Are you ready to rock with EGH and friends?
This Saturday, at The Cluny 2, local radio station, EGH, based in Amble, put on their inaugural music festival giving music lovers an eclectic mix of sounds from both near, and far.
The north is represented, obviously, with sounds from League of Souls, Bitter Enemies, The Clarions and headliners Twister being accompanied by Whitby’s eloquently named, Panda Lasagne whilst adding in several of Yorkshire’s finest in Apollo Junction and The Floodhounds, whilst Erica make the journey north from Gloucestershire alongside Berkshire Niki Tyler (who also hosts the Unsigned Pop Show every Thursday on EGH).
These are added to by the arrival, all the way from Charlotte, North Carolina, of Anchor Detail, consisting of Jeff Tatu (vocals), Travis Brown (guitars), Seth Telles (bass) and Christian Loebs (drums) the American quartet being a band very much liked by organisers Stephen and Anne Lambert and their listeners.
“The band coming from America are very appreciative of the airplay we give them and it is their dream to come to the UK to play live,” said Anne.
“We would love to be part of their dream.
“This is really a party to bring together all our great artists that we have supported and who support us back.
“We didn’t want the pressure of having to sell tickets and be on the door so we are paying for the venue & sound guy ourselves and basically just asked anyone who would like to be a part of it to get in touch.
“We made it clear that we could not pay anyone but we still had loads more applications than we could possibly play on the night.
“We are a self-funding online radio station promoting unsigned artists.
“We have full time jobs to pay the bills and all our EGH Radio promotion is conducted in our spare time.”
With music across a few genres there’s something for everybody on the near, all-day event and the home favourites are worth a watch just as that of those coming in from elsewhere. It shows that the global, cult following in which Lord and Lady Lambert have attained over the years is a strong one.
A five-piece, led by singer Matt and lead guitarist, Jon, alongside Ben (keys), Phil (bass) and Charlie (drums), Red Light Revival said of their appearance: “We are all very excited and very proud to have been invited to play the festival.
“EGH Radio has been an integral part of the promotion and development of Red Light Revival.
“Their radio show and live chat-room provides bands with a unique opportunity to enjoy and discuss the music produced by their peers.
“As a band we are privileged to have made some great friends from all over the world.
“Stephen and Anne work tirelessly to promote unsigned music, playing their festival is an honour.”
Whilst Gloucester’s Erica added: “We are looking forward to supporting EGH at the inaugural festival, allowing us to give something back to Stephen and Anne.
“They have been fantastic supporters of us over the last couple of years and we’re looking forward to playing with the other excellent bands on the line up.”
It means that it’s shaping up to be some festival of sound, what happens next though is open to date – EGH lovers would love a return next year, let’s make the Lambert’s realise that come Saturday night….
A FREE ENTRY EVENT the inaugural EGH Festival takes places at The Cluny 2 on Saturday August 18 from noon until late, twelve acts, one radio show, an event to remember.