Newbury’s well loved singer-songwriter Joe Hicks blends pop, blues and folk influences, combining intricate guitar composition with classic pop song-craft. Having made a name for himself as a session guitarist, Hicks released his first solo single at the start of 2017 following a soul searching writing trip to a secluded Cornish Airbnb garage with no internet or phone signal.
Soon after he was made ‘BBC Introducing Artist of the Week’, receiving extensive radio play across the U.K and also a CLASH ’Track of the Day’ feature. Since then the songwriter has built up a sizeable online following (+1 million Spotify Streams) helped on by extensive support from BBC Introducing and touring of the UK and Europe, including appearances at the Big Feastival, Are You Listening? Festival, over 30 Sofar Sounds shows and a slot supporting BRITS critics choice winner Sam Fender.
Joe’s self-titled album (06.03.20) was recorded at Studio 91 in his home town of Newbury with producer Sam Winfield (Amber Run, Fickle Friends).
“This guy is absolutely smashing it, we can’t wait to see what’s next for him!” – Linda Serck, BBC Introducing Berkshire
Support – Giles Stelfox
Songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Giles Stelfox is an indie artist from the South UK who combines dark guitar-driven rock with bright DIY pop production, fused with big ethereal synths and self-produced soundscapes. His lyrical themes cover romance, social issues, and self-reflection turned around in an uplifting and energetic way. His musical style is inspired by artists such as: The 1975, Coldplay, HAIM, Sam Fender, Jack Garratt and Foals. Giles’ eye-catching live shows incorporate the art of real-time looping where he creates the sound of a band, playing all the instruments surrounding him whilst only performing solo. After a series of radio plays from BBC Introducing Berkshire for his latest single ‘You Talk Dirty With Wine’, Giles is taking his attention grabbing shows to audiences across the country in 2020 and beyond.