It’s just a matter of hours until Kate says I do (fingers crossed, Will) and A Right Royal Knees-Up kicks off. To wet your appetite we have the run down of the acts that will be taking to the stage on Saturday. Gear up for the info on Sunday’s equally mega acts shortly.
The Runners Club (Nic Dawson Kelly) @ 2230
Headlining the knees-up is the enigmatic Nic Dawson Kelly, now rebranded and playing with a full band as The Runners Club. In the middle of writing his second album, this rhythm and blues supremo will certainly get your feet stomping and your heart racing.
Yngve + The Innocent @ 2130
Tipped as one to catch in 2011, folk/blues/americana Yngve + The Innocent released their music video for You’ve Been Released earlier this year. We’d recommend giving it a gander to get yourself in a knees-up frame of mind. Lovely waistcoats.
Catriona Irving @ 2100
Signed to emerging independent label, neednowater records, regular hit at Steeles’ night Jingle Jangle Catriona Irving has had an eventful couple of years. Remixed and relaunched by Julian de Plasir over the channel, Catriona has swiftly become a Parisian sensation. Conveniently for her she is half French. Catch her here before she leaves us for Paris for good.
Spring Heeled Jack @ 2030
Never far from NW1, these enigmatic gentleman are frequently spotted in Camden’s hotspots. A proper North London band playing a proper North London pub – what’s not to love? Get in early for this bunch, we have a feeling they may have some fans.
Philippe Nash @ 2000
With a recent Communion performance under his belt, this lad is certainly one to keep tabs on. Delta Blues influenced Philippe Nash will be performing with a couple of special guests, so make sure you head over to the acoustic stage for a medley of musical magic.
The Supernovas @ 1930
North London Strummerville boys the Supernovas put on an awesome show. Have a read of our interview with them here and watch their performance of City of Smoke, filmed on the roof of Camden’s (ex) Flowerpot….
Rodney Fisher @ 1900
Jingle Jangle curator, Steeles legend, former lead singer of Goodshirt and bandmate of Zane Lowe, Rodney Fisher is set to re-launch this year. Performing at the Great Escape in a couple of weeks, this is probably your last time to catch this “massive in New Zealand” kiwi before he heads onwards to faraway things.
Jamie Ley @ 1830
New boy on the London folk scene, Jamie Ley is a long-standing Camden Store favourite. Gorgeous lyrics and gorgeous melodies to match – you can read all about him in our interview here.
Joshua + Occaisionals @ 1800
Young songsmith Joshua caught our eye when he played at Camden’s Barfly a few months ago. Famed for wearing brightly coloured trousers when performing, we’re pretty intrigued to see what he’ll be wearing this weekend for such a royal occasion.
Peter Panic + The Pixie @ 1730
Authors of some seriously haunting melodies, Peter Panic + the Pixie with their lullatone-like charms may well move you. Blame your tears on the hayfever?
Cem @ 1700
Keen on his Neil Young covers, gorgeous Cem and his acoustic delights will break your heart with hushed tones and serene strumming. He has a lovely smile too.
Sir Duke @ 1630
Next up is the fittingly regal Sir Duke. These boys know how to bash out a tune, yes they do.
Phunk @ 1600
Kicking off the live music on Saturday are local band Phunk, promising to fill the accoustic stage with as many instruments and people as they can, these guys reckon they’ll be headlining for the next wedding. Watch out Harry & Chelsea, that’s all we’re saying.
Look forward to seeing you there….
HRH The Camden Store Team x