Friday

Roving Crows
9:15 pm - 10:30 pm

Sam Green & the Midnight Heist
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Carthorse
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Mayor Opens Festival
Kinecroft 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Carl Komuro
Kinecroft Beer Tent 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Radio BunkFest
Kinecroft Beer Tent 12:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Saturday

Le Vent du Nord
9:15 pm - 10:30 pm

Rusty Shackle
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Dave Fidler & the Corvettes
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Nobodies Birthday
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Honkin' Hep Cats
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

Kenny Young and the Eggplants
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Sunday

Talisman
plus lantern procession 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Hope & Social
6:30pm - 7:45pm

Jody Wyatt
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Cecil
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop Set
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Ukulele Club of Sonning Common
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm



Main Stage Artist Profiles A-Z

Carthorse

Formed while the members were at Wallingford school, Carthorse is an indie rock ’n’ roll band that plays a mixture of their own songs and covers. Influenced by retro and modern classic groups like The Beatles, Oasis, The Clash and more, their sets feature strong harmonies, youthful energy and tunes guaranteed to thrill.

Cecil

Cecil is an alternate indie artist from Berkshire. Cecil launched her debut E.P in April 2017 titled "Silly Business" which has received support from BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing Berkshire, BBC Oxford and many more. Inspired by the likes of Kate Bush and Lana Del Rey, Cecil formed her own unique style and delivers captivating live performances. She is currently gigging and playing at festivals all over the U.K. Cecil will be performing at The Royal Henley Regatta, Godiva, The Henley Festival, The Big Feastival, BBC Radio 2's CarFest and headlining the o2 Academy Islington amongst many more.

Dave Fidler & the Corvettes

Dave Fidler & the Corvettes are a folk band from Manchester, England. With influences including Fleetwood Mac, Woody Guthrie and Billy Bragg their sound is an eclectic mix of blues and folk fused with classic singer-songwriter artistry. Ready yourself for big harmonies and enchanting melodies.

Hope & Social

Eight years, five albums, thousands of gigs, Glastonbury, Leeds Arena, and many a pub and front room up and down the country – Hope & Social do the things every band does. But then so much more. A peoples’ band at heart, they involve their audiences in as many ways as possible; singing on their records, appearing in their videos and by always making their shows life-affirming experiences.Described as “one of the UK’s top five live bands” - The Independent. With their energetic, joyful, dance-along music and impeccable showmanship, Hope & Social create a truly unmissable experience.

Jody Wyatt

A highly popular local artist with a set of original songs that share a love of life on the river, and things in his life. With a fine voice, a real talent on acoustic guitar, this is a very big welcome to a very welcome artist. " For his second visit to the Famous Monday Blues, Jody Wyatt, the full deal of a singer, excellent guitarist, a dry sense of humour and a clutch of mainly self written songs. His only cover a set closing version of Dylan's 'All Along The Watchtower' (and a very good one as well). His style reminds at times of the likes of Neil Young and Billy Bragg. In the few months since his first show he has really honed his set, and again proved to be a very popular and enjoyable artist." Pete Clack - Blues In Britain Magazine

Kenny Young and the Eggplants

Claiming to be from Brooklyn (but possibly from some other galaxy altogether), Kenny Young and the Eggplants are a not-easily-described semi-acoustic trio who perform songs about giant squirrels, scary bits of cheese, inebriated crime-solving birds, and malevolent washing machines, among other important rock and roll topics. Various attempts to define their music have been made, but perhaps the most entertaining quote comes from the New York Times, which said that the band gives “eloquent voice to the multifaceted neuroses of prolonged adolescence.” In the U.K., the Sunday Herald said the Eggplants “mix the wit of Jonathan Richman with the sound of the Nico-era Velvets to create a surreal and satirical gumbo.” They have also been called a “deeply eccentric pop band” (The Guardian), and a “wonderful weird band” (The Scotsman). The Village Voice said, “The naivete Kenny wears on his sleeve is genuine - think of an East Village Brian Wilson, without the money but still tilted in his own wacked-out way.”

Le Vent du Nord

Following their knockout success at festivals and events throughout the UK in 2016 the Québec-based quartet have been invited to return! The group never fail to delight crowds with their glorious mix of fiddle and foot-tapping, guitar, accordion, piano, bass, hurdy-gurdy and wonderful four part harmonies. The band delivers catchy songs and tunes, inspired and influenced by Québec traditional folk styles, and their well-polished musical arrangements simply enhance this uplifting repertoire. The band consist of singers / multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet and are now one of the best-loved Québec folk outfits throughout the world. They have performed all across Canada and the USA, and in over 15 European countries. Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord capture the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. The group have racked up many several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys) and 'Artist of the Year' at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.

