Here is who are playing at this year’s Bradford Beer Festival
The Mighty Wurlitzer
Thu 28 February – 6.00pm (approx.)
Back for another year – no festival at Victoria Hall would be complete without it! Originally installed in the Gaumont Cinema in Oldham, Lancashire in 1937, the organ was moved to Victoria Hall and opened on 12 April 2009. It speaks from two chambers situated under the stage whilst the Wurlitzer console is on a hydraulic lift that raises to stage level. One of the Cinema Organ Society’s organists will be playing various tunes, often from film and TV, to demonstrate what his organ can do!
Fri 1 March – 2.00pm (approx.)
A three-piece ukelele-based band, No FLuke play music from the 1950’s right through to the “noughties”. As there is no drummer, the band is not over-loud so you will not be getting earache from them! However, you will be expected to participate in the fun – bring a kazoo or a tambourine or just your voice!
Hot Foot Powder
Fri 1 March – 8.30pm (approx.)
Based in Wakefield and the five towns, Hot-Foot Powder are a three-piece band playing a mix of music from the 1950’s and 1960’s in the styles of Chicago blues, rock ‘n’ roll, RnB, the British Invasion and the Blues Boom. The music often includes tunes by the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters and Buddy Holly. Prepare to be taken back in time!
Hall Royd Band
Sat 2 March – 2.00pm (approx.)
In their traditional Saturday afternoon slot, the Hall Royd Band is a brass band from Shipley with a strong history of 70 years. The band is proud to be associated with the nearby Northcliffe Church from where playing commenced all those years ago. Although having roots with the church, the band welcomes players from all walks of life. Providing a great brass sound that fits perfectly with real ale, the band plays popular tunes, both old and new.
Sat 2 March – 8.30pm (approx.)
A five-piece Yorkshire band who have been playing American-based rock ‘n’ roll and country rock music in local pubs, bars and festivals for over seventeen years. The music ranges from Chuck Berry and Lynyrd Skynyrd through to the Rolling Stones and Georgia Satellites. The country rock influences include John Hiatt, Delbert McLinton and Travis Tritt. You may not recognise every track but Last Orders believes you will enjoy them all.