2015 Herne Hill Music Festival Bandstands recap!
For the third year running, the Herne Hill Music Festival in conjunction with the Herne Hill Forum hosted bandstand events in Herne Hill Market. As in 2014, this year there were two bandstand events on two Sundays (the first Sunday slightly truncated because Capicorn Sax Quartet was forced to cancel) in the market section of Railton Road. It was a fantastic two days of music featuring a wide variety of styles, with jazz vibes from up and coming Alice In Grooveland to Baroque from locals South Circular Orchestra - plus everything else in-between. The bandstand dates were created as an interim showcase to promote the Festival's October dates - this year the dates are 9-18 October which will again feature a local opera! But the Bandstand dates have rapidly become special events in their own right, also promoted by the Herne Hill Market and by a number Sunday Market traders. And this year it was wonderful to have the first bandstand going while people donated goods at the Calais Refugee stall.
After the second bandstand there was an impromptu appearance from swingsters Ruben & Gorgios once the main music wrapped up! R&G (who are also part of Gypsy Butter) play the full HHMF2015 'Gorgeous Guitars' evening on October 13th at the Prince Regent along with bluesman Steve Morrison and Brazilian Samba Jazz and Bossa Nova player Mario Bakuna. Photos below of all the bandstand acts, move your cursor over the image to get a description. We also include a roster of web links for all bands after the photos. There are also several live audio tracks from Bandstand 2015 bands on the HHMF Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/herne-hill-music-festival. Be sure to get more full Festival details at http://www.hernehillfestival.org
#2 ALICE IN GROOVELAND: https://soundcloud.com/alice-in-grooveland
#3 POLKA NOVA http://www.polkanovamusic.com
#4 HEY ZEUS [MUSIC] http://www.heyzeusmusic.co.uk
#5 SOUTH CIRCULAR ORCHESTRA www.southcircularorchestra.co.uk
#7 LONDON SAXOPHONE CHOIR www.londonsaxophonechoir.org.uk
#8 RUBEN AND GORGIOS https://www.facebook.com/gypsybutterUK