FINALLY, some good weather and with it some great music.
Every week, our Wokingham Loves Music playlist highlights some of the best music around, all of it with a local connection.
You can listen for FREE, via Spotify and our selection this week is another winner.
At the top of the hit parade is warmrain (yes, that’s right, no space) with their song Absent Friends.
It’s a chance to hear their ahead of their Wokingham Festival show in August.
And Rachel Redman is making a welcome return too.
Make sure you give it a listen – you’re bound to discover something new.
There’s a special page set-up at bit.ly/wokinghamlovesmusic
Warmrain – Absent Friends
This band will be visiting the area for the first time when they perform at Wokingham Festival.
If you like music that moves you emotionally with a Floydian feel, this is for you.
Beautiful melodic rock with personal emotive lyrics that builds from a mellow start to a wonderful and powerful guitar break.
It’s taken from the band’s debut album Back Above the Clouds.
Just imagine being out in Cantley Park on August Bank Holiday Monday hearing tracks like this being played. We can’t wait – warmrainband.com
Rachel Redman – Ready, Waiting for Me
It’s been great to see how, Berkshire based, Rachel’s following has been growing since we featured her Against the Tide single in the playlist in February.
That’s not surprising as she is a talented singer songwriter and her country pop style is clearly going down well with radio shows and music listeners in the US as well as the UK.
Have a listen to Rachel’s new single which is likely to increase her reputation even further – www.facebook.com/rachelredmanmusic
Aaron Cilia – Infinitum
Aaron will be one of the team working on the sound and more on Wokingham Festival’s Wokingham Music Club (WMC) Stage and he is also a talented musician and producer as his new single shows – www.facebook.com/AaronCiliaArtist/
Spriggan Mist – Arborfield Witch
Here’s a song about a local ghost recorded live at the band’s Ghostly Tales Show at The Acoustic Couch. There’s a link to Aaron above too, as his parents are in the band and Aaron mixed the sound – www.sprigganmist.com/
Frost – Day and Age (edit)
Frost* was formed by songwriter and musician Jem Godfrey and the band features Reading-based musician and producer John Mitchell on vocals and guitar who co wrote many of the songs on the their new album including this one – frost.life
It Bites – Cartoon Graveyard
It’s John Mitchell again, this time fronting the legendary band that have just re-released two classic albums, The Tall Ships and Map of the Past.
Both were re-mastered by John at his Outhouse Studio in Reading – johnmitchellhq.com/it-bites
Fred’s House – Steal the Night
Here’s a band that will be appearing at Wokingham Festival in August so while
we look forward to that, here’s a great track from their Walls and Ceilings EP – fredshousemusic.co.uk
Mississippi Voss – Stranger in Paradise
They describe themselves as an indie-funk duo from Berkshire and they will be appearing on the WMC Stage at Wokingham Festival in August – www.facebook.com/mississippi.voss
John Coughlan’s Quo – Lockdown (Stir-Crazy Mix)
This band featuring the ex-Status Quo drummer visited the town to play a great show at WMC in 2019. If you ‘lost your mind in lockdown’ put this track on, turn it up, sing-along and rock out – www.johncoghlan.com/
The 286 – One Way Love
The 286 are a rock ‘n’ roll orchestra who perform their unique interpretations of classical pieces and more as well as their own self-penned songs.
They will be at Wokingham Festival in August – www.the286.co.uk