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The lineup for 2018 has yet to be announced, but this is who we had in 2017

The Leylines

The Leylines - Jan 2017

The Leylines was started by a group of West Country musicians driving home from a session at the legendary Sawmills studios. The song Levelling The Land by The Levellers was on the car stereo and something about the sound of the record, the rolling Cornish landscape and the smell of summer connected in vocalist Steve’s head.

Steve, a product of council estates and stints in the Army, put his observations on the state of the nation into music and started writing. Adding the different musical backgrounds of band mates Matt (guitar), Pete (bass), Dave (drums) and Hannah (violin), The Leylines have created a style that combines the acerbic social commentary of Paul Weller with a folk-rock vibe that will send you right back to those long, hazy, festival days.

The band have a saying: “If you wouldn’t go out and have a drink with someone, don’t work with them.”

Some of their stuff?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycrQZ5Z4QWk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBM_58Rp73o

The WTF Band

WTF Band 2017

The WTF band is the working title for a collective of over 10 outstanding musicians from around the UK, and are a bit like a box of chocolates - you are never quite sure which one you are going to get, but musically you can be guaranteed to see a stellar line up producing fantastic classic and not so classic tunes.
For Chesil Rocks this year, the line up will be:
Lee Worsley on drums
Steve Wilson on bass and vocals
Lucy Broddle on keyboards and vocals
Mick Taylor, former editor of Guitarist Magazine on guitar and vocals
Robbie McIntosh, former member of the Pretenders and has played, recorded and toured with Sir Paul McCartney, Norah Jones and John Mayer, on guitar and vocals
ex-Pretender Robbie McIntosh on guitar and vocals.

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Slipstream

Slipstream class themselves as a Popular Rock band playing songs people know and love from Led Zeppelin through to Muse.

Mick formed the band with Richard from their five-year association in the Weymouth based Slipped Disc which had gained some notoriety for being a high energy (if noisy) classic rock band.

Si (Front and Centre) has played in many cover bands over the tears and with an originals band in Liverpool’s Cavern. He also played in a New Zealand based metal band, the Deported. He's back!

Dan (Guitar and Stunts) studied music at ACM in Guilford and has played in bands such as The Chosen Ones, New Breed, Ocean Red and Marianas Trench covering all styles of playing and continues to be involved in many high profile recording projects.

Richard (Bass) has played all around Weymouth for the past 40 years with bands such as The Roger James Band, Topaz, The Woodland Brothers, Norfolk and Good and Sunrise.

Mick (Battery) played in bands such as Rue Morgue (with Lizzy’s Robbo), The Next Band (with Soft Machine bassist Roy Babbington), The Great Escape (with Gong’s Dave Sturt), B-Movie, Kabuki (with Jazzist Pete Downes) and others. Also many recording projects with Dave Gilmour’s producer

C Sharp Blues Band

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C Sharp Blues is a four-piece blues/funk band from Dorset that mixes original material with classic blues and rock covers.

The band features the twin-guitar attack of Mike Biggs and Smudge Smith, while Chris Lonergan (bass) and Chris Page (drums) propel the band in watertight fashion.

Members of the band have played with the likes of David Gilmour, Garry Brooker, Robbie McIntosh (Pretenders, Paul McCartney, Norah Jones, John Mayer), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Geraint Watkins (Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, Dave Edmunds, Bill Wyman), Andy Fraser (Free) and more.

Smith, Lonergan and Page accompanied Muddy Waters' son Big Bill Morganfield on his first three UK tours. After their first rehearsal, Morganfield informed the band, "You guys play with a lotta soul".

The band has toured widely in the UK and Europe, where their astonishing drive and energy has been a feature of a series of festivals and concert appearances.

Tom Clements

Tom Clements

Having already opened shows for Gaz Brookfield, Robbie McIntosh, Dave McPherson & US Rock Band Larkin Poe (Elvis Costello, Steve Tyler). Tom Clements has also appeared on festival line ups alongside artists such as Seth Lakeman, The Levellers, Steve Knightly and The Hoosiers to name a few. Tom's profile is forever increasing, appearing on BBC Wiltshire's Live Lounge and furthermore opening the Fire Stage at the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, and headlining the Acoustic stage at Teddy Rocks 2017. Tom’s latest album ‘Roots, Morals & other life choices’ have received rave reviews and become his best-selling release to date.

www.tomclements.co.uk

Tom Glover

Tom Glover

Our Comedy Hour MC for the day for the third year, is Dorset's own Tom Glover, host of the Weymouth Pavilion Sunday Night Comedy show where he has performed alongside the likes of Sean Hughes, Mark Watson and Russell Kane.

On the comedy circui since 2010 Tom has travelled the length and breadth of the country sharing his tales of life in the south west.

"Wickedly funny, beautifully timed observations" - View from Weymouth.

“Going to be a comedy monster. Reminds me of Russell Howard and Jon Richardson when they were climbing the ladder, with his own style.” - Matt Price (Natural Born Storytellers)

“Absolutely brilliant compere” Joel Dommett (TV comic)

“Excellent Stuff, deserves to go a long way.” - Steve Hall (We Are Klang)

Chris Chopping

Chris Chopping

A laid back and skillful raconteur Chris Chopping whips people up into a frenzy of laughter without ever moving out of first gear.
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"A really good comic...Tremendously clever in both his delivery and subject matter" - Metro

Phil Cooper

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A master of observation with a quirky view on life, Phil Cooper has a delicious Welsh lilt that you'll want to listen to for hours.

"Makes comedy look easy, fantastic!" - Fosters Comedy

Steffan Alun

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The wonderfully offbeat Steffan Alun explores the surreal and the mundane with equal enthusiasm and makes sure nobody is left behind.

“Funny as a leek and fierce as a dragon. Steffan’s wit and intellect will not go unnoticed, especially with his delightful Welsh accent.” - Laughing Coyote Comedy Club

Emma Sherlock

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Weymouth's own Emma Sherlock is the newest act on the bill but has a stage confidence that belies her experience.

Giving a comedy voice to women everywhere she has the potential to go all the way.

"A promising talent with a bright future in comedy." The Comedy Avengers

Clairvoyants, Psycics and Spiritual Healers

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