Events

Mar
16
Thu
2017
Wymondham Music Festival Open Evening @ Town Green Centre
Mar 16 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Wymondham Music Festival Open Evening – Thursday, March 16
 
Wymondham Music Festival committee is staging its annual Open Evening at Town Green Centre, Wymondham Methodist Church, on Thursday, March 16 from 7.30pm to 9pm.
 
The evening features a photographic review of the 2016 Festival, music from the Bays River Jazz Duo, complimentary tea, coffee and cake and an opportunity to find out what is planned for the 2017 Festival.
 
Richard Elliott, Chairman Wymondham Music Festival said: “We are looking forward to a busy Open Evening and would very much like to gather feedback from the local community on the Festival. New volunteers are very welcome as well.”
 
For more information about Wymondham Music Festival see www.wymfest.org.uk, t. 01953 333500, e. info@wymfest.org.uk.
Mar
18
Sat
2017
Spring Ceilidh with Happy Feet Ceilidh Band @ Hethersett Village Hall
Mar 18 @ 19:30 – 23:00

Spring Ceilidh

Haggle & Waggle Special Event

at

Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane, Hethersett , Norfolk,  NR9 3JJ

on

SATURDAY  18TH  MARCH 2017

7-30pm –  Doors open

8pm to 11pm – Dancing to Happy Feet Ceilidh Band   www.ceilidh.org.uk

Over 16s only

Please note there is no bar available in the hall so please bring your own refreshments

TICKETS cost £8 including a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink

and are available from  organiser  Jo Kent

email:   jokent277@live.co.uk

tel: 07-730-594688

click  here  for a  POSTER

 

 

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Tribute to John Denver – with support @ North Wymondham Community Hall
Apr 15 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Saturday April 15th  2017   7.30pm-10pm.

at  North Wymondham Community Hall

John Drury sings the timeless songs of John Denver with support by Simon Curtis

TICKETS £6 01953 600563
TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLY NOT ON THE DOOR

BRING YOUR OWN NIBBLES AND DRINK

in aid of The North Wymondham Community Hall

click here for a poster

Organised by

NORTH WYMONDHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 266932

Contact

Norman & Helen. 01953 600563

May
13
Sat
2017
Phil Beer Band @ Central Hall, Back Lane
May 13 @ 19:30

click here to find out more

Phil Beer, best known for his multi-instrumental wizardry as one half of England’s top acoustic / roots duo Show of Hands, is also touring with his own band, The Phil Beer Band.

Described by The Guardian as ‘where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide’ an evening with The Phil Beer Band is fast, frenetic, ‘feel-good’ and leavened with a good helping of humour.

The line up will be
Phil Beer- Guitars fiddles Mandolins and vocals
Emily Slade – Guitar
Gareth Turner- Melodeons
Greg McDonald – Bass
Steve Crickett- Drums

 

 

Tickets will be available from:

the tickets page on this website

Reeves, 2 Market Street, Wymondham,  NR18 0BB

or by post from the organisers

 

 

May
26
Fri
2017
Real Ale Cider and Music Festival @ Green Dragon
May 26 @ 17:00 – May 29 @ 22:00

Music late afternoons & early evenings by:

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

 

 

Event organised by Green Dragon

May
27
Sat
2017
Town Busking Day @ Market Place
May 27 @ 11:00 – 14:00

The Town Busking Day is one of our well-established events. Musicians perform all over town create a wonderful atmosphere.

If you have never busked before do come along on Saturday, May 27 and join in the fun. Individual musicians and groups are very welcome  & can meet us  in the Market Place from 11am, or call 01953 333500 if they wish.

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Jun
3
Sat
2017
Stromm @ Market Place
Jun 3 @ 11:00 – 13:00

About Stromm

Stromm are Ross Mitson (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Claire Kidman (vocals), Kate Ross (bass) and Stuart Paterson (drums).  They write and perform music with an emphasis on songwriting.  Their sound is a satisfying brew of exquisite harmonies, catchy melodies and witty, sometimes dark lyrics.‘Stromm are class, and appeared slightly out of nowhere as all good things do. Poppy, but with a slight baroque darkness in the mix.’  Chad Mason, Co-host Jurnets Music House Acoustic-ish Sessions.

