The sun was shining on the 1st ever Glastonbrewery. We could not have wished for a better day. The event kindly hosted by The Brewery was a complete sell out. Everyone who attended had a brilliant time.
Starting off proceedings were Turning Point Dancers who gave a great performance as did Mini Brian May, what a little star.
Line up on the day began with Off the Rails a group of up to 20 musicians playing jazz, folk, Latin, rock, klezmer, African, funk and swing influenced tunes. Followed by local girl, Amy Jo Clough aged 14 who writes her own material on piano and guitar. Next up were the Fuzzy Trees fun and re-imagined covers and James Geary a soloist who plays local pubs with his faithful guitar Nelly. Brazilian and Spanish influenced music by Zolero was next, then Scarred ID a young rock/alternative band based in Lancaster. The final act in the afternoon line up was AlFresco chilled out acoustic rock jazz with Mediterranean overtones.
The evening line up began with Marina Zettl performing with her guitarist Thomas Mauerhofer and Joerg Haberl on drums and vocals creating their own music out of elements of jazz and soul. Local musicians Solid Silver then rocked the venue 80’s style. More local talent followed in the form of Cry Baby Aeroplanes an indie-grunge/alternative rock band and then Idol Minds a four piece calypso pop band with catchy beats, exotic rhythms and diverse vocal harmonies. Headlining all the way from Philadelphia USA were Flux Capacitor a neo-psychedelic rock band. This band of brothers consistently inspire with their positive prophetic vocals, complex guitar work, innovative keys/synths/bass styles and syncopated drum rhythms. They surpassed expectations on the night.
The indoor stage had performances by Dan Bridgewood-Hill, Gruffalo’s Child and DJ Adam Wilde.
We cannot thank the musicians enough. They were absolutely fantastic and created a great atmosphere. We were honoured to have so much great talent playing and all for our charity.
A huge debt of thanks goes to all the volunteers on the day who worked so hard. The Stage Manager and Master of Ceremonies Mr Steve Bates who was a consummate professional. A special thank you must go to Zoe Hamilton who organised the event for Bay Aqua Therapy. She has put so much time and energy into her fundraising and is truly an inspirational person.
Thanks to each and every person who made this event such a huge success. You will be pleased to hear we have raised over £6,500 to date. If you would like to donate to this fantastic cause or learn more about the work of Bay Aqua Therapy, please go to www.bayaquatherapy.org.uk
A list of Glastonbrewery raffle winners can be found at www.mbhcharity.org and on our Facebook page.
Further details available from Judith Read, Charity Office, Medical Unit 1, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, 01524 516066, email: firstname.lastname@example.org