Ales of the Riverbank 2017
Our August Beer Festival with some great new musical acts and a fantastic selection of real ale and cider.
RUBY & THE REVELATORS are a five piece soul & blues band based in Sussex. They have appeared at many high profile blues festivals in the UK, including amongst others Boogaloo Blues Weekender, Blues On The Farm, Cambridge Rock & Blues Festival and Swanage Blues Festival. They are renowned for their scintillating stage performances, and described by Blues Matters as a ‘must see live act on the British Blues Scene’.
Beggar’s Belief are a Brighton based band with a passion for folk music from all corners of the world. Drifting along a path less travelled from hot club France to Yiddish weddings in cockney London, sailing south to southern Spain and the Balkans, fiddling with Irish folk in the plains of mid west America. All with the common belief that music knows no borders.
Dubious Roots are a British Ska/Dub/Reggae/Funk/Rock band based in Brighton, Sussex. Dubious roots were formed in late 2015. Their sound is a rhythmical mix of reggae, ska, funk rock, & dub. The female led power of soulful vocals complemented by male vocals interspersed with catchy horns & funky riffs. They are bound to get you on your feet and moving with a smile on your face. http://dubiousroots.com/
Jack and Amelia’s unique approach to balladry has earned them considerable plaudits, praise and awards. Amelia’s powerful, soaring vocals play off Jack’s precise, percussive guitar accompaniment to create a sound larger than than the sum of its parts. Their talent for adapting anything from Bowie to Buckley to Cohen has earned them a reputation for being a thoroughly entertaining act, incorporating fresh takes on both older and more contemporary songs along with their own linear, theatrical material.
This popular Sussex-based quintet has been together for just over sixteen years and has built up something of a cult following during its Sunday night residency at an Eastbourne wine-bar. A large repertoire of spirited hot music from the 1920s and 1930s is set-off by a blend of mild and sometimes impenetrable humour! ANDY WOON (cornet, musical director): While the rest of the Orchestra may take the mickey out of Andy’s laugh and his taste in waistcoats and braces, none…
“You’ve heard the expert fiddle of Tim Cotterell and Graeme’s rampant double bass. Now add in Dave Lacey’s masterful drumming and the swinging guitar, soulful harmonica and bluesy vocals from Matt Goorney and you’ve got Les Radiateurs! This is a must-see gig! Western swing, blues and gypsy jazz, guaranteed to have you smiling from ear to ear and set your toes a-tapping!” With guest Matt Szul on guitar.
About the Long Haul: ‘The Long Haul play stomping Texas Boogie, authentic Country and dance-floor Western Swing, blending their own compositions with classic material from the likes of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and George Jones’ The Long Haul are: L-R Simon Sparrow, lead vocals/guitar; Francois DeVille, pedal steel/vocals; Rob Kenny, drums/vocals; Duncan James, guitar; Scott Warman, double bass/vocals http://www.longhaulband.com/index.php
OUR VERY OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
You may or may not know that the Duke has its very own Youtube channel. Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9JE3tNpZ15wua31O4OAoWA/featured to check out performances past and, er, fairly recent from some of our favourite acts. There is also an interview with the Duke’s former owner Malcom Hardy, which many of the pub’s patrons – both new and long-term – have found extremely moving.