|Pattishall School Chior
|Stax Of Soul
|DJ Mark Dean
These guys have a reputation that needs little introduction. They are the UK’s genuine STAX of SOUL, the original 9 piece function and party band born and bred in Manchester back in 1983. They are the real deal for sure.
Stax of Soul pride themselves on ensuring a terrific soul performance for all those at their performances – over 30 years and still performing a full on floor filling Soul Review. They work closely with promoters, clubs and festival organisers to ensure all events they attend are professional enabling them to perform their absolute best guaranteeing attendees the absolute best time ever. You will not forget their infectious mix of Soul and Motown. With a hint of Blues Brothers, and a lot of Soul they sure have the wow factor and you will not be able to resist joining in with the dancing that’s for sure!
Their genuine finger popping, foot tapping, high energy, full on party performance has now been in demand for over three decades across the UK and beyond. Loyal party-goers continue to follow them from one public show to the next. As well as public shows and festivals they also perform at private events which are a speciality and continue to keep their calendar busy. Can’t wait to hear and see these guys at Picnic – we are lucky to have them.
An exciting and high quality cover band, The Usual Suspects play a fantastic selection of Indie and britpop classics from artists such as The Killers, Kings of Leon, Supergrass, Stereophonics, Pulp, Shed Seven, Oasis, Blur, and The Strokes as well as firm favourites for all generations such as The Beatles, The Jam, Rolling Stones, and many more! Dancing and great times guaranteed from this fantastic band. So get your groove on with this great band.
Check out The Usual Suspects at https://www.facebook.com/theUSbandUK
Since hitting the local open mic scene in late 2018 it’s been the rise and rise of Rolling Thunder. The energetic 5 piece have swept across the Midlands entertaining at numerous venues across their home county of Northants and beyond.
The band demonstrated their true potential when playing in front of German crowds at MaNo Festival, after being invited to play in 2020. Fast forward to 2022 and the boys played their biggest stage to date when they entertained crowds at the Silverstone MotoGP.
Singer Charlie Smith and songwriter Ryan Kelly formed the group at school whilst studying the Vietnam War, hence the name. It wasn’t long before Harry Clayton was drafted in; not just to play, but first learn the guitar. Joel Sweet followed, also learning his instrument (bass) from scratch. Harry’s cousin Josh Green completed the outfit, coming in to play the drums.
The guitar driven band combine a mixture of Indie 80’s, 90’s rock ‘n’ roll guitar and modern Indie music. Being a group of mates who happen to be a band rather than a collection of musicians, gives the band its unique, easy-going nature. This genuine friendship is what makes the live shows so incredible, with the mixture of sheer excitement, enjoyment and charm creating an electrifying nervous energy that continues to captivate crowds. Intimate, sweaty shows with crowds bouncing around to their songs is what gives the boys their kicks. Cool, looking forward to getting sweaty when these guys perform for us at Picnic.
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Hailing from the heart of the Midlands, Mystic Crew is a superb six-piece reggae band, renowned for their infectious beats that always get the crowd on their feet. Specialising in a wide array of reggae styles, including ska, lovers rock, roots, dub, and dancehall, Mystic Crew promises an energetic performance that will enthrall and excite every festival-goer at the upcoming Picnic in the Park.
With a rich history on the reggae scene dating back to 1988, Mystic Crew has garnered a wealth of experience, touring extensively throughout the UK and Europe. They've headlined top-notch venues and festivals, and have also shared the stage with reggae icons like Burning Spear, Sugar Minott, Desmond Decker, Gregory Isaacs, Frankie Paul, and Maxi Priest, to name a few.
In addition, they've had the privilege of backing up acclaimed artists like Earl 16, Mike Anthony, Eastwood and Saint, Gappy Ranks, and Don Campbell, a testament to their versatility and adaptability on the stage.
Mystic Crew has built a large and loyal fan base over the years, a testament to their electrifying performances and captivating beats.
Picnic in the Park attendees are in for a treat as Mystic Crew is scheduled to perform on the 8th of July at 17:00 hrs. Get ready for a reggae-filled evening with Mystic Crew's infectious rhythms and vibrant energy!
Paul is known as the Rutland Troubadour. This singer song-writer draws you in through his unique story telling songs. It’s personal, emotional, covering key and poignant moments that happen to him, his much loved family and events that happen to lots of us as we journey though life. Paul will send an arrow straight to your heart. You will laugh and cry in equal measure. His intimate style envelopes you – the loves, laughs and losses that have come his way – though lyrically often brutally honest, nearly always allow the humorous side of any situation to come forward.
Paul writes songs and performs songs about the people and things that enter his life – family, friends, good times and bad, with plenty of lost love and other interesting up close and personal events to keep things interesting. Great guy, great performer, you are gonna love him!
Find out more at www.Facebook.com/paulmccluremusic
Soul D band live are an edgy soul, funk and disco party band guaranteed to get the party started. With big voices and great live arrangements Soul D play the very best soul, funk, disco and dance classics of yesteryear and the present day from the Bee Gees, Chaka Khan, Bruno Mars, Robin Ness, Farell and more. So with this 5 piece band think high octane soul, funk and disco party of well seasoned music and you have got the idea. They will certainly get you up dancing to these great pop classics, yay!
Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/SoulDBandLive/
Hunzz are a contemporary 4 piece jazz funk band from North Wales, blending two classic styles to create a chaotic, fun yet melodic sound.
Having formed towards the end of 2022, their first single 'Honey' was met with a positive reception and has helped to establish a loyal fan base. They're gearing up for their third single release and are lining up shows across the UK for this year. Looking forward to hearing the new sound of this fresh band.
Here is what the experts at Fatea Records had to say about them - "Honey is an earworm that will have you repeating the hook over and over again" - Neil (Fatea Records).