 

click here for their website

 

Jun
10
Sat
2017
Triple bill @ Market Place
Jun 10 @ 11:00 – 13:00

 

click here for their website

 

some things

 some things are an ‘arresting trumpet duo’ from Norwich. They explore a wide range of original and other material as a basis for improvisation.

 some things have performed at Beyond Our Kennel (the poet John Hegleys night in London), were in residence at the Vortex Downstairs during the London Jazz Festival, and more recently were

part of The Triple Bill Tour, a short Arts Council-funded UK tour featuring the three bands you will hear today.

 some things have also performed at various venues around Norfolk. They are currently recording their debut album. They are: Chris Dowding (trumpet & flugelhorn) and Ben Higham (trumpet & flugelhorn).

www.somethingsgrowinthesea.uk

 

Arthur

 Arthur are the fiery and energetic trio from Norwich, of Simon Youngman (saxophone), Ben

Higham (tuba), and Geoff Charlton (drums).

 Initially inspired by the saxophonist Arthur Blythes trio of the same line-up, they now play pieces by jazz composers such as Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols, original pieces, and improvisations. They have recently recorded a piece for the ‘NOAM’ album, for writer and thinker Noam Chomsky.

 Arthur have performed twice at the Vortex Jazz Club, at Existential Antics (a concert series curated by Ben Higham), and at various venues around Norfolk.

 www.arthurjazz.co.uk

 

The Brass Monkeys

 The Brass Monkeys are an improvising brass band from Norwich.

 They play a joyful and free-flowing mixture of pieces, including original compositions and more obscure pieces from the jazz repertoire, by Lester Bowie, saxophonist Archie Sheep, and South African trombonist Jonas Gwangwa.

 They formed the climax of The Triple Bill Tour, a recent UK tour of these three bands. They have also performed at the Magdalen Street Celebration and Existential Antics (both in Norwich). They feature soloists Chris Dowding, Simon Youngman and Dave Amis, all supported and energised by Ben Highams tuba playing.

 They are:

 Chris Dowding & Hugh Stanners (trumpets) Dave Amis & Pip Cartwright (trombones) Simon Youngman (saxophone)

Ben Higham (tuba) Geoff Charlton (drums)

 www.thebrassmonkeys.eu

 

www.norwichtriplebill.org.uk / @TheTripleBill / #TheTripleBill

Jun
11
Sun
2017
Strand playerS – singing songs from the shows/musicals @ North Wymondham Community Hall
Jun 11 @ 14:30 – 16:30

Sunday June 11th  2017   2.30pm – 4.30pm.

at  North Wymondham Community Hall

Strand playerS – singing songs from the shows/musicals

TICKETS £5 tel.  01953 600563
TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLY NOT ON THE DOOR

BRING YOUR OWN NIBBLES AND DRINK

in aid of The North Wymondham Community Hall

click here for a poster

Organised by

NORTH WYMONDHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 266932

Contact

Norman & Helen. 01953 600563

Jun
23
Fri
2017
Matt Campbell & Tom Figgins, acoustic folk @ Reymerston Church
Jun 23 @ 19:30

Matt Campbell & Tom Figgins, acoustic folk

Details to follow

 

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Groovapolitan @ Market Place
Jun 24 @ 11:00 – 13:00

About Us
Groovapolitan was formed when bass player Dario Salvi and drummer Chris Griggs got together with our musicians in Norwich to start and recreate the magic sound of the Meters.
After a couple of years of gigging in the region and some personnel changes the band moved towards a more commercial sound without selling out to what is the usual function band repertoire.
Groovapolitan usually play an average of 55 gigs a year all over East Anglia.

