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Belper Goes Green 2017 ECO Festival
 
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We had some great entertainment at Belper Goes Green 2017 - here are the full details:

Friday Evening:
Cyclone Eddie
Arguably Venomous Mammals
Water for Dogs
Blackfish

Saturday - Solar Stage:
Sarah Newby
Jack's Got a Plan
Annette Oakes
5 Hills Out
Sweet Liquorice
Jasper Malone
Experimental Sonic Machines
Rogue Embers
Big Muff
Matt McGuinness and the MLC
Crimewolf

Saturday - in the field
Folk Friendzy

Saturday - Bike Stage:
DE56 Young Artistes
Roar Silk
Marcus Headroom and Chris Sharman play John Martyn
Graham Graham Beck
Lulu Falerama
We are the Giant
Wheatabix

Sunday - Solar Stage:
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
Sunflower Thieves
Moon Bullet
Barnie Rubblz
Plasma Tiger
David Young Band

Sunday - Bike Stage
Trans Galactic Levitators
Daz Kelly Band
Watch This Space
Rebel Yell protest songs introduced by Pete Castle and Sue MacFarlane
The Cows
Itty Bitty Commiittee
Scribble Victory

Sunday - RAW talks tent
Spoons Workshop with Jo May
Poet Slam

Jasper Malone
Jasper merges movements of folk euphoria with pop twists and country story telling. One man, an acoustic guitar and a kick drum build the foundations as a Rhythmic playing and soaring vocal harmonies take control of the overall sound. Superhuman musician with major ambition, Jasper performs a wide range of covers and original material equipped with stories from travels across the globe. Supported and shared the stage with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, Weatus, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and KatzenJammers "Quite definitely one of the greatest sets we have ever witnessed in many years of doing the thing that we do" - Fortitude Magazine

Jasper Malone

Blackfish
The unique blend of blues and funk that is Blackfish. Belper's premier jazz / dance/funk trio + light show to die for.

Blackfish

Water for Dogs
Belper's premier jazz / dance/funk trio + light show to die for. Water for Dogs are an inventive, original, instrumental 3 piece band. Their music crosses the boundaries of electronica, dance, groove, funk, reggae and rock! A solid, driving bass moves guitar craziness and mind-bending samples and synth!
“The sound of the Specials, Saint-Saens and Ricky Martin’s horn section meeting on a Parisian walkway and being produced by Daft Punk. This is a good thing”

Water for Dogs

Arguably Venomous Mammals
Arguably Venomous Mammals are Nansy Ferrett and Miles Halpin making some "folk goth" sounds. Miles does bass, Nansy does singing. We've been described as 'motorhead meets kate bush'; we liked that :-)

Arguably Venomous Mammals

Cyclone Eddie
Cyclone Eddie are a five piece combo, steeped in the finest traditions of the late 70s Pub Rock scene. Ninety five percent of their set is original material; which is punchy, high energy, well written and edited with blues, punk, rock, ska and pop influences. They are excellent live with a unique look and sound; an original frontman who engages with the crowd supported by a tight four square quartet who rock with real passion and flair. Their tongue in cheek style coupled with an overdrive fender sound, real stage presence and a good time approach has been well received throughout the East Midlands.

Cyclone Eddie

Crimewolf
"The nice thing about Crimewolf is that every time you see them they seem to change slightly so you don’t quite know what to expect. The band’s loud, repetitive and raw guitar driven noise rock often reminds me of some of the great American post hardcore bands of the late ’80s. Occasionally, the band will just drop out into a full free jazz style wig-out just to keep you on your toes and remind you that at a Crimewolf show anything goes. On top of the music sits David Culleton’s perfectly formed ranted words, an embittered preacher reminiscent of a Birthday Party era Nick Cave."

Crime Wolf

Matt McGuinness & the MLC
Singer songwriter who performs solo and with a variety of musicians incl. Eileen Wright - Sax and Dan Byrne - Bass. Songs with substance and a tune, sitting somewhere between Folk, Gospel and pure Rock’n'Roll.
R2 Magazine (Boff Whalley - Chumbawamba) “Beautifully peculiar…. A marriage of heartfelt anger and pleasantly insidious tunes”.
“Love the music” - New Mills Arts Festival.

Matt McG and the MLC 

Kitty and the Cadillacs
Due to a family illness Kitty and the Cadillacs have had to withdraw. News of any replacement will be posted here

 

Big Muff
Reformed in 2014 after an earlier carnation 10 years earlier, BigMuff set up to carry on where we had left off!! We 'fell off' the classic rock band waggon,  playing the music that we love to rock out to.  From the 90's to the present day,  modern rock covers from the likes of Audioslave - Rob Zombie - Stone temple pilots - Offspring - Rammstein - Faith no more -  Alice in Chains - and more.

Big Muff


Rogue Embers

Back in 2014 Danny Wyer (Guitar, Banjo & Vocals) first met Katy Marsden (Guitar, Ukulele & Vocals) at a local open mic night in Derbyshire. The two started to perform together at other local open mics performing covers of popular songs. After Danny won the singer songwriter competition at Stainsby Folk Festival in 2016 the pair decided to start a band and were joined by Josh Barrow on drums. They performed as a trio for a while and were later joined by Marina Slonova (Violin) and Daniel Robinson (Bass & Vocals) early 2017.

