Their name commemorates the famous ‘Battle of Cable Street’ when local people in the East End of London, fought against Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists, on 4 October 1936.
Cable Street draw their inspiration from British and American contemporary and folk music – a welcome return to the Gold Hill Festival.
TIM MADDEN & THE STRUGGLE
Tim and his band draw upon a strong legacy of British blues and folk and a healthy dollop of Americana.
With a mixture of original songs and some rare covers, it won’t be a struggle to be delighted by these talented performers.
Liz and Charlie formed Hummingbird as a duo in 2013, singing an eclectic range of pop, country, blues, soul, jazz and folk. In 2017 they won two Shaftesbury Fringe awards (best popular music and best overall act) for their entertaining and relaxed performance style, characterised by clever harmonies, irresistible melodies and diverse set lists.
In 2021 Hummingbird were joined by pianist and sound engineer Gwil Knight. Gwil’s innovations have enabled the trio to create a full band experience.
Expect plenty of soul, blues, pop and country with a sprinkling of most other genres.
Rebecca’s sultry tones can transport her audiences to the romantic streets of New Orleans, the vibrant nightclubs of Berlin and, of course, a relaxed summer’s day in Shaftesbury.
With a mix of new and old jazz classics, Rebecca is always a vital ingredient in the festival.
Kiara and David started playing as a duo in September 2022.
Their repertoire of covers varies from blues and jazz to pop, ballads and rock ‘n roll, cruising through the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s; all with their own original and stylish approach.
They draw their inspiration from the very best of British rock and pop – from Cream (hence the name!) to The Rolling Stones, The Who and Bowie to Garbage and the Dandy Warhols.
Many classics and some surprises!