Live Music

No Festival is complete without the atmosphere of live music! With not one, but three stages at the Fayre, you can find music to enjoy whatever your tastes.

 

Bands for 2017 will be announced in due course

 

For a flavour of the Fayre, 2016 bands included the following

Queen ll

Queen II  have been captivating audiences across the UK and Europe. The authentic four-piece line up faithfully recreates the energy, excitement and emotion of a classic Queen concert, in staggering detail. Queen II pays tribute to the World's greatest rock band, with incredible accuracy.  Delivering the powerful vocals and driving rock guitar, so reminiscent of the real thing, Queen II perform all the hits from every decade of Queen's musical legacy. Queen II are truly the champions of tributes.  

 

Foreign Affairs

                

Foreign Affairs is an exciting band headed up by two Keynsham brothers, Adam and Lawrence Purnell. The talented team give us a folky, pop sound all their own. They played the village green stage in 2012 and since then have toured nationally and appeared on radio. Their catchy music infuses the best of English folk, American Country and modern Pop.  With their infectious songs, and an innovative take on an established genre, be sure to give them a listen.

 

Jack of All

 

Jack of All are a folk/punk/rock duo, formed in April 2014 in Malvern, Worcestershire. They began playing small scale gigs locally but soon spread their net a bit wider with 2015 seeing them play numerous venues and festivals across the UK.

Their sound is built around Anna’s electric fiddle and Laurence’s powerful vocals with songs ranging from those rooted in a political and social consciousness to those based in deeply personal experiences. Their sound is very much their own but betrays diverse influences, including The Levellers, New Model Army, Billy Bragg, The Specials, and Seth Lakeman.

Their debut EP, Bindle-Punk was released in late 2014 and has received excellent reviews. It was completely funded through pledgemusic.com, with 10% of all sales being donated to support the charity Parkinson’s UK.

Jack of All are made up of Laurence Aldridge (guitar and vocals) and Anna Clifton (Violin/Electric Violin

Outside of their music careers, Laurence is a professional actor and Anna is an ethical goldsmith.  They both own cats

 

Roving Crows

 

 

Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009.  

Their powerful live performance and unique sound has seen them receive several awards and achieve national airplay on BBC Radio 2. 

They have achieved a ‘ones to watch’ status in the UK folk scene performing alongside artists such as Kate Rusby, Steeleye Span, Levellers, Jamie Cullum and Bellowhead. They have entertained crowds at many national and international festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Trowbridge Village Pump Festival, Sark Folk Festival, Les Traversées Tatihou (France), Lakefest and Kings Lynne Hanse Festival among others, gaining a reputation as one of the most hard-working bands on the scene.

The Crows have released 3 full length albums with the latter 2 being produced by Nick Brine (Ash; Oasis; Bruce Springsteen; Seasick Steve) at Rockfield Studios. They have also released a number of self-produced EPs, the latest of which, entitled 'Up Heaval' and featuring a brand new line-up, was released in March 2015 to 4* reviews.

In 2014 they received the award for 'Best Live Act' from Spial Earth, followed by 'Band of The Year' in the Fatea Music awards, adding to their numerous awards from previous years such as 'Best Folk Act' (Exposure Awards 2011) and 'Top Fiddle Player' (Irish Music Association 2011).

Roving Crows regularly receive radio airplay from both regional and national stations, receiving acclaim from presenters such as Mike Harding and Paul O'Grady. Their music video for new single 'Casanova Is Burning' was playlisted by MTV.

  

  Opening Band -  Competition winners  ----'The most amazing Ukulele Band  -  Lydbrook-ukulele