Below are the bands the 2013 (35th) Peterborough Beer festival featured.  Once we have a list of the bands playing in 2013, I will post it up!

Music is a big thing at the Beerfest – and now it’s back to the ‘standard’ layout, I’m sure the music tent will be back to it’s usual busy and vibrant self!  Here are the bands who will be gracing the stage throughout the 5 days of the beer festival.

Tuesday 21st August

Amplified (Main)

Amplified, tues at the Pboro Beer Festival

Amplified, tues at the Pboro Beer Festival

It all started in 2009 at Deeping St James Primary School, Deeping St James near Peterborough, where Bradley, Joe and Liam now all aged 13 approached their music teacher with the idea of forming a band “Amplified”. Their first performances were at the school assembly and fetes, the classic tracks known as Johnny B Goode and Living on a Prayer proved to be a big hit.

The boys left Primary School in 2010 and really missed performing together, so a few months later decided to regroup themselves, but a lead guitarist was really missing…

In 2011 the band was introduced to lead guitarist Michael Firko now aged 15 from Thomas Deacon Academy, Peterborough.  http://http://www.amplified-uk.co.uk

Expected on stage 8.45pm to 9.30pm and 9.55pm to 10.40pm


Wednesday 22nd August

Kerry Devine

Kerry Devine, Weds at the Beerfest

Kerry Divine with Kasandra’s Magic Pylon Band (Support)

Peterborough singer songwriter Kerry Devine is accompanied by Kasandra’s Magic Pylon Band – Rob White – Bass, Nathan Wieskowski – Keys and Jes Kerr – Drums. Having self-released two EPs – ‘Bare Teeth’ and ‘Biscuit and Buttons’ – Kerry and the band are now working on an album due to be released in November 2012.  http://www.kerrydevine.org

Tracks on SoundCloud
Press:
“From Peterborough, a mysterious fusion of disparate musical talents incorporating free jazz and classical baroque into their sound” Boomerang Returns – Promoters – Stamford.
“…It’s not unusual to see girl musicians now but it is very unusual to see an original girl singer…her songs are beautifully crafted with strong lyrics and great melody” Review from magazine ‘Local insight’
“…assured, mature and confident, a very impressive first record. There’s more than enough to impress and more than enough to make you want me more.” Review from “Art and Soul” magazine

Expected on stage 8.15pm to 9.15pm


Wednesday 22nd August

Columbian Necktie (Main)

Columbian Necktie

Columbian Necktie, Weds at the Pboro Beerfest

“All the stars in heaven began to glow as Columbian Necktie strutted the stage and regaled the audience with as fine a collection of vibrantly demanding – and yet playful and amusing – musical delights. If you haven’t seen Columbian Necktie I urge you – I implore you – to do so at your first opportunity or else leave your life bereft of all the joys they have to offer”.

Once upon a time, not too many years ago, you could listen to any band on the UK rock scene and compare them to a band from the 60s or 70s…but UK rock has now developed its own sound and manifested itself in the form of Columbian Necktie who sound like everything and nothing that has gone before them.

http://www.myspace.com/columbiannecktie

Expected on stage 9.45pm to 10.45pm


Thursday 23rd August

The Offshore Rivers (Support)

The Offshore Rivers

The Offshore Rivers

The Offshore Rivers are a four piece band from East Anglia. The band were first formed by two friends over a mutual love music, many nights spent over a record player comparing notes on the likes of The Stones, George Harrison, Gram Parsons, Otis Redding, the Byrds, Captain Beefheart, Jimmy Cliff, Neil Young, the Band…

It took over a year from the first spark of inspiration to the actual forming of the band, keen to find the perfect balance of players with a good ear for song and that wide but solid set of influences. The resulting sound is of bittersweet blues and tender soul laden with country guitar, the songs heartfelt and melodious with Dylan-esque prose, and layered vocal harmonies. The band are currently working on their first album which they hope to have out later this year.

http://www.myspace.com/theoffshorerivers

Expected on stage 7.30pm to 9.00pm


Thursday 23rd August

Soulweaver (Main)

World beating rock from the UK that receives regular play on US, UK, European and Internet radio stations.

