Band spotlight bio's

The Bronsons!!

The Bronsons are a London- and Oxfordshire-based high-energy garage rock rhythm and blues band playing a 50/50 mix of original material and obscure covers. Their influences range from 60's beat, rhythm and blues and garage rock bands, through to Dr Feelgood, Eddie & the Hot Rods, The Count Bishops, The Inmates and Lew Lewis.

The band had a cult following in 1980s London, playing Le Beat Route, The Embassy Club and the legendary squatters' nightclub in Bonnington Square. After splitting in 1985 they reformed in 2013, recruiting a new bass player and new Bronsonettes. Since then a series of pub dates and festival appearances have cemented their reputation as a seriously good live act that knows how to put on a show.


 1 in Five.

The UK’s best Hard Rock Blues band. A must see live show, with 1 in Five you can expect straight up rock n roll with a melodic rhythm section, rippin’ guitars, and powerful vocals. Influences including The Doors, Rival Sons, Deep Purple, Slash, Pink Floyd, and Clutch.

Hailing from Brighton and bringing their unique Hard Rock Blues sound to a variety of rock clubs, venues, and festivals in 2017 you can expect straight up rock n roll with a melodic rhythm section, rippin’ guitars, and powerful vocals. The band write songs are about the world around them, drawing on themes like climate, corruption, injustice, and power, and often highlighting the important issues that go un-noticed or un-reported in the every day world.

You can download the Evolve EP for free by logging in at CDs and T-Shirts are also available on the Store tab if you'd like to support the band further. 1 in Five are completely independent and all profits go straight back into the band - every T-Shirt sold helps the band get another 50miles down the road!

“Supersonic rock n blues with a hard fast-pace edge”  Rock Bandom

Southbank Crows

By their own amiddision the Southbank Crows are a band made up of guys who love music, one of which is totally awesome at piano, the rest of them do okay!

Alternate country rock is what they do - easy on the ears - fabulous on the dance floor - real crowd pleasers!

Not to be missed! |

There self titled EP is available now.

Dragonfly Sky

Dragonfly Sky is an engaging acoustic harmony duo based in Surrey. Chris and Amy are writers and performers of well crafted, atmospheric original songs. With mellifluous harmonies, you’ll be caught up in the story and drifting through a heady mix of light and dark shades.

With an eclectic mix of songs; their performances create atmospheres of both joy and intensity and you are guaranteed to be gripped from beginning to end. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover this outstanding duo.


Christelle is a 17 year old singer songwriter from Brighton. She performs all around the sussex area doing weddings, parties, charity events and festivals. This year she is returning to play at Rudimental and Disclosures WILDLIFE! She sings a mix of originals and a wide range of covers from Bruce Springsteen to Lana Dell Ray. 



Joe is the lead singer and guitarist in the Rock band - Alternate Function, aside from this Joe is studying Music at Kent University and has a solo career, playing acoustic sets at 2000 trees festival, Radio Reverb, Hope and Anchor and many other venues across the south. He is currently working on putting out his first solo EP.

logical  hairs

"The Logical Hairs. From songs about Wayne, Gavin, and Mr Fisher, to dental surgery, footie, and nut-free nuts, this quirky five piece acoustic trio are almost guaranteed to keep any audience vaguely interested."


Juxta - If #NineInchNails, #Radiohead, #JoyDivision & #Mnistry had a baby who loved to rock!


Hailing from Crawley, each member brings a unique ingredient to the music, creating highly accessible hard rock sounds, with soaring choruses and melodies.

Their EP is released 9/6/17 at the Hope & Ruin in Brighton - get yourself down!

Free  recovery

Hailing from Crawley, each member brings a unique ingredient to the music, creating highly accessible hard rock sounds, with soaring choruses and melodies.

Their EP is released 9/6/17 at the Hope & Ruin in Brighton - get yourself down!

Big River

'BIG RIVER - Guitars, Guts, Groove, Gravesend & GREAT!!! Check 'em out, You'll have a ball GUARANTEED!' Dave "Bucket" Colwell (Bad Company, Humble Pie)

Big River have played for SMF twice at showcases - there review is on the money - and even the radio show we visited kept our CD!!!


Sweetheart  Melodies

'Performing from a huge range of musical styles, genres and eras; delighting in the opportunity to mix and mash them up and throw in the odd surprise! These ladies never fail to entertain!

