Bands 2017


Back to CokerFest from 2015 by popular demand, Reckless are Exeter’s own rock covers band performing numbers from across the decades.

Demonstrating their versatility they deliver a wide range of tracks from the classics of Queen, AC/DC and U2, right up to modern day tunes from The Hoosiers, The Feeling & Kings of Leon in their own individual and unique style, providing something to suit every musical taste.

We are delighted to announce that RECKLESS will be closing the event with one massive rock-out this year! DON’T MISS IT!



Lionstar is an twenty-first century Reggae six piece, fusing Reggae with Rock and World music. From the UKs Southwest, Lionstar perform a stellar mix of originals and classics, and are highly regarded throughout the industry, regularly rubbing shoulders on stage with the greats, from UB40, Aswad, Bad Manners, Soul II Soul, Happy Mondays and even the legendary Lee Scratch Perry to name just a few!

Mixing classic Reggae with innovative Dub, pumping Funk, doleful Soul and etherial World music, all driven by phat hypnotic bass set beneath high-octaine lead guitars and sabre-sharp drums, producing a soundscape for the soulful vocals of Ron Unity, makes this band one of the UKs rising Stars. Make no mistake. The Lion will roar!

Lionstar are now regulars on the Global circuit, headlining festivals throughout the UK and Europe to South America and Asia. Add to this gigs at Glastonbury and Boomtown, you know you’re in for a great night with a first class international act!

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From Queen and Gerry Rafferty to The Kaiser Chiefs, Pink Floyd, U2 and The Who!

Somerset-based Turnette Doone is a four-piece rock band covering everything from the sixties to the present day. A powerful and familiar set from a South-west favourite – We don’t know what the name means but we think it might be an ancient celtic term for ‘loud’!

Adrian Stoodley is vocals, electric and acoustic guitars & blues harp, Adrian Brain on vocals, keyboards & sax, Chris Mooney vocals & bass, and Ray Gardner on drums.


All the way from bonnie Scotland, this high-energy duo have been persuaded to come down to CokerFest to add a bit of Celtic madness to the night!

The Mad Ferret Band are known on the Scottish music scene for their hard hitting blend of traditional and contemporary folk music with a twist!  Their lively, energetic performances are packed with blisteringly fast mandolin solos, tight vocal harmonies, driving Cajon beats and earth-moving guitar sounds.

The Mad Ferrets supercharge influences from classic folk acts such as The Corries and The Dubliners, as well as contemporary tunes from composers like Gordon Duncan & Ross Ainsley. This, plus the constant onslaught of touring, provides the inspiration for their original tunes & songs. Yes, most of their songs are about alcohol, so if you don’t like drinking you’d better like dancing!

They are an extremely hard working band, performing an average of 180 gigs a year in intimate venues, cavernous concert halls & frantic festivals, both at home and abroad, and features Chris Woods on Mandolin, Guitar and Vocals and Sandy Stirton on Guitar, Cajon and Vocals.

Notable gigs include: Live performance on BBC Radio Scotland, Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections, Perth Concert Hall, Northern Roots Festival, Montrose Music Festival, Mull Music Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Oran Mor, DingsDo Festival – Italy & multiple European tours.

Also, The Mad Ferrets have been invited to warm up the stage for renowned acts such as Dougie MacLean, Skerryvore & Red Hot Chilli Pipers.


Consummate professionals LiveWired perform hits from a wide range of artists in various genres from Bon Jovi, Greenday, Kaiser Chiefs, Rolling Stones, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Queen, Kings of Leon, Status Quo, Weezer, Dandy Warhols, Foo Fighters, Killers, Led Zep, Free, Wheatus, U2, The Police…… What’s not to love?!

A five-piece party rock band from the Somerset, LiveWired originally formed from the roots of the popular local band Crosswired, and the aim is to provide an awesome full-on rock-out that will get you on your feet and wiggling your own thing!


MicroLight are a young, highly regarded and talented indie rock band based out of Yeovil. Made up of Matt Doble on lead vocals, Bob Osborn on lead guitar, Paulo Oliveira on bass, Andrew Powell-Thomas on keys and Luke De Pasquale on drums, the boys combine a mix of classic modern cover tracks, with some top quality song writing of their own. The boys have built up a wealth of gigging experience through the bars, pubs and clubs of the South West, and put on a stunning show wherever they play. Specialising in a wide range of covers from artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Oasis and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the boys are available for bookings for gig nights, private functions and weddings.

A Big THANK YOU to our Sponsors in 2017

Thatchers Cider

For more than a hundred years the Thatcher family has been quietly perfecting the magic that turns apples into cider.

It was 1904 when William John Thatcher first made his delicious apple cider here at Myrtle Farm. His farm workers who enjoyed William’s finest as part of their wages were said to be the best around – just like the cider. Today, we still have the best cidermakers working at Myrtle Farm, just like the cider!

MD Solicitors

Solicitors in Bath, Wells, Sherborne and Frome. On your side. At your side

At Mogers Drewett our law firm is proud to have our roots planted firmly here in the South West, as law solicitors in Bath, Wells, Sherborne and Frome. Our rich history of serving the local community sets us apart from other law firms in Bath and surrounding areas.

We understand the importance of offering forward-thinking legal advice at a very local level. We know the region, the people and their values, making us more in tune to the needs of our clients and always keeping them informed.

