Rewind 2012 Festival Review & Interviews

Review taken from the Maidenhead Advertiser:

A hit-filled set from Heather Small and a performance from the ultimate girl rock band helped kick off Rewind Festival in Henley on Saturday 18th August.

 

The M People star treated the sun-soaked crowd to a performance which began with Proud, the song which has become one of the themes of the London 2012 Olympic Games, and also included One Night in HeavenMoving on Up and Sight for Sore Eyes.

Speaking to the Advertiser afterwards she said: "I've had such a fun time," but admitted performing live still made her nervous".

Earlier in the day American group The Bangles played some of their greatest hits such as Manic Monday, Eternal Flame and Walk like an Egyptian to the gathering at Remenham Farm. Simon Cowell's former flame Sinitta dropped the floppy hat and kaftan she'd been sporting backstage in favour of a bikini for her set – appropriate for what was the hottest day of the year so far. But Right Said Fred's Richard Fairbrass looked in danger of melting after leaping around the stage wearing huge padded muscles. Other acts who performed included Rick Astley, Five Star and Jimmy Somerville. Headline act Kool and the Gang's set included Celebration, Get Down On It and Ladies' Night, and finished with a firework display.

Interviews

Mike Read was backstage at the Rewind Festival in Henley and spoke to Heather Small on BBC Radio Berkshire. Heather Small discussed the eighties, the Olympic Bid and the fact that she was not included in the actual Olympics in 2012. Listen to the interview.

Heather Small also spoke to Carol Decker from T'Pau in the Absolute Radio backstage campervan for an interview at the Rewind Festival in Henley - they share stories of feeling nervous just before going on stage, the Olympics, and how happy Heather is to be close to Carol's fiery hair!