Music at the Guildford Beer Festival
At the GBF, we bring together an exciting and eclectic mix of headliners and supporting acts. As a result, we have high quality live music at all three sessions.
Details of the lineup of musicians for GBF 2021 are being finalised now. Please see below for bios and links to their sites.
GBF Music Director and Artist Liaison Officer
I See Shapes
I See Shapes are a five piece band based in Guildford with a simple goal – to write hook laden alt-pop.
Big guitars, pulsating keys, infectious beats and sing-along choruses, I See Shapes have been likened to the Foals and The 1975. Emerging from months of experimentation in the studio, the band released their debut EP in May 2019 to be followed by their debut album “Relativism”, due in May 2020.
I See Shapes will be playing on Friday evening (Session 1).
TRIBE is a 3 piece Alternative Pop band from Guildford made up of Schoolboy friends Luca Mo, Luca Crosta and Alfie Reeves. Playing music together since the age of 13, the boys from TRIBE, now aged 19/20, have embarked on a new and exciting creative journey combining their skills of songwriting, production and musicianship to create what has been described as a “Unique yet Universal” sound.
TRIBE are looking forward to playing the Guildford Beer Festival on Friday evening (Session 1).
Shining A Light (Official Video)
Armstrong are a 3 piece, independent band from the South East of England. Their anthemic indie rock is infused with emotionally driven lyrics, catchy pop melodies and a driving rhythm section to create their unique and signature wall of sound. Tom (Vocals & Guitar) and Will (Bass & Backing Vocals), have been playing music together since they were 8 years old, but it wasn’t until they Ollie (Drums) in secondary school that they began to develop their sound, eventually emerging as Armstrong in 2018. In September 2019 they released their debut EP ‘Glendale’, named-so after staying in Glendale, Los Angeles earlier that year.
In March 2020 they embarked on their tour including dates in Sheffield, Lancaster, Guildford and more! Performances include: The Fiery Bird (Woking), Samfest, The Dublin Castle, West Street Live (Sheffield), Star Inn (Guildford), West End Centre (Aldershot) & Guildford Beer Festival. 100 performances since 2018 and counting! During Lockdown they kept together by doing distanced sessions in their drummer’s driveway. Leading to the release of their much anticipated single “Bear”, about friendship or anyone special to you, the love you have for them, and what you’d do for them.
“…Bear, drives the band way past the Glendale EP and straight into the future of their own distinct sound – and we love it. Elevated by an atmospheric soundscape and bejewelled with sweet sax and silky layered vocals, it dives deep with meaningful lyrics.” – ROCK COVEN 2021
Armstrong will be playing on Friday evening (Session 1).
The Screen Gems
The Screen Gems have invented their own style of music mixing jazz/blues & rock. They comprise of singer/songwriter/guitarist David Barrett and acoustic bass player Mark Saunders with funky/swing beats from their electronic percussion unit named Dr Boss.
They add either sax or blues harp. Playing with them for the festival is Keith Jones, a leading player on the Surrey blues scene on harmonica.
They produce a chilled sound, mixing the originals with some covers, ideal for outdoor gigs.
The Screen Gems will be performing on Saturday afternoon (Session 2).
GBF are delighted to welcome back the very talented singer songwriter Tom Worrall.
Tom was born and raised in Guildford, attended George Abbott School and still lives in Guildford with his wife and young child. He is a singer and drummer with a wealth of experience performing live and in the studio. He has a background of theatre acting as Musical Director and pianist for shows in and around Guildford including the Yvonne Arnaud theatre. He is also an accomplished sound engineer and music producer and has his own sound and lighting company named Bear Sound Services.
Tom spent two and a half years playing music in Ibiza, drumming and as a musical director, returning to the UK in October 2010. Since then, he has been performing around the UK and has had the chance to play with some amazing musicians and in some legendary places which include Ronnie Scott’s Bar, The Dorchester Hotel and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Tom will be performing solo on Saturday afternoon (Session 2).
Evert Outen Band
Evert Outen band is made up of Evert Outen (key and vocals), Chris Booth (guitar), Jack Summerfield (drums) and Harvey Small (bass). Having initially met at college Evert, Jack and Chris began working together over a year ago developing their own original sound – a blend of blues, rock and soul. After the launch of their first EP in November 2017, Harvey went from fan to member, having seen them perform and casually enquired if they needed a bassist!
When the boys are not working on their original music Evert, Jack and Chris all work as full time musicians and teaching music. Harvey has just begun his first role as a trainee lawyer.
Evert Outen band is playing at Guildford Beer Festival on Saturday evening (Session 3).
Southbank Crows are an alternative rock band that started life in a Deptford studio on a cold rainy night as an idea where the guys could chill out and be with friends. It quickly grew into a passion to produce great music. Since that dark, cold and rainy night the band have gone on to do over 200 live shows supporting such names as Scouting For Girls, Beans On Toast and Fort Hope and Toploader.
Southbank Crows are playing at Guildford Beer Festival on Saturday evening (Session 3).
A UK Brighton based Blues groove band … bringing Feel, Soul and Grooves to the masses.
Keeping the Blues alive:
Danny Lean – Guitarist
Dave Amey – Vocalist
Phil Hardy – The Bass man
Lukas – Drums / The Groove meister
Blues Report will play at the Guildford Beer Festival on Saturday evening (Session 3).