All-female group lined up for festival formed from choirs

The Favourite Aunties

The Favourite Aunties

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A group formed from members of local choirs in Bedford will be opening the act for a music festival starting on Saturday.

The Favourite Aunties are to perform on the acoustic stage at the Rhythms of the World Festival coming to Hitchin Priory.

One of the members, Anita Gabrielle-Tedder, said: “We are absolutely thrilled at this time of our lives to be playing such a wonderful, multicultural event whilst having such a good time.

“There are four Favourite Aunties and we describe ourselves as a mature ‘girl’ band with a shared love of cupcakes. We focus on close vocal harmonies, augmented by acoustic guitar, bass, ukulele and percussion. Our youngest member is in her early 50s.

“We play a mixture of music from originals through to George Ezra, Ed Sheeran, Sex Pistols, Gilbert and Sullivan, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Dolly Parton – anything we enjoy singing, we ‘auntify’.”

The group were formed when Anita, Joanne Hyne, Helen Mundy and Chris Mottram-Wooster attended a song circle evening.

Anita has previously performed in rock bands, most notably The Crew.

To find out more about the band, follow them on Twitter @faveaunties