2000 Trees Festival 2014

We met up with Oliver Wilde and his band after their set on The Croft stage at 2000 Trees. Violin player Caelia had broken her leg not long before the festival, and with that came the challenge of getting the band down to the forest in one piece. Luckily, Wilde came to the rescue and carried her on his shoulders, followed by everybody else to set up their instruments.

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By Chris Jackson August 4th, 2014 No Comments »

We’re no stranger to Boat To Row – we filmed them as our 13th session and have remained friends ever since. It would have been rude to not catch up with them at 2000 Trees

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By Jon Ashcroft August 1st, 2014 No Comments »

I absolutely love Kitten and Bear, I love everything about them. Their attitude, their spirits and their music. I’m so glad we finally got to catch up with them at 2000 Trees and film a session with them.

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By Jon Ashcroft July 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Cell phone signal at any festival is never excellent, and we almost lost the chance to film Sam Green and the Midnight Heist because of it. We got to the forest at the arranged time, but couldn’t find the band anywhere with no way to contact them. Jon and I split up and eventually I bumped into them – they’d been all over the place looking for us.

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By Chris Jackson July 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Almost two years ago we first met up with Andy Oliveri and have kept in touch since. He was one of the artists that joined in our Christmas Special filmed at 2000 Trees in 2013, and his excellence continues to amaze us.

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By Chris Jackson July 29th, 2014 No Comments »

As we approached the forest, we caught sight of Dave with an entourage surrounding him. We caught up with him and he was eager to get playing – he had 8 performances to do over the whole weekend at different locations at the festival.

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By Chris Jackson July 28th, 2014 No Comments »

On the second morning of 2000 Trees, Chris stumbled upon busker Lauren Bradford, performing some lovely tracks on the festivals open busking stage, next to the tents and insisted that I take a look

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By Jon Ashcroft July 27th, 2014 No Comments »

The first of our sessions at the festival, Kaila Whyte from Youth Man took us to the woods with a makeshift portable guitar amp to perform an exclusive version of their latest release, ‘Wide Awake’.

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By Jon Ashcroft July 26th, 2014 No Comments »

I first came across Edmonton, Canada’s The Provincial Archive when they played a night at The Gallimaufry in Bristol with George Ezra last year. Playing an entire set of gorgeous indie-folk despite being heckled by a very drunk elderly lady takes some true talent and I was excited to hear that they were back in the UK once again. Having had my friend Andy’s band support them on their London date and agree to meet up again in Bristol, I took this as the perfect opportunity to grab a performance with the guys for my very first contribution to Croft Sessions.

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By Chaz Pitt May 30th, 2014 No Comments »

AZTECS took us to the garden of Fazeley Studios in Digbeth, Birmingham for a solumn performance of their upcoming ‘Ice Cream’ exclusively for Croft Sessions in the run up to their first EP since the duo formed at the end of ‘Siblings’

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By Jon Ashcroft April 28th, 2014 No Comments »