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MUSICOSITY ISSUE 1

SEPTEMBER 2011

LIVE MUSIC FAN CLUB

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Last smoke before his UK tour. The majestic minstral

from York rolls up to headline Sunday at Musicosity Festival

Checking Pulse

Pop–punk princess Emily Wilson’s bringing it all back home

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Welcome Your Musicosity experience begins here. A very warm welcome to the world of Musicosity and to the first edition of the magazine.

Musicosity is a live music fan club and it is here to help you discover more live music, and the great thing is you get rewarded along the way. This magazine is our way of keeping in touch with our subscribers all over the UK, we hope you like it. To celebrate the launch of the magazine and the release of Musicosity into the world, we decided to arrange a few days of live music by the seaside in Bournemouth – it is the Summer after all. Don’t worry if you can’t join us at our little Musicosity Festival, as you’ll be able to discover all the artists online, and no doubt they’ll be coming to a venue near you soon. In this edition we have interviews with Gary Stringer from Reef (who join us in Bournemouth for an exclusive one-off gig), you can also meet Emily from Checking Pulse who embark on their first headline tour, as well as lots of other features to keep you entertained and inspired to see more live music. Musicosity’s mission is to ‘make live music more rewarding’ – literally. You can collect points when you register online, write reviews, previews and blogs. You can then turn those points into Rewards, like free tickets for shows. We hope you enjoy the first edition, and do get in touch with ideas for future issues. If you like what we do please subscribe and support our work... see page 23 for the latest ‘Bribe to Subscribe’, just another good to reason to get involved. Editor

INSIDE THIS ISSUE 4

Reef

6 Benjamin Francis

Leftwich

8 Bright Light

Bright Light

10 A Genuine Freakshow 18 Introducing 20 CheckinG Pulse 26 Boxes 30 Musicosity Festival

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Reef Reformed: refreshingly live by Xan Phillips

f the vibe hadn’t been there we would have played six gigs and left it at that!” So says Reef’s charismatic frontman Gary Stringer about the band’s 2010 reunion. The four-piece had last toured in 2003 and the reunion was a test to see if making music and gigging still worked. It did. So well that another six dates were added and continued with more festivals in 2011. “When we played live again the response was incredible,” Gary told us. “It was emotional but in a beautiful way. Any doubts we had before the reunion were blown away due to an overwhelming love coming back from the audience.” “And it was great to rock out,” added guitarist Kenwyn House. “There was magic when we

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were together and those gigs proved the magic was still there. But it was hard, it was like getting on your old bicycle while it was still moving.” Reef’s success and enduring popularity is down to two elements that all great bands need: songs that touch people’s souls and an authentic commitment to reproducing them in the studio and then on stage. But you have to have something people want. No matter how much you follow the rock star template people can spot a fake as Gary explained: “You’ve got to perform and respond to people around you. I was originally drawn to heavy metal but I was only attracted to performers who connected with me directly: people like Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Scott and Paul Dianno. When it came to ‘Heavy Metal theatre’ I


headed to the bar.” You can see how this has been translated into the live act especially when you watch the live/ studio video for “Waster”. There is confidence and enjoyment flowing from the stage that has been channelled into entertaining a crowd while the band exude that sophisticated undercurrent of measured English rock with blues. During the gap all members of Reef have been busy with music projects and Kenwyn will have his on display during the weekend. ‘Goldray’ is a song-writing partnership with rock and house diva Leah Rasmussen, with Paul Winter-Hart (Kula Shaker) on drums and Sinah Blohberge on bass. “Although we’ve been writing for about two years I had forgotten how much hard work

you have to put in to get a band off the ground” Kenwyn explained, “but Goldray is about finding time to do what you are happy with and then seeing if your creation can fly.” And it is a different world Goldray are entering into. Reef were big at a time when music was a monster, almost out of control with wild excesses of money and more. The reunion has proved how much their songs are loved, enthusiasm that flows from the stage has not only rekindled their relationships with fans but is also inspiring new musicians to be authentic and most importantly live.

