Indie Britannia Undergrowth

Saturday 12th May, Coombe Bissett Village Hall

William D Drake in his ‘Lake of Puppies’ guise with Mrs Sharron Fortnam.

“A day-long musical celebration, in a beautiful location overlooking the Chalke Valley. Come and join us for fun and frolics – there will be a bar selling local ales and such like, and a cafeteria with vegetarian treats and cake.

The hall is five miles from Salisbury, and camping is available at Summerlands Campsite, which is less than a mile from the venue, up a leafy lane. You can call them on 01722 718259 or visit to book.

The line-up is as follows:


Lake of Puppies was formed from the dust that settled after a tiny meteorite hit Balham and Tooting in the year of 1995. William D Drake and Sharron Saddington played in that dust ’til their eyes were sore and weeping, but they didn’t stop until their findings had been documented in full. Inspired by their glad reception at the Alphabet Business Convention last year, they have reformed to write a new album to delight you with.


Crayola Lectern is Chris Anderson with Al Strachan and Damo Waters. Pastoral, psychedelic, piano-based, heartfelt, dramatic songs and tunes is what they do. Other times they get together with a couple of others and do ZOFFF. Crayola Lectern’s second album, Happy Endings, will be out on Onomatopoeia Records in May.


North Sea Radio Orchestra’s Craig Fortnam and James Larcombe perform songs about old roads, green lanes, barrows and mounds, mental instability etc etc all wrapped up in a psych-folk haze. .


Bob Drake played many instruments in lots of bands and engineered many a record in the 70’s-present, but let’s cut to to the chase: since 1994 he has written and recorded 9 solo albums released on Chris Cutler’s Recommended Records label, on which he sings and plays all the instruments himself so it sounds like a band, and in 2015 began doing solo shows just playing guitar and singing. He is currently working on solo album #10.  .


Kemper Norton uses digital and analogue hardware and software, acoustic instruments, field recordings, and traditional song to explore neglected or original ideas of landscape and folklore. Their sound has been mistakenly referred to as “coastal slurtonic folk”.  .


The Libbertine sings uncomfortable songs about death, acapella squawking that will kill or heal your ears, dependent on your disposition.


Emily Jones lives high up on a hill in Wiltshire, among chalk and chickens. She writes strange, melodic pop songs that are no better than they ought to be.  .   .


*Some money might go to Tim Smith if he is a good boy*…..”


Saturday 12th May 2018 . 14.00-23.00

Coombe Bissett Village Hall, Shutts Lane, Homington Road, Coombe Bissett, Salisbury. Wilts. SP5 4LU

Tickets £15+£1.50 booking fee, from We Got Tickets.

Open to all ages.




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