ENTERTAINMENT

Once again a full programme of entertainment will be available for your enjoyment, starting on the Wednesday evening from 7pm and all day Thursday through Saturday. As usual it will be centred around the Victorian bandstand in the Everards Entertainment Zone. Contact Alison here

Sound throughout the festival is provided by Forefront Productions

Our thanks to them.

Victorian Bandstand

The Victoria Bandstand - image courtesy of Tim Freer

Atmospheric photo of night time session at the Bandstand

Atmospheric photo of night time session at the Bandstand - thanks to Karen Hewitt for this image from the Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival 2017

Clog Dancers

Foresters Morris Men in full swing performing ancient fertility rites! It could only happen at the Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival 2017 - many thanks to Eric Foxley for the photo!

All new 2017 Programme :

Robin Hood will be appearing between 12.30 and 17.00 during the day as part of the Trade session and the early hours of being open to the public.       

Date & Time Performer(s)
Wednesday, 11th October 2017 - 12.30 - 17.00 Robin Hood - Tim Pollard
Wednesday, 11th October 2017 - 13.30 - 14.30 Zeph Brown - Blues
Wednesday, 11th October 2017 - 15.00 - 16.30 Jake Burns - Folk
Wednesday, 11th October 2017 - 17.00 - 18.30 Lynz Crichton - Folk
Wednesday, 11th October 2017 - 19.00 - 20.30 The Fab Two - Beatles
Wednesday, 11th October 2017 - 21.30 - 23.00 Booba Dust - R&B Blues
Thursday, 12th October 2017 - 13.30 - 14.30 T.U.B.E. - Blues
Thursday, 12th October 2017 - 15.30 - 17.00 The Cluedo Club - Blues / Rock Covers
Thursday, 12th October 2017 - 18.00 - 20.00 The Last Pedestrians - Psycho Country
Thursday, 12th October 2017 - 21.00 - 23.00 The Uke Box - Pop On Ukes
Friday, 13th October 2017 - 12.00 - 14.00 Steve Pike - Juggler
Friday, 13th October 2017 - 12.00 - 13.00 Rise of the Tomahawk - Rock
Friday, 13th October 2017 - 14.00 - 15.00 Tin Alien - Blue Keyboard
Friday, 13th October 2017 - 16.00 - 17.30 Dry Pilot - Rock
Friday, 13th October 2017 - 18.30 - 20.00 Wholesome Fish - Folk
Friday, 13th October 2017 - 21.00 - 23.00 Broth4rs - Covers
Saturday, 14th October 2017 - 11.30 - 12.30 Fun Chorus - Pop Choir
Saturday, 14th October 2017 - 13.00 - 16.00 Foresters Morris Men
Saturday, 14th October 2017 - 13.30 - 15.00 Dawson Smith & the Dissenters - Blues
Saturday, 14th October 2017 - 16.00 - 17.30 SheRocks - Rock Covers
Saturday, 14th October 2017 - 18.30 - 20.00 The Bluejaks - Soul
Saturday, 14th October 2017 - 21.00 - 23.00 The Jalapenos - Rock Blues

 

Entertainer Details

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Robin Hood will be appearing between 12.30 and 17.00 during the day as part of the Trade session and the early hours of being open to the public.
13.30 – 14.30 Zeph Brown (Blues)
15.00 – 16.30 Jake Burns - Jake, is a 20 year old Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from Nottingham. Amongst his influences are Bob Dylan, Conor Oberst, Ed Sheeran, The Lumineers, Paul Simon, Shane MacGowan, Glen Hansard, James Taylor and Billy Bragg. He describes his style as Pop/Rock/Folk/Indie. @jakeburnsmusic on Facebook
17.00 – 18.30 Lynz Crichton - Lynz is a female acoustic contemporary folk artist who has adored writing music all her life, but has recently started to gather an online following of fans. She writes genuine heartfelt lyrics about life, love, and the world around her.
19.00 – 20.30 The Fab Two - The Fab Two are a highly respected and authentic Nottingham based Beatles Tribute Duo. Established now for a few years the dynamic duo have been carving their own niche around the Midlands and beyond. With almost every Beatle song in their repertoire they should be able to deal with any request you ask for. The Fab Two use no backing tracks to sing along to-everything you hear is played live. They capture the important musical aspects of the song to recreate The Beatles sound in a way, which should please most of you. As someone once said, "If you don't like The Beatles, you're not listening to it right". @thefabtwo.beatles on Facebook
21.30 – 23.00 Booba Dust – Foot-thumping, real rhythm and blues from this two piece, led by Pete Tattershall aka 'George Thunderbird' (a Blues guitarist from way back in the late sixties, touring all over the country with bands Litter and Medicine Hat). Influences come from John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, B.B.King, Robert Johnson. Google them on You Tube.