Soulweaver

Soulweaver, thurs at the Pboro Beerfest

Their debut album called Liberty has been named in the top 10 albums of 2011 by ARfm Soundscapes (in a list containing top international acts) and Best Album of 2011 by the Rock Show on Radio Thetford.

Here are some recent comments received about the Soulweaver:
“Very Impressive, Cracking Band” (Total Rock Radio)
“Absolutely Outstanding” (USA Radio DJ)
“Soulweaver Are Addictive” (This Is Not A Scene)

Formed in Cambridgeshire UK in 2009, Soulweaver are making a name as one of the tightest, hardest working and entertaining live bands around. With dynamics, quality and intensity, Soulweaver contain the essence of classic British rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Cream but with a contemporary edge that could see them described as the British Foo-Fighters.

Soulweaver have previously released a charity single called Remembrance Day which raised over £2500 for Help For Heroes and Erskine. You can see a promo video for this song on their website or youtube page which includes Ewan McGreggor.

Soulweaver are:
Goodge – Guitar and Vocals.
(Has worked under management of Big Mick Hughes, Metallicas long serving live sound engineer, and Gary Garner, tour manager of Slipnot and Marilyn Manson. Also working with members of Wolfsbane)
M – Bass and Vocals.
(Trained under Fran Okine who has recently played for the Blockheads)
Phil – Drums and Vocals.
(Has worked with producer Sean Lynch who also produced Tipton, Entwistle, Powell)
http://www.soulweaverband.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Soulweaver/103715379839

Expected on stage 9.15pm to 10.45pm


Friday 24th August

The Indigo Kings (Support)

The Indigo Kings

The Indigo Kings

The Indigo Kings was formed in early 2011 by the band’s bass player and lyrical mastermind Carl, with nothing but a war & peace sized catalogue of scribbled words about heartache and desire; and an empty barn with a resident polystyrene alligator. Fast forward to 2012 and the 7 piece band play 1930’s inspired jazz and irresistible swing rhythms, fused with heart aching blues and a sprinkling of vintage pop.

Sweet and saucy harmony vocals meet with gritty lyrics to tell stories of interludes between life and love, whilst smooth sax and classic blues guitar are woven together in the melodic haze with jazz piano to create a foot tapping vintage yet modern sound.

http://www.theindigokings.co.uk

Expected on stage 7.30pm to 9.00pm


Friday 24th August

Motor City Vipers (Main)

Motor City Vipers

Motor City Vipers

There has always been a strong soul-scene within Peterborough and the surrounding area. Very few weekends go by without a retro-soul night being hosted by one or more of our top home-grown soul DJs – so it seems particularly bizarre that the city hasn’t before given rise to a dedicated live soul band… until now!

Motor City Vipers are an electrifying eight-piece band who lovingly recreate some of the greatest Northern Soul and Motown floor-fillers from the 60s and 70s… from The Temptations, Wilson Pickett and Dobie Gray, to The Supremes, Jackie Wilson and Otis Reading – ‘The Vipers’ do it all!

Formed early-2009, Motor City Vipers have quickly gained themselves a reputation as a hugely exciting soul band that are in high demand all year round – performing at parties, weddings, corporate events, fundraisers and festivals across the UK; and we’re very pleased to welcome them to the 35th Peterborough Beer Festival.

http://www.MotorCityVipers.co.uk

Expected on stage at 9.15pm to 10.45pm


Saturday 25th August

From The Sticks (Support)

In the Sticks

In the Sticks

The Sticks are a four piece Indie band from the Peterborough area. When thinking of what to call the band the guys were just shooting in the dark, thinking of random names writing them down, but nothing felt right to them.. until Ricky (vocals) pointed out “Well we’re all from the sticks” bingo bongo the rest is history.

