"They don't play together often, but when they do it's spectacular" 5***** R2 Magazine
The Gigspanner Big Band are a unique force in British folk music.
Their high-energy, virtuosic performances appeal equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental, and they have garnered praise from publications as varied as fRoots, The Telegraph and The Wire, where they were described as ‘melodically folk-rooted yet open and innovative beyond the constraints of genre’
American musician Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. He has shared world stages with music icons Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, and Paul Simon, carving out a successful solo career as an artist who makes music that resonates long after the last guitar chord fades.
Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar.
EXETER STREET ARTS FESTIVAL 2019 IS HERE! Transforming the heart of the city into a celebration of street art for all on Sat 24 August 10am – late! #exestreetarts #festival #devon
With a reputation for quality and diversity, this year’s event is set to rock the streets of the city with a free celebration of music, dance and arts throughout the day and a flamboyant after-party at Exeter Phoenix as the night falls. #ExeStreetArts hits 2019 with a line up bigger and better than ever! Taking place in various areas of the city, it’s free to attend from 10am - 7pm.
Greg Hancock, Em Marshall and Ben Morgan-Brown are all Devon-based singer songwriters, each with a unique style and very different influences. And they are good friends. Greg and Ben first met doing open mics in and around the Exeter area. Ben also used to work in a guitar shop which is where he met Em Marshall, as a customer. It was later that he found out that Em was the partner of Tim Jones who he now writes and performs with.
The nation's funkiest 10 piece band with an insanely loyal local following. We bring you 3 great vocalists, a driving rhythm section and a kicking horn section that won't stay still for a second. This band really do love what they do; their on-stage energy is infectious and they create a fantastic atmosphere.