The Rogue Embers are a foot stomping, hand clapping, country and blues band playing a range of popular covers with their own added twist. currently working on there first EP ‘Comin Through’ due to be released in Summer 2017.

Rogue Embers

Experimental Sonic Machines
Peter K Rollings baffled the judges on Britain’s Got Talent in 2016 with his Experimental Sonic Machines. He makes most of them from scrap materials & some are solar powered. He also uses run-down power cells that would usually be recycled to obtain extra power from them. He uses a special circuit that means many LEDs can be lit using one run-down cell. Recently he has built a gravity powered sonic machine. Often he transports his equipment by bicycle & trailer, or by train. Experimental Sonic Machines started in 2010 with abstract sounds at open mics, & has developed greatly since, now with electro-mechanical music machines playing basslines & rhythms. In his shows he metamorphoses into beings seeming to be from other worlds & times. This is his third year playing at Belper Goes Green.

Experimental Sonic Machines

Sweet Liquorice
Now performing as Sweet Liquorice, the stunning voice of Saskia Searle and accomplished guitar playing of Tony Stark are a must for any festival line up.

Sweet Liquorice

5 Hills Out
5 Hills out are 5 Derbyshire misfits, who combine punk attitude with sax, accordion & mandola, into beautiful, infectious, foot-stomping folk-punk anthems.

5 Hills Out

ROAR Silk
An all-female band playing their own 'Crone-up Riot Grrrl' style poignant, humorous, political, emotional songs to a variety of instruments (depending on who is available to play) including: guitar, cello, cajon, loud hailer, cymbal, tambourine, melodica, train whistle, stomp pedal and sometimes even.....spoons!


Jack's Got a Plan
Jack's got a plan are a well worn Derbyshire based 3 piece rock / pop band playing entirely their own compositions.

Jack's Got a Plan

Sarah Newby
Sarah is the innovative cello player with Red Ruff combining exquisite playing with tape sample loops to create something completely different and much fuller than you'd believe from a soloist.

Sarah Newby

Folk Friendzy
The dancing kids are back and will be doing two performances, the first in front of the Bike Stage followed by another in front of the Solar Stage. A dance group for young people that perform traditional dance in our unique way and style, ensuring that traditions continue for new and old audiences.

Folk Friendzy

DE56 Young Talent - a Smorgasbord of young, local talented musicians each with their own short set. Featuring Shaheen Jiji Shaikh, Jodie Rose, Briony Williams and Gabriel Newton-Wild

Annette Oakes
Annette, with her hauntingly beautiful songs and melodic voice needs no introduction to Belper audiences. Great to have her back.

Annette Oakes

Marcus Headroom and Chris Sharman
Marcus (left) plus Chris on bass (right) will be performing a 45 minute set dedicated to the music of John Martyn

Markus and Chris

Graham Graham Beck
MAN OF MANY HEADS..........& most of them cardboard. Yes, Cardboard Is King! Graham's stage act tries to bring out the 'strangeness' in 'the ordinary'. Just one man, one voice (you'll be lucky if you get any more than that) & his home keyboard...& some stage cardboard props. BIG songs about the small, but important, things in life, such as biscuits, packaging, The Batman, Godzilla & monkeys - to name but a few. No subject is too small to be BIG. He's been described as Music Hall, Surreal, funny, different, unpredictable, indescibable and 'a mature punk'. He's probably all of those, but with a dash of Bonzo Dog Do-Dah Band meets John Shuttleworth, via Dave Brubeck, Frank Sidebottom, Max Wall & Arthur Brown.

Graham Beck

Lulu Falerama
Her music is distinct - she exudes a relaxed and unique sing-jay style. There’s a characteristic rawness and honesty in her writing and singing style. The chorus of her first single “War” is: “War - What are we fighting for?" With the one line. She manages to make you really think about the world today.

Lulu Falerama

We are the Giant
We are the Giant are an acoustic duo based in the dales of Derbyshire. Eve Morris & Chris Harding, two former members of now long since disbanded folkatronica band Lo-Fi Lung have come back together after years in hibernation to perform once again. Now touring their debut album, released in January the pair are excited about a busy year ahead. Already with a busy touring and summer festival schedule as well as live radio appearances, they are certainly a pair to keep your eye on.

