Having been in various bands together for a dozen or so years, Peter (bass) and Jim (Guitar) decided to embark on an effort to put together a merry band of troubadours, while trying to avoid the ego’s that sometimes come with these things. A couple of adverts later and some audition time and Lee was the first to join as drummer. His main qualities being laid back and hitting things hard.

By this time croaking through songs was taking its toll on Jim’s voice (and other people’s ears) so we set about recruiting a singer. Pre-requisites were strong vocals and tight jeans. After a few non-starters, Tony joined fulfilling both criteria and the fact he also plays guitar is something of a bonus.

The final piece of the jigsaw was a lead guitarist. Again a few false starts and false hopes and the legend that is Trevor (also known as ‘The Goat’, ‘Mr. Reasonable’ and ‘Turnitdown Trev!’) was offered the post to make us five and a full compliment.

After what seemed like months, and mainly due to being fed up thinking, we settled on the name Buzz-Feed. The aim is to play classic songs along with the odd ‘Not heard that for ages’ number thrown to get people singing (and after the requisite amount of alcohol) dancing along.

Nothing is off limits for us to at least try to add to the set list (although maybe a Bee Gees falsetto would be a challenge!), with everything from The Isley Brothers and Stevie Wonder, through to ZZ Top and Thin Lizzy, via The Beatles, Stones and Prince, in the current repertoire.

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Bel Esprit- is a upcoming duo from the heart of Wraysbury!! Comprising of local legend Xavier & soon to be legend, Izzy!

Influenced by artists such as The Beatles and genres such as indie, punk and a shared love of the advent guard this gives a distinctive and eclectic style, complemented by the unique voices Xav & Izzy possess!!

Currently they perform covers of songs but they hope to perform some of their own songs soon! Bel Esprit are able to break songs down in to an earthy, soulful vibe!

 

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From the musical mono-culture of west London with its rich heritage of ignoring new forms of music come CoWPiG. CoWPiG bring their set full of influences from Led Zeppelin to punk, Film Noir to Folk, anger to mild irritation.

An eclectic mix  with a sound to echo at least one or two mental states…

The band come from a performing lineage including Edwardian vaudeville, Jazz and pop. Rod’s close relative Jed was famously robbed of his opportunity to play for Sweden in the 1969 Eurovision after a car accident damaged his neck muscles leaving him unable to look forward. His band ‘Jed Norway and the sideways Glancers’ seamlessly wove this impediment into their act and performed for many years eventually peaking in Scandinavia where they played to a sell out crowd at the IKEA Christmas Party.

CoWPiG:

Richard Utting, Rod Norway, Scatman, Apples, The Dianne

 

 

 

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We are a trio playing Country, Cajun, Old Time, Bluegrass, Folk Roots music from both sides of the Atlantic

What is Boogaloo? 

Noun: a dance to rock-and-roll music performed with swivelling and shuffling movements of the body, originally popular in the 1960s.

verb: perform the boogaloo.

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