Whether you’re looking for family law expertise, business commercial legal advice or have disputes surrounding property, we offer a variety of legal services. From divorce advice, employment issues, selling a business, will writing to home buying, we have the breadth of legal knowledge to deliver the support you need in a personal way – with no baffling legal jargon.

Call on 0800 533 5349

Nash Consultancy

Nash Consultancy is an independent South West based company providing dedicated specialist consultancy and agency services to a range of residential sector clients including National and Regional Housebuilders, Developers, Contractors, Landowners, Registered Providers and Local Authorities.

We are establishing ourselves as one of the most reliable and respected independent land, housing and development consultancies in the South West.

Call on 07825 305 234

Old Mill

OldMilllogoFor you, your family and your business Old Mill offers a personal but comprehensive range of Tax, Accountancy and Financial Planning where you as a client are at the centre of our attention.

With offices across the West Country in Yeovil, Wells, Exeter and Melksham looking after more than 5,000 private and business clients with 250 highly trained, qualified staff offering service at the highest level.

First meeting at our cost and without obligation.

Call on 01935 426 181

Pen Mill Scaffolding

PennMillScaffnewlogoPen Mill Scaffolding has over 20 years extensive contract scaffolding experience based in Yeovil, Somerset.

We specialise in conservation and temporary roofing projects and have recently worked on a variety of prestigious buildings including Wells Cathedral, Truro Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral.

Whilst growing in stature we have successfully maintained our focus on continuing to serve our original local client base. You can be assured we will do all we can to meet your expectations.

Call on 01935 473232

Resolution Interiors

We believe great design comes from research and understanding consumer behaviours. With an end-to-end service from strategic insights to implementation we ensure that great design is translated seamlessly through to the production & build phases. We work tirelessly to bring the design to life, without compromising on the intent.

We are committed to ensuring our clients’ investment achieves great results. Our design solutions are focused on creating and adding value to any given project.

We have earned our reputation by being pragmatic, resourceful, reliable, and honest. With a team of designers and project & contracts managers we know how to deliver. We also know how to quality manufacture, value engineer & install inspirational interiors – as well as deliver financial ROI for you and your stakeholders.

Call on 01935 422 700

Studley Roofing

Studley Roofing is a well respected and well established roofing company which has been serving the South West community since 1998.

The company was started by Dave Studley as a sole trader after many years of working in the roofing industry. In 2003 the company was incorporated to Studley Roofing Ltd. Also in 2003, Studley Roofing Ltd became a member of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors which means that it can offer its customers with a guaranteed standard of workmanship and honesty.

Over the years the company has seen a steady growth in work load and a good order book with contracts running from over a hundred thousand pounds to a fifty pound repair.

Call on 01935 477 869

Transport Systems

Vehicle hire and lease solutions provided to businesses across the UK

All makes of cars and light commercial vehicles available on fully managed or supply only terms to small to medium sized businesses and sole traders. Whatever your requirements, get in touch today and find out how our flexible service can benefit you.

Call on 01935 426 566

Watertite Heating

WaterTitelogoWatertite Heating has many years of experience delivering building engineering services to a wide ranging customer base covering the industrial, commercial, public sector and domestic markets.

With a highly trained, directly employed workforce of over 50, operating under approved certification for all areas of work it carries out, the company has demonstrated in its twenty-two years of trading that it can meet the ever changing requirements of the customer.

We believe our integrity, openness, pride and passion forms lasting partnerships, not only with our customers but also with our own workforce.

Tel: 01935 474 009 /

West Country Cars

TPrinthe South West’s premier used car dealer in the heart of Somerset. We stock the cars you thought you couldn’t afford, with the industries finest warranty packages and our own limited period No Quibble promise included free with every purchase.

We are an independent, privately owned and managed business, and an approved Foxy Lady dealer.

Take a look at our Meet the Team page so you can see who is caring for you and your car

Call on 01935 863 538 / 862 986

The White Hart Inn, Crewkerne

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A Village pub in the heart of the Town.

Serving a range of light lunch Ciabatta or indulgent West Country Water Buffalo Burger, with a gooey mozzarella centre served in a brioche bun, or a 10oz 28 day dry aged Rump Steak, served with field mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Check the website for menu and details of the latest guest ales, or better still, drop in and try a tipple!

The White Hart Inn, East St, Crewkerne, TA18 7LW

Call on 01460 73774

Yeovil Hire Centre

YHC-logoYHC Hire Solutions are a leading family owned tool and plant hire equipment specialist based in Yeovil, Somerset.

YHC Hire Solutions’ Yeovil branch offer a full range of solutions for tool hire, plant hire, portable toilets, survey hire and training to trade, professionals and the DIY market. Yeovil branch covers Wincanton, Somerton, Crewkerne, Taunton and Dorchester.

  • Tool Hire
  • Plant Hire
  • Portable Toilets
  • Survey Hire
  • Training
Yeovil Branch : 01935 425 613

Yeovil Radio Cabs

Since founding almost four decades ago, Radio Cabs have established a solid reputation as the Yeovil Taxi Firm you can rely on. We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and strive to get you to your location as quickly as possible. In addition to offering local Taxi services we offer great value airport transfers, and a 16 seat mini bus. Our fleet includes 4, 6, 7 and 8 seater taxis for larger groups who wish to travel together. We also have 14 wheelchair accessible cabs for hire to assist those with mobility issues.

Call on 01935 426 666

Longlands, East Coker, Somerset, BA22 9HN