2017 Acoustic Stage

Alan Triggs

Acoustic singer-songwriter from Rock Ferry, Wirral. “Songs for the working class!” “Gritty lyrics….Powerful unpolished voice….. Catchy melodies” “Noel Gallagher meets Jake Bugg”

Alsager Community Choir

The Alsager Community Choir was formed in May 2012 and was created to allow people of all singing abilities to get together, make new friends and sing their favourite songs. Choir leader Matthew initially came up with the idea whilst he was teaching in China, where he had to use the choir singing as a way to relax students who were under enormous pressure at school.

Emily Jones

Emily began making music on her keyboard when she was 12 years old. Since then, she’s recorded and released an album and an EP, performed at various local festivals and in venues in and around Staffordshire and Cheshire. She was recently nominated for Best Young Act at the Music Awards of Staffordshire & Cheshire 2017.

Emily Kate

Emily Kate is a singer/songwriter from Staffordshire with a quirky style; performing storytelling original songs and well known songs with a twist.

Helsby Mountain String Band

Based in the North West of England and North Wales we play an exciting mix of Bluegrass, Country, Blues and Folk standards, but often with a twist! Members of the band are Johnny Baxter (fiddle, harmonica, bodhran, guitar, mandolin and vocals), Tony Kidd (guitar, mandolin and vocals), Richard Nott (double bass), Julian (Jools) Pellatt (guitar, banjo, ukulele, charango, mandolin and vocals).

James J Turner

James’ home town of Liverpool is a diverse musical melting pot, and this was a heady influence on James, who started playing guitar from a young age, largely playing rhythm and blues. In his early twenties he fronted several different line-ups including Lies all Lies, playing a rock’n’roll-meets-new-wave guitar style music. Later he fronted The Electric Morning and released records on the Liverpool indie label Probe Records.

Mollie & Alex

Mollie & Alex perform in this wonderful two-part harmony duo whenever they can. Over time they have played different genres of music and given them a more relaxed, acoustic style, putting their own twist on every song they sing. They have wonderful harmonies and sound great together.

Olivia Mai

13 year old singer and songwriter from Yarnfield Stone, called Olivia Mai. She plays modern pop with a twist along with some soulful originals on acoustic guitar and electric piano.

Scribble Victory

A dynamic acoustic duo from Derby, UK. Glastonbury Emerging Talent Longlisters & featured in Louder Than War’s ‘Top 50 bands to look out for in 2015’. Armed with just 2 voices, an acoustic guitar, bits of a drum kit and loads of enthusiasm, they create a fresh and unique performance.

Strings Attached

Strings Attached are a 4 piece all female band from Staffordshire and Shropshire, playing original acoustic music. They have a wealth of performance experience ranging from playing in bands, solo, duos, vocal harmony groups and loads more. They are a plucky, fun and upbeat group!

Terry Earl Taylor

He sings, plays banjo and harmonica, midnight music from a cabin on the borderland, ballads and blues, originals and timeless tunes from a common heritage. You may have heard him on Paul Jones show on BBC Radio 2, and late at night on Radio 3.

Tim Lee

Tim Lee is a Singer/Songwriter from the Northwest. He has eclectic influences, from Paul Simon to the Velvet Underground, Smokey Robinson to the Foo Fighters, and this reflects in his diverse material; which ranges from the dark to the funny, the funky to the soulful. But the lyrics are always true (sometimes brutally), and his voice is his own.