NORMAN JAY MBE
Norman Jay is unquestionably one of the most respected and popular DJs in the world today. Co-founder of the legendary Good Times Sound System and London dance music station KISSFM, Jay fostered the ‘Rare Groove’ scene pushing the boundaries of the UK’s emerging club culture.
Awarded an MBE for services to deejaying and music,he recently compiled his most eclectic compilation to date, ‘Good Times Skank & Boogie’, and is currently taking his legendary GoodTimes party to selected venues around the UK,continuing to convert generations of clubbers to the cause, championing new sounds, yet never forgetting his musical roots, thus guaranteeing nothing but ‘Good Times’.
One of the first bands in the UK to play Balkan ‘gypsy’ style music, mixing it with their own original material and after 20 years of playing together this fusion has become the DNA of the band.
The Baghdaddies play Balkan Ska with hints of many different global styles, performed with furious, joyous, abandon. Lots of brass and dancing!
Emily is from Glasgow has been performing since the age of 10 and at 13 she reached the Scottish and Northern England open mic final. She won Teenstar in 2014 and the same year she made it to the judge’s house in the X-Factor. At 18 she made it to the final of X-Factor and finished 4th place, soon after that she was part of a sell out UK arena X-Factor tour.
Since the X-Factor Emily’s career has been going fantastic. In April she performed the opening song for the Scottish Grand National at Ayr Race Course to 17000 people which went out live on ITV. She has performed at many high profile corporate events such as Miss Scotland Final, Business for Scotland awards, Cash For Kids, William Hill Awards, Young Scot Awards, QTS Ladies Night at Ayr Race Course and many, many more! Emily will also be performing at many Christmas Lights Switch On events throughout the UK in November and December.
Emily has also just completed her debut UK tour with most dates sold out and also released her debut single “Lost and Found” a few weeks ago which is receiving an amazing response and reached number 48 in the singles charts.
Imagine The Banana Splits having a party with The Ramones, The Specials and David Bowie – with Spike Milligan mixing the drinks – and you’d get a flavour of why Manchester’s Rockin’ Rhinos are so popular. Fronted by John Cooper Cat, the band make sure that grown-ups love their gigs as much as their children do; covers mixed in with rocked-up nursery rhymes as well as their own tunes. This is music for families to join in with – with actions, singing along or just dancing.
Johnny and the Raindrops
Twangin’ on a guitar! Bangin’ on a drum! Look out everybody ‘cause here come…
Johnny and the Raindrops play jump-up-and-down-rocking-and-rolling-can’t-sit-down-best-time-ever music for cool kids and funky families. They write lively and original songs that get children (and grown ups) dancing and moving, cialis usa buy cialis singing and grooving.
The Nottingham-based band have released seven albums of innovative and original music for children, plus a greatest hits album Best of the Bunch, and a DVD ‘No Sleep ‘til Sherwood’.
Johnny, Ben, Darren and Matt love to play live! They have performed at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal, the Wheee! International Children’s Festival, Southwell Folk Festival, Glastonbudget, Farnstock, Nottingham Ice Arena, and hundreds of gigs at local festivals, carnivals, play days, schools, libraries, bandstands, village halls, etc.
When it’s normal for mealtime conversations to be conducted in three-part harmony, it was only natural for Laura Oakes to go through life singing. Her love for Dolly Parton, David Gates and the Dixie Chicks may seem an unusual music taste for a teenager from Liverpool, North West England but it’s lead to Laura becoming a core part of the British Country music scene winning multiple British Country Music Awards (2 consecutive years for Best Female vocalist of the years) supporting the likes of The Shires, Ward Thomas, Hudson Taylor and playing some of the UK’s best festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Conrbury, Camp Bestival and Summertyne Americana Festival to name just a few.
With radio support from the likes of Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2), Janice Forsyth (BBC Scotland), Billy Butler (BBC Radio Merseyside), and the team at Amazing Radio, Laura’s self-penned songs took her on a UK tour in September of 2017 ahead of her ‘Nashville Stole Your Girl’ - Acoustic EP release which was well received by the Americana and UK Country media.