This brand new addition to the Show is sure to keep visitors entertained each day. Ideally located next to a Food Court, the Live Music Stage offers the perfect place to sit back and relax with a drink and a bite to eat and enjoy the music on offer.
Take a look at some of the acts you can expect to see taking centre stage at the Show. More acts will be announced shortly.
Carley Varley is an acoustic musician from Milford-on-Sea. Having started her love for music, busking on the streets of Lymington, she has gone on to perform in multiple famous venues, as well as becoming an award-winning musician. With her acoustic, Carley has travelled across the South of the UK mashing up songs and writing her own. Carley is now releasing her own music this summer with her EP ‘Captured Memories’.
The Land Girls are a 1940’s duo who will take you on an unforgettable trip down memory lane. From the Andrews sisters through to Gracie Fields , Vera Lynn and a whole lot in between, Betty and Joan promise to leave you smiling and singing hours after one of their shows! The Land Girls take great pride in their tight harmonies, authentic costumes and original choreography. Betty and Joan also like to don their 1950’s/60’s polka dot frocks and sing some of the wonderful songs of that time too! This delightful duo were elated to beat forty four thousand other contestants to a blind audition in front of the panel of “The Voice” in 2016. This resulted in a short but sweet appearance on the show, where
Ricky Wilson referred to them as “an injection of happiness”.
Lucid Band have a distinctive Folk-Rock sound driven by brilliant vocal harmonies! Their unique sound is woven together with violin, guitar, bass and keys, all of which are played to the highest Calibre! Their songs take you on a journey from Joyful Melody to Darker Rock, with some breath-taking Violin work thrown in For good measure.
Never Mind The Bongos are an acoustic duo who specialise in upbeat, lively, toe-tapping, singalong covers (60’s-present). With Danny T on lead vocals/guitar/harmonica and Mark Pepin on bongos/percussion/harmonies, they are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing. They welcome audience participation and their performance will leave you wanting more.
Emma Hardy is a 17 year old singer songwriter equally at home playing guitar and singing her own songs and covers at gigs or performing in local musical theatre shows where she can combine her singing with acting and dancing. Her live music set consists of mainly upbeat acoustic covers sprinkled with originals performed either solo or as a member of a duo/trio with either Paul Denson on bass or Sean Samber on lead guitar. For larger events there is also the Emma Hardy Band which adds drums to complete the setup. Emma has been featured on BBC introducing and has played live on BBC Radio Solent, a busy girl currently studying for her A Levels whilst rehearsing for upcoming roles in two different musical variety shows and gigging when time allows!!
Taya Minchington is a 14 year old singer/songwriter.
“Based in Dorset, I’ve been performing on stage for as long as I can remember. Following many short appearances playing covers of my favourite artists, I decided to pursue my passion, and for the last two years I have been writing and performing my own original material. I have been lucky to play at some great venues and festivals already including The Lighthouse Centre for the Arts in Poole, Alresford Music Festival, Winchester Hat Fair, Dorset Midsummer Music Festival and the real highlight – Beautiful Days Festival run by The Levellers.” Her debut E.P. Dragon’s Eyes, with 5 of my original tracks, is available to download / stream from all the usual websites, please have a listen! https://ampl.ink/d8Kaj
“The Fareham Ukulele Band is a four piece, amateur band. We have leader Dave on vocals, ukulele, mandolin and guitar; Heather on vocals, ukulele, guitar and cajon; Jess on vocals, ukulele and harmonica; and Vic vocals and bass ukulele. We play a variety of music ranging from Blues, Rock, Rhythm and Jazz and the band members regularly perform with other local bands. We perform in support of local charity events and similar organisations, and offer our time free of charge to those groups as our contribution to their good cause. The band is popular and there are many return visits.”
TuneBox is an acoustic duo consisting of siblings Samantha and Tom Laurilla. Together they perform covers of hit songs from across the decades. Experienced performers, they play at a wide range of events including weddings, award ceremonies and parties, as well as several venues around Dorset and Hampshire. Their eclectic repertoire covers a wide variety of genres from Pop and Rock, to Soul and Motown, including both old classics and new favourites, guaranteed to get your toes tapping!
Based in the New Forest, Becoming Branches are an award winning Country-Folk-Pop trio blending acoustic sounds and soaring harmonies in an enchanting mix of creative covers and heartfelt originals.
Over the past two years, Becoming Branches have been busy gigging around Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and have had the pleasure of sharing their music at live venues, open mics, showcases, festivals, weddings, parties and on local radio. During this time, the band have developed their own unique sound and have started writing their own songs. The upcoming Becoming Branches debut EP will feature 5 original songs and is scheduled for release later this year.