbury! UK British Blues Award winner Bex Marshall’s unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin’.  Her voice is a powerful melting pot of heartache and rock diva soul producing a mix of swamp blues, splashes of gospel and colourful bluegrass all with an exciting lyrically British twist. Bex is a writer of distinction and notability, she pushes the boundaries of blues, her songs have been called timeless, touches of genius, and now with anything up to a 7 piece band, she is literally a musical tornado. Bex Marshall was nominated to the top three in Best Solo/Acoustic Artist 2015 in the European Blues Awards and won an award at the UKs Blues Awards 2013 for Best British Blues Vocalist and album.  Her work has received stunning reviews worldwide along with her sessions recorded for Radio 2.  Bex regularly works throughout the USA and Brazil.  She is a musical adventuress, described in the world press with comparisons to Memphis Minnie, Joan Armatrading, JJ Cale, Derek Trucks and….“Bonnie Raitt and Led Zep jamming in an everglade moonshine joint”,  The House Of Mercy won 3rd Best British Blues Album of the year Award 2013 and is featured in DOWNBEAT magazine ‘Best Album of the Year list 2013 with a rare 4 star review.

www.bexmarshall.com

Unity In Sound Community Choir

Unity in Sound Community Choir is a women’s choir based in Ipplepen.  There are currently around 36 members, a mix of ages (from 16 to 80), life stages and backgrounds. They sing at events in South Devon, raising money for local charities.  The choir, originally formed 5 years ago as a close harmony group, was given a change of direction with the appointment of Leah Sanders as their Musical Director in 2016.  She brings a wealth of music experience and a love of different styles (from African through to modern pop):  but more than these an infectious energy, enthusiasm and belief that everyone has the gift of music within them.   Her challenge is to unlock this gift in each of us and then combine our voices in harmony to make a unique, uplifting sound.   As well as enormous fun, singing with USCC brings a great sense of accomplishment, working together to produce music that both sounds good and make us feel good.  For many, the choir equals “me time” – time-out from work, childcare or other responsibilities. There’s a great sense of camaraderie – firm friendships have been formed and members have been helped through difficult times by the support and focus the choir provides.  They are a non-audition choir singing a range of different parts so there is sure to be something to suit every voice.   So whether you are a novice, rusty or an experienced singer, if you enjoy singing and would like to be part of a diverse group of women united by the joy of singing please get in touch with them or come along to one of our rehearsals to find out more. They would be delighted to see you. 

Contact the choir on 07754 949301  http://www.unityinsoundcommunitychoir.co.uk/

100 Gigs, 100 Causes

The Choir of Loretta (aka Steve Nisbet) has been singing, playing and writing music in various guises for over a quarter of a century. A multi-instrumentalist, he’s played in a multitude of bands covering every conceivable style of music, and has been involved in numerous charitable projects over the years. Inspired by fellow musicians, and cajoled by friends, now he’s taking his eclectic mix of acoustic songs to all corners of the British Isles in a challenge to raise in excess of £10,000 for charities local to each gig.

Playing 100 gigs from Cornwall to Troon, he aims to raise a minimum of £100 at each one, with the money going directly to a local charity. With cover versions spanning folk, disco, rock and pop, and a smattering of original numbers, each gig promises to be a unique evening’s entertainment. And the hat is fabulous.

http://www.100causes.com/

 

 

Medicine Hat Band

Saturday 8th July

Medicine Hat Band are one of the bands just oozing with musical mastery hence they are opening Glas-Denbury’s Emporium stage on Saturday 8th July.  It takes an incredible band to open a stage and kick start musical proceedings at a festival! The band came about after a bunch of friends had a jam session in Bill Birks’ Devon recording studio in the spring of 2014.  The chemistry between them was obvious after only a few bars of playing and by the end of the day the band was born.  Within weeks of formation, the band were invited to play Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall, where they drew such a favourable response from the audience that they were invited back to play the following day, in addition to playing for a visiting radio station.  Festival, club and pub gigs soon followed, with the band attracting a fan base that grew with each gig. To date, the bands’ Facebook and youtube have hundreds of followers and thousands of views, enabling more music lovers to enjoy their highly original interpretations of classic Americana, Reggae, Soul, Blues and Rock classics and lesser known gems.  2016 saw the band play 15 major UK festivals where ecstatic crowds cheered and danced their way through an incendary stage show.

