Neon Moon are a 6-piece band (Vocalist, Pedal Steel, Harmonica, Lead Guitar, Bass and Drums) from Bournemouth. Two of the band (Trev on vocals and Mike on pedal steel) are ex-members of 80's group Country Pride. Playing everything from Hank Williams to Tracey Byrd; Johnny Cash to Vince Gill; they are quickly developing a following in the Dorset/Somerset/Hampshire area.
|Barnaby Newman: Born march 1976 Romsey Hampshire England. Country music has always been a big influence in my life. I grew up listening to my dads collection which included Marty Robbins,Boxcar Willie,Tammy Wynette,Bobby Bare and many others. My own favourites include Waylon Jennings,Willie Nelson,Dale Watson,Dwight Yoakam,Alan Jackson,Kris kristofferson,Randy Travis,Toby Keith,Moe Bandy and many more... Songs by many of these artists can be heard at my shows.
|MICKEY PAGE solo singer loves Marty Robbins been singing for the for the last 6 years now
Cliff Parsons has been singing since an early age, learning from and listening to his father singing in the pubs and clubs. He grew up listening to all the great 60s music rock-n-roll etc, but he always enjoyed listening to and singing along to the music of Jim Reeves, Joe Dolan, Buddy Holly and many other artist and as time went on he started to get into the country music scene which he has enjoyed for many years.
Ade Payne is an accomplished singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist, inspired at a very young age by the profound effect music had on him.
|Gary Perkins first experience of performing in front of an audience came at the age of eight, when he played harmonica and sang songs in junior school assemblies.|
In 1980, at the age of eighteen, Gary was invited by Harry Quinton to sing three songs at one of his shows at the Ivanhoe Hotel in Thurcroft, a South Yorkshire pit village.
In 1991 he became a self employed country singer then 1995 he joined up with a Buxton based band called ‘The Breeze’ and although there has been a few band member changes they are still performing theatres and major country music festivals around the country.
During 1999 Gary had a slight change in his musical direction, and to every ones amazement he became a street entertainer working mainly midweek in different towns and cities, this proved to be a very popular and successful venture.
|David Petie I have been playing and writing music for nigh on 30 years. I reckon I can't live without a guitar near at hand so that I can pick it up whenever I want to.|
I guess my style is very much story telling with songs. I perform (nearly) all my own material and most songs have an interesting history, which I am always keen to share!!!! I now write for Maverick and Blues Matters about country and the blues.
I perform mostly solo, delivering a set that is mainly bluegrass and country.
|Porridge John, Sandie, Bev and Ed who previously performed together as Struck It Rich for more than twenty years are joined by Roger Humphries and Bill Levin to form the Porridge Country Band. A band started by the late |
Ed Pearson and whose original members included John, Sandie and Ed, is now once again performing as a totally live six piece country band celebrating the music of the Ned Porridge Band from the 1970's and the development of country music since that time.
Chris Raggatt has spent the last few years performing professionally in concerts and shows all over the UK as well as building up a successful teaching practice; teaching Guitar, Bass and Drums in South Wales. His portfolio also includes many original compositions in various styles and genres.
Chris’ country music has even featured in an award winning film ‘Cwcw’. His main passion is country music and loves nothing better than introducing people to the classics
|Pete Redfern has played around the Liverpool music scene in various bands from the age of 13 including gigs at the world famous Cavern Club in the 60s.
Having been brought up on a diet of country music which was brought home from the USA by his seafaring father and brothers, it was inevitable that he would be playing it sooner rather than later. |
Pete did well locally in a duo called Pinto. He then moved further a field with his good friend Dave Evansin another duo called $mith & Jone$. After that Pete toured with a band called Daytona for 5 years which took him the length and breadth of the country with John Francis and Davey Inglis.