WHEN & WHERE DATE: Sat 3 Sept

VENUE: O2 Bournemouth

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FEATUREDARTIST

Benjamin Francis Leftwich As with every new artist the internet is a very helpful tool and many people coming to see Benjamin Francis Leftwich for the first time might well have downloaded his free single ‘Pictures’ off iTunes in July this year. But if online is where people taste you, in concert is where they can gorge themselves on an artist’s sound and song. By the time BFL hits the Musicosity stage he’ll have a string of classic festival dates behind him and a full on UK tour ahead of him. Benjamin is a committed singer-songwriter from Yorkshire whose first album

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‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm’ contains a collection of songs written at the age of 18. Now 21, and three years into his solo career, he has honed his sound into a hypnotic spell that wraps the listener in a breeze fresh from a summer field. Although he cites the Rolling Stones, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan and Elliot Smith as influences Benjamin has carved an original space for himself. This has led to plenty of radio plays and features on BBC Radios 1 and 2

plus XFM. His version of ‘Rebellion’ by Arcade Fire, that he recorded for Dermot O’Leary, quickly passed 30,000 downloads. Add to that support slots for Noah & The Whale and James Morrison at this year’s iTunes Festival in London and you know that it is a good time to catch this rising star. Xan Phillips

WHEN & WHERE DATE: 4th Sept

VENUE: The Winchester

Full UK tour this October


Bright light bright light 5 favourite gigs ever

Depeche Mode Madison Square Gardens BJORK Glastonbury/Hammersmith Apollo Kelis Shepherd’s Bush Empire THE CHAP 100 Club CASIO KIDS South Street, Seaport

Carus Thompson

Daniel Leigh

International troubadour Carus Thompson has returned to the UK with his brand new album Caravan. Recorded between studios in England, Germany and Australia, it’s an album that speaks of Carus’s time on the road split over two continents. Worldwide, Carus Thompson has sold over 30,000 CDs independently and supported luminaries such as Dave Matthews, Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, John Butler and The Waifs. The last few years have seen him touring non-stop across Europe, playing to a rapidly expanding fan base. His music has found a huge place for itself in Germany and the UK, backed up by strong alternative radio play and national opening slots for the likes of UK contemporary folk star Seth Lakeman.

Best known for his powerful melodic and inspiring vocals fronting the rock band New Device, Daniel Leigh is becoming a familiar face on the UK rock scene. The live arena has become a second home with a seemingly never ending touring schedule that has recently seen him handpicked by G.U.N to support them at two sell out shows in Glasgow. Throughout his career in music, Daniel has performed alongside the likes of Bon Jovi, Europe, Killswitch Engage, The Used and Zach Wylde to name but a few, as well as becoming a regular on the festival circuit.

WHEN & WHERE DATE: 4th Sept

VENUE: The Winchester Also supporting Seth Lakeman this autumn

WHEN & WHERE See all these acts during the Musicosity Festival on the Boardriders Live stage at The Winchester, Bournemouth DATE: 4th Sept

VENUE: The Winchester

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Bright Light Bright Light Firstly, how was playing Glastonbury? It was really good, very stressful though as it was so big and hectic! It was a very amazing and humbling experience; it was such an honour and thrill to get the opportunity to play such a big festival like Glastonbury! What’s your favourite thing about performing? Writing songs about how you connect with people and experiences in your life and being able to perform them is one of my favourite things. It’s also amazing to travel and to meet and connect with people and fans, seeing how your music has affected them. When you’re in the studio you have little concept of how people may react to your music but once you’re on stage performing, the feedback is amazing!

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How has 2011 been for you so far? Yeah it’s been good thanks. I have been quite low key at the moment as I have been spending a lot of time in the studio, producing, recording and mixing for the single. Who are you musical influences, has anyone in particular influenced your sound? Yeah I guess so. Kate Bush, David Bowie are strong influences of mine because they have such a strong identity, their pop melodies are made up of interesting textures. As artists they are clearly not afraid to mix styles, which influences my sound! When I was younger I use to listen to club friendly, 90’s dance music and folk, Joni Mitchell is an influence of mine in that genre of music. Anything with a strong melody and uniqueness has definitely influenced and inspired my


DANIEL Leigh 5 favourite albums ever

Nirvana Nevermind Metallica Load Everclear A Good Time For A Bad Attitude Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream Fuel Sunburn

overall sound! So what motivates you to keep making music? The pure love for it keeps me motivated as well as the positive feedback from fans. The last 2 years have been really good, the response and positive feedback is brilliant. It’s nice to know that people out there are willing to support you for doing something you love! Do you have any other hobbies outside of music? Yeah, I love walking and doing photography which definitely does influence my music. I love how with photography you can capture something at a different angle and it can completely change how someone may view the photo or feel. I like to create a different sound that can also be captured in this way, changing or widening people’s perspective and feelings about certain situations or experiences. Any strange experiences with fans? *Laughs* Well the other night actually was quite strange. I was watching my friend DJ and this person came over and was just stood there smiling, he then said make more music, you need to make more music. I just assumed he got me confused with the DJ so was like “I’m not the DJ tonight.” And he was like “No, Bright Light Bright Light!” Being spotted by a fan, asking to make more music was a weird moment for me I guess. WHEN & WHERE DATE: 2nd Sept

ThePETEBox Not only is THePETEBOX one of the world’s finest human Beatboxers, he has spent the past two years crafting a whole new approach to using his vocal dexterity to create music. Building layers of live tracks using a loop pedal, he constructs fully crafted songs taking audiences on a journey of real time music production which builds up and delivers a full frequency spectrum of sound, from deep bass, to high pitched trumpets and multiple vocal harmonies - all made with his mouth! This pioneering endeavour won ThePETEBox a Channel 4Talent Award, adding to his title as Radio 1 Beatboxing Champion. His breathtaking abilities to create and recreate sounds and arrangements encompassing many styles of music from hip-hop to drum & bass, jazz, house, garage and rock have established him as an explosive live performer.

