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    You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that Sunjay is older than his 22 years.

    With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audienceas though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he wasjust 4 years old and hasn’t put it down since.

    Sunjay’s style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both
    camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC’s Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards.

    Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become recognised as one of the UK’s rising stars. His performances have been described as “mature & confident”, while his guitar playing has been hailed as “superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless”.

    Click for more info....Sunjay - Official Website

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    Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

    Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’- (fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale.

    Building upward from their last two highly praised albums ‘‘Tomorrow Will Follow Today’ & Hidden People’’ fans of folk and acoustic music can only wonder where this leading couple will choose to turn next.

    With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

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    From a Parisian café via a Dublin hooley to a New Orleans party with rip-roaring fiddle & banjo, this band does it all!

    Imagine stumbling across a smoky back street bar, late night jam: Django Reinhardt and The Pogues; Robert Johnson accompanies Edith Piaf; Bob Marley’s jammin’ with Stéphane Grappelli; Tom Waits joins in. This is French Connection.

    Multi-talented erstwhile Godfather of grunge folk Wild Willy Barrett directs, as the versatile and heartrending vocals of French singer Aurora Colson take centre stage.

    Changing gear between almost every number, the quartet perform stunning original compositions and arrangements on guitar, cello, harmonium, whistle, fiddle, banjo and Irish pipes.

    Enjoy a wonderful evening of unique musical entertainment overlaid with a large dose of dry humour, very different from anything else you will experience in the UK at the moment.

    Click for more info....Wild Willy Barrett - Official Website

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    PLEASE NOTE: This show replaces previously-billed appearance from Ryan McGarvey, who has regrettably had to postpone his UK tour dates

    The Danny Giles Band is a marriage of classic and modern musical values; tipping its hat to the past, living in the present and looking towards the future - combining great songs, a great sound and stunning musicianship, all wrapped up in a modern formula.

    The trio of Danny Giles (Guitar & Vox), Pat Garvey (Drums) & Jon Chase (Bass) bring you their brand of full-blooded rock with a twist of blues, gospel and soul, spiriting a no nonsense attitude & paying very little, if any attention at all to any of the boundaries placed before them.

    Rainbreakers, a four piece outfit from Shrewsbury, have been hailed as one of the freshest new sounds in the UK blues rock and soul circuit. The band have developed a distinctive sound that embodies a fusion of dynamic musical elements that bridges the gap between Blues, Rock, Pop and Soul. The band are particularly fascinated with the sounds of the past, ranging from soul melodies and psychedelic sounds to garage-rock riffs and R&B grooves.

    Click for more info....Danny Giles Band - Official Website

    Click for more info....The Rainbreakers - Official Website

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    Imagine an album entitled 'Worlds Favourite Classical Guitar Music' and you'll get a flavour of the guitar pieces Robert has gathered together for his concert 'Guitarra Romantica'.

    Over the years a handful of classical guitar compositions have captured the public's imagination through their use in TV and film and have gained almost iconic status.

    Robert will perform classics such as 'Cavatina' from the film 'The Deer Hunter', 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra' from the Jack Hargreaves TV show 'Out Of Town', 'Spanish Romance' from 'Jeux Interdits' and an arrangement of Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez' (featured in 'Brassed Off') alongside other popular uplifting and romantic works from Europe and South America.

    Click for more info....Robert Drury - Official Website

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    Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Page

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    Mr Paul Adams Presents... Gig Night at the Limelight.

    The Boys from High Wycombe are back with a Bang. Self-titled EP Tony Goff &The Broken Colours, released in March 2017, enjoyed chart success when it reached #66 for the alternative ITunes Charts.

    Tony Goff & The Broken Colours founding members met in 2013 and quickly formed the band after winning London's BeOnTheScene Contest back in June 2013, The boys play Indie/alternative/Rock.

    The band's first release came out November 2015, Which included hit track 'Snakes and Ladders'. The band continued to tour and play festivals to increase their fanbase, and even ventured over to Denmark for an 8 day Tour which was very well received.

    They've supported artists such as The Feeling, Wretch 32, Jaguar Skills, Charlotte Hatherley Jon Auer. The band have been lucky enough to have the support of the BBC BHB Introducing and even played a gig for them as part of '24 Gigs in 24 Hours'

    Doors and bar open from 7pm, first act on at 8pm.

