LET IT BEATLE! \\ SNAKE OIL BAND RILEY K \\ EMC BIG BAND
WATCHING PLANES \\ THUMBS
DAN CURTIS \\ UNDER THE COVERS
VICKI SEAGER \\ THE GREEN EMBERS
LET IT BEATLE!
The fabulous Let it Beatle! are a hugely talented four-pice rock'n'roll combo who sound so authentic they must have been hanging out backstage at the Cavern Club in the Swinging Sixties. Let it Beatle! are guaranteed to entertain, with a set list that includes the early-mid period dance hits and choice album tracks, including later numbers like Hey Jude, I Am The Walrus and Get Back.
This is one performance that isn't to be missed! You can find out more about Let it Beatle! here. OffTheHookFest 2019 - Lend us your ears and we'll sing you a song...
SNAKE OIL BAND
Snake Oil Band know how to cut a groove. Hailing from London Town this five-piece are the original and best when it comes to blues power.
Currently gigging across London's legendary venues including the iconic 100 Club on Oxford Street, Snake Oil's tight blues performances keep audiences on their toes.
Snake Oil: Keeping it Live. Check out a recent performance here
Riley K, the artist guaranteed to get you singing! With a whole new look and fresh unheard material, this is a performance you must not miss!
Riley K started performing three years ago. Since then he 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 K recently released his first EP “12 am” containing 5 of his best original songs. Available for purchase on all major music platforms including Spotify, ITunes, Apple Music and many more.
Riley K has also played guitar in musicals such as Greece, Made In Dagenham, Sister Act and multiple Songs From The Shows performances.
Music is Riley K's passion, and when choosing his repertoire and writing his own music, he follows the styles of funk, jazz and blues to create a new and exciting sound of his own whilst aspiring to musicians such as John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran and many more.
For more information on Riley K, visit his official Facebook page - including recent performances - here
Watching Planes are influenced by the melodic side of British indie, bringing a Sixties vibe with a Britpop twist as well as classic pop & rock influences. The band 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', Watching Planes have caught the attention of many industry pros, including veteran producer Stuart Epps (Elton John, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison, Oasis, Robbie Williams) who have drawn parallels with the likes of Paul McCartney, Squeeze and Crowded House.
You can visit the Watching Planes website here
Thumbs are a newly formed four-piece UK punk rock band! With incredible vocals and the songs to back them up, Thumbs have been described by punk promoters as "punk as a slug to the bread bin of your heart, fact!!!”
A bunch a friends who went to school together over 10 years ago, Thumbs are in the process of recording their first DIY four track EP. Self released, their first single/video is a one minute punk rock song “Annabel”. Their debut EP is due to follow in summer 2019 along with a second video.
Expect to hear more noise from this up and coming punk rock four-piece! Check out their Facebook page and latest videos here
Dan Curtis is a singer songwriter from Reading. He plays a mix of acoustic covers that will get you singing along and incredible original songs that will get stuck in your head.
We can't wait to welcome Dan to OffTHeHookFest 2019 - see you down the front!
You can check out more from Dan at his Facebook page 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. Five blokes who discovered a common interest in cover songs requiring as few chords as possible, they retain their “raw” sound largely by not rehearsing. Steely Dan they ain’t.
You can check out a recent (ish) performance here
Accomplished vocalist Vicki Seager burst onto the scene at OffTheHookFest 2018 with an outstanding performance that got the crowd moving! Vicki is a rare talent who has a love for country music and acoustic sounds - something she is thankful to her grandfather for.
Having always sung amongst close friends and family, Vicki is excited to be bringing her vocal talents to wider audiences and is not to be missed!
Check out Vicki's Facebook page here for more info!
EMC BIG BAND
OffTHeHookFest is ridiculously excited to welcome EMC Big Band - a 25 piece swing band - to our 2019 lineup. More details to follow but miss them at your peril!
THE GREEN EMBERS
Bugbear Promotions describe them as: "A soulful indie rock of an Elbow bent with U2 widescreen atmospherics... godly mcpudly... hence Ms Lauren Laverne is all over em like a rash (well, she likes 'em)." - and we quite like that!
The Green Embers are an established original rock band playing in and around Basingstoke, Winchester, Reading, Southampton and London.
The band plays original songs which are a mix of hard and soft, from ballads to heavy rock.
You can see and hear more here!