Monday, 27 August 2018

Talented Buckingham: Bandjam 2018

The market square was filled (eventually) as it always is on the Sunday before the August bank holiday with a great crowd to listen to a line up of locally based and loved bands, second to none! Admittedly the show started at 1pm with a fair degree of wetness from the sky but the opening band treated us to some great favourites that even got me dancing! (The anti-rain Mayoral dancing) eventually worked its magic and by around 6pm and the more soluble residents of the town decided they could brave it and joined the festivities as the show continued.

The Town Crier said this was going to be best Bandjam ever and I think he was right: the musical mix was everything we could want (thanks to Lee Maloney, impressario extraordinaire and now landlord of the New Inn) and whilst the sound had it 'moments' the overall sound presentation was fabulous with brilliant production and staging by Strawberry Fieldz. And the bands were just wonderful of course: we have such talent in this town!

Thanks to Amanda, Town Council events coordinator and all the team from the Town Council who made this possible - including Cllr Terry Bloomfield, Chair of the events committee and all the councillors who helped tidy up the square afterwards (although rubbish was minimal!)

A few pics (mine and thanks to Cllr Robin Stuchbury and Amanda)...

The moon shone on the last act of the day: Red Bullets who played some of my favourite tracks including Rocket Man! (Gosh that takes me back!)


The Town Crier heralds the beginning!


It was a little wet at the beginning...! (Lee in the middle and Mayoress on the right)



Great line up


It did brighten up eventually - that is sunlight on the building!


And blue sky!


Which led into a warm evening with some chillin' music


But the rain was never going to put off the town's stalwarts!


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