CROYDE VIEW FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016
Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar.
Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. They have re-thought traditional musical structure creating their own all-encompassing genre.
Whether playing old-school trance classics or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed. Mik is a classically trained guitarist having studied at Manchester’s RNCM.
Ezio deliver the most exquisitely crafted and varied songs with a skill that can only come from having toured and recorded constantly for many years. Ezio’s style has always been nearly impossible to describe, their music can range from the highly rhythmical almost manic Latin feeling rock to delicate dreamy ballads that are heartbreakingly honest and deeply poetic.
They, at some point in the last twenty years, have been near you. Since the mid nineties they have released a succession of albums all over the world on a variety of major and independent labels. They have toured constantly throughout Europe having probably played your own town hall …
Richard Maule has released his latest EP ‘Esoteric Groove’ which is in all major stores. He has been championed by Radio 2 Dermot O’Leary as well as being nominated for Shure’s singer songriter award last year.
Richard charges his songs with emotion and energy, then lets it all go on stage with an explosive performance captivating his audience with a mix of drums, soaring synths, looped vocals and many other instruments played at one time. A must see live!
N.U.M.B. – Never Underestimate Musical Belief
Foot stomping beats, infectious melodies that stay in your head for days and a plethora of musical influences, N.U.M.B. are the original genre-blending masters of their time, integrating Hip Hop with Indie, Reggae, and Rock. With their awe-inspiring ability to write song after song and over 700 live shows under their belt, N.U.M.B. continue to smash every live performance, no matter how small or large.
Formed in 2007 and evolving ever since, they’ve supported many mainstream artists – Arrested Development, Peter Andre, Mica Paris, Frank Turner, Finley Quaye, The Magic Numbers…
EXMOOR DOO DAH BAND
The Exmoor Do Dah! is a four piece “skiffle” band with guitars, banjo, washboard and tea chest bass. They enjoy playing anything, as long as it’s fast and furious! … skiffle, blues, Johnny Cash, ragtime, Rock ‘n Roll, Irish etc. . Audience participation is compulsory; the more you sing, the better they sound!
John Do Dah! Plays Guitar, Banjo, Kazoo, Sawmill Vocals.
Carlos Fandango Do Dah! Plays much nicer Guitar, much nicer Vocals.
Sarah Do Dah! Plays Washboard, Percussion, Guitar, and really much nicer Vocals.
(Denzil) Julian “The Hand” Do Dah! Does Electronic Tea Chest Bass and various shouting.
Ilfracombe Music Collective
Ilfracombe Music Collective is a collective of musicians brought together by the love of THE GROOVE! Influenced by Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington, Miles Davis, James Brown and many more, they play Funk, Soul, Jazz and Blues with energy and passion.
Formed in Bristol in 2015 by an eclectic and creative group of experienced musicians, swallowfall truly manage to capture the diverse sound of their home city. The band have made a very quick impact on the South West music scene, developing a strong reputation for immersive and accomplished live performances, and are fast becoming a much sought after live act.
With influences ranging from trip hop to pop, soul to progressive rock, the band have crafted a sound that never fails to hold an audience’s attention; often dark, sometimes playful but always melodic and captivating…
Four young musicians of ages between 14 and 17 who have recently erupted onto the North Devon music scene with their powerful Blues-driven heavy rock sound and explosive, energetic stage presence, Stellar Fox love to play and put on a show.
Formed in Braunton, the band consists of Toma Lazarov (lead vocals, keyboards), Freedom Wall (lead guitar), Tristan Taylor (bass guitar), Finn McAuley (drums)
The band recently recorded and launched an EP at Saunton Road Studios to a full house of multi generational rock fans…
Since 2001 Douglas has lived in North Devon, having started his musical career in his hometown of Portsmouth, England.
Douglas E. Powell is a UK based songwriter, lyricist and performer of folk, alt-folk, alt-country, Americana and acoustic music. With three publicly released albums The Still and West in 2001 The Iron Coast in 2005 and Good Men Get Lost at Sea released on the Twister Valley Records in August 2015…
The last couple of years have proved promising for Devon based singer songwriter Small Town (Jim) Jones. Having provoked numerous great reviews including a four-star review in Q magazine a 5 star review in Maverick, Jim is making some noticeable waves. He is becoming more widely known after the title track of his last album “Freight ships was picked up and was played on the BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O Leary show which later led to a live Saturday Session with his long time compadre and guitarist Dave Little and has recently led to him returning to the show…
Young Devon based acoustic artist, playing a wide range of stripped back guitar covers from folk through to rock.
Fresh to the Devon music scene 2016 will be Isabella Elizabeth’s first year on the festival circuit. Isabella has a passion for music, and spends her spare time gigging, rehearsing and writing her own material.
At just 15 her smooth laid back vocals have already been compared to some of the industries finest folk artists, and she’s continually expanding her horizons in order to make her mark as one of the upcoming new generation of fantastic local artists.
A Boy Called Man are an Indie Folk four piece with a twist of gritty Welsh romantic under tones.
A Boy Called Man brings you a heart warming sound with foot tapping bass, dancing violin and a mixture of dark melodic “Cash” style lyrics.
Their latest album has been recorded by Mark Aubrey (producer of Starsailors platinum album “Love is here”) and was recorded at Saunton Road Studios. The band look forward to an incredible year with the launch of their new album “Life’s Toughest Storms”.
Nestled in a lush green valley on the North Devon coastline, the village of Woolacombe is a small but renowned seaside resort as unassuming as it is popular. Celebrated for its vast dramatic landscape, majestic cliff top views and one of the best surf breaks the UK has to offer, the village is one of those paradoxical gems; a secret spot that just about everyone seems to know about. Almost a ghost town in the wintertime, in the warmer months it surges into chaos, as tourists and surfers flood in to enjoy the beach and the consistent swells that form near-perfect waves along its three mile stretch.