The Black Country Festival

Acts Available

Here you will find a list of Black Country based acts & entertainers that are available for you to book for your own Black Country festival event. Below the acts & entertainment section there is also a list of stands and food vendors.

If you are/or are part of an act and would like to make yourself available for Festival Events or You have a stall/stand or food vending business, then please Click Here and we will add you to this page for event organisers to contact.


NAMEACT TYPEABOUTCONTACT
the emptycanBlack Country Folk/Rock BandResponsible for the official Black Country Anthem.The Empty Can are one of the Black Country's leading light's on the music scene.. Regularily selling out gigs across the region.
Paris GeorgiaCountry-pop singer/songwriterI am a country-pop singer/songwriter from the Midlands. With a fresh approach to new country music similar to Taylor Swift. Please take a look at my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ParisGeorgiaMusicP: 07926980864
E: paris.georgia@hotmail.co.uk
Jess Silksinger/songwriter

Jess Silk is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Kingswinford, Dudley. Jess gigs a lot around the Black Country and Birmingham and, in the summer of 2014, released her first solo EP Background Noise.

Listen Here

P: 07508 886 252
E: jess92silk@gmail.com
Rich Sings…ElvisElvis..Ay It!

Performing strictly as himself Richards performance of Rich sings Elvis' brings the songs of Elvis Presley to your venue.

The original rock n' roll classics of the 50's through to the legendary songs of Vegas in the 70's.

P: 07761 558693
E: richsingselvis@gmail.com
Robert AstonStory Teller

Robert has had 2 paper back novels published to date, with his books aiming to highlight the medieval heritage of our area through story.
Roberts latest book Jack O Knaves' is an adventure set in medieval Dudley Castle.

Robert is available for events to come & tell his bostin' stories ... complete with medieval gear.

E: b_aston2003@yahoo.co.uk
Black Country GazBlack Country singer/songwriter

With a catalogue of self penned black country tunes & a mean turn at Sinatra & Buble, Gaz's gigs dow arf goo bostin!

W: www.gazart.co.uk
P : +44 7801 529 523
E: Gaz@Gazart.co.uk
No Strings Attached4 Piece Rock Band

Local covers band, and you WILL recognise the songs we play, we put our own unique slant on all music, to give the No Strings Attached experience.

P: 07905 905 299
E: nostringsrocks@gmail.com
Guitar AllureDuo. Male Guitarist Girl Singer

70 years Old Male Plays Guitar to accompany a 31 Years Old Girl Singer.
We have all our own equipment P.A. Mic's, Amplifiers etc. and are looking to play and Raise Funds for Mary Stevens Hospice, Oldswinford.
Our repertoire covers all Styles of Music from Popular, Country and Western and Jazz

P: 07890 246 643
E: guitarallure@hotmail.co.uk
Funtime Theatre
Theatre Group

Black country based group.
We provide costumes characters, live entertainment including singing and small scale pantomimes.
We also provide entertainment for the older generation including songs from
The war, and 50/60/70s. Practically anything.

W: www.funtimetheatre.co.uk
P: 07581 238 074
E: funtimetheatre@hotmail.co.uk
John HalfordPoetry

One of the poets reading at the inaugural festival last year and would love to be involved again on the 11th of July.

Dudley born and bred, currently living and working in Rome and my work reflects both places, covering topics ranging from Dudley creation myths to Ancient Roman recreationists in a variety of forms

E: john.ed.halford@gmail.com
Rock SolidRock Group

If you love your Rock music, this is the band for you , playing Rock music from the 60's up to present with our own twist and managing to play our music as well. We are all Black Country Lads on a mission.

P: 07919 401 187
E: terrysanders@btinternet.com
Ties UnbrokenIndie Band

Popular Black Country Indie Band looking to spread a bit of Black Country Love

E: madmatt25@hotmail.com
Ian HeneryPerformance Poet

Ian Henery (www.ianhenerypoet.com) is a Bugle Ambassador for the Black Country Bugle and guest presenter on the Ommer & Chain Show on Black Country Community Radio.

He performed at 5 different venues for the 2014 Black Country Festival to promote his book Wildfire Through Staffordshire by Mapseekers Archive Publishing.

In 2014 alone he performed at over 100 open mic and poetry festivals.

In 2015 he has published (through Thynks Publications) a brand new poetry collection entitled Black Country Blues with a foreword by Councillor Pete Lowe (Leader of Dudley MBC) with all proceeds going to The White House Cancer Support.

Three of the poems in the collection are translated into Black Country dialect by Billy Spakemon

E: Ian Henery: ihenery@aol.com

P: 01902366615

Jo & Lazy Fellowcountry, blues & rockn'roll band

Jo & Lazy Fellow is a country,blues & rockn'roll band travelling with their music all over the world. In last years they played on festivals and clubs in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Poland.

On BIGGEST Polish Country Festival they support Rosanne Cash !
Mainly they focus on playing their own songs. AMAZING vocalist,CRAZY guitar player and SOLID rhythm section is why You can't miss their show !!!

W: www.joandlazyfellow.com
www.facebook.com/joandlazyfellow
P: +48664-732-829
Alternate WrestlingWrestling !

