Fat Tuesday

8pm ’til 11pm

The main event: a night of fancy dress, fabulous feathers, beads, masks and music!  Twelve venues host ‘The Fat Tuesday Tour’ where 24 bands play 20 minute sets in 3 venues. This year we are elated to be welcoming UK Britpop trio Dodgy as our headliner. Best known for their chart hits ‘Staying Out for the Summer’ and ‘Good Enough’, Dodgy are currently touring the UK and we can’t wait to welcome them to Hastings.

The Fat Tuesday After show party will follow in true festival style, with WE-ARE-Z at the Brass Monkey. Hold on to your hats…

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Fat Tuesday Tour

20:00
20:30
21:00
21:30
22:00
22:30
23:00
23:30
Jenny Lind
Jenny Lind
Cushty
20:00 - 20:20
High energy four piece playing hits from the 80's to present day!
Cushty
20:00 - 20:20
Genre
Rock

Cushty is a four piece band from Hastings covering artists from the 80’s to the present, producing high energy floor fillers, styles of rock, ska, punk & pop. From bands such as ACDC, Madness, The Clash, The Jam, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Bad Manners, Adele, The Jets, The Who, Buzzcocks, Beastie Boys, The Specials, The Selecter, Soft Cell, Hendrix and more…plus a few ‘Cushty’ surprises! Cushty is a group of musicians that got together to produce a party vibe and has been kept alive by the support of their fans and local venues for 10 years. They enjoy sharing their love for music with the crowds and hope to continue entertaining for many years to come. So as the Cushty man says: "Just enough time for 1 more, you lovely lovely people!"

Matilda's Scoundrels
20:30 - 20:50
Matilda’s Scoundrels are a 6 piece folk punk unit from Hastings.
Matilda's Scoundrels
20:30 - 20:50

Matilda's scoundrels are a six piece folk punk outfit from Hastings, formed in 2014 they have quickly developed a reputation on the UK DIY scene for there aggressive, high energy shows, being prepared to play anywhere and to anyone. Releasing two EP's and a 7" signle in quick succession. They have supported bands such as, the Levllers, Ferocious Dog, the Rumjacks and the Goddamn Gallows. There unique take on the folk punk genre have led them to play all over the country from and playing festivals like Rebellion, Boomtown, Manchester Punk Festival and many more besides. With a heavy mix of both traditional folk instruments and a classic punk back line, 2017 see's them set to deliver there first studio album!

Captain Clagnut
21:00 - 21:20
Pirate fun and party capers!
Captain Clagnut
21:00 - 21:20

Captain Clagnut's comedy capers offers the finest Fat Tuesday toil. For purveyors of fun, pirates and the party wise
Hastings... may we have this dance?

BLESS.
21:30 - 21:50
BLESS.
21:30 - 21:50

Sounding like a fight between Dr Feelgood and Dexy's Midnight Runners that might have happened on acid one night in a circus, BLESS. are here to screw up your understanding of punctuation as well as to entertain. Add a pinch of The Specials and then let it bake in a time machine that takes you back to the present day via the summer of 1967 and you'll wonder why you're still reading this... COME. AND. WATCH.

Helen Sharpe and the Soulshine band
22:00 - 22:20
Disco and dance floor classics for A Night To Remember.
Helen Sharpe and the Soulshine band
22:00 - 22:20

Helen Sharpe & The Soul Shine Band, disco and dance floor classics for A Night To Remember. Rock solid rhythm section, funky guitars, soaring vocals. “Great, great night! Didn’t sit down from the first bar of the first song! Guys you brought the house down to its knees. A very sweet night out. Thank you, you rock!!!!”

Dorey The Wise
22:30 - 23:00
Bursting with passion and boasting sheer raw talent!
Dorey The Wise
22:30 - 23:00

No stranger to Fat Tuesday these boys are ones to watch!. Over the past year they secured repeated plays on BBC Introducing culminating in a second live session, were Band of the week for Richer Unsigned, featured in q Magazine and ending the year with a support slot for Tom Chaplin and a clutch of new songs. All of which has added a more adventurous and emotive edge to the four piece’s already effervescent set.
“To call an unsigned band the future kings of indie may be a somewhat far-fetched idea but, where Dorey The Wise are concerned, there couldn’t be a more fitting claim. Taking the typical components of indie rock and splashing them with post-punk, Dorey The Wise – a four-piece from Hastings, East Sussex -are an extremely innovative outfit, bursting with passion and boasting sheer, raw talent.” Gigslutz

Lord Nelson
Lord Nelson
FØXE
20:00 - 20:20
Indie Grunge Pop
FØXE
20:00 - 20:20

FØXE are a cross between a manly woodcutter and pretentious art school. They play loud guitar based indie/pop music with choruses so catchy they haunt you while you sleep, playing shows everywhere and have been played on various radio stations. They have been quoted for saying 'music is our life' which is sadly true as they work harder on their music than relationships. Check them out.

Marie White
20:30 - 20:50
Soulful singer/songwriter
Marie White
20:30 - 20:50

The Marie White Band may not necessarily slip comfortably into a category. With roots placed firmly in soul and funk but with the occaisional pop/rock twist, they are sure to get you up on your feet. Don't be surprised if Marie and her band of merry men compose some, shall we say, unexpected medleys. From Stevie Wonder and Luther Vandross to Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars, their repetorie of songs is varied and endless. Now dance.

Bosco Rodgers
21:00 - 21:20
Flower punk ruffians.
Bosco Rodgers
21:00 - 21:20

Bosco Rogers are flower punk ruffians hailing from the South of England consisting of Barth (Rouen) and Del (Hastings), joined on stage by a bunch of wastrels, cranks, waifs and strays. Taking inspiration from bands like The Monks, The B-52's and Guided By Voices, careering forward between 60's psychedelic rock, new wave and proto-punk.

Wonk Unit
21:30 - 21:50
Punk
Wonk Unit
21:30 - 21:50

Regarded as one of the most excited live and unique bands in modern punk rock. Five full studio albums down the line, the band continue to confuse and negate classification. Mixing musical genres but always retaining that raw edge and DIY values that drive the underground scene.
The band have been described by Louder Than War as “The future of punk rock”, whilst Vive Le Rock said that Wonk Unit have, “found their own sound. It’s punk son, but not as we know it.”

