Welcome to our Over the Hill Festival. This year due to the Pandemic we had a bus replacement service for our Live festival and broadcast a virtual version via YouTube. It was just under 2 hours of exclusive new music performances from all of the Artists we had booked for the original event. Below are the details of the Artists who took part.
Following this we have now uploaded a highlights film of the event for any new audience viewers to get a taste, and for those who saw it live then a chance to enjoy some of those excellent performances again.
That’s it, do continue to stay safe, enjoy your music and we will be back!
Mark & Ade
Winner of Song of the Year at this years AMA UK Awards this Bristol based artist seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and soulful rock with a contemporary edge and her trademark smoky vocals taking the lead. With headlining tours of the UK and Europe under her belt and the release of the acclaimed album Road I Call Home in 2019 she's primed to take the next step to much wider recognition.
Kaitlyn Baker has been called a new coal miners daughter. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter has been making waves in Nashville, since the release of her ballad Coal Train, which was chosen by the Academy of Country Music as part of the star-studded 2015 ACM Awards ZinePak album and The Huffington Post included her among Top 10 Country Artists to Watch.
Bennett Wilson Poole
Danny George Wilson (Danny and the Champions of the World, Grand Drive) and Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) join forces with Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing), producer extraordinaire and king of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker, their voices, guitars, and song writing combining to marvellous effect in a collection of songs that began as uplifting acoustic music and grew into something far more wide-ranging and transcendent. Pulling on influences from the 60s pop of The Byrds, The Beatles and The Beach Boys, through to the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, with dashes of Petty and Springsteen thrown in for good measure, perhaps the most remarkable thing is that what shines through all of this is the quality and originality of the song writing. (represented by Tony Poole)
Razor sharp Folk Rock from this Canadian duo Devi Tuel and Stephen with shades of Joni Mitchell era Laurel Canyon. Now signed to Loose Music and a new album 'Happier Now' recorded and mixed by Alex Hall (JD McPherson, The Cactus Blossoms, Pokey LaFarge).
Born in Milngavie, Scotland, singer-songwriter Kerri Watt spent her formative years living between California and Glasgow, giving her a unique upbringing that has influenced her sound. Now signed to Cooking Vinyl her 2019 single 'Kissing Fools' hit over 100,000 streams on Spotify. New single 'Jessie' , very catchy, very radio friendly has just been released.
Demi has already graced many a great stage across the UK, Europe and USA, including performances at Americana Fest Nashville, Americana Fest UK, Wilderness Festival, Wychwood Festival and Cheltenham Jazz Festival. She's also been invited to perform alongside acts like Rufus Wainwright, Sam Outlaw, The Wandering Hearts, Beth Neilson-Chapman, Wildwood Kin and Ferris & Sylvester.
One of most hard-working names on the international roots and blues circuit. His unique song writing is a late night cocktail of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Jack Kerouac; with voice that is a cross between John Martyn and Van Morrison and a guitar style that sounds like an acoustic Stevie Ray Vaughan jamming with JJ Cale. ''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' Mojo Magazine
Bristolian Singer-songstress Lady Nade has a tender, powerful, velveteen voice, and a knack for creating memorable melodies, using authentic and powerful narratives. Having earned plaudits on BBC2, BBC6 and a host of other shows as well as supporting the likes of Grammy nominated YOLA, her evocative voice and songs nourish both the body and soul
From last year’s reviews…
Looks like being a regular fixture on the festival circuit. And not a corporate sponsor in sight. Rock n Reel
An intimate and family friendly gathering of the best of what UK Americana and Roots has to offer. Here’s hoping Over the Hill lives to see a second year. Americana UK
Is there room for another roots based Americana festival? The public resoundingly answered that question in the affirmative. Three Chords & the Truth
A little Maverick. 2019 festival goer
The idyllic setting couldn’t have been better and as for the programming its satisfaction guaranteed. Rhythm & Booze Music Blog