    Click for more info....Gig Night at the Limelight - Facebook Page

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    Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Page

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    The Hitman Blues Band is getting worldwide recognition. The new release “The World Moves On” is being hailed as "the best yet!" Their previous release, “Blues Enough”, was in the running for two Grammy nominations. “Two Minute Warning” (from “Angel In The Shadows”) is available as an add-on to RockBand.

    They’ve had six successful tours of the U.K. and two in Europe, playing at clubs and festivals including the Great British R&B Festival at Colne, the Eel Pie Club, The Limelight Theater, the BluesExpress Festival in Luxembourg, the Maryport Blues Festival (Main Stage), and many others. Of course, at home in the U.S. they’ve played up and down the eastern seaboard, working clubs and festivals as a four piece or with their new horn section added.

    With a live show that engages the audience with great musicianship, great music, and a liberal dose of humor, The Hitman Blues Band will light up any audience!

    Click for more info....Hitman Blues Band - Official Website

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    Bob Fox is among the best-loved and hardest-working singer / guitarists in Britain, having been a popular fixture at folk clubs and festivals for over forty years.

    In recent years he reached a new audience thanks to role as Song Man in the hit stage adaptation of War Horse.

    His fine voice and diverse repertoire are sure to appeal to all ages.

    Click for more info....Bob Fox - Official Website

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    Mr Paul Adams Presents... Gig Night at the Limelight.

    Gig Night is back with local heroes A Little Bit Country.

    ALBC are dedicated to bringing a taste of Nashville to the UK. Next stop - the Limelight.

    Doors and bar open from 7pm, first act on at 8pm.

    Click for more info....Gig Night at the Limelight - Facebook Page

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    Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

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    World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson releases his 20th solo album in 40 years ‘Trails & Tribulations’ on September 1st 2017 via Topic Records. The brand-new studio album, his first new solo work since 2013’s widely praised ‘Vagrant Stanzas’, will be available in standard and deluxe CD, digital download and standard vinyl (the latter through Vinyl 180).

    ‘Trails & Tribulations’ is a collection of songs about nature, about travels and about real life stories. There are traditional songs, poems and contemporary songs by great writers, and songs that I had to write because nobody else knew what I wanted to say. I travel, I learn songs, I write and try to get better at the skills required for me to do my job. I look at the world as I pass by, on the road, out of the train window, or as I stop and pay close attention to the square foot under my nose. There is so much to see and to hear and to inspire and to try and understand. I had a huge amount of fun playing and recording these songs, using different instruments, different noises, old friends and new ones, all of whom brought so much to the mix. Martin Simpson, April 2017.

    Produced and engineered by Andy Bell, ‘Trails & Tribulations’ features some of Martin’s most inventive playing yet, showcasing his virtuosity on a variety of instruments including acoustic guitars, resonator guitars, Weissenbown lap steel guitar, electric guitars, 5 string banjo, ukulele – and voice.

    Guest musicians on the new album are: Ben Nicholls (string bass and electric bass guitars), Toby Kearney (drums and percussion), Nancy Kerr (fiddle and viola), Andy Cutting (diatonic accordion and melodeon), John Smith (electric guitar and backing vocals), Helen Bell (strings), Amy Newhouse-Smith (backing vocals) and his daughter Molly Simpson on vocals.

    Martin will tour extensively this year, including a headline set at Cambridge Folk Festival in the summer and London’s Kings Place in autumn, following the release of ‘Trails & Tribulations’. For full tour details: http://www.martinsimpson.com/gigs/

    Hand in hand with his long and storied solo career, Martin has been central to seminal collaborations like The Full English, The Elizabethan Sessions and Simpson Cutting Kerr. He has worked with a dazzling array of artists from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons, to mention a few. He is consistently named as one of the very finest acoustic, fingerstyle and slide guitar players in the world and is the most nominated musician in the history of the BBC Folk Awards, with a remarkable 31 nods. A true master of his art.

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    Click for more info....Martin Simpson - Official Website

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    The Doors of Perception is a tribute band playing the music of the legendary 60’s band ‘The Doors’.

    Playing a set spanning through the entire Doors’ career the band captures the essence, the intensity and the dark edge of the band they cover. Their set includes great classics such as ‘Light my Fire’ and ‘People are Strange’ in addition to the infamous ‘The End’ and the rock anthem ‘Roadhouse Blues’.

