FLETCHERS FARM FESTIVAL
FLETCHERS FARM FESTIVAL
Screaming Orphans, a genre-breaking, chart topping all sister band from Ireland, are known worldwide for their award-winning sound, combining their original pop songs with a unique take on traditional Irish music. The band have toured globally and recorded with the likes of Sinead O’Connor, Peter Gabriel, The Chieftains, Joni Mitchell and World music star Baaba Maal. Screaming Orphans have released 14 albums and have topped Billboard, iTunes Pop and World Music charts.
A celebrated songwriter and performer, Elaine has shared stages with an impressive roll-call of artists – she’s toured with KT Tunstall, David Gray, Paolo Nutini, King Creosote, Damien Rice, Donavan and Joanna Newsome over the years as well as playing shows of her own around the world. She’s also picked up a string of accolades from the media for her three studio albums, with Mojo Magazine, Maverick Magazine and Uncut Magazine all delivering rave verdicts in album reviews and the iconic Bob Harris declaring himself a fan with airplay on his BBC Radio 2 show.
The Jet Reds are a new and exciting 4 piece combo specialising in their own unique brand of independent rock whilst drawing influences from the likes of Kasabian, The Jam, Oasis and other great luminaries from the alternative rock scene.
Since his proto-punk band The Doctors of Madness first hit the headlines in 1975, the musician, actor, writer and adventurer Richard Strange has worked in every field of the performing arts.
As a singer he has performed at London’s Royal Festival Hall as part of Jarvis Cocker’s Meltdown Festival, and also in New York. He also sang at Willner’s “Rogues Gallery”, alongside Tim Robbins, Shane McGowan, Martha Wainwright, and Suzanne Vega. As an actor, Strange has been seen in films as diverse as Batman, Mona Lisa, Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves, Gangs of New York and Harry Potter.
Echotape come from the south of England. But they are a band of the world. The group has toured Europe, played a string of dates in America and appeared at sold-out shows on several visits to Russia, where they played to a crowd of 15,000 at the V-ROX festival in Vladivostok.
Like an English version of Kings Of Leon or a faster, more modern iteration of the Vaccines, Echotape bring vigour and swagger to songs freighted with a gilt-edged, modern pop-rock magic.
Shropshire born singer-songwriter Jessie Reid, weaves impressive fingerstyle guitar playing together with soulful, emotive vocal melodies.
Her innovative, folk-influenced song writing is said to enchant audiences, drawing comparisons with artists such as Ben Howard, Lucy Rose and fingerstyle guitarist Andy Mckee. Over the past year, Jessie has supported and toured with acts such as Seafret, Dan Owen, Ciaran Lavery, Bryde and Brooke Bentham.
“Isn’t that sounding beautiful?…Simply, beautifully crafted” Chris Hawkins – BBC6
“The Tuesday Club are punk pop at its catchiest if you’re thinking about Blondie and Roxy Music you’re on the right track… it’s infectious and uplifting” – Vive Le Rock.
This 6 piece from St.Albans & North London perform ‘hi-octane’ live shows. Support slots have included; My Life Story, Dreadzone, Space, Gene Loves Jezebel, Department S, Toyah & Bad Manners. 2021 will see the band celebrate 10 years together as they look to release their 4th studio album.
“Sequins, impressive dance moves and a whole load of sparkle… with 80’s-style synths, catchy lyrics and heaps of passion” – NARC
The Fargo Railroad Company are a southern rock / Americana band from Sheffield UK. Building a strong local fan base, their shows are dynamic soulful and rousing. Founded in 2013, the four-piece use a strong southern influenced sound as a vehicle for their songs of barrooms, broken relationships and a little bit of gospel.
OFFICER are awake with emotional intelligence and their music spans Irish folk, singer-songwriter, alt-country, soundscape, and electro influences to create a signature indie sound. This song is a marker of an album where Logan has managed to create something very unique that can actually be called his own sound, which is a rare enough experience these days.
Butterfly are a young British band with a bunch of quite luscious songs. They are twin brothers Ollie and Eddie Taylor, Aaron Burke and Jordan Dendy. Their songs been singled out for praise by such varied musical luminaries as Blaine Harrison of Mystery Jets, Nick Heyward and XTC.
