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Lionstar is an twenty-first century Reggae six piece, fusing Reggae with Rock and World music. From the UKs Southwest, Lionstar perform a stellar mix of originals and classics, and are highly regarded throughout the industry, regularly rubbing shoulders on stage with the greats, from UB40, Aswad, Bad Manners, Soul II Soul, Happy Mondays and even the legendary Lee Scratch Perry to name just a few!
Mixing classic Reggae with innovative Dub, pumping Funk, doleful Soul and etherial World music, all driven by phat hypnotic bass set beneath high-octaine lead guitars and sabre-sharp drums, producing a soundscape for the soulful vocals of Ron Unity, makes this band one of the UKs rising Stars. Make no mistake. The Lion will roar!
Lionstar are now regulars on the Global circuit, headlining festivals throughout the UK and Europe to South America and Asia. Add to this gigs at Glastonbury and Boomtown, you know you’re in for a great night with a first class international act!
Blue Arse Fly
“We love the idea of good live music, there’s not enough of it around, and CokerFest is a great example of what can be achieved if people really believe in something. We can wait to play for you and we hope it’s the first of many.”
Blue Arse Fly is a five-piece rock and pop band based in Exmouth in the beautiful South West of England and bring you music from across seven decades!
Laura, Albie, Paul, Chris and Phil have been performing together as Blue Arse Fly for close to ten years, performing all the massive Rock classics, from AC/DC and Bon Jovi, through The Fratellis , The Killers, Skunk Anansie and Alanis Morrisette, picking up some Paloma Faith, Billy Idol and Guns ‘N Roses just to keep the meat sweet!
JACKDAW was formed in 2016 from the ashes of the hugely successful local cover band Storm, who disbanded after 18 years.
Looking for something slightly different Simon Kearvell enlisted the help of former Dinosaur Café Vocalist Ben Clarke and Drummer from Local Band Hundred Days Mr Ryan Leese, with ex Storm Bassist Stephen Ricketts the line-up was complete. Unfortunately we have had a recent change of bass player and we welcome James Ireland who has over 25 years of experience to bring to the band.
Whilst looking to continue playing some classic rock hits the band have also got a soulful side and play a very diverse set list to cater for all events. Everything from Queen to Stevie Wonder, and they continue to challenge themselves with all styles of music.
We are more than excited to be playing Coker fest this year as two of the members are ‘local lads’ from East Coker. This will be a very special night for us and we sincerely hope that we can make it a special night for all that attend… whatever the weather.
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NASTY HABITS are The South West’s Number One Rock, Funk & Blues Band. Covering artists as diverse as Tommy Castro, Coco Montoya, John Mayall, Delbert McClinton and others. Add a good helping of up-tempo blues standards and you are set for a stunning night with an awesome groove!
Formed in 2013, the concept behind Nasty Habits is to perform upbeat rock, dance funk and blues from both mainstream and indie artists.
Now-a-days, their repertoire is probably best described as “funky blues” with a rock influence. You’ll recognise a great set from Nasty Habits, with a couple of surprises thrown in, just to keep you on your feet!
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The IOUs are a rock and pop covers band based in Somerset, UK. The band have been consistently gigging since 2012 and are renowned for their energetic performances and varied set lists which incorporate many different artists. The band’s aim is to keep people entertained, engaged and dancing at whatever event they are performing at!
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BLONDE AMBITION are delighted to have been asked to play at this year’s Coker Fest and aim to get the party started by providing a great set with an awesome groove!
This fantastic four piece from Hampshire are a Function Band fronted by stunning vocals from Nicola Goddard with a little bit of saxophone on the side, Lee Wickenden on lead guitar, Rob Strachan on bass guitar and Alex Kershaw on drums.
Formed in 2010, the band play an unmissable eclectic mix of hits from across the decades performed with energy, fun and style!
They have built up a wealth of gigging experience through weddings, pubs, clubs and parties in and around the South East, and always put on a memorable show wherever they play.