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ATOMIC ROOSTER

Legendary Prog Rock band featuring original members Steve Bolton & Pete French along with Christian Madden, Bo Walsh & Shug Millidge

Atomic Rooster are an English rock band, originally formed by members of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, organist Vincent Crane and drummer Carl Palmer. Throughout their history, keyboardist Vincent Crane was the only constant member, and wrote the majority of their material. Their history is defined by two periods: the early-mid-1970s and the early 1980s. The band went through radical style changes, but they are best known for the hard, progressive rock sound of their hit singles, "Tomorrow Night" (UK No. 11) and "The Devil's Answer" (UK No. 4), both in 1971.

Bemis

Folk Rock that breathes new life into the spirit of Woodstock!!

Gareth Howells, Louis Howells, Mark Finn, Dillon Hughes, Nathan Shervill, Daryll Thomas

Gareth Howells is a singer songwriter and founding member of the band, who writes, plays acoustic guitar and sings in Bemis. Mark Finn is a versatile lead guitarist with many decades of experience in various different bands. Louis Howells adds vocal harmony and rhythm guitar to the mix. Dillon Hughes is a bass player with the kind of bass playing that fills up the sound just by itself and has been with the band since 2013. Darryl and Nathan are fantastic drummers that have been drumming with Bemis since 2012.

Bernie Tormé

Bernie Tormé – Guitar Legend/ Blues Rock Psychedelic Shredmeister/ Glam Punk Sleaze Rock Frontman is known for many things:

Stepping in & saving the day for Ozzy Osbourne in the aftermath of guitar legend Randy Rhoad's tragic death.
Hit records, world tours & international fame as as Ian Gillan's axe-man in Gillan,
Forming Desperado with Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider, which also featured ex Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr.
Fronting his own bands Electric Gypsies, and later Torme (featuring Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns/ Girl fame).
And more:

Blackbeard's Tea Party
The past few years have seen Blackbeard's Tea Party play at festivals as diverse as Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Fariports Cropredy Convention, The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo and many more. Their most recent album Reprobates has been met with high praise in the folk press, earning a 5 star review in R2 Magazine whilst fRoots named it convincing and essential. With this growing reputation, its hardly a surprise that they are one of the most in-demand bands on the folk circuit.

caravan

Local heroes Caravan stole the show at A New Day 2016 and we are delighted to have them back in 2018.

Caravan was formed in Canterbury, England in 1968 by Pye Hastings (guitar/ vocals), Dave Sinclair (keyboards), Richard Sinclair (bass/vocals) and Richard Coughlan (drums). The four had previously played at various times with a local band, The Wilde Flowers, which also featured Kevin Ayers and future Soft Machine members Robert Wyatt and Hugh Hopper.



Curved Air

Curved Air’s concerts and festival appearances continue to thrill a steadily increasing mass of new and old fans worldwide. Their experimental blends of classical themes, electronic sounds and pop/rock energy and beautiful, timeless songs are performed with fire and passion and tremendous musicianship.

Gerry Colvin

In the 1970's Gerry joined pop band 'The Man Upstairs'. They released three singles and toured with 'The Smiths'.

In the early 1980's he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit 'Terry & Gerry'. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including "The Tube" and "The Old Grey Whistle Test". Their five singles and album all reached No.1 in the indie charts. In 2010 Cherry Red released 'Let's Get the Hell Back to Lubbock', the definitive 'Terry and Gerry' compilation.

Gong

The ever metamorphosing entity that is Gong launches, as ever, into unknown – and unknowing – territory with a new album and tour, destined to be talked about, discussed, and argued over, up and down the land.

Hawkwind

We are thrilled to announce the appearance of the Godfathers of Space Rock, the legendary HAWKWIND, at A New Day 2018

Hugh Cornwell

Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK's finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers. The original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers, he’s enjoyed massive UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into the UK and Europe's musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess and Skin Deep.

JCQ

John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly-formed band ‘The Spectres’ in 1962. The group went through a series of name changes, including Traffic Jam, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up. In the years that followed, a string of chart-topping albums.

John Otway

From the age of 9, John Otway knew he wanted to be a pop star. But even at that young age, having listened to his sister's Beatles and Stones records, he knew he would never be able to do what they do. However, when his sister got the latest Bob Dylan album, he knew there was a place for him and he set about learning how to play guitar.

Otway had to wait until 1977 and the rise of punk before his dream of fame and fortune would finally become a reality. Having caught the eye of the producers of the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test, Otway's performance on that show would grab the attention of the watching audience. Otway, ever the showman, decided to jump on to the amplifier of his colleague during a performance of Bob Lind's Cheryl's Going Home. (Un)fortunately for Otway, he misjudged his leap and sent Wild Willy Barrett’s amplifier tumbling as he crashed down straddling the box under the amp.

