Poet Cherry Scott returns to Mersea Island to host the aHulaBula Stage. Known locally as ‘The mouth of the South’ her vibrant and volatile poetry will make you sit up and listen as she lulls you into a false sense of security.
She’s been writing all her life and has been performing live on stage since 2005. No stranger to success she has recently performed and produced her own show called ‘Scott on the Rocks’ where she showcased her work collaborating with Soundscapers, DJ’s, filmmakers and musicians in her hometown. Cherry is based in Southend on sea, Essex.
See her on Saturday and Sunday from 12.00 to 12.20pm at the aHulaBula Stage.
The Penny Antics are a two piece Grunge/Punk band from Essex. We’ve been gigging around for three years now and are developing an ever-expanding fanbase. We’re known for our unpredictable and energetic performances and play each set as though it were our last. We have a 10-song album out, and a 5-song EP.
When Steve the singer out of the hardcore punk band Gout/Lager Louts became ill with throat problems he had to stop singing live. During that time Steve started making his own music from sounds he liked; tractors, angle grinders, drills and anything you can hit like barrels, buckets, scaffold tubes and diesel tanks. Once Steve’s voice improved he set about starting up a live band and was joined by guitarist Jason Sanders, and didgeridoo player Dave Croughan. The end result is a mix of hoe down punk crossed with industrial folk blues that shouldn’t work but somehow does.
Since then Jesus Hooligan have added more and more people to the band, including four extra Burrell Bashers (Adam Smith, Carol Walker, Lester Rouge and Paul Geddes), a drummer (Arup) and Rick Pistol on Darbuka. As a result of this, and their fun, energetic live performances, Jesus Hooligan continue to go from strength to strength.
Reverb Nation: http://www.reverbnation.com/jesushooligan2
Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/jesus-hooligan
The songs are short and you might get a free biscuit.
Imagine Richard Stilgoe got stuck in the matter transporter from ‘The Fly’ with John Shuttleworth, Half Man Half Biscuit and Terry Nutkins (RIP). Now imagine the music the resulting creature might produce… Yes that’s right, I agree, but still aren’t you curious?
Georgina Brett’s music is created using her voice and effects pedals, creating instant choirs of sound often in an hypnotic style. The point of this music is not only to captivate with extraordinary timing and melodic style but also to help the listener to relax, in our ever increasingly fast world. Her latest album is a double album of vocal works with no lyrics. highlighting the voice as an instrument, and as a vehicle for emotional expression.
Alternative blues-rock band from Leeds. “Born into a bathtub of whiskey and dried with a beard doused in cigarette smoke, they’re the bar band we all wish we were in.” Damian Girling, Songwriting Magazine