Hi y’all!….just wanted to tell you what a great festival time we had at this years Wychwood festival in Cheltenham…..From the start of our journey the weather was glorious, so we took the scenic route through Stratford and Broadway. The Voodoo’s were in great spirit after a storming set at the Old Wharf in Digbeth the night before and raring to go. We arrived in good time to set up camp voodoo and have a game of beachball footie before we transported ourselves and the gear to the BBC Introducing stage.
The festival was warming up and we enjoyed a stroll round and grabbed some food before heading back to the stage to catch the opening act (7.20’s from Rugby)…they played a lively set and the crowd was apreciative. Milly Winter followed with a slick set, soothing vocals and we relaxed into the festival vibe….Voodoo Kings were on next!
The band continued where they’d left off the night before and kicked into a frenzied version of ‘My Babe’….imediatly the crowd responded and knew they could expect what the write ups had promised….’see why Elvis was so popular’ among the quotes! The show was broadcast live by BBC Hereford and Worcester and the lads must have been trying to rock them radios to destruction!….However the only destruction witnessed was on stage when, on the final chord, Sams flipping, twisting and throwing his bass around ended as it slipped and fell headfirst, smashing onto the wooden stage as Dave’s guitar fed back a dramatic end to ‘Batman’…the finale! The crowd went mad, thinking it was part of the show!
We got the gear back to camp, by which time Sam had accepted his misfortune and being the true professional he is took a swig and the Voodoo Kings headed back to fullfill a promise to do a live interview. The evening provided some great music, vibes, more food and a few drinks for a thirsty Voodoo crew…… Rock ‘n’ Roll….you can’t beat it 🙂
We will be posting up pictures from Wychwood very soon…they are up in our Gallery link now.