Nova Twins
22:00 - 22:20
Sistas in sonic mayhem, killer bass lines and nail you to the wall hooks
Nova Twins
22:00 - 22:20

Hailing from South East London and Essex with a sound so intense that it cannot be silenced, Nova Twins are without compare, their music built on innovation. Defiant and raw, Amy Love and Georgia South make a fierce, no-holds-barred sound, the promise delivered of the evolution of rapcore, the beating heart of punk rock ethics. Thundering drums, intense lyrics, and the rumble of shuddering bass lines; make way for your new favourite band.
Nova Twins are all about that bass: the lurching, grinding, seismically distorted, FX-mangled sound that propels the music of this young London duo….” -The Guardian – ‘New Band of the Week’
No matter what mood you are in, every single track is a banger and in this neo-feminist age of unapologetic dominance, Amy Love and Georgia South ask all the questions and have all the answers- Afropunk
NME - Top essential acts to watch out for 2017

Kid Kapichi
22:30 - 23:00
New British Power punk
Kid Kapichi
22:30 - 23:00

Watching Kid Kapichi is a bit like watching swan lake, performed on a rolling river by a fleet of forty harrier jump jets, underpinned by sweet melodies of tortured youth... Or Rebel Without a Cause acted out in song form by the heavy industrial equipment of a Victorian steelworks. Colossal noise with massive catchy hooks make for a supremely exciting live show - and repeat plays of recently released single Ice Cream by Steve Lamacq on 6music, mean these boys are more hyped than ever when their feet touch the stage.

Royal Standard
Royal Standard
Cocktail Safari
20:00 - 20:20
Small Band. Big Party.
Cocktail Safari
20:00 - 20:20

Put down your binoculars and stop searching. Let us be your guide.
Cocktail Safari
Small Band. Big Party.

Dr Savage
20:30 - 20:50
Dirty Blues
Dr Savage
20:30 - 20:50

Crawling from the wreckage of a head-on collision between Professor Longhair’s mother root honky tonk, Tom Waits’ low-life tales of dreams withering on the vine and Memphis Slim’s fire comes a beast that will not conform to the UK blues scene… stodge A man with a past, who gave up selling sex to sell soul. And sex. He plays dirty blues piano not seen (since Esquerita taught Little Richard a lick or two circa 1952) and sings with a power and honesty rarely heard.

Cushty
21:00 - 21:20
High energy four piece playing hits from the 80's to present day!
Cushty
21:00 - 21:20
Genre
Rock

Cushty is a four piece band from Hastings covering artists from the 80’s to the present, producing high energy floor fillers, styles of rock, ska, punk & pop. From bands such as ACDC, Madness, The Clash, The Jam, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Bad Manners, Adele, The Jets, The Who, Buzzcocks, Beastie Boys, The Specials, The Selecter, Soft Cell, Hendrix and more…plus a few ‘Cushty’ surprises! Cushty is a group of musicians that got together to produce a party vibe and has been kept alive by the support of their fans and local venues for 10 years. They enjoy sharing their love for music with the crowds and hope to continue entertaining for many years to come. So as the Cushty man says: "Just enough time for 1 more, you lovely lovely people!"

Matilda's Scoundrels
21:30 - 21:50
Matilda’s Scoundrels are a 6 piece folk punk unit from Hastings.
Matilda's Scoundrels
21:30 - 21:50

Matilda's scoundrels are a six piece folk punk outfit from Hastings, formed in 2014 they have quickly developed a reputation on the UK DIY scene for there aggressive, high energy shows, being prepared to play anywhere and to anyone. Releasing two EP's and a 7" signle in quick succession. They have supported bands such as, the Levllers, Ferocious Dog, the Rumjacks and the Goddamn Gallows. There unique take on the folk punk genre have led them to play all over the country from and playing festivals like Rebellion, Boomtown, Manchester Punk Festival and many more besides. With a heavy mix of both traditional folk instruments and a classic punk back line, 2017 see's them set to deliver there first studio album!

Captain Clagnut
22:00 - 22:20
Pirate fun and party capers!
Captain Clagnut
22:00 - 22:20

Captain Clagnut's comedy capers offers the finest Fat Tuesday toil. For purveyors of fun, pirates and the party wise
Hastings... may we have this dance?

BLESS.
22:30 - 23:00
BLESS.
22:30 - 23:00

Sounding like a fight between Dr Feelgood and Dexy's Midnight Runners that might have happened on acid one night in a circus, BLESS. are here to screw up your understanding of punctuation as well as to entertain. Add a pinch of The Specials and then let it bake in a time machine that takes you back to the present day via the summer of 1967 and you'll wonder why you're still reading this... COME. AND. WATCH.

London Trader
London Trader
Din
20:00 - 20:20
Din
20:00 - 20:20

They're four lads, with four instruments, and armed with a whole heap of vocals.
So how best to describe DIN?
Raucous? Relentless? Complex? Dancey? Atmospheric?
It's Folk but it isn't. It's Gypsy but it's not. It's Jazz but it's different. It's Pop but it's heavy. It's Rock but it's light.
Simply put: DIN are an extraordinarily talented group of musicians whose full throttle live shows and musical complexity have engaged with audiences both at home and abroad. Glastonbury - Isle of Wight - Secret Garden Party - Stockholm - Utrecht - Cologne - Hamburg - Newcastle - Manchester - Liverpool - London - London - London. And left in their wake? A trail of sore feet and addictive melodies.
Currently at work on a whole new set of material - including a full-blooded / full band EP alongside Batov Records Founder and Producer DJ Kobayashi and an acoustic bootleg listing entitled 'Songs for Friends in Dark Places' worked on at Fat Tank Studios and DIN HQ - DIN have long had a capacity to surprise and enthral to which few bands can compare. Set for release over the Spring and Summer, the band plans to tour extensively (with some Swedish dates already confirmed) to not only promote the songs but to also showcase an obsessively catchy live performance.
So how best to describe DIN? Simply put: Four friends with four instruments - doing what they love doing the most and in a manner that demands your attention.

