Brook Farm Residents' Association are proud to introduce an exciting mix of UK and local talent to the stage at Sax Music Fest.
Wayne Bavin will be introducing the acts at Sax Music Fest Saturday 23rd July 2016
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5pm until 10:15pm
Thunderous and tender in equal measure, with a passion to charge your soul from, Woven violin amongst harmony swells, atmosphere and rolling drums. unique, driving and intricate. Regular Local BBC Radio performers described as "the East's answer to Seth Lakeman", “Live & Unsigned” national O2 finalists, Playfest headliners.
Compared to Bombay Bicycle Club, Mumford & Sons (by Sony UK), credited with helping to popularise modern folk music (Future Music), and appreciated personally by Kate Bush.
Nottingham born, Norwich based, singer / songwriter, Grant Ley, is quickly becoming a frequently spotted name around the UK. His story telling and true to the heart approach is what draws his crowd, delivering captivating songs that are easily relatable to a wide audience.
Grant’s success has seen him hit number 15 in the UK iTunes singer/songwriter chart with his debut album, Chapters, as well as completing a headline tour of Brazil towards the end of 2015, not long after supporting chart topping, Jamie Lawson. “Another highly talented acoustic musician from East Anglia” – Bury Spy
“Grant Ley is a big deal” – BBC Introducing Grant Ley
We are East Anglia's biggest community choir of around 250 singers.
We tackle all sorts of musical styles, the majority being music arranged especially for the Rabble that you won't have heard elsewhere.
10am until 11pm
Leon was the star of last year’s workshops and returns to entertain us again.
Leon performed at Sax Music Fest in 2015, after a short period of lessons with guitar coach Richard Deyn, this proved to be the confidence builder he required and he is now hooked on the feeling of being on stage.
Recently winning best Acoustic Artist and Best Overall Artist at the Battle of the Bands at Trinity Park, Ipswich and judged by music industry professionals Cenzo Townshend, Martin Warden and Wayne from Town 102, he hopes to perform at more festivals in the future.
The Thinking Men are made up of Johnny Raspin (lead guitar and vocals), Ronnie Smith (guitar), Sarah Taline Raspin (keyboards), Matt Rowe (drums), and Duncan Samwell (Double bass).
Influenced by Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Doors amongst others
The Thinking Men have created a unique sound - something that harks back to 50’s Rock, Blues, Country and Folk but with a contemporary, modern feel. With a nod and a wink to yesteryear, their music is built upon the hooks and melodies which make songs special and memorable.
The Thinking Men were Crowned Future Radio NEXT BIG THING 2013 WINNERS!
We’re a four-piece from Suffolk/Essex writing original songs that fuse the very best of Funk, Soul, Rock and Blues influences.
Originally the brain-child of guitarist Louis Davey, the band grew to include Dan Gallagher (vocalist), Steph Taylor (bassist) and Chris Aarosin (drummer). We are now signed to FLICKNIFE RECORDS and our first EP will be out in 2016.
"Eat My Pop!" are a unique acoustic trio based in Woodbridge, Suffolk that would suit any party, festival or venue etc.
This is a very different sound that covers songs that wouldn't usually be covered acoustically such as recent drum and bass songs and club tunes, it also includes all eras of pop ranging from artists such as Rudimental, Disclosure, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, David Bowie etc and even styles such as rock and roll.
Hot Tramp are a contemporary Blues Rock n' Roll three piece band based in the South East of England. The members of the band all grew up playing live music together and formed Hot Tramp in 2013 with a view to go back to basics and the roots of what got them into playing music.
Drawing inspiration from the great electric Blues bands of the 60's as well as adding a touch of soulful R&B Hot Tramp’s ethos is not to reinvent the wheel but rather to keep it rolling!
Handle With Care, Steve, Paul, Chris and Jake, are a local covers band. We play a range of venues to a wide mix of audiences.
We try to ensure that within our set there will be something for everyone…in fact we judge new material added to our set by how many people we can see singing along!
So hopefully we can exactly the same for the Sax music festival audience!
Local alt-rock 4-piece "Strike The Sun" are made up of Louise Brett (Vocals), Mark Fisher (Guitar), Alex Harrison (Bass) and Craig Shimmon (Drums).
The band formed in late 2015 and have since self recorded and produced their debut EP which is available on their band camp page
Focused on playing as many shows and having as much fun as they can these guys put on an energetic performance that will get you moving!
Mellivora are a local 3-piece cover band made up of Harry Sore on vocals and bass guitar, Kyle Jones on drums and Daniel Parry on Guitar.
Having been together for roughly a year, they have performed in local pubs, clubs and fetes, performing a wide variety of genres and artists including Jimi Hendrix, Reef, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, The Black Keys and more.
Misprinted Lines are a young pop-punk trio, consisting of vocalist and bassist Harry Dedhar, guitarist and vocalist Ryan Austin, and drummer Toby Osment.
Long-term friends from Suffolk, the group takes inspiration from bands such as The 1975, All Time Low and A Day To Remember, and the members share the dream of performing as a band full time.
With many high-profile performances under their belt, including the Ipswich Regent Theatre and Music In The Park Festival, Misprinted Lines know how to put on a show, performing both covers and originals taken from their EPs 'Breathe In' and 'Better Days'. If you're a fan of anything from indie to pop to punk, Misprinted Lines is the band for you.
Nobody's Perfect is a Saxmundham based band, comprising both disabled and able-bodied musicians, most of whom live or work at Byways, Rendham Road.
The exceptions are keyboard player Mark Conquer, from Stowmarket where the band originally practised, and the bass player, Vernon - father of one of the singers.
Nobody's Perfect plays mainly covers, with a couple of numbers written by band members, and perform a wide range of pop and rock music at local gigs.