Winter Sounds 2017

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays
Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

SUSSEX STEEL | SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2-4PM

Sussex Steel is a registered charity created by individuals who are passionate about steelpan and committed to increasing the musical opportunities of people in Sussex, U.K. Our goal is to make steelpan accessible to everyone.

We have 5 Sussex Steel bands, with band members ranging in age from 8-70+. We also provide tuition and workshops in local schools as well as performances in a wide variety of venues across the south. We have toured in Europe playing at Disneyland Paris, in Barcelona, Amsterdam and Karlsruhr.

Our semi professional band regularly plays at weddings and parties and bookings can be made through our website or Facebook page.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

AMBA TREMAIN | SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 11AM-12.30PM

Amba is a local singer/songwriter and musical director of The Urban Vocal Group, a free to access music charity for young people. Amba has been a vocalist and musician since the age of 15 and has been lucky enough to work with some amazing artists including Boy George and she was awarded a gold disc for her contribution to the late Eva Cassidys album ‘Somewhere’.

Amba performs regularly with her band FM Live all over the country and has been a soloist on the local gig scene for over 10 years. 

Amba performed last year in Gunwharf Quays and loved every second so is pleased to be back again this year.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

ERIN GRACIE | SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 1-2PM

Erin Gracie is a nine year old singer-songwriter, the youngest ever to perform at Victorious and Wickham music festivals, and regularly appears at venues across Hampshire singing and playing her acoustic guitar. Follow her musical journey on her Facebook page.

"Her voice is strong and pure and her playing a delight" The And Guide, Aug 2017

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ALICE MILBURN | SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2-3PM

Alice Milburn is a teenage singer/songwriter and her style is jazz/pop with influences including Norah Jones and Corinne Bailey Rae. She has been performing locally for the past 3 years at pubs and cafes, as well as summer festivals including Victorious and Wickham.

Her Debut EP, ‘One AM’, was released in February 2017, and includes 5 easy listening tracks, all of which were written and recorded by her.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

ROY PEPLOW | THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 7-8PM

Singer/ songwriter from the Southcoast, with raw vocals, melodic music and an infectious stage presence accompanied with foot stomp box giving that driving rhythm behind his Alt. Rock music. Performing at bars, clubs, weddings and festivals all over.

Acoustic Alt. Rock taking influences from Jack Savoretti, The Goo Goo Dolls, Bon Jovi and my own mix. Driving rhythm, powerful vocals and sincere lyrics. Packaged with an adrenaline fuelled stage presence engaging audiences at every show.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

MALCOLM DENT | FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER | 6-7PM

Malcolm will be performing on behalf of the Gosportarians, a local independent group that work to raise money for the Mayor of Gosport's charity, along with many other worthy local causes.

You can purchase two of Malcolm's charity singles on the Gosportarians website below, to help with his fundraising efforts.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

ALEX PENFOLD | FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER | 7.15-8.15PM

Alex is 26 years old and born and raised in Portsmouth. She is a mental health nurse and also works with horses to help people with mental health problems. She owns a horse, Loulou, who she sings to when riding or doing general horse-y things! She is lead vocalist in Motown, Soul, Pop & Blues band Lost Star Souls who often gig around local pubs and private functions. She has had professional vocal training since a young age and is building up a performance repertoire.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

ROCK CHOIR | SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER | 12-3

Your local Rock Choir from Portsmouth, Fareham, Winchester, Chandlers Ford and Hedge End are members of the UK's largest and most popular contemporary choir, with over 25,000 members in over 400 local communities nationwide. It offers adults and teenagers an alternative experience to the traditional classical or community choir, pioneering a new approach to vocal training and entertainment plus the chance to sing and perform popular contemporary songs, with no auditions and no requirements to read music or have any previous singing experience. Rock Choir is for anyone who just loves to sing! New members are always very welcome and anyone interested in joining can try for FREE.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

JENNIFER PARKER-LUMMIS | SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER | 3.15-4.15PM

I am Jennifer Parker-Lummis, a trained classical, Jazz and Musical theatre singer from Gosport. I perform regularly at restaurants, Birthdays and other events. I gave the first Operatic performance at the Top of the Emirate Spinnaker Tower. My Mission is to enlighten people to the joy of classical music with popular Songs and comedy repartee.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

THE J.A.R.H | SUNDAY 3RD DECEMBER | 11AM-1PM

The JARH are Jacob, Albert, Riley and Holly, a young rock band with an average age of just 13. 