WHEN & WHERE VENUE: The Old Firestation

DATE: 2nd Sept

VENUE: The Old Firestation

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A Genuine Freakshow Why ‘A Genuine Freakshow’? Back in the University days I had a poster on my wall in halls from when Radiohead did their tour in 2000. We had been trying to come up with a name for a while and there was loads of stuff on the poster, but ‘A Genuine Freakshow’ was on there at the bottom and that has been our name ever since We hate the name now, but we have gone too far with it to change it now!*laughs*. How has 2011 been treating A Genuine Freakshow

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so far? As a band we have been keeping quite low key, but we have some new and very exciting news picking up as we speak! Unfortunately I’m not allowed to tell anyone at the moment! Sorry. How did the band come together, have you always been friends? Well , Tim, who is the lead singer and I met back a while ago. We went to the same University, became good friends then started


THE MIDNIGHT DISCO PATROL 5 favourite albums ever

The Bluetones

Expecting to Fly

Biffy Clyro Vertigo of Bliss Idlewild The Remote Part Radiohead In Rainbows Titus Andronicus The Airing of Grievances

an acoustic duo together. Then we added more members, lost some members, added more members, lost more members *laughs*... it was a continuous cycle until the current crop of 7 formed 2 or 3 years ago. But the current 7 of us right now, are here to stay, we are all great friends, who love to perform and make music. What’s it like with so many of you in the band? Well sometimes it’s great, for example on tour it’s so much fun as lots of people make it seem like a big party! In smaller bands, little arguments can occur more easily which causes a lot of tension, but because there is so many of us, arguments tend to happen less as there is such a wide variety of opinions and people to talk too. However, sometimes it can be a bit of a nightmare. There can be death by committee as loads of opinions or different views can be quite overwhelming when trying to write new songs. Overall though, everyone in the band loves having so many members, we are all great friends. We wouldn’t have it any other way! What’s your favourite thing about performing? When we write a new song and get the chance to perform it is probably my most favourite thing! When you write a new song, it’s always really nerve-racking. When you perform for the first time you feel as if you’re under exam pressure to perform well. But once you’ve finished it and you see the reaction of the audience, it makes everything that much better! Nothing is more rewarding when you and the audience both enjoy a show!

Any strange experiences with fans? Well we have a handful of people that we know by name, who follow us around on tour turning up to around 5 or 6 shows. But the strangest experience was probably in Nottingham when someone made a massive 6 foot model figure which he made entirely of balloons! It was absolutely massive and crazy *laughs*! Who are you musical influences? As a band our main influences are Sigur Ros, Hope Of The States and The National. Individually our musical influences all cross over, we all love different genres of music but we all meet in the middle, which inspires and creates the overall sound of the band. So what motivates you as a band to keep making music? Ummm, it’s just a day to day routine I guess! Our pure love and passion for music definitely drives and motivates us to keep going! Do you have any other hobbies besides making music? In all honesty not really! The bass player John is trying to start a revolution but apart from that we all just enjoy making music! We all like to play cards and chess *laughs*... I know it’s not very rock’n’roll. On tour you wouldn’t find us doing typical rock’n’roll things but you might find us playing a game of cards!

WHEN & WHERE DATE: 2nd Sept

VENUE: The Old Firestation

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DISCOVERMORE Christa Vi

Christa Vi is an Australian / German Singer Songwriter originally from Adelaide, living in East London playing the live acoustic circuit. Christa’s folky story-telling style and expression of honesty and emotion in her lyrics, is in the vein of artists such as Feist, Lykke Li, Bat For Lashes, Au Reviour Simone and Florence & the Machine.

Dead On TV Tyrannosaurus sized 4 part harmonies, and the most rambunctious, uplifting, joyous melodies ever crafted by the hands of humans are London’s Dead On TV. If the emotion of ecstasy and glee had a payroll, these guys would be taking the lionshare home in their bulging wallets. This will set the Summertime alight, have no doubt.

The Dark Lights From opposite ends of the earth; The Dark Lights are a band of glorious contrasts with pop sensibilities. Brooding yet upbeat, angular yet soulful. Starting out at a brooding place inhabited by the likes of Interpol, The Dark Lights pick up some beats and pop hooks akin to New Order.

