Performers on stage

Steve Jay

Steve Jay will again be compere of the 2021 charter fair.

He is  an  experienced  self  contained  solo  vocal entertainer, and this  year will be  performing  a spot of  his  own.  
Steve  can  sing  songs  by 
Lionel  Ritchie,  Elton  John,  Tom  Jones,  Robbie Williams,  Michael  Buble,  Rod  Stewart  Elvis, Chris  Rea,  Celine  Dion,  Diana  Ross, Take  That, Billy  Ocean,  Queen,  Dire  Straits,  and  many, many  more.
Not sure what he  will  be singing this year.

He  has worked  in  the  entertainment  business for  over  50  years,  sharing  the  stage  with  some of  the  top  acts  in  their  time.
To  name  drop  a  few they  include. 
Status  Quo, Lenny  Henry, Jim  Bowen, Marmalade, Fortunes, Rocking  Berries, Black  Abbotts, Ricky Valance, Sooty  with  Mathew  Corbett, and  Lenny  the  Lion  with  Terry  Hall.

Mark Norton AKA The Shadow

Mark started his musical career at the tender age of 14. Learning to play guitar from Bert Weedons guitar books.

With his brother Tim on drums he formed a group called “The Voodoos” playing Shadows covers and eventually taking lead vocals on early 70’s rock/pop. I first met him in 1969 and from 1979 he has played in various groups with me namely The Mike Shore Sound, Logik, Reality and a Charity group called “Hand on Heart”.

We also did a show called Steve & His Shadow based around early Cliff and the Shadows songs but mainly Shadows music with a narrated story.

He has played at the Charter Fair before doing a Tribute to Hank Marvin. This was so successful that we have invited him back to perform in a set with myself called Steve & Mates.

Please come along and hear him again in what will be his last public performance. His words not mine.

Steve Jeffery

Roger Williams - Guitarist/Vocalist

This guitarist / vocalist started playing guitar at a  tender  age  and  played  in  groups  called the  falcons the  undecided  &  ferris wheel for several years and went solo  in 1995 playing many styles using backing tracks  in all types of venues, clubs, pubs, hotels, village halls,, holiday camps. 

Catering  for  most  styles  of  music  with  good  humour and  always  a  desire  to  please.

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From 1971 Rob started singing in a group with myself called “Clear Reflection” and later “Mr Rusty”. Over the years they have worked and recorded together in various groups most recently as “EXIT” who have twice entertained at the Charter Fair the last time in 2013.

Rob has appeared in a few disguises at the fair since 2013 The Everly Buddies a tribute to the songs of the Everly Brothers & Buddy Holly with me and as “MOONSHINE PETE” at the 2016 Fair having served his time for illegal brewing moonshine looks forward to singing again as himself. Well not quite this time in a loose tribute to Glam Rock with myself in the set of Steve & Mates

Hope to see you there.

Steve Jeffery.

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32/20 was formed by a group of free thinking musicians with a love of Chuck Berry and traditional blues artists.  Over the years they have played countless venues including most of the premier London clubs like The Marquee, Mean Fiddler, Tunnel Club, The Half Moon, The George Robey , Dingwall’s , 100 Club and many others. University gigs were also a regular occurrence in their diary.

In 1987 they performed twice on the TV show ‘City Sounds’ hosted by David ‘Kid’ Jensen who was suitably impressed by their musicianship to call his friend Mike Vernon, Mike famed for his record producing skills with such names as John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, Level 42, Dr Feelgood…….the list is almost endless, a ‘whose who?’ in rock n roll ! He travelled to one of their gigs and liked their approach to this old form of music and contracted them to record an album resulting in the ‘Guitar Guitar’ album. During this period 32/20 were also engaged as backing band to Louisiana blues veteran ‘Lazy Lester’ one time harmonica player for ‘Lightnin’ Slim. The band have released two albums during their long history, ‘GUITAR GUITAR’ and ‘BLUES FROM THE NENE DELTA’.

32/20 continued playing gigs nationwide with different line ups for over a decade before dissolving into different bands. It was an invitation to reform (with their original line up) for just one night at a close friend’s birthday bash which resulted in them discussing reforming for a few gigs. This reformation is now in its first decade and shows no sign of abating.  Various talented musicians and friends have been performing with the band throughout its history but the core of 32/20 has remained the same.

 

 ROD BRATTEL………….SLIDE GUITAR, HARMONICA, VOCALS

ROBIN CHAMBERS…….LEAD GUITAR, VOCALS

EDDY GIACOBBE……….BASS

MICK AUSTIN…………….DRUMS

Thrapston
Town 
Band

The town band can trace its origins back to the earliest days of the brass band movement in 1850’s England. which makes them the oldest act performing at this years charter fair.

the band has an ethos of making music and brass playing accessible to people of all ages through its weekly tuition programme.

 

They perform concerts across the east midlands and are available for fetes, fairs and charitable events.

 

There are currently around 40 members of all ages ranging from 8 to 80+ in the band but they can accommodate more.

 

This year’s charter fair sees a new m.d. taking the baton. Nathan Waterman was appointed the band’s md in October 2019. it’s his objective to lead the band into a new and exciting era. Nathan joined the band at the tender age of 12 and has since played in top brass bands around the country Brighouse & Rastrick + Gus are two bands and he has performances at the royal albert hall on his c.v.

 

A varied music programme is guaranteed.

The band will play later in the afternoon at the church.