Camper Calling

23 - 25 August 2019

2017

Bella McKendree

Freshly Squeezed Stage

Growing up with four siblings in the heart of the British countryside, song-writing has always been an escape for Bella McKendree, helping develop her own identity. Her mother would sing classical music and listen to Simon & Garfunkel and The Fugees whilst her dad would play the blues and gospel pop at church. When her dad created a recording studio in the garden, she would escape there to sing. 

Her spellbinding vocal and willingness to stand up for what she believes in proves that there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to Bella McKendree.

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Cast

Music Act, Lakeside Stage

Joining us on Sunday at Camper Calling 2017, are a band once dubbed ‘The Who of the Nineties’ pedigree Britpop legends Cast!

Sonia Stein

Freshly Squeezed Stage

Sonia Stein creates the sort of songs that are full of drama and emotional complexities, songs that work their way into your subconscious and never let go. 

Despite a fairly restless upbringing of traversing across continents (Berlin, Poland, and America to name but a few), the music Sonia Stein creates is beautifully anchored. Quietly determined, she creates the sort of songs that are full of drama and emotional complexities, describing ‘One Of Those Things’ as being about, “The stage of denial at the end of a relationship with someone or something. You hold onto it out of comfort and fear, hoping if you wait a little longer, some semblance of what you had in the first place will show up again.

One Of Those Things, Sonia Stein’s debut single with Marathon Artists is available now.

 

Monty Taft

Freshly Squeezed Stage
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Monty Taft is a gifted seventeen-year-old singer-songwriter whose music addresses the trials and tribulations of a young person’s ascent into adulthood.

In a matter of months, he has transcended from a regular favourite on Jersey's live music circuit to having his self-penned songs played across the nation.

Imagine a teenage Ben Howard crossed with Damien Rice and George Ezra, then you may get a picture of what to expect from Monty Taft’s fresh take on acoustic folk-pop. His bright and uplifting tunes are born out of the ups and downs of being a teenager torn between two worlds. From hometown hero to a new life in Birmingham, Taft is a voice for a generation of teenagers who are learning the challenges of moving away and chasing their wildest ambitions.  

Not long after his move to the city, Huw Stephens discovered Monty’s talents and gave his first official single, ‘These Walls’, a spin on Radio 1. The support from national media kick-started a chain of events which culminated in him supporting Seafret and being announced for no less than two coveted slots on the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival this June. 

Reef

Music Act, Adults, Teens, Saturday, Lakeside Stage

Get ready, ‘cause the Summer’s In Bloom. We’re thrilled to announce that the one and only REEF will be playing on Saturday night. So, place your hands in the air and get ready to rock at Camper Calling 2017!

Seafret

Freshly Squeezed Stage

Having grown up by the North Sea, the band name references both the mist that rolls from the sea during the summer and a pun on a guitar fretboard. Their ‘Oceans’ video has had over 27,000,000 views (Yes 27 Million!) on their YouTube channel, check it out.

Josh Kumra

Freshly Squeezed Stage

You’ll recognise Josh Kumra from the chart topping hit ‘Don’t Go’ with Wretch 32. His debut album featured production collaborations with Fink, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy and he’s toured extensively supporting the likes of Lianne La Havas and Gabrielle Aplin.

Joe Dolman

Freshly Squeezed Stage
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20-year-old singer-songwriter from Leamington Spa. Praised for his relatable lyrics and emotive live performances, Joe has been attracting attention from the public more than ever before. With 2 independently released EP’s under his belt landing him top 10 in the UK and US iTunes charts, Dolman has been growing from strength to strength with each show he plays. His first appearance on the big stage was at Hyde Park back in 2014, since then he has taken his music around not only the UK but overseas also – including festival appearances at Reeperbahn in Hamburg and house concert tours across America.

Skilfully crafting songs way beyond his years.
— TMRW Magazine
An exciting new talent. One to watch!
— Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
There’s a sense of unforced innocence to his work.
— Clash Music

Miller Blue

Freshly Squeezed Stage

Influenced by a range of genres, Benjamin Joseph Edwards, or Miller Blue, is a self taught songwriter and producer originally from Shropshire. Producing his first EP in his bedroom studio at home with influences from the likes of Nas, The Fugees, James Blake, Chet Faker and Frank Ocean, Miller developed his craft until he finally felt comfortable with his sound. The result of this was his Persistence EP which has an eclectic sound blending soulfully subdued vocals and refreshing melodic raps with electronically driven instrumental elements of Hip Hop, R&B, Soul and Pop. We can't promise you won't walk away a little bit in love! 

The Lightning Seeds

Music Act, Friday, Lakeside Stage

Watch out! There’s lightning on the way, and it’s in the shape of our Friday night headliners, The Lightning Seeds! With hits including The Life of Riley,  Pure, and the two times No.1 single Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home). 

Clean Cut Kid

Freshly Squeezed Stage

Liverpool’s thrilling fuzz-pop quartet Clean Cut Kid are Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson. The four-piece are currently one of the most exciting breakthrough bands in the UK.

Belle Roscoe

Freshly Squeezed Stage
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With their new wave indie folk/ rock sound this independent and international band, hailing from Melbourne, Australia has been building a solid underground buzz in Europe and the UK recently. 

Led by siblings Matty & Julia Gurry, Belle Roscoe has spent time in Europe defining their sound & collaborating with European musicians and renowned DJ producer Luuk Cox (Shameboy, Girls in Hawaii, Stromae, & MLCD). The band have recently worked with legendary US producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins, Paper Kites).

Refreshingly cool & epic indie melodies married with an underground old school electronic world are the result.

Belle Roscoe are currently based in London, United Kingdom.

April Keen

Freshly Squeezed Stage

April Keen is a 19 year old indie-folk singer-songwriter of Filipino descent. Influenced by artists such as Bon Iver, Daughter and Aurora, she independently released her debut single ‘Against the Tide’ in May 2016, which was heavily supported by BBC Introducing amongst others. 

Mark Sullivan

Music Act, Freshly Squeezed Stage

Mark Sullivan is a singer/songwriter from just north of London with a massive voice and an ear for writing memorable and immediately familiar sounding songs. He is a master of the loop pedal and expertly executed guitar solos with string-destroying show-off pieces. 

Tom Pointer

Freshly Squeezed Stage, Music Act

Tom Pointer is an exciting new 24 year-old singer from Southampton, with a voice that will make you sit up and take notice. Whilst at University he met Devlin’s producer Lewi White who responded so enthusiastically the pair began writing and working together.

Lee Rasdall-Dove

Freshly Squeezed Stage, Music Act

Popular with audiences, Lee Rasdall-Dove offers an easy listening set with songs to remember. His original music has the industry talking as he is an emerging artist to look out for.

John Nicholas

Freshly Squeezed Stage, Music Act

John Nicholas is a Singer/Songwriter from Cardiff, Wales. He writes songs about real life in performances that he always packs with passion, delivered with honesty and energy. He is a captivating performer, drawing you in whether he is busking, a support act or headlining a gig.

Mike Watson

Freshly Squeezed Stage

A singer/songwriter from Newcastle by way of Lincolnshire, his early demos were recorded from his student bedroom one snowy February morning – on a cheap but portable second-hand recorder.