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The London Gay Men's Chorus

LGMC Ensemble 2018

We warmly welcome the return of the London Day Men's Chorus Ensemble (LGMCe) to Chesil Rocks for the second year. The ensemble comprises 18 singers from the London Gay Men’s Chorus - Britain's Biggest Boyband. They perform at a range of events from award ceremonies to private parties; from weddings to television broadcasts.

In the past year, LGMCe have performed a sell-out show - Songs of Gays - at the Prague Fringe Festival, and have performed with Lesley Garrett at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. They have provided musical entertainment at the British Fashion Awards, the Radio Times’ Covers Party, and at the top of the Gherkin for the NSPCC.

The LGMCe also feature on LGMC’s latest album XXV: available from www.lgmc.org.uk

The Leggomen

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The Leggomen are a Weymouth based band that we’re formed in 2012, in the indie/country/rock genre. The band were a duo to start with Billy Hutchinson and Olly Coe, and as demand grew - and the venues got bigger - they introduced both a drummer, Josh Ellis, and later a bass guitarist with this spot covered either by Ben Delplanque or Matt Taylor.The band released their first EP on iTunes in 2013, named The Leggomen, followed up a year later, after a trip to the southern states of America with Missing the Middle, with a deep southern country vibe.The band continues to grow its following with gigs 4-5 nights a week throughout the south of England and this year, they will be closing Chesil Rocks in the marquee!You can find them on Facebook and Instagram @theleggomen

The Mad Hatters

The Mad Hatters

The (operation ) Mad Hatters are a Weymouth based ska/reggae band who put their own twist on music by Toots & Maytals, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, The Specials, The Clash, Madness, Pink Floyd and many more.

Their aim is firstly to move those in the know and convert 'non believers' to a better world of Music and understanding - delivering a show that makes YOU love music that little bit more!

Band Members:
Micky - Vocal
Sion - Vocals & Riddem guitar
Handlebar Mark - Sax
Dom - Boooooom Bass
Hingmae - Drums

Paul and Joe

Paul and Joe

Paul & Joe are an acoustic duo from the Southwest of England and play a mixture of songs and instrumentals.

Paul & Joe started playing together in the summer of 2013 when members, Joe Ryan and Paul Sundt, performed at a friend's wedding. They enjoyed the gig so much that they decided to continue as a duo, playing more weddings, functions, festivals and other events.

Over the years that Paul & Joe have been performing, they have developed a unique repertoire of music. This ranges from well known rock and pop songs such as "Valerie", "Superstition" and "Hotel California", to instrumental Folk, Jazz and classical pieces such as "Toss the Feathers", "Minor Swing" and "Turkish March".

Their repertoire also extends to original arrangements of theme tunes and film scores such as "Star Wars", "Lord of the Rings", "Game of Thrones" and more...

Tamara Konstantin

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Tamara is a British composer born in Georgia, who started playing the piano at a very young age and as a young girl, was selected to join the Tbilisi School for Gifted Musicians, which is one of the most prestigious educational establishments in the country. There, she honed and mastered her skills as a concert pianist. Here studies were completed, graduating with the highest ranked diploma.

Throughout her career, she performed with the Georgian State Symphonic Orchestra and also played severeal solo concerts. Currently, Tamara lives in Weymouth, Dorset. Along with her passion for composing music, she is actively involved in performing at charity concerts and events.

“Music is my passion and inspiration” and at Chesil Rocks will be performing with a cellist and violinist.

Seren

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Seren are a country/folk duo who play a mixture of their own original songs with a few memorable covers performed in their own unique style.

Kerrie and Simon have worked together for over 20 years, in local band The Dolmen, and some conceptual music with Taloch before forming folk trio Coppertongue.

Seren is a newer venture, and they have added a slightly country style to their music.

Kerrie is the vocalist, guitarist and flute player, whose songwriting skills and melodic voice give Seren their unique sound.

