Status Quo

Saturday, 15 July

One of the UK’s most successful bands of all time, Status Quo will be headlining with their extended “Last Night Of The Electrics” tour.  Status Quo has racked up an amazing 60 top 40 hits, including “Whatever You Want”, “Rockin’ All Over the World”, “Caroline”, and “In the Army Now”.   Performing for over 50 years, Quo has racked up an impressive 500 weeks in the official albums chart.

Go West

Sunday, 16 July

Named as Best British Newcomer at the 1986 Brit Awards, Go West are best known for their international top 10 hits “We Close Our Eyes“, “Call Me” and “King of Wishful Thinking“.

Midge Ure

Sunday, 16 July

Ure enjoyed success in the 1970s and ’80s in bands including Slik, Thin Lizzy, Rich Kids and Visage, and most notably as frontman of Ultravox, where he scored international hits like “Vienna” and “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes”.

Heaven 17

Sunday, 16 July

The group scored major UK hits with songs like “Temptation”, “Come Live with Me” and “Let Me Go”.  Founding member and keyboardist, Martyn Ware, is considered a musical pioneer for his experimentation with early synthesizers.  He will be joined on stage by Heaven 17’s original lead singer, Glenn Gregory.

Jocelyn Brown

Friday, 14 July

Soul legend, Jocelyn, who performed at the 2015 festival, returns by popular demand with her #1 hit “Somebody Else’s Guy”.

The Real Thing

Friday, 14 July

Liverpool’s The Real Thing will also be featured on the Friday night line up, playing their 1970’s hits “You to Me Are Everything” and “Can’t Get By Without You”.

Friday, 14 July

Mind the Gap Club

Mind the Gap Club

Friday, 14 July

6 piece rocking blues and soul band. From the Blues Brothers to ZZ Top to Wilson Pickett, Mind the Gap Club will have you on your feet singing along and dancing!

Saturday, 15 July

Missing Andy

Missing Andy

Saturday, 15 July

Often appealing to entire families, bringing the older generation music they could believe in once again, and something with real substance to a new generation who have known nothing more than the superficial, conveyor-belt class of music that plagues today’s charts.

The Kubricks

The Kubricks

Saturday, 15 July

Featuring songs from their new album, The Heist, The Kubricks have evolved their traditional ska sound, adding new elements such as percussion, samples and programming.

Undercover

Undercover

Saturday, 15 July

Undercover have a long history of gigging in Essex and the surrounding area including several previous appearances at Brentwood Festival. Now with a completely refreshed line-up which includes keyboards, saxophone and trumpet, they provide an excellent tribute to the 2-tone acts plus a selection of party punk numbers.

Sam Knight

Sam Knight

Saturday, 15 July

Sam Knight is a young talented singer from East London specialising in Swing Music from the Rat Pack Era. He has been described as a natural and confident entertainer with a powerful smooth voice beyond his years. He has his own unique style of performing the hits of the Swing legends (both old and new), often adding his own unique twist on the songs.

BSUS (Bishop's Stortford Ukulele Society)

BSUS (Bishop's Stortford Ukulele Society)

Saturday, 15 July

BSUS has supported Boom Town Rats (honest, but it was at the other end of the day!), played festivals and weddings as well as gigging locally. Last year BSUS had the privilege of playing the same stage as The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at Uke Fest Essex in Billericay.

The Landed

The Landed

Saturday, 15 July

Hailing from Colchester, The Landed make classic, heart-on-sleeve, hooks by the bucket load, air-punching guitar pop.

Lickin Stick

Lickin Stick

Saturday, 15 July

Brimming with creative energy the Lickin Stick give their own take on the Godfather of Funk with some sweet jams and modern jiving grooves.

The Mojo Rising

The Mojo Rising

Saturday, 15 July

The Mojo Rising are the band that gets the party started and the mojo working.

With two singers who have performed in West End productions such as FameGrease and The Blues Brothers  and musicians who have played at notable venues such as Ronnie Scott’sThe 100 Club, and on BBC Radio, they know how to put on a good show!

