The Festival is really stoked that the wonderful Stella and Jim Loftus will be joining us this year….Here is a bit more about the fantastic band
Stella and Jim are husband and wife who started performing as an acoustic duo in 2014. Since then they have played at a number of open mics, local pubs, festivals and charity events. They play a wide variety of covers as well as their own material.
They expanded and formed a 5 piece band in 2016 with Rob Brown on lead guitar, Sarah Pinkstone on Bass and in 2016 we recorded our first EP Journeys with Gordon Stone on drums
Some of their highlights to date are performing at Create Festival, Ashford in 2015 as a trio with Andy Wiggins on djembe and Aldington SoapBox Derby as an acoustic duo. The band are back at Creat for 2018 too! The
Folkestone YARP Festival with Phil Anderson on drums, Red Roar Festival, Gravesend with Rob, Sarah and Gordon Stone on drums and Ashford Rugby Club Beer Festival as an acoustic duo in 2016.
2017 Rochester Sweeps Festival with Rob, Sarah and Andy on djembe and as a duo in 2018, Tentertainment, Festival in the Park and Folkestone Trawler Race with Adrian Madden on drums, Jam at The Farm as an acoustic duo, StarFest 2015, 2016, 2017, LoftyFest 2016, 2017, 2018
They have also made numerous radio appearances including Down the Pub radio, Ashford Radio, Folkestone Academy FM and Medway Hospital Radio and have performed a number of times on Ashford Bandstand.
Stella and Jim have decided to focus on finishing off some more original material during 2018 and get back in the recording studio towards the end of the year to record their second EP.
Our gig focus for 2018 will be as an acoustic duo, but will be doing a few gigs with the band and applying for festivals over the summer with Dominic Stone joining us on drums.
Follow the link for a great interview with Stella and Jim by Beat The Drum Promotions https://www.facebook.com/AshfordFestivalInThePark/videos/1327460040688844/