Bridport Cultural Festival Music Event 11th August

As part of Bridport’s Festival of Culture on Saturday 11th August the town hosts its quarterly event – Vinyl Saturday , which offers music fans the opportunity to find lots of those records and cds they have been searching for to complete their collection.

Vinyl Saturday features a record and cd fair with free admission across 2 venues in the town The Conservative Club & The Ropemakers Pub. In addition collectors can also search the many shops and Saturday market stalls that also sell vinyl records and cds of all types of music.

As part of the days music events their is live music during the afternoon and evening at The Art Centre. The afternoon has a number of local singer songwriters playing in the Art Centre square before moving indoors for an evening of the Best In The West bands plus Bridports DJ Crumpet .
The evening gig is a ticket event : – one ticket £9 or two tickets £15 from The Art Centre Box Office  01308 424 204  and some of the Best In The West performers will be playing.
State Of Undress, The DinnerladiesLucy,  9mmGood Dancers
plus DJ Crumpet

State Of Undress
‘State of Undress have evolved their own particular brand of vibrant, kinetic roots rock…’ R2 Rock n Reel July/Aug 2012

‘ They give the impression that on stage they could cast all restraints aside….State of Undress is a band I’d go out of my way to hear at a festival and there’s a feeling that the slightest nudge would be enough to tip them over into major success.’ R2 Rock n Reel July/Aug 2012

‘There is something distinctive in the way State Of Undress use both their vocal and fiddle attack that ensures they are rich in texture as well as pace. …a vocal performance that moves from full Morrigan mode on the darker songs to fey romancer … ‘ FATEA June/July 2012

‘The band seems to grow and their music seems to get stronger and bolder’ Maverick

‘An unusual blend of roots, folk, country and rock…strong lyrics… with pleasing harmonies backed by fine musicianship.’ Peter Aston , Forest Folk 

Jamie Pinnow & The Dinnerladies
The Dinnerladies formed by accident many years ago and what began as just a bunch of people jamming in a pub turned into a ‘real band’ when somebody mistook them for a ‘real band’ and asked them to play a gig. After this initial shock wore off they decided they had better get a set together and do a rehearsal. This went so well they vowed never to do it again.

Fast forward a couple of years and The Dinnerladies have become a popular and ‘in demand’ group. Their set is as eclectic as are the members themselves. Drawing heavily on the Passions and influences of the 4 members, The Dinnerladies set is brimming with surprises. What other band will go from the folk tinged ‘Meet on the ledge’ (Fairport Convention) to a full throttle no holds barred take on The Beatles classic ‘A Day In the life’?

As for the members, they are highly experienced and versatile Drummer NICK HORTON who is a well known face on the local music scene having played with some very well known groups such as ‘Speed handbag’ and ‘Killer clowns from outta space’. The other half of the rhythm section is former session man ace on the bass ANDY SYKES. Another vastly experienced musician, Andy is also a fine guitarist/keyboard player and a dab hand on vocals too, in fact such a formidable player, Paul McCartney once made HIM a cup of tea!

Roye Membury (Guitar/Vocals) began his musical career by honing his guitar and fantastic vocal skills around the local jam sessions; he very soon made quite a name for himself and is the perfect foil for the final Dinner-lady singer/songwriter/guitarist JAMIE PINNOW. Jamie has enjoyed a roller coaster ride musical career so far going from record success in the 1990’s (‘Turning the wheel’ Lazy) to playing in a vast assortment of bands that reads like an a to z of rock and pop! 

Lucy 9mm
Lucy9mm is a singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter whose compelling live performances have seen her making waves throughout the country. Her music mixes alt-rock and blues influences with twisted folk and narrative storytelling. Melodic loops mingle with off-kilter rhythms and rifs and a voice that pulls at the heartstrings with gleeful abandon. 

Good Dancers 
Good dancers: a catchy 3-piece who mix electronic drums with classic english guitar pop.” consisting of singer/guitarist james ‘packhorse’ baker and twin brothers jim ‘devlin’ lee and chris ‘linford’ lee, the band have evolved from rough ‘n ready bedroom demos to form a melodic, fuzzy, uplifting live sound. They sing about everything from long lost friendships, absent fathers and dodgy modern politics to girls, love and the old friend alcohol! Come and watch the modern take on classic, eccentric english pop. 
The band have also announced the release of two brand new EPs. on Saturday 11th August in conjunction with Vinyl Saturday Bridport & Bridport Festival Of Culture. The names of these two releases will be ‘Life And How To Lose It’ and ‘Gold Turns To Soil’. Each will be made up of past recordings from the on-going Frankenstein Studio sessions and their recent time spent at Fuzzymusic in Weymouth, Dorset.