Bands

2017 Great Ouseburn Beer Festival Bands

 

No Direction

NoDirection’No Direction’ are a popular Teesside covers band playing songs of a certain genre guaranteed to have something for every taste and get you stomping. They are delighted to be part of the Great Ouseburn Beer Festival. Formed following a Mojito fuelled challenge in 2012 the band have steadily developed under the firm music leadership of David “the sticks” Mack (Drums). Before 2012, Rupert Dunn (Guitar) and Andy Gibson (Bass) had never played anything more than Rugby but have not looked back since taking on the musical adventure. Scott Grainger (Vocals) and Andy Hynd (Guitar) joined the band in New Year 2013. ‘No Direction’ are the result of an eclectic mix of Pilots, Doctors, Architects and Nuclear Scientist – you work out who’s-who….Well received shows at East Harsley, Newby Hall and Whitby have seen the band raise over £3000 for Candlelighters, a cause close to their heart. Aspirationally, the boys were set to play the Sunday night ‘open mic’ slot at the phenomenally successful ‘Deer Shed6’ festival…musical director and festival organizer Oliver Jones said ‘’it was a close one but in the end I had to go for Andy Kershaw’’…Maybe ‘Deer Shed7’ in July 2016 will be a goer. The ND emphasis is on fun and the likeness to ‘One Direction’ ends in the title…..more the mature ladies choice perhaps…… and they do not play any ‘One D’ covers!!!

 

Citizen Smith

CitizenSmithCitizen Smith are a very popular pop/rock covers band from the Yorkshire area. Their music combines an eclectic mix of today’s modern day pop/rock, with some classic rock, punk, indie and army banter thrown in as well, with a tongue in cheek homage to the people’s own revolutionary Wolfie “Citizen” Smith!  “Power To The People” Typical music covered: Primal Scream, The Zutons, REM, Supergrass , Deacon Blue,Billy Idol, Pulp,The Jam, Tenpole Tudor ,The Doobie Brothers, Stereophonics, Kaiser Chiefs, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones , The Stranglers, The Stranglers, Arctic Monkeys.  Band Members are:Robin Ward: Vocals/Acoustic Guitar, James Kennedy: Guitar/Backing Vocals, Laurie Hopkins: Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals, Nick Wight: Keys/Backing Vocals, Tom Bird – Drums / Backing Vocals. www.citizensmithband.co.uk  Facebook