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CICCIC Music Festival 2016 v1 – Helping Raise Much Needed Funds for CICCIC – Sat 2nd Apr

ciccic music festival poster taunton somersetSat 2nd Apr 7pm-12am. Tickets just £10 for seeing 5 amazing bands/musicians and all proceeds to go to not-for-profit org CICCIC with many more events throughout 2016 to make up CICCIC Music Festival.
Since CICCIC started in 2012 Taunton has seen a major shift in arts and culture and many people have found a home for their creative thinking and practice, but as a not-for-profit organisation with no public funding we struggle to keep our doors open so now’s your chance to help us raise much needed funds for CICCIC while enjoying an amazing night out seeing some of the best musicians from the UK.
Want to know more about CICCIC? Check out our Patron & Friends brochure.

Overview

This amazing line-up of songwriters, guitarists, bands and singers bring the whole spirit of CICCIC to life in Taunton on Saturday 2nd April and an excellent price for hearing from well-seasoned artists from a range of genres.
We are very excited to have:

  1. Jimmy Moore
  2. Jenny Bracey
  3. Bob Gallie
  4. Rosie Eade Duo
  5. The Legendary Snake, Snake, Snake

Licensed bar available. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

About The Bands/Artists

Jimmy Moore

jimmymoore1Jimmy Moore is a very talented singer/songwriter and performer and you’ll be amazed with his own style and acoustic set.
As a guitarist and musician, singer, songwriter, promoter, teacher and overall music lover, Jimmy has racked in experience of a few hundred shows including performances for hotels, weddings, festivals and house shows!
“When Jimmy performed here last year I was so impressed by his style of playing and singing. A true artist who performs with his heart and brings a fresh approach to the acoustic music scene” – Andrew Knutt, director and head of programming at CICCIC.
Not forgetting helping raise thousands upon thousands of pounds for charities local and national all over the South West Jimmy strives to make an impact on people not only with music, but with character too. His kindness is infectious…and his performance is one that should not be missed.
“Jimmy is a perfect example of shimmering, dexterous picking that goes beyond the usual ‘guy with a guitar’ expectations” – Dave Franklin, Swindon Advertiser 2014
“Billy Brag meets up with Newton Faulkner and Frank Turner to play poker with Andy McKee. Strong chords, Guitar tapping, Instrumentals and relatable lyrics. Jimmy Moore Is rising from the South West to make a big dent in the system.” – Calnefest 2013

jenny bracey at CICCIC music feativalJenny Bracey

Jenny Bracey is a 20 year old Sing-songwriter. She released her first totally acoustic album entitled ‘Wishing For October’ in 2013. Jenny was a finalist in Open Mic UK receiving the Showcase award which saw her beginning an exciting new project at River Studios in 2014, resulting in her bringing out an EP with a much more produced and heavier sound, a direction which Jenny is now following with her overall sound. Jenny is currently working with Downtown Artists in London Soho on some new singles for release in 2016.
Jenny is a seasoned performer having played venues such as the NEC in Birmingham and the O2 Academy in Oxford for BBC Introduces. She has played numerous festivals including Vodafone Summerfest 2015, Newbury Real Ale festival, The Phoenix Festival and Treefest at Westonbirt Arboritem. Jenny has regular bookings with Pubs and Clubs all over the south of England including Proud Camden, Sub 89 in Reading and Walkabout in Bristol.
She is set to make her first European appearance in Italy in April 2016 so this is unique opportunity to see her before she leaves the UK.

Rosie Eade Duo

rosie eade duoRosie Eade “Folk-Pixie”, “One of the loveliest new voices on the folk and acoustic music scene” (Village Pump Folk Club, 2013), she leads the duo (and a larger band) in both lively and evocative songs; life inspired stories written over a number of years gigging solo around the country, interspersed with carefully chosen traditional gems, all arranged around her love of folk, rock and thrashing her old nylon strung guitar.
Likened to the voices of Kate Bush, Maddy Prior and Grace Slick, yet inspired by The Who as much as Steeleye Span, she is equally accomplished within the acoustic-folk and old school rock genres. This dual passion shines through in her new band album “Battlestorm” (2016) which tells of the many real battles and conflicts, emotional and physical, faced in both our modern and historical lives; heartfelt stories brought to life by Rosie and her duo partner Niall the Drum Robinson.
Rosie’s summers are busy with playing UK festivals, such as The Village Pump, BunkFest, Rochester Sweeps, Wimborne, Burnham-On-Sea, Beautiful Days and Glastonbury’s Avalon Cafe. She also headlines at a number of UK folk clubs (Cambridge, Norwich, Village Pump, Bradford-on-Avon, Falkirk…) and has supported many of her favourite artists. Rosie has come a long way since being complimented by the Irish World for her first performance in the Cambridge Folk Festival club tent back in 2002, but the guitar remains and, with or without band, people are still surprised how this little “folk-pixie” can make music that sounds so much larger.

bob gallieBob Gallie

Bob Gallie will tell you himself: ” I carry a lot of baggage around with me “… this is from someone who writes songs that he believes will eventually make sense of his life.

Having performed with Guitarist Brian Tatler from the band Diamond Head earlier on in his life as a Vocalist, Bob was on the road constantly performing in such Venues as the Old Marquee club in London and supporting acts like Dr. Feelgood.
“It’s always the mellow, heartfelt material of Bob’s that leaves me floored; his performance of the beautiful “Please Don’t Cry” was impec-cable, “Blood and Bones” is always spellbinding and throughout it was number after number that seemed to outdo the one from before.” Arran Dutton – Fix Magazine
Bob is a talented songwriter and singer with a history of playing at most festivals around the UK. His work is focused on looking deep into life with great tunes from his acoustic guitar. An honour to have him play at Creative Innovation Centre and a performance not to be missed.

snake, snake, snake, at ciccicThe Legendary Snake, Snake, Snake

To finish the evening we have the the Legendary Snake, Snake, Snake who are a musical Burrow hill-billy three piece from Somerset featuring guitar, banjo, melodica and cello. They describe their sound as Johnny Cash meets Hayseed Dixie and The Ramones. A sort of country, cowpunk, vaudeville, mish mash.

“These guys can really bring the roof down and get you up and dancing, and with their cowpunk approach to music I simply love what they stand for and do for the local music scene. I ‘king love these guys and you really need to see them perform to understand how unique they are” – Andrew Knutt, director and head of programming at CICCIC.

Since then The Legendary Snake, Snake, Snake have honed their craft entertaining audiences all over – from weddings to wakes to wassails. In pubs, clubs, music festivals, cider festiivals and chilli festivals. In barns, on lorries and on moving tractors. We’re just as happy on a big festival stage in front of a crowd of revellers as busking in the back room of your local.
To call it bluegrass may offend the purists, but if you’ve never heard Duellin’ Banjos played on banjo, guitar, cello, harmonica, ukulele, xylophone, kazoo and stylophone, and you want to, then maybe they can help.

More Music to Come

CICCIC Music Festival continues with another amazing event on 7th May and 25th June so subscribe to our email newsletter (right) to stay notified of these and many more exciting events at CICCIC.

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