1pm Berry Hill Band
Berry Hill Band is a friendly brass band based in the beautiful Forest of Dean. All the band members are local people who rehearse at the Berry Hill Band room on Monday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30pm and Wednesday evenings from 7:15pm – 8pm.
New members of any ability are assured of a warm welcome.
2pm Forest Singers
Forest Singers is a community choir which started 5 years ago with the idea of providing a choir for everybody, regardless of ability. You don’t need to be able to read music, or even to sing, just to have a love of singing. We have around 40 members of all ages. In the words of one of our members, “we are so much more than just a choir” – we have an active social programme and raise a lot of money for various charities. We rehearse every Monday at the Mitcheldean Community Centre, 1 Townsend, Mitcheldean GL17 0BE
Djabot are a community band based in the beautiful Forest of Dean. The group are led by fantastic master drummer ‘Oumar Sagna’ from Senegal, West Africa. Djabot are a group of wonderful friendly people, who have a passion for African drumming.
3pm Forest of Dean Morris
The Forest of Dean Morris are a mixed side who perform traditional dances from the Cotswolds along with our own Forest dances. We perform regularly throughout the Forest of Dean, but travel more widely to attend festivals and events organised by other sides. We have also danced in Germany, France and Belgium. Forest of Dean Morris will be hosting a workshop so you can have a go!
3.30pm The Modul8tors
The Modul8tors are a three piece covers band playing the best selection of Mod & Ska hits. Mainly from the 70s and 80s, but also with the occasional more recent hit thrown in for good measure!
4.30pm Dynamite Shakers
Don’t let appearances deceive you. Despite their well-behaved looks and angelic faces, the four Dynamite Shakers (20 years on the clock) have pretty well assimilated seven decades of rock-n-roll. On stage, their spruced-up outfits can’t contain a vigour and a tension which never fail to take hold of the audience. But what is most striking, is the insolent mastery with which they revive the frenzy of a definitely undying garage rock — right from the start, with a series of perfect covers of The Sonics, The Fleshtones, The Flamin Groovies and the likes (for that matter, dubbed by those very forerunners), and now with their own explosive compositions. Songs one could think taken straight out of some garage rock anthology, if it wasn’t for those more contemporary nods to The Hives, The Strypes, and of course, The Arctic Monkeys…
Aziza! of Cheltenham are an experienced troupe , formed over 14 years ago, and currently consisting of 9 dancers. Predominately Eqyptian trained, the troupe also perform flamenco fusion, Belly rock, turkish, saidi as well as traditional cabaret. In addition to this they also perform medieval fusion under the name of Merrie Morgana. The troupe perform throughout the year at various events and details can be found on their FaceBook pages and the main website. They dance with a variety of props and confess to owning too many costumes!
5.45pm The Onika Venus Band
Onika Venus was born in Resource, South Manchester, Jamaica but now an international singer/songwriter, her soulful voice and reggae related style have been capturing the hearts of audiences on two continents. Her original material, range of styles, including old school reggae and soulful compositions, conjure up many surprises. Onika learned early on that music reaches people in a way that nothing else does. Her objective is to always leave a positive footprint, to perform in a way that leaves audiences with smiles on their faces and always, always, always wanting more.
7pm The Strays
A retro-inspired Punk, Pop n Roll 4 piece, fronted by the uncompromising Stella Sonic, The Strays are renowned for their infectious upbeat energy and catchy hooks, as well as their blisteringly high-voltage live performance style, that packs a punch and leaves everything out there on the stage. 2022 will see the release of their first 10” vinyl, “Goodbye Cruel World” plus a slot on the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury Festival.
8.15pm The Fontanas
The Fontanas deliver super tight, brass fuelled soul, funk and ska with a large dose of Brazilian and Latin influence. Having honed their sound at regular jam sessions, the band have built their reputation over several releases including the Purple Patch LP and more recently with the Brazil inspired Capoeira Mata Um EP both via Movimientos Records. They comprise some of the UK’s funkiest musicians.
9.30pm Roy G Hemmings & The Dictionary of Soul
Roy G Hemmings is a great showman and dynamic singer a former member of legendary group, The Drifters.
His Dictionary of Soul show, includes the songs of Otis Reading, James Brown, The O-Jays, The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops and other Motown and Soul greats.
