photo by Neil Palfreyman
Festival took place on Saturday 13 March in Stroud,
Gloucestershire, UK. Dedicated to Progressive Rock, the festival bill
also featured Magenta,
as well as fellow Bristol-dwellers Crimson
Sky (Bristol) and Andonova (based in Cheltenham). The festival
"James Hollingsworth is a Bristol-based
singer-songwriter with an exciting guitar style. He will be best known
to prog audiences as the former lead singer of Jebo. We are thrilled
that James has agreed to play a short afternoon acoustic set at the
James' set was very warmly received, here's a review from Get Ready To Rock:
"Yet another change of style next with James a
singer/guitarist full of charisma and star quality singing his
folky/rock numbers in for me the manner of Cat Stevens who I am sure
would have been proud to have written some of the material on display.
Really enjoyed the up-tempo Way Down South and the very atmospheric
Still Lights Up the Rain complete with the story behind the song, both
from his 2007 CD Coming Home to Stay.
James combined rich vocals, excellent guitar and great humour between
numbers, he played a strong set finishing with 2 real gems Faster
Than Light and the epic Mothership."