Exciting news! We now have the line up for our Midsummer Festival musicians and it promises to be another great year of good sounds, vibes, moves and hopefully rain-free weather!
Box of Frogs – based in Yaxley, near Peterborough, Box of Frogs Djembe Band is an inclusive, creative community band with a passion for percussion.
Mark Stevens – bearded singer/songwriter Mark Stevens, from northwest Cambridgeshire, evokes the sunny climes of California, backed by country riffs straight out of Nashville on his acoustic guitar. @Markstevensmusician
Grant James – Singer, songwriter and storyteller who blends Americana, blues and folk with classical influences. grantjames.net
The Gutter Merchants – folk, jazz and blues combo with interpretations of the likes of John Martyn and Nick Drake.
Treble Top – a three-piece covers band from Peterborough, playing rock, punk and pop rock.
Idle Hands – a five-piece covers band (formerly known as Daytona) from the East Midlands blending the best of indie, pop & rock tunes and covering artists such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Bryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Oasis, Stereophonics, The Killers, and many more. @Idlehandsbanduk
Uninvited Guests – a great party band from the Castle Bytham area who love to take a popular song and add their own twist to get the crowd rocking, singing and dancing. Despite the name, people seem to like what this group do and keep inviting them back! www.facebook.com/UninvitedGuests
Groove Cartell – an eight piece funk and soul act from Cambridgeshire with music to get you moving, from the likes of Bruno Mars, Prince, Stevie Wonder, James brown, Jamiroquai, Justin Timberlake, The Jacksons, Earth, Wind & Fire and Chic. www.facebook.com/GrooveCartell
Lydia Rees – this accomplished young trumpet player will open Sunday’s Festival with a rendition of God Save the King.
Corby Glen Dance Academy – a dance school based in Corby Glen for all children from the ages of two upwards performing a selection of ballet, tap and modern dances. www.thedance-academy.co.uk
Ruth Dutton Singers – Ruth is a professional singing teacher, based in Castle Bytham and she will be showcasing some of her talented pupils. www.facebook.com/Ruth-Dutton-Singing-Teacher
Kaci Jai – young singer/songwriter with ballads and musical theatre numbers www.facebook.com/Kacijai/
Yamuna and Shane – newly formed duo playing popular sounds.
The Shaughrauns – A 4-piece band from around Stamford and Peterborough playing a mix of traditional Irish, Scottish, bluegrass and contemporary songs.
The Tin Pigeons – bouncy indie-pop band from the East Midlands. www.facebook.com/thetinpigeons
Pennyless – Troubadours on fiddle and guitar playing lively, quirky and downright mystical songs influenced by folklore and medieval history http://pennyless-music.co.uk/
Smokestack Blues Band – Rutland’s very own five piece band will be playing all your favourites rocking and traditional rhythm and blues. www.facebook.com/smokestackbluesband/
Performers at the Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival arranged by Bythams Music