Live Music

Live music in Roundhay Park

Here at the North Leeds Food Festival we recognise the abundance of musical talent which deserves greater attention.

Each year we bring together local break-through artist at the festival, providing you with with large viewing areas to soak up those rays.

Deckchairs included! But feel free to bring your own chairs and picnic blankets as well.

Leeds Food Festival Live Music

2021 Line Up

 

 

Saturday 7th August

 

Will Forrester

Will has been playing the sax for over 30 years, and is currently the main sax player for the UK’s No1
Tribute to UB40, The UB40 Experience, he can be seen playing all around the country to sell out
crowds. Will can also be seen playing in the clubs around Leeds with local DJ’s, and as a solo sax
at events all around the country.

Ross McWhirter

Experienced performer Ross will be playing beautiful acoustic covers of 60’s to current hits.

 

Alex Eva

Alex Eva is a Leeds-based singer-songwriter with a passion for music who captures her audience’s
attention wherever she sing’s. She’s been compared to Susanne Sundfør & Adele, with a soaring
ethereal vocal & musical style that is both uplifting yet soulful, otherworldly yet familiar. Alex Eva is
an experienced performer & offers something for everyone.

Leeds City Stompers

Leeds City Stompers play the vintage blues, ragtime, swing, jump blues, skiffle and folk music that was popular in America in the 1920’s through 1950. The trio provide a stage show that is both authentically vintage and full of variety that captivates the audience from start to finish.

Leeds Project Big Band

 

 

Pearl Natasha

Pearl Natasha is the strong and beautiful Zimbabwean-Irish singer with a voice that reminds you
of the greats; Ella, Dolly, Tracey. An energetic performer, she captures the crowd with quick rhythms and powerful lines, war cries for “Freedom” and sorrowful echoes in “glory”. Invitations to perform have seen her on stages at Lake of Stars in Malawi, HIFA in Zimbabwe, Stendhal in Ireland and many many more.

 

Sunday 8th August

 

Will Forrester

Will has been playing the sax for over 30 years, and is currently the main sax player for the UK’s No1
Tribute to UB40, The UB40 Experience, he can be seen playing all around the country to sell out
crowds. Will can also be seen playing in the clubs around Leeds with local DJ’s, and as a solo sax
at events all around the country.

Natalie Rose

Vocalist Natalie is guaranteed to get you dancing to her covers of classic Soul and Motown hits.

 

 

Emaline Delapaix Duo

Emaline is an Australian singer, composer and musician who writes emotional and gently-joyful
folk pop on piano, acoustic guitar and sometimes baby Celtic harp. Some say she sounds a little
like Kate Bush or Tori Amos, but she loves a lot of Scandinavian music; music that invokes the
weather like storms and warm sunsets.

Jess Simpson

Female vocalist from good old Yorkshire covering a variety of songs from the 1950’s right through to today’s charts. From genres such as Motown, Pop, Country & Blues Jess has a set list to please all. Jess is also a singing teacher and will be bringing along some of her young students to promote the industry experience to them.

Andy Taft

Upbeat songs, heavy grooves and soulful solos meld Taft’s style of Retro-pop. Taking in
fluence from artists such as John Mayer and Steely Dan, amongst others, he has found his own unique
voice, whilst still maintaining the essence of the blues music before him and capturing some of
the ethereal 70’s Soft Rock West-Coast sound.

Saturday 11th September

 

Will Forrester

Will has been playing the sax for over 30 years, and is currently the main sax player for the UK’s No1
Tribute to UB40, The UB40 Experience, he can be seen playing all around the country to sell out
crowds. Will can also be seen playing in the clubs around Leeds with local DJ’s, and as a solo sax
at events all around the country.

Geri Ward

Geri has over 20 years previous experience as a Pro Vocalist. Now out of retirement, re-inventing
herself as a “Solo Acoustic Performer”, bringing you a selection of cover songs from an array of
genres. Geri’s unique alto-powerhouse vocals, really are something else!

Danny Charles

Danny is a fantastic acoustic and electric guitarist with a soulful voice who brings a bit of cool to
any event he plays. With a repertoire that spans pop, indie, soul and classic rock Danny keeps
audiences captivated from start to finish.

Hannah Goodall

Hannah Goodall is a local singer from Castleford. She sings a range of songs and genres. Hannah
has wrote many original songs of her own and has recently released her first EP.

Pearl Natasha

Pearl Natasha is the strong and beautiful Zimbabwean-Irish singer with a voice that reminds you
of the greats; Ella, Dolly, Tracey. An energetic performer, she captures the crowd with quick rhythms and powerful lines, war cries for “Freedom” and sorrowful echoes in “glory”. Invitations to perform have seen her on stages at Lake of Stars in Malawi, HIFA in Zimbabwe, Stendhal in Ireland and many many more.

Sunday 12th September

 

Will Forrester

Will has been playing the sax for over 30 years, and is currently the main sax player for the UK’s No1
Tribute to UB40, The UB40 Experience, he can be seen playing all around the country to sell out
crowds. Will can also be seen playing in the clubs around Leeds with local DJ’s, and as a solo sax
at events all around the country.

Harrogate Rock Choir

Emaline Delapaix Duo

Emaline is an Australian singer, composer and musician who writes emotional and gently-joyful
folk pop on piano, acoustic guitar and sometimes baby Celtic harp. Some say she sounds a little
like Kate Bush or Tori Amos, but she loves a lot of Scandinavian music; music that invokes the
weather like storms and warm sunsets.

Alex Eva

Alex Eva is a Leeds-based singer-songwriter with a passion for music who captures her audience’s
attention wherever she sing’s. She’s been compared to Susanne Sundfør & Adele, with a soaring
ethereal vocal & musical style that is both uplifting yet soulful, otherworldly yet familiar. Alex Eva is
an experienced performer & offers something for everyone.

Andy Taft

Upbeat songs, heavy grooves and soulful solos meld Taft’s style of Retro-pop. Taking in
fluence from artists such as John Mayer and Steely Dan, amongst others, he has found his own unique
voice, whilst still maintaining the essence of the blues music before him and capturing some of
the ethereal 70’s Soft Rock West-Coast sound.

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