British sensation, Nate James is not your typical vocalist. His extraordinary voice is music to the world’s ears. James’ new project In My Skin is not just a typical collection of infectious songs. No, In My Skin is a movement. Since bursting onto the music scene in 2005, British soul singer-songwriter Nate James has sold over 1,000,000 albums internationally, becoming one of the most successful independent soul recording artists globally. His debut album Set The Tone, with its live band funk sound, was heavily influenced by the classic soul artists Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, earning Nate three MOBO nominations for Best Newcomer and Best R&B Artist and Best UK Male. His sophomore album Kingdom Falls was described by critics, in turn, as ‘fantastic’, ‘glorious’, ‘a masterpiece’ as well as ‘lush and masterful’. In-between the two studio albums, Nate released the four-track EP, Funkdefining, collaborating with some of the best producers in the UK including Mark Hill, Johnny Douglas, Danny S and Don-E. The title track went on to feature in Hollywood film, Run Fatboy Run, firmly cementing Nate as a star with international appeal. Nate’s new release, In My Skin was celebrated with a single release launch show on February 19th 2017 at the O2 Academy Islington. The songs of In My Skin tackle love, loss and the trials of success in fourteen beautifully crafted songs, which range from anthems to lullabies to danceable jams. His songs touch the places in us that are often the hardest to reach, despite the brilliance of the beats and the catchiness of the tunes. Collaborators on the project include producers Jaime Lidell, Corey Rooney, with the title track being produced by Grammy-award winning producer, Shannon Saunders, who has created hits for the likes of India.Arie, John Legend, CeeCee Winans and Heather Headley. Nate has toured extensively throughout his career and is in demand for live performances including headlining festivals outside the UK in Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Poland, France and Japan. He has toured with and supported some of the biggest names in the music industry including the late Amy Winehouse, Corrine Bailey Rae and John Legend as well as performing alongside the likes of Simply Red, Katie Melua, Beverley Knight and Natasha Beddingfield.
ROBBIE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE
For over the past decade Tony has been wowing audiences worldwide with his amazing portrayal of Britain’s Greatest Entertainer, Robbie Williams! After making his debut in Trevor Chance’s ‘Legends,’ Tony has gone on to perform all across the globe, leaving audiences constantly gagging for more! He turns heads wherever he goes leaving onlookers asking, ‘”Is it or isn’t it?” In 2005 Tony was lucky enough to meet Robbie in person, chatting about women, music and most importantly football, even gaining his idol’s approval with Robbie saying, “I think it’s great, I’m really flattered! It’s bloody hard work being me!” In 2008 Tony beat all his ‘Robbie’ competition, landing a spot on BBC ONE’s, ‘The One And Only,’ performing in front of 7 million viewers for 6 successive weeks, eventually bowing out in the final to the fantastic Dusty Springfield. The resemblance is so uncanny that Tony has appeared for numerous promotional campaigns and TV shows throughout Europe appearing on numerous occasions as Robbie’s double including playing robbie in a series of official short films for the album, ‘Rudebox’. Tony also helped Comic Relief, when he’s doubled for Robbie, featuring on sketches wrote by Robbie’s close friend David Walliams. Amongst others they included Simon Cowell, Olly Murs, Liam Gallagher, Stephen Fry, Sheridan Smith and Walliams himself. Tony’s show covers all of the greatest hits, with a few special surprises, capturing the true spirit of everything Robbie! The show takes you on a journey of the old classics, a hint of swing, right up to date and even a certain boyband. Constantly rebooked over and over, this tribute show has something for anyone and everyone and suited for almost every occasion. The look’s, the moves, the voice, the ego!!!!!! This show has it all! Tony Lewis is Robbie Williams!
THE PHIL JACKSON ROCK N ROLL BAND
Suffolk’s finest authentic Rock n Roll offering… ‘The Phil Jackson Band’ bring big beat boogie Rock n Roll with a sprinkling of country and blues to you all. Sporting Jerry Lee Lewis style piano/vocals and Chuck Berry riffs, performing all the classics from all the stars of 1950s.
THE AUSTIN BEATS
Since forming in 2005, The Austin Beats have become one of the top sixties cover bands in the UK. Based in East Anglia, this fab quartet are recognised for their high-energy performances, making them the ideal choice for corporate events, weddings, private parties, hotels, themed nights and festivals. A live band can really help create an atmosphere, so if you want to get the party jumping, The Austin Beats are sure to deliver! The show is a tribute to the 1960’s featuring songs made famous by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, plus many more! This iconic era of music is loved by audiences of all ages. The Austin Beats specialise in that British beat sound, complemented with authentic clothing and instruments from the era.
FICK AS FIEVES
Fick As Fieves, an Indie-Rock trio from Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Made up of Archie Arthur, Richard Aries and Harry Campbell. Formed in Summer 16, what started out as jam sessions in the basement and gigs at the local, turned into crowds of hundreds turning up to chant lyrics and swing from the chandeliers. 2017 is a huge year for the Fieves, not only are they set to play at festivals supporting the same bill as the likes of Madness, Slaves and Sea Sick Steve. They have 4 new tracks ready to release throughout the year. Keep your eyes peeled and join them as they cross the Suffolk Boarder!
