Bands entertain at Lynn’s festive lights switch-on

Kingdom Keys at King's Lynn festive lights switch-on
Kingdom Keys at King's Lynn festive lights switch-on
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Sunday saw a host of musical acts lined up to entertain the crowd while they were waiting for the big switch-on of the Christmas lights at Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place, writes Jon Seymour.

The stage, hosted by KL.FM DJs Simon Rowe, Posh Charles and Christopher Dean was the setting for four acts, and each very different from the last.

Pirate Joe entertains the Christmas Lights switch-on crowd

Pirate Joe entertains the Christmas Lights switch-on crowd

Opening up the show were Sacred Nations, having won their slot in the recent Simply Acoustic competition at the Maids Head. This was their chance to show off new guitar slinger Dylan. His style is unmistakably blues/rock, and he gives the band a very rich overall sound.

For a young band, they show a lot of potential, and it will be both interesting and exciting to see what 2016 holds in store for them.

Following on were Kingdom Keys, the local six-piece who have been making a name for themselves already. Each band member is an accomplished musician in their own right, but when they come together the result is something special.

They’ve got a few gigs under their belt now, and it shows. They’re finding their groove with every show, and getting better each time they play.

Sacred Nations were recent winners in the Simply Acoustic competition

Sacred Nations were recent winners in the Simply Acoustic competition

Another Simply Acoustic artist was up next, in the shape of that zany chap Pirate Joe.

He’s a born entertainer, and you can’t help but be transfixed by him. His facial expressions, actions and idle chit chat between songs all come together to give you a warm feeling, which was just the job seeing as the weather was cold, wet and miserable. A ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.

Rounding up the proceedings were 50s covers band The B-Sides. Of course, everyone loves a bit of rock ’n’ roll, and the Tuesday Market Place was full of people jumping around and dancing in the rain.

You can’t help but be swept along by this music, as it’s just so much fun. Their sound is completely authentic, and they put on a terrific show suitable for young and old alike.

Rock and roll time with the B-Sides at King's Lynn festive lights switch-on

Rock and roll time with the B-Sides at King's Lynn festive lights switch-on

After all of that, it was just left to a host of fairy-tale characters to perform a rendition of Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen, and then the officials to get the switch on under way, and give everyone gathered what they’d all been waiting for.

The big cheer that went up when the lights went on could only mean that people had a good time, despite the weather.