Tuesday, 29 July 2014

B I K E S O N T H E F A R M // F E S T I V A L // L I N E U P

Aloha,

  So the weather is still so beautiful, despite storms and rain! I'm heading to BIKES ON THE FARM later this week, which will be one hell of a festival! With bikers, bands and music fans roaming around Appledram farm for four days, it promises to be one of the most intense independent rock festivals of the year!

This is how FRIDAY'S lineup is looking and my my are there some bands to be excited about!

13:00 - 13:30 HYDE

Posterchildren of the rock community at the University of Portsmouth, formerly 21Days was formed in 2011 from a melting pot of hard rock, pop punk, alt-metal and grunge.
 
13:45 - 14:15  DON'T WAKE THE BEAR

A three peice Rock band we play our own original songs with a couple of cheeky covers thrown in for good measure... 

14:30- 15:00 BEN ROUSE

is a solo ukulele player playing a new groove hardcore ukulele. you wont hear any of the ukulele standards here!!

15:15- 15:45 THE HOLY TEES

The Holy Tees are an electric four piece, feisty female fronted alternative rock band that touch on every aspect of alt-rock.  

16:00-16:30 EAGLE & WEEKS

Eagle Weeks are an energetic Duo band ready to get the crowd moving in anyway.  

16:45 -17:15 THE LOST ART OF THE STRANGE
Formed in March 2013, Lost Art of the Strange are stepping out of the unknown and delivering a brand new musical energy to the cosmos.  

17:30-18:00 QUARTZ

Quartz are a four piece psychedelic influenced rock band from gosport, after only a year together they've written over an albums worth of songs.

18:15 - 18:45 THE BUTTERFLY CULTURE

“Big sounding,heartfelt tunes with catchy hooks and great melodies.”  

19:00 - 19:45 HEIR OF THE DOG
HEIR OF THE DOG are the hottest new band in the U.K setting the place on fire and burning down like a furniture store in Croydon!!
  
20:00 - 20:45 THE MIGHTY FLY

The band that goes where others fear to tread.....sometimes!  

21:00 -21:45  TICKLE IN THE PICKLE

Hailing from the South Coast of England, TTP have been laying down the funk at clubs and festivals for over a decade. They have appeared alongside the James Taylor Quartet, The Wailers, Leroy Hutson, Rose Royce, Alan Hawkshaw, and Selina Jones.

22:00 - 23:00  TEXACANO
A ZZ Top tribute act that will blow you away ...

   Friday looks epic right?! I mean The Butterfly Culture, Quartz, Heir of the Dog are really something to behold live. This line-up promises you hours of rock and I might suggest a glass of cider or perhaps a glass of real ale to compliment the music? *Drink responsibly // Don't drink and ride/drive

Let me know if you're thinking of going! Or better yet, pop over and say aloha, throughout the festival!  That's just about it from me for now guys, but remember to pop back soon for more new music and studio shenanigans.
LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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B I K E S O N T H E F A R M // F E S T I V A L // L I N E U P

Aloha ,
  
  Hope you're all enjoying the summer holidays or making the most of work for those like me who no longer live in a world of long summer breaks! This week is super busy but exciting, as we head to BIKES ON THE FARM festival. Team Quay West will be there across the four days and will be available to answer any music/studio related questions.

  Not sure if you're going yet? Don't leave it too long! You only have a couple more days to get a ticket and they're selling quick! Here's what's going down music wise on THURSDAY at BOTF.

16:00-16:30 Roy peplow 

From intimate acoustic pub gigs to full line up, Rock venues.  To local festivals and even a few nights in Malaysia. 

16:45 - 17:15 Trouble County
3 Piece Rock Band from the UK.

17:30 - 18:00 Toxic Shock
Hailing from Portsmouth, Toxic Shock are loaded with an arsenal of Jack Daniels soaked tunes and are ready to put hard rock back on the map.

 18:15 - 18:45   Luke ferre

Likened to artists such as Ed Sheeran, Frank Turner, Mumford & Sons and Nizlopi, Luke Ferre has an ever growing following of dedicated fans everywhere he plays. 

 19:00 - 19:45   Iron Tyger

A professional tribute band formed for one purpose - to deliver Classic 80s Rock, Pop and Metal to suit every occasion and budget, performed with passion and dedication.