    Psychedelic lighting with projections and intriguing stage fixtures are also part of the show to make this a memorable experience for everyone attending.

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    Del Bromham is best known as founding guitarist of the band Stray who extensively toured in the 1970’s, releasing a host of critically acclaimed albums.

    Del Bromham also has his Blues Devils band where his blues roots come to the fore with storming blues guitar and Johnny Winter influenced slide.

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    Click for more info....Del Bromham - Official Website

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    Emily and Hazel Askew are fast becoming one of the most popular and respected duos on the English folk scene.

    From dark ballads to uplifting dance tunes, they play with driving energy and the unity of two people who have played together all their lives.

    The sisters use ?ddle, melodeon and concertina to breathtaking effect, creating cinematic arrangements that get to the very heart of each song. These create a perfect setting for Hazel’s striking voice, which won her Best Female Singer at the Spiral Earth Awards 2011.

    Emily and Hazel’s latest album, In the Air or the Earth, was released by RootBeat Records, to widespread critical acclaim, including the Spiral Earth Award for Best Traditional Album 2015.

    "Inspired arrangements of traditional music, striking versions of tricky ballads – this is traditional folk in a ?ne, fresh form." The Telegraph

    "Vocals shimmering above ?ddles, viola, melodeons and concertina, [this album] casts its spell." The Sunday Times

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    Click for more info....The Askew Sisters - Official Website

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    Bucks Voices was formed in 2011 (as Bucks8Voices) for a single concert and in the years since has gone from strength to strength, currently performing up to twenty-five public and private concerts a year for a wide range of functions.

    The choir performs at a variety of venues; residential care homes, village halls, club halls, church and concert halls across Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.

    Their repertoire covers a wide range of music, from classical through musical shows and popular songs to traditional spirituals.

    Proceeds from this concert will be for the benefit of Macmillan Nurses.

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    Click for more info....Bucks Voices - Official Website

  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

    The Black Boys return to the Limelight Theatre by popular demand following their packed-out gig in February.

    Named after Oving’s famous pub, this thrilling band produce high-octane rock and soul music, from 60’s America right through to 21st Century Britain. Blending new and historic material their stunning vocals and impressive horn section make for a great night out.

    Show starts at 8pm, the Limelight Bar is open from 7pm.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    At 24 years old, Krissy Matthews goes from strength to strength with his live performances, amazing guitar playing, song writing and reputation as being one of the most promising, individual and unique guitarists gigging across Europe and more recently in China.

    He first played on the Limelight stage in his early teens and now he's back with a great band!

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    Click for more info....Krissy Matthews - Official Website

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    You’re going to love Oye Santana… awesome guitar from Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb, as passionate and exciting as Santana himself, plus the band’s infectious good-time feel – every track a fiesta, every performance a show.

    You’ll be singing, smiling and dancing along from the first chink of tambourine to the get-up-and-boogie finale. To see why just click the video below!



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    Click for more info....Oye Santana - Official Website

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    Award winning singer/songwriter Chris Cleverley is renowned for his ability to draw audiences to the edge of their seats with hauntingly delivered tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds.

    Chris’ critically acclaimed debut album ‘Apparitions’ sailed into The Telegraph’s top 70 folk albums of 2015, while the national music press championed his unique song-writing and fingerstyle guitar techniques. Acoustic Guitar Magazine have hailed him as one to watch out for and the likes of fRoots, R2 and Folk Radio UK celebrate the raw, and at times unsettling honesty of his lyricism.

    The contemporary style of his songwriting is grounded in the traditions and techniques of those who came before with clear influences from folk heavyweights like Martin Simpson, Nic Jones and Bert Jansch, while his arrangements of British and American traditional music reflect a strong affinity with the genre.

    Since winning Bristol Folk Festival’s 2014 ‘Isambard Folk Award’, Chris’ national presence has grown exponentially, bringing his dynamic solo live sound to sell-out dates across the UK and over to the Continent too.

    “Meaningful and Enjoyable”– Maverick ****
    “Accomplished” – R2 ****
    “Impressive” – The Telegraph ***

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    Click for more info....Chris Cleverley - Official Website

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    Mr Paul Adams Presents... Gig Night at the Limelight.

    Gig Night is back with a dose of Alternative Rock courtesy of The White Tips.

    Doors and bar open from 7pm, first act on at 8pm.

