Bearwood “mini-tour”


The Bearwood Summer mini-tour begins at Anchor Folk Club, Byfleet this Thursday 9th July. Schedule:

Thu 9 July at 8.30pm – Anchor Folk Club, Byfleet
Sat 11 July at 7.30pm – Artree Live, Cellar Bar, South Hill Park, Bracknell
(supporting The Bronze)
Sun 12 July at 1.00pm – Woodcote Steam Rally

This link takes you through to our website’s gig page which is regularly updated and holds further information on the gigs, including address details.

If you get along to one of these events do come and say hello. We will also have copies of our CD to sell at the gigs.

Didcot Live – First Beer, Cider and Live Music Festival

We were invited to attend this bijou festival at Didcot Civic Hall yesterday, and what a delightful afternoon it was. It was our first time in the town and the journey through the Oxfordshire villages such as West Hagbourne was lovely. We were fortunate enough to be playing on the outdoor stage and our set was sandwiched between the hilarious Troubshort and Turnipseed (below) and the virtuoso solo guitarist, Rory Evans.

There was also of course a fine selection of beers and ciders on offer –


Thanks to Neil from Didcot Live for organising the whole event and to Colin our sound man for mixing us so well. We’re looking forward to playing at one of the regular Friday Didcot Live events at the Civic Hall in the future.

Bearwood Summer Newsletter


Hello everyone

This is just a brief update to let you know what we are up to over the Summer which we trust you are all enjoying!

Firstly tomorrow Saturday 20th July we are performing at the famous Goring and Streatley Regatta. There will be varied musical entertainment all afternoon, from 12.00 to 6.00 with the headliners being Frankie Goes to Wallingford. Bearwood will be taking the stage for 45 minutes at 4.10pm. This promises to be a great afternoon out. Goring Gap Boat Club are pioneers in recreational rowing and deserve support for this super event. Their 2013 Regatta should prove to be a great family day out – including funfair, stalls, a beer tent and of course great rowing. To get more of a flavour, follow this link –

On Sunday 1st September we will be playing at the unique Weyfest Festival in Farnham (it’s not in a field!) Thanks to Vic Cracknell and Chris Ross for putting together the Rustic Stage and getting us on there – at around 1.30pm. Weyfest is a great eclectic music festival with headliners on the Friday The Stranglers, on the Saturday Echo and the Bunnymen, and on Sunday 1st UB40. Lots of other great acts too – I (Colin) am specially looking forward to seeing Strawbs and Vikki Clayton. See full line-up here

Then on Saturday 14th September it’s the inaugural South Hill Park Festival of Folk in Bracknell, put on by our friends at Artree Music. Bearwood will be playing out on the terrace at some point in the afternoon. Lots of free entertainment including a number of folk acts and Morris as well as all the craft stalls etc. There will be an impressive line-up for the ticketed event through the afternoon and evening in the Wilde Theatre, featuring Chris Ricketts, Green Diesel, Lucy Ward, Richard Digance, Spiers and Boden and Black Peak.

The following Saturday 21st September is the much heralded new Folkstock Acoustic Festival. This promises to be a family-friendly extravaganza of folk and acoustic music. There will be a wide range of folk acts over four stages at Aldenham Country Park in Hertfordshire. A music-filled day with too many acts to take in  Headliners on the main stage include Kris Drever and Eamonn Coyne, Reg Meuross, Lucy Ward, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. Bearwood will be playing on the “Folkstock Presents” stage, timing TBC. More information on

In the meantime we are at the final stages of mixing and mastering our CD, which we hope to be out in time for Folkstock! More details about that in due course.

Trust that you all have a great Summer and hope to see you at a music event somewhere We keep details of all upcoming gigs on our website

We are also on Facebook! To keep up with what is going on – if you are on Facebook yourself – do give us a “like” at

All the best

Colin, Mandy, Steve

The Star Inn

We had a great night at The Star Inn, Waltham St Lawrence, on Wednesday 3rd April. It is a regular open mic event with a very broad range of music featured, including acoustic singer-songwriters, Americana, and classic rock. There was a warm fire and a super ambience.The Phil Oades Band start the evening and play tasteful bluesy west coast songs. Just to mention a couple of other acts – Mike Tuffery gave us some greats from the American Songbook and Stuart Walker played a lovely version of James Taylor’s ‘Carolina In My Mind’. We managed to fit three songs in – ‘Ye Jacobites’, ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ and ‘Burnmooor Tarn’. We hope to return, other Wednesday commitments permitting!

Bearwood Maltings Concert on the Radio

The concert we were a part of at Farnham Maltings on Feb 10 is on a number of radio stations throughout this week. Wednesday this week on Radio Basingstoke and UK Health Radio. Saturday evening on Acoustic Spectrum.

Once all the radio airplay is complete, the show will be available as a Cloudcast.

The guests appearing in order were Ethemia, Sam Batt, Bearwood, Lisa Winship and Andy Mathewson, Oliver Moriarty, The Lights.

Many thanks to Brian Player for organising, hosting and engineering!

Check (‘Brian Player’s Acoustic Café’) for all station web links and timings.

The Acoustic Cafe at Farnham Maltings today

Great day at Farnham Maltings today.

Thanks to Brian Player for organising, hosting and engineering the Acoustic Cafe Live Showcase, and to Ian Freedman (Readifolk Radio Show) for recording.

We enjoyed meeting the industry colleagues who attended and the other super artists – Ethemia, Sam Batt, Lisa Winship & Andy Mathewson, Oliver Moriarty and The Lights.

The live recording will be aired on the following radio stations –

Acoustic Spectrum / 1 Radio / UK Radio / Radio Bicester / UK Health Radio / Radio Basingstoke

We’ll do a new post when the live recording becomes available. In the meantime the above stations are playing Brian’s regular hour- long show on which – till Tuesday 12th Feb – our track ‘Cool Down’ is featured.

How to reach the stations and get the show’s broadcast times may be found via