diverse local talent

Mortimer is home to diverse artists who have performed here in recent years.

andy Lavery

Andy set himself and met the challenge to perform a song a day virtually for 100 days to help us through the darkest days of the pandemic. His latest song, Tripping on Air, draws on experiences of and pays tribute to those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis

james carter

With nearly 10 Million monthly Spotify listeners, James’ single, Bad Memories, a collaboration with Italy’s Meduza, was granted Radio 1’s coveted Hottest Record In The World status after its July release. Local partygoers heard a sneak preview at his captivating set at the Mortimer Jubilee Party.

south berks concert band

Platinum Award winning, community woodwind, brass and percussion who perform in and around West Berkshire since 1976.
Photo: Sue Totham

The Hurst Singers

the Hurst Singers are a four-part choir who rehearse in Mortimer and sing for fun, performing across Berkshire and North Hampshire.


Other artists 

The artists/groups presented here show a snapshot of the diverse local talent out there. We’d be delighted to hear from other artists. 

How can I hear them: Spotify, YouTube or keep an eye on our events page for their public performances
Community Radio: Kennet Radio in Newbury meets and interviews local artists.
Other artists include: Alan Clayson and the Argonauts, the Rag ‘n Moan Men, Nicolette Street and Argojazz.

past performances

South Berks Concert Band performed (pre pandemic) annually on the Sunday after Fun Day. The pictures show their stunning show at the Queen’s 90th. 

40 fingers sax: performed at St John’s school in a concert laid on by Mortimer Music Live volunteers
jason hendrix: the late jason performed a memorable set at the inaugual music festival on a wet and windy summer day in 2013 and subsequently at the Willink school.
Tim Gilson: sadly no longer with us, this highly talented classical guitarist from Kingsclere enchanted audiences both at the music festival and a sell out event at Spratleys showroom, where he performed with Steve Grant, Sammy Millard and Amy Jewell.