Monday, 18 December 2017

Honky tonk to go with fireworks

IT’S PARTY time at the Corn Exchange, Wallingford on November 1 when the old building will surrender to the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. That’s what organisers of the Corn Exchange Honky Tonk expect.

The theatre in Market place, Wallingford, is putting on a rock, pop and folk concert to follow the town’s fireworks display. It will be hosted by what has become the Corn Exchange House Band, The Crossfire Hurricanes and will feature songs and performances from members of the Sinodun Players to raise money for the upkeep of the building.

Producer Mike Rowbottom says: “It’s directly after the fireworks display so we’re keeping the flame alive — if you like!”

The Crossfire Hurricanes have become familiar around South Oxfordshire this year with headlining performances at Wittfest, Wallingford Carnival and the Henley Fringe as well as more far flung venues. They specialise in classic rock ranging from Elvis Presley to the Eagles.

They will also provide the support for Corn Exchange favourites Howard Timberlake, Sarah Stephenson, Rebecca Cleverley and Keith Paskins. The line-up will also include stand-up comic Joel Webster and John van Der Vord who will perform a poem set in the First World War.

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