Our 2024 Music Lineup

With three days of live music at the fringe, there’s definitely something for everyone. Whether you’re into headliners like Daniel Bedingfield, Blue, Rebecca Ferguson, T’Pau, Haircut 100 and Callum Beattie, or prefer discovering new emerging talent and local artists on the rise, we’ve got a diverse range of live music for you.

Friday 5th July

CALLUM BEATTIE

This Scottish singer-songwriter is gaining increasing recognition for his uplifting guitar-driven pop anthems. His debut album ‘People Like Us’ became a phenomenon during the pandemic, hitting the top spot on the Scottish charts and breaking out nationally with the hard-hitting home truths behind ‘Salamander Street’ and naked emotion of ‘Daddy’s Eyes’. His new album ‘Vandals’, featuring the lead single ‘Heart Stops Beating’, is unrepentant and ruthlessly honest.

Describing his new album Callum says “When I write songs, I’m imagining that people are screaming them back to me at festivals… I like anthemic music, and I guess this new album is exactly that.”

THE HOWLERS

THE HOWLERS BAND

East End indie-rock trio The Howlers are gaining a reputation for their epic live shows and critically acclaimed EPs.

Following a host of sell-out live performances across the UK, The Howlers are quickly becoming one of the UK’s must-see live acts. They have gained much-deserved praise from BBC 6 Music, KEXP, BBC Radio 1 for their sun-soaked sound described as ‘desert rock’.

Their keenly anticipated debut album ‘What you’ve got to lose to win it all’, led by the infectious new single ‘Lady Luck’, is due for release on 17th May promising gloriously, expansive songs that conjure up cinematic landscapes a long, long way from London.

https://www.instagram.com/thehowlersuk

SQUIRE

Squire

Fronted by Anthony Meynell, Squire were at the forefront of the mod revival scene in the late 70’s and went on to record and impressive five albums. With singles including ‘Walking Down The Kings Road’, ‘Get Ready To Go!’ ‘Face of Youth Today’ and ‘My Mind Goes Round In Circles’ featuring Kirsty MacColl on vocals, Squire are as danceable as they are melodic.

Relocating to California in the 80s their sound became a perfect marriage of British mod beat and California paisley pop. They returned to live performances in 1999, headlining the 20th Anniversary Mods Mayday London concert, and have continued to regularly tour the UK, Europe and USA since, most recently completing a UK tour with Secret Affair.

www.instagram.com/squirelondon

CREATURE OF HABIT

Creature of Habit

Creature of Habit

Playing a mix of original songs from laid back contemporary to rock, this emerging, female-fronted band from Surrey includes Jess Bartlett (Singer, Keyboards & Tambourine!), Freddy Schulp (Guitar), Joe Shaw-Allen (Drums), Alex Jones (Bass)

www.creatureofhabitband.co.uk

www.instagram.com/creatureofhabitband

WHO IS JACK?

Who is Jack

Jack Britten is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from the Southwest of England, blending exciting production with heartfelt lyrics from his own personal experiences.

In June 2022 Jack was contacted by Jamie Scott (One Direction, Justin Bieber, Rag & Bone Man, Tom Grennan, Jess Glynne, James Bay etc) who had heard one of Jack’s songs “Slow Reply” and wanted to meet. By September, Jamie had taken Jack under his wing and signed him to his publishing company, Catherine Songs.

“Skin & Bone”, a new five track EP from Who is Jack? is available now. With influences including Finneas, Labrinth and Sampha, the EP sees Jack taking giant steps in both his songwriting and production to create arguably his most progressive work to-date.

www.instagram.com/whoisjack

WATERSHED

Since their first gig at now sadly defunct Spitz in London, watershed has gone on to create their own unique blend of americana infused “folk and roll”.   Think Jackson Browne, The Band, Bonnie Raitt, Crowded House, John Martyn and a healthy dose of more modern artists like Amos Lee, Bros Landreth, and Jason Isbell.

They’ll be showcasing songs from their upcoming 3rd album at Fringe 2024.

