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The Favourite Aunties
July 22, 2018- 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm£Pay What You Want
“The mature ‘girl’ band with a shared love of music and cupcakes”
Jo Hyne (ukulele, percussion, vocals), Chris Mottram-Wooster (bass), Anita Gabrielle (guitar, banjo, percussion vocals) are The Favourite Aunties, women of advancing years who play an eclectic mixture of predominantly acoustic music. The Sex Pistols, Ed Sheeran, Daft Punk, First Aid Kit and Prince are among artists whom the trio have ‘auntified.’ They also perform their own songs.
Anita played in a punk band with Chris and they won the Melody Maker annual competition for rock bands in 1980. Decades later, in 2014, they met Jo singing in a choir and, together, they formed the Favourite Aunties here in Bedford. The aim of the band was to get together to make music simply for the fun of it and to raise money for good causes. In April 2017, the Favourite Aunties released a CD of original songs, ’Part Earth, Part Star’, raising money for Bedford’s Friends of Refugees and the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre. The gig to launch the CD, held at the ‘Shed’ in Castle Road, was a sell out and described as ‘fun, musical mayhem.’ For Bedfringe 2018, the Favourite Aunties are excited to be joined by keyboard player and composer, Sophie Viney, who, they say, ‘knows all the notes.’
Note: This is a non-ticketed event (Pay What You Want)