Brass band’s star-studded Bluedot set

After asking fans and followers to vote for the songs it should play at last weekend’s Bluedot festival, Sandbach-based Roberts Bakery Band played a star-studded set.
Tunes the band blasted out on the festival’s main stage — later to be graced by Little Dragon and Chemical Brothers — included Human, by Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Get Lucky by Daft Punk.
The playlist also featured Valerie by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, 1999 by Prince and Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones.
Most apt for Bluedot, set under the renowned Jodrell Bank telescope, was David Bowie’s 1973 top three hit Life on Mars.
Roberts Bakery Band followed in the footsteps of Hannah Peel and Tubular Brass at last year’s Bluedot, who performed Mike Oldfield’s electronic classic Tubular Bells on the same Lovell Stage.
A visitor from Sheffield, Karen Ashmore, told the Chronicle: “They were amazing! Well worth getting up early on a Sunday morning for.”

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