Alex Roberts He blends genres from baroque to blues, with vocals and finger-style guitar, some fine lap-steel, bouzouki and harmonica playing, and a stomp-box to boot. With graceful style and masterful technique, vocal lines ebb and flow around elegant instrumental work, the result is an ‘uplifting and wholesome union of voice and instrument’.

Gel Back in 1994, before mobile phones, flatscreens or the PS2, teenage man-boys had to make their own entertainment. For the 4 members of legendary funk/pop noiseterrorists Gel, that involved stripping to the waist and pounding their instruments like Bonobo chimps... and they are back.

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Streebeck Streebeck are a 5 piece alt-country rock band from the south of England drawing comparisons to artists such as Wilco, The Jayhawks and The Lemonheads. Streebeck’s debut album “Without A Baedeker” received extensive radio play and was followed by ‘Catch As Catch Can’ released in 2008. Their new album ‘The Peacock’ is out this Autumn.

Goldray A synchopated rock beast in a tradition that runs from The Doors and Led Zeppelin to The Black Keys. Goldray is Kenwyn House, guitarist of the 90s mega band Reef, whose knack for those killer hooks makes you want to turn the radio up to ear-shattering volume. Goldray’s soulful, haunting dream like vocal, slips sensuously through the maelstrom, with all the emotive power of The Cocteau Twins and PJ Harvey.

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DISCOVERMORE Death Of An Artist

Death Of An Artist started writing melodic/post-hardcore music in April 2009. After gaining a bass player in August 2009 and a screamer in Jan 2010, the band have changed their sound from completely melodic post-hardcore, to a more heavier, epic edge. Taking influences from Underoath, Saosin, Emarosa, Thrice, and Alexisonfire, this band has mixed different genres into their music to create a heavy, yet melodic sound with everything from epic vocals, to heavy beat-downs.

Kentucky Fight Club Kentucky Fight Club are a four piece ‘cowpunk’ band based on the proud traditions of early Hoedown artists such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Ernest Tubb. The band is made up of Harry on Mandolin, Ski on Bass, Stu on Drums and Jimbo on Keyboards, Accordion and anything else left over!

Beckett Formed in 2005 from a diverse musical background Beckett has wasted no time in bringing its unique brand of indie-rock to the forefront of the Bournemouth music scene. Due to a tireless schedule of gigs the band has entertained audiences helping establish a reputation as one of the Bournemouth’s premier talents.

Stop Go Sixty 5 piece Stop Go Sixty recently released their brand new EP “Tales from the Green Hornet: Part 1’’ to a great reception. Their influences stem from classic soul to contemporary pop and all that’s inbetween. Compared to the likes of Andy Roachford and The Guillemots, Stop Go Sixty are putting the Brit back in pop and are bringing high octane Retro Rock to venues near you.

Nudy Bronque NudyBronque are a four piece Indie band based in the heart of North Wiltshire. Since forming in early 2011, the band have gained rave reviews from fans and critics alike for their explosive live shows and infectious love songs.

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Nonpology Nonpology are a melodic metal band hailing from Bournemouth and have been polishing and refining their material since 2007. Their music fuses melody and power together with ear catching metal riffs locked in with tight vocals & drum patterns. They have successfully released two albums, ‘Without Regret or Reservation’, a full album in November 2009 and more recently in May 2011 ‘We Are At War’, a polished 4 track EP mixed in Los Angeles and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Denmark. Nonpology have shared the stage with the likes of Exit Ten, Anterior, Seven Year Kismet, Bury Tomorrow, etc and from May 2011 their main aim is to be on tour and to play higher profile shows more consistently with other household name metal acts.

ASP Asp are a 4 piece high energy classic hard rock band who last year released a self titled EP, followed it with a mini tour of the south of England. This year Asp have released a brand new 6 track mini album titled “Let’s Get This Show On The Road”. Asp have been busy playing various shows, reaching the semi finals of Live and Unsigned, performing at the Portsmouth Guildhall and supporting bands such as The Virginmarys.

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DISCOVERMORE The Procession

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The Procession are a 4-piece alternative indie-rock band based in the Midlands, UK. The band formed in 2004 while at university and immediately started to make waves in their local live music scene, accumulating in playing local festivals, supporting established acts, radio appearances, and appearing in several magazine articles.

Momo:Tempo Momo:tempo is independent creative, composer, producer and arty blighter, Timo Peach, and for Momo, music is a bit of traveling theatre. Live, Momo means a noisy horn section, energetic skin-beating percussion and drums, and a lot of pulling faces at the crowd. Their groovy big tunes that will stay in your head.