Bessie Turner is a 23 year old singer songwriter from rural Suffolk, England. She likes wine, glitter and weather of all kinds. Big Sleep is her debut release. Her style is an eclectic pastiche of her musical heroes; she is influenced as much by MIA as she is Dusty Springfield. Yet it is her own uniqueness – in both her personality as well as her music – that sets her apart as an artist and performer. Her voice rings with a soulfulness that floats like a cloud; wistful, effortless and above all charming. In 2016 Bessie moved to a houseboat on the bank of the River Orwell and began collaborating with SuperGlu’s Benjamin Ward (Don’t Try is his own newly established label – this marks its first ever release) to expand upon her one-woman acoustic sound. Recorded by George Perks (Young Guns, The Subways, Clean Bandit) in amongst the rough wood, antique rugs and analogue equipment of The Crypt Studio, its production is as warm and homely as the space itself. The effect of an environment shaping a performers sound. This is true of her writing process too: she has spent her entire life against the never-changing backdrop of rural Suffolk. The sparse English countryside’s juxtaposition of eerie emptiness and striking beauty is reflected in her pairing of upbeat pop sensibilities with the isolated melancholy of Big Sleeps lyrics. The haunting delivery of “Will it be mourning forever?” delicately hangs over a shuffling beat before rising to an inescapable chorus: “What’s in your head? Tell what you’ve got to”: a tale of hesitance delivered with a certain triumph. Her distinctive voice, a mix of Beth Gibbons and Emiliana Torrini, drifts softly above the patter patter of electronic drums, picked acoustic guitar and a warm wiring bass-line. The subtleties of the arrangement showcase an effortless flair for melody executed without a single drop of pretence. This is Bessie Turner as she has been her whole life: genuine and heartfelt.
RHAPSODY QUEEN TRIBUTE
Formed in 2005 after a year in a rehearsal studio, Rhapsody is a 5-piece band and has delighted audiences all over the world and has performed at some of the most prestigious events from British Embassies and Hampton Court Palace to Manchester Rock Radio Festival and Fribourg Festival in Switzerland. Corporate clients include the BBC, RAF, Royal Navy, British Army, IOD London, Dabs Awards Ceremony, and the Official Queen Fan Club. Rhapsody is perfect for festivals, awards evenings and conference gala dinners, private events, weddings, theatres, and any other social gatherings. Rhapsody returned from a successful four-week tour of India and is currently playing many theatres and private events and festivals all over the UK and Europe this year. Rhapsody is a live band guaranteed to maximise audience participation and enjoyment with Queen’s greatest hits. Rhapsody’s performance is as much a visual experience as it is a listening one. There are numerous costume changes available covering the glamour rock days of the 1970’s to the Magic years of the 1980’s.
J.S & THE LOCKERBILLIES
Some people like to rock, some people like to roll, but movin and a groovin’s gonna satisfy your soul! J.S along with his fantastic Lockerbillies are goin’ to rock your socks off!! With a collection of cult classics, shaking showstoppers and rocking rollers from the golden age of jiving, Josh Locke and his terrific band bring you a show like no other. With full dead ringer sets of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Buddy Holly and many many more the J.S & the Lockerbillies experience brings you a full of night of bopping for all ages! hootenannies, themed throwbacks and everything in between. Since forming in July 2014, Josh (J.S) Locke (Guitar/Vocals) & his fantastic Lockerbillies have been ripping up the UK circuit with their own raw brand of rock n’ roll classics. Bringing down the house at public and private parties from Ipswich to London’s east end. The boys are also just right for those more intimate shindigs. So get your rug cutting shoes out, slick back that hair or pull out that polka dot dress, cause it’s about to rock and it’s about to roll!
Meg Hughes, also known as Peachy696 is a local singer/songwriter from the Suffolk area of the UK. She likes to create and perform her own folk/indie themed original songs inspired by things that have happened in her life, and nature, as well as performing a wide genre of covers all with her own unique twist. Meg has been performing since May 2015 with other singer/songwriters from in and around Suffolk – including Orse Clarke, Charlie Law, Meg Burrows, Jordan Hay, Keith Sadler and more! Performances include Mimosa restaurant, The Steam Boat Tavern, The Sweffling White Horse, Cult Cafe, The Grinning Rat, Suffolk Food Hall, Petta Fiesta, Gorleston Cliff Top Festival, Ipswich Maritime Festival, Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, Spring and Summer Fest in Woodbridge, and Thetford’s Great Festival, as well as open mic nights at The Angel, Isaacs, P J McGintys, and the Bristol Arms, and radio shows including Eurobeat Radio, West Suffolk Radio and Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels on ICR. Meg also runs her own open mic at the Lattice Barn pub in Ipswich every 2nd Friday of the month. All Meg’s social media (twitter, instagram, soundcloud, and youtube) can be found by searching Peachy696. Meg is currently working on her first EP which she hopes will be available by the end of Summer 2017.