Kate Luxmoore trained at The Royal Northern College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is a west country girl – but her travels and musical exploration have taken her far and wide – through classical, jazz and world music bringing her back to her roots.
The Somerset Songbook Revisited gives voice to her unique take on English folk tunes. she has performed at Festivals and venues worldwide such as Glastonbury and Womad, with artists such as Pianist Ian Buckle, Song writers Anna Ryder, Julie Ann Reagan and Jackie McShee, Fairport Convention, Storytellers Vayu Naidu and Pyn Stockman, The Shysters, Open Theatre Company, Lekan Babalola and many more.
She also shared her love for music and producing at the Royal Albert Hall. She continues to share her talents and skills by teaching young children within the midlands and all over the UK by giving them opportunities like no other and allowing them to express their love and compassion for music, just as she does.
Josh is a bassist from Bedfordshire. He began his career playing electric bass at the age of nine and soon after started playing the double bass in his upper school orchestra.
Awarded with a four-year scholarship studying on the jazz course at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with his tutors Mark Hodgson and Arnie Somogyi.
He is now in his final year and performs in various venues around Birmingham and across Europe. Josh has been commissioned by The Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust to bring a new project ‘Sounds of Highlife’ to the Birchfield Jazz Festival 2023.
He has worked with artists such as Lekan Babalola, Kate Luxmoore, Xhosa Cole and many more.
Mabowunje Harrison, the soulful singer returns this year with a set that explores the genius of Nina Simone.
They are a three-piece vocal trio featuring former Steel Pulse founder, Basil Gabbidon, lead vocalist and guitarist, Candice Gabbidon, and keyboard player, Catherine Gabbidon, who also performs backing vocals.
Basil Gabbidon is probably best known as a founder member, songwriter and guitarist of Birmingham’s iconic Reggae supergroup Steel Pulse.
Thomas Atlas is a British guitarist, singer and songwriter. His early career saw him touring the UK and USA with Soul and Blues outfits before pursuing his own musical endeavours.
The first Glimpse into what Atlas had in store came from a series of successful YouTube videos released in 2018 under the title “Garage Funk”, resulting in a sensational response from fans and industry alike.
Atlas found himself venturing out of the garage to play some of the most prestigious venues in the UK such as Ronnie Scott’s, The 100 Club, Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham Symphony hall and a residency at Jools Holland’s The Jam House. Atlas is now a 4-piece tearing up the scene with brand new material and wowing audiences across the board.
A powerhouse 4tet of Thomas Atlas (Guitar/Vocals), Andre Bassing (Keys) George Cook (Bass) and Jack Bowles (Drums).
This band intertwines hefty hitting beats, electrifying solos culminated with layers of superb dynamics and a solid foundation of song writing, songcraft and atmosphere that will draw the listener in.
Teas, Cakes & Hot Food available for attendees through the music and workshops.
Alcohol will not be served on the premises and is not permitted in the venue.
Attendance is free this year, and we look forward to your arrival.