The Rivertones on the Pilton Stage at the Royal Bath and West Show

If you haven’t had the chance to hear Taunton-based harmony chorus The Rivertones performing locally then there’s a double opportunity coming up soon at the Royal Bath and West Show which this year runs from 30 May to 1 June.

Ken Hobden from the Rivertones said “It was really enjoyable to perform at the show last year, so we’re pleased to have been invited back. We’ll be singing just on the one day, Thursday 30th May at the bandstand on the Main Lawn and then in the Glastonbury Festival donated Pilton Tent – just a couple of hours before The Wurzels take to the same stage later in the afternoon. 

“The Rivertones are always on the lookout for men, young and old, who would be interested in learning some fantastically enjoyable acapella harmony and getting out and about to these major events is a good way of showing to a wider audience how fulfilling singing can be for those looking for a new creative outlet. 

“But if you can’t make it to the Bath and West and are interested in giving our Barbershop-style harmony singing a go, you would be welcome at any of our Thursday evening rehearsal sessions in Taunton. You can just come and listen if you like. Contact our Membership Secretary beforehand [email protected]

“In September 2024 we are planning to hold a fully-organised event for interested newcomers which will be based on five practice meetings with the Chorus with a show for family and friends at the end. Full details will be posted on this website.