Band members:
Dario Salvi – bass guitar and vocals. Dario has played all over Europe and the USA with his own bands and as backing musician. He plays his funky bass like few others!
James Porter – guitars. James is a very busy guitar teacher with an amazing musical background. His funky guitar is one of the core elements of Groovapolitan’s sound.
Hannah Salvi – trombone and more. Hannah’s musical background included graduating with a Music Production degree as well as performing in many bands and orchestra. Her trombone covers what other bands would use a full brass section to play.
Clare Durrant – vocals. Clare is the voice of the groove. Classically trained and a singing teacher Clare’s musicality and soulfulness brings warmth to the slick sound of the band.
Matt Furness – drums. The latest addition to the band. Matt is a very young musical talent and a very busy musician in the region. His bass drums will keep dancers going all night long.

 

click here for their website

 

Tom Hartley Booth, singer-songwriter @ Reymerston Church
Jun 24 @ 19:30

Tom Hartley Booth, singer-songwriter

Details to follow

 

Jun
30
Fri
2017
Black Voices @ Central Hall, Back Lane
Jun 30 @ 19:30

Black Voices,

an all-female a cappella collective

www.blackvoices.co.uk/video

Formed in 1987 Black Voices has gained a reputation as Europe’s finest female a cappella quintet.

For over 25 years the ensemble has captivated global audiences with their singing and performances in the black oral tradition – an early music form that is based on the ancient folklores and story telling of Africa and the Diaspora and which has impacted on the development of classical and more recent music genres such as blues and jazz.

Drawing inspiration from that rich tradition, Black Voices has developed a unique repertoire and arrangement of spirituals, traditional African, Caribbean and English folk songs, jazz, gospel, pop and reggae as well as a fusion of contemporary and classical styles that has earned them world wide recognition as a performance and teaching company.

 

Promoted by U3A Wymondham and supported by Creative Arts East

 

Tickets will be available from the tickets page on this website or from  Wymondham U3A at their coffee mornings every Thursday from 1000 to 1200 at Wymondham Central Hall Tiffey Room

 

 

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Festival Fortnight Launch – Wymondham High Academy @ Market Place
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Music from Wymondham High Academy

Wymondham Music Festival Fortnight 2017
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – Jul 16 @ 17:00

Please check back regularily to our events diary as events are being updated.

We have six free Wymondham Market Place events from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays:

June: 3rd, 10th & 24th

July: 1st, 8th & 15th

& possibly one or  two more events to be added.

 

 

 

Feathersfest @ The Feathers
Jul 1 @ 12:00 – 23:15

This year Featherfest brings you many of the best artists from throughout Norfolk. Featuring, Folk, Pop, Indie, Singer-Songwriter and one of the best party bands ever, in The He Hews. You can be assured of full day of entertainment and fireworks!?!?!. What’s more it’s FREE admission. Spend the day there, buy your lunch, or try the evening BBQ. Book the date now, you’ll only regret it if you don’t.

 

The confirmed line-up for Feathersfest 2017 is:

 
12.00        The Occasional Ceilidh Band 
13:00        The Fried Pirates
14:00        The Desert Sleds
15:00        Gemma Leggett
16:00        The Old Stuff Band
17:00        Richard Sutton
18:00        Audio Jack
19:00        Asparagus
20:00        Tom and the Beat
21:00        Ellie Bea
22:00        The He Hews

All times are approximate

 

Admission Free.

Event organised by Robin Duhig


Wymondham Symphony Orchestra Concert @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 1 @ 19:30

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Overture Der Freischütz – Carl Maria von Weber
Cello Concerto in E minor – Edward Elgar with Andrew Harsley, cello (Norfolk young Musician of the Year 2016)
Symphony No.1 in D minor – Antonin Dvořák

In the first half of the 19th century, Weber’s opera Der Freischütz was a runaway success, and, to this day, its overture is the composer’s most famous work. Equally famous is the Cello Concerto by Elgar. During World War I, Elgar was appalled by the suffering caused and composed very little. Then he poured his feelings into works which ranked among his finest, including the cello concerto. WSO is delighted to support young local talent by inviting Andrew Harsley to be the soloist. In 1884, the Philharmonic Society of London invited Dvořák to write a new symphony. Although his New World Symphony is the most popular, the 7th Symphony is arguably the greatest one.

