James Addis is the man behind Birmingham’s successful Addsitock Acoustic Nights. Starting off as a way of raising money for Macmillan Nurses and an opportunity to see some of his favourite bands on a regular basis Addistock has seen some of the UK’s leading purveyors of folk punk come to play house shows, BBQs, Chuch halls and venues. A Drama Teacher by trade Addis is also the man responsible for the Black Country folk/indie band Carlos and the Jackal and has played across
the country, taking in festivals and anywhere that would have them over the years playing guitar, mandolin and ukulele at different periods of the bands life. Now, having recently moved to Liverpool a new challenge has arisen with The Addistock Sessions, a video blog that invites bands to showcase one of their own songs and a cover of their choice acoustically. Addis has also played a part in 2000 Trees Festival history and in 2012 has been granted his own ‘Addistock Takeover’ stage at the festival in Cheltenham.