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Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls

Headlining Sunday night, Frank Turner is the English folk/punk singer-songwriter responsible for a string of hits including the massively catchy. Recovery and The Way I Tend to Be. Both in the studio and during live performances, Turner is accompanied by his backing band, The Sleeping Souls. Edgy, catchy, honest, uplifting and always a heart-thumping live performance.

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Squeeze

Ready for a bit of Slap & Tickle on the beach? On Saturday 20th September they’ll join the other 89 bands across five stages for three days of ‘Slap and Tickle’ Cornish party style.

Performing on Saturday

 

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The Brand New Heavies

Pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies, are a British music institution whose unique mix of jazz, funk and soul has lit up the UK music scene for well over two decades.

Performing on Friday

 

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers

"The Red Hot Chilli Pipers' twist on our national instrument is a huge amount of fun. They have taken the bagpipes to a whole new audience and given them a rock 'n' roll edge which definitely earns them the Biffy seal of approval!" – Biffy Clyro

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Hayseed Dixie

Hayseed Dixie was formed in the summer of 2000 on the front porch of a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee, when after drinking enough whiskey to float a battleship across the Sahara Desert, it became suddenly obvious to the boys that the "Lost Highway" of Hank Williams and the "Highway To Hell" of AC/DC were the same damned road.

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Cosmo Jarvis

Eclectic and brilliant Plymouth musician & film maker. His clever, articulate lyrics and honest, humorous take on real-life issues has earned him critical acclaim.

Performing on Friday

 

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The Selecter

The Selecter pioneered the ska revival movement alongside labelmates, The Specials & Madness, and were responsible for some of the scene’s classic hits, including On My Radio, Three Minute Hero, Missing Words & Too Much Pressure.

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Toseland

Power rock from former world superbike champion. James Toseland began his full-time music career by collaborating with Little Angels legend Toby Jepson to write an album packed with hard/classic rock and power ballads.

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3 DAFT MONKEYS

The band weave world music influences around classic folk melodies and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life mixed with their infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. The desire to dance at one of their live shows is irresistible!

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Kezia

Kezia is a singer/songwriter who’s sound drifts between both folk and blues with a tinge of country. Her lyric based songs are accompanied by thoughtful melodies based around the piano and guitar.

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Tankus the Henge

They stormed the beach last year. So we brought them back for 2014. The world of Tankus the Henge is uplifting and wild, dark and heartfelt.

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O’Hooley & Tidow

One of the most exciting acts on the contemporary folk scene today; Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow are accomplished interpreters of everything from Massive Attack to traditional Irish ballads, but it's their own boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine.

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Gaz Brookfield

Bristol-based Gaz Brookfield has shared the stage with the likes of Levellers, Frank Turner, New Model Army, Nick Harper, and Miles Hunt. Since winning Acoustic magazine's 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, he has spent his time touring the UK and Europe, racking up over 900 gigs to date.

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Adam Isaac

Adam plays a mixture of rock/pop original songs and funky mash-up style covers. His versatility allows him to perform in intimate acoustic atmospheres or at epic high-energy full band shows.

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Land of the Giants

A twelve legged horny beast who will dance with anyone. "Funky, offbeat, splendid stuff!" 24/7 magazine

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Oompah Brass

"A rock'n'roll oompah band. Tremendous!" Richard Bacon, Radio 5 Live

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Big Boss Man

Big Boss Man = a hip heavy Hammond hybrid of pop, 6T's R'n'B, latin, soul and funk

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Black Friday

The band is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for performing the most gigs in one day - 30 gigs in 12 hours!

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Boo Hewerdine

Widely regarded as a songwriting legend, an artist with a musical CV of international collaborations and hit songs that stretch over two decades and many genres.

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Crowns

Affectionately described by Alistair Lawrence as ‘Cornish good-time punks’ and ‘Young bloods with a reflective streak’, Crowns are back in Looe by popular demand.

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Jennifer Crook

Beautiful, rootsy, acoustic folk that draws on Jennifer’s Americana influences but remains undeniably English in it’s story-telling. A combination of great musicianship, and wonderful songs.

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Kernow King

Kernow King and Looe go together like a hot cup of tea and a slice of mother's cake...

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Sam Kelly

This 21-year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally hails from the depths of Norfolk. As a young child, Sam's only link with folk music was through the Gaelic songs that his Irish grandfather taught him. But he has never lost his love for traditional music, and this passion pours out of him in every note he sings.