Start time – 19:30
Ticket prices:- £12 (adult), £10 (Friends), £2 (children)

More details available from Malcolm Crane on 01953 798784

 wymondhamsymphonyorchestra.org.uk

Jul
2
Sun
2017
Summer Pizzaz with hymn & Arthur @ Spooner Row Church
Jul 2 @ 18:30 – 21:00

 

SUMMER PIZZAZZ!

 PIZZA and JAZZ

 Sunday July 2nd from 6.30pm

  After Spooner Row Village Fete (3-5pm + BBQ) or whatever else you’re doing!

come on down to

Spooner Row Church of the Holy Trinity

for an early evening of music:

JAZZ from hymn (trio)

and

Arthur (trio)

All welcome! £5 at the door, or 01953 607236 to reserve table.

+Pizza delivery available with booking! Bring your own drinks!

 

Supported by

 

 

 Organised by

John Dowding

Cobweb Cottage, 42 Queens Street, Spooner Row,NR18 9JU

This is the second year we have presented ‘Pizzazz’ at Spooner Row Church, on the day of the Spooner Row Village Fete. Pizza is available to order, through John Dowding (tel. 01953 607236). This year we present hymn and Arthur…

 

hymn are the trio of Chris Dowding (trumpet & electronics), George McKay (double bass), and

David Ross (percussion & electronics.

 They play spacious improvisations, informed by simple composed material. They have recently performed at the Vortex Jazz Club (London) and at Plink Plonk (a new improvised music night in Norwich).

 hymn also occasionally work with guests, including violinist Sylvia Hallett, guitarist Anton Hunter, and electronics improviser Graham Dunning.

www.chris-dowding.co.uk/bands/hymn/

 

Arthur are the energetic trio of Simon Youngman (saxophone), Ben Higham (tuba) and GeofCharlton (drums).

 Initially inspired by the saxophonist Arthur Blythes trio of the same line-up, they now play a mixture of pieces by jazz composers such as Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols, original pieces, and improvisations.

 Arthur have performed twice at the Vortex Jazz Club, at various venues around Norfolk, and in December 2016, were part of The Triple Bill Tour, a short UK tour of three new bands from Norwich, which was funded by the Arts Council.

www.arthurjazz.co.uk

 

 

 

The Vagaband @ Regal, Friarscroft Lane
Jul 2 @ 19:30

The Vagaband

 

http://www.thevagaband.co.uk

Here are some reviews

Indie Roots Rock

Second album Medicine For The Soul’ out now.

“…unrestrained and inventive…this album goes places that trad-Americana never thought to reach…and on the way it will pull a wider audience under its spell.”
~ FolkWords

“The Vagaband – Proof the Devil doesn’t always have the best tunes …Stunning.”
~ Q Magazine

“They build songs around hooks that they hammer home until you’re convinced that you’ve known these songs forever…In short, this lot are talented, distinctive and fun – a welcome arrival on the scene.”
~ Flyin’ Shoes

“Exceptional.. A rich concoction of Americana, swing, ragtime, blues and rock.”
~ Folk Radio UK

 

Jul
3
Mon
2017
Jazz Picnic with Dixie Mix @ Becketswell Meadow, Becketswell Road
Jul 3 @ 18:00 – 21:00

wymondham music festival_jazz picnic_dixiemixSimon Nelson’s DixieMix, who famously toured with Rod Stewart, will once again be entertaining the crowds at our annual summer evening picnic, now in its 22nd year. Bring picnics, chairs and rugs. Ice cream and real coffee will be on sale.

Please use the FREE shuttle bus service from Central Hall car park from 17.45 to 21.15. The only parking available at the venue will be for disabled drivers.

