top of page
2024 : THIRD RELEASE OF LINE UP

LATIN SOUL VIA BRISTOL

shingalings.jpg

Inspired by the little-known 70s Latin Boogaloo scene in New York. Lead by exuberant talisman Drew Salida, The Shingalings entertain knee-deep in feel-good piano hooks, filthy horn lines, rapturous vocals and those titillating Latin beats.

 THE SHINGLALINGS 

Read More

ROCK & ROLL

jesse and jools.jpg

Jesse in the real deal, Janice Long, Jules Holland, Paul Gambaccini all spotted him, Jules recorded with him. He was granted exclusive permission from the Presley estate to record an unreleased Elvis track. Rockabilly is back.

 Jesse Ray 

Read More

SKA

ratrace.jpg

If you enjoy a high-energy knees up then you're in for a treat. Rat Race have been delighting all with a selection of the very best classic Ska tracks and their own original songs.  Expect tracks Madness, The Specials, The Selecter, Bad Manners & The Beat. The have played with many of these legends.

 Ratrace 

Read More

INDIE, FUNK n ROCK

433865164_18335007217114987_8703075243165011025_n.jpg

Est in 2012 these guys have gigged hard evenr since across the south. They have a funky vein running through their music and it’s hard not to move along to their sound whenever they are on stage.

 Soulhole 

Read More

BRITISH BLUES & ROOTS

AndrewRiverstone-pic.jpg

A seasoned live performer Andrew makes imaginative use of a loop pedal to create a full sound,
he's built a loyal following for dynamic and expressive solo shows.

Riverstone's 2021 self-titled album mixes gritty blues riffs with African percussion and soulful vocals.

 Andrew Riverstone 

Read More

WE DO MASH-UPS

434338033_934844605315824_8098841969203086586_n.jpg

Kaiju Blue’s lively up-tempo beats & Top 40 mash-up live show – featuring their ferocious collection of synths, keytars, drum machines, cowbells. Track Of The Week on BBC Radio 1 Introducing.

Kaiju Blue’s previous recordings have also received critical acclaim and praise from BBC Radio 1, i-D, NME, The Guardian & BBC 6Music.

 Kaiju Blue 

Read More

JAZZ - FOLK

CHARLIE MURRAY.png

Charlie's style is a mixture of jazz and folk, playing mostly originals on piano, guitar and harmonica. Happy to throw some covers in!

 Charlie Murray 

Read More

ROCK

datura.jpg

Datura weaves a tapestry of melodic mystique reminiscent of the 70s golden era of rock. With captivating new tracks already under their belt, their music explores other of influences including Led Zeppelin, The Who, Fleetwood and Heart.

Datura has released multiple singles, gained national radio exposure and is ramping up towards a forthcoming EP and festival tour this summer!

 Datura 

Read More

SOLO GUITAR

chris.jpg

Dorset's solo guitar virtuoso slaying everything from Prince to Guns & Roses in his own unique stunning style. Big riffs, big grins and and hat full of guilty pleasures will see the festival out on Sunday's closing set.

 Chris Payn 

Read More

SOLO GUITAR

marco.jpg

Marco was born in Hampshire to parents of Italian and Greek Cypriot heritage.

His musical influences come from the likes of Muse, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, George Michael, Queen and The Beatles.

His musical styles includes Pop, Rock and Alternative Rock which allow him to showcase his vocal range.

He produces heartfelt lyrics and beautiful harmonies which really engage with the audience.

 Marco Di Gaetano 

Read More

DJ

lee.jpg

Lee Dagger’s DJ career began in '91, enticed by the legendary house sets of his favorite DJs Sasha, Carl Cox, and Massive Attack at those infamous free parties. From Miami to Marrakech, Hong Kong to Helsinki, Australia to Ibiza – he’s played the hottest clubs in the world alongside the biggest names including Faithless, Morillo, Oakenfold, Guetta, Tenaglia & Carl Cox. Lee forms half of chart topping dance producers Bimbo Jones.

 Lee Dagger 

Read More

SOLO UKULELE

gregory.png

Shortly after returning from travelling New Zealand where the Ukulele Vagabond was introduced to the instrument, Greg started writing music and performing open mics. He is a multi instrumental loop pedal artist who plays dub, reggae, blues acoustic, folk, hip hop. This culminated in the release of his first album “Campfire Culture”.

 Ukulele Vagabond 

Read More

PIANIST, STORYTELLER & HAT

external-file_edited.jpg

He’s played Folsom Prison. He’s opened for the likes of Dan Bern, Mose Allison, and Squirrel Nut Zippers frontman James Mathus. He’s held up traffic all over the west puttering along in an old VW Microbus that Arlo Guthrie autographed. Dave is living his life in the old tradition of the traveling-storytelling songwriters.

 Dave Manning 

Read More

FUNK, HIP HOP & SOUL

Cantaloop-1.jpg

Having always loved the past and present the band have mixed their sound into a ever-powerful body of Funk, Punk, Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop. "YOU MUST DIG IT! THEY ARE A FANTASTIC BRIT FUNK BAND." Huey Morgan, BBC 6 MUSIC & Fun Lovin' Criminal

 Cantaloop 

Read More

ALTERNATIVE ROCK

pylon poets.jpg

Pylon Poets are an alternative rock trio from Torquay, Devon, UK. With an energetic live show, sing along songs and an appetite for entertaining, Pylon Poets have shared the stage with artists such as REEF, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Repbulica, Ash and many more.

