Not only is the Gathering the place you to come to - to learn new skills, brush up on your old ones and meet some of the best bushcraft experts in the country but it has also become, over the past fifteen years, the place you come to - to gather and socialise round the campfire with friends, old and new. As part of this tradition we invite gifted musicians to come and entertain us all over the Friday and Saturday nights and this year is no exception!
The Strangers Club - a four-piece originals band, playing heavy alternative rock inspired by elements of blues, and grunge rock. They don’t play covers.
Adam is a regular fixture around West Country venues and has built a solid and loyal following in the region, whilst at the same time continuing to take his music to new audiences further afield every year. In this respect 2018 has been his best yet and Adam has travelled to all corners of the country playing clubs, concerts and festivals as well as completing his first solo tour of the Netherlands. Adam is also increasingly performing with his new look power trio, the Adam Sweet Band, featuring British blues stalwart Ian Jennings (whose CV includes the likes of Jeff Beck, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton and Mick Fleetwood to name but a few!) on electric and upright bass, and session ace Garry Kroll (Mark Ronson, Joss Stone, Sandi Thom) on drums.
When a job in a South African gold mine didn’t work out, Andy chose to make his living playing original blues music on street corners as far flung as Melbourne and Copenhagen. Now, with upwards of a thousand shows notched on his guitar neck, Grant has earned a wide and loyal fan base, winning over audiences time and again with his unique mix of Acoustic Soul, Roots and Blues. This award winning artist blends earthy vocals and dynamic guitar work with instant and memorable original songs. Solo shows allow Andy to draw on his massive array of influences, from Delta Blues, Beatles/Stones/Zeppelin, Stax and Motown, Dave Matthews Band, John Martyn and J J Cale to name but a few. With stompbox and loop pedal, Andy conjures huge sonic landscapes in an instant. Big on improvisation, every show is fresh and vibey and always entertaining.
River Roots are a vibrant mix of roots and alternative acoustic, with hints of folk and reggae beats, bringing diverse sounds and a playful uplifting vibe. Conscious, mind opening music delivered from the heart. Fusion of their soulful harmonies and positive energy illuminates the stage.The music is majorly influenced by a nomadic lifestyle and connecting with nature, with a positive uplifting message. They gather inspiration from the places they go and people they meet on their journeys. River Roots take the audience on a journey through slow heart openers, transitioning the tempo without you realising, suddenly your feet are stomping to a funky upbeat feel good song. A full spectrum of music is delivered with each concert, adjusted to what the collective mind of the space is asking for.