Kanda Bongo Man

Kanda Bongo Man (born 1955 in Inongo, Democratic Republic of the Congo) is a Congolese soukous musician

His first solo albums where "Iyole" in 1981 and "Djessy" in 1982 and the success of these albums launched Kanda Bongo Man’s International career and led to an invite from world renowned progressive rock musician Peter Gabriel. Mr Kanda Bongo Man has also shared a stage with the late Grammy Award Winner “Mama Africa” Miriam Makeba and Jamaican Reggae Musician Jimmy Cliff just to name a few.

martin barre band

Back by popular demand after his sensational set in 2017.

2018 sees the 50th anniversary of Jethro Tull, and guitarist Martin Barre is celebrating in style with a selection of classic Tull music beefed up as only he can.

RutsDC

FROM THE BEGINNING

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The Ruts were a reggae-influenced British punk rock band, formed in 1977 at the height of the Punk revolution. They finally released their first single ‘In A Rut’ in early 1979 on the People Unite label . This 7” vinyl was much played and highly regarded by the UK BBC Radio 1 D.J, John Peel. From then on and over the years, the record rightly became what can be considered to be a Punk anthem. There were more to follow, with the singles ‘Babylons Burning’,’ Something that I Said’, ‘Jah War’ (all from the debut album ‘The Crack’) and ‘Staring at the Rude Boys’, ‘West One’ (both featured on the album ‘Grin and Bear It’).The band were quickly established as a major force in U.K music, but by 1980, The Ruts were over.

Son Of MAN

When Bob Richards and George Jones left MAN in 2008 they decided they would continue to play the band's music, with George Jones's father Micky Jones being the founding member they saw it only right that he continued the family legacy.

"One of the last things my father ever said to me was, it’s up to you now to keep my music alive, I loved the music of MAN and Micky was a huge influence musically, there was no question about it really."

Syd Arthur

Formed in 2003, the band were initially known as Grumpy Jumper and then Moshka before settling on the name Syd Arthur. The band's name is taken from the Hermann Hesse novel Siddhartha, with the spelling changed reportedly as a nod to the influences of Syd Barrett and Arthur Lee. The Magill brothers had played together since childhood, added drummer Fred Rother in high school and classmate Raven Bush became the final member at 17. Bush is the son of John Carder Bush, brother of Kate Bush.

British blues-rock quartet Ten Years After originally consisted of Alvin Lee, guitar and vocals; Chick Churchill, keyboards; Leo Lyons bass; and Ric Lee, drums. The group was formed in 1967 and signed to Decca in England. Their first album was not a success, but their second, the live Undead (1968) containing "I'm Going Home," a six-minute blues workout by the fleet-fingered Alvin, hit the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Stonedhenge (1969) hit the U.K. Top Ten in early 1969. Ten Years After’s U.S. breakthrough came as a result of their appearance at Woodstock, at which they played a nine-minute version of "I'm Going Home." Their next album, Ssssh, reached the U.S. Top 20, and Cricklewood Green, containing the hit single "Love Like a Man," reached number four. Watt completed the group's Decca contract, after which they signed with Columbia and moved in a more mainstream pop direction, typified by the gold-selling 1971 album A Space In Time and its Top 40 single, "I'd Love to Change the World."

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown will celebrate 50 years of the massive worldwide hit FIRE in 2018, with a brand new live show including rock n roll theatricals.

Arthur Brown first came to prominence in swinging London in 1967, after spending some time on the Paris underground scene Arthur was quickly signed to Track Records at the instruction of The Who’s Pete Townshend and released the single Devils Grip, regarded by some as the record that gave the birth of Heavy Metal.

The Gift

Until recently, The Gift were regarded by those in the know as ‘the best kept secret’ in progressive rock. Back in 2006, their first album ‘Awake & Dreaming’ wowed the ‘Prognoscenti’ with its heady mixture of ‘70s style and contemporary soundscapes. Then there was silence...until the band reformed a few years ago. Originally signed to Cyclops Records, the band joined the ever growing Bad Elephant Music roster in 2013. Then their long-awaited second album “Land of Shadows” emerged on the 5th of May 2014. It was another ambitious song suite packed with strong melodies, incisive lyrics and instrumental ‘tours de force’. The album took the listener on a true musical journey with tracks like “The Comforting Cold”, an ambitious epic about the near-death experience. As vocalist and main songwriter Mike Morton said upon its release: “Don’t come to us for songs about cars and girls.”

MENTULLS

With three albums under their belt, tours and supports with Wishbone Ash, Focus, Walter Trout among others and their new studio album 'Reflections' earning rave reviews, The Mentulls have been winning over audiences in the UK and Europe with their own unique brand of ‘prog blues rock’


Tygers Of Pan Tang

What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot it would seem. Tygers of Pan Tang (the name was appropriated from a Michael Moorcock novel) began their career playing the pubs and clubs of their native north east and ended it with a sold out tour of Japanese concert halls. Or so it was thought.

Vikki Clayton

Vikki is one of the most widely respected female singer-songwriters in the UK, having played and recorded with a veritable who’s-who of legendary names from the worlds of both folk and rock music.