Mike has been playing guitar for almost 40 years, arranging popular music instrumentals for classical/finger style guitar. Mike will be playing some of his arrangements at this years Beer festival.
Mike also plays electric/blues guitar, but his real passion these days is acoustic.
Come into the fantastical world of local legend and Cholsey resident, Ocean Stegosaurus Tardigrade, who invents, makes and plays his own instruments.
He is for those who like to be provoked, charmed, educated, amused and generally entertained by their music. He will also improvise a song on the spot.
Formed: Summer 2007 at the Charity Gig in Eaton, the band members include Matt Cottingham (Guitar, Vocals, Didgeridoo), Mark Austin (Vocals, Guitar, Bodhran, Assorted Percussion).
Musical influences include essentially a mix of acoustic rock and contemporary folk. The band covers artists such as Neil Young, John Martyn, Bruce Springsteen, Roy Harper etc, as well self-penned material.
As well as live performances Creaky Knee are also recording artists with a number of albums to their credit.
Following Louise's impromptu set at the very first CHOKO beer festival, Livewire were formed as a five piece to play the second year's event, and have been playing gigs around the area ever since.
Despite their tender years they boast close to 180 years of performing experience between them. From blues band to musical theatre and pantomime, with even a chart hit back in the sixties!
Playing many classics from the 50’s through the decades to some of the more recent chart hits – our master set list reflects not only our taste in popular music but also the age range of the band.
Alan, Ian, John, Louise and Steve promise to put on a show to entertain you and get you up and dancing if that is what you enjoy.
Selina and the Howlin Dogs like to keep things upbeat and funky and play a mix of originals and covers. Their own music draws on influences from funk, rock, hip hop and disco and covers are from contemporary artists like Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars as well as legends like James Brown and Stevie Wonder. Watch their latest music video Mr Ambitious here and see their Facebook Live performances here.
Gigging since 2015, Selina and the Howlin Dogs regularly play venues and festivals in their home town Reading and across the local area. this year have included Marvellous Festival, Rowbarge Summer Festival (headlining) and Wokingham Festival. The fantastic Choko Fest marks the end of their Festival season when they'll be on top form bringing the funk to Cholsey!
Having focussed on covers in the past this year they’ll be playing more of their own material giving you the full Selina and the Howlin Dogs experience.
You can find out more about Selina and the Howling dogs, listen to their music and watch them play by checking out their website, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube links:
It has been said that if Bryan Adams and Dave Grohl had a love child, that child would be Carl Komuro. Carl Komuro is a singer / guitarist living in Cholsey with a great repertoire of songs for all occasions with over 2 decades of gigging experience behind him.
Every performance is packed with enthusiasm, energy, emotion and never fails to bring a smile to someone's face, get them singing, dancing or even have a little emotional moment of their own. Each song is performed with great intensity and has the Komuro Stamp on it.
Artists covered range from: Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, Bryan Adams, Crowded House, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi to name but a few.
The High and Mighty are a seasoned covers band, a collection of professional and semi-professional musicians who have been playing together in part for over 20 years! They have shared stages with the likes of Reef, Ocean Colour Scene and Fun Lovin’ Criminals, played to audiences of 1,000s, and band leader Lance has even played around a campfire to members of the Royal Family.
Website is www.thehighandmightyband.com and there are a selection of videos available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZZdcpedpd89I1hxzbKirbw , and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvECa-2oSpRZmbUQ_7mmq0g as well as our Facebook page.
We will be revealing the list of beers, ciders and lagers soon...
Please buy your tickets in advance if you can, it will help us to make sure we don't run out of beer too early!
Due to high demand, and because we want the event to be the best it can be, there will be limited tickets available on the day.
Tickets are available from R G Parks the Butchers, located in the Forty, Cholsey or buy online now by clicking the link below.