Fiesta Band Stand
Summer afternoon – always two of the most beautiful words in the English language. Add in the words hot air balloons and music and you have a perfect afternoon!
The Fiesta Bandstand is bought to you by our very good friends at Jelli Records.
Jelli Records is primarily a music business management company; it has a number of areas in which it operates: artist management and development, entertainment agency, consultancy, radio and multimedia programming, concert promotions, festival stage programming and management.
The Jelli aim is to provide entertainment to a wide age range and also to promote local music and musicians thereby ‘Bringing Music to Life! ‘
Bandstand Thursday 11th August
2pm Jack Moore & Joe Carreyett
Sharing the opening slot on the Bandstand this year are two young musicians from DNA Arts project. Jack and Joe will be performing a heady fusion of folk, rock and pop. Forget TV talent shows, the bandstand is the place to see rising stars.
3pm Odds to End
Young Indie pop band from Somerset performing covers and a lot of their own self – penned material. They went down so well last year, we invited them back again. Next year, we’re all going around to their house next year.
Alternative Bristol based rock band with creative rhythm section laying down grooves. Rapidly making a good name for themselves on the local and national music scenes.
5pm Ye Olde Avalon
Ye Olde Avalon are a 5 piece alternative country rock band from the heart of Somerset (the name is a pretty big clue). Playing catchy and upbeat originals, this band will get you on your feet and leave you with a smile on your face.
6pm Stereo Kela
2 piece and female fronted vocal-driven electronic act with a multi – faceted sound and tips of the hat to House, Dn’B, trance, hip hop, reggae and swing. Their mission is to bring you an unbounded and exciting sunrise of musical eccentricity.
7pm Barry Walsh Band
Mr Barry Walsh – big hat, big talent, local legend and urban cowboy. Expect songs about Bristol landmarks, a Beatles sound one minute and something from the thirties the next, all sprinkled with a country relish.
Bandstand Friday 12th August
2pm Chuck SJ Hay
Joining us from Brighton this young lady is traveling the globe performing her music. Chuck SJ Hay constantly pushes boundaries with her brutally honest lyrics and some great guitar playing.
3pm Brian Inglis
With a long career in the music business and living only a short distance from the Bandstand, Brian is a natural choice for the Fiesta. He will entertain you with self – penned songs of love and life together with a few well-chosen covers.
4pm Stevie Nicole Brown
Singer / Songwriter of Acoustic Pop / Folk / Folktronica. Very entertaining performer with an Operative voice you will not be expecting.
5pm Prairie Dog
Prairie Dog are a south west based country roots duo. Playing mostly original songs they have a distinctive style of their own which can be rootsy, humorous, edgy and sometimes sensitive. With vocal harmonies and a bluegrass tinged style Prairie Dog are always entertaining and crowd pleasing.
6pm David Harris
Local man David Harris combines top quality covers with his own material, bringing a smile to your face and an itch to your feet which is relieved only by a few subtle dance moves. A gem of a performer.
7pm Cross the River
Cross The River are a 6 piece line born from an almost culinary blending of experienced singer/songwriters and performers. Award winning songwriter Claire Gaynor teams up with long time musical colleague Paul Merrell to bring together complimentary ingredients of original material. Showcasing an experienced and dynamic back line that punches above its weight. Expect a whole lot of country rock, folk and blues influences.
Bandstand Saturday 13th August
12.30pm Tenovus Cancer Care, Sing with Us Choir
This Choir from Cwmbran is one of 19 choirs that exist in Wales and England to support people affected by cancer. It is a fantastic community of friends that welcomes anyone with open arms, whatever their background, whatever their musical ability.
The Choir has been going for about 4 years now, and keeps going from strength to strength as they grow in number, getting to know each other better. They make a fantastic sound – what’s not to love?
1.30pm With Nell And I
Bristol duo Nell and Harry perform lovingly crafted, homemade songs from the heart (they have one each obviously). Their harmonies can be uplifting and enchanting as they re- interpret fairy tales and write songs full of rich imagery with surprising harmonic twists.
