Classy soulful vocals, honest heartfelt songs
Joanna Cooke has a voice that mesmerises whenever it is heard. From live performances in intimate local venues to recordings on tracks played across the world, her versatility and soul shine through.
Joanna grew up on a musical diet of blues masters Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf with added input from female jazz and soul greats Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin.
Joanna regularly plays over 120 shows a year, including festival main stages. 2017 saw her perform at 15 festivals, including Boardmasters, Leopalooza, Glas-Denbury, Ocean City Jazz and Blues (Plymouth), Dart Music, The Wonderfields and Kingsbridge. She has supported major label artists Rag N Bone Man (as part of his hand picked bill) and JP Cooper. Joanna has appeared on local BBC TV (Spotlight) and radio shows, with strong BBC Introducing support in both Devon and Cornwall.
A first single, “Last June” was followed by Joanna's debut EP 'Remember Me', and more recently by the EP 'Wound Up'. More recordings are under way for another planned release.
Joanna's high quality vocals and top-line writing skills have been used internationally by dance music producers in Brazil (Vintage Culture - nearly 4m Youtube views - link below), Australia (Odd Mob) and South Africa (Garcon) (dance chart #1 in those countries) plus on several releases in Europe, with a major release to come.
“Prepare yourselves: this is how it's done. The soulful and epic Joanna Cooke" BBC Introducing in Devon
"She was so, so good...but when is she not? Joanna Cooke is bursting with raw talent!" BBC Introducing Cornwall
PIGS NOSE INN HALL MUSIC NIGHTS - Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.
Come and put your money on a horse that might bring you luck!
All in aid of the East Prawle Cricket Club.
Or just shout at the possible winning horse jumping over the hurdles.
NOW ON THE BIG SCREEN IN THE HALL!
There will also be a huge raffle with the grand draw.
PIGS NOSE HALL MUSIC NIGHTS
The Electric Swing Circus is a live 6-piece fusion of saucy 20's swing and stomping electro beats. With an explosive sound that reverberates back through time, the ESC hotfoot their way through everything from, rock to to electronica, house, big beat and rock n roll, all with their own unique style of swing. Ladies and Gentlemen, hold onto your hats. The circus is coming to town!
Former members of Exeter's notorious Dibdub Soundsystem well known in the South West and beyond , Jabbrock
emerged in 2010. Having written a plethora of original songs David Spicer bass and Dan Salter vocal performed a few years as a duo , now joined by Benjammin Lee on guitar . Jabbrock is all about driving rhythms , heavy bass lines and elevating melodies in a dub reggae style all of their own . Well known on the festival circuit nationwide , regulars at venues such as Exeter Phoenix , The Cavern and all over the Southern England . Make it a night ......
Have they got grooves for you .!
Pigs Nose Inn Hall Music. Formed in 1966 by Adge Cutler, the Bard of Avonmouth, this bunch of haystack-headed, cider-soaked and dung-booted, not-quite-so-young Avonside lads play good-time traditional Zummerzet Scrumpy 'n' Western music. The band has had considerable commercial success from their 1967 anthem Drink Up Thy Zider to the heights of the chart-topping Combine Harvester in 1976. Big in Nempnett Thrubwell, The Wurzels continue to play over 100 shows a year to sell out crowds all over the country, with regular festival appearances at Bestival, Guilfest, Finsbury Park and Glastonbury.
PIGS NOSE HALL GIG. An exciting three piece outfit offering a unique sound emerging from Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy swing, and progressive music. They present an extravagant, eclectic package that, though contemporary, has a traditional, acoustic aesthetic, and a remarkably big sound for a three piece.