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The Brackish

The Brackish are a thrillingly unique instrumental band formed in 2013, featuring alumni of This is the Kit, Zun Zun Egui and The Liftmen. At the core of the music are tight arrangements combined with …

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Rita Lynch

“A legend on the Bristol scene, Rita’s songs are an explosion of sexual, religious and social imagery driven by an energy that comes across just as strongly in an acoustic set as when Rita performs …

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Chloe Warren

Chloë Warren is a young musician, singer songwriter and keyboard player based in Somerset, who has been described as “one of the most hardworking musicians in the area” and a “prolific songwriter”. With emotive songs …

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Meeking

Soaring vocals sit above a power-house trio dishing out alt-rock with nods to Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, Eddie Vedder and Incubus. Meeking are Jake Meeking (Vocals & Guitar), Glen Hampson (Drums) and Theo Stevens (Bass). …

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The Minke Whales

The Minke Whales are a Bristol folk five-piece band. They bring songs that blend a smidgen of twisted folk, Arcade Fire mixed with a healthy dollop of Mazzy Starr . Tales of revenge, lost love …

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My Style

My Style is built from the ground up by Mac McCormick from Bristol, and Talia Smulian from Tel Aviv, writing, recording, producing, mixing and performing original material. My Style have their own sound, growing from …

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My Style Xtra

Saturday 3rd June 2017 Mac and Talia of Bristol’s My Style chat to Alex Hart in the Soundcheck green room. How did they meet, who writes the lyrics – all the general gossip. To find out more …

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West Country Boys

The West Country Boys are Nick Balura and Oscar Ainslie-King. They are an acoustic guitar duo playing a range of instrumental songs from classical to acoustic progressive rock. This Soundcheck is presented by Sara Vian. …

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West Country Boys Xtra

Friday 2nd June 2017 Nick and Oscar AKA West Country Boys talk to Sara Vian in the Visual radio Arts green room, half an hour before their Soundcheck performance. Watch Soundcheck Xtra to find out more …

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Electric Fox

Electric Fox play live for Visual Radio Arts on Soundcheck. Electric Fox are Joe, Rohan, Veda and Shambo – a 4 piece from Glastonbury/Bath area in the UK. The band plays 8 live tracks and …

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Electric Fox – Xtra

Saturday 20th May 2017 Sara Vian talks to Electric Fox about their guerrilla gigs and how they got passes to get into Foo Fighters secret gig a few months ago. Electric Fox are Joe, Rohan, Veda and …

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Amadou Diagne

Amadou Diagne Amadou Diagne is a Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist from Dakar Senegal, now resident in the UK. Amadou Diagne is a former member of L’Orhestre National du Senegal with whom he played percussion …

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Amadou Diagne – Xtra

Friday 19th May 2017 Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist Amadou Diagne talks about his life & his music. Amadou was born into a griot family within which music playing and storytelling were handed down through …

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September Son

September Son September Son are a four piece band based in the town of Glastonbury, deep in the heart of the west of England. September Son play original music with influences from country ,southern rock, …

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September Son Xtra

Friday 5th May 2017 Sara Vian talks to September Son (Spencer, Ret, Shah and Jamie) over a cup of tea, half an hour before their live gig on Soundcheck. To find out more about September Son, click …

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SickOnes

SickOnes SickOnes are a three piece, hardcore punk band from the UK. Groove driven, frantic hardcore with respect for 80s pioneers and modern fury. This virtual gig takes place on Sat April 22nd 2017 – …

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SickOnes Xtra

Saturday 22nd April 2017 Alex Hart meets the guys from SickOnes (Ben, Charlie and Andy) in the Soundcheck green room ahead of their Record Store Day performance. To find out more about SickOnes, click here.

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Michalis Patterson

Michalis Patterson A Record Store Day special performance on Soundcheck from Michalis Patterson. Michalis is a singer/songwriter from Oregon in the US. His album “Lost yet Found” was released in September 2016 and he has …

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Will Hunt

Will Hunt Will Hunt, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer hails from a family of musicians with his dad, Bill Hunt, having been in both ELO and Wizzard and his cousin Miles Hunt, fronting indie band The Wonder …

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Will Hunt Xtra

Friday 21st April 2017 Alex Hawkins talks to Will Hunt on Soundcheck Xtra. Will comes from a musical family, with father Bill having played in The Move, ELO and Wizzard. To find out more about Will Hunt, click …

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Invisible System

Invisible System Invisible System creates original eclectic fusion, combining influences from Africa, electronica, dance, dub, rock, funk, psy, amb, acid . . . At the centre of Invisible System is Dan Harper – producer, composer, arch collaborator. …

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Invisible System Xtra

Saturday 8th April 2017 Sara Vian talks to Dan Harper (Invisible System) and Dennis Wint about where Invisible System came from, recording in Mali and about the next album. To find out more about Invisible System, …

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Paul Parker

Paul Parker Paul Parker has written, composed and performed music for 25 years. Paul brought his silky voice, and catalogue of tunes to the Soundcheck stage. Paul plays guitar & keys through his computer, assisted by …

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Paul Parker Xtra

Friday 7th April 2017 Paul Parker talks to Patrick Moss on Soundcheck Xtra in the Green Room half an hour ahead of his live show on Soundcheck. Paul talks about his career in composition and production and his …

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Design

Design Design are a 4 piece band from Yeovil in Somerset, comprising Simon Barber (bass & vocals), Helen Stickland (guitar & vocals), Emma Kingston (cello, drums, guitar & vocals) and James Thornton (guitar & keyboards). The Soundcheck …

