Winterfest, Clevendon


The Salthouse Inn
Salthouse Road
January 26, 2019

About Tour


All Day Two Stage Indoor Music Festival

The Salthouse, Salthouse Road, Clevedon BS21 7TY

Saturday 26th January 2019 – 13:00 to 00:00


► THE KINGSTONS – 23.10 – 00.00 – STAGE ONE
The Kingstons are an exciting 5 piece contemporary band based in West Devon and have a fresh, unique sound incorporating an eclectic blend of influences with a passion for ska, reggae and a sprinkle of dub. The band are currently setting the west country alight with their feel good brand of dance music, with the band all contributing to the writing of their own original songs, drawing on influences including soul, jazz, dub and blues, to create a modern ska/reggae sound for 2018. The Kingstons have supported The Wailers, The Beat, The Neville Staple Band, Bad Manners, Laid Blak, Chainska Brassika, Sonic Boom and Land of the Giants to date.

► MAYHEM – 22.20 – 23.10 – STAGE TWO
Mayhem is a popular four piece south west band, playing a quirky mix of retro, swing and rockabilly sounds. Guaranteed to get people dancing.

► KING TUTS REVENGE – 21.40 – 22.20 – STAGE ONE
King Tuts Revenge are a Ska/Reggae/Punk band from The South-West regularly touring all over the UK with their fat edgy alternative sound that’ll make your feet move, your head bang and your bits get all excited. They always bring their party vibe, making everyone within earshot dance and drink like nutters til they pass out only to wake up the next day unsure of how they got there or quite what that lingering smell is to find that their feet have become bloodied stumps and to see pictures of themselves on the front cover of The Sun naked with Prince Harry..

► THE REFUSAL – 21.00 – 21.40 – STAGE TWO
The Refusal are a 4-piece band hailing from Bath, who have been playing live and recording since early 2008. With a hugely diverse range of influences, the 4 members channel their love of traditional ska, hard rock, new wave, indie and punk into songs about space travel and revenge. Currently gigging material from their forthcoming album, the live show guarantees crunching riffs, soaring melodies, amazing live horns and the quirkiest choice of covers this side of anywhere. With a fine debut E.P already under their belts (as reviewed in Venue magazine), The Refusal are receiving rave reviews from both sides of the Atlantic. They were the first live band to appear at the now legendary Contraption Club nights, where they are now the resident headline act. The band also snagged a support slot on Dodgy’s last UK tour. Often described as one of the most original bands currently on the circuit, The Refusal combine great songwriting with high energy performances. Oklahoma born singer / songwriter Jaz Lambeth is a top notch lyricist, and weaves intricate tales on top of the pounding percussion of Rick Stout. Lambeth’s ‘party piece’, a regular in their sets, is unrivalled and not to be missed. Brothers Rob & Guy Tayler cook up the riffs on guitar & bass respectively, and the whole noise comes together, tighter than tight with a sprinkle of theatrics. The only thing they cannot do is descibe their sound, and it is something they try to avoid at all costs. If pressed, you may get them to admit that if Living Colour were signed to 2-Tone records and recorded a collaboration with Cee Lo Green in Soundgarden’s garage, they might sound something like The Refusal.

We are throbbing, glowing, fractal beings of pure psychedelic energy, roaming the kingdom of Wessex and beyond, bringing righteous music to anyone who dares cross our path. We formed ourselves through the ether, and have created music through means of long-distance psychic communication. Mazz “World Domination would be good…and I would make an excellent rock star…I have read all the books and seen all the vidz…I know what to do…I’m ready. “This sound is dipped in Londinium circa ’71 and doesn’t care who knows it. Assured it is, a band who sound like they’ve had a five album deal and are nailing their appeal on disc three, 9/10.” Powerplay Magazine.

Indie post punk revivalists, Northern Light Exposure, formed in London in early 2014. Inspired by the aurora borealis, their name aptly tags their atmospheric multi-layered post rock, while their sound nods to their forefathers: the likes of the Doves, Interpol, and Editors. Songwriter and guitarist Andrew Glen and Tom Cavanagh originally met through an online music forum and founded the band off the back of a shared love of 80s bands Echo & the Bunnymen, The Sound, and single malt whisky. Prior to forming the full line up, Glen self released what would be their debut – a five track mini album entitled ‘The Liar’s Chair’s. The strength of his songwriting soon caught the attention of bassist Lee Anne Burgess and drummer Greg Zielinski to complete the bands rhythm section. Perfecting their sound slowly, they sought out to find their own rehearsal space taking up residency in a basement in Greenwich that they acquired off of the dream pop duo ‘Still Corners’. Later that same year, and now with a handful of new songs under their belts, they turned to producer Pat Collier – the mastermind behind the sound of so many of the bands that inspired them, including; The House of Love, and Jesus & Marychain – to produce their next single ‘Embers’ which they released that October.

► SHE ROBOT – 19.00 – 19.40 – STAGE ONE
Live looping one woman band for the 21st century. TuneYard meets Dub FX & Kate Bush in a maelstrom of beatbox, glitter, ethereal harmonies and dapper hats.

Blessed are they that do his commandments,
That they may have right to the tree of life,
And may enter in through the gates into the city.
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers,
And murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
[Rev 14-15]

Her live performances offer a highwire act between breezy modern Americana and dark melodic alternative country-rock.

Surf Stoner Post-Rock Power Trio! Think Shellac playing The Shadows with a sprinkling of Kyuss for good measure! Angrily Angular tunes with surreal lyrics mixed up with quirkily timed instrumentals!

► HEAD NOISE – 16.20 -17.00 – STAGE ONE
3 piece Electro Art-Punk band from Aberdare/Cardiff featuring a keytar and a host of different instruments. Self-proclaimed “Awkward Pop for a jilted generation”

► JERRY & EMMA – 15.40 – 16.20 – STAGE THREE
Recently formed local duo who can be found playing in and around Clevedon.

► VERVAIN – 15.00 -15.40 – STAGE ONE
Vervain are a Celtic Folk band from the UK mixing traditional tunes and original songs. They create a diverse mix of the old and the new in an exciting and modern way.This West Country quartet bring to the table an eclectic mix of influences from the Folk, Rock & Classical world. Their collective hearts are however, firmly established in all the beauty that traditional music has to offer. Vervain are exciting their audience wherever they perform bringing all the love and experience they individually hold to bear on their dynamic performance.

► ROB VASEY – 14.20 – 15.00 – STAGE THREE
Bristol based Singer song writer who has amongst other things colaberated vocals with Ant Noel on Birdman Blues on his album The Waters Line.

► THE ANGRY BADGERS – 13.40 -14.20 – STAGE ONE
The Angry Badgers: An original, alternative, psychedelic post progressive rock band. Sometimes angry but not real badgers

Paul & Manou perform a variety of songs some familiar some not so familiar come and watch these two fantastic musicians open Winterfest 2019.