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TENTH ELECTRIC

Tenth Electric are a five piece electro-chart-rock group formed in 2012.
 Since then the band have played numerous high profile shows around the country, including support slots for Scroobius Pip, Gin Wigmore, Glen Matlock and Ben Montague.


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These Reigning Days

In the last few months, this incredible live band has supported Bon Jovi in the San Siro stadium in Milan, played the main stage at The Polish Woodstock in front of several hundred thousand and attracted global interest from fans and the music industry.

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Four lads who hail from Wales playing direct songs written from the deepest part of the heart and delivered from the bottom of the soul

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Vince Freeman

When Will.I.AM from the Black Eyed Peas tells you your voice is:‘Awesome Awesome Awesome’ that’s when you know your doing something right!

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Melosa

This musical army has conquered festival crowds all over the UK fusing big fat doses of Ska and Funk with lashings of Swing, Blues and Hiphop. Throw in some infectious grooves from all over the world and you’ve got a massive bouncy sound that you just can’t help but dance to.

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Winter Mountain

Although Martin’s from Donegal, Ireland and Joseph hails from West Cornwall, you get the impression they were born to sing together.

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Dan Aston

Dan Aston is a singer songwriter from Cornwall who writes original material as well as covering songs from artists such as Bob Dylan, John Martyn, Nick Drake and Bruce Springsteen. Dan's original style fuses folk, pop and jazz with his fingerpicking and harmonica playing providing suitable backing for his distinctive vocals.

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Blacktop Deluxe

This new British, Blues Rock / Hard Rock Trio released a 5 Track EP ‘Dark Horses’ within their first 2 months together to wide acclaim. Formed in March 2013 when ex Devils Creek Bassist Tim Chapple and Drummer Alan Ibbotson joined forces with Guitarist and Vocalist Keith Howe, well known for his work in his last Band Blue on Black.

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Urang Matang

A Scottish five piece band, specialising in their own blend of ska and reggae.

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The Normals

The five piece have played countless festival and pub gigs in the Westcountry and have a loyal following whenever they're up.

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The Lambrettas

Back by popular demand, The Lambrettas' Mod revival continues...

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Chay Snowdon

Chay Snowdon is a 17 year old singer/ songwriter from Plymouth who is currently gigging regularly around the south west. He takes inspiration from artist such as: Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg and many more. He describes his music as Rock 'n Roll and acoustic rock. This year, Chay has been signed to Downtown Artists where he is recording his own original tracks.

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Sound of the Sirens

‘Sound Of The Sirens’ are a foot stomping, heart-rending, crowd engaging female folk/rock duo.

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RSVP

RSVP is a new breed of Asian music band. It's unique sound is a mix of classic Indian Bhanghra fused with the very latest in the global music scene.

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Perkelt

Medieval Celtic folk trio from London.

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Propeller

South West based quartet Propeller released their eagerly awaited debut EP ‘Fearsome Fables of Sunday Afternoons’ on 12th April 2014.

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Carl Morris Trio

Started in September 2012, the original line up consisted of Carl Morris on Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals, Keefy Nics, on Drums and backing vocals and Pete Bailey on Double bass and Vocals. They played their first gig at Torpoint Gardens In November 2012. Their second gig was a benefit gig for Epilepsy UK, Organised by former Tornado's drummer Hinton Sheryn. In December 2012 bass player, Pete Bailey, left the trio due to a conflict of interests and the trio took time out to reconsider what direction to go in whilst searching for the right person to take the helm on Bass.

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Los Peces de Cristina

In just a few hours, the debut album from Los Peces de Cristina was placed in the Top #2 of Pop Albums on iTunes Spain the same day of its release. She has been awarded as Best Debut Album in MundoPop, a national pop magazine and nominated in the Enderrock Awards.

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Lucie Marie Closier

17 year old pop sensation Luciee came to fame when she appeared in the BBC's The Voice UK where she was chosen to become a part of Ricky Wilson's team - lead singer of The Kaiser Chiefs.

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Mark Barnwell

His repertoire has its roots in romantic, classical guitar and traditional flamenco music, often spiced with arabic and latin sounds. Mark brings his own dynamic compositions to the mix as well as his arrangements of popular music by artists such as Gipsy Kings, Jesse Cook, Eagles and The Beatles. His music can be sampled on the audio page.