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Design Xtra

Saturday 25th March 2017 Design talks to Sara Vian on Soundcheck Xtra over tea and biscuits in the Green Room 30 minutes before their performance. Design is Simon Barber, Helen Stickland, James Thornton & Emma …

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All That Glitters

All That Glitters All That Glitters are Sarah Clayton, Theo Stevens, James Davis and Craig Webber. With a full band line-up Sarah’s rich powerful vocal cuts through this dark, blues infused rock. Soundcheck was recorded …

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All That Glitters Xtra

Friday 24th March 2017 Alex Hart talks to Sarah, Craig, Theo and James from All That Glitters in a backstage interview before their stunning performance on Soundcheck. To find out more about All That Glitters, …

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Fabric

Fabric Fabric is a five piece rock band from Bath, based around the songwriting partnership of lead singer Anna Parry and guitarist/producer Simon Matthews. The band also includes Tim Watson on bass, Tom Hammond on drums and Matt Venn …

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Fabric Xtra

Saturday 11th March 2017 Alex Hawkins talks to Fabric 30 minutes before their live performance on Soundcheck. Fabric are Anna Parry, Simon Matthews, Tim Watson, Tom Hammond and Matt Venn. To find out more about Fabric, click here

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All Ears Avow

All Ears Avow All Ears Avow is a four piece rock band from Swindon. Line up is Claire Sutton (guitar, vocals, keys), Jake Willcock (guitar), Joe Bishop (bass) & Sean Ivens (drums). All Ears Avow play all of …

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All Ears Avow Xtra

Friday 10th March 2017 Sam Phripp talks to All Ears Avow 30 minutes before their live performance on Soundcheck. All Ears Avow are from Swindon, Wiltshire. All Ears Avow are Claire Sutton on Guitar, Vocals & …

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Sober Son

Sober Son Sober Son are Sonny Siminski (guitar and vocals), Nat White (drums) and Jan Besselink (bass). Sober Son are an Indie three piece from the southwest of the UK. Playing original songs with infectious vocals, backed by …

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Sober Son Xtra

Saturday February 25th 2017 Alex Hart interviews Sober Son ahead of their live performance on Soundcheck. Sober Son are Sonny Siminski (vocals and guitar) Jan Besselink (bass) and Nat White (drums). Click here to find …

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Human Bones

Human Bones Human Bones are Jamie Cruickshank (guitar and vocals) and Josh Jarman (drums and vocals). The show is presented by Stellaaarocker. Check out the Soundcheck Xtra page (see Soundcheck menu) for a short pre-show interview …

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Human Bones Xtra

Saturday February 11th 2017 Human Bones are Jamie Cruickshank (guitar and vocals) and Josh Jarman (drums and vocals). In this Xtra feature, Stellaaarocker talks to the band in a short pre-show interview. Find out more about …

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Sweet Machine

Sweet Machine Original Electro Pop Music. “Sharp electro pop grooves, melodies & thought provoking lyrics”. Sweet Machine are a 4 piece synth band featuring Darren Hogarth, Richard Churchyard, Rob Petherick & Stephen Shillito. The visuals …

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Music of the Andys

Music Of The Andys With Music of the Andys you will experience floating synths, spectral guitar bliss, evolving arpeggios, hurdy gurdy soundscapes, bells, whistles, bird song, space sounds, drones echoing across the universe …and Gaffa cakes. …

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Little Wonder

Little Wonder Little Wonder are Dave Lawson (Drums), Edward Green (Acoustic Guitar & Vocals), Adam Turner (Bass & Vocals) & Richard Green (Electric Guitar & Vocals). Their music is inspired by artists such as Bowie, The Wedding …

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Jon Pickard

Jon Pickard Harp-guitarist Jon Pickard plays live in the ViRAL studio on Sat November 19th 2016. The show was presented by Patrick Moss. Harp-guitars have been around for longer than 6 string guitars. They have …

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Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater visit the Soundcheck studio on Friday November 18th 2016 promoting the album ‘Findings’. Ange Hardy was nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards …

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The Jupiter Owls

The Jupiter Owls The Jupiter Owls are John Libert (vocals & guitars), Ryan Steele (guitars), Kev Jefferies (bass) & Kevin Reed (drums & percussion). Jupiter Owls play a chilled mix of folk / pop tinged with Americana …

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The Radio Makers

The Radio Makers The Radio Makers are from Bristol in the UK and comprise Andy (vocals & rhythm guitar), Ian (guitar), Bruce (bass) & Keith (drums). Their music could be summed up as . . . Pop… …

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Sara Vian

Sara Vian Sara Vian and her band play live at her album launch held in The Assembly Rooms at Frome, Somerset, UK on Sept 9th 2016. Sara played tracks from the album ‘Wild, Free and …

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Craig Fortnam

Craig Fortnam (Arch Garrison & North Sea Radio Orchestra) plays live on Soundcheck as a warm-up for the Arch Garrison Frome Festival performance. Soundcheck was recorded on July 2nd 2016 and the presenters were Sara Vian …

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Geniology

Geniology Geniology is a jazz quartet comprising of Simon Williams on jazz guitar and Mike Peake on trumpet, Fabian Panthen on double bass and Gene Serene on vocals. Their repertoire has been carefully selected to …

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Hodmadoddery

Hodmadoddery Hodmadoddery are Steve Henwood & Tony Carter. ‘Hodmadod’ – old English for Snail (or sometimes Scarecrow). Two guys with acoustic guitars, it ís not such a rare thing on the streets or the concert …

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