Of their 2nd album “Coupons For The Moon”, Indie Music Habit said: “Where most new folk artists are losing sight of its traditions, watershed keeps it intact while bringing an edgy, southern rock influence to the table to make for a unique yet familiar sound. With clear, smooth and beautiful melodies and relatable lyrics.”

Listen on Spotify

NEVAEH

Nevaeh

14-year-old Nevaeh isn’t shy of a big stage having recently supported Sam Bailey on her UK tour, performed at a number of UK festivals and events and taken part in Voice in a Million 2023 and 2024 which took her to Wembley Arena to perform solo in front of stage to over 12,000 people!

Nevaeh was recently described as a singer/songwriter bursting with talent and great style. Although a very versatile artist, her passion is in pop power classics & writing music that hit’s home emotionally. Recently dabbling in more up-tempo dance pop, Nevaeh has very recently released her first track in the dance industry, taking inspiration from Dua Lipa & Karen Harding, keeping powerhouse and emotive lyrics in mind.

Nevaeh is the proud youth ambassador for Autism Unlimited and works hard to raise the profile for the amazing opportunities they offer. Nevaeh herself is Autistic and Dyslexic and is a true advocate for spreading positivity and to open up the understanding of neuro diversity.

www.instagram.com/nevaehsingerofficial

NEW JUDGEMENT

New Judgement

New Judgement are a young, up and coming Alt-rock/Indie band. Formed in 2020 they have a unique sound cultivated from influences such as Wolf Alice, Arctic Monkeys and Rage Agaisnt The Machine. Made up of Emily (vocals), Jake (guitar), Joe (bass) and Ed (drums), they combine to create an unforgettable sound that will leave you wanting more.

SOFIA GILLANI

Sofia Gillani

Pop and soul singer/songwriter Sofia Gillani began her musical career at just 9 years old; starring as a lead in the musical ‘Evita’.” Taking cues from ballad icons such as Sia, Adele, and Ariana Grande, she crafted a sound of her own, culminating in the release of her first single “Ain’t A Game” in December 2020.

Her previous single ‘Water Run Dry’ was featured on BBC Introducing. A true hit-maker and impressive performer, Sofia’s future is exceedingly bright.

https://www.instagram.com/sofia.aneesa.gillani/

RISKING NOSTALIGIA

Risking Nostalgia

British four-piece, Risking Nostalgia, emerged from the Guildford music scene in 2016. Lead by Jake Tempest (vocals, guitar); Sam Shelton (guitar + vocals), Josh Haider-Smith (bass + synth) and Sam Sutton (drums) complete this new chapter in alternative rock. Collecting blues-esque rock anthems under a chorus of soaring guitar and vocals, the band is described as combing old with the new to bring about a fresh sound inspired by innovators such as Queens of the Stone Age, The Cure and Incubus.

www.instagram.com/riskingnostalgia/

Saturday 6th July

Daniel Bedingfield

Celebrating 20 years of his classic album ‘Gotta Get Thru This’, global pop icon Daniel Bedingfield is announced to complete the line-up for Saturday 6th July at the Haslemere Fringe.

Kiwi born and South London raised Daniel Bedingfield is a multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer who became one of the most beloved pop artists of his generation.

His debut album and Grammy nominated single, ‘Gotta Get Thru This’ became an instant international hit. As well as helping to push garage into the mainstream, Daniel spawned numerous hit singles, including the iconic pop ballad ‘If You’re Not the One’ and iconic songs ‘Never Gonna Leave Your Side’, ‘Nothing Hurts like Love’ and ‘James Dean’.

In 2004, Daniel won a BRIT Award for Best British Male Artist and released a second album, “Second First Impression” which reached number 8 in the UK. Shortly after his career was put on hold when he almost lost his life in a car accident, but he continued to write songs for other artists, including Pixie Lott and X Factor winner, Ben Haenow.

Since moving to LA and travelling the world the last few years, Daniel has been a judge on The X Factor New Zealand, performed with Fred Again in NYC and has been working on new music.

