Red letter days for Island bands

By Richard Wright

Friday, September 28, 2012

 

Red letter days for Island bands

Matt Church, left, and James Ivory, of The All New Influence. Picture by Robin Crossley.

MUSIC ORGANISERS of Postfest promised a special music delivery and celebrated first-class success.

A capacity crowd attended the boutique festival of Island music on Saturday and 150 music lovers braved the awful weather the following day.

It was organised at Arthur Reeder’s IW Postal Museum, in Newport, by his stepson, Rob Carr.

The event and the first Band on da Run event held earlier in the year, raised £1,000 for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Saturday’s bands included Dr Jones and Rachel’s Reason.

Rob said: "Highlight of Saturday was Cardinal Richelieu, who played to a packed audience their entire album, with a ten- minute version of Voodoo Chile.

"I am sure everyone enjoyed the 14 bands who played."

He added: "On Sunday, the rain didn’t stop the party as a 150-strong crowd came.

"We condensed the two stages into the big marquees, alternating the music either end with no gaps, similar to the Jools Holland show.

"There was Goodbye Stereo, The Ohmz and The Scores among the line-up with, appropriately, Weatherkings’ performance stopping the rain for an hour.

"It was a real Postfest success."

The event was first staged in 2010 and this year, organisers were faced with the "problem" of having to select the bands who played from the more than 60 who wanted to perform.

Band on da Run was held on July 21, when 50 bands had six hours to play an original ten-minute acoustic set in as many of 50 designated venues as possible.

• More pictures in the Friday, September 28, County Press.

Reporter: richardw@iwcpmail.co.uk

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