HATYM and Uncle Peanut at the After Dark club. Photo by permission (c) Musical Bear Records.
Pete Brookes of Uncle Peanut fame curated a Big Untidy evening of music at the Rising Sun Arts Centre on 14 September. Despite the untidy name of the evening, Pete pulled off a blinder; all the acts worked together and it made perfect sense.
Felix Brunner is a builder, an artist, a former school teacher and educationalist, a Peace and Green Party activist, Reading fan and the owner pioneer of Reading’s most marvellous independent arts and music venue, the Rising Sun in Katesgrove. He is also the loudest whistler I ever heard.
Classical music returns to the Rising Sun Arts Centre on Silver Street this summer. The new season opened in May with Maija Varvatsis playing selections from JS Bach’s the well-tempered clavier and a few of his inventions.
Local ensemble The Rumpo Kidz are pretty unique; an anarcho-punk, skiffle, country and Sid James tribute band? The Whitley Pump visited them rehearsing at Katesgrove’s Rising Sun studios to at least try to classify them.
Tango singer Martin Alvarado gave an impassioned performance at the Rising Sun on Silver Street on Thursday evening, 27 October. This was the final stop on his European and UK tour and was part of the Reading International Festival.