Check out the amazing line-up of tribute bands and local artists that performed over the weekend at Gig on the Green 2017
He performed at Gig on the Green 2012 to great acclaim and we are pleased to announce the return of the 'Great Pretender' himself, Steve Littlewood as Freddie Mercury in 2017.
The show will also feature special guest Brian Rock as the legendary Queen guitarist Brian May. This amazing five-piece band Scaramouche’s brilliantly from the early hits of the 1970s through to the stadium rock anthems of the 1980s with a rhapsody of surprises along the way.
Unique and unrivalled, not only powerfully recreating the wonderful sound of Queen, but also recapturing the outrageous and infamous fashions of the outlandish Freddie Mercury. The band is based and works mainly in the UK, but are in constant demand throughout the World with regular trips to mainland Europe, The Middle East and more recently China and Zimbabwe!×
The amazing show includes tributes to 70s floor-filling artistes such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Nile Roger’s Chic, Sister Sledge, Kool and the Gang, Rose Royce, Heatwave, Odyssey, Rose Royce, Shalamar, the Real Thing, Candy Staton, George McRae, Imagination, Boney M, and, of course, Earth Wind and Fire.
The group is a colourful nine-piece outfit who encapsulate, through unique performances, those classic soul, funk and disco sounds from the 1970s. The funky vocalists are supported by an awesome band performing a non-stop, back-to-back, floor-stomping and roof-raising show. The look is funky, vibrant and sometimes wacky, with costume changes by the performers throughout the show to tribute the specific artistes they are representing.
Earth Wind For Hire started as the band from the show “Don’t Walk … Boogie!” a production in London’s West End. They went on from there to become the best and most well-known performers of this genre around including being the first Tribute band to ever perform at the Glastonbury Festival.×
For GOTG 2017, we are extremely pleased to introduce Glenn Owen as the extremely talented, Grammy Award-winning Bruno Mars. Together with a five-piece band, Glenn will be performing many of Bruno's greatest hits including Locked Out Of Heaven, When I Was Your Man, Just The Way You Are, Grenade and lots more.
This show is packed full of life and energy with live tracks to mimic Mars's famous live band The Hooligans. With dance routines and live instruments Glenn now looks, sounds, and moves just like the man himself!
After fronting Cardiff rock band The Motive, writing and performing his own music, and playing at prestigious venues such as London O2 Academy on numerous occasions, Glenn was praised for his stage presence, vocal ability and energy. Glenn went onto to pursue a solo career early in 2013, eventually putting together his incredible tribute to Bruno Mars.×
The UB40 Experience were formed in 2013 and have since become one of the UK’s biggest and best tribute bands travelling throughout Europe. With a hand-picked set of seven world class musicians, they have mastered the individual playing techniques, style and sounds of each of the original UB40 band members.
Featuring Stars in Your Eyes winner Andi Bagnali as Ali Campbell, they are the UK’s only tribute band that plays homage to all members of UB40 so that the real sound and feel is captured in the overall performance.
Members of the band have played alongside UB40's Brian Travers, Laurence Parry and Tony Mullins in addition to members of Steel Pulse, The Specials plus other top name bands.×
Call Me Blondie are a Blondie tribute act with one of the most accomplished and experienced line-ups working on the tribute circuit today.
The Call Me Blondie act covers everything from early punk classics such as X-Offender right through to crowd pleasing hits like The Tide is High.
Across an hour of pop/punk excellence Call Me Blondie will make your night one to remember.×
Sandhurst-based Hudson’s Choice was formed in August 2016 and you’ll recognise their influences as Guns N Roses, Pink Floyd and Aerosmith. Hudson’s Choice stamp a true rock signature on their music.
The band is formed of Dan Hudson (vocals & lead guitar) a former semi-professional musician who has toured both UK and Europe, Dan Long (rhythm guitar), Richard Wasey (bass) and Jack Smith (drums).×
Sarah Lucken (lead vocals) and James Dixon (guitar) are from Aldershot and perform an eclectic range of music from The Beatles, Elvis, Joni Mitchell all the way up to modern day music such as Daft Punk, Rihanna and Ed Sheeran.×
Lucy is 13 and currently in year 9 at Frogmore Community College in Yateley. She enjoys performing and has been a member of Camberley Stagecoach for seven years. Lucy's passion is musical theatre and her ambition is to perform in the West End. Lucy performed at Gig on the Green in 2014 when she took part in the talent competition Y-Factor. She sang Naughty from the musical Matilda and was judged the winner in the Junior category.×
"Contemporary Classics with a slight rocky twist"
Kingdom were formed in 2012 when they were all member of Barfield school; they started off performing at school concerts but soon progressed to performing at outside events despite their age.
