Events

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

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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

 

 

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

Groovapolitan was formed when bass player Dario Salvi and drummer Chris Griggs got together to 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.

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

 

Jul
1
Sat
2017
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 five free Wymondham Market Place events from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays: June 3, 10 and 24 and July 1, and 8.

 

 

 

Jul
2
Sun
2017
The Vagaband @ Regal, Friarscroft Lane
Jul 2 @ 19:30

The Vagaband is an up to eight-piece band based in Norfolk. Among the instruments they play are fiddle, mandolin, pedal-steel guitar, clarinet, flügelhorn, banjo, squeezebox and piano. They play original song-based roots music; a soulful mix between Americana, blues, jazz and rock.

http://www.thevagaband.co.uk

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

Supported by Lucas Hickman Smith

Jul
4
Tue
2017
Music Lecture: Peter Turrell – Guitarist and Luthier @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jul 4 @ 19:30

Peter Turrell – Guitarist and Luthier

Peter will play a musical programme that spans the past 500 years of stringed instrument history. From early renaissance lute music, through to baroque and romantic period tunes, as well as some modern classical and flamenco music.

Light refreshments served

Retiring collection

 

Supported by The Madeline Storey Trust and Rotary Club of Wymondham

 

Jul
13
Thu
2017
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 main 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
15
Sat
2017
Happy Feet Ceilidh Band @ Baptist Church
Jul 15 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Happy Feet Ceilidh Band is a group of professional musicians with many years of experience who will play the music while you dance under the guidance of a
very experienced caller, or just listen to the tunes and songs.

see their website here

 

 

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