Kitwhistle, mark blayney, dexter selboy
Fri 19th Apr 19 20:00 edit
Emme Hastings has been playing to audiences for over ten years across the South, and first delighted our audience back in 2017 as a solo artist.
Her emotive, raw vocals and finger picking style guitar captivates listeners. Best described as folk soul, her sound is natural and personal, resonating with artists like Laura Marling and Lisa Hannigan.
Gigging regularly around Bristol and Bath, with the odd appearance at Glastonbury, she is joined for this gig by Joe Louvaine on guitar and vocals, and together they make up two thirds of the trio Kitwhistle, who are generating a strong following particularly around the South West.
Mark Blayney FRSA is a writer and performer based in Cardiff. He won the Somerset Maugham Prize for his novella Two Kinds of Silence and his second book, Conversations With Magic Stones, was described by John Bayley as 'Remarkable... as good as some of the best of Elizabeth Bowen's, and praise does not go higher than that.'
His work spans comedy, fiction and poetry. He is about to tour his new solo show, Be Your Own Life Coach ... with ABBA, and has also toured with the Lecture in Boney M Studies, a comedy extravaganza, at festivals including Wychwood and the Dinefwr Literature Festival.
He performs regularly with the Wordplay Cabaret, a smorgasbord (not as rude as it sounds) of noise, letters, numbers, static caravans and Lionel Richie songs.
'A perceptive storyteller of real promise...' Beryl Bainbridge
From Selboy Central:
'There’s so much New Orleans slink in Dexter’s barfly blues music it’s hard to believe it comes from Bristol. That’s partly down to the impeccably shonky threesome of musicians behind him and partly due to Dexter’s own commitment to gravelling around where the bottles roll.
Formed back in 2012, Dexter Selboy and the Shonky Trio are a quartet of talented yet lazy musicians who may finally have got their act together. Hard to pigeon-hole, their genre-fluid style incorporates elements of reggae, gypsy jazz and hip-hop.
Instrumentals and dub vocals belong to:
Mojo, plucking the bass with his comedy sized fingers, and blowing sweet, sweet carbon dioxide through his replica trombone.
Jose 'the Boogieman', half timing, full timing and two timing his way across the fretboards, like a gypsy who was pulled from his mothers womb with a pair of forceps made of mahogany, the best wood money can buy.
Gruff 'Two Hands', the singing, fingerpicking, tacheflicking, snare whipping king of the drums.'
Hold on to your hats - again!