Curzon Music Festival 2017 Line Up

After the storming success of our first music festival in 2016, we're thrilled to be working with Songs from the Shed again to bring you a May weekend's worth of eclectic live music in the unique surroundings of Clevedon’s historic cinema.

Curzon Music Festival 2017 promises to be another unforgettable weekend of back-to-back live bands, gourmet street food, a cocktail bar and sumptuous local ales and ciders.


Saturday 20 May Line Up, from 1pm

Gary Stringer Band (Evening Headliner)

Reef frontman Gary Stringer and his full band of specially chosen musical friends will raise the roof on Saturday night with a set of new and classic songs.

Archetypally British, gritty, rich and primal, [Stringer's voice] stands alongside that of The Small Faces' Steve Marriott or Free's Paul Rodgers
- The Independent

Samuel Jack

Raised on a diet of blues, Motown, soul and roots music, Dorset-based Samuel Jack has been championed by Radio 2 and singled out as one to watch by Music Week.

[An] emotive storyteller, seamlessly fusing the classic sounds of his upbringing with a refreshing rawness and heartfelt honesty

- Music Week


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Worry Dolls

Singer songwriters Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones blend the tender urgency of Zoe’s Irish-influenced voice with the fiery integrity of Rosie’s vocals and rhythmic guitar.

The brilliantly quirky duo Worry Dolls – a super-shiny beacon of joy in a dreamland far, far away from the persistently ‘regular’ sound of folk that’s flooding the charts right now

- The Huffington Post


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Foreign Affairs

Between catchy choruses and close harmonies, brothers Adam and Lawrence Purnell have an honest and raw country/rock sound that has inspired them to create their own unique take on the genres.

Lead singer Lawrence exudes a lot of Johnny Cash and a fair bit of Joe Strummer...Guitarist Adam makes their songs shine

- Twickfolk


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Black Feathers

Americana, folk and acoustic indie rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in the musical world of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of close harmonies often only heard in family bands.

The pure emotion and subtle timing of their song delivery is as evident as the enjoyment radiating from their onstage chemistry

- 3 Chords and the Truth


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Kitty MacFarlane

With songs driven by her own fingerpicked guitar and lyrics capturing honest snapshots of everyday humanity, Kitty Macfarlane's music has caught the attention of Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe.

This young Somerset-based singer-songwriter's blessed with a strong identity: a confident singing voice and a compelling writing style deriving inspiration from growing up in the southwest, allied to a talent for finding wider significance in everyday experiences. An outstanding debut

– fRoots Magazine


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Sunday 21 May line up, from 1pm

Show Of Hands (Evening Headliner)

Folk phenomenon Show of Hands have carved a unique niche to become one of the most in-demand bands on the live circuit. They join us fresh from their FIFTH sell out show at the Royal Albert Tour. 

One of the strongest forces in acoustic music, making folk music that speaks to a wide audience about the issues of today’s society. The three never disappoint in bringing precision, control and exemplary musicianship to their live shows

- Songlines Magazine



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Elles Bailey

Bristol based Elles Bailey seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge and her trademark ‘smoky vocals’ taking the lead.

It’s safe to say that Miss Bailey is probably the best new blues prospect in

the last decade and this latest set only goes to confirm that

The Rocker


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Low Chimes

This four-piece alt-folk band from Gloucestershire have evolved from their more retro folk, rock and blues, introducing synths, samples and other electronics to creative a distinctive new sound. Their debut album is set for release in Autumn 2017.

Truly nothing short of fabulous...really wonderful - Marc Riley, BBC 6Music

I predict great things - Guy Garvey, BBC 6Music


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Pete Williams

Original Dexy's Midnight Runners guitarist, who returned to the fold in 2003 and more recently released second solo album Roughnecks and Roustabouts, to critical acclaim.

Pete is a storyteller in his songs, and writes as a mature man who has lived and suffered and loved. The soulfulness that Pete brings to everything that he does is inspiring. He has the passion of a young writer, and the philosophical overview of a wise man

– Charlie & Craig Reid (The Proclaimers)


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Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band

Honest all-acoustic bluegrass featuring one microphone, four instruments (fiddle, banjo, guitar and double bass) and four voices which blend together to make a highly traditional yet thoroughly original sound.

One of the most exciting and innovative bands on the bluegrass circuit

- British Bluegrass Music Association


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Rachel Ries

Hailing from the prairies of middle America, Rachel Ries crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked-hearted, deftly pulling listeners in with her clear voice and disarming candor, and holding them there with smart and tender poetry.

Setting her apart from many of her peers are the adventurous and compelling instrumental arrangements of her sweetly poetic material



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