The Shackleton Trio play an exciting blend of Americana, folk and their own songs.
The Keno Kings have played together since 1996, describing their sound as a fusion of Dr. Feelgood’s ‘in-yer-face’ R&B and the swing-style of Little Charlie & The Nightcats. Ipswich based Back Porch are a crazy semi-acoustic band with a happy take on the blues, with plectrums, thimbles and harp reeds flying everywhere.
The Churchgate Sinfonia now has a solid reputation for its concerts of music from the baroque era to twentieth century classics. It stages four concerts a year in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding villages raising money for charity.
Their careers, Martin as a BBC foreign affairs correspondent for and Terry working for the church, have taken them all over the world. Both have faced great danger; Terry Waite negotiating the release of hostages in Lebanon was himself held hostage, and Martin risked his life in international war zones and was badly wounded in Bosnia.
The band’s style continues to be eclectic and ranges from the classic New Orleans style of the Buddy Bolden era to the jump-jive of Louis Prima, and, they would add, everything in between!
This year we are delighted to welcome Nottingham born Clare Hammond. Acclaimed by the Daily Telegraph as a pianist of ‘amazing power and panache’, Clare has performed at many European festivals, broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and collaborated with a number of string quartets, including the Brodsky, Endellion and Bedke.
Swing Machine is an Ipswich based big band recreating the much loved sounds of the 30s, 40s and 50s. The band’s repertoire is firmly rooted in the Swing Era, delighting audiences with the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Ted Heath, Woodie Herman, Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton.
Woolpit Festival is delighted to welcome the Churchgate Wind Octet and the Octave Choir for this afternoon concert. They will be providing a varied programme which will include two pieces marking the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War.