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Tarantism Disco


Tarantism Disco is a unique phenomenon, 2 veterans of the festival scene playing stripped down dance tunes and disco from the 70’ and 90’s. It really shouldn’t work but it does, and with any audience, anywhere. Using just vocals, a drum and some whistles and an acoustic guitar they manage to sound like a full band and without using any effects or trickery. Mel Roger’s powerful vocals and Magnus Martin’s imaginative arrangements bring out the quality in the writing of the songs they perform. The effect on the audience is simply joyful giving audiences permission to smile and dance. Tarantism disco have performed their set at festivals and venues all over the country including the Big Green Gathering, Hawkfest and Glastonbury.

“They tore through some of the best floor fillers of the 70’s and 90’s...There were 2 types of people in town that night. Those who had experienced the folk disco and those who had not.” Peppermint Iguana Zine 2019.

29th Funktion

4D Jones

Badly Drawn Boy


Bez and Rowetta

Big Band of Boom

Black Kat Boppers

Blue Polar


Bushell Hill

Caity Baser

Channel One


Comic Sans

Confidence Man


Dick and Dom

East 17 Christmas Special

East Angles Brass Band

Easy Stride Band

Electric Swing Circus

Ella Henderson

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

Emma Linney Band

Fake Bush

Goldie Lookin Chain (Legends Set)

Hedge Monkeys Skiffle Troupe

Hip Hop Karaoke

James Atkin (EMF)

Jessie Reid

Junior Andre


Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Lexie Green & The Indigo Blue

Melanie C

Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer

Mr Motivator

Mr Tumble

Mr Wilson's Second Liners

Ms Chameleon’s Mechanical Melodies

Napalm Death

New York Brass Band

Old Time Sailors Club

Pop Will Eat Itself

Primal Scream

PuppeTails presents Grimms PuppeTails

Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band

Rhythm of the 90s


Sam Ryder

Sara Cox presents Just Can't Get Enough 80s

Smith - Brewer

Sophie Ellis-Bextor


Tarantism Disco

The Baghdaddies

The Beat

The Bootleg Beatles

The Copicats

The Cuban Brothers

The Devil and Saint Joseph

The Dolly Show

The Hedge Inspectors

The Henry Brothers

The Hooligans

The Human League

The Longest Johns

The Mardlers

The Midnight Zu

The Moonshine Sisters

The Smyths

The Stencil Pencils 'World's Youngest Aspergers Band'

The Superskas

The Twelve Sullivans

The Vagaband

Tiny Leaves

Utah Saints

Vote Pedro