Live Music

Ilkley Food Festival

At Ilkley Food & Drink Festival, we recognise the abundance of musical talent which deserves greater attention.

We bring together local break-through artist at the festival, providing you with with large viewing areas to soak up those rays.

And where else better to listen to brilliant music than the Wharfe Valley?

Deckchairs included!

 

 

Ilkley Food Festival

 

Ilkley Food Festival

 

Running Order

Saturday

11:00: Will Forrester

12:15: Emaline Delapaix Duo

13:15: Steph & Her Sax

14:15: The Rock Choir

15:15: Ella Playford

16:15: Ben Jordan

17:15: Pearl Natasha

18:15: Scoble & Swann

Sunday

11:00: Will Forrester

12:15: The Royal Duo

13:15: Alex Eva

14:15: Natalie Rose

15:15: Jess Simpson

16:15: Lucy’s Pop Choir

17:15: Carioca Soul

18:15: Will Forrester

 

Line Up

 

Saturday 29th June

The Rock Choir

 

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Established in 2005 by musician and singer Caroline Redman Lusher, the Rock Choir is now described as being the United Kingdom’s original and the worlds largest contemporary choir! The choir went on to release the album Rock Choir Vol. 1 in 2010 and reached number one in five different amazon charts. The Rock Choir will be performing renditions of classic songs so we are sure there will be a song for everyone to sing a long to.

Scoble & Swann

 

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The iconic duo play joyful acoustic folk music for all ages. John and David are both retired headteachers from North Yorkshire, they perform covers and original songs on a range of instruments including guitar, ukulele and mandolin. An entertains duo that always get their audiences singing and joining in.

Ben Jordan

 

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Ben was discovered back in 2017 by rock band Joanovarc at the age of 14. He takes inspiration from Ed Sheeran and says “I have adopted his loop station style on my set”. Working in the studio over the last year he has produced 10 tracks for Spotify and the track Go Home was signed to Deevu Records. We looking forward to hearing Ben’s fresh sound and singer-songwriter style.

Ella Playford

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Ella Playford is an award-winning acoustic singer songwriter, whose songs dive into the depths of themes such as love, loss, life and pain. Her sound is captivating and spine chilling: combining powerful vocals, intricate guitar lines and heartfelt lyrics to create pieces which radiate pure emotion and leave listeners pining for more. Her debut EP Feel was released in February of 2019, Beautifully showcases her signature stunning raw vocals, accompanied by a warm guitar tone, sparkling strings and a sprinkling of harmonies. Ella is born and bred in Leeds.

Pearl Natasha

 

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Originally from Zimbabwe, Pearl Natasha describes her music as Diasporan-pop, a fusion of her African heritage and her Irish upbringing. The resulting music echoes the soothing sound of Irish ballads, balanced with the steady rhythms of African songs to bring a unique blend of flavour, sound and life.
Pearl Natasha has recently featured in blogs and international radio with her latest single Moved On; including Hotpress, PureMZine, Flirt FM, RTE 2FM, Red FM with Alan Donavan, Dublin City FM, Ocean FN Ireland, Highland Radio, Zifm, Star FM Zimbabwe, YaFM as well as more across Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ireland and Malawi

Steph & Her Sax

 

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Vintage themed sax player playing mainly jazz from the 1920s to 1960s. Recreating the sounds of the wonderful 30s, the swinging 40s and the jiving 50s, based in London Steph Legg has a love for nostalgia and will be providing the perfect chilled music for your lunchtime picnic

Emaline Delapaix Duo

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Emaline Delapaix – vocals, keyboard and acoustic guitar (Australia)
Lukas Creswell-Rost – electric and lapsteel guitar (Leeds)
Emaline Delapaix is an Australian singer, composer and musician who lives in Berlin Germany.
She writes emotional and gently-joyful folk pop on piano, acoustic guitar and sometimes baby celtic harp. In 2010 Emaline decided to quit her day job in Toronto Canada, moving to an isolated fixed caravan in rural Eastern Germany close to the Polish border where she taught herself to play 3 instruments and lived for a year and half before settling in Berlin as a professional musician. Since that time she has performed over 500 shows all over Germany, Europe, Australia and Canada, creating a dedicated following and becoming well known for her raw and passionate live performances. Emaline also regularly gives a 100 percent of her CD sales to local animal shelters while out on the road.

Will Forrester

 

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The regular sax player with the No.1 Tribute band The UB40 Experience Will still goes out as a soloist, playing everything from Jazz Standards to current Chart Hits. Powerful funky sax delivered with style and flair
Will Forrester has been playing the sax for over 20 years. After graduating in Classical and Jazz he has now performed all over the country playing solo and in tribute bands such as Complete Madness from Leeds. Will and his sax are so versatile he can even be found around Leeds playing in clubs alongside DJ’s. We can’t wait to hear what knew tunes he has for us this year!

Sunday 30th June

 

The Royal Duo

 

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Former Disney Cruise line musicians of the year this contemporary duo of keys and vocals play a variety of musical genres, now with added loop pedal, this is a performance not to be missed.

Carioca Soul

 

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Carioca Soul is a new project inspired by the music of Sergio Mendes Brasil 66 and a soulfmix of contemporary and latin music.

Lucy’s Pop Choir

 

Ilkley & Skipton

Set up around seven years ago with the aim of creating a community choir the group are now York’s fastest growing pop choir and are now expanding across the UK! The choir’s repertoire features a mix of traditional songs as well as musical hits and some pop numbers. This powerful choir bring energy and fun to every performance and we can’t wait to hear what they have in store for us this year!

Alex Eva

 

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Alex Eva is a Leeds-based singer-songwriter with a true passion for music, Alex’s performances are captivating and soulful. Her journey in music began performing in a function band which she fronted for seven years before moving on to play in acoustic duo and trio. She then embarked on a solo career which has brought her a record deal which she is now releasing music under. Performing a solo set we’re excited to hear her latest!

Jess Simpson

 

Solo artist Jess has a range of influences such as Eva Cassidy, Adele and Elton John just to name a few! Expect to hear uplifting Pop, Blues, Acoustic and Country, perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

Natalie Rose

 

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Vocalist Natalie Rose brings a high energy and a powerful vocal performance with a cracking repertoire of Soul and Motown music she’ll be performing all the biggest hits you’ll be guaranteed to dance all your troubles away!!

Will Forrester

 

Ilkley Food Festival

The regular sax player with the No.1 Tribute band The UB40 Experience Will still goes out as a soloist, playing everything from Jazz Standards to current Chart Hits. Powerful funky sax delivered with style and flair
Will Forrester has been playing the sax for over 20 years. After graduating in Classical and Jazz he has now performed all over the country playing solo and in tribute bands such as Complete Madness from Leeds. Will and his sax are so versatile he can even be found around Leeds playing in clubs alongside DJ’s. We can’t wait to hear what knew tunes he has for us this year!

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