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Belper Goes Green 2018 ECO Festival
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Details of entertainment booked and running times will be added here once confirmed.

So far we have...

Shom - Friday evening

Formed in 2001 By guitarist Mick Shom, SHOM have been performing since its inception, at many psychedelic festivals, events and happenings throughout the years and are firm favourites on the alternative festival scene, appearing on the same bill as Gong, Here&Now, System 7, Soft Machine, PsiGong, RDF, Sentient, Invisible Opera Company Of Tibet, Hawklords, Paradise9, Nukli, among others.  Shom are currently a 5 piece outfit making an extremely effective psychedelic and danceable music, with the occasional guest player appearances from members other bands on the scene, should they happen to be on at the same festivals as SHOM which makes for every performance being a unique sensory experience, but unmistakably SHOM in its nature and intent. The current Line up comprises of Mick Shom , Guitar/ Synths, . Kev Ellis,Vocals/Harmonica. Michael (Bongolious Maximus) Orloff, Drums. Markus Headroom, Keyboards/Synths. Andi Clarke, Bass Guitar.


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The John Martyneers - Sunday afternoon

Formed last year primarily of Markus Headroom with various other artists joining in for different venues. Consisting of Anthony Stark , Chris Sharmen and this year - excited to say - Steve "whalley" Gafney will be accompanying Markus on bass at Belper Goes Green. Steve has played with many top acts.

Markus duo

Jonathan Tarplee - Saturday

Jonathan writes songs described by The Musician Magazine as containing 'idiosyncratic yet highly articulate lyrics married with welcoming guitar melodies'. He is perhaps the alternative-universe stem-cell product of Neil Young & Jonathan Richman. An intense artist of emotional, memorable and sometimes quirky songs. Jonathan has released critically acclaimed music and had his tunes used by the BBC and the SAS (Surfers Again Sewerage) amongst others.

Jonathan Tarplee

Jacks got a Plan

The band are an East Midlands based singer/songwriting trio featuring Matt Hanlon (Guitar/Vocals), Dave Johnson (Drums/Vocals/ Guitar) and Pete Bogue (Bass/Vocals/Guitar).
Formed in 2016 with a strong ambition to scratch our collective creative itch we write and perform our own material. Our songs are based on real experiences and writing together we tell our stories in a unique blend of pop, folk and country. We’ve spent 2017 crafting our tunes and playing local gigs to road test our songs whilst developing our writing style/sound. This year we are looking to reach a wider audience with performances further afield.

Jack's Got A Plan


Derby Gig Guide magazine’s ‘Best Duo’ 2017/18. Two voices, two guitars and a bunch of harmonicas. DoubleCross play acoustic blues and rock with an aim to entertain. Andy and Phil combine instrumental dexterity and stylistic curiosity to mine the rich seam of a century of ‘roots’ music. Their set comprises classic tunes, obscure gems and their own material as recently featured on Severn FM’s ‘Blues Hour’ and Cliff McKnight’s radio podcast ‘Nothing but the Blues’.

Double Cross

Tony Stark

Anthony (Tony) Stark is a fingerstyle guitar player who has built up a solid reputation for his intricate and passionately performed instrumental pieces. His music ranges from the Beatles through jazz, blues, mediaeval lute pieces, contemporary fingerstyle and even Nirvana and Pink Floyd!

Tony Stark

Robyn Wallis Johnson

Robyn is a travelling song writer from Derbyshire. A gutsy but gentle confessional singer who performs with her guitar a mixture of acoustic folk, country and blues. She writes about her relationships with love, life, family and wine. Her album "Life aint like the love songs" is available to preview and purchase on her website 

Robyn Johnson

Dathan Horridge

Dathan is a very strange, enchanted boy/multi-instrumentalist.
He has been surfing the waves of narcissism since birth. Having not been given enough attention as a child, Dathan remains hellbent on audience-based validation. Armed with his acoustic, he creates an entertaining, gritty, individualistic, sincere and undignifying performance.

Dathan Horridge

Helen Gayle

Helen is a soulful jazz singer with bluesy overtones. Covering jazz standards, blues tracks, soul numbers and contemporary songs as well as her originals; she has performed around the Derby and Nottingham areas in duos, trios and bands over the last few years.

Helen Gayle

Paytron Saint

Formed in Belper last year, Paytron Saint make real tunes that stick in your head. These guys bring big drums, big guitars and soulful vocals to every song. Formed of brothers Nick and Joel Glyn-Davies (guitar+vox, drums respectively) alongside Dean Lloyd's impressive bass playing, these three will be making a real holy racket in 2018. If you love big fuzzy guitars in the style of Nirvana or Black Sabbath, but tunes you can sing along to à la Weezer or Jeff Buckley then check them out.

Paytron Saint



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