And finally, a number of other acts who we’ve added to the bill that we think you’re going to like!
Devonly Voices is a 60-strong choir based in Totnes, while The Singers Upstairs is a 35-strong choir based in Ashburton. Choir members come from all over South Devon and are directed by Vicky Hadland and co-directed by Tao Hinton. The emphasis is on having fun, singing together in harmony. You can see them (any maybe join in!) on Saturday at The Guildhall. Vicky will be following this up with a singing workshop in The Guildhall on Sunday.
Local lad, Connor Everitt is a singer-songwriter who released his debut single in August 2017. It’s been played a few times on BBC Introducing Cornwall and Connor also boasts almost 5000 subscribers on YouTube. You can check out his acoustic sets at The Anchorstone Café on Saturday and in the Harbour Bar at The Royal Castle Hotel on Sunday.
With her powerful and soulful voice, Melissa Bel has been captivating audiences and listeners her whole life. Her latest album, ‘In The Light’, follows the story of how the girl from Canada found the love of her life in Las Vegas and unexpectedly relocated across the globe to rural Devon. The killer combination of infectious pop beats was produced by Justin Gray (Joss Stone, John Legend) and has features on BBC Introducing in Devon. Catch her at Bayards Fort and the Anchorstone Café on Sunday.
K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade fuse afrobeat with funk, ska, reggae and a host of other popular genres. The music is based on the clever merging of indigenous rhythms of Africa with genres of mainstream music, effectively an energetic mix on tones and grooves accompanied by afrosoul vocals live on stage. You won’t want to miss them on the Bandstand on Saturday.