Thursday & Friday Evening Entertainment
Cornell Daley – Cornell’s main influences are Soul, Funk and Motown, he has been singing and playing guitar for 20 years. Played drums in a soul band, 16 Days, for almost 15 years, runs monthly open mic nights locally providing a platform for artists regardless of age, style, influence or ability. Cornell loves attending gigs as much as playing them, supporting live music is a very important part of his life. An ever present at our beer festival, the first name on our set list and always happy to entertain us.
Frankie Goes to Hoddywood – The band that have changed their musical style more often than Bowie. Starting as a folk duo they moved to be a ukulele-based band when they appeared at our last festival. This year Frankie, Rick (Hoddy), Gerard and Tony will be playing sounds from the 70s, 80s with a few more modern tunes thrown in for good measure.
Neon Dice – If you think you remember the drummer, Steve, he was at our last festival when he was a last-minute dep for Sawdust. Now with Gary on vocals, Mike on guitars and Andy on bass he’s back with his own band. Get ready for a set full of rock dance tunes from the 60s right up to date, from The Small Faces to The Stereophonics and Cream to The Coral. Get ready to rock the night away.
Saturday Afternoon and Evening Entertainment
Melody Reed – Although an experienced performer Melody appears for the first time at our festival. Melody has an infectious love of music and runs classes throughout the area especially classes for young people at Yeadon Town Hall giving them a love for music and increasing their self-confidence.
Today she brings her easy listening sounds to our stage along with her bass player, Sean Hodgson.
Megan Swanepoel – A new performer to the festival for this year, 17-year-old Megan comes to us from Denholme. She has been performing since she was 14 but the last year has been difficult due to the pandemic and she has just got back to gigging. Megan is about to start her second year at Leeds City College where she studies music Performance.
The Resistance – A local upbeat rock band that answers the question, ‘What do you get when you get when you add an awesome young singer to a bunch of old rockers?’ With a classic set up of 2 guitarists, bass, drums and keys the music ranges from AC/DC to modern punk. The perfect way to end the night