Fairkytes Live Stage to celebrate local talent at Havering Show

Published: Friday, 5 July 2019

Fairkytes Live, Hornchurch's intimate music venue, has unveiled a host of singers and bands that will be performing on the Fairkytes Live Stage at the Havering Show.

The Echoes performing at the Havering Show

Known for cultivating the excellent talent on offer by local bands and singers, Fairkytes Live is thrilled to be showcasing some of the winners of last year's Last Band Standing competition, Rolled Up Sleeves and Project.

Previous winners The Everglows will also be joining the eclectic bill of local music, along with previous entrants The Echoes.

Following their recent stellar performance at the Havering Para Arts performance night, performers Caged Arts will also be rocking the Fairkytes Live Stage at this year's Havering Show.

Vocalist Gary Walker, guitar Tom Hughes, bass player Martin Connors and drummer Gavin Jones are a mixed ability band with autism and learning difficulties.

Formed via Essex-based music service Therapy in Music Expression, Fairkytes Live have been working with them to provide more opportunities for people of all abilities to play their music.

Winners of Havering's Voice, an annual competition to find the best and brightest new vocal talent in the borough, will be bringing back previous winners Millie Mae Johnson and Ben Page to dazzle show-goers.

Also joining the line-up are Fairkytes Live and community performers Molly Lavender-Rose, Saucermans Band, Louise Jaymes and Charlie Powell.

Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said:

"I am thrilled with the line-up for this year's Fairkytes Live Stage. It is excellent to see so many talented local bands and artists taking to the stage. Fairkytes Live is such an important part of our community and it is great to see them nurturing Havering's musical offer."

The Havering Show, sponsored by London City Airport, Everyone Active, Marlborough Highways and supported by Time 107.5FM, takes place on 25 and 26 August 2019. Tickets can be bought in advance online and cost £3 per day for adults and are free for children under 10.

Tickets are on sale now online for £3. For those who buy tickets on the door over the two days in August, it will cost £4 per adult, subject to availability.

Alongside the Fairkytes Live stage, there is something for everybody with the Main Stage and Community Performance Stage, as well as licensed bars, a sports zone, street food, children's attractions, fairground and much more.

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