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Solid Ground

Meet Solid Ground from Glastonbury and Taunton. They have an upbeat hip hop sound, with jazz and blues mixed in.

Who are Solid Ground?

Ashe Lolliver (MC HavUK) on vocals, and Chris Hoskins (DJ Fanatik) on DJ-ing and producing.

Where in Somerset are you from?

Glastonbury and Taunton

When did you form?

In 2005

How did you get together?

We formed in school.

How would you describe your music?

An upbeat hip hop sound, with jazz and blues mixed in.

How did the band gets its name?

One of Ashe's favourite bands are called Terrafirma, and that means Solid Ground.

Who are your musical influences?

  • Ashe - Klashnekoff, TerraFirma, Lowkey and Skinnyman
  • Chris - DJ Skully, Dr Dre, DJ Snips, Poisonous Poets and Nina Simone

What is your most memorable gig so far?

An U18s night at Heroes Nightclub in Glastonbury.

Where would you most like to play?

In our home town, Taunton. Also, the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival.

Finally, tell us some interesting facts about yourself

  • Ashe - I am a good MC, and I'm currently working on a new album DJ Fanatik Presents... MC Havuk.
  • Chris - I have worked with big producer, Dexplicit.
last updated: 29/08/08
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Tom Gudgeon
I've known Chris a long time as a school friend and he's always been up for a laugh and a good performer and hopefully him and Ashe can move on to do bigger things with their talent sound bruv see you soon . peace

DJ Suspence
I have seen Fanatik play live, very good memorable night. Look after yourself chris

JMan
hey what u guys are doing is awesome cant believe how much youve done chris hope this go down well for yall n it would be kl if u do have a gig some time near here

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