The band have performed at a variety of venues, such as Kew Gardens, The NEC – Birmingham, The Clothworkers Hall – London, University College London and the Sports Bar & Grill – Canary Wharf and they always make it a night to remember.

Frog on a Rocket

Frog on a Rocket

Saturday, 15 July

Frog On A Rocket are proud to be back at the Brentwood Festival for 2017! F

Frog On A Rocket (or F.O.A.R. for short), are a 5 piece Function band covering the best rock, pop and disco from the last 60 years! From chart hits such as ‘cake by the ocean’ and ‘cant stop the feeling’, to classic rock such as ‘living on a prayer’, ‘chelsea dagger’ and ‘don’t look back in Anger’, to classic floor fillers like ‘It’s not unusual by tom Jones, F.O.A.R. have a little bit of something for everyone. Their energy and enthusiasm is infectious and they always get the crowd dancing and smiling from start to finish.

Johnny Gunner and the Raiders

Johnny Gunner and the Raiders

Saturday, 15 July

The band was formed in 2001 by lead singer/Guitarist Johnny Gunner who wanted to create a dynamic rockin’ band which draws on the influences such as the late 50’s American obscure rock ‘n’ roll, hard driving rhythm and blues, jazz and rockabilly …in fact all the music the boys in the band have loved for years.

Sunday, 16 July

Exposé

Exposé

Sunday, 16 July

Exposé are probably the biggest cover band on the local circuit today. This is their 38th year and they still pack venues wherever they play….and were a massive hit at last year’s Brentwood Festival!

The Style Councillors

The Style Councillors

Sunday, 16 July

The one and only tribute to The Style Council – ’nuff said.

Sounds Better Naked

Sounds Better Naked

Sunday, 16 July

BATTLE OF THE COVERBANDS WINNER

If you need nothing but a good time and love a bit of 80’s glam then Sounds Better Naked is the band for you! Expect spandex, big hair, eyeliner and tunes that will take you back to the glory days of rock and roll…get your glam on and come and join the party. Clothing optional.

The Reggaelators

The Reggaelators

Sunday, 16 July

Back by popular demand, The Reggaelators will get you up on your feet to old school reggae and ska tunes.

The Mike Lenson Band

The Mike Lenson Band

Sunday, 16 July

The Mike Lenson Band is a four-piece Soul/Jazz/Blues/Funk band from the UK, who formed in 2013 and perform original songs with a sound inspired by an eclectic taste in music and groove.  The band have been described as “Funky Weller”  “The Heavily Soul’d” and “No gimmicks! Just a great band”

Funky Voices

Funky Voices

Sunday, 16 July

The award winning Funky Voices, a community choir singing modern music, returns for their third year!

Lady Luck Lexy & the Riverside Boys

Lady Luck Lexy & the Riverside Boys

Sunday, 16 July

Lexy and the Boys have been performing together for just over 2 years after all members have had lengthy stints in other well known rockin’ bands over the last two decades . The band combine 1950’s rock and roll with rockabilly and give it a sultry twist.

The Pieces of Mind

The Pieces of Mind

Sunday, 16 July

A South Wales band who play a mix of R&B and original music. They were very popular in South Wales and Germany in the Sixties, supporting bands like The Who. They reformed in 2013 to celebrate their 50th anniversary and are now gigging again.

In 2016, the band was selected for the BBC4 programme, UK’s Best Part Time Band, judged by Midge Ure and Rhod Gilbert.  Midge says: “I was really impressed by them when they took part on BPTB and think they are an ideal addition to the Brentwood Festival line up!”

Archive

Archive

Sunday, 16 July

Archive have been gigging since 2010 playing 60s and 70s pop/rock covers from artists such as Rod Stewart and The Faces,David Bowie,T.Rex,The Rolling Stones,The Who,Small Faces and more.

The Pre Fabs

The Pre Fabs

Sunday, 16 July

Suited and booted, The Pre Fabs are an energetic tribute to the most important decade in music, the 60’s. The Pre Fabs cover songs from artists such as Small Faces, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Who, Spencer Davis Group, The Rolling Stones and so many more.

…and more bands to be announced

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