Line up... SO FAR!!!'
Buster and the band - still going strong and now into their fourth decade of creating Mod Mayhem.
This legendary British Ska band are still packing venues out all over the world. With great hits like Ne-Ne Na-Na Na Na Nu-Nu, Lip Up Fatty, Can Can, and Special Brew and many more... Reepham, prepare to party!!!
Born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, these six fearsome brothers fearlessly obliterated the truce line that had been set in the great Disco/Metal Peace accord of 1977 when they seamlessly blended the two genres with the debut album, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong, which was a collection of Bee Gees songs redone in a heavy metal treatment reminiscent of Iron Maiden, Guns N Roses and Aerosmith. Since then, they have crisscrossed the globe with their spectacular live shows and having stormed across the USA, UK, France, Holland, Germany and Switzerland. Subsequent albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco-Metal, The Solo Albums and The Joy of Sex have seen them spread their glittered wings to take on non Bee Gees classics from the disco era, soft rock anthems and party jams.
Tragedy have headlined festival stages at Bloodstock (UK), Rebellion (UK), Musikfest (US), CMJ (US), SXSW (US), Summer Breeze (DE), Glastonbudget (UK), Legends of Rock (UK), Motocultor (FR), Foud’rock (FR) and Hammerfest (UK).
“Camp as a row of tents, and with more hooks than hell’s cloakroom, Tragedy guarantee it.” Metal Hammer
“Hard riffs, tight white flares, and even tighter octave-scraping harmonies...essential listening.” The Sun, UK
“Back in the dark days of disco, the Bee Gees were the s...., despite having massive teeth, bigger hair and a falsetto only dogs could hear…with the righteous power of heavy metal, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong mixes Guns ‘N’ Roses swagger, the Scorpions’ sense of pomp and Judas Priest-esque vocals to create a sound that is exactly like The Darkness!” Kerrang
So many of you voted to get these guys back for 2019... and what's more, they absolutely love playing REEPHAM!!!
Jeramiah Ferrari fuse reggae, rock, ska, punk, and more to create a sound influenced by the likes of Bob Marley and Sublime, yet unique enough to call their own
Just Returning from a tour of India including The ‘Gomad Festival’ this North West outfit are seasoned festival stage performers and have forged a superb reputation for live sets. They have been supporting The Wailers on their UK tour fusing styles of reggae, rock, ska and Pop to make a truly memorable and essential new sound.
Previous tours sharing the stage with Madness, UB40 & Hollie Cook. ‘Steel Pulse’.
Many festival slots include Boomtown Fair, Beat Herder, Kendal Calling, Arezzo Wave festival (Italy) Zwarte Cross Festival (Holland), Lytham Festival with Brian Adams, Bowlers Scafest with The Selecter & The Beat. and Weyfest with Level 42.
Get ready to reggae Reepham... THEY'RE BACK!
Now in their 11th year, having played over 1000 shows, and still only in their twenties; Walkway firmly have the reputation as one of the UK’s brightest up and coming rock bands.
Walkway take on the old fashioned approach of hard work by consistently touring around the UK, performing 100+ shows each year in music venues, pubs, bars, clubs and festivals - This resulting in them often being described as “The Hardest working band in Britain”.
With the driving force of founding members the Ready Brothers, Walkway have opened for Status Quo (electric and aquostic), The Darkness, Black Stone Cherry, Slade, Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Eric Martin (Mr Big), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), plus had national airplay on BBC Radio 2.
In 2017 the band also released their highly anticipated third album WWIII.
In 2017 the band also released their highly anticipated third album WWIII.
Recorded in only 13 days at Sonic One Studio, Wales and mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios by Grammy Winner Sean Magee, WWIII contains 12 new Walkway songs, plus a tribute to the late Status Quo Guitarist/Vocalist Rick Parfitt with a cover of Quo’s “Rain”. The track also features original Status Quo Drummer John Coghlan guesting on drums.
The album has received rave reviews from the press and public with regular comments of “best rock album of 2017”.
... and who can miss James and his famous walkabouts playing amongst the Reepham crowd!
Blending Indie Rock with undertones of Funk and Reggae, Mammal Not Fish is a fresh new four piece band born from Norwich.