By the late 90s, Pete had established himself as a prominent song writer on the circuit by having three top selling albums written by himself and Allan Crookes (formally of Poacher and Northwind)
|Katie Rhodes was born in Manchester into a large Irish family. Many of her sisters and brothers are very talented musicians and vocalists. While Katie was young, her parents and siblings had an Irish/Country band which travelled all over the UK and Europe |
Her favourite songs she likes to perform are power ballads, to show her vocal talent, but knows that she can't sing those kind of songs all night long!
As well as being a huge fan of traditional Country music, Katie also loves more modern styles and her repertoire of songs includes some very up-to-date material, e.g., Kelly Pickler, Lee Ann Womack, Julie Roberts, etc.
She is now starting to spread her wings and is playing much farther afield, including Scotland and some gigs in Belfast later this year.
Katie hasn't decided which way she wants to go with her Country music as the music is so varied, so she is learning all types of songs. She knows there's so much to learn and she's learning all the time. Some day she would like to write her own songs. In the meantime, she's going to carry on trying to please all of the people all of the time. As for the future? She just wants to see where the music takes her!
Rich Pickin’s is a totally live acoustic country, bluegrass and americana band featuring guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo and dobro, and also features the acclaimed vocals of Sandie together with the renowned vocal harmonies of Struck It Rich.
Rich Pickin’s provides an alternative country for all those who enjoy watching and listening to, totally live country music.
This new band perform material that is not usualy heard on the country music club scene as well as many country music classics
English country rock band The Rockingbirds released their third album on 25 February 2013 on Loose Music. The Return of the Rockingbirds is the band’s third album and features 11 new songs from band songwriter Alan Tyler.Their previous albums are: The Rockingbirds (Heavenly/Columbia - 1992) and Whatever Happened To The Rockingbirds (Heavenly/Cooking Vinyl - 1995).
The Rockingbirds began in Camden Town, London in the early 90s. Alan Tyler had temporarily “inherited” a large house on the Camden Road,and with a handful of songs from a previous country music effort, set about recruiting characters from the burgeoning local indie scene for a new band. Norfolk boy Andy Hackett, sound engineer at the Camden Falcon, was a early recruit, and he brought in two more East Anglians - pedal steel player Patrick Arbuthnot and harnony singer Sean Read. Alan knew the former Weather Prophets rhythm section Dave Morgan (drums) and Dave Goulding (bass) and with them on board the Rockingbirds began rehearsing in the basement of 123 Camden Road.
|Rocky and the Natives feature some of the top musicians in the UK:|
Andy Newmark - Drums has worked and recorded with John Lennon, Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Carly Simon and Sly and the Family Stone to name just a few.
Jim Leverton - Bass/ Acoustic Guitar/Keyboards - Worked for many years with Steve Marriott and also with Noel Redding (Fat Mattress), Savoy Brown Blues Band, Rory Gallagher, Caravan & many more.
Geoffrey Richardson - Violin/Mandolin/Banjo - Has worked with a wide range of artists including Caravan,Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Cafe Jacques, Murray Head, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Chris de Burgh and Bob Geldof.
Chris Godden - Electric guitar/Lap Steel - Worked with top country musicians across the UK including many years with legendary pedal steel player the late Gordon Huntley and in the early 70's with Malcolm Barnard in touring UK Country Rock pioneers Pass the Buck.
Malcolm Barnard - Vocals - worked with 60's soul band The Way and pop outfit Aesop's Fables and in France with Roto Magus before founding Boogie Rockers Winkle Bill and then Pass the Buck with Chris Godden.
Rocky and the Natives are recording their first album featuring eight new Barnard/Godden songs, one written by Jim Leverton, one by legendary American Singer/Songwriter Bob Rafkin whose acoustic guitar also features on the album and a new take on a great Gram Parsons song.
