Thursday Night

Bo Weavil

Consisting of Dom Dudill – on Fiddle and Vocals, Henric Mattsson on Drums, Mark Ross on Guitar and Vocals, Philip Gleave on Bass and Percussion and last but not least, Sarah Clark on Vocals and Percussion. They all get together to perform great and lively folk & blues from Manchester that deliver a kick.

Mama Goose

Mama Goose continue the night's entertainment with a lively mix of country vocals, funk, reggae,indie, blues, folk and klezmer played with great enthusiasm on guitars, bass, drums, trombone, saxophone and clarinet.

This dynamic and energetic band have been playing together since 2013 and are based in Stockport and Manchester. They have been invited to play Bearded Theory and Just So Festivals 2017 and Supported Toyah Wilcox in 2016.

Friday Afternoon

The Hillbilly Troupe

This group hail from Hull and are a band that spans five generations encompassing many genres from these periods and more. A blend of Traditional Folk, Irish, ska and punk with a strong sense of history and tradition. They have become great favourites on the local folk trains and have consequently made a lot of new friends in this area. They aim to get you Dancing, Thinking and Drinking all at the same time and they succeed.

Friday Night

Good Foxy

Funky rock and roll that takes in bluesy, psychedelic and acoustic sounds.

Good Foxy began when bass player Freddie Bruhin-Price heard estranged pal George Banks play a storming version of Neil Young's "Old Man" at an open mic event one Sunday afternoon in Clitheroe, when both were just 16 years old. Swiftly bonding over each other's love of blues, Americana and 60s Rock, and deciding they must start a band to emulate their heroes, they added Henry Crabtree, the most talented guitarist they knew, and drummer Callum Sykora, George's old school friend and former bandmate in the short-lived New Natives. When Henry's old mucker James Robinson watched the four-piece play live he was so impressed he asked to join. Soon his keyboard skills had become an indispensable part of the Good Foxy sound.

Kyngs

Loud, quick and energetic rock 'n' roll!

"Four worlds collide to create a sound of enormity and precision to form a sound like no other ... on a journey to please all corners of the music kingdom"

Scruffy Bear

Four piece hard hitting blues rock band from Manchester. Taking influence from the blues revival of the late 60s with a groove filled modern edge.

"With their singles ‘Down By The River’ and 'Gold Brick' available now via Alba Records MCR, Manchester’s own Scruffy Bear are looking to make blues rock importa...nt again. Formed in 2016 whilst studying at BIMM Manchester, the blues rock four-piece have begun to make a name for themselves. Powerful vocals from lead singer Georgina Eaton, combined with the groovy riffs and backbeats from bassist Sass Lafferty, drummer Ryan Hunt and guitarist John Roach make up for an incredibly authentic take on classic blues, with an edgy modern twist. Equally as good live as they are on record, Scruffy Bear are looking to make 2017 their year. And they will."

Saturday Afternoon

Stockport Ukelele Players

Stockport Ukelele Players will be keeping everyone entertained during the afternoon.

They are a group of ukelele lovers who meet to sing and play together regularly. They love nothing more than an event such as this, where they can bring their joy and skills on this instrument to a wider audience.

If you are interested in joining them or following them go to their website: https://stockportukulele.blogspot.co.uk/

Saturday Evening

Jess Kemp

At 22 years old with 6 years on the Manchester circuit, Jess Kemp released her debut single ‘Stars’ in March 2015. The demand for more... brought the launch of her debut EP “Camden" which brings a much bolder and more exciting sound to tracks already featured by BBC Introducing & BBC Radio 2. Following the release of the EP, Jess went on to headline Manchester Academy 3, Factory Manchester and The Live Room.

John Dhali

Self-described "soul-folk" act, originally hailing from Newcastle but now calling Congleton his home.

"Truly stunning live performer, with a huge future ahead of him" Leo Fitzgerald, Life on the Road Magazine

Saturday Night

Mohawk Radio

Mohawk Radio is made up of Mia Page, James Gregory, Dave Quinn and Conor Marsh. As a band they have already had quite the journey with two US tours in under 18 months, sold-out UK shows, two UK ‘Best Band’ awards, and countless plays on UK, US and international radio. They’ve even played at the request of the President of Bermuda and have entertained the Manchester City fans at the Etihad Stadium.

Born on tour with Heart and Bryan Adams, it was almost destiny that singer Mia Page would become the ferocious front woman of Mohawk Radio. Possessing an otherworldly voice, over the years she’s cut her teeth as a performer opening for Beyoncé, UB40 and Maxi Priest Her main influence as a singer and fronting a band are both men; Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant. She feels there is room for a larger than life character with a big voice fronting a band today.

But Mia is not the only band member who lives and breathes rock music. When he’s not laying down beats powerhouse drummer Dave Quinn channels his passion and expertise into his own drum company, Echo Custom Drums. He’s crafted individual drums and entire kits for some of the biggest bands in the world including Elbow, New Model Army and George Michael Band.

The hands of guitarist James Gregory and bassist Conor Marsh, meanwhile, are responsible for the addictive riffs, melodies and bass lines that propel Mohawk Radio’s sound.

Much like Queen legend Brian May, Conor is both rock n’ roll star and a student of astrophysics at the University of Manchester (not too many bands can boast that kind of scientific rock n’ roll heroics).

James’ guitar skills has earned him compliments from the likes of Skunk Anansie guitarist Ace and approval from industry professionals, in particular during Mohawk Radio's winning performance for Parliament's ROCK the House award.

Each member has traveled a very different path to Mohawk Radio, and together they’ve formed a group that is even greater than the sum of its impressive parts.

Clearly, this isn’t your average band, and each member brings their own unique contribution to the musical force that is Mohawk.