We caught up with Hometown Show at Victorious last year, and they were more than happy to create a tradition and come talk to us before heading onto the stage for their set. They have been busy in the year that has gone by, releasing their debut album Love, Liquor and Lonely Nights, playing at the O2 in London and taking on the task of curating and headlining the Real Ale Stage at Victorious.
The band is always fun to talk to and this was no exception. All four were present for the interview, so we were talking to Matthew Harrison, Josh Hibberd, Trevor Thwaites and Caz Batten. They spared us a few minutes outside the Real Ale Stage. (more…)
We were also lucky enough to catch up with The Paper Trains outside the Real Ale Stage on the Sunday. As with other bands it was a mad rush for them, not only were they appearing at Victorious, but they also had another show to attend to later the same day. The American Blues band is made up of three members; Nat Olden on vocals and guitar, Si Fisk on banjo and keyboard and JB on vocals, string and bass. They formed in 2011 and since then the Southampton based band has been developing their music, the culmination of which is due to be released this September.
We caught them just as they arrived at the festival and they were than happy to take on the questions and have a chat with us. They discussed who would headline if they were in charge of a festival, charity and an upcoming tour with a Musical Nourishment favourite. (more…)
Yet another Portsmouth band on the Real Ale Stage, but then the city has a lot of talent to cover! Hometown Show are a brilliantly lively band that breathe some fresh air into the country genre they represent. (more…)
Yep, that’s right.
Victorious Festival is just under two months away! For anyone who may not know, it’s based in Portsmouth and features some big names of the moment. Last year it took place at the Historic Dockyard but this year it’s been moved to Southsea for the 23 and 24 August..
There are a huge variety of bands that will be flocking to the city (keep in mind that this is only a couple of weeks before Southsea Fest, it’s going to be a busy time for the Portsmouth music scene.).Thankfully the festival has kept a lot of the features that made it so special last year. As well as big names such as Tom Odell and Sophie Ellis-Bextor gracing the main stage, there’s the Real Ale Stage, which proved to be one of the most lively places last year.
Of course, this is also a great opportunity to display the awesome local bands that Portsmouth has to offer. Leading the charge on this is Hometown Show. Having recently played at the O2 in London, they are curating the Real Ale Stage on the Sunday. Their music is a wonderful delight of folk/country style music that’s extremely lively.
Then there is The Day of Rabblement, theirs is a unique blend that comes from brilliant vocals and a wonderful concoction of music. Their debut album came out recently and it’s a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
Both of these bands have been featured on Musical Nourishment before and it will be exciting to catch up with them again. These are just two bands from a great line up. So, to prepare for the two day festival we’ll be previewing as many of the musicians as possible (it really is a big list) before it gets underway.
If you want to know the full line up you find out on the official website and if you’ve bought tickets then we’ll see you there!
“I’d say we’re a country, blue-grass inspired band, yeah,” explained Matthew Harrison, “it’s a mix of all different sorts of music, from folk, country, blue-grass and 1920s.” Judging by their performance only a few minutes later that was definitely a spot on description of Hometown Show‘s style.
During Victorious Festival in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard I was lucky enough to get an interview with the local band. They come from the South Coast and deliver a lively blend of country and blue-grass and do a better job of performing Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift songs than Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. (more…)