PBF Live Bands
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PBF Live Music 2014

Tuesday 19th August
Open Mic Night
Following the remarkable success of the Open Mic opening night last year, we simply have to give another opportunity to some of our less well known individuals to show off their unique talents on the Peterborough Beer Festival Stage. This event will again be hosted by Stacy, so if you would like the opportunity to appear, do please contact her IN ADVANCE to register your interest. Stacy can be reached at vocalsoulmate@hotmail.co.uk
Expected on stage 7.00pm to 10.45pm

Wednesday 20th August
Rocket Dogs
After a busy 2013 that included several festival appearances, two live radio slots including Live from the Willow Festival and 60 plus gigs, The Rocket Dogs continue to build on that success with their blend of energetic live performances and unique take on anthemic rock/pop and punk covers. Truly something for all music fans. Their aim……to entertain and give you the opportunity to get involved and have a great time.
Expected on stage 8.00pm to 9.00pm and 9.30pm to 10.45pm

Thursday 21st August
Kindly Sponsored this Year by THE WILLOW FESTIVAL

Thursday 21st August
Opaque, in the process of recording their third studio album during 2014 and launching a collection of music videos that they will be very much hands on in directing, producing and editing. Since releasing 4 EP’s and 2 albums (The Last Moustache & Break The Circle, through Drip-Dry Productions (available on I tunes, they have sold well over sold over a thousand copies),
With one foot always planted firmly in the festival fields they have played at Secret Garden, Bestival, GrassRoots, Strawberry Fair, Small World, Fire Gathering, Blissfields, City Roots, along with many extensive tours of the UK and Europe, playing support for The Kooks, Bifffy Clro, The Future Heads, Hamfatter, The Bluetones, Jamie Woon and many other up and coming artists.
Expected on stage 7.30pm to 9.00pm

Thursday 21st August
Burning Codes
Burning Codes is the solo collaborative project of Belfast born singer and songwriter Paul Archer and the project has had BBC Radio One Evening Session, BBC6 Music and national and local BBC play as well as radio stations in Europe and the states. Burning Codes music concerns our own unique messages, the codes which are truly ours, uniquely understood and owned by each of us, uniquely.
The project has supported Snow Patrol, Elbow, Lisa Hannigan, Duke Special and James Walsh. Burning Codes have also supported Snow Patrol at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast. Paul contributed vocals to Snow Patrol's multi-platinum "Eyes Open" album and was asked in August 2012 to sing live with Snow Patrol at both of their 2012 V Festival appearances.
Burning Codes new album entitled “Hope Is Our Lightning” features very special guests Jonny Quinn of Snow Patrol and Iain Archer, Jake Bugg co-writer and producer, Tired Pony member and solo artist and will be released later this year.

Gary Lightbody – (Snow Patrol) – ‘Breath taking…it kicks redemptive ass’
Michael Rother - (Neu!/Kraftwerk) - 'Your concept of intimacy and space is very interesting. Beautiful music, congratulations!'
Iain Archer - (Solo Artist, Ivor Novello Award winner)- 'It is new music that sounds like nothing else around at the moment - beautiful, soulful, momentary paeans of glory, I kid you not.'
Expected on stage 9.15pm to 10.45pm

Friday 22nd August
Arguably one of the finest local bands, this quintet were formed in 2006 specifically to play the music that inspired them, the treasured garage/psychedelic sounds from the '1960's!
Steadily building upon an evolving credible word-of-mouth cool, the band gained notable kudos which attracted the attention of seminal punk band The Damned. Their sound and reputation stood this 5 piece band in good stead, so much so that they were invited to support them tour on several occasions.
Strictly 60′s Maximum R’n'B interspersed with Subway Sect punk presence. Swirling Korg keyboards, dexterous bass lines and staccato guitar solidly punctuate the neat material that’s as tight as their suits. These guys will play the songs you know you love - along with ones you DON'T KNOW you love... YET!
Expected on stage 7.30pm to 9.00pm

Friday 22nd August
Palmerston Ukulele Band
This is a bunch of guys and gals from the Palmerston Arms who just formed up for a bit of fun and have gone from strength to strength. After last year's spectacularly popular performance, we had to have them back.
Expected on stage from about 4.00pm

