Saturday 24th June 2017
Put the date in your diary for an afternoon and evening of fun and music..... booking details soon!
THE BANDS ON THE BILL
Originally formed by aspiring Howard students Will Cassidy, Oli George and Jacob Hickey, Altitude began as an instrumental cover group playing tracks from rock bands such as the Foo Fighters, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse as well as writing some of their own songs. Over time, new genres have influenced the band ranging from Funk to Heavy Metal.
More recently the band have worked with vocalist/guitarist Jack Gorman to produce a more complete sound. The popular Year 11 band will showcase some covers and original music at HowardFest.
None of The Renegades could afford a Maserati, which is why these 40-something chirpy chappies decided to embrace their midlife crisis by forming a band. Four of the band - Jason 'Doc' Cox, Adam 'Windy' Miller, 'Stranglers' Jim Drury, and Tim 'Liberace' Allard - met at Sussex University in 1990. The fifth member - Dave 'Washboard' Evans married one of their fellow Sussexians.
The Renegades play a selection of rock/pop/alternative/indie covers dating from the 1950s to the present day and hope you'll enjoy watching them roll back the years.
Island Club are an established band with an impressive track record. Here are a few reviews of their work: "Gorgeous, bleached out indie pop with a neat rock twist, The Island Club recall those early Peace demos, or even the more ethereal side of Tame Impala... All sun-kissed melodies, dappled textures, rippling chords and soaraway vocals, it's an instantly contagious cut... Packed with pop aspiration..." - Clash Magazine
"Refreshing, psychedelic vibes... Just imagine walking around on the wettest of days – all of a sudden the sun comes up and everything is right in the world. Well that’s The Island Club." - Vulture Hound
Two of the band – Barney (keyboards) and Julien (guitar) attended the Howard Of Effingham from year 7 through to the end of sixth form. Both did music A-Levels according to my research!
The Cheap Shots are a self-styled Surrey-based ‘party covers’ band, playing an irresistible mix of pop, rock and dance music hits from the past 30-40 years aimed squarely at getting people dancing (or at least tapping their feet anyway!)
Rob Myers (drums) has two children at the school and the band have a history of playing fund-raising gigs at The Raleigh so are well-known in the area.