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Sunshine Groove 2
14 September, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 15 September, 2019 @ 2:30 am
After the massive success of the first sunshine groove last year – we are back to close down the summer once again! Bringing you over 30 promoters and djs and lots of genres of music – there’s something for everyone! It was the busiest day in the pubs history and we have made it bigger and better – with a much bigger bar outside!
The party season is now well under way and lots of nights and days are yet to come, but get this date locked in as it’s not one to be missed!
The potting shed stage will be lit up and out till late in the evening before the other two floors see you on till the early hours ! This is a free event if you are in before 11pm so get down early and hopefully enjoy the last of the sunshine!
** Showhawk Duo **
Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. They have re-thought traditional musical structure creating their own all-encompassing genre. Whether Playing old-school trance classics or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed.
Mik is a classically trained guitarist having studied at Manchester’s RNCM. Jake is an electric junkie and grew up playing in rock and metal bands. Mik’s classical foundation shines through in the music with Jake’s raw percussive approach always keeping the crowd moving. Together they create a truly unique and impressive sound, and have turned many “acoustic” nights into a thumping rave.
Together, they started out as buskers and have since gone on to play all over the globe. They have performed at most of the UK’s large festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling, Bournemouth 7’s, and Electric Picnic. They have had sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe, and had numerous radio broadcasts for BBC. International performances include shows in the seychelles, club tours in Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands and a residency at Pacha in Ibiza. this dazzling duo are sure to rock your socks off.
*South Lakes Rock School*
Starting off the day we have: Students and tutors from South Lakes Rock School perform an eclectic and groovy mix of Rock and Pop classics!
Hayden is a 21 year old soul/R&B singer-songwriter/producer from the UK. He has been doing this for a fair while now and has recently decided to push it a little further”
Mal will be performing on his own as andy is off travelling for a year
But still expect the finest indie/alternative and electronica music!
Jon Byrne needs little introduction in Ulverston. This man has been there and done it all, and his repertoire of material is truly astounding. A working class legend, and a top bloke. Its truly something to behold everytime he plays.
★ DJ and Promoter ★ BreaksBeatsFunkSoulBass ★
★ Festival & Club Party Starter ★
*Steve Graham (Musical Mayhem)*
musicalMayhem are celebrating 20 years of rockin’ the block this year. DJ Steve Graham will be representing mM at this year’s sunshine groove. He’ll be bringing a mixed bag of tunes covering all genres, expect the unexpected….
Homegrown DJs consist of a duo of Cumbrian party starters Jamie Graham and Ian Chatfield, who have been running their successful club nights and demolishing dancefloors since 2005. Style-wise, expect a magnificent mashup of funk, soul, hip hop, reggae, breaks, d’n’b and anything else that gets the place rocking. They’ve warmed up for DJ Yoda, Scratch Perverts, Freestylers, Craig Charles, Coldcut, DJ Food, Mooqee, Pimpsoul and many other significant names in electronica. Prepare to get toastie.
DJing nearly 25 years, plays upfront house with an old skool flava
Recently featured in Zone Magazine as one of their “One’s To Watch”, Strike One is an award-winning DJ and producer who has made it his mission to spread his sound far and wide from his small town roots in Cumbria. Last year started out with him successfully entering and winning a national DJ competition hosted by one of the largest drinks companies in the UK, WKD. Success in the competition lead to him playing at a sold out Kendal Calling festival, opening up for Richy Ahmed, Route 94 and Redlight. This momentum continued throughout the rest of the year and his talent on the decks were rewarded once again as he won a second successive national DJ competition and was sent to make his international debut at Rise Festival in the French alps on a line up which included industry giants such as Camelphat, Annie Mac and Sonny Fodera. As the new year broke, the same pace continued and he travelled down to the countries capital to play his debut set in London at the Publican Awards and then flew over to France once again to play the main stage at a sold out Snowboxx festival, sharing the stage with Craig David, Kelli-Leigh and Shapes. An invite to play at the official closing party for Brighton Music Conference lead to him playing at The Arch with house pioneers David Morales and Marshall Jefferson. With a style inspired by masters of the craft such as Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez and DJ EZ, he has become known for his energetic and relentless style of mixing, able to transfer his passion for the music onto the dance floor. As a producer, he’s been steadily working away in the studio and last year saw the release of his first three original singles. His debut EP has been picked up by popular northern label, Koda Recordings, and is aptly named “The Ripple Effect”, because it’s time for Strike One to make waves! After spending years nurturing his skill on the local club circuit, in 2018 he launched his own club night named Elements in his home town of Barrow-in-Furness. Now known as the stand out event in the calendar, Elements regularly features artists from up and down the country as well as giving local artists their time to shine. His relentless drive doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon and his passion for the art form and hours spent in the studio means that there will be plenty of chance to hear the sound of Strike One in the near future!
Bringing together Punks, Ravers, Hip Hoppers, Cyber Goths, Metal Heads, Electro Kids, and everyone in between since 2003
Connor blackley – making his sunshine grooves debut, sure to be full of underground house and disco to get your body groovin
Sy has always taken great enjoyment from being behind the DJ booth and this shows every time he plays. With an ever growing appreciation for many genres especially Disco, his style has developed since his love affair with House music began almost 20 years ago. Sy has never lost sight of the fact that fundamentally as a DJ you are there to make people want to dance. He has the ability to do this whilst maintaining his integrity and playing the music that he loves. Sy’s sets always give a nod to the past but remain upfront, fresh and groovy.
Joel is a house music artist, DJ and co-founder of the CRAFT Underground record label and event series. In 2012 he scored a residency with Trinity, based at Plus Club in Zante, where he supported the likes of Danny Howard, Kissy Sell Out and Various BBC Radio 1 DJs. In 2013 he tried his luck on the white isle of Ibiza, attaining a residency with the widely known Revolutions clubs. Following his love for underground house music, he started CRAFT and began throwing parties at the famous Hush club on the west end of Ibiza. 2014 didn’t slow down as he took CRAFT into Sankeys Ibiza and ran the Spektrum on supporting CUFF with Amine Edge and Dance. Launching as a record label, they now have over 30 releases. Joel has remixed tracks for the likes of Pete Dorling, Chicks Luv Us, OIBAF&WALLEN and has releases on labels world wide. Most recently signing an EP to ONISM based in Madrid/Barcelona. He continues to DJ for events such as Pier Jam and Soko Events and ventures to Ibiza every year unleash on the crowds. His passion has proved itself in his effort to learn the complex
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