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Had not originally planned a visit this year as a little snowed under but to answer a request (was chuffed to be asked of course!) I made my way to The Band Factory to take a few pics of the live music on offer along with the fab beer.
I love the Band Factory's philosophy of helping the local community in the areas of music and the arts and hope to return to cover more of their events.
In my 3 or so hours visit caught the smooth Jazz stylings of Midweek Jazz, quality local duos The McGills, Clemency and Crokodile Tears, a fun solo set by Malc Evans on vocals guitar/ukulele and the always impressive wall of sound beats of The Sambassadors of Groove.
Really enjoyed both the blues rock set by Blues Extra which included numbers made famous by The Stones and ZZ Top and the wonderful harmony vocals and country sounds of female duo Bandwagon who at times came over like a countryfied Hayseed Dixie with country-style versions of pop numbers amongst their originals.
Quality entertainment and a perfect accompaniment to the excellent beers.

Andrew Lock


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