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Purple Creative Stage Fri 8:00pm

ISSIMO consists of core members Abi Uttley and Marc Otway backed by a group of six ‘Issimites’.
The pair formed after they had both competed in the finals of a nationwide battle of the bands called ‘Rock the House’ which was held at the House of Commons and supported by big names such as Queen’s Brian May, Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and Rick Wakeman (Former keyboard player for Yes.) Uttley and Otway finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the solo act category, and have since formed ISSIMO, having already gained attention with shows at Latitude Festival, Cornbury Festival, and Beat Herder festival.

Whats does ISSIMO mean?
used in Spanish and Italian to add emphasis to words, so it’s kind of like an exclamation mark. Which fits perfectly with what we do, we perform with a big, loud 8 piece band, dress loudly and produce ridiculously flamboyant music videos with horses, lots of fire, and evil queens.’