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WOKINGHAM LOVES MUSIC: It’s news to The Room, but they’ve got a new line-up – hear it here before the band find out!

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The Room at Wokingham Festival Picture: Andrew Merritt

MUSIC is full of surprises – bands constantly reinvent themselves and create some amazing sounds.

You can experience that today thanks to the Wokingham Loves Music soundtrack. 

It features 10 amazing tunes that showcase the diverse brilliance of our local music scene, including news of a revamp to The Room’s line-up.

You can listen for FREE, via Spotify. 

There’s a special page set-up at bit.ly/wokinghamlovesmusic

The Room – Broken 

With the news that Wokingham Festival is going ahead we hear that there is going to be a new line up of local, but internationally renowned, six-piece rock band The Room especially for the festival.

Bassist Andy Rowe, guitarist Eric Bouillette and vocalist Martin Wilson are to be replaced in those roles respectively by festival organisers Stan Hetherington, Andrew Merritt and Chris Hillman.

When asked about this exciting news, Chris York, the band’s drummer, said, ‘We haven’t told Andy, Eric and Martin yet but I’m sure they will be happy with that as Stan, Andy and Chris will be able to do it so much better’ – theroom.band

The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again 

The Who tribute Who’s Who have played some great shows at Wokingham Music Club (WMC) in the past and there’s a good reason why this track is in the playlist this week. Take a look at The Room track above and, if you believed it, can you say that you won’t get fooled again? – www.thewhotribute.com

Moth Man – Fatal Blow 

A track from the band’s excellent debut album, Where The Dead Birds Go’ released on Wokingham’s Billywitch Records – mothman.band

A Better Life (ft. Pete Rawcliffe) – Wicked Game 

A beautiful new version of the Chris Isaak classic by an electronica collective from the local area recorded with the help of singer Pete  Rawcliffe – abetterlifemusic.com

Keith Atack – Nine Lives 

Keith has visited the area to perform at WMC with his tribute to legendary guitarist Robin Trower, Bridge of Sighs. Here’s his new single in his own right showcasing his excellent guitar talents – www.facebook.com/Keith-Atack-Music-104709838281012

Red Tape Resistance – Time is a Killer 

The excellent brand new single from this Bracknell based band has a mellow atmospheric opening gradually building in intensity to a strong and powerful closing section –  www.facebook.com/redtaperesistance

Ben Portsmouth – The Only One 

He’s well-known as one of the best Elvis Presley tributes there are and here he is with a track he’s written and recorded in his own name from his EP, Worth Fighting For – www.facebook.com/benportsmouthmusic

Kindred Spirit Band – No Smoke Without Fire 

Here’s a band that has graced the stage at Wokingham Festival with an inventive folk prog sound. This track is from their latest album, Elemental – kindredspiritband.co.uk

Hoopy Frood – Round Shaped Hole 

This Wokingham-based band have just released their third album called Affirmations. Have a listen to their ‘psy groove electro rock’ on this track from the album – www.hoopyfrood.co.uk

Third Lung – Falling Stone 

The band describe themselves as ‘emotive, evocative and enchanting’ and they recently streamed a live online performance from Generation Studio – www.facebook.com/ThirdLung

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