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 2.7M monthly Spotify followers, James’ latest single X&O featured on BBC Introducing and hit the  July 30 Spotify’ New Music Friday in all four Scandinavian countries. Catch him live at Henley Festival.

south berks concert band

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

Belle canto trio

ladies trio performing  grand opera, operetta, songs from the shows, easy-listening and music hall for concerts, parties and weddings.

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 Ran ‘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
Tim Gilson: another musician no longer with us, this highly talented classical guitarist from Kingsclere enchanted us both at the music festival and a sell out event at Spratleys showroom, with Steve Grant, Sammy Millard and Amy Jewell.