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Victorious Festival Preview: The Courtiers


Only coming together last year to create another channel of local folk music, The Courtiers will be another local band jumping onto one of the stages for the hometown festival.

The keep to the traditional folk music sound, able to convert any song to their folky ways. Their music makes for an enjoyable listen and it certainly seems they’re in high demand. As well as being lined for an appearance on the Real Ale Festival Stage on 23 August, they’re also in the midst of the Wickham Festival. They performed there yesterday, 14 August and are due back today to get more people enjoying their music.

They have a brilliant collection of instruments including foot percussion, a fiddle, a bouzouki and something called a guitar. Together it creates a wonderful traditional folk sound that is missing in music nowadays.

They’re a talented group who have gone with a less obvious style of music. Instead of joining the legions of rock bands or joining the nu-folk movement they’ve kept it simple. It’s nice to listen to music that is so obviously influenced by what has come before it.

Email is Down

In typical fashion, technology has decided to fail with only a few days left before Victorious Festival. For some reason my inbox is refusing to accept any more emails and I can’t see how to fix it. I’ve emptied my inbox and there’s still nothing coming through.

I have reported it and stuck a divert on so it will go to my old email address. But if any bands that I’ve contacted about Victorious sent me an email yesterday there’s a good chance I haven’t got them because of this technical fault. Don’t forget you can get hold of me on here, the Musical Nourishment Facebook page and the Twitter account.

Alternatively here’s my rather embarrassing email address that my thirteen-year-old self thought was an excellent idea: 

Victorious Festival Preview: Offbeat Offensive


Portsmouth’s very own Ska and Reggae band will be appearing at Victorious Festival this year, they will be sharing the stage with Slowclub and brightening the day with their light-hearted and energetic music. Read the rest of this page »

Victorious Festival Preview: Slowclub


Slowclub are a duo that is already enjoying a certain amount of success and attention. As well as getting a healthy dose of media coverage from established music publications like the NME as well as the music arms of papers such The Independent and The Guardian, they also have celebrity interest resulting in a guest appearance from Daniel Radcliffe for the video of Beginners back in 2012. Read the rest of this page »

Victorious Festival Preview: Sound of the Sirens


It’s less than two weeks until Victorious Festival so it’s time to start introducing you to more of the artists that will be appearing there. Read the rest of this page »

Pepper Presents Featuring The Lost Boys and Missing Andy

Pepper Presents

Last night The Winchester, an unassuming pub in Bournemouth, hosted the launch of Pepper Presents, a live music showcase organised by music App developers Pepper. It was a showcase of ‘local’ talent as well as equipment that is beginning to have a massive impact on the industry. And that is what Pepper is about. They’re not just an app and they have a vision for Pepper Presents, hoping one day to have their own mini tours and taking with them artists who are great live. Read the rest of this page »

Victorious Festival Preview: Kill Kasper

Kill Kasper

When it comes to rock it can be very hard to make an impact, Kill Kasper are one of the few bands actually producing something worth listening to. During their time together they have garnered a lot of support, even winning the Portsmouth News Guide award for Best Band. Read the rest of this page »


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