At the end of the day, the boys love their music and they love to play, giving it everything at every show. From The Sticks really ARE one to watch!

http://www.facebook.com/FromTheSticks
http://soundcloud.com/from-the-sticks

Expected on stage 2.00pm to 2.40pm


Phoenix Calling

Phoenix Calling

Saturday 25th August

Phoenix Calling (Support)

The Cambridgeshire rock band Phoenix Calling deliver an energetic and polished performance of alternative rock. As a new up-coming band with promising reviews they have already confirmed two radio slots, are supporting Hawthorne Heights and are working hard to record their first EP and video which is to be released after summer 2012.

http://www.facebook.com/phoenixcalling

Expected on stage 3.00pm to 3.40pm


Saturday 25th August

The Mistreated (Support)

The Mistreated is a four-piece classic rock covers band based in Cambridgeshire, UK. Fronted by the powerful vocals of Doc, we present well-known rock songs from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s to the present day. We strive to deliver awesome rock tracks at the highest standard of musicianship, but with emphasis on entertainment.

Come and see us at a venue near you and you can expect to hear tracks by such diverse rock acts as Thin Lizzy, Muse, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy, AC/DC, The Cult and many, many more.

http://www.themistreated.co.uk

Expected on stage 4.00pm to 4.40pm


Sons of Kal-El

Sons of Kal-El

Saturday 25th August

Sons of Kal-El (Support)

Sons of Kal-El provide professional live performances of refreshing classic hard rock music in the UK. Through performing shows consisting of original songs from their debut album, the band is building up an excellent loyal fan base. Through also having a huge repertoire of covers, Sons of Kal-El are active on the function band scene.

The bands musicians have previously been signed to Transcend Records; toured the Europe; performed with Steve Vai; and attained BA hons Contemporary Music Degree’s from world renown Academy of Contemporary Music.

http://www.sonsofkal-el.com

Expected on stage 5.00pm to 5.40pm


Saturday 25th August

The Nuggets (Support)

Sixties tribute band The Nuggets have been wowing audiences with their winning blend of sixties pop, soul and R&B classics for over seven years. The excitement of hearing these much-loved gems played live and loud never fails to energise their audience at pubs, clubs and festivals across the country.

Fresh from their triumphant appearance at this year’s Willow Festival, The Nuggets are delighted to be appearing at the CAMRA Beer Festival for the second time after their 2008 headlining slot and excited to be supporting The Fab Beatles.

http://www.thenuggets.moonfruit.com

Expected on stage 8.00pm to 9.00pm


Saturday 25th August

The Fab Beatles (Main)

Formed in 1991 have risen through sheer hard work & dedication to be one of the most sought-after Beatles tribute bands in the world today, with concerts performed all over the UK, Europe, Middle East & the Americas.
The Fab Beatles show starts with early “Hamburg” material & goes right through all the singles & album tracks to “Let It Be” & the “break-up”, with a repertoire that is second to none!

Fab Beatles

Fab Beatles headline band for Sat night at the Beerfest

Chosen by the BBC as “The Best” & commissioned by EMI to promote the “Beatles 1” CD. The Fab Beatles pride themselves on professionalism & attention to detail & It’s well documented that the Fab’s sound is the closest you will ever hear to the originals.

The Fab Beatles use only authentic instruments & costume & can now boast to have the very drum-kit Ringo used on The Beatles 1964 American tour no less! Without a doubt, The Fab Beatles are the industry’s choice & considered the ultimate standard to aspire to by other acts.

See & hear for yourself…….
Michael Parkinson BBC
“The Fab Beatles are truly fab & I know because I saw the other lot.”
Stan Parkes (John Lennon’s 1st cousin)
“I must say, that their presentation of The Beatles is excellent. In fact, I could quite believe that I was actually listening to The Beatles I am sending a copy to Julia, Johns sister”.

http://www.fabbeatles.co.uk

Expected on stage 9.15pm to 10.45pm