www.medicinehatband.com

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBLeUnhGViE

https://www.facebook.com/TheMedicineHatBand/

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheMedicineHatBand/

Electric Spank

Saturday 8th July

It started with The Funk… and The Voice….Four years ago in the bosom of the Devonshire heartland, Electric Spank was born of a need for jazzy funkness and a desire to bring the hottest local musicians together for a journey of groove, vibe, love and hi-jinx.  With a solid rhythm section of drums and bass, the melodic interplay of two semi-acoustic guitars and a knockout single trumpet, it all comes together with the rich, powerful and intoxicating vocals of Lucy Rice.  Things started getting more serious a couple of years ago as the band picked up some quality support slots with such artists as Basement Jaxx, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, Lack of Afro and even the legendary Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.  Last winter the band fired up the tour bus and headed off to the French Alps for a tour of some of the hottest live venues in the famous ski resorts of Meribel, Morzine and Chamonix. They topped off this whirlwind tour with a fantastic appearance for Balcony TV in Chamonix (see it here) playing the single ‘Slam!’.  With a full year of UK gigs and appearances at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the Spice of Life jazz club in Soho under their belts, Electric Spank have honed their live set still further and will be returning to the French Alps with new drummer Tom, to consolidate their success from last season.If the bass and drums don’t rearrange your face, the creamy vocals, spiky-and-smooth guitars and soaring trumpet will finish you off and groove your hooves to another dimension

Electric Spank are:  Lucy Rice – Vocals, Carl Woodison – Trumpet,  Chris Legg – Bass, Ky Norgate, Alastair Toms – Guitar,  Tom Rosenbloom – Drums

http://electricspank.com

https://www.facebook.com/electricspank/

@Electric_Spank

Kindred Spirit

Saturday 8th July

Kindred Spirit are an acoustic trio of identical twins Alice and Katie and their younger brother Billy. Hailing from Denbury their childhood was spent listening to such a wide range of music and immersing themselves in music festivals and events where they were inspired to study music and write their own material. They fuse all styles together like reggae and folk with textured music simplicity, irresistible bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off, mixed with life affirming, smile inducing originals to leave an a uplifted, colourful mark on an audience.

https://www.facebook.com/Kindredspiritdevon/

Lionstar

Saturday 8th July

Lionstar are a 5 piece Reggae/Rock/World Fusion band from the South West, inspired by Life, love, music, surfing and more. From rock reggae blues & soul to world funk & hip hop. They have played alongside UB40, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Aswad, Bad Manners, Soul II Soul, Happy Mondays to name just a few…

For Lionstar it’s all about meeting true and inspiring people, listening to albums and songs and feeling inspired. One Life Positive vibrations…

https://www.facebook.com/LIONSTARMUSIC/

Tongue Fu

Saturday 8th July

Tongue Fu are at the top of their game. The combination of improvised music with some of the most powerful spoken word performances you will hear creates a unique moment every time they perform. You will never hear these performances again! They are by their nature, truly unique! Created and fronted by poet Chris Redmond (Scroobius Pip’s Beatdown XFM; Pick Of The Week – BBC R4), it is the UK’s liveliest and largest spoken word and music show – a riotous experiment in live literature, music and improvisation. The Tongue Fu Band has three key players – Riaan Vosloo on bass, Arthur Lea on keys and Patrick Davey on drums. There is also a wider circle of players who dip in and out depending on availability, the gig, and sometimes just to keep things fresh. The collective credits of all the musicians includes Nostalgia 77, UNKLE, Massive Attack, Mumford and Sons, Jill Scott, Baba Maal to name a few. We’re very lucky.

“It’s poetry, but not as you know it…amazing”  The Guardian

https://www.facebook.com/TongueFuPage

https://twitter.com/TheTongueFuShow

http://www.chrisredmond.co.uk/

http://www.tonguefu.co.uk/

Chris Redmonds new book, ‘Let The Pig Out’ is available to buy from www.burningeye.co.uk

The Ruse

Saturday 8th July

The Ruse are a six piece rock/alternative rock band consisting of two vocalists, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass/keyboard and drums.
They first joined forces at South Dartmoor community college as a cover band, playing at school concerts and open mic events. Since then they have played in a variety of pub gigs, music festivals around devon and have had the chance to play alongside some fantastic musicians.  2016 saw them record some of their own material and are now looking forward to opening the Vaudeville Stage at Glas-Denbury ’17!

