Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK's finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers. The original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers, he’s enjoyed massive UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into the UK and Europe's musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess and Skin Deep.
TwinScapes: Lorenzo Feliciati and Colin Edwin
TwinScapes is the name of a new collaboration between Italian bass-player/composer Lorenzo Feliciati (member of Naked Truth) and English bass-player/composer Colin Edwin (member of Porcupine Tree).
The collaboration was borne out of mutual curiosity and the opportunity to test the live chemistry in a controlled environment – a live performance at TheFlyover in London earlier this year.
Tim Bowness is a British musician, primarily known as vocalist/co-writer with the band no-man, a long-running collaboration with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree).
In addition to releasing six studio albums and a documentary dvd with no-man, Tim has worked with popular Italian artist Alice, Robert Fripp, Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), OSI and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera (amongst many others), and is a member of the bands Henry Fool, Memories Of Machines and Slow Electric.
Formed in early ‘68, by Ian Anderson. The early Jethro Tull released their first Blues-oriented album, This Was, in the latter part of 1968 before moving on to more home-grown and eclectic efforts in 1969 with Stand Up and a flutter of single releases, including Living In The Past.
Derek William Dick is better known as Fish. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland (grew up in a small town named Dalkeith, east of Edinburgh and near Haddington) on the 25th April 1958.
In March 1981, Fish played his First gig with Marillion in the Red Lion pub, Bicester and on the 8th of September 1982, Marillion signed to EMI.
In November 1988 Fish left Marillion and moved to Spittalrig Farm, Haddington
Fish has toured continually since then under his own name. His most recent studio album, released in 2013 is called A Feast of Consequences.
Seth Lakeman was born in 1977, the year of punk rock and the Queen's silver jubilee, on a quiet corner of Devon's gloriously wild Dartmoor. It's still the place that he calls home, from which he refuses to be parted for long, and the place whose peculiarly English tales of dark deeds and doomed romances provide inspiration for much of his music.
Music has always been part of Seth's life; his parents were part of a touring band which included Seth and his older brothers Sean and Sam, who all played from an early age and subsequently performed as The Lakeman Brothers.
27-year-old Marcus was born and raised in London to an English mother and a “dangerously Italian” father. Inheriting his dad’s work ethic, he shared an appetite for musical discovery with a younger brother who’s also in the business, as a respected bass player. Marcus, self-taught as a guitarist, has already packed plenty in, from LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) to top level session work, from school days as a trumpet player to learning licks in his bedroom to the strains of ‘Black Dog.’
No-Man is a British duo formed in 1987 by Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree).
The name no-man was adopted in 1990 and first used on the self-released June 1990 single release, Colours. Originally creating a sample-based proto-trip hop / ambient styled music, no-man’s sound has become more organic, eclectic and band-oriented in subsequent years. On labels such as One Little Indian, Sony, Adasam and Kscope, the band has so far produced six studio albums and a number of singles / outtakes collections, most notably, 2006's career retrospective, All The Blue Changes.
Violinist and composer Anna Phoebe has been thrilling audiences all over the world with her stunning live performances. Dazzling and charismatic, she’s played major arenas all over the United States, London venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall, and festivals across the UK and the rest of the world such as Glastonbury, Fuji Rock and Sonar Festival.
fairport convention have announced the lineup of their cropredy convention festival. alice cooper will headline the thursday.