Supa N Da Kryptonites with their London originating lyricist, soulful female vocals, a ska/swing influenced 3 piece horn section and a funkin' tasty blues rhythm section make up this unconventional octet!
Winners of the Best Unsigned Band Competition 2015 by The Sunday Herald In Association with XFM & The Wickerman Festival.
Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles
Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles are a four-piece band composed of Billy Bibby, Rob Jones, Matt Thomas, and Mike Pearce. This new musical venture fronted by singer-songwriter and founding Catfish and the Bottlemen lead guitarist Billy Bibby has been keeping busy in 2016 with the release of a debut EP, a follow-up single, and over 50 gigs and festival appearances including Focus Wales, Dot to Dot Manchester, Kendal Calling, Coastline, Blackfest, TFest, and Southsea Fest. In addition to building up a solid grassroots following through touring, the band has caught the attention of industry tastemakers such as Adam Walton of BBC Introducing Wales, Clint Boon, Phil Clifton, and Jo Good of Radio X, Tim Cocker of Virgin Radio UK, Jim Gellatly of Amazing Radio, NME, and over 100 other radio and media outlets in the UK and abroad.
Manchester music legend Clint Boon described the band's music as "that classic sort of British songwriting with a strong nod to Americana" naming Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen as points of reference. The band's influences remain diverse and ever-changing, both classic and cutting edge, with new songs constantly being added to the live repertoire. Although the band is recently formed, reviewers consistently remark that the level of musicianship is such that they play like a veteran ensemble, with Bibby bringing the experience of seven years of gigging and songcraft from his Catfish days to every show and in every heartfelt song he's written.
The Smokehouse Blues Band
Formed in 1989, The Smokehouse Blues Band are one of the top "Rocking Blues" bands in Scotland. Delivering their own special blend of audio and visual "Rocking Blues" entertainment to audiences across the country, the band perform classics from the likes of early ZZTop, Rory Gallagher, Dr. Feelgood and Sonnyboy Williamson III - with a few surprises mixed in (including a new Acoustic set). As they've proved at venues from Glencoe to Galashiels recently - The Smokehouse BluesBand are a great musical night-out!
Event: Supa & Da Kryptonites, Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles, The Smokehouse Blues Band
Date: Saturday 2nd December 2017
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
Tuesday 25th September
Wednesday 26th September
Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2018, The Gorms
Thursday 27th September
Mad Ferret, Bass Rock Ceilidh Band