The Babysnakes formed in 2000 over a mutual love of sugary tea and acoustic guitar-driven pop songs. Following a short ten-year hiatus, they are embarking on a mission to make everyone’s life better via the medium of well written and executed pop songs.
Dave Starr and friends mainly perform covers, keeping as near as possible to the original arrangements – particularly Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Beatles and many others from the fifties up to the end of the eighties. Their well honed skill of faithful reproduction paying homage to these musical legends has gained many loyal followers.
Bringing a touch of Brixton nightlife to Withyfest’20, Bashy Beats will bring instant party vibes!
“We bring the music to make the gal wine and the man bruk out. Hip Hop, Funk, DnB and Reggae, and everything in between.’
Introducing the Bashy Beats Crew:
The first lady of all things bashy. You’ll find her leading the way on the dance floor, busting moves and hyping the party vibe to get the crowd on their feet and jumping. She is also a dab hand on the ones and twos, playing her own brand of old school reggae and northern soul.
Aural Voyeurism was an original member of the Majestic Studio Sound System, alongside the world famous Solo Banton, and is now part of the Bashy crew.
Highlights include crazy nights at Shoreditch House, The Dog Star, Madame Jojo’s and The Friendly Society. Soul, Funk, Reggae and Hip Hop, he always rocks the spot.
As well as projecting images Stuart plays warm up tracks to get the crowd grooving. He has a taste for Northern Soul, Disco, House and Indie. He works closely with the Bashy DJ’s on AV performances that transport you to far off places where the sun shines and the drinks flow.
Whether playing tunes from the folk tradition or his own compositions, Andy’s personality and character shine through his performance. Rich vocals and accomplished musicianship.
Black Hole Of Daisies
Some say it’s ‘Newgrass’ other describe us as ‘Alt-Country Hillbilly Punk Blues’, The Black Hole of Daisies don’t give a publican’s pint what you call it. Just four lads from the Wild West who share questionable morals and drinking habits who’ve been playing this stuff since dial-up connections were cool.
Blind Man Earl
A four-piece rock, blues & funk outfit, featuring acoustic & electric guitars, bass & double bass, banjo, drums & vocals, Blind Man Earl, knock out a unique sound combined with engaging lyrics.
Following the best singer-songwriter traditions, Luke Brown crafts quality compositions that are personal, honest and tell stories that resonate with aspects of the experience of everyday life. Every tune has something fresh and sublime going for it, each tale is haunting with a strong undercurrent of wonderment.
Jerry Cahill has variously been described as Ambient Indo European Blues, a cross between ambient guitar music and jazz-folk, and as coming from somewhere between Brian Eno and John Fahey. He has a long association with the Croissant Neuf Stage at Glastonbury and was also largely responsible for starting the Bradninch Music Festival.
A club Deejay of the highest standard. Having plied his trade in the Balearic Islands Cam3l will be playing the tunes to light up a summer’s evening.
The Care Factory
The band is a combination of Lucian (rhythm and vocals) and Richard (lead). Lucian is heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, the Velvet Underground and Joy Division. Richard is a classically trained guitar player. His influences include traditional flamenco, Paul Simon, John Denver, Iron Maiden and Guns and Roses. Lucian is about the words, the poetry and the emotion. Richard is about the technique and the melody. This music is all about the dynamics. The rough uncompromising personality of Lucian and the delicate harmonies and brilliant musical talent which is Richard.
Performing covers going all the way back to the 50s but with a modern twist. She is influenced by Jazz, Cuban & Reggae rhythms. Her set list includes covers by Caro Emerald, Nancy Sinatra, Tom Waites & Zara Hindi.
Corky is the world’s greatest Scrumpy & Western rapper – alright, only Scrumpy & Western rapper – who plays acoustic agricultural hip-hop about his beloved West Country, cider, skittles and the wholesale price of milk. He takes the genre popularised by the Wurzels to a new dimension. Coming straight out of South Bristol via rural North Wiltshire, he plays festivals in the summer and pubs in the winter, and has supported everyone from The Wurzels to Goldie.
Original and different. Whether playing his own compositions or what he calls his ‘twisted covers’ Rob brings own unique interpretation of blues guitar.
Tracey describes herself as an anarchist, a vegan, an activist and mother who bases herself in Ammanford, West Wales. Tracey was a member of the truly wonderful Shellys Children, a band who delivered some of the most biting lyrics of the late 80’s all wrapped up in hook-laden glittering perfect pop. In more recent times Tracey has released three solo albums ‘If The Moon Could Talk’, ‘Picture Postcards’ and ‘Thoughts In The Dark’.