A taster single "Oyster Girl"/"Lazy Waters" (great reviews including Maverick Magazine) is available now www.rockyandthenatives.co.uk
|The Rosinators The Rosinators formed in 2001 and quickly established a reputation for their raw uncompromising mix of bluegrass , Cajun and gospel country, and their dynamic three-part vocal harmonies. Twin-fiddles and acoustic guitar make up their distinctive sound, augmented with banjo and mandolin, with the addition of string bass and drums for some shows. The band, whose repertoire ranges from traditional a cappella to their own twenty-first century country blues, play roots, music from the heart. |
Since the release of The Rosinators' eponymous debut CD in June 2003, a busy touring schedule has taken them to new audiences in Holland, Ireland and the UK,
The band live in London, and although a lot of their shows take them out of town, they can be seen there throughout the year at clubs such as the 12 Bar, The Borderline, and the Astoria.
|Classically trained pianist Charlie Savigar has a distinctive style that distinguishes her from the crowd. Charlie writes and arranges all her own songs, and plays both guitar and piano live and in the studio. |
Charlie is currently performing with her band across London and Europe. She has also been in the studio recording demos and has plans for more recording soon. She can also be heard performing in a exciting duo with singer-songwriter Daren Callow called Dare To Be Charlie.
|Snger/Songwriter Lilac Sheer is an experienced and educated musician, with a musical background that spans over 15 years. She plays guitar, harmonica and piano, and has performed countless times in Israel and abroad.|
Lilac began writing and composing songs at the tender age of 10 and aged 16, she began taking classical "Bel Canto" singing lessons with maestro Daniel Amarillio, a Julliard Academy graduate, with whom she studied for 4 years. Lilac later served in the Israeli IDF as a lead vocalist in the Air Force band. Upon her release, she took her Guitar and moved to Los Angeles & London, where she had lived for a year and a half, performing in local clubs.
Upon her return to Israel, Lilac became the lead singer of the band "Country Roads" specializing in American Country music and Celtic folk. Lilac's voice is angelic yet fierce, with a 5-octave range. Her acting skills and unique talent for mimicking different dialects, makes Lilac's performance authentic and moving in any language, genre or era.
For the past five years, Lilac has been performing all over the country with her own ensemble, in shows incorporating her own original music with Folk & Country classics. She had also released three folk albums: "A Dove & Beyond", "Kisses Sweeter than Wine", "The Carpenters Tribute", and 1 original album in Hebrew which tells her life story.
Towards the end of 2013 Lilac moved to London to embark on a new tour promoting her new Country-Rock album "A Different Country". The album was recorded in Nashville TN, produced by Moshe Levy and Assaf Gleizner, and showcases 12 of her original songs in English
Suzanna Shore It’s not unusual for someone to pic up the guitar and try to write a few songs, but to wait until you are in your 40’s before even learning to play the instrument and then to write a whole album in a few months is, perhaps a bit more impressivartic release:-
So this is the first collection of songs from the Sunflower Lady. They are songs of hope and ambition for the underdog; they are songs of nostalgia fo lost friends and family, but the overriding theme of the album is simply one of joy and happiness - of not being downtrodden or defeated by life, but also not looking back with regret or anger.
|Skyline Highway are a new band based in London with a style that blends both traditional and modern country sounds. Their songs feature big, catchy choruses with layers of male / female vocal harmonies, some gorgeous pedal steel passages and memorable guitar riffs.|
They have 3 brand new recordings available to stream / download at www.soundcloud.com/skyline-highway
|Martin Smith a Singer/Songwriter from Cumbria doing mostly original material.|
Martin Smith is one of Britain's best kept secrets as well as being one of the country's top writers. In fact he has titled his new CD just that - "Britain's Best Kept Secret."
His last four albums feature all original material - material which has won him several major song-writing competitions both here in the UK and in Nashville at the Worldwide Song-writing Contest. He has also won two Musical Diplomas.
As an artist he's appeared at the prestigious Wembley Country Music Festival twice. He has also performed alongside many top international names of the calibre of Frank Ifield, George Hamilton IV, Bill Anderson, Charlie Landsborough, Guy Mitchell, Brendan Shine and Raymond Froggatt.
