Rising stars appear at our candle-lit concert

Home-grown rising stars When Rivers Meet are riding on the crest of a wave as they prepare to top the bill at Brightlingsea WinterFest's Music by Candlelight concert on Saturday, February 8. The event, which is back by popular demand, is taking place at St James' Church in Brightlingsea High Street starting at 7pm.

When Rivers Meet are a husband and wife blues and roots rock duo, Grace Bond on vocals, fiddle, and mandolin and Aaron Bond on vocals and guitar. They have a growing fan base and received acclaim after reaching number three in the UK Independent Music Charts leading to airplay throughout Europe, Australia, America and Canada.

The concert comes at a pivotal time for the duo, whose new EP called The Uprising is receiving huge admiration. They have also established a strong enough fan base to have their own facebook group which has just been launched, called Rivers Meeting Place. The couple said they are delighted to be supporting WinterFest's music by candlelight concert in their home town.

Another Brightlingsea based crowd-pleaser for Saturday's concert will be Katy Bingham-Best who will be singing light opera. The concert will also showcase local musical and theatrical group Brightlights and young singer-songwriter Noah Evans from Suffolk, whose grandparents live in Brightlingsea.
The concert has been organised by Brightlingsea WinterFest co-founder Dave Griffiths who said: “The candlelight gives a romantic setting for the concert and St James' Church is a great venue with very good acoustics.
“The event was a sell out last year and is proving very popular again. It looks all set to be a great evening.”
Tickets for the candlelit concert, which are priced at £5 for balcony seats and £7.50 for downstairs, are available from Spirals in Brightlingsea or from the WinterFest online box office.

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