Gig: Hanmer Live – 29 Apr 2011

Posted on: Monday, Apr 25, 2011


There is some blues featured down in Whitchurch on Royal Wedding Day when the Mean Red Spiders play at the festival.  See below.

HANMER LIVE- Friday 29th April 20110
The Hanmer Arms, Hanmer, Nr. Whitchurch. SY13 3DE.
01948 830 532

We have a great selection of STALLS selling some fantastic items, from jewellery, handbags, cakes, toys, cards, gifts and craft items. A few pitches are still available, so please call to book – they are only £10 for the day!

There will be a few children’s rides and lots of games for the little ones! There are going to be a few adult games – anyone for a spot of WELLY DRINKIN? and a TUG OF WAR? – and other stuff like morris dancers, a couple of vintage tractors and a vintage steam engine.

We have a choice of delicious flavoured sausages (barbeque, sweet chilli, tomato & basil) and burgers (beef, pork and apple) on the BBQ, all made and provided by the local butcher.

For your evening meal, we are serving a fantastic CARVERY with a selection of meats/fish PLUS our infamous STEAK SALE. Tasty vegetarian options are also available. This is served between 5pm and 9pm – please book a table to reserve your slot as we will probably be busy!

The bands start just after 2pm and will be playing all day!

Bands confirmed are:

DAWSON (2.15pm-3.00pm/3.15pm-4.00pm)

Formed in 2009, all members of Dawson come from professional and semi professional former bands. Paul Jackson on Bass was even a member of chart topping 80’s band T’Pau, alongside Shropshire singer Carole Decker. Other members have played in bands supporting acts like The Libertines, Whitesnake and Mansun. Whilst the band is now busy writing new material, the majority of songs on the set list are high quality interpretations of new and classic rock covers. Just what’s needed to get the party started!

THE TASTE (4.30pm-5.30pm)

Formed in 2009, this Shropshire quintet exploded onto the relative calmness of the Shropshire music scene, with rave live reviews and a rapidly acquired, fervent fan base. Having already been signed to Kittiwake Records and with nods to The Happy Mondays and fellow Mancunians, Oasis, these guys aim to impress with their upcoming single and album release.

THE MEAN RED SPIDERS (6.00pm-7.00pm/7.15pm-8.15pm)

The Mean Red Spiders are a Whitchurch based band, playing blues standards with their own twist. Passion in their music is evident as they strive to achieve an authentic 1950’s Chicago blues sound with tight drums, pulsing bass, soaring twin guitars, wailing harmonica and gravel-like vocals.

BLOZONE (8.45-9.30pm/9.45pm-10.30pm (if not later!!))

This popular eight piece South Cheshire band, feature a 3 piece brass section and play their own takes on well known Soul and Motown standards, along with other classic tracks. Having recently sold out at Whitchurch Civic Centre, these guys know how to pack a show and really give something for everyone!

We have selected a collection of local Breweries for our cask ales for the mini beer festival on the day.

THREE TUNS, Bishops Castle, is the UK’s oldest brewery. One of the ales we have selected from this brewery is ‘1642’
SPITTING FEATHERS, Waverton, Cheshire are providing ‘SPECIAL ALE’
SIX BELLS, Bishops Castle are providing ‘OW DO!’
JOLLY BREWER, Wrexham are providing ‘TAIDS GARDEN’
STONEHOUSE, Oswestry are providing ‘STATION BITTER’ which is already our most popular cask in the pub.
WOODS BREWERY, Craven Arms are providing ‘SHROPSHIRE LAD’
CONWAY are providing ‘WELSH PRIDE’
We have a number of additional ales, yet to be confirmed. We will also have a small selection of ciders. All these are in addition to the normal bar selection, either indoors or at the outdoor bar.

Once the bands have finished we will bel rounding off the day upstairs in the pub with a DJ until the early hours!

JEZ CARS will be around on the day to ferry people around. Your taxi home must be pre-booked, either to JEZ or at the bar on the day!
OR you can book a room at the SPECIAL RATE of just £59 for a double room!

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