Garway, South Herefordshire  HR2 8RQ 
for the best in Village Hall entertainment
The Troy Redfern Band Troy is a passionate, intense, free spirited indie blues artist whose ferocious slide guitar style twists and turns timeless themes and ideas to his own ends. A guitarist for whom tone, feel and grooves are his working tools, while his songs range from a scream to a whisper, supported by equally superb fellow musicians.   Ponchartrain PONCHARTRAIN'S music is described as ‘vintage Americana’ – "It's a honky-tonk, rockabilly, Cajun, bluesy kind of thing. The vibe is very 40s and 50s, I love stuff by amazing writers like Little Jimmy Dickens, Leadbelly, Wiley Barkdull and Bessie Smith, so we draw on some great songs, but play them with our own spirit and sound. There is a big resurgence of interest in this music at the moment, which is great to see!” Frontman Paul Godden' s been the mainstay of numerous bands since then. In addition to radio and TV work, he has backed and supported the likes of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Patsy Montana, Doctor Ross, Champion Jack Dupree, Jo-Anne Kelly, Flaco Jimminez and numerous 50s rockabilly legends as steel guitar player with Cardiff band The Rimshots. The KoGo Project 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, ‘   Afternoon in Paris Fronted by an unusual combination of clarinet, bass clarinet and vocals in several European languages, the unique, eclectic and widely appealing sound of Afternoon in Paris  is delivered with a heartfelt and irresistible joie de vivre that will transport you through the smokey jazz clubs of 1930s Paris and Hamburg to the grand cafés of Europe and South America. Bring your dancing shoes, there’s space on the floor or just sit back and enjoy an exhilarating evening of fabulous music. Pollen Count Playing the final gig of 2017.   A quirky force of musical honesty, power and creativity who have quickly become the band to see for music lovers.  As lots of you will already know having perhaps already seen them play Garway Live! twice!  The craft, insight and energy of these songs is simply staggering and the sense of playful complexity is evident. The Pollen Count creates a real bond with the audience that takes you back to where only the music exists.  They are a rare gem indeed, with four talented musicians who provide a master class of perfectly honed Rock & Pop, that seeps innocently into one’s subconscious and erupts into a sonic, extraordinary sound. New musicians - classic music - same attitude.
Past Events 2017
for the best in Village entertainment
 Garway, South Herefordshire  HR2 8RQ 
April 22nd 2017
June 24th 2017
July 15th 2017
September 16th 2017
December 23rd 2017