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William Cross Foundation Launch Gig

  • Chapel Arts Centre Lower Borough Walls Bath, England, BA1 United Kingdom (map)

Doors: 6:30 PM Close 10:30 PM

Trenchard + Friends

Will's third and last band, featuring Will Cross (Lead Guitar and Vocals), George Rebello (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals), James Warren (Bass Guitar), and Jacques Rebello (Drums).

"Trenchard has something going here. I was impressed. This is music I can relate to and the sound of the band is near perfect. The tone of the lead singer and the drum beats are superb."
- Traci Hoffman, Dvldoll Blog

"There is a Will Cross-shaped hole in our lives today. Will, you shone brightly and you've gone far, far too soon. You live in our hearts, in your music and through the inspiration you gave to others. Today I can only pay scales." - Janet Warren (James' Mum)




Kevin & The Destroyers

Kevin and the Destroyers are a mod rock band from Wells in Somerset, featuring James Wilson (guitar), Luke Teal (drums), Daniel Evans (bass/vocals) and Arlen King (guitar).

Trenchard and Kevin and The Destroyers supported each other a number of times.


Dave Burn

Dave Burn is a singer-songwriter and guitarist perhaps best known as one of the founding members of award-winning americana band ahab, becoming highly regarded on the Folk and Americana scene for their stand-out four-part vocal harmonies.

The band gained a wide following including fans such as legendary broadcaster Bob Harris who described their live work as “real class, blistering”. Radio 2’s Simon Mayo was also an admirer stating “This band’s top-notch British Americana is the real deal.”

Since ahab’s split in 2014, Dave has been touring with Americana group Orphan Colours.

Dave Burn
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Orphan Colours
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5 Second Rule + Friends

Will's second band, featuring Roman Banwell (Vocals), Will Cross (Lead Guitar), Adam Peters (Rhythm Guitar), James Warren (Bass Guitar), and Ali Rice (Drums)

5 Second Rule is a young band from the south-west of England, bringing to you indie rock originals, and an eclectic mix of classic and modern covers.  Since receiving airplay from a number of major radio stations, including BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Bristol, they have gained more and more experience, recording two EPs since, featuring the catchy single 'Rose', playing a whole host of venues in the west, including the Fleece, Bristol.



Jason Rebello & Pee Wee Ellis

Jason is the Dad of George and Jacques Rebello and a thoroughly decent bloke. Oh, and did we say that he's one of the finest jazz pianists of his generation, playing for the likes of Sting and Jeff Beck, among many others?

Jason Rebello


Saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis was the architect of James Brown's era-defining soul classics of the late '60s.

"Will had so much to offer, he was a special kind of guy." - Pee Wee Ellis


Dexter Selboy & the Shonky Trio

Dexter Selboy and the Shonky Trio are one of the most unique and entertaining bands to grace the Bath and Bristol music scene.  With a backdrop of Soul/Folk grooves from Jose (lead guitar), Mojo (bass), and Gruff (percussion/ drums); Dexter’s quick witted, darkly comic lyrics – delivered with a passionate baritone – make you want to dance and philosophise in the same instant.  They are truly phenomenal performers.



Earlier Event: 22 February
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Later Event: 26 January
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