DODGY
20:30 - 20:50
DODGY
20:30 - 20:50

‘What Are We Fighting For’ is the fifth album from the original Dodgy line-up – Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest and Andy Miller – and the first of new material since their widely lauded comeback reunion album, ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’. It is also the first album to feature relatively new member Stu Thoy on bass and vibes, who joined the band to help them tour the last album and has managed to hang on in there ever since, and their first for new label Cherry Red Records. Self-produced and mixed in Worcestershire, the 10 track album was produced by Nigel Clark, with additional production from the band and recorded and engineered by Dave ‘Done’ Draper at Tower Studios, Pershore UK.
Now, four years on from the reunion album, Dodgy are finally ready to release their new album ‘What Are We Fighting For’, featuring the amazing Vanessa Wilson who brings the LOVE on four of the tracks. The band had known Vanessa from the fantastic Ultrasound for a good few year’s and indeed Math and Andy had been in a Northern Soul band with her, The Soulwinners. One of the tracks especially, ‘What Are We Fighting For’ benefitted from Vanessa’s input and along with ‘You Give Drugs A Bad Name’ became the central tracks of album.
Influenced by July, Harmonium and Can and Nigel’s new found love of bands like Atlas Sound and White Fence, Dodgy believe ‘What Are We Fighting For’ is their best ever record, but they’re not the only ones – Cenzo Townshend (Florence, U2, Primal Scream etc) who worked with Dodgy on their first record, heard the demos and demanded to mix some tracks. Similarly, Rob Da Bank heard two tracks and offered Dodgy a slot on the Mainstage at Bestival in September 2015. Dodgy’s 2012 comeback album ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’, was a long time coming, 15 years to be precise since the double platinum selling ‘Free Peace Sweet’. From the rave reviews and many media plaudits that were heaped upon ‘Stand Upright….’ it seemed that the original line up of the band had done the impossible – to reform and make a contemporary and relevant album that surpassed their previous work. Testament indeed to the unique chemistry and overflowing creativity of Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Mathew Priest and mixer Matt Pence. Creating a sound with “golden harmonies and echoes of CSN&Y and Fleet Foxes”, and prompting The Word magazine to say “They’ve just made the record of their career by a country mile”, The Guardian described the album as a “revelation” whilst it went on to get 4**** reviews in Mojo, Uncut, Q, The Times, The Mirror and The Express.
The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and enjoyed 12 Top 40 singles, including ‘Staying Out For The Summer’, ‘In A Room’, ‘If You’re Thinking Of Me’ and the Top 5 hit ‘Good Enough’ – still a staple of the radio playlists. They sold out the Brixton Academy for three nights in a row and were awarded an unprecedented 90-minute Saturday evening slot on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival in 1997 just before Radiohead. Not bad, considering that they also partied harder than an Ewok.
Since the release of ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’, the band haven’t really stopped as live gigs and festival appearances have always been a crucial part of the Dodgy experience, for many they are the perfect festival band. The band have performed at most festivals worth their salt, such as Bestival, Camp Bestival, V Festival, Glastonbury, Wychwood, Kendal Calling and many more across the UK and Europe.
‘What Are We Fighting For’ is set for release in late Summer with a full UK tour in the Autumn. Dodgy will play the new album in full for the first time on June 1st 2016 at The Convent near Stroud. The show will also be broadcast live on the internet around the world and will also mark the 20th anniversary of the band’s classic album ‘Free Peace Sweet’.

FØXE
21:00 - 21:20
Indie Grunge Pop
FØXE
21:00 - 21:20

FØXE are a cross between a manly woodcutter and pretentious art school. They play loud guitar based indie/pop music with choruses so catchy they haunt you while you sleep, playing shows everywhere and have been played on various radio stations. They have been quoted for saying 'music is our life' which is sadly true as they work harder on their music than relationships. Check them out.

Marie White
21:30 - 21:50
Soulful singer/songwriter
Marie White
21:30 - 21:50

The Marie White Band may not necessarily slip comfortably into a category. With roots placed firmly in soul and funk but with the occaisional pop/rock twist, they are sure to get you up on your feet. Don't be surprised if Marie and her band of merry men compose some, shall we say, unexpected medleys. From Stevie Wonder and Luther Vandross to Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars, their repetorie of songs is varied and endless. Now dance.

Bosco Rodgers
22:00 - 22:20
Flower punk ruffians.
Bosco Rodgers
22:00 - 22:20

Bosco Rogers are flower punk ruffians hailing from the South of England consisting of Barth (Rouen) and Del (Hastings), joined on stage by a bunch of wastrels, cranks, waifs and strays. Taking inspiration from bands like The Monks, The B-52's and Guided By Voices, careering forward between 60's psychedelic rock, new wave and proto-punk.

Wonk Unit
22:30 - 23:00
Punk
Wonk Unit
22:30 - 23:00

Regarded as one of the most excited live and unique bands in modern punk rock. Five full studio albums down the line, the band continue to confuse and negate classification. Mixing musical genres but always retaining that raw edge and DIY values that drive the underground scene.
The band have been described by Louder Than War as “The future of punk rock”, whilst Vive Le Rock said that Wonk Unit have, “found their own sound. It’s punk son, but not as we know it.”

Dragon Bar
Dragon Bar
Helen Sharpe and the Soulshine band
20:00 - 20:20
Disco and dance floor classics for A Night To Remember.
Helen Sharpe and the Soulshine band
20:00 - 20:20

Helen Sharpe & The Soul Shine Band, disco and dance floor classics for A Night To Remember. Rock solid rhythm section, funky guitars, soaring vocals. “Great, great night! Didn’t sit down from the first bar of the first song! Guys you brought the house down to its knees. A very sweet night out. Thank you, you rock!!!!”

Dorey The Wise
20:30 - 20:50
Bursting with passion and boasting sheer raw talent!
Dorey The Wise
20:30 - 20:50

No stranger to Fat Tuesday these boys are ones to watch!. Over the past year they secured repeated plays on BBC Introducing culminating in a second live session, were Band of the week for Richer Unsigned, featured in q Magazine and ending the year with a support slot for Tom Chaplin and a clutch of new songs. All of which has added a more adventurous and emotive edge to the four piece’s already effervescent set.
“To call an unsigned band the future kings of indie may be a somewhat far-fetched idea but, where Dorey The Wise are concerned, there couldn’t be a more fitting claim. Taking the typical components of indie rock and splashing them with post-punk, Dorey The Wise – a four-piece from Hastings, East Sussex -are an extremely innovative outfit, bursting with passion and boasting sheer, raw talent.” Gigslutz

Cocktail Safari
21:00 - 21:20
Small Band. Big Party.
Cocktail Safari
21:00 - 21:20

Put down your binoculars and stop searching. Let us be your guide.
Cocktail Safari
Small Band. Big Party.

