Aye, ye reads right me beloved fans – all four of ye. Should ye wish to escalate from the pleasant reading of tales to the sheer salty thrill of hearing ’em fresh from the sea horse’s mouth then I invite ye to join me at the Upload Music Festival. Tis on Saturday 31st March at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham. It’s an event for the When You Wish Upon A Star charity.
Stories and More
I’ll be appearing throughout the evening with pirate stories between musical acts – of which there are many and marvellous at that. Me mates at MissImp Nottingham Improv Comedy‘ll be there as well and we’re doing a set in the VIP Lounge at 7pm. It’s all for a good cause and looks set to be a fantastic night of music and entertainment. It’s a very busy weekend for me – Friday night’s our monthly improv show at The Glee Club – this month featuring one of New York’s finest Upright Citizens Brigade performers, Brandon Gardner. Saturday’s an all day workshop with the fellow and from there straight to the Rescue Rooms to start reading stories at 5pm! I very much doubt I’ll be able to speak on Sunday.
A bit of Pigheart – The Cold Cold Night Adventure on Reverbnation:
A bit of MissImp – Shmakespeare:
The Full Line Up
###### MAIN ROOM ######
YUNIOSHI 21:10 – 21:50
“Think Beck dry-humping The Flaming Lips with the robot from Lost In Space filming all the action..!” (Leftlion)
Self-described as “Robot funk”, this Nottingham quartet have made big waves in near and far waters over the last couple of years. New EP “Worms” is out now.
EULER 20:10 – 20:40
Thumping energy. Funky guitar swagger. Top drawer indiepop.
FRONTIERS 19:20 – 19:50
Searing alt-rock from the Nottingham four-piece. Despite their relative youth, the band are veterans of the live circuit having played both Splendour and Dot2Dot Festivals over the last couple of years.
HARLEIGHBLU 18:30 – 19:00
Knockout soul vocals and sassy, sexy r’n’b vibes from this young Nottingham based act. Perfomed a brillant set at Splendour festival last year, they’re back with some new material and a real hunger to hit the stage.
CAPTAIN HORIZON 17:45 – 18:15
Echoing other emissaries from the West Midlands, this four-piece meld the steroidal riffage of Iommi with the flaming cheek of Skinner.
EP “Radiostasis” out now!
MUHA 16:50 – 17:20
Captivating Eastern European folk featuring the ethereal vocals of Iryna Muha and the wonderful guitar talent, Dmitry Fedotov.
SAINT RAYMOND 16:10 – 16:30
Hotly-tipped indie reggae star-in-waiting. Fresh from a sell-out show at Nottingham’s Playhouse.
One lad, one guitar and a huge bag of talent.
###### VIP LOUNGE #######
THE GOLDEN TROUBADOURS 20:40 – 21:10
Glorious acoustic folky pop from a hugely promising Notts outfit.
ELENA HARGREAVES 19:55 – 20:25
Soulful, smokey blues from one half of The Hargreaves.
MISSIMP 19:05 – 19:25
Improvisational Comedy Troupe
MARC REEVES 18:40 – 19:00
Nimble fingered folk from a fine singer/songwriter. New album “Remember Me” out now.
JAMES CLARKE 18:15 – 18:35
Atmospheric, classic rock.
ANTHONY GREENTREE 17:20 – 17:40
Expansive folk from an assured vocalist, flautist and guitarist. New album “Rebirth” out now.
MARTIN JACKSON 16:30 – 16:50
Brilliantly raw, belting bluesy rock ‘n’ roll vocalist and guitarist.
Comedy troupe MissImp will be performing a set in the VIP lounge. Pirate storyteller Captain Pigheart will be appearing throughout the night on the main stage, upstairs, downstairs and everywhere!