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Wainsgate Concert: The Bobby Pins

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The Bobby Pins

The Bobby Pins

The Wainsgate Summer concert series now officially extends into the Autumn with a performance on Saturday 3rd October by May Lester, Gina Walters and Debra Ann Finch – aka The Bobby Pins. A close harmony trio based in Sheffield, the Bobby Pins are inspired by the songs of the 40s and 50s, especially those made famous by the legendary Andrews Sisters. Some of these are covered by the Bobby Pins, but they have also chosen much more up to date pop hits which have then been carefully arranged in the styles of the 50s. Their music is retro, quirky and fun, and through it the group seek to recreate the glamour and stylishness of the era complete with vintage clothes and hairstyles to match!

Supporting the Bobby Pins at Wainsgate Chapel are Hebden Bridge-based singer Charlie Carr along with Wainsgate Concert Organiser Dave Nelson on piano. Like the Bobby Pins, the duo also take well-known pop, and folk tunes and re-invent them - this time in a more jazzy way. Songs by the likes of REM, The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan and Nick Cave have been radically transformed yet somehow manage to stay true to the originals.

"We hadn't really found anyone with a real vintage approach to pop music to perform at Wainsgate since 52 Skidoo in 2012," said Dave. "But I think the Bobby Pins are the real deal…they totally sound and look the business!"

The concert starts at the later-than-usual time of 4pm and tickets, which are available at the door, are £10 and £8 with a special price of £3 for those aged 18 and under. On Sunday October 25th the last concert in the Wainsgate season is a spoken word and music double header from former Hebden Bridge performers Jemima Foxtrot who is bringing her highly praised Edinburgh show Melody, and Nottingham–based singer/ songwriter Louis Scott.

More information about all events and how to get to Wainsgate at www.wainsgate.co.uk.


Previously, on the HebWeb

Wainsgate Concerts