This year you can enjoy a whole new host of bands and DJ’s. The event is kindly supported by Lakefest – a local family friendly festival taking place at Eastnor Castle from 11-14 August 2022. Expect a taste of Lakefest with some of the festival’s favourite acts!
Friday 29th July:
5:40pm – 7:00pm: Join DJ Shippers who will be opening Summer Jam playing Nu Disco, which combines familiar classic tunes remixed to be enjoyed once again, in a modern style. Playing anything from 70’s up until today he aims to create an upbeat summer vibe for all to enjoy.
7:30pm – 9:30pm: Mark Walby is a familiar face on the covers band circuit and a Brewery Quarter regular as he always pulls the crowds in! He has played with a wide variety of household names during his 20 years as a professional musician. Mark has become synonymous with quality and with extensive tours of Europe and UAE, Mark has firmly established his reputation as one of the industries finest and most versatile entertainers.
Saturday 30th July:
1:00pm – 1:45pm: Sophie Cotterell is a 26 year old cover singer from the Forest of Dean has performed in three bands over the years, one in which supported the likes of Amelia Lily, Professor Green, Chipmunk and Greg James. Now she continues to perform both in a band and as a solo cover artist, covering all of the popular feel-good classics, from the likes of Stereophonics to current Becky Hill dance hits.
2:00pm – 2:50pm: Join DJ Shippers who will be opening Summer Jam playing Nu Disco, which combines familiar classic tunes remixed to be enjoyed once again, in a modern style. Playing anything from 70’s up until today he aims to create an upbeat summer vibe for all to enjoy.
3:00pm – 3:50pm: DJ Joei Supernova is a 60s, 70s, Funk, Soul and Disco DJ from London who has been working in the business for the entirety of his adult life. Spinning an eclectic mix that features everything from The Stones to The Supremes, Jefferson Airplane to James Brown and The Easybeats to Earth, Wind and Fire. A regular fixture at Glastonbury Festival, Joei’s Thursday night sets on the Strummerville Stage have become something of a yearly pilgrimage for festival regulars that are in-the-know. Expect the DJ to lead the party by example, dancing as if the room is empty. I Can’t Get No Satisfaction. Guaranteed.
4:20pm – 5:10pm: Alex Lipinski. The first thing that hits you is the voice. From caressing sympathy to full-throated resentment, Lipinski has grabbed unwary listeners from the West Country to Krakow, Berlin & New York, since he first left Somerset to become a crucial habitué of Soho’s legendary, lost, 12-Bar Club. Liam Gallagher is a fan, which resulted in Alex belting out Elvis standards within the unlikely domesticity of Liam’s own North London kitchen, in a surreal battle of anthems; the voice of a generation responding with a heartfelt rendition of ‘Acquiesce’ much to the amusement of Bonehead, who just happened to be there because he and Lipinski just happened to be in the middle of the critically acclaimed ‘Phoney’s & The Freaks’ collaboration, which saw them perform live together from Rome to Los Angeles. No coincidence then that for ‘For Everything Under the Sun’, his newly released third album, Lipinski was sought out by Wolf Alice & Elvis Costello producer Michael Smith who had the desire to work with a voice that Rock & Reel magazine describes as “channelling the best tones of Lennon and Orbison and makes them his own”, and songs which BBC Radio 6 legend Tom Robinson declares “sweep you up and carry you along. The art of telling stories and a pulling together of things. The hard work has been years in the getting done. All you have to do now – is listen…
5:40pm – 6:30pm: Erica, the dynamic three-piece band, is formed by vocalist and guitarist Dalton Woodward, bassist Mikey Long and drummer Will Hall. The band, originating from Winchcombe in Gloucestershire, has gained popularity with their alternative rock influenced riff’s, impressive vocals and an undeniably individual sound. Through their love of home-town shows, they have developed a strong local fan base, playing often in local pubs and festivals; including Lakefest for the past five years.
7:00pm – 8:00pm A Brewery Quarter regular and favourite, Camilla Lewington is a powerful singer with the personality to match. She’s back for our Summer Jam with a set jammed full of chart hits and nostalgic classics that will get you up on your feet! She will be bringing you high vibes and high energy to get you warmed up for Lakefest…accompanied by her trusty band promising to bring the rhythm. They can’t wait to perform for you!
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Like all great bands before them The Shakes have drawn on influences such as The Strokes, The Sonics, The Libertines and The Kinks and added their own magic to create a unique sound. The melody, the intensity, and the passion for making music that matters to people. In a day and age when many people seem to discount the staying power of rock and roll, The Shakes are carrying the flame and proving the naysayers wrong. The Question is; Are you aware?
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
Between 1 and 6pm, join the Cheltenham Paint Festival team who will have a huge canvas and are inviting kids and families to join in creating a huge public work of art! Round the corner at our Henrietta St entrance, you’ll find street artist Philth who will be creating the latest Brewery Quarter mural on one of our service yard walls.
Look out for magician, comedian and ventriloquist Colin Dymond performing up close magic and showing kids how to model balloons at various times of the day. He may even be joined with one or two of his friends if you’re lucky!
Sunday 31st July
1pm – 1:45pm: Andrew Bate & Chloe Gorman. Drawn together by the pandemic in a beautiful twist of fate, accomplished singer-songwriter Andrew Bate is collaborating with poet Chloe Gorman for a new project. With songs ranging from powerful blues-inspired rock to delicate acoustic numbers with dark twists, the blend of Andrew’s ethereal vocals and unique playing style with Chloe’s sensual lyrics and soulful singing create a spellbinding performance.
2:00pm – 4:30pm: Retrospective Of House is a collaboration of several DJs celebrating the history of House music. Never taking themselves too seriously, expect big pianos, power house vocals and all round smiles. A hedonistic celebration of the bricks that built the House we know and love today. Join us. Brought to you by the Origins family.
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Local duo The Brethryn are Dave and James, who met in a pub somewhere sometime in the past. They chatted about broccoli and intercoolers and many other subjects until realising they lived opposite eachother and had never noticed. They also discovered that they both twanged or slapped stuff to make sound. They formed as The Brethryn, who have gone from gigging at Dave’s nan’s house, to headlining festivals and Silverstone F1. Their interests include sailboats, tetris, egg sandwiches, and jazzy trousers. They do what they like, and they like what they do. They are The Brethryn. Performing acoustic guitar and cajon covers.
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Formed in early 2020, Joe Wheldon & The Offshore bring an authentic, modern sound, built upon classic heavy rock. Driven by the soulful, aggressive vocal of Joe, the band bring outstanding musicianship and create an atmosphere to light up any venue. “A cutting edge musician with a hard rocking band delivering power and energy” – BBC Introducing.
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009. Over ten years and evolving incarnations Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, a must see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, Celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by solid, thumping rhythms and driving, innovative bass. Roving Crows comprises; strong lead vocals and 4 part harmonies, guitar, fiddle, percussion and bass.