Andy Grant Trio Andy Grant is an innovative singer-songwriter with guitar skills to turn the devil green. Double bassist Simon Rushbrook, and drummer Lee Miller, complete a line up that brings a wide range of influences, from delta blues through jazz and folk, to improvisational renditions of Andy’s eclectic and original songs.

Clean Up Set Justin has been writing music for over twenty years and has had a musical background since he was a child. He has recently got together with guitarist Martin Pitt who has been playing in bands for years. They joined forces to create a fantastic sounding duo with a range of ballads, rock and more.

The General Public Hailing from Bournemouth, The General Public create a unique and gutsy blend of funky indie pop, releasing their debut EP ‘Seppa Visions’ this summer. The band features Michael Jurado on vocals and guitar, Lee Hammond on bass, Hope Schachter on piano and clarinet and Richard Jenkins on drums.

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Voice Of Reason Quirky lyrics, catchy hooks and more energy than Iggy Pop on caffeine, VOR combine commercial with hard-hitting rock and their unique brand of fun. The band have performed at the BIC, Bournemouth Pavilion, Poole Lighthouse and O2 Academy amongst others, as well as receiving rave reviews in the Daily Echo, the south’s wellestablished Listed Magazine, numerous online publications, and airplay on BBC Radio Solent, Hope FM, ForestFM and Eskemo Radio in Scandanavia.

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Let’s Go Safari Let’s Go Safari are two best buddies making electro-pop classics to make your ears smiley and they’re looking forward to making your acquaintance! Made up of former Amy Can Flyy founding member and songwriter, guitarist and programmer Clive Robert Coats, and a vocalist who needs no introduction (at the most only a small one) Ryan Wood. Their debut EP “I Eat Awesome For Breakfast” is out now.

Del Malone and Lucy Martin Del Malone showcases an impressive vocal range creating both variety and intimacy in his performances. Del is joined by Lucy Martin on violin and backing vocals, a collaboration which developed during the recording of his first EP ‘Bulletproof’ which is available now.

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INTRODUCINGSEPT Carys Lowry-Carter The singer and multiinstrumentalist from a small town in the New Forest, picked up her first guitar at 11 and hasn’t put it down since. Her first love is punk, but with influences from 1950s doo-wop to 1990s grunge, she can be found performing her own brand of folk and country music.

Aidan Simpson “A 16 year old super talent with witty lyrics and an impressive vocal delivery. Aidan also has the swagger of a welltravelled, well-toured folk troubadour. Colourful and inspiring lyrics... Sincere and sensitive delivery” - Tunited.com “Youthful folk, full of teenage disdain, hearty vocals, and a clear humbling voice” - Knee Deep Festival.

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DISCOVERMORE Wide Awake

Post Hardcore band from Southampton, Wide Awake formed in the late summer of 2010 and since then have played many gigs in and around Southampton and supporting big names such as Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Yashin. They have just finished recording their debut EP which will be out soon.

8th Time Luckie 8th Time Luckie are a pop punk/rock band from the suburbs of London. Notable achievements so far include sold out headline London shows at the O2 Academy Islington 2 and other shows at the main stage O2 Academy, Relentless Garage andThe 100 Club, sharing the stage with the likes of You Me At Six, We Are The Ocean, Attack! Attack!, and Jody Has A Hitlist.

The Afterparty Produced by Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana) The Afterparty’s debut single ‘This Town’ is an anthemic slice of hook-laden pop-rock. The track, clocking in at just shy of 3 minutes, opens with pounding drums, riffy guitars and smooth heartfelt vocals prior to kicking into a singalong chorus - showing off the band’s gift for catchy, pop-punk-infused modern rock that gives the likes of Kids In Glass Houses and YM@6 a run for their money.

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FUTUREHEROES Checking Pulse Electro pop princess checks in for her UK tour with Bristol’s Party animals Are you excited for your September tour with We Start Partys? Yeah we’re all really pumped for it! It’s been ages since we’ve been on the road so it will be amazing to see our fans again. How has 2011 been for you so far? It’s been manic but great. We have recorded our first ever single and music video and we’re about to go on tour to promote it. When we come back off tour we’ll be back in the studio again, ready for 2012! So what’s your favourite thing about performing? It’s when the crowd know all the words to your songs, it’s so surreal but amazing at the same time! And of course I love the fact that I get to share the stage with 3 of my best friends. We all have so much fun up there together. Has anyone in particular influenced your sound? As a band are influences are FTSK, Paramore, All Time Low, Lady Gaga, Kids in Glass Houses, YM@6, Mayday Parade, Katy Perry... there are so many! *laughs* But I do think FTSK and Paramore influence our sound the most, like

