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Greenbelt Announces Headliners (05th Apr 2002)

This year's Greenbelt Festival will feature headline sets from Delirious?, Martyn Joseph's Faith Folk And Anarchy group, folk band Show of Hands, twenty-piece Jazz Jamaica All Stars and Over The Rhine. Also on the initial bill are Fierce-signed All Star United, Cephas, Fire Fly, Dennis Rollins and band, The Ghears and Oxygen. The club side of things is so far represented by Notting Hill's Future World Funk, DJ Rupert and another set from Abundant. A large programme of speakers, classical musicians and other arts has also been announced. Throughout April Greenbelt are featuring daily news stories on their website giving the lowdown on this year's event as well as exclusive musings from artists appearing this year on the festival's theme which will this year be "Kiss of Life".

Cephas Single Launch (11th Apr 2002)

Cephas are gearing up for their biggest headline show to date in the form of their single launch on April 26th in Aldershot. The band have lined up a couple of local support acts and look to be causing quite a stir in the area's scene. A few MP3s of the band's new material are available from their website and we've just added a link to the track "Puppet Show" which isn't available anywhere else yet. Check it out through their page.

Greenbelt Announces Full Lineup (03rd Jul 2002)

Greenbelt have announced their full lineup in their latest publicity mailings and web site updates which have appeared this week. Headline music acts will be Over The Rhine, Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Faith Folk and Anarchy (Martyn Joseph, Tom Robinson, Steve Knightley) and Delirious??. Also on the music bill are Steve Lawson and Jez Carr (our current featured album), Kevin Max (dc talk), Cephas, Green Jade, Earthsuit, My BottleRockit, Dust, Cathy Burton, Steve, Kosher, Abundant, Ben Okafor, Lies Damned Lies, Airstar, Bell Jar, All Star United, Psalmistry, Julie Lee and many others. For full lineup details see the the festival website, which contains a rundown and is also featuring daily updates highlighting different areas of the festival programme.

Cephas Change Bassist (03rd Jan 2003)

Cephas have announced a slight change of lineup, with their dreadlocked bassist Andy Wilson having moved on. The new bassist is called Andrew and is said to be settling in very well. The band have been getting some play on XFM after the track "New Wave" from the demo they sent in for the station's current unsigned bands competition was picked up and used in the trailer for that same competition. They're encouraging fans to contact XFM and ask to hear the whole song. Details are on their website.

Unsigned Cephas (03rd Feb 2003)

Following their appearance in a recent XFM advert, Cephas have found their way into the final 32 of that station's 'XFM Unsigned' competition. The competition started today and over the next 8 weeks Claire Sturgess will be featuring one band each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on The Works. Cephas will appear on the show, which airs between 9-11pm, on February 13th. To vote, head to Cephas are listed on the 'week 2' page, though they point out that there are many other "darn fine bands" who you could also vote for if you'd prefer.

Cephas to Split (24th May 2003)

Surrey based punk band Cephas, who have built up quite a following over the past few years through their regular touring, have announced that they will be splitting up after this year's Greenbelt. Drummer Ray and his wife are expecting a baby in January and guitarist Adam is leaving the band to study for a degree, so the band felt that the time had come to call it a day. Vocalist John and bassist Andrew are currently "pondering on life and looking to work on a new project."

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