Frighdays have been a fixture at Love Summer Festival since the very beginning. I met them at the first Love Summer, they were all camped in the Car Park and sneaking under the fence to get in. We had a chat, I let them in on account of them being a bit young and a bit poor 😉 The rest is history – As ever they opened our main stage and took the place by storm, it’s the first time we have needed crowd barrier down at the front. We will need a full on pit and reinforcement for 2018 going by recent gigs Frighdays.
Saturday saw us welcome The Supersonics for a complete Main Stage Takeover for the day. Nick, Alex & Lee put together an awesome line-up of live music both local and some having traveled considerable distance to appear.
Sitting Pretty are Plymouth’s finest Original Indie/Rock Band. Founded in January 2014.
After only a few months of writing and rehearsing, Sitting Pretty were offered their debut Live Gig in April 2014.. Supporting Ocean Colour Scene and Paul Weller Guitarist, Steve Cradock, as part of his Solo Tour .. Followed promptly by a handful of Festival appearances across The South West, Including The Cider Festival at Plymouth’s Largest Music Venue, Plymouth Pavilions, all with amazing feedback. 2014 was wrapped up perfectly, by supporting John Power (Cast/The La’s) as part of his acoustic tour.
2015 seen Sitting Pretty become a regular fixture on the local music scene, a great achievement for an Original Band (as the local scene is predominantly made up of cover bands). As well as returning, by request, to a number of Festivals played the previous year.
The Kaizens are a young fresh Indie/Rock band from Torquay in Devon. Formed early 2016, their music has already been played on several radio programmes, including BBC introducing, Riviera FM and Glastonbury FM. Following the release of their four-track self-titled EP in 2016, The Kaizens were invited to perform a live session on BBC Introducing Devon. The band also recently reached the final in the Glastonbury festival competition which was judged my Michael Eavis.
They have had a busy year playing gigs and festivals all around the UK. Some include, The Fleece Bristol, Grinagog, Lemonfest, Sheb Farm Fest, Love Summer and Godney Gathering to name a few. They have played with/ supported such bands as The Darkness and Toploader.
Purple People from Exeter have had a storming Festival Season. I first met them in the Box Office at Yarty Party, bouncing isn’t the word! and they like a bit of getting down with the audience, thanks so much Purple People, great gig and a storming season.
The Poet Junkies, a four-piece Indie Rock band from Plymouth. The four highly-skilled members behind the music includes: Brendan O’Neill (Vocals/Guitar), Thomas Archer (Guitar), Matt Xhapman (Bass) and Jon Blanchard (Drums). After a very Sucessful 2015 playing headline shows in London, Playing MTV Crashes Plymouth and gaining another BBC Introducing Track of the week! 2016 is set to be even bigger for the band with the upcoming release of the highly anticipated new EP “Should’ve Been a Leader” with all new video’s and other big ideas in the pipeline.
A great example of a Band that really delivered for us in 2017 is Suburban Symphony, they made a 600 round mile trip to make their debut in the Devon fields at Love Summer Festival 17. Tony Edwards ex front man of Torquay band Pipeline brought his new band Giz,Sam,Tom and Lewis down from there Lancashire base to play on the SuperSonics main stage on Saturday night. The Penultimate band on the bill took to the stage at 10pm and did not disappoint. Their support who traveled with the band to the festival were leading the charge at the front, even in the sound check the band and crowd were bouncing off each other. Local super fan Gladys was overcome with emotion and invaded the stage, it most of took her back to her Bay City Rollers days. The 40 minute set seemed to be over very quickly finishing up with their new release ‘Stepping Stones’ out now on Hilltown records #upthesymphony We really cannot thank you enough, what a gig!. Here’s a few “snaps” our Photographer James Hitchcock took.
If you want to show your support for Live Music and show support for Real Live Musicians why not download their latest track Stepping Stones Here we did
The Simmertones are a seasoned nine-piece ska and reggae band from the southwest of the UK who regularly get audiences dancing in packed venues and festivals with their infectious live sound.
In 2014 The Simmertones had their biggest hit to date, with a release of a cover version of the well-known classic ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps’ (which contains samples of ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps’ by Doris Day under licence from Sony Music Entertainment).
This was hugely successful for the band, with repeated airplay on BBC radio stations. In particular, Steve Lamacq added the song to his playlist and gave it several airings, including prime time airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. Further airplay was attained in the United States and internationally.