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China Bears

Venue: The ACM Stage @ The James Figg

Originally formed in Somerset by twin brothers Ivan & Frazer, the line up was expanded in late 2015 after meeting James and Dean at ACM. China Bears have spent the last few years playing extensively around the UK, with notable support slots with bands such as: Genghar, The Districts, To Kill A King, Geneva, Neon Waltz and The Howl & The Hum. Rosie Peppin re-joined the band in 2022 to play keys, synths and provide additional vocals. China Bears teamed up with Fierce Panda Records for the release of their debut EP 'I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You', picking up attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, NPR, Gigwise & Radio X. In 2020 the quartet performed a live session for Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 Music in support of a trio of singles; 'I'm Not Eating Like I Used To', 'Statue Still' and 'Jolene', which were released throughout 2020. Selected as an official showcasing artist at SXSW Festival 2022 in Austin, Texas the band completed a tour of the UK in the build-up to the festival, including a sell-out show at The Lexington, London. The new EP 'All That Distance' will release later in 2022 along with more tour dates which will see the band taking their stadium sized sing-along anthems around the world.

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Equias BV
Christopher Ward
Thame Town Council
Thame Auto Valeting
Study Bed
Hickman Shearer
Haddenham Healthcare
Haddenham Beer Festival Trust
ASM Auto Recycling