Saturday Line-Up

Sister Sledge

World renown for the iconic “We Are Family” which was produced by Chic bassists Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. Hits like “Mama Never Told Me”, “He’s the Greatest Dancer”, “Lost in Music”, “Thinking of You”and Gold single “Frankie” have meant that the band has sold more than 15,000,000 records worldwide and have received many Grammy Nominations.

Sister Sledge will be performing live at Summer Fest on Saturday 25th August.

10cc

Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc has sold more than 30 million albums around the world and the band’s longevity is testament to their timeless songs. Dreadlock Holiday is featured on the soundtrack of the 2010 film The Social Network, I’m Not In Love was part of the soundtrack of the film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and I’m Not In Love is lead track on the 2015 blockbuster Disney film Guardians of the Galaxy, which grossed $635 million in its first two months in US cinemas and spawned a No 1 album there. The band continues to traverse the globe and play countries as disparate as Iceland and South Africa, Latvia and Japan, as well as across Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the US. 10cc will be performing live at The Solihull Summer Fest on Saturday 25th August.

Blue

Blue sold 40 million singles worldwide, 16 million albums worldwide with 3 UK No.1 albums and 3 UK No.1 singles. Comprising of London-based lads Antony Costa, Simon Webbe, Lee Ryan and Duncan James, Blue released their first single in May 2001, the anthemic ‘All Rise’, and were immediately on their way to pop stardom. Hit singles from their three #1 albums included ‘All Rise’, ‘If You Come Back’, ‘Fly By’, ‘One Love’, ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’ (with Sir Elton John), ‘Bubblin’ and ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ (with Stevie Wonder & Angie Stone). Blue will be performing live on Saturday 25th August at Summer Fest.

Alesha Dixon

A household name (with some billing her as the nation’s sweetheart) with a wonderful, empowering story, but also an artist at the top of her game, an electrifying dancer with Formula One levels of va-va-voom and an accomplished songwriter and singer with her own unique sound. By the time she was 19 Alesha had formed Mis-teeq with friend Sabrina Washington; eventually a three-piece they scored seven Top 10 singles, released two albums and even had US success with their signature hit, ‘Scandalous’. She is one of those rare UK talents with the true potential to scale the giddy heights of global pop. ‘The Alesha Show’ showcases this perfectly. With top hits, ‘The Boy Does Nothing’, ‘Do You Know The Way It Feels’ and ‘Breathe Slow’ and a judge on Britains Got Talent.

Alesha will be performing at The Solihull Summer Fest with a range of her hits including tracks from Mis-teeq.

Rak-Su

Rak-Su is a four-piece group from Watford who triumphed in The X Factor, in December 2017.

Rak-Su – which stands for ‘tracks vs. suits’ and the juxtaposition of carefree youth and adult responsibilities – are not only the first male band to win the competition, but also the first ever X Factor act to have had three of their singles top the UK iTunes chart while being on the show, including original tracks Mona Lisa and I’m Feeling You.

Dimelo, the group’s winners duet with Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, debuted at No.2 and has now been certified silver, spending three weeks in the Top 10 of the Official UK chart. The day after being crowned the winner also saw Rak-Su achieve an incredible five songs in the iTunes Top 6 at one point, including Dimelo at No.1.

Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals)

Roland Gift was the lead singer of Fine Young Cannibals. The Birmingham trio were one of the biggest bands of the late 80s and scored a number one album with 1989’s The Raw And The Cooked, which included hit singles She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing. Roland is again writing and touring FYC’s best-loved songs alongside his own new material and will be performing live at Summer Fest on Saturday 25th August.

Rob Lamberti as George Michael

Since winning his heat on Stars in Their Eyes in 1994, Rob Lamberti has become one of the hottest acts around!

The programme’s make up department actually had to ‘tone down’ his natural likeness before the ‘transformation’ took place, so as not to give away who Rob would be impersonating.

Rob really is a perfect tribute to the late George Michael and is currently working with George Michael’s actual band members. We are very excited to add him to our line up on Saturday 25th August.

The Ed Sheeran Experience

Traveling worldwide to perform an amazing live replica of Ed Sheeran’s live shows. Jack is as Ed Sheeran, a multi-talented musician, a full one-man band. The Worlds only Ed Sheeran impersonator to actually recreate a full live performance from Custom Built loop stations to guitars. Obviously the similar looks, the same age and even down to the same shoe size improve the whole experience. There are NO backing tracks during the show A packed show, full of live looping, rapping, beat boxing and light effects. With a big stage presence, and relaxed, laid back attitude, Jacks control over the stage and audience is like no other. Jack’s aim is too ensure everybody receives the full Ed Sheeran experience as Summer Fest.

Liam Price

Liam Price is an up and coming 12 year old singer from the Heart of Solihull, who is returning to Solihull Summerfest for his second consecutive year. As well as wowing crowds at last years Summerfest, Liam can be found performing all over the country having earned the accolades of “Open Mic UK Winner (Under 16’s)”, “Solihull Rising Star 2018”, “Winner of John Lewis Star Quest”, “Winner of Pontins Talent Quest” and Liam is currently vying for the title of “Teenstar 2018” when he competes in the National Finals in London this Summer.

Liam is active on Social Media, under the handle @LiamPriceUK and has so far amassed well over 150,000 views on his videos but his performance at this years Summerfest promises to be his BIGGEST yet.

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