Saturday 21st September
12.00 THE ORANGE CIRCUS BAND
13.00 THE 1930's
14.00 BLIND ATLAS
15.00 HOUSE OF HATS
16.00 NIC DAWSON KELLY + BAND
17.00 THE DOG ROSES
Location: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
The Orange Circus Band
Saturday 21 September 12.00
The Orange Circus Band are a raucous full blooded Americana / bluegrass act from the U.K and Virginia in America. A unique co-operative, they're a family band that can include members of all ages from junior to senior. Bring your dancing shoes - they put on a brilliantly entertaining show - great playing, beautiful harmonies and boundless energy are guaranteed to raise the roof, warm the heart and encourage the biggest of grins. Concentrating mainly on updating traditional songs taken from the Blue Ridge Mountains, adding their own verses and arrangements in a way that transports the past into present, they continue an historical musical lineage in a fresh, exciting way. Beyond furthering the legacy of this Southern music, they have this past year begun to write their own material exploring a sound that comes from the Mountains of Virginia with musical influences from The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Old Crow Medicine band and The Pogues.
Saturday 21 September 13.00 - Riverside Stage
The 1930s are a Northern Irish indie-folk duo made up of vocalist and guitarist, Jonny Solari and drummer and vocalist, Andrew Cameron. Their edgy brand of intense and anthemic folk rock, infectious melodies and fixating harmonies has brought them a great deal of success in their native Ireland, and there's a buzz building for them here in the U.K. This year they have appeared on BBC television and have received extensive play on BBC Radio, amongst other stations across the UK.
Saturday 21 September 14.00 - Riverside Stage
Musical cohorts of cult UK artists The Earlies Anglo-American alt-folk band Blind Atlas recently released their debut album 'Kodiak Bear' to critical acclaim: 'country blues grooving to a Burritos beat, hints of Exile on Main Street, Calexico and Frontier Ruckus' - Classic Rock Magazine. They combine great musicianship with sweet harmonies and a set full of heavyweight songs that reference the last forty years of classic Americana, from Neil Young and the Burrito Brothers all the way up to Band of Horses, The National, The Felice Brothers and Ryan Adams.
HOUSE OF HATS
Saturday 21 September 15.00 - Riverside Stage
Brighton four piece House of Hats are all individually well respected players, having worked with Sting, Paolo Nutini and many more. Theirs is a beautiful, harmony drenched indie folk sound that mines a similar sonic territory to The Civil Wars. It's a refreshingly contemporary style with a sympathetic ear for the classics - Fleetwood Mac and CSN&Y's vocal compositions bubble under the surface. The band has just finished putting together their debut album with Grammy Award winning producer Pete Smith.
“@houseofhats your set was stunning, such harmonies. Stayed with me” - Zoe Ball Radio 2
“…the band manage to give the tracks depth and richness yet also keeping them light.” - Americana UK
“Certainly a band to watch out for in 2013” – MaverickMagazine
"Glorious harmonies put you in mind of Crosby, Stills & Nash, Fleet Foxes or another Someofitistrue favourite The Staves." – Someofitstrue
"Four very talented musicians, who are undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with when combined as one truly stunning quartet." - Pop Fodder
"House of Hats are definitely a band to look out for. Mixing great musicianship, beautiful harmonies and heartfelt lyrics" - For Folks Sake
NIC DAWSON KELLY & BAND
Saturday 21 September 16.00 - Riverside Stage
Sheffield born, London based songwriter Nic Dawson Kelly's Dylan & Van Morrison-meets-Devendra based electric folk sound, steeped in rockabilly and country soul, has been described by The Times as 'a visceral, compelling new presence on the UK music scene', The Sun calls him 'one of the most distinctive British voices in years' and Q maintains his is 'a soulful take on some of the finest blues-folk around'. After sharing the stages with Laura Marling, Adele and Richard Hawley amongst others, Nic has gone on to showcase his music extensively within the capital. His new EP, recorded with the talents of Jim Barr (Portishead), Clive Deemer (Radiohead/ Roni Size) & Dan Moore (Booker T/ Rodriguez) amongst others, takes its cues from Deep South country-soul traditions. Dawson Kelly released double A-side single "Kind Words Indeed" & "Morning, Noon & Night" from his forthcoming EP on the 29nd July 2013 with self imprint Runners Club Records.
THE DOG ROSES
Saturday 21 September 17.00 - Riverside Stage
The Dog Roses are a high octane roots, Americana, country rock'n'roll band. A five piece based around drums, double bass, guitar, accordion, scorching fiddle and mandolin, they do for country and bluegrass what the Pogues did for Irish music - inject it with a huge dose of rock'n'roll. Great songs and fantastic players guarantee a seriously good time, not to be missed.
"This is what you get if you mix country music with west coast harmonies, indie attitude and the odd furious burst of vitriolic home-made punk" - CZine