Forget Glastonbury - Tingestock is where it's at, and it's back this weekend...

The eighth annual Tingestock microfest is happening next Saturday (July 8) with a typically taut line-up waiting to tickle your ears at Tingewick Village Hall.

Doors are at 5.30pm with the music carrying through to 11pm.. The Royal Oak pub - opposite Tingewick Village Hall - will serve food and a CD and record exchange will be up and running.
Tickets are £15, available from the Buckingham Tourist Information Centre, the Royal Oak in Tingewick or on line here

Here's that all-tasty line-up for you...

Redlands Palomino Company
The Redlands Palomino Company is one of the UK's best-loved alt-country bands. Having produced a string of excellent albums and with a reputation of delivering uplifting and memorable live shows, that are equal parts ragged and glorious, the band have an enviable following.
Led by husband and wife duo Alex and Hannah Elton-Wall whose songwriting is beautifully supported by pedal-steel maestro David Rothon and underpinned by a top-notch rhythm section of hard hitting drummer Dan and a rock solid bass player we simply know as Rain. The Redlands Palomino Company is finishing an eagerly awaited fifth studio album and is a mainstay of the impressive Clubhouse Records stable.

Loud Mountains
Loud Mountains are an Americana band formed by American born brothers Kevin and Sean Duggan.
Now based in Oxford, Loud Mountains are known for their close harmonies, plenty of volume, and more pop-hooks than you could shake a stick at. Loud Mountains compliment the Americana/Country genre with plenty of twist.
New EP, Love One Another is out now, once again on the mighty Clubhouse Records.

Don Gallardo & Friends
Don Gallardo was raised in a small town in Northern California, where he spent years building his songwriting career on the west coast before relocating to Nashville in 2007.
Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, he walks the line between folk, Americana and roots-rock, mining the influence of classic 1970s singer-songwriters while creating a sound that nods to the past while still pushing ahead toward something new.
With four full-length albums, a live acoustic release, and an EP under his belt, Gallardo has earned a broad audience on both sides of the Atlantic.
A road warrior who frequently tours the U.K., he's also earned high marks from outlets like Rolling Stone, AmericanaUK, and The Nashville Scene.

Luke Tuchscherer
Singer/songwriter Luke Tuchscherer, of band The Whybirds, has launched a solo project off the back of a new record, called ‘You Get So Alone At Times That it Just Makes Sense’.
Recorded with producer Tom Peters, the album reflects the more acoustic side of Tuchscherer’s songwriting – featuring confessional songs, storytelling and social commentary – and has attracted universal critical acclaim.
The album was voted second best album of the year in Americana UK's reader's poll (and Luke was named second best male artist) and featured on multiple "Best of 2014" lists. He is about to release his follow up record.

Hannah Rose Platt
Brought up in Liverpool and now resident in London, Hannah is an enchanting singer-songwriter, guitarist and storyteller.
She recorded her debut album Portraits in Nashville last year where she worked with some of the industry's leading names, Grammy award-winning musicians Mark Fain, (Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton) and Stuart Duncan (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton).
She warmly builds characters like an author, penning songs that almost eavesdrop on other people's lives.