Dr Savage
21:30 - 21:50
Dirty Blues
Dr Savage
21:30 - 21:50

Crawling from the wreckage of a head-on collision between Professor Longhair’s mother root honky tonk, Tom Waits’ low-life tales of dreams withering on the vine and Memphis Slim’s fire comes a beast that will not conform to the UK blues scene… stodge A man with a past, who gave up selling sex to sell soul. And sex. He plays dirty blues piano not seen (since Esquerita taught Little Richard a lick or two circa 1952) and sings with a power and honesty rarely heard.

Cushty
22:00 - 22:20
High energy four piece playing hits from the 80's to present day!
Cushty
22:00 - 22:20
Genre
Rock

Cushty is a four piece band from Hastings covering artists from the 80’s to the present, producing high energy floor fillers, styles of rock, ska, punk & pop. From bands such as ACDC, Madness, The Clash, The Jam, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Bad Manners, Adele, The Jets, The Who, Buzzcocks, Beastie Boys, The Specials, The Selecter, Soft Cell, Hendrix and more…plus a few ‘Cushty’ surprises! Cushty is a group of musicians that got together to produce a party vibe and has been kept alive by the support of their fans and local venues for 10 years. They enjoy sharing their love for music with the crowds and hope to continue entertaining for many years to come. So as the Cushty man says: "Just enough time for 1 more, you lovely lovely people!"

Matilda's Scoundrels
22:30 - 23:00
Matilda’s Scoundrels are a 6 piece folk punk unit from Hastings.
Matilda's Scoundrels
22:30 - 23:00

Matilda's scoundrels are a six piece folk punk outfit from Hastings, formed in 2014 they have quickly developed a reputation on the UK DIY scene for there aggressive, high energy shows, being prepared to play anywhere and to anyone. Releasing two EP's and a 7" signle in quick succession. They have supported bands such as, the Levllers, Ferocious Dog, the Rumjacks and the Goddamn Gallows. There unique take on the folk punk genre have led them to play all over the country from and playing festivals like Rebellion, Boomtown, Manchester Punk Festival and many more besides. With a heavy mix of both traditional folk instruments and a classic punk back line, 2017 see's them set to deliver there first studio album!

Albion
Albion
Nova Twins
20:00 - 20:20
Sistas in sonic mayhem, killer bass lines and nail you to the wall hooks
Nova Twins
20:00 - 20:20

Hailing from South East London and Essex with a sound so intense that it cannot be silenced, Nova Twins are without compare, their music built on innovation. Defiant and raw, Amy Love and Georgia South make a fierce, no-holds-barred sound, the promise delivered of the evolution of rapcore, the beating heart of punk rock ethics. Thundering drums, intense lyrics, and the rumble of shuddering bass lines; make way for your new favourite band.
Nova Twins are all about that bass: the lurching, grinding, seismically distorted, FX-mangled sound that propels the music of this young London duo….” -The Guardian – ‘New Band of the Week’
No matter what mood you are in, every single track is a banger and in this neo-feminist age of unapologetic dominance, Amy Love and Georgia South ask all the questions and have all the answers- Afropunk
NME - Top essential acts to watch out for 2017

Kid Kapichi
20:30 - 20:50
New British Power punk
Kid Kapichi
20:30 - 20:50

Watching Kid Kapichi is a bit like watching swan lake, performed on a rolling river by a fleet of forty harrier jump jets, underpinned by sweet melodies of tortured youth... Or Rebel Without a Cause acted out in song form by the heavy industrial equipment of a Victorian steelworks. Colossal noise with massive catchy hooks make for a supremely exciting live show - and repeat plays of recently released single Ice Cream by Steve Lamacq on 6music, mean these boys are more hyped than ever when their feet touch the stage.

Din
21:00 - 21:20
Din
21:00 - 21:20

They're four lads, with four instruments, and armed with a whole heap of vocals.
So how best to describe DIN?
Raucous? Relentless? Complex? Dancey? Atmospheric?
It's Folk but it isn't. It's Gypsy but it's not. It's Jazz but it's different. It's Pop but it's heavy. It's Rock but it's light.
Simply put: DIN are an extraordinarily talented group of musicians whose full throttle live shows and musical complexity have engaged with audiences both at home and abroad. Glastonbury - Isle of Wight - Secret Garden Party - Stockholm - Utrecht - Cologne - Hamburg - Newcastle - Manchester - Liverpool - London - London - London. And left in their wake? A trail of sore feet and addictive melodies.
Currently at work on a whole new set of material - including a full-blooded / full band EP alongside Batov Records Founder and Producer DJ Kobayashi and an acoustic bootleg listing entitled 'Songs for Friends in Dark Places' worked on at Fat Tank Studios and DIN HQ - DIN have long had a capacity to surprise and enthral to which few bands can compare. Set for release over the Spring and Summer, the band plans to tour extensively (with some Swedish dates already confirmed) to not only promote the songs but to also showcase an obsessively catchy live performance.
So how best to describe DIN? Simply put: Four friends with four instruments - doing what they love doing the most and in a manner that demands your attention.

