There are some great acts that have put the rock into Rock Oyster – Easy Star All Stars, the Destroyers, Blair, the Bees, Dub Pistols, Charlotte Church and Slamboree to name but a few, so we know that we have a four year reputation to maintain.
Whatever your music taste the 2014 line-up is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face while you dance through another great night.
Please keep checking the website for updates to the music lineup.
Kitten & the Hip - Take a beautiful and fantastic singer, add a world class horn section and some pumping backing tracks. Throw in some electro swing, some R & B, a bit of camp disco, a dollop of drum and bass a smidge of dubstep, add some brilliant hooky pop songs and there you have Kitten and The Hip.
2013 saw them make festival appearances at Glastonbury, Nozstock, Boomtown and Shambala, amongst others!
Live, they are a three piece, with a drummer, Kitten singing and Ashley playing brass and on vocals too. Kitten is a natural onstage, at once mesmerising and seductive! It’s a party with class, so don’t forget your ass!
The Destroyers - Bulcan beat, mega-folk mentalism from Birmingham UK.
We have thrown out the rule book out and rebooked our favourite band. The Destroyers haven’t been with Rock Oyster since 2011, so we thought it was time to drag them down to Cornwall once again.
They are the best, don't take our word for it - this is what everyone else is saying:
“And so, out of the inane cavalcade of Balkan Gypsy sound-alikes comes a blow-your-mind original... Minimum pretence and maximum style”
The Destroyers have a hell of a billing
Freshly Squeezed - Hailing from the South West, Freshly Squeezed are an 8-piece funk fuelled barnstorming behemoth. Always guaranteed to fill dancefloors and whip up a frenzy whenever they take to the stage.
For over five years they have built up a reputation for outstanding musicianship, infectious and irrepressible energetic performances and blowing the socks off everyone on the dancefloor!
8-piece UK outfit Backbeat Sound System are a band laden with groove, their uptempo songcraft drawing from funk, ska, reggae, pop, and dub. These combine in creation of a tight, uplifting, sun-clasped sound- seemingly designed for festival fields and hazy, elated dancing.
The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books, and play them in bookshops.
Most of the songs come when their local bookshop in Bath hosts an author evening. The band read the book, and write two songs inspired by it, to be performed at the start of the evening, with the author in the audience. So it is hardly surprising that they have an almost inexhaustible stock of great original material.
The Bookshop Band have been featured on 6Music / The Today Program / Front Row / BBC 1 News / The Guardian..................... among others.
The Boscastle Buoys - In true Celtic tradition the Boscastle Buoys began their melodious journey in the local pub. Singing was their passion and donations were passed to a charity of their choice.
The Buoys sing because they love to sing: it is their pleasure and their passion. Their audiences love them for their vocal ability and their unbounded energy, which keeps the age-old tradition of shanty singing alive and flourishing.
Back due to poplular request, our friends the venue within a venue return - The Famous Igloo. The tiniest chillout, mini club and all round festival favourite, all you've got to do is find them!