Back for this years event, is friends of the Festival Stella n’ The Loft
If you have not caught them in action locally, then this is a perfect opportunity! Let’s find out more about this great band..
“We are husband and wife, Stella and Jim Loftus who started performing as an acoustic duo in 2014. Stella is lead vocalist and percussionist and Jim guitarist, backing vocalist and harmonica player. We perform a wide range of covers as well as writing and performing our own material.
After performing as an acoustic duo for a couple of years, we expanded and formed a 5 piece band with lead guitarist Rob Brown, bassist Sarah Pinkstone, and recorded our first EP Journeys at Anchor Baby Recording Studios with drummer Gordon Stone. Our first EP features 4 original tracks – Small Town, Hole in the Ground, Indian Summer and Arthur and Dave all written by Stella and Jim and was released in November 2016.
Dominic Stone joined us last year and has played both bass and drums in the band. 2019 will see him playing keyboard which will give the band a whole new dimension
We returned to Anchor Baby Recording Studios in 2018 recording our second EP, What would you say…? which was released on 17th November. This features 5 original tracks – Punting, Dragonfly, Festival, Resolution 33 and In my life and sees Dominic on bass and organ, Gordon drums, Rob lead guitar, Jim guitar, harmonica and backing vocal and Stella lead vocal, backing vocal and percussion.
Some of our festival appearances to date include:
Create, Victoria Park, Ashford 2015, 2018,
Ashford Festival in the Park 2017 and 2018
Rochester Sweeps Festival, Songwriters Den 2017 and 2018
Red Roar Festival, Gravesend 2016
Ashford Rugby Club Beer Festival 2016
Folkestone Trawler Race 2017 and 2018
Jam at The Farm 2017 and 2018
StarFest 2015, 2016, 2017
LoftyFest 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Ales by the Rails, Romney Marsh Brewery 2018
Whitstable Oyster Festival 2018
War and Peace Show, Hop Farm Paddock Wood 2018
Hawkinge Music Festival 2018
Radio appearances (interview and live performance):
BBC Radio Kent
Radio Ashford 107.1FM
Down the Pub radio
Folkestone Academy FM
Medway Hospital Radio”
An extensive and impressive list of amazing performances!
Find out more on their Facebook page!