Worcester Music Festival 2019
September 13, 12:00 pm - September 15, 12:00 am
Line Up at WAW:
Saturday 14th September:
Ruben Seabright: Vocals / guitar: Hailing from The Faithful City, Ruben plays a mix of metal and grunge classics in his own acoustic style, alongside his original material, influenced by the likes of Chris Cornell, Robert Plant and Eddie Vedder.
Karyo: Karyo comprises three long-time friends and musical collaborators from Worcester, joined by devilish horns and tasty bars. The group are experienced live performers and after getting noticed by BBC Introducing H&W, have been showcased at NozStock, Worcester Music Festival, Shambala and Glastonbury amongst others. As collective spice-fiends and haters of ill-fitting band t-shirts, their signature merch is Satan’s Gravy hot sauce.
Fix Me, Margo: Fix Me, Margo was born when three friends started to play some music while drinking wine on a Thursday night. Fix Me Margo’s acoustic sound was borne out of being too broke to hire a practice room in which to be loud. Stu is a well known guitarist around Worcestershire, having been to many bands to mention from Soul to Blues to Pop-Rock. Lisa just loves to sing, and if she can put a folky spin on it, then it’s a winner. Emma is on the bass and backing vocals, oh and writes the songs!
The Actions: Hundreds of gigs played including opening for R.E.M., Green Day, Garbage, Distillers. A single in an MTV US movie O.S.T. Introduced and supported by Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6Music, Gary Crowley on BBC London, Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins/Bella Union) on Amazing Radio and John Kennedy on X-Radio.
Sunday 15th September:
Future Fires: “Guitars, bags of attitude and dancey undercurrents galore” – Medium Magazine. Future Fires are a four-piece rock band from Birmingham, UK. Inspired by Birmingham indie giants such as Editors and the rough-and-ready rock of Royal Blood and The White Stripes, Future Fires combine signature thumping guitar riffs with singalong choruses. Forming in 2017 the band shot to early success with a high-profile slot on the main stage at Coventry’s Godiva Festival alongside The Amazons and Carl Barat and the Brummie boys have been going from strength to strength ever since, getting involved with the West Midlands’ growing independent music scene playing alongside Ivory Wave, The Clause and Candid. “The kind of band you’d really enjoy live” – BBC Introducing!
Mallavora: As featured on Planet Rock and BBC Introducing, Mallavora are Birmingham’s flagship three-piece. British rock at its finest, with punk influences to be found in both sound and performance, powerful lyrics and guitar tones appreciative of Gallows and Nirvana. Mallavora return reinvented as a rock-trio with their brand new single “Daylight”, a hard-hitting anthem that shakes the room. This track is nothing short of truehearted British rock: blunt, bold and experimental. Its duality is captivating: the song laments about the sad reality of the life of a public figure, whilst the music video harshly addresses a person living in denial; fantasising about a fame that will never be realised. The new direction for Mallavora has proven successful already; with more live shows than ever before including headline gigs and a mini UK tour. Stellar reviews and airplay from BBC Introducing and Planet Rock alongside gigging plans across the UK and Europe make for an exciting future for Mallavora.
Chameleon: Chameleon are an amalgamation of various influences – the earthiness of blues and soul with the experimental elements of jazz funk to create a hybrid Avant Rock genre, they take you through their looking glass giving you an insight into music the way they see it – as a cultured electric band pumping out get ‘em up good times.
Y!KES: Y!KES are a new alternative rock band from Birmingham. Since forming in January 2019 they have released four singles/videos, their debut being the highly well received �Uncanny Valley�. Frantic guitars, gritty vocals, mega drums. FFO Muse, MCR, Foals, Enter Shikari, Biffy Clyro.
Ben Turner: I’ve been a professional musician for over 15 years in various groups and roles. I embarked on a solo career around 7 years ago which has seen me perform in numerous countries across Europe and further afield. My music is influenced by trad/contemporary blues and rock music, fingerstyle guitar playing as well as by more technological artists, through whom I adopted the loop pedal to create unique sonic layering throughout my performances. Outside of a solo career I am a composer, teacher and session musician.