2.30pm Sophie Hosken-Taylor
Nostalgic folk/pop is what you get from this young lady with a distinctive voice and unique guitar style. Sophie released her debut EP ‘Maps’ in 2015 and was also winner of Wath Folk Festival’s young performer’s award.
A dual-fronted three-piece drenching pop songs in grunge-heavy noise, with math-rock seeping through the seams. Worcester raised, Bristol based. They have a slightly more acoustic set for the Fiesta.
*And before you ask – math rock is a rhythmically complex, often guitar-based, style of rock music that emerged in the late 1980s, influenced by progressive rock bands like King Crimson and composers such as Steve Reich.
4.30pm Circle Lens
Circle Lens are a Somerset based acoustic pop duo who have been writing, performing and recording their own material since the summer of 2015. Music with a nod to Ed Sheeran, Passenger and Bob Dylan.
5.30pm Ria Timkin
This young lady from Moscow has been setting the local and national music scene alight with performances featuring vocals, guitar and loops. ‘Visitor’ EP has just been released to much popular acclaim. Really not to be missed.
6.30pm Meet Your Feet
Fiesta favourites and perfect for a Saturday in Ashton Court. MYF are a 9 piece all female funk/soul/jazz band. Great time to embarrass your children with your dance moves and singing whilst the balloons soar overhead.
Bandstand Sunday 14th August
BACHE is the stage name of Andrew Bache, a singer/songwriter based both in London & Cornwall. He receives regular plays on BBC Introducing, with his latest single ‘Raise A Glass’ receiving airplay across the UK. His live shows are full of energy and passion and he feeds off audience involvement.
1.30pm David 9 Lunas
Blues, Folk, Rock, Country, Punk, Alternative, Reggae, Pop and Americana all rolled into one amazing audience captivating performer. That is David 9 Lunas. Originally from Trinidad, David is now a Bristol resident. His voice is unique, his guitar style exceptional and his dancing….. well, just check out his dancing!.
2.30pm Mog Jones
Mog Jones is an acoustic singer-songwriter originally from Truro. She draws influences from artists such as Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie and The Beatles. Her sets are a blend of originals and covers of her favourite songs. The music Mog writes has roots in the 1960’s folk rock scene updated with a modern vibe.
3.30pm Phoenix River Band
The Phoenix River Band’s roots stretch back over fifteen years and five albums. Their sound varies from country rock, Americana with echoes of Pink Floyd. The band headlined the recent Keynsham Music Festival and went down a storm.
According to local legend, on the seventh day, the Lord took a break in Bristol and created the Funkinsteins. Crafting a tight party funk sound, the band are a legend on the circuit and have a much deserved reputation as guaranteed crowd pleasers. Amazing live show with powerful soulful vocals, driving bass and immense drum sound.
5.30pm Makala Cheung
Makala is a British mixed-heritage artist (half Chinese, part English/Welsh/French/Russian – that really is a very cool background) making Electro Pop with an Oriental twist and urban influences.
Her album Moon won great reviews “With a sliver of trip-hop, drum n bass, classical Chinese instrumentals, RnB, pop, electro, and even a little slice of girly indie, Moon is seamlessly fused by Cheung’s emotive vocals and just a slice of attitude ” Tom Osborne, The Flux.
BSR Radio Acoustic Stage
Presented by Bradley Stoke Radio and Jelli Records
Thursday 11th August
2.30pm John Ross
3.30pm Chandra Moon
4.30pm Jack Moore
5.30pm Joe Carreyett
6.30pm Aaron Douglas
Friday 12th August
2.30pm Isobel Holley
3.30pm Mere Moths
4.30pm Leon Gormley
5.30pm Chloe Hood
6.30pm Jonni Slater
Saturday 13th August
2pm XLR Session
3pm XLR Session
4pm XLR Session
5pm XLR Session
XLR Sessions at KWMC proudly presents a selection of some of Bristol’s most talented young musicians currently involved in XLR & the 3rd Space partnership covering music activities across the city from Colston Hall, CYN, The Basement, Trinity Centre & ACE Academy.
Sunday 14th August
2pm Priita Isokaanta
3pm Ria Timkin
5pm Alanna Burrows