2017's Discovery Acts

Alex Laxton

The vocal stylings of Alex Laxton from laid back bossa-novas and sultry ballads through to up-tempo swing and a dash of bebop. quorumjazz.co.uk soundcloud.com/quorum facebook.com/Quorum-Jazz-935665529861263

Bad Cat

Sassy, sexy swing with a breath of Gaulois and Guerlain from Cat Tarrant and band: Nic Bradford (guitars), Chris Lucas (accordion), and Bastien Terraz (double bass). facebook.com/badcatswing

Chicago 9

Roots Americana meets Canvey Island chaos somewhere down the Itchen Delta. Killer guitar licks, screaming harmonica, a thumping back beat and savage vocals. This is good time Rhythm & Blues, Rock’n’Roll and Soulful Country, blended in the musical cooking pot… Read More ►

Circus Of Five

Band from the South of England. We like playing loudly and people who dance. facebook.com/Circusof5 soundcloud.com/circusof5

Ellie T

Ellie T is a self taught singer/songwriter from Southampton. She first picked up the guitar at the age of 7, and has since developed her natural skill for music. Ellie T writes and plays acoustic music with influences from artists… Read More ►


Marion Wilson (vocalist and occasional guitarist) will sing most anything although her true love is folk. Patrick Cogswell (lead guitarist and occasional vocalist) is hugely experienced in jazz, swing and Latin guitar. Peter Shead (bass guitar) has a background in… Read More ►