STOMPIN' DAVE ALLEN, (Formerly Dr Stomp) with special guests.

Will be performing at Evershot Village Hall, on Saturday 9th December 2006

Licensed Bar, Music from 9pm ish.

All proceeds to Village Hall funds.


BOY LE MONTI Saturday, 18th Nov, 2006


The new season of bands at Evershot starts next Saturday the 18th November. After an excellent set at the street fair in May, BOY LE MONTI are back!. A busy summer gigging has seen them playing far and wide including The Larmer Tree and Music for Africa festivals, Gaz's Rockin Blues Club, in Soho, London.

Dust off your dancin' shoes and enjoy the diamond sound of vintage Ska, with this local 5 piece.

BOY LE MONTI Entry £6.00 on the door. We now have our own fantastic website at check it out and see what else we have lined up for the next few months, Have your say on the forum, tell us what you like, or dislike, send us some photo's, or perhaps your recollections of gig's gone by at the hall.

The following Friday 24th THE STEVE WILSON BAND will be playing at Evershot Village Hall. This is the local launch of the new album Sideshows And Fairytales. With Support from Virginia Astley and Bristol band The Poor Claires this will be an excellent nights entertainment. Advance tickets at £5.00 and a preview of some new tracks are available direct from Steve's website THE STEVE WILSON BAND

See you soon,



Sunday 13 th August saw the 7th annual ‘Festival of Wakky Races' held at Evershot cricket pitch halfway between Yeovil and Dorchester. There was a fine turn out of teams this year with the reigning champions ‘The Cider Riders' having to fend off competition from 10 teams that came from surrounding local villages, Yeovil, Weymouth and even as far as Bognor Regis!

Wakky Races is a day where teams compete in a series of silly games that are a cross between ‘It's a knockout!' and ‘The Crystal Maze' all for the glory of winning the coveted ‘Evershot Wakky Races Trophy'.

With 6 people in a team there was plenty of action for over 200 onlookers to enjoy as the participants tackled a variety of different games that involved wheelbarrows, 6-person sets of skis, some interesting looking horses and lots of buckets of water.

The day was well supported by both villagers and local businesses who helped organise the games and provide the materials needed for the crazy props that make the day such an entertaining event.

With many different games and sideshows going on throughout the day for both adults and children and also a bar and BBQ to keep everyone going (with all proceeds going to village hall and pavilion projects), this was a day of good old fashioned village fun that is getting more and more difficult to find.

The well deserved winners of the event were the finely dressed ‘Stuporheroes' who turned out to be runaway victors and denied the claims from other teams that they had unfairly used their special powers to win!

The organisers wished to thank everyone that was involved in arranging the event and all that attended and made the day so much fun, and they hope to see you all again next time!

Thanks to everyone's support over £1,000 was raised for the Village Hall and Pavillion Projets.

Paul Crate


1st Stupor Heroes 70 points

2nd Cider Riders 48 points

3rd Holywell heroes 46 points

4th Olypians 43 points

5th Tequila Suicide 36 points

6th Diminishing Returns 35 points

7th Kitchen Mishaps 28 points

8th 118 Team 24 points

9th Over the Back Boys 18 points

10th Our Gang NO SHOW 0 points

*And finally, if you've never been to The Wakky Races Festival and can't see what all the fuss is about then you have to check out Flo's [Cider Rider fame] 2003 eight-pint-cider sprint.



Ok so its nearly that time again when we all run around like the headless chickens putting the finishing touches to this years new games so as the teams can run around like headless chickens.

As always there will be some new games and some old games, we couldn't think about Wakky races without putting the Larger louts on the list first. (see below)

Its a pretty safe bet that the teams who have played before haven't been practising this one for 12 months and if they have, they should be under lock and key in that nice room with the lovely padded wallpaper.

We have decided to go Skiing this year as well very upmarket for us, maybe next year a few polo ponies will appear on the scene!!! I'm sure this one will be as easy as falling off a log (or ski)

For the people who are planning to take part and have been saying all along that they will put a team in, beware there are only 10 places and 12 teams have said that they are going to play!!!!

5 teams have already paid their money securing a place, that leaves the other 7 looking at 5 places it will be first come first served and there is not long to go so hurry up and part with your cash.

Steve Crate


Sunday 13th August 2006 2:00pm till late

Bar, BBQ, Side Shows and Entertainment

Everyone Welcome - Admission Free

At the Cricket Pavilion, Evershot

Back by popular demand, Sunday 13 th August heralds the return of Evershot Wakky Races, marking this years' event as the 7 th Annual Wakky Races Festival.

Teams of six people will be competing in crazy challenges (details of which are only revealed on the day!) to win the coveted “Evershot Wakky Races Trophy”.

