OneTaste at Soundwave Festival, Croatia!


20 Jul 2012


Jono McCleery, John Berkavitch, Amber States, ESKA, Dougie Hastings & well as the whole bundle of artists like: De La Soul, Fink, DJ Yoda, Plaid (Live AV Set), Ghostpoet, Belleruche, Craig Charles, DJ Kentaro, Submotion Orchestra AND MORE!


Soundwave Festival: MAIN STAGE at The Garden, Tisno, Croatia


MAIN STAGE 15:30 - 19:30

OneTaste is heading off for some Croatian sunshine and joining Wah Wah 45s at Soundwave Croatia!

OneTaste will be on the Main Stage between 15:30 – 19:30 on Friday 20th!

Line up:

Jono McCleery

Longstanding friend of OneTaste, Jono McCleery released his debut album There Is with Ninja Tune in

2011 and we are delighted to be bringing him over with us to play this years Soundwave.  His voice is incredible.  His melodies are heartbreakingly beautiful and his songs intoxicating.  Accompanied by The Dans on bass guitar and drums, Jono will be providing us with the perfect soundtrack to accompany Friday evening’s sunset.

Link to Jono McCleery

John Berkavitch

Fresh from a two year hiatus in Cambodia where he delivered a TEDX talk on The Art of EmbarrassmentJohn

Berkavitch will be delighting us with his obnoxious, hilarious and wonderfully through provoking poetry.  You will love this man.

Link to John Berkavitch

Amber States

A four piece band of banjo, cello, guitars and keys, Amber States create a sound not unfamiliar in the burgeoning nu-folk scene, though they seem to steer clear of the hackneyed fiddle and guitar style that has become so popular and instead have carved their own sound to produce, as they put it, a life-affirmingly magnetic set, laden with catchy hooks, 4 part harmony gorgeousness, dreamy melodies, exhilarating builds and a toe tapping rhythms.  These boys have ‘it’, whatever ‘it’ is.

Link to Amber States


Zimbabwe-born and London-raised composer ESKA comes from a rich musical background.  As a vocalist, her legendary virtuosity has attracted the attentions of a host of acclaimed artists – the likes of Tony Allen and David Sylvian, to name a few.  Her vocal arrangements have credits on 3 Mercury-nominated albums that range from hip-hop to indie to jazz.  For her solo project, she chose to work alongside one of her most recent collaborators, artist-producer Matthew Herbert.  As a conductor, ESKA’s has lead a 150-voice choir for Bobby McFerrin and is Music Director for Goldsmiths (London University) Vocal Ensemble who have performed with Matthew Herbert’s Big Band.

ESKA is a voice already heard by millions, but until now it’s not arrived at the opportunity to shine in a space of its master’s own making.  She’s taken her time for good reason: this is music that walks a fine tightrope, the slightest breath enough to unsettle the serenity it so effortlessly conjures.  Though her boisterous performances of the past decorated the output of Zero 7, Matthew Herbert and The Cinematic Orchestra to great effect, here the emphasis is on tranquillity over tumult.  Settle back, sink into it; surface when you’re ready, take your time.

Link to ESKA

Dougie Hastings

Dougie Hastings is one of those spoken word artists you are pretty sure you are gonna like and then actually end up loving.  His poetry is powerful, pumped with wit and a human desperation.  His delivery effortlessly slides from deadpan to passionate and he has the ability to hook you up onto each and every word…leaving you hanging until you pump your fists in agreement and ask him when his self-help book is going to come out!

Link to Dougie Hastings


Those of you that came to last years festival may well remember Wah Wah 45s chanteuse Stac performing with her guitarist Adam Scrimshire and her backing vocalist Abi Sugden, when the rains came and festival goers were forced to invacuate the night club at 6 in the afternoon.  Stac wowed listeners with her fresh harmony laden acoustic soul and was the perfect antidote to the dark and stormy skies, delivering a performance to put the smiles back on confused sun worshipers faces.  We look forward to a repeat performance, although perhaps this time without the rain!

Link to Stac

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Soundwave Festival, Croatia - 2012 Teaser

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Jono McCleery - Tomorrow (Acoustic Music Video)

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John Berkavitch - Short list of the things that we already know

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Amber States - Love and Hate

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Eska - OneTaste at Secret Garden Party 2011

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Dougie Hastings

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Stac - All Or Nothing