Six bands are booked in for the Festival Too “Lazy Sunday” programme at Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place.
This is an extra day in the schedule as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations and from 2-6pm on the main stage there is a selection of musical acts to suit all genres.
Festival Too continues on Friday evening from 7.30pm with The Blow Monkeys headlining and on Saturday from 6.30pm with Heaven 17 plus Mike, Cheryl and Jay formerly of Bucks Fizz. See the advert in the Lynn News for full details or visit www.festivaltoo.co.uk
Triston Finnis of Twisted Melon Promotions, who has put Sunday’s entertainment together, said: “The stage may be the same but that’s where the Festival Too similarities end. Bring your deck chairs as this is a laid back affair with a much more family orientated festival feel.
“Gone are the loud and bright fairground rides. They are replaced by authentic stalls Vintage Deli clothing, Goulds Barbers for your cut throat shaves and beard trims and Henna Dream Tattoo’s will be showcasing her new designs.
“Hot and cold food stalls will be stocked with quality local produce and there will also be games and face painting for the kids.
“It’s going to be hot so refresh yourself with an ice-cold draught lager, cider, local real ale or maybe a Pimms from Festival Too’s very own ‘watering hole’.
“On top of all that you get another chance to take a trip down the Air Raid Shelter under the Tuesday Market Place.”
Here’s the line-up with Triston’s take on the acts:
RIO SANTANA / PIRATE JOE
After performing at Glastonbury last weekend Joe kicks things off here at Festival Too. A little cabaret show of Travelling Stories. There’s a storm a brewin’…. And navigating it haphazardly towards a rainbow on the crest of a honey whisky wave is Falmouth’s very own Pirate Joe. A one man band and a rarity in artistry these days, Joe is the epitome of a musical alchemist, connecting with his audience as a conductor would an orchestra, or a Captain and his loyal crew. An old soul on young shoulders, blessed with the ‘spirit of the blues’ and a voice to match, Joe is a Jack Sparrow among us, a whirlwind of creative energy, and blue is one colour you certainly won’t be feeling after a personal interaction as part of his crew.
After winning KL.FM’s West Norfolk Has Talent competition in the summer of 2010, the band has gone from strength to strength winning Twisted Melon Promotions’ Battle of the Bands competition 2011 for a slot playing for over 6,000 people at Kings Lynn’s Festival Too. Playing a mix of original tracks along with a variety of different covers of popular songs, Jessie’s Ghost have performed as a support for bands such as Bucks Fizz, The Hoosiers and The Brand New Heavies, as well as many other gigs across the country.
They have a 13-track album, The Dancer available for purchase on iTunes, recorded at GhostSound studios in Outwell, and are working on writing a new E.P.
Jessie’s Ghost consists of Callum Waterfield on lead vocals, Simon Benefer and Oliver Heath on acoustic guitars, David Maddison on bass guitar and Robert Parker on cajon. All members perform backing vocals, combining to create the rich vocal harmonies which have become their trademark style.
Addison’s Uncle are an English Folk/Rock Ensemble based in Norfolk. Since finding out about becoming an Uncle, singer-songwriter Philip Pearson has been writing his 21st century folk story, telling honest, personal stories of family, friends, childhood, home and his native Norfolk coastline. Accompaniment comes in the form of an ever growing array of talented and patient musicians. They are now most often seen as a 7-piece ensemble; with Philip singing, strumming and kicking, Georgia Shackleton on fiddle and vocals, Aaren Bennett on guitar and vocals, Nic Zuppardi on mandolin, James Maas on ukulele, Joe Hartley on bass and Tom Hartley on drums.
The BeauBowBelles are a London based four-piece band of foot stomping, harmony singing swing folkers. They dragged themselves from their classical roots through the earth of folk, the dusts of country and the fires of gypsy swing- gathering them all to their breasts before entwining and weaving them into a new blaze of sound.
This distinctive sound combines the swing, wit and class of a vintage vocal harmony group with the depth, heart and energy of a contemporary English folk band. Their live shows are both virtuosic and glamorous with close-part harmonies, driving rhythms and soulful melodies.
As follow up to their EP “To The Moon” The BeauBowBelles have released their debut album “A Thing of Reality” recorded at Soup Studios (The Kills, The Maccabees, Roots Manuva) and produced by David Holmes. “A Thing of Reality” has been described as “a mouth-watering adventure of folk swing” (RingMaster Review).
Ducking punches are a DIY folk/punk band from Norwich. With nearly 1,000 shows under their belt including main support on Frank Turner’s European tour as well as headlining their own tours across the continent. They also performed at last summer’s Download Festival and this year at Groezrock Festival in Belgium. Their storytelling songs weave between love and death, friendship and mental illness.
Tom Hingley is the ‘glory days’ lead singer with the Inspiral Carpets, where for 22 years 1989-2011 he sang on all their chart hits before he parted company with them.
Tom is solo now and has just released two albums through Pledge music, one album Sand is an acoustic album which “starts with a hear beat and ends with a string quartet” the electric guitar Paper album is a punkier grittier experience. Come and witness an accomplished performer’s first gig in King’s Lynn in a while and expect an eclectic mix of old Manchester classics, blues originals and standards.