Gallery: Fordham Music Festival

PUBLISHED: 12:46 12 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:29 04 May 2010

Enjoying the days events

Enjoying the days events

INDIE band Hamfatter still managed to perform tracks from their forthcoming album at The Fordham Music Festival on Sunday night despite arriving late for the gig. The band s appearance was part of their hectic work schedule since securing a mega deal on

INDIE band Hamfatter still managed to perform tracks from their forthcoming album at The Fordham Music Festival on Sunday night despite arriving late for the gig.

The band's appearance was part of their hectic work schedule since securing a mega deal on BBC's Dragon's Den.

"The last couple of months have been crazy since the show was broadcast," said drummer Mark Ellis, who grew up in Ely.

"We've got a lot of gigs in the run up to our album release and it's all very exciting."

Dragon Peter Jones invested £75,000 with Hamfatter in return for 30 per cent of their profits.

"We went on the show as a PR stunt, none of us could believe it when we started negotiating a deal with the dragons," Mark added.

"Peter's really interested in our progress and came along to one of our gigs the other night."

On Sunday night, the audience was making the most of the remaining artists - including The Bluetones and James Taylor Quartet - to perform on the last day of The Fordham Festival.

With the weather settled, it seemed the showers hadn't discouraged the crowds that were out to enjoy the huge variety of music.

The Beat and former members of The Specials were also part of the festival line up and performed on the same stages as other local artists.

Festival organisers, MADS Promotions' Mark Autey and Angie Lee will donate half the profits to charity.


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