Sax Music Fest '18
Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July 2018

Music Line-Up 2017

Brook Farm Residents' Association is proud to introduce an exciting mix of national and local talent to the stage at
Sax Music Fest.

Click on the images below for more information about the acts.

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2017 Fringe Events

2016 Line-up

Friday 28th July

5:30pm until 9:45pm

Aartwork

Aartwork play original fiery, liquid dance tunes with ambient vocals.

Formed out of a fiddle/guitar duo, Aartwork expanded in the last year with ambient vocals, virtuosic recorder, electric bass and jazzy drums, blending original Celtic style tunes with bluesy/jazzy shades and touches of psychedelia, creating an energetic Celtic groove. Aartwork play concerts and ceilidhs across the eastern region and beyond.

Ant MacAndrew

Ant MacAndrewFrom Newark, Nottinghamshire, Ant is a multi-instrumentalist, having played since the age of 16 and playing in various bands, now plays solo and has reworked several songs from the past into stellar tracks on his own EP released in April called "Hidden Treasures".

He is a determined live artist who has played over 2000 gigs to date! This is not just a dream it's a life goal!

Leon O'Leary

Leon O'Leary.jpgLeon O’Leary is a singer-songwriter from Benhall, Suffolk.

Just fourteen years old, he writes and plays with the depth and passion of a much older soul, his celtic origins can clearly be heard in his music, with the influences of Passenger, Foy Vance and Ben Howard echoing in his performances.

Just Jay

Just Jay.JPGAward winning performance group "Just Jay Dance" are no strangers to the stage.

Having been involved in lots of amazing shows over the last 8 years, from charity events to even working alongside well known artists such as 'Reggie n Bollie' and 'Shalamar' on their tour.

However, it is their most recent success in producing their own pop tribute show 'Poptastic' at the Ipswich Regent Theatre that has defined who they are as a troupe.

Alongside their passion for performing, Just Jay Dance also teach hundreds of children each week from ages 4-16, as well as adults in Ipswich and across Suffolk. "We're so happy to be performing a selection of songs for you today at the Sax festival! Please join in - sing along, get up and dance!"

Adult Workshops Performances

Saturday 29th July

10am until 10:15pm

The Rollin StonedRollin Stoned

The classic crowd pleasing hits and spiced with eclectic selections from the deeper recesses of Stones Album archives to satisfy the most demanding of “Buffs”, all performed with the same vibrantly authentic attack and raw energy that characterised the original Stones shows in their prime.

For those who witnessed the Stones - Brian Jones et al - in their hey day, this is a chance to revisit lost youth, for the rest of you, now’s your chance to see what all the fuss was about.

"...the nearest thing to the real article."

Handle with Care

Handle with CareHandle With Care are a local covers band who play a range of well known and popular material at pubs, clubs, weddings and dinner dances around Suffolk.

Get your dancing shoes on and dust off your vocal chords as you can expect to hear, dance to and hopefully sing along with anything from the Beatles to the Stereophonics and maybe even a little bit of Quo....(probably not the Stones this time out!), but it's definitely gonna be up tempo!

Reno and Rome

Reno and RomeHailing from Suffolk, East of England, Reno & Rome combine themes of love, euphoria and romance with infectious melodies and ethereal pop-rock.

In My Disguise

In my disguiseA 4 piece original band from Suffolk breathing new life into the world of rock music.

Taking influence from bands such as Deftones, Biffy Clyro, Audioslave and Muse to name a few, In My Disguise bring big riffs, catchy melodies and heavy groove elements for you to sink your teeth into.

With ever growing success in 2016 releasing 2 debut singles “Alive” and “Fear”, early 2017 welcomed In My Disguise to the gigging scene, along with the privilege of being invited to open the “Independent Venue Week” festival hosted by the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket.

Broken Eyes

Broken EyesBroken Eyes are a Colchester indie/rock/power pop collective with a history of acclaim.

Its members are talented musicians who’ve hailed from the likes of bands such as Echobelly and Eskimo Disco which have played concerts and festivals worldwide including Benicassim and Glastonbury.

They’re fronted by singer Pete Brame, whose extraordinary vocal talents helped him achieve TV glory as a Fame Academy finalist.

Since winning the Essex best band competition in 2014, Broken Eyes have become sought-after festival favourites with unique, original and radio-friendly songs. Likened to The Killers and Kings of Leon, Broken Eyes never fail to get the crowd rocking.

The festival arena is their spiritual home and they’ve performed at numerous events including Eight Ash Green Festival, Cosmic Puffin Festival, St Osyth Music Festival, Greystock, Brightlingsea Festival, Springfest and Bures Music Festival.

Touch of Blue

Touch of BlueTouch of Blue is a 5-piece Indie-Roots-Rock band, with a vast back-catalogue of their own original brand of classic rock which is littered with hooks, riffs and memorable and catchy choruses.

Saving Taff

Saving TaffSaving Taff are a 6 piece rock band based in Honington, Suffolk.

Formed in 2016 they play covers of classic and contemporary rock as well as their own material.

From heavy hitting hard rock to their own unique take on covers of today’s popular sounds, Saving Taff have a ‘tongue in cheek’ stage presence that you are sure to find entertaining.

Hurricane Wolves

Hurricane WolvesHurricane Wolves are a pack of like minded musician based in Saxmundham.

The three founding members Harry Christian and Jonny started writing together in the summer of 2016 and found a formula of epic power/pop/rock which led to the making of their debut e.p. "Stories of hope and loss" and with new members joining in April don't be surprised to find a bigger wolf pack.

Contestants from the 'Open Mic' event, click here for more details.

Barricade

BarricadeBarricade are a local duo who enjoy singing and writing a variety of music, including rock, indie and acoustic songs.

However, today Barricade will be treating us to something different and playing us some 1940's songs from their 'Sing As We Go!' set

Take a step back in time and enjoy some of the old tunes, 'Roll out the barrel', 'It's a long way to Tipperary', 'Lilli Marlene', 'Pack up your troubles' and many, many more!

Issac Eddy

Issac EddyIsaac Eddy is 12 years old from Beccles. He started singing at his Dad's gigs and karaokes on holidays when he was 7. Isaac plays piano and is now working towards grade 3, he also plays percussion in his Dads band 'Mark Anthony and The Funky Stuff' playing at weddings, parties and other outdoor festivals.

Isaac is a keen rugby player for Southwold and has been with the club for 5 years where he raised £200 singing at there christmas party to raise money for their tour to Coventry.

Megan Emily

MeganPreviously a Saxundham resident and Free School student, Megan has been singing since the age of 10. She took part in the Sax Music Fest workshops in 2014 and 2015 and performed on the stage at both events.

Since moving back to her home town of Chelmsford in 2015 she has continued singing and was a finalist at “Chelmsford's Got Talent” and performed at the Chelmsford Ideas Festival.

She was a regional finalist at the national OpenMic UK competition at the end of last year and her performance there saw her invited to join an artist development programme at Charthouse Music in London.

She is currently writing and recording with them and gaining confidence in all aspects of the music industry.

Children's Workshop Performances