FAB Festival Fringe events
Friday 13th June
(notes by Dave Thompson)
(notes by Dave Thompson)
4pm White Bear (lounge)
Fresh from gigs home `in the North', they comprise three very
talented musicians to provide the perfect festival opening at this
popular town centre venue.
7pm Boars Head (upstairs)
A social night for boat enthusiasts and like-minded people- with
entertainment` provided by the one (and only) Bernard Cromarty.
£5 supper must be ordered in advance, direct from the venue
7pm Kings Lock (canal side stage)
Clutching at Straws
Now a full-time four-piece band. A pleasure to welcome back on their
third consecutive visit, for the Kings Lock opening night at the
festival. Welcome to Dean and crew at this popular canal-side
venue, hosting a packed weekend of FREE entertainment
7pm Middlewich Narrowboats
Kathryn Wheel + Skiffle Show
Kathryn Wheel gigs are always enjoyable, fronted by Sarah, belting
it out alongside the bearded, wisened, seasoned performers.
The Skiffle Show are DH Lawrence & Co- a brief busk here last year
and they`re back for more! Great fun at the Boatyard
Undercover + Pastry Shoes
Still from Holmes Chapel, Crewe, & Stoke, Undercover play a (very)
lively set of here/now covers. Pastry Shoes play with a smile and a
wink, and their Jazz n` Swing music never fails to entertain. Often
seen supporting local music including the Narrowboat`s Open Mike
Night on 2nd Thursday each month - new singers always welcome.
7pm White Bear- (Courtyard)
The DH Lawrence Skiffle Show
DH Lawrence & Co bring their fun-time skiffle to open the Courtyard
Stage (rear of the pub) in style on the venue`s opening night
7pm White Bear- (festival club)
Celtic Music Session
Early start maybe- but with joint hosts NE3Folk and Watchtone, this
is one music session you don`t want to miss. Sublime airs plus jigs
and reels a-plenty. Musicians most welcome or sit back and enjoy
8pm Boars Head (lounge)-
Earl of Stamford host the annual `Welcome to Middlewich` session,
making the most of this fabulous Robinsons` hostelry, often spilling
into the dining room and beer garden. Musicians always welcome
8pm Big Lock-
The Red-Head Band
Fantastic live band `the Red-Heads evolved from Winsford`s vibrant
music culture, much of which comes from the Red Lion- in Winsford!
Awesome lead guitar by Trish Watt with guest vocalist Krystal and
driving rhythm led by the one and only Golty
8pm Cheshire Cheese-
The John Collins Band
Describe themselves as alternative pop rock covering artist such as
REM, Duran Duran, Rod Stewart, Pink, The Beatles, Greenday,
Dandy Warhols, The Rolling Stones etc
8pm Kings Lock (concert marquee)-
Shamus Oblivion & The Megadeath Morris Men
to give them their full title! First-time visit for these Nottingham based
Celtic Rockers, sure to win new fans with their go-get-'em stage show
8pm Newton Brewery-
Billy Martin + Hayley Strangelove
Country-rocker Billy Martin comes highly recommended and with
Hayley rounding off the night it should be a great opener on the
canal-side at `The Newton`
8pm White Horse-
-`the best Northern Soul singer for miles!
Enjoy outdoor music garden and a warm welcome
at the White Horse on their opening night of the festival
8pm White Bear- (Courtyard)
Acoustak + Hat Fitz & Cara
Acoustak play a mix of country/blues/folk- firm favourites of the
festival and rightly so, and busy supporting the local music scene.
Hat Fitz & Cara make a very welcome return following their
astounding debut here in 2012 when they blew everyone away!
Here for one night only on their European Tour
7.30pm Middlewich Royal British Legion Club
Bearfoot + Bitter & Twisted + Jonathan TarpleeFirst night at the festival, Cheshire Folk brings you a full nights music to make merry to!
Jonathan Tarplee 7.30pm Singer songwriter famous with the band the Blue Yellows
Bitter and Twisted 8.15pm Liz's band, folkie, country, blues and banter withLizzie Rosenfield, Eddie Fendertelecaster Ogle Sean Boyle and David Giles.
And to really put you on your feet and encourage you to drink the Legions best beer for the rest of the night, the Mighty BEARFOOT! BearFoot Livethe greatest and most sought after pub bands on the Stoke and Cheshire scene with their drinking songs, blues, soul and a smattering of folk. Eddie now plays with the band and can be seen jumping on the tables and rocking it out with the great Joey Preece. Welcome back to MFAB Bearfoot!!
This is a FREE concert! No tickets required!
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