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The Blue Sharks blues band at North Leeds Charity Beer Festival

ENTERTAINMENT

North Leeds Charity Beer Festival band line-up

As well as dispensing quality beer the festival is known for some serious entertainment.  Every year we showcase the local Leeds talent and 2019 will be no different. We have a full programme of bands playing over the two day festival.

 

THE BANDS

Friday 3 April

FIREFLY

18:00-18:45

Acoustic mood food. Jazz to Blues from the versatile vocal skills of mother and daughter Ayshea and Alyssa Megyery. Back at the Beer Festival for a second year.

LITTLE MISTAKES

19:00-19:45

Little Mistakes are well known to the Beer Festival. A three-piece country / bluegrass band who play original material and covers. Singer-songwriters Adam Wolstenholme and Louise Starks are joined by double bassist James Lynch to form an irresistible combination of witty lyrics and luscious harmonies.

GARETH TAYLOR, LEAD SINGER WITH BULSARA AND HIS QUEENIES.

20:15-21:00

Gareth was a karaoke star in 2016 at the official Freddie Mercury birthday party at Montreux  run by the Mercury Phoenix Trust. He then formed the accomplished and successful tribute band Bulsara and his Queenies who played to acclaim at the 2018 and 2019 official Freddy Mercury birthday parties at Montreux. They’re going back in 2020 for an unprecedented third year.  Our President Kathy persuaded Gareth to take a break from his busy touring schedule to return to karaoke at our Beer Festival. Just Gareth and his i-phone, but you’ll feel like Queen are back in town.

LEMON SOUL COLLECTIVE

21:30-23:00

Lemon Soul Collective are a Leeds based Funk and Soul Party Band. The collective of ten experienced singers and musicians are fun, energetic performers who are available for all types of events and functions throughout Yorkshire. They were stars at the Tom Kerridge Pub In The Park at Roundhay in 2019, at our Beer Festival in 2017 and 2018 and we are delighted to welcome them back this year.

 

BULSARA AND HIS QUEENIES

 

THE BANDS

Saturday 4 April

THE HERITAGE BOYS

12:00-13:00

Peter Johnson and Ian Whitaker  formed the Heritage Boys over 7 years ago as a bit of fun for a charity fund raising event which was expected to be a 'one off'. However, that event led a full programme of gigs in in every year since. They never charge a fee but play for charitable donations. They have raised a total of over £50,000 of which £5,000 has gone to Help for Heroes, almost £23,000 has gone to Yorkshire Air Ambulance and over £22,000 to a wide range of local charities. In 2020 the Heritage Boys' charity will continue to be Yorkshire Air Ambulance, and North Leeds Charity Beer Festival intend to make a substantial donation. The Heritage Boys play a heady mix of 'heritage' hits from the 60s with a few 50s and more modern numbers thrown in for good measure. Set lists are designed to get hands a-clapping, toes a-tapping and bodies movin' n' a-grooving: unashamedly nostalgic and occasionally romantic - no need for Phyllosan with these lads. Live music and fun – no backing tracks or voice-overs here, always well received by audiences who go home with smiles on their faces and a lost memory or two brought back to life. The 'Boys' have fun, and so will you!

THE JONAH EVANS TRIO

13:15-14:00

Jonah Evans is an outstanding young drummer from Roundhay High School, who returns to the Beer Festival with an organ based jazz trio with friends Stan Brunt on guitar and Tom O’Brien on keys.

LONE RANGERS

14:15-15:00

A fiery horse with the speed of light , a cloud of dust and a hearty Hi-yo Silver! The lone rangers pitched up round a campfire after a dusty cattle drive - the railhead town of Yeadon in the Fall of ‘16 I recall - we’d just been paid and we had us some of them ‘lectric guitars and it was all “hey boys remember this one? “ And off we went. Tonto called on the Great Spirit, and the spirit brought us the sounds of the last century that them dudes back East hadn’t touched- stuff like:The Move,The Small Faces,The Kinks,Steely Dan, and a whole cloud of others that the Spirit knew.

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear - the Lone Rangers ride again! Hi yo Silver Surfers!

The Lone Rangers also feature ex Kinda Blue players and we are promises some of their expertly played traditional rhythm and blues, which has featured at five of our previous Beer Festivals.

THE SOUL PERSUADERS

15:15-16:00

New to our Beer Festival this year. A four piece trading blues and soul and with an electric mix from bands like Fleetwood Mac, Amy Winehouse and Imelda May as well as the greats like Al Green and Taj Mahal. A set arranged to keep you all on your toes in the heady Saturday afternoon.

GERRY AND THE ATRICS

16:15-17:00

More grizzled rockers, Gerry and the Attrics are the oldest rock band ever to come out of Hepworth. We have lawyers, judges, travel agents and are a group of guys who like playing 60's music. We have played with some big acts none more so than 2nd on the bill to Nookie Bear. We have played the Arena (Huddersfield Rugby's old ground) and the world tour has so far taken us as far as Congleton. A band with a lot of history as well as great enthusiasm.

EXCEL AND THE MACROS WITH HILLBILLY BONE

17:15-18:15

From fifties classics Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry through to sixties Beatles and Stones and contemporary originals, those who saw this trio at the last Beer Festival will know that Mark has a great rock and roll voice as long as it can survive the raucous Little Richard material to last throughout the set. This year augmented by Adam on lead guitar, who has brought Louise and Laura together to give us some rocking country – everyone has a hill billy bone somewhere. Eee yah!

CATAPULT

18:45-19:30

Catapult burst onto our Beer Festival scene last year, and promise some interesting new material this year from ZZ Topp and James. With a broad range of influences Catapult covers songs by Blur, White Stripes, Elvis Costello, Dandy Warhols, Stevie Nicks and Franz Ferdinad. Of course, Beatles and Stones too.

BLUESHARKS

20:00-21:00

Bluesharks. The only band to feature all three Wolstenholme brothers together. A unique blend of three guitar sounds with Adam playing a Telecaster, Max a Les Paul and friend Graeme a Stratocaster. The rock-solid rhythm section features brother Ian on drums with James on bass. Adam and Laura provide the vocals. Bluesharks’ set features classics by Muddy Waters, BB King and the Stones mixed with less obvious choices by artists including Primal Scream, The Doors, Robert Cray and Bruce Springsteen, and an increasing amount of original material.

SCOTT AND THE ANTARCTICS

21:30-23:00

Successors to Waley and the Marlers after Simon Waley left for Pakistan last year. We anxiously await  his return, but in the meantime we carry on with Mark taking over as male vocalist, alongside the girls Ayshea and Kay. The same eclectic mix of material as in previous years, with some more classics to enjoy. Still flying by the seat of their pants – who needs rehearsals when you have beer at hand and Ayshea’s talent for ad libbing?

 

BLUESHARKS

Details of the band line-up are correct at the time of publication and the entertainment has been booked in good faith however could be subject to change without notice. Further details and regular updates will be posted on our soical media channels.

 

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