SOUTHSEA BANDSTAND 2013

Southsea Bandstand

Free live concerts at the Bandstand in Southsea. Every Sunday during the summer, from 1pm - 4pm, with such a wide range of musical styles there really is something for everyone.

Live at the Bandstand is supported by The Cellars at Eastney and the Wedgewood Rooms.

The details of the 2013 Southsea Bandstand programme are shown below. All details of the programme and times may be subject to change without notice, all events are presented subject to reasonable weather conditions.

Please contact the Visitor Information Centre on 02392 826722 by 11am to confirm that the event is going ahead.

SUNDAY 2ND JUNE - 1950S ROCK n ROLL

THE JIVE ACES supported by STARDUST

The Jive Aces live at Southsea Bandstand

THE JIVE ACES combine a mixture of original arrangements of Swing, Jive, and R&B classics, with songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Junior, with a selection of superb swing originals taken from their own albums.
"The Jive Aces are the most dynamic and talented band I've seen in many years...and the ONLY ones I have ever seen with the energy and magic on stage of my parents, Louis Prima and Keely Smith, had during their shows. I am a HUGE fan." Toni Elizabeth Prima

SUNDAY 9TH JUNE - CONTEMPORARY & ORIGINAL INDIE

NEW DESERT BLUES supported by
KASSASSIN STREET, MURDOCH AND THE PLANES

Performing at Southsea Bandstand New Desert Blues

Portsmouth based five piece band New Desert Blues, channels the ethos of the American West representing the dark, romantic side of the Wild West, dubbed as noir-Americana by the band. "If you searching for happy go lucky, this certainly isn't for you but if you looking for deep, forlorn lyrics and atmospheric sounds then, check out New Desert Blues quick!" Jamie King

Another local band, Kassassin Street make a hypnotic and psychedelic blend of alternative music. In 2012 they were featured on BBC Introducing.

SUNDAY 16TH JUNE - 1980S

80'S REVOLUTION supported by LUKE FERRE

Free music concerts at Southsea Bandstand, Portsmouth

80's Revolution are a professional band specialising in recreating great music from the 80s, with hits from bands such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, U2, Queen, Level 42, Simple Minds, Nik Kershaw, Go West, King and much more.

Singer songwriter Luke Ferre has been likened to artists such as Ed Sheeran, Frank Turner, Mumford and Sons. Luke has already played support slots for a wide range of acts such as Slade, The Hoosiers and Gabrielle Aplin.

SUNDAY 23RD JUNE - BLUES

MARCUS MALONE BAND supported by
BRASS KNUCKLES BLUES BAND

The Marcus Malone Band

Songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Marcus Malone from Detroit, Michigan is presently working the European blues circuit, festivals and concert halls including tours of Belgium and the Netherlands. ".....without question one of the finest vocalists to be found in the blues, blues/rock, or rock genres. He has a very Paul Rodgers like quality to his voice which, when combined with the considerable guitar skills of Stuart Dixon, is excellent for the multiple styles of music he plays." Bill Smith - Blues in Britain.

The Brass Knuckles Blues Band "These guys are a really tight 7-piece combo comprising 3-piece brass and rhythm sections, keyboards and fronted by Steve on guitar and vocals. Suffice to say that this is great unit with a formidable line up of quality musicians rocking the audience with a mega hot set." (Gig review, Tenby Blues Festival 2012)

SUNDAY 30TH JUNE - FUNK & SOUL

FREESTYLE FUNK COLLECTIVE supported by
LE FREAK

Live at the Bandstand Southsea

Local band Freestyle Funk Collective are a fantastic funk band performing funk covers and original material. Evolving from a talented funk soup in Southsea in about 2006, the band is a collaboration of professional musicians playing a mixture of funk classics from the 70s, 80s and more modern stuff.

SUNDAY 7TH JULY - 1960s

THE MODS supported by MOJO DOLLAR

The Mods, Southsea Bandstand

The Mods play classics from the 60s and early seventies that encapsulate the true essence of Mod music and it's evolution through the late 60's summer of love into the heavier 70's. "The best 60's tribute band in the world..." Timeout Magazine.

Portsmouth based 5 piece 60's band Mojo Dollar play a great mix of Mod, Motown, Blues and Beat.

SUNDAY 14TH JULY - LATIN

SON GUARACHANDO supported by LATIN GROOVE

Son Guarachando

One of the top exponents of Latin Music working in the UK today, Son Guarachando fronted by Cuban born Adriana Lord, play exciting sounds of Son, Salsa, Cumbia and Afro Cuban music is guaranteed to fill the dance floor.



