The 2017 Festival week will be fuller and more fun than ever before – every night of the week guaranteed!
Classical, Opera, Jazz, folk, rock, film …. we have it all …
A whole range of acoustic music events will be hosted by The Ship, Grounded, The Old Bank, The Space, St John’s Church and The Old Manor House Hotel.
And most of this is free! We will ask for donations and our organisers need them.
Where tickets are required please use the online community booking facility at www.keynshamtickets.co.uk
Previously some poor souls managed to get to every event. We’ve tried to make that impossible! But if you do – and can prove it beyond doubt … we’ll find a star prize for you!
Full details for the 2017 festival week coming soon!
PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want. These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music – and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this.
For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068 4828
Film | Monday 26th June | 2.30pm | Somerdale Pavilion |
With the help of Keynsham Local History Society, the St Monica Trust, and Aquaterra, we have teamed up to present a nostalgic afternoon tea, at the Somerdale Pavilion, with a visual collection, set to appropriate music, of old Keynsham.
Do join us to rekindle those memories, or to see what it used to be like ….
This is a free event for the public thanks to the partnership with those above.
If you would to join us but have transport problems please telephone the office 0117 9868683, or email email@example.com
Not long back from a tour of Australia, with a 5 night run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and a new album just about ready; its been a busy year for Gavin.
Echo Bridge features a new collection of songs that may or not be about Keynsham and recent social and political happenings. We hope he will perform opening track “Starzeks”!
Possibly our best kept local secret, Gavin’s wit, humour and self-effacing pathos of delivery and magical story telling is very much appreciated in high places, and it’s surely time that the Keynsham audience had a chance to appreciate too, and enjoy an evening with of intimate listening in The Ship.
Gavin will perform with his sidekick, Saltford’s Johnny H, and will present his preferred support acts too.
Soul Shakers sees Keynsham’s own soul jazz songstress and ChoirJam founder, Emma Hutchinson, teaming up with Bath vocalist James Lambeth and a top class band to serve up a scorching set showcasing the iconic soul duets of the past 50 years, including classics like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Private Number”, “Back To Black” and “Until You Come Back To Me”, as well as some of Emma’s original songs.
Emma Hutchinson: Versatile singer/songwriter/guitarist/choir director Emma Hutchinson began her musical career singing backup vocals in soul and funk cover bands while working her day-job as an export manager. Her fascination with accapella music led to the formation of Thrush, an all-girl accapella group performing her satirical and politicised songs with titles like “The Green Shoots Of Recovery”, “Women On Their Way To Work” and the environmental plea “Give A Voice To The Voiceless.” The success of Thrush led to her joining semi-professional accapella group Sweet Soul Sisters as a songwriter/vocalist. Live concerts, international radio & TV appearances and the popular Freshly Squeezed CD followed.
In 1995 Emma moved to Hollywood. There she taught herself jazz guitar and played through jazz real books to rediscover the repertoire associated with her father, jazz and cabaret singer-pianist “Hutch”. With her new-found musical knowledge she began writing again and composed many of the soul-jazz songs which were to appear on her debut CD Hummingbirds (2003). Returning to the UK in 2000, Emma became a full-time musician and formed a jazz quintet, blues band and groove trio, gigging around the UK. In 2004 she collaborated with pianist Gary Bamford to produce the VoxPop Vocal Warm-Ups & Workouts for Contemporary Singers CD, a vocal exercise resource for students and teachers. Her second CD, Let Me Be Me, was released in 2005. Her third album, Coming Home, was released in 2015.
In 2011 Emma founded ChoirJam, a pop choir for adults based in Keynsham. Her new project, Turn It UP, a youth choir for 12-17 year olds, will be launched in September 2017.
James Lambeth: James Lambeth has been working in the UK as a singer and actor for 17 years. Having moved to Bath from Oklahoma, James found work in a variety of music genres (soul, blues, jazz, rock and ska punk) while completing a music degree at Bath Spa University. With no less than 7 different bands to keep him busy, he is also spending this summer preparing for his 6th Edinburgh Fringe Festival show at the Jazz Bar this August.
Soul Shakers band: Ruth Hammond: keyboards, Jerry Crozier-Cole: guitar, Steve Hall: bass, Eddie John: drums
Tickets: online £10 from keynshamtickets £12 on door
A night of pure talent bought to you by the organisers of Keynsham Music Festival’s, Abbey Stage! See a fine selection of some of the festival Sunday’s best performers in a small, stripped back and intimate environment.
Performers for this years ‘Acoustic Treatment’ include stripped back sets from the likes of Keynsham’s own Stone Cold Fiction, Joe Carreyett and Kevin and the Destroyers hailing from Wells!
See more details at Sunday’s Abbey Stage listings
One of the most pleasant of Festival events, an evening in glorious sunshine listening to talented singers performing a selection of Opera’s greatest hits.
This year we will be presenting performers new to the Festival: we are proud to host members of Bristol’s Opera in a Box Company. They will include pieces from their recent production of The Marriage of Figaro as well as other favourites.
Join us by the Park Cafe where there will be seating cover, and refreshments. You are welcome to bring chairs and picnic provisions too.
This is a free event, but we will be requesting the usual donations
Another excellent evening in Pomegranate with a substantial buffet of genuine Kurdish food from the Middle Mediterranean and excellently prepared – accompanied by live music from the same region.
Welcome back to the amazing Nasrudin the best middle eastern local band, with much more too.
And will there be dancing? We hope so.
The idea blend of this years Festival themes: quality Music, quality Food and Dancing!
Doors open: 6.30 Food served: 7.30 Music from 8.30: Dancing: All night long
Tickets: £15 from keynshamtickets Book now
A relaxing and laid back evening, with quality singer-songwriters signed to Bristol’s Jelli Records in intimate surroundings ……
This year we expect the talented Bashema and, from Finland, Priita
We welcome Bath’s own Mr Music with a concert featuring two of his choirs – including Keynsham’s Good Afternoon Choir – barely 15 months old . Grenville Jones founded the Golden Oldies Charity – for which there is a shop in Keynsham High Street, and has created choirs and enabled community singing all over the area. His famed Bath Male Voice Choir achieved fame on TV as finalists in the Last Choir Standing programme.
One thing that will be entirely evident in this evening’s show is the amazing feel-good factor he establishes in everything he does.
The Keynsham Good Afternoon Choir takes place every Wednesday afternoon at Keynsham Methodist Church, Charlton Road from 2pm – 4pm.
This is a free event with a retiring collection.
Dance | Friday 30th June | 7.35pm | The Park: Top Stage Marquee |
A new Festival Event: To Celebrate both the 20th Anniversary and the 40th Anniversary of Keynsham’s twining with Libourne in France …. Come to The Ball!
The Keynsham Twinning Association and Keynsham Music Festival present: an evening of dancing with a French flavour, with the ballroom sounds of
The Thornbury Swing Band, featuring vocalist Charlie Atterton.
This is going to be a special night to remember and another first for the Festival.
Take your partner (probably not in high heels on this occasion) and join the floor for a waltz, and paso doble and all the rest. There will help on hand to guide you in the right steps, and, friends and dignitaries from Libourne to add a little joy de vivra to the occasion!
Tickets £10 online KeynshamTickets book now! On the door £12.
Libourne in France: looks like they are a step ahead with their High Street!