Live music will take place throughout the day with sets from Muddy Johnson, the Rascals of Rhythm, and The Ock Street Band.
Muddy Johnson is the stage name of Dave and Tom, two Witney-based musicians who have been playing music together in many forms for all of their adult lives.
Under their Muddy Johnson guise they play covers to suit any event - weddings, birthdays, Christmas parties, company parties, and even a good ol' night down the local. They cover everything from the delta blues of Robert Johnson, to the Sun Records sound of Johnny Cash and Elvis, through the wide spectrum of music from the 60's and 70's right through to the present day.
The Rascals don't fit easily into any obvious category but provide a refreshing visit to an era of swinging, carefree jazz with a repertoire drawn from Jelly Roll Morton to Duke Ellington & Count Basie via Fats Waller and John Kirby. The band is tuneful, swings like mad and exudes energy and enthusiasm.
The Rascals are fronted by two superb musicians, Mike Wills & Tony Blincowe who between them play enough reed instruments to stock a shop (or maybe a museum). The drumless rhythm section consists of Perry Lock, piano, Mike Bennett, bass and Dave Moorwood, acoustic guitar, occasional vocals and arrangements. The band also greatly enjoys working with guests at their home venue at the Lamb in Wantage and are delighted that one of them, Sue Greenway, a superb saxophone and clarinet player (and band leader in her own right) is available to take Tony Blincowe's chair while he enjoys a well earned holiday.
The Ock Street Band is an acoustic band and consists of Abingdon based musicians Ben on guitar and vocals: Kay on ukulele, violin and vocals: Sofie on vocals: and Matt on bass and vocals.
The Ock Street Band play both original songs and covers, covering a wide variety of genres and include artists like Eric Clapton, Creedence Clearwater, Guns and Roses and Coldplay, spanning music from the 60s and 70s right through to the present day, but with a unique feel to the songs.
PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want. These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we're able to support music at events like this.
For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068 4828.