EVENT: FAMILY FRIENDLY
START – FINISH: 19:30 – 00:00
The Blues Brothers
After a 6 year sabbatical, for one night, and quite possibly one night only, Saffron Walden will see the return of their very own Blues Brothers. Having originally formed over 25 years ago and a regular fixture in the Carnival calendar, many have waited patiently to see Jake and Elwood play the main stage once again.
Be sure to dust off those hats and get your sunglasses ready to go back to Sweet Home Chicago as Everybody needs somebody to Love.Supporting the Blues Brothers will be local favourites End of the Century. A superb blend of your favourite rock and party songs will set the scene for what will undoubtedly be a night to remember ( www.eotc.co.uk ).
The Blues Bros are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd, respectively in character as lead vocalist “Joliet” Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues, fronted the band, which was composed of well-known and respected musicians. The band made its debut as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday Night Live, performing “Hey Bartender.”
The band began to take on a life beyond the confines of the television screen, releasing an album, Briefcase Full of Blues, in 1978, and then having a Hollywood film, The Blues Brothers, created around its characters in 1980.
After the death of Belushi in 1982, the Blues Brothers have continued to perform with a rotation of guest singers and other band members. The band reformed in 1988 for a world tour and again in 1998 for a sequel to the film, Blues Brothers 2000. They make regular appearances at musical festivals worldwide.
End Of The Century
End of the Century always produce a fun filled night, and we expect this evening will be no different!
End of the Century use industry-standard PA equipment and upper echelon pro-level backline to create a wide 3D sound that’s unbelievably rich, full and detailed. The level of attention that goes into their arrangements and vocal harmonies is perhaps more befitting a stadium level touring band – not surprising when you realise that between them the members have appeared on albums and tours by Jamie Cullum, DJ Sandy Rivera, Stooshe, Guthrie Govan, Charli XCX and collaborated with ex-members of Stereophonics, M-People and S’Express.