Sunshine Dogs will brighten your day

The Bolivian Sunshine Dogs
The Bolivian Sunshine Dogs

The organisers of Buckingham’s Music In The Market say sunshine is guaranteed at this year’s event, on Sunday, May 26.

And just to make sure, they’ve booked the Bolivian Sunshine Dogs for the mid-afternoon spot.

The seven-piece eccentric British comedy jazz band play many jazz and comedy festivals and have appeared alongside bands such as Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk and Terry Lightfoot, as well as having played the Monster Raving Loony Party’s annual conference.

Billed as great family fun with many different instruments and props and magic tricks, they play a variety of numbers from the Bonzos through to Lonnie Donegan and Tom Lehrer.

Buckingham Acoustic Club spotted the band while they were raising funds and laughter for Willen Hospice’s sponsored walk last year and booked them straight away for this year’s Buckingham music day.

Band leader David Pibworth, is currently appearing as Jim Trott in The Vicar Of Dibley at the Chrysalis Theatre in Milton Keynes.

Music In The Market is a free annual event organised by Buckingham Acoustic Club and sponsored by Buckingham Town Council.

A full afternoon and evening of music are planned for this year’s event, from 1pm until 10pm, with performances from many local singer songwriters, bands and covers artists.

Many are recent performers at the acoustic club and all have local connections and roots.

This year’s line-up includes Buckingham songwriter and guitarist Jimmy Brewer who launched his debut CD, As Time Stands Still, at prestigious Milton Keynes venue the Stables a few weeks ago.

Mr Brewer also supported Joan Armatrading on her visit to Northampton’s Derngate theatre last year.

Ian Murray is well known on the music circuit for his huge repertoire covering songs from David Bowie to Jacques Brel.

Other artists include Reif, who returns again from last year’s event, and Amelia, an impressive guitarist and songwriter who can move audiences with her own songs or the latest song from Little Mix.

Music In The Market will be opened by Mayor of Buckingham Ruth Newell at 1pm.

Then new Padbury-based band Long Story will kick off proceedings.

After an afternoon that includes folk, 1950s rock’n’roll, acoustic, jazz and a Zumba workout people can join in with, the day will end with the return of Oxford-based band Hope And Glory who play ska in the style of Madness and Bad Manners.

The full running order is as follows: Long Story; Henry; Suzi and Pete; Zumba demonstration; Bolivian Sunshine Dogs; Ash; Amelia; Autumn Buskers; Reif; Fabulites; Jimmy Brewer; Safari Boots; Ian Murray; Hope And Glory.