Brass Monkees are an electric 9 piece band based in Malpas bringing an action packed fun-filled combination of Soul, Pop, R&B, Funk and Motown. Featuring a lively 3 piece brass section they are sure to give you that feel good factor and pack any dance floor!
They boast a large repertoire performing Pop, R&B, Soul and Motown party favourites from the 60’s through to the present day including David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, The Commitments, Pharrell Williams, Amy Winehouse, Incognito, Sam & Dave, Martha and the Vandellas, Earth Wind & Fire, Luthor Vandross and much more!
Belle Voci reached the final of The Voice UK, have released two albums, sung at the The Emirates FA Cup and have sung with tenor extraordinaire Alfie Boe OBE. These girls are on a mission to make opera accessible and we are so excited to hear them and have them back for Shockfest 2020 #operaforeveryone
This week we celebrate Kalon Rae
He sings “epic songs in an exciting contemporary style”. From The Voice UK 2018, Kalon Rae is a London based singer songwriter with a unique contemporary style, fusing anthemic pop with cinematic, indie and urban influences.⠀
His lyrics, lovingly crafted arrangements and soulful vocals combine to deliver eerily romantic stories which take you on an emotional journey.
Holly @hollyellisonmusic will be joining us in the line up again for Shockfest 2020. As seen on ITV’s The Voice 2018, Holly Ellison is an upbeat and energetic singer/ songwriter & actress from Liverpool. The glam scouse girl turned heads and made Will.i.am turn in 2 seconds!!!
Best news yet!!! @rutimusic the WINNER of ITV’s The Voice 2018 is coming to Shockfest again in 2020. Ruti Olajugbagbe, known professionally as Ruti, is a talented English singer-songwriter. She rose to fame after winning the seventh series of The Voice UK, where she won a recording contract with Polydor Records. She released a single Racing Cars in 2019.
The Royston Club is a local Wrexham based band. Band members include Tom Faithfull (Lead Vocals and Rhythm guitar) Ben Matthias (Lead Guitar and Vocals) Dave Tute (Bass) and Sam Jones (Drums)
Royston Club formed in November 2018 and have played at The Night & Day Cafe in Manchester, EBGBS in Liverpool, and lots of other venues in Leeds, Wrexham and Manchester with many more to come.
Our first single, Shawshank was released in March 2019 and has seen massive success. This was followed by the Waster in May and Kerosene in late 2019. We’ve also recorded an EP that is set to be put out shortly.
Waking Day is a relatively new five piece band from Salford and the North-West of England. They play mainly their own original music – an eclectic mix of rock, pop, Americana and beyond. Their debut album , ‘Cuckoo Land’, is available on all the main streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, deezer, amazon music, Google Play etc.). Word of mouth has led to the band’s music being played on local radio and they have recently been the featured artist for the Salford City Radio station. They are currently busy writing new songs for a second album.
They have gigged locally to enthusiastic audiences. Live – they play a high energy, audience engaging set that displays musicianship and blends creativity with their very eclectic roots/traditions.
Web site: wakingday.co.uk
Hazah write music for the fun and the joy of the moment, trying to create something honest and a bit nutty in a mad beautiful world.
Hazah started out as two men, about a dozen instruments and a laptop… Founded in 2003 they launched their career by becoming finalists in the ‘Glastonbury unsigned bands competition’. This led to numerous appearances at the legendary festival which in turn got them on to the UK festie circuit.
On stage Hazah mix their own beats, samples and quirky synth riffs with acoustic and electric guitar, bass, flute, Irish pipes, whistles, clarinet, fiddle, banjo and live percussion.
“Unique…they make a sound like you’ve never heard…their album belongs in your record collection” – Josh Withey @ BBC Radio
“[Hazah] sound organic and have managed to capture that festival sound .Using a laptop to set up funky global beats and then overlaying them with a collection of folk instruments, they’re clearly one of those bands loved on the festie circuit. Well worth finding next time you see them on the bill at a festival. Songs to make you smile and sounds to make you move, what more do you need!”
Jude Edwin-Scott is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based locally, in Tilston. He has a laid-back, understated singing voice and writes memorable lyrics based in autobiography and storytelling. His distinctive guitar style is rich with intricate finger-picking. He plays regularly at open-mics and folk clubs in the surrounding area including The Raven Folk Club in Chester. Jude also gigs further afield recently at 93 Feet East on London’s Brick Lane and at local festivals in the Summer months.
Jude has released 5 studio albums and is poised to release a series of EPs, featuring his most recent work.
His website: www.judeedwinscott.com