It's a Saturday date for Single by Sunday: young Scots group headlines Pewsey Music Festival
Headlining at this year's Pewsey Music Festival (Saturday, August 5) will be Single by Sunday - a young Scottish band from East Kilbride. They are an energetic four-piece pop rock band who have been described by Classic FM as "Scotland's best unsigned band."
Organiser of the Festival - at Cooper's Field beside the village's famous Cooper's Arms pub - is Liz Boden: "It was a real coup for Pewsey to get Single By Sunday. Their songs are so catchy and they're so energetic live - we had no hesitation in booking them for the headline slot."
Single by Sunday are a group with a conscience - as can be seen from the video for their song Say What (You Want) and their recent surprise gig for a Glasgow group of young people with visual impairments. The Visibility charity’s young people’s support group were celebrating their first anniversary when Single By Sunday dropped in.
Also featured at this year's Pewsey Music Festival will be Bristol-based Imprints with their mix of folk, shanty and rock. From Oxford come Lucy Leave with their unusual and quirky Fuzzy psychedelic jazz-grunge.
Liz Boden has issued one important return invitation : "Bite The Buffalo played back in 2011 as a duo, and blew us away. After seeing them as a full band at this year's Concert At The King's we just had to have them back."
As Liz Boden explains, this year's line-up includes a new kind of music - strings of a different tone: "The Little Baroque Company is something completely fresh for the Festival, and I'm very excited to have a string quartet playing the music which strongly influenced a lot of my rock and pop heroes."
They will be one innovation next Saturday. Another innovation at Cooper's Field will be a (safe) climbing wall to test the energy and the daring of visiting youngsters.
The Festival is always a good event for families with good food stalls and drinks - and lots of space for picnics. The climbing wall should keep younger family members out of trouble.
Two local singing groups are on the play-list: the Pewsey Belles and the Pewsey Male Voice Choir. There will also be a set by Barney Goodall - an adventurous singer and composer with roots in Liverpool and the West Country - he fronts the band on lead vocals and keyboards.
Tickets for the event can be booked via the Pewsey Music Festival website.