Three more local acts for Wilmslow Music Festival

Organisers of Wilmslow’s first music festival have added three more local acts to the line up.

Sadie Pickering

Sadie Pickering was born in Wilmslow and attended Wilmslow High School before setting out on an acting and musical career. Sadie is a talented actress and singer/songwriter. Last year Sadie played Shelby in the UK tour of Steel Magnolias for which she received rave reviews – “her performance is of touching poignancy”.

Prior to this Sadie regularly appeared on UK TV in programmes such as Material Girl, Heartbeat, Doctors, Dalziel & Pascoe and many others. She was an audience favourite as regular character ‘Flick Mellor’ in the BBC BAFTA-winning series Waterloo Road. In addition Sadie is enjoying a blossoming music career, playing gigs in New York City and Los Angeles as well as in London at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

Ewan Sim

Ewan Sim, again born in Wilmslow and, like Sadie Pickering, attended Wilmslow High School. Ewan is currently studying for a music degree at Manchester Metropolitan University whilst embarking on a music career. Ewan has already performed throughout the UK. He is currently writing and recording solo material with Kevin O’Toole of N-Trance, who have sold over 5 million records worldwide, and Mark Lambert who has composed for various TV shows including ‘Red Dwarf’ and ‘Dr Who’.

Alessia Doyle is 14 year old school girl from Wilmslow who recently won a regional heat of The Teen Star singing competition, national singing competition for teenage singers & vocal groups in the UK. The competition has attracted over 8,000 acts as it travels across the country in the search for theUK’s best adolescent vocalists.

Alessia Doyle

Alessia, who has developed a unique vocal style with touches of Amy Winehouse, Emilie Sande & Jessie J, has reached the regional semi final to be held inManchester later this spring. Alessia’s father, local businessman Graham Doyle said: “Alessia loves to perform and she is very excited about singing in front of her ‘home crowd’ in Wilmslow.”

The confirmed list of performers now extends to 16 acts:

  • Alderley & Wilmslow Musical Theatre Company
  • Alessia Doyle – soloist
  • Barnby Choir
  • CheshireA Cappella
  • Chordiale – string quartet
  • Clare Howell, vocalist
  • Ewan Sim and his band
  • Ian Tatlock, guitarist
  • Lacey Green Primary School Steel Band
  • Lindow Singers
  • Lionel Daniels, vocalist
  • Sadie Pickering – soloist
  • Sotto Voce – choir
  • TEMPO
  • Wilmslow High School Band
  • Wilmslow High School Choir

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