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Belper Goes Green 2018 ECO Festival
 
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Details of entertainment booked and running times will be added here once confirmed.

So far we have...

Friday evening in the big marquee

Shom

Formed in 2001 By guitarist Mick Shom, SHOM have been performing since its inception, at many psychedelic festivals, events and happenings throughout the years and are firm favourites on the alternative festival scene, appearing on the same bill as Gong, Here&Now, System 7, Soft Machine, PsiGong, RDF, Sentient, Invisible Opera Company Of Tibet, Hawklords, Paradise9, Nukli, among others.  Shom are currently a 5 piece outfit making an extremely effective psychedelic and danceable music, with the occasional guest player appearances from members other bands on the scene, should they happen to be on at the same festivals as SHOM which makes for every performance being a unique sensory experience, but unmistakably SHOM in its nature and intent. The current Line up comprises of Mick Shom , Guitar/ Synths, . Kev Ellis,Vocals/Harmonica. Michael (Bongolious Maximus) Orloff, Drums. Markus Headroom, Keyboards/Synths. Andi Clarke, Bass Guitar.

 

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Paytron Saint

Formed in Belper last year, Paytron Saint make real tunes that stick in your head. These guys bring big drums, big guitars and soulful vocals to every song. Formed of brothers Nick and Joel Glyn-Davies (guitar+vox, drums respectively) alongside Dean Lloyd's impressive bass playing, these three will be making a real holy racket in 2018. If you love big fuzzy guitars in the style of Nirvana or Black Sabbath, but tunes you can sing along to à la Weezer or Jeff Buckley then check them out.

Paytron Saint

Lords of Valhalla

Forged in the divine halls of Valhalla, the Lords were led by a host of Valkyries, along the A6 where their long boats have been moored ever since. After a series misunderstandings involving a nunnery and the pillage of a local eatery, Odin, Thor, Loki and Ragnar turned their attentions to music summoning their heavenly sounds through instruments made from purest Viking steel. If you can locate Odin’s raven and summon them, thy stage shall rock will all the power that the God of Thunder can muster playing as they will heavy rock and alternative of a calibre worthy of Asgard itself. Dancing monks, spears and the heads of the vanquished are optional extras and we can guarantee at least a 90% audience survival rate. LORDS, LORDS, LORDS! 

Lords of Valhallah

Graham Graham Beck

One man. One keyboard. Numerous stage props. Described as a mature punk playing & singing songs about the important things in life, such as biscuits, Lego, cardboard & monkeys. The stage experience is a bit like John Shuttleworth meets The Bonzo Dog Do-Dah Band, combined with Iggy Pop meets Max Wall. GRAHAM GRAHAM BECK is his own tribute band. Surreal, pop-orientated songs mingle with other oddities.

There is a blur between dancey rhythms & silliness. Four solo albums have been released, & a fifth is due later this year. Four of his songs have been featured on BBC6 Music, & he recently played a live session for BBC Introducing.

Graham Graham Beck

Road Trip (playing in the beer tent between acts in the marquee)

Road Trip is a psychedelic journey  through your mind. Its about our journey of life without boundaries, an escape from the mundane to the other and back again.

Road Trip

Saturday afternoon on the Lorry Stage:

 

Hicks and Goulbourn

Fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Steve Hicks and singer songwriter Lynn Goulbourn met at a gig in 2007.  With a mutual love of folk, jazz, roots and acoustic genres, their musical partnership has flourished and taken them to all corners of the UK, to Germany, France, The Netherlands and the USA.
They thrive on the creative process of stretching established boundaries and perform mesmeric arrangements of traditional, contemporary and self - penned songs and music.

Hicks and Golbourne

Jacks got a Plan

The band are an East Midlands based singer/songwriting trio featuring Matt Hanlon (Guitar/Vocals), Dave Johnson (Drums/Vocals/ Guitar) and Pete Bogue (Bass/Vocals/Guitar).
Formed in 2016 with a strong ambition to scratch our collective creative itch we write and perform our own material. Our songs are based on real experiences and writing together we tell our stories in a unique blend of pop, folk and country. We’ve spent 2017 crafting our tunes and playing local gigs to road test our songs whilst developing our writing style/sound. This year we are looking to reach a wider audience with performances further afield.

