The Liberty Sisters
The Liberty Sisters sing the beautiful and cheerful close harmony swing and jazz of the 1930’s and ’40s with a repertoire including the popular songs Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, In the Mood, and Lullaby of Broadway.
On the home front this music was listened to in dance halls and concert halls, at the movies, sitting round the radio at home and at work where it was piped into factories. These tunes were also of great comfort to GIs and allied forces behind the lines. The shows put on for the troops by the hundreds of USO and ENSA performers in the European Theatre of Operations (and later the Pacific) represented a great link with home and the loved ones they had left behind.
The girls specialise in the best songs of the era, especially those made popular by The Andrews Sisters and Dame Vera Lynn, all sung in close harmony.
South West Lindy Hoppers
Lindy Hop is a Swing Dance dating back to the 1920’s and originates from New York and is a black African dance. It also came from the Big Band era. It was brought over to the UK in the 1940’s by the American GI’s in World War 11 and remained popular until the early 50’s. It had a revival in the early 1980’s and the Swing Scene has been growing ever since.
The South Wst Lindy Hoppers based in Exeter will be demonstrating the dance styles in 1940`s costumes at Brixham’s Old Fish Market on the quayside on both Sunday 2nd June and Sunday 9th June between 2pm and 4pm . So if you would like to have a go please come and see.
Sandy is a professional award winning singer and multi-tribute artiste based in Torbay, working extensively throughout the UK and a top name on the English Riviera and south west live entertainment scene.
As a vintage vocalist & 1940’s/WWII re-enactor, SANDY has achieved National recognition for her 1940’s & WWII TRIBUTE and is well known as the ‘TORBAY & DEVON FORCES SWEETHEART’
In 2012, Sandy was support artiste to the much acclaimed RAY McVAY ‘GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA’ and has since become a respected vocalist on the WWII re-enactment scene, appearing at major 1940’s festivals and vintage events across the UK every year.
In 2014, she hosted the R.B.L. WWI COMMEMORATION, supporting THE MILITARY WIVES CHOIR in concert.
From early days as a BUTLINS REDCOAT ENTERTAINER, Sandy has fronted many top groups and show bands and worked in London in West End Theatre, where she was a cast member of several professional touring companies, taking the lead role in many musicals, including Mary in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and Nancy in OLIVER
Sandy will be performing:
- Sunday 2nd June, 4pm, Old Fishmarket on the quayside
- Monday 3rd June, 12 Noon, Shoalstone Pool or Old Fishmarket (Weather Dependant) as part of 1940`s Fashion Show
- Sunday 9th June, 3pm, Old Fishmarket
The Magic Bow
We have the wonderful opportunity to hear the music of Sharon Hubbocks. She began violin lessons at 8yrs old and quickly won competitions leading the Kirklees Youth Orchestra.
After moving to Devon in 2002 Sharon played with many orchestras and ensembles including The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, South West Sinfonietta, Plymouth Philharmonic Choir Orchestra and South Devon Choir Orchestra. She has also performed with The Copperfield Ensemble, performed Gilbert & Sullivan and undertaken session work.
Her music is a rare treat and we are delighted that Sharon will be playing for us under the old fishing quay in Brixham between 1030am and 1230pm on the following 5 occasions:
1) SUNDAY 2ND JUNE
2) MONDAY 3RD JUNE
3) TUESDAY4TH JUNE
4) FRIDAY 7TH JUNE
5) SUNDAY 9TH JUNE
Sharon is available to play at weddings, garden parties, festivals, fairs and concerts. She is contactable on m.07510135980 or email: [email protected]