DIVERSITY STAGE LINE UP 2022

SATURDAY

12.00-12.20 BRAZEN STUDIOS COMPETITION
12.30-13.00 ANAIRDA AND THE ANARKISTAS
13.10-13.45 FORGIVE THE DREAM
14.00-14.20 LOU LATHAM
14.30-15.00 PAUL KOUATCHU
15.10-15.30 HANNA RUBY
15.40-16.00 JAN & SYRIA ORCHESTRA
16.15-17.00 FRONTIER STATION
17.10–17.55 BLOWING MY OWN TRUMPET
18.15–19.00 JAZZAMBASSADORS

Anairda and The Anarkista
Anairda and The Anarkistas are a world folk-rock band based in Plymouth with international roots who believe in the power of music to inspire social change.

Forgive the Dream
Forgive the Dream present an inspired fusion of poetry and storytelling interwoven with live Middle Eastern music. The mystical poems of Rumi and Hafiz are contrasted with the often humorous but equally Sufi inspired stories of Mullah Nasruddin (Hodja ) and are performed alongside a wealth of Arabic songs expressing divine and earthly love and intricate melodies played on a range of traditional instruments.

Lou Latham
Lou is back with fresh sounds. Expect a fusion of hip hop and dance music integrating his real talk lyrics.

Paul Kouatchou
Paul describes his vibes as world music founded in the roots & heart of reggae “I am both privileged & proud to be able to share & celebrate in the sounds I create”.

Hannah Ruby
A red-lipstick loving musician from Exeter, whose influences cover The Beatles, David Bowie, Queen and recent singer/songwriters like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. Her message and brand is one of being true to yourself, hope and believing in yourself.

Jan & Syrian Orchestra
Jan is an 18 years old from Kurdistan region of Syria who plays both Kurdish Saz since 2015 and Oud since 2019. Jan is so passionate about keeping Middle Eastern music alive in the heart of every Middle Eastern around the world and giving everyone else the opportunity to explore more about this type of music.

Frontier Station
An Americana folk-rock band, featuring close knit harmonies with multiple vocalists, very narrative/story-driven songs with a penchant for the cobblestones, steam engines and vanished world of the 19th century, and the occasional harmonica solo.

Blowing My Own Trumpet
Blowing My Own Trumpet was formed at the end of 2018 by South African born trumpeter Claude Lamon. An based in Exeter who released their debut album Umsindo at the end of 2020 which is a unique Afro, alternative folk and Latino style fusion style of music. All the songs are written by Claude and his daughter Josephine Lamon

Jambassadors
A smaller, breakout ensemble selected from Exeter College Music Academy ensemble Jazz Project, The Jambassadors are a collective of music students keen to gig deeper into improvisation and explore modern jazz rooted music.

SUNDAY

11.00-11.40 MOLLY BETHAN
11.55 -12.35 POPPY SHOW
12.45-13.30 ANJA GRAEFE AND BAND
13.40-14.20 KULU
14.30–15.00 NATIONAL PASTIME
15.10–15.40 THE REAL ISH BAND
15.40-16.00 WEZ RICHMOND
16.10-16.55 SHAKE THE GEEK

Molly Bethan
Molly Bethan and her band, comprising of Monty Charles (sax), Dan Hughes (guitar), Rufus Stanier (bass) and Cameron Conn (drums), is a singer-songwriter from Exeter. Her jazz-influenced original songs are reminiscent of artists like Eliza and Oscar Jerome, and can be found on her upcoming EP.l the songs are written by Claude and his daughter Josephine Lamon

Poppy Show
A four piece band that has all the energy you’d expect on the main stage at the Reading Festival; distorted thrashy guitars, groovy bass lines and desperate drumming which push the soaring vocals and pop melodies.. it’ll hit you right in the heart! These boys are the REAL ONES.

Anja Graefe
A singer and songwriter with a deep earthy voice that marries well with the blues based songs she writes and performs. Together with Hugh Davies on trumpet, Anja will take you on a multicultural and multilingual musical journey to the places and cultures she has lived in, from mellow piano ballads to Weillean influenced tunes, Italian tales about the sea, and finally to “Portesham“ a small village in Dorset. “…an eclectic delight of the kind we don´t get from anyone else. one of our most distinctive artists.” – Sarah Gosling, Radio BBC Introducing

Kulu
The trio Kulu always surprise and delight with their truly eclectic mix of music. Never wanting to be tied to any genre they trawl the world for ideas and influences. Indeed, the name Kuli comes from the Arabic and means everything: nothing is ruled out. From Africa to Eastern Europe, from the Middle East to the more familiar British and Irish folk traditions, maybe a little reggae along the way; expect variety in a moving, musical feast.

National Pastime
National Pastime are an all Exeter four piece band that write and play their own music which has been described as being in a late 70’s post punk style with a nod towards early 80’s indie such as The Wedding Present. Expect plenty of noise, energy, melody, jangle and fun.

Real Ish Band
The Real Ish Band are a jazzy bluesy quartet who write original eclectic music. They were formed in 2014 and have played at many festivals and well known local venues. Enjoy their melodious groove and great vibe.

Wez Richmond
Wez’s sound and performance style has been compared to such artists as Damien Rice, Nick Drake and Bon Iver. Over time, his vocal sound has adapted with a blend of raspy, yet soft tone that conveys the messages of the songs that he performs.

Shake The Geek
Driven by the gutsy undercurrent of the rhythm section, Shake The Geek’s distinctive sound comes from the soulful, melodic vocals that shape their unique live performance. Only 3 singles deep, there’s still so much of STG that is yet to be on tape and their journey from the coastline of North Devon has just begun.