DIVERSITY STAGE - SATURDAY
12.00 - 12.45 Locked Horns
The band formed over a mutual love for playing great music together and having fun while we’re at it.
The band formed in 2013, with the aim of playing the jazz and swing of our heroes (Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, and many others) up to modern day (Gordon Goodwin and even some Adele).
We also feature original arrangements and adaptations from Alfie Pugh, our Musical Director – and yes, with enough notice we will do special requests for private bookings.
If you’re interested in playing with the band please get in touch, and if you’d like to hear more then come and see us in person.
If you’re interested in hiring us, please contact Pete Hodges at email@example.com or on 07729 605111. Our standard setup includes 17 musicians (a full big band), plus at least one vocalist.
13.00 - 13.45 Spirit Level
Alex Beard, Simon Caldwell, Max Thompson
14.00 - 14.45 Emily Howard and the Dilly Boys
The Dillyboys are a high octane folk collective from Exeter. The pioneers of “Shanty Chic” deliver a harmonious fusion of blues/cabaret/folk. They guarantee to reduce any audience to a state of hootenanny delirium. A triumph of enthusiasm over adequate preparation.
Voted Exeter’s most handsome band 2017
“The super-group that Exeter deserves but doesn’t know it wants yet” – Batman 2016
15.00 - 15.45 The Blu Funk Allstars
The Blu Funk Allstars are an amazing funk/soul band based in the Southwest.
16.00 - 16.15 Level 2 (Battle of The Bands runner up)
An ensemble created in the level 2 music course at Exeter College (where all the best bands are formed!). A variety of musicians who have been placed together and enjoy every moment of learning. Developing as a band, the Level 2’s continue to reign supreme and rise to the occasion, blowing the competition away.
16.20 - 16.45 Lola Lovatt (Battle of The Bands Winner.)
Lola Lovatt is a Level 3 Music Performance and Music Technology Student from Exeter College. A singer songwriter with amazing potential. Silky vocals with folk influences and beautifully written lyrics that are mature and mesmerising with echoes of the iconic Joni Mitchell. Whilst competing at the battle of the Bands at Exeter College, Lola was so
engaging, so colourful with her voice, so enchanting, we literally could not keep our eyes off her. She will without a doubt, wow the crowd at Exeter Respect Festival and we wish her the very best of luck for her set!
17.00 - 17.45 Revolution Roots
A soul-infused dub reggae collective of mixed ages and backgrounds, whose varied influences translate into a unique refreshing sound. Nostalgic Caribbean vibes fuse with uplifting harmonies, and urban jazz create catchy and immersive music to transport you to the Tropics.
Vocalist Rosina, delivers cool silky vocals to melt the soul with a playful innocence, yet powerful presence. Accompanied by West African vocalist, Shine, and his contagious charm, the two interweave, creating a captivating and cheerful double act. Backed by a diverse band of fantastic musicians, together they bring authentic, colourful explosion of classic roots reggae with a refreshing cultural twist.
18.00 - 18.45 The Real Ish Band
The Real Ish Band play an eclectic mix of acoustica. Originals and covers.
DIVERSITY STAGE - SUNDAY
11.00 - 11.45 Keltia
Six musicians with a passion for Celtic and World Music have come together to form Keltia…Soaring sounds with a heady mix of electric viola, harp, woodwind, percussion, mandolin and guitars linking with beautiful vocals. Their sets include crafted and traditional pieces from these islands and beyond. Thrilling and enchanting, they produce a performance to remember.
12.00 - 12.45 Alex Hart Music
I’m a 25 year old singer/songwriter from Ashill in Devon…
Back from touring Europe with Martin Barre from Jethro Tull I’m currently working on some new material with some very talented musicians. I’ve been lucky enough to work with the likes of Terry Britten (grammy award winner for Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’) and currently spending time recording at State of the Ark studios in Richmond. This time we’re going for a more folky/rootsy sound which I know you’re all going to love.
This year as a band we were invited to play at Looe Music Festival on the main stage and have gained many friends since.
Thank you for your ongoing support in our musical careers.
I’d like to introduce to you my lovely band members – Josiah Manning on drums, Paddy Blight on lead guitar and Jake Galvin on bass. Keep up to date with our gigs on my website!
I love performing live, either solo or with my band and have been lucky enough to have played at some legendary venues including the Troubadour, Ronnie Scotts and many concert venues around Europe.
