Toploader will be performing LIVE at JAE 2019 on the Saturday night!
Since forming in 1997 Toploader have over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album ‘Onka’s Big Moka,‘ sold over one million copies and remained in the Top 5 of the UK album chart for over six months earning them 4 Brit Award nominations.
In 2000, the single ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ became a global hit spending over a year in European Airplay Charts transforming Toploader into a household name.
Also playing on the Saturday night are JAE's favourite band from 2018, The Fabulators. Coming all the way from sunny Milton Keynes, The Fabulators are a high-energy band with a huge repertoire of your favourite songs from the past few decades.
Hydra Lerna makes electro/pop/indie music that connects on a deeper level. Writing and producing all her own music in her home studio in Norwich, she writes around details and feelings that are often left unsaid, but are relatable. Hydra Lerna produces immersive pop songs with sounds and layers that create vivid imagery and lyrics that are stimulating and evocative.
Although the subject matter might be intense, Hydra Lerna’s music is delicate and sincere: “The song explores the emotions associated with trying to move on from a dark and dirty past, but it’s not a heavy listen - it’s an uplifting, cleansing tune.” - Gigslutz on ‘Clean Like You’.
A talented instrumentalist, Hydra Lerna plays the harp and the piano, both of which feature occasionally in her tracks. The lead single from her debut EP ‘Reckless’ is centred around a harp riff, and features in her compelling self-directed music video.
Guaranteed to make your Friday night at JAE utterly banging, Blind Tiger will be performing on our stage, with some proper head-banging rock tracks! With earnest vocals and stunning guitar hooks, their sound is a direct blend of alternative rock energy and pop melodies, echoing the work of influential performers such as Foo Fighters, Nickelback or Biffy Clyro, just to mention a few.
Taiko Centre East
Taiko simply means ‘drum’ in Japanese. Nowadays the word also means a contemporary style of drumming that has developed in Japan in the last 70 years. It has since become a worldwide phenomenon.Playing taiko is as fun as it looks but it is takes a lot of practice to do it well. Taiko spans aspects of fitness, percussion, choreography, and martial arts. Hitting the drum with power involves learning how to move freely, not holding any tension in your body, and feeling the rhythm as well as hearing it. Taiko Centre East is based in Norwich, East Anglia.