A SUNNY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AT THE HENLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL & THE TOM O' THE WOODPhoto gallery
Over the hottest August bank holiday for a long time I took in a couple of local (for me in the sticks!) music events, on the Saturday I went along to meet friends in Henley for the annual music festival where a selection of pubs had bands/solo singers performing in the gardens and on the Monday it was the Tom O' The Wood in Rowington for a Hog Roast with live music.
First live music of the Saturday in Henley for me was at The Black Swan with pop duo Ruby Rouge, both ladies had fine voices and invited children on to the stage to shake tambourines giving their performance a real family feel.
Then it was a walk back down Henley's main street to The Nags Head for one of my favourite local blues bands Concrete Boots for a blistering set including numbers made famous by the likes of Dr. Feelgood, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
I also stayed at the Nags for part of the set by three piece El Diablo which included a cracking version of Beatles classic ‘Come Together'.
Finally it was back to the Black Swan for solo singer Izzie Glenn and what a fine voice she had treating us to numbers by amongst others Amy Winehouse and Adele.
Monday at The Tom O' The Wood was a tasty pork batch with all the trimmings, a couple of ciders and the music of duo Jade & JP to keep us entertained, fine vocals by Jade and fab guitar picking by JP and a chilled out, well chosen afternoon set.
Great events both and a lovely way to spend an English summer bank holiday.