Music is important to us and we know you love your tunes. We like to curate a music stage that showcases a wide range of musical talents from the big band sounds and choirs to the classical guitarist and buskers. We had two music stages last year, both on Archery Lawn and Mill Gardens.
Saturday 5th August
10am – Official opening by Andrew Day, Warwick District Council, and the South Warwickshire Schools’ Choir
10.15am – 11am – Vince
Vince is a singer/songwriter and producer born in Manchester but raised in Leamington Spa. Predominantly an R&B or Neo Soul artist, Vince has also been known to lend her vocals to House and Drum & Bass tracks. This multi-talented individual also writes for other singers, as well as being a partner in the running of TULU Presents, a creative agency that helps empower independent artists.
11.15am – 12pm – Gina Meredith
Gina is a singer/songwriter from Leamington Spa. Gina describes her music as alternative pop heavily inspired by sixties influences such as Dusty Springfield and pop songs created by artists like Sia.
12.15pm – 12.45pm – Missy K
Missy K is the cabaret name of Rohanna Keys. Rohanna Keys is a classically trained singer with a musical theatre background who works as a local teacher as well as singing in a jazz band. Born and trained in Leamington Spa, Rohanna started singing lessons at a young age and honed her talents with local theatre groups. Rohanna continued training through her music degree at Newcastle University before returning home to teach singing and music to young and old alike. She is now a local primary school teacher and music lead who has debuted Missy K this year to celebrate being yourself and sharing your voice!
1pm – 1.45pm – Liam Vincent & The Odd Foxes
Modern folk-rock band Liam Vincent & The Odd Foxes bring irresistibly catchy tunes and a hopeful message wherever they go. The band is a collective of ideas and social conscience whose original songs are a gathering place for people of all ages who like to dance and dream.
2:00pm – 2.45pm – Antonia Kirby
Antonia is a singer/songwriter from Warwickshire whose original songs are known for
being emotionally exposing and her voice memorable and evocative.
She is described as “one of the most charismatic, dynamic and beautiful voices currently
working the acoustic circuit” and affectionately referred to by some as “songbird”.
3pm – 3.45pm – Will Ball
Will Ball is a songwriter/musician who has been performing for over 40 years and has toured numerous venues in Germany, France and Italy. Will produced his first album "Magic Ship" in Italy and donated all the funds to the Gaslini Institute, a children's hospital in Genova. The funds were donated to the paediatric department of haematology and oncology.
4pm – 4.45pm – Dan Sealey
Dan Sealey is the former ‘Ocean Colour Scene’ Bassist and has also been part of ‘Merrymouth’ and ‘Cosmotheka’. Dan is a seasoned performer, has played in all variety of venues and has a great rapport with audiences. His solo show is a whistle stop tour of his non-stop musical career over the past twenty years and will feature some new material too! Perfect for music fans of all ages.
5pm – 6pm – Mister Keith
A raucous riot of musicality inspired by Victorian music hall. The songs will connect humour with
stories of life, love and the travels of the soul. The audience will sing, laugh and join the band in music for impromptu performances on a summer evening. Recently working with Kaiser Chiefs’ bass player and Ellie Goulding’s drummer, there’ll be new songs aplenty!
Sunday 6th August
10am – 10.45am – Blue Sky Brass
Blue Sky Brass Quintet is a lively acoustic group consisting of two trumpets, french horn, trombone and tuba. They play a mix of film and tv favourites along with memorable pop songs from over the years. Funky drum backings drive the beat along and will have you intrigued as to what’s coming next.
11am – 11.45am – Paul Gibson
Paul is a singer-songwriter from Lighthorne, near Leamington Spa, whose observational, heartfelt songs are inspired by the lives of people around him. Working with producers Tu-Kay and Ryan, Paul has recently released a new EP that follows on from his acoustic EP from last year. With a country, folk, Americana style Paul will enthrall you with his guitar and storytelling through song.
12pm – 12.45pm – Abi Rowberry
Abi is a young Leamington based acoustic guitar Indie/folk singer song-writer, playing her own original music as well as popular covers. She is making a welcome return to Art in the Park and has played on one of the main stages at last year's Godiva Festival and Napton Festival. You might also recognise her from last year's Right Royal Picnic and Food Festival on Leamington’s Band Stand.
1pm – 1.45pm – Chasing Deer
Chasing Deer is back for 2023, with a brand new album of nostalgic pop/rock! The songs have already received radio plays from long-time supporters, BBC CWR, to add to the long list of features from BBC 2, Sky News TV, BBC Introducing, and BBC Radio 2. Audience participation is encouraged, with themes of living in the moment and celebrating the now.
2:00pm – 2.45pm – Jake Rizzo
Jake is a born songwriter who produces powerful, melodic, contemporary pop. Having played a range of venues Jake has learned to produce an engaging and joyful live set. Following from his debut EP "Live at Metropolis Studios" Jake has had success with "Obvious" being played on ITV’s Love Island UK.
3pm – 3.45pm – Tarragon
Tarragon is the brainchild of Callum Pickard, a 26-year-old singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Coventry. Over the past four years, Pickard has been honing his craft, writing and recording his debut album “I’ve Just Seen A Scene”. Self-funded as a Deliveroo cyclist delivering food and drink around his hometown, Pickard collaborated with an array of incredible virtuoso musicians including Dave Hartley and Robbie Bennett (The War on Drugs), JT Bates (Bon Iver/Taylor Swift) & John Helliwell (Supertramp) to bring his songs to life and has created a debut that deftly deals with maturing into young adulthood and the emotional growing pains and frustration that come with that.
