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La Inedita confirmed to play Staycation Live

We’re very excited to announce that La Inedita will be performing at this years Staycation Live Festival bringing their unique flavorful mix of Peruvian Cumbia with Raggamuffin and Dancehall.

The band somehow found out about each other’s music skills through an internet network of friends and they got together to jam and it was during that very first jamming session that  the blending of different music styles including Chicha and Raggamuffin gave birth to “Chichamuffin” ! The band began to play in many areas of Barranco and Downtown Lima and gained a lot of recognition and love from their fans and as a result have been asked to play in a variety of music festivals, college campus celebrations and will now be landing on British shores to unleash Chichamuffin to the Godalming massive. La Inedita have shared stages with well-known Peruvian bands, such as: La Sarita, Bareto, La Mente, Sabor y Control, Vieja Skina and have recently released their album “Chichamuffin”, which is available to listen online as well as to download for free on their website:

“One of the more impressive of these groups that has come across our radar lately has been La Inedita. The group hails from Peru and plays a combination of chicha, a style of cumbia influenced surf-rock and psychedelia that was popular in the 70’s, as well as dancehall/reggae burners, that is all topped off by rapid fire Spanish rapping/singing in a style somewhat reminiscent of reggaeton. The group’s blend is made more impressive by their evident instrumental talent; the guitar solos sting and bite, the rapper can really flow, the rhythm section is able to generate both genuinely threatening intensity and a dance floor filling groove (and often both at the same time).” – Afropop Worldwide / Brooklyn, USA

“Direct from Lima, Peru La Inedita brings its flavorful mix of Peruvian Chicha with Ragamuffin and Dancehall. Peru meets Jamaica. Feel the fire!” – Sindicato del Sonido / México / USA

“La Inedita has an incredible style of fusing dancehall, raggamuffin and chicha.” – Generation Bass / USA

“La Inedita: Leaders of the new Peruvian urban cumbia.
Direct from the barrio of La Victoria, Lima…La Inedita are tough! Masters at rhyming and rocking these guys are not for the faint hearted and are massively talented with a sound and style akin to Rage Against the Machine and Asian Dub Foundation. Often drawing on their cumbia or reggae roots these guys are the leaders of Peru’s urban underground.”
Latino Life / UK

Free Hugs ! Courtesy of Time for T

Time for T are confirmed to play Staycation Live festival 2017. Comprised of smooth eclecticism, TIME FOR T have risen from the creative centrifuge that is the southern UK city of Brighton via Portugal, Switzerland and all corners of England. Their unique breed of sound travels through a rhythm of afrobeat, indie, folk and rock & roll to create waves that grow with torrential intensity.

Once locked in from the climbing beat, the lyrics and their deliverance by frontman Tiago Saga transport the listener through stories and experiences with photographic vividness.

“A real summer haze”
– BBC Radio 1

“I’m experiencing the comparable fiery magic that good music can have when it takes hold of your body and soul.”
– Earmilk

“The band don’t take themselves too seriously, even if their music oozes sophistication.”
– Artrocker

“The Brighton group keep things direct, with their folk-drenched songs harking back to late 60s types such as Blind Faith or The Band.”
– Clash

“Brighton’s psychedelic troupe, Time For T.”
– Wonderland Magazine

“A non-manic flavor of psychedelia, the colorful, jaunty sort that feels confident enough to swagger and playful enough to grin. The majority of their tracks contain ‘world music”’ vibes, which completely makes sense considering the members are from all edges of Europe. Morrison-sexy meets The Kooks frisky meets The Rolling Stones personality. ”
-The WIld Honey Pie

“Devendra Banhart cavorting with Little Joy after too many spiced ciders. One of the most diverse and exciting bands on the Brighton scene.”
– XYZ Magazine

The Cracked… Hazy Balearic fusion


Form an orderly queue and get ready to congo and then samba your way around Staycation Sunday!  Start with Ska guitars, drop in Latin beats and finish with pop vocals. 8 piece band The Cracked don’t take themselves too seriously, they much prefer to pass round the samba whistles and have a fiesta.

Expect the hazy Balearic vibe of Ibiza to the rich Latin sounds of South America, dropping African beats and harmonies to a backdrop of English pop on a sunny summer afternoon.
Infectious Fusion dance that steps to torrential up beat rhythms,oozing harmony and mouth watering melodies.

