Be Water

Be WaterBe Water is an alt rock acoustic duo formed in London and recently relocated to North Devon.

Drawing on their extensive catalogue of original songs as well as covers, their sound is an eclectic mix intertwining harmonies, intricate guitar lines and witty lyrics.




BacheBache is a pop-folk band based in Cornwall.

They are known for their upbeat and fun stage presence, their ability to have a crowd up on their feet and singing along to songs they have never heard before and putting their own spin on well known songs.

Their rapport with audiences is what they are remembered for alongside their quirky, sometimes explicit lyrics.



Hip Route

Hip RouteHip Route are: Jim Blair: Weissenborn, acoustic & electric guitars and vocals, Jon Millard: Bass and vocals, Steve Lodge: Drums, percussion and vocals.

They are a 3 piece roots band from Wiltshire. Part of The Uk Roots Movement – using the old working ethic of playing live as much as possible – Feel. Write. Play. Play some more. We are just trying to do the same as everyone else – play as much as possible to as many people that will listen!

‘Hip Route have a universal sound that appeals to all lovers of real music’ – Blues Matters Magazine

‘Sicker than Seasick Steve’ – Independant

‘These guys are effortlessly cool, hip and funky; the moment Jim Blair strikes up the old slide guitar, the heads turn, the feet tap and then the rest of the band storm headfirst into groove.’ – Cleverhead Promotions, Bristol

Calling Young Bands!

A Few Slots Left for the Young Bands/Musians Night on Friday 28th July.

Solo performers, duos, trios or full bands can apply.
Please contact jennie at or send an email via the contact form

The sound will be controlled by Pro Sound. Mics and drum kit (if needed) will be provided. All you will need are instruments and any back line that you feel you will need.


This is a non profit making festival but maximum advertising will be done, i.e this web site, social media, insert in the programme, and local papers etc.


Alhambra picAlhambra – Pete Lister and John Lee have been good friends since meeting each other at folk clubs in the 60s Pete has played guitar since skiffle days and John was a drummer in the Hogs Back ceilidh band in Guildford where they both danced with Pilgrim Morris.

During the 70s they became inspired by Music Hall and developed their own act which had audiences ricocheting from the sentimental to helpless laughter.

They were joined by the lofty Andy Airey (Giant from the North) in October 2000. Andy is a writer and performer of monologues from Worksop, Notts. This was the missing link that finally produced Alhambra, well loved on the festival scene, their performance has timeless appeal for all ages.


We have performed at several venues over the last 5 or 6 years in pubs festivals Village Halls and at Old Time Music Halls. There are three of us, two who sing mainly Old time Music Hall songs and other songs ranging from Victorian, Edwardian through to the variety period, including first and second world Wartime songs. The third one of us generally recites monologues and is an excellent MC. Within our programme we may include audience participation items including a small pantomime


Some of the local pubs they’ve played at:
The Lamb Inn, Silverton,The Northbridge Inn Exeter, The Double Locks Exeter, The Ring of Bells Cheriton Fitzpaine, The Anchor Exebridge.

Alex Eastland

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Alex Eastland

“Over the past few years I have sung in pubs, the Mid Devon Show, at a charity event, a wedding and this will be my third year performing at Lapstock.

I enjoy music from the 50s and 60s the most, as well as a wide range of other modern music.

I find music can be highly influential and inspiring. I am currently uncertain of my musical aspirations but I look forward to wherever it may take me.”


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Phoebe Pethick

“Hey! I’m Phoebe Pethick. I love to perform. I play the Clarinet, Piano and I sing! My favourite genre of music I like to sing is Jazz, it’s just so fluid and smooth! I really hope that everyone enjoys the acoustic set I will be performing with my best-friend, Ethan Young.”