The Taberna

Taberna Stage
Presented by Soul City & Indian Summer

well every festival needs a pub.

Steven Dobson

Steven Dobson

“One ear to the sound for a beat with heart”
Steven Dobson started twiddling wires and inventing radio robot teas maids before the rest of us could reach the biscuit jar. His early signs of genius kept him hidden from daylight on a strict diet of Radio Luxembourg 208 and Atlantic 252. The radio was his classroom, his salve and his escape from teenage existential angst.
Receiving his first hallowed record player at the tender of 7 and recording mixtapes for everyone and his dog, set him on the trajectory to becoming a DJ. He grew into a DJ with Heart and expertly mixes his compassionate approach with belting out much beloved beats. His eclectic knowledge and worship of music is fuelled and energised by an altruistic urge.
Raising money for charity and spreading happiness is the rocket fuel behind Steven’s unique and maverick house, disco house, hip hop and downtempo balearic sets. Considerable time and energy is donated to raising money by both DJing and organising charity events. His most recent charity gigs include 2x 'Come Together' events in Manchester that raised in excess of £6500 for a poorly little lad and his family and his annual Highest Point Festival after party in aid of Lancaster & District Homeless Action Service and notably, he set up the annual children's charity gig 'Connie's Acid House Party’ that this year produced it's 6th event. DJ Pierre one of the inventors of the acid house sound has supported this event from the beginning and travels to the UK each year from Atlanta, US to support the charity for no fee.
Now a regular on the Manchester scene playing at venues such as Antwerp Mansion, Gorilla, Joshua Brooks, Rebellion, Underdog & Tribeca Steven has blossomed from a pale and myopic bedroom dweller to a cosmic explosion in a dance venue. His intuitive approach to music selection sets souls on fire, raises consciousness and always unites the party. In the last five years he has played alongside and worked with some legendary DJ's and artists including DJ Pierre, A Guy Called Gerald, PHUTURE, Chad Jackson, Jay Wearden, Jon Dasilva, Justin Robertson, K-Klass, Rex The Dog & Suddi Raval to name just a few.
Some of the more recent gigs include playing for international family rave brand Big Fish Little Fish at the Highest Point Festival which led to him being asked to play for them a further 2 times in 2018 and the Highest Point festival asking him to return to play another 2 sets at their 2019 show on the main stage warming up for the Sunday headliners K-Klass to a sold out crowd and again supporting K-Klass at the festivals official closing party on the Sunday evening. Other notable artists he has played warm up slots for include A Guy Called Gerald, Chad Jackson and Jay Wearden. He also has long standing residences at 'Connie's Acid House Party' - Manchester, NG Promotions 'LOVE' events and 'The Funk Boutique' - Warrington.
He travels the festival circuit in a campervan with his missus to keep her happy while the galactic piles of vinyl colonise the house. Now in his third year of his own online radio show, on PURE Radio Holland, he transcends the mundane by expressing his auditory universe through all his favourite styles of music.
Booking enquiries please email :- conniesacidhouse@gmail.com

SCRATCH – AN ELECTRIC & UNIQUE LIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCE

SCRATCH – AN ELECTRIC & UNIQUE LIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCE

Em Joe & Jonjo bring you Scratch.
A whole new experience of Dance music.
Using an Acoustic guitar, Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophone & vocals. Scratch manipulate their
instruments using various e ff ects & loop pedals to create a huge electronic sound.
Creating original mixes and mashups of classic dance anthems from the 90’s to present day.
Bringing you a live DJ/Band set with an energetic performance making it something to be
remembered.
Formed as an acoustic duo (Em & Joe) Jan 2018, Scratch very quickly evolved into what it is
today upon Jonjo’s arrival April 2018.
It was then they decided to take their instruments & play them how nobody else has.
Joe AKA Mr Robot, can be seen laying beats through percussive guitar, beatboxing & creating
huge trance hook lines in his original folk/blues style with his gorgeous Cole Clark guitar. Joe has
had his hands at Metal, Folk & then one day he discovered... THE LOOP PEDAL! Your very own
walking Sampler.
Em AKA Baroness Von Scratch is our pocket rocket powerhouse. She is often remembered for
her belting notes & her energetic stage presence. The fiery little red head is not afraid to dive into
the audience & dance along whilst delivering an exceptional vocal performance.
Jonjo AKA Sexy Sax man, there is no telling as to where Jonjo ends & the saxophone begins. He
jumps, he squats & he throws that sax around like he don't care, whilst performing some of
the most unique solo's you have ever heard!
Every sound you hear is played LIVE. There are no backing tracks, no prerecorded samples.
No 2 performance are the same.
There is no one out there doing what they do. You don’t want to miss it!
Scratch isn’t just a band.
It’s an experience.

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Karen James

Karen James

We are proud of our music policy at Indian Summer
We Have Karen James Joining us on the Taberna stage
Karen will take us all to Church, I [ Panda ] have had the honour of supporting Karen @ The Manchester Soul Festival
She moved me with her amazing voice and love of music
We have become friends over the last year, Karen is one of the kindest soul's I know, So exited to hear Karen live and see your faces when she sings.
Welcome Karen James
"Solo Vocalist
Lead singer in Soul, Motown, Jazz and Funk Band called One Way Street
Also lead vocalist with a jazz quartet

Styles: Soul, Jazz, Gospel, funk, all other genres

Before I started my solo career I was one of the lead singers in a Gospel choir in Manchester. I left the choir to go solo and after two sellout personal gigs the work has steadily flowed in. I had to keep the flow slow as I also work full time as a civil servant, but its now getting busier and busier.

Every three or four months I organise and sing at a Soul night at my Church St Elisabeths in Reddish, a beautiful place and it is full every time. I think we are now approaching the 8th one in September.

I am vocalist in a six piece soul band and smaller combos if needed.
The band are a six piece including myself on vocals, keyboards, lead and bass guitars, drums and congas and percussion.

The jazz band is made up of a quartet of musicians and myself.

I am in the process of writing lyrics with a musician friend for an album.

I am on my second year at the Manchester Soul Festival, last year I appeared with my band and did two solo sets, which will probably the same this year. I do a lot of paid gigs but also do a lot of charity events, especially in my hometown. I am very community minded and do everything I can to get the community together. "

Mark Sinclair

Mark Sinclair

Indian Summer are exited to announce
Mark Sinclair to our amazing line up
Mark has played Eden, Es paradise, Sankeys, escape, egg London, glasto, Kendal calling,
Tracks with Mark one and phutek, Supported by Roger Sanchez, Carl cox, Nicole Moudaber, Ritchie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Paganini, joseph capriati, and Adam Buyer

Danny Wolf

Danny Wolf

Danny has supported Indian Summer and Cargo several times
Great guy and fantastic DJ
Danny Wolf

Danny has been djing around the uk for 10 years. Having played in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Warrington, Brighton & London. Having held numerous residencies in Liverpool Danny has also supported the Space Ibiza uk tour, and played a pool party in Zante. Danny is also heavily involved in radio. Hosting. Weekly show on Zest in the northwest & Decadance down south. Danny plays a variety of house, funky house & classics. Expect big vocal & groovy beats in Danny’s sets.

Mark B

Mark B

Mark B

Mark is passionate about all types of music, but absolutely loves to play disco and funk. As one of the founding members of "milltown disko" hes gone on to represent the "milltown" brand at prestigious events, Indian Summer Festival, Demented Disco and Drop the Beat Festival plus many more. As a resident dj at milltown disko his sets always fill the floor. He's played on line ups with the likes of Studio 54 legend Lenny Fontana Greg Wilson and Derek Kaye to name but a few.