THE CORSAIRS \\ THE MIDNIGHT REBEL BAND \\ UNDER THE COVERS SoREAL\\ RILEY K \\ SKAMAGEDDON LET IT BEATLE \\ WATCHING PLANES THE CLIQUE DUO
The Corsairs are one of those bands that have been entertaining venues up and down the country for the last 30 years. They are still as fresh today as day one, holding their own by playing covers of all those favourite Ska and Punk classics we all love, but with their own added psychobilly twist and performing each classic song at 200mph! You have to be at a Corsairs gig to fully understand that The Corsairs bring a whole new meaning to the saying “Loud and Proud”.
The driving force behind The Corsairs is to perform live music and make people happy and the band give nothing but 150%. It doesn’t matter how many Corsairs gigs you go to each one is different, so crank up the volume and enjoy one of the hardest working, loudest and proudest bands out there! Check out more from The Corsiars here!
THE MIDNIGHT REBEL BAND
The Midnight Rebel Band is a celebration of ROCK music through the decades. A jaw dropping performance transporting you through the golden ages of ROCK! Featuring the music of artists such as The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Billy Idol, Chuck Berry and many more.
Rediscover the seeds of ROCK & ROLL in the 1950s, the birth of ROCK in the 60s, right through to the CLASSIC ROCK of the 70s and 80s and up to the present day.
A must see for any fan of ROCK! Experience this iconic music brought back to life by an exceptional 4 piece band consisting of some of the finest musicians and performers from the UK.
Check out more here!
Just another Ska band? Think again, Skamageddon's line up is made up of some incredibly talented players, with the ever powerful 4 part brass, (well 1 part brass 3 parts woodwind to be correct) section and a Rhythm section that takes no prisoners!
Skamageddon are not to be missed! You can see and hear more here!
UNDER THE COVERS
The term “Supergroup” is much maligned, and with good reason, as most of them are rubbish. Under the Covers are no exception. Critics call them "A London-based five piece cover band who play their own upbeat take on indie, rock and pop classics from the 60s to today". The cool kids don't listen to critics, they don't listen to Under The Covers either.. Get down the front and get your groove on. No cool kids in sight..
You can check out a recent (ish) performance here
Riley K - the artist guaranteed to get you singing!
Riley K is an OffTheHookFest firm favourite! Riley K has been lucky enough to perform at festivals such as BBC Children In Need’s Carfest South, The Vintage Nostalgia Festival, Hampshire’s Oktoberfest, and many more. Riley's first EP “12 am” contains 5 original songs and is available on all major music platforms including Spotify, ITunes, Apple Music and many more.
Riley is always looking for new ways to progress his musical ability, and has played guitar in musicals such as Greece, Made In Dagenham, Sister Act and multiple Songs From The Shows performances. Riley fuses Funk, Jazz and Blues to create a new and exciting sound, aspiring to musicians such as John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran and many more.
With a whole new look and fresh unheard material, this is a performance you must not miss!
For more information on Riley K, please visit the official Riley K page here!
The total soul experience! SoReal’s original soulful sound fills the dance floor every time!
SoReal are a Reading based band keeping alive old but gold soul classics from the 60s through to the 80s; from Twisting the Night Away, Reet Petite and My Girl to Superstition and Master Blaster.
Front man O’Rael is famous across the country for singing these great hits. He is sure to get your party going and ensure a good time is had by all. Drums and rhythms are provided by Charlie - a recent graduate of the ACM Charlie’s precise and creative drumming puts the heart-beat in SoReal's music. Talented multi-instrumentalist Nick is on Guitar and backing vocals. John, on keys and backing vocals, brings the colour to SoReal's music with
authentic piano, organ, strings and horn sounds. Last, but not least, providing a solid foundation on Bass is Simon.
THE CLIQUE DUO
The Clique Duo are a glitzy professional acoustic duo featuring Gilly Clinton on vocals/ flute and Del Deadman on guitar.
The Clique Duo love performing their range of melodic and intimate acoustic quirky renditions of classic artists, from Kate Bush and David Bowie to Aha and Demi Lovato!
Having played at many prestigious venues over the years, including the Jazz Café, Hammersmith Apollo, The Mean Fiddler, Café Wah New York City - and also aired on BBC (London) Radio and TV - The Clique are not to be missed!
Check out some amazing recordings on their website here!
LET IT BEATLE
Lend me your ears...
...and I'll sing you a song!
Let it Beatle are an outstanding Beatles cover band who are returning to OffTheHookFest having first headlined in 2019. Truly an act not to be missed, Let it Beatle feature most of the early-mid period dance hits and choice album tracks plus some later numbers such as Hey Jude, I Am The Walrus and Get Back.
Check out some fantastic recordings on their website here!
Returning to OffTheHookFest in 2022, Watching Planes are influenced by the melodic side of British indie, as well as classic pop & rock, and have amassed a huge back catalogue of songs: an eclectic bag of irresistibly melodic tunes with rich vocal harmony, tasteful arrangements and insightful lyrics.
"With their modern-day 'White Album' feel it's hardly surprising industry pros and local impresarios alike have drawn parallels with the likes of Paul McCartney, Squeeze and Crowded House." - Wokingham Festival website
Veteran producer Stuart Epps (Elton John, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison, Oasis, Robbie Williams) told us: "Nice and McCartney-ish. Very good songs, these! I like this stuff, right up my street - you're very talented.”
Watching Planes had a few Industry offers (including from Live and Unsigned) as well as reviews, and have made the Finals of an international song competition on several occasions. The band played Platform Festival in Yorkshire in July 2021 alongside Badly Drawn Boy, The Shires and Gretchen Peters.
FInd out more about Watching Planes on their website here!