Oxjam Music Festival
Edgar Duke + Puppet Theory + Late Night Legacy + Able's Army + AFFAIRS + The Brookes + Elessar + CITRUS HEIGHTS
Entry Requirements: over 16s
AFFAIRS take time off from writing their upcoming album to join in on the OXJAM Christmas Party in Leeds, along with a choice selection of bands from the area
Late Night Legacy are a high energy Rock Funk band heavily influenced by the likes of Incubus and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Catchy, melodic riffs married with a blazing stage presence and memorable hooks produce a powerful, dynamic, innovative band.
“Creating a huge stir in the rock world, Late Night Legacy are a band going places“. Down the front media
Late night Legacy comprises of Ryan Kitto (vocals), Rob Orange (guitar), Kyle Metcalf (Bass) and Josh Stayman (Drums).
Their live performances explode with swaggering raw energy. The relentless, break beat drums and slap bass are overlaid decisively with heart-stopping guitar riffs to create an undeniable funk rock. The vocals are a beautiful mix of pure power and at times laid-back serenity. Their fearless, dynamic act fronted by their charismatic lead singer evokes a spontaneous visceral response leaving the crowd mesmerised by their uncompromising stage presence. Their shows are often compared to the high visual intensity of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, extraordinary vocal power of Rival Sons, and catchy melodic riffs reminiscent of the great Jimi Hendrix and John Frusciante.
‘the four piece unleashed a classic sound with a maturity and polish not often found in bands so young, following in the footsteps of Alt-J and pulled apart by horses in the crusade to keep the Leeds scene Alive’ Rattlemag
Their crowd-pleasing, winning performance at the Battle of the Bands gained them a live gig slot at the Leeds First Direct Arena opening for Duran Duran to Industry V.I.P.s. Following this and subsequent great live performances they were booked to play many festival stages alongside the likes of Maximo Park, The Lightning Seeds, The Ordinary Boys, The Sherlocks, The Fratellis and Reef.
Vocalist/Frontman Ryan Kitto said “Music has always been a fundamental factor in my life, it’s there for me when I’m sad, It’s there when I’m happy, It’s there when you need to escape or when you need to find yourself. Late Night Legacy to me is an artistic release, a brotherhood of creativity, soul and friendship.”
Discussing the band’s writing process, Rob Orange said, “We don’t set out with a predetermined idea of what this band should sound like. We write what feels true to us. It’s instinctive, intuitive but most of all exhilarating as we craft together an original sound drawing on our different styles and influences.
The Brookes are a four piece Garage Rock band from Cleethorpes, UK. Our latest single Lucy was released March 2015 and has since gained airplay on BBC Radio 2 by Dermot O'Leary. We've had the pleasure of playing some fairly renowned venues round the UK, for example Lincoln's Engine Shed (w/ The Brew) and Doncaster Dome (w/ The Strypes), we've also just supported The Pigeon Detectives at Meridian Park Cleethorpes last month.
Meet Citrus Heights, a four-piece British indie/funk pop band based in Leeds. Ready to make their mark on the world with their solid groove and big choruses. Citrus Heights have had support from BBC Introducing with multiple songs from recent releases getting airtime including 'Honesty' and 'Questions'.
The guys have performed with promoters such as Richard Watson (360 Club) and Mick Dolmon (Double Denim live) throughout the year at various venues in Leeds, also branching out to Huddersfield and York.
"For a band that, based on quick first impressions appear to be all about the funk and the groove, well you might well be taken by surprise by their big, beautiful choruses and Jamie Kelly's lead vocal which has that wonderful balance of both joyous and yearning melancholy" - Mickey Dale – Embrace
''it's indie pop that screams a festival season to me, Honesty, is just beautiful'' - Alan Raw, BBC Introducing
'Gave the crowd no choice but to pull on their dancing shoes, and led them through a set filled with irresistible hooks and deliciously smooth vocals.' - RattleMag
Here is a link to our latest EP 'Honesty'