Following on from our 2016 'post launch/we are still here!' party we return to the Prince Albert for ‘we are still here! vol 2’ with a line-up across two stages consisting of musicians, poets, comedians, a record stall, food, two bars and more...
An eight piece instrumental group combining elements of experimental jazz, afrobeat, soundtrack composition and collective improvisation. The musicians are part of Bristol based collective ‘Bloom’ and between them play with bands Yama Warashi, Count Bobo, The Evil Usses, Spindle Ensemble, Cloudshoes, Run Logan Run, Rae, Dubi Dolczek and many more…
EMILY BARKER (9-9:30pm)
An award-winning songwriter and performer of the theme to BBC TV’s Wallander and the title song in last year’s thought provoking film Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen.Finding a brief gap in a non-stop touring schedule (both as a solo performer and member of highly regarded country/folk trio Applewood Road) Emily is one of Stroud’s most cherished artists whose music is a blend of roots influences from country to English folk via 60s pop.
EMILY WOOD (8-8:30pm)
A rare and eagerly awaited performance of delicate melodies and insightful lyrics from acoustic folk and British blues songstress. Her soulful tones have raised comparisons to Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell and she has previously lent her vocal talents to the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club and Lucy Rose not to mention her former guise fronting the much missed Emily and the Woods.
TOM JACOB (7-7:30pm)
Multi genre guitar sorcerer Tom performs as part of early music consort Tetra, electronic pop act Dear Robot and is currently the touring guitarist in the increasingly popular Stroud based group Ardyn. Having recently witnessed a moving unaccompanied instrumental classical guitar epic as part of the popular Baroque Night at the Prince Albert we excitedly welcome him back for a full solo set…
STROUD CALLING (11pm-12am)
Neighbourhood DJ’s Will Mendoza and Tom Monobrow; self-confessed music obsessives with a passion for sharing music from the past, present and future finding a common thread through Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop, Funk, Latin, Afro, Disco, Electronica and more…
SPOKEN WORD/COMEDY TENT:
ELVIS MCGONAGALL (10:30-11pm)
Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis McGonagall is the sole resident of The Graceland Caravan Park somewhere in the middle of nowhere where he scribbles verse whilst drinking malt whisky and listening to Johnny Cash. Elvis is the 2006 World Slam Champion, the compere of the notorious Blue Suede Sporran Club and appears regularly on BBC Radio 4 and occasionally on the telly. His sitcom, "Elvis McGonagall Takes A Look On The Bright Side" was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
ANGIE BELCHER (9:30-10pm)
Bristol based stand-up comedian, performance poet and actor. She can be found on stage dishing naughty stanzas and awkward observations. An accomplished comedy actor and writer she has performed and written for stage, screen and radio with her energetic style. Her live work has been described as fruity and not for the feint hearted…
CLARE FERGUSON-WALKER (8:30-9pm)
Since winning her first international poetry competition at the age of 19 Claire’s career path has encompassed fine art sculpture, singing, page and performance poetry as well as stand-up comedy. Clare writes about life’s issues, skilfully cutting to the heart of universal human experiences, evoking tears and laugh out loud humour in deft strokes of word craft.
MISERABLE MALCOLM (7:30-8pm)
Poet, writer, illustrator and comedian Bill Jones brings forth his alter ego; the harbinger of gloom Miserable Malcolm. Basically half an hour of uncomfortable melancholy…
JONNY FLUFFYPUNK (6:30-7pm)
An economic refugee from the home counties, Jonny began his ‘career’ spitting vicious political verse between bands at punk gigs until cured by a West Country shaman. Now he ‘does’ poetry that deafly fuses bittersweet autobiography, political disillusionment and surreal whimsy in an act which has established him as a firm favourite at festivals, arts centres and housing benefit offices up and down the country.
VELO BAKERY (5-11pm)
Bringing their mobile wood fired oven up the hill to the Prince Albert for the evening to offer some delicious pizzas...
SALT BAKEHOUSE (5-11pm)
Artisan bread and pastries from award winning baker Dom Salter
MR BOBBINGTON'S POP AND SHAKE (5-11PM)
Fresh organic popcorn with organic flavours to add and shake...
Over 400(ish) second hand 12" records spanning multiple genres and eras at absurdly cheap prices. Full list coming soon...
The event also acts as an official fundraiser asking for a minimum £5 donation entry fee on the night in aid of local charities Stroud Womens Refuge (stroudwomensrefuge.org) and Rodborough Playgroup (rodboroughplaygroup.co.uk)
Visit the facebook event page here for news and further announcements...