Category Archives: Performers

Terry Logan

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Terry Logan is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from Hebden Bridge. With life-affirming lyrics, and soulful sound, her songs remind us of the importance of happiness and kindness.  

Terry has supported legends such as Donn Letts (BBC Radio 6 Music) and American R&B singer Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band. She was also asked to join Lee Scratch Perry on stage at The Trades Club as part of his 80th Birthday Tour. Following a number of successful years gigging with a band, Terry launched her solo career at the Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival in May 2016, supporting Chris Helme. The video of one of her original songs live on BBC Radio Leeds quickly clocked up thousands of views.

At Festival 23 Terry, along with the sensational Chris Manley on guitar, will showcase songs from her debut album due for release Spring 2017.

“Singing and making music is Terry’s Dharma.” Tony Rigg, The Laboratory Project entrepreneur and former Ministry of Sound Operations Director

“A star on the rise.” Hebden Bridge Times

Vinay Gupta

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Vinay Gupta (or ‘The Man Whose Job It Is to Constantly Imagine the Total Collapse of Humanity in Order to Save it’ according to  Vice) is a technologist and policy analyst with a particular interest in how specific technologies can create or close off avenues for decision makers. This interest has taken him through cryptography, energy policy, defence, security, resilience and disaster management arenas.  Vinay is currently engaged as a strategic architect for Consensus Systems, a New York based technology hub focussed on the ethereum blockchain and its applications.

Circus of the Mind

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Bob Prophette, the world’s foremost (and only) Metaphysical Bookmaker will be bringing his Circus of the Mind to delight the crowds at Festival 23. Circus of the Mind is a three ringed circus of feasts for your intellect and imagination featuring games and performances associated with Metaphysical Betting (anything unprovable but “true,” Bob is the bookmaker for you); the Court of Moral Ambiguity (let Bob challenge your rationalisations of morally ambiguous acts and find out just how morally ambiguous you really are); and the Confessional for Modern (Cognitive) Sins (confess you sins of memory, decision making and bias to Bob and receive the absolution you deserve). So look out for Bob the Bookie, Bob the Judge and Bob the Priest and discover something new about yourself and others. You may even get a chance to punish Bob for his sins. Now where is that whip?

Mark Armstrong

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Mark stumbled into Djing aged 23 spending the mid/late 90s flying the flag for techno, house and electronica, playing alongside alongside such luminaries as Aphex Twin, Jeff Mills, Andrew Weatherall. Autechre, Surgeon, Carl Craig, Dave Clarke, Marshall Jefferson etc.

As well as being resident DJ for seminal Sheffield night Remedy and a founder of Sheffield’s Curfew Sound system (holders of many Yorkshire/Derbsyhire free parties) he also played at various places including Sankeys Soap, Turnmills, Sheffield’s Republic/Bed and Arches, NY Sushi, Scuba and Headcharge* (*in a backroom capacity!).

Much as how prior to DJing Mark played in bands, these last 21 years have also been peppered with musical projects playing with (ex-Cabaret Voltaire, Hula) Nort’s band Yonni and more recently Meat for a Dark Day with Mark Hudson of Fat Truckers.

MfaDD’s double B side single having a side each produced by Sheffield production legends Ross Orton (MIA, Arctice Monkeys, Drenge) and Dean Honer (I Monster, Eccentronic Research Council), boasts the dubious honour of being the first release on Sheffield Phonographic that Steve Lamaq DIDN’T play.

More recently he’s been collaborating with BAFTA nominated film-maker Annie Scott on films for writer Stephen Scott’s short stories and playing an eclectic ‘audio obstacle’ course show on Sheffield Live radio spanning Krautrock to afrobeat, garage rock to electronica, as well, of course as the slightly-rarer- than-they- used-to- be DJ sets.

DJ Moonmonkey

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Hailing from the impenetrable jungles of Snowdonia, Tom Collister aka DJ Moonmonkey has been sending party creatures swinging from the branches at festivals, parties and clubs across the UK and Europe for over fifteen years. Moonmonkey brings the party every time, dishing out his inimitably cheeky homebrew of Funk, Soul, Beats, Jungle, Rock n Roll, Hip-Hop and Reggae.  Glastonbury, Shambala, intimate Parisian bars, the Barcelona Anti Sonar and numerous forests and hills across the UK – they’ve all had a taste of the monkey magic! Has record box, will travel.

JAZZ RIOT

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A folk/punk spoken word duo with roots in the Edwardian music hall tradition, JaZZ RiOT are like nothing else around at the moment – it’s basically a rhyming gobshite and a jazzing riffer, using comedy as a Trojan Horse to fire on Babylon. or something.

“Venomous, thoughtful and very funny” – The Crack.
“Like Viz comic brought to life!” – Kriss Jewitt
“Had the entire room on the verge of unconscious bladder-release..” – Louder Than War.
“Every face I could see was either shocked or laughing!” -Jowheretogo
“The sensibility of John Cooper Clarke, the look of Iggy Pop and the passion of the Sex Pistols” – Gigglebeats.

WildCohen

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WildCohen’s debut album came out on the 3rd June and features Rob Gordon mix enginering and mastering, Jody Wildgoose producer and multi instrumentalist, along with Rob Cohen songwriter. The album title BloochyKoo was chosen to represent the eclectic mix of songs that have been carefully crafted together, “with lyrics are about peace and enlightenment and love and coming together,” says Cohen. “It’s about Life, Love, Death and everything else cosmic.”

BloochyKoo is a concept album about the spiritual mother of all universes. You can hear the album at Festival 23 with will be the first ever visual performance with live artwork creation by Rob Cohen.

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The Wednesday Club

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The Wednesday Club –  (A.J. Miller, E.Max Broady, John Perry) began as a bedroom based recording project in 2004, expanding in 2007 to a full band and then existing in various states before recently settling as an Existential Sex Rock Power Trio. The product of 3 distinct singer/songwriters each bringing their own spin on indie­pop/DIY, coming together through a shared love of the absurd.

Often filtering bleak subject matter through catchy, concise pop songs and informed by a belief that clever and stupid are equally valid methods of expression. They have released 8 albums: No, You Broke Jo’s Amp! (2007, Doot Doot), SOAP (2008, Doot Doot), Katapult (2009, OddBox Records), So Claw and Sour Crow (both 2011, Cath’n’Dad Records), Passing Strange and Dry Humps (both 2013, Cath’n’Dad Records), So The Win Won’t Blow It All Away (2015, 2013 – Cath’n’Dad Records). The (entire) Wednesday Club discography is now available through their own record label, Cath ‘n’ Dad Records, as free downloads or on a pay­what­you­like­basis with all the money going to charity

Songs by the Wednesday Club have been played on Gideon Coe’s BBC 6 Music Show, Dandelion Radio, Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation’s Podcast, Route For The Underdog, The Big British Breakfast, BBC Radio Leeds, KVRX etc

https://cathndadrecords.bandcamp.com/
https://thewednesdayclub.org/

SAMH

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SAMH – Samh have been playing together for hundreds of years under many forms. The music of Samh represents the swarming shift in collective human consciousness. Expect moments of folk, reggae, prog rock, psychedelia & his own, unique essence of intense love and rampant calmness. Bring down the babylon, tear away the foggy compliance and tune into Samh. Playing solo here at Festival 23.

http://samh.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/samh.song/