Highlights from 2016-17
OPENING NIGHT – CEILIDH
A wonderful opened the 2018 Streatham Festival. Top ceilidh band, Ceilidh Tree, supplied the music and dance calling to teach Streatham’s Fred and Ginger’s the required moves.
Sing Out Streatham, also featured in Streatham’s new venue – the stunning Streatham Space Project in between sets.
Farrago then ended the evening with a brilliant set where their dynamic sound treads the lines of folk, rock and indie.
STREATHAM STRUT 2018
Under new direction for 2018, with Ian Bennett from the band Farrago at the helm for this years Streatham Strut, we were off to a new exciting destination.
The plan, starting from Streatham Hill at 1pm, on the hour, every hour over 10 hours, a venue featuring an amazing musical act.
How many would join the early melee and how many would still be standing come the finale?
Fear not, Streatham breeds them tough! Therefore we had a great crowd of Streatham’s brightest and best join early on to join this musical adventure down the High Road finishing up at the Earl Ferrers.
FOLK OF THE WOODS 2016
On the Friday, it was off to the British Home where Will Rutter had assembled a fusion of very different acts for the Folk of the Wood’s Festival Ceilidh (kay-lee).
There were a mixture of musicians playing in the main theatre hall and chapel. Latin spirit was there with flamenco music and dancing with La Morenita, Polish folk dancing bringing amazing fun and energy with Orleta. Throughout was wild dancing with all those in attendance joining in. Bringing the evening to a crescendo was Jah Screechy who had young, old and even infirm on their feet with reggae hits. A great night!
STREATHAM STRUT 2016
Taken from the Camden Crawl but being south of the river (and better) this was the fourth year for The Strut and it was a year that really found its stride. A music gig trail over one night in Streatham on 9th July featuring music for all tastes, including:
Electro-soul from All the People
Helen McDonald & Future Groove with their jazz, funk, soul combo
DB5s with 60’s and 70’s classics
Elton John tribute who wasn’t so much a doppelgänger for Elton but could have been the man himself
Hipster Ray– a ska punk band
Likeminded Fools– a band truly like no other. It was missing a washboard player but didn’t miss any of the zany theatrics whilst the trio being excellent musicians.