Profiles on our 'Charity Music Day' bands and artists 

Guy Nottage

Against a musical backdrop that takes in the likes of Steve EarleBob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, London-based singer-songwriter Guy Nottage lends a strong sense of Englishness to a particularly American soundscape. His distinctive throaty bellow has been likened to a young Van Morrison, his onstage intensity to that of Connor Oberst and his vivid lyrics are reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen – if The Boss were to sing about the English Riviera, decaying seaside towns and the London riots, that is.

The new EP Carousel sees Guy taking on all instrumental, programming and production duties, and was recorded out of a suitcase between bedrooms in Bath and London, as well as his parents’ kitchen in Norfolk. Already a regular on the London singer-songwriter circuit, you can catch Guy performing songs from the EP across the capital and beyond in 2012.



Nige Garner - Guitar

Clive Jones - Bass

Kev Longman - Vocal

Mike Barber - Guitar

Tony Cullingford - Drums


Live n' Loud

Born from a love of all things rock, LIVE n' LOUD are a band not ashamed of their roots – Classic British Rock & Metal. Rather than paying tribute to one particular band, LIVE n' LOUD perform songs by a range of artists from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal as well as the Monsters of Rock that inspired them. 

Bands which have stood the test of time and are now recognised by music lovers both young and old as being true rock legends all feature in the live set with songs by Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Motorhead, Def Leppard, Thin Lizzy, UFO, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne and many more. Indeed, a LIVE n' LOUD performance reads like the playlist from the gone but not forgotten Tommy Vance Friday Rock Show. 

LIVE n' LOUD are a band that thrive in the onstage environment and from the moment they hit the stage it is obvious that they mean business, throwing themselves into their performance from the first chord and always giving it 110% onstage. The band always deliver a powerful, polished, and entertaining set that will have fans of live music shouting for more!


Rafe Garforth - Bass guitar and vocals

Nick Garforth - Rhythm guitar and backing vocals

Paul Chandler - Drums

Lewis Hickin -  Lead guitar and backing vocals

Distant Sun

Distant Sun are an indie/rock band based in Norfolk. Distant Sun perform songs from artists including 'Razorlight, Killers, Kasabian, MGMT, Coldplay, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, U2 and many more. Distant Sun also have a full set of original material and have gigged extensively in London, performed at major festivals and supported bands such as We Are Scientists, Morning Runner and Goldrush.



Envy are an Acoustic Duo featuring the talents of Rebecca Nudd-Valentine and James Hackett. More info soon