Local residents were treated to an afternoon of live music from three local bands, dancing acts and circus entertainment. Held in the town centre at Centre Stage, the event started with entertainment from five dance acts, ranging from American Tribal Style bellydancing to dancing with fire. Jadoo’s Jingles, Trish Marriot as Aradia, Sandy Maya’s Belly Fairies, the Salome Sisters, Rachel Bennett’s school of bellydance and Julie Bellyfire all entertained Woodley residents throughout the four hour event, with costume changes, props and innovative and unique dance sessions, some of which were purposely non-choreographed.
The first band to hit the stage were the Hedge Inspectors. A husband and wife duo who performed their own original songs, many of which with entertaining lyrics about family life. For a taste of one of their songs, CLICK HERE.
The crowd was then entertained by further dance performances before the Nefarius Picaroons came on stage with original and cover songs.
While sound checks were in progress for the final band – Spriggan Mist – the crowd was once again entertained by the dancers, while the younger crown continued to be entertained by Mark’s Magic Mayhem.
Woodley Town Council Leader Cllr Keith Baker and Woodley Town Mayor Cllr Kay Gilder both attended the event, alongside other Woodley Town Councillors. Cllr Baker was very impressed with the quality of the bands and that the Council was able to host a free event for the people of Woodley and commented on how many positive comments he was receiving from residents at the event. Cllr Gilder also mentioned the positive response from local residents.
Spriggan Mist, a local progressive rock folk band then performed their original songs, filling Woodley town centre with a blast of spriggery entertainment!
Woodley Town Council would like to thank all those involved in making it such a fun and successful event and to all those who attended. A date for Woodley’s 2nd Street Concert will be announced soon.