The line up for this year is as follows:
Southbank Crows are an Alternative Rock/Pop band from London, started in the early stages of 2017 by a group of guys who met at a blind audition.
With their unique blend of Rock, Americana and heart felt stories, Southbank Crows was formed. Later that year their first self titled EP emerged with 100,000+ streams, sparking the band to embark on their first UK tour and a further 50 + shows and festival appearances. A follow up EP was released a year later called The Wild Ones.
Southbank Crows are now back in the studio recording their debut album.
The Prognosis are the Surrey based progressive rock band who write and perform their own music whilst playing tributes to a number of excellent prog rock bands from the seventies and eighties. They have recently finished their first album “Still Waters”
The Prognosis play tributes to prog rock classics, from Shine on you Crazy Diamond and Comfortably Numb from Pink Floyd, Firth of the Fifth, Cinema Show, The Knife and Turn It On Again from Genesis , Lady Fantasy, The Snow Goose from Camel and others classics from the likes of Supertramp, Deep Purple, Focus, Caravan, Rush, King Crimson, ELP, Jethro Tull & Steve Hackett.
Objayda’s secret lies in the unlikely songwriting partnership between Tarn Ockenden & Tim Howe following their chance encounter in a wind up gramophone shop in 1902.
Since then the band have toured extensively through out the UK, Europe & Africa performing live to some half million music lovers along the way. They have also written, recorded and released ten studio albums selling several thousand copies and attracting media coverage from the likes of BBC Radio One and Two, Radio Six International, Absolute Radio, French & Canadian radio stations and BBC and independent television. Their single Skeleton Bob was recently championed by UK comedian and showbiz celebrity Frank Skinner on his national radio breakfast show and who is reputed to be a fan!
Abi F Jones
It’s great to invite Abi back to Dorkfest this year accompanied by her band.
The Unblessed are a soul rock band from southern England. Their music blends influences of seminal rock artists David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen with those of soul legends like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, adding several nods to the funk of Kool and the Gang.
It’s been said that their music “doesn’t sound like it’s come from here. It sounds more like something from the southern states of America than the home counties.” That’s something that’s taken as a compliment for a band that looks across the pond to Robert Randolph, Vintage Trouble and the Tedeschi Trucks Band as examples of bands that give inspiration.
Stephanie Davies & The Super Dynamics
Steph is a soul singer in the true sense of the word with great presence and a style of delivery that recalls the golden era of rhythm and blues.
‘The super dynamics’ are her backing band and play original, funky, soul music with a raw and emotional edge. They have been doin’ their thing up and down the UK for the past couple of years now, having cut their teeth in other bands. The guys are experienced players with a strong commitment to jamming and interaction with the crowd – never failing to move butts on the dance floor. The band are comprised of James and Stu on guitars, Mark on Bass, Dudley on Drums.
With the superdynamics the stage is set for a real ‘funky good time’