Bands wishing to apply to take part in Croxfest 2017 please email Bands@croxfest.co.uk
Electric Umbrella is a vibrant, unique co-creation between adults with learning disabilities and music industry professionals. We currently have 60 members that range in age from over 18 all the way up to 60+ from North London and three counties in the South East of England. We are challenging the perception of people with learning disabilities by empowering and enriching lives through music.
A 10 piece James Brown inspired Funk band comprised of two singers, horns and rhythm section. We want to play music for people to dance to. People get up and drive your funky soul.
Playing the music of James Brown, Maceo, Fred and the rest. Brimming with creative energy the Lickin Stick give their own take on the Godfather of Funk with some sweet jams and modern jiving grooves. Expect anything from ‘I Feel Good’ to ‘Cold Sweat’.
Nkomba are a contemporary African folk band who play an energetic mixture of Malawian folk songs and African roots music. The band is fronted by Ron Nkomba who plays guitar and mandolin and sings in English & Chichewa, the national languages of Malawi. As well as interpretations of traditional Malawian folk music, Nkomba’s songs reflect the variety and heritage of their collective up-bringing which span Europe, Asia and Africa.
Nkomba are an impassioned band whose songs provide insightful social and political storytelling and commentary, from the current devastation of deforestation and the plight of women in Malawi to present day politics. They have played at the award winning Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as numerous gigs in Egypt, Eastern & Southern Africa, Malawi and Europe. They’ve released an album, Phala and an EP Tsonya.