Music Line-Up 2019

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Friday 26th July

The Cobblestones

Cobblestones

Dave, Brian, John & Hels make up the Cobblestones Band, this line up has been on the circuit for 4½ years, playing from Dance halls to clubs & pubs. We have a passion for the genre of music we play.

https://www.facebook.com/cobblestonesband/

Friday 26th July

Uke-n-Smile

Uke-n-Smile

We are Uke-n-Smile – a small local group of amateur ukulele players, we’ve been playing for 2½ years. We play a variety of rock and pop music, old and new.

www.facebook.com/ukensmilesuffolk

Friday 26th July

Musica

Musica

Musica is a registered charity that provides musical activities for people of all ages, and also provide projects for people with additional needs and mental health. Children in Need have funded our hidden harmonies project to allow young people with these issues to have the chance to perform on a festival stage. Last year was an amazing experience for them and we are thankful to Sax Music Fest for allowing Musica the chance to offer this opportunity again .

www.musica-workshops.com

Friday 26th July

Peter Hepworth

Peter Hepworth

“Instantly identifiable, Hepworth’s beautifully composed songs are a unique and colourful collection of spontaneous adventures, reflections of river life, and powerfully intimate moments captured in time. Echoes of ‘Paul Simon’ and a 70s ethos with colourful, lyrical imagery all portrayed through Hepworth’s jovial and idiosyncratic interpretation of the world around him.”

www.peterhepworth.co.uk

Friday 26th July

Light Skies Darken

Light Skies Darken

Light Skies Darken are East Anglia’s ‘must see’ female fronted classic/ prog rock trio. Featuring Lizzy and Reubes Cocksedge (Screaming Beauty, The Pure Floyd Show) alongside YouTube sensation Daniel Jones, the group formed with a clear vision to fuse the ‘prog’ sound with the energy and attitude of classic rock. With strong influences from the likes of Deep Purple, Toto and Rush, the band have a signature sound that combines technical playing, three-part vocal harmonies and a variety of musical flavours.

https://www.facebook.com/LSDPowerof3/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnq1Dn-S3pizEbMnOMtoTvQ

Friday 26th July

The Silburys

The Silburys

The Silburys are a four-piece Folk Rock outfit formed from acclaimed East Anglian duo “Silbury Hill” – Scott Dolling (flute, guitar, vocals) and David Stainer (guitar, mandolin, vocals) – now augmented with Diz Deacon (bass, vocals) and Martin Lindford (drums). With 3 cd’s of original material to date, concerts throughout UK, France and Belgium, and having supported national artistes in the genre – such as “Oysterband” and “Faustus” – you can expect a lively set of original material alongside some classics from the likes of “Jethro Tull” and “Fairport Convention”

http://www.silburyhill.net

Friday 26th July

Hurricane Wolves

Hurricane Wolves

Hurricane wolves are a rock band from the east Suffolk towns of Halesworth

and Leiston having two saxophones and a cornet gives them a unique anthemic sound, jimmy eats world meets public service broadcasting or biffy Clyro meets Bon Iver.

they released “come home” on all platforms in 2018 that you can find on iTunes or Spotify an uplifting epic 6 track record with gig favourite ‘Fractured but Unbreakable’ which you can find on YouTube.

A must see for 2019

https://www.facebook.com/Hurricanewolves/

Friday 26th July

ELO Encounter

The ELO Encounter

Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra is here! In
an all live show featuring soaring strings, striking vocal harmonies and playing all the much loved
songs from ELO’s hit-filled library including Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down.
The ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies that would make even
Mozart mambo and Bach boogie! So, Hold On Tight because Rock and Roll Is King in a show that is
guaranteed to have you partying All Over The World.
Not only flawlessly recreating the wonderful music of ELO, it’s a spectacular live show from start to
finish. Stunning lights and special effects create an atmosphere that will have you fully immersed in
the whole experience. As the ELO Encounter reel off ELO classic hit after hit, it’s guaranteed to have
the hairs on the back of your neck dancing in time to the music!!

Saturday 27th July

Amanda Tucker

Mandy Tucker

Inspiration in the ordinary. From the feelings we all experience to the natural world, Mandy creates empowering original music with a personal connection. A regular performer on the local music scene, and with her debut EP released in 2019, Mandy is chasing her dreams and invites you to come along for the ride.

mayflowergreen.co.uk

Saturday 27th July

Alison Marchant

Alison Marchant

Alison Marchant, from the Suffolk coast, creates a sound somewhere in between indie and pop with bright, rhythmic and melodic songs. Drawing from the likes of Sandi Thom, Shania Twain and Leann Rimes, Marchant is equally at home with a full band or playing alone with acoustic guitar in hand giving intimate yet energetic performances.

https://alisonmarchant.com/

Saturday 27th July

Aidy Walsh

Aidy Walsh

Professional singer for 20+ years and now simply having fun with music! Aidy’s passion is covering songs of all genres including swing, rock, folk and pop and his repertoire years range from the 1950’s to present day. Something for everyone! www.soundcloud.com/electricpurplemandilla

Saturday 27th July

F & M Music

F & M Music

F&M Music are a talented young duo who began playing at ‘Open Mics’ in 2017, but were soon being booked for gigs in the local area.

