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|Posted on August 7, 2017 at 9:55 AM|
The Wickham festival kicked of on Thursday 3rd August, with a sell out crowd and artists line up over the four days, with something for everyone with headline acts KT Tunstall & 10cc on Thursday, Friday the crowd enjoyed Seth Lakeman and Show of Hands and Saturday the Oyster Band and The Levellers took to the main stage.
It was then the turn of Country Americana singer songwriter BeX and her band taking to the second main stage at 'Wickham' on the Hapi Festival stage (mainstage 2) playing alongside Gibb Todd, Ray Cooper & John Otway, with headline act Goat Roper Rodeo Band closing the evening. Bex and her band performed songs from her debut album 'Story So Far', this was her debut festival performance and to be honest she couldn't of asked for a better festival to launch on, the set was bright, energectic with some real catchy tunes with great lyrical content with a strong energy from her band, with Guy Hassell on base, Richard Wood on guitar and Kyle Fenton on drums and percussion - starting the set with her debut singe 'Time to Stop the Rain', which was quite fitting as the day was full of bright sunshine, which was not the case at the start of the festival.
The set was for 45 minutes, and with a very warm and enthusiastic crowd of several hundred people packing the big top to see the performance from this country Americana artist, but with a little of pop rock in for good measure. For BeX first festival performance, I would say a great start to the festival scene and we'll be looking forward to the next show....
Before the Wickham Festival BeX graced the BBC introducing stage for Cowes Week at Sheperds Wharf, she performed songs from her debut album with a stripped back acoustic set, with Jamie Woodford joining the band on stage with added percussion, with the Wickham festival set being a full band performance, it was a great contrast. BeX performed on the BBC stage at 5pm, with again a very enthusiastic crowd, especially with BeX fan base and network several people travelled a long way to catch the singer songwriter perform at Cowes for the BBC.
The next stop for the UK singer songwriter is with the BBC once again, with a house band invite from BBC Radio Kent, performing on the James Whale show. This artist has a real presence with a very strong backing from her musicians, certainly moving in the right direction with a lot of energey moving forward...
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