Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. They have re-thought traditional musical structure creating their own all-encompassing genre. Whether Playing old-school trance classics or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed.
Mik is a classically trained guitarist having studied at Manchester's RNCM. Jake is an electric junkie and grew up playing in rock and metal bands. Mik's classical foundation shines through in the music with Jake's raw percussive approach always keeping the crowd moving. Together they create a truly unique and impressive sound, and have turned many "acoustic" nights into a thumping rave.
Together, they started out as buskers and have since gone on to play all over the globe. They have performed at most of the UK's large festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling, Bournemouth 7's, and Electric Picnic. They have had sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe, and had numerous radio broadcasts for BBC. International performances include shows in the seychelles, club tours in Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands and a residency at Pacha in Ibiza. this dazzling duo are sure to rock your socks off.
Classic rock covers - from dancy 70's AOR cheese to grinding 80's metal. With balls to the wall vocals from Mercy (check out the guns!), Pounding drums right in the groove from Steve, shreddin guitar from Dave and thunderous bass riff from Tony. Will get your heart pumping, yer feet dancing and your whole body sweating and wanting more, more more!!!
Playing and performing what we love with a passion since 2006.
The Buffalo Skinners
The Buffalo Skinners are a songwriting collective based in Sheffield. Their music stems from a shared passion for writing, singing, and serving the song. Kieran Thorpe plays Fender Rhodes Keyboard, James Nicholls the Violin, Peter Seccombe the Guitar, Miles Stapleton the Drums and Robbie Thompson, Bass. The band draw influence from 60’s Rock n Roll, Folk, Blues and whatever else they’ve been listening to recently. Over the past six years the boys have shared highs and lows, personal space, and an ex-postal van across England, America and France. Most importantly they have shared their songs, with anyone willing to listen. Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Janice Long and Dermot O’Leary have all been among them, and have in turn all played tracks from the first two albums on BBC Radio. This has led to endless festival appearances across the UK including BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Tramlines, Camp Bestival… 2016 sees The Buffalo Skinners set to release a third album produced by the critically acclaimed Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley, Slow Club, Kylie Minogue)
Supa N Da Kryptonites with their London originating lyricist, soulful female vocals, a ska/swing influenced 3 piece horn section and a funkin' tasty blues rhythm section make up this unconventional octet!
Winners of the Best Unsigned Band Competition 2015 by The Sunday Herald In Association with XFM & The Wickerman Festival.
Event: The ShowHawk Duo, Size Queen, The Buffalo Skinners, SUPA & Da Kryptonites
Date: Saturday 20th August 2016
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 16:00 - 05:00
Thursday 30th March
THE FREE RADICLES, THE DIVERSIONS
Friday 31st March
THE NEW SCHMOO, CAMEO, LYNDSAY SHIELDS, VAN TASTIK (tbc)