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2017 ACTS!

Sam Bailey is one of the country’s most talented singers who won the hearts of the nation after winning the tenth series of The X Factor in 2013.   Sam is truly one of the most talented performers in the music business and embarked on her first ever headline tour in 2015 which sold-out venues and received rave reviews.  She had her West End debut in Sam Bailey: Live in the West End, performing her favourite songs from musicals to a sold out Lyric theatre. She also played the major role of Mama Morton in the national UK tour of hit blockbuster musical “Chicago” in 2016.   With a NO1 album under her belt and her second studio album released in 2016, Sam is currently touring the UK with her Sing My Heart Out show, where she continues to wow the audience with her incredible voice and charismatic stage presence to match.   Sam continues to gain fans from all around the world with her totally ‘down to earth’ approach to everyone she meets. This, together with her considerable talent, makes her one of Britain’s favourite personalities  

HEADLINING: SAM BAILEY

THE POLICE FAMILY STAGE

FIZZ

Fizz are an energetic, female fronted pop & rock covers band based in and around Swindon. Although the band is relatively young formed early in 2016, the members have all played in various other bands and between them have years of experience. Fizz are regulars on the Swindon Pub & Club music scene and play weddings, parties and festivals. The Fizz play list has something for everyone, Adele to Ataris, The Beatles to Blink 182, Stevie Wonder to the Stereophonics and much more. Band members are the fabulous Sian Wilson on lead vocals, Jamie McCabe & Kent Yates aka the “dynamic duo” sharing lead/rhythm guitars and backing vocals and last but not least, the rock solid rhythm section of Josh Hackett on his 5 string bass and Andy Hurley on drums.

MISTY LEE

Misty is extremely versatile and tailors her act to suit the audience.  With her stunning looks, figure and wardrobe, Misty makes an impact the second she appears.  She mixes humour with singing in her shows and, thanks to her wide vocal range, performs a multitude of musical styles from Swing/Jazz, through the decades, taking in musicals on the way, to contemporary pop music.

NORWOOD

Norwood is one of the hottest, emerging American Pop artists and can be found rockin’ venues that have a knack for discovering great talent.  This multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actor is often compared to Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson and David Bowie.  Although only 26 years old, his resume, phenomenal voice and stage presence are mature well beyond his years.   We are very excited to announce that in July of 2017, Norwood has been invited to perform at World Pride Madrid 2017 as well as Swindon & Wiltshire Pride.  As an openly gay performer, Norwood is extremely honored to support the LGBTQ community at these spectacular events.   For more information, visit www.norwood-music.com

PEOPLE LIKE US

People Like US (P.L.US!) are an exciting and unusual four piece band based in Wiltshire. A unique and unorthodox act which comprises of keys, bass, electro-acoustic cajón, kick drum/percussion, 12-string acoustic, 2 lead female and 2 lead male voices along with superb 3/4 four part harmonies.   Since only forming last July - Nicky, Andy, Claire and Mark have wowed audiences with their highly entertaining mix of dialogue and musicianship. Their successful appearance at SWINGE '17 (Swindon Fringe Festival) in April resulted in a collective award for overall 'Best Band'.   With years of professional experience between them, you can expect a slick and seamless performance that will leave you believing that you may even have just heard the original record! Having being labelled with "The best band to ever play in a pub" on many occasions, they strive to live up to the hype at every single gig!   They are guaranteed to have you in the palm of their collective hand with exceptional and intricate renditions of artists ranging from Radiohead to E.L.O to Muse to Erasure to The Eagles to Oasis to Coldplay and beyond!   Seriously, expect the unexpected.   WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PEOPLELIKEUSBAND    