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Lorna Reid

Edinburgh born singer songwriter, Lorna Reid has spent over 10 years working as a jazz singer, featuring at leading UK clubs and festivals. Twice nominated as best vocalist, in the Scottish Jazz Awards.

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Slim Semora

Slim Semora from Houston. Authentic Texan Americana, roots and country blues from the man with the hat and the suitcase!

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Lawrence O’Shea

Draw a triangle between Neil Finn, Ron Sexsmith and Lloyd Cole, and you’ll find South-East singer-songwriter Lawrence O’Shea somewhere in the middle.

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Kris Dollimore

During a career in music, spanning more than four decades, Kris Dollimore has graced some of the world’s greatest stages

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Suzie Mac

The radiant, captivating and very giggly Suzie Mac is back in Looe. Don't miss her sets at the beach and Zute on Sunday.

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Fate the Juggler

Fate the Juggler are an original folk rock outfit offering mix of musical styles and musical instruments, acoustic guitars, acoustic bass, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, djembe, cajon, and conga's mixed with pop, folk, rock, and blues.

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Dave Hankin Big Band

Big Band, big music from Plymouth

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Aye2Aye

Acoustic Americana four piece from the Highlands of Scotland. Finger-picking, string-rich sounds and songs from the heart.

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The Arctic Four

According to The Arctic Four, music is not a sport, it's emotions which can`t be ignored. This is, and will always be their shared passion.

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David Harbottle & Freya Jonas

David Harbottle & Freya Jonas are a folk duo based in the wilderness of Totnes. They paint pictures with their words and share stories of folk auld and new.

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Black Velvet

Folk from Cornwall

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Ben Laverick

Ben has been performing comedy regularly througout devon and cornwall for the last year. He is an expert in referring to himself in the third person. His material stems from a bewilderment at many aspects of modern society and he finds himself frequently questioning his place within it.

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Gumbo Flyers

Cajun and Zydeco, Rock and Folk mix...

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Club Peel

Newquay based vinyl-mad DJ's Lee Grimshaw and Dave Grimshaw are back. Purveyors of soul, at the beach, Friday evening. What a way to start he weekend ...

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Nick Mears

Nick began his musical career writing songs and performing in and around his native Cornwall, before graduating onto playing festivals and gigs around the country.

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Don’t Touch The Walls

Folk quartet from Shropshire. Uplifting modern folk with strong rhythms and intense vocal harmony.

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DfunK

Funk, Blues, Country, Jazz, Rock, Pop & Electro

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The Oggymen

The Oggymen, back in Looe by popular demand (especially by local publicans), singing mostly Cornish songs ... with harmony, humour and gusto!

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Ramshackle Serenade

Swingabilly 5-piece from Peterborough. Cool vocals, Gretsch guitar and a big ol' double bass. Original songs and 'Ramshackled' covers.

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Sonic Jazz Project

Known for their cool jazz, swing and blues, Sonic Jazz Project regularly perform at events and venues all across Devon and Cornwall.

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Thomas Ford & the Diehards

"Born in a field tweny-something years ago, Thomas Ford has been out on the road playing shows across Europe as an electrifying one man band for the past 4 years.

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Johnny and the Jailbirds

Rockabilly band from Northants ready to rock your socks off.

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Even Nine

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Lottee Brown

Rock, Soul and RnB singer from Cornwall. Lottee Brown is a young Cornish girl with a voice that will captivate and amaze you.

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Brunel Ladies Harmony Chorus

Barbershop Choir from Saltash

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Company B

Company B are a 7 piece “jump jive” band who bring the sights and sounds of the 1940’s bang up to date with a rowdy energetic show full of swing and swagger.

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The Huckleberry Finns

In their own words 'arguably the best rock/blues covers band in Cornwall'

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Gareth Lee

Gareth is a singer/songwriter hailing from Cornwall.

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Dr Thud’s Remedy

Group of pretty well seasoned musicians, who've come together through a mutual love of foot stomping and beer. Five piece Irish / Folk Band featuring guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bodhran and teachest bass, who enjoy a damn good knees up!

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Charlie Wingfield

Acoustic folk talent Charlie Wingfield from Porthtowan, Cornwall will be back in Looe this September for another charismatic set at Zute.

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Alex Hart

21 year old Singer/Songwriter from Ashill in Devon, currently unsigned performing her Westcountry Country sound with her Taylor guitar in the southwest.

