JFB to headline Staycation Saturday night

JFB to headline Staycation Saturday night

 

If you we’re at the Loki Dread stage for Saturday night last year you’ll remember what an absolute banger of a night it was. We’re upping the ante for 2020 with more lights, lasers, visuals and now the amazing JFB !

3x Uk DMC Champion from 2007, 2011, 2015 & RedBull3style World Finalist 2016
JFB, is defiantly an artist to regularly look out for. His successes have mainly been obtained from the ability to rock many parties with many styles, crossing over all the musical genres ranging from Jazz,Funk, Hiphop, Dubstep, Glitchop, Electoswing, Ghetto Funk, Breakbeat, Drumstep & Drum&bass.

JFB has collaborated with many respected artists such as doing remixes and dj mixes for Fatboyslim who quoted ‘JFB Is The Thinking Man’s Grandmaster Flash’. check out JFB’s dubstep remixes of ‘Right Here, Right Now’ & ‘Praise You’ On Skint records also the very successful 4 turntable scratch routine of the ‘Right Here,Right Now’ remix, which is nearly on 2 million views here:


Many production collaborations with Ed Solo.
One other Collaboration which is more than worth mentioning is with the legendary Beardyman.. In 2006 they started one of the worlds most unique nights called ‘Battlejam’ which put them in the forefront of utilising live music technology and pushing the boundaries of dance music merged with live crowd interaction and comedy.. look out for the upcoming live ‘Battlejam Tv’ internet streams..

Production wise apart from remixing for Fatboyslim & Having his successful ‘DuckJam’ track used for the 2011 Channel 4’s British Comedy awards, Tv Advert, JFB has many releases ranging from Swing,Hiphop, Dubstep, Ghettofunk, Breakbeat & Drum&bass on many labels including: Hospital records, Rat Records, Skint Records, Hot Cakes, Jungle Cakes, GhettoFunk & many more…

JFB has played a stupid amount of amazing festivals,clubs, venues & parties such as ‘Big Beach Boutique 2008’, a regular favourite in RobDaBank’s Bestival’s Big Top Stage, LoveBox festival, Glasonbury, BigBeach Festival In Japan, E4’s Underbelly, smashing the dance off stage at Secret Garden, Video scratching In the Solidsteel Tent at Bigchill, a personal favourite of chaiwallahs, beach break, greenman, Sunrise,Glade, headlining along side Ed Solo at BoomTown and now finally, at what we believe must be the pinnacle moment of his career, he is headlining Staycation Saturday night ! 😉  Many more acts to be announced so stay tuned ..

Hush Mozey to play Staycation Live Saturday

Hush Mozey to play Staycation Live Saturday

In the heart of England, where chimney sweeps and milkmen once ruled the streets, emerge a band from the ash and soot, bringing you a new phase in music that will relieve you from all despair…

We love bringing you fresh new music, and Hush Mozey are just that. They’re a young, exciting four-piece band based in Bristol. Bringing together Ska, Punk, and Garage music, a remedy they call, Drowzy Rock and Roll.  Perfect for a Staycation Saturday afternoon we reckon !

Mister Kanish, bringing all the classics to Staycation Live Sunday

Mister Kanish, bringing all the classics to Staycation Live Sunday

We’re absolutely chuffed that Mister Kanish will be skipping over the border from Hampshire to join us for Staycation Live, bringing with them a large hat full of party tunes to weave into two different sets over Sunday in the park.

Mister Kanish are one of the U.Ks premier party bands and will be kicking things off in a skiffly bluegrass style on the Loki Dread stage, playing the folk of Mumford and Sons, mixed with the 90s pop, dance and r’n’b sounds of Montell Jordan, Faithless, and Sisqo to name just a few.

Mister Kanish will then take to the main stage to round off this years festival with a pumping electric guitar based indie, rock extravaganza complete with horns section that will guarantee to get our Staycation Sunday revellers bouncing around the bandstand and screaming for more !

All aboard the yellow Dubmarine !

All aboard the yellow Dubmarine !

First of this years announcements is the Beatles Dub Club, a mix of dub flavours dedicated to The Fab Four like you’ve never experienced before!

DJ Chris Arnold, known for his joyous sets at festivals all over the country, is bringing together his collection of covers and remixes as well as tunes that sampled arguably the greatest band that ever existed – The Beatles.

Expect to hear plenty of reggae, ska, latin, hip hop, house, funk, dub, soul and even drum & bass takes on the wonderful music created by John, Paul, George & Ringo. And on top of all this Chris will be spinning Beatles originals, their solo work and many of the artists they inspired along the way.

