Music

diverse local talent


Mortimer is home to diverse artists who have performed here.

andy Lavery

Andy set himself and met a challenge to perform a song a day virtually for 100 days to help us through the darkest days of COVID-19. His tune Tripping on Air draws on experiences of and pays tribute to those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

james carter

With over 10 Million monthly Spotify listeners, James’ single, Bad Memories, in collaboration with Italy’s Meduza, was awarded Radio 1’s coveted Hottest Record In The World status on release last summer. He gave  partygoers at the Jubilee Party a sneak preview during a captivating set to close the event. 

south berks concert band

Award winning, community woodwind, brass and percussion who have performed across West Berkshire since 1976.
Photo: Sue Totham etsiphotography.co.uk.

The Hurst Singers

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.