By Audlem Webteam - 4th June 2012 7:06am
Another packed day at the Audlem Festival — and the Carnival too! What a day:
The Famous on the Fringe Festival at Hoc's Fat Pigeon, Cheshire Street
Daily, during the main festival days, all unplugged acoustic spot sets from many of the artists and buskers alike! Pop in to 'The Nest' at Hoc's and enjoy the chilled relaxed ambience you will find there.
Check the board daily to see who's on......
10:00am — ADAPT Environmental Information at the Buttermarket
Environmental interests at the local level, find out more about the Transition Group here in the village.
10:00am — 1920's Pop-up Speakeasy on the Methodist Church Hall Car Park
"1920's Speak Easy", with Jazz singer Bexi Owen, plus children can make their own feather headband , necklace making, cupcake decorating etc. A great attraction for the young children. Lessons in the Charleston. A veritable Arts Jewel in the crown of our festival we feel.
10:00am — Display of Embroidery in Methodist Church Hall
Exhibition by S Stead, M Derbyshire, D Ashby, Sue Molsom & C Evans of the Embroiderers Guild
10:00am — Photographic exhibition in the Scout & Guide Hall Cheshire Street
Photographic exhibition by Whitchurch Photo Society plus local arts & crafts
10:00am — Audlem Mill Shop Exhibitions at Audlem Mill Shop
Various Art & Craft exhibits over the festival weekend, plus pop in and take part in the didgeridoo competition!
11:00am — Invited Acoustic artists at Jinja Bakes Cafe
Start your morning off with a dash of acoustic music with your elevenses, check the board daily to see who's on.
12:00pm — Phil Maddocks in Blues Alley
Phil Maddocks has played here at Audlem and now the Singer songwriter is making a debut performance at the festival.
12:00pm — Steamhead in the Carnival
Trad jazz on the move....
12:00pm — Loud Mouth Women on The Wharf by the Mill Shop
These festival favourites are back with their special brand of a cappella
Singer songwriter Sammi with some refreshing lyrics and acoustic musical style.
This is folk from a school inspired project, led by Clare Smith backed by the Boat Band!
Creole, Caribbean, Gospel, Cajun, Irish, Zydeco & Blues from these festival friends and world wide legends.
A whole new world of sound from local musicians.
Jazz Dawgs 3rd set of the festival, you want real West Coast swing, look no further, never tried West Coast swing? get along and give it a go, these are the boy's!
They are coming back after last years festival, three voices in close harmony & two guitars. Echoes of that 80's decade take on folk rock, a hint of Annie Lennox in the melodies & the delivery, husky voices that are perfectly matched to one another, you've got Sound of the Sirens.
Rocks non stop through an unbelieveable cover set that will leave you gasping for more, always great to see Mark back in Audlem.
Here with their own brand of musical entertainment.
Richie Syrett is a singer/songwriter whose typically melodic and ragged style makes a grateful nod to a number of rootsy influences, whilst all the time maintaining its own signature sound. Following a gig earlier in the year Ritchie had to be invited back to play the Festival!
These festival favourites are back for a second set, with their special brand of a cappella
UK's premier live dance/house/club music band playing all the classic club anthems that guarantee to get you buzzing
Legendary Monday folk session that brings together musical souls from all over to share with you folk songs from down the centuries.
The Rainband are on the cusp of something major, according to the Manchester music fraternity including Rowetta & Liam Gallagher, The Doves & Elbow have championed their cause.
Mexican masks and surf rock — a mystical mix of entertainment
New Orleans Funk from this six piece band playing tracks from the outrageous New Orleans Funk scene and all those influenced by it, Bamboos, The New Mastersounds and of course The Meters.
Fast becoming as big in Audlem as Manchester, this Manchester duo have been gigging pedalling their own brand of folky-acoustic-pop type music, influences vary wildly from Motown, Rock & Roll to Joni Mitchell,an eclectic mix of acoustic sounds & close harmonies.
The ever popular festival jam session, who knows where it will go...
The magic that Rodan Styles & his Band has to be seen & heard to be believed. Full on entertainment you will find hard to ignore!
The core of the Travelling Band are always a welcome performance in Audlem their second home...enough said!
See separate story about the Audlem Carnival with timings
Scout and Guide Hall
Aston Methodist Hall