A fantastic line-up of bands has been revealed for a warm-up gig ahead of the live music showcase known as the Ellesmere Port SummerJam 2016.
The warm-up event takes place at Great Sutton Village Hall on Saturday, July 23 which will also play host to the SummerJam itself on Saturday, August 5.
A registered charity, the hall was built in 1954 by the local community and is run today by a committee of volunteers and is used for a variety of clubs, associations and lessons.
The organisers behind the festival have run more than 100 live music shows in Ellesmere Port and provide the biggest exposure and live platform for the bands taking part to make an impression.
Organiser Stephen McMillan said: “We are consistently sourcing new bands and assisting emerging bands with slots on our showcases, providing advice and useful contacts to carve their path in the music industry.
“We put timeless detail into ensuring that our audio and lighting systems are academy standard and certainly like to escape the stigma of ‘bands in pubs’ - we like to bring what is normally reserved for the bigger cities to our doorstep.
“July 23 is our last show before our biggest show to date. We’ve hand-picked two bands that are proven entertainers and we have allowed two new bands who are yet to play any live shows an opportunity to perform on a well presented, well attended live showcase.”
The line-up for the July 23 event is:
Broken 3 Ways is on its way to becoming the biggest unsigned ska/punk act in the UK after supporting the likes of Madness, Alkaline Trio, The Beat, Reel Big Fish to name a few.
They combine a sensationally charasmatic stage show with versatile creative original music and all hail from Ellesmere Port and Neston.
Turbulence are three young lads from Ellesmere Port who are turning heads as a must see band due to their exciting approach and their ability to capture today’s modern sound and blend it with a 70s tone.
The Customs are led by local singer/songwriter Nathan Muir who was lucky to discover a group of aspiring musicans whom he’d met at an open mic night in Chester who shared his passion for wanting to get themselves on to the bigger stage.
After years of performing acoustically at the open mic nights, Nathan will be joined by a full band for what will hopefully provide the first of many platforms.
Finally, Spelter was formed by three experienced Ellesmere Port musicians who have been a part of many a musical journey through different local projects and genres.
They have spent the past 18 months writing and preparing original material and getting their stage show ready.
doors open at 7.30pm. Visit www.smceventsuk.co.uk for details.