 

Chris has spent the last decade touring the UK and beyond with his imitable, joyous DJ style. You may have caught him at Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Beat-Herder, Eden, Kendal Calling, Wakestock, Tramlines, Y-Not, Rock Oyster, Green Gathering, Camp Bestival, El Dorado, Konckengorroch and many many more. He’s also appeared at far flung locations such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Ibiza Rocks, the Scottish Highlands, the French Alps, Berlin, Melbourne and Bali.

 

 

Vics Buskers comes to Staycation Live 2019

Vics Buskers comes to Staycation Live 2019

It’s not long to go now Staycationeers and with little under seven weeks to go the announcements keep coming.

We are very happy to announce the addition of another stage to Staycation Live 2019 as Local open mic impresario Vic Cracnell brings his Buskers Stage to the Godalming Pepperpot !

Vic Cracknell is based in south east England, plays public gigs and also provides musical entertainment that’s perfect for any occasion including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and corporate events. Vic is ideally located for venues in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London, Middlesex, Sussex, Kent and Buckinghamshire.

Vic Cracknell is a professional live music performer, singer, pianist, guitarist, singer songwriter, open mic host, promoter of live music and involved in many music related activities and since 2007 Vic has been host of  the Rustic Stage at Weyfest.

 

Join Vic on Facebook at www.facebook.com/viccracknellmusic for all the latest events and updates.

Holy Moly and the Crackersss to headline Staycation Sunday

Holy Moly and the Crackersss to headline Staycation Sunday

Holy Moly & The Crackers make riotous party music for the masses. Their upcoming third album, ‘Take A Bite’ (released April 5th 2019 on the band’s own Pink Lane Records), is concise, passionate take on folk, blues and indie rock. The sound of a band who have been searching and experimenting for several years; arriving at a place where they can say “this who we are and this is where we want to go”.

Formed in Newcastle in 2011, the group began as little more than a laugh, an excuse to busk through some foot-stomping folk pop. They developed from a four piece to a six piece, with Ruth Patterson on vocals/fiddle, Conrad Bird on vocals/guitar/trumpet, Rosie Bristow on accordion, Nick Tyler on electric guitar, Jamie Shields on bass and Tommy Evans on drums/backing vocals. “When we started out we were a real ragtag folk band,” Conrad says. “We want to tell a different story now.”


The first taste from ‘Take A Bite’ that listeners will be treated to arrives in the form of euphoric lead single, ‘All I Got Is You’. Combining deft pop song craft with a stomping, four to the floor backing, it demonstrates the band’s commerciality and ambition, as well as their ability to tackle personal lyrical fare in a two-minute pop song.​

​Working once again with producer Matt Terry (The Prodigy/The Enemy), the recording process for ‘Take A Bite’ was marked by a shift in technique too. “For this album, we did it song by song,” Conrad explains. “Usually, you’ll record all the drum tracks and then all the bass tracks. But this time we recorded one song at a time and completely lived it”. The band even went one step further during the recording of the Byrds-influenced, folk-rock ‘Can’t Get Enough’, with producer Matt creating an immersive 60s experience in the studio. “Matt’s mad! And for that one he made us dress up in 60s clothes, bandannas, suits, flares,” Conrad laughs. “And it was really silly, but it really got us to live it.”


To that end, while the violin and the accordion remain, the whole thing feels rawer now. Riff-heavy, even. With melodic choruses more in the vein of American rockers such as The Black Keys and Jack White, than the tweed and waistcoats of traditional UK folk. It reflects the diverse tastes of a band, comprised of six friends with six individual music tastes, who come together to make a sound greater than the sum of its parts. “We’ve kept an element of the folk side but just kind of fused it together,” Ruth explains. “We all listen to each other, we all share stuff, but the music’s less about storytelling in the folk tradition now. It’s more observational. More about real experiences.”

​“This album is asking the audience to take a chance on us,” explains Ruth. “Obviously we’ve got a bit of a daft name and we look a bit mad, but I think once people actually come to a gig, they’re always swept up in the music and the energy. We get kids, old people, Goths, hippies, whatever. Everyone’s invited, everyone’s part of it. And people seem to lose themselves. No one’s like, “Oh, how do I look?’ while dancing. They don’t care. It brings everyone together.”

“All roads lead to the stage,” Conrad continues. “The arguing, the loving, the making, the listening – it boils down into one manic, riotous party. That’s where we connect with the audience and with each other and that’s what we’re all about.” It’s an all-systems-go mentality. “We’ve arrived at a place here, with this album, where we can start the journey that we want to be on. This is who we are now; this is what we’re doing.”