Mr Bruce

Sunday The Lake Stage

The former frontman of The Correspondents, one of Britain’s most in-demand festival acts for a decade, went solo in spectacular style last year, unveiling a new sound which draws on decades of UK dance music, from tech house and jungle to garage and house.

On his debut EP Race to Nowhere [Part one], Mr Bruce lets loose as never before. Lyrically candid yet flamboyant in delivery, as honest as it is inventive and as theatrical as we’ve come to expect from the bendy-bodied performer, the five track mini-album tackles issues from climate crisis and the breakdown of his marriage in 2019. The release comes with 4 music videos (many of which have been animated by Mr Bruce) that have been picked up by multiple film festivals and are already scooping up awards. The wheels are definitely in motion for this multifaceted artist.

13 action packed years performing in The Correspondents came to an abrupt end in October 2020 with the sudden death of his bandmate Tim Cole (aka Chucks). The idea of performing was incredibly painful in the initial aftermath, but Mr Bruce steadily built back his energy to returned to the stage for a smattering of festivals in Summer 2021. He found the experience to be powerful and rewarding. The brand new stage show, featuring new choreography and some of his most flamboyant costumes to date, fuses together his latest material with a carefully selected handful of The Correspondents’ hits to create a unique and unparalleled live experience.

Mr Bruce has something to say, stand up and act upon, and is able to express his love for dance music and his understanding of heartbreak and loss with a deftness that he has acquired from more than a decade of writing hard hitting pop songs designed for the dance floor.