Friday 7th June, 2013
Park View Bar, Swinton: Doors open @ 7.30
(Park Road, Swinton, South Yorkshire, S64 8JH)
Tickets are £5 and available on the door
The Savoy Ballroom
(of the Bar Steward Sons of...)
By a series of circumstance, none of which he is prepared to divulge, "until the book and movie rights are completely sewn-up," as he so eloquently puts it himself, Scott Doonican arrived somehow in Barnsley Rock City, and within the blinking of an eye had established himself as an intellectual, all-round athlete, celebrated man of opinion, and possibly the greatest entertainer of a generation, if not in the history of the entire planet.
This quiet, self-effacing man, this deep, windswept and interesting individual, who numbers amongst his hobbies, a hairnet collection of breathtaking magnitude, has not changed a bit since the early days of the band. In a typical self-mocking way, he attributes his success to a natural talent and a lifetime of exceptionally hard work and dedication, and what thanks do you get after all that, bugger all I can tell you. If you should be lucky enough to see this amazing enigma on stage, be prepared for a feeling something akin to having a five ton vallium dropped on you from fifty feet up.
The Savoy Ballroom (@SavoyBallroom)...
...are a five piece from York who are making a rare journey south to participate in our first Summer Session. They play finger-clicking, story-telling swing pop to make you smile.
Alongside regular appearances in and around York, The Savoy Ballroom can list the 2012 Yorkshire Unplugged competition, The Galtres Parkland Festival & a UNICEF Benefit Concert in Sheffield among their past gigs.
Luscious three-part harmonies are accompanied by dizzying instrumentation, cello, violin, flute, ukelele and knitting needles to name just some.
Their songs are creative and quirky, with a signature Savoy Ballroom rhythm that will have your feet tapping and your fingers clicking before you know it.
The Wath Festival is DELIGHTED to have brought The Savoy Ballroom to Swinton. Their engaging style is quite unique. You'll leave with a smile on your face and a skip in your step.
Popular local band Panjandrum play a mix of folk, contemporary and country featuring players from Off the Cuff, No Mans Band, Old Blokes on the Block. Panjandrum is the name given to a WW2 experimental weapon that was unpredictable and went off in unexpected directions, pretty much like the band. For a night of eclectic musical entertainment come and see the richly varied Panjandrum