Mold Food Festival

Live Music 2022

Saturday Music Line Up

Mold Town Concert Band

Saturday 10:00

MOLD TOWN  CONCERT  BAND   currently comprising  35+ regular members, functions as a community activity open to wind & brass players eager to perform a wide range of music whilst, hopefully, having fun!! The repertoire ranges from serious to swing, including Concert Marches, music from Stage & Screen, Popular, Classical arrangements and original compositions for Wind Band.  

The band formed in 1997 has, over the years, performed regularly in a variety of contexts and occasions both in and around Mold, North Wales, Cheshire and the Wirral. It is so  good to be ‘back blowing’ after some 18 months of enforced dormancy during the Covid epidemic!!

There is no entry audition but, in order to maximise enjoyment, a minimum level of proficiency, broadly equivalent to that of Grade 3 or 4 of ABRSM examinations is recommended. There are often vacancies in most instruments  - any restriction to membership  would be made solely in the interest of maintaining a reasonable musical balance.  

Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings – at Bryn CochSchool, Mold - between 7.15 p.m. and 8.45 p.m.(exceptduring  August & Bank holidays)                                                                                                                                      Anyone interested in joining or engaging the Band should contactMembership Secretary,         Alison Bromley on 01745 817618 or email bromley845@btinternet.com

Further information see www.moldtowband.org.uk

Northop Sunday Band

Saturday 11am

Northop Sunday Band is made up of players across a diverse age group who enjoy coming together to play in a brass band

Mountain Harmony

Saturday 12.00

Mountain Harmony Choris is a group of 30+ women from all walks of life, who sing four-part a cappella harmonies in barbershop style.

Our varied musical repertoire includes songs to suit all tastes and ages. With arrangements including beautiful soulful ballads, conteporary music from The Beatles, Queen and more, we have performed for audiences throughout the region, and are experienced at weddings, parties and corporate hospitality events.

Megan Lee

Saturday 13.00

Megan Lee may only be 18 years old but this young lady has been a professional working musician since the tender age of 11. Hailing from a mountain village community in North Wales where song is a part of everyday life. Megan was raised by touring musician parents who inspired her appetite to persue a career as a performing singer-songwriter.

Megan toured the UK as a lead singer of her family band 'Blue Genes' for 6 years. This young lady has achieved as much as many musicians twice her years. Having penned and recorded 2 EP's that hit the top 20 of the UK country iTunes charts, the second release reaching the Number 1 slot. Megan has now embarked on her solo career.

Megan is currently recording her first solo EP. Megan's debut single 'Humble Your Heart' reached Number 1 in the UK Country iTunes charts and her follow up Charity single for Meningitis Now, 'One more time' reached Number 3, giving hope that her much anticipated debut EP will be well recieved. This young artist is touring venues and festivals across the UK and writing with and for other artists.

Megan plays a multitude of instruments including guitar, banjo, mandolin and piano. Inspired by artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Eva Cassidy, Margo Price and the Dixie Chicks; Megan's music has an honest purity which takes influence from a whole host of genres including country, folk, roots bluegrass and rockabilly.

Scott Royle

Saturday 14:00

Based in Mold, North Wales, Scott Royle is a multi instrumentalist and singer whose music can be described as anything from the Beatles to the Blues.

Dominique Atkins

Saturday 15:00

Dominique is a 22 year old folk / accoustic singer / songwriter from North Wales who has been playing for a few years now. She has previously had one of her original songs played on the BBC Introducing and has played at multiple charity events such as Giddos Fest and Save the Clock-Tower.

Isaac Birchall

Saturday 16:00

Isaac is a busker from Ruthin, who can often be found on the streets of Broughton, Mold, Chester, and North Wales. His love of street music comes through in his style, similar to famous Irish acts such as Dermot Kennedy, Glen Hansard and Damien Rice.

H.U.M.A.N

Saturday 17:00

H.U.M.A.N are a North Wales / Manchester based new wave Indie band. Taking influence from the likes of Genesis, Depeche Mode, and the Human League, the band bring a familier nostalgic feel to music that is presented in a modern day setting. Synthesisers and chorus drenched guitars navigate their way through stories and reflections of another time, while the 6 piece band culminate a stadium sized bang. Bands such as The Ninth Wave, White Lies, and The Killers can also be detected in the bands influences as they take to the stage with and invigorating energy and a soundscape that can cast you back to the glory days of the 80s / 90s music scene.

Lies

Saturday 18:00

From exploring the depths of numerous musical genres from prog metal to mainstream rock, its not often you encounter a teenage band as imaginative and creative as the four piece rock band from North Wales. Known for their angelic harmonies, whaling guitar solos and atmospherical sound, Lies were formed in 2017 by Isaac Holmes (Vocals/Guitar), Evan Spray (Bass), Louis Crank (Drums) and Adam Clark (Guitar) who all happened to be in the same class in high school.

With their completely 'D.I.Y' approach to making music, their debut single 'Alive' was realeased in June 2020 which was produced and mixed by frontman Isaac Holmes at 'Koopa Studios'.

With two singles currently released, Lies have quickly gained a following. Their next single is to be released this summer and will combine modern rock with pop punk. 

