London based musical collective Nubiyan Twist create a unique, infectious sound in an eclectic mix of styles, drawing on jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin, soul, reggae and dance music. A culmination of musicians, DJs and producers alike, the band strives to encourage artistic and social unity between different cultures and musical styles.
Fronted by the one of the UK’s top vocalists Jaelee Small, The Black Hat band are a group of young and talented musicians who met whilst studying at The London Centre of Contemporary Music.
REWS are the high energy, pop rock duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill (NI) and beat-maker Collette Williams (Wales). Freshly signed to Marshall Records, REWS are a gritty girl:girlBelfast/London duo that play edgy rock guitar and drums… “FANTASTIC – LIKE A FEMALE ROYAL BLOOD” said Mark Radcliffe on BBC TV after they played the John Peel Main Stage at Glastonbury this year.
Tongue & Groove are a brand new band purveying the best of Jazz, Funk and Groove designed to get you dancing.
Necktr are a 9-piece soul fusion band that incorporate elements of jazz, hip-hop and ambient music, aswell as Afrobeat, Latin and other World genres, into their eclectic live sound.
In a UK reggae scene that has long eschewed bands in favor of sound systems, Backbeat Soundsystem are a different beast, bringing 8 musicians to the stage.
Taking influences from Muddy Waters and Little Walter, British Invasion R&B, Grunge and modern day blues artists; all levelled out with a serious dedication to writing a great song.
BASEMENT83’s catchy songs draw inspiration from Hip-Hop, Funk, Reggae and Breaks, creating a cross-genre distinctive hybrid sound with both electronic and traditional instruments. Playing at a variety of festivals and venues across the UK including: The Isle of Wight Festival, BlissFields, No Man’s Land, Victorious Festival.
Playing fast and furious blend of everything from folk to ska to disco to punk, they steer clear of traditional ukulele tunes, preferring instead to delve into a repertoire that runs from Kylie Minogue to The Clash via The Vaccines and Lady Gaga.
With the spirit and inventive momentum of a Steinway grand piano hurtling down a busy inner-city intersection and all of the primitive fun-loving elation of a group of primates throwing bananas at a wall, Mad King Ludwig & the Mojo Co. are a an exciting prospect.
The Mantic Muddlers are a Roots, Rythm & Blues band from Hampshire who combine a rich influence of sonic styles with a passion for performing and delivering their craft.
Smiley & The Underclass are a hot up-and-coming punky reggae band from London, UK. Think Bob Dylan meets The Clash and King Tubby in a dark alley with sharp sticks(!).
DRGM is a seductive beauty, a modern trio; an elaborate band. They are a kind of like a love child of an old jazz guy, that’s trying to be cool with a young EDM DJ and likes to use genres like “highlife”, “indie”(basically just because there are way too many guitars) and straight out “pop”.
Influenced by Chris Martin, Gary Barlow, Michael Jackson, Noel Gallagher and The Beatles. Martha’s Man is an evolving solo singer songwriter who keeps changing every day. He doesn’t want to fit a particular mould, he just does what comes naturally… He believes there is no wrong or right when it comes to music, you either connect with it or you don’t.
Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.
Formed from a group of Southampton musicians- the band ‘The Hattie Jacques’ Playlist’ aim was to bring people’s favourite songs from the indie/brit pop era, through to some forgotten gems from the 60’s and 70’s and play them in the their own unique style, songs you knew, songs you forgot you loved.
DJs Lebrosk and Gilbert have a reputation for serving up amazing party breaks, nu-disco and house rhythms at their Shoreditch-based night, ‘Ditched at Old Street Records. Not content with that, they can also be heard playing downtempo beats, nu-funk, soul and hip-hop during their Reading-based residency, Full Fat, at Milk Bar.
Têtes de Pois are a ‘genre-bending 7-piece instrumental band’ and made up entirely of founding members of the independent label/ collective Tight Lines. Their music draws from jazz, hip-hop, neo-soul and afrobeat, taking shape most often as original instrumental music, along with the occasional vocal number and cover.
Unpack your air guitar, start up the wind machine and run through the dry ice (in slow motion) to the blast off of this year’s greatest ever AMF.