SATURDAY 27th July
A professional singer, with vast experience performing in pubs, clubs and hotels, Carol performs a large range of songs - from easy listening to songs to dance the night (or in our case the morning) away!
12.00 Si McLean
A gifted Singer Songwriter and acoustic guitarist with a distinctive style, Si has received the Eastbourne achievers award for music and was Winner of Hastings Got Talent 2012. https://soundcloud.com/si-mclean
Helen Weeks grew up listening to Neil Young, The Band, Crosby Stills & Nash. Joined by Teresa ‘Twe’ Fox, Andy Tourle, Dave Davies & Bradford Gross, they produce a late-night, languid Americana that would soothe the heart of the devil himself. Sit and listen in a hard, rickety chair, it won’t matter: the equatorial group will make it feel like the deepest, softest sofa on earth…. http://www.reverbnation.com/theequatorialgroup
2.00 Gadzooks! it’s Lackadaisy!
Expect the unexpected when two of Eastbourne’s quirkiest bands collide for a one off musical extravaganza! Melody Westcott of Black Strap Molasses provides lead vocals and melodica, with Duncan White on vocals, guitar and ukulele, Karlos Fandango on bass and Lackadaisy’s Mark Ritzema on fiddle, clarinet, guitar, accordion and more! The repertoire reflects many influences, including Gypsy Swing, Cajun Western Swing, Polka Klezmer Band, Eurcana, Americana, Folk, Jazz, Western swing and Eastern music. Serving up a rich confection of original songs with an old time vibe …spiced with a smattering of great tunes from back in the day and across the world in English, French, German, Yiddish, Spanish, Hebrew, Polish and Russian”.
3.00 Matt Cooper
Stunning contemporary acoustic guitarist Matt Cooper has become a firm favourite with the Lammas Festival crowds – if you’ve not seem him before prepare to be amazed!
Prepare to dance your socks off to covers from bands as diverse as Focus, Argent, T. Rex, Fleetwood Mac, Mungo Jerry, Coldplay and the Corrs!
SUNDAY 28th July
12.00 Blueshift Jazz
The day kicks off with Cool Jazz and BeBop from long time Lammas Supporters Blueshift Jazz – perfect for a Sunday lunchtime! Tenor/Alto Sax: Gary Matthews, Tenor Sax: Fiona Livingstone, Tenor/Soprano Sax: Julian Burton, Trombone: Marcus Weeks, Drums: Dave Udin, Keyboard: Danny Gladwin, Guitar: Jonathan Murrell, Bassist: Craig Page
1.00 Mr Weston & The Ironing
“MR WESTON & THE IRONING used to be grumpy fellows, but now they are happy because they are playing in Eastbourne. The instruments played are the drums, the bass guitar and the piano. There is singing too. All these activities are performed whilst sitting down because it is much more comfortable that way. The style of music ranges from bluesy jazz through pop to rock’n’roll and back. And then back again, several times in fact. They are predominantly, but not entirely, from Watford.
2.00 Black Strap Molasses
Formed in 1982 by acoustic guitarist Nick Westcott, the band has built a loyal local following Alongside Nick are long-time band members Veronica Clark on keyboard and Sean Markwick on bass guitar and harmonica. Completing the line-up is newest recruit Melody Westcott who lends her distinctive lead and harmony vocals. With influences ranging from Loudon Wainwright and John Gorka to Chumbawamba and The Strawbs, the band applies its personal touch to an adventurous choice of songs encompassing British and American folk old and new. A typical performance will mix the melancholy, the thought provoking and the downright hilarious!” This afternoon they will be joined by special guest Duncan White on guitar and vocals
3.00 What The Funk
Lively funky upbeat band doing a range of creative covers from across the musical genres
4.00 Open-air Ceilidh with The Howlers
Now a regular feature of the Lammas Festival, the open-air ceilidh is a chance for the festival crowd to get involved in the action. Led by popular local band, The Howlers, there is no better way to end the weekend.