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11096972_10152727705658314_856658842_nTiro Lark are a fizzing cocktail of musical genius, minglers of musical flavours from all popular music genres. The core of the sound is influenced by the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Free and The Beatles- but with an assortment of contrasting musical backgrounds behind the foursome, undertones of Blues, Funk and Soul have a tasteful presence.



11075735_10153251042022280_2137261154_oThere cocktail of indie rock, psychedelic blues and mersey beat influence makes The Holograms a force to be reckoned with onstage. They will blow the backdoor off even the most filled venue without breaking a sweat in the process. The brand new group are getting there name out there at the moment and have already made quite an impression on the Liverpool music scene already supporting Marika Hackman and Ian Prowse.



Telfords 1The Secateurs, are a three-piece band from Deeside.  They play loud, guitar driven rock music. Having had some decent support slots with the likes of The 1975 and Catfish and The Bottlemen, they have also had the pleasure of sharing a bill alongside a Huw Stephens DJ set. They will be finishing there UK tour at The Gathering and we’re super excited to have them for the first time this year.

“They sound like The Stooges in a DeLorean.”
Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales


11066775_10152653990721879_5388577700159308665_nJed Is Dead are a band who fuse elements of indie-rock, electro, synthpop and bass music to create a sound that has been described by critics as energetic, intense and unique. Having formed in 2010 as a traditional guitar-based rock band, a mutual love of all things electronic soon emerged as the band began to reinvent their material using sequencers and samplers. The resulting sound has proved popular with live event organisers and club promoters alike, leading to support slots with 65daysofstatic, Death in Vegas, The Orb, Pop Will Eat Itself and Sonic Boom Six. Known for their dynamic performances, Jed Is Dead are a band who exist to be heard live and at high volume. 


616570_852923701402089_3597042516040971134_oStanding on the Shoulder of Oasis started up in the September of 2012 in Manchester and are made up of a bunch of talented enthusiasts who perform and recreate the live versions of the greatest hits of Oasis. They are focused on bringing fans the live experience that they wanted to have with Oasis – particularly when it comes to the ambiance, the energy and the aesthetics of the early years of the band with the music that made Oasis rise to stardom.
Featuring a repertoire of hit songs from albums like Definitely Maybe, Morning Glory and Be Here Now, Standing on the Shoulder of Oasis play each track perfectly and with the same feeling that you would expect from the real members. With Standing on the Shoulder of Oasis you can re-live the experience, the excitement and the unique energy of Britain’s best ever rock ‘n’ roll band that was Oasis. Live forever!


11104124_10155375775180257_1810791393_nThe Misty Blue Trio are a up and coming band from Welshpool, Mid Wales fast gaining a reputation as a blues,pop,funk outfit. Their original songs will move your heart as well as your feet.



1509785_1575756412670580_7043262246737697225_nCampfire Social are a Alt-Folk/Dream-Pop/ compadre-friends collective based in Llangollen/Chester. Having only formed in November 2014, we are relatively fresh to the scene although having been friends for a few years and being in other bands, the time was right for us to make this incredibly vivid music together. We come with no egos or arrogant swagger, we simply ask you to ride our cloud and let us take you on a journey.


2578422Jonathan plays an eclectic mix of Blues, soul and folk, mixed with fresh original songwriting, and is making a name for himself for his unique guitar playing, influenced by performers such as Nick Drake, John Mayer, Bert Jansch, Wizz Jones and John Martyn, and for his passionate vocal performances. Jonathan’s guitar playing has been deemed as “subtly sublime with a natural rhythm and effortless melody” with “a voice with charm and presence to match”.
His first single, “Jetsom”, was released December 2012. His debut EP, “City songs: Live in London” was released October 2013 followed by the full independent album.”Hamster’s Can’t Climb”, released January 31st 2014.

Kevin Critchley

2464396Hearing Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ ignited Kevin’s passion for music, he started out playing solo before forming a band to create the sound he wanted. Drawing influences from an array of genres, from world-music artists such as Ojos de Brujo and Oi Va Voi to more mainstream artists like Ryan Adams Radiohead and Dave Matthews Band.

In the past he has supported artists including Seth Lakeman, Sharon Corr, Ian McNabb, James Walsh, Amsterdam and Ruarri Joseph as well as opening the 2012 Chester Rocks festival and headlining the Liverpool Acoustic stage at The Threshold Festival 2014. The new album ‘As I Disappear’ was recorded at The Motor Museum in Liverpool with producer Al Groves and is available from the website.


11086959_873059109419454_1384329422_nDead Pixels are an upcoming acoustic trio from the North West, UK. Since October 2013 they have been honing their craft through many regional gigs such as Osfest 2014, The Gathering Festival, Oxjam and many open mic nights, where they have made a lasting positive impression with their unique sound. They offer a lively and entertaining set infused with lots of energy, separating them from many other acoustic acts in the region. Dead Pixels have been expanding their online fanbase through regular video uploads to their YouTube channel. They have released several successful covers and original songs via YouTube, all of which have been received positively by their fans. Dead Pixels began the recording process for their Debut 6 track EP “Homegrown” in March 2014, for release in Autumn 2014.



April is an up and coming  singer songwriter who writes about her life experiences with a positive message reflected behind her tracks.   April is in the process of writing her first EP and hopes to have an album released in 2015.  She has spent time working alongside well known Musician Luke Moore and sound engineer Luke Hodgkinson who produced her two tracks which she currently has released. Within her Popular Music Performance degree she has been able to learn to perform alongside other musicians, develop her voice technically and develop the elements needed in order to compose her own music. April currently studies in Chester UK, alongside performing in an acoustic duo band. She hopes to use the skills gained in her degree to get involved in different session projects as well as perform her music around Northern Ireland.

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