Freddie is a master of the guitar, drums, and keyboard whilst also being a skilled sound technician and singer.  Maddie is an accomplished and equally talented singer who injects passion and stunning vocals – together they perform a range of covers, along with some original numbers including blues, country and pop.

https://www.facebook.com/FredMaddieMusic/?epa

Saturday 27th July

Tupelo Lime

Tupelo Lime

Tupelo Lime is the UK based country southern rock band that takes country, rock, blues, psychedelia, and folk, fusing them to form the blended sounds of heavy acoustic and electric instruments that exploded into America in the 60’s and 70’s, creating that definitive Southern Rock sound.

https://www.facebook.com/tupelolime/

Saturday 27th July

Jack Allen

Jack Allen

Hailing from the small town of Leiston Jack Allen has been dishing up his original, slow roasted acoustic styling throughout Suffolk for the past two years. So sit back, relax and tuck in to a delicious selection of tasty riffs, smooth vocals and crunchy beats.

Saturday 27th July

Circadian

Circadian

We are band called Circadian from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk and we play a fusion of indie/rock and punk.
Circadian formed in august 2017 by Jonny Peck and Dom Carter. Both had played in bands growing up and shared the same tastes in music/fashion and films. Early last year Circadian went into the studio to record their first four track EP (True Fire) and towards the end of the same year they went to The Crunch studio in Norwich to record a 5 track EP called (Live from the bunker).

https://www.facebook.com/circadianBSE/

Saturday 27th July

Dr and the Epics

Dr and the Epics

Suffolk based, female fronted party and function covers band playing a mix of popular hits and dancefloor fillers from the 60’s to now!

Saturday 27th July

Lockerbillies

Lockerbillies

Some people like to rock, some people like to roll, but movin and a groovin’s gonna satisfy your soul!

So get your rug cutting shoes out, slick back that hair or pull out that polka dot dress, cause it’s about to rock and it’s about to roll!

Saturday 27th July

Ipswich Guitar School

Ipswich Guitar School

Showcasing a select handful of students for Sax Fest 2019, Ipswich Guitar School helps players of all ages from 7 to 70 play the music they love.

We have created an inspiring environment where you can not only learn from some of the most experienced players and teachers around but you can interact with fellow students; Jam, create, discover new ideas and explore techniques with a passionate, motivated group of guitarists just like you!

Our students include hobbyists, professionals and well known celebrities too!

Book your free intro lesson and get more info at: www.ipswichguitarschool.com

Any style, age, ability and welcome.

Saturday 27th July

Connor Adams

Connor Adams

Kick starting the whole campaign with the world
sounding pop hit ‘Adventure’, taken storm to social media with
thousands of views & streams within the first day. Connor quickly got music lovers excited for what was to follow.

Not only was the online presence capturing big audiences, it was a
bucket list ticking year for Connor on the live scene. Supporting rock legends, The
Darkness on their world-wide tour.

Saturday 27th July

Reno and Rome

Reno and Rome

Ipswich, Suffolk based dance-rock quartet Reno & Rome specialise in driving beats, groove-filled guitar hooks and soaring vocal melodies displayed across a luscious synth-accompanied landscape. Their debut EP, “Senses”, released January 2019, ventures beyond the standard boundaries of genre-defining pop, drawing comparisons from the 1975, Bruno Mars, U2 and Prince.

www.facebook.com/renoandrome

Saturday 27th July

Bootleg Beegees

The Bootleg Bee Gees

The Bootleg Bee Gees have performed in theatres, festivals, clubs and hotels all over the UK and Europe for the past fifteen years. The trio has also played live on the Big Breakfast (Channel 4) and Guinness World Records Smashed (Sky 1). Recent clients include: P&O Cruises, Warners Leisure, Pontins, Butlins, Shearing’s Holidays, plus the Hilton Hotel and Village Hotel chains. All the greatest hits from Saturday Night Fever are featured in the show,  plus Sixties classics like Massachusetts and Words and Bee Gee songs made famous by other artists such as Chain Reaction (Diana Ross),  Islands in the Stream (Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton), Tragedy (Steps)  and Grease (Frankie Valli) for a disco night to remember!