Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Jesus Jones headline TwyFest band night

JESUS JONES is headlining band night at this year’s Twyfest.

JESUS JONES is headlining band night at this year’s Twyfest.

Best-known for their hit Right Here, Right now, the alternative rock outfit top the band day bill on June 4.

Their support acts include Kings of Leon tribute Kings ov Leon, rock covers group The People’s Front of Judea, and Skangsters, a nine-piece Ska and Reggae band.

Jesus Jones formed in 1988 and gained a following for their brand of sample-heavy pop.

Throughout the early Nineties the band was successful, particularly in America, where Right Here, Right Now rose to number one.

Their second album, Doubt, sold more than a million copies.

They also played the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, supported INXS at Wembley Stadium, and performed to 250,000 people in Brazil.

The band is about to release their first new single for almost 15 years, How’s This Even Going Down? and are busy compiling tracks for their sixth studio album, to be released in November. Mike Edwards, singer and principal songwriter, said: “This is a great time for us. We’re doing the best shows we have ever done.

“It’s the original line-up getting really inspired by so much great new music and as a result making new material which stands up really well next to our older songs.”

He added: “To be honest I wish we’d been this good when we were more in the public eye — the praise and success would have sat more comfortably!”

Band day will be held in the TwyFest marquee at the Duke of Wellington pub in High Street, Twyford.

Doors open at 1pm with the first band appearing on stage at 2pm. Close is at 11pm and no under 18s are allowed entry after 8pm. Tickets are £20.

The festival comprises 16 days of community variety events which begins today (Friday) until June 11 and is organised by the Twyford Village Partnership.

Now in its second year, after first being held in 2014, TwyFest was launched to bring the community together and to support good causes locally and nationally.

The programme features comedy, drama, sport and fun for all the family.

Tonight sees comedy impressionist Danny Posthill, who reached the final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2015, headline The Twyford Palladium night. He will be supported by comedy juggling duo Steve and Jay Rawlings, award-winning stand-up comedian Tucker, contortionist Orissa Kelly and a circus-style cabaret act Inspiral.

The event will also be held at the Duke of Wellington pub. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £12 and are only available to those aged 12 and over.

For the programme of events and to buy tickets, visit

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