REBECCA FERGUSON

Born in Liverpool, Rebecca came to prominence in 2010 when she appeared on the hit TV show ‘The X Factor’ and is known for singles including ‘Nothing’s Real but Love’ and ‘Glitter & Gold’. She is a notable songwriter and has co-written four solo albums: Heaven, Freedom, Lady Sing the Blues and Superwoman.  Her debut album ‘Heaven’ was a massive success, selling over 130,000 copies in its first week and going two times platinum in the UK. 

Described by The Telegraph as “In the same league as Aretha Franklin…Rich, tender, soulful… with sass and feeling” She has been nominated for two MOBO Awards and one MTV Europe Music Award.

Over the past 10 years Rebecca has performed with some of the most legendary names in the music industry, including Lionel Ritchie, Andrea Bocelli, Burt Bacharach and John Legend, among others. Rebecca is currently in the process of writing and recording her fifth studio album with multiple Grammy Award winning producer, Nile Rodgers.

HAIRCUT 100

Haircut 100 BandPlatinum-selling 80s chart mainstays Haircut 100, featuring vocalist and guitarist Nick Heyward, are best known for their top ten singles ‘Fantastic Day’, ‘Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)’ and ‘Love Plus One’.

In the early 80s, Haircut 100 went from being London underground darlings to chart sensations in less than six months. Then, within a year, they had disappeared into pop’s ether, leaving behind one truly memorable album ‘Pelican West’.

Over 40 years on, they performed at the BBC Radio 2 Piano Room in 2023 and released a bonus version of that iconic Pelican West album. To bring the album to life, the band performed a one-off live reunion show at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. It was sell-out, prompting a full UK tour so we’re delighted to welcome them to the Haslemere Fringe.

www.instagram.com/haircutonehundred

ELOISE CARTER

Eloise CarterEloise Carter began her solo project in early 2023, gracing stages all over the South of UK. Most recently supporting the likes of Prima Queen, The Native as well as selling out her most recent headline show at Heartbreakers in Southampton.

Eloise’s sound blends Indie-Folk and Alternative Rock. Backed by her dynamic live band, she transitions seamlessly from intimate acoustic passages to explosions of full-band emotion, with her heart-on-sleeve ethos ever-present. Her honest writing is relentlessly emotional, and her on-stage charisma has quickly made her a live favourite.

With nearly 9,000 streams on her debut single Another Loud June, Eloise has received attention from BBC Introducing and just wrapped recording on 3 singles with acclaimed producers Michael Smith and Ben Hiller. The first of which: ‘Under Street Lights’ is set for release in April 2024.

www.instagram.com/eloisevcarter/

THE BEELINES

Beelines

Beelines

The Beelines formed in 2019 with shared classic punk and mod influences as a starting point their sound has broadened and developed.
Their songs are lyric driven, full of characters, big themes and melancholic reflections with hooks to stick in your head.
They regularly play gigs and festivals across the south and London. Their engaging and energetic performances have led to reviews that include “Pop Punk Modernists”, “fabulously eclectic mix of edgy songs”,  “Great set, with hooky songs”, and “the blistering beelines”

Four releases, “Do I look Ill?”, “You’re not Listening”, “This is a Secret” and “Raise a Glass” have been well received and played on local and internet radio stations. This is a Secret also featured on national television.
“Straight up” the new album by The Beelines will be released in June.

www.instagram.com/the_beelines

SOUR KIX

Sour Kix

Sour Kix

Taking you on a ride with their infusion of anthemic pop and modern rock, Sour Kix are an energetic, female-fronted band, guaranteed to keep you entertained.

Their lead singer, Amelie, captivates audiences with her striking vocals and enthralling stage presence. Joined by her brothers Louis (guitar) and Ollie (drums) and close friends Ed (bass), Sour Kix always provide a memorable performance.

www.sourkix.com

SPACE FISHERMEN

Space Fishermen

Space Fishermen

Space Fishermen are an upcoming indie-reggae-rock band who perform a mix of re-imagined covers and original music. This band has a great stage presence with good vibes bound to get you dancing!

www.instagram.com/space.fishermen

FLORRIE RANSOM

Florrie Ransom

Florrie Ransom combines influences from Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver and Hozier to create a unique indie-folk/alt-pop sound. The 20-year-old, singer/songwriter connects with her audiences through her soulful vocals and powerful lyricism, creating a haunting and emotive performance. After making her debut release in 2023 she has featured twice on BBC Introducing with two tracks from her first EP “Incurable Affliction” and is already gearing up for her second EP release in the next few months.

