5:15pm - Heads Down Thumbs Up
Lauren Irwin-Ray - bass and vocals
Joshua Kreusler - guitar and vocals
Recently formed duo Heads Down Thumbs Up, bring you dual vocals, guitar and double bass to share a collection of freshly baked tunes. The pair combine a shared love of storytelling with a flair for improvisation to explore new interpretations of each others compositions. Navigating the moodiness of optimism alongside the hopeful antics of pessimism, this confused duo sing about life's ups, downs and roundabouts. Music to put your heads down and thumbs up to.
6:15pm - Oliver Downes
Oliver Downes - keyboard & vocals
Joshua Kreusler - guitar
Jack Towers - drums
Singer-songwriter Oliver Downes blends intricate, percussive piano playing with soaring melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. His debut album ‘Ultraviolet’ (2016) features the talents of art-folk trio The String Contingent to offer a lush fusion of dreamy ballads and instantly familiar chamber pop, charting a musical passage through the darkness into the light.
"[Downes’] compositions and arrangements create nebulous, ethereal soundscapes, deftly woven by the tensile orchestration… Give your mind permission to wander." (The Music).
“An impressive and eccentric work of baroque pop, [‘Ultraviolet’] packs soaring melodies and sharp wit in equal measure, underpinned by intricate and eclectic chamber instrumentation.” - Tone Deaf