Friday 22nd August
Rotten Hill Gang
Featuring a well-travelled collective of musicians, the versatility of this cool reggae inspired, funky hip-hop posse licenses them to venture comfortably amongst subtle guitar rock, dance grooves and even punk. After all, the band source ‘the Clash’ as their raison d'être!
Rotten Hill Gang has had considerable attention over the last 12 months. The momentum has gathered pace from their RH TV shows, which are currently being touted for airing around September this year (subject to agreement), over and above the cherry picked gigs around (mainly) West London. The wealth of talent amongst their ranks gives them an edge and durability that other groups must envy. Rotten Hill Gang was formed around Gary McPherson (ex. Big Audio Dynamite II and is also a DJ) and longstanding accomplice - Reds (the band’s Street Poet).
Other musicians include Gus Robertson (from Razorlight); Jim Dobson (Hollie Cook band); Annie Bea (Hypnotic Eye); solo artist Fjokra; Mallett (Transvision Vamp) and Hami (Transglobal Underground). We’re hoping that Hollie Cook will join the group at the PBF in August (she recently released her 3rd LP entitled ‘Twice’ and is currently negotiating summer activities).
Often featuring in music magazines like ‘Louder Than War’, RHG appear in Peterborough after various profile gigs this summer, including an appearance at StrummerCamp in Manchester.
Expected on stage 9.15pm to 10.45pm

Saturday 23rd August
Tom Wright
Tom is a professional singer / songwriter / guitarist from Peterborough, UK., only nineteen years old, he has been playing guitar since he was seven. That’s more than half of his life! Exposed to many genres of music so far, Tom’s main passion is for Country Rock music heavily influenced by such greats as Brad Paisley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian Setzer and Albert Lee, to name a few.
For the Beer Festival, Tom will be performing a set comprising mainly of his own original material, accompanied by local guitarist Garreth Hicklin, local music teacher and bass player Rob Lester and Leighton Buzzard drummer Mikey Ciancio,
Promises to be a huge treat… not to be missed
Expected on stage 7.00pm to 8.15pm

Saturday 23rd August
Motor City Vipers
There has always been a strong soul-scene within Peterborough, so it seems particularly bizarre that the city hasn’t before given rise to a dedicated live soul band… until now!
Motor City Vipers are an electrifying eight-piece band who lovingly recreate some of the greatest Northern Soul and Motown floor-fillers from the 60s and 70s… from The Temptations, Wilson Pickett and Dobie Gray, to The Supremes, Jackie Wilson and Otis Reading – ‘The Vipers’ do it all!
Formed early-2009, Motor City Vipers have quickly gained themselves a reputation as a hugely exciting soul band that are in high demand all year round – performing at parties, weddings, corporate events, fundraisers and festivals across the UK; and we’re very pleased to welcome them to the 37th Peterborough Beer Festival.
Expected on stage 9.00pm to 10.45pm

Saturday 23rd August
Afternoon bands sponsored by ATTICA LIVE

Saturday 23rd August
Tribal Misfits
An Alternative Rock originals trio from Peterborough. Inspired by bands such as Foo Fighters, Manic Street Preachers and Biffy Clyro. Their music is driven by atmospheric and at times frantic guitar riffs and solos, emotional vocals, lyrics contrasting of day to life/conspiracy’s and political rants. Complimented by a rhythm section of energetic solid drumming and melodic bass hooks.
Expected on stage 2.00pm to 2.45pm

Saturday 23rd August
Closed Circuit
Closed Circuit are an original Rock band from Peterborough and Stamford. Closed Circuit have been together for just under 1 year and have already started to make headway on the original music scene. Their style is a cross between Alter Bridge and alestorm. Being Female fronted adds a certain dynamic to Closed Circuits overall sound making their music appeal to more than just the rock crowd.
Expected on stage 3.00pm to 3.45pm

Saturday 23rd August
Lexie Green
Becoming increasingly well known around the UK live music circuit for her infectious eclectic sets of international award winning original Americana, Rock, Folk and Blues influenced songs.
With guest appearances to John Wheeler (Hayseed Dixie), Buster James, Heather Peace and Bex Marshall, live shows from Brighton to Birmingham, Essex to Norfolk, radio appearances and airing across the world, International song writing semi-finalist and commended awards plus film placement… hard to believe six years ago Lexie Green had never strummed a guitar, written a song or ever sung in public.
“Lexie Green is a versatile talent she oozes with presence on her recordings and on stage” Sue Marchant, BBC Radio
“Katie Melua meets the Blues…” Radio Caroline
“The lovely Lexie Green, we really do want to hear more of her.” Ashwyn Smyth, Digital Blues
Expected on stage 4.00pm to 4.45pm

Saturday 23rd August
Tin Pigeons
The Tin Pigeons were conceived in France in 2011 and have since developed their own style of Indie Folk Music. Combining scrappy traditional folk instruments, tight pop rhythms and soulful vocal harmonies, The Tin Pigeons produce an exciting brand of acoustic merriment. The band consists of George on vocals and banjo, Fraser on vocals, guitar and the occasional harmonica, Douglas on baritone vocals and mandolin and the glue that ties the whole ceremony together Thomas on bass and percussion.
Expected on stage 5.00pm to 6.00pm
Oct 2018

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