24th April 2016: Christian Smith & The Whistlers / Palmerston Ukelele Band / Blue Skies / Jenny Eva / Poor Boy
Please note that Poor Boy didn't play due to illness
Christian Smith & The Whistlers
Singer Songwriter from Cambridgeshire
Has played many places over the UK including The Junction, Cambridge, Proud Camden and many more.
Debut album 'Midnight Calls' is due for release on 10th April 2016.
Palmerston Ukelele Band (PUB)
The Palmerston Ukulele Band (or P.U.B.for short; geddit?) are an eclectic mix of music and performers attracting a huge range of audiences at a wide variety of venues! However, we do seem to gravitate towards watering holes. Notably, the Peterborough Beer Festival. Other Beer/Music Festivals are available and we enjoy playing at those too. And fetes & Charity events; in fact anywhere that people like to gather to have a jolly good time! We make it our business to share Ukulele love, joy and happiness where ever we go by putting our spin on popular sing along, foot stomping tunes, many from the 60's, 70's & 80's; Johnny Cash and The Beatles to The Kinks, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, The Undertones, and many, many more. As one of our members commented "Ukes crash into the 60's via punk!"
The Palmy Ukulele Band was the brainchild of Ian “Bertie” Benton, former landlord of The Palmerston Arms, a true community pub. Meeting there most Thursday evenings, we started out in February 2013 with just 7 members. The last 3 years have seen a few changes in our line up but our ranks have now swelled to 19 performing members plus a number of friends who regularly join us on Thursdays for a strum and for the Craic!
Although we're a bit of an odd bunch from all different sorts of backgrounds & professions (we even have our own bona fide 1980's pop star in our midst.....see if you can spot him!) we all rub along very nicely and are, as the song goes, "Happy Together".
So, get your Happy Hat on and come listen to the pure (if somewhat organic) joy that is the Palmy Uke Band ...........
An eclectic talented piano vocal duo, playing popular favourites and piano bar jazz. This outstanding duo is comprised of Louise on main vocals and Tim on vocals and piano.
Louise is classically trained and has entertained audiences over a number of years with a variety of styles from Blues to Jazz, Classical to Barber Shop and Rock through to Mo-town.
Tim is also classically trained, being a grade 8 pianist and has played piano since the age of five. He has played session with many bands and played at sell out concerts both in the UK and abroad.
Together Tim and Louise perform as Blue Skies and their refreshing and bright performances have delighted and wowed audiences from wedding venues through to coffee shops, from background hotel bar to front of house night club.
For bookings & information contact Tim: 07968 599817