Music festival for scout hut
ROCK, blues and folk musicians are tuning up for a special mini festival in the village.
Bands have signed up for the festival which is taking place at Sutton St James Scout Hut.
The venue was built by volunteers from Sutton and boasts a capacity of nearly 300 for events and has a professional quality stage, lighting and sound.
The line-up is being put together by concert promoter Chris Hewitt and will include String Driven Thing, a folk rock group from Glasgow who first achieved notoriety in the early 1970s on Charisma Records.
One of their singles “It’s a Game” was later a chart hit for the Bay City Rollers.
String Driven Thing are fronted by original members – guitarist and songwriter Chris Adams and classical violinist Grahame Smith.
They are joined by newer members Dick Drake on drums and Andy Allan on bass.
Guitarist Robin Adams, son of founder Chris Adams, often joins the band for gigs.
This is their second visit to Sutton and organisers promise that it will be a set not to be missed.
Rock band Pie will also perform. Joining them for a few numbers during their set will be legendary bluesman Victor Brox, who first had album success in the 1960s.
He plays keyboards, guitar and trumpet.
Guitarist and local legend George Borowski will be familiar to the people of Sutton and Langley and will be joined at the concert by Gaynor Wilson on vocals.
George’s songwriting includes a variety of genres and he’s played with numerous stars.
There will be an appearance from a new group of three young female singers called Eldana.
The festival of blues, rock and folk will take place at Sutton Scout Hut on Saturday, October 3, from 7.30pm to 11.30pm.
The scout hut is next to the Church House Inn on Church Lane in Sutton.
Tickets are available from Chris by phone on 01565 734066 or 07970 219701 or from Vinyl Planet, on Chester Road, Macclesfield.
They cost £13 for adults and £10 for over 65s and those under 18.
Tickets must be bought in advance and can be posted out.
●● George Borowski will perform at a festival at Sutton scout hut