What's on in 2017 in Garway, Herefordshire? Popular genres will
be repeated and new ones added including storytelling, opera, folk,
ceilidh, rock 'n' roll, jazz, acoustic, comedy, reggae, country,
bluegrass, world music, blues, roots, fringe theatre and Arts Alive
supported events. If there is something you would like to see or hear
for a night out at Garway Live! let us know…
What’s on next..….
15th July 2017 8pm The KoGo Project
Tickets £8, 12 - 18yrs £5, Family £23 available from Mikki on email@example.com
Keyboard/vocalist and award-winning songwriter
Kate Ockenden, and her husband, versatile 6-
string bassist Geoff Ockenden, have a proven
track record of entertaining audiences together
with many different artists including The Real
Thing, Chaka Khan, Womack & Womack, The
Average White Band, and as full-time rhythm
section players for BGT Finalist Julian Smith.
In 2014, they began writing original high-energy
material in a jazz-funk style, inspired heavily by the music of Swedish jazz-fusion band Dirty Loops.
The third song penned in this style, ‘A Rainbow’, received high praise from Grammy-Award winning
blue-eyed soul artist Michael McDonald, whilst other songs from The KoGo Project’s debut album,
‘Do It’, have earned similar positive comments from Michael’s guitarist Bernie Chiaravalle, all
members of Shakatak, Average White Band’s saxophonist Freddy V, Kenny G’s bassist Vail
Johnson, and Jonah Nilsson of Dirty Loops. They have also caught the ear of Chris Phillips at Jazz
FM, who has invited The KoGo Project to perform a live 2-track session on Tuesday 6th June 2017.
Kate and Geoff are also current media composers and radio producers for Childrens’ BBC
(CBeebies, CBBC) part-time music lecturers for the University of Worcester, regular contributors to
established music journal Sound on Sound, and parents to 2 young children. Their high-energy
approach to life carries through to the stage, where they promise to deliver a fun performance full of
tight funky grooves and excellent musicianship alongside young virtuoso drummer and music
publisher Tony Robinson (drums) and brilliant UK session player Chris ‘Beebe’ Aldridge (sax).
Garway Live! is a two member team
that consists of members Dave
Atkinson and Mikki Pullen. Both
bring completely different musical
and theatrical tastes to the table but
their remit is to bring great live
entertainment to the rural area of
Garway Live! The Team
Garway Live! is the name given
to live arts events organised by
members of Garway Village Hall
committee and associate
members. All profits are ploughed
back into future events and/or
improving hall facilities and
What it’s all about...
for the best in Village entertainment
Garway, South Herefordshire HR2 8RQ