Music Round Up

First published in Music News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Entertainments Editor

DAYDREAM, the third Alresford Music Festival, hits the stage tomorrow.

The Hattie Jacques’ Playlist are this year’s headliners, following Dodgy’s top billing last year. The 14 acts also include Southamptonbased singer Charley Macaulay, who has already appeared at the Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals.

Ben Goddard and the Heartbeats will perform, having recently won the Road to Blissfields battle of the bands in Winchester. Another group from the city, is electronic indie trio Scarlet Soho.

Southampton band ’Til Dusk, who supported Roger Daltrey at Broadlands in Romsey last summer, will also return to Alresford, having played last year’s festival.

Offering a mixture of hard and melodic rock is Action Replay.

The bill also includes The Lost Souls Club, featuring Jon Tufnell and Simon Jackson, formerly of Southampton band Plastic Toys.

And two former members of Winchester rockers The Dionysus, Neil Grant and Ali Hamilton, will be back with their new band, Rivertone.

Surrey band Haydons Place will be crossing the border for the day, and guitar group Rattlewreck will also play.

Basingstoke five-piece band Flash Fires and Southampton quintet The Stealers, bring a blend of folk and rock. Other acts include eight-piece band Bigtopp, along with Portsmouth rockers Kodiak Jack.

The one-day festival starts at 11am at the new venue of Arlebury Park.

H THEY’RE just Teenage Dirtbags. Wheatus are back in the charts and back in Southampton with a little help from their old pal MC Lars tonight. The band is also joined on stage by Math the Band and Corn Mo.

H KING Charles is a singer-songwriter who’s sound has been described as everything from psychedelic rock to folk-pop. Born and raised in London, Charles fell in love with country music, took up the guitar, and was writing his own music by the age of 17. He launched his solo debut single, Time of Eternity, in 2010 and won the prestigious International Songwriting Competition and has been gaining a solid following while touring the UK and Europe and supporting Mumford & Sons on their sold-out US tour.

He plays The Cellar on Tuesday.

HTHE Lost Souls Club play dark, brooding rock with a psychedelic twist.

After appearing at China’s Inter City Music Festival in Beijing, the band toured Asia to sellout crowds. Catch them at The Joiners tonight.

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