PBF Live Bands
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PBF Live Music 2017

Wednesday 23rd August
Vinyl Nite
Rob Gair has been appearing at club nights all over Peterborough under the name 'The Whole Point' playing the very best 60s Mod, Ska, Motown and Northern Soul on vinyl. Here for the attendees at the Peterborough Beer Festival 2017 along with his usual blend he will be playing an eclectic mix of well known classic pop from the last 55 years along with some rarely heard but definite gems all on lovely vinyl only.
from around 8:00 pm

Thursday 24th August
Ouse Valley Singles Club
If you are not familiar with The Ouse Valley Singles Club or have yet to catch their live show then you are in for a treat. They are one of the most original outfits currently doing the live circuit. Hailing from the historical market town of Bedford The OVSC are Tim Barron (Compare/Vocalist/Ukulele), Amy Martell(vocals/Bass), Uncle Sam(vocals/toasting/Washboard), Jim Morton(Snare) and sometimes member Neil Whittington (guitar). They have gigged almost every weekend over the last two years honing their craft and cementing their place as East Anglia’s Number 1 comedy skiffle band, building a massive following of loyal fans as they go.
Heavily influenced by the sounds & traditions of 1950’s Skiffle, they combine this long forgotten genre with the energy of Punk, whilst occasionally dropping some Rub n dub reggae urban flavours into the mix and then layering this with hilarious Folk-like story-telling, often crossing the parameters of what is deemed to be politically correct. They put on a fantastic live show that gives a hysterical observational account of every day tales of woe with a razor sharp observational narrative whilst rocking the crowds with their infectious earworms at the same time.
from around 9:00 pm

Thursday 24th August
Tom Wright Band
Tom Wright is a 21 year old, British Singer-Songwriter, and and has just released his debut album. Brought up with rock and roll music, his songs delve into the creative, story-telling element of country music, with the guitar-heavy drive of classic rock anthems. Tom has performed with a number of various people, across the UK and Europe, such as Tom Chaplin (Keane), Don Felder (The Eagles), The Feeling, Ronan Keating and Huey Lewis. Alongside playing for other artists, Tom has been promoting his own album at various festivals with his band.
from around 7:30pm

Friday 25th August
Formed in 2003 Retrolux are Dave Colton (Bass / Vocals), Ian Graham (Guitar/Vocals), Chris Goodwin (Harmonica/Vocals) and drummer Thorin ‘Fozzie’ Dixon. From their first headline set at the festival in 2006 and another support slot to Letz Zep in 2011, the band have built a large loyal local following playing classic rock that’s slightly outside the usual pub rock set list. The audience can expect to hear the band indulge in playing their favourite Zeppelin tracks plus songs by The Who, David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Foo Fighters, ZZ Top, Frank Zappa, The Doobie Brothers and many others.
from around 9:30 pm

Friday 25th August
Revolver are well known for their highly energetic stage performances of many of the biggest indie anthems from the likes of Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs, Stereophonics, Killers, Feeder, U2, along with up to date pop from Walk the Moon, classics from The Jam, The Police, Erasure and quirky stuff like Wheatus and Scouting for Girls. Revolver are a very visual band managing to engage the audience from the word go and make any event belong to the audience as much as the band. Don’t be surprised to see frontman Nok bring his Geordie charm into the crowd and get the less shy joining in. Nok and Mark Delaine Smith (former member of the UKs top Oasis tribute) started the band in 2013 and along with the explosive Danny Hunt on guitar and Dan Spence on drums whichever one of the four you watch there’s always something going on. If you like the big indie numbers (Revolver were chosen as the support act to Scouting for Girls in 2016) and you like it bursting with energy and performance with ripping riffs and full on vocal harmonies then you will have a top night and join the many others who have become part of the large Revolver family.
from around 8:00 pm