DODGY
21:30 - 21:50
DODGY
21:30 - 21:50

‘What Are We Fighting For’ is the fifth album from the original Dodgy line-up – Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest and Andy Miller – and the first of new material since their widely lauded comeback reunion album, ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’. It is also the first album to feature relatively new member Stu Thoy on bass and vibes, who joined the band to help them tour the last album and has managed to hang on in there ever since, and their first for new label Cherry Red Records. Self-produced and mixed in Worcestershire, the 10 track album was produced by Nigel Clark, with additional production from the band and recorded and engineered by Dave ‘Done’ Draper at Tower Studios, Pershore UK.
Now, four years on from the reunion album, Dodgy are finally ready to release their new album ‘What Are We Fighting For’, featuring the amazing Vanessa Wilson who brings the LOVE on four of the tracks. The band had known Vanessa from the fantastic Ultrasound for a good few year’s and indeed Math and Andy had been in a Northern Soul band with her, The Soulwinners. One of the tracks especially, ‘What Are We Fighting For’ benefitted from Vanessa’s input and along with ‘You Give Drugs A Bad Name’ became the central tracks of album.
Influenced by July, Harmonium and Can and Nigel’s new found love of bands like Atlas Sound and White Fence, Dodgy believe ‘What Are We Fighting For’ is their best ever record, but they’re not the only ones – Cenzo Townshend (Florence, U2, Primal Scream etc) who worked with Dodgy on their first record, heard the demos and demanded to mix some tracks. Similarly, Rob Da Bank heard two tracks and offered Dodgy a slot on the Mainstage at Bestival in September 2015. Dodgy’s 2012 comeback album ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’, was a long time coming, 15 years to be precise since the double platinum selling ‘Free Peace Sweet’. From the rave reviews and many media plaudits that were heaped upon ‘Stand Upright….’ it seemed that the original line up of the band had done the impossible – to reform and make a contemporary and relevant album that surpassed their previous work. Testament indeed to the unique chemistry and overflowing creativity of Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Mathew Priest and mixer Matt Pence. Creating a sound with “golden harmonies and echoes of CSN&Y and Fleet Foxes”, and prompting The Word magazine to say “They’ve just made the record of their career by a country mile”, The Guardian described the album as a “revelation” whilst it went on to get 4**** reviews in Mojo, Uncut, Q, The Times, The Mirror and The Express.
The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and enjoyed 12 Top 40 singles, including ‘Staying Out For The Summer’, ‘In A Room’, ‘If You’re Thinking Of Me’ and the Top 5 hit ‘Good Enough’ – still a staple of the radio playlists. They sold out the Brixton Academy for three nights in a row and were awarded an unprecedented 90-minute Saturday evening slot on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival in 1997 just before Radiohead. Not bad, considering that they also partied harder than an Ewok.
Since the release of ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’, the band haven’t really stopped as live gigs and festival appearances have always been a crucial part of the Dodgy experience, for many they are the perfect festival band. The band have performed at most festivals worth their salt, such as Bestival, Camp Bestival, V Festival, Glastonbury, Wychwood, Kendal Calling and many more across the UK and Europe.
‘What Are We Fighting For’ is set for release in late Summer with a full UK tour in the Autumn. Dodgy will play the new album in full for the first time on June 1st 2016 at The Convent near Stroud. The show will also be broadcast live on the internet around the world and will also mark the 20th anniversary of the band’s classic album ‘Free Peace Sweet’.

FØXE
22:00 - 22:20
Indie Grunge Pop
FØXE
22:00 - 22:20

FØXE are a cross between a manly woodcutter and pretentious art school. They play loud guitar based indie/pop music with choruses so catchy they haunt you while you sleep, playing shows everywhere and have been played on various radio stations. They have been quoted for saying 'music is our life' which is sadly true as they work harder on their music than relationships. Check them out.

Marie White
22:30 - 23:00
Soulful singer/songwriter
Marie White
22:30 - 23:00

The Marie White Band may not necessarily slip comfortably into a category. With roots placed firmly in soul and funk but with the occaisional pop/rock twist, they are sure to get you up on your feet. Don't be surprised if Marie and her band of merry men compose some, shall we say, unexpected medleys. From Stevie Wonder and Luther Vandross to Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars, their repetorie of songs is varied and endless. Now dance.

Old Market
Old Market
Captain Clagnut
20:00 - 20:20
Pirate fun and party capers!
Captain Clagnut
20:00 - 20:20

Captain Clagnut's comedy capers offers the finest Fat Tuesday toil. For purveyors of fun, pirates and the party wise
Hastings... may we have this dance?

BLESS.
20:30 - 20:50
BLESS.
20:30 - 20:50

Sounding like a fight between Dr Feelgood and Dexy's Midnight Runners that might have happened on acid one night in a circus, BLESS. are here to screw up your understanding of punctuation as well as to entertain. Add a pinch of The Specials and then let it bake in a time machine that takes you back to the present day via the summer of 1967 and you'll wonder why you're still reading this... COME. AND. WATCH.

Helen Sharpe and the Soulshine band
21:00 - 21:20
Disco and dance floor classics for A Night To Remember.
Helen Sharpe and the Soulshine band
21:00 - 21:20

Helen Sharpe & The Soul Shine Band, disco and dance floor classics for A Night To Remember. Rock solid rhythm section, funky guitars, soaring vocals. “Great, great night! Didn’t sit down from the first bar of the first song! Guys you brought the house down to its knees. A very sweet night out. Thank you, you rock!!!!”

Dorey The Wise
21:30 - 21:50
Bursting with passion and boasting sheer raw talent!
Dorey The Wise
21:30 - 21:50

No stranger to Fat Tuesday these boys are ones to watch!. Over the past year they secured repeated plays on BBC Introducing culminating in a second live session, were Band of the week for Richer Unsigned, featured in q Magazine and ending the year with a support slot for Tom Chaplin and a clutch of new songs. All of which has added a more adventurous and emotive edge to the four piece’s already effervescent set.
“To call an unsigned band the future kings of indie may be a somewhat far-fetched idea but, where Dorey The Wise are concerned, there couldn’t be a more fitting claim. Taking the typical components of indie rock and splashing them with post-punk, Dorey The Wise – a four-piece from Hastings, East Sussex -are an extremely innovative outfit, bursting with passion and boasting sheer, raw talent.” Gigslutz

Cocktail Safari
22:00 - 22:20
Small Band. Big Party.
Cocktail Safari
22:00 - 22:20

Put down your binoculars and stop searching. Let us be your guide.
Cocktail Safari
Small Band. Big Party.

Dr Savage
22:30 - 23:00
Dirty Blues
Dr Savage
22:30 - 23:00

Crawling from the wreckage of a head-on collision between Professor Longhair’s mother root honky tonk, Tom Waits’ low-life tales of dreams withering on the vine and Memphis Slim’s fire comes a beast that will not conform to the UK blues scene… stodge A man with a past, who gave up selling sex to sell soul. And sex. He plays dirty blues piano not seen (since Esquerita taught Little Richard a lick or two circa 1952) and sings with a power and honesty rarely heard.

