STRETCH SOUL GANG

Stretch Soul Gang are a Sixtet formed in the gritty bowels of Suffolk. We take a pinch of Funk, Soul and Hip Hop then throw them in a big old pot, cookin' up some tasty grooves.
"Excellent showmanship, inch-perfect falsettos, soothing basslines, and a great set of songs like the tunes Ain’t Got No Money and Sharks at the Wheel prove that Stretch Soul Gang are one of the most promising acts in the East" -Music Blog 42 30/09/17

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BLOOMS

Formed in late 2018, Blooms are quickly gaining traction throughout South East England.
Adopting a high energy, anthemic sound with huge choruses and soaring vocals, to delicate acoustic numbers.
Formed in a drunken haze of intoxicated jams, firm friends Lianne Kaye and George Marriott quickly stumbled upon a solid writing partnership.
With the addition of Charlie Fisher and Wayne Thompson on Bass and Drums respectively, Blooms were born.

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RAZ BAND

An original 3-piece  Instrumental band of Jazz, Rock, Funk Fusion.
"Raz is a tight band of talented performers, who I have seen perform many different styles with ease and a great sense of flow"
- Dan Mailer, Introspectrum

"Raz is one of the most unique fusion bands in Essex. With their constant changes through many genres in their songs, they express greatly and transition between them smoothly. Great band with superb connection between them all. A band worth watching and booking!"
- Beth Marie, Singer-songwriter
Raz began in May 2014 as a college and university project. The band seeks to cross the boundaries of musical genres to create a new blend of sound unique to the band.
 
Individual members of Raz have 8+ years of experience in music performance, they have frequently performed in London, Ipswich, Essex, and surrounding areas including The Birds Nest in London, Bassment in Chelmsford, The Sunny Sailors in Maldon, Colchester Arts Centre, Three Wise Monkeys Colchester, Manor Ballroom Ipswich, Swinburne Hall in Colchester... many more brilliant music venues! Raz has worked with Rowntree Records, JAR Records, Essex Rocks, and others for live performances.

 

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PALOMINO KINGS

Palomino Kings (formally Pillbox) are a Rock 'n' Roll band, performing Americana / Alt-folk songs with energy, grit and feeling. As featured on BBC Introducing.

A dynamic rhythm section, atmospheric country bends, and hammond organ swells from the band underpin singer Gavin Bowern's honest and heartfelt songwriting, dirty guitars, and emotive vocals.

The debut single "Waiting on a Train" is one of the more tender moments and a live favourite, with the release date planned for March 2019.


 

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THE GIN TWINS
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TASHA ROBERTSON

Folk-pop singer-songwriter based in Essex, telling tales of love, loss, hope and acceptance.
 

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SOPHIE NASH

Kelvedon-born singer-songwriter with sings, strings and tings!

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SAM YOUNG

Sam is a singer songwriter from Wivenhoe who is soon to be releasing his debut EP. Inspired by the likes of Amos Lee and Dallas Green, his songs are a mix of upbeat and mellow life stories and experiences.

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