First of 2 Herne Hill Bandstands Sept 1st! Crystal Palace Band + Andrea Trillo + Ingham Swing!

If you have the flood blues or are just keen to be outside for local live music, you'll be pleased to hear that the Herne Hill Music Festival is putting on two free Herne Hill Market Square bandstand music dates on Sept 1st and 8th! On the 1st it will be the Crystal Palace Band + Andrea Trillo Trio + Ingham Swing Ensemble, from 11-3pm. On the 8th it is Lambeth Wind Orchestra + The Ben Croft Trio + Dee Dee's Collective - further details about Bandstand #2 next week will put a smile on your face!

Sept 1st headliners Crystal Palace Band is a legend ... one of the few traditional Brass Bands still working around London. The Band was founded as the Upper Norwood Temperance Prize Band by the U Norwood Temperance Society in 1901. It was then closely linked with the Crystal Palace and played there for many years until the Palace burned down, with permission granted in 1924 to change the name to "The Crystal Palace Band". After WWII the band's membership dwindled - in the 1970s there were only a handful of players left. But thanks to core members who persevered, things are revitalised today, with over 30 playing members in the main band + a thriving 'Progress Band' as well. The band's resurgence is measured by their extensive summer bandstand programme and CPB will be in Herne Hill Market for the first of two free Herne Hill Music Festival Bandstand dates on Sept 1st from 11am-3pm, with the Andrea Trillo Trio doing their brand of jazz & latin, and Herne Hill's own Ingham Swing Ensemble returning for another bandstand go after their rave-up turn with swing dancers last summer!

11am Crystal Palace Brass Band

12 noon Andrea Trillo Trio

1pm Crystal Palace Brass Band

2pm The Ingham Swing Ensemble

Listen to some CPB:

Hear Andrea Trillo with Tim Richards in 'Beautiful Love' - .. her HHMF bandstand slot will be more jazz and latin.

You can hear some Ingham Swing on Reverbnation:

Or click on embedded audio player below to hear the local lads do a version of 'Sway'