PBF Live Bands
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PBF Live Music 2019

Tuesday 20th August
Open Mic with Stacey
With the popularity of Open Mic evenings ever increasing around pubs in the Peterborough area, this has now become a regular feature of PBF. We simply have to give another opportunity to some of our less well known individuals to show off their unique talents on the Beer Festival stage. This event will again be hosted by Stacey, so if you would like the opportunity to appear, do please contact her IN ADVANCE to register your interest. Stacey can be reached here: Stacey's Email or PM her on Facebook:
7.30 onwards

Wednesday 21st August
Ramshackle Serenade
What started out as a bit of fun in the kitchen and has gone from strength to strength! Ramshackle Serenade are a four piece, a three piece, sometimes a duo or a five piece band (or more if the mood takes us). Performing the finest “Swingabilly” music around, Ramshackle Serenade have a happy vibe playing Rock and Roll with a twist. Songs are given the Ramshackle treatment much to the enjoyment of many and especially their happy band of followers, The Serenaders. With cool vocals, Rockin’ Gretsch Guitar, Thumping Blues Bass, Legendary Drumming and the odd tambourine, harmonica, or kazoo all thrown into the pot for good measure. Ramshackle Serenade have played in venues and at festivals up and down the country and love to get the audience jumping, clapping, stamping, kazooing and singing with their ‘Ramshackled” take on classic tracks plus their own original material. They have shared the bill with some amazing acts over the years including the likes of Johnny Marr, Frank Turner, The Selector, Fun Loving Criminals, Jools Holland and his Orchestra, Bad Manners, Squeeze and lots more besides. Ramshackle Serenade ….. a superb live band who are seriously fun!
On stage from around 8.00pm

Thursday 22nd August
Velocity are a fresh and high energy punk, indie and classic rock influenced power trio from Peterborough. Delivering classic and modern covers as well as their own material they never fail to excite. Velocity will be performing at Peterborough Beer Festival 2019 on the main stage on Thursday 22nd August from 7.30pm, with a huge show planned and for the first time ever in the history of the band in Peterborough we will be performing as a four piece! Expect scenes like you have never seen before folks!!
On Stage around 7.30 pm

Thursday 22nd 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, if not the, most original outfits currently playing the live circuit. Influenced by the long forgotten sounds & traditions of 1950’s Skiffle (Google it) they combine this sound with the energy of Punk and the swing of Rock and Roll, whilst occasionally dropping some Reggae flavour into the mix. Then layering this with hilarious Folk-like story-telling, often crossing the parameters of what is deemed to be politically correct but keeping it very tongue in cheek. In doing this, they have created a truly original & highly entertaining sound that has been dubbed “New Wave Skiffle” and they have been described as ‘George Formby meets The Clash’ where Vaudeville music Hall meets Working Men’s club. ‘The scourge of the Metropolitan Liberal Elite’ TOVSC put on a 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 ear-worms. Highlights of their musical journey came when they supported luminaries Chas and Dave on their 2014 tour, warmed up for Sir Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats in the main arena at the Great British Alternative Music Weekender at Butlins Skegness as well as providing warm up for the likes of Pete Docherty, The Wonderstuff and the poetical musical comedy genius KATG. Clearly illustrating their flexibility and appeal to audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds going down a storm and building their following at every gig they play.
On Stage around 9pm

Friday 23rd August
Cap'n Rasty's Big Time Charlies
We’ll abandon ship or abandon hope, one or the other!!!! It’s that olde threadbare buccaneer Cap’n Rasty with his nefarious crew of scurvy dogs! Now featuring half of “The League of Mentalmen” with the press ganging of Mickey 9 Tails on guitar joining Droney Monotoney on bass and Harry Guantanamo on drums. This 4 piece energetic pop, punk, pirate band will kick off Friday evening murdering love songs for the lost ‘n’ lonely so……. Take what ya can!!!! Give nothing back!!!!
On Stage around 7.30 pm