SUNDAY 21ST JULY - BEATS & SWING

KITTEN AND THE HIP supported by
THE PETEBOX, CAPTAIN FLATCAP AND TRIX & MAYHEM

Kitten and the Hip

This Brighton band play quality Electro Swing. Kitten and The Hip bring you quality music for quality people. Honest and simple, just like you. Singer songwriting duo of Kitten Quinn vocals, Ashley Slater vocals are supported by their two strong horn section.

The Petebox is a live looping human beatbox artist from the UK. He was crowned the Radio 1 beatbox champion in 2005.
Captain Flatcap play multi-genre, instrumental electronic dance music.
Trix and Mayhem 2 seriously cool cats from the wrong side of down town Swingville.

SUNDAY 28TH JULY - JAZZ

THE PEDIGREE JAZZ BAND supported by
THE CLAIRE PHOENIX BAND WITH THE CHRIS WALKER SWINGTET

The Claire Phoenix Band

The Pedigree Jazz Band a tribute to the Trad Boom of the late 1950s / early 1960s when everyone was tapping their feet to the chart toppers of Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball and Chris Barber. With a front line of Chris Walker, Roger Marks and John Shillito backed by a great rhythm section expect a unique not to be missed show.

The Claire Phoenix Band is a 5 piece chic and professional music group playing jazz, soul, swing, Latin and retro pop.
The Chris Walker Swintet are specialists in jazz, blues and ballads, based in Hampshire and Dorset.

SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST - COUNTRY & WESTERN

THE CASH COLLECTION supported by
PLAIN LOCO

The Cash Collection are a group of talented musicians who get together to celebrate the music of Johnny Cash. One of the greatest back-catalogues in musical history deserves to be played and heard live, expect a foot-stomping, rip-roaring performance of great entertainment from one of the South's leading Tribute Acts.

SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST - FOLK

RETROSPECTIVE SOUNDTRACK PLAYERS supported by DAY OF THE RABBLEMENT AND ELECTRIC EDEN

Retrospective Soundtrack Players

The Retrospective Soundtrack Players play an eclectic mix of punk, rock and folk and have toured the UK with The Walkmen, King Charles, Chris T-T and others. The five piece band also create albums based on their favourite books and/or films, such as J.D. Salinger's 'The Catcher In the Rye', published in 1951.

The Day of the Rabblement are a group of close friends from Southsea who, through their love and admiration for live music, have created their own take on the folk genre.
Electric Eden are a three piece contemporary English folk band from Winchester, producing a very earthy traditional sound with a modern approach to folk song writing.

SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST - REGGAE

THE MAJESTIC supported by
THE HOTSTEPPERS, MIGHTY Z ALLSTARS PLUS DJS AND MCS

Roots reggae band The Majestic were formed in the 1980's by Faada Ras, they even played at the legendary Stonehenge Festival in 1983, sharing the stage with acts such as Hawkwind. Reformed in 2010 The Majestic are busy playing concerts and shows across the country.

The Hot Steppers are a 5-piece band who play a wide variety of music from classic blues and soul, all the way up to recent chart hits.
The MightyZ All Stars were formed by the MightyZ in order to get his solo dub studio projects out in a live format.

SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST - 1940s TEA DANCE & CLASSICAL

1940S AFTERNOON TEA DANCE, THE THREE BELLES AND THE PETE WESTERN SWING BAND 1pm - 4PM

The Three Belles formed in their third year at the University of Portsmouth. They all found that they had a mutual love and almost obsession with The Andrews Sisters and their impressive harmonies, vocal style and characterful performances.

THE BOSSARD QUARTET AND THE VICTORY BRASS BAND 6pm - 9pm

The Bossard Quartet is a string quartet with a repertoire including classical, baroque, romantic and popular music.

The Victory Brass Band in alliance with the Royal British Legion Band has a wide repertoire of music for all occasions.

SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST - CLOSING EVENT WITH FIREWORKS 6pm - 9.30pm

SONGS IN THE KEY OF STEVIE FEATURING THE BAND OF WONDER supported by HAIRFORCE 5

Hairforce 5


All details of the programme and times may be subject to change without notice, all events are presented subject to reasonable weather conditions. Please contact the Visitor Information Centre on 02392 826722 by 11am to confirm that the event is going ahead. Click here to view map.