John Otway & The Little Big Band
John first achieved notoriety with his eye-watering performance on Old Grey Whistle Test and subsequent hit single Really Free in 1977. A heady mix of blind ambition and rank incompetence was to keep this microstar shining for almost two decades despite Otway’s ability to turn any situation to his own disadvantage. His autobiography Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure out sold, by a factor of ten, all the records he had released since his hit, and now Otway is struggling to live up to this billing – selling out London Astoria for his 2000th gig in 1993, filling the Royal Albert Hall in 1998, and charting at number 9 with his 2002 single Bunsen Burner. For John ‘Two Hits’ Otway, ‘the future’s bright; the future’s Otway! The Little Big Band are a bunch of musicians from Harlow who knew each other, and played together, before they met John Otway – they have been playing with him since the early ’90s. The Big Band are Richard Holgarth (lead guitar), Seymour (bass guitar), Murray Torkildsen (guitar, songwriter), Adam Batterbee (drums).
The Star Botherers
Two guys who make a surprising amount of noise. Andrew Hawkins on guitar and vocals, Dave Drury on bass and drums bringing you an upbeat cacophony of fun-yet-sometimes-serious well-crafted folkish music with bitingly witty lyrics.. Expect infectious tunes infused with lyrics that range from the poignant to hilarious with every stop in between. Cracking observational stories set to catchy melodies
DIY Acoustic influenced by Punk Rock, Heavy Metal and Blues.