Teams go head-to-head in a truly bizarre and warped concoction of “It's a Knockout”, “Gladiator” and “Crystal Maze” style games and races involving gallons of water, dozens of eggs, loads of flour and an extraordinary array of props. Everyone has a superb time and all are guaranteed to end the day very wet, filthy dirty and exhausted! Spectators cannot fail to be entertained by the hilarious antics.

For further details and entry forms contact Steve Crate 01935 83520

(Entries restricted on a first come first served basis - £30 per team of 6 persons

All proceeds in aid of Evershot Parish Hall, Registered Charity No. 206475



The crew take a well earned rest to enjoy this summer's festivals. Gigs at Evershot Village Hall will start up again in the autumn when the evenings begin to draw in.

It was a busy weekend with SNEEKY PETE and our special mystery guest who blew us away with his southern harmonica songs. There was a good attendance considering nearly every town and village in Dorset had a live band playing this weekend, including trawler race day in Weymouth.

The weather held out for the STREET FAIR on sunday, this year we moved the stage to outside the church powered by Meg's bedside power sockets. THE DAZE found out what it was like to play sober in daylight and were shocked how grubby their leads were. Richard and Henry turned up the volume for the full rock and roll stadium experience only to have the community police officers turn it back down again. Still, the Harley Davison crew seemed to enjoy them.

The EMERGENCY DJ's filled the gaps with their car-boot collections of dusty old vinyl records.

BOREDBRAND showcased their incredible virtual coconut shy this year and wowed the crowd with promises of potentially winning a speed boat.

BOY LE MONTI stole the show with their increasingly popular mixture of ska and rock steady covers.

It is always a challenge on STREET FAIR day to satisfy the diverse tastes of the crowd and stall holders in an acoustically challenging street.

If anyone has any better ideas for the siting of the stage, or would like to give us some feedback then please jump on the forum and get involved!

A huge thank you to everyone who did get involved this year with and hopefully we'll see you all again at the end of the summer!!




Evershot hosted it's first ever Battle of the Bands on Saturday the 22nd April 2006, the event was very well attended. The competition was open to the first eight bands who got their applications in before the deadline. All bands had to be Dorset based, un-signed and under 30. Band play order was pulled out of a hat [actually it was Karen's hands in the car park].

TAKE IT AS RED were unlucky to play first as the audience was a little thin at 8.00pm but they opened the show with a cracking set including a Jimi Hendrix cover, it was their first ever public performance and they were superb.

Each band were asked to play one cover and two of their own original compositions.

THRUSH were next, followed by PARIAH and then PALINGENESIS... all giving confident performances.

THRUSH kept us all in suspense with a few technical problems which PARIAH's drummer and guitarist gallantly helped them with [something about a pedal and a lead].

WILLY BORRELL was right when he told us PARIAH were going to set us on fire! Because they did with a NIRVANA cover and 'Run away from life' which helped them win the Beaminister school Battle of the Bands this year when they played as OBSEQUEY. The current line-up had been formed just five hours prior to performance.

PALINGENESIS frightened the young and the old with their fabulous make-up and their cover of 'You Spin Me' by 'Dead or Alive' was truly memorable. Zacharly, the gravely voiced singer lead the band with great stage presence.

MANTRA our youngest contestants proved to be very popular with their audience, wooing the crowd with a RADIOHEAD cover and enviable naturally curly hair. They did amazing well up against much older contestants with un-naturally coloured hair.

Resident DJ and VJ - NOT BOTHERED did quite well colour mixing stolen footage and projecting onto the stage until someone decided to accidently unplug his extension cable and crashed his impressive set-up. Bands are now queuing up for his wacky visual projection services and you can contact him here

3 MINUTE HEROS were the last minute heroes stepping into the lime light at short notice as two of the original applicants dropped out. They played a stunningly tight set despite the stage lights failing and the projector blowing up. Un-phased they played on in semi-darkness and then under the harsh reality lighting of a single 100watt light bulb. True professionals. Their RAZORLIGHT cover amused our compare WILLY BORRELL as his brother did the original. Thanks to John Grimshaw's heroics, a 8ft step ladder in the middle of the dance floor and a spot of rewiring the lights miraclously came back to life for their final song.

THE DAZE proved they had it what it took to win the peoples vote. The dance floor was heaving, the girls were screaming, the mums were crying and even the Dad's put their drinks down to clap a bit. THE DAZE were the undisputed winners of the First ever Evershot Battle of the Bands, with the fullest shoebox of votes.

THE DAZE will be playing at the Evershot Street fair on the May 28th.

BOY LE MONTI the vintage ska band wound it back and after two or three tracks our ear drums were nearly fully functional and the floorboards bounced until gone midnight with everybody dancing.