The Carlisle
The Carlisle
Bosco Rodgers
20:10 - 20:30
Flower punk ruffians.
Bosco Rodgers
20:10 - 20:30

Bosco Rogers are flower punk ruffians hailing from the South of England consisting of Barth (Rouen) and Del (Hastings), joined on stage by a bunch of wastrels, cranks, waifs and strays. Taking inspiration from bands like The Monks, The B-52's and Guided By Voices, careering forward between 60's psychedelic rock, new wave and proto-punk.

Wonk Unit
20:40 - 21:00
Punk
Wonk Unit
20:40 - 21:00

Regarded as one of the most excited live and unique bands in modern punk rock. Five full studio albums down the line, the band continue to confuse and negate classification. Mixing musical genres but always retaining that raw edge and DIY values that drive the underground scene.
The band have been described by Louder Than War as “The future of punk rock”, whilst Vive Le Rock said that Wonk Unit have, “found their own sound. It’s punk son, but not as we know it.”

Nova Twins
21:10 - 21:30
Sistas in sonic mayhem, killer bass lines and nail you to the wall hooks
Nova Twins
21:10 - 21:30

Hailing from South East London and Essex with a sound so intense that it cannot be silenced, Nova Twins are without compare, their music built on innovation. Defiant and raw, Amy Love and Georgia South make a fierce, no-holds-barred sound, the promise delivered of the evolution of rapcore, the beating heart of punk rock ethics. Thundering drums, intense lyrics, and the rumble of shuddering bass lines; make way for your new favourite band.
Nova Twins are all about that bass: the lurching, grinding, seismically distorted, FX-mangled sound that propels the music of this young London duo….” -The Guardian – ‘New Band of the Week’
No matter what mood you are in, every single track is a banger and in this neo-feminist age of unapologetic dominance, Amy Love and Georgia South ask all the questions and have all the answers- Afropunk
NME - Top essential acts to watch out for 2017

Kid Kapichi
21:40 - 22:00
New British Power punk
Kid Kapichi
21:40 - 22:00

Watching Kid Kapichi is a bit like watching swan lake, performed on a rolling river by a fleet of forty harrier jump jets, underpinned by sweet melodies of tortured youth... Or Rebel Without a Cause acted out in song form by the heavy industrial equipment of a Victorian steelworks. Colossal noise with massive catchy hooks make for a supremely exciting live show - and repeat plays of recently released single Ice Cream by Steve Lamacq on 6music, mean these boys are more hyped than ever when their feet touch the stage.

Din
22:10 - 22:40
Din
22:10 - 22:40

They're four lads, with four instruments, and armed with a whole heap of vocals.
So how best to describe DIN?
Raucous? Relentless? Complex? Dancey? Atmospheric?
It's Folk but it isn't. It's Gypsy but it's not. It's Jazz but it's different. It's Pop but it's heavy. It's Rock but it's light.
Simply put: DIN are an extraordinarily talented group of musicians whose full throttle live shows and musical complexity have engaged with audiences both at home and abroad. Glastonbury - Isle of Wight - Secret Garden Party - Stockholm - Utrecht - Cologne - Hamburg - Newcastle - Manchester - Liverpool - London - London - London. And left in their wake? A trail of sore feet and addictive melodies.
Currently at work on a whole new set of material - including a full-blooded / full band EP alongside Batov Records Founder and Producer DJ Kobayashi and an acoustic bootleg listing entitled 'Songs for Friends in Dark Places' worked on at Fat Tank Studios and DIN HQ - DIN have long had a capacity to surprise and enthral to which few bands can compare. Set for release over the Spring and Summer, the band plans to tour extensively (with some Swedish dates already confirmed) to not only promote the songs but to also showcase an obsessively catchy live performance.
So how best to describe DIN? Simply put: Four friends with four instruments - doing what they love doing the most and in a manner that demands your attention.

DODGY
23:00 - 23:30
DODGY
23:00 - 23:30

‘What Are We Fighting For’ is the fifth album from the original Dodgy line-up – Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest and Andy Miller – and the first of new material since their widely lauded comeback reunion album, ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’. It is also the first album to feature relatively new member Stu Thoy on bass and vibes, who joined the band to help them tour the last album and has managed to hang on in there ever since, and their first for new label Cherry Red Records. Self-produced and mixed in Worcestershire, the 10 track album was produced by Nigel Clark, with additional production from the band and recorded and engineered by Dave ‘Done’ Draper at Tower Studios, Pershore UK.
Now, four years on from the reunion album, Dodgy are finally ready to release their new album ‘What Are We Fighting For’, featuring the amazing Vanessa Wilson who brings the LOVE on four of the tracks. The band had known Vanessa from the fantastic Ultrasound for a good few year’s and indeed Math and Andy had been in a Northern Soul band with her, The Soulwinners. One of the tracks especially, ‘What Are We Fighting For’ benefitted from Vanessa’s input and along with ‘You Give Drugs A Bad Name’ became the central tracks of album.
Influenced by July, Harmonium and Can and Nigel’s new found love of bands like Atlas Sound and White Fence, Dodgy believe ‘What Are We Fighting For’ is their best ever record, but they’re not the only ones – Cenzo Townshend (Florence, U2, Primal Scream etc) who worked with Dodgy on their first record, heard the demos and demanded to mix some tracks. Similarly, Rob Da Bank heard two tracks and offered Dodgy a slot on the Mainstage at Bestival in September 2015. Dodgy’s 2012 comeback album ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’, was a long time coming, 15 years to be precise since the double platinum selling ‘Free Peace Sweet’. From the rave reviews and many media plaudits that were heaped upon ‘Stand Upright….’ it seemed that the original line up of the band had done the impossible – to reform and make a contemporary and relevant album that surpassed their previous work. Testament indeed to the unique chemistry and overflowing creativity of Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Mathew Priest and mixer Matt Pence. Creating a sound with “golden harmonies and echoes of CSN&Y and Fleet Foxes”, and prompting The Word magazine to say “They’ve just made the record of their career by a country mile”, The Guardian described the album as a “revelation” whilst it went on to get 4**** reviews in Mojo, Uncut, Q, The Times, The Mirror and The Express.
The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and enjoyed 12 Top 40 singles, including ‘Staying Out For The Summer’, ‘In A Room’, ‘If You’re Thinking Of Me’ and the Top 5 hit ‘Good Enough’ – still a staple of the radio playlists. They sold out the Brixton Academy for three nights in a row and were awarded an unprecedented 90-minute Saturday evening slot on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival in 1997 just before Radiohead. Not bad, considering that they also partied harder than an Ewok.
Since the release of ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’, the band haven’t really stopped as live gigs and festival appearances have always been a crucial part of the Dodgy experience, for many they are the perfect festival band. The band have performed at most festivals worth their salt, such as Bestival, Camp Bestival, V Festival, Glastonbury, Wychwood, Kendal Calling and many more across the UK and Europe.
‘What Are We Fighting For’ is set for release in late Summer with a full UK tour in the Autumn. Dodgy will play the new album in full for the first time on June 1st 2016 at The Convent near Stroud. The show will also be broadcast live on the internet around the world and will also mark the 20th anniversary of the band’s classic album ‘Free Peace Sweet’.