Entry is free, although there will be collecting buckets at exits for donations to help defray some of the costs of this event.

dixiemixjazz.com

Jul
4
Tue
2017
Lunchtime recital: Norfolk Young Musician – Lucy Thalange @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 4 @ 13:00

Norfolk Young Musician 2017 – singer Lucy Thalange

Details to follow

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Music Lecture: Peter Turrell – Guitarist and Luthier @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jul 4 @ 19:30

Peter Turrell – Guitarist and Luthier will be talking about guitar making & then playing

https://www.facebook.com/turrellguitar

 

 

 

 

Jul
5
Wed
2017
Teatime recital: Rachel Groves – Harpist @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 5 @ 17:30

Rachel Groves – Harpist

 
and composer based in Edinburgh  “who enjoys playing at concerts weddings & events, writing music and teaching her wonderful students”
 

 

Retiring collection

Jul
6
Thu
2017
Jazz at the Abbey: Jo Fooks Quartet @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 6 @ 19:30

Jo Fooks Quartet

Jo Fooks – Sax

Ted Beaumant – Piano  (pianist in the Humphrey Lyttelton band)

Val Manix – Bass

Bobby Worth – Drums

 

http://www.jofooks.com

 

 

Music Themed Quiz @ Green Dragon, Church Street
Jul 6 @ 20:00
Jul
7
Fri
2017
Arcelia @ Central Hall, Back Lane
Jul 7 @ 20:00
 

ARCELIA

 

The core trio of ARCELIA  is GAVIN ALEXANDER  TERESA GALLAGHER & SIMON FOSTER   now regularly joined by MARTIN ELLIOTT on bass and PERRY WHITE on piano.                                           

Since getting together in 2012, Arcelia’s reputation for beautiful songwriting and stunning harmony has begun to spread and they now enjoy a wonderfully busy diary, with gigs such as..   support & BV’s on Chris Difford, (Squeeze) solo tour. Mark Nevin  (Fairground Attraction) Scott Matthews, Maddy Prior,  Coope Booyes & Simpson,  Mawkin,  Oysterband at venues such as Green Note, 100 Club, The Bedford, Pizza Express,Folk in the Barn.

Arcelia were asked by Mojo Magazine to record a Beatles cover track with Chris Difford. Simon’s arrangement of ‘All My Loving’ was duly recorded and featured on the August issue.

Read about it here

 

“…warm, mellow, organic and candid are just a few, but probably the best word to use is GORGEOUS” 

MRU MAGAZINE

 

 
 

 

Jul
8
Sat
2017
Meet Arcelia @ Market Place
Jul 8 @ 11:00 – 13:00

ARCELIA

The acclaimed Kent based band Arcelia will be performing their songs and giving an insight into the life of a gigging musician and songwriter.  They have very interesting back stories; Simon for instance also sings with THE FLYING PICKETS and they all work with some of the best songwriters and performers in the UK so if you have a question, don’t be shy come and ask it. If not, sit back and enjoy the music in Wymondham’s historic Market Place. They will also have albums for sale and available for CD signing.

Wymondham Youth Orchestra Summer Concert 2017 @ Wymondham Abbey
Jul 8 @ 19:30

Wymondham Youth Orchestra Summer Concert 2017

More details to follow

 

Event organised by  Wymondham Youth Music Society

Further info from: Linda White, tel. 01953 529158

Jul
9
Sun
2017
Teddy Bears’ Picnic @ Kings Head Meadow, Back Lane
Jul 9 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Two hours of musical fun for the under-fives with professional musicians and entertainers Charlotte Arculus and Hayley Moysesteddy bears' picnic 2013.

This is a great opportunity for those with young children to relax with friends and other families. Bring a picnic and rugs to sit on. Hopefully, umbrellas will only be required as sunshades!