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Let’s Go Safari 5 FAVOURITE GIGS EVER

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Great Escape, Brighton

Frank Turner The Green Room, Bournemouth The Strokes Plaza Of Nations, Vancouver Maps & ATLASES The Hope, Brighton Pete & The Pirates Heaven, London

if you take the music from FTSK and the vocal melodies from Paramore and mix it together... oh, and throw in a bit of the grimy electro pop from Lady Gaga, you get us! So what motivates you to keep making music? We all just love it! We literally eat, sleep and breathe music, it’s all we talk about! I swear my friends are bored of me blabbing on about it now *laughs*. We all just really want to make a full time career out of music more than anything so we just throw ourselves into the band completely and the thought of that happening keeps us motivated to write and perform more. I don’t think any of us could ever love anything as much as we love music! Do you have any other hobbies besides making music? Err...Henry loves rugby, watching it, playing it, he is all over it! Adam is a hairdresser so he loves doing that when he is not playing guitar which he is amazing at! Chris is a bit of a computer geek and loves designing and building websites, logos etc. As for me...I don’t have any hobbies as such. I have a strong interest in makeup and beauty. I love doing makeup and hair etc for my friends. I did all the makeup in the video shoot, including the boys *laughs*! My mum is very creative; she makes and designs clothes so I think I get that from her! Have you always wanted to be a musician? I think a part of me always has. I grew up wanting

to be a dancer but I used to sing as well. I went to performing arts college and then realised I loved singing so much more than dancing. All I know is since the age of about 2, I have wanted to be centre stage with everyone looking or listening to me perform. What festival would you most like to play? Would love to play Sonisphere or Slam Dunk, oh, and Vans Warped Tour. Am I allowed three? *Laughs* What’s it like being the only girl in the band? It’s weird. On one hand I love it because it wouldn’t matter if they were guys or girls they are still my best friends and I love them to bits. We are like a little family! I’m really protective over them, like if anyone is rude or has a go at them I step in and go all mother hen on their ass! On the other hand, there are occasions when I just want to be around my girlfriends. Being around boys 24/7 sometimes makes you want to pull your hair out! There is only so much farting, nose picking and general lack of personal hygiene a girl can take! Oh and by the way guys....toilet humour is not funny!!!

WHEN & WHERE DATE: 4th Sept

VENUE: The Old Firestation UK tour this September with We Start Partys

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FEATUREDARTISTS Not Advised “The kind of shoutalong hooks that will ensure blowing your throat out was never more fun” - Kerrang! “Glossy pop-punk with angst-soaked vocals so catchy they beg you to sing along” - Total Guitar

We Start Partys Hailing from Bristol the five-piece are here to bring us kicking-and-screaming into their vision of the future... Pop hooks, floor-filling drops, and screaming guitars, backed by pure energy and passion. Moves like you’ve never seen, and samples coming from all angles, their seamless sets take you on their journey with both intricacy and intimacy. As strobes and black-lights set the scene, they let their live show speak for itself. With a real connection to their following, a lust for performance and two UK tours providing an ever-growing fan-base, these boys have set their sights for the ears and eyes of the nation... With festival performances supporting the likes of The Blackout, The King Blues, Fightstar!, Young Guns, We Are The Ocean’, Deaf Havana, My Passions and many more, We Start Partys find themselves at the epicentre of a vibrant and exciting scene, and there is little place to hide...

Canada Water Growing up in the sunny seaside town of Bournemouth the members of Canada Water had been playing in local bands for a number of years that never broke out of the local scene. After their previous band called it quits, George Slater, Tom Macleod, Greg Hague and Liam Toms formed Canada Water and began playing live in early 2008. The band have toured the UK numerous times and along the way have played with The Wonder Years, Not Advised, Conditions & Kris Roe as well as being featured in Rocksound & Alternative Press WHEN & WHERE DATE: Sun 4 Sept

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DISCOVERMORE Stem

Drawing upon influences from such artists as Boys Like Girls, You Me At Six, Paramore, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Go:Audio makes this band a truely unique sound. Don’t take our word for it, just listen!

Pump Action Radio With their fast energetic catchy sound with sing-a-long lyrics we asked what the band’s top 5 records of the year were so far. 1. Taking Back Sunday - Self titled album, 2. Wonder Years - Suburbia, 3. Panic At The Disco - Vices & Virtues, 4. The Blackout - Hope and 5. Lets Go Safari - I Eat Awesome For Breakfast

Gideon’s Demise “Southampton rock outfit Gideon’s Demise have, in the space of just 2 short years, become a very serious prospect indeed. They’re made for stadiums anthemic sound has been lapped up by fans and critics alike. File under must see and make sure you do!” BBC Introducing

Sirpico Sirpico was formed on the side line while other members continued working in cover bands. Singer songwriter Al and session musician Dan decided this was no good as their asperations were bigger than being just a covers band. As songwriting partners and merging their artistic differences, Sirpico has been able to blend a mix of retro R&B and rough and ready British rock melodies.