ELTEL

Eltel

London’s ELTEL combine knock-you-dead originals & left-field covers, in order to beguile, entertain and hypnotise you. Listen out for hauntingly beautiful remakes of those songs you’d forgotten you’d forgotten. And while you are here, tune into our sparkling originals! Singing along is optional but encouraged.

www.instagram.com/eltel___music/

ROSS BUCKINGHAM

Ross Buckingham

UK-based Australian guitarist/vocalist Ross Buckingham brings an eclectic mix of songs to the stage.  Ross is an energetic performer and has been entertaining audiences in the UK with music inspired by a life spent between UK, France and his hometown of Melbourne, which as one of the richest live music scenes anywhere in the world.

A firm favourite at many of the popular local pubs and venues where people enjoy listening to the mix of classic covers and originals as well as some other more quirky Aussie ballads.

https://www.facebook.com/rossbuckinghammusic

TAMARA HENDIN

Tamara Hendin

Tamara Hendin is a 17-year-old local singer-songwriter. Her interest in songwriting kickstarted when she and a friend wrote a song called ‘Why do trees grow’ on the school playground aged 9 (they still haven’t figured out the answer!)

Ever since then, she’s been writing songs that range from complaining and teenage angst to grappling deeper topics, delivered through harmonies, reverb, and soft vocals from the comfort of her room. Since lockdown, she has been releasing self-produced music on Soundcloud and is always working on more. She has played acoustic and band sets at the Boileroom in Guildford and one day would love to play much larger venues. Other aspirations include owning lots of cats or a live music cafe!

HEARTHY

Hearthy

Hearthy is a Surrey born singer-songwriter who grew up in Haslemere. She studied violin at the Hindhead Music School before picking up the guitar as a teenager and teaching herself to write, inspired by Taylor Swift’s album ‘Fearless’. Fast forward 14 years and she has self-released 2 singles (with an EP in the works) in her unique indie-folk style with ethereal vocals. Heavily inspired by folk musicians such as Laura Marling, Billie Marten and First Aid Kit, Hearthy is also influenced by her classical background and can be found playing violin, viola, ukulele and keys in her original music.

ARMSTRONG

Armstong

Armstrong are an alternative-rock band, made up of 4 best mates from London. They’re known for their impactful songwriting, hard-hitting “wall-of-sound”, and fiercely energetic live shows.

In 2024, Armstrong return with a new string of releases, starting with Tailored To Fit. A song written about late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, with an overall theme of dealing with death and loss. Strong guitar riffs, heavy drums, and powerful harmonic choruses give this track a classic anthemic rock feel. With regular support from BBC Introducing Radio, their singles have impressed audiences with classics such as Floor and Home Street Bleeding being crowd favourites, alongside their newer repertoire, such as Morning.

“Strong-arming their way into our hearts, Home Street Bleeding is a Springsteen sized rocker with a chorus built for stadiums.” – (BBC Introducing in the South)

“This is anthemic indie-rock at its finest” – (The Curve Magazine)

AQUALINE

Aqualine

Hailing from Guildford, Aqualine is a band comprising Ben on vocals, Patrick on lead guitar, Will on rhythm guitar, Gray on bass, and Sam on drums. Together, they craft an explosive yet melancholic blend of alternative rock, drawing inspiration from a diverse range of genres such as shoegaze, grunge, hip-hop, and experimental ambience.

Known for translating their recorded sound into electrifying live performances, Aqualine infuses the raw and vibrant elements of their stage presence into their layered studio productions, captivating audiences wherever they take the stage. The journey of Aqualine accelerated with the debut single ‘Looking Dead,’ catching the attention of Steve Lamaq on BBC 6, propelling the band forward. Following this, they have released a handful of singles, and as anticipation builds, they’ve been recording their debut EP – Lurker in Vienna. The EP’s singles are now to rolling out over these next few months, promising an immersive sonic experience for their growing fanbase. The upcoming Lurker EP shows a testament to Aqualine’s commitment to pushing musical boundaries. Infused with a variety of styles, it stays true to the band’s distinctive sound, skillfully blending multiple genres into a captivating and modern sonic landscape. Lyrically, the EP embarks on a journey through all seven songs, inviting listeners into a realm where diverse influences converge to create a fresh and compelling musical narrative.