The Filo
The Filo
Ben Jordan
20:00 - 20:20
Foot Stomping
Ben Jordan
20:00 - 20:20

Ben Jordan is an American independent musician from Denver, Colorado. He is currently residing and touring throughout the UK and Europe. This year Ben will release his highly anticipated follow up to 2010's Ghosts Breathing Through Our Strings, entitled, Dream Invisible on IRL Records. This album features the majority of Sam Green & the Midnight Heist, Jaz Delorean, from Tankus the Henge and other UK musicians. This summer, Ben was picked up as an endorsee for Anderwood guitars and signed by IRL Records.
Ben's songs range from intimate ballad to high energy foot stomper and everywhere in between. His solo shows are part comedy, part travelogue and always a hairs breadth from careening off the road. His communication and rapport with the audience is a rare and often hilarious thing to see. Never one to shy away from a road story or a joke before breaking your heart or making you want to get up and dance, Ben is both new & old in the same breath. With ever changing set lists, and a prolific output of songs, definitely a live experience worth having more than once.

Hobo Jones
20:30 - 20:50
Hobo Jones
20:30 - 20:50

OFF THE RAILS SKIFFLE.
THE WORLD'S OLDEST AND UGLIEST BOY BAND.

Jamie Smart
21:00 - 21:20
Singer/songwriter
Jamie Smart
21:00 - 21:20

Jamie Smart, a captivating singer-songwriter from Hastings, plays intimate shows blending his love for folk-inspired music with a modern edge. 2015 saw the release of 'The Road' EP recorded by Hastings' own James Gulliver and mastered by Bosco Rogers' Del Guapo. 2016 saw the release of Jamie's new EP 'The Maze Hill Recordings'. 'Postcards', the opening track, highlights a more stripped approach to recording, bringing it closer to Jamie's raw live sound that captures his audience. Check Postcards out here @ www.soundcloud.com/jamie-smart

Earl Grey
21:30 - 21:50
Earl Grey
21:30 - 21:50

Sam Wills
22:00 - 22:20
A sound rooted in soul!
Sam Wills
22:00 - 22:20

Hailing from Hastings, the talents of Sam Wills have been in the making for the past decade. Now 24 years old, a professionally trained vocalist and pianist, Sam Wills’ music is awash with classic soul and hip-hop influences from Michael Jackson to John Legend, whilst the modern UK electronic scene delivers undertones of Jamie Woon, Snakehips, Disclosure and more. Sam’s resulting defiantly fresh, UK sound is now beginning to see the light.
Having released his debut 'So Bright EP' in 2016, he spent the Summer and Autumn playing it live with his band to sold out venues around the UK, touring with Jordan Rakei and Tom Misch, and supporting acts including Jamie Cullum and Brandy.
Fat Tuesday can expect funk-filled spontaneous jams around well known songs and some original material.

We Are Baz
22:30 - 23:00
We Are Baz
22:30 - 23:00

Porters
Porters
Barbarella's Bang Bang
20:00 - 20:20
Gypsy folk meets theatrical pop
Barbarella's Bang Bang
20:00 - 20:20

A combination of European gypsy folk and theatrical pop with roots in eastern and roman Europe, Barbarella's Bang Bang provide a soundtrack of ecstasy for all occasions. Fronted by the stunning Barbarella the Bang Bang will take you on a ride from the eyes of a puppet in a world of lost lovers to Bohemia

Soul XPress
20:30 - 20:50
Soul XPress
20:30 - 20:50

Soul X Press are a rambunctious funk/soul band fronted by the excellent powerhouse lead vocals of Mandy B .

Ben Jordan
21:00 - 21:20
Foot Stomping
Ben Jordan
21:00 - 21:20

Ben Jordan is an American independent musician from Denver, Colorado. He is currently residing and touring throughout the UK and Europe. This year Ben will release his highly anticipated follow up to 2010's Ghosts Breathing Through Our Strings, entitled, Dream Invisible on IRL Records. This album features the majority of Sam Green & the Midnight Heist, Jaz Delorean, from Tankus the Henge and other UK musicians. This summer, Ben was picked up as an endorsee for Anderwood guitars and signed by IRL Records.
Ben's songs range from intimate ballad to high energy foot stomper and everywhere in between. His solo shows are part comedy, part travelogue and always a hairs breadth from careening off the road. His communication and rapport with the audience is a rare and often hilarious thing to see. Never one to shy away from a road story or a joke before breaking your heart or making you want to get up and dance, Ben is both new & old in the same breath. With ever changing set lists, and a prolific output of songs, definitely a live experience worth having more than once.

Hobo Jones
21:30 - 21:50
Hobo Jones
21:30 - 21:50

OFF THE RAILS SKIFFLE.
THE WORLD'S OLDEST AND UGLIEST BOY BAND.

