Portsmouth record label gets its own Victorious Festival showcase

Percival Elliott. Picture by Paul Thurlow
Percival Elliott. Picture by Paul Thurlow

Mayfield Records will be highlighting some of its recent successes when a whole host of its acts will be performing in a showcase for the label.

Ten acts will be performing back-to-back in the three hour session from 1.55pm on The Real Ale Stage at Victorious Festival on Saturday.

Putting on a showcase for the label has been an ambition of founder Dom Elton since they put out their first release in April 2017. From rock via hip-hop, soul and singer-songwriters, it promises quickfire quality.

Based out of Mayfield Studios in Drayton, Dom says: ‘At the beginning of the year, I spoke to the guys at Victorious and told them that by August I was hoping to have built up quite a few releases and wanted to do this and they said that was fine, and that’s what we’ve done. We haven’t got all of the artists playing with us  – we’ve released about 20 since last April. Some of the others are playing their own sets on other stages like Bemis headlining the Seaside Stage.

‘But we’ve got several of our artists, and we wanted to make it like a proper showcase, so some are only doing the one track or it’s three or four bangers, then off and quick changeovers.’

‘It’s right across the range of genres, from punk, to rap, to soul, to folk, to rock, so you’ll see lots of major genres represented across those three hours - but most importantly they’re all great songs and the one thing I insist on with Mayfield is that the records we put out have a great tune.’

For more go to victoriousfestival.co.uk.

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Showcase times:​​​​​​

1.55pm: Ben Brookes

Ben Brookes

Ben Brookes

2.20pm: Percival Elliott

2.45pm: Jamin

3pm: Chang

3.25pm: Megan Linford

3.50pm: Ria and Dancers

4.05pm: Mayfield Records House Band with Mary Red

4.30pm: Stratz

4.45pm: Aaron Middleton and The Purple Smoke