YELLOWLEES

Yellowlees

Yellowlees is a singer-songwriter from the South Coast of the UK, by way of Norwich. Having started writing music and playing in bands from the age of 15, he independently released his debut EP ‘Eden’ in September 2016. Each of his songs is imbued with conversational honesty – every lyric and hook is full of heart. Known for his spirited, passion-fuelled live shows, there’s nowhere Yellowlees feels more at home than on stage.

www.instagram.com/yellowleesmusic/

PETROCENE

Petrocene

A group of experienced musicians who have been playing together for one year, a mutual love of rock, prog, 80s music and recording have bonded what is rapidly becoming an impressive original band with a strong array of power driven tunes.

www.instagram.com/petrocene/

HARMONIX

Harmonix

Harmonix was founded in 2021 by professional singer and vocal coach Sarah Prescott.  From humble beginnings as an online community incentive in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, to the contemporary choir taking Surrey by storm today, Harmonix has firmly established itself as the place to be for all things singing!

Connecting those in Haslemere and surrounding areas through a shared love of music, adult and children’s Harmonix choirs are aimed at all genders, voice types and their repertoire covers a wide range of styles from Pop, Rock, and Soul, all the way to Musical Theatre. Whatever music you’re into, there’s something for everyone.

www.harmonixchoirsurrey.com       www.instagram.com/harmonixsurrey

Sunday 7th July

BLUE

Ahead of their upcoming “Greatest Hits” tour, multimillion selling BRIT Award winners Blue will play out the last night, Sunday 7th July, at The Haslemere Fringe.

Since forming in London in the year 2000 and achieving their first hit ‘All Rise’ in 2001, Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe, more widely known as Blue, have sold 15 million records worldwide. In the UK they’ve had 3 number 1 albums, 10 top 10 singles (including 3 number 1’s), won Brit and MTV Awards and sung with Elton John and Stevie Wonder.

TASH HILLS

Tash Hills Music Artist

Completing the line-up for Sunday evening will be modern funk diva Tash Hills, with influences like Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones,
George Benson & Marvin Gaye and combining 80’s soul; whilst fusing modern funk, pop and house music, Tash has a reputation for upbeat, infectious and fun music. She’s sure to get everyone dancing!

T'PAU

Led by power vocalist Carol Decker, T’Pau enjoyed a string of hits in the late 80’s and early 90’s – most notably “China in your Hand” and “Heart and Soul.” Their debut album “Bridge of Spies”, released in 1987, sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK alone, going quadruple platinum.
The original band split in 1991 and Carol dropped out of the music scene for a few years, but in 1997 she decided to resurrect T’Pau with a new lineup. They have kept a steady touring schedule, including numerous 80s revival gigs, ever since.

EMMA STEVENS

Emma Stevens

Emma Stevens

Distinctively catchy pop melodies, fused with folk instrumentation and a touch of country, Emma’s voice has been described as emotive, clear, effortless and uplifting.  Her increasing popularity is undeniable, thanks to over three million Spotify plays, and over a million video views on the back of seven EP and three album releases, with four consecutive singles playlisted by BBC Radio 2. She has toured seven times (including three headline tours), performed at numerous festivals including Hyde Park, CarFest and Country2Country.

Even if you’d never heard of Emma Stevens, you would have almost certainly heard her music, with many songs used on numerous BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4 programmes, most recently on BBC 1’s The Apprentice.

www.emmastevensmusic.com

LAURA L PAGE

Laura L Page

Laura L Page

Laura L Page – A singer songwriter from Surrey, inspired by many different genres but particularly alternative, indie rock, indie folk and indie pop.   Laura’s debut single is out now.

