ELFM Stage - 6th July 2013
Leeds FM will once again be hosting their own stage with an exciting
line-up featuring some of the best up & coming local bands alongside
more established acts - more details to follow so watch this space.
Broadcasting live from their mobile studio, the team will be touring
the festival site, interviewing people, hosting artists after their
on-air performances (selected performances only) and running the
ELFM stage throughout the day so get down and get involved...
>>> THIS YEAR'S
ELFM STAGE PERFORMERS <<<
The Buzz: Leeds songstress that makes music that you
want to dance or move about a bit.
Despite having no connection to Wales her parents still decided
to call her Myfanwy, this has had no lasting damage to her music.
Myfanwys debut EP Festival is fist of fun that
sees her move away from her acoustic roots to a big pop sound drawing
influence from the likes of Graceland era Paul Simon and Blondie
that tells teenage tales of boys, girls and nights in the Cockpit.
Live Miff is a bundle of tunes and attitude that shows off her Northern
Listen To: Country Boy and Make Them Swing
File Next To: Paul Simon, Blondie, King Charles
The Buzz: Coal mine Rock & Roll
Bio: Brought up in an old mining village in the heart of
Yorkshire, Brothes Luke and Mitch finally decided to form an indie
rock n' roll group. Alongside drummer Tom Webster, pianist Jack
Mattison and bassist Louis Appleyard, Carnabells fell upon a sound
with its heart and soul in traditional rock n roll with the rip-roaring
energy of northern guitar music.
Listen To: Station Road and Rock &
File Next To: Buddy Holly, The Libertines
Grace With Tea Leaves
Buzz: Grace with Tea Leaves combines a love of tea, jazz and
all things that provoke a giggle.
Bio: Led by the small girl with the big voice, Grace Richardon,
the Leeds-based band mix a homemade brew of jazzy power melodies,
complex experimental rhythms and absorbing harmonies, which combine
to create something distinctive to your ears.
Listen To: Lets Take The Train Home and Kapoofie
File Next To: Joni Mitchell, Dancing Years, Bjork
The Buzz: White nuckle lyrics in a velvet pop glove.
Bio: Beth started songwriting at the tender age of 12, now
at the grand old age of 16 she has moved into what she describes
as hew second phase of songwriting. Blessed with a big voice and
an knack for a catchy hook, she is unashamedly pop but with a lyrical
barb that touches on heartbreak, anger and abuse. Beth Gordon is
Listen To: Takeaway
We Be Happy
The Buzz: Francesca Pidgeon and Alex Rushfirth playing
acoustic pop songs. But really good.
After a year playing each others music Francesca & Alex finally
bit the bullet and formed an actual band. The immediate results
have been startling, leaving audiences stunned. This is perfect
union of her innate ability for melody and his for taking the book
and throwing it out of the window. While they describe themselves
as acoustic pop its much, much more that that.
Listen To: So
File Next To: Slow Club, Dancing Years
The Buzz: Girl-led Blues, Rock trouble makers.
Musically they sip from the devils cup of Blues-rock but with vocalist,
Eleni Ravanis, whos voice could melt choclate, this is the
sweet and sour of music all in one dish. Having formed from the
salvages of one band, Black Ally came into being after hours of
jamming old blues riffs to pounding beats. While they might have
only started their live adventure, they have already got people
tipping them as ones to watch.
Listen To: Bitter Rose
File Next To: Band of Skulls, The Kills
Buzz': Lo-Fi Indie Pop from the Hi-Fi city of Leeds.
Bio: Seas-Of-Green are a young DIY musical collective from
Leeds. Positively genre schizophrenic, an ever changing, mutating,
disbanding, reforming band who pride themselves on their pop hooks
and being a little odd.
Listen To: 'Milk Teeth and Green Tea' and 'Idols'
File Next To: Mull Historical Society