The clubhouse bar and facilities will be available from 12-15pm  if required and there is a carvery from 1pm (to be confirmed),

Event supported by Wymondham Town Football Club

Guided Town Walk @ War Memorial
Jul 9 @ 12:00

Guided walk by by Blue Badge Guide Judy Hawkins

Find out more about our historic town

Meet at the War Memorial, Town Green

No need to book just turn up on the day

 

Massimo Radaelli Brown – harpsichord @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jul 9 @ 19:30

Massimo Radaeli Brown – harpsichord

The welcoming land – English and Italian seventeenth-century harpsichord music.

The concert will be a little exploration of the interplay of indigenous and imported Italian elements in the music of the time.from Philips to Purcell and Byrd.

 

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Jul
10
Mon
2017
Young Musicians’ Concert @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 10 @ 19:00

Our annual evening of music provided by local young musicians

Jul
11
Tue
2017
Teatime recital: Alice Godfrey – trumpet & Rob Goodrich – organ @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 11 @ 17:30

Alice Godfrey – Trumpet

find out more at www.joinencore.com/Alice-Godfrey

Rob Goodrich – Organ

Rob studied organ and singing at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Formally an alto lay clerk at Rochester Cathedral he is now Organist and Director of Music at Wymondham Abbey and Musical Director of the Hethersett Singers, Threshold Theatre Company and The Norwich and Norfolk Operatic Society.

 

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MCC & WG: Madrigals, Catches, Canons and West Gallery @ Fairland United Reformed Church
Jul 11 @ 19:30

MCC & WG:

Madrigals, Catches, Canons and West Gallery vocal music from the 17th-19th century

featuring Dolce and Spooner Row West Gallery Quire

 

Free, with retiring collection.

 

Event organised by

John Dowding

Cobweb Cottage, 42 Queens Street, Spooner Row,NR18 9JU

& Philip Aldred

 

 

Jul
12
Wed
2017
Luca Luciano in Concert @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 12 @ 19:30

 

Luca Luciano – clarinet

with piano accompaniment

find out more here  http://www.lucaluciano.com

 

Masterful Clarinet! Luca is a noted Italian clarinettist and composer who now makes his home in London, having developed an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso around the UK and overseas via recordings and concert hall appearances”
(The Musician magazine, 2008)

 

“Such a virtuoso musical performance and such joyful uplifting music I just couldn’t resist it” (Tom Robinson, BBC Radio, 2009)

 

Internationally recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to contemporary clarinet music, praised by Musical Opinion (UK’s oldest classical music magazine) for his “constantly beautiful tone”, he starts his career at a very young age and has since “established himself as the friendly face of contemporary clarinet”, according to the Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine.

His work has been described as “romantic, soulful and technically superb” and, with a repertoire that embraces more than two centuries of Western music, Luca is considered one of the most versatile musicians of his generation. Luciano has presented new works (either his compositions or music especially written/arranged for him) and rarely played music at some of the most established venues of the UK, Europe and America. He is mainly active as a solo artist presenting original projects via concerts/recitals and his experience includes TV and radio performances, master-classes and lecture-recitals, five solo albums, orchestra and chamber music.

 

Jul
13
Thu
2017
Wymondham Ukelele Group @ Wymondham Methodist Church
Jul 13 @ 13:00

wymondham ukelele groupLunchtime performance by Wymondham Ukelele Group at Wymondham Methodist Church

Music Themed Quiz @ Green Dragon, Church Street
Jul 13 @ 20:00
Robin Bibi and The Shunters @ Regal, Friarscroft Lane
Jul 13 @ 20:00

Robin Bibi – Vocals and Guitar

and The Shunters

The Shunters are the house band for the Dereham Blues Festival

Hammond

Bass – Stuart (the bmain organiser of the Dereham Blues Festival)

Drums

You can see Robin here http://www.robinbibiband.co.uk

ROBIN BIBI is one of the UK’s top blues/rock guitarists and having paid his dues working with such names as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben.E.King, The Pretty Things and Helen Shapiro, launched the Robin Bibi Band in the late 90s…

