Brighton’s Patch Fest becomes virtual Bank Holiday music festival

It is being organised by The Friends of William Clarke Park where the festival usually takes place.

Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 7:53 am
Patchfest

Spokesman Tristian O'Brien said: “This is an effort to entertain folk who are staying at home during a bank holiday weekend. It will also provide acts a channel to promote their music and gain more fans.

“The details are at http://patchfest.news/virtual – a brilliant line-up of all sorts of acts, including internationally acclaimed blues guitarist Gwenifer Raymond who is working on a new album.”

All the acts are from the area or have some sort of connection to the park, near Elm Grove, in Brighton.

“Click on the Patchfest FaceBook Group or surf to http://patchfest.news/virtual to watch the performances that will be streamed to our PatchFest FaceBook Group, during the day of the event. If you don't have access to the FaceBook Group someone will be monitoring the group and grant you access in moments.”

The line-up is (with times subject to change)

14:00. Address by the Friends of William Clarke Park co-secretaries Wook Hamilton and Duncan Blinkhorn.

14:05 James McSorley, rocking covers of the greats.

14:25 Steven Krakow (Plastic Crimewave) – psych raga. Chicago-based illustrator and writer, avant-garde musician, music historian and impresario.

14:45 Jonny Ukebox and Wook – jazz from Patchfest legends.

15:05 Too-Odd. Too-Odd plays all kinds, world music to hip hop via breakbeats and jazz.

15:25 Ela Southgate and Matt Wall. Ela and Matt specialise in jazz and Brazilian Bossa Nova.

15:45 Arash Torabi. Indie pop covers.

16:05 Sammie Hall. Sammie is a multi-genre vocalist, song writer and drum’n’bass singer.

16:25 Lewis Aslan. Lead singer and guitarist in The Decadent Dayze and founder of Brighton's Psychedelic Sundae festival.

16:45 Astral Engineering has been making electronic music around the intersection of ambient, dub and techno since 1993.

17:05 SouthWestsiide.

17:25 Keshco Keshco – pastoral folky introspective.

17:45 Joonas Kooka – acoustic, dobro and electric guitarist from Finland, based in Brighton.

18:05 Swiss-German singer-Songwriter Dayles Ford (also known as Carole) sings alternative pop influenced by jazzy harmonies, Fender Rhodes and wurlitzer sounds.

18:25. Pog – Brighton-based seven-piece folk/punk band that “set tales of everyday failure to disarmingly catchy acoustic soundtracks.”

18:45 Octoberclub (aka Michelle Steele) drummer of queer feminist noise-pop DIY band Slum of Legs.

19:05 R Dyer uses loop pedal, musical saw, saxophone, noseflute, found sounds, homemade instruments and household objects to combine baroque songs with improvised performance.

19:25 Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, from Cardiff now living in Brighton. She plays her own moody and often manic original American Primitive styled compositions on guitar and banjo in the UK and US.

19:45 DJ Georgy Girl. Georgy presents three radio shows a week on Sheena's Jungle Room on WFMU.

20:05. DJ Leggy Reggae.

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