Citizen Smith are a 4-piece covers band from the Yorkshire area. Their music combines an eclectic mix of today's modern day pop, with some classic rock, punk, indie and army banter thrown in as well.They pay special "tongue in cheek" homage to their popular latter day warrior hero "Wolfie Smith" Citizen Smith have a REVOLUTIONARY set and just the right "good times" attitude to keep everyone moving.

We are more than pleased to welcome local ambassadors of indie rock $kint back to the fold. Picture the scene: The long hot summer of 1997: Men In Black was in the cinema and Puff Daddy was falling off his motorbike in the music charts. 5 fresh-faced young lads got together to play a few tunes at the Durham Ox, to show off to their mates and (unsuccessfully) impress the ladies. But it wasn't long before their renditions of The Prodigy, The Who and The Jam (basically any band with ‘The’ in their name) were winning them bookings all over Yorkshire, from Sheffield nightclubs to east coast holiday camps and regular appearances at the biggest festivals in the county.

Slowly they began writing and introducing their own songs into the set, resulting in a visit to the studio in 2000 to record the first of three Skint CDs. Now, 9 member changes and 22 years later, Skint unashamedly continue to bring you the biggest and best anthemic rock tunes from the 90s and beyond, from Britpop to Skate rock and back again.

The mighty Rocketsmith return to the ‘wold this year for what promises to be a cracking set. The happy go lucky Yorkshire Rock n Roll four piece continue to turn heads, set feet tapping, hearts a thumping and blood a pumping.

Their songs have a pinch of Manic Street Preacher vocals, a nip of Slash’s sweeping guitar with a tad of Travis melody. All mixed together with sing along choruses and a Springsteen esque stadium rock show, topped off with a healthy dose of friendship. The Pickering rockers are setting themselves apart from the crowd and ready to induct you in to their ever growing army of Rocketsmith fans!


The Rocketsmith new EP, Balancing Act and video for their song Give Love will be going live online on June 28th.

What The Duck are a two-piece band based in York, covering all your favourite songs from linkin Park, Mumford and Sons, Royal Blood, Bastille, Ed Sheeran to Rag and Bone Man. Although only two piece do not be fooled, What The Duck create a huge sound by using the latest technology enhancing performance, using analogue instruments to create live loops for a full band live sound.
Not to be missed, What The Duck will have you singing, dancing and maybe even quacking along to the very best songs!
Gary Stewart is a singer / songwriter from Perthshire who now resides in York. The left-hander writes songs about love and paranoia,delivered with a Celtic Flair and with no small tip of the hat to his major influence, Paul Simon. The Scottish Songsmith has released three Albums and 2 E.P's to date. His most recent effort 'Oh My Weary World' came out in November 2018. Stewart's songs have been played on both local and national radio-with Steve Lamacq and Janice Long championing his efforts.
When not playing his own material,Gary busies himself with his other musical projects-drumming with Hope & Social and fronting his 'Graceland' band which performs Paul Simon's classic 1986 Album in it's entirety.

Lou and Tom

Two ordinary students from York St John, came across each others talents by pure chance, and they haven’t looked back since!

They started busking in the streets of York, and now you can catch them playing in bars throughout York, which is where in fact the RAOTW scouts spotted them.

With a mix of slower and more upbeat acoustic covers, they are sure to go down well with the RAOTW crowd!

Remember these guys folks, they are Lou and Tom.

Follow them on Instagram: @louishuttonmusic

Alex Cromarty is back again for RAOTW2019 and brings along his unique bin drumming class.

Alex is a full time drummer who plays all over england and europe with anyone who loves music. He is endorsed by Liberty Drums, Vic Firth sticks and Vector Pedals and feels so proud to be playing them.

For this event he will again be undertaking mini workshops with bins, which are a great way for people, young and old, to connect and get back to their tribal roots!.

Sure to be fun and easy going, a great work out and the odd brain teaser for all that wish to take part!


Caitlen Moore. Thoroughly deserved and still only 14 we are pleased to announce that Caitlen once again takes the opening slot at this year's event.

Get yourself down nice and early to support this local emerging talent.

Paul Moore

Paul has been a local entertainer for almost 30 years, actively engaged in events throughout the area and manages to draw the crowds wherever he goes.

Everyone loves a bit of Moorey and we’re pleased to also have him as co-compère to our event announcing some of the later bands.