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Band line-up for 2010 Axminster Beer Festival

We have a great range of bands at this years festival with Irish Folk Legends The Fureys and Davey Arthur headlining the afternoon set and Devon based Raven bringing the night time set to a climax.

Updated 26/6/2010

Gates Open ~ 11am

Set 1 ~ 12noon - 1.30pm ~ Steve Black & Alan West

Alan West’s deep passion for country music has been with him from the age of six and, over the last three decades, he has gone on to establish himself as one of UK’s finest country singer/songwriters and performers.

Devon-based Blackie delivers a collection of songs in the tradition of the great Texas singer-songwriters. If Steve Black was to put ‘Austin-born’ on his CV, then he’d be hailed up there amongst the best of those legendary Texas singer-songwriters. But Blackie was born in South London and for many years has called Devon home.


Set 2 ~ 2pm - 3:30pm ~ Steve Waters

Steve WatersSteve grew up inthe 60's listening to the Rolling Stones and The Beatles, then heard Simon and Garfunkel and Cat Stevens in the 70's and that got him hooked on acoustic music and that sound.




Set 3 ~ 3:30pm - 5:00pm ~ The Fureys and Davey Arthur

The Fureys & Davey Arthur are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly.







Set 4 ~ 5:30 - 6:00 ~ Jess Upton

 Jess Upton is Dorset’s best keep musical secret. Since fronting her first band, the stunning “Jess Upton Soul Band”, at the age of 17 she has captivated audiences and received great plaudits from those lucky enough to hear her sing. Her voice is as versatile as it is beautiful, having worked with big bands, an acapella trio and a Pink Floyd tribute band (featuring her extraordinary performance of Great Gig in the Sky! http://www.youtube.com/watchv=KBFCrx4FiNc) She is currently working with Steve Wilson on her first solo album.

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Set 5 ~ 7:00pm - 8:30 ~ Wet Playtime

Wet Playtime in its present form began life in the Drama Studio of Holyrood Community School during the Summer of 2007.

The band add twists and reinvent songs from both the past and the present.




Set 6 ~ 9:00pm - 11:00am ~ The Dancing Bananas (Andy Strickland)

Set 7 ~ 11:30am - 1:00am ~ Raven

Raven, formed some 6 years ago, are based in East Devon. Our genre is as mentioned, but we do venture to the present day with the likes of Snow Patrol, The Coral etc.We play local pubs and clubs and have also played at larger events such as the Beer Regatta party in the car park with the use of a larger PA system.We can cater for private parties such as weddings / birthdays etc. Distance is no object.Our show includes an acoustic set during the break from the main set which features material written by our Dave.We are Dave Somers on lead guitar/vocals, Mike Barry on guitar and Debbie Barry on vocals, Tony Silversides on drums and Chris Bailey on bass/vocals.Look forward to hearing from you!


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