The Only Childs are an original Band creating new music, and we do not conform to what is in fashion on the music scene! We make music with passion & meaning, from the heart, and added with the burning desire to destroy the auto-tuned/soulless, unoriginal Music which plagues our radio waves! We are a Rock band, but non of our songs sound the same, giving us a varied set which will take you on a musical journey from slow acoustic, to fast paced Rock n Roll, and everything in-between.
Defying genres and breaking musical boundaries, Tantz fuse the Eastern European Jewish Folk sounds of Klezmer with Ska grooves, Hip Hop grooves, Reggae grooves (in fact any grooves they can get their hands on!)
The band consists of Matt Davies on drums and percussion, Cat Daniels on Electric and Double Bass, Matt Holborn on Violin, Ben Danzig on guitar and for bigger gigs Dwayne Kilvington on live looping and electronics.
The ZARRS play everything from hard-edged southern rock to melodic brit-pop and moving ballads. A London based band that since their creation in 2009 have had a highly regarded album – maybe accurately called “May Contain Nuts” – and played some of the most famous venues in London and the south and supported internationally renowned artists. This will be their first trip to Limetree and they’re really looking forward to it. Oh yeah, one more thing – you’ll wanna’ dance…
Voodoo Cartel, a Progressive Funk 4 piece with consummate musicianship, original tunes drawing on influences as wide and varied as; Prince, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Muse, Stevie Wonder, Free, Queen. They leave no genre unexplored, in fact as long as it’s got a groove then it works! Up until late 2011 Voodoo Cartel had been gigging as a 3 piece funk instrumental group keeping the grooves tight and experimenting with sampled, horns, keyboards and getting great reactions from fellow musicians.
“United by their love for high-energy Afro-Cuban, Salsa and Jazz, Yoruba are a powerful young band intent on pushing Latin Jazz boundaries. Led by pianist/composer Aron Kyne and comprising of some of the hottest young talent from the North they have been turning heads everywhere they go. Drawing together a diverse mix of influences ‘Yoruba’ has it’s own take on Latin Jazz, blending beautiful harmonies with syncopated rhythms, fiery solos with a massive horn section sound, expect absorbing originals with unexpected covers.”
MarsMusic are Mark and Maria. Raised in southern-Africa with strong Dutch, English and Portuguese roots, this London-based duo bring fusion to a whole new level. Their mix of culture, experience and genres leads to a sound that can only be described as “FolkRockTronica” (the name of their debut album, to be released early 2012.)
Voices Of The Day are a community choir based In Leeds, with members hailing from far and wide. The choir was founded in early 2010 by Cleve Freckleton (former frontman of ‘Chunky Butt Funky’) and a collective of musicians from the Leeds scene inspired by the belief that music and song is something that can be shared by all, and that by coming together as a community and family and reaching out and supporting one another, great things can be achieved.