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ELFM Stage - 6th July 2013 (Playground Party)

East 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...




Myfanwy Shields

The Buzz: Leeds songstress that makes music that “you want to dance or move about a bit.”

Bio: Despite having no connection to Wales her parents still decided to call her Myfanwy, this has had no lasting damage to her music. Myfanwy’s 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 charm.

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 & Roll Beat’

File Next To: Buddy Holly, The Libertines



Grace With Tea Leaves

The 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



Beth Gordon

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 entreatingly provoking.

Listen To: ‘Takeaway’

File Next to: Bat For Lashes, Kate Nash



We Be Happy

The Buzz: Francesca Pidgeon and Alex Rushfirth playing acoustic pop songs. But really good.

Bio: 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” it’s much, much more that that.

Listen To: ‘So’

File Next To: Slow Club, Dancing Years



Black Ally

The Buzz: Girl-led Blues, Rock trouble makers.

Bio: Musically they sip from the devils cup of Blues-rock but with vocalist, Eleni Ravanis, who’s 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




'The 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