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A packed line up is announced for the return of Saffron Walden’s Fete de la Musique

PUBLISHED: 13:56 27 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:56 27 April 2018

Sorry Not Sorry

Sorry Not Sorry


So far, 62 music acts and 370 musicians have signed up to play at Saffron Walden’s Fete de la Musqique in Saffron Walden, a free festival of music with sounds all over the town on Midsummer Day, Sunday, June 24.

Eva's DreamEva's Dream

Among them are an act which has a mission to: “Make this sometimes scary world, a happier place to be.”

That’s how guitarist Paul Wood, from Saffron Walden describes his band Eva’s Dream which has been going for 20 years. The name is inspired by a short story written by Anne Frank and the music he says is “poetic pop that packs a punch”.

It’s all original compositions with Paul’s lyrics and the finished versions a cooperation between the five-piece including Paul Evans on drums, Valeria Parnenzini on bass, Kevin Gori on guitar and Rachel Crane lead vocals.

Four teenage musicians in the band Green Dolphin, three of whom met at the Joyce Frankland Academy, will be playing their own alt-rock indie compositions. They began four years ago, have been gigging for two years and released their debut CD in December. On Green Dolphin Street is a piece by jazz legend Miles Davis and a yellow dolphin is part of the school logo.

The line-up is Sam Baker, guitar and vocals, Josh Moseley, guitar, Harvey Townsend-Jones, drums and James Atkinson, bass. Also from Newport are the founders of Sorry Not Sorry, a covers foursome including life partners, Gaynor Armitage and Steve Green, Lou Moon vocalist and Paul Bayford bass.

This will be the fourth year that Gaynor has organised Gaynorfest in Newport’s Coach and Horses. This year’s event, on August 18, will see nine bands playing from 1pm to midnight in the pub’s garden. She says her band’s title “Came after a few drinks when we thought: sorry, but we are not sorry what we will put you through.” They play rock and punk.

Playing jazz will be the Alleycats from Cambridge, a vocals-led six-piece playing innovative arrangements of well-known pieces.

Among the corners where people might unexpectedly find people playing are the town hall, Jubilee Gardens, the Market Square, the King’s Arms and outside shops such as Adnams, and the Courtyard Cafe.


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