They have since all moved on to senior schools but still get back together on a Friday night to rehearse under the tutelage of Kieran Daniel. The band is fronted Verity & Robyn both girls have excellent voices which compliment each other perfectly, forming the backbone of the band Will (drums) & Ed (bass) lay a solid foundation locking down the grooves, the rhythm section is made up Ben (keys), Chris (acoustic guitar) & Hobie (electric guitar) who all have a good understanding of when to hold back and when to express themselves. All the band members are accomplished in their own discipline and although aged 14/15 show a level of musical maturity well beyond their years. They perform contemporary songs with a slight rocky twist. They hope you enjoy the show!×
The highly acclaimed Mike Andrew has quickly become one of, if not the, No 1 Robbie Williams impersonator in the world gaining recognition from Robbie Williams himself: “I don’t know where he starts and I end…” – Robbie Williams.
Mikes extremely unbelievable resemblance to Robbie including his mannerisms, his look, even his cheekiness on stage, not to mention his vocal similarity, are second to none even down to the tattoos.
Mike has performed for many top clients, and has also performed for the likes of Coldplay, Mel C and Edith Bowman, but singing with Robbie Williams himself at his Swings Both Ways concert at Leeds First Direct Arena in June 2014 is the highlight of Mike’s career.
Mike also had the pleasure of performing at Robbie’s 40th Birthday Party at RW Fanfest in Burslem where he sang with Robbie’s dad, Pete Conway, and performed his tribute show to hundreds of Robbie fans from around the world.×
The Beach Boys Band is a tribute show that performs 100% LIVE the fantastic hits of the original Beach Boys, including God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Surfin’ USA, I Get Around, California Girls, Fun Fun Fun and many more.
To create a truly believable and memorable tribute act, both vocal and instrumental sounds must be replicated to the finest detail. It is this attention to detail, that have made The Beach Boys Band the popular attraction they are today.
From the early songs of surf and sports cars to the more sophisticated sounds of recording projects like Pet Sounds, the Beach Boys’ music was the soundtrack to a whole generation of young people, not just in the United States but worldwide.
The five members of The Beach Boys Band all share a passion for Beach Boys music, enjoying material, both from the early sixties and the later years. From the finesse and sheer beauty of God Only Knows to the pulsating masterpiece Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys Band deliver a live performance that reflects both their enthusiasm for their work and mastery of the original Beach Boys sound.×
Just Whitney, with her natural ability and outstanding five-octave range, presents a Tribute to Whitney Houston. This incredible artist has always included Whitney Houston songs in her repertoire and now pays her tribute to this amazing Grammy Award-winning artiste with a one hour show including the 1980s hits through to the blockbuster soundtrack from The Bodyguard.
With a natural ability and passion for performance, Beverly has achieved many accolades in her career. Born in Tottenham, but having moved to the USA as a child, she has enjoyed much success in the States and performed at a variety of prestigious venues including The Apollo Theatre.She has spent 20 years conquering the music industry in the USA which included the release of four albums and a top 20 dance hit which remained in the charts for a staggering 14 weeks.
Returning to the UK for an X Factor performance Louis Walsh commented “There is a reason no one sings that song, it’s because nobody can! … and you just did! Thanks for coming back to the UK. You’re a world class act. Your good enough to go all the way. Massive, massive, massive yes from me!”.
Just Whitney will WOW you with her outstanding tribute show.×
The Toledos are an all-boy four-piece 50 and 60s band with an authentic rock ‘n’ roll sound. A sound that epitomises a bygone era of cool, dressed in sharp suits and skinny ties. The Surrey and Hampshire-based band combine four great vocal talents with an epic sounding backing of lead and rhythm guitars, bass and drums.×
There are 38 members of Cranford Park Primary School Choir this term, made up of boys and girls from year 2 to year 6. Some have been members for more than three years and others are new this term. The choir rehearses every Thursday after school in the main hall, and enjoys learning fun warm-up games and melodies before focusing on the songs they are learning. For the past four Christmases the choir has entertained the elderly people at The Primrose Club in Yateley, but sadly this year the club closed down. In November last year the choir sang at the Yateley Christmas Market, which they have done in previous years. Another exiting event last year was when the choir joined forces with Cranford Ladies Choir. They performed as invited guests at a concert held at St Peters Church hosted by Cantamus Choir.×