The 2017 Showcase Classic & Sports Car Gala featured the following performers
Malcolm Gray - Presenter
We are delighted to confirm that radio presenter Malcolm Gray will be the presenter at the Showcase Classic & Sports Car Gala.
Malcolm will be a familiar face to many, having presented various shows and events in the South Downs area in recent years.
Malcolm will "get under the bonnet of the event" for the benefit of the audience, bringing you interviews with the drivers and navigators, introducing the acts, delving behind the scenes, and helping everyone to get the best out of the day.
The beautiful cars of yesteryear were complemented by the lovely vocal harmonies of Jess, Alex and Kim performing melodies from the1940s.
Inspired by the sounds of swing bands and jazz greats, the Cadettes brought a vintage nostalgic flavour to Showcase.
The Petworth Town Band
No gala day would be complete without a brass band !
Well known across the South Downs, the Petworth Town Band played from their varied repertoire including film and TV themes, brass band classics, traditional marches and modern light hearted tunes.
The FB Pocket Orchestra
The FB Pocket Orchestra is a charmingly understated trio who brought ambiance and style to the event with sounds from the hot jazz, blues, ragtime & popular dances of the 1920/30s & earlier.
The multi award winning Fred’s House added some fun to Showcase, blending elements of Folk, Pop, Country, Classic Rock, and West Coast, with a definite vintage feel, echoing the 70s in a contemporary performance.
Fred's House have often had airplay on BBC 6Music, Amazing Radio, BBC Radio Wales, as well as having been invited to perform live for BBC Introducing and Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris' Under the Apple Tree sessions.