4pm – 4.45pm – Wes Finch
Wes is a Warwickshire based singer songwriter with love for a good song. Over the last decade Wes has fronted projects such as The Mechanicals Band (setting poetry to music), The Silver Wye, and plays cover songs with The Doc Brown Trio and The CBTrio. He enjoys collaborating with friends Ben Haines (drums and percussion) and John Parker (double bass) amongst others.
5pm – 6pm – The Achievers
The Achievers are an award winning Americana, Blues and Rock band from Gloucestershire. With a reputation for innovation and originality they have been headlining stages internationally performing their unique, artfully crafted, concise Roots-Rock. Embracing the sounds and styles found on the fridges of blues traditions, they have been surprising audiences and critics alike with their infectious rhythms, joyful melodies and lush four-part harmonies. According to Blues Matters Magazine they are “The band at the forefront of the changing face of British Blues & Roots music". Should not be missed!
Saturday 5th August
10.15am – 11:00am – The Jazz Apples
Dubbed "the most in demand Jazz act in the Midlands" The Jazz Apples are a Jazz, Swing and Bossa act known for their smooth harmonies, playful re-interpretations of Jazz standards and popular music, and creative improvisations. Expect anything from Ella Fitzgerald to the Isley Brothers.
11.15am – 12:00pm – Sean McFadden
Playing acoustic guitar, Sean sings old and contemporary classics ranging from the likes of Bob Dylan and Van Morrison to Oasis and George Ezra. The addition of a bass drum and harmonica lets Sean really drive his performances home.
12.15pm – 1:00pm – Ace Ambrose
Ace Ambrose presents a stripped back set of songs from her upcoming EP. Bringing the concepts and characters of her imagination to life accompanied by wild style guitarist, Jack Tate, on strings.
1.15pm – 2:00pm – Orange River Remedy
Orange River Remedy are a three-piece band based in Stratford-on-Avon that write, record, and perform music often steeped in 60’s and 70’s reminiscence. Bringing powerful riffs, three-part harmonies and psychedelia into a wonderful modern, post pandemic era.
2.15pm – 3:00pm – Hannah Woof
Hannah is a 20-something year old singer/songwriter born and bred in Leamington Spa. Hannah has toured the country to sing her own songs that explore her feelings and experiences. Hannah’s songs have featured on ITV’s Love Island and on Huw Stephen’s show on Radio 1. Hannah plans to take over the world one sassy song at a time.
3.15pm – 4:00pm – Dabb4
Dave, Alan, Rob and the two Bobs play covers of well liked 60s songs such as the Beatles, Hollies, Rolling Stones and the Bee Gees. They may even drop in one or two of their own creations for your enjoyment.
4.15pm – 5:00pm – Luna Kiss
Luna Kiss are a four-piece rock quartet from the Midlands, UK. Described as “broodingly gnarly” by Classic Rock Magazine. Currently in the middle of a UK tour come join them for some high energy rock music!
5.15pm – 6:00pm – Jersey Budd
Jersey Budd is a singer/songwriter and comes from Leicester. His music is in the style of contemporary Americana, but with a distinct and idiosyncratic Englishness which sets him apart from many performers in this genre.
Sunday 6th August
10:00-10:45am- The Harmoneers
The Harmoneers are a forward thinking Rock & Pop Choir based in Leamington Spa.
We work hard whilst having tremendous fun in our weekly rehearsals under
the Leadership of our innovative Musical Director Laurence Panter supported
by our great accompanist Gary Lewis.
11:00am – 11.45am – Stylusboy
Stylusboy, Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates indie folk music steeped in warm-hearted melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice, Anais Mitchell and Elliot Smith as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young. Stylusboy’s songs have been described as ‘absolutely brilliant' by BBC Radio 2’s Justine Greene and Coventry Music Historian Pete Chambers said 'you just have to stop, put everything down and listen'.
12:00pm -12.45pm – Grace May
Grace May is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from Rugby who has always had a keen interest in music. She began posting her music online in lockdown and was received with such enthusiasm that she was encouraged to pursue her music alongside her studies. She hopes you will be singing along to her on the radio soon!
1:00pm – 1.45pm – South Town
South Town are an acoustic blues-folk band featuring driving rhythms, intricate guitar and distinctive vocals. The songs touch on both political and personal themes, conveying stark realism while still remaining uplifting.
2:00pm – 2.45pm – Two Blue Acoustic
Two Blue Acoustic weave acoustic guitars with soulful vocal harmonies. Performing reworked covers alongside original material.
3:00pm – 3.45pm – The Scutters
The Scutters are three older musicians who have come together after many years in other bands. Producing happy sing along music for any occasion, this three part harmony of guitar, mandolin, banjo supported by the cajon produces a great sound.
4:00pm – 4.45pm – Levi Washington
Levi Washington plays a large variety of styles of music and likes to incorporate flavours from all his favourite genres. He’s known in Leamington as a one man band who incorporates 2 loop pedals, a drum pad, a keyboard, 2 guitars and harmonicas while doing his own backing vocals all at the same time!
5pm – 6pm – Danny Ansell Music
Danny Ansell is an indie singer songwriter from Coventry. He specialises in infectious, catchy melodies with big choruses to sing along too.
This event has been supported by the PPL PRS charity and community discount scheme. PPL PRS licenses the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the permission they need to play the music they want. For more information about PPL PRS, visit pplprs.co.uk or call 0800 0720 808