Lukeband

Saturday 19:00

Lukeband is a Denbigh based 5 piece who play a set of classic rock and pop songs from the 70s through to the present day. They have a passion for getting as close to the originals as possible. The origins of Lukeband go back to the 70s when 5 teenagers formed a number of variously named bands with the most memorable being 'Thwacker Tongue' and 'First Grade Juice', eventually settling on LUKE which in itself is a long story! 

Following the reformation of Lukeband 15 years ago (some would say older and wiser!), two of the original members, Kim Ellis (Drums), and Keith Carruthers (Lead Vocals) subsequently moved on. 

Current members are:

Gas Royles - Lead Singer with a powerful vocal and an impressive range

Gas 'Bylchau' Davies - Drums, great feel for a song and natural musician

Brian 'Buzz' Griffiths - Bass, with the drummer passionate about timing and being a tight unit

Haydn Royles - Rhythm and Vocals, extremely versatile and talented rhythm guitarist with impressive vocals

Allen Roberts - Lead Guitar, self taught brilliant guitarist, with spellbinding solos

Sunday Music Line Up

Deesign

Sunday 11:00

Dee Sign Choir. Founded in 1997 by Anne Hesketh and served as Director of the choir for 25 years. She stepped down from this role at the start of 2022 but is still an active member.

Dee Sign is run as a charity, (Chester and District Committee for Deaf People. Registered Charity Number 237190) and is one of just a few signing choirs in the country. Our members are all ages and include people who are deaf or hard of hearing, relatives of people with hearing problems, care workers, people whose job involves working alongside deaf and hard of hearing people and British Sign Language students who want to increase their vocabulary. Everyone is a valued member.

We perfomr in British Sign Language to an extensive and varied caralogue of original recrded music including songs from musicals, pop songs, Christmas classics, and Hymns, raising funds and awareness of British Sign Language.

We rehearse weekly at the deaf centre in Chester and perform in and around Chester, Cheshire and North Wales, and further afield as requested.

Our performances vary from street performances, private parties / clubs, music festivals, conferences and events, weddings and funerals, either collecting from the general public or donations.

Dee Sign have taken part in several competitions including the Jersey Eisteddfod and national signing choir competitions, winnning many cups and awards - more information can be found on our webbsite www.deesignchoir.co.uk and on social media. We have also recieved the Queen's award for volunteering, which is equivalent to an MBE, made several TV appearances, and in 2021, took part in the virtual HSBC awards ceremony.

Tom Collins

Sunday 12:00

Tom Collins is a 24-year-old singer songwriter from Bagilt, Flintshire, North Wales.

His heartfelt songs, influenced by artists such as Sam Fender, Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Hunna, infuse a youthful pop flavour with big indie rock singalongs.

Tom has become a regular feature on the North Wales music scene, recently sharing the stage with The Sherlocks for their previous dates in Wrexham. He was also invited to open for Alan McGee, at an evening with the music industry legend at Liverpool's iconic Cavern Club.

Collins has released nine songs so far, showcasing his unique voice and heart on sleeve songwriting. He has been picking up airplay on a vast amount of internet radio platforms as well as BBC Merseyside, with Dave Monks being an early champion.

Tom's most recent single, Titanic, is an honest relection of a broken world, never shying away from the countless issues we are facing.

Contraband

Sunday 13:00

Contraband is a quartet of dashing young men who have all been singing for at least 50 years.

The band evolved from a secret wine-drinking, cheese-eating club that meets up every Monday night, and inevitably led to raucous off-key singing around midnight, a proud tradition we uphold to this day.

The style is capella. Recently we were invited to sing at Her Majesty's Prison in Wrexham. We can now say that Contraband has been legally brought into the prison!

Caution: the hairs on the back of your neck may take a while to settle back down!

The New Kid

Sunday 14:00

Carys and Keenan make up a seasoned live duo called The New Kid. For many years they have enjoyed playing together around North Wales and beyond, not taking themselves too seriously, promoting good times and good music!

Fletch

Sunday 15:00

Fletch are five friends from Chester who have been playing for over 10 years. We have played many weddings over the years and we love nothing more than seeing people dancing along enjoying themselves. After playing Mold Food

Six Ton Dog

Sunday 16:00

Six Ton Dog are a three piece covers band from North Wales and played their first gig in 2008, covering mainly rock covers interspersed with their own versions of traditional Welsh songs. They can mainly be found playing around the pubs of Flintshire and Denbighshire and at local festivals, headlining the likes of Glastonfynydd, Cymfest and the Ruthin Music and Cider festival, but have also ventured as far as Ireland and Belgium.

They were honoured to be the main entertainment on top of Moel Famau for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and have supported the likes of the Inspiral Carpets and Bruce Foxton (from the Jam), and have also headlined gigs at Coventry City's Ricoh Arena.

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Mold Food & Drink Festival is organised by a dedicated group of volunteers from local businesses and councils and other willing individuals all with a passion for local food and a commitment to developing the Festival year on year. The Committee meets regularly and also calls upon the services and expertise of other supportive people and professionals in their field who attend meetings by invitation to assist with particular aspects of the Festival.

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    New Street Car Park
    Mold, Flintshire
    CH7 1NY
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  • Richard Howells, Co-Chair 01352 744949
  • Gwenan Roberts , Co-Chair 07807 566483
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