Alternative Wrestling World that operates out of Dudley,
They have been promoting wrestling events for 17 years in the borough.
Currently running events at The Brierley Hill Civic Hall but would be available for Black Country Festival Events

E: altwrestling@hotmail.co.uk
Scotty's Circus WorkshopCircus Workshop

Circus Workshops and provide Balloon Modeling at Family fun days, Outdoor Events, Shopping Centers, Birthdays, Holiday Camps, Playgroups and Schools. This involves children having ago on anything from Plate Spinning, Diabolos and Juggling to Hula Hoops, Stilts and Balancing games.
Http://www.scottyscircusworkshop.co.uk

I would be grateful if you could keep me in mind for any entertainment you require whether this is a Circus Workshop or Mix and Mingle Walkabout entertainmen

E: scottyscircusworkshop@gmail.com

P: 07920 490911

Deckchair CircusRock BandPerforming some of the greatest toe tapping drinking songs in history.

If you are into bands like Stone Roses, Beatles, The Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Who, Rolling Stones and Black Keys, then maybe you're definitely gonna dig Deckchair Circus.

Based in Wednesbury, we have all our own gear. www.deckchaircircus.co.uk

P: 07884110958
Milestone Road4 Peice BandPlaying live since the end of October 2011 and we have played some local gigs & small music festival slots in the East & West Midlands & we would like to be considered for a gig at your festival as a support act.

Check out the website for some audio & video of the band
http://www.reverbnation.com/ milestoneroad

E: kevinbturner1966@aol.com

Beyond the BayIndie Rock BandHi we are Beyond the Bay, an upcoming indie rock band from Dudley, West Midlands. We have released our first single on Spotify and iTunes (link below to listen on Youtube), and have played some of Birmingham's best venues such as the O2 Academy and The Rainbow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1shxY5-tGS

E: ben.griffin2000@hotmail.co.uk
Martin HuburnStand Up ComedianMartin is a comedian from the heart of the Black Country, a town called Tipton.
Tipton has built a reputation over the years for being rough and deprived and is in desperate need for a modern day hero.
Tiptonite is a show full of cheeky but clean anecdotes of Martin's successes and failings as he attempts to put Tipton back on the map. Every town needs a hero but not everyone can be helped.
Martin Huburn E: martin_huburn@hotmail.co.uk

P: 07979514532

John StranksAcoustic Singer/SongwriterI'm an unsigned local singer/songwriter with a large repertoire of original material and many cover versions in a variety of styles.
Well-crafted songs, strong vocals and sturdy guitar accompaniment.Plenty of experience playing local venues. See my latest youtube videos at:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd3Tak5ARAeKcFZ6mTBHNED0Eubc9
Website with links to audio and video tracks: http://www.johnstranks.uk
John Stranks
E: zerosummer@talktalk.net
P: 07968 451908
Rachel Conliskhula hoop circus/cabaret performerHula hoop festval performance.
I perform with single and multiple hoops, and LED hoops all over the country on stage,

in the circus and at community events and festivals- it would be fantastic to do it close to home.

Please take a look at my website www.hoopsrock.com for video, photos and feedback!

Rachel
P: 07790 443 007
Party in a BoxFacepaintingI provide Face Painting, Hair Braiding, Stick on Tattoos, tombola etc.Marie (Party in a Box) E: jesskeljas@blueyonder.co.uk
The Dodge CruisersBand50s & 60s Rock N Roll
Playing great songs from the 1950's and 1960's with a bit of fun thrown in.
Dave Jones
E: wally@wallywombat.com
Contact No: 07815571678

 


STALLS AVAILABLE


NAMETYPEABOUTCONTACT
Phil's SausageFOOD

1951 morris ambulance converted into catering unit.
Sells burgers hotdogs chips along with hot n cold drinks.
OR fresh fish n chips in beer batter.


Phil Larkin: 07967553474
phil.larkin@hotmail.co.uk
Field-EliciousFOODWe at field-elicious have a vintage trailer where we do American themed smoked food such as Smoked pulled pork burgers, smoked beef brisket burgers, sloppy joes, smoked ribs as well as burgers, chicken burgers and the normal hot dogs and chips. We are flexible to adapt to the venues if trailers aren't allowed.info@field-elicious.com
LinkMeLocalCOMMUNITYon-line business that promotes community news, charity events , events and children's clubs and classes forr the Sandwell area.Claire : 07720 865054
The Rural WorkshopARTS & CRAFTSHandmade rustic arts & crafts from decorated horseshoes mugs to sketches & drawingsAbbie Price :
www.facebook.com/theruralworkshop
Soft Ice Cream VanFOODOur 'Mr Softee Ice Cream Candy Cart', has a 5* hygiene rating.We offer the very best flavoured 'Whippy Ice Cream and Sweets' and being 'born & bred' in the Black Country, we are always happy to look after you. We have full Public Liability Insurance and take refuse collection seriously, therefore ensuring the area is kept 'litter free'.P: 07873 778 761
E: fundaesundaeparties@aol.com
Indi RattuFOODWe do finger food like samosa, pakora, kebabs, spring rolls etc.P: kumarashok800@aol.com
Aarons Catering ServiceINDIAN FOOD– Indian FoodJaswant Singh E: Singh.1972@yahoo.co.uk
P: 07432 635597