These are all the performers due to take part this year. Text and photographs copyright the performers, N Barlow and www.katejacksonphoto.co.uk
Angela Jackson & Friends was formed from experienced local musicians who have been playing in different bands, both separately and together, on the South's jazz scene for many years. Venues have covered pubs, clubs (including Eastleigh's very own Concorde Club), holiday parks, bandstands, festivals, weddings, and parties. The band covers a wide range of jazz standards popularised by the greats of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, plus a few more modern composers. The band can perform from a duo to a quintet and comprises piano, double bass, drums, sax, trumpet and vocals.
A powerful nine-piece Latin dance orchestra featuring charismatic Colombian singer Antonio Porras. Their name comes from the Caribbean province that spawned the exciting styles of Colombian "Musica Tropical", taking in traditional Colombian songs combined with the scorching sounds of the Atlantic coast. Over the past few years they have built up a loyal and dedicated fan base, gigging regularly over the south of England.
Formed in 2013, Beggar’s Belief is a quartet of talented singers and musicians who have been performing together and separately for many years. Ali Campion and Mary Lee will be familiar from their performances and recordings as part of the much-loved trio Three’s Company. Ann Stonehouse is known for her fine fiddle-playing with the Strathallan dance band, and Barry Wake is an acclaimed song writer who brings his vocal, guitar and banjo skills to the mix. The four first came together on the musical production of Look Out! Southampton’s Titanic Story, co-written by Barry, in 2010.
From sunny Bournemouth, the Bonsai Pirates are a whirlwind of folk-pop with more than a dash of navy strength rum! They will have you singing along, clapping and dancing. A great, fun band that "has to be seen to be believed" - Mr kyps venue and "from awesome to simply genius." - Bring the noise magazine.