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Music Day  2024   Your Entertainers


 Sue King


 Sue - when performing solo- sings folk, country, "oldies" ( including 60's music

 ballads and "silly ditties".)     She plays and electro-accoustic guitar - as an                  accompaniment to her voice. She is a singer first and foremost and especially

enjoys singing Celtic folk and Folk Rock.

She has recorded 5 albums of folk songs, in collaboration with musician friends

one of country music  and several classic ballads, including bluegrass music and Elizabethan lute songs. When not singing and playing guitar she enjoys teaching guitar and ukele, ringing church bells  and walking. She is also a member of a choral ensemble specialising in early church music. She loves all styles of music

 

                                                 The Jake Leg Jug Band

                                        All the way from Staffordshire! 

                                           Liam, Duncan and Warren                    

The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's

America  - Jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime - and put their own twist on is, Songs of murder betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption. After self releasing their debut  album, the band signed with one of  the U.K's top independent Jazz labels, recording 3 albums as part of  the "vintage  Recording Project" -  essentially recording live around ribbon microphones, as it would have been back in the 1930's . A further three albums were released in four years on the Green Bullet record label including their first ever live album. 2022 marked the 10th anniversary of the band and saw tham play over 100 gigs, taking in dates from Scotland to Cornwall and South Wales to Suffolk , 2023 was the band's busiest year ever and they bring their new live show to promote their latest album -  Hello Central

 " a masterpiece of nostalgic music "    Folk North West

"expert musicianship and great arrangements! "  Just Jazz

! Instrumental virtuosity"  Blues & Rhythm

"A feast of good-time music"   Blues News ( Norway)



One Foot in the Groove


‘One Foot in the Groove, a trio of musicians of a certain age who love performing tunes from their youth, for audiences who also recall the good musictimes!!

These days it’s getting harder and harder to remember the many rock and roll, blues, country and R&B numbers that we love to play!!

We really enjoy playing in Dalwood, and are looking forward to it immensely!!

                   

                                                 Shiraz

Distinctive silky, close harmony vocals are the hallmark of Shirley and Sharon, these two Bridport singer-songwriters. With the occasional cover thrown into the mix, a typical performance combines folk and country, swing and rock, with a dash of humour, too. Whatever happens, these ladies love to entertain!

2024 appearances – Bridport Charter Fair, Dalwood Music day, Wimborne, Bridport and Lyme Regis folk festivals, private gigs and celebrations in the South-West.

“the beautiful vocals and stunning close harmonies of this Bridport duo will transport you on a musical trip to blissful joy” ….... Camelot Music

Check out the SHIRAZ diary on www.facebook.com/Shirazsinging or contact Shirley on 01308 424289 for private bookings

 

Ali and the Swing Cats.

‘We play songs from The Great American Songbook - the hits from the 1920/40s to early 1950s. Our style can be described as 'smooth jazz meets gypsy jazz'. We'll entertain you with stories about how some of the songs were written, tales about the composers and world events at the time.

We want you to have fun! ‘

La Vie en Rose 

These Exeter based musicians have wide-ranging individual backgrounds in classical music, traditional jazz, rock, blues, country, ragtime and roots, all drawn together by the shared pleasure of playing gypsy jazz and hot swing.       

Performing  to acclaim at festivals such as Dart Music Festival, Upton Jazz, Bude Jazz, Jazz Jurassica, numerous arts centres including Bridport, TCAT, Ilminster and Bridgwater, jazz clubs and private events and for three years running at The Royal Albert Hall's 'Verdi Italian Kitchen'  for their prestigious  Valentine's  Day event. 

They have built a reputation for their mix of ‘Hotclub’ favourites,  jazz standards, soulful ballads, Latin swing,  the occasional film theme or classical score!  Toe-tapping  rhythms and virtuoso melody  lines combine  in a performance with all the verve and joy that makes this music so irresistible.

“We loved having you - absolutely brilliant performance!”  Jazz Jurassica 

 “A great performance. We hope to have you to play again soon!”  Tiverton Community Arts Theatre

“…this is a rare treat. This lot are magnificent.”  Danny Gladstone, ‘The Glad’, London SE1.

