Trevor babajack steger | Playing Throughout the day and evening
Trevor is a superb seasoned musician performing a vast array of self penned and covered Bare Blues & Rural Roots. He has an immediacy and charisma that draws you close to the music and I cannot think of any other solo artist that I’ve heard in the last couple of years who demands your attention in the same way. You may have head his music being played on the Radio 2 playlist!
Nominated on Blues & Roots Radio Worldwide (Best Blues Album of the Year 2020)
Nominated for the Best Acoustic Act 2020 (The UK Blues Awards 2020 & 2021)
The Robin Bibi Band
The Robin Bibi Band was born in the late 90s when Robin was inspired to start his own Texas Style Blues/ Rock band after having worked as a session man with such arists as the Pretty Things, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben E. King and Helen Shapiro to name but a few.
The Band have established themselves as one of the UK’s hardest working and most popular bands in their genre and Robin had been widely recognised as one of the UK’s finest Blues / Rock guitarists!
They have played all the major UK blues festivals and have toured in Europe, Ireland, Scandinavia and the USA! Robin is at present signed to Ashwood Records and has recently released what’s considered to be his best album yet “No More A Secret”, the first album of exclusively Robin Bibi originals. This album received rave reviews and extensive AirPlay including considerable airings on BBC Radio 2. It peaked at number 2 in the IBBA playlist.
Robin has been nominated by the British Blues awards in several categories and won an award for best Guitar Solo from the WRC! The band continue their never ending mission to spread their own personal brand of music and to entertain and lift the spirits of their audiences .. We are very lucky to get such a talent to play our small festival, Robin is an amazing musician, a true gent and someone that I got on with very well following his guest performance at a gig at the New Inn in 2021....
Alex Ohm Band
Alex Ohm’s alternative, cinematic symphonies reflect the wide range of influences that inspire his work and come together to create his band's unique sound.
Midlands based songsmith, Ohm has become a renowned name on the local music scene and beginning to make a name for himself far and wide.
With several sold out shows already under his belt, Alex has also opened shows for the likes of Ian Brown, The Charlatans, Ocean Colour Scene and Peter Doherty to name a few as well as touring worldwide.
The band have been busy since releasing their Debut EP 'At first a drop’ in 2017 which featured the single ‘Through the storm’ song that received huge praise from radio and press alike as well as becoming the soundtrack for the John Lewis promotional video for their Birmingham flagship store.
After winning the inaugural Pirate Studios ‘Prodigy’ competition in 2018, the band stormed numerous festivals across England including Isle of Wight Festival, Y Not Festival, Truck Fest and Tramlines.
I first watched Alex at the Moseley Folk Festival, and for me Alex & the Band were one of, if not the best artist at the festival! (Darren Wood, Red Rooster Events)
Carefully-crafted British Rock and Soul that looks forwards as well as backwards, and inwards as well as outwards. Music that credits its listeners with intelligence and isn’t shy of putting its soul on the line.
There’s a refreshing simplicity and honesty in the quartet’s approach to their music, which pours the best elements of rock, blues and pop into songs about real, down-to-earth human experience. The real stuff that we all go through, full of questions, frailties, doubt, determination, light and shade.
“We fell into the blues-rock scene, but we’re not completely a blues band and we’re not completely a rock band, there’s lots of layers to it.” says Frontman Ben Edwards with some understatement, who’s joined in the line-up by his younger brother Sam on drums, Charlie Richards on guitar and Ash Milburn on bass.
The four-piece, based in the Midlands, have been consistently engaging brains and ears during a steady emergence over recent years. In the process, the Rainbreakers have built up an audience that hangs on their every song, in revered venues such as the 100 Club and the Borderline and throughout the UK and Europe.
They’ve shared stages with such notables as the Temperance Movement, Samantha Fish and Devon Allman, and no one wants to miss their next number. Their stage presence and innate resistance of genre restrictions always keep audiences wanting more.
On record, the band emerged in 2015 with the Blood Not Brass EP, rightly hailed for the frenetic energy that was, on reflection, only part of their appeal. 2017’s second EP Rise Up hinted at the greater depth that was confirmed on the Rainbreakers’ debut album a year later, Face To Face.
Now that all translates into another offering, co-produced by the band with Tom Gittins from Monochrome Productions, on which the Rainbreakers have found their voice as never before.
Paul Parker & all The right friends
Paul & the band continue to follow their path to bring you Rootsy Americana, Folk and Blues with a twist. Their influences are too many and varied to list but think of the sound of Tom Petty and REM combined with the Levellers and you’re getting pretty close.
The full five piece line up consists of Paul Parker (Vocals/ Acoustic and Electric guitar/Ukulele/Mandolin/Banjo), Adelle Parker (Vocals/Harmonica/Percussion), Phil Rose (bass) Roger Preston (Guitar/Ukulele) and Matthew Parton (Drums).
Paul and the band pride theirselves on having a wide ranging set which is dynamic in volume and intensity. If you want to sit and listen that’s great. If you wanna dance? It’s all good!! ..... Promises to be an amazing end to our festival!!
Paul Parker & all The right friends
the ac30's rocksteady ska & reggae
You will simply love these guys!! … The AC30’s are a 7 piece band who perform the very best of original Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae genres (with a dash on 2-Tone here and there), they pride themselves on being true to the original recordings and engage the crowds with their charm, charisma and amazing musicianship!
Playing the music of Desmond Dekker, Pluto Shervington, Prince Buster, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, John Holt and The Skatalites to name but a few as well as being the backing band for such legendary artist as Susan Cadogan, Stranger Cole, Carroll Thompson, Derrick Morgan and Troy Ellis
With a set list comprising of Prince Buster, John Holt, Max Romeo, Ken Boothe, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis, Toots and The Maytells to name but a few along with original material, audiences find it hard keeping off the dance floor!
Members of the band have separately recorded and played live with Ken Boothe, Jimmy Cliff, Wyclef Jean, Black Uhuru, Bad Manners, the UB40 brass section and The Beat Ft Rankin Rogers to name a few.
Whether you are a hardened 2-Tone fan, Reggae lover or into the old Rocksteady beats of Jamaica, the AC30’s Band are proven to cover them all and keep everyone happy, dancing and bobbing the night away!
“The greatest Tribute to Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady you are likely to hear” – Ska Radio UK