A whole day of free live music is to take place outside the Roach bar in Stapleford this weekend.
The bar on Derby Road hosts acoustic music sessions every Friday and Saturday that showcases the depth of talent available in the East Midlands.
This Saturday (September 7), from 12noon-5pm, you can see a wide range of artists performing outside the venue.
There’s Jamie Beau, whose percussive guitar with soft beautiful melodic undertones seeps into your subconscious. His Shedding Skin EP is out now.
Also on the bill are Karl and The Marx Brothers.
Loosely described as Modern Acoustic Folk, this six-piece acoustic group have just released their critically acclaimed debut LP Angry Folk .
No one is called Karl or related to Marx.
Eleanor Lee shares a musical heritage with the likes of Carole King, Joni Mitchell etc with a beautiful and distinctive voice, and songs that are both fragile and substantial.
Alice Maciborskyj is a young and abundant talent from Derby while The Tremolouxs are a blues/rock ‘n’ roll/rockabilly-inspired band from Derbyshire, featuring Scott Thomas on electric guitar and vocals, Carl North on bass and vocals and Daniel Jordan on the drums.
Scott Greensmith will be mixing Americana with folk in a percussive style while Neil White blends original tunes with his own take on classic pop tunes.
You can also the likes of Cannonball, Leere, Darren Claxton and more talented performers too.