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AN INTERVIEW WITH THE COLLECTIVE BAND – DOC MASON MINI FESTIVAL

The universe has brought us together and from then two years passed and its all grown organically.

We are a cross genre band and many of our musical influences are from many genres from different eras. Our latest album is called ‘Mixed Personalities’ which was released on the 4th of August 2017. The album consists of two disks of cross genre music, over 30 songs and features from vocalists, producer’s, DJ’s and instrumentalists.
To be able to do what we love for a living would be nice… nothing on a crazy scale though, the main goal is to always enjoy what we do, to try and spread love and positive energy, break down the walls of society and revolutionise the way people think.

We can’t really put our audience into a box or slap a label on them, all the places we have been to in the past two years we have met and had love shown from many backgrounds, cultures and ages.

THE COLLECTIVE BAND WILL BE PERFORMING IN WALTER’S BAR AND EATERY AT 5PM ON 13TH JANUARY. Read More

AN INTERVIEW WITH TALLAWAH – DOC MASON MINI FEST 

We love most genres of music but mostly Reggae and Funk. We love both, but Reggae is heartbeat music. It’s like soul food, it keeps you nourished and grounded, but it also makes you reflective and packs a wallop!  It’s three-dimensional music for the discerning listener.

Our guitarist, Jake Clarke has been with us for just about a year now. The rest of us are original members.  He was thrown in at the deep end but has adapted very well. We have been together six years now and it’s been a wild ride.

We released our first EP last year, ‘Live Free’ which included mostly original songs. We are very proud of it and that’s our plan; to keep writing and releasing our original songs. We love to see audiences respond to our original music with alacrity and appreciation. There is no better feeling. Of course we will still do covers, because we always do them in our own inimitable style.Read More

AN INTERVIEW WITH MOJO SLIDE – DOC MASON MINI FEST

Influences… The Rolling Stones, Oasis, the Verve, BRMC, Cage the Elephant, Johnny Cash, Little Richard, Muddy Waters, Led Zepplin, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

 

Performing in the main auditorium at 19:50 on 13th January 2018

Armed with a handful of half written songs and a well-rounded love for music with drive and passion, lead singer Mark Wilks set upon forming a blues Rock n’ Roll band with the help of drummer Mikey Ireland.

Using joinmyband.com we found Mike Fenna, a classically trained pianist and phenomenal lead guitarist and all-round multi-instrumentalist as well as being a songwriter, Mike is the cornerstone of The Mojo Slide.

Adding Bass Player Marek (later to be replaced by seasoned Rock tornado Danny Savage). Also hunted down via joinmyband was another classically trained viola and mandolin wielding rhythm guitarist and songwriter Matt Legg. With a big taste for alternative rock and 90’s grunge he adds a real unique flavour to their sound.

Currently Mojo Slide are working on their second album where fans can expect blues rock with elements of alt rock, indie, funky rock, grunge, soul and moody country and western!Read More

AN INTERVIEW WITH BURNING CODES – DOC MASON MINI FESTIVAL

Paul Archer, the man behind Burning Codes, talks about the emotional journey behind the making of his ongoing musical project…

“Essentially the initial catalyst for these evolutions appears to be the changes and flow of life, art, expression and feeling around us. For example the first album was very much a solo journey and hugely choral and echoic.

“The second album was evolving into more of a collaborative project overall. The one central theme is the importance of the organic feeling of the expression of the human voice.”

“On a personal level I’ve been reaching a bit of a tipping point in terms of the music I’m hearing around me and I really felt a deep and a driven need to express a level of personal struggle, frustration and angst with what appears to me to be a narrowing of expression and genres in popular culture.

“I am ever aware that a plank with strings is no longer considered to be what it once was. Yet no one plays a chord the same. The plank with strings is unpredictable. it is a tool which responds to the players hands, body, feel and emotion and I love this.Read More