The Big Brockweir Americana & Country Night 

Featuring live music from fabulous alt-country originals - The Rosellys
We’ll be transforming  the Mac into a Country and Western Party Bar, with live music, delicious BBQ food, prizes for the best-dressed cowboys and cowgirls, and a country classics ‘disco’ to wrap the night up - so bring your dancing shoes!
It promises to be a great family-friendly night and hopefully the sun will be shining down to conjure-up a real Americana atmosphere.
We’ll be welcoming Herefordshire-based The Rosellys as they bring their accomplished rootsy and folky alt-country sounds to the Mac stage. This family band will bring a real mix of energy and musicality to the night - seventeen years of gigging means The Rosellys are a very slick unit indeed - we fully expect to see you on the dance floor!
Tickets £10 (Under-16s £8, under-5s free). BBQ food will be available to purchase on the night - vegetarians catered for.

The Rosellys - a little bit more about our musical guests for the evening
Based in Herefordshire, The Rosellys are a five piece band influenced by artists such as Chris Stapleton, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Gram Parsons & James Taylor, it’s clear The Rosellys have an absolute love for alternative country music - and they even have a song named after our very own River Wye!
Described by R2 Magazine (roots, rock, folk, singer-songwriter, blues, world, country and beyond) as “Capturing the essence of country, with folk ingredients baked into a transatlantic roots fusion” the band is led by life partners Dr Rebecca Rosellys (guitar, vocals, banjo), Simon Rosellys (guitar, fiddle, vocals), along with Simon’s Dad Allan Kelly (pedal steel/accordion) and father/son Matt Kirby (bass) and George Kirby (drums).
The Rosellys have also played live sessions for BBC Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’


Sensational duo coming to the mac - september 14th

Max and Veronica, individually esteemed and accomplished artists, join forces to create a truly exceptional musical experience. Armed with nothing but their raw, soulful voices and a handful of acoustic instruments, this captivating duo has crafted an extraordinary repertoire encompassing the rich tapestry of American Roots music. Their range spans from the soulful realms of Country and Folk to the infectious beats of Ragtime and Swing, embracing the spiritual essence of Gospel and the emotive depths of Blues, and back again. While their songs and stories are steeped in the past, their music breathes with a vibrant contemporary energy, perfectly suited for the eyes, ears, hearts, and souls of the modern era. MAX DE BERNARDI - Acoustic guitars, vocals 
VERONICA SBERGIA - Washboard, baritone ukulele, kazoo, vocals.
“This was great entertainment and music that put a smile on your face. The audience flocked around the stage enthusiastically lapping up the ‘old style blues’ pouring from it” - Digital Blues “When it comes to knowing about Americana these two are right up there! Country blues, ragtime, vaudeville and even a little old time C&W. Max is a very accomplished guitarist and a strong vocalist, whilst Veronica plays a mean washboard, ukulele and possesses a strong vocal styling. Very uplifting music! So if you get the chance to see this duo in concert, take it!”- Mike Vernon “Good time Blues is alive and well and residing in…Milan!” - Dave Peabody for Roots Magazine.HAVE A LISTEN!




An Alice Armstrong show promises a soulful, genre-busting performance packed with world class musicianship and wry British repartee. Her personal and provocative content is heavily infused with soul, blues, funk, rock and jazz, and is served with an enigmatic performance and audience interaction reminiscent of the likes of B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Janis Joplin and Tina Turner (with a touch of Maria Callas).

Armstrong has achieved a truly remarkable amount in the last two years; She has performed and toured across Europe, strutted the stages of some the biggest rhythm & blues festivals in both the UK and mainland Europe to crowds of over 6,000 people, performed at legendary venues such as the 100 Club and The Clapham Grand, reached the top 3 most-played list of the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association and top 20 in Blues Matters Magazine, been nominated for four different categories in the UK Blues awards, performed at the 2023 Blues awards ceremony, won Contemporary Blues Artist of the Year at the 2024 awards, and been played on BBC Radio 2 by legendary musician and broadcaster Cerys Matthews, who called Armstrong a ‘thing of wonder’.

An article in ERB Magazine says this of Armstrong: ‘She’s a born entertainer, with a voice very few people could rival. If you can get to one of her gigs, I would recommend going to hear what could easily be the voice of a generation‘.


"Really loving that vocal" Craig Charles, BBC Radio 2

 “Armstrong delivers a soulful, immaculately phrased vocal…. (she) shifts her tone from reflective to assertive…. slinky and sultry…. in the soulful singer stakes Alice Armstrong, I have to say, is a real find”

“Nice Pipes, Miss Armstrong” Phill Jupitus

“From deep and soulful to spine-tingling; add to that her sassy with and Alice is the full package” Blues in Britain Magazine, 2020

“Armstrong deserves special credit for the amazing range of her voice. She reminded me of a young Amy Winehouse” Blues Matters Magazine

“Prodigiously talented…… Armstrong’s voice set the hairs on the back of my neck at full attention – I cannot remember the last time I heard such a purity of tone and a depth or range”


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