CHRISTOPHER HALL

Christopher Haul is a singer songwriter / presenter originally from South Wales.  He is currently based in East London where he has been working on his debut EP called ‘Something’s Changed’.   Christopher always knew from a young age he wanted to be a performer and with the abilty to write great pop songs he has been writing and recording his music with the legendary production team ‘Gros Soda’ (Ellie Goulding / Leona Lewis / John Newman).  Christopher has had the pleasure of performing alongside some top names in the music industry and has been uploading his journey on his YouTube Channel.   As well as singing and writing he is a presenter and commercial model having worked on major campaigns such as Lucozade, Ted Baker, Perry Ellis and Virgin Media to name a few.  Christopher is to release his debut EP this summer where he will be performing at over UK and Europe.  You can keep an eye out by following him on his Facebook YouTube as Christopher Haul and his website www.christopherhaul.com where you can find his Facebook / Sound Cloud as Christopher Haul and all others (Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat) @c_haul  

THE FABULOUS MISS BRIDY, JASE & CO

Miss Bridy, Jase and the team are honoured to be invited to perform once again for this amazing milestone of the 10th anniversary of Swindon and Wiltshire Pride! Missing Gemma, one of our regular dance crew, we bring a slightly new line up to the stage, introducing vocals from Nathanael and some ole time surprises! We hope to bring a spritely show to the boards this year, with a recap of years gone by and a few new scopes to entertain. Having worked with us for some 7 years and becoming a wonderful young woman (still a Diva though), Emily will, as usual be taking a lead role in the performance! We would like to raise a massive shout out to all the local community who have attended our fund-raising events throughout the last year and the fantastic sum of money that we have been able to submit to the Committee once again towards this year’s event! Miss B and Jase xx    

BURBANK

Burbank, also known as Luke Gittins & Ashley Smith are a Wiltshire based duo formed in the Spring of 2016 and whilst performing at one of their very first open mic nights were spotted by Marland Music Management who signed them without a moments hesitation. Since that time they have gone on to perform well in excess of 100 gigs across the UK including many in Wiltshire, Bath, Reading, Norwich and London where they have performed at The Bedford and the very exclusive Century Club in Soho attracting the attention of some very influential promoters. Last Summer they headlined at SplashFest in Londons’ Battersea Park and in October travelled to Spain for JaveaFest and recorded a version of ‘I See Fire’ for a fundraising video following the devastating forest fires that threatened to destroy the area. Burbank have made numerous appearances on local Radio and following their debut appearance on BBC Radio Wiltshire attracted over 12,000 views when they performed their original song ‘The One’. Their recent video for BBC Wiltshire has now reached over 22,000 views. Last December they were chosen as the warm up act for Torvill and Dean in Chippenham and for XFactors’ Jay James & Britains’ Got Talent Finalists Boogie Storm in Swindon at the Christmas Light Switch On Events, They have collectively written over 150 original songs and are often described as the new ‘Lennon & McCartney’ their influences being Ed Sheeran & John Mayer amongst others. This year will see the release of their first EP ‘Overture’ on March 11th and many more gigs and appearances at Festivals including Bristol and Brighton Foodie Fests & a return to both the Swindon Pride Event and JaveaFest 2017. Next year they plan to tour America and visit the place they are named after. https://www.facebook.com/BurbankDuo/  

MINISTRY OF SAMBA

Infectious, percussion based foot-tapping rhythms to get the party going!  As well as playing traditional Brazilian Samba we also mix it with sound bytes and loops using a sound processor, for a modern twist. We play at carnivals, festivals, corporate events, weddings, parties, pubs and clubs - in fact anywhere where a lively beat and a lot of fun are called for, we’ll be sure to get you all moving! Our ever-popular interactive workshops are guaranteed to get everyone involved and are irresistible to both kids and adults alike.  In fact, the workshops are where we have hooked and recruited several new members to the band.   We are a friendly bunch and two things we share are a passion for the rhythms and having a good time, so if this sounds like you, come and join us - we were all beginners once!   You can see us on facebook or visit our website: https://ministryofsamba.co.uk/ where you can find links to videos for a flavour of what we do and get in touch.  

