The Cheshire Cat

The Cheshire Cat

cheshirecatFriday 14th April

4pm – 6pm 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.

6pm – 8pm 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.

Saturday 15th April

3pm – 5pm TWIN FRETS – Always popular and back at the festival, the unique vocal style of Vernon Fuller accompanied by Italian guitarist Willy Fluss produces an irresistible blend of Soul,Jazz,Funk and Reggae.


6pm – 8pm NOTSOMERRY – quick flip across town for gig no2 ! Notsomerry are a 4 piece acoustic rock band from The Midlands. Founded by Ian Merry, Sam Fannon and Luke Gage in November 2012, Notsomerry is a blend of classic rock and Bluegrass, injected with a heavy dose of punchy funk, to create a daring, crunchy musical experience! Welcome to Funkoustic rock!

Sunday 16th April

1pm – 3pm WHISTLEFISH – Featuring the twin talents of Johanna Darlington and Steve Gaffney: cornerstone members of Chew the Roots, Acoustic Unlimited, Helicopters and Gambler. A heady mix of acoustic guitar, fretless bass and great harmonies from 2 of the area’s finest. Expect covers of great songs in an unexpected way. Their only performance at the festival this year: this is one not to miss.

3 pm – 5pm TONE JUNKIES – Countless gigs around Merseyside, Manchester, North West England and Wales plus supporting iconic bands such as 10cc and The Fun Loving Criminals, The Tone Junkies have created an awesome covers repertoire, tipping its hat to old and new, funk, blues, rock`n`roll, country and soul. With many different styles brought to the table here are some of our favourites. AC/DC to Johnny Cash, Free to Dusty Springfield, Jimi, Beatles, Elvis, The Who, and much more…

6pm – 8pm BEAM ACOUSTIC – A high powered 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. Expect songs covered from U2 ,Bowie, Numan, Floyd, Radiohead, Nirvana,through to rock and pop classics. Be sure to catch a Beam gig. Its electric.

Monday 17th April

1pm – 3pm SHEENA MCDONAGH & PAUL MATTHEWS – Sheena McDonagh and Paul Matthews bring you a beautiful blend of style and substance with their carefully chosen soul, blues, jazz and contemporary songs in dulcet tones. With songs from The Great American Songbook and more, we deliver a range of music across the styles to suit any occasion.

3pm – 5pm 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 !!!!

Please note lineup and timings may be subject to change.