Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Fancy a day of music on the Bank Holiday weekend?

Dave Saunders of Mojo promotions sent through this information and we are happy to share it with here.
(12noon - Midnight)
Happy Daze Music Day, The Barn @ Square + Compass, Windmill Hill, Nr Ilminster, Somerset.

01823 480467 All day entry £12.00 From 6pm £10.00 Under 16s £5.00

1pm - 2pm - JINDER
Making his first Somerset appearance since opening for the amazing HazelO'Connor, Bournemouth based Jinder is really making waves in the currentmusic scene, his new solo album 'I'm Alive' was produced by Stephen Smith(Sandi Thom, Gordon Haskell, The Producers, The Pretenders etc) The singlefrom it, 'Hill Country' outsold Morrisseys 'You could have killed me' two toone on its online release and will be available in the shops shortly. Onepraiseworthy review states 'Imagine Ryan Adams soaked in Cider playingLightnin' Hopkins'. They must have known he'd be playing here in Cider country!Forget James Blunt: Jinder is the future of young singer/ songwriters - you saw it here first!

2 - 3pm - CRAZY 88
Another young band severely shakin' the Somerset scene (it needs it too) and building a large and faithful (female!!) following, Crazy 88 are not just another rock covers band, they are serious and inventive musicians, taking great care over their show and presentation. With a great frontman in Ben Smith, a powerful, gutsy, well thought out stage act and their ambition to be 'Somerset's answer to The Hamsters' how can they go wrong! I've seen and enjoyed 'em, now it's your turn.

3.15 - 4.15 - STOMPIN' DAVE ALLEN
Previously known to all as Dr Stomp, Dave has 'stomped' his way through many a festival with his stage show bordering on mania and his stamina bordering on impossible! A multi-instrumentalist but sticking mainly to fiddle, harp and guitar (plus of course the obligitory stompboard) the good Dr has played most of the major festivals in the South including Sidmouth, Larmer Tree the Martyrs Rally, virtually every venue there is and appearedon TV. Fun and frolics all round, bet you won't keep still!

4.30 - 5.30 - DERRIN NAUENDORF
We were very lucky to get Derrin to play here, he has another gig in the evening but agreed to play this slot first for the charity. There can't be many around the country that have not yet seen Derrin's expressive and inventive guitar playing or heard his fantastic voice singing those marvellous songs. From Melbourne, Australia, Derrin has become a regular on the UK touring scene, appearances at pretty near every major UK festival and opening for such luminaries as Van Morrison and Tony Joe White have put him in the fore front of the singer/songwriter genre. I get the feeling all the girls will be at the front for this show!

Frontmen and founders of The Producers Harry and Dave still attract alarge blues following particularly amongst the acoustic afficianados. Davehas just finished a tour with US bluesman Bill Sheffield and Harry has just returned from a festival in the the south of France. The first duo show in Somerset for quite a time will feature Harry's finger picking and Slideguitar with Dave on 2nd guitar and acoustic bass. Their CDs will be on sale as will The Producers back catalogue.


9.15-11.00 - CHRIS JAGGER BAND
OK we know he's got a famous brother right, and he happens to be in the country at the same time but Chris has always forged his own way through life having both a successful career as a journalist and a great love of exploration which has taken him to the far corners of the world. Beside being involved in several Stones albums Chris has released his own solo discs and is often seen onstage in the company of Ben Waters, Charlie Hartand many other musical talents. Playing guitar, washboard and playing arousing mix of Cajunesque rock 'n' roll and good time faves Chris and his band will have you on your feet for a fitting finale to the days music!

Fun music day with Acoustic marquee, Electric music in the Barn, BBQ, bars,food + drink, what more could you ask for? All profits to RNLI.

The Editor

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