REN STEADMAN

Ren Stedman is a Trans singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who boasts being able to play the guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele and drums amongst his talents. Ren has performed at many LGBT events including London Pride and Trans Pride and has attracted the attention of prides and regional festivals across the UK after supporting Latrice Royal from Ru Pauls Drag Race on her UK debut tour. Ren's latest EP was released earlier this year and takes listeners on a very personal journey. With folk inspired beats, Ren uses his unique way of delivering lyrics to paint a picture of the harder times that he has faced in his life.   www.facebook.com/renstedmanmusic www.twitter.com/renstedmanmusic    

METSON

MetSon are the premier party, pop & rock duo in South West. Boasting a varied and dynamic set list designed to make sure that everyone has a great time. Our set list ranges from the 60's right through to the modern day and is guaranteed to get any occasion rocking! Whether it be a Wedding, Club or a Pub, MetSon put on a professional performance coupled with great musicianship with a desire to make sure you enjoy yourself as much as we do...! MetSon are fully self-contained and provide all of their own equipment including PA, lighting and smoke.   Offering four different services for your event you'll never be disappointed. Choose from MetSon Live, MetSon Acoustic or Karaoke & Disco. More importantly, we are able to combine any of these services to provide the entertainment that you require to have the event exactly the way you want it.    

SPIDA SENSE

What has 10 legs and rocks?...You were going to say Spidasense, right? Well, good guess, you're technically correct, but the answer we were looking for was 1/10 of a centipede riding a swing. Anyhow, 10 legs, 15 eyes*, Spidasense have all those things and more. Like facial hair and a weird 'helmet' finger. Musically, they play songs that would not be out of place in a Broadway show, if that Broadway show was about getting laid whilst under Henry Weston's withering stare. (That's a metaphor for being pissed, he's not in the room watching you do it.)

 

No one can define Spidasense. Everyone has tried, and the best they can come up with is 'hmmmmmmm.... dunno, but it makes me want to play at helicopters. Ace!".

Spidasense have no agenda other than to be recognised as the hardest act to follow on any live line up. Expect lots of fun, but beneath the goofy, yet wildly sexy exterior are 5 outstanding musicians that come together to create memorable songs we feel the world needs to hear. We hope you agree!

(*third eye if you're a hippy, Japs if you're a laaaaad)

 

GEORGIA

Georgia is a young, talented musician, that sings across all the genres from 'Rock & Roll' to Soul. Georgia has previously performed at the ‘Free Radio Event’, The ‘Miss England Event’ and many other Festivals, she is continuously entertaining her audience and really looking forward to performing at Swindon and Wiltshire Pride 10th Birthday.

STEPHEN G SLOAN STAGE

VERONICA WYATT

Veronica Wyatt is a 20 year old singer originally from Brighton. This is her second year at pride, once again performing a wide array of acoustic covers she is sure to entertain.   Check out more on her Facebook page: Veronica Wyatt Music.

DONNERS

I am a solo act playing classic covers spanning all ages and genres,always good fun and sure to get a sing a long going this is the second time playing pride so hoping to have as much fun as the first,hope to see you there.

JIMMY MOORE

Jimmy Moore is a singer songwriter from down the hill in Wiltshire, recent months Jimmy has supported huge name's such as Devon Allman (Allman Brothers), Danny Bryant, Jon Gomm and Mark Chadwick (The Levellers). His on stage performance is one to supply anyone with a smile and good time.   Be sure to catch his set of folk favourites and Jimmy's finest original material.   Www.JimmyMooreMan.com Www.JimmyMoore.Bandcamp.com  

LITTLE MISS DYNOMITe

Little Miss Dynamite. Singer/Entertainer. Covering songs from the 50's to present + Country & Irish. Been singing in and around Swindon for more that 25 years, from 2000 to 2006 I worked as a singer/entertainer in Spain.  Very lively performer.   Three years running winner of my categories at the Swindon Music Festival and two year running winner of various categories in the Royal Wootton Bassett Music Festival.   This will be my fourth year singing at Pride & feel very proud to be asked once again.  