The show also features the talented saxophonist Anna Brooks and soul divas The Prim-ettes, adding a stunning dimension of smooth harmonies and slick Motown dance routines. Full of timeless songs performed with energy and sensitivity, creating emotions that touch the hearts of the audience. You’ll enjoy a musical cavalcade of all-time greats: “Get Ready”, “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”, “Under the Boardwalk”, “Can’t Help Myself”, “My Girl”, “Save the Last Dance for Me” and more.
12pm Coleford+Christians Together
Soul Music – contemporary secular and Christian music and story from C+CT: Coleford+ Christians Together.
1pm Coleford Community Choir
Under the direction of Musical Director Sam Davis and accompanist Howard Gibbard, it’s an exciting and thriving choir that has gone from 12 members to over 50. It is non-auditioning and rehearses on a Wednesday evening at Coleford Baptist Church.The choir has a reputation for fun and exciting performances as well as putting on high quality concerts. There is always space for new members. The atmosphere is friendly and informal, with people who just love to sing and have fun.
2pm Forest of Dean Area Wind Band
We cater for all brass, woodwind and percussion players aged 7 and over. It doesn’t matter if you only know a few notes or if you are playing at Grade 8 standard as we have a range of Wind Bands playing at varying levels from our Starter Band to our award-winning Area Wind Band. If you are a parent, friend of a current member or a local resident and play an instrument then why not join us – our aim is to provide a local wind band for the Forest of Dean that meets the needs of the whole community.
2.45pm Jive by The Wye
We are passionate about Jive dancing. Its fun, its exciting, it can keep you fit and has a great social scene.
We would love to share our passion with you. Come along with no obligation to one of our weekly classes. Complete beginner or accomplished dancer. We have two classes to suit your dancing skill. We have two locations. Our Home at Bishopswood Village Hall on Sunday evening. Llanfoist Village Hall on Tuesday evening.
3.30pm Billy Whizz Feat Offal Club
Birmingham’s Offal Club is a self-proclaimed singer/songwriter and one-man band.
Offal Club serves up amusing, confusing, sometimes absurd punky indie-pop over home-cooked rhythm tracks, seasoned with a hint of melancholy. Guaranteed to make you smile/frown.
Bristol’s Billy Whizz deliver fast, furious pop-punk with dry wit and a knowing wink.
The punksters have supported Wilko Johnson, Buzzcocks and the Rutles, and counted John Peel among celebrity fans. They’re thrashy but never trashy, relentlessly loud and exhilaratingly good.
4.30pm Talk in Code
Talk In Code are the South West’s finest indie pop exports….
With a contemporary sound, described as ‘Daft Punk meets The 1975’, the quartet have continued to release music, accumulating 180,000 streams and being added to over 700 Spotify playlists…
Recently signed to Regent Street Records, Talk In Code have played many festivals and opened for the likes of Years & Years, Embrace, Howard Jones, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Toploader, Scouting for Girls and 10cc – an eclectic mix!
The band are set to release their third album later in 2022….watch this space!
5.45pm Voodoo Sioux
Voodoo Sioux are a 4 piece bass driven, hard rock outfit. Their latest album ‘Grotesque Familiares’ receiving rave reviews worldwide from fans and scrives alike. So turn it up…prepare to Chase the Voodoo!
7pm The James Oliver Band
James Oliver has already rubbed shoulders with many of the greats of the guitar firmament Albert Lee..Bill Kirchen..Greg Koch to name a few He has a track record that shows he will not allow an ounce of his talents to be wasted. And with great musicians to interact with, chances are the music in store will exhibit hitherto unheard dimensions to delight his growing army of fans. Blues, rock a billy, rock and country…it’s all here in one explosive pickin package’
8.15pm Year of the Dog
The fresh brasshouse-soul sound from Cardiff was born at the Royal Welsh College of Music from where they graduated in 2020. Packed with brass-blasting punch, professional suave, and high energy, the Dogs are selling out gigs and rising fast. In their first year alone the fellas were invited to play festival Main Stage slots, perform live on Heart Radio Wales twice, and appear on Netflix’s Sex Education as the Swing Band, performing their own hit tune Run These Streets.
9.30pm The Bohemians
The Bohemians formed in 1996 and play venues all over the world including; Ireland, most countries in Europe, Jorden, Russia, Ukraine, Swizerland, Dubia Korea and China. It is their aim to deliver the energy, costumes & showmanship of the world’s greatest rock band
The high energy show they perform have earned them the reputation of the worlds ‘most exciting’ Queen tribute act.