Trannequin The East London electro-band Trannequin’s last ever gig will be in Bournemouth. This three-piece set-up comprising of Trannequin (vocals), Johnny Switch (vocals) and Peter Dixon (producer) raise compelling questions with tracks including the catchy-yet-challenging Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?.

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Hero A Brighton 4 piece who 6 months after forming are ready to unleash their take on Rock, Pop and Electro mash-up onto the world. Think Paramore sparring with Katy Perry. Having met out of previous bands touring together- Mimi Soya (Hero) and The Auteur (Kerry, Joolz and Alex). The foursome struck up a bond and vision that would see them leave previous bands to concentrate solely on Hero.

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Boxes We’ll start by asking, is that Dermot O’leary in your new music video? Yeah he is, I knew him through a friend and just asked him and Heston Blumenthal to be in my video and they were both up for it, which was great. How has the year been for you so far? It’s been good thanks, I’m quite a new artist so not many people have heard of me yet but 2011 has been treating me well, I just released my new single which was really exciting.

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Who are your musical influences, has anyone in particular influenced your sound? Umm yeah, loads of influences, Bright Eyes, The Moderate and more recently any indie pop electro feeling artists and sounds. So what motivates you to keep making music? My pure love for it drives me to keep making music; it’s so much fun developing and making songs. It was just music and then I decided to develop it into something more. I started singing and it


A GENUINE FREAKSHOW CURRENTLY LISTENING TO...

WORLD'S END GIRLFRIEND Seven Idiots Antlers Burst Apart Cats & Cats & Cats Motherwhale Talking Heads Remain In Light

just evolved into songs and from then I knew this is what I wanted to do! I just generally love making music; I don’t see it as a chore or a stress so I don’t really need much motivation! My pure passion for it always keeps me going. Outside of music, do you have time for hobbies? Yeah I guess I do, I love playing sports. I have always been into football since I was a child so I still love doing that. I also like cooking, not sure if that’s a good thing though *laughs*. Have you always wanted to be a musician? Yeah I always wanted to be a musician, I grew up in a small town up north where most kids would grow up wanting to be a footballer or take over their dad’s business but I always wanted to be a musician which was thought to be quite embarrassing. I always did enjoy sports, but I knew I truly wanted to be a musician and once I left for London I never looked back! What festival would you most like to play? Definitely Glastonbury or maybe the Stone River Music Festival in Chandler, Oklahoma. Either one of those festivals would be amazing. Finally, any strange experiences with fans? *laughs* That’s a good one! Well I have only done a little tour so not really however the last 2 or 3 gigs people started to discover who I was. But no weirdos have been stalking me yet.

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TOM WAITS Small Change

The Midnight Disco Patrol The Midnight Disco Patrol are five young adults writing, recording and performing live together after many years of friendship within the south west music scene. Inspired by a collective interest in many bands, artists like Radiohead, Manics, Bluetones & Interpol . Recent highlights for James Baker (Vocals), Christopher Lee (Bass Guitar, Vocals), James Lee (Guitar), Nic Lee (Guitar), Leon Harvey (Drums), include the recording of 7 new tracks for The Harbourtown EP (recorded/mixed with Mike Hallett), and a couple of amazing live experiences supporting The Bluetones (Dirty South, London) & Shane Macgowan - Pogues (Xmas aftershow party Brixton Jamm, London).

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

DATE: 2nd Sept VENUE: Upstairs at The Old Firestation

DATE: 2nd Sept

VENUE: The Old Firestation

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Kiss Corona Kiss Corona are a band riding high on recent press attention. Picked up by print publications and e-zines alike, their particular blend of harmony rich, melody driven pop/ rock has been catching the eyes and ears of several corners of the industry. The three piece from Nottingham (Phil lead singer/guitar, Steve - singer/bassist and Alex - Drums), write irresistible pop tinged songs in the vein of Kids In Glass Houses and You Me At Six. They’ve been trailblazing across the UK, earning themselves the ‘Local Heroes’ title in the May and December issues of Kerrang Magazine. Their first 3 track EP was followed by the band’s debut UK tour supporting the successful trio Twenty Twenty at various 02 Academy venues. Eager to prove to contempories, fans and the industry, Kiss Corona are looking to make their mark with their brand new tracks recorded with triple platinum producer Rick Parkhouse.