Check it out here:  www.linktr.ee/lauralpage

LOUELLA

Louella

Soul, Pop & RnB Artist Louella has been featured on BBC introducing and her latest release ‘Something New’ was chosen as track of the day by BBC Sussex/Surrey earlier this year.

www.instagram.com/iamlouella

HOLLIE HUNT

Hollie Hunt

Hollie Hunt

Hollie is a singer-songwriter and producer who has established a lyric-driven, warm sound with an unreserved songwriting style.

Releasing her debut single in October 2022, Hollie’s music has been featured on BBC Introducing and VictoryOnline. Her current single “Better Off Alone” was played on Voice FM and was the South Coast Music chart number one for 2 consecutive weeks. Hollie is currently pursuing her dream of performing her music at local pubs, venues, and festivals across the South of England.

www.instagram.com/hollie.hunt

FOND OF RUDY

Fond of Rudy

Fond of Rudy are an Indie Pop 4 piece formed in London/Brighton. Their songs are washed with stylistic references from 80s icons and revived to a state of modernity through contemporary production.

With support on a string of singles from the likes of BBC Radio 6, BBC Introducing London, CLASH Music and Wonderland Magazine, Fond of Rudy’s epic and hooked filled Alternative Indie Pop has generated an influx of new followers attending their energetic live shows. With the release of an upcoming EP marking the drive towards a future headline tour, Fond of Rudy are set to alight ahead of a busy year in 2024.

www.fondofrudy.com/promo     www.instagram.com/fondofrudy

The Rum & Reggae Boys

The Rum & Reggae Boys

The Rum & Reggae Boys have been together for 6 years, writing and recording our own material as well as playing old school reggae and ska covers and supporting bands including Symarip Pyramid and Sham 69.

www.instagram.com/therumandreggaeboys

LAUREL CANYON

Laurel Canyon

A fun, friendly 5-piece covers band, playing an eclectic mix of your favourite songs from across genres with a focus on harmonies.

www.instagram.com/band.laurelcanyon

 

Big Red Sky

Big Red Sky

Big Red Sky was formed at Music Works rock school in Milford. Aged between 11 and 18, the band is: Ben, Eve, Isabel, Matt, Miles and Paddy. Playing an eclectic mix of covers from Arctic Monkeys to The Zutons, Big Red Sky will make you feel like a teenager too.

THE GENUINE COUNTERFEITS

The Genuine Countefeits

Brought together by a love of music, The Genuine Counterfeits are made up of Charlie Cork (Guitar & Vocals), Chris Hackshall (Lead Guitar & Vocals), Oli Powlesland (Drums) & Rob Thrower (Bass).  In fact Charlie and Oli are old school mates!  The band are based in Haslemere and we love playing local pubs, clubs, festivals and private functions.  Our influences are all your favourite tunes! We play a wide range of rock and indie covers and much more!

www.instagram.com/thegenuinecounterfeits

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George Alfie

George Alfie

After leaving school at 9 years old, George has used writing and performing as a way of connection. Gaining popularity in the indie genre through his ardent lyricism and attention to detail, George has played all over the UK, in venues such as Old Trafford and Bolton Stadium.

Taking inspiration from Sam Fender, Arctic Monkeys and The 1975, George works with his bandmates to bring his originals to life with intricate guitar licks, and iconic drum fills, as well as delivering warming acoustic sets overflowing with heart and charm. George has had multiple plays on BBC Introducing, Future Hits Radio, as well as Amazing Radio UK + USA .

George wants to “create space for people to be seen, to make sure no one feels like a ghost in a room full of people”. For George, this transcends beyond his gigs – through him and into his following, he shows that these feelings can be universal. “No one deserves to feel invisible”.’

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JUSTMENTS

Justments

Justments is a 4 piece band from Guildford, Surrey, formed in 2023. They are gaining a growing reputation in the UK music scene. These gifted musicians have been working diligently on creating an honest and exciting new sound to set them apart from others, taking influence from many genres including Pop, Soul, Blues & Country .

Most Recent Release: “Pointing At The Sun” Available on all online platforms (Spotify/Apple Music/Deezer etc)

Members: Markus Flaherty / Tom Worrall / Roger Quilter / Mike Mosley

instagram.com/justmentsband

facebook.com/justmentsband