Charlie, Matt and James are back and are headlining The Solihull Summer Fest! Busted are returning for a one off summer show on Sunday 26th August in Tudor Grange Park. With smash hits ‘What I Go To School For’ ‘Year 3000’ ‘Air Hostess’ and ‘Crashed The Wedding’.
Razorlight formed in 2002, quickly becoming one of the key guitar bands of the following decade, selling 4 million albums, playing sold out arena tours and headlining festivals. The lead single, ‘In The Morning’, reached number three in the UK and ‘America’ went straight to number one.
Razorlight will be performing live at Summer Fest on Sunday 26th August.
Lightning Seeds are an alternative/pop band, largely the brainchild of writer, singer and guitarist Ian Broudie. They are best known for three songs: 1989’s “Pure”, 1992’s “The Life Of Riley” and 1996’s “Three Lions” Broudie and Rogers formed the act as the “perfect pop project”. They will be performing live on Sunday 26th August at Summer Fest.
The Beat was formed in Birmingham in 1979 and was part of the West Midlands ska revival scene. The Beat’s first single was an arresting version of Smokey Robinson’s “Tears Of A Clown”, given a completely new feel, and was backed with their own composition “Ranking Full Stop”. The first release in February 1980 was another Top 10 hit, “Hands Off… She’s Mine”, and was the first of twelve chart singles for the band on Go-Feet, a list that includes permanent favourites like “Mirror In The Bathroom”, “Too Nice To Talk To”, “Best Friend”, “All Out To Get You”, “Doors Of Your Heart”, “Save It For Later” (later covered by both The Who and Pearl Jam!), “Jeanette”, “I Confess” and their Top 3 hit cover of “Can’t Get Used To Losing You”. The Beat will be performing live on Sunday 26th August.
The Sugar Hill Gang
The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group, known for bringing the genre its first mainstream success with the smash hit ‘Rapper’s Delight’ in 1979. With a backing based on Chic’s disco classic ‘Good Times’, ‘Rapper’s Delight’ was the first hip hop song to make the US Billboard Hot 100. ‘Rapper’s Delight’ remains one of the best known, most quoted and most loved hip hop tracks in history. After announcing their arrival on ‘Rapper’s Delight’, The Sugarhill Gang released several more hits including ‘Apache’, ‘8th Wonder’ which they performed on Soul Train in 1981, ‘Rapper’s Reprise (Jam Jam)’ which is a sequel to their debut hit, and ‘Showdown’ which featured the Furious Five.
The group is still on top form, and able to bring true delight to audiences all over the world including the Summer Fest on Sunday 26th August.
The Dualers are a 9-piece Jamaican Rhythm & Blues band from South-East London. They first hit the headlines when the single ‘Kiss on the Lips’ stormed in to the UK top 30 despite no industry or professional backing, the follow up single Truly Madly Deeply charted at number 23 & featured in Hollywood blockbuster Fools Gold. They progressed to playing alongside some of the finest names in Ska and Reggae including The Skatalites, Toots and The Maytals, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, UB40 and Madness. With a number of album releases, several top 40 chart singles, a record breaking 8 sell out shows at indigo at the 02 and an ever increasing large worldwide fan base behind them their success has continued. Now heralded as Britain’s finest Ska & Reggae band The Dualers continue to play to sell-out crowds all over the UK, Europe & Asia.
The Sun – “Once you start dancing to The Dualers it’s impossible to stop”
Q Magazine – “The Dualers soulful harmonising has admirable echoes of Bob Marley & Sam Cooke”
The Independent – “These local superstars are inching towards fame”
Mark Lamarr – “If only all bands were like The Dualers the world would be a better place”
Scottish born singer-songwriter Kerri Watt has spent the last two years touring across the UK and Europe with the likes of Starsailor, Ward Thomas, Embrace, Nina Nesbitt and Mike & The Mechanics to name a few. Kerri has performed at many UK festivals including Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight, Country2Cocuntry and Secret Garden Party. She’s travelled across the States with her guitar playing at legendary LA venues Whisky A Go-Go, The Hotel Cafe, New Yorks Rockwood Music Hall and The Basement in Nashville.
Kerri collaborated with producer Oliver Nelson to make a summer mix of her song ‘You’ – which received rave reviews and racked up millions of plays between Soundcloud and Youtube. The song also reached the No.1 spot on Hype Machine.
2 Weeks Notice
2 Weeks Notice are an established 6 piece cover band covering a wide range of music from rock n roll to current day hits. Born and bred from Solihull and looking forward to our third appearance at Solihull Summer Fest 2018 and supporting the fantastic cause.