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Anything Goes

Wide selection of instrumentals from local musicians David Hamblin and Paul Foster

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Richard James

He has a fondness for the absurd and the awkward details of life and is an unashamed nerd for history and science fiction. With material stretching from topical humour to bizarre family stories to films and history. His passion for writing fuels his energy for ideas.

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Marc Rice

Another Ginger singer/songwriter, from Looe, Cornwall. Loves to write big sounding tunes about life and makes a habit of playing in Pubs, and also works with Guitarist Alex McCrea.

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MJ Walker

Comedian MJ Walker hates being described as 'alternative' or 'weird'. But he is.

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Ten Zero One

Looe Music Festival favourites - one of the few bands to perform every year so far.

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Shamrock

Looe folk band Shamrock are back with their uniquely melodic and relaxed renditions of all your favourite folk and acoustic classics. Singing and ale-swigging optional ... but encouraged.

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Falmouth’s Soul Sensation

The band consists of a core of experienced musicians who offer other local musicians of all ages the chance to work in a band environment

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Polperro Fishermen’s Choir

Authentic Cornish male voice choir based in the neighbouring village of Polperro

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Jim Keir

Acoustic singer songwriter from Bude.

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Ryan Jones

Singer-songwriter, Ryan Jones from Perranporth, Cornwall plays a solo gig at Zute as well as being frontman of KOLA.

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Belfast Busker

Good old thumpin' Irish songs and raw 60's anthems plus the timeless folk rock songs of Bob Dylan, Donovan, Don McLean, Lindisfarne and Neil Young.

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Porthpyra Singers

An enchanting, traditional, mixed choir from nearby fishing port Polperro.

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Mother’s Ruin

Mother's Ruin - a rock loving four piece band that are ready to raise the roof with our collection of classic rock covers from the past 40 years! A classic rock covers band that aims to play the songs that you want to hear that are not played by all the other cover bands. Influences include- The Cult, Billy Idol, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Iron Maiden and GnR.

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State of Undress

We just can’t keep them away! The feisty fiddle-fuelled five-piece are back.

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Ronnie Campbell

Ronnie Campbell is a singer songwriter originally from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Ronnie writes melodic, upbeat songs with hooks that will stay in your head long after you have heard them.

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James Shead

Looe-based singer songwriter James Shead returns to Looe Music Festival after powerful acoustic guitar and vocal performances in 2012

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Leon Harvey

Looe lad Leon has been playing the guitar and singing on the local circuit of pubs and clubs for about 4 years.

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Anthony Bagley

London based singer-songwriter Bagley takes his inspiration from the various sounds of his upbringing, including Genesis and Peter Gabriel's solo output and in particular the strong melodiies and lyrics of the likes of Roy Orbison, The Beatles and Squeeze. But it's probably between Crowded House, Del Amitri and Nick Drake where his stripped back songs of unrequited love, self-discovery and hope sit most comfortably.

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Tankslapper

A group of 4 blokes who quite simply love to rock!

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Ollie Bowern

From a very early age Ollie has had a love of music; and eventually took up the guitar at age 10, and has never put it down since. He writes & performs his own songs.

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Samba Kernow

Our favourite bonkers drummers! Loud and lively Brazilian drumming band based in Liskeard.

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Real Steel

This magnificent Plymouth-based steel band are so good they've learnt their trade in Barbados and played the Notting Hill Carnival.

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Keltique

Looe’s own vocal group – singing modern pop, songs from the shows, gospel, jazz and traditional classics.

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Black Diamonds

Based in Plymouth this 5 piece group play Rockin 50's Toe-tapping Rhythm & Blues and Rip-roaring Rockabilly.

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McCue

Jazz & Swing from Cornwall.

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Miner Quay

Shanties folk and traditional music

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Looe Valley Singers

Looe Valley Singers have been an important part of the local community for 30 years. Expect modern, traditional and sacred choral music.

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Looe Community Academy

Looe Community Academy music department join us for an hour of inspirational performances from talented young musicians based in Looe.

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Rame Peninsula Male Voice Choir

Info coming soon.

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Cat’s Eye Morris

Cat’s Eye dance their own kind of morris. It’s a bit like Border, but not quite. They’re fast and energetic, and a bit different.

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Dartmoor Border Morris

Back again this year - the fabulously colourful Dartmoor Border Morris who delight in dancing in the traditional border style.

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