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Bright eyed optimism, hedonism, retro, new Labour, Girl Power, football, fashion, art - what do the 90s mean to you? Award-winning author Daniel Rachel discusses his latest book Don't Look Back In Anger, diving deep into the political, cultural and social landscape of the 90s, with eyewitness accounts and post-match analysis from those who were there. Followed by Britpopaoke.
Singing pop classics, Rock Choir Coventry and Warwickshire returns to the Also Festival following stellar performances at the Shipston-on-Stour Proms, the Warwick Festival of Voices, and a recording session at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
Ease into Sunday with a hearty late breakfast or is it an early lunch? Whichever way you sway, you’ll be accompanied by the uplifting sounds of London International Gospel Choir. Expect vivid harmonies, catchy melodies, fantastic soloists and for your soul to be elevated to a very fine state of mind.
We're recreating our famed bunker sessions - the late-night action taking place behind 4ft think straw walls capped by a beautiful corrugated iron roof - for COVID-19 lockdown. Home to experiments in sensory deprivation and social elevation, the Bunker exists for those who aren't yet ready for bed: DJ Steve Vertigo leads the way for all you deep-down dirty dancers.
Combining complex guitar picking and intricate vocals, Jasmine's solo show features songs from her album Blood Red Sun, released last summer. Her mixed parentage has nurtured a deep love of many different genres and she distills these into a folk style that understands tradition, while offering something altogether more contemporary and relevant. “A wonderful, evocative piece of songwriting” Clash magazine “Music pours out of Jasmine Rodgers” For Folk’s Sake “Fantastic Music” Edi Stark, BBC Scotland
Indotranceltic perform Chattering Waters - a vibrant fusion of Indian and Celtic rhythms and melodies, wrapped in an electronic, psychedelic soundscape. Check out their album Stone Horse on Six Degrees records.
The inspiring singer and vocal coach, Barbara Amoakohene, leads this inclusive singing workshop with a dynamic, joyful reworking of the Sia classic, inspired by Kanye's Sunday service. Whether new to Gospel or a lifetime fan, this workshop will teach you uplifting harmonies and stylsitic tricks to make the most of the voice you have.
Fully submerge the senses, surrender to the music and let Sarah guide you on your journey to the centre of self. Sarah’s Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga builds heat and strength from the inside out whilst the music absorbs you from the outside in. A truly empowering experience with all the transformative benefits of doing this in our beautiful natural setting.
Playing a mix of 60s Soul, Funk, Dirty Grooves, Hot Rockin' Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Ska, Rock'n'Roll, New Orleans, Gospel, Blues & Boogaloo - all on vinyl 45s
This dynamic family singing workshop will give you insider vocal tips and tricks used by west end performers. Our wonderful MT vocal coach Amelia Carr leads this energetic, contemporary and uptempo session. Amelia specialises in working with young voices, including preparing them for roles in the West End, TV and film, so you'll be in the best possible (jazz) hands.
Vinyl Richie Is a Ibiza based DJ and purveyor of fine musical flavours, showcasing a celebration of Balearic sounds. With a diverse set of influences, infused with rich groove of tomorrow & yesterday. From Italian house, to soul, and yacht rock fit for poolsides and beaches, to oddities from the likes of Peter Gabriel and Ruff Dug. Playing laid-back beats to help you celebrate the summer just a little bit more!. Sit back, relax, and soak the sun drenched sounds
Vieon is an electronic musical three-piece featuring Matt Wild, Stephen Dorphin and VJ Adrian Brian Thompson. Their sound is inspired heavily by the 70s and 80s European art electronica pioneers (Jarre, Moroder, Kraftwerk), combined with contemporary synthpop artists (Daft Punk, Royksopp, Justice). Ambitious audio-visual shows famed include banks of synthesizers, theremin, keytar, live-produced projections and synchronised light display.
After having a musical break from Mercury Award nominated band Jungle, The Liverpool born, London based singer / songwriter Andro - whose identity and aesthetic exude in the 7-piece - turns his attention to his solo material, with the releases of GYMH and LOST CAUSE.
Liam Walker lives a beautiful double-life - a woodsman / tree surgeon by day and a singer-songwriter / performer by night. Inspired by folk-influenced greats such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Liam’s sublime guitar playing and atmospheric vocals make him the perfect soundtrack to our digital summer meadow-vibe.
This Is A Recording are usually a live improvised electronic duo performing on analog synths mangled up through FX pedals and tripped out guitar, layered over slo-mo pulsating beats. Their music ranges from ambient, Balearic grooves to psychedelic walls of sound. Think stratospheric harmonics, cosmic melodies, and conscious vibes!