Simon plays bass, a beat box and backing vocals and has brought some songwriting ideas to the music.

Comedy Hour

Tom Glover

Our comedy will once again be hosted by our regular MC Tom Glover a Westcountry favourite and resident comepere of the Sunday Night Comedy at Weymouth Pavilion. A regular on the comedy circuit since 2011 and perfroming across the country, Tom shares his tales of life in the south west and revells in hosting shows across the south west.

Wickedly funny, beautifully timed observations" - View from Weymouth.

“Going to be a comedy monster. Reminds me of Russell Howard and Jon Richardson when they were climbing the ladder, with his own style.” - Matt Price (Natural Born Storytellers)

This video is from a Brighton Komedia gig in 2017: https://youtu.be/TfiqPeHWi9k

Phil Cooper is a charming Welsh comedian, who brings a unique blend of storytelling and smart jokes to any stage.

As well as live stand-up in the U.K. and Europe, he also has experience in TV and radio and his hour long solo comedy TV special aired on S4C in December 2017.

He performed his debut hour long solo show "Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool" at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017.

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Paul Ricketts is an award-winning comic who since 2006 has been entertaining audiences across the UK and beyond.

Since starting as an MC in his own London Comedy Club, Paul has developed into a much sought after performer on the comedy circuit.

Sometimes silly, serious or surreal, sometimes autobiographicial, political or near the knuckle - but always funny!

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Sean Mcloughlin

Sean McLoughlin is a Stand-Up Comedian and comedy performer; a favourite on the circuit and tour support for Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown and Katherine Ryan. As seen on Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central and Live at the Comedy Store. Sean's most recent TV outing was starring in Viceland's 'Brexit Stage Left' alongside Jamali Maddix, Fern Brady & Alfie Brown.

In his handful of Edinburgh shows, Sean has established himself as an unmissable, powerful and revelatory performer. ‘The standout stand-up’ (Evening Standard). He performs his shows and sets worldwide and started his podcast recently, interviewing his comedy pals on 'Heal Your Wounds'.

Magician

Matt Kilsby

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A local resident, Matt's day job is a long time city career in finance - however his passion is in magic.

Inspired by his Grandad when he was young, it's something Matt has now been practicing for over 10 years. He's excited to share some of it with you at this years' Chesil Rocks !

STORYTELLER

Emily Stiles.

Chesil Rocks will be Emily's first encounter with story-telling at a music festival and she is so excited! She is no stranger with telling stories and with being in front of a larger audience. Emily has had a love of the performing arts since she was Alice (in Wonderland) in primary school herself! Since then; she's pursued a degree in Arts and Education at Bretton Hall, West Yorkshire, before settling for a career in teaching when she realised she wasn't going to be a famous Hollywood actress.

For 10 years, she lived and worked in South East London where she developed a keen interest in traditional tales from around the world. Emily is now a local primary school teacher and has 16 years' experience of working with children of all ages.
Now that she has returned to her 'native' Dorset, she has enjoyed nurturing her own classes' love of literature using stories and drama as a main stimulus.

When she has time to rear her head from motherhood, wife-dom and work; Emily also enjoys lino printing, needle felting, gardening and long dog walks! She is really looking forward to some interactive story-telling at Chesil Rocks - it's not going to be a spectator sport!

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KIDS YOGA

Debbie Ross Mackenzie.

Having great activities for children at Chesil Rocks has always been important to us, and for this year we are excited to also have Kid's Yoga and Crafts Sessions planned.

Lasting between 30 and 45 minutes, there will be group yoga, making it fun with props and games and this will be followed by crafts such as making pin wheels, Mandala colouring, scratch art and making glass suncatchers 😊

Costing just £3 per child, the sessions will take place between 2pm and around 6pm and be split into age groups of 4-6 years and 7-11 years.
These sessions will be delivered by our friend Debbie, who has been trained through the Rainbow Kids Yoga training method.

Mum's and Dad's are welcome to join in too!

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