Jack's Got A Plan

DoubleCross

Derby Gig Guide magazine’s ‘Best Duo’ 2017/18. Two voices, two guitars and a bunch of harmonicas. DoubleCross play acoustic blues and rock with an aim to entertain. Andy and Phil combine instrumental dexterity and stylistic curiosity to mine the rich seam of a century of ‘roots’ music. Their set comprises classic tunes, obscure gems and their own material as recently featured on Severn FM’s ‘Blues Hour’ and Cliff McKnight’s radio podcast ‘Nothing but the Blues’.

Double Cross

Robyn Wallis Johnson

Robyn is a travelling song writer from Derbyshire. A gutsy but gentle confessional singer who performs with her guitar a mixture of acoustic folk, country and blues. She writes about her relationships with love, life, family and wine. Her album "Life aint like the love songs" is available to preview and purchase on her website 

Robyn Johnson

The Ferretts

With a pinch of the poetic and a punch of passion, The Ferretts have hit the ground running with their unique set of original  material. With the sensitivity of Sinead O'Connor & the power of Patti Smith, Nansy (of Red Ruff & Arguably Venomous Mammals) sings her evocative lyrics to the hypnotic guitar of Markus (Shom & Markus Headroom).

The Ferretts

Al's Aviary

A 6 piece band of highly experienced musicians from Yorkshire, each drawing on different musical influences and combining elements to create a truly aleatoric sound.

Al's Aviary

Spindrift

Spindrift are a powerful combination of Sarah Newby's Cello and the Guitar and soulful vocals of Annette Oakes blending original and cover songs.

Spindrift

Taylor and Hart

Matt Taylor and Nicky Hart, an energetic acoustic duo based in Derby, delivering our own unique take on a wide range of pop, rock and blues music from across the ages, mixed in with an ever growing repertoire of original material. Each of us brings our own influences to the table to create something new and exciting. We like to have fun on stage as that is after all what music is all about!

Taylor and Hart

Tony Stark

Anthony (Tony) Stark is a fingerstyle guitar player who has built up a solid reputation for his intricate and passionately performed instrumental pieces. His music ranges from the Beatles through jazz, blues, mediaeval lute pieces, contemporary fingerstyle and even Nirvana and Pink Floyd!

Tony Stark
Saturday afternoon on the Big Top stage  

Helen Gayle

Helen is a soulful jazz singer with bluesy overtones. Covering jazz standards, blues tracks, soul numbers and contemporary songs as well as her originals; she has performed around the Derby and Nottingham areas in duos, trios and bands over the last few years.

Helen Gayle

Lucy Milford

Lucy is a singer songwriter from Belper. Her style is a mix of soul, blues pop with heart felt lyrics leaving the audience wanting to hear more.
Her E.P Brand new day is available from all major platforms Amazon, I tunes, Google Play.

Lucy Milford

 

Jonathan Tarplee - Saturday

Jonathan writes songs described by The Musician Magazine as containing 'idiosyncratic yet highly articulate lyrics married with welcoming guitar melodies'. He is perhaps the alternative-universe stem-cell product of Neil Young & Jonathan Richman. An intense artist of emotional, memorable and sometimes quirky songs. Jonathan has released critically acclaimed music and had his tunes used by the BBC and the SAS (Surfers Again Sewerage) amongst others.

Jonathan Tarplee

Molly May and Nick McCann

Jazz/soul singer Molly May collaborates with guitarist Nick McCann to play the funk out of some well known songs. Dancing is contagious. 

Nick and Molly

The Grey Dukes

New local outfit 'The Grey Dukes' will be playing a selection of bland original songs on acoustic guitars. The Grey Dukes are Tony Hatton and Graham Evans. Tony is a thoroughbred Duke who may be addressed as 'Your Grace'.
Graham is a 7% French grey haired peasant.  

The Grey Dukes

Loha Madison

Loha Madison is a singer/songwriter/performer from Leicester, UK. Loha has had a continuous passion for music and lyrics from a very young age, and she soon grew to learn that music was what she wanted to persue as a career. Reviews show that Loha's sound is 'positive and uplifting, yet edgy.' With her Modern Day Pop/RnB style, Loha continues to perform and share her music to growing audiences in person and over social media.

