2017 Bands

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The Green Trees 2 (19 of 22)The Trees came together in the vibrant local acoustic scene of the 90s as part of a loose affiliation called Wagger’s Tail. The flexibility and mobility of the acoustic format enabled them to employ the guerrilla tactic of creeping up on unsuspecting public houses and playing in them. From this fondly remembered pursuit, they evolved into the Indie covers band Five Green Trees. Having settled into their current line up as The Trees, they now focus on bringing modern guitar driven Americana, mixed with some classic rock, to a wider audience.

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IMG_4410Echo Tree are Adeline Houghton (vocals), Jon Barnes & Andy Shelton (guitars), Tris Murray (drums) and Barry Hughes (bass), an alternative indie rock band from Hertfordshire & Cambridge.

The band has been together since January 2014 coming together through separate friendships and a love for creating music. After spending much of the year writing and polishing their sound, they have recorded a new EP in May which is due to be released soon

 

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17635327_1217167085068227_3859618571469877214_oAtlas Drive are a Pop/Rock/Indie band from Hertfordshire aged
19 – 21. They recently formed in September 2016 and played their first gig to a full crowd at The Horn in St Albans. They bring an energetic performance with gritty guitars and catchy melodies that will have you singing all night.
They plan to head into the studio with producer Matt Hyde to record and release their upcoming single ‘Can’t Give It Up’ ready for release in the Summer 2017.

http://www.atlasdrive.com/

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Corragh

CorraghThe four individual members of Corragh have been playing Irish music for many years, and formed the current band in 2014 – just in time to play at that year’s Rock in the Priory festival. The band has a Ware guitarist, and the other instruments include flute, fiddle, bouzouki, mandolin, whistle, bodhran and concertina. They play Irish songs and traditional instrumental music: jigs, reels and polkas designed to get toes tapping. For further information, see the Corragh website.

 

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Neil Gowans and The Winos play countrified power pop and roll; tuneful rock ‘n’ roll with a touch of new wave attitude, a smidgeon of country and a soupcon of soul.

Their influences include Nick Lowe, Johnny Cash, Teenage Fanclub, The Clash, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Edwyn Collins, both the Elvises (Elvi?), classic Motown and a whole bunch of other stuff too.


You can get their latest EP, The Soup Sessions, here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-soup-sessions-ep/id1205852857

http://www.thewinos.co.uk/

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Adam & Rick

adam-and-rickAdam & Rick are a musical duo who perform acoustically altered variations of old and modern popular music. They have been playing together both as a duo and in bands such as Not the Droids for the past 7 years and play regularly across the County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SuicideTapesThe Suicide Tapes are a four-piece vocals/guitar/bass/drums band based in East Herts (Hertford/Ware), initially formed in 1983 out of the post-punk/gothic scene and drawing influences from Bauhaus, The Cult, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Joy Division, The Cure, Bowie, et al. After making an impact in the Herts, Essex and London indie circuit venues, during which they also released an EP, and twice playing support to New Model Army, they separated amicably to pursue other interests.

Now reformed and back on the road with new and original material, re-crafted by the refinements of maturity, the experience is fresher, bigger and no less relevant and, in addition to their returning original fans they have begun to draw in new fans of all ages; from youngsters not even born on the first incarnation, to other contemporaries (and older!) who are hearing it for the first time with new ears, but with a hint of authentic nostalgia.

The Suicide Tapes: ‘Something to live for’..

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kids car colourThe Rockin Rones first started playing together at BEAT music centre in 2010 when the youngest member , drummer James Hofmann , was only 6 years old . Their first performance ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljhMseMZBxg ) changed their lives forever and began an enduring friendship where their age differences presented no boundaries to a shared love of music . Since then the core band have grown and have performed at schools / festivals and private functions around London and have had the opportunity to record in some of the top studios in London . Their set is an unlikely mix of pop , soul , and 80s classics but all with the Rocking Bones twist . Their mission is to make great music but above all have fun !

 

 

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BreakersIndie/Alternative Rock band featuring Alex Bayly previously of The Last Men (Universal Music Publishing) Jamie Archer, Scott Carter (Futureproof) and Ollie Townsend.
A sound not dissimilar that blends the hard rock of QOTSA, Deftones with Bloc Party indie riffs. This band have gone from strength to strength after releasing their debut A/B side Redrum.

 

http://www.breakerstheband.com

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Griffin & Perry

1149753_583973378325971_1313063462_oPrior to forming Griffin & Perry, both Craig and Chris have been involved in bands and music for a number of years including Play Something and hosting open mic nights in the Hertfordshire area.

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12800246_952680958134125_5012128442404489461_nSara Ashley is an accomplished singer/songwriter from Hertfordshire. Currently under management and starting to work on her next release Sara’s genre lends it’s hand to a Country Pop sound utilising her prowess on piano, guitar and violin.

Sara has been writing her own songs since she was 13 years old. Sara studied songwriting at the Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance in London and has been able to perform and co-write with some great people both here and in Los Angeles. In 2010 Sara was lucky enough to support Sugababes, Jessie J and Status Quo at a charity event in Essex and following this spent several months in Nashville to gig; song write and learn more about the music industry.

Sara has played a number of great venues including The Regal Room, Hackney Empire, Bush Hall, The Bedford and Brownstock festival and will be starting to add to that list this year. With some good airplay on radio BBC 3 counties and BBC Cambridgeshire she is in the making for being the next big thing in Country.

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Craig Land

IMG_8495Originally from Warwickshire Craig has taken to playing around the country with his melodic acoustic tones.
Craig started his music career with his old band the Finelines of which he was the front man and songwriter. After playing such venues as London’s 02, Craig decided to go solo in 2011.
Now residing in Ware, Craig has become a familiar face around the south east in pubs and clubs building a small but dedicated following.
Looking to release an EP next year Craig will be promoting much more over the coming months.

 

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