The Band’s debut album “BLUE THRASH THERAPY” was released way back in 1997 and quickly sold out leading to several re-releases. The follow up “LANGUAGE OF YOUR SOUL” was released in 2000 and immediately recieved airplay on Paul Jones’ jazz fm show “Jazz Me Blues” ..”LIVE THERAPY” the bands first live album was released in 2003 as was the Studio album “TRIBUTE TO FAST” a celebration of the songwriting artistry of Robins old friend Brian Holmes. 2006 saw the release of Robin’s acoustic solo album “FAST LIFE SONGS” which has also received critical acclaim and continues to sell well. 2009 saw the release of the bands second Live album “SWITCH ON THE LIVE” a powerful high energy album capturing the band at its most passionate, exciting and dynamic moments with some inspired musicianship. An Acoustic Live Album “FAST DREAMS COME ALIVE” recorded at the Bulls Head Barnes was released in 2010…”LIVE AT THE OVAL” , a limited edition album featuring Robin and ALAN GLEN, one of the UK’s very finest harmomica players (Ex YARDBIRDS, NINE BELOW ZERO) followed soon after…But the best is yet to come!

Jul
14
Fri
2017
Coffee time music with The Squeegees @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jul 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00

The Squeegees return by popular demand for their fourth appearance at the Festival. John and Dave are both skilled musicians and great fun. Enjoy sing-a-longs and memorable songs from the fifties, sixties and more.

This is a drop in event. Arrive any time during the session; treat yourself to a hot drink and homemade cake, enjoy the music and have a little dance.P1100603 fb

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www.thesqueegees.co.uk

 

Acoustic Night – Chris Dowding (solo), The Happy Couple, Joey Herzfeld Trio @ Green Dragon, Church Street
Jul 14 @ 20:00

Chris Dowding (solo), The Happy Couple, Joey Herzfeld Trio

We are happy to present three new bands and projects from around Norwich.

 

Chris Dowding (solo)

will be performing a short solo trumpet piece with electronics. This piece is called ‘Piano Angel’, and is dedicated to the New York pianist Craig Taborn.

 Chris Dowding is a trumpeter and workshop leader based in Norwich. He performs with the bands Natural Causes (www.naturalcauses.org.uk), Rude 2.0 (with the trombonist Annie Whitehead), and leads the Moonrise Trio.

 He has performed at Dartington, Marsden Jazz Festival, and performs regularly at the Vortex Jazz Club in London. He is working on a debut solo album, called ‘This Love’, which will hopefully be released in November 2017.

 www.chris-dowding.co.uk

 

The Happy Couple

 The Happy Couple are Judith Goodman on assorted obscure string instruments and David Ross on Jews Harp and Mouthbow. They are truly a happy couple, who first met on the bus replacement service from Mile End Tube station to Leyton 23 years ago.

 The pair recently moved from East London to live by a nature reserve in South Norfolk where they like to spend much of their time, weather permitting, playing music to the birds and trees. They have performed previously around Norfolk at Jurnets Bar and the York Tavern, both in Norwich.

 www.happycoupleisland.co.uk

 

Joey Herzfeld Trio

The Joey Herzfeld Trio are a new trio from Norwich, playing the songs of Joey Herzfeld. The line-up is: Joey Herzfeld (accordion & vocals), Chris Dowding (trumpet), George McKay

(double bass).

 All three members of the band moved (in some cases back) to Norfolk within the last few years. Joey moved from London to Norfolk in 2016, and led several bands performing his own songs, in London, including his bands Hooverville and Joey Herzfeld and his So-Called Friends.

 This trio came together in late 2016, and is an energetic trio featuring Joeys dark and comic lyrics, Georges propulsive double bass playing, and Chris’ trumpet playing. They have performed several times at both Jurnets Bar and Cactus Cafe in Norwich.

 

Event organised by Chris Dowding

 

 

 

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Happy Feet Ceilidh Band @ Market Place
Jul 15 @ 11:00 – 13:00

a bunch of professional musicians with many years of experience who will play the music whilst you dance  ( under the guidance of the Caller who has vast experience in teaching novice and more experienced dancers ) or just listen to tunes and songs if you wish.

