29th May 2016: The Rogue State Circus / Fyzz Wallis / William Webster / Brooke / Dan Poole
A life-long music lover and self –proclaimed ‘total show-off’, Fyzz played in a number of original punk and electronica bands in her teens and 20s, before taking a baby break from performing, but never stopped singing. Her friends persuaded her to perform again via the local open mic scene, and she found that her unique songs, including the cheeky ’App Song’, were in demand, leading her to record and perform as a solo artist more often in recent years, bringing out ‘Room’, her first solo collection of songs in 2014.
With a new EP set to be released near the end of this year, Dan Poole has a lot to give. From designing his own logo, taking his own promo shots to recording and mixing his own music, Dan Poole reinvents the meaning of a complete DIY artist. Taking inspiration from such diverse artists such as Frank Turner and Tim Minchin, Dan Poole really does bring a sense of uniqueness to his music. By combining acoustic guitar and complete simpleness in all his lyrics, he's bound to make you laugh and smile.
The Rogue State Circus
Northampton Acoustic Indie folk-rock/Powerpop band The Rogue State Circus are noted for their passionate and energetic live performances driven by strong, tuneful and hook-laden original songwriting, exhibiting influences from the Beatles to Burt Bacharach, Big Star to Blur. Fronted by singer/songwriter Jon Delaney (also of folk band Kismet Hardy) they have taken their "truly-genre warping" music to festivals such as Green Meadows and Mainstage at the Umbrella Fair and venues including Leicester's Musician and The Cavern Club, Liverpool. The band have had repeated BBC and independent radio airplay of songs from their first Studio LP, 2011's "Songs from the Sea of Serenity". Rogue State Circus are currently part way through recording their second full Studio LP "Songs from the Sea of Storms" with multi-platinum producer Gavin Monaghan. (Editors, Sherlocks, Scott Matthews, Nizlopi)
William takes pride in providing not just solo guitar music, but an ambience. Through presentation and the options of a classical nylon string or amplified guitar, the service is as much about the mood and atmosphere as it is the Jazz standards and improvisations he performs.
Alongside shaping a mood and theme William also takes great pride in his performance. All of the recordings on this website were done in a single take, no overdubs, nothing else added. William meticulously plans both his performance and set list to ensure the highest standard and reproduction in a live setting.
Regardless of venue, William aims to provide the ideal atmosphere and sophistication for your event.
Brooke is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter based in and around Stamford. She began piano lessons and performing at the age of 5. After having recorded the original song ‘It Was You’ at Lisa Stansfield’s studio in Rochdale, Brooke entered the Big Music Project Competition with the same song, being chosen from 3000 entries to reach the top 100. At the turn of 2016 Brooke organised ‘Live Lunches’ – bi-monthly acoustic gigs for exceptionally talented young musicians in and around Stamford. Outside of performing, Brooke also runs Songbird Sessions for people living in care homes and Music Bunnies (music sessions for toddlers).
With a feature for QueenBee magazine and performances at Extonbury festival, Bourne Carnival and Stamford Arts Centre to look forward to, Brooke is excited about what the rest of 2016 holds, before heading back into the studio early 2017 to record her debut EP.
Solo Jazz guitarist convenient and suitable for a variety of functions ranging from weddings to corporate events