SATURDAY 20th MAY COXCOMBE RECREATION FIELD CHIDDINGFOLD
Local singer Isobel Craig is just 17 years old but has an international credit to her name this year as the vocalist on the highly-acclaimed Peugeot SUV advert singing “Wide Open Sky”, with tens of thousands of plays on YouTube.
She was overall winner at Godalming Festival Contemporary Section in 2015, and nowadays performs professionally singing jazz, original material and current covers. She has also performed at St Mary's as a wedding singer.
Mission Impossible are an eight-piece soul, rhythm and blues band from West London. Born out of the Blues Brothers inspired soul revival of the mid eighties, the band have been going strong for over 25 years. Performing over a thousand gigs in pubs, clubs and parties all over the UK and Europe, they play classic soul hits such as 'Soul Man', 'Mustang Sally' and 'Midnight Hour' mixed with current dance floor fillers like Amy Winehouse's 'Valerie' and Pharrell Williams' 'Happy'.
Mission Impossible live by the belief that to play music is to have fun. And when you see this band playing the music that they love, you'll feel that fun too! Composed of musicians who have played on such hits as 'Rolling in The Deep' by Adele and 'Next to Me' by Emeli Sande, quality is assured and an afternoon of dancing and grooving is guaranteed!
Listen to Mission Impossible www.missionimpossibleband.co.uk
The Unwanted - much more than a teen covers band. Despite having youth on their side, these amazing musicians have already been playing and performing together for over four years. With regular performances at Worpfest in their early days; a performance at Lionfest in Haslemere last year that astounded festivalgoers; and more recently the opportunity to support the wonderful ‘Mission Impossible’ at a concert to raise money for Teenage Cancer. The Unwanted play a diverse range of covers in their own melodic style from rock anthems such as Fever by The Black Keys and Figure It Out by Royal Blood to pop classics like Valerie by The Zutons and The Four Seasons’ Beggin’ you.
Check out some clips from their recent gigs on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheUnwantedBand/
Street Nation Dance School is based in Haslemere, Surrey and will be presenting a number of performances during the afternoon to showcase the talent of some of their young dancers.
They pride themselves on creating a fun and energetic atmosphere for the children to come and learn street dance. Their main motive is to get kids up and exercising in a fun way and believe street dancing is the way to do this.
Find out more at www.streetnationdanceschool.co.uk
Portland are a harmony infused, multi instrumentalist duo, taking influences from the likes of Simon&Garfunkel and more recently Keane and The Eagles. After releasing their debut single, "I Won't Love" which reached Number 1 on the ITunes Country Chart, the duo have since supported the likes of Gabrielle Aplin and Nina Nesbit, as well as playing at Chris Evans CarFest2016 and famous venues across the UK. Listening to Portland will take you back to the old school harmonies, yet keep you in todays commercial market.
Watch and Listen YouTube www.youtube.com/user/danandcharlie95
All the bands have a connection to our local community in some shape or form!
Find out more about the artists confirmed to be playing at this year's CHIDDFEST below:
Jamie Hiron is a 14 year old singer/songwriter from Portsmouth with a passion for performing and has been working at ChartHouse Music for 5 years.
Jamie has been singing since the age of 9. Since then, he has created several original songs and had incredible opportunities such as performing at the huge Victorious Festival for the past 2 years and has been scouted for big TV competitions including The Voice Kids and Let It Shine and received “4 yeses" from the celebrity judges of Britain’s Got Talent. As well as this, in March 2017, Jamie performed with former X Factor winner Sam Bailey in Brighton’s Theatre Royal. On Jamie’s social media he has built up near to 1000 followers and is currently working on a new EP to release.
Tom Gortler is a young singer-songwriter currently making waves on the local and wider music scene. Tom's vast number of musical influences, have helped him to create a fresh and unique sound. He is currently in the process of recording his debut EP and hopes to have a digital and physical release by the end of 2017
Find out more about what he is up to at www.facebook.com/TomGortlerMusic/
"Stedman's voice is sure to melt hearts." - UNCUT Magazine
Andy is a singer/songwriter from Farnham in Surrey. After two albums (currently available on iTunes!) Andy took a break from music to pursue a career in stand-up comedy, and is now a professional comedian. Music is still his first love however, and in 2017 he is recording some brand new songs to put out later in the year. Expect slice-of-life lyrics and some banter in between the songs!
More about Stedman at www.inbedwithsted.com
Alice White started playing the violin at the age of 5. She has won prizes at the Godalming festival and played in numerous concerts including playing a solo at GLive. Having reached grade 8 at the age of 14 her proudest classical moment was playing for the famous violinist Nicola Benedetti.
Recently Alice has moved onto playing in bands with her old band Blueside raising £1,500 for the Chiddingfold church roof fund in 2016.
The music & staging is kindly sponsored and supported by The Music Works, Milford
Just Jhoom Dance Group is a Bollywood inspired performance group from Guildford. They dance energetic, contemporary Bollywood medleys at events around the country and abroad. Their vibrant, colourful and dynamic dance routines will have you up and dancing in no time!