Market Bandstand 2018
Sunday 9th September, by the Station
Four contrasting bands to entertain you. Festival programmes available from our team.
11 am - artists to be announced
Details to follow
12 noon The Crooks Saxophone Quartet
The Quartet plays a varied repertoire covering light classical, pop and jazz hits. With original arrangements, and a fresh and surprising take on some well known melodies, they’ll open your ears to new possibilities of sound from the full saxophone family.
1 pm Helen McDonald's Future Groove Four
From an early age singer/songwriter Helen McDonald was influenced by the great jazz singers Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone, and the jazz funk, soul of The Stylistics, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. The chances are you will have been wowed by Helen either performing at top events such as The London Jazz Festival, Womad, The Pizza Express (Dean Street), Jazz Cafe, or Trafalgar Sq (2017 Africa Day). The band’s rhythm section consist of bassist Lesley Booth, Kofi Adu On drums, and Yul Emirali on keys/piano.
2pm John McClean and the Clan
This great live band combines elements of the blues, soul, gospel and rock into their own unique and mighty sound. Expect gritty and passionate vocals, original songs and tight and funky backing. The members are John McClean on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Jennie McClean on vocals and percussion, James Daniell on blues harp and vocals, Alastair Murray on lead guitar and vocals, Geoff Holden on bass, and Ben McClean on drums.