Feast your eyes on the first announcements for Off-Grid’s Barn Stage line up for 2017 soon…
Huge thanks to Demelza Riddell for curating a programme full of outstanding reggae, blues, folk, hip-hop and world music from the South West and across the UK and beyond. Keep an eye on this page for more line-up announcements in the coming weeks!
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR THE 2017 ANNOUNCEMENTS
Without further ado…
CakeyGirl (Loud Set)
CaveMouth are a primal lo-fi funk four-piece who sound as though they live on the wilds of Exmoor on a strict diet of roadkill, making music to keep the neighbours away and lure the foxes in. Their gritty original sound blends blues, funk and hip-hop with African-influenced tunes and mind-altering lyrics.
Growing up in rural Devon, the band have known each other for years, and had to make their own entertainment by putting on their own mini-raves and free parties in the woods, a past that has certainly helped to shape their ‘Swamp-Funk’ sound.
Inspired by everything around them from politics and religion to nature, CaveMouth are guaranteed to get you up and out of your seat, the aural equivalent to a night on a stairmaster, drinking Jack Daniels through a pair of fishnet tights.
Teignmouth born roots fusion quartet Datura take you on a journey through their unique interpretation of styles. Influenced by the Delta blues of the Mississippi to Roots reggae and dub culture of Jamaica with flourishes of modern styles such as trip hop, D&B and electro swing. Expect Raw and Swirling Blues/Dub/Slide guitar. Soulful vocals held together by a dynamic rhythm both intricate and with an irresistible groove guaranteed to make you move.
A lively set packed full of original material and reinterpretations of some of reggae music’s biggest dance floor shakers. Datura burst onto the live south-west circuit in 2015 building a reputation for their energetic and passionate live performances.
Five Finger Discount
Successfully integrating Rap, Reggae, Indie and Folk, NUMB are the genre-blending masters of their time. Within their first year the band signed their first record deal, recorded, produced and released their first studio album ‘Local Anaesthetic’, had their song ‘Night Time’ featured in Brit Comedy Film ‘Three and Out’ Starring McKenzie Crook, Colm Meany and Gemma Arterton, attended the world premiere of the film in Leicester Square in London and gained sponsorship from Faith Guitars and THTC Clothing. Fila Clothing and Fenchurch Clothing followed and a year later N.U.M.B. were shortlisted from 30,000 bands to the last 10 in the 02 Wireless Competition, which saw them play the 02 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London. They were finalists in The Global Battle of the Bands and in 2009 they released their second studio album ‘Salt of the Earth’.
With a reputation of outstanding live performances, NUMB have smashed over 700 live shows, been support for acts such as Peter Andre, Arrested Development, Mica Paris, Finley Quaye, Frank Turner, The Beat, Dreadzone, The Dub Pistols, graced the stages of Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Farmer Phil’s Festival, O2 Wireless Festival, Beachbreak Festival, Solfest, and never fail to deliver whether it’s a festival, venue, or private party.
NUMB pride themselves on their songwriting ability and Queen/Beatles producer Malcolm Toft said they were the best thing he’d heard in over 10 years.
Previously described as Alternative HipHop or Neo-soul, in 2013 NUMB released their third studio album ‘Fruit of the Boom’. Now near on completion of their fourth album NUMB are either out on the road on tour or writing in their studio in Devon.
(Mass Ceilidh Dance Workshop)
DJ ‘Mr Puckey’ (Caberet Voltaire)
Samantics is a one man band who plays live, ukulele infused, hiphop (Ukuliphop). Using a loopstation, multiple ukuleles, backing vocals and and an ever expanding collection of instruments, Samantics offers a refreshing injection of music. The energy, effort and concentration he puts into his live shows creates a captivating performance and with his thoughtful, honest and engaging lyrics you won’t know whether to laugh or cry. Samantics uses his musical platform to speak openly about his ongoing battle with mental health issues (while also trying his hardest at being a badman).
Vojta is a multi-instrumentalist traveling the world, and gathering inspiration along the way. He started to play violin when he was young, but his devoted journey with music began two years ago when he came to New Zealand and decided to fully trust and follow the music path. It was during this time that he joined a band called Mad Hallelujah Tribe (madhallelujah.com). His solo act is a simultaneous combination of violin live-looping, tribal rhythms, and didgeridoo.