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Shuttle Shuffle Fest – pre taster

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


We will be in the market from 9 till 5. The idea is to have a variety of acoustic music, perhaps some spoken word and banter, and generally to talk with the public about the festival, giving a sense of the festival and giving out leaflets and hopefully selling tickets.

COME AND JOIN US, enjoy the pre festival taster of live music and spoken word. COME AND MEET some of the artists who will be at the festival.

CHRIS ‘the man in a hat’ MARTIN Shuttle Shuffle Compere, singer, player, raconteur. He is something of an enigma, having been found in a hand bag on Batley rail way station many years ago. He was educated by the finest minds in Europe and can speak fluently in 32 languages and dialects, holds degrees in both metaphysical theology and drawing with big crayons.
Musically he is a blues shouter and guitarist, playing slide and finger style and also lap style. Throughout a long and varied musical career, spanning well in excess of a year and a half he has both thrilled and puzzled audiences the world over (well round Yorkshire ). He may well talk more than he plays, but whatever happens someone should have a good time.
If there’s nowt on’t telly and it’s not raining go and see him, at least you’ll get a free Jaffa cake.

TATTIE LEXI Leeds singer songwriter and Shuttle Shuffle compere

STRANGER CREATURES s are a Leeds based duo. Alexandra Tattersall & Andy Irving, who together create a beautiful fusion of musical styles, with ambient electronic music mixed with traditional instruments, classic folk and rock.

BEN ‘Blue’ WATERS organiser of Bradford Blues Club. He will be hosting a special Shuttle Shuffle Bradford Blues Club presentation at the Merchant Bar on the Saturday, early afternoon and leading a Shuttle star blues band performance on Sunday afternoon on the acoustic stage at Bradford Playhouse. Ben is an Acoustic slide guitarist playing blues classics by Howling Wolf, Son House, John Lee Hooker, Captain Beefheart and many more, from the 1920’s to the present, and also a few of his own songs. He has been a gigging musician since the late 1970’s, and plays regularly around the North of England and beyond.

Sorm Stars, a collection of Bradford Youngsters from the wonderful Sorm Studios.

Gabbi and Moshua Two talented young Bradford musicians and singers, and from the young metal band Temporal Storm.

NICK TOCZEK , will be performing at the Shuttle Shuffle Festival, his poetry on the spoken word stage at the Bradford Playhouse, as well as his world renown Children’s Puppet Theatre, on the open air stage.
Born in Shipley, living in Bradford, he has been earning his crust as a full-time writer and performer for the past fifty years. His first poetry pamphlet was published in 1972, since when he’s had four dozen further publications. His most recent books are Dragons Are Back! (Caboodle Books, 2016) and Haters, Baiters and Would-Be Dictators (Routledge, 2016). Last year saw the release of two pairs of spoken word CDs: Motormouth (Vol. 1 & 2) from Not-A-Rioty and Dealing With The Darkness (Vol. 1 & 2) from Mutiny 2000. In April of this year Not-A-Rioty released The Bavariations Album, a twelve-track CD of songs (music by Thies Marsen, lyrics and vocals by Nick). Nick is a columnist, reviewer and features writer for the UK music magazine R’n’R. He has his own weekly radio show, InTOCZEKated, on BCB Radio. And he tours as a writer-in-schools. As well as visiting UK schools, he’s worked in dozens of countries worldwide. So far this year he’s been in Germany, Jordan and Kazakhstan, with a visit to Thailand already lined up for Autumn.

“The most exciting and visual performer we have this side of Benjamin Zephaniah” – NME.
“The greatest success was without doubt ‘Mr Dynamite’, the Englishman Nick Toczek whose performance of all-round writings exploded like a firework.” – German daily Neue Presse
“See him if you can. He’s brilliant.” – The Stage.
“Toczek is bitter, disturbing and political. His language gets harder and more effective with each publication.” – The Guardian.

ANT HENDERSON; Bradford singer Songwriter, Rap/Grime/Trap/Hiphop, Exciting rhythmic music and rapping word artist.

DAVID TATTERSALL; Singer songwriter from Batley

More tbc

Also Special offer on the day on festival weekend tickets- come along, we will be pleased to meet you all


July 13
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Oastler Centre Market
John st
Bradford, United Kingdom
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