Jamie Smart
22:00 - 22:20
Singer/songwriter
Jamie Smart
22:00 - 22:20

Jamie Smart, a captivating singer-songwriter from Hastings, plays intimate shows blending his love for folk-inspired music with a modern edge. 2015 saw the release of 'The Road' EP recorded by Hastings' own James Gulliver and mastered by Bosco Rogers' Del Guapo. 2016 saw the release of Jamie's new EP 'The Maze Hill Recordings'. 'Postcards', the opening track, highlights a more stripped approach to recording, bringing it closer to Jamie's raw live sound that captures his audience. Check Postcards out here @ www.soundcloud.com/jamie-smart

Earl Grey
22:30 - 23:00
Earl Grey
22:30 - 23:00

The Dolphin
Rock a More Road
The Dolphin
Sam Wills
20:00 - 20:20
A sound rooted in soul!
Sam Wills
20:00 - 20:20

Hailing from Hastings, the talents of Sam Wills have been in the making for the past decade. Now 24 years old, a professionally trained vocalist and pianist, Sam Wills’ music is awash with classic soul and hip-hop influences from Michael Jackson to John Legend, whilst the modern UK electronic scene delivers undertones of Jamie Woon, Snakehips, Disclosure and more. Sam’s resulting defiantly fresh, UK sound is now beginning to see the light.
Having released his debut 'So Bright EP' in 2016, he spent the Summer and Autumn playing it live with his band to sold out venues around the UK, touring with Jordan Rakei and Tom Misch, and supporting acts including Jamie Cullum and Brandy.
Fat Tuesday can expect funk-filled spontaneous jams around well known songs and some original material.

We Are Baz
20:30 - 20:45
We Are Baz

Barbarella's Bang Bang
21:00 - 21:20
Gypsy folk meets theatrical pop
Barbarella's Bang Bang
21:00 - 21:20

A combination of European gypsy folk and theatrical pop with roots in eastern and roman Europe, Barbarella's Bang Bang provide a soundtrack of ecstasy for all occasions. Fronted by the stunning Barbarella the Bang Bang will take you on a ride from the eyes of a puppet in a world of lost lovers to Bohemia

Soul XPress
21:30 - 21:50
Soul XPress
21:30 - 21:50

Soul X Press are a rambunctious funk/soul band fronted by the excellent powerhouse lead vocals of Mandy B .

Ben Jordan
22:00 - 22:20
Foot Stomping
Ben Jordan
22:00 - 22:20

Ben Jordan is an American independent musician from Denver, Colorado. He is currently residing and touring throughout the UK and Europe. This year Ben will release his highly anticipated follow up to 2010's Ghosts Breathing Through Our Strings, entitled, Dream Invisible on IRL Records. This album features the majority of Sam Green & the Midnight Heist, Jaz Delorean, from Tankus the Henge and other UK musicians. This summer, Ben was picked up as an endorsee for Anderwood guitars and signed by IRL Records.
Ben's songs range from intimate ballad to high energy foot stomper and everywhere in between. His solo shows are part comedy, part travelogue and always a hairs breadth from careening off the road. His communication and rapport with the audience is a rare and often hilarious thing to see. Never one to shy away from a road story or a joke before breaking your heart or making you want to get up and dance, Ben is both new & old in the same breath. With ever changing set lists, and a prolific output of songs, definitely a live experience worth having more than once.

Hobo Jones
22:30 - 23:00
Hobo Jones
22:30 - 23:00

OFF THE RAILS SKIFFLE.
THE WORLD'S OLDEST AND UGLIEST BOY BAND.

The Anchor
George Street
The Anchor
Jamie Smart
20:00 - 20:20
Singer/songwriter
Jamie Smart
20:00 - 20:20

Jamie Smart, a captivating singer-songwriter from Hastings, plays intimate shows blending his love for folk-inspired music with a modern edge. 2015 saw the release of 'The Road' EP recorded by Hastings' own James Gulliver and mastered by Bosco Rogers' Del Guapo. 2016 saw the release of Jamie's new EP 'The Maze Hill Recordings'. 'Postcards', the opening track, highlights a more stripped approach to recording, bringing it closer to Jamie's raw live sound that captures his audience. Check Postcards out here @ www.soundcloud.com/jamie-smart

Earl Grey
20:30 - 20:50
Earl Grey
20:30 - 20:50

Sam Wills
21:00 - 21:20
A sound rooted in soul!
Sam Wills
21:00 - 21:20

Hailing from Hastings, the talents of Sam Wills have been in the making for the past decade. Now 24 years old, a professionally trained vocalist and pianist, Sam Wills’ music is awash with classic soul and hip-hop influences from Michael Jackson to John Legend, whilst the modern UK electronic scene delivers undertones of Jamie Woon, Snakehips, Disclosure and more. Sam’s resulting defiantly fresh, UK sound is now beginning to see the light.
Having released his debut 'So Bright EP' in 2016, he spent the Summer and Autumn playing it live with his band to sold out venues around the UK, touring with Jordan Rakei and Tom Misch, and supporting acts including Jamie Cullum and Brandy.
Fat Tuesday can expect funk-filled spontaneous jams around well known songs and some original material.

We Are Baz
21:30 - 21:45
We Are Baz

Barbarella's Bang Bang
22:00 - 22:20
Gypsy folk meets theatrical pop
Barbarella's Bang Bang
22:00 - 22:20

A combination of European gypsy folk and theatrical pop with roots in eastern and roman Europe, Barbarella's Bang Bang provide a soundtrack of ecstasy for all occasions. Fronted by the stunning Barbarella the Bang Bang will take you on a ride from the eyes of a puppet in a world of lost lovers to Bohemia

Soul XPress
22:30 - 23:00
Soul XPress
22:30 - 23:00

Soul X Press are a rambunctious funk/soul band fronted by the excellent powerhouse lead vocals of Mandy B .

Fat Tuesday Tour

The Fringe

Outside of the main tour a healthy fringe has started to build which all adds to the fun of the night. At the time of going to press we are aware of a whole range of diverse acts so check our Facebook page nearer the time for more information.

The Great After-show Party

@ The Brass Monkey

The Fat Tuesday after party is now infamous, and deservedly so; this year we welcome WE-ARE-Z to lead the proceedings!

High-calibre guest musicians and DJs will ensure the festival goes out on a high – prepare to dance yourself into the small hours!

For information on all the acts and announcements find Hastings Fat Tuesday on Facebook or Twitter.