 

see their website here

 

 

 

Wymondham Choral Society Summer Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jul 15 @ 19:30

 

Wymondham Choral SocietyWymondham Choral Society’s Summer Concert

Stainer   Crucifixion

Howard Goodall’s glorious Requiem ‘Eternal Light’

Nicola Wydenbach soprano
Matthew Pochin      tenor
Dhilan Gnanadurai  bass

 

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM:  Reeves, 2  Market Street, Wymondham, NR18 0BB

Jul
16
Sun
2017
Family concert: The He Hews @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jul 16 @ 15:00

Family concert: The He Hews

find out more at   www.thehehews.com

 

“SOPHISTICATED SILLINESS - FROM FLAPPER TO DISCO WITH A NEW ORLEANS TWIST”

“THE HE HEWS WILL MAKE YOU SMILE – OR ELSE!”

Jul
23
Sun
2017
Vintage Afternoon Tea with a 40s Theme with Music @ North Wymondham Community Hall
Jul 23 @ 14:00 – 16:30

Sunday July 23rd  2017   2.00pm-4.30pm.

at  North Wymondham Community Hall

Vintage Afternoon Tea with a 40s Theme with Music

1940s optional dress code. Tables up to 6 people

TICKETS £9 tel. 01953 600563
TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLY NOT ON THE DOOR

BRING YOUR OWN NIBBLES AND DRINK

in aid of The North Wymondham Community Hall

 

 

 

 

Organised by

NORTH WYMONDHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 266932

Contact

Norman & Helen. 01953 600563

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Real Ale Cider and Music Festival @ Green Dragon
Aug 25 @ 17:00 – Aug 28 @ 22:00

Music late afternoons & early evenings by:

Artists to be confirmed

 

 

Event organised by Green Dragon

Sep
9
Sat
2017
The Pedlar of Swaffham – a new musical @ Central Hall, Back Lane
Sep 9 @ 14:30

Saturday 9 September 2017. 2.30pm.

Central Hall, Back Lane, Wymondham.

“The Pedlar of Swaffham” A new musical by Alan Huckle.

Tickets: £10.00. Box Office Tel: 01449 781877.

More details to follow

Horizon – a tribute to The Carpenters @ North Wymondham Community Hall
Sep 9 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Sunday September 9th  2017   7.30pm-10pm.

at  North Wymondham Community Hall

Horizon – a tribute to The Carpenters

TICKETS £10  – tel. 01953 600563
TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLY NOT ON THE DOOR

BRING YOUR OWN NIBBLES AND DRINK

in aid of The North Wymondham Community Hall

 

 

 

 

Organised by

NORTH WYMONDHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 266932

Contact

Norman & Helen. 01953 600563

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Peter King in the Shadow of Elvis @ North Wymondham Community Hall
Oct 20 @ 19:30

Saturday October 20th  2017  at  7.30pm

at  North Wymondham Community Hall

Peter King in the Shadow of Elvis

TICKETS £10 – tel.  01953 600563
TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLY NOT ON THE DOOR

BRING YOUR OWN NIBBLES AND DRINK

in aid of The North Wymondham Community Hall

click here for a poster

Organised by

NORTH WYMONDHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 266932

Contact

Norman & Helen. 01953 600563

Dec
9
Sat
2017
The Busketeers – Pop, Rock and Roll @ North Wymondham Community Hall
Dec 9 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Saturday April 15th  2017   7.30pm-10pm.

at  North Wymondham Community Hall

The Busketeers – Pop, Rock and Roll

TICKETS £7.50 – tel. 01953 600563
TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLY NOT ON THE DOOR

BRING YOUR OWN NIBBLES AND DRINK

in aid of The North Wymondham Community Hall

click here for a poster

Organised by

NORTH WYMONDHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 266932

Contact

Norman & Helen. 01953 600563

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