 Pylon Poets 

Read More

HOUSE BHANGRA BOLLYWOOD

dhol.png

Live Dhol Drumming mashed up with house music and bhangra beats. Ricky Kasba will lead the dance for the closing set of the night in a frenetic, high energy fire ball of quickfire drums and four to floor DJ beats. Nothing will quite prepare you for the volume and energy - be ready to dance.

 Ricky Bassline Kasba 

Read More

COUNTRY ROCK, BUZZARD COUNTY

STYLE

dooks.jpeg

Usually found playing music for rednecks with his two brothers, as ‘The Dooks’, a country rock band hailing from Buzzard County. This time around  he’s heading out on his own for a rare acoustic solo set. Expect Dooks originals such as ‘leaving you for my truck’ & ‘ you’re never alone with a six pack of beer’ plus some choice covers & humorous banter from Dale

 Dale Dook 

Read More

ACOUSTIC FOLK PUNK

408820661_1703455806816762_4345799408427492140_n.jpg

Fraser Morgan; a rapidly up-and-coming artist and avid gigger who brings to the stage high levels of passion, energy, and showmanship. On his way to his 1000th gig in 2024 (Vdub will be his 1020?) writing songs about mental health & often compared to the likes of Frank Turner, Billy Bragg and The Levellers. 

 Fraser Morgan 

Read More

FOLK POP

rowan.jpg

'Story-Driven Dream Folk Pop' - Rowan sings, plays electric and acoustic guitar, live looping, and is joined by a bass guitarist.

Performed over 1000 shows in Southern Africa and just starting out in the UK. Latest single Black Hole was featured on BBC Radio Introducing.

 Rowan Stuart 

Read More

CLASSIC COVERS

MLC2.JPG

In 2019 they got together to play some songs and have some fun, MLC are now starting their 3rd summer of festivals!  They play those songs that everybody knows and loves but are not the same as other bands cover, expect some epics tunes and a few sing-a-longs!

 MLC 

Read More

DJ

martyn.png

Radio DJ, former nightclub owner and promoter, artist booker and party starter, ‘The Hat’ has been an intrinsic part of the party scene in and around Bournemouth for decades.

Best known for his eclectic music taste and deep knowledge of all things disco.

Expect nothing but back to back floor fillers from this established and sought-after DJ.

 Martyn the Hat 

Read More

DJ

owen.png

Wimborne's very own mr party. Owens been smashing out the bangers at Vdub for years and even had his wedding reception at the event. He'll be getting the marquee bouncing again this year along with Lee, Martyn and the rest of the crew.

 In Sync Owen 

Read More

SOLO GUITAR

si-genaro.jpg

Singer/songwriter, harmonica player, occasional human beatbox and event host... You may recognize him from BBC's The Voice UK. Si has performed at Vdub many years and champions many of the other artistes playing.

 Si Genaro 

Read More

VINTAGE SINGER

sally.jpg

Local singer from the Wimborne area as well as singing with her group, Sodapops. Her repertoire ranges from Singalong, 40s, 50s & 60s to swing & musicals. Sally has been to Vdub for many years with her trio, but will warm up for the vintage cycle ride on her own in 2024.

 Sally 

Read More
WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY SOME FANTASTIC ARTISTES OVER THE YEARS

Midnight Alliance, The Bomo Swing, Bonsai Pirates, Jesse Dixon, David Mein, Chimney Fish, Plastic Jeezus, Huw and the Greater Good, The Wah Kin Tribe, The Wooden Suits, Pylon Poets, Danny Salamander Band, The Imprints, Dead Horse Bay, Jesse Ray, Taynee Lord & the Crookes, Dave Manning, Hugh Budden & the Pickups, Tom Dibb, Grizzly and the Grasshoppers, Rootstone, Jimmy HillBillies, Junkyard Choir, The Roughcuts, The Assist, Hubert Murray, Soulhole, Echoic, Stanford Road, Tom Clements, Jawbone, Joe Waller, Clockwork Carousel, Si Genaro, Atlantico, Swamp Stomp String Band, The Darwins, The Shapes, Hip Route, Blazing Strings, Matt Black, Steve Strong, Echo Town, Project S, Tim Somerfield, Christian Foley, Little Giants, Pylon Poets, Chris Payne, Miss Ruby’s Roadhouse Blues Band, Scarlet Swing, Polka Dot Peaches, Tuba Libres, Voodoo Vegas, Carley Varley, Big Hat No Horse, Jonny Phillips, Sam Key, Aphrodites Duo, Shannon White, Shoot the Duke, Jade Middleton, Taya Minchington, Sweet Chilli Mayo

AND WE ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MORE

We try and bring new bands to the show and don't book tribute bands. It can be hard for emerging talent to get in front of an audience but we try and bring something new, something familiar and occasionally something unexpected to the event for you to enjoy.

If you know a great band that you think might suit the event please feel free to email us info@vdubatthepub.com

bottom of page