Although having been friends for some time, the boys of M’n’F only joined forces late 2015 and have been playing and working tirelessly non-stop since. Their individual styles blend together and complement each other beautifully to create a unique, crisp and original sound. With funky riffs, driving bass lines, catchy lyrics and rhythms you can’t help dancing to, this is one band you are going to want to see live. These guys love to perform and their passion and love of music is unparalleled.
This is music that will get under your skin and force you to move, and every song is an ear worm, with catchy riffs and sing-a-long choruses. Some of the lyrics are genuinely funny, and while the band doesn’t take themselves too seriously, the proficiency with which they play their instruments is very serious indeed.
If you’re in the market for something upbeat, that’s almost guaranteed to put a smile on your face, then this is definitely something you should try and get your hands on.
The beginnings of the Rhythm Travellers.. The Baroness and the Bear - Julie and Bob, started performing together in 2014. Aiming to be a little different and incorporate a more complete view of blues music, they have been enthusiastically received and delighted to be invited back to play at many events including blues and music festivals, charity and corporate events and private parties.
They formed the band, Rhythm Travellers, and started performing in local venues, they were soon invited to travel further afield, playing Festivals in Swanage, London, Reading, Chelmsford and some beautiful venues for private functions.
Their music is contemporary and varied covering many styles from traditional Classic and Old’ blues such as Lil Green and Willie Dixon, to Cakewalks and Gospel, including more modern unique styles such as Tom Waites, Madelaine Peyroux, some jazzy turns and their own original compositions.
At a recent concert Julie was complimented on having one of the most melodic voices they had heard, “conveyed with true passion.”
The New CD “Be Who You Are” was released on Oct 1st 2018. All the songs are written by Julie and the band and it reflects the sound that the band can produce live. It has been received with positive enthusiasm by followers and promoters.
A very warm welcome back to Nief Carroll...
Nief is a young Singer-songwriter who performs a mixture of her own material and covers. She enjoys playing a range of genres, so be ready for some 70’s and 80’s classics, chart music, heavy rock and indie, all stripped back to acoustic and vocals.
With her new up-and-coming album, she looks forward to Reepham19 being one of the first venues where she will be debuting some of the tracks.
Nief is ecstatic to be welcomed back to one of her favourite festivals and looks forward to once again taking to the Reepham stage.
Jake Morrell could have come straight out of Nashville, or even from the Californian sunshine, as his music suggests; but Jake is from Norfolk, England!
Jake was ‘discovered’ by Dermot O’Leary, who featured him on his Radio 2 Show. One influential listener just so happened to be Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis, who immediately asked Jake to perform at the iconic festival.
Jake recorded his debut single with London based producer Brett Shaw (Florence & The Machine, The Kooks & Dry the River). The song entitled "Wire and Thorns" reached No.2 in the iTunes country charts on the first day of release. This led to Jake being invited to perform at this year’s Country 2 Country festival, where he premiered his first major single, the appropriately titled ‘Englishman (Trying to Write a Country Song)’ – written with the Grammy-winning writer/producer Kipper.
The reaction to the song put Jake firmly in line as one of the country’s favourite new male artists in the genre.This lead to a string of both solo and band shows and festivals throughout the summer with Jake showing himself to be as irresistible as a solo act as he is with his band.
The most exciting new development, however, is the new music that Jake has now recorded to launch the next phase of his career. This is led by a joyous forthcoming single, ‘Home’, written and produced with Rolling Stones keyboardist, Matt Clifford. With an evocative mix of Mumford & Sons, Eagles and even Springsteen, ‘Home’ is the definitive track that firmly stamps Jake Morrell’s name across the UK country music scene.
With a gig history that reads like a road atlas, Jake and the band have truly honed their craft and always leave you feeling joyous and wanting more!
Connor Adams, released his highly anticipated 6 track EP – Open My Eyes in 2018. Kick starting the whole campaign with the world sounding pop hit ‘Adventure’, taken storm to social media with thousands of views & streams within the first day. Connor quickly got music lovers excited for what was to follow.
Not only was the online presence capturing big audiences, it was a bucket list ticking year for Connor on the live scene. Supporting The Darkness on their world wide tour. Not to mention headlining massive UK venues himself such as – The Apex, The John Peel Centre, The Open, Dance East, Jimmy’s Farm,London City Bridge Festival and King Tuts
BBC Introducing: ‘ Such a good songwriter & performer – This latest EP is definitely Connor’s finest work to date ’
BBC Suffolk: ‘ an up and coming star ’
The Darkness: ‘Brilliant performer & what a voice!’
