Will Richardson the HAM music man excelled himself once again to bring us a fantastic line up of the finest singers, musicians and groups in our region for our 5th Midsummer Music Madness concert held on Sunday 10th June. Of course it was all in aid of raising money for the The Teenage Cancer Trust ! To get a feel of what goes on at 'MADNESS' please check out some highlights from MsMM 2007 or some of the great photos taken at the MsMM 2006 concert. Please also follow the links below to the groups own web sites and photo albums so you can get a taste of the musical excellence you missed at Brantingham Park.
CARA 13.15 - 13.45 & 15.00 - 15.30
Traditional Irish inspired Celtic music at its finest with three wonderfully talented musicians and songwriters from south of the Humber. They play guitars, fiddles, ullean pipes and whistles and have produced four CDs to date that include many original tracks written by the lads. A wonderful start to the day with a band that has supported 'madness' 5 out of 5! And If YOU are late AGAIN you get another chance to see them again at 3. But don't be late B early! Also introducing Madeleine Skipsey on flute for one tune only. Photo Album CARA's Website
CLIFTON DRUMMERS 14.00 - 14.15 & 16.45 - 17.00
An awesome, West Yorkshire based 9 piece drumming band which will end up with you tapping more than just your toes! They will even let you join in. Pure Rhythm - pure madness!
EAST STEEL 14.15 - 15.00 & 16.15 - 16.45
A large steel drum band from across the border in West Yorkshire who wow the audience with their skills and abilities to transport you to the Caribbean shores and back with their happy summer music!
LOOSE COVERS 15.45 - 16.15
Otley based duo Dave Richardson on guitar and Jude's velvety voice performing blues/Jazz numbers make their annual trip across the border for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Dave and Judy wowed the audience last year with their raunchy style of Jazz, Blues/Rock covers from the likes of Van Morrison, and Rod Stewart. Photo Album
ADRIAN BYRON BURNS 17.00 - 17.45
One of the finest Blues/Jazz singer guitarists around. Living in Hull, this American musician wows audiences at home and abroad and featured at the first Midsummer Music Madness concert in 2002! What more can we say? Adrian's Website
THE NEUMES 17.45 - 18.30
Are one of the region's finest young bands. Based in Addlingfleet, Goole these three young sisters take the stage playing so many instruments its hard to keep count. They include trumpet, sax, keyboard, flute, drums, whistles and guitars to name but a few. They sing beautiful harmonies and mostly their own material. You must see them! An excellent five piece band, presenting Corrs material, folk rock music as well as an increasing number of their own wonderful songs. Photo Album
BEVERLEY BRASS BAND 18.30 - 19.15
A welcome return to the ever popular East Yorkshire brass band conducted by Jim Johnson, so listen, chill and lick your ‘99’ as you relax to their wonderful brass band sounds! BBB on MsMM Photo Album
RED BARROWS Look to the skies folk! - Red Barrows coming at us from one o'clock! (A bit later really:-)
As yet unsigned, but already famous (infamous) thanks to the Hull Daily Mail, these 9 fine young specimens trained and honed to physical perfection performing just once live with the Beverley Brass Band. This is a display not to be missed. A wheelbarrow will be donated to be auctioned off for the TCT. (Sneak Preview video).
THE DURBERVILLES 19.30 - 20.15
Based in West Yorkshire, Oxenhope to be precise, this five piece country and bluegrass band play lively country music with a Seeger Sessions flavour and a hint of Eagles with power and enthusiasm, matched with musical brilliance. A warm up to their appearance at this year's Beverley Folk Festival
PROMISES AUCTION - IN AID OF TCT 20.15 - 21.00
It has been known that a single banana can fetch £20.00 at our auction but don't worry we understand there will be a chap standing behind the marquee selling them at half that price! But there will be more than bananas up for grabs - there will be our usual brilliant donated selection of items and promises that normally money just can't buy!
STONY 21.00 - 22.15 (maybe later if you clap hard enough)
Back by popular demand, Stony from Scarborough North Yorkshire will be seeing the night out with dancing to their brilliant rendering of Beatles songs and own favourites. Pure brilliance - on electric keyboard, guitars and saxophone. They gave a great performance last year and of course got practically the whole audience on the dance floor. Expect a great finale to a fantastic day! Photo Album