We are the Giant  

Wheatabix
Wheatabix, are the self-proclaimed Best-Worst cover band of the land, playing cheesy guilty pleasure cover songs, usually from the 90's that no other band would touch with a 20 foot barge pole.
Wheatabix have two frontmen who are intent on involving their audience as much as possible to create a BIG party atmosphere! Founded by leader Tom Sheldon (The mind behind the local charity event Belper Beats, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support) the band started as an acoustic duo with partner in crime Dan Williams (James Warner Prophecies/Jukebox Generation) as an attempt to inject some ridiculous fun and 90's pop nostalgia back into the local scene, with the only goal of having a good giggle. Things soon then escalated to becoming a now established 4 piece full band and then a 9 piece full band to play local events such as 'The Belper Games' and some of their favourite Local Bars.
The Wheatabix Train has truly gotten way out of hand and is becoming a local success (although they really can't understand why) with a large amount of people coming to gigs purely to Party, Dance and sing along to fantastically awful cover versions of songs by the likes of Busted, Backstreet boys and B*witched. So come and join in the Cheese-fest with the only band in the Area who will leave you thinking "Why did they just play that utterly pants 90's pop song and why did I secretly enjoy it?!".

Wheatabix

David Young Band
Bursting with lyrical invention and musical expertise, The Black Country's finest are guaranteed to bring Saturday afternoon alive. Drive and intensity.

David Young

Plasma Tiger
This new band is made up of a unique line-up of incredible taleted musicians.  Expect crazy beatboxing and loop pedal wizardry from the one and only Motormouf with some epic guitarwork from Nick McCann-Guitarist and Dathan Horridge.

Plasma Tiger

Barnie Rubblz
Barnie Rubblz are a young, energetic and exciting Indie Rock band from Denby. They are brothers who share a strong passion for music and play both originals and covers influenced by bands such as Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Wombats, Circa Waves, Royal Blood, Greenday, The Who, Thin Lizzy and The Jam.

Barnie Rubblz

Moon Bullet
The well balanced sound of Moon Bullet is powerful with infectious guitar riffs and lyrical/poetic vocals. Live, the band performs a tight set that always leaves the audience high spirited and wanting more. Moon Bullet are an original New Wave/punk band similar to the Clash or Ian Dury.

Moon Bullet

Sunflower Thieves
Straight from the heart of England, Sunflower Thieves are multi-instrumental singer-songwriting duo, Amy Illingworth and Lily Sturt-Bolshaw They have been blending fresh harmonies since 2012. After 15 years of friendship, these two have a lot to say and boy do they know how to say it! With their close harmonies and heartfelt lyrics, Sunflower Thieves’ songs deserve your full attention. There are rumours of the band expanding.

Sunflower Thieves

 

Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

Scribble Victory
Scribble Victory are a dynamic acoustic duo from Derbyshire. Armed with just two voices, an acoustic guitar and percussion, they create a unique and engaging performance. Not one to be missed!

Scribble Victory

The Cows

Itty Bitty Committee
Itty Bitty Committee's fusion of folk/hip hop and beyond is already firmly established on the local scene.

Itty Bitty Committee

Rebel Yell
We have held a series of protest songwriting workshops lead by Pete Castle. The results of the workshop will be showcased at Belper Goes Green - on the bike stage on Sunday afternoon. We need everyone to come and sing along! Featuring Pete Castle, Sue MacFarlane, Darren Morgan, Becky Deans, Jo Kirk and a host of musicians and backing vocals

Pete Castle Sue MacFarlane

 

Watch this Space
Becky Deans and Darren Morgan will kick off the 'protest' slot with a short set of their own before joining others for the Rebel Yell!

Darren and Becky

Daz Kelly Band
A blues, roots and gospel band. Based in Derbyshire.

Daz Kelly Band

Trans Galactic Levitators
Transgalactic Levitators is Ralph Spencer from the same Lincoln scene that gave us Experimental Sonic Machines. Ralph plays his own keyboard instrumentals, influenced by a range of artists such as Tangerine Dream, & wears an extraordinary winged costume as he plays.

Trans Galactic Levitators

Jo May Spoons Workshop
Jo has a particular passion for spoon playing and is keen to pass it on to others! Her Spoons Workshops are great fun. Jo provides an assortment of metal, wooden, plastic and joined-up spoons (for younger participants) and she teaches a variety of techniques and rhythms, often incorporating songs and body percussion too. Workshops can be tailored to suit your event so do get in touch to chat about different options. The workshops are usually accompanied by the fantastic fiddler, Linda Game or Against the Grain guitarist, Matt Sullivan.

Poet Slam
Featuring Dan Webber, Sophie Sparham, Rhythmical Mike, Leo Swarvett, Peter K Rollings and possibly others. The spoken word event of the festival in the RAW bell tent.

Dan Webber has been involved in the East Midlands Arts Scene for the last 14 years and is a respected actor, writer, producer and director, through spoken word he hopes to change this. He has appeared at YNOT Festival, Derby Comedy Festival, Bearded Theory Festival, and Queer As Jokes, London. He was a finalist in the Poetry is Dead Good Mix It Up Midlands Slam in 2014 and in October 2016 he was named BBC Local Poet for Derby for National Poetry Day. Dan is one sixth of Twisted Tongues and organises LGB-QWERTY, Derby’s only lgbt+ spoken word and variety night.

Leo Swarvett has been writing poetry for 3 decades, performing at pubs, cafes and festivals, when he can get up the go power. He is best known for energetic absurdity and odd use of language and props, yet within a lot of his work there's some sort of message, somewhere. Leo has also worked and performed in schools having written a lot of performance poems inspired by his own children.

 


 
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