Despite hailing from the South-Coast of England, Hometown Show personifies the authentic Americana, Bluegrass, Country sound. Heavily influenced by the old-time string bands of Appalachia and many modern day folk heroes, Hometown Show have had the pleasure of performing at world renowned venues such as the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee to the O2 arena in London, England.
“Hometown Show is like the scent of your Momma’s apple pie wafting through the air, the feel of the wheat brushing up against your legs as your walk through the field – the all but fleeting memories that are never far from home” – Vanessa Jean Speckman, Lubricated Zine (San Francisco, USA)
Horatio James formed in 2014 when singer-songwriter and guitarist James Gable was joined by Paul, Edd, Iven and Aaron. Their songs of malevolence, estrangement and heartache are delivered with an authentic folky twang and warm, soulful melodies. Having been together almost two years the band have played many well-known venues around London and have just released their first collection of music.
Matthew B Ridley
Here I stand, after Kafka, Beckett and Jeff with my head between the doors…
An acoustic singer/songwriter, known for intrepid guitar playing and a voice somewhere between John Martyn and Paddy McAloon, citing the influences of: Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, Sandy Denny, Jackson C Frank, Tim Buckley.
The Gypsy Happenstance
After the chance meeting of two guitarists camping together at the Samois Festival in rural France, The Gypsy Happenstance was born. Bringing you fresh arrangements of traditional gypsy-swing and jazz tunes based on the music of Django Reinhardt, be prepared to be transported to a Paris nightclub circa 1934 – with swinging guitars, upright bass and burning trumpet.