Loha Madison
Saturday night in the big marquee  

Luna Cycle B

Diving deep into the seas of sound, these scientists of the psychedelic haul for you an extensive diversity of styles - They’ll feed you the dense flesh of sharp-toothed funk, whirling shoals of progression, chewy punk, shanty ska, drivers, groovers, neuvo-scuba; a cornucopia busting its sides with phonic ‘fruits de mer’. A fathomed frenzy, all perfectly salted with a delicate yet intense flavour of lyrical poetry.

Luna Cycle B
Lurgy Lou and the Mega Germs  

Kitty and the Cadillacs

Kitty and the Cadillacs are a 4 piece 50s inspired modern rock and roll band made up of Neeta on vocals, Jon on guitar, Russ on bass and Dave on drums.  We play a blend of classic rock and roll tunes, rock and roll interpretations of well know pop songs and even a few of our own modern rock and roll songs…oh, and did I mention, we play rock and roll.

Kitty and the Cadillacs
Sunday afternoon on the lorry stage  

Not My Good Arm

Not My Good Arm have made a name for themselves with energetic live performances since 2014. NMGA combine eclectic alternative rock with brass and attitude – a cocktail of Nu Soul Grunge and jazz-punk for a funky nation! March 2016 saw the release of their debut studio release - “Dog Therapy”. The 6-track EP has successfully transferred the energy of the stage performance to CD and also caught the ear of BBC's 6 Music legend Steve Lamacq in the process. Gravelly, melodious vocals and blistering guitar combine with the raucous father and son brass section - all bolstered by funk-laden bass and inventive, high energy drumming.

Not My Good Arm

Restless Soles Appalacian Dance (in front of the stage)

 

Bruise

Bruise are Isobel and Jim Kimberley and they blend the songwriting sensibilities of Joni Mitchell, the production values of Genesis and the epic pop of the Eurhythmics and you come close to describing what Bruise have on offer. Bruise are a unique proposition and the range of their work –from the glorious gritty aggression of their first album “B”’ to the thoughtful tenderness of their newest release “In Animal Character” – Bruise’s voice is authentic and innovative.

Bruise

Dathan Horridge

Dathan is a very strange, enchanted boy/multi-instrumentalist.
He has been surfing the waves of narcissism since birth. Having not been given enough attention as a child, Dathan remains hellbent on audience-based validation. Armed with his acoustic, he creates an entertaining, gritty, individualistic, sincere and undignifying performance.

Dathan Horridge
Eliza P and the Misfits  

Sue MacFarlane

Sue MacFarlane is, and always has been, a singer of songs.  When asked how long she has been singing, she says that she can’t ever remember a time when she didn’t sing.  She sang at home, at school, in Sunday School, in the church choir, and was singing in pubs and folk clubs by the time she was twelve.  Sue worked an apprenticeship singing in northern Working Men’s clubs, and further afield.  As a professional musician, she has worked on cruise ships, in theme parks, in restaurants and music bars in places such as Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Spain & Dubai.  Sue is also a Natural Voice Practitioner, and runs singing groups and workshops where she helps others find their natural voice and enjoy using it for singing.
'Sue MacFarlane is one of the best. Her voice will have you mesmerised, whether she is singing A Capella or accompanying herself with deft guitar skills, this is definitely one not to be missed. With a range of styles and genres covered, you'll enjoy every second.'  Charley Burney, Banner Cross Folk Club

Sue MacFarlane

Sunday afternoon on the Big Top Stage

 

The John Martyneers

Formed last year primarily of Markus Headroom with various other artists joining in for different venues. Consisting of Anthony Stark , Chris Sharmen and this year - excited to say - Steve "whalley" Gafney will be accompanying Markus on bass at Belper Goes Green. Steve has played with many top acts

Markus duo

Kai Swarvett

Singer songwriter from Derbyshire, who moved to Brighton to study and pursue a career in music. Characterised by his unusual voice, Kai is a prolific and veracious writer, with a knack for balancing his unique humour with darker observations.

