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Dr. John’s Ilfracombe Rock Festival

saints of sin1 Festival season is far from over in November – Ilfracombe Rocks Festival in Devon is a must for every classic rock’n’roll fan who loves to dwell in nostalgia as well as discover what’s new in the magnificent world of rock these days. After having been a massive success in 2015 the tickets for 2016 are already on sale at an extraordinary price of only £30 for the whole weekend and a very affordable £9 per head a night for accommodation–don’t miss out and grab yours now! Having grown over the years, Ilfracombe Rocks will accommodate up to 1500 music lovers this November. The three-day event is held from 4th-6th November 2016. Brought to life by iconic radio presenter DJ John Forster, known for hosting the number one unsigned rock music show on the net called ‘Dr. John’s Unsigned Rock Surgery’ on Rockbandom Radio, this event is a true gem for admirers of handmade sonic bliss. Located in John Fowler’s Holiday Park in Devon the annual celebration of gritty guitars and amplified solos is a perfect way to spend a rock’n’roll weekend not only for hardcore bikers in leather jackets, but for the whole family! This year’s headliners are some of the most excellent tribute bands in the scene. Thunderstruck, The ZZtops and Higher on Maiden will be bringing back the days of rock revolution. While there’s certainly a whiff of nostalgia in the air, the festival is also host to some of Europe’s finest new unsigned rock bands. This is a brilliant way to get to listen to potential stars on the rise and the stadium fillers of tomorrow! Dr. John’s motto is simple – the DJ wants to promote good quality music and says: “the unsigned scene is possibly the most under-listened aspect of rock music. In many cases it is far superior to the mainstream and more honest. Many of them don’t get anywhere near the airplay and exposure they deserve.” That is why he decided to extend his work at the radio and give emerging artists an additional platform to get heard. – TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM 1st FEBRUARY 2016- To get your ticket for the whole weekend just go to http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/the-surgery-live-2016/ ! To include accommodation please pay additionally: One 4-bed-room per night: £36 for one person (£9 per head if four people share, £12 per head if three people share, £18 per head for two people) Accomodation for the whole Weekend: £72 for one person per room(£18 per head if four people share, £24 per head if three people share, £36 for two people) LINKS: https://www.facebook.com/ilfracomberocksa2016/?fref=ts www.facebook.com/DrJohnsUnsignedRockSurgery/ http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/ http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/the-surgery-live-2016/ hi on maiden

Quite Great with Candi Staton at The Jazz Cafe Camden for her special duet with Pixie Lott

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Soul legend Candi Staton and Brit superstar Pixie Lott put on a very special, one-off, performance last night at the infamous London music venue, The Jazz Cafe, Camden.

The creative PR team at Quite Great love nothing more than (music PR, and) witnessing music legends do their thing, so the opportunity to be part of this unique occasion was a treasured treat. After having a blast with Candi at Besitval this weekend the Quite Great team can’t get enough of her. The team were on hand at The Jazz Cafe last night taking care of Candi’s PR and of course basking in the fantastic show Candi and Pixie put on.

The intimate space of The Jazz Cafe was brought to life last night as Candi and Pixie took to the stage together.

Candi showcased some of her new songs to the lucky few that managed to get tickets to the sell-out event. The new material sounded like old classics already, with everyone singing the words back immediately.

The set was utterly phenomenal, even before the closing tracks. To finish the set Candi and Pixie joined forces to perform a very special duet of ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ and finally the house was brought down with Candi’s original classic  ‘You’ve got the love’.

Pixie Lott tweeted last night saying ‘’Tonight I got to sing with one of my favourite singers ever’’.

It’s sure to say that nobody was disappointed and everybody was left with a certain afterglow following the special evening.

Quite Great at Bestival with Candi Staton

The Quite Great team  were treated to an unforgettable performance by the Soul Icon Candi Staton at Bestival 2014 , whilst also arranging a great deal of fantastic pr at the festival in between Candi’s amazing live show which really thrilled the public and media alike. The album promotion at radio and press is going really well and Bestival was such a great starting point.

There have been a host of articles raving about Staton’s electric performance at Bestival, including The Daily Telegraph who said Staton, ‘’prowled the stage like a woman half her age’’. The Quite Great Team spent the weekend working hard arranging Candi Staton’s pr whilst also having time to check out a great performance by Foals

Bestival tweeted a video of Staton working the crowd, saying, ‘’The whole site was buzzing’’, and we must admit, so were we.

You can catch videos of Staton performing at Bestival here:

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Here are some cheeky snaps of Staton having a ball back stage with the Quite Great girls.

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Bestival was incredible and is a truly one of the must go to events on the  British festival scene . We can’t wait to see what they put on next year…it’ll take something spectacular to top this year’s enchanting ensemble.

20 Ways to Get to the Front of the Crowd at a Festival!

Summer means music festivals and these are an opportunity to pack lots of live gigs into one fun weekend with your friends. The best way to really experience live music is to get as close to the front as possible which, as anyone who’s been to a festival will know, isn’t that easy but here are some tips to help you out.

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