20:00 - 20:45  Ubermister
 
Ubermeister are a dynamic five piece party/function band from the south of England. 

15 Minute change over then ...........

21:00  23:00  Lime house Lizzy 

  I'm super excited for Thursday. I've seen Ubermeister a bunch of times, they're an incredible covers band. They cover all sorts of tunes and are available for events such as festivals, weddings, business parties and Tuesdays! 
  Luke Ferre is also another favourite of mine, that i'm totally excited to see Thursday.
Are you coming down to BOTF? Who are you excited to see play?

LUKE FERRE // RUN


Let me know if you're thinking of going! Or better yet, pop over and say aloha, throughout the festival!  That's just about it from me for now guys, but remember to pop back soon for more new music and studio shenanigans.
LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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Monday, 28 July 2014

♬ ☾ L I T T L E B E A R W O L F // M O N D A Y // M U S I C ☾ ♬

Aloha!

  Another Monday is here, which means MONDAY MUSIC! Three more songs to get your week off to a cracking start!

T H E B U T T E R F L Y C U L T U R E // BLACK & WHITE


S A B R E // GOLD


D A M N B E A T S // SOCIE-TEA


Hope you all enjoy these tunes, have yourselves an EPIC Monday, however you're spending it! Keep rockin' and pop back soon for more music goodness!



LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Q U A Y W E S T // L I T T L E B E A R W O L F // U P D A T E

Aloha,

  So oh my gosh, the weather?! I know it's Summer, but I totally wasn't expecting such gorgeous sunny weather, with the warmth! It's typically British to discuss the weather; that's because most of the time we just have drizzle and rain. Besides what else are we supposed to chat about over a spot of breakfast tea?

  Well if you're tired of discussing the weather, how about bringing a little art to the conversation and chatting about what music you've been listening to and checking out recently. Not heard any new bands?! Then my, my you're in for a treat at LITTLEBEARWOLF. Working for Quay West Studios; this blog sees a constant influx of new and emerging musicians and bands!

  Today i'm giving you a little update as to where you can see all these amazing bands in the coming weeks, as festival season gets well under way! Kicking off things for local festivals next week is BIKES ON THE FARM, with over 40 EPIC bands, bikers from the country over, music fans and families will be gathering at Appledram farm for FOUR whole days of live music, real ales, fruit cider and all the tasty noms you can get your hands on! We at team QUAY WEST will be at the festival each day too, covering live updates, bringing you more bands to check out as well as being on hand to answer any questions about your recording, rehearsal, tuition and live event needs!
BIKES ON THE FARM
31 JULY - 3RD AUGUST
Tickets - £35 for FOUR days INCLUDING CAMPING



  Following BIKES, we have WICKHAM FESTIVAL which sees James Blunt headlining the Thrusday night, with music stretching from acoustic to indie rock, pop rock and more. With the likes of The Butterfly Culture, Leftines, Matt Blake, Matt Jarvis and more offering their incredible mix of tunes and talent to keep you entertained all the way through the festival!
WICKHAM FESTIVAL
14-17 AUGUST
Tickets - Full FOUR day pass £150



  After WICKHAM, prepare for BUTSERFEST which sees a whole day of loud rocking bands gathering with music fans alike in the beautiful grounds of Queen Elizabeth Country Park for what promises to be the coolest no drinks, no drugs festival of the year! This year QUAY WEST are proud to be hosting the INTRODUCING stage with incredible emerging bands set to play; this really will be one hell of a day!
BUTSERFEST 2014
13 SEPTEMBER
Tickets - £20



  With all that live music to hand, there simply won't be an excuse for not heading to a festival this summer! Along with all the above, LITTLEBEARWOLF will also be checking out VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL in September, which sees the likes of Dizzee Rascal, The Butterfly Culture, in historic Portsmouth!

