16 September, 2023
Free (no booking required)
7 Hills Presents Last Days of Summer
Curated by the prestigious 7 Hills Festival in Bath, we present an afternoon of Female led Folk and Americana Music in the Bandstand.
Michele Stodart is an award-winning solo artist, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in London. Born in Trinidad, she spent her early years surrounded by Caribbean music and culture, until she and her family fled a military coup attempt, leading them to Queens, New York where she spent a large part of her childhood. Michele is best known as bassist, vocalist and co-songwriter of Mercury-nominated, double-platinum selling band, The Magic Numbers, who have released five critically acclaimed studio albums with top ten singles, and supported the likes of Neil Young, Radiohead, Brian Wilson, U2, Flaming Lips and Bright Eyes. She continues to play with the band and tour world-wide with them.
Demi Marriner is a girl with many strings to her bow each as unique and strong as the last. Armed with a stack of notebooks, a head full of ideas and a collection of incredible jackets, Demi Marriner is a songwriter well worth keeping track of. Demi’s passion and emotion is so contagious, it is almost impossible to not be captivated from the offset. Whether she’s pouring out her heart in an intimate solo shows, or kicking down the doors with her incredible backing band, Demi knows how to impress.
The Carrivick Sisters:
One thing that is always evident at a Carrivick Sisters performance is their joy in playing together, in singing in close harmony and in delighting an audience. Twin sisters Charlotte and Laura Carrivick have grown up playing music together, and at a live show the stage becomes an extension of their kitchen; welcoming you into a warm, musical embrace while cooking up delicious melodies and tasty instrumentals. The sisters draw inspiration from their passion for traditional American old time and bluegrass music, English folklore and the wide variety of instruments they play: guitars, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and dobro.
Running away with romantic tales of falling in and out of love, Clemencie discuss coming of age and growing into your own skin. Synth pop meets indie rock, this 5 piece makes you want to dance around your bedroom and shout along to lyrics about an ex you never dated. Clemencie combines the honest lyrical style of Holly Humberstone with the dark synth soundscape of Wolf Alice and danceable pop feel of Blondie.Newly formed and UK based, Clemencie is lead by front woman Grace Bland (Grand Finalist of The Open Mic UK Competition 2020, held at The 02 in London). Collaboratively created by Grace and James, the band sold out their first hometown show in under 12 hours.
Ruby Kelly is a solo singer/songwriter from South Wales who plays an array of acoustic original music. From a young age Ruby has been a regular hit with the locals in her home town Newport and is currently living in the North East of England to pursue her career in music. Ruby has recently put out a single called “Hometown” featuring four original songs which are available to download online. Influenced by The Beatles, The Kinks and Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ruby creates refreshing stories with her catchy tunes that speak to a crowd. Ruby has recently played alongside artists such as The Futureheads and Ferocious Dog and has been called a, ‘rising star’ by the Penarth Time.