With a bit of everything, music for all tastes and music that all tastes will enjoy, this year’s Rising will cover Blues and Soul, Indie Rock, Tunes from the Shows and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain who encourage the audience to bring their own ukulele along to join in….!
Blues and Soul night will be Friday at the Town Hall. Headed by Tony O’Malley, one of the UK’s most charismatic vocalist whose background includes his own band, Kokomo and of course, the iconic 10CC.
Supporting Tony will be Bristol-based Little Geneva, fast becoming one of the must-see blues bands in the UK. Tickets for Friday night in the Town Hall will be £20.00.
Following last year’s very successful ‘Musical Time Machine’, St Mary’s church will be hosting A Musical Jukebox, classic show songs performed by a West End cast in the haunting space that is St Mary’s. Tickets £17.00
Saturday night goes Indie rock with Echotape, George Wilding and Ben Cipolla at the Town Hall with tickets at £20.00. Echotape have spent the past few years building a strong grassroots following particularly for their live performances and their presence at Marlborough Rising should be one not to miss.
George Wilding and Ben Cipolla are two of Marlborough’s breakthrough artists with very strong and growing followings from the Marlborough area and way beyond. Ben has performed at numerous festivals, the Albert Hall as well as many major venues and has had plenty of radio airplay whilst George grabbed the attention years ago at Avebury Rocks, where he has performed every year since supporting acts such as Newton Faulkner and The Levellers.
Saturday afternoon at the Town Hall will be free – a chance to hear the next generation of Rising Talent, a very popular feature of Last year’s Marlborough Rising where up and coming young local bands and performers gets a chance to showcase their talent.
And Sunday, it’s the George Hinchliffe’s Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain in the beautiful and acoustically perfect Memorial Hall of Marlborough College. Buy a ticket (£25.00), learn a few chords (log on to their website – click here) and bring your own ukulele and join in. Not so much a ‘singalong’, more a ‘stringalong’… And if the weather’s good enjoy the delights of a glass of Pimms beforehand.
A tantalising weekend, tickets can be bought directly from the Marlborough Rising website, or from the ‘shed’ which will soon be parked on the High Street in its normal position adjacent to the Castle & Ball.