http://www.theruse.uk

The Lyers

Saturday 8th July

The Lyers are father, son and lover bound by blood, love and the desire to make music. The band was formed at the sons conception, “I always wanted a little band” said the father at the birth. Hidden away in the N.Devon countryside, two guitars and three voices play songs of love, death, hope and failure.

https://the-lyers.bandcamp.com/releases

Mistreated

Saturday 8th July

Mistreated are a four piece, powerhouse, twin lead guitar band hailing from Dartmoor, spreading the gospel of Rock from their base on the wilds of Dartmoor. Formed by ex President of Fender Europe Martin Brady in early 2016 and joined by Chris ‘The Singing Fireman’ Back on guitar and vocal, Andy ‘Bongo’ Sexton on drums, and Russell ‘Spunky’ Jupp on bass. Paying homage to classic rock and blues covers mostly from the 70s and 80s they have recorded an album of original material released in February 2017 called ‘HARD ROAD’. Mistreated released the official charity single in aid of the Exeter Historic Fire Fund and Fire Fighters Charity. The single – ‘EXETER (RISE FROM THE ASHES)’ – which was written by Chris who was one of the firefighters at the incident. This is  downloadable on iTunes and other sites with all funds going towards the two charities. Don’t let their youthful good looks deceive you – these guys have been around a bit, can play, and can kick up a storm when called upon!

https://www.facebook.com/MistreatedDevon/

https://www.lemonrock.com/mistreated

Jost Music

Friday 7th July & Saturday 8th July

Jost is a young, up-and-coming DJ/producer currently living in Torquay. He’s only 19 years old but has been working as a DJ in Germany for the past 4 years with a brand of “Jost Music”. Jost Music has a huge following in Germany and has played many gigs in Germany at large festivals and clubs, sometimes to over 4000 people!  Jost also produces and releases his own music. Jost was recently featured in a 30-minute interview with Jackson Cooper on Riviera FM and the station keeps getting a lot of good feedback, both locally and from places as far as Bristol. His old song reached number 32 in the German iTunes chart, and the new one released a couple of months ago called “This Ride”  went to number 56 on the official iTunes chart in just 2 days.  His following in Torquay is growing steadily, he plays weekly as the resident DJ at one of the clubs and always gets great feedback. His most recent event was playing four different times at the Grinagog festival in Torquay, where all the top performers and organisers were very impressed. As well as Glas Denbury, Jost is planning many more events this year.

https://www.facebook.com/Jost-Music-429676860479487/

Roberto Palmer

Saturday 8th July

I first got into the music I now call home in the early 90’s. It was all about the groove and how powerful dance music could be on a good sound system and I started by listening to hardcore music mixed with house & techno. As time went on I appreciated the soulful side of dance combined with the power and abstraction electronic instruments could produce. Like most producers getting hold of my first 1210’s was a step in the direction of playing around with music. Soon after I got hold of a copy of Reason on my PC and started more serious production from there. A fellow producer suggested I invest in Logic, which I ‘m currently working with along with some external hardware, Machine Groove Station, Roland JV1010 and Nord electro rack. I now focus on that more soulful/deep house style of music I like to make.  Dj’ing has been a constant, I’ve been on award winning radio stations such as Freek FM and Pure Music 247 and whilst on radio at Freek FM I had the opportunity to interview the legendary Chicago artist Robert Owens along with the producer Erique Dial the man behind the legendary 1987 classic house track ‘Break for Love’.  Along with the production side, I host regular nights through London showcasing the styles of dance music I love and I’ve released a few tracks with the American record label ‘Soul Shift Music’, as well as more recently on my own via my own label, with the track Fly Away feat’ Emma Benwell on vocals.

 

Velvet & Stone

Saturday 8th July

Velvet & Stone are a Devon-based, indie-folk band who have had resounding success over the last 12 months not only releasing their critically acclaimed debut EP earlier this year but also performing at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, both Cambridge and Sidmouth Folk Festivals during the summer as well as embracing an exciting line up change. They combine rich vocals, acoustic guitar and violin, to give an original take on a traditional genre. Drawing upon personal stories, melancholy Celtic tales and landscapes, creating a serene & haunting sound.  The Storm EP is available on iTunes , Spotify, Amazon Music and Google Music.