OLLIE NORMAN

Oli Norman, 25, is singer/songwriter from Swindon, who writes honestly and without restraint. Oli has been performing since 2016 with the likes of Adam Barnes and other local artists, and the release of his debut E.P 'Fear of Flying' has earned him comparisons to City and Colour's Dalls Green.

OLYA

Olya hails originally from Ukraine where she was trained as an opera singer. The dancers are also married with young children and come from Moscow; Poland; and the U.K. They all live locally to one another and are good friends and have been planning and choreographing this act for 2 years.   They perform to the 21 most famous James Bond themes fronted by Olya who is an amazing singer. So every song from the first film to the latest are in the repertoire including 'Diamonds are forever'; 'Goldfinger'; 'Licence to kill'; and 'Skyfall' - all adding up to a great show.   www.olyalambourne.com/gallery  

JENNY BRACEY

21 year old Jenny Bracey is a developing singer-songwriter from South West UK. Her stunning vocals, and tidy guitar skills separate her from just another 'girl with a guitar'. Jenny has strong rock influences leading to her developed sound on recent recordings, showing off not only her skill as a songwriter and recording artist but also as a multi instrumentalist.   www.jennybracey.com

SUMMER BEATS STAGE

DJ ROLLO

A Swindon based DJ with a real passion for all styles of music! Residencies have included 'The Locomotive, McKenzies (Cirencester) , Yates (Cheltenham). Playing multi genre sets giving the crowd something for everyone.

DJ BURNOUT

A Swindon based DJ of 18 years, with a long list of historic residencies including Sir Daniel Arms, The Mailcoach & Ellingtons. A regular at Swindon Pride & SN1 Fest. Most recently DJ'ing on www.graffitikings.co.uk/radio on a Tuesday evening playing Trance & Progressive!

DJ LEE CARHART

DJ'ing since 2008 with a passion for entertaining, Lee fell in love with Trance music following the likes of Above & Beyond. Having played venues in Swindon, Norwich, Chippenham, Bath & most memorably Newquay in front of 1000 people he is now looking forward to his Swindon Pride debut.

DJ ANTIX

Antix by name, Antix by nature.... General dubplate over-lord of low frequency oscillations and all things grubby. Low Frequency head honcho and Co-founder of LFO Audio. Fun guaranteed, just insert badger.

DJ KRAFT TEC

Resident at SN1 Fest and Design, Kraft Tec has warmed up for artists such as Derrick Carter   from Chicago and Eats Everything, whilst also performing at events such as the Butterfly Ball in Old Town Gardens. Expect a range of diverse house beats from deep and minimal to techno.  

DJ JONNY NELSON

Started DJ'ing 15, at 16 he had his first (although short lived) residency at the famous Milk Bar. Alongside working at the legendary Tag Records of Gat Dacor Fame and at P.O.P Promotions, promoting some of the 90's most influential artists. DJ'ing around the U.K. and Europe with gigs stretching as far as the U.S. Current owner of S.U.M Recordings and Graffiti Kings Radio, Jonny has a real passion for what he does. He is now bringing this experience to the Pride stage. One not to miss!

DJ AL ABEL

A local Swindon based DJ with a passion for various styles of electronic dance music. Al has played a number of venues in the local area inc. Longs Bar, Mailcoach and Pink Rooms. Playing Funky House at this Pride, he is guaranteed to get the crowd moving.

DJ XD

The mastermind behind Suju’s “Liquid Garden” DJ XD has been a regular on the Drum & Bass scene for years. A regular face at SN1 and SMF among other projects he’s now bring the silky, liquid, soulful side of the Drum & Bass scene to the BIG garden. One not to be missed.

DJ STEVE SAUNDERS

Playing a host of Genre’s over the years with a real passion for Trance/Hard Trance, Techno and more Steve was a regular face around the late 90’s/Early 00’s playing venues like Bridges, Brunel Rooms and more. Steve has recently dusted of the headphones for Summer Beats @ County Ground and Locomotive, he will be bring some dirty Tech to the stage at this years Pride
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