The 3 boys began their musical journey as young students through acclaimed local singer Mark Thompson-Smith’s “Ready to Rock School” based in Havant. It is through the Rock School where they found their love of rock genre music playing Drums, Bass and Lead guitar. Holly, the bands voice, has always been heavily involved with musical and dance art performance and she just loves to get up front and perform.  Holly joined the boys to form The JARH earlier this year and since then their playlist has expanded and they have had a busy summer with gigs a plenty!

With all of their music and vocal talent and the ongoing support and encouragement from those around them they are guaranteed to put on a fun, upbeat performance which you just can’t help tapping your foot too.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

BRADLEY JAGO | SUNDAY 3RD DECEMBER | 2-4PM

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

SYDNEY DEJOREY | SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER | 11AM-1PM

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

MARTYN JAMES | SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER | 11AM-1PM

PORTSMOUTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL BRASS BAND | SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER | 1.30PM-4.30PM

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

JENNIFER PARKER LUMMIS | FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER | 6PM-7PM

Jennifer returns to Central Square for her second performance at Gunwharf Quays this year, with a beautiful selection of classical songs and Christmas classics.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

FUGITIVE ORCHESTRA | FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER | 7-8PM

James Tattington started performing as Fugitive Orchestra after reading a passage in a J. G. Ballard novel.

Fugitive Orchestra makes music which sits in the middle of a bar-brawl between Jazz, Folk, Blues and Alternative, uneasily drinking an Espresso; drawing inspiration from the likes of Tom Waits, Jeff Buckley, Andrew Bird, Kate Bush, John Coltrane, Paul Simon, and not being anything like Holden Caulfield.

SPINNAKER CHORUS | SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER | 11AM-1PM

Spinnaker, based in Horndean, Hampshire, was formed in July 2004 with a membership of just 25. Our multi-award winning chorus continues to grow and currently has around 70 members, ranging from teenagers to 80 somethings. Our passion for singing and love of the barbershop genre is enhanced by our talented Musical Director, John Palmer, as we continually strive towards being the best that we can be in the barbershop world.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

SYDNEY DEJOREY | SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER | 2PM-4PM

Sydney Dejorey returns to give another fantastic performance, in support of her chosen charity.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

IAIN SCOTT | THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER | 6-8PM

Iain is a Hampshire based Music professional who has been playing and performing for over 10 years. He is a seasoned guitarist and lead vocalist, covering a multitude of genres and styles.

His repertoire ranges from early 1950’s icons such as Elvis and Johnny Cash, right through to modern day chart toppers like Shawn Mendez and Ed Sheeran.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

KAYLEIGH THOMAS | FRIDAY 22ND DECEMBER | 5-6PM

19 year old female singer songwriter based in Portsmouth, Acoustic/rock vibe and I take every opportunity to share my music with everyone!

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

MARTYN JAMES | FRIDAY 22ND DECEMBER | 6.15-7.15PM

Martyn returns for his second performance in our Winter Sounds sessions to provide some Christmas Soul while you shop.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

AMBA TREMAIN | SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER | 11AM-1PM

Amba returns for his second performance in our Winter Sounds sessions to sing some festive classics while you get your last minute Christmas shopping.

Winter Sounds | Things to do in Portsmouth | What's On in Portsmouth | Gunwharf Quays

SUSSEX STEEL | SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER | 2-4PM

Sussex Steel return for their second performance to bring a touch of summer to your Christmas shopping.

NATHAN CANNON | SUNDAY 24TH DECEMBER | 11AM-1PM