The festival is being organised by locally based veteran street musician Tim Hill and The Sound of the Streets a non-profit organisation promoting street bands and stret music in education. The mini festivals feature Tim’s band Tongues of Fire, in Woolavington singer Yvette Staelens and in Axbridge the samba band Jamma de Samba.
Tongues of Fire blow up a musical storm of brass, reeds and percussion, drawing on traditions of funky marching bands, village, chapel and circus bands. Their joyful noise is rooted in band leader Tim hill’s explorations of celebratory sound and the social role of outdoor music. The band played Burhams ‘Come Together’ event last year and have played at festivals and shows all over the UK. The band features top jazz brass musicians Stuart Henderson and Robert Jarvis, drummer Ollie Tunmor who was in Stomp, local legends Joe Porter and sousaphone player Tom Francombe with young jazz drummer Jo Meikle.