Garway, South Herefordshire HR2 8RQ
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The Red River Blues
Kicking off 2016 we ere very happy to welcome Red River Blues back to Garway live! Formed in
2011, the 5 piece band fuses jazz, rock, funk, soul and blues to create an energetic mix of original
material and innovative covers. The current line-up have been performing together for the last two
years, although as musicians they played more years than there were notes in one of their guitar
Great, uplifting sounds to chase away the winter blues!
Bella Collins and Gareth Evans
Bella was accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Gareth Evans. The dynamic guitar duo featured the
richly mature and easy flowing vocals of Bella supported by the slick improvised guitar work of Gareth.
With influences from the great jazz era artists such as Joe Pass, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, the
duo also took inspiration from more contemporary artists such as Amy Winehouse and Prince. They
covered a variety of genre's, specialising in blues & jazz, incorporating a mix of popular songs, timeless
classics and original works.
The Pollen Count Band
The Pollen Count are a new band with a serious pedigree indeed.
Four fabulously talented musicians who between them have played
with and supported such luminaries as Sir Elton, Joe Cocker,
Santana, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, The Who and Bob Dylan and
graced the stages of such iconic venues as The Royal Albert Hall,
Wembley Arena and Glastonbury.
After a decade of cutting a maverick swathe through the industry Bruise have four albums, thousands of
gigs, US and European festival appearances, airplay from Japan to the US and a reputation to be proud
of. Travelling world wide to deliver stylish and emotive performances this duo are probably Britains best
Link to videos...
https://youtu.be/_3BD2BNN7Ho "I Am a Dancer" https://youtu.be/XZtsXjn3mXE "Silvertown"
Thee Ones come from the five valley delta of Stroud. A leafy, free spirited town full of artists and musicians. Raised
on a diet of Dr John, The Meters and Captain Beefheart they’re all about the groove. With clever story telling lyrics
their sound is infectious and will move your mind and body in equal measures. They can be dangerously wild live,
whipping a crowd into a frothing frenzy, then soothe them with a delicate Latin tinged vibe.
If you catch them out-and-about we highly recommend you take your dancing shoes and a voodoo charm.
Amy Wadge and Pete Riley
Amy is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums,
two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has
established an outstanding body of work. Her voice was simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact while
her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries.
From the Hollywood Hills to Garway Live!
Instead of a live band or a theatrical performance, Garway resident Graham Bevan were in conversation with his old school friend Keith
Williams. Keith was the brains behind the first pop video shown on MTV, 'Video killed the Radio Star' by the 'Buggles' and masterminded
most of the videos seen on TV during the 70's & 80's.
It was a fun filled, informative evening watching the videos he created and listening to a man who could hold an audience fascinated with his
Pieces of Mind
The Pieces of Mind were a very popular R&B band in South Wales and Germany in the years 1963-69.
The band reformed in 2013 to celebrate the 50th. Anniversary of forming in 1963 and is now gigging
again. They were great!!
Described by Bob Harris as a “wonderful singer songwriter”, what connects Everyone Is From Somewhere Else to
its predecessors - especially 2013’s well received Corner of My Eye - is Lowri’s sublime vocals. Blessed with “a
voice so distinct and special that she sings as easy as one breathes” (Fish Records), Lowri has that rare ability to
immediately bond with an audience, transporting them to the emotional heartland of every song she sings
In 2009, Henry (who wrote all those hits for The Christians in the 80’s, and Yachts’ songs in the 70’s) reinvented
himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD “The Chronicles of Modern Life” to critical acclaim,
and singles from the album (including “Grey’s The New Blonde”) made it onto the Radio 2 playlist. “It’s absolutely
brilliant.....he’s found his voice!” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
We had songs from both solo albums, a smattering of the songs he wrote for The Christians (eg Ideal World,
Forgotten Town, Born Again, etc), and even some newies.
Was back by popular demand for our Christmas gig - some of you left saying it was one of our best ever gigs, high
praise indeed! For those who missed The Pollen Count got Christmas celebrations off to a wonderful start.
The Pollen Count are a new band with a serious pedigree indeed. Four fabulously talented musicians who between
them have played with and supported such luminaries as Sir Elton John, Joe Cocker, Santana, Robert Plant, Eric
Clapton, The Who and Bob Dylan and graced the stages of such iconic venues as The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley
Arena and Glastonbury. As a unit, they create beautiful, coherent soundscapes of music, presented very naturally and
it’s very hard not to be impressed by the sheer level of detail that this band unearths.
Past Events 2016
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Garway, South Herefordshire HR2 8RQ
February 27th 2016
March 19th 2016
April 23rd 2016
May 14th 2016
June 18th 2016
July 2nd 2016
September 3rd 2016
September 24th 2016
October 15th 2016
November 11th 2016
December 23rd 2016