JT LibRock Live will be the focal point in St. Peter Port on the evening of 9 May, where some of Guernsey’s best loved bands and DJs will perform from 5pm to 12 midnight.
JT’s Deputy Managing Director, Tamara O’Brien said: “The Liberation Day festivities act as an important reminder of the freedom we all enjoy today and we are very proud this year to be involved in the 70th anniversary celebrations of the liberation of Guernsey. People are united through music and we are delighted to support an exciting event that both showcases Guernsey’s talented musicians and brings Islanders together to celebrate our heritage and freedom.
“As Guernsey’s only locally owned provider we are committed to supporting the community by investing in technology to secure the Island’s future but we’re also proud to back events like JT Lib‐Rock, the JT Summer Gigs and Jersey Live which put us right at the heart of music in the Islands. Supporting community‐centric initiatives means that we can provide opportunities for talent to shine through while also inspiring the next generation of Islanders.”
17.00 – 18.00 DJ OneOfAKind
Andrew ‘oneofakind’ De Carteret is a longstanding face on Guernsey’s music scene playing everything from funk and soul to hip hop and drum ‘n bass.
18.00 – 18.45 Static Alice
Formed in 2012 with the intention of playing the local pub covers circuit, pop-rock four-piece Static Alice have make their mark on the live circuit as a favourite. The quartet released their eight-track debut album, The Ghost of Common Sense, last year and are led by the powerful voice of singer Dom Ogier.
19.00 – 19,45 The Recks
Formed in 2012, Sark alternative five-piece band The Recks have been labelled ‘the new kings of schizophrenic folk’ for their energetic rootsy, gypsy-style sound. A mini tour of UK venues, a headline slot with Communion, Brighton & France & UK festivals appearances garnered rave reviews. Their much anticipated debut album, The Beast from the Sea, is due out this year.
20.00 – 20.45 Buffalo Huddleston
This six-piece band has fast become one of the Island’s favourite acts, attracting a diverse and growing fan base from its energetic shows. The band’s sound is characterised by intricate fingerstyle guitar, classical strings, catchy vocal hooks and rap. The group’s debut long-player Sunrise was recorded and produced locally and independently released in October 2014.
21.00 – 21.30 Asylum Seekers
Raw, straight up, original hip hop from Guernsey, Asylum Seekers are the most southerly based British collective to reach the ears of the UK. DJ Ninirol aand emcees Jimi Riddiz and Apex have been entertaining crowds for years. The collective released their second long player Intrepid Levels last year.
21.45 – 22.45 Fade2Grey
The 80s electropop covers band are a popular draw on the live scene, regularly selling out venues within hours of tickets going on sale. The four-piece are known for delivering an exhilarating live show bringing together songs by The Human League, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Gary Numan and many others in an unforgettable electronic experience.
23.00 – midnight King Rat and The Soul Cats
One of the island’s most enduring and popular live acts, King Rat and The Soul Cats last played four years ago in a series of final gigs. But you can’t keep a good band down and now the legendary 10-piece band are back for a special one-off appearance to deliver a fine slice of Motown, Stax and soul classics to get your feet moving. Dare you keep still to ‘the essential group to dance to’.
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