Attention all ska and reggae fans - Saturday night (January 24) at the Wheatsheaf in North Street, Leighton is one not to be missed as the brilliant New Groove Formation take to the stage. The eight-piece band, formed in Bedfordshire over 10 years ago, include a top brass section in the line-up. The music is home grown and brings funky ska rhythms mixed with a smattering of punchy rap, magical soul and a pinch of solid groove to get those feet moving!
New Groove Formation have played many big festivals in recent years including Bestival and Strawberry Fair as well as top venues in London and around the UK. The music is strongly influenced by Jimi Hendrix, UB40, The Specials and Stone Roses.
The band are Quinny on vocals and guitar, Karl on vocals, Haydn on guitar, Adam on bass, Tim on percussion and didgeridoo, Lewis on the drums, Dawn on trombone and Nicky (who used to play in the world renown Stalybridge Brass Band) on trumpet to provide a horn section to die for!
The band has three albums released, the latest one being Summer In A Glass from July 2014.
The support band for the evening are One Penny Short, who also write their own material.
On Friday night popular local band Free State Revolution return to the Wheatie with a mix of rock covers and original music. Expect to hear some Aerosmith, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Guns ‘n Roses, Led Zepplin, Iron Maiden and Hendrix.
The band are Dan Banfield on vocals and rhythm guitar, Kris Willingham on lead guitar, Rob Knight on bass and Andreas Kremheller on the drum kit.
Music starts about 9.30pm both nights and admission is free.