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musicosityfestival VENUE INFORMATION

THE OLD FIRESTATION

UPSTAIRS AT THE OLD FIRESTATION

THE OLD FIRESTATION

18:00-18:30 Midnight Disco Patrol

18:30-19:00 Sirpico

FRIDAY

18:45-19:15 8th Time Luckie

19:00-19:30 Beckett

19:30-20:00 Stop Go Sixty

19:45-20:15 Nudy Bronque

20:15-20:45 ThePETEBOX

20:30-21:00 Kentucky Fight Club

21:00-21:45 Bright Light Bright Light

21:15-22:00 Kiss Corona

22:00-23:00 A Genuine Freakshow

22:15-23:15 Boxes

SATURDAY

Musicosity Festival comes to Bournemouth for 3 days of sun, sea and sound.

18:00-18:30 The General Public

18:15-18:45 Christa Vi

18:45-19:15 Wide Awake

19:00-19:30 Alex Roberts

19:30-20:00 Stem

19:45-20:15 Goldray

20:15-20:45 Death Of An Artist

20:30-21:00 The Dark Lights

21:00-21:45 NonPology

21:15-22:00 Asp

22:00-23:00 The Afterparty

22:15-23:15 Dead On TV

36 Holdenhrst Road Bournemouth BH8 8AD IN LANSDOWNE

02 ACADEMY

570 Christchurch Road Boscombe BH1 4BH ON BOSCOMBE HIGH STREET

THE WINCHESTER

39 Poole Hill The Triangle BH5 1PW WALK UP FROM BMTH SQUARE

MUSICOSITY GREEN ROOM

Toft Steps Undercliff Drive Bournemouth BH5 1BN

22:00-23:00 Momo:Tempo (at 60 Million Postcards)

SUNDAY

BETWEEN THE PIERS

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18:00-18:30 Lets Go Safari

18:15-18:45 Del Malone & Lucy Martin

18:45-19:15

19:00-19:30 Morning Rush

Hero

19:30-20:00 We Start Partys

19:45-20:15 Andy Grant Trio

20:15-20:45 Checking Pulse

20:30-21:00 The Procession

21:00-21:45 Canada Water

21:15-22:00 Clean Up Set

22:00-23:00 Not Advised

22:15-23:15 Voice Of Reason


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NICK LONG o2 academy TOP 10 BOURNEMOUTH GIGS ever Nick has toured the UK and all over the world with acts from The Misfits to David Essex. One way or another he has been involved in most live gigs in Bournemouth over the last 12 years, more recently as part of the O2 AcademyBournemouth team. He has been to more gigs that you can shake a Strat at, so who better to ask about the top 10 gigs ever in this beautiful part of the British Isles. 10. Xavier Rudd O2 Academy

5. Queens of the Stone Age O2

Bournemouth 29th July - The

Academy Bournemouth. 28th June

ALL WEEKEND Various Artists

ultimate one man band,

2011 - The hottest ticket in town for

Join artists, fans and beach-goers

9. Snow Patrol The Villa 1st

alike in the Musicosity Green Room on

December 2003 - Further proof that

4. Frank Turner The Green Room

Bournemouth Beach.

Bournemouth gets all the biggest

27th June 2007 - One man, one guitar,

Enjoy a cold cider or beer on the beach

bands before everyone else likes one

brilliant!

(BOURNEMOUTH BEACH)

years!

from our festival bar, care of Dorset’s

big single!

famous Piddle Brewery and listen to

8. A Loss For words The Ibar 27th May

18th March 2010 - Ideal setting for

2011 - One of the best new bands from

this band.

tracks from various artists playing on our mini acoustic stage.

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America in a long time

20:00-20:30 Pump Action Radio

1995 - Small gig for one of the

June 2004 - Legendary Glastonbury

country’s biggest bands at the time.

warm up show in a legendary

1.Counting Crows BIC 30th May 2009 - Played the whole of August and

6. Biffy Clyro The Villa 28th April

Everything After, about as good as it

2004 - Great band, bet you wish

gets really.

20:45-21:15 Gel

you saw them here before they were

21:30

massive!

Reef

2. Blur The Showbar 18th Sept

7. Jetplane Landing Mr Smiths 25th

Bournemouth venue. 19:15-19:45 Gideon’s Demise

3. HIM O2 Academy Bournemouth

Write a blog about you’re top 10 gigs ever and we’ll publish the best ones, visit Musicosity.com. THE Winchester 18:00-18:30 Carys Lowry Carter 18:45-19:15 Aidan Simpson

Bring this magazine to the Musicosity Green Room on Bournemouth Beach and get a pint of ale or cider for £3.

19:30-20:00 Streebeck 20:15-20:45 Daniel Leigh 21:00-21:45 Carus Thompson 22:00-23:00 Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Piddle Dorset Piddle Brewery

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