4pm – 6pm THE CAT
EQUIVALENCE ACOUSTIC – Equivalence Acoustic is a dynamic talented duo that specialises in smooth performances, giving dynamics, passion, and a clear message to the audience that they love what they do! Effortlessly tailoring their performances to suit a wide range of audiences whilst maintaining their funky, unique, and sophisticated sound.
5pm – 7pm FIRENZE
THE DANS – Fantastic covers from Dan (vocals) Al (Bass) Nick (Guitar) Sam (Drums) embracing Rock, Funk, Blues & Pop. Always a good night when The Dans are on board playing a mix to entertain everybody.
5pm – 7pm THE TALBOT
BEAM ACOUSTIC – An evening with BEAM commences with a covers session from Scott D Thompson and Glynn Sutton. Well established local musicians with over 20 years gigging experience in both original projects and covers bands spanning many genres. Expect a twist on popular classic covers and anticipate some excellent guitar work.
6pm – 8pm THE CAT
FIRST REFUSAL – A fine female fronted covers band from Leek playing a fantastic set of crowd pleasers and floor fillers. Featuring Jez on drums, Gaz on guitar, Dave on bass, and Gemma on vocals they cover hits by the likes of Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence and the Machine, Bruno Mars, Arctic Monkeys, and Stereophonics, to name but a few.
6pm – 8pm CROWN HOTEL BAR
HAYLEY STRANGELOVE – Acoustic singer/songwriter, performer of parodies, warbler of covers,writer of deep stuff, creator of balderdash, causer of chaos, joiner-inner of shenanigans and all round good egg – musically and not xx.
6pm – 8pm THE MALBANK
THE MUCKERS – founded by Alice and Matt as a Monday lunchtime club. In 2011 Marc Gallagher and Jack Hayward Cooke joined and they have been playing at school concerts and even the N’ukes festival. We play a large array of songs from the kinks to Eric Clapton, so there is something for everyone! we are available to play at local festivals or pub gigs; We just enjoy playing music!
6pm – 8pm STREET
REBUKED – are a Nantwich-based band offering ‘organic’ music. Their musical tastes range from earthy reggae, blues and soul, through brash indie and rock, to floaty ethereal folk. Expect the unexpected. Six piece band of ukes, guitar, bass, cajón/drums offering popular covers with the odd original thrown in !
6pm – 8pm THE SHAKESPEARE
THE GRUMPY MULE BLUES BAND – The fabulous Grumpy Mule Blues Band play kickass electric and harp blues from the Delta to the British blues explosion of the 60s. We da bomb.
7pm – 9pm NAKATCHA
CHARMAINE BAINES SOULFUL HOUSE & CLUB CLASSICS – Charmaine Baines is a professional singer/songwriter based in the UK. Over the years she has worked with a vast array of talented and inspirational musicians where she has embraced and developed a multitude of musical influences. This evening she will be in session with her keys player to sing some good old dance floor anthems.
7pm – 9pm RESIDENCE
CALLUM JOSEPH WRIGHT & OLI NG – Talented local musicians who collaborate in this fantastic duo. Oli is a 21 year old Singer-Songwriter from Crewe, Cheshire. Taking influences from artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Brian Fallon and Ryan Adams. Callum is from Nantwich and has been described as having having endless amounts of original talent.
8pm – 10pm HARRISONS
THE TRIGGER HOUNDS – The Trigger Hounds are a rock ‘n roll infused four-piece cover band with a love of loud amps and crunching riffs! They play classic and contemporary rock music, blended in their own diabolic mixer of distortion, drum rolls and deviancy. Based in the East Cheshire town of Congleton (it was sleepy till they dropped the rock), they have been known to crank it up to 11.
9pm – 11pm CROWN HOTEL BAR
BAXTER – Peters & Lee, Nina & Fredrick, Gerald & Maureen (they weren’t so well known) and now – Baxter. Hayley is something of a local legend, with direct, powerhouse vocals, evenly matched with a dry wit and infectious guitar style. Paul looks a bit like Dave Grohl (no really) and brings strong vocal styles from soul, blues and jazz through to big rock anthems. Together, with a set of almost disturbingly quirky covers they entertain fantastically !!!!
9pm – 11pm THE BOWLING GREEN
WAYNE & THE HAIRY PEACHES – Favourite festival regulars and rightly so. A firmly established band who, over the past seven years, have gigged Nationwide and have become a household name around Cheshire. A five piece with a difference, classics from the 50s through to the present day, performed with a twist that has to be seen and heard to be believed. If you fancy a sing-along, a dance and a laugh this is one not to be missed.
9pm – 11:00pm THE MALBANK
THE JOHN COLINS BAND – Closing the Sunday show, a band that plays the music you love, and we love because we keep asking them back. Playing that stuff that other bands don’t play, The John Colins Band, or JCB as they have become known throughout the Cheshire and North West music circuit are a good time, band playing classic dance tunes. From the Rolling Stones to Pink, Radiohead to R.E.M. JCB cover a vast genre of songs with a common feature – you will rarely hear a local gigging band playing them, well not like that anyway.
9pm – 11pm THE TALBOT
BEAM – The evening continues with the full BEAM lineup. The band are a 4 piece pop rock covers band with 20 years gigging under their belts. Expect songs covered from U2 ,Bowie, Numan, Floyd, Radiohead, Nirvana,through to well known punk and rock and pop classics. Be sure to catch a Beam gig. Its electric.
9pm – 11pm RESIDENCE
JIM JAMS – Always popular at the festival, Jim Jams has acquired an excellent reputation as a professional outfit that never disappoints. Established in 2007 the London based band has extensive performance experience having played throughout the UK in venues ranging from nightclubs and restaurants to hotels and marquees.
9pm – 11pm THE RED COW
CARRICK – are a modern acoustic duo comprised of Caroline and Rick (hence the name Carrick – if you hadn’t already guessed!) They use a wide variety of instruments to perform acoustic versions of well known songs from the 70′s to the present day. Their arrangements include their own unique twist on familiar numbers so you will hear songs like you’ve never heard them before.
9pm – 11pm THE SHAKESPEARE
OFF THE SHELF – Known for their great sound and on stage dynamic, Off The Shelf have become a firm favourite with local venues performing everything from Bryan Adams to Stereophonics with a little Bruce Springsteen and Cheap Trick thrown in the mix (Check out their Proclaimers/T-rex mash-up!!!)