Live Music

Harrogate Food Festival Musicians

Here at Harrogate Food and Drink Festival, we bring together local break-through artist at the festival, providing you with with large viewing areas to soak up those rays while enjoying some delicious food.

We also provide deckchairs, but please feel free to bring your own camping chairs and picnic blankets!

 

Musicians at Harrogate Food Festival

 

2021 Line Up

Saturday 26th June – The Stray

 

Will Forrester

Will has been playing the sax for over 30 years, currently the main sax player for the UK’s No1
Tribute to UB40, The UB40 Experience, he can be seen playing all around the country to sell out
crowds. Will can also be seen playing in the clubs around Leeds with local DJ’s, and as a solo sax
at events all around the country.

 

Ben Jordan

18 year old Ben Jordan is back with his loop station and guitar. Ben is a singer songwriter from
Cullingworth and has been releasing music since the age of 15.

 

Harrogate Spa Town Ukes

The Harrogate Spa Town Ukes appeal to music lovers from all walks of life. Performing at a variety of venues and making many public appearances, the Band has earned the admiration and affection of young and old alike.

 

Flat Cap Brass

Flat Cap Brass are a friendly Northern seven-piece Funk Brass Band from Yorkshire. With a broad repertoire spanning brass classics and covers of contemporary pop hits, expect to hear the likes of diverse artists from Robbie Williams and Lady Gaga to Ed Sheeran, The Jackson 5 and Survivor recreated in a bold brass sound!

 

Carioca Soul

Carioca Soul is a new music project by pianist/songwriter Wayne Pollock. Having supported/
worked with artists such as Take That, Jools Holland and The Corrs , this new project performs
the cool Brazilian sounds of Sergio Mendes Brasil 66 and a soulful mix of original/contemporary
music.

 

Pearl Natasha

Pearl Natasha is the strong and beautiful Zimbabwean-Irish singer with a voice that reminds you
of the greats; Ella, Dolly, Tracey. An energetic performer, she captures the crowd with quick
rhythms and powerful lines, war cries for “Freedom” and sorrowful echoes in “glory”. Invitations to
perform have seen her on stages at Lake of Stars in Malawi, HIFA in Zimbabwe, Stendhal in
Ireland and many many more.

 

Sunday 27th June – The Stray

 

Will Forrester

Will has been playing the sax for over 30 years, currently the main sax player for the UK’s No1
Tribute to UB40, The UB40 Experience, he can be seen playing all around the country to sell out
crowds. Will can also be seen playing in the clubs around Leeds with local DJ’s, and as a solo sax
at events all around the country.

 

Natalie Rose

Vocalist Natalie is guaranteed to get you dancing to her covers of classic Soul and Motown hits.

Marti Clement and Rich Jevons

Yorkshire’s answer to Nashville, Marti and Rich come together to perform acoustic vocal harmony
classics from Fleetwood Mac to the Eagles up to modern day Country and Americana.

 

Ellie Ferguson

Ellie Ferguson is 16 year old North Halifax grammar school student who has been singing for as
long as she can remember. Ellie can be seen regularly busking at the White Rose Shopping Centre
for Petal children’s cancer research. Ellie can also transform into your favourite singing princess for
parties and events!

 

Andy Taft

 

Upbeat songs, heavy grooves and soulful solos meld Taft’s style of Retro-pop. Taking in
fluence from artists such as John Mayer and Steely Dan, amongst others, he has found his own unique
voice, whilst still maintaining the essence of the blues music before him and capturing some of
the ethereal 70’s Soft Rock West-Coast sound.

 

Saturday 28th August – Ripley Castle

 

Will Forrester

Will has been playing the sax for over 30 years, currently the main sax player for the UK’s No1
Tribute to UB40, The UB40 Experience, he can be seen playing all around the country to sell out
crowds. Will can also be seen playing in the clubs around Leeds with local DJ’s, and as a solo sax
at events all around the country.

 

 

Hannah Goodall

Hannah Goodall is a local singer from Castleford. She sings a range of songs and genres. Hannah
has wrote many original songs of her own and has recently released her first EP.