2019 is set to be an exciting year for Connor. Playing new venues he is yet to play across the UK, Festivals, Collaborations, New releases. Him & his live band set up is something you’re not going to want to miss
Reepham Festival wouldn't be the same without Differential!
Reepham welcome to the excellent Hurricane Wolves!
These guys are a rock band from Suffolk. Having two saxophones and a cornet gives them an anthemic sound... Jimmy Eat World meets Public Service Broadcasting or Biffy Clyro meets Bon Iver.
Their 6 track album ‘Come Home’ was released in 2018 containing the brilliant gig favourite, ‘Fractured But Unbreakable’. Certainly one not to miss!
Dead Reynolds are an Alt-rock five-piece from Cambridgeshire & Norfolk.
The band announced their arrival with their debut single, ‘Dust’, getting immediate airplay on Kerrang! Radio, with the video making it straight onto the playlist of Scuzz TV.
The band have also secured a recording contract with The Fort record label and had an extremely successful debut 9 date headline tour packing out venues including The Cambs Academy, The Met Lounge, The Camden Black Heart & Birmingham' Flapper.
This new project brings together some familiar faces from the area with former members of Phoenix Calling and The First. Principal songwriter from Phoenix Calling, Dom Greenwood, is joined by drummer Luke Green, Ben Knowles from The First, and Luke Reid. Classically trained vocalist Callum Waterfield, from Jessie’s Ghost, completes the line-up.
With hints of Lonely The Brave and Deaf Havana, ‘Dust’ is a powerful introduction that sees the members of DEAD REYNOLDS combine the strengths from their previous projects, delivering heartfelt and striking alt-rock.
Camisayo is an alternative roots band formed around a kitchen table in Cambridge in December 2017. Initially as a means for friends to get together, Camisayo swiftly began to write original material. The diverse influences and backgrounds of its members results in an alternative take on roots music.
Cutting their teeth on the open mic scene, they rapidly emerged as a part of Cambridge's flourishing music community. Camisayo are regularly playing gigs in local venues and plan to expand their unique sound across the country.
Jack Fisher brings a mix of angsty poetry based lyrics with an acoustic shout at the world.
The raw sound he keeps at the heart of his music allows him to have his say on the emotions and experiences faced in everyday life
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bernard Hoskin’s distinctive and original sound is based upon English songwriting and world music rhythms as well as folk, country and blues styles. An experienced performer, accompanying himself on 6 and 12 string guitars and mandolin and has released twelve albums to date.
Bernard has opened for many of the big names of folk-roots including Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy, John Renbourn, Oysterband, Gigspanner, Blazin' Fiddles, Wild Willy Barrett, Steve Tilston and Heidi Talbot.
"Bernard is terrific! Great voice, great songs, superb guitarist.’ Epping Folk Club
‘Lovely songs brilliantly performed and some lovely stories to go with them’ - Bradford on Avon Folk Club
Marian and Anna also sing with Americana band The A13 All Stars, and Paul is the band’s sound engineer.
Buzby first played at Reepham in 2014...
Having mastered a range of guitar styles he has been hailed as the finest acoustic guitarist on our streets. He remains, by choice, local to Norfolk and has devoted his energies to achieving high standards of artistic skills combined with sheer entertainment.
Buzby delivers intricate and uplifting instrumentals in the styles of Tommy Emmanuel, Martin Taylor and Gordon Giltrap – a true fretboard feast for acoustic guitarists.’
heartfelt indie tracks & pumping singalong rock covers, to start the festivities with a bang & wake us up for this big weekend
Reepham Festival are proud to launch a new ‘Introducing’ session, highlighting a young act and giving them a chance to play in front of the festival audience. So join with us in welcoming the very talented, 14 year old, Charlii.T to the R19 Whitwell Stage on Festival Sunday.
This new session promotes our ethos of making Reepham Music Festival - The Music Festival for Everyone!!!
Our friend Andy at Rock and Roll Enterprises is running an 'Open Mic' session at Whitwell on Festival Sunday. So if you fancy becoming part of R19, just bring your instrument and we'll do our best to accommodate you...
Reepham Festival reserve the right to alter or amend the playlist without prior notice.