None of this would have been possible without the brilliant sound engineering skills of MES sound. Henry, Richard and Geoff all turned up at 3 in the afternoon and stayed to the bitter end. They took no stick from any of the bands and whipped the chaos into a slick and professional performance. Not once were we subjected screeching feedback, missing vocals or white noise. Brilliant.

Thanks to everyone front of house and behind the bar for making another BAND-ON event a huge success.

If you have pictures you would like us to post then please send them to us via email. If your band has a website then please let us know. If there is a band that you think should play Evershot... then get it touch!




Village Hall


8pm Saturday April 22

£5 adults, £2.50 under 18s

Evershot is hosting its very first Battle of the Bands. It will see nine acts from around the region competing for a trophy and a slot at the village's street fair in May.

Vintage ska act Boy Le Monti are headlining the event and MC for the evening is Willy Borrell, from MTV's Willy Borrell and the Commodore of Nice.

Band On, a group of promoters committed to bringing live music to the village, are organizing the contest.

All proceeds from the contest will go towards the upkeep of the village hall.

Battle of the Bands is open to any non-professional band with original material and whose members are all under 30 years old.

Competing bands include Poison Tree, Mantra, the Adam Tubb Band, the Daze, Thrush, Palingenesis, Pariah, Three Minute Heroes and Take it as Red.

Editors Note

Evershot based On have been promoting live music in the village for the past two and a half years.

Over the last 25 years Evershot village hall has played host to PJ Harvey and Billy Bragg.

For band photos and further information please call Sarah Langley 01935 83860. Or contact us at:

Competing bands include:


Poison Tree from Dorchester and Weymouth , influences include Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins, Bush and JJ72.

They will be covering Teenage Angst by Placebo and playing their own tracks Sad Eyes Vacant Smile and Hey Peachy!

Band members are Ned Miles, 16, guitar and vocals, Ed Edge, 16, guitar, Rob Edge, bass, Mike Shaffeie, 16, drums


Mantra from Bridport, influences include Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, the Eagles and Radiohead.

They will be covering Street Spirit by Radiohead and playing their own tracks The Man who Can't be Named and Soul Searcher

Band members are Jamie, 12, drums, Finn, 12, guitar, Lewis, 12, guitar, Corbin, 12, bass


The Adam Tubb Band from Bridport, influences include Explosions in the Sky and Radiohead.

They will be covering Go To Sleep by Radiohead and playing their own tracks La Riviere and Little Lune.

Band members are Adam Tubb, 17, Aaron Hull Smith, 16, Calum Croft, 17 and Joe Poole 17


The Daze from Charminster, influences include mod and rock.

They will be covering I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor by Arctic Monkeys and playing their own tracks Skin And Bone and Lies in Hand.

Band members are Lee Watts, 19, guitar, Thom Burdett, 19, bass, Alex Burt, 19, drums and Kerrin Hutchins, 19, lead guitar.


Thrush from Dorchester , influences include The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Dead Kennedys, The Ramones, Rage Against The Machine and The Doors.

They will be covering House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals (TBC) and playing their own tracks The Flying Nest and Her Velvet Wiget.

Band members are Edward, 19, guitar and vocals, Liam, 18, base and Paul, 20, drums and vocals.


Palingenesis from Broadmead, influences include Marilyn Manson, Cradle of Filth, Otep, Slipknot and Rob Zombie.

They will be covering You Spin Me Right Round by Dead or Alive and playing their own tracks Lucification and Darkness.

Band members are Zacharly, bass and vocals, James, drums and Bazil, guitar.


Pariah from Evershot and Bridport, influences include System of the Down, QOTSA, Nirvana and Muse.

They will be covering No one Knows by QOTSA and playing their own tracks TBC

Band members are Joseph Trudgeon, 15, drums, Will Pownall, 15, bass and vocals and Jake Sparks, 14, guitar and backing vocals.


Three Minute Heroes from Dorchester , influences include The Jam, Paul Weller, The Selector, The Ordinary Boys, The Kinks and Razorlight.

They will be covering Stumble and Fall by Razorlight and playing their own tracks Live Without It and Fifteen Minutes.

Band members are Sam Travis, 16, vocals, Adam Hutchings, 16, vocals and bass, Kyle Mollisan, 16, guitar, Tom Howe, 16, guitar and Charli Meland, 16, drums.

TAKE IT AS RED (First reserve band)

Take it as Red from Bridport and Beaminster, influences include classical, electropop and Norwegian death metal.

They will be playing their own tracks Fall of Communism and Dance Girl Dance.

Band members are Ed Eckersall, 18, bass and Jason Beavis, 18, guitar and synth.

Sean Topham

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