He realises the way forward is to strive to be original in his musical endeavours and to continue to promote his songs worldwide..
|The Smoking Gunns are a new Country & Western Duo with over 10 years experience in the music and entertainment industry. Colin Gunn - [Vocalist] has been performing as a Cabaret artiste all over Scotland for the last 10 years. Having been raised on a strict musical diet of Country & Rock 'n' Roll, he has now joined up with Jamie Gunn [Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Vocals] forming the Country duo. |
|Some Dogs Jim Dog says "I play guitar in loud, raucous, punky country band called Some Dogs. We do play country music but we crank it up a far bit. We also run a country club in London, called Spilling Whiskey on the Floor, it's been offline for a spell but we're starting up again in June '03. |
|Steve's Country Sounds" is a Solo Country singer/Guitarist living in Northern Scotland. Singing Country songs from the 50's through to the present day, Also 50's 60's 70's Rock&Roll. |
Performing largely in Northern Scotland at the moment but now looking for bookings in other areas
|Stillwater Featuring Frank ( ex Toe The Line and Whiskey River ) on guitar and vocals Danny ( ex Greyhound Express and Ellis County ) on guitar and vocals have at last teamed up to bring you the very best in country and line dance material. With many years experience of the country music scene between them these ever approachable guys will stop at nothing to make sure everyone enjoys themselves as those who have seen them will testify |
|Ryan Stone ~ Playing old and new country songs Ryan is very popular in the Line Dancing clubs around Britain. |
He has appeared in Benidorm. Ireland and, Germany ,Playing country music from the likes of JOHNNY CASH, GEORGE STRAIT, HANK WILLIAMS, GARTH BROOKS, AND MERLE HAGGARD. To name but a few, using his guitar to accompany himself. I do old country artistes and modern country line dancing, as well I have been a country singer for more than 35 years.
|Mike Storm has been an entertainer since 1989. He strated a solo career in 1995. He covers songs from many artists incl Elvis, Ricky elson, Jim Reeves,Don Williams & Wille Nelson |
|Struck It Rich Band One family team of musicians, with an enormous wealth of experience, bring you a quality Country Music Band with a distinct and unique sound, fully catering for dancers and listeners, with first class vocals, a wide range of instrumental sounds and that spark of originality. The members of this Kent based outfit have already gained a considerable reputation through their television, radio, theatre, festival and club performances.|
Struck it Rich is a band in tune with the latest developments in country music, performing a range of songs with quality arrangements to produce a full and varied sound featuring pedal steel guitar, keyboards, mandolin, guitar, bass, drums and strong vocal harmony.
|Dave Sheriff Dave Sheriff is totally unique - he has had no less than NINE separate entries, world wide, in the Guinness Book of Records, between 1982 and 1989, as A One Man Band, playing for the longest time (199 hours) and with the most number of instruments at the same time (12).|
In his 'live'show, Dave Sheriff sings and accompanies himself on five different musical instruments, performing a complete programme of self penned material.
Dave's latest release 'Overworked & Underpaid' recorded in Nashville Feb 2006
|Henry Smith's Country Dreams . a superb 5 piece Country band who are firmly rooted in Country Music both old & new. They can perform with perfection both Country Western/ Linedance & Cabaret. |
|Dane Stevens ..in the years Dane has been on the country scene he has recorded 12 separate Albums, and has seen many changes, but he has stayed essentially country, appealing to both dancers and listeners with his latest album These Days celebrating 25years on the country circuit.When on stage Dane plays guitar, and harmonica, and as well as his own compositions, sings old country favourites plus the latest popular tunes.He also composes and plays every note of his backing via a keyboard and sequencer to create a full Band sound.Dane is the quintessential country Singer/ Songwriter with 25 years of experience and there is no substitute for that. |
|The ‘Country Chix’ is a modern, fun ‘take’ on Country Music provided by three gorgeous girls who bring a lively, visual performance of Country classics like ‘Jolene’, ‘Stand by your Man’ & transform songs such as ‘Sweet child of mine’ with a real ‘Country’ Flavour……….|
Among the few popular ‘Country’ hits there is a ‘Tip of the Hat’ (Cowboy hat of course!) to the girls favourite American Country girl group the ‘Dixie Chicks’ and they cover the best of their hits with songs such as ‘Sin Wagon’, ‘Cowboy take me away’ , ‘Let ‘er rip’ and many more!
