This is my third visit to the grassroots festival on the Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire border in Moggerhanger Park. This year I could only attend on the Saturday, the busiest day on their calendar, but I was determined to make the most of it! Also the festivals unique policy of not having performances overlap, helped the mission!
It followed a week of “shower bombs” in the area but thankfully the weather was a pleasant mix of cloud and sun- these were some of my favourite performances of the day…
Matt Hurley was an artist I had the privilege of reviewing his release”Pebbles”last year.
His brilliant performance at the festival introduced songs from his release ” Raising Questions”. It was a real pleasure to enjoy his acoustic set and meet the man in person!
It was my first encounter with Voices Beyond from Manchester. They were singing songs from their EP , demonstrating amazing Gospel vocals and an uncanny knack for a great song hook! A great cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed Sealed Delivered” as well!
Subsequently I have played “Abide” from the album several times on my show. His set this year , was a great reminder of what a great artist he is, demonstrating his wealth of experience .. and superb guitar skills! (Oh, and he did a great version of Don Henely’s “Boys Of Summer”!!)
It was a perfect end to an amazing day!