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, a collaboration with Italy’s Meduza, was awarded Radio 1’s Hottest Record In The World on release last summer. He gave  partygoers at the Jubilee Party a sneak preview during a captivating set. 

south berks concert band

Community woodwind, brass and percussion who have played in West Berkshire since 1976.
Photo: Sue Totham

The Hurst Singers

A four-part choir who rehearse in Mortimer and sing for fun, performing across Berkshire and North Hampshire. They are always happy to welcome new members.

Other artists 

The artists/groups presented here show a snapshot of local talent that’s out there. We’d be delighted to hear from others. 

Alan Clayson and the Argonauts: Alan has had an illustrious career and the band are well worth seeing.  
Community Radio: Kennet Radio in Newbury meets and interviews local artists.
Ace Space: Located in St Nicholas’ Road Newbury, Ace Space hosts diverse acts and holds a monthly open mic on the first Friday at 19.30.

past performances

South Berks Concert Band (pictured) performed a stunning show at the Queen’s 90th birthday. 

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.