Fusion without pretension…………..

Santana without Carlos………………

Strictly good vibes as Dojo announced to play Staycation Live

Dojo are a collective of jazz and reggae musicians from London, Paris, Nigeria, and Lebanon whose starkly political 21st century outlook and uncanny talent for melody and harmony are taking reggae from the underground to the mainstream for the first time in a generation.
Dojo formed in 2014 when punk Hammond Organist for hire, Ben Cormack recruited Robin Porter, winner of the George Murphy Trophy for Jazz Saxophone, and V-Drum World Championship finalist Conor Bailey to produce the critically acclaimed debut EP, Descry, which built the nuanced melodies of jazz and soul on a bedrock of roots reggae and afrobeat.

After signing to BBE Records, Dojo broadened their line-up to include Essex-based bassist, Alex Wheeler, Parisian vocalist Mileva Corenthin, guitarist Ollie Haycock, backing vocalists Comfort Emmanuel and Marwah El-Murad, and jazz soloists Rosie Turton (trombone) and Simon Dennis (trumpet), who have allowed Dojo the bring the big sound of their studio recordings to the live stage.
Dojo’s music is a celebration of the rich heritage of African, European, and American music. Lyrical content featuring up-to-the-minute political and philosophical observations comes from a combined Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Atheist viewpoint. Explorations of joy, despair, human nature, and the reality of living on the breadline in a world city, are underpinned by an overriding theme of harmony and spiritual connection between all living things.
Dojo’s live shows, which showcase the band’s heightened sense of showmanship and remarkable musicianship, have received widespread critical acclaim.

Dojo have toured with reggae luminaries Lee Scratch Perry, Groundation, Max Romeo, The Resonators, and Ibibio Sound Machine, headlined capacity shows at venues including Komedia (Brighton), Floripa (Hoxton), Passing Clouds (Dalston), and Hootenanny (Brixton), and have played UK festivals including V Festival, Victorious (main stage), One Love Festival (stage headline), Brownstock (stage headline), Tropical Pressure (main stage), London International Ska Festival (festival opener), and Rest Festival (festival headline).
Dojo’s debut album, Gaia, is due for release in Spring 2016.

Mike Dennis to play Staycation Saturday

Staycation Live are happy to announce that the awesome Mike Dennis will be performing at this years festival.  Mike Dennis is a classically-trained violinist whose boyhood love of Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Gangstarr led him to create a unique kind of string-heavy hip hop music he refers to as Violinica.


“Violin in hand and a multitude of effects and loop pedals at his feet, he builds up to a string and percussion crescendo before opening his mouth and… wow! This guy doesn’t just spit rhymes, they just cascade out at a speed that is as ferocious as his lyrics.” – Wake The Deaf (Ben Gallivan)

Performing using Jess (violin), a loop pedal and a cajon, Mike builds up layers of dense harmony and embellishes with thoughtful, energetic rhymes drawing inspiration from daily British life and the perils and profits of love with a geeky fanaticism for rhythm-bending and syncopation.

You won’t have seen an artist like this before.

In 2016, Mike released “Smiles & Cries” on his own label, D-Funk Records. The single, “Stuff” was picked up as Tom Robinsons 6music
Recommends track in March 2016.

2017 will see the release of two EPs. “Junction 19” in May and “Junction 29” in October. Mike is touring the first of these releases in the UK in May.

“That shit you was doing…took me to different dimensions, man” (Vordal Mega of Cannibal Ox)

“How many brains do you have?!”
(Sensible J/Remi)

Tufty G and friends at Staycation Sunday

Big Tings Gwarn at The Red Lion for Staycation Live Sunday on the 7th of August… The Red Lion will be hosting an all day Reggae event and it promises to be the perfect place to ease up, grab a beer and chill for the afternoon (great for those feeling a little fragile from Staycation Saturday)

It all kicks off at at 3pm and acts on the day include Staycation friend and Kane Fm Late night blues host Tufty G with MC Trooper.

Tufty g

Other acts will include  I~Jay & The Acoustic Messenjaz and the ever popular Soundation will be playing their second set of the day.

I jay 2


Catch Tufty and his Roots Reggae Dancehall Show every Friday night 11pm ~ 1am (GMT/UK) on Kane 103.7FM / for radio player.