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By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 06, 2014

The Foaming Pints.

The Foaming Pints.

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MUSIC will be foaming from the rafters of a village hall at the weekend with a drink and music festival.

Dog Promotions will be presenting Marchington Malee 4 Music and beer and Cider Fest this weekend at the Village Hall in Marchington, near Uttoxeter.

The music is set to include, on Friday (August 8) with doors opening at 5pm: Punch The Air Band, and F2. On Saturday from 4pm: The Foaming Pints, Biggles Wartime Band, and Silicone Taxi's. And on Sunday (with the event moving to the Dog & Partridge from 5pm) with The Sar-Steward Son of Val Doonican.

The Foaming Pints are acclaimed not to be your average covers band.

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Since 2008, when they formed as a three-piece acoustic trio featuring Richard 'Binners' Castle, Bob Faulkner and Geoff Merryweather, the band have undergone a complete transformation.

Binners, Bob and Geoff spent a few years strumming out busky covers – some of which they still play to this day – in and around Uttoxeter.

Focussing on soaring harmonies and being note-perfect, the old Pints made sure their performance was consummately polished.

Now, with the addition of rock drummer Tom Bradshaw-Smith, they are a fully-fledged electric act that light up parties and weddings across the region. Classic tracks are given a lick of Pints paint as they apply those early principles of harmony and precision to a much more lively line-up.

Iconic bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Steve Miller Band are included in the Pints' 100-strong list of cover tunes.

But they also turn their attention to more modern, danceable tracks by Daft Punk, Carly Rae Jespen and even late-90s family pop heroes Hanson.

Admission to Marchington Malee 4 is £3.50 per session. www.dogandpartridgemarchington.co.uk or call 01283 820394.

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