Sunday 29th September
12.00 BOROUGH LOVERS
14.00 JAMES MCARTHUR AND THE HEAD GARDNERS
15.00 BILLY BONES
16.00 THE SNAKES
17.00 WHISKEY MOON FACE
Location: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Sunday 29 September 12.00 – Riverside Stage
Borough Lovers is the name given to the shifting set of musicians that play the songs of Daniel Orcese. Dan will be familiar to many as the co-founder of the Gladstone and Moon Music Orchestra, house band of the Gladstone. During the six years at the Glad he has cherry picked some of the finest musicians to have graced the Gladstone’s stage to assist him in his new venture. Borough Lovers Soul Jazz and folk styles collide in a rich and captivating live show that showcases some very fine musical performances complimenting Dan’s expertly tuned song craft. This diverse collection of tragic comic tales are given a lush and thoughtful accompaniment by the wonderfully talented Borough Lovers.
Sunday 29 September 13.00 – Riverside Stage
Hoatzin are long-standing friends and collaborators Jim Willis (vocals, guitar), Colin Somervell (bass) and Kit Jolliffe (drums), inspired by Bert Jansch, Beach Boys and drawing from Radiohead and Steely Dan. All experienced jazz musicians, the band bring these disparate influences and a little instrumental panache to bear on some brooding, twisting and melodious songs of confusion, disappointment, reason and hope.
JAMES MCARTHUR & THE HEAD GARDENERS
Sunday 29 September 14.00 – Riverside Stage
James McArthur is currently releasing singles with Melodica recordings, and together with Head Gardeners Johnny O and Jim Willis, McArthur delivers a startlingly accomplished brace of songs live in his unique style of hazy folk. His sound, lovingly honed on the incubative London circuit, echoes the likes of Nick Drake and The beta band from a perspective that's all his own, one that's at once grounded and fleeting, yet always profound. The tracks invite you on a journey,through rolling harmonies, shifting guitar, whilst questioning that which is constantly taxing...
Sunday 29 September 15.00 – Riverside Stage
Billy Bones, in their own words: "If The Pogues and Gogol Bordello had dirty rough sex with Arcade Fire in the toilet of a dry docked old sailing ship themed pub and the filthy sprogs that popped out 9 months on were hand reared by The Clash and Hunter S Thompson, in a filthy caravan decorated inside by Tim Burton parked on some wasteground upstairs in the Hawley Arms, and…. those sprogs grew up into a band, the chances are that the band would be named Billy Bones” They recently completed a UK tour supporting Pete Doherty, and include Babyshambles guitarist Mick Whitnall in their ever expanding ranks.
Sunday 29 September 16.00 – Riverside Stage
Americana-UK’s “New Heroes of British Country Rock” are back, with new drummer, ex- Mega City Four’s Chris Jones, to celebrate the release of their much anticipated third album : THE LAST DAYS OF ROCK & ROLL. Released on the legendary Bucketfull of Brains label, the eclectic new album sees the band expanding on their established Alt-country repertoire from Stonesesque country swagger through soulful Celtic folk to the dirty rock & roll of Mott the Hoople and Mink Deville, sharing a bottle of bourbon with Tom Petty and Bob Dylan along the way. Over the last ten years, The Snakes have become known as the bad boys of Alt-Country, with their guitar fuelled rock & roll, Uncut Magazine describing them as “Muswell Hill's own Whiskeytown”. Their debut album, Songs From The Satellites (2006), brought them to the attention of legendary BBC Radio 2 broadcasters Bob Harris and Mark Lamarr, who both declared themselves fans of the band, with Mark Lamarr inviting them into the studio for a live session, having been particularly impressed by the dark, twang laden delights of 'I'll Be Around'. The second album, SOMETIME SOON...(2010), brought further rave reviews including 4 stars in Uncut Magazine, along with repeated weekly airplay on Mark Lamaar’s BBC Radio 2 show, as well as other National and International airplay.
WHISKEY MOON FACE
Sunday 9 September 17.00 – Riverside Stage
Whiskey Moon Face are an alternative folk group based around double bass, accordion, clarinet and banjo, led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. They combine elements of Eastern European traditional music, Old-Time New Orleans jazz, the baroque folk of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut, and their own unique take on contemporary folk to make for a beautifully realized and wonderfully entertaining sound. A hugely original and sparklingly talented band.