Inspire of Warminster returns to Warminster Town Park on Saturday 16 July with a fabulous line-up of local performers.
This free family event is in its fourth year and runs from 1pm until 7pm. Refreshments are being provided by the Field Kitchen, Organ Inn and Pavilion Café, or spectators can bring their own picnics and spread out on the bank overlooking the bandstand where the performances will take place. Fingers crossed that the weather will be kind to picnic blankets!
Inspire’s mission is “to try and inspire anyone, young or old, to learn to play an instrument – it’s never too late. It gives you a great sense of satisfaction and discipline, and provides a whole lot of fun and happiness for other people.” With this in mind, free music workshops are being held during the day at the Lakeside Community Centre, where musicians will be available for some hands-on sessions.
free music workshops are being held during the day at the Lakeside Community Centre, where musicians will be available for some hands-on sessions.
The organisers are confident that the line-up provides enough variety to please most musical tastes.
Ben and Tim will get the party going. They’re a much-loved acoustic duo who are well established on the local music scene and have a fun and dynamic approach to their art.
Outline are an up and coming acoustic duo who use two guitars, two voices and a loop station. They take influence from Ed Sheeran and other contemporary stars, as well as bringing a modern twist to classic tracks by artists such as Stevie Wonder.
Chloë-Marie is a singer/songwriter and pianist from Warminster with a passion for music which sees her both teaching and performing, as well as writing songs and soundtracks for various productions including television and local art installations. She has been likened to Adele, Stevie Nicks and even Lady Gaga. Her natural, soulful style is both laid-back and inviting – ideal for a summer’s afternoon!
The next two acts are appearing with support from Kingdown School. The organisers are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase Warminster’s emerging talent and were really impressed by both bands when they visited them at the school.
Rose Between Two Thorns are three good friends who are all solo performers as well as playing in the band. They recently won Kingdown Battle of the Bands. This is the first appearance they have made outside of school so they are thrilled to be playing to a wider audience.
Six Feet Above have their own style best described as “in your face alternative rock” with influences from the 1980–90s grunge scenes. Formed in Kingdown School in 2013, they have now been branching out as far afield as Swindon and Chippenham. They have been working on their original songs ready to record at Riverbank Studios at the end of July.
The event will close with a rocking finale from headliners State of Quo, regarded by Classic Rock Magazine as “easily the best Quo tribute band going”.