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Never The Bride 9.15 to 10.30 pm

The best way to finish our Wokingham Festival  Saturday evening is with Never the Bride. They went down a storm in 2016.

They are one of if not the best band touring the UK at the present time.

Roger Daltrey loves them Bob Harris loves them Dame Shirley Bassey loves them and you will too.

Check out their website and make sure that whatever you do this August Bank Holiday you get yourself down to Cantley Park

http://www.neverthebride.com

 

Flutatious 8.00pm to 9.00pm

Flutatious are a feisty, celtic, psy-folk, prog band blending soaring melodic flute, flying fiddle, spacey guitars and groovy beats! They have built up an incredible reputation with their live performances and self produced albums and are constantly in demand at festivals around the country.

Flutatious came to the attention of the Magick Eye Records label when company founder, Chris Hillman, saw them playing a great set at one of their festival appearances. Magick Eye then released the four track Flutatious EP, Fluctuations, to great acclaim.

Flutatious feature the solid backbone of drummer Malcolm Bailey and bassist Bill Forwell, augmented by guitar whizz Andy Faulkner and keyboard maestro Gerald Williams with the unusual but mesmorising combination of flautist Michelle Devonshire and violinist Stella Ferguson out front.

Due to the positive reactions to the EP release, Magick Eye arranged for Flutatious to record a brand new album with the help of producer John Mitchell. John is a member of bands such as It Bites, Arena, Lonely Robot & Frost* and has produced artists such as You Me At Six & Enter Shikari.

http://www.flutatious.co.uk

Eleven : 11 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Born and raised in Surrey, Gemma Dorsett began her musical journey singing in the church choir as a child, and quickly learned how good it made her feel. This early love affair with singing developed into playing solo acoustic sets, treating the congregation to tracks by her greatest influences at the time (and still today) – Bette Midler, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Karen Carpenter, to name just a few.

Later, Gemma discovered a passion for New Country and became especially influenced by the vocal force and style of Wynonna Judd. Gemma’s cover of “Why Not Me” was released in the European Hot Disc Chart Top 40 in 2002, leading to her recording a Nashville album in 2003, where she worked with Nashville’s finest musicians.

Gemma has spent the past 15 years developing her voice across rock, blues, soul, funk and Motown, finding influence in gut-punching artists such as Melissa Etheridge and Joe Cocker. Gemma currently leads blues/rock band Eleven:11, who play the music of Joe Bonamassa, Etta James, King King, Susan Tedeschi and more.

Gemma also works with acclaimed rock band Never The Bride, guest starring with the band on stage at The Pheasantry, Chelsea; The Green Note, Camden; The Half Moon, Putney; Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington and the Bull in Barnes, where she has also performed with the Flamingo All Stars.

Gemma is currently writing songs with her Never The Bride mentors Nikki Lamborn and Catherine “Been” Feeney, and is set to record her new EP this year.

Harroland 5.15pm to 6.00pm

Recently formed subversive indie-rock four piece.

 

4 piece band with melodic synthy guitar, keys and drums.

 

Influences range from RadioheadAlt-J to RCHP and Fleetwood Mac.

www.facebook.com/harroland

www.soundcloud.com/harroland

@harrolandmusic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funk Lab – 3.45 to 4.45pm

 

Funk Lab are a collective of 7 talented and passionate musicians that bring something fresh and exciting to the lcoal music scene.

They preform a wide range of classic and timeless soul, jazz and funk in the a way that sets them apart from other bands which is why they have been chosen to play at top London venues.

With Funk Lab expect deep hypnotic grooves, soaring vocals, stunning jazz guitar, jazz piano and funk sax.

 

www.thefunklab.co.uk

 

 

 

Penny Jane Black 2.30pm – 3.15pm

In 2017 Penny was nominated for several awards including BCMA ‘Horizon Act of the Year'.
In October 2017 she signed a production deal with a Nashville based Record label & went over to Nashville to co-write some new tracks, returning in December to record them.
In January this year, Penny won Best Album & Best Solo Artist Female at The G.S.M.C. Awards 2018.
On 5th Feb Penny performed at the Annual CRS Radio Seminar in Nashville to launch herNew Single.

www.pennyjayneblack.com

Rag & Moan Men 1.30pm to 2.15pm

The Rag and Moan Men are from the wild borderlands between Berkshire and Hampshire. While some of their music is home grown everything they play can trace it's roots from New Orleans up to Chicago back to Ireland and down to Latin America. Everywhere from 'Brownsville to Friars Point', as the title of their cd has it.
Led by the fine slide guitar of Martin Wood the trio is completed by Dominic Geraghty (double bass) and Andy Wilkin (percussion). Their relatively 'new' presence on the scene has been built on at least ten years of open mic nights, pubs, clubs and festivals. Well seasoned, if not well oiled, they play blues the way it's meant to be, with respect, with a feeling and with real heartfelt pleasure.
www.theragandmoanmen.com

Small Strings 12.45pm – 1.15pm

The Small Strings is a Reading based ukulele band performing quirky cover songs.  Their repertoire is drawn from a wide range of pop, rock and soul tunes, taking some of their favourite tracks and giving them a ukulele twist.  An amazing sight and an even more amazing sound.  www.facebook.com/TheSmallStrings

East Berkshire Operatic Society 12.00pm – 12.30pm

LogoAward winning Wokingham based musical theatre company, EBOS, will present a selection of songs from their forthcoming shows   www.ebos.org.uk

 

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