Beeston, Nottingham played host to this years’ Oxjam festival in support of Oxfam so I went over to check it out and explore the numerous venues to see and hear what bands and artists sound like. And I have to admit it I was somewhat impressed. My trek led to around venues such The Bar, Star Inn, Malt Shovel and Hop Pole.
The Face That Boils Itself, The Irish Chemists, Shapes & Things and Fusor. I came across a shanty band called Oldish Spice at the Crown Inn who consists of up to nine members and the Beeston Folk stage that took place over at the White Lion. Now I admit that though I’m not big on Shanty bands and some folk music but I was intrigued by what I saw and heard,. During my trek from one side of Beeston when I got to see the talented Rosh a great vocal talent with acoustic skills to match. I bumped into Rick Donoghue, a DJ, whilst I made a short stop at the Bartons and I got to see a couple of performances from The Irish Chemists and Shapes & Things, two rock groups who both sounded great and I could even feel the bass not just hear it. My night ended at The Bar venue where I saw Simon Oldboy perform his set, though he did tell me that he wasn’t actually on the bill but was allowed to perform anyway. A talented guy and he sounded good. Upstairs rock band Fusor got the rooms full attention with their own brand of great music. Definitely a great night.
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