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Riverside Stage - 27th September

Saturday 27th September

Programmed by Rory Carlile from the London Bridge Roots venue The Gladstone Arms. 

5.00  Flux

4.00  The Hallelujah Trails

3.00  The Odd Folk

2.00  Troubadour Rose

1.00  Coley Garrat

12.00  Jack Harris



Saturday 27th September

Programmed by Rory Carlile from the London Bridge Roots venue The Gladstone Arms. 


Saturday 27th September 5.00 – Riverside Stage

Mixing traditional Asian roots with World music and contemporary Western jazz and rock influences, Flux have made an impressive start to their career with performances at Glastonbury, London Southbank Centre, Kings Place, The National Portrait Gallery, The Great Escape and the Indig02. Flux are growing a reputation for making music that is intricate, energising and beautiful. Having roots in London, India and the United States, the band create music that embodies their individual influences and shared journey. With a vast array of sound and a diverse arsenal of instruments, Flux seamlessly blend a mix of styles from contemporary urban and indie music to Indian and European classical idioms, along the way leaving impressions of Cinematic Orchestra, Nitin Sawhney and the intricate arrangements of Radiohead.


Saturday 27th September 4.00 – Riverside Stage

A transplant from San Francisco CA, guitarist/singer/writer Jeremy Mendonca has been doing his unique version of alternative/bluegrass on these European & UK streets for over 10 years now, fronting bands such as Norton Money, The Rejection, and currently The Hallelujah Trails, a rocking electric four piece. Recently seen playing alongside Hank Wangford at Bush Hall, their superb country harmonies and super tight playing call to mind a souped up Sweetheart of the Rodeo era Byrds....


Saturday 27th September 3.00 – Riverside Stage

Bristol based alt-folk five piece The Odd Folk describe themselves as …'a collection of multi-instrumentalists; a foot stomping, free wheeling quintet playing their own brand of "triumphant folk". They've recently been seen supporting both Steve Tilston and Johnny Flynn, and they've been touring up and down the country, playing at Glastonbury, Canterbury Folk Festival and Shambala earlier this summer. Sunshine songs, soulful melodies, gleaming harmonies and lithe rhythms combine in glorious fashion, guaranteed to bring good cheer…


Saturday 27th September 2.00 – Riverside Stage

Troubadour Rose are a three piece female fronted ball of folk ‘n’ roll energy. Based around guitar, banjo and fiddle, they’ve been championed by Tom Robinson on 6 Music, for obvious reasons once you hear them. Citing influences as diverse as Stevie Nicks, The National, Iron and Wine and The Pretenders, their mighty pop folk reflects their immaculate taste. A wonderfully original and supremely talented band. Troubadour Rose singer and songwriter Bryony Afferson grew up on Fleetwood Mac, Nanci Griffith and PJ Harvey records - these influences are abundantly clear in her stunning vocal delivery and exquisite song writing style. Banjo player Lizzy O’Connor hailed from the North East steeped in traditional Irish music, travelling the world with raucous ceilidh bands, and wields her unique approach - delicate harmonies, banjo and mandolin hooks to stunning effect. Violinist Gary Bridgewood, has toured globally with subversive pop/jazz band The Real Tuesday Weld and Klezmer outfit Beskydy, and brings a kaleidoscopic, wildly exciting and unpredictable edge to the band's sound.



Saturday 27th September 1.00 – Riverside Stage

Coley Garratt writes songs on the borderline, where Americana meets English Folk. An exciting young talent with a band to match, he takes influence from the great American troubadours Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Ryan Adams, and the English Folk superstars Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson and John Martyn. 

Americana-UK, the biggest website in the UK for Americana music maintain ‘There is a wave of poignant, elegant lyrics to sooth an anxious mind, a swashbuckling swagger and moreover some cracking tunes….nobody will go disappointed’. Having put him on at last year's festival the Green Man agree, stating 'from folk to moving ballads, dark stories to hopeful hymns, Coley Garrat writes songs with melody, songs with soul and most importantly,in an age of instant gratification, he writes songs that linger.' 

His current release has received extensive radio play, with enthusiastic endorsement from BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson.


Saturday 27th September 12.00 – Riverside Stage

Jack Harris was a South by Southwest showcasing artist at 17. He was the first international act to win the New Folk songwriting competition at The Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas - previous winners include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch and Devon Sproule. A virtuosic guitar player and wonderfully authentic folk singer and songwriter, he has shared the stage with everyone from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick to Anais Mitchell and Jeffrey Foucault.  

His literate, narrative songs have won much acclaim in songwriting circles. His 2012 album 'The Flame and the Pelican' was ranked at number 5 in The Telegraph's Top 10 Roots/Folk records of the year, and received great reviews from Q, Maverick and Folk Radio UK. His live show is a riveting mix of story telling, soulful singing and deft acoustic guitar, delivering original songs drawn from Folk and Blues traditions, steeped in myth and mystery.

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