Velvet & Stone tread a compelling line between folk, jazz and blues and their Storm EP is a haunting listen – great production and writing”  – Gilmore and Roberts, double BBC Folk Award Nominees

“Look out for Velvet & Stone. Trust me on this one. They are superb”  – BBC Introducing

★★★★★. The Storm is a compact debut record at just six tracks. But what a six tracks! … A fantastic debut, more please!” – Maverick Music Magazine, UK

Keep an eye on this website www.velvetstonemusic.com and their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and YouTube for the latest updates.

Cool Beans

Friday 7th July

Cool Beans” Are four friends who got together after meeting @ Kingsbridge open mic nights south Devon , They perform a cool blend of there own original songs with there own arrangement of some covers .

The band are Ian Feetenby vocals/Guitar, Alex Marsden vocals/Guitar, Matt Cook Bass and Charlie Stanier Cahon/ percussion.

Kiera Osment

Saturday 8th July

Kiera Osment, who hales from Devon has been compared to the likes of Kate Bush and Lana Del Rey.  Born in 2000 and home educated, Kiera from a young age has had a passion for music. That may have come from being blasted anything from Toms Waits to Bjork onto her mothers stomach when she was in the womb.  She was drawn to the piano early on in her life. Given her first keyboard at six, then went on to learn classical piano at nine and achieving grade 8 at thirteen. At this time other instruments started to capture her interest, which included the guitar and cello. Songwriting is Kiera’s greatest joy, drawing on many experiences from life, the world around her and her interest in reading to write poignant songs full of metaphors and puzzles.  The strength and emotion of Kiera’s voice came has a surprise to Kiera and her family. Singing wasn’t something Kiera set out to do, but the written songs and poems had to be sung. Kiera’s voice is now a very important part of her musical identity.  In 2016 Kiera wrote, recorded, produced and mixed her very own debut album, which was brought alive in her sitting room over a couple of weeks during August 2016. Kiera writes constantly and has written over 150 songs and hopes many more will arise in the future. She is currently working on new material for a new album.  In recent times Kiera has supported Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls, Clare Teal, Eleanor McEvoy, Edwina Hayes, Kast Off Kinks, Kevin Mark Trail.  In 2013 she was on the longlist for Glastonbury’s Emerging talent completion. She has also had some mentoring at Chale Abbey Studios from Level 42’s Phil Gould.  Kiera is very driven and likes to play live as much as she can. She has played at many venues including; The Bedford and The Troubadour in London, The Fleece in Bristol. Locally, The Plough Arts Centre, The Wharf, Queens Theatre, The Loft Barber Sessions, The Creative Innovation Centre, South Devon Arts Centre as well as many pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants throughout the Southwest.  Kiera has also played at many Festivals including Brisfest, Godney Gathering, Glasdenbury, Ted Fest. Lechlade Music Festival, Bath and West Show, The Maker Festival, Watchet Music Festival, Cornwall Folk Festival, Tiverton Balloon And Music Festival and The Llama Festival. She also has many festivals booked for 2017.  Kiera has played several live sessions on local radio, including BBC Introducing Devon and has also had many plays on various radio and internet shows throughout the world. “Quite Speechless, just Amazing, I’m quite teary eyed. So pleased you came in and did this live session.” – James Santer – BBC Introducing Devon.  Kiera is constantly writing and performing and hopes to continue music into old age wherever it takes her!  http://www.kieraosment.com

Glyn WIlcox (The SImmertones) Disco Au Go Go

Best known for being the lead singer in The SImmertones, his love for ska music started at a young age ,10 to be exact ,and he has been collecting Ska,Reggae records since then – as well as collecting on the quiet soul, funk and DIsco tunes as well! With The SImmertones he has been fortunate to have shared the same billing as many of the artists he grew up listening too; The Beat,Bad Manners,The lee Thompson Ska Orchestra,UB40,The Skatilites,Desmond Dekker,Laurel Aitkin and DJ Derek. This year at Glas-Denbury Glyn is stepping into the world of Disco and bringing a set to the dome like no other. He says it’s great to be able to play some good old fashion funky dance music – and we think a little ska may just creep in at some point as well!

 

Izzie Anson

Soundlaunch Emerging Talent Stage

Saturday 8th July

Izzie is a Jazz singer/song writer from Plymouth, Devon. At only 16 years old she writes emotionally charged Jazz ballads which connect with her audience Influenced by Amy Whinehouse, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Nina Simone, Emeli Sande She has recently been to Nashville to write and record three songs for the Franklin Days E.P and very recently played bbc introducing at cheltenham jazz festival.

July 6th & 7th 2018

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