Local boys Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band are going to be appearing on the US version of Bake Off.. The Great American Baking Show’s Grand Final is being filmed at Pinewood Studios in ‘that’ tent, and will be shown over Christmas on American television.
Filming starts next week with Paul Hollywood and the rest of the team. Lead vocalist Nick Girone-Maddocks said “This is going to be great fun. It’s amazing how many adventures our band has got us into over the years. This will be one to tell the kids about!”
The production company, Love Productions, are planning an outdoor ‘winter party’ theme for the final, and bluegrass is one of those genres that just fits straight into something like that.
Nick continued “They’ve asked us because we write original material, which is great news. There are all sorts of rights and red tape to get past when recording cover versions for airing in another country, so it seemed easier for Love Productions to hire a band that wrote their own, which is great news for us”.
The filming will take place on next Wednesday and that Friday 14th locals can see the band at Clayhidon Village Hall, where they will play a full concert. Tickets for that show are on sale from 01823 681047. Other dates across Somerset and Devon that weekend are available on the band’s website at www.thunderbridgebluegrass.uk