The girls take great pride in their revamp of famous tunes from the great ‘Jonny Cash’ & ‘Chick up’ his great hits ‘Walk the line’ & ‘Ring of fire’……….
The Country Chix plan is to bring good ol’ Country Music to the masses and with good humour, great outfits, excellent live vocals & a eclectic mix of Instruments, the ‘Country Chix’ provide a Toe Tappin’, Ye Harrin’ Sweet & Sassy twist to Country music that’ll leave you wanting more…!
|Taylor’d Country is a 6 piece Country band based in Milton Keynes. The band line-up is 3 vocals, lead & acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and Drums. Irene, Ian and Louise share lead and backing vocals giving you spine-tingling harmonies. Playing songs from Shania Twain, Terri Clark, Martina McBride, Dwight Yokam, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and many others Taylor’d Country plays a varied set with something for everyone. If you like, Irene can teach your guests a couple of simple line dances to help the party go with a swing! |
|Tennessee a Country music husband and wife duo covering songs from old to new for listeners and dancers .Artists covered include Patsy Cline ,Tammy Wynette ,Buck Owen ,Randy Travis ,Patty Loveless , Pam Tills , Mary Chapin Carpenter ,Trisha Yearwwod ,Toby Keith ,Leann Womack|
Kelly is the singer of the Duo with Husband Michael backing her up on rhythm Guitar , Kelly also is the Lead singer of a 5 piece country music band Called Boxcar Kelly and the Railroaders who have preformed on the country music circuit all last year including rock field and the rubber duck country music festivals.
|The Shrinks are an Americana style 6 piece band from Bristol whose original music is inspired by everything from Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams to John Prine and Ryan Adams. |
|The Toy Hearts have been going for about 10 years now and are made up of sisters who front the band and play guitar and mandolin and dad who plays banjo, dobro, pedal and non-pedal steel. They just released our 4th album Whiskey which they recorded at home, but was produced in Nashville. In the past they have opened for acts such as Ricky Skaggs, Gene Watson, the Hot Club of Cowtown, The Quebe Sisters, Chris Thile, Imelda May and Robert Plant. |
|Steve Travis is recognised as being one of England's top country solo artists. His relaxed style has always found a home with traditional country fans as well as gaining appreciation of other audiences. Steve has become a firm favourite at many major music clubs and festivals throughout the UK and abroad where his popularity has gained a succession of music and radio awards. |
| Jeff Tuttle - If you like Traditional Country Music with a rich baritone voice, then you're going to want to check out Jeff Tuttle's New CD "Livin' Like A Millionaire (ain't got a dime)."|
Not only is Jeff a Country Music Entertainer but a Country Music fan with a deep respect for Traditional Country Music.
Born and raised in Monroe Michigan, Jeff began singing Country music in the Detroit area in 1990 as Lead Singer in the house band at Jack Kelly's Lounge in Rockwood, Michigan.
Living in Nashville, TN. for the past several years, Jeff has recently moved fron Nashville and now lives in Rossport in County Mayo, Ireland
|Urban Cowboys are a Country Duo featuring Billy Davies and Kel Britton, usually seen regularly as solo performers on the UK Country circuit. |
Both sing and play guitar and Billy also plays banjo and mandolin. They use drum and bass guitar backing created in their own studios for sets comprised mainly of New Country music but with some updated classics performed too. Influenced by modern artists, their motto is country music you can dance to and you can book them through any of the main UK Country booking agents.
|URBAN CREEK is an explosive combination of 4 Country Rock musicians.|
Lead singer and rhythm guitarist CRAIG MCELHILL joined Hillbilly Deluxe for a little while after gaining a vast experience touring with with Steve James Band.
