The Flowing Spring

Kings & Bears

The Flowing Spring, Reading, GB

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HATS OFF TO THE WRITERS! A day of live music celebrating original songwriters Saturday 14 September 2024, 1pm onwards Free admission Collecting donations for Cancer Research UK This will be our third Hats Off Party in the garden, this one celebrating the talents of songwriters by having a whole day dedicated to their music.

From 1pm till late we will be entertained by 8 musical acts, some new to the big stage, others more established, some solo, some larger bands, but all performing their own material.

We love hosting originals bands and we hope, with the prospect of a whole day to indulge in a wide range of musical styles from the writers, we'll get a bumper crowd in and show massive support for these artists.

If you plan to come to this event, please drop the venue a line to tell them how many are coming.

This is the line-up:

1:30pm Huw Tarry (solo, acoustic guitar) 2:15pm Kris & Minch (duo, guitar and double bass) 3pm: Lawrie Wright (solo, piano) 3:45pm: Savour the Flavour (6-piece, folk) 5pm: Steve Morano and his Band (5-piece, country, blues, rock) *6:30pm: Kings & Bears (trio, groove-rock, funk, reggae) *8pm: Silveroller (5-piece, 70s-style high energy rock) 9:30pm: The Dead Can Wait (5-piece classic rock, new album release)

We'll have an outside bar and a food tent with hot and cold food.

Admission to this event is free but we are collecting donations for Cancer Research UK. Please bring cash.

Please spread the word about this amazing day of original music. If you plan to come to this event, please drop the venue line to tell them how many are coming.

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Kings & Bears are a groove rock trio influenced by the sounds of soul, funk, reggae and rock and driven by the transformative power of music.

"Kings and Bears are committed to their art when they are on stage that’s for sure. I’ve seen headliners play with less enthusiasm and gusto. It was a great way to start because it made the festival (2Q) feel proper somehow." Gary Lambert, Popped Music

"One of the best live performances I've ever seen by Kings & Bears tonight! #stunning" Jono Brine, BBC Introducing

The bands mission is to promote the idea that the world is worth fighting for and that love is real and it can save us all.

"It's Kings & Bears world we just happen to live in it. What. A. Set." BBC Introducing, Lincolnshire

"A small band with a big sound, when you discover K&B are a three-piece they're all the more impressive. It's clear K&B are inspired by the musical greats but the sounds produced are exciting and modern; they take us back to when each member of a band was a super talented integral part. The assured singing, catchy bass lines and drum riffs all blend together to form the best band I've ever heard to come out of Boston". Dylan Taylor, Endeavour FM

"Kings & Bears delighted us with their power funk; they mash together reggae, ska, rock and punk sounds in their music and it created a quirky performance. Bonus points for some stylish, slick beatboxing which rounded up their set." Rachel Brown, Northern Exposure

Together, Kings & Bears believe, we can go higher.

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