 

Emaline Delapaix Duo

 

Emaline is an Australian singer, composer and musician who writes emotional and gently-joyful
folk pop on piano, acoustic guitar and sometimes baby Celtic harp. Some say she sounds a little
like Kate Bush or Tori Amos, but she loves a lot of Scandinavian music; music that invokes the
weather like storms and warm sunsets.

The Leeds City Stompers

 

Leeds City Stompers play the vintage blues, ragtime, swing, jump blues, ski
ffle and folk musicthat was popular in America in the 1920’s through 1950. The trio provide a stage show that is both authentically vintage and full of variety that captivates the audience from start to finish.

Ross McWhirter

Experienced performer Ross will be playing beautiful acoustic covers of 60’s to current hits.

Marti Clement and Rich Jevons

 

Yorkshire’s answer to Nashville, Marti and Rich come together to perform acoustic vocal harmony
classics from Fleetwood Mac to the Eagles up to modern day Country and Americana.

 

 

 

Sunday 29th August – Ripley Castle

 

Will Forrester

Will has been playing the sax for over 30 years, currently the main sax player for the UK’s No1
Tribute to UB40, The UB40 Experience, he can be seen playing all around the country to sell out
crowds. Will can also be seen playing in the clubs around Leeds with local DJ’s, and as a solo sax
at events all around the country.

 

Jess Simpson

 

Female vocalist from good old Yorkshire covering a variety of songs from the 1950’s right through
to today’s charts. From genres such as Motown, Pop, Country & Blues Jess has a set list to
please all. Jess is also a singing teacher and will be bringing along some of her young students to
promote the industry experience to them.

The Yorkshire Puddings

 

The Yorkshire Puddings are a two piece comedy folk band from the steps of the Yorkshire Dales
consisting of a guitar, drum box and vocals. Covering a range of topic’s and the occasional cover
song there is something in there for everyone which is sure to get up laughing and singing along.

Danny Charles

 

Danny is a fantastic acoustic and electric guitarist with a soulful voice who brings a bit of cool to
any event he plays. With a repertoire that spans pop, indie, soul and classic rock Danny keeps
audiences captivated from start to finish.

Andy Taft

 

Upbeat songs, heavy grooves and soulful solos meld Taft’s style of Retro-pop. Taking in
fluence from artists such as John Mayer and Steely Dan, amongst others, he has found his own unique
voice, whilst still maintaining the essence of the blues music before him and capturing some of
the ethereal 70’s Soft Rock West-Coast sound.

 

Monday 30th August – Ripley Castle

 

Will Forrester

Will has been playing the sax for over 30 years, currently the main sax player for the UK’s No1
Tribute to UB40, The UB40 Experience, he can be seen playing all around the country to sell out
crowds. Will can also be seen playing in the clubs around Leeds with local DJ’s, and as a solo sax
at events all around the country.

Geri Ward

 

Geri has over 20 years previous experience as a Pro Vocalist. Now out of retirement, re-inventing
herself as a “Solo Acoustic Performer”, bringing you a selection of cover songs from an array of
genres. Geri’s unique alto-powerhouse vocals, really are something else!

 

Alex Eva

Alex Eva is a Leeds-based singer-songwriter with a passion for music who captures her audience’s
attention wherever she sing’s. She’s been compared to Susanne Sundfør & Adele, with a soaring
ethereal vocal & musical style that is both uplifting yet soulful, otherworldly yet familiar. Alex Eva is
an experienced performer & offers something for everyone.

The Washboard Resonators

The Washboard Resonators hail from Leeds and can be described as sounding and looking like ‘a
ragtime street band meets a Hollywood musical on a theatre stage somewhere in around 1932’.
They take the street corner music of yesteryear and serve it up for the delight of a modern
audience.

The Leeds Musical Theatre Choir

 

Founded by musical director and arranger Robert Sanders the LMTC is a choir based in the heart
of Leeds that specialises in performing songs from everyone’s favourite musicals from stage and
screen. The choir prides itself on its contemporary arrangements and song choices.

The Royal Duo

 

Comprised of Robert Sanders and Sophie Massa, are a contemporary duo of keys and vocals
playing a variety of musical genres. In 2018 they were voted Musicians of the year for Disney
Cruises where they toured the world.

 

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