13.00 - 13.45 Annika Skoogh (Orpheus)
Annika, born in South America and raised in Sweden, is a vibrant jazz vocalist with a natural talent. She has a wealth of singing experience in a wide variety of genres and multi-linguist Annika also adds another dimension to her performances by singing songs in different languages from time to time.
As well as performing, Annika also writes original music and is busy arranging songs with some of the band members in her Quartet. Whilst jazz is her primary focus, Annika is a versatile singer and is involved in various projects ranging from 6 and 8 piece function bands to a 6 piece Brazilian latin band. In addition to her collaborations, Annika also takes on a limited amount of private singing teaching work.
Appearances; The International Duke Ellington Festival London, The Bristol Harbour Festival, St Ives Jazz Club, Plymouth Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival, Teignmouth Jazz Festival, Bude Jazz Festival, Dartmouth Music Festival, Ilminster Art Centre, The Pound Arts Centre, CICCIC Art Centre, Swinging Unlimited Jazz Club, The Beaver Inn Appledore, Speakeasy Jazz Club as well as many other festivals, jazz clubs, hotels, restaurants and pubs throughout the Southwest.
Highlights; The International Duke Ellington Festival in London singing with Buster Cooper and Art Barton (Art Barton has performed with Buddy Rich, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen) former members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Singing with the legendary Kathy Stobart (Kathy Stobart performed regularly with the late Art Pepper and Humphrey Lyttelton). Performing for MP Ben Bradshaw at his birthday party by special request.
14.00 - 14.45 Barefoot Bandit
The Barefoot Bandit are a reggae/dub band based in Devon. Their sound mixes catchy melodies with exciting rhythms, creating a combination of roots reggae and deep dark dub.
15.00 - 15.30 Paul Kouatchou
Kouatchou was born and bred in Cameroon, central Africa. He came from a musical family – his father was a first class traditional xylophonist and his mother sang in the local church choir – and Kouatchou carved his first guitar at the tender age of twelve!
After some time spent as a teacher of carpentry & joinery in Cameroon, the artistic presence in Kouatchou became too strong to ignore, and he left classroom teaching with the hope of spreading his thoughts, desires and feelings to a wider audience through his music.
Kouatchou spent time in Brazil where he immersed himself in the culture and the language, and it was here he learned about ”Alegria,” which means joy amidst difficulties and hardships. His experiences in Brazil enabled him to grow as a person and as a musician. Leaving Brazil with a still burning desire to connect and reach out to humanity through music, Kouatchou headed for Switzerland where he encountered warmth and made lasting friendships. However, eventually he felt bound to pursue his childhood dream to bring his music and his message to England, UK where he has since recorded an EP and performed extensively to audiences around the South West.
What music means to Kouatchou: I believe music ought to be the torchlight for humankind. I believe no-one is useless, we are all good at something it doesn’t matter what. My music is to inspire people for the right reasons and to remind fellow man that, we all do have the great light within which at times can be very hard to find. I believe music allows us the freedom to dare to believe in our dreams and to help us after we stumble and fall, and it is with this intention that I create and share my home grown music and indeed lyrics. I speak in different tongues, English, French and Portugese mostly, however I believe music, specifically my music transcends all nations far and wide, and because it comes from my heart it is felt as well as heard.
I describe my vibe as world music founded in the roots and heart of reggae, and am both privileged and proud to be able to share and celebrate in the sounds I create.
Peace be with you and please let my music do all the talking… Bless up.
15.45 - 16.15 Big Noise Chorus
Big Noise Chorus are back to sing for the Respect Festival again. We are a group of community choirs and the Exeter Big Noise Chorus is guaranteed to get your feet stomping – we will fill the stage, fill your hearts and raise the roof with our pop, soul, motown and rock music. As Colin Rea, our conductor says, ‘All our concerts are for charity – we believe in the generosity of spirit and using music to make to make a positive difference in the world around us.’
16.30 Karina and Bollywood Dancers
Bollywood dance is a fusion of Eastern and Western dance and evolved from the Indian film business. The music is upbeat and fun and the dance is very lively!
It’s highly addictive for the mind, body and the soul! It’s colourful, it’s vibrant, it’s beautiful and it’s infectious.
Karina trained in Uk & spent amonth dance teaching & studying Bollywood in India and offers weekly classes in the South West including on Mondays at Exeter phoenix, and monthly Saturday workshops there too. Karina is available for sessions in schools, hen parties, residential homes & SEN work etc.
Facebook: Karina Gracia Dance