Got a festival you're going to? Want to feature as a guest blogger? Send me your festival reviews (from cider festivals to Reading, i'm interested in ALL live music, so pop me your ideas and posts to littlebearwolf@gmail.com)

I'll be seeing you at a festival or two over the summer i'm sure! In the meantime, LITTLEBEARWOLF has been undergoing some changes (i've also had some time off to recover from a recent bout of illness) over the next four weeks, the posts will be more tailored for you, the reader and there'll be more updates with all my work through QUAY WEST STUDIOS too. Have a great day, pop back soon for more tunes and keep rockin!
LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

B I K E S O N T H E F A R M // F E S T I V A L P R E V I E W

 Aloha,
  Hope you're all making the most of this beautiful weather! It's perfect for sitting outside, cold fruit cider to hand and listening to some great live music. Sounds good right? Well it doesn't just have to sound good, the end of July sees BIKES ON THE FARM FESTIVAL happening in Chichester. With an array of wicked rock bands, an army of bikers and their engines, real ales and fruit cider this four day festival is a complete bargain for just £35 including camping!
  So whether its the music, bikes or just sunshine and kicking back that get you revved up; be sure to join us at Appledram farm from 31st July to the 3rd August for all the fun times.

  Spread across four days, this music festival is for the truest rock fans in all of us. There will be plenty of bikes to gaze at while listening to epic tunes playing out across the farm. As if that isn't enough to get excited about, there will also be an abundance of traders, real ales from BALLARDS BREWERY, APPLEDRAM FARM PRODUCTS, who are hosting BOTF but also cover many private events (so be sure to check them out for your wedding/occasion needs) as well as food stalls including HOG ROAST (YUM just show me where to queue up!) DONUTS and a CURRY HUT. There will be plenty of choice for tasty treats, delicious drinks and beautiful bikes, so don't miss out, get your TICKET today!
  Team QUAY WEST STUDIOS will be at the festival everyday supporting the bands, checking out the bikes and soaking up the sunshine! Why not pop over and chat to one of us if you are interested in finding out more about our services to musicians and the local community.
Perhaps your interested in getting your tunes recorded with one of our experienced engineers? We also have two fully equipped rehearsal rooms, which can be booked until midnight seven days a week! Perhaps your a budding musician but don't know where to start? We offer tuition in Guitar, Drum, Bass, Ukelele and Keys; if you book four lessons, you'll get your fifth totally free!

  So if you're in gear for festival season, do not miss the cracking bands performing at BOTF; I'll be bringing you live updates, clips and pics through-out the festival. If you'd like your bike featured in my review posts then come and find me to get a pic of you and your bike!

I've rambled on for quite long enough now, so here's my top picks for tunes to check out...
L I T T L E B E A R W O L F ' S // B I K E S O N T H E F A R M
T O P  P I C K S
10 of the awesome bands playing Bikes On The Farm 2014

THE BUTTERFLY CULTURE // B E F O R E  I  B U R N

LEFTINES // M O R A L S


DAMN BEATS // I N  T I M E

LUKE FERRE // E M E R A L D

KODIAK JACK // W A S T E D  Y O U T H


DON'T WAKE THE BEAR // T H E  L A S T  T I M E

THE LOST ART OF THE STRANGE // U T O P I A F A D I N G

QUARTZ // M R .  M A G P I E

THE HOLY TEES // I  S E E  A L L


THE PRETTY VISITORS // C O M E D O W N  M A C H I N E

 Still got room in your tank for more?! Well check out the TUG OF WAR and SACK RACE which are bound to be a hoot! (You'll need a team of 4 for the sack race, what you waiting for?! Start rallying up your friends and go win that prize!)

  There's more to check out too, so if you'd like to see for yourself what else is happening at BOTF, just follow the LINK...

  That's just about it from me for now guys, but remember to pop back soon for more new music and studio shenanigans. Really exciting news for THE BUTTERFLY CULTURE too; be sure to check them out this week!
LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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Monday, 21 July 2014

♬ ☾ L I T T L E B E A R W O L F // M O N D A Y // M U S I C ☾ ♬

Aloha!

  Another Monday is here, which means MONDAY MUSIC! Three more songs to get your week off to a cracking start!


T H E B U T T E R F L Y C U L T U R E // ON A STORM


Q U A R T Z // MR. MAGPIE


T H E A R R I V A L S // LEAVE THIS TOWN



Hope you all enjoy these tunes, have yourselves an EPIC Monday, however you're spending it! Keep rockin' and pop back soon for more music goodness!



LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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Saturday, 19 July 2014

B U T S E R F E S T // F E S T I V A L P R E V I E W

Aloha!

  I'm back to posting and updating all you beauties with Festival previews, bands and playlists. One festival in particular has got me really excited. Not only has it got one hell of a wicked lineup; it's set in one of my favourite places in England AND the studio I work with are hosting the introducing stage, you can check out more of what we do at QUAY WEST STUDIOS here!
  I am of course for those blissfully unaware, chatting about BUTSERFEST 2014!  This epic fest really caught my attention with it's NO ALCOHOL/DRUGS theme. For any parents with music-crazed teens you'll be able to kick back and relax for the day knowing your future rock stars are out enjoying only the music and sunshine! On a more serious note though; I highly respect the festival organisers for standing out from the crowd and proving you don't need to drink or do drugs to have an amazing time.

  From the image above you can see BUTSERFEST 2014 is on SATURDAY 13 September; save the date! Sponsored from the likes of Southampton Solent University as well as East Hampshire District Council; BUTSERFEST has a tantilising line-up of bands of established status as well as hosting an array of incredible emerging bands that you absolutely will not want to miss out on!

  Not sure if it's for you? That's cool, I knew someone who was allergic to good music and having fun once too. This line-ups set to stun and believe me, all these bands in one place; You don't want to miss this!

L I T T L E B E A R W O L F ' S // B U T S E R F E S T  
T O P  P I C K S
12 of the awesome bands playing Butserfest on Saturday 13th September 2014.

KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES // P E A C E


BLITZ KIDS // N E V E R  D I E


I DIVIDE // F O L L O W  M E


THE HYPE THEORY // G O N E


AURORA // E A S I L Y B R O K E N


GNARWOLVES // S M O K I N G  K I L L S (PROMO)


THREE TIMES OVER // T W O  W O R L D S


LEFTINES // M O R A L S


TONIGHT WE FALL // R E J E C T E D  F U T U R E


THE BUTTERFLY CULTURE // H I L O


KODIAK JACK // W A S T E D Y O U T H


CAVALIERS // I F  I  H A D  5 0 P  F O R  E V E R Y  T I M E  Y O U  S T A B B E D  M E  I N  T H E  B A C K ,  I ' D  B E  L O O K I N G  A T  A T  L E A S T  £ 6 . 8 0


  If that still isn't quite enough to excite you; there's also going to be LASER TAG // HUMAN WRECKING BALL (I don't even know what that it, but I want to find out!) // RODEO BULL (Totally ALL OVER THAT) // CLIMBING WALL (I absolutely love these things!) and more too!
Butserfest is an alcohol/drug-free festival, founded following consultation with local young people in East Hampshire, who said there was not enough to do in the area. Now in its eighth year, Butserfest has grown year-on-year and now has a reputation as one of the best festivals of its kind in the country.
  The festival has hot/cold food traders as well as soft drinks available to buy; you can bring your own refreshments. Just please be conscious that GLASS is NOT allowed on site at all. It would be a shame to add a grey cloud to your day at BUTSERFEST so please abide by the rules.
Obviously any alcohol will be confiscated and drugs (illegal and legal highs) will be confiscated, you will be non refunded and asked to leave.

  I am totally stoked for this fest and will be sharing more updates in the coming weeks but you can always pop over and give them a Like on FACEBOOK ensure you don't miss out on any updates and pop yourself down as going on the EVENT page too, and a follow on TWITTER for ALL THE UPDATES.

  Remember to bring some extra cash for merch too! I for one will be lining up to get hold of one of these smashing BUTSERFEST tees!

  Not only that but the bands on the Introducing stage will be given a code for fans who buy tickets through them; this gives the fan a discount and the bands a chance of getting the top slots for the line-up!

  Check out the Facebook page for more details on the bands/tickets. You can also buy your tickets through the website that I have linked up a few times here, but if you missed it, from HERE.

  With THREE stages, all the activities and in one of the prettiest places in the UK, BUTSERFEST is sure to delight all who attend. The line-up is looking incredible and as far as sharing new and emerging music goes, I can't wait to share more on all the bands gracing the Introducing stage. So get your ticket now to avoid dissapointment and be involved in one of the UK's greatest festivals!

LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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