The Captain’s Beard – Market Square

The Captain’s Beard are pirate folk minstrels from the humble fishing village of Brighton. Playing a mixture of rocked up maritime folk music from the British Isles and original tunes that combine the earnest precision of Steel Eye Span with the unashamed lunacy of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah band.

Will Wisson – Market Square

Will Whisson is a singer / songwriter from the UK. Born in Kent but raised abroad, he eventually returned to England, moving to London for a number of years before deciding to live out of a camper van in order to fully pursue his ambitions of becoming a full-time solo …

Louise Parker – Castle Hotel

Growing up in a house filled with music, from the folk, calypso and opera enjoyed by her Jamaican born mother to the trad, swing and be-bop from her jazz-obsessed father, vocalist Louise Parker, aptly named after Louis Armstrong, was born to create the sort of soulful sound that is earning …

Eleanor – Anchorstone

Singer-Songwriter Eleanor first entered the music scene under the name ‘Ellie Jacobs’ when she collaborated with Randy Bachman from Bachman-Turner Overdrive to produce her first album ‘Girl On The Moon’. Eleanor has since been recording with Clint Production Studios, bringing the exciting sounds of Nashville home to the UK. Eleanor’s …

Struggle Buggy – Market Square

Struggle Buggy is the new band featuring Blues duo Lee Bates and Billy Newton alongside Paul Summerson on Bass and Keith Smith on Drums. Struggle Buggy is a unique in being an acoustic Blues band playing Delta, Ragtime, Hokum, Jug Band and a little Chicago Blues. Lee and Billy have spent …

Phil King Solo

As a singer-songwriter Phil King has the whole trinity: a beautiful, soulful singing voice; deft skills at playing the guitar and the capacity to write elegantly worded and powerful songs. ‘Absolutely Brilliant. He is a Song Weaver.’ – Bob Harris BBC Radio 2      

Lucid – Acoustic

Lucid

In 2007 chance encounters on the Isle of Wight brought together pianist Blue Brown, guitarist Sunny Brown, bass player Ollie Ducie and violin player Nik Potts to form the folk rock band Lucid. Four albums and over a thousand concerts later, Lucid’s musical journey continues. Combining their individual writing and …

The Porter Family

The Porter Family

A family band who play a mix of genres from pop to classical – featuring Beth Porter cellist with Eliza Carthy’s Wayward Band, The Marshes, The Bookshop Band, and the Spell Songs – Lost Words project.

Mark Taylor

Scottish flautist Mark Taylor is a recent graduate of the Hochshule für Musik und Tanz, Köln where he studied with Professor Robert Winn. He received his early musical training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Junior Academy of Music and the Music School of Douglas Academy.  Mark will be performing with …

Holly Hannigan

Holly Hannigan is a singer-songwriter from Essex. Her soulful vocals fit perfectly with her rhythmic guitar style and her catching songs will have your foot tapping! She recently released her debut self-titled EP.