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Alan West

Alan West is regarded as having one of the finest country music voices to come out of the UK. With a repertoire that features interpretations of familiar country, Americana & folk classics and an introduction to not so familiar songs

and indeed songwriters, he has moved audiences across the world. This weekend he’s joined by Adam Sweet on guitar and Nick Bayes on electric bass.

Expect an intimate, relaxed, unique and engaging performance from a master of his craft.

"If you are true to the music, the music will be true to you, and Alan West is very much the embodiment of that for me" – Bob Harris OBE, BBC Radio 2

“Alan West is a UK Treasure. His masterful interpretation of both classic and original Americana songs, together with his easy-going stage demeanour, gives the impression of a laid back, front porch musical presentation, but with the professionalism that very few can carry off so effortlessly.”

Jurassix

 Jurassix

 

Our journey began back in 2011, when the founding members of The Jurassix were all singing in local choirs.  Us boys tried singing a few sea shanties and realised we had a real appreciation of shanty music.  We tried a few turn up and sing events and discovered that people liked listening to our brand of shanty singing so the Jurassix were born. Choosing a name  was easy, we all live on the Jurassic Coast, there was originally six of us, we are all of a certain age, so that’s how The Jurassix become the name of our shanty band.

Lyme Voices

"Lyme Voices and Meeting Voices are community choirs based in Lyme Regis and Chard and run by Pete Linnett. Everything we sing is learned entirely by ear. Expect something lively, something soulful, a bit of South African choral, maybe some gospel, something folky, a pop-song arrangement, and original compositions and arrangements for community choir by a number of composers - both named and anonymous.

We look forward to sharing our love of harmony singing with you.”

Saxminster


Saxminster is a band of some twenty local saxophonists who play under the direction of our Musical Director, Alison Davies. We have been in existence for about 16 years and have built up a repertoire exceeding 120 pieces most of which have been arranged by our lead soprano saxophone player, Jon Garvey. At the Dalwood Music Day we will be playing a lovely variety of pieces tending towards the “Big Band” spectrum and hope that all will be delighted with our performance

Eclipse

Four students from Richard Huish 6th form in Taunton with Leo on guitar, Ben on keyboard, Will on drums and Tobias on saxophones. They also play in the colleges Big Band and Jazz combo. Some of them also play in the Somerset County Youth Band. If you are visiting Taunton on a Tuesday morning you might have seen them performing at various points around the town . They have been playing together for almost a year and they play a mix of fast and slow blues with tracks from Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington,Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Frankie Valli

Poisson Groove

 

We play our own rather jazzy-funky version of traditional French and Breton music, great stuff to get up and dance to.  We've been baffling audiences throughout the country for more than 20 years.  If you are lucky Liz might blow you away with her biniou (Breton bagpipes)!     

 Poisson Groove is a Devon based band that plays Breton and French-inspired dance music, both original and traditional.

It was formed  several years ago by musicians meeting at the French/Breton dance club, d’Accord Exeter, but it now travels far to play for concert audiences, dance clubs & private celebrations.

They’ve performed at 5 Sidmouth Folk Weeks, thePentrefest Festival, the Bal de Bath & the Fete    Du Cloitre (Brittany) amongst many other festivals.

Your Evening  of Music, Dancing and Fun   

  8.00 - 10.00 pm     Village Hall

Tickets   £ 10.00


Jeremy Huggett's  Sounds of the 60's

 

The Sounds of the 60s does exactly what it says and plays all your favourite hits from the 1960s.

The band is led by Award Winning musician Jeremy Huggett on Keyboards, Sax, Flute & Vocals and also includes guitar, bass & drums.

Playing music from all your favourite artists including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, The Monkees, Beach Boys, Troggs and The Animals, this versatile band is great for both listening and dancing.

So, come along and be transported back to the wonderful era of the Swinging Sixties with Jeremy Huggett’s Sounds of the 60s.

THE BAND

Jeremy Huggett – Keyboards, Sax, Flute & Vocals

Simon Clulow – Guitar   James Warren – Bass & Vocals   Paul Smith – Drums