    Click for more info....Gig Night at the Limelight - Facebook Page

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    Art-rockers The Boodlum Band return to the Limelight Theatre with their unique mix of offbeat songs and comedy, and an enviable playlist that includes rock classics, old-time songs, pastiches and pop parodies.

    In a stage show that is artistically compelling and visually stunning, The Boodlums find humour in the best and worst of popular music. The instrumental line-up is the envy of rock bands across the country and includes ukulele, double bass, washboard and phonofiddle.

    The Boodlums have enjoyed more than 25 years just outside show-business and their repertoire includes the Abba-inspired ‘Did You Hear our Drums in Nando’s?’, a nod to The Eagles’ Hotel California with ‘Welcome To The Travelodge in Bournemouth’, as well as ‘Pennies From Heaven’, ‘Good Vibrations’, That’s Amore’... the list seems to go on and on. Are there any other bands with such a diverse playlist? Not if they’ve got any sense.

    Witty word-play, magical music, stunning stage sets.......they may all be missing from this fabulous Boodlums’ night but we know you will be delighted by the time the show finishes!

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    Click for more info....The Boodlum Band - Facebook Page

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    Crazy Diamond is a progressive rock band playing tribute to the music of Pink Floyd.

    The band’s approach to Floyd’s music is faithful but not reverential and they are proud of the quality and authenticity of the music they produce via adding their own sparkle to it.

    The 9-piece band provide a 22-song set moving through the seminal albums: 'The Wall', 'Animals', 'The Dark Side of the Moon', 'Wish You Were Here' and include other classics and fan treats such as 'Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun' and Roger Waters' 'Amused to Death'.

    It's a full Pink Floyd experience show with lights, projections and special effects. This is not to be missed!

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  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

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    The UK's number one Rory Gallagher tribute band, keeping Rory's music alive and kicking, led by guitarist and Rory fan Barry Barnes.

    "Sinnerboy are much more than a tribute band - they get right into the soul of Rory's music"

    "Here is the proof that my brother's music lives on" (Donal Gallagher)

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    Click for more info....Sinnerboy - Official Website

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    Returning to the Limelight Theatre, the Book of Genesis show is a spectacular celebration of the progressive rock era of Genesis with a show featuring the masks, costumes, acting, and strange stories that made the Gabriel era of Genesis special which the Book of Genesis cover in addition to some of the Collins period.

    In addition, a great light show with slides and multimedia adds to the atmosphere to recreate the type of shows that Genesis were famous for.

    The Book of Genesis are truly a revelation for all Genesis fans. An exciting and entertaining evening is guaranteed.

    Click for more info....Book of Genesis - Official Website

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    Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions.

    The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond, combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.

    Their debut album The Fox has been received with critical acclaim. It explores the relationship between fiddle, guitar and voice, using the fertile ground of the traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point. The product of decades of musical experience, the track listing combines self penned tunes and folk tales, all intricately arranged and heartfelt.

    "Fleet fingered and ingeniously arranged... deserve to be thought of as up there with the best of them" Songlines

    "Such dexterity, energy and passion... mightily impressive" R2 Magazine


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    Click for more info....Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow - Official Website

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    Mr Paul Adams Presents... Gig Night at the Limelight

    November's Gig Night sees a return appearance from A Little Bit Country.

    ALBC bring a taste of Nashville to the UK. Next stop - the Limelight. Fresh off their tour of Nashville Tennessee, ALBC will be bringing a taste of Nashville and UK Outlaw Country back home.

    This time they will be bringing that full band experience.

    Supported by Jamie Felton.

    Bar open from 7pm, first act on at 8pm.

    Click for more info....Gig Night at the Limelight - Facebook Page

  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

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    Moon Dogs are a contemporary modern blues band with a reputation for astounding performances, led by guitarist and song writer Derik Timms.

    Band members are of the highest calibre of musicians on the live music scene so you can be assured of great performances everytime.

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    Click for more info....Moon Dogs - Official Website

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    Unlike other bands that pay tribute to a specific group, 'Edgar and the Ravens' play the music of a genre: 'Alternative Rock'.

    Artists they cover include Radiohead, Soundgarden, The Smiths, Pixies, Velvet Underground, Jeff Buckley, Joy Division plus many more.

    As well as hits, 'obscure' tracks such as Bowie's 'Station to Station' also find their way into their set list. The visual content plