After last year’s phenomenal response, Busk at Dusk is back. Join us as the sun sets over the English Channel at the beautiful Winterstoke Gardens and Eastern Undercliff. Enjoy music from over 20 performers on various stages along the promenade, then by the beach for a special choral finale. Musical street -food for the soul! Bars and food court available.
Rapturous are a five-piece band playing a unique mix of ferocious lyricism, catchy vocals, electric lead and driving beats. Rapturous have played up and down the country, have featured on BBC introducing and in NME magazine, and always bring excitement and an energetic vibe.
Returning to the festival for a second time, Annique offers a creative and compelling acoustic performance influenced by Jazz, Pop and World music. Koby Israelite accompanies Annique’s remarkable voice switching between accordion, piano, ukulele, guitar and percussion. The duo charm and easily entertain listeners with songs from albums ‘Lady Wonder’ and ‘Heads Up’, as well as covers with an original twist from their latest project.
The Great Malarkey
Rambunctious and right on the edge of control – Ladies and Gentlemen, this is The Great Malarkey. Influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, The Pixies, The Pogues, Beirut, Nick Cave, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Manu Chao, The Dead Brothers and Toots and the Maytals (the latter of whom they supported with only their third gig), The Great Malarkey are a riotous mix of musical styles and genres delivered in a multicultural train of fast beats and trembling slams of punk-folk spirit.
Songwriter and guitarist, Ty plays original songs – a mix of Americana, folk and country- blended from his rich musical influences. Playing live is when you will find Ty at his best. As well as playing many festivals and concerts, he has also opened for such legendary artists as Richard Thompson, Julie Felix, and Charlie Dore, as well as many of the new generation of folk artists such as Emily Barker, Jim Moray, Sam Carter, and Kathryn Williams.
Ayesha Savage is a local songwriter, teacher, and visual artist who has recorded several albums. She is currently concentrating on song-writing and draws her inspiration from artists such as Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, Sandy Denny, and Gillian Welch. Expect to hear melodic folk songs with a hint of Americana thrown in.
A singer and writer of sad sad songs, Jenny has been writing and performing country/folk for many years now, Telling stories of heartbreak and human nature. Having moved to Ramsgate nearly two years ago during a long maternity leave, Jenny is thrilled to finally be able to play live again and to be a part of this year’s festival.
Steve Gifford has seen a meteoric rise in his popularity and wider public recognition, including airplay and positive feedback, with his music appealing to a growing acoustic audience who enjoy self-styled individual songwriters. Having played guitar since his teens, Steve worked the London music scene for a continuous period of 6 years in the 80’s with the help of three top music agencies who kept him working virtually every night.
Julie Peat is an experienced cellist who has performed professionally both at home and abroad. Julie has commissioned three local composers to write variations on well-known sea shanties for her to perform. Audience members will be able to sing or hum along if they wish, and enjoy these well-known songs in a fresh, contemporary context.
The Ansells are a brother and sister duo from Ramsgate. They will be performing a mixture of original acoustic songs and unplugged familiar favourites from the likes of ABBA and David Bowie, singing two-part harmony.
CSus are an acoustic duo hailing from Ramsgate. Steve Warrington & Jake Argyle perform an eclectic mix of classic songs & modern hits from the likes of Johnny Cash, The Kinks, Ed Sheeran, Oasis, George Ezra, The Weeknd, America, The Kooks and more! Both Jake & Steve are also in local 4 piece ‘Argyle’ and will be performing some stripped back versions of their own original music.
Festival Close with Naomi Hammerton
As another festival comes to a close, we gather at the Winterstoke Sun Shelter for our choral finale. Composed by Naomi Hammerton “The Sea Will Take Me Home” is inspired by traditional Sea Shanty songs but with a choral/gospel twist. Naomi was inspired by the way these songs connect communities and tell tales. “The unity and power of collective singing is so important, even more so after this last year.”
Naomi Hammerton is a composer, arranger and choral conductor. As well as performing in bands and touring, Naomi founded Kings Place Choir and has worked with many of London’s most esteemed choirs. Naomi has released music as part of the alt-pop duo RINNGS and wrote and recorded albums of contemporary music for Abbey Road Studios. Naomi has been commissioned to write new music and choral pieces for theatre and dance shows, including for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Sadler’s Wells. Naomi is currently the composer and sound designer for The Pappy Shows most recent performance, “Girls”.
Sunday September 5th, 5-9pm
Winterstoke Sunshelter and Marina Esplanade
This is a free event and no tickets are required