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.


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Arcelia @ Central Hall, Back Lane
Jul 7 @ 20:00

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 and  Oysterband at venues such as Green Note, 100 Club, The Bedford, and Folk in the Barn.

Arcelia was asked by Mojo Magazine to record a Beatles cover track with Chris Difford. Simon’s arrangement of ‘All My Loving’ was duly recorded. Read about it here

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


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


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.

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