ELIZA & THE BEAR
They’ve taken indie folk pop and made it their own. Featured on BBC Radio 1, first in the Live Lounge and now in album form, Eliza and the Bear are a growing success story. Formed in 2011, the 5-man London-based band has potential to get to global fame.
A collection of old and new work, the self-titled album is full of powerful choruses and punching drums. Up-lifting beats and happy trumpets make this a go-to summer album
Josh Savage is a 24-year-old Winchester local who, at just two months old, emigrated to Paris from his hometown. He returned to the UK aged 12 and, having completed a music degree at the University of York, went on to great success touring around the globe and attending festivals he had previously worked at as a teenager.
Savage has previously appeared at events such as the Blissfields Festival and South by Southwest, as well as being tour support for artists ranging from Rizzle Kicks to Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Backed by a fabulous six-piece band, Morris exhudes confidence as he commands the stage and audience.
At the end of the day its about the songs, and Richard has a hatful of them. Debut single What Is Love has an air of Jack Johnson about its hooky chorus which the audience are only too glad to sing along to.
DAUGHTERS OF DAVIS
There is no way that this album could have been recorded anywhere else, it’s British summer evenings, the British countryside and the romantic image of Britain which we all hope still exists. It feels like it’s ours
British Soul is the creation of soul/folk band Daughters Of Davis. Hailing from Winchester sisters Fern and Adrienne left the comforts of home and regular jobs a couple of years ago for life in a campervan and the dream of taking their music to as many people as possible.
Charley is no stranger to the big stage, having supported the likes of Anastacia, Will Young and Ruby Turner and performed at Glastonbury, Bestival and Isle of Wight festivals.
TREE HOUSE FIRE
When one thinks of reggae, ska, you name it, your mind tends to lend to the other side of the pond in the sea breezes of 1950s and 60s Jamaica, where it all began. That’s why Tree House Fire are a band that might just surprise you.
POLLY AND THE BILLETS DOUX
A Winchester favourite
“The new Duffy? No! Polly Perry’s way better!” ****
“Who’s Seán McGowan?” we hear you cry. Not listened to him yet? You should. A fairly unknown singer/songwriter from Southampton, his acoustic songs about real life problems are relatable, easy to listen to, and miles ahead lyrically of any chart musician
Liz Alexianu- nouse.co.uk
Navi Ahluwalia - the edgesusu.co.uk
Paul Windsor - portsmouth.co.uk
James Holder - themusicaloutcast.co.uk
Kathryn Black - bringthenoise.co.uk
In the last 3 years the popularity of these guys has been soaring, and any time they’ve walked into an open mic or out onto the streets to busk, a crowd inevitably forms quickly as it seems their fresh country sounds are appealing to all.
At just 15 years of age, Tom has already made a well-established name for himself in the music industry.
With a soulful voice, gripping lyrics accompanied by a loop pedal and guitar, this rising star makes the exceptional seem effortless.
Plus, disco tunes and funky house from some top DJ's and live acoustic acts from midday.