OneTaste at LoveBox with Wah Wah 45s!
16 Jul 2010
Nick Lee, OneTaste Choir, Fiona Bevan, Dougie Hastings, Franky & The Jacks, Stac, Tanya Auclair, Amber States and DJ My Therapist!
OneTaste will be on the Wah Wah 45s stage at LoveBox, Victoria Park, E9
The amazing guys of Wah Wah 45s have a lovely stage at this year’s LoveBox in Victoria Park and we’ve been asked to bring along some of our amazing artists and take over a few hours on Saturday 16th July! WOO!
It is going to be an incredible day with such a super duper line up and here is what we have for you:
Drive to the middle of a forest, preferably one with a lake smack bang in the
middle. Find a spot on its bank, get your deck chair out and a cold beer on the go. If you wait long enough, you might just be lucky enough to entice the virtuoso guitar plucking fingers of the illusive Nick Lee out of hiding to provide your soundtrack. If you do manage to bask in his dreamy intensity, be sure not to look him in the eye or he may well disappear as soon as you’ve made yourself comfy. Nick Lee will be performing some of his greatest hits in our company including My Dad is a Lighthouse and Fresh Willow.
The OneTaste Choir, led by soul singer, Stac, perform close harmony a cappella songs at nearly every OneTaste event. The Choir have collaborated with artists such as Alice Russell, Inua Ellams, Aloe Blacc and many other OneTaste and non-OneTaste artists on special arrangements to add something magic to their music and spoken word. It’s an amazing thing having 15 girls singing together and we know how much you love them too!
Link to OneTaste Choir
Fiona Bevan will be enchanting us with her fiery vocals, playful, jazz tinged folk songs and award-winning lyrics taken from her recently release album Plant Your Heart.
Link to Fiona Bevan
Dougie Hastings has been writing poetry for over a decade and has emerged as an award-winning performance poet. Dougie graduated from drama school and has a passion for the meanings and stories that are attached to words and prefers to express them in his own unique way. He is perhaps best known as a comedian, performing at The Comedy Store and The Comedy Cafe. He was a semi finalist in the recent New Act of the Year, and won the Utter! poetry competition.
Dougie’s focus is firmly on ‘back to basics’ and story telling and we are intrigued by his purveyor of funny and poetic filth.
Link to Dougie Hastings
Set within the walls of the wailing harmonica and the screeching fiddle the sometimes dark and often caustic lyrics belie the foot stomping swing of the double bass and guitar. Here is where comedy and tragedy meet head on to deliver a full spirited testament to Franky and the Jacks’ one and only mantra…“Make ‘em dance”.
Link to Franky and the Jacks
Lush harmonies gallore and the odd gorgeously deliberate note clash thrown in for good measure. Stac writes jazzy, soulful and sometimes uncomprehendably intricate tunes that leave her audience beaming.
Link to Stac
Hailing from West London, via Canada and Rwanda – Tanya Auclair’s influences expand to and from but not restricted to Fats Waller, Fever Ray, Matthew Herbert, Juana Molina and E.S.G, her open instinctive approach shows in the territory she covers from the 60s doowop, delicate folk, to feverish rhythms and oscillating synths.
Either as a one-woman-band or a trio with Joe Allen (drums) and Arista Hawkes (double bass) Tanya builds her songs live, sampling her voice with a loop pedal, playing ukulele, guitar and percussion. The multi-instrumentalist has worked with the likes of Matthew Herbert’s Big Band Ensemble, Andreya Triana and Laura J Martin.
“Gobsmacking!” Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music Radio
“So damn original..” Okayplayer
Link to Tanya Auclair
Here is a four piece band of banjo, cello, guitars and keys that make up Amber States. They create a sound not unfamiliar in the burgeoning nu-folk scene, but they seem to steer clear of the hackneyed fiddle and guitar style that has become so popular and instead carve their own sound and produce a short but life-affirmingly magnetic set that gets the biggest crowd and the loudest cheer of the night. Their set is laden with catchy hooks, dreamy melodies, exhilarating builds and a toe tapping rhythms.
Link to Amber States
A short while back, DJ My Therapist admittedly visited DJ Yoda in the DJ booth to find out about what track he was playing a few too many times. Only to be welcomed with: “Why don’t you go and get your own f**king tunes!”
Thus DJ My Therapist started building a deep vault of funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae, breaks and drum ‘n’ bass to blast out of the speakers! With gigs at Glastonbury, Bestival, Shambala, Secret Garden Party and Standon Calling as well as residences at every OneTaste and Beatroot Rendez-Vous events. So go up and ask him what he’s playing any time, he’ll be proud to tell you!
Link to DJ My Therapist