Upham Brewery Tent
Drum Runners are very pleased to be working with That Vibe Promotions for the 3rd year running to bring you another exciting line-up in the Upham Tent. There’s great music programmed for Works Night Out and for a That Vibe Saturday!
Friday 13th October: Works Night Out
Fabrics, a kinetic four piece contemporary rock band sculpted in the South of England just last year. Their compelling debut ‘Beachhead’ is a homage to summer that flawlessly captures the sound of Fabrics. Taking a darker pathway, the release of their follow-up single ‘Fiction’ really boosted Fabrics onto the scene with high praise from the likes of BBC Introducing with Little Indie Blogs premiering their debut video for the track.
With three tours under their belt, a profound performance at the Alternative Escape and a sold out headline show at London’s Old Blue Last, all eyes are on Fabrics after the release of their highly anticipated single ‘Claws’ to be followed by their debut EP later this year.
All Action Hero
All Action Hero are a punk rock band from Alton, Hampshire. Known for their tongue-in-cheek approach and energetic live performances. Currently working on their third EP to be released early 2018.
King Canute are a BBC Introducing favourite act from Surrey. After 2 Years of solid touring as a bass and drums 2-piece, bassist Jon Lett and drummer Chris Woollams were joined by guitarist Lee Royston to make the loud louder.
After releasing the “Glory Days” single and video in 2016, King Canute embarked on several UK tours and festival dates and are currently gearing up for a follow up EP, catch them live at Octoberfest 2017
After years of playing in different bands in and out of Basingstoke Jim Bones (Vocals & Guitar) and Pozi (Drums) decided to join forces to bring back of the sounds of UK ’77 Street Punk, adding Al on Guitar and Daz on Bass The Up’ems were born and have just released their debut EP, We Are The Boys, that merges 90’s American bands with classic British punk which makes for a fresh sound.
Saturday 14th October: That Vibe
Buster Cornelius Quartet
Buster Cornelius (aka Stephen Fuller) is well-known on the local music scene, having fronted several bands over the past 25 years, including KGB, Chain Gang and the Mississippi Bullfrogs. He also plays harmonica with the Devout Sceptics, who appeared at last years’ Octoberfest on the Upham Stage. Buster’s interest in the blues was nurtured at a young age, and he was mentored on the harmonica by iconic local bluesman Rod Garfield. Buster will be joined on stage by fellow Devout Sceptics members, Ian (his brother) on bass, and Ian Gant on guitar, as well as renowned local drummer / percussionist James Sturtridge.
My name is Riley Kudirka better known as Riley K. I’m a vocal and strings performer specialising in Folk Rock, Contemporary R&B and Hip Hop. I began performing two years ago and music is my passion, it has inspired me to be who I am today. I am mostly influenced by the acoustic community in music, which has lead me on to perform in multiple venues, and meet many other talented musicians. However when choosing my own repertoire I mainly find myself following the styles of funk, soul and rock, aspiring to musicians such as Ed Sheeran, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Rick Astley and many more.
Riley K, the musician with the massive hat and the tiny guitar, guaranteed to get you singing. An act you must not miss!
Stevie R. Pearce is probably Best known in recent times for his work with US hard rock legends Warrior Soul and Love/Hate as guitar player. Despite nearly 10 years of constant touring from Orkney to Rome to New York City and everywhere in between, 2017 marks the launch of Stevie R Pearce & The Hooligans and his debut album. Hampshire’s Octoberfest sees a one off acoustic performance of songs acquired along the way.
Broken Device are a four piece Hard Rock band formed in Camberely, Surrey in January 2015 consisting of: Chris Law (Lead guitar & vocals), Jim Peterson (Guitar & BV’s), Ciaran McGrory (Drums) and Lewis Smith (Bass). The bands influences are quite varied but include: Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Rolling Stones, Ozzy/Sabbath and KISS. The band released their debut self produced EP, “Rampant Robot” to very positive reviews. They play heavily in the Reading, Berkshire and Hampshire area and are building up a following. Their mission is simply to rock out and have fun whilst bringing the audience along for the ride!
