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Tower of London
7 - 9 September 2018

The Bandstand

Don’t miss our lovely bandstand with performances throughout the three days and deckchairs for all to relax on.

Find out more about the performers

Hattie Briggsaccordian title

hattieHattie Briggs is a 25 year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from Chichester, but now based in London. Recently named Fender Undiscovered Artist of the Year 2017, she won the prize of supporting Lucy Rose at the prestigious O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. Her music brings together pop, folk and electronic influences, which she delivers with honesty and intent. Since making the decision to drop out of a Russian degree in her second year at Oxford University, Hattie has released several EPs, two critically acclaimed albums, had airplay on BBC Radios 1, 2, and 6 Music. She has toured extensively in the UK, U.S. and Europe and her support highlights include chart topping duo, Ward Thomas (O2 London’s Brooklyn Bowl), Lauren Aquilina, Stornoway, Seth Lakeman, and Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman. Brought up on James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Foy Vance and Jeff Buckley, Hattie writes and sings straight from the heart.

“Brilliant songwriter… your voice is off the scale” - Kev Jones - Communion Records, Bears Den.

Lewis Rossaccordian title

lewis rossLewis Ross is an acoustic performer who likes to add personal spins on varied genres from Mo town to Rock, Pop to Dance. He likes to throw in songs that you wouldn't expect in any acoustic set.

Scott McMahonaccordian title

scottScott McMahon is a Scottish singer and songwriter whose musical ambitions have led him to his current base in London. His songs combine rootsy rock influences with a heartfelt and poetic storytelling style. He has played extensively in the UK, Europe and Canada and can often be found performing on the banks of the River Thames.

Lizzie Haynesaccordian title

Lizzie HaynesAfter winning Worthing Idol in 2011, Lizzie’s career has gone from strength to strength. She is now working professionally as a singer and performs regularly all over the UK, be it solo or with full bands.

Whilst studying at University, she performed regularly in Birmingham (including the Barclaycard Arena) and around the country, including Worcestershire, Cardiff, Sussex as well as headlining the Burton Beer Festival. She has also performed several times at Piano Works in London, having come first in competition to perform in front of over 500 people there. She ended 2016 performing live on New Year’s Eve to a packed audience at Proud in Camden with an 8-piece band. She made her first TV appearance that year, performing live on Sky Sports at a National Badminton League match. Her powerful voice, passion and big stage presence ensure her performances are always something to behold. With her choir Enchorus, she has performed at places such as the NFL, the Jazz Cafe and on QI. She ended 2018 singing at Buckingham Palace in front of HRH Prince Charles, Idris Elba, Emeli Sande and many more.

Hollie Rogersaccordian title

"A magnificent and powerful voice" - Suzanne Vega

"Songwriting reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and Carole King. Amazing voice." - Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)

"A sensitive and observant songwriter." - Ralph McTell

Hollie Rogers is a London based singer, songwriter and guitarist with an incredibly powerful voice. Her live performances consistently receive outstanding reviews, with regular reference to the level of honesty in her lyrics and songs.

With the backing of BBC Introducing and two stunning studio albums under her belt, Hollie has supported acts like Suzanne Vega, Midge Ure, Paolo Nutini and Ralph McTell. Often playing with a full backing band or as a duo with double bass, and performing with notable candour, her live shows are not to be missed.

As of 2018, Hollie is working closely with TALENTBANQ and her music is playlisted in all Caffè Nero stores worldwide. Last year, Hollie's fan base came together to crowdfund a new release through Kickstarter. ‘The Body To Ground EP', produced by 4-time Grammy-nominated James McMillan, features Thomas Holder on double bass, with Mark Edwards (Katie Melua) on piano, and is available to stream now on iTunes and Spotify.

Janakan Rajkumaraccordian title

JanakanJanakan is a Contemporary R&B singer from London. Born in Watford, he started performing music in 2011. He has performed in London and France, having previously lived in Paris. He cites Frank Ocean and Stevie Wonder as his biggest influences due to their vocal & song writing abilities. His emotional lyrics often express feelings of hurt and deal with subject matters such as love. He hopes his Artistry can bring together the emotions of Nineties R&B with the Mystery of Contemporary R&B.

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