Time: From 12 midday until 10 pm
Ticket Price: Free
Our popular Community Stage opens the Festival this year. Join us to enjoy and support a variety of locally based talent offering anything from acoustic folk and roots, or reinterpretations of rock, soul and pop classics on the ukulele, to progressive rock and a children’s performing arts school.
Tomorrow Bird, Crayon Angels, Stagecoach Windsor, Ed Percival, Get Plucky, Rick Sinfield, Bernard Hoskin, Abi Powell, Mighty Lemons, Abi Powell and Ivor Game.
More detailed information on the performers:
Ivor Game is a singer/songwriter from Middlesex. He's been touring his tuneful acoustic shows across the UK, Ireland, and beyond for many years, with visits to Nashville and Los Angeles too. Ivor has released an album once every two years since 1996 to some lovely airplay across the world; and in the spring he releases his 12th LP, "Be Good To Yourself". Last year he enjoyed a nice moment when The Emirates Stadium broadcast his song "Highbury" to the 59,530 crowd at the Arsenal v Tottenham North London derby match. His single "Water and Wine"was well received and he is currently on the airwaves with his current song "Sunrise". His new album is out now and getting good reviews.
Abi Powell has been doing festivals and shows since she was 15 years old. She performs a variation of lively and energetic covers, mixed with her own original music, which has been featured on BBC radio. Her original music was described on radio as having a flair of 'sassy honesty' and being compared to P!NK (one of her musical idol's) in terms of her lyrics being truthful, and having a pop influence in the music itself. She self released her first EP 'Not this time' back in 2015, with a successful launch party release where she played with a full backing band.
Please check her Facebook page out on the link below:
Bernard Hoskin, acoustic roots singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he is an experienced performer and live play a mixture of original songs, traditional folk and covers on 6 and 12 string guitar and mandola. There is a diverse range of influences that go to create my distinctive and original sound which is based upon English songwriting and world music rhythms as well as the more common folk, country and blues styles.
Rick Sinfield is a Berkshire based singer/songwriter singing songs of love and hope as well as covers of interesting songs from the past.
Ed Percival is a Windsor based singer songwriter who is also lead singer with Progressive Rock band Mellotronanism and an XTC tribute band.
Stagecoach Windsor has been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting for over 10 years. As part of one of the longest running and most successful children's performing arts schools network in the world Stagecoach Windsor is more than just a stage school, theatre school or drama school.
Crayon Angels - The pigeonholing of music can be a foolhardy and ultimately futile pastime so rather than finding a meaningless label let's say that Crayon Angels are some pleasant humans playing some nice songs for grown-ups. To expand on that ever-so slightly - Crayon Angels are an acoustic guitar driven trio combining songs influenced by some of the British greats (Richard Thompson, Ray Davies, Andy Partridge etc.), delivered by a soulful female vocal and coloured by atmospheric electric and slide guitars.
Tomorrow Bird is an acoustic folk-duo hailing from Reading, UK. This musical pairing of Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll gives rise to a stunning live act that leaves audiences transfixed. Each of their heartfelt songs are a passionate ode to the human experience... They sing of hope, love, loss, courage and empowerment - creating stories and melodies rendered all the more poignant for the duo’s rich vocals and seamless harmonies.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/tomorrowbird Get Plucky is a twenty piece ukulele band who play their own interpretations of popular rock, soul and pop classics.The group includes a lot of ukes, a lot of singing, a bit of bass, a bit of a cajon and a ton of fun.
Mighty Lemons - nspired by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the Mighty Lemons also believe that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the Ukulele. Unlike The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, we believe ukes should be played standing up, pulling shapes. A Mighty Lemons gig is a rip snorting adventure of plucking good fun – the perfect fusion of foot-tapping pop and rock classics played on guitars that were labelled “Dry Clean Only”, combine this with light-hearted humour, and you have the Mighty Lemons experience. Proof that size isn’t everything. Family friendly fun – you can even bring your mum.
Supported by: Heathrow Community Fund