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FESTIVAL SATURDAY 8th JULY 2006 – FREE EVENTS ALL DAY!!!

For more information about the Garforth Arts Festival, please contact Dave Evans on 0113 385 0654 or email evansdj01@leedslearning.net
 

STREET FESTIVAL – FREE EVENT

Venue: Garforth Main Street • Time:12.00noon – 5.00pm • 8th July 2006



Peace Artistes


Featuring: THE PEACE ARTISTES

We are delighted to welcome back the stunning street band from West Yorkshire. Comprising 20 or so musicians, The Peace Artistes have built a reputation all over Europe for vital, energetic performance at festivals, carnivals and indoor events. Their irresistible blend of African, Salsa, Folk and Funk will always get the crowd partying. Or as one fan put it - “There’s too many of them and they’re much too loud!”

See them – you’ll never forget them!

For more information about the Peace Artistes Click Here



The Alley Cats


Other performers include:
Tin Pan Alley • Urban Circus • Krape Twins • The Real Macaws - On the Street • Singing Secretary • Fairly Famous Family • Mike Odd • The Alley Cats • Panic Attack • Swillington Pans • Garforth Community College Pans • ‘The Love Arts Project’ • and many more
 
EVENING FESTIVAL – FREE EVENT

Venue: Garforth Community College – Outdoor • Time: 6.30pm • 8th July 2006



Dennis Rollins


DENNIS ROLLINS’ BADBONE & CO.

Dennis Rollins - perhaps best known for his work with Courtney Pine and The Jazz Warriors - brings a unique and exciting approach to the trombone in a repertoire of groove-based, funky dance music with jazz overtones. His impressive history of working with Baba Maal, Jamiroquai, US3, Brand New Heavies and Blur is understandable once you’ve heard him. Alongside Dennis’ mighty trombone sound you can hear former Tomorrow’s Warriors star Jay Phelps on trumpet and flugelhorn, Johnny Heyes on guitar, Zoltan Dekany on acoustic bass, Alex Morgan on keys and Sammy Hendricks on drums. Unsurprisingly, Dennis Rollins’ Badbone & Co has been nominated for the 2006 BBC Jazz Awards in the Jazz Line up Best Band category. Sure to get the party going Badbone & Co.will certainly be a real highlight on the evening of Festival Saturday.

“Dennis is that rarest of jazz beasts: a genuine star” The Independent on Sunday, 2005

“With Badbone & Co, Dennis has built a reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting performers, and is building an increasing international following” Jazzwise, May 2004

For more information about Dennis Rollins Click Here



Cara Dillon


CARA DILLON

Cara Dillon’s exquisite, crystalline vocals have been winning her acclaim ever since she won the All Ireland Singing Trophy at the age of 14. Competing against the likes of Sinead O ’Connor and Enya she won the prestigious Meteor Award for best female singer in 2004. Since then she has performed to appreciative audiences the world over. Her album ‘Sweet Liberty’ was described as ‘…a quietly assured masterpiece’ – Time Out. She will be showcasing her new album with her equally impressive band.

‘Cara Dillon, is without exaggeration, amongst the very finest to be heard today. fRoots

“Dillon’s vocals, expressive beyond her years, are right on the money.” Q Magazine

For more information about Cara Dillon Click Here




Chumbawamba



ACOUSTIC CHUMBAWAMBA
A rare opportunity to see the world renowned band for FREE! They will be performing music from their new album ‘A Singsong and a Scrap’ - plus songs from their back catalogue. The latest re-incarnation of Chumbawamba is a fantastic mix of traditional English music: ‘unplugged’ pop, choral secular music, jangly acoustic singalongs plus great stories - bringing a punk sensibility to a traditional musical form.

Surely not to be missed!

“Intriguing and original...predictably unexpected...impressive.” The Guardian, 2006

For more information about Chumbawamba Click Here



Garforth Jazz Rock Band


GARFORTH JAZZ ROCK BAND

Led by Festival Director, Dave Evans and featuring a guest spot from UK Jazz Trombone star Dennis Rollins, the award winning Garforth Jazz Rock Band will open the evening event on Festival Saturday. The band will bring their own mix of Jazz, Funk,and swing to the party.