CHRIS DEVOTI, the lead guitarist of the band and also backing vocalist.
NICK MCELHILL is the bassist, mandolin player, lead singer of some songs and also main backing vocalist of the band. He became known playing for many different artists in the UK Blues scene and with Des Walters, Red Canyon and Steve James to name only a few in the Country scene.
TONY SCULLION is an experienced drummer who has toured in the UK with many different bands mainly in the Rock, Blues and Jazz field.
Together the band guarantees a high energy and a lively performance with that professional finis
|Dave Vernon - after many years entertaining audiences in the Social Clubs and Pubs, producing his type of country music, Dave became accepted as a supporting solo act in the Country Music Clubs, supporting such top names as Raymond Froggatt. Dave produces his own particular vocal originality.|
He recently wrote and recorded a tribute song ‘A Man Named Johnny Cash' which was the title track of his latest CD and received wide acclaim from it's numerous air-plays not only in the U.K. but also from around the world including Australia,
Simon Stanley Ward is a 28 year old country singer and songwriter. He has been performing his music ruthlessly for the last 12 years. Stanley Ward’s performance combines self deprecation, sincerity and above all fun to give an emotive, energetic performance which can pull at your heart strings yet leave you upbeat and tapping your foot all the way home!
Simon moved to London in 2010 bringing his own personal unique blend of Country, Americana and Rock n Roll songs to the capital. Stanley Ward quickly released his first solo E.P titled "Myself to Blame" and has been a prominent fixture on London's growing Americana scene. In the summer of 2012 Simon took his solo show over to the US where he played gigs in Nashville and the surrounding area of Tennessee. In 2013 Simon toured in Northern Spain with his final show being held at the prestigious Teatro Zorilla in Valladolid.
Simon has performed at festivals including Bestival, The Camden Crawl, Larmer Tree Festival, Wickham Folk Festival, Rhythm Festival, The London Singer Songwriter Festival in Spitalfield Market and venues such as The Borderline, Conway Hall, 12 Bar Club and The Green Note.
2015 sees Simon set to release his first full solo album as well as continuing to gig relentlessly across London and the UK with shows planned for elsewhere in Europe
|The Westcoasters what started the Westcoasters band was a vision - linedancing is meant to be fun, you’re supposed to enjoy it, so why do so many Country bands look so miserable?|
Hence the Westcoasters motto:
If we ain’t enjoying ourselves on stage, then how can we expect anyone else to!
|Westride are a Country & Western Duo based in the UK on the Cheshire/Staffordshire Border They have spent time, thought and energy putting together a range of old and new country songs that real country & western music fans will appreciate songs by Crystal Gayle, Billie Jo Spears, Tammy Wynette, Lynn Anderson, Loretta Lynn, Jeanie C. Riley, Donna Fargo, Willie Nelson, Carl Perkins, Boz Scaggs... some newer material by Joni Harms, Trisha Yearwood, suzy Bogguss, Heather Myles, The Judds, George Strait, Merle Haggard, John Michael Montgomery, Emmylou Harris |
JIM WHITMAN has been enjoying great popularity in the United Kingdom for many years.He has an impressive list of albums to his credit and is a Prolific songwriter.
Jim grew up listening to the sounds of the 50s and 60s and was inspired to take up the guitar when he heard the great songs of Elton Britt and Kenny Roberts and, off course, SLIM WHITMAN.
Jim’s voice has a wide range and an expressiveness which many singers find hard to achieve.He also discovered early on, to his delight, that he to could yodel. Jim holds two Guinness Book Of Records ‘World Records’ for yodelling.
With a string of successful albums behind him, scores of full houses where ever he appears.
|Johnny Williams is a first class professional country music artiste from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. At his shows you are guaranteed to see pure country music at its best as he entertains you with one of the best voices in country music today, accompanied by top quality backing tracks and acoustic/electric guitar playing. |