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Unikque 9.30pm to 10.45pm

 

This fantastic band which has been around since the eighties. They concentrate on Soul, Funk and R&B. They perform classic soul and funk covers that everyone knows and have danced too. They also write songs with a soul and funk classic feel.

What a brilliant way to end our 2018 Festival

http://www.unikque.co.uk

Never 42 8.00pm to 9.00pm

Level 42 Tribute ‘Never 42’

Reading based Level 42 Tribute ‘Never 42’ have become established as the Premier Level 42 Tribute band in the UK.

 

With band members - Howie Rogers (Bass & Vocals), Garreth Hicklin (Keyboards & Vocals), Mike Wheeler (Drums, Tom Wright (Guitar & Vocals) and Richard Pardy (Sax), get ready for a high impact set of Funk driven tunes.

 

Bringing the hits of Level 42, such as ‘Lessons In Love’, ‘Something About You’, and ‘The Sun Goes Down’, songs for Never 42 recreate the sound of the 80’s stalwarts with great accuracy.

 

........enjoy the show!

 

www.never42.com

www.facebook.com/never42music/

The Deltas 6.30 to 7.30pm

The Deltas - Allan, Mike, Steve and Tony - swing like a ‘mother’, groove ‘til the herd returns, improvise at the drop of a hi-hat, and play all the songs that you loved, danced, and sang along to, but, for some reason, you rarely hear on the radio.

 

They say …. “It's what Creedence would have sounded like if they'd recorded Animals' songs for Stax and been produced by the Rolling Stones”.

 

We say … “If you love blues, soul, & r’n’b, with a hint of rock for good measure, and would rather chew your arm off at the elbow than listen to yet another cover of Sex On Fire, well it’s your lucky day!”

 

Uncle Buck 5.00pm to 6.00pm

 

Collectively and individually, members of “Uncle Buck” have worked , recorded , backed and shared stages with: Phillip Walker, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, Larry Garner, Joanne Kelly, Alexis Korner, Taj Mahal, Magic Slim, Maceo Parker, Angela Brown, George McRea, Brian Adams, China Crisis, Mike Vernon, Don Mclean, Lazy Lester, Jack Bruce, Dick Morrissey, Homesick James, Eddie Guitar Burns, J.B. Hutto, Dave Kelly, Bob Hall , Bob Brunning,

The Fabulous  Thunderbirds…….And some! The band are:

Nick Hyde - Guitar & Vocals
Russ Brown - Bass Guitar & Vocals
Simon Callow - Keyboards & Vocals
Peter Miles - Drums & Percussion
John Lancaster - Keyboards & Vocals

 

As “Uncle Buck”, they bring a seamless mixture of soul, blues and funk to the stage. Having paid their dues, these five “Players” have crossed each other’s paths several times in over four decades of live music performances and now come together to create a unique ensemble that visits all the key points in modern music.

Uncle Buck deliver their own special take on the music, sounds and rhythms from the heartlands and rich legacy of classic ‘Americana’.  So, if your own musical tastes follow the railway-tracks heading south from Detroit to Chicago, through to Memphis, stopping-off at Muscle Shoals in Alabama, before riding-on down to New Orleans, then hop aboard and join them on a musical adventure from the “South Side“ to “The Deep South“.

https://www.unclebuckband.com

 

 

Écouté 3.45pm to 4.30pm

Long ago, back in a time Myspace was cool and You Tube and Spotify didn't even exist - 5 youthful musicians (see picture) had a dream of starting a band and conquering the world (or at very least the local music scene). For 4 years, melodic pop/rock band Écoutè were a staple attraction on the flourishing Reading rock scene of the early to mid 2000's, regularly playing the top local events to full houses.

 

Fast forward 13 years, and after 'exploring other musical opportunities' the original 5 members are back together, with their first reunion performance at The Wokingham Festival!

 

Blue Touch 2.30pm to 3.15pm

Never shy to break away from the formulaic or cliché, Blue Touch are less about a Texas shuffle or waking up this morning and more about getting out, having a good time and enjoying what you do. They have been in existence in a number of guises since 2001 but this line up the one that brings together all the elements needed to ensure they maintain their reputation as one of the top live acts on the blues circuit playing at many festivals and clubs over the years.

 

http://www.bluetouch.info

Kinfolk 1.30pm to 2.10pm

'KINFOLK' - 'Playing Original Celtic influenced Folk / Country Music mixed in with their own distinct versions of favourite cover songs'

 

Their albums have been critically acclaimed and received significant airplay on numerous local, national and internet radio stations.

"...great original songs and a unique sound.." (Celtophilia)

"They make amazing music...vocally and intrumentally they are excellent..." (The Celtic Music Fan)

"..Words to make you sit up and pay attention.." (Folkwords)

 

They continue to write and play in their various guises and only recently played live on Celtic Music Radio during the Celtic Connections Festival 2018.

http://kinfolksongs.wixsite.com/kinfolk/about

 

Spencer Brooks Trio 12.45 to 1.15pm

Formed off the back of an impromptu performance in the spring of 2017.

The Spencer Brooks Trio is acclaimed singer/guitarist Spencer Brooks, backed by the long time established rhythm section of upright bass player Andrew Richardson and percussionist Phil Daniels.

The band perform dynamic acoustic versions of songs and instrumentals from artists that inspire them - along with occasional self-penned compositions.

www.spencerbrooksmusic.com

Reading Barberettes 12.00pm to 12.30pm

The Barberettes are an award winning, accomplished group of singers who sing in four part a cappella harmony and Barbershop styles. We are entertaining, with a wide repertoire of popular and seasonal songs.

http://www.barberettes.org.uk/

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