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Local & Live 2018: Sunday Main Stage

Sunday August 26th 2018, 12:00pm - 9:00pm at Calverley Grounds (see venue details and map).

Part of Local & Live Festival 2019 : Sunday.

8:05pm Headline : The Varlies

The Varlies are: John Whitehorn - vocals & guitar, Kev Amos -guitar, Steve Mealing - bass and Paul May - drums. Here’s what Mr 'Local and Live' himself, Paul Dunton has to say about them: "The Varlies are quite simply one of the best bands I have ever seen live...

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7:20pm Headline Support: I Am Aquitaine

Throughout the last 2 years ‘I Am Aquitaine’ have developed a reputation as a formidable live act through extensive gigging; the band continue to work hard, travelling across the UK to convert new supporters to their brand of sultry blues laden pop and dancey grooves.

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6:40pm Harley & Woods

​Harley & Woods is the collaboration of singer/​ ​songwriter Jez Harley and guitarist Sam Woods.​ Their music​ is described as a soulful fusion of blues, funk and americana. The pair met whilst studying music together at University and it quickly became clear that they shared similar influences, taste and ideas...

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6:00pm Higgs & The Bosons

Formed in West Kent five years ago, Higgs and the Bosons have graduated from local pubs to bigger venues such as the legendary Tunbridge Wells Forum where Oasis, Green Day, Muse and many other cut their teeth. They have played local festivals such as Local & Live and UnFest and recently performed a live session on BBC Radio Kent. They released their first EP in the summer of 2017.

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5:20pm The Paul Dunton Orchestra

Singer-songwriter, Paul Dunton leads his own unique cross-over orchestra providing an atmospheric fusion of alternative/folk pop with a classical twist. The Orchestra performs Paul’s own compositions and a varied selection of uniquely arranged standards from a wide range of artists. The Orchestra is comprised of multiple violins and cellos, flute, bass, guitar and percussion, Paul himself on keys/vocals and his lead vocalists, Charlotte Andrew and Poppy Raine...

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4:45pm Harry Whitty Quartet

Harry Whitty is a 17 year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He grew up learning the piano and singing, then picked up the trombone at age 9. He started listening to jazz at around age 13 and, after hearing multi-instrumentalists like James Morrison and Jacob Collier, was inspired to learn as many instruments as possible and picked up drums, electric bass, trumpet and euphonium at around age 15...

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4:10pm The Ackerleys

Lead singer of Cyrano, Joe Ackerley teamed up with sister Alice to form ‘The Ackerleys’ a major up and coming duo act! They fast-growing repertoire of folk/pop tunes, some light and uplifting, some moody and soulful...

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3:35pm Orfila

ORFILA are a UK country band consisting of siblings Abi, Louise and Matt Orfila from Folkestone in Kent. They have regularly appeared in local newspapers and magazines since forming in 2012 and they have been featured several times on BBC Radio Kent’s Saturday Morning Show with James Whale and also on BBC Radio Kent’s Country Hour with Dave Cash. In late 2013 they supported Dodgy and Sharon Shannon and began 2014 by supporting Beverley Craven and legendary singer songwriter Albert Hammond...

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3:00pm Bea Everett

Bea Everett is a 21 year old singer songwriter from Tunbridge Wells. She completed her BA Hons in Professional Musicianship at BIMM Brighton in June 2015, and has since been travelling, busking, and started her own Personalised Songwriting business (Beaspoke DesignerSong)...

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2:30pm Isabella Coulstock

Isabella is a 16 year old singer/songwriter from Kent, she wrote her first song “Crazy Cowboy” when she was 13 and was invited to Bob Harris’ studio to sing at an ‘Under The Apple Tree Session’...

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2:00pm Alana Hazzard

Alana’s presence is truly mesmerising. Alana delivers an abundance of heartfelt lyrics which create a meaningful and powerful work of art. Each song has a lasting emotional affect which deeply connects with the audience on a personal level. Alana’s unique tone and faultless vocals, coupled with her ability to generate a captivating melody from her emotions and personal experiences, produces a hypnotic experience for the audience when she sings...

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1:30pm Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows are a dynamic Pop-Folk duo comprised of Leo Snook and Charlotte Tingley.

Charlotte is a classically trained singer and pianist, bringing character, power and style in her vocals and song-writing.
Leo is a reformed rocker who spends most of his time writing sad songs about the sea...

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1:00pm Peter Taylor

Peter has been a regular at Local and Live since its inception.  Either performing as part of SW3 / The Harveys or running a stage with his ‘brother in arms’ Delby Edwards.

Recently he has been performing under his own name. Playing songs written for previous bands and some recent compositions...

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12:30pm Anna Howie

Anna Howie is a singer/songwriter living in Surrey. She has worked as a function/backing/session singer for over 25 years. As a front woman with The Sirens Band she has travelled all over Europe, she has also worked as a backing singer, most recently for Brian May and Kerry Ellis on their  Radio 2 live sessions. In 2011 Anna released her debut album ‘Tales From a Telephone Box’ , produced by Phil Hudson (credits inc Tina Turner, Carleen Anderson, the Lighthouse Family)...

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12:00pm Teddy Trenowden

Teddy Trenowden is an eclectic 16 year old singer-songwriter from Sevenoaks. He started singing chorally at the age of 6 which over the years has given him the chance to sing in prestigious locations such as Notre Dame and St Paul's Cathedral, and now at the age of 16 he still sings chorally at school as a counter tenor.  However after starting the guitar aged 13 he's developed into a new style of music, a self-styled fusion of folk and pop...

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