Cocktails have long played their role in the heart of the design of the festival. For 2020 we celebrate this with a big, bold and beautiful cocktail bar placed naturally right in the heart of the festival with its' own dance floor for when you've just got to move. Perfect for an aperitif, to kick your night off, to discuss ideas or for a nightcap. Plus our now legendary programme of how to workshop and talks on spirits and wines.
Alex is a BBC Introducing artist and the principal lutenist for La Nuova Musica, The Irish Baroque Orchestra and Poeticall Musicke. He specialises in chamber music. His continuo playing has been described as 'sinewy and sensuous, ornaments rarely exaggerated' - Observer and he 'virtually shreds his accompaniments with fervent plucking and percussive strumming.' — The New Yorker. In his spare time he enjoys making lutes and managing the Veterum Musica micro record label.
Portobello Live Choir is the capital's rock and roll community choir. Singing classic songs by west London artists such as Gorillaz, Paul Weller, The Clash and Hollie Cook and mixing in gospel, soul and African flavours.
‘Our journeys. Our stories’ These have always been a rich source of musical inspiration for Sophie Lagan. Woven through a influences ranging from neo-soul to reggaeton, the infectious melodies and groove-centered arrangements from her anticipated debut album are bound to capture your heart.
We are throwing the haybales open early this year and letting the kids kick off the Bunker with a Kids Disco on Friday evening. Expect bubble machines, flashing lights and a great way for the kids to burn off some energy. You Have Been Warned: Baby Shark may well be played, there is a reason our bunker is sound proofed!
Described as "the perfect jazzy vocal" by DJ magazine, Juliet has created two tracks for DigitALSO fusing her love of electronica, club music and wonky pop.
Learn the tricks of the song writing trade with creative tour de force Sophie Garner. Explore this art form within a group through exploring theme, structure, imagiunation, lyric wrtining and composing. Song writing as a powerful tool for building confidence and creative expression. Sophie is an established singer songwriter who has released 3 studio albums, toured internationally and was the very first artist to perform on the main stage at London's O2 Arena! This session is open to everyone.Info & Booking
Like karaoke, but with added Britpop. In honour of Daniel Rachel's exploration of Cool Britannia, we'll be wonderwailing our way through the biggest UK tunes of the 90s. Don't Look Back in Anger at this opportunity to sing near a house, a very big house in the country. If you've had a Brimfull of Asha, make a connection and don't forget to zigga zig ah!
London International Gospel Choir welcomes people from all over the world whoe make London their home. They celebrate this diversity in a welcoming and fun environment and by singing uplifting material including gospel, pop, jazz, funk, soul, and the root of it all, African song.
Playing music for the enjoyment of others has propelled Ferdie since he saved up for his first boombox. From rocking university halls with his Maxell C90 mixtapes to graduating with DJ honours onto festival stages. Barrio boss man Ferdie can now be found at the helm of his DJ bars across London, feeding the masses with his own colourful take on music, accompanied by a few choice cocktails along the way. A keen collector of remixes and re-edits, expect an excursion on well-loved versions. With no genres left unturned and no songs out of bounds, Ferdie’s unashamed mash-up of party-beats and singalong classics will get you all in a funk-frenzy!
This festival highlight is back for a LIVE digital edition! Got the moves? Got the lyrics down? Got the backing track? The heat is on! We’re looking for kids and adults who can style it out for the Lip Sync Champion crown. Last year we had dance routines, cool accessories, serious attitude and, of course, fantastic performances. Mic drop. Judged by our incredible expert panel, Jai Ramage (UK Eurovision Judging panel, The Vamps' coach, The Voice Kids) and Jono McNeil (Performer and Vocal Coach, The Voice Kids).
Creating a virtual orchestra experience and delivering a powerful performance of string classics, The Real String Orchestra is an ensemble of local Warwickshire musicians with a shared passion for classical music and amazing composers. Let them bewitch, beguile and entertain you with an eclectic blend of the emotive and dramatic, skilfully directed by the baton of the professional home-grown musician Tori Rushton.
Brighton experimental pop duo Hourglvss create a sound that purposefully lives in the divide between fantasy and reality. Comprised of Katie Benbow and Sophie May Williams, this creative union blends Influences and inspiration from artists such as David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Human League and The Cure. Hourglvss tell dramatic tales through hypnotic vocals and intoxicating harmonies musically transversing through pop and clubland.
Faithfully tracing Joni Mitchell’s iconic album Blue, the Perri and Neil Quartet do not cover, but reinterpret this classic in a way that becomes alive with sonic possibilities. They take the album as it was originally recorded – starting down a “lonely road” and ending up in those “dark cafe days” filling the familiar with new colour and warmth.
Make sweet harmony with our in-festival choir. Under the expert guidance of leading UK vocal coach, Juliet Russell (The Voice, Michael McIntyre's Big Show) learn how to sing, finesse and sculpt your vocal sound and get a huge boost of feel-good chemicals and oxygen while you're here. All levels welcome.