The Session: Sound TracksBy Jenny Minard
April 17, 2010
If you fancy something a little bit different next weekend then get your jive on and welcome boogie swingers Paul Crook and Natasha Hall to Berkshire.
The Strictly Dance Fever duo will be appearing at the OoBopSh’Bam Dancy Party at The Arlington Arts Centre in Newbury on Friday, April 23.
The band is made up of legends Jackson Sloane (Rent Party) on vocals, John Wilmott (James Taylor Quartet) on Tenor Sax and Alan Savage on drums (Rent Party and with Freddie Mercury, Joe Jackson and Alison Moyet).
Tickets cost £12 from the box office on 01635 244 246 or from its website, www.arlingtonarts.co.uk.
If you’re a fan of Kraftwerk then you’re going to love what’s coming up at the South Street Arts Centre.
German band Die Roten Punkte are continuing their sell-out international gigs and heading to Reading on Friday, May 14.
The comic and dysfunctional pairing of German siblings Otto and Astrid Rot became a hit in Europe after topping the charts in Germany and Poland with its 2005 hits I’m In A Band and Best Band In The World.
Just think Tim Minchin and Flight of The Concords and you’re there with this mad-cap duo.
It’s part of The Robot/Lion Tour 2010. Tickets cost £10, and are available from (0118) 960 6060 or www.readingarts.com.
Tune in to my show on BBC Radio Berkshire on Sunday and you can enjoy an ecletic selection of musical talent.
Songstress Jemma Willard will be in the studio and we’ll be hearing more from Mr Fogg, including a track from his new album.
The show is broadcast from 6pm and is also available on the iPlayer.
Don’t forget, if you are a local band and would like to be in with a chance to perform or try to get one of your tracks played on The Session Introducing on BBC Radio Berkshire then go to www.bbc.co.uk/ music/introducing/uploader/ and upload your demos for consideration.
Wonder Wheel Presents celebrates its first birthday next week. Its party takes place at Play, Milford Road on Friday, April 23. Go along and you’ll get your chance to catch Your Twenties live.
For more, log on to www.plugnplay.tv.
The monthly Folking Live event returns to South Hill Park in Bracknell next week and the headline act is Tinderbox.
The acoustic folk/rock duo features Monique Houraghan’s vocal and Dan Tucker on guitar. The pair have been writing and performing original material since 1997.
Support comes from country/blues singer Mark Wynn, Lindsay West and acoustic singer/songwriter Karl Eland.
The event takes place on Thursday, April 22, from 8pm. For more details, log on to www.myspace.com/folkinglivebracknell.