Act one , Maxwell Avenue
Maxwell Avenue is a Pop Rock band which formed in Derby when lead vocalist and guitarist Ben Woodward (19) started scouting for musicians online through joinmyband.co.uk. After finding bassist Jake ‘McCarthy’ Mansbridge (25) and drummer Sam Warrington (18) online we formed Maxwell Avenue with the most recent addition of guitarist and vocalist Tom Wilkinson. Ben Woodward and Tom Wilkinson (20) had been friends for many years prior to forming the band, they were both part of a number of musical projects in Tamworth over the years. Maxwell Avenue has been together since the 25th February 2017 and will celebrate their one year anniversary with the release of their up coming album ‘Oh Violet’ which will be released in 2 volumes. Jake ‘McCarthy’ Mansbridge who lives in Burton Upon Trent studied at the University of Derby but graduated a number of years before Ben enrolled at the University to study BA (Hons) Popular Music with Music Technology, Jake was the first member of Maxwell Avenue to respond to Ben’s advert on Joinmyband.co.uk. With the later addition of drummer Sam Warrington who lives and studies in Nottingham, studying Music at the Nottingham Trent University
Maxwell Avenue’s upcoming album ‘Oh Violet! Volume 1’ will be released on the 8th March 2018 featuring the first half of the new songs written by Maxwell Avenue. ‘Oh Violet! Volume 2’ will be released later in the year…
Act two Ska Britannia
Ska music is all about looking cool and having a fantastic time! Ska Britannia have perfected doing both things, and then some. This fantastic 6 piece Ska tribute band really get into the swing of their show and so will you.
Who can resist getting up for a skank (Ska dance) and a sing a long when the first few notes of ‘One Step Beyond’ start up? This live band are skilful musicians and the Ska essential saxophone is simply fantastic, performing hits from Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners, The Beat, The Jam, UB40, The Kings Men, Dave and Ansell Collins, to name but a few.
It’s obvious from watching Ska Britannia perform their set that they take great delight in what they do, their authentic costumes, pork pie hats and dance moves are live entertainment at its utmost!