Kai Swarvett

Melissa Cotton and Luke Eaton

Melissa loves music - It is a great way to release my creativity and passion for the sounds, lyrics and rhythm of a multitude of songs. I've been learning for years and have been performing for just as long, whether it's a private event, open mic or a music gig. I play all styles of music, although I prefer the alternative indie genre - which may include many lesser known (but utterly amazing) artists!  I've been singing for as long as I can remember and it's remained my core interest over these years, but I decided to take my passion another step forward by taking up the Ukulele. I think the sound of a Ukulele is simple and pure, yet warm and happy. I'm also current student at the Confetti Creative Institute in Nottingham, studying' Music Performance'.
Luke is a member of a successful ska band called Skarambe, which plays at venues across the Midlands and is also an entertaining solo artist.  He is an accomplished guitarist and all round musician. Luke is currently studying at Confetti Creative Institute in Nottingham.

Melissa and Luke

Watch This Sp.ce

Watch This Sp.ce play original and covers tracks in our own special way: vocal harmonies with guitar, sax, and a vintage melodica!  From classic pop favourites to passionate and original songs, Watch this Sp.ce offer a varied and interesting repertoire.

Watch This Sp.ce

Sarah Hinds

I play folk and acoustic songs written about observation of life and the environment.

Sarah Hinds
Spoken Word Tent - Sunday  

Trevor Wright

Trevor Wright works part time in social care with a specialism in autism. He is the co-director of the Derby Poetry Festival and appears regularly at poetry events across the Midlands as well as at the Derby and Southwell Folk Festivals and Nottingham and Gloucester Poetry Festivals. His first poetry collection, Outsider Heart
https://www.bigwhiteshed.co.uk/project-outsider-heart was published by Big White Shed in 2016 and is available from Scarthin Books in Cromford or from Trevor himself with his second collection, Salt Flow, due in October 2019.

Trevor Wright

Becky Deans

A Derbyshire writer with an MA in Creative Writing from UEA, Becky published her first novella, Exposé, in 1999. With stories and poems in a range of publications, she’s performed her poetry throughout the UK. She founded Ripley Writers’ Group in 2013 and ran the group for four years. A multi-instrumentalist, she also writes and performs songs as part of the duo Watch This Space.

Becky Deans

Simon 'Praxis' Jones

Simon '...pr@xis?..' Jones enjoys dropping potent radical raps that weave the personal and the political with a concern for justic, peace and freedom for all.

Simon Praxis Jones

Emerciana Desouza

Emerciana (Co-Founder of She Speaks UK) is an intersectional Ecofeminist & Goddess Worshipper. She is invested in calling out hatred/oppression and calling for compassion/unity. In particular, her heartfelt poems are often focussed on Feminine Empowerment.

Emerciana Desouza

Daron Carey

A municipal street sweeper who searches for truth, justice, discarded dreams and chip wrappers. Appointed as unofficial poet in residence on several street corners and his own allotment. 

Daron Carey

Pippa Nayer

Pippa Nayer is a purveyor of psychedelic noir and beatnik blues, taking you on a journey through the shadowlands, from Wetherspoons to the Moon. 

Pippa Nayer

Cullen Marshall

I have always enjoyed working with people and try to write from a person-centred place even when talking about the broadest of topics. At 16, starting out in my mate’s bedroom making some ‘amazing’-ly tragic rap music, which sparked my passion for writing. Later finding spoken word poetry to be reflective arena for creative writing. Now every day I enjoy word play, the humour, truths, and tragedies they paint, evokes me. I have nothing to sell, or nought to signpost. But, I’d tell ya a story.

Cullen Marshall

Aoife O'Conner

The co-founder of She Speaks UK, Aoife is an intersectional feminist, poet and spoken word artist. She is also a slam and competitive poet and has competed and performed all over the world. Aoife is currently a second year Creative and Professional Writing student at the University of Derby. She works to share stories and write poems about the struggles of the underrepresented and minority groups to help work towards change.

Aoife O'Connor

Dwane Reads

Derby based poet since 1985. Known for spouting his mouth off in between bands, at city cafes, shopping malls and laundrettes. Background in fine art. Teacher trained. He has performed throughout the UK including Eire. Four books published, plus various anthologies, newspapers, zines including online in America and UK. His poetry won the 2017 Derby Poetry Festival Competition.

Dwane Reads

 

 

 


 
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