Friday 25th August
Palmerston Ukelele Band
This is a bunch of guys and gals from the Palmerston Arms who just formed up for a bit of fun and have gone from strength to strength. No beer festival, large or small, is complete without a performance from this multi-talented outfit with their unique and entertaining style of sing along favourites.
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Saturday 26th August
Motor City Vipers
There has always been a strong soul-scene within Peterborough and the surrounding area. Very few weekends go by without a retro-soul night being hosted by one or more of our top home-grown soul DJs – so it’s no surprise that the city has given rise to one of the UKs most respected soul bands. Since 2009, Motor City Vipers have gained themselves a reputation as one of the UKs top soul acts, having supported artists as diverse as Geno Washington, Neville Staple, The Blockheads and Kiki Dee. Their electrifying 9-piece line-up is guaranteed to have you dancing and singing to some of the 60s and 70s most iconic Motown and Northern Soul floor-fillers by the likes of Otis Redding and Wilson Picket, through to The Temptations, The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas and Stevie Wonder. It’s been five years since we first saw ‘The Vipers’ at Peterborough Beer Festival to celebrate our 35th Anniversary, so we’re delighted to have them back to help bring our 40th beer festival to a rousing and spectacular finale.
from around 9:30 pm

Saturday 26th August
Ramshackle Serenade
The finest"Swingabilly" music around. Rock'n'Roll with a twist. A four piece band comprising Cool Vocals, Rockin Gretsch Guitar, Thumping Blues Bass and Legendary Drumming! Ramshackle Serenade were formed in Peterborough in 2011 and have played in venues and at festivals up and down the country. They never fail to get the audience jumping, clapping, stamping, kazooing and singing along with their original "Ramshackled" takes on classic tracks plus their own material. They have shared the bill with Johnny Marr, Frank Turner, The Selector, Fun Loving Criminals, Jools Holland and his Orchestra, Bad Manners, Squeeze and lots more besides. Ramshackle Serenade are very pleased to be playing the 40th Peterborough Beer Festival and looking forward to some serious fun.
from around 8:00 pm

Saturday 26th August
All Shook Up
All shook up was formed in late 2015, when Luke Allport (of The Replicas) decided he wanted to form a Rock ‘n’ Roll band, with a main focus on 50s Sun records tracks, mainly Elvis, but since then the set has grown to include a number of rocking tracks, with just a few from the 60s as well! The band are certainly no Elvis impersonator, and just want to play the classic Elvis tracks that made him the King! The band is very fortunate to have Peter Ravenhill, one of Peterborough’s youngest and brightest guitar talents strumming out those classic Scotty Moore riffs, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. The band’s backline are Chris Dunn on bass guitar, and Nigel Taylor on drums! In 2016, to get the full sound of the Elvis recordings Rambo Hearts and Mark Rowlands, joined the band, and provide backing harmonies reminiscent of The Jordanairres!
from 5:00 pm

Saturday 26th August
The Fedz
The Fedz are an exciting 5-piece 60's soul band with a versatile line up of Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass & Drums.
Hailing from Peterborough, they offer a sharp stage image with a wide repertoire of songs with a 60's soul vibe to ensure audiences hit the dance floor early and stay there from start to finish! ‘The Fedz' deliver a great set featuring hits from Spencer Davis, The Who, Otis Redding, The Commitments, Wilson Pickett and of course, Jake & Elwood Blues a.k.a. 'The Blues Brothers'. Formed 4-years ago and have built our reputation steadily across the City and Region since that time to become one of Peterborough’s premier live acts, delivering a memorable show with top vocals and a great rapport with our audiences.
from 4:00 pm

Saturday 26th August
The Chris Watson Band
The Chris Watson Band is an exciting and unique blend of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk and World music.
from 3:00pm

Saturday 26th August
Band of Tramps
'Band of Tramps' are an original classic British blues rock trio. Featuring blues heavyweight, 'Jimi Whitewolf' on guitar and vocals; the legendary 'Johnny Two Feathers' on drums and probably the best blues rock bass player on the planet, Jay Jay. 'Hendrix', Band of Gypsys meets the fluid power of early 'Trower', with 'Rodgers', 'Winwood' vocals. “A pile driver of accomplished original material” Record Collector “Excellent Original compositions, powerful vocals, rippling guitar work” Blues in Britain “Guitar heaven” Get Ready to Rock
from 2:00 pm
Dec 2019

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