Music in the parks for St Albans

PUBLISHED: 10:25 26 July 2012

Alex Lilly

Alex Lilly


SOME of the finest local acoustic talent comes to Clarence Park in St Albans for Music in the Parks on Sunday.

The free concert will feature local performers David Hoare, The 45’s, Alex Lilly, and The Vaulted Skies.

David is a regular performer on the local scene and a number of his quirky ditties can be seen on YouTube, such as Pizza Hut Song, Cheese Song and The Greebo Song. Last year David embarked on a project to upload 30 songs to YouTube in 30 days.

St Albans band The 45’s have spent the last few months developing new material while taking a break from performing live. Influenced by the likes of David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Buffalo Springfield, the band is fronted by local stalwart, Patrick Halton.

Alex Lilly is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter based in St Albans. Currently working on her first EP with her new band, she plans to embark on a small tour of appearances around the UK this year.

Joanna and James from popular local band The Sunflies have put together a new more acoustic project called the Vaulted Skies playing music with gothic overtones.

The concert will also feature a number of floor-spots from regular performers at local acoustic night-spot The Blue Angel Acoustic Café which is held every Sunday at The Horn.

The gig takes place from 2pm to 6pm at The Bandstand in Clarence Park, Hatfield Road, St Albans.

Music in the Parks events are provided throughout the summer by St Albans district council at Verulamium Park, Clarence Park, Rothamsted Park and Redbourn Common. The concerts feature an eclectic line-up of talented local artists and are managed by the Arts Team at St Albans Arts, Sport and Health (SAASH) – the development arm of Leisure Connection.

Cllr Mike Wakely, the council’s portfolio holder for sports, leisure and heritage, said: “This free concert offers a great opportunity to enjoy original and exciting music from a host of local artists.”

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