This Chelmsford, Essex based 6-piece can play genres across the spectrum from Hard Rock to Blues, from Prog Rock to Pop and beyond. The band call it their “Classic Rock Jukebox”, an eclectic and well thought out selection of both anthems and less well known musical gems, all designed to transport the audience back to their younger, formative days, awakening memories of great bands and great songs which are imprinted on their musical souls.
Founded by current rhythm guitarist Spencer Pratten, his aim was always to play great sets and to play them well. Musicians have come and gone, but the Gunrunner ethos has always stood firm. The early Blues based covers repertoire that leant heavily on Cream, Freddie King, Howlin’Wolf and the like gradually morphed into a more rocky, gutsy base, and in came legendary tracks from Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Thin Lizzy and The Doors, the type of music the band perform to busy venues and festivals all over the south of England and beyond. The current 2019 line up is the bands strongest to date, consisting of tried and tested journeyman musicians who put in the hard yards to do these classic tunes justice.
Gunrunner always deliver a varied and well designed show, so be prepared for everything and anything; from Van Halen to Nirvana, The Rolling Stones to AC/DC, Queen to The Small Faces, and Led Zeppelin to The Who.
Here’s one band that never disappoints !
The Real McKoys are swingers… of music! Playing from the 50’s pop ballads to the 00’s, but turning them into Punk Rock anthems! The McKoys is a show not a gig, the dressing up gimmick loving maniacs are a night in for nostalgia and a night out for partying!
Hugo Valentine is a singer-songwriter from London, UK. Growing up with a varied musical upbringing, Hugo's career began aged 4 years old on a plastic toy piano bought by his grandmother - he started taking piano lessons in his London home soon after. At the age of 10, Hugo was admitted into the Royal College of Music junior department and remained there for several years where he was trained in classical music and, above all, the piano.
Hugo spent much of the last summer performing numerous festivals, including both Carfests, Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park (Bath/Marlow/Knutsford), Big Festival, The Eden Project, Brookfest and Hampton Court Palace Festival warming up for Tom Jones.
He is looking forward to a busy summer showcasing a set of brand new material, with appearances at Camp Festival, Carfest, and of course a return to Brookfest, this time gracing the Main Stage, accompanied by his energetic band! Expect catchy hooks, piano driven melodies and a high energy show.
JACK THE LAD
JACK THE LAD
Jack the Lad have over 150 years of playing live music behind them. They have become a popular choice with music venues in the south east and have built up their own regular circuit. They believe in playing songs that people can sing along and dance to. nothing fancy or technical: ENTERTAIN DON'T EDUCATE
The Mamma Mia's is a fantastic act with 3 Leading Ladies from London's West End performing the best and most well known songs from the hit musical Mamma Mia and Abba.
The Mamma Mia's will get you up and dancing as soon as the opening song starts and will keep you there all night. With floor fillers such as Dancing Queen, Take a Chance , Mamma Mia, Money Money Money, Waterloo and classics like Super Trooper and Thank You for the Music.
This uplifting music is such a joy to listen to and performed by The Mamma Mia's it is sung to as high a vocal quality as you would hear at the West End show!
Peter Lemer QUINTET
Peter Lemer QUINTET
The Peter Lemer Quintet will explore and improvise in a range of musical languages, from Jazz, through Cuban to modern and home-grown. Featuring internationally renowned players Pete Lemer on keys, Paul Robinson on drums, Steve Cook on bass, with Paul Higgs on Trumpet and brilliant Sax player Simon Spillett.
Between them they have worked with acts such as Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Barbara Thompson, Ginger Baker, Mike Oldfield, The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Trojan Horses are an eight (sometimes nine) piece ska and rocksteady band from Hertfordshire. Featuring vocals, keys, drums, bass, guitar, 2 saxes and a trumpet, the band - which has acquired a growing local following since appearing on the Herts music scene in 2016 - plays a mix of classic Jamaican tunes from the 60s and early 70s as well as a number of originals. Influences include Phyllis Dillon, Don Drummond, Toots & The Maytals, Alton Ellis and John Holt.
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THE 7 T'S
We are a 70s covers band playing classic hits from the decade, Bowie, Slade, Sweet, Deep Purple, Floyd and many more. We play seventies nostalgia from the days when live was live and the music was made by people and not machines. The band have an ever-expanding set - enjoy!
“Stortford-grown Tingey siblings Chloe, Tabitha, Alfie and Bathsheba all left town to go off and do their own thing, but are coming back together to unite their musical talents in one band: Tingeymagig. Expect folk-pop featuring close harmonies, tight dynamics and vocal layering, all powered by deep familial love.”