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The Big Berkshire Beach Gig

Enjoy a sensational night of music from five local bands, plus three acoustic acts!

The evening wouldn't be complete without beach breaks between the sets so that you can relax in a hammock on our Goan inspired beach, all to a soundtrack of live acoustic music. What better way to see out the summer?!

THE LINE UP:

Rain Crew

This 4-piece band, based in Reading, are thrashing out punk-tinged indie-pop hits the only way they know how. They have supported the likes of Massmatiks and Echoic and have played at a range of venues such as West End Centre, Readipop and O2 Academy Islington.

Before the Breakdown

An alternative rock band from Reading/London who brought out their debut album Fake Me Up only a year after forming. This high energy 4-piece have been shaking up their local scene since! Why not check out some of their tracks on Spotify before the gig?

State the Case

This three-piece rock band take influence from rock 'n' roll, grunge and pop punk. They'll be performing original material, alongside some select covers that are guaranteed to get the audience moving!

Toxic Sofa

Bracknell based Toxic Sofa are a husband and wife team Kim Halliday and Tim Bastock. They perform a mix of original songs based on their amusing observations on life and covers in a cabaret folk style.

Grain

Four-piece band made up of students from Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School. This alternative/indie rock group will be performing their own original songs, influenced by the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Plus acoustic sets from:

Tara Deane

Tara Deane is regularly compared to the like of Lucy Spraggan and Imelda May. Her debut single Staying Young won three awards with an online radio station back in 2014. More recently, as well as performing, she has been constantly on the radio promoting her album, Set It Free, which was released in July. Tara is joined by Matt Merry on cajon/drums and Marcus Lewis on bass.

Dan Pryde

Burnham based singer and guitarist Dan has been playing professionally in pubs. clubs and at festivals for just over two years. He'll be performing a mix of originals and covers, influenced by the like of Green Day, Gaz Brookfield, David Bowie, Oasis, My Chemical Romance and the Beatles.

Abi Powell

Bracknell based Abi has been performing a local venues and festivals for over 5 years. She writes her own music, and released her first EP in 2015. She also performs a collection of well-known covers to entertain the crowd.

£8 | This is a standing event with some allocated seating

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Christian Garrick (violin, darabuka)
Eddie Hession (button accordion)
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Kelly Cantlon (double bass)

The Budapest Café Orchestra were established in 2009 by British composer, violinist and band leader, Christian Garrick.

They play traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments before they give way to a disarmingly beautiful arsenal of ballads such as the Schindler's List theme or Andy Statman's bitter sweet The Flatbush Waltz. The diverse repertoire often even strays over into the technicolour territory of many a well-loved film or television score.

WHY? ‘Back by popular demand, the fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet’ The Times

‘The music is magic in their hands’ Sean Rafferty BBC Radio 3

‘Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship, a show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!’ Songlines

‘The boys from the BCO eek out an interesting advantage over others in that they are musically connected to the culture rather than culturally connected to the music and this manifests itself in their performances which are among the most fulfilling live entertainment spectacles you are ever likely to find of any genre’ BBC Celtic Connections

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Autumn
Wed 12 Sept – 10 Oct and 31 Oct – 28 Nov
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 13 Sept – 18 Oct (exc 27 Sept) and 1 Nov – 29 Nov
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Autumn
Wednesdays (from 12 Sept exc 24 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 for 1st child 0-5 years (including one adult) | £4 per siblings or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

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Suitable for all levels of experience.

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Tues 1 May – 17 Jul (exc 29 May and 5 Jun)
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Suitable for 18+ years.

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Led by Richard Lee.

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Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
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£40 per 5 week course

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Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

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The King and I from the London Palladium

180 mins.

Recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Centre Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers.

WHY? ‘Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit’ The Times

‘We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!’ Daily Mail

‘Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture’ The Telegraph

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