The  Ultraviolet

A four-piece band from Boston, Lincolnshire who pride themselves in playing huge, tight and energetic shows with a sound that can most accurately be described as Alternative Rock with a dash of Pop-Punk

Over the course of 2016, The Ultraviolet have had success with the release of their debut music video 'Wake Up Dead' which has resulted in interviews, airplay and more recently live sessions on BBC Introducing shows. This was also accompanied by a UK tour and a bunch of festival shows around the Country, including Mudfest with Scouting For Girls and Goldie Looking Chain. The band are starting 2017 strong with the announcement of their new EP, 'The Tales Of Our Youth', as well as their latest single 'All I Need Is To Be Needed' which has also been positively received by the likes of BBC introducing. 

The band have had the honours of sharing the stage with notable acts such as Lonely The Brave, Hunter & The Bear, Anavae, Amber Run, My Heart Is A Metronome, Grumble Bee and Like Torches.

Boxwood  String  Band

Boxwood String Band are Roger Kidd and Terry Eldridge. We play a lively variety of music, from own self-penned, catchy and idiosyncratic songs, to classic songs from 1970s and earlier; from acoustic folk/country to electric blues and rock, but all with the emphasis on harmonies, and entertaining our audiences. We both enjoy singing, usually in harmony, and play a variety of instruments, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, ukelele, banjo, harmonica, kazoo. 



Vektrill - Like Muse? You will LOVE Vektrill!

Vektrill, Formed at the beginning of 2016, are a three peice alt rock band from Worthing, near Brighton. In their first year the band managed to secure a PR agent, release two singles, 'I'll Never Die' and 'The Grey', to positive reviews and a good audience response and tour the the length of the south coast of england. With several gigs under thier belt, ranging from Impressive London venues such as 'The Borderline' to 'The Chill Bar' in Illfracombe.They have launched into 2017 with a new focus, a brand new EP on the horizon and now, represented by a management company. The new EP, titled 'All Shall Fall' is set for a September release date and tells an epic story revolving around Apocalypse and really shows what the band is capable of.



Musician, singer-songwriter and producer Jamie Stanley (aka: Stan) has been writing, recording and performing his music for as long as he can remember. 

Which, on a good day, is about a week.

His acoustic open mic beginnings at age 18 quickly led to collaborations with friends and to his first band project Emporia, which allowed him to explore and develop his song 



2016 crowd winners. Severance were formed in 2010 from the ashes of Clefton, Overline and an experienced singer called Kev Callaghan. Heavy rock personified - 1 louder than 10

New, Fresh, Old, Experienced, Heavy, Light... and everything inbetween. Formerly known as Six Six Se7en, Severance has arrived...

writing abilities. He later went on to study music production with a view to figuring out how to get the sonic ideas in his head out into the real world. Whilst there, he formed and experimented in the studio with his second band Origins of Oceania.

Since electing to go it alone under the name Mailman, Stan has earned a reputation as an artist with a social conscience, not afraid to tackle the big subjects whilst embracing the power of music to make a positive difference to people's lives. With a combination of social awareness, powerful song-writing and intricate production he seeks to deliver an inspired and inspiring, mutually uplifting musical experience.

Code  Ascending


James, Alex & Laurence are three genetic brothers born and raised in Crawley, West Sussex.
They formed the band in the Autumn of 2014 and have been busy refining their sounds and doing gigs whenever they can.
They released their debut EP 'what i choose to forget' in April 2016 to wide reaching praise.

The  Timlins


JThe Timlins are Matthew Hines and Victoria Cole. They hail from Southend-on-sea, home to sandy beaches, sticks of rock and the longest pier in the world. He is a local music scene veteran and acoustic miserablist extraordinaire. She is of golden voice and multi-instrumental talents. The band was formed when the pair bonded over a mutual love of music, Red Bull and obscenely large bags of crisps. 

Ben  Westwood


Ben Westwood grew up in the Midlands and East Sussex, and began writing songs as a teenager. After studying music in London, he channeled his creative energies into a writing career.

Ben spent several years as a journalist in London before writing travel books in South America. Ben’s world was turned upside down when his wife Carolina died of cancer in June 2013.

As a widowed single father he began to channel his emotions into songwriting. The album Sing Like Your Life Depends On It began to take shape and will be released in early 2017.

He describes his music as “alternative pop with a spiritual heart”, blending blues, folk, soul and rock, with emotive lyrics, driving rhythms and strong melodies.

Ben lists his musical influences as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen, Pink Floyd, Nick Cave, KT Tunstall and Coldplay.

Ben’s music has been played on BBC Radio and he has played at venues throughout the SouthEast, including Ronnie Scott’s in London.

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