Nobodies Birthday

Nobodies Birthday are a five piece indie rock band from Reading. The band released debut album 'All You Ever Want Is Everything' in May 2016 and have followed it up with high profile support slots alongside The Sherlocks and The Pigeon Detectives among others. The band bring a high energy live show to every gig alongside feel good, indie tunes

Roving Crows

Roving Crows push the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre and play with genuine passion, energy and soul – a must see live act. A vibrant mix of Celtic-inspired fiddle alongside original and intelligent lyrics backed by pounding, tribal and electronica infused dance grooves; the band comprises fiddle, electric and acoustic guitar, electric 5 and 6 string bass, pumping bongo percussion rhythms and vocals. As well as almost constant national touring, the band has released 2 albums and 2 EPs since their launch in 2009. The most recent album ‘Deliberate Distractions’ received 4* reviews in the Financial Times and R2 Magazine amongst many more. They are set to release their upcoming album ‘Bury Me Naked’ at the Gloucester Guildhall in April 2017 with full PR support from Jane Brace. "Great party music...I love that band" Paul O'Grady, BBC “Really individual Celtic folk rock group” Mike Harding, BBC “The next folk super group in waiting”, Nancy Dunham, folking.com

Rusty Shackle

South Wales based indie folk roots band Rusty Shackle have been captivating audiences with their incredible live performances since early 2010. Their shows blend well crafted catchy tunes with stunning high-energy level performances which will make sure you’ll leave exhausted with their tunes swimming around your head for days afterwards. The six-piece group are made up of band members Liam Collins, Mathew Barkwick, Owen Emmanuel, Ryan Williams and brothers Scott and James McKeon. They amalgamate guitars , vocal harmonies, fiddle, banjo, mandola, trumpet and percussion to create a sound that is unique to them and one that instantly fills you with emotion and energy. Rusty Shackle draw influences from Folk, Roots, Rock, Celtic and Old time Blues. With years of domestic and international touring under their belts, and a large and loyal fan base already in place, Rusty Shackle have found themselves to be seasoned regulars on the UK festival circuit. Their most prestigious performances to date have been at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk and Beautiful Days Festival.

Sam Green & the Midnight Heist

Sam Green and the Midnight Heist are a band from the southwest of England who play swamp infested Blues, Folk, Roots Rock music. This high energy 4 piece whip up a storm with stompin’ beats, dog house bass and growlin’ slide guitars. Throw in wailin’ harmonicas and 4 howlin’ voices and you have yourself a modern day juke joint sound; guaranteed to bring any old house down

Talisman

Talisman’s new album "Don’t Play with Fyah" is a revelation. Most bands with a history that stretches back four decades are content to go through the motions, their creative peak somewhere in the past, not Talisman. Their new album includes some of the strongest material they’ve ever recorded, with seven brand new songs and the corresponding dub counter parts; this is their finest album to date. With such strong material we knew we had to pull out all the stops when it came to the final mixes and who better than legendary musician, producer, engineer and all round British reggae genius Dennis Bovell (Matumbi, Steel Pulse, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Aswad, Madness, Orange Juice, The Slits, The Pop Group, Arcade Fire, Joss Stone) who has taken the songs to the next level and given us the strongest British reggae album in years.

The Honkin' Hep Cats

Established in Oxford in October 1998, The Hep Cats played regularly at the South Bank in London, 100 Club, and for many years at the Edinburgh Fringe where they were presented with the Spirit of the Fringe Award. Called ‘The Best Band’ at the Cork Jazz Festival by Cork FM.

Ukulele Club of Sonning Common

In 2010, after more than 30 years performing with the elite of the UK music scene, singer Sam Brown lost her voice; in September 2010, to help fill the void (and pay the rent!), she started giving ukulele lessons to a couple of friends in her front room; and on a snowy December night three months later Sam Brown’s International Ukulele Club of Sonning Common gave its debut performance in a village hall near Henley. Six years later, the group are regulars at local festivals (and have been on tour to Paris!) and their infectious, high-energy music is not to be missed.

Workshop Set

Details to follow.