Friday 23rd August
Let There B/DC
What makes AC/DC such an exciting, pulse pounding band and how do we recreate the fire of their live performances? That’s the main question we asked ourselves when we fired up the rock and roll train that was to become LET THERE B/DC in February 2011. Our current five man line-up have had AC/DC running through their veins since childhood and our passion for the music injects the venom into every show that we play. We deliver all the favourites such as Highway to Hell, Whole Lotta Rosie and Thunderstruck together with rare and seldom heard album tracks such as Walk All Over You, Soul Stripper and Kicked in The Teeth and many, many more. With our 3 original members consisting of Neil (Malcolm Young/Guitar), Paddy (Phil Rudd/Drums) and Steve (Cliff Williams/Bass) making up the ‘engine room’, it gives our (Angus Young/Guitar) Dave and (Brian Johnson/Bon Scott/Vocals) Andrew room to really fly and take our show to a whole new level. We pride ourselves on never usually playing the same set list twice, so you never know what you might hear! Whether you’ve been a fan from the very beginning or never seen us live before, we hope to see you all down the front. Are You Ready For A Good Time?
On Stage around 9pm

Saturday 24th August
Matt Howard
Talented local singer/songwriter
On Stage around 2.00

Saturday 24th August
Stacey Lowth
Stacey is a Peterborough based solo guitarist/singer, open mic host and entertainer at a young (ish) folks facility. Stacey’s repertoire covers a variety of genres and her influences include Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Dolores, Kate Rusby and many more. To quote…”I'm very passionate about music and how it makes folk feel”.
On Stage around 3.00

Saturday 24th August
23 Reasons
With a diverse, genre spanning repertoire, 23Reasons are a three piece band playing songs you know and love, but with an acoustic twist. Forming in 2017, with Scott - Vocals & Guitar, Simon – Guitar and Otto - Percussion they have played regularly in the Grantham and Peterborough area; building a strong reputation, they are well known for their unique sound and style.
On Stage around 4.00

Saturday 24th August
Ant MacAndrew
All the way from Newark, Lincs, Ant is an amazing solo performer with the power of a band. For fans of Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, the Script, comes one of the most hard working touring musicians in the world. If you're looking for the catchy chorus, the hook, the magic - Ant Macandrew is the one!
On Stage around 5:00

Saturday 24th August
The Contacts
In just two years The Contacts have established themselves as a very popular Soul Band, not just in Peterborough, but nationwide! Luke Allport, Chris Dunn & Les Wheeler, formed the band with the idea of bringing a select mix of upbeat Motown & Northern Soul to audiences that really wanted to dance! They were soon joined by Rachel Mizon on vocals and Cam Logan on keyboards, all having played together in projects in one form or another. The band has gone from strength to strength regularly playing sold out gigs at all the popular music venues of Peterborough. In late 2018 the very talented Gemma McDowell joined the band as lead female vocalist when she returned to the UK. Gemma has rapidly become the star of the show, sharing the lead vocals with Luke, and injecting a real sparkle into the gigs. The band has a lively varied repertoire and you will know that the audience will be dancing along from the very first song. Listening carefully their set it grows beyond that of Motown, but stays within the comfort zone of the genre. The Contacts provide a stunning set of musical entertainment, are an act not to be missed and looking forward to entertaining you at Peterborough Beer Festival 2019.
On Stage around 7.30 pm

Saturday 24th August
2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of the seminal Blur album, Parklife which was to feature in the UK Albums Chart for a massive 90 weeks and came to define the emerging Britpop scene in 1994. What better way to celebrate this anniversary than to have the amazing Blurd closing this year’s Beer Festival. Blurd is the UK's longest-running and most authentic tribute to Britpop legends Blur. Together since 2006, Blurd has performed as far afield as the Dublin Academy and the Isle of Wight Festival. Their approach is simple; to sound like and to look like Blur, and thousands of music lovers, festival-goers, and fans of Blur testify that they do just that! The last few years have been manic for the band, headlining stages at the Isle of Wight Festival and London’s O2, appearing at festivals alongside acts such as The Farm, Inspiral Carpets, The Happy Mondays, Cast, Lightning Seeds, Primal Scream, The Charlatans and more, as well as frequenting many university events and being asked to appear in a BBC documentary and a film about the rise of Britpop!
On Stage around 9pm
Dec 2019

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