Hey You! Don’t watch that, watch this, this is the Mainly Madness Sound…
Once in a while a band comes along that has the ability to capture, captivate and tell fantastic stories through song. Madness is one of these bands. For over 30 years they have been entertaining us and providing the soundtrack to many memorable and special times.
“Mainly Madness” are a group of Two Tone loving musicians that bring the Madness experience to your event. Not only are “Mainly Madness” a tribute to the great band itself but also a celebration of Two Tone and Ska, which include such inspirational bands as The Specials, Bad Manners and The Beat to name a few.
This fantastic genre of music manages to make you smile and stomp your feet to the rock steady beat. Whether male, female, young or old, “Mainly Madness” will leave you wanting more but Hey You, don’t take my word for it, come and check us out for yourself! Prepare yourselves for the carnival which is Mainly Madness….
Mainly Madness (8 Piece Ska And Two Tone Tribute Band)
Infusing piano-led pop with a rocky edge, a twist of jazz and a soulful centre, annaJo’s style is both fresh and familiar, and her new EP ‘Jackpot’ showcases the distinctive voice, humour and warmth that captivate audiences wherever she goes. annaJo grew up in Crawley and sang with various bands and acoustic duos before stepping out as a solo artist to develop her own sound. She performs regularly at venues throughout the south east and currently plays live with her touring guitarist Andrew Davies.
Classic prog rock covers band ‘epsilon’ have been accused of “selling out” by including in their Festival of Sound set songs that most people may actually recognise. They have been overheard in rehearsal playing in 4/4 time, rather than the usual 7/4 and 11/8. Guitarist and band leader Mark Daly responded by saying, “Ok, it’s a fair cop, we will be playing some songs that were actually hits and made it onto Top of the Pops rather than The Old Grey Whistle Test, but we will be still playing the Yes, Marillion, Genesis and Pink Floyd classics to keep the prog cognoscenti happy. Though we had to draw the line at “In the Dead of Night”.which is guaranteed to clear a dance floor faster than any song known to man.”
If you want to know more about the band check out the links below
Solice have been a mainstay on the Horsham music scene now for well over 4 years. Having played to packed out boozers across the area and beyond. We are proud and privileged to be given this chance to play the F.O.S. With songs covered by the likes of Beyonce, Peter Gabriel, George Michael and more recently the new Dubstep wonder Alex Clare. We pride ourselves on giving everyone in the crowd a song that they will know. If those artists aren’t your ‘bag’. Then try a side order of Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Radiohead and the metal giants of System of a Down and Anthrax for size. All these and much, much more.
If you’re liking any of what you’re reading. Then be sure to be at the Shelley Fountain Stage at 6.30pm!
Ed Reed is a musician from Horsham. Having played in bands throughout his teens and early 20’s he relocated to Australia after meeting then Aussie girlfriend and now wife in London.
It was living in the musically vibrant city of Melbourne where Ed’s song crafting flourished playing in various outfits and gigging extensively; bringing together his original ‘Britpop’ song writing style with more current pub rock sounds of Australia.
In early 2012 Ed relocated back to England to begin the promotion of his debut album “ONE GOOD ROLL”; a ten track record that oozes with the sounds and qualities that have shaped Ed’s musical career over the last 15 years, taking inspiration from childhood hero’s such as The Stone Roses, Teenage Fanclub and Oasis and delivering a mixture of rip-roaring rock, grooving indie-pop and stripped back folk…
…expect a blistering set of upbeat, rockin’ tunes from Ed Reed and his band
Deep funk with a touch of soul jazz.
Maison 48 are a five peice funk instrumental band from surrey. Featuring Graham Snell on saxophone, James Hollands on Guitar, Matthew Willis on Keyboards, Ben Willis on bass and Rob Flinn on drums. Playing a raw and gritty setlist in the tradition of early James Brown, The Meters and the New Mastersounds, our music comprises of funky floorfillers & laid back jazz grooves that will be sure to get you jiggin. Perfect music for funk fans, that will bring a party atmosphere to your venue.
Phone: 07879 – 640552
Tell wolves tales are a 3-Piece band, Jak Paxton (Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitarist), Matty Clements (Backing Vocals and Bass), Jym Clements (Vocals and Drums). Formed in late 2010 ‘Tell Wolves Tales’ pride themselves on their live performances, some have compared them to the likes of ‘The Black Keys’ and ‘Wye Oak’ Their huge grunge esq. sound is second to their brilliant stage presence and ability to keep the audience in constant awe.
One to watch for the future. Tell Wolves Tales.
Simon King – Guitars, Vocals + other Percussion & Random Instrument
Matt Andrews – Guitars & Vocals
Leah Bell-Miller – Vocals
Gary Holder – Double Bass + other Random Instruments
Graham Noon – Keys, Vocals + Trickery
The Collector wasn’t really ever supposed to be a band, initially it was a recording project which guitarist Simon King started with a view to making one album of songs. Having achieved this, the album “The Be All and The End All” was released in 2009. In 2010 The Collector re-grouped with an almost entirely new line-up to set about recording album number 2. Matt Andrews (Classix/Madeira Drive/Everafta – Winners of HDLMA BoTB 2010 & Global BoTB 2005) and Leah Miller (Eight Dirty Pages/Dogs In Space) joined on shared vocal duties. Simon set about writing the new songs for the album and all recorded instruments were supplied by Simon King with the addition of regulars Gary Holder on Double Bass and Graham Noon on Keyboards. Matt & Leah laid down vocals with additional backing vocals from Simon and it was off to Eversfield Studios to mix & master the album. Everyone was so pleased with the results it was time to put this band together for real and play some shows. The Collector’s first gig with this line-up (before the album was finished) was HDLMA Acoustic BoTB in 2010 where they were crowned champions. During 2011 album number 2 “Hinterland” was completed and the band set out to gig as often as possible. “Hinterland” will be available early 2012 and The Collector with regulars Simon King, Matt Andrews & Leah Miller (with Gary Holder making regular appearances on Double Bass & Graham Noon making irregular appearances on keys) can be seen at a venue near you very soon.
The Collector – for the curious, for the thoughtful, for those that lived and survived to tell the tale….