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Happy Mondays formed in 1980 in Salford, Greater Manchester. The original line-up – Shaun Ryder on lead vocals, with brother Paul Ryder on bass, lead guitarist Mark Day, keyboardist Paul Davis, and drummer Gary Whelan. Mark ‘Bez’ Berry later joined the band onstage during a live performance after befriending Shaun Ryder and served as a dancer and percussionist. Rowetta then joined the band to provide backing vocals in the early 1990s.
Their first official release was the ’Forty Five EP’ on Factory Records in September 1985. Tony Wilson discovered them and they signed to Factory Records. Their first album ‘Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile’ (White Out) released in 1987 and was produced by John Cale. This was followed by two classic albums, ‘Bummed’ in 1988, produced by Martin Hannett.
The rise and rise of Jaguar Skills has been well documented. Honing his craft and love of music for the last 20 years Jag has remained true to his school and kept a mysterious edge to his character; with details of his real name, age and hometown etc left largely unconfirmed.
He has been responsible for some of the most exciting musical projects of the past few years. Largely centered around producing stunning mixes comprises his personal unique edits and mash-ups, Jag has caught the ear and worked with the likes of fashion label Maharishi, fashionista Jade Jagger, Urban Outfitters, Carling Zest, Renault Clio, and of course BBC Radio 1.
Jaguar Skills has consistently been a regular festival feature, having forged lasting relationships with a number of high profile events across the planet.
As ever Jag is back on the festival circuit with gigs at Parklife, Glastonbury, Bestival, Common People, SW4, Shakedown and Leeds all confirmed.
So make sure you stay locked in with the rest of the Jaguar Skills army to hear an impending aural assault of every tempo; from house to drum n bass, and everything in-between.
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978. Their stardom includes a high profiled success with 5 top-ten albums.
From Duke’s Website: “We’ve spread our aural delights at some of music’s most renowned festivals including Lovebox, Parklife, Leeds Festival, Boardmasters, Freeze Festival, Little World Festival Meribel and more recently, Jamie Oliver’s delightfully middle class food fest – The Big Feastival. As a rule we are fearless. This is especially true when it comes to large audiences, having played in the O2 Arena, NIA Birmingham, Echo Arena Liverpool where huge crowds have marvelled at our splendour.
Being the Dukes that we are, we are no strangers to land of the celebrity, having joined some of music’s biggest names on stage including the late Amy Winehouse, Jessie J, Example, Beverley Knight, Jocelyn Brown, Ms Dynamite, Shy FX, Rodney P, and many more. We’re very proud to state that we have also performed at the personal request of stars such as Prince, Wayne and Colleen Rooney and Mr Jenson Button himself.
You may have spotted us on the X Factor in 2012. We proved to have far too much high-class accomplishment and majesty for such things and we were comforted by the Louis Walsh’s rejection at Judges’ Houses.”
This five piece, who met while at university in Bristol, are proving to be a band who are relentlessly on the rise. A stellar debut album full of anthemic songs has been earning them huge amounts of praise amongst the music community & beyond. Their anthem track “Oceans”, has millions of plays on their Spotify and has sold over 100,000 copies on iTunes alone. A Rush of Blood, a lead track from their debut album, was premiered by Zane Lowe calling it “absolutely huge”.
Non stop touring in 2014 and 2015 included smash sets at Glastonbury, Coachella and Lollapalooza, as well as sold out shows in New York and London at prestigious venues such as The Bowery Rooms, KOKO and Bush Empire. Having been backed as ones to watch by the likes of iTunes, Spotify and BBC R1, Coasts have been receiving a rapturous reception Stateside and are being hailed as the next “huge British band”.
Coasts live shows have become a cult phenomena with 2016 set to host the band’s biggest live shows to date.
2016 looks like being the year that Coasts, fast becoming Britain’s hardest working band, make their major breakthrough following the release of their debut album.
Coasts are: Chris Caines (Vocals), Liam Willford (Guitar), James Gamage (Bass), David Goulbourn (Keyboards) and Ben Street (Drums).
Alternative five piece band who have recently supported Will Butler (Arcade Fire) and Kaiser Chiefs as well as their own well received headline tour.