The four piece blend 80’s pop with indie to create something akin to a musical lovechild of The 1975 and The Cure. Founding member Chris Leedham’s ease of creating meaningful stories backed my an 80’s sound have earmarked the band as a one to watch in 2020.
Ooberfuse have built an east-to-west reputation for their live performances, with recent tours to Japan, China, Korea, Italy, Spain and Portugal. UK acclaim has been received from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Paul Oakenfold and Sister Bliss.
Shaun Kelly lead this collective of musicians emerging from the ashes of the indie B-town scene in the heart of the UK. The band have been collaborating on new sounds that mix elements of west coast guitar pop with classic British melodic agendas… along with anything else that springs to mind.
Damien Dempsey is a huge supporter and said “No lies or gimmicks, no ulterior motives, he’s the real article, this is Irish soul music”. Mixing traditional Irish folk with some contemporary Irish rap, Steo brings the listener on a journey from the badlands of Dublin.
Padraig’s live shows are reinforcing his reputation as a singer and songwriter of substance in both English and Irish. Career highlights to date include multiple tours with Sharon Shannon playing venues such as Whelans in Dublin, the Liverpool Philharmonic Theatre, Poole Lighthouse theatre and the famous Cecil Sharp House in London.
Pop Folk Anglicana Singer Songwriter Laura Victoria writes and performs original, emotionally intelligent and feel-good songs with ‘an arresting combination of strength and fragility. ‘Her voice evokes Nina Simone one minute and Tori Amos the next’. The F Word.
Middlesbrough indie, folk singer-songwriter Joe Ramsey shares heartbreaking new single ‘You Don’t Have to Leave’. With a classic, indie, anthemic sound reflecting the anguish that comes with separation, ‘You Don’t Have to Leave’ is one of Joe’s most beautifully heartbreaking tracks yet.
Dan has been a full touring member of British Indie rockers The Wonder Stuff. Growing up in Belfast, he rose to local fame with acoustic live favourites Watercress. Since then he has played in over 20 countries worldwide, supporting acts such as John Martyn, Air, Duran Duran, Ian Dury and Bob Geldof. He is a regular face on the U.K. festival circuit and collaborates with musicians from all over the globe.
Love and the celebration of life are the cornerstones of the band’s sound. They’ve been compared to Civil Wars, Bowie, Newton Faulkner, Jefferson Airplane and Simon & Garfunkel. The duo has taken to the stage at the likes of The Isle of Wight Rhythm Tree Festival, Sark Summer Festival, NeverWorld Festival, SmallWorld Festival and the Green Fields of Glastonbury Festival.
2019 was a breakthrough year for Ben Hemming. Racking up new radio and print supporters with Music News hailing his 2019 album “Huge, dark, bleak and troubled. One of the best things I’ve heard.” Ben Hemming, at the forefront of the U.K. Nu-Blues scene, is set to release new single ‘Dark Deals’ on March 11th. This will be the first single from a new album set for release in the summer.
A virtuoso guitarist, adept at playing steel string, lap slide and pedal steel, Benjamin explores folk, alt. country, blues and beyond. His debut album – ‘Being & Nothingness’ was highly praised for it’s originality and unique musicianship and became one of Folk Radio’s albums of the year.
Tracey Browne is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and session singer. Her credits include recording projects by Thea Gilmore, Nigel Stonier and a host of independent artists. Her unique vocal style and harmonies ensure Tracey is in constant demand on the live circuit.
The Balcony, formerly known as Shoot the Poet they earned support slots to 70s rock legends Nazareth, noughties pop punk band The Subways, Irish chart topping act The Coronas plus many more iconic artists. They also hit the spotlight at major festivals such as Main Stage at both Stockton Calling and Stockton Weekender.
Swears are a fuzzy alternative rock band originating from Middlesbrough, drawing influences from grunge, punk, doom and pop.
John Jenkins is a firm Liverpool favourite, well known and loved from his appearances around the city with his James Street Band. Back in the day John was a member The Persuaders and Come In Tokio giving him the opportunity to share stages with Elvis Costello, Echo And The Bunnymen and The Beat.
Formed in the Spring of 2019, Feed Your Wolves is Andy Davidson’s solo project. Having always wanted to release his own music, Save Yourself the debut album was released December 2019. Described as the epitome of do- it- yourself indie rock, – Paul Wolfle, Music Interview Magazine – both single releases, ‘America’ and ‘Lonely’, have received interest from both sides of the pond.