Stuck in the Middle

One of the biggest events of the year in the life of Brentwood took place today – the annual Strawberry Fair on Shenfield Common, this year renamed Strawberries and Queen in celebration of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

The first act on stage was a three piece band from the Maldon District, but beforehand Julian May, Jon Greaves and Angela Gardner popped into the studio for a chat about their music. Stuck in the Middle perform mainly covers, but they don’t stick to any particular style or era – with a simple philosophy of providing entertainment, as was evident from the sample of tracks we heard, one of which was recorded in Angela’s kitchen!

As usual Phoenix FM’s Tony Smith and Bob Simpson were lined up to hold Strawberries and Queen’s packed programme of displays and entertainment together, and during my chat with the band Bob talked about some of the other attractions lined up – including the Queen on stilts!

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