We are thrilled to have a brilliant and diverse line-up of live music across three stages to suit all tastes, with a couple of surprises thrown in for good measure!
The Tuesday Club
Vive le Rock magazine described us as: “Infectious & uplifting”. We are a 4 piece band beamed to earth between 1967 and 1979 with record collections to match. We perform hi-Ocatane live shows and have released two albums so far. We have recently supported Danny Goffey’s new band Vangoffey, Toyah (Twice), B-Moive, Spizz Energy, played the last Ant-lib Adam and the Ants convention and also Scant Regard (Three times) and lately Bad Manners (in Dec 16). We’ve also had plays on both Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 shows. We have been described as: “If Roxy Music were doing the Rocky Horror show, they’d sound like this”. The Tuesday Club have a new album coming out in the autumn and are looking to put together a few dates later in the year.
Phoenix O Neill
Phoenix ONeill is a 23-year-old indie pop singer-songwriter based in Watford. Last year, her amazing voice and her intricate, dark songs caught the interest of producer James Sanger, best known for his work with Dido, Keane, Siobhan Donaghy and Brian Eno. Since then, James has teamed up with Paul Kilmister to form “SangMister Music” through which they have been developing Phoenix’ unique, haunting and hypnotic sound. Phoenix has caught the attention of BBC Introducing, which played the track “Alien” from her EP due to be released in March. Phoenix’s spellbinding vocals have been compared to such talents as Amy Winehouse and Elle King, with eerie melodies similar to Massive Attack and Portishead. “Cruel World,” her new single, is taken from her upcoming EP and has drawn early comparisons to Lana Del Rey, Becky Hill and Lorde. Last year she joined forces with some musical friends from Watford and Brighton to form a band and has started to perform around the UK.
BURP started out as a once a month get-together to sing and play ukes in The Three Horseshoes, Winkwell, Bourne End, HP1 2RZ. We still do that. But some of us also play gigs, organise an annual festival, play charity events, whatever. But everything is centred on singing with accompaniment on ukuleles.
Every year we also hold a full day ukulele festival in Berkhamsted during February which features many local uke groups and professional players. All funds raised are donated to Unicef. 2018 we raised £6000.
Brothers Alex and Rolf Tinlin are a songwriting partnership whose emphasis lies firmly in the production of original and honest, yet well-crafted music. With an eclectic mix of both classical and contemporary musical influences, Tinlin incorporate a unique instrumentation of acoustic guitars, mandolin and percussion, intertwined with bold vocal harmonies.
Codename Colin are a six piece ska-punk band from Hertfordshire who, since forming in January 2016, have been bringing their energetic live show to crowds around the UK: exciting the audience in the way only a ska punk band can – with catchy beats and impressive horn driven hooks.
The live show primarily comprises of songs from their debut EP ‘Outgunned’ (2017), which is a 7 track celebration of the third wave of ska. Along the way they also find time to throw in a couple of surprising covers, which have been given the full ska-punk treatment in a way that never fails to get the crowd bouncing around.
The distinctive style comes from a crossover of genres. with references to the likes of The Band, Clash and Gomez. You will hear undertones of Americana, Reggae, Funk, Latin and Bluegrass amongst their all original material. Since 2010, Sweetcornbread have been performing at independent festivals and venues across the UK. In 2013, they performed live on BBC introducing, and had an early demo of their first full band recording of ‘Fajita’ played on 6music’s mixtape. Recently the band have self-produced and released an EP and are playing a summer of festivals and debut album promotion
The Mighty Geeks
There is no set of rules that make up a rock band. However, an understanding of music is important; a good knowledge of technology helps; a strong sense of chemistry is essential; and an element of politics gives an edge to the sound. Fortunately the members of the MIghty Geeks teach these subjects at Ashlyns School!
Subside are a 4 piece alternative rock group from in and around Hemel Hempstead. Band members include Georgia Casey, Oliver Nutkins,Tom Townsend and Charlie Ward’
War At Sea
War At Sea (Alex Marra & Ed Cadge), are an instrumental acoustic guitar duo from Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Once described by a listener as “syncronised swimming for guitars”, their music blends delicate chord progressions with intricate and interweaving melody lines.
Three Little Birds
Little Birds, best friends, soul sisters. Singing to you a message of love and freedom.