SAT 16-SUN 17 JANUARY 2016
Once again Wiltshire Music Centre
welcomes in the New Year by celebrating Bradford on Avon's rich and
diverse music scene with this extraordinary weekend festival:
40-plus music acts, family activities, open mic, workshops and much
more, all showcased under one roof alongside local products, real
ales and great food.
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Here's a preview of some of
the artists appearing in 2016!
Mawkin have grown into one of brit-folks brightest new guns: a
blistering 5-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock, they are no
strangers to the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene while
still reigning all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music
traditions from across the globe.
Formed in 2013, Cardboard Fox have roots in bluegrass music but
their collective influences reach much further and this shows in
their music. With a focus on original writing and re-imagined folk
songs taken from a very different perspective, this band is not to
English singer and songwriter, Keith
Christmas released his first album, Stimulus in 1969. He played
acoustic guitar on David Bowie's Space Oddity album, appeared at
the first Glastonbury Festival, and went on to release four more
albums in the 70s while touring with and supporting bands like The
Who, King Crimson, Ten Years After, Frank Zappa, Roxy Music,
Hawkwind, Captain Beefheart and The Kinks.In 1972 he was voted one
of six favourite international artists by writers of Sounds
A world of harmony from Massive Attack to Doris Day, by way of
dark folk tales and smoky cabaret clubs - you won't believe what
three voices and occasional instrument can do!
An all-female choir who simply love singing, Sassparella are led
by award-winning singer songwriter Cindy Stratton and her partner
"I loved the harmonies. They worked beautifully." - Audience
BACKWATER RHYTHM AND BLUES BAND
Back Water Rhythm and Blues Band are a based 5 piece band
playing a cross-section of electric and acoustic blues music,
ranging from delta and country blues to Chicago and Texas blues.
They bring an energetic brand of rhythm & blues to new and
appreciative audiences, including those at Marlborough Jazz
Festival and Upton Blues Festival.
There are many bands working with the fall out of sounds that
link punk with grunge and post-punk with 90's US college rock, but
none seem to do it in such an original way as Dead Royalties who
have "come up with something cool enough for the rock kids but
durable enough to survive the transient nature of the current music
Full programme will be released soon!
photos on the right by: Alison Gaskell, Neil
Middleton, Clara Atkins, Naomi Havergal, Giles Turnball.