The Hoosiers are an English pop rock band formed in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2003 and relocated to Yatton, Somerset. The band consists of members Irwin Sparkes (lead vocals, lead guitar) and John Mann (drums, percussion, vocals).
Their first single “Worried About Ray” reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart in July 2007. In October 2007, they released their debut album The Trick to Life, which reached number 1 in the album charts. Their Second single “Goodbye Mr.A” which reached number 4 in the UK. The band released their second top ten album The Illusion of Safety on 16 August 2010 and was preceded by the lead single “Choices” which was released on 1 August 2010, it reached the UK Top 20.
Hailing from London, Oxide and Neutrino are one of UK garage’s leading DJ/MC duos. Both musicians started out aged 16 on the SUPREME FM pirate radio station, where they became members of So Solid Crew and formed the new station DELIGHT FM.
After building underground hype for two years and selling over 20,000 white labels, Oxide and Neutrino finally put out the single ‘Bound 4 Da Reload’ in 2000. The track, complete with its notorious sample from the BBC’s Casualty, shot straight to number one in the UK charts and sold over 200,000 copies. Soon after that, the duo dropped ‘No Good 4 Me’ featuring Megaman, Lisa Maffia and Romeo, which came in at number six in the Christmas charts and had a similar level of commercial success.
Oxide and Neutrino’s first two singles both became UKG classics, as did 2001’s ‘Up Middle Finger’, which won a MOBO award for Best Video; ‘Devil’s Nightmare’, which soundtracked the Hollywood hit Tomb Raider; and the duo’s debut album Execute, which went platinum.
The duo’s frequent collaborations with other So Solid Crew members, and riotous live performances featuring their signature hits have established Oxide and Neutrino as integral parts of the UK’s still-thriving garage scene, and highly influential artists in their own right.
Hailing from Bristol, the spiritual home of live Drum & Bass, Dr Meaker have broken the mould with their unique fusion of sounds earning them fans across the globe.
Attracting attention from the legendary Selector and label boss Bryan Gee, it wasn’t long before Dr Meaker teamed up with V Recordings for two soulful slices of Drum and Bass. Their 1Xtra playlisted ‘Music In The Night’, ‘Fighter’ and ‘Dont Think Its Love’ followed which picked up 1.5 million hits online plus 50 plays on Radio1, Kiss Fresh, Unity and Ministry of Sound playlists. The seminal sounds of Bristol form the basis of the newest Bristolian sound system to shake the scene hark back to the formative years of V Recordings, adding their own euphonious twist. Circus have been instrumental in the explosion in UK Bass Music around the world, and alongside V with their reputation as pioneers of the Drum & Bass sound for the past 20 years combine to create the perfect platform for Dr Meaker’s biggest release to date. With the weight of two varied yet equally renowned labels, ‘Right Back ft Sian Evans’ promises to eclipse everything that’s come before and stamp the Dr Meaker name firmly in the public consciousness. Splicing dirt with soul, this one promises to be the soundtrack for the summer.
Sweet Female Attitude is an electronic music act from Manchester UK, best known for their platinum selling record ‘Flowers’ which was first released in April 2000. Twenty years on with over a hundred releases in multiple genres, it is difficult to pinpoint SFA to a particular style, but chances are that you will have danced to one of their tracks, bootlegs or mashups if you have been in a nightclub or festival in the UK over the past ten years.
SFA remains a busy touring act fronted by original member Leanne Brown and her DJ producer husband Nekxtman, their combined DJ and PA sets of re-worked club classics, original tracks and bootlegs have seen them perform worldwide along some of the most legendary electronic music performer/DJ’s
Jaguar Skills is a British DJ who since 2002 has performed multi-genre, cut-n-paste style Djing mixes. The DJ has released hundreds of mixtapes through various outlets, including BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra and has a weekly 10-minute mix on The Trevor Nelson Show.
Bare Jams have a rotating cast of characters in their long musical backstory. Starting out in 2011 with the aim of breaking their serial festival fence-jumping habit, schoolmates Ollie and Sam hunkered down in Sam’s garden shed, later known as the Bare Jams cave, to jam and write original music which they performed as an energetic acoustic duo. After recruiting D-Slice on bass the band began to evolve into to a flamboyant, high energy ever-changing collective finally settling on their current line up in 2018 – a sonically tight, six-strong tour-de-force of experienced musical alchemists seamlessly cooking up a credible fusion of musical styles –
pop, soul, reggae, and rock – a sound that is uniquely their own.
The band are well travelled, with an enviable tour history over the years: headlining their own shows across Europe as well as supporting legendary acts such as The Wailers, Katchafire and La Pegatina. Add to this their appearances at the biggest festivals in the UK and Europe: Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Isle of Wight Festival, and many more. They are a frequent must-see on festival aficionados’ lists with the band’s reputation for tight and exuberant, yet wholesomely candid performances frequently filling tents to their sweaty capacities. Their debut album ‘This ’n’ That’ was released in May 2020 to critical acclaim and the band are currently writing, recording and releasing a constant stream of singles leading up to a compilation-style album towards the end of 2023 that will act as a snapshot of the current chapter of the Bare Jams saga.
TRAMPOLENE were formed in 2014 in the green, green grass of Swansea, South Wales, by handsome local enigma Jack Jones the self styled ‘dole-queue Dylan Thomas’, who met bassist Wayne Thomas when he tried to bum a fag off him outside a chip shop in Fforestfach. Following the swathe cut by Welsh heroes The Manic Street Preachers and Super Furry Animals TRAMPOLENE have composed a clutch of extraordinary songs that speak of the ordinary existential struggle of a stony broke dreamer armed only with a loud guitar and an overdue library book.