The latest additions to the 2018 Dart Music Festival cover all genres: blues and soul; rock, pop and dance; acoustic and folk and country.
Singer/songwriter Chris Thomas plays a subtle blend of acoustic folk, country and blues, drawing inspiration from the likes of The Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, John Mayer and Passenger. Playing a selection of songs from the debut album ‘Bound to the Ocean’, this collection is written from experience, for family and people met along the way. Be sure not to miss the set at The Guildhall on Sunday.
The Blue Horizon are the South West’s most exciting blues rock power trio, playing inspired 60s and 70s rock. Their sets take influences from such acts as Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Cream, Robin Trower, Ten Years After and The Rolling Stones. In the last couple of years, they have built a solid following playing festivals all over the country as well as supporting international touring acts. They’ll be rocking the Market Square on Saturday.
Esperanto’s music will take you on a journey to the sun-kissed beaches of southern Spain to the Americas and back again. The partnership of two of the South West’s finest Spanish guitarists, Jon Boyes and Mark Barnwell, is Esperanto. Mixing infectious rhythms and catch melodies interlaced with some dazzling fretwork, the duo present a showcase of traditional Spanish/Latin music as well as putting their own unique stamp on tunes made famous by the Gypsy Kings, The Eagles and Madonna. Expect fiery flamenco and South American rhythms served with a splash of rock ‘n’ roll at the Market Square on Saturday and Alf Rescos on Sunday.
The Vagaband hail from Norfolk and formed in 2009. They released their debut album ‘Town & Country’ in 2012, which Q Magazine described as ‘stunning’. Their brand of folk and country music can be seen on The Bandstand on Saturday.
Riviera Dogs are a five-piece based in the South West that deliver polished sets of quality music from the decades that taste forgot (that’s the 80s and 90s according to their website…). Having played in other bands, they wanted to do something different: to play the music that they loved in their teens, to tackle some more difficult stuff and to have a good time. Check out just what their repertoire consists of when they play The Bandstand on Saturday.