|The award for best decorated tent goes to......|
As I arrived I caught the tail end of Jakob Deist's set in the Beyond Fusion tent run by Limbcare and the organisation Dancing Giraffe. Even early doors the tent had a good number of people in it, who all seemed to enjoy Jakob's cover versions, and original material, such as the atmospheric 'Here Now', which is one of my favourite songs at the moment.
|Leanne Louise with Denis and Barry on guitar.|
- -Next up I headed over to Main Stage 1 to catch another local singer Leanne Louise. I've seen Leanne perform a few times before in local venues, so I had an idea of what to expect, but there was a little surprise thrown in there. Leanne was performing acoustically, this time with an additional guitarist, and the effect was good. Added depth to the melody mixed with the vocals, makes for an enjoyable listen.
-New City Kings - I was wandering around the festival site trying to decide what to do next, and pleasant sounds reached my ears, so I stopped to listen to New City Kings. The band have a singer with good lead vocals, and songs that have a good ebb and flow, and melodies that you can dance to, and listen to easily without hurting your ears. Just the right amount of commercial edge to appeal to a broad range of people while being credible. One to watch!
- Extra Curricular - These guys were marked off as one of my festival must-see's and they were the sort of act I'd book for an event like the Fling if I was running one. Their act is all about funk, soul, groove, coupled with some powerful guitar parts, and a wide vocal range from their lead singer. It's a pity we don't see more bands like this play Chelmsford. Definitely a highlight!
|Extra Curricular @ Fling Festival|
I left full of pizza, chilled after a day in the sun, and feeling a little bit of anti-climax as it was all over so quick. Bring on Fling Festival 2014! Find out more about the Fling Festival at the council website or Facebook page. Keep your eyes on the Flikr stream for more Fling photo's.
|Walk-about performer @ The Fling Festival|