9th Pauntley Real Ale Festival

12 noon to 11pm Saturday 2nd June 2018

Brand Green

Pauntley Village Hall


GL19 3JD


- Posted in running order which may unfortunately change on the day.

For the ninth year running we are once again indebted to the amazing generosity of our singers / bands / entertainers who perform for us time and again not only for kudos (usually beer actually!) but for your entertainment too and above all else, in support of our local good causes. So please be courteous by minimising noise whilst they’re playing / performing (particularly ACOUSTIC sets) and generous in your appreciation / applause of their performances - Thank you and enjoy!


  • 13:00 - Dubois

We are DuBois, a 4 piece alternative rock band from Gloucestershire. Like and share our Facebook page, it would mean a lot x



  • 13:30 - Forest Of Dean Morris

Did you know that Forest of Dean Morris is 50 years old this year and is a mixed Side? We have several new members both male and female, and we’re looking forward to entertaining you all with the most English of traditions – Morris Dancing, which has been performed since at least the 1400s.



  • 13:50 - Vaults

We are a young and upcoming band from the Gloucestershire area doing acoustic covers with some originals. Ellie on piano and Liv and Maddi singing some classic pop songs and some more recent covers.


  • 14:20 - Forest Of Dean Morris


  • 14:40 - Puffer

Acoustic duo: Vocalist/Guitarist - Samantha Huffer and Solo Guitarist - Alex Powell formed in late 2016. Cover songs by Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, Foreigner and others, as well as writing their own material. Puffer have performed at their own gigs, as well as open mics and beer festivals.



  • 15:50 - Strawberry Hill Dancers

Welcome Strawberry Hill Dance Centre, run by Miss Sarah Taylor in our own purpose built dance studio located in Newent (between Gloucester and Ross on Wye), Gloucestershire.

Strawberry Hill Dance Centre places an emphasis on the enjoyment of dance, whether they’re a budding Darcey Bussell or not. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, race and physical ability.

A showcase variety of dance routines designed to entertain and show off their agility and skills.



  • 16:20 - Forest Of Dean Morris


  • 16:40 - Suburbia

We are a mainly Forest based, five piece band and have been together, on and off, for about 10 years. We have collectively chosen an eclectic mix of covers to perform, which ranges from The Who, Stevie Wonder and Fleetwood Mac to Alanis Morissette, Oasis and Greenday, with a little bit of Sheryl Crow and Guns and Roses thrown in to try and keep everyone happy.


The band line-up is James Guilding - Drummer/Vocals, Alan Draisey - Lead and Rhythm guitar, Tony Moloney - Bass Guitar/Vocals, Andrew Meek - Lead and Rhythm guitar/Vocals and Keren McCormick - Lead Vocals/Tambourine.


  • 17:45 - Lydbrook Ukulele Band

It’s great tohave them back because we know you love them so much. And remember their mantra1. Having fun 2. Enjoying the odd beer or three! and 3. Playing popular ‘covers’ that’ll encourage us to sing-along and dance to the music. See below for more info.


  • 18:50 - Filthy Casuals

The Filthy Casuals are a local 4 piece band aged just 16.

Sam ( Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar ) Scott ( Lead Guitar ) Dan ( Bass Guitar ) Max ( Drums ) We are performing at events and festivals across Gloucestershire and beyond and all this since being spotted by Soundscape and being chosen to open the Newent Onion Fayre just 6 months ago.

We play modern Indie and Rock covers from current artists like the Kooks , Artic Monkeys and The Killers amongst others and are Thrilled to be able to showcase our talents for the first time at the Festival be sure that we will deliver an energetic and high tempo performance that will have you singing and dancing along.

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram , links below #TFC




  • 20:20 - Our Prize Draw Raffle

Be in it to win it! Top prizes kindly donated. Tickets (£1 / stri) on sale throughout the day.


  • 20:50 - Smoke Room

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! Needing no real intro - A 4-piece covers rock band who’ve entertained us over the years and who’s main influences are: The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Deep Purple, Cream etc., so make sure you're around to rock the night away!


17:45 Lydbrook Ukulele Band


So very pleased and privileged to welcome back Claire, Pam, Annette, Jill, Dan and Lin aka The Lydbrook Ukulele Band, who are now a firm favourite at Pauntley, who are sure to get your foot tapping and your body swinging, whatever your musical preference.


Originally from all corners of the country the Lydbrook Ukulele Band are now lucky enough to reside in Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean. In the beginnings many members of the group hadn't even played a ukulele before, but thought it sounded like fun! Now there we've said it 'FUN' this has got to be the main aim of the group (and to drink beer of course!). We soon discovered that the humble ukulele was quite an addictive little beast and fortnightly meetings grew to be weekly meets.


Locally Lydbrook Ukulele Band are growing in notoriety and this year is looking like a busy year for us. Most of our repertoire (ha ha) are covers, however we have our very own talented song writer, so you may hear some originals too.

20:20 Prize Draw Raffle

We're most grateful to all businesses and individuals alike, who kindly provide us with our raffle prizes large and small. And can once again report that our star prize of a gas barbecue has been most generously donated by Calor Gas.


Raffle tickets are on sale throughout the day and will be drawn in the marquee whilst our final band make ready their set. So be sure to get some in, or miss out on some great prizes and good luck to you all!


Please Drink Responsibly - Don't Drink And Drive