About Don Johnston Live
Don Johnston’s solid drum programming and live synth bass is backed up by powerful vocals, tight guitar, and crisp flute from guest artists Lucy Rice, Alastair Toms, Maz Namara and Lottie Jones. Expect some of the best bass, funk, swing, glitch and experimental dance music the South West has to offer, in a format that is genuinely unique. These guys are ultra high energy, guaranteed to get everyone dancing their flip flops off!
“Don Johnston is one of Vintage Remix’s killer secret producers. An unstoppable music maestro” – Chris Tofu MBE
“Cracking unique style” – Dutty Moonshine
About Pattern Pusher
If you haven’t heard of Pattern Pusher yet, you are in for a treat! These boys are quite simply the creme de la creme of the Exeter live music scene. They sell out the Pheonix every time (450 cap) and it’s not surprising why!
Pattern Pusher are an energetic funk-soul three-piece from the South West who create uplifting, inspiring, and optimistic music that is hitting all the right notes for a world crying out for positivity.
The band are fronted by Alex Johnstone on the keys, whose soaring soulful vocals are evocative of Donny Hathaway and Ray Charles. Benny G’s wild energy on the bass and Benny C’s grooving drum rhythms underpin an unconventional lineup with a classic sound. Their crusade of happiness has earned them a loyal fan base, accolades from BBC Radio 6 and BBC Introducing support, plus a string of festival shows, now lining up on the same bills as their idols.
Before lockdown, the band had just won the Glastonbury Pilton Party competition (judged by Michael Eavis) which led them to play in front of 8000 people supporting Supergrass and Wolf Alice and they performed all over the UK and on main stages at festivals such as Bearded Theory and Beautiful Days.
During the last year, they have written and recorded their debut album which is already attracting considerable attention. The first single “Come Along” produced by John Waddell (Kylie Minogue, Londonbeat) and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro) is due for a May release.
“Constantly creating music that’s pushing at their comfort zone and with some of the best live shows in the business, they’re a delight to be around and deserve their success”. – Sarah Gosling (BBC Introducing Devon)
“One of the most energetic live shows” – GQ magazine
“Strong classic songwriting from start to finish” – Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)
About Electric Spank
With 6 supreme musicians combining to fill a hole in the funky multiverse, Electric Spank have proved time and again, their ability to give life to even the dullest of dancing shoes. Fronted by the mighty soul vocals of Lucy Rice, bringing lush keys, spiky guitar, soaring horn lines, immense drums, and big bad bass to the mix; they have supported the likes of Martha Reeves, Craig Charles, Lack of Afro, Electric Swing Circus, Lazy Habits, Basement Jaxx, and many more.
Over the 9 years of their formation, Electric Spank have played up and down the UK, and raised serious funky stank faces in Europe too.
Influenced by everything funky from Motown to Mark Ronson, from Donna Summer to Daptone and everything in between!