This is not your average ukulele performer. This is, well, we’re not quite sure what this is but it is not to be missed. Covers and originals performed with an unrelenting sense of energy, good feels and humour.
He has had personal mentions following online performances by Ska-Punk legends Less Than Jake!
Maybe Not Today
An aspiring mod band from Fleet, Hampshire; playing a variety of music from rock to ska, punk, blues and Mod. All 16 years old and friends from school, Maybe Not Today have been performing as a band for 4 years and are dedicated, committed and aspiring young musicians with strong ambitions. They have recorded an EP which is available for download on iTunes and Amazon and this year collaborated with Forward 4 Wizz Trust who provided an opportunity for the band to record a track onto an album, along with 9 other local artists, to celebrate 10 Years of the Trust. Maybe Not Today have performed at many local events in the last 3 years, entertaining crowds with a range of covers along with their own material.
I am Darragh Finan, a 16 year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist from Basingstoke. My main genre is pop/acoustic pop, influenced by decades of great artists and musicians ranging from Tracy Chapman to Ed Sheeran.
For the last year I have been working on original music in a studio in London, alongside my producer Billy Phillips. We intend on releasing my EP within the next 12 months, when it will be available for everyone to download and listen to on iTunes and Spotify.
Only recently have I been introduced to performing music live however it is safe to say that it feels natural to me. I received an overwhelming response and positive feedback on a video that I uploaded to Facebook. Thanks to ‘That Vibe Promotions,’ this is what led to my first gig and further recognition.
“My music will tell you more about me than I ever will.”
Alex Middleton is a young aspiring singer/songwriter who plays guitar along with vocals. He plays a wide range of genres and puts his own spin on the songs that he plays, you should totally give him a listen
Mel is a 25 year old singer from Basingstoke, she has played in bands for
Edward Naysmith is a folk guitarist and singer, playing venues nationwide. Edward’s music quotes from such greats as Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson, John Martyn and Nick Drake. With his blinding technical ability, many have likened his work to the revivalist singer/songwriters of the late 60s. To learn more about Edward and his music, visit www.edwardnaysmith.co.uk
Spitting vocal fire that can only be doused with beer! Lyrics so cutting that there’s an elastoplast sponsorship pending, and guitar kills that scared away all of Bob Marley’s 3 Little Birds!……… Not really! It’s that idiot with a kazoo doing 90s hip-hop covers again.
Max Toogood-Wolvey is 17 years old and has been playing the guitar for 6
Bryan Dawber is a songwriter from Basingstoke. He’s been doing what he does fairly quietly for some time now. 5 years as songwriter and guitarist in now defunct band Kilriki, 3 years as songwriter and guitarist in most recent band The Skinny (who are on an indefinite hiatus).
As well as contributing songs and lyric ideas to his good friend and standout local artist Rick Hales a.k.a. Steel Strung City.
With no band to hide amongst anymore, he’s now stepping out on his own with just a guitar and a back catalogue of great songs and some interesting covers.
Alex Bar Rat
My name is Alex Barrett, Bar Rat or Skaggs. As a young boy I was always heavily interested in art taking pencil to paper were and whenever the opportunity arose, drawing and being creative was always at the forefront of my every day life! As I grew, art was still a massive part of my life but I quickly became more and more interested in music which is now my passion.
I’ve played in local bands The Lurg and The Black Bullets and currently play in Fingerblast. I also now enjoy doing acoustic gigs very much and hope for them to grow in popularity.
I’ve recently studied Performing arts at Queen Marys College and am going to Winchester in September to study musical theatre. I have loved singing and performing since I was young and I am grateful for this opportunity to perform at Octoberfest. I take influences from singers such as Dodie Clark, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Megan Trainer and Sam Smith. I love to add my own spin on songs and make them my own, I aspire to perform on the West End when I’m older and star in musicals such as Anastasia, Les Miresables and Heathers. I’ve recently been in shows such as Phantom of the Opera and Copacabana.
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October: Workshops on the Field
Drumming with Paul Midgley