Monday, 22 July 2013


We can’t quite believe that Mick Jagger was strutting his stuff at Glastonbury almost a month ago! So if ‘you can’t get no satisfaction’ and you think ’it’s all over now’ there’s no need to to ‘paint it black’ because GlastonBEARy’s here!

We caught up with Vicky from The Bear Tavern and Andrew Whiteoak of The Up and Overs to find out more.

Vicky said "We're really excited! Wrist bands are on sale now for £2. It's starting at 1pm. We will have a DJ outside, BBQ food, a bottle bar and stalls including airbrushed tshirts, face painting and a psychic/Neals Yard stall. In the evening we have two bands the local Up and Overs at 6pm and at 8.30 Marquis Drive a 90s Brit pop cover band."

Andrew explained that "The Up and Overs is a five piece Rock Pop cover band. We cover artists such as Blondie,Fleetwood Mac,Foo Fighters,Kim Wilde ,Tom Odell , and even S Club7. All with a Rock edge."

"The band comprises of members from various departments of the Birmingham Rep Theatre. Over the years there has been various incarnations of a Rep Staff Band for Christmas parties and the like. This is the first incarnation to play for the love of playing. The Up and Overs were formed in November 2012 and played their first gig at a band members wedding. One of our lead singers fell pregnant so the clock was ticking to find an event for us to share our set."

"GlastonBEARy will conclude probably the shortest tour ever with our debut/final gig as Ros Adams our female vocalist will be 30 weeks pregnant. The rest of the band are excited that Ros gets a chance perform before the ickle one arrives.both Gerard swift (keyboard) and myself (lead guitar) are smethwick/Bearwood residents and are excited to finally play our local. The band looks to continue without Ros but with the door wedged firmly open as to when she wishes to return. We love playing and we hope the lovely people of Bearwood will enjoy what we got."

Wow!  All this for £2!  That would make it one hundredth of the price of this year's ticket to Glastonbury and you don't need to worry about finding your tent at 3.30am and the horrors of the toilets. 


  1. "And the horrors of the toilets"



  2. Exactly! Enjoy GlastonBEARy. x