Bledlow Village Cricket Club

Bledlow Village Cricket Club - Bledfest 2022


 
We are pleased to have Clare Pasquale as our compare for this year.
Clare started writing personalised verses in birthday cards for family, friends and colleagues ten years ago.  In the last year she has started writing verses about everyday subjects and situations. Also performed at open mic nights, two village festivals, care homes, Aston Clinton and Marsh Gibbon beer festivals. Recently accepted as a speaker for the W.I. Find some of her verses on Facebook

Pavilion Stage :

Monkeyfists

The UK’s most landlocked shanty band…
 

Harbouring a zest for sea songs, shanties and drinking songs since 2014. Based in Oxford, we are as far from the sea as you can be, but the sea is where we’ll be…

We are all about the fun of the foot-stomping, galleon-storming, carousing, roustabout lark of playing live the songs that brought together the crew aboard ship under sail and steam. We seek some of the authenticity of old sea songs, shanties, folk songs and drinking songs.

Stream the Monkeyfists YouTube Channel and at the Weston Super-Mare Festival  
           

Flambé Hombres



Pop, folk, Indie rockings and more.
 
Live at The Pineapple


Main Stages

Sandy Lenny   1.00pm

                                        
 Sandy is a sassy, versatile solo artist. Inspired by the great vocalists from the golden age of Jazz and Swing. 
She
 draws her repertoire from the Great American Songbook.  JAZZ/SWING/BLUES 
            
              

Eastern Bloc-Busters    1.45pm


Are you old enough to remember the 70s?
Watching ‘Top of The Pops’ on a Friday night waiting for the latest hits from Sweet, Slade and T-Rex?

The EASTERN BLOC-BUSTERS bring those crazy Glam Rock classics to a stage near you.
Formed in early 2022, the band are all established local musicians, committed to creating the perfect party atmosphere.
Expect costumes!
Expect audience participation!
Expect air-raid sirens!

And if you don’t remember the 70’s prepare to find out how your Nan and Grandad used to party…

SYD   2.30pm



5-piece band playing rock blues and country rock. Our total age is 360 years so we have played for a few years between us, but don’t be fooled by age - it’s just a number!

The band have been performing together for 15 years with Andy Neenen as lead singer, Jonny Green on lead guitar, Ken Smith on pedal steel harp guitar, Ken Hardiman on bass and Dave Gayler on drums.

Can’t get much more local than this Sydenham band.




 
Useless Eaters   3.30pm

The Useless Eaters are an explosive band, who truly capture the very heart of the punk scene.

With their raw energy, attitude and, above all, their ability to accurately recreate the classic sound of the British and American punk; The Useless Eaters will return you to the iconic music of late 70’s; and if you can’t remember it, they will give you a taste of what it was really like.
Featuring the music of The Clash, The Pistols, The Ramones, Damned, along with original songs they will give you a guaranteed great day out.    Facebook @TUEUK



Dragonfly
   4.15pm

  

Dragonfly is an energetic four piece covers band.

We take pride in bringing smiles to faces and are passionate about bringing good music to the masses!

Lawrence: Bass    Mark: Guitar    Barry: Drums    Chellie: Vocals 

Find us on Facebook @dragonflygigs and Instagram gigsdragonfly

RENEGADE  5.00pm

Back by popular demand for their third year after forming in 2018

Not exactly wet behind the ears, the band consists of highly talented old-skool rockers (who you will probably recognise) bringing you some hidden or half-forgotten rock, blues and old-skool metal gems.

This one’s for all the Hard Rock Fans.


Sultans on Swings      5.45pm

                                            

Expect eclectic re-interpretations of pop classics, Sultans On Swings add their own inimitable style - from punk to polka, Britpop to Britney.
7 years since our last visit to this fabulous location. And very happy to be back again. We intend to get you bouncing.



Cheeky Half      6.30pm


Local band playing Buzzcocks, Elvis Costello, Jam, Squeeze, Simple Minds new wave and punk.
Their Third Bledfest.

                                                 


Prog Floyd   7.30pm



Devoted fans of progressive rock and bring you music from the legendary Pink Floyd covering songs from the Dark Side of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and the Wall albums. Paying close attention to recreating the distinctive sounds and feel of the music this four piece deliver a big sound.

"LOVE ProgFloyd - close your eyes and it could be the record!" Bledfest

"What an amazing evening. Prog Floyd were outstanding and blew us all away." The First Thursday Music Club

                                                 




The M.F.U   8.30pm

 

It’s the 80’s - they want their songs back! 
Carlsberg don’t do pop/rock covers bands - but if they did...

 

The M.F.U are Dave, Tom 'n' Terry


Radio Generation
   9.35pm


Radio Generation are a 4 piece New Wave and Post Punk covers band based in Oxfordshire and London. They formed in 2015 in a bid to give a Doc Martin up the arse of the local music scene.

They quickly established themselves as the go to boys for energetic New Wave played at full throttle. Not only do they sound great, they look great!

Their sets are a smorgasbord of New Wave and Post Punk delights containing tracks by:

THE DAMNED, RUTS, RAMONES, BOWIE, CHEAP TRICK, JOHNNY CASH, ELVIS COSTELLO, IGGY, DEAD BOYS, STRANGLERS, NICK LOWE, ALICE COOPER, BEASTIE BOYS, XTC, THE ALARM, VELVET UNDERGROUND, TOM PETTY, PISTOLS, SHAM 69, GENERATION X, KRAFTWERK, GARY NUMAN, MAGAZINE, MINK DEVILLE, BUZZCOCKS, UNDERTONES, RUNAWAYS and JOHN DENVER....yeah really!

Alan Castellaro - guitar, vocals, hat       Gerard Kelly - bass, bv's,2 tone guitar strap

Ray Gibbs - drums, bv's, skull shirt        Mark Thomas - guitar, another hat

Soul City         10.45pm till close

 

Sunshine... Moonlight... Good Times... Boogie...

SOUL CITY is on a mission to summon up the spirit of the classic Soul, Disco and Funk era of the 1960's, 70's and early 80's.

We're all about getting up, and getting down!

Our recipe is simple: First select the all-time classics from the Motown, Stax and Phili songbooks, blend with the finest Disco and Funk grooves, then add a pinch of spice from more modern artists who tip their hat to the glory days.

Result? The finest collection of all-night dance floor fillers you'll ever hear!
 
Headlining for a Second Year at Bledfest