SOUTH Cumbria has played host to some of the most talented local singers, and even musical legends. Here we take a look back at some of our most exciting musical memories. In 2012, Kendal musician Evie Plumb came down to play with other bands and musicians from around Cumbria at the Nuts in May music festival. Other acts included The Moss Troopers, a West Cumbrian Band, the Indian Postal Service, band members from Ambleside, and Jason the Juggling Jester from Carlisle. Each musician got their chance to entertain the Sunday morning crowd who had gathered at the stage. In May of that year, Country Fest at Crooklands took place. Former supergroup 10cc were back in action and the band wowed the faithful followers well into the night. 2013 was the year that Evie Plumb once again made waves in the live circuit with her skills on the piano and soulful singing. Turning 18 that year, she developed her skills into becoming a talented singer-songwriter and confident live performer Influenced by the likes of Katie Melua, Jamie Cullum and Birdy, Evie recently released her debut album, Purple Lake, and is gaining many admirers for its laidback piano-based pop sound. Evie said: “They are quite musical and encouraged me to be musical. “Performing music live makes you play better because you know that people are judging you and so you want to do well.” She had played at some of the region’s most popular music venues including Bootleggers, in Kendal, and also featured at Radio 1′s BIG Weekend in Carlisle two years earlier. In 2014, Kendal rock group British Sea Power got to play the first gig at The Factory. This was a new music and arts venue that had just opened in Kendal and the band were given the honour of being the first band on stage. The band play a special set which includes compositions from a full brass band. 2015 saw musical legend Sir Elton John’s concert at the Westmorland County Show Ground. Elton wowed crowds in Crooklands with a hit-packed two-and-a-half-hour set last night. The musical icon told the audience: “I don’t think I’ve ever played in front of such an amazing view” as he took to the stage for his ‘first and last’ performance in south Cumbria. The agricultural surroundings of the Westmorland County Showground were transformed into a music festival for the night as thousands made their way to see the multi-million selling performer. After an enjoyable performance from support act – Welsh electronic musician Bright Light Bright Light. Elton took to the stage at 7pm, dazzling in a sequined suit with the name of his 1971 album ‘Madman Across the Water’.