Thursday 12th October 2017

13.30 – 14.30 T.U.B.E. - "That Unusual Blues Ensemble"
T.U.B.E. rides again... The original band bit the dust a couple of years back, but now resurrected when founder member David got together with long experienced musos Ray, Pete, and Dave to “see if it would work” and discovered that it did!  Playing a powerful and eclectic mix of old style electric blues with more modern rock infused blues music, there’s something here for every lover of great , live, music. Catch the T.U.B.E. soon…  “
15.30 – 17.00 The Cluedo Club - A Timeless Covers Band from Nottingham
Featuring songs from 50's through 80's. Constantly gigging both locally and further afield they are sure to get you dancing. @thecluedoclub on Facebook
18.00 – 20.00 The Last Pedestrians - The Last Pedestrians play songs by Harry Stephenson, Wayne Evans and Phil Jackson. Harry is the main singer in the band and most of the songs are his. Harry was signed to Stiff records in the 70's with 'Plummet Airlines'. He was accompanied by Wayne then and he still is now. Phil Jackson and Beano joined in about 6 or 7 years ago and Rich started playing with the band in January 2010.
The Last Pedestrians play psycho country folk! The songs of Harry Stephenson, Wayne Evans and Phil Jackson will make you laugh, wince and dance.
21.00 – 23.00 The Uke Box - Ukulele Jukebox are from Nottingham England. They play cheeky mash up covers on Ukulele, Fiddle with occasional melody horn for good measure. @ukeboxnottingham on Facebook

Friday 13th October 2017

12.00 – 14.00 Steve Pike, our regular juggler will be performing in the Entertainment Zone
12.00 – 13.00 Rise of the Tomahawk – British Indie Band from Newark/Nottingham.
Members: Gary Bullitt, Bobby Peters, Tommo and Wako.
14.00 – 15.00 Tinalien – Tinalien, a.k.a. Andrew Williams, is a keyboard piano player singer songwriter mainly in the genre of blues, soul, funk, acid jazz. His influences include James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, Carol King, BB King, Robert Cray, Dr. John, Jools Holland, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel and many other artists. As well as a more contemporary feel experimenting with more electronic pop sounds and drum machines. Of today's artists he sites Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Ellie Goulding as influences as well as 1990's dance and chillout era with artists such as Groove Armada, Massive Attack, Fatboy Slim and other great 90's bands such as The Happy Mondays, The Charlatans, Primal Scream.
16.00 – 17.30 Dry Pilot – A three piece Rock, Progressive, band. Putting their own unique stamp on a sound centered around hard riffing, mammoth grooves served with a no-nonsense approach and a few twists and turns for good measure. @drypilot on Facebook
18.00 – 20.00 Wholesome Fish - Stalwarts of the Nottingham music scene since the mid 80's the Wholesome Fish are first and foremost a DANCE band. From pumping four and three quarters on the floor thrash Balkan punk to gentle take your partners please waltzes, they can take you to places you may never have thought one band ever could. They're not a country band or a Cajun band, a punk band or a blues band, and definitely NOT a covers band.
21.00 – 23.00 Broth4rs - A 4 piece cover band from the UK who are the best of friends (and brothers!). Originally from a small town in South Cumbria, they spent many a day listening to, and playing music in and around the pubs, clubs, fetes and festivals. Their musical taste is broad and they pride themselves on delivering a professional rendition of popular songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90's & beyond.

Saturday 14th October 2017

During the afternoon Foresters Morris Men will be performing their traditional entertainment.
11.30 – 12.30 Fun Chorus – Organised by Anna MacArthur, Fun Chorus meet at multiple sites around the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire region. Each sessions, is as it says, "fun". The emphasis is on enjoyment. New members are welcomed into the family on a pay as you attend basis. When a large number of them get together they sound amazing. Performing pop classics through all eras, feel free to sing along.
13.30 – 15.00 Dawson Smith and the Dissenters - Based in Leicester, UK for over twenty five years, Dawson Smith is originally from Abertillery, South Wales and has a well-earned reputation for fronting great bands and rocking venues all over the UK and beyond. Dawson first made his name as the frontman / songwriter of blues rockers The Healers ('90s). In 2005 Dawson put together The Dissenters with the intention of forming his dream 'road band' able to deliver the type of driving swamp blues and rootsy Americana bar room rock & roll that has always been the backdrop to Dawson's distinctive songs. Dawson & The Dissenters take you on a whirlwind trip through the best in rockin' blues and roots Americana and bring you back Breathless!'
16.00 – 17.30 SheRoKS – SheRoKS was formed in 2011 and play just for the hell of it. They play Classic Rock and Pop covers and want to prove to everyone that it's never too late to learn to play a musical instrument. They are having the time of their lives and only wish they'd done it sooner. @Sherocks2011 on Facebook
18.30 – 20.00 The Bluejaks – An eight-piece soul band based in Nottingham and playing venues in and around the East Midlands. They play classics that will get everyone on their feet.
21.00 – 23.00 The Jalapenos – Now in their 20th anniversary year, The Jalapenos, Diamond Dave, Charlie Davidson and Johnny, are keeping music alive, even if it's killing them in the process!! The band plays from the North to the South, not forgetting the East and West, blending classic 50's and 60's rock and roll with carefully selected latter-day material and self-penned rocking tracks. A Jalapenos show is a spiritual experience for anyone with a rock and roll soul – mad, wild, lots of jumping around, fun and above all some great music. https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejalapenos/
Throughout the festival sound services are provided by Forefront Productions Ltd

In 2016

Morris Men in Action

Victorian Bandstand

Thanks to Karen Hewitt and Mike Godwin for the images of the Morris Dancers and Victoria Bandstand respectively

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