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Who played on the Plaza in 2013

23rd June

Entertainment in 2013
The new Plaza events kick off with a host of musical acts from the Purbrook Park Music School, featuring a DJ , Street Dance Crew , solo singer, acoustic acts  and a Band, while the weather was somewhat windy this did not deter them from entertaining the crowds who turned up for this the inaugural Playing on the Plaza 2013. To the side is a short slide show of photos of the day and below is a video from Nevarda Music youtube Channel.
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7th July

The Ready To Rock School students. aged between 9 and 17 provided a fantastic 5 hours of rock music amazing all those watching with their skill and enthusiasm. Ready To Rock School founder, Mark Thompson-Smith said ' We've had a wonderful day here at The Plaza and the response has been absolutely brilliant. All of our students have had such a good time playing today particularly our students who live on Hayling... .playing in front of their families and friends has been such a buzz for them! This is the first time we've played here and Dale Norman, the marvellous POTP event organiser, has already asked us back for next year which is a great testament to our students and tutor team. I've already said 'Yes, please!' We were also delighted with the generosity shown by those watching today, as we had a loose change collection during the performances for The Children's Society which raised £282...thank you all! Hayling really has something special here with these summer based events and we're delighted to be part of it! It's also been a little nostalgic for me as I used live round the corner in Eastoke Avenue and also on Sandy Point when I was a young boy and it's really brought back fond memories.' Ready To Rock School is based at Havant, Waterlooville, Portsmouth and Petersfield teaching drums, guitar, bass and vocals. For more information contact Mark on 07905 008130 or via www.readytorockschool.com/
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14th July

On a stunning hot afternoon locals acts took to the Nevada Music stage on the Hayling island East Stoke Corner for another "Playing on the Plaza". LINE UP WAS - WENDY ADAM EVANS MARK HANDLEY IGLOO MUSIC CHOIR NEKO ROSHI KEMPES Photos from Perfect-Photo First up was WENDY ADAM EVANS , a local Professional singer/entertainer with her own unique style that had the already settled crowd singing along, from Sea Shantys to ABBA through to Queen!! no one can deny the sheer diversity of music that Wendy brought to the show, highlights included a couple of nice sing alongs where Wendy managed to involve some children up onto the stage to help out complete with props brought along by Wendy!, which went down really well. A personal highlight was an unexpected version on "Bohemian Rhasody!" by Queen including all the opera parts and most importantly the "Head Banging" section!! Then 30 Igloo Members took to the stage to perform together in front of an audience of 300 sunbathing music lovers on Eastoke Point on Hayling Island. In the fabulous summer weather, members from the choir, Hayling and Portchester ukulele clubs, Rock and Blues Guitar group and private singing and guitar students all performed a range of well known cover songs, and received great applause. Many members of the public commented how "the choir sounds great" singing their 3 original songs written by choir members. After the event, many performers commented on how enjoyable the performance had been - "thank you so much for today - I loved it!!" said Viv, a member of the choir, who had also joined Wendy Adams-Evans, another local entertainer, to sing impromptu backing vocals with Sarah and Tania, fellow choir members. 'Kempes was formed by 4 locals, on Hayling Island back in 1996.  They enjoyed a successful period of 3 albums and one EP and a long list of gigs in the UK and France, to be proud of.  After a lengthy break the band reformed in the winter of 2012, it was the first time the 4 original members had converged in approximately 11 years.  When the offer of a gig on Hayling came in, they jumped at the chance.  There were a lot of familiar faces, some they hadn't seen for years, and a new generation of fans.  It was a stark reminder of what fuelled the band's momentum; the love of music and bringing people together. At the end of the day, after much applause had been heard and much sunscreen had been used, Dale Norman, initiator of Play On The Plaza in 2007, was thrilled with the success of the event.
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11th August Saw yet another fantastically hot summer Sunday afternoon on the Plaza where Something Else with Simon Andrews and their supporting act Hazzard County, a southern rock band, arrived to entertain the regular locals and our lively holiday folk which gathered on the Plaza for more free live music. Photos kindly supplied by Jakky Budd
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Who played and when in 2013  Sunday 23rd June Purbrook Park Music School Showcase Featuring DJ , Street Dance Crew , solo singer, acoustic acts and a Band all from Purbrook Park Music School Sunday 7th July “ARE YOU READY TO ROCK” A full afternoon of top rock music performed by talented young bands from “Ready to rock school” Sunday 14th July ‘Our Big Gig’ Featuring Singer songwriter Mark Handley  IGLOO Music Vocal/Ukeuele Group Neko Roshi”  Indi Rock group Kempes Wendy Adam Evans Sunday 11th August Something Else with Simon Andrews and supporting act Hazzard County a southern rock band Sunday 25th August OCEAN GIANTS and STAGE FRIGHT  Two top bands from the recent Portsmouth music festival  Local band HAZY and finally " DJing" from Southampton an experimental Jazz band Sunday 1st September MEGAN LINFORD and ELOISE KEATING  JAZZ FUNK COALITION  THE UNDERDOGS (indie rock) VOODOO CATS (50's Rock n Roll) 
25th August Saw yet another fantastic Sunday afternoon on the Plaza with some top bands, OCEAN GIANTS and STAGE FRIGHT who had come straight from the recent Portsmouth music Festival, also local band HAZY and lastly “DJing” from Southampton who are an experimental Jazz band
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1st September Again the weather was kind to us and allowed a whole afternoon of music and dance from MEGAN LINFORD and ELOISE KEATING, JAZZ FUNK COALITION, THE UNDERDOGS (indie rock) and  VOODOO CATS (50's Rock n Roll) all of whome gave stunning performances to round off the 2013 season.