2017 Line Up

The Los Palmas 6! (Madness Tribute)
miles-davies-ft-pageThe band’s Sax player Steve Turner played sax with Madness for eight years!   Lee Thompson and Woody from Madness have both played with the band making them the most accurate and authentic Madness Tribute Band on the circuit.
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Felix And The Funk
Felix and the Funk are a unique party band who deliver a killer set of the funkiest tunes ever. From funk to soul, dance to disco, reggae to rock and pop, we’ve got it covered. Playing massive floor-fillers from the last 6 decades there’s something to get everyone on their feet.

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Bleep Machines
80’s Tribute Band Bleep Machines are an 80’s inspired band playing 4 synthesizers live plus our own made backing sequences. We are a 80’s band/duo in Swindon playing Synthpop & New Romantic all your favourites.​
We recreate the sounds to a tee, bringing back the memories of the 80’s School Disco.
Loose yourselves for a few hours.

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Boogie Me
Boogie Me are a 15 piece Rhythm, Blues and Boogie band based in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, 20 miles from Oxford and 11 miles from Swindon.

Formed in 2005 by Jon Lane, the band comprises experienced players who have cut their teeth with numerous bands and orchestras. Drawn together with a collective love of R&B, Soul, Blues and obviously, Boogie, the band continues to grow from strength to strength.

With a set list that includes songs recorded by Ray Charles, Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Paulo Nutini, Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Sam Brown, The Commitments, Blues Brothers, James Brown, Jools Holland and others, there really is something for everyone…

If you like your Blues swinging then this is a band you’re going to want to see more of…

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Lewis Blissett

Lewis Blissett is a very talented 13 year old. He attends Commonweal school and he sings, I mean he REALLY sings!! Lewis is into many genres of  pop music but in particular he likes Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and the legendary Whitney Houston. Lewis performed on ITV’s The Voice Kids UK 2017 (June 24th) were all three judges turned and he is now part of Team Pixie! We hope you will enjoy listening to Lewis perform and we are sure he is destined for a musical future.

See below Lewis’s blind Audition.

Mixtape
Mixtape previously performed at WrdeUp a few years ago as a duo and know return as a four piece.

Talented, experienced performers playing hit after hit, anthem after anthem! What’s on your MixTape!
They are an experienced energetic covers band designed to create the perfect soundtrack to your event.
We are a favourite for summer festivals, getting people grooving, celebrating and we have the mix for you! Playing covers from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s to the present day.

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Promise Land
Promise Land is a recently formed act performing a range of popular covers and their own material. Promise Land lines up with Ilana as lead vocalist and sports a varied supporting band to bring the best sound to any venue. Ilana has a wide range of experience having started singing at the age of 10, getting involved in youth bands and performing with the Royal Berkshire Youth Choir. Her musical journey has taken her to Oxford Brookes where she gained a BA in Music and Spanish; cementing a great vocal range with slick producing and song writing skills to establish a well-rounded contemporary sound. This soundscape crosses the boundaries of her inspirations such as Eva Cassidy, Lana Del Rey and Carrie Underwood to create a unique and beautiful melody for all to enjoy. Promise land are establishing themselves across the local music scene and are actively working to arrange new and exciting gigs. Keep your eyes and ears pealed on social media for information on upcoming gigs.

Pik’N’Mix!

A student band gigging around Swindon, Wiltshire!
Playing music and having fun is what we do best!
We cover various songs and give them our very own twist! We are known for our acoustic sound and our range of instruments including guitar, piano, ukulele, glockenspiel, cajon and much more! We encourage you to sing along!

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Spidasense

Highworth & Swindon’s newest, and probably only, ‘Metalsoul’ band, and general health hazard. Metalsoul’.

And we’ve made grown men dance naked, on tabletops (don’t ask).  Actually, we’re not metal. Soulful, yes, we can be. And we can rock pretty hard, but we’re not metal. Find us on Facebook at SpidaSense (Official) – gig listing is on the ‘pinned post’.
SpidaSense is:

Lee Knott – vocals & guitar. An energetic amalgam of Bob Marley and Mick Jagger, with a voice like Joe Cocker, Lee is a professional Mancunian. Or Scouser.
Shaun Barry – guitar. Don’t let the Jeff Beck-like good looks and suit fool you. There’s nothing like a tortured Strat, and when Shaun gets his slide going he’ll hit notes only dogs can hear.

Matt Chipperfield – guitar, vocals & drums. PigHill music promoter, and aficionado of jackets with elbow patches, Matt wouldn’t sound out of place fronting the Stereophonics.
Roger Haworth – bass & vocals. Big Rog is the eldest, and most sensible in the band (it’s all relative). He also plays bass with Swindon pub rock legends The Hamsters From Hell, and doesn’t always need a bass guitar to create some serious low-end rumble.

Alex Drew – drums, vocals & guitar.  The baby of the band. Besides drums and guitar, whilst away ‘on tour’ his hobbies include wandering industrial estates in the dead of night, when he has a perfectly serviceable hotel bed to go to instead.

Formed in October 2015, previously Lee and Shaun had played together for some time, as had Matt and Shaun. When eventually all three hooked up, Lee kept pestering Rog in their local pub, until Rog finally thought that if he did actually have a listen about these so-called great songs Lee was banging on about, he might leave him alone. Well, that was in October 2015, and he hasn’t left the band yet. Alex was also found in a pub.

Since then, SpidaSense has played at various local festivals and events, such as the Swindon Shuffle, Stratton Stroll, Pride, Stratton Festival, and as far afield as Brighton. The band is also in the process of recording their first album.

SpidaSense hopes you enjoy Wrde Up, and their ‘Metalsoul’.

The Parsons

A Local Folk duo who perform widely around the county at events from Weddings to large festivals. See us in the Beer Garden!

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