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Bath Introduces - Wednesday 2nd May

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After a tough first round, Bath Festivals and Bath Spa University present the semi finalists of Bath Introduces. Two of the four acts have a chance of making their way to the Finale Weekend Bath Festival to win a day at Real World Studios!

FREE ENTRY • Donations for the World Wildlife Fund will be kindly received.

PORT ERIN • 11 - 11.30
"Garnering near-cult status as purveyors of original genre-bending music, Port Erin are a band of three. Two brothers- Reuben Myles Tyghe, vocals and guitar, flanked by Jacob Myles Tyghe on bass and Cerys Brocklehurst on drums. They hail from Broughton Gifford (a very small village tucked away in South West England) and formed in January 2007.

Their musicality is magnetic with tightly wound dives and grooves. Cerys and Jacob’s rhythm section is a solid unit, Reuben drifts in-at times controlled and soulful but with moments of cornered fretting. A milieu of sonic textures are at play with echoes of jazz, coupled with mechanical Krautrock undertones. They are as punk as they are prog and as political as they are personal. 

Port Erin draw inspiration from the likes of XTC, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Syd Arthur, Talking Heads, Morphine and Tortoise."

Douglas Joshua • 10.15 - 10.45
Spun on the silk of emotive strings and whispering vocals, there is a wistful passion at every twist and turn of these ambient folk spirits.

Inspired by the likes of Damien Rice and Glen Hansard singer/songwriter, Douglas Joshua, shares his thoughts and feelings on the intricacies of everyday relationships through the delicate art of performance.

Isobel Holly • 9.30 - 10
"Bath's Vocal Sensation" - Bath international Music Festival
"Amazingly soulful voice" - The
Isobel Holly is a rare find; a young talent with capabilities beyond her years. Despite her tender age, Isobel has an enviable songwriting prowess that bonds engaging prose to memorable melody, all delivered with the pop sensibilities of a seasoned campaigner.

Aaron Douglas • 8.45 - 9.15
His honest and passionate song writing is coupled with a live performance that blends elements of different genres, story telling, and use of technology to create a sound that is more than just “a guy with a guitar”

Earlier Event: May 1
Tuesday 1st May - Bath Salsa
Later Event: May 4
Friday 4th May - Flo Collective