Noble Jacks- ‘headline act’
With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms, which have taken crowds by storm across the UK.
2017 saw the release of Noble Jacks’ debut album What the Hammer to much acclaim. A fiddle driven thrill ride, the band set out to capture the raw energy of their notoriously hectic live shows. Achieving radio play internationally, including support from BBC Introducing and Radio Caroline, the riotous album has become a firm fan favourite.
Since this point Noble Jacks have been touring relentlessly, with sold out shows across the UK on their headline tours, as well as shows at major festivals including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Bestival, plus major European festivals. With their second album, Stay Awake, released Spring 2019, the Jacks went straight into the top 10 Official UK Americana Album Charts – with a sold out Concorde2, Brighton (650 cap) launch party.
Hailed as the finest purveyors of folk-influenced Americana, the band were invited to showcase at this years Americana Fest in Nashville where they went down a storm!
EL BRONSON back again by popular demand, one of the most voted for bands at Beacon Festival, El Bronson are a 5 piece rock band with a Twist! Performance, songs, costumes and entertainment. You will not see a better rock band anywhere, come and enjoy.!!!!
Multinational hip shimmying gypsy folk and psychedelia from far-away lands.
This Bosporus-straddling blend of Turkish folk and irresistible Balkan dance beats comes with sinuous hints of Greek Rebetiko amongst other tasty world music flavours. Singer Dila V’s powerful vocals and endless energy shines through while Fati Ebrem’s intricate guitar playing style and his unique use of the wah wah pedal mesmerises those who experience The Odd Beats. Having performed on all major music festivals and stages across the UK including Glastonbury, Womad, Secret Garden Party, Barrowland Ballroom The Odd Beats continue to entertain international audiences. Their music is embellished with eastern percussions and powerful ethnic rhythms that make you dance like a lunatic!
Safari Boots play a unique form of world music, blending original tunes with global beats to create a joyous Afro-Euro fusion. Influences are from Congolese soukous and rumba, Zimbabwean jit, together with a touch of reggae and a hint of Latin.
Previous winner of Battle of the Bands
The Premiere are an Alt Rock band from Buckinghamshire, England comprised of front man Luis-James Yarroll, guitarist Jack Chesney, Bassist Ben Shardlow and drummer Will Finch.
With influences spanning from 80s hair-metal (Bon Jovi, Whitesnake to name but a few) through to current indie rock icons like Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Arctic Monkeys, the band's sound fuses anthemic rock with cool indie vibes.
Chic to Chic Nile Rogers
Chic To Chic go to every length to capture the raw funk, soul & disco dynamics of Nile Rodgers' music and bring it to life on stage with a full 90 minute stage show. Their energy packed experience comes complete with sequins, funky outfits, fun crowd interaction and all of the trimmings that make a Chic to Chic live show so recognisable to Chic fans.
It is this attention to detail that makes Chic To Chic the most authentic tribute band on the circuit today. Our set features all the hits; Good Times, Le Freak, Everybody Dance and other Nile Rodger’s productions for Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Daft Punk and many more! Chic To Chic will have you on the dance floor all night long
Chili Rage: A type of musical act that play the music of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against the Machine. The feeling experienced by the audience is coincidentally like eating a thousand chilis and the subsequent rage induced euphoria caused by such an act.
Public Service Announcement
Public Service Announcement are a high energy punk rock n roll band who play their own material as well as covers. Public Service Announcement (PSA) formed in 2017 as a way for vocalist John Fleming and Guitarist Pete Colverd to pay tribute to Former Basta Roc colleague Gareth Jones who passed away suddenly & unexpectedly. The band played Basta Roc tracks along with some classic punk tracks and despite the sadness of the occasion, the event was a great success and John and Pete along with Bassist Dan Comben and Drummer Al Lane decided to continue as a band and write some new songs…. During lockdown the band recorded a series of lockdown videos, which were viewed over 19 thousand times. By the time lockdown had ended, Al had moved across the country and was no longer able to remain as drummer. Enter ‘The Room’ drummer Chris York , and with the lifting of restrictions and a few months rehearsals PSA were back! Several gigs and time at Sunshine corner recording studios later, they have released a two track single, Music Is The Law and Lies, which is available on all digital platforms.
For further info go to our facebook page @PSArocknroll
Celtic Heartbeat are a local 6 piece folk inspired band with a modern twist.
Six voices and multiple instruments take you through beautiful ballads and foot tapping chorus songs.
You won’t be able to stop smiling and singing along. Come and enjoy the craic.
Cortes & Jackson
Based out of Buckinghamshire, Cortes & Jackson employ quirky
grooves, theatrical themes, huge choruses and even some ragtime to
mesh together their catchy and unique blend of rock music.
Originally a duo comprising Elliot Smith (Piano/Vocals) and Callum
Mangold-Jackson (Guitar/Backing vocals), they have recently added
the talents of Nick Smith (Bass) and Josh Green (Drums) on their
quest for newer and bigger sounds. Released August 2021, Molotov Heart Throb is the latest single that captures the harder side of their musical tastes, featuring headbanging guitar riffs, slap bass lines, pounding drums and shrieking vocals
Band of Hope
Band of Hope are a British indie-folk-rock band from Wallingford, Oxfordshire. The band consists of Tom Crook (lead vocals, guitar, principal songwriter), Paul Whitty (keys, multi-instrumentalist), Drew Milloy (bass, multi-instrumentalist), Ben Smith (violin, mandolin), Tom Fenner (drums) and Matt Allwright (pedal steel guitar). Individually they've graced studios and stages with the likes of Mew, Danny & The Champions of the World, Jackie Oates, Ben Marwood, and Sadie & the Hotheads. Together they are an eclectic indie-rock collective, touching on genres such as folk and country while keeping the emphasis on solid song-craft.
Since 1999 Sol Samba have been bringing the spirit of the Brazilian street carnival to Oxford. Colourful, fun and loud, Sol will get you dancing to infectious latin rhythms. Performing this year in the soulful Samba Reggae style of Salvador, the set features a lively dance troupe, authentic instruments and traditional song but above all powerful organic beats. Let us lead you to the party!