Organised by the Claremont School PTA, Clarefest is an annual fundraiser for the school. We had the privilege of being the opening act, parading into the arena to the sounds of Samba Reggae, followed by a short set to the amazing crowd. Thanks for having us Claremont School, we had a great time, and hope we managed to inject some carnival atmosphere into your event to get it started.
We are now a regular participant in the Petts Wood May Fayre event as we we’ve been leading the parade for several years now. This years event was even larger than normal with loads of dancers, organisations and bands, plus a fun fair, art exhibition and loads of stalls. A short parade around the town culminated in a performance by ourselves in front of the main stage as we welcomed the rest of the parade in joining us to celebrate the crowning of the May Queen herself.
We travelled down to Brighton for our own marathon drumming session, playing for about 4 hours at the half way point for both the 10k and the full marathon events. It’s lovely to get the reactions from all the runners, who cheer, clap and even dance their way past us at they savour the special carnival atmosphere. Something to lift their spirits as they realise they’ve got just as far to go again before reaching their goal !
This year’s event which was bigger than ever saw more than 18,000 runners and over 150,000 people lining the route. We even had one of our own band members take part in the main event, completing their first ever Marathon. Well done Eve !
Great to be playing at the Mayor of Maidstone’s community parade in the heart of the town today, celebrating the end David Naghi’s term in office.
Check out the live video of us taken by the Maidstone Borough Council team !
Out in force today with a big band supporting the Macmillan runners in the London Landmarks Half Marathon.
An amazing day with an incredible supporting team from Macmillan cheering everyone on. It felt great to be back playing in the City of London again with the sound bouncing off the tall buildings!