Acoustix ft Monkey’s Fist
Get an acoustic fix of original material from some of the area’s developing artists and accomplished performers.
Monkey’s Fist is an acoustic four piece instrumental band performing Jazz Folk Fusion on guitar, whistles and flute, electric bass and percussion.
Formed in spring 2010, the band is based in the south of Hampshire in the UK where it’s building a reputation for playing very different, catchy music that appeals to all ages.
Their music encompasses a range of traditions including Celtic, bluegrass, funk, klezmer, jazz, Latin and gypsy.
Chloe Reynolds mix of warm vocals and spine chilling lyrics will leave you feeling moved to the core. She is not afraid to write songs about real challenges faced by real people.
On Chloe’s debut EP, Unresolved, the listener is taken on a journey through subtle musings on the future, powerful lyrics which challenge injustice, her wishes for her ‘someday daughter’ and songs of healing and moving on. This EP tells the story of someone who has learned to see beauty in everything.
2013 was a year of progression and experience for Ash Watson and his music.
The Portsmouth musician gigged rigorously throughout the second half of the year placing well in both the Railway Battle of the Bands and The Cellars ‘All About the Song’.
Playing shows as far as Brighton, Enfield and Amsterdam, alongside many local shows has seen the musician busy till the close of the year.
When asked what comes next, Watson stated “I am excited to get some material down, I think with the right tools there are a few interesting ideas. Other than an EP, it’s festivals and beyond”.
Rachel is a Portsmouth-based singer/songwriter with a chilled acoustic feel and mild leanings towards country/pop. Think Taylor Swift meets Gabrielle Aplin meets a slightly more upbeat version of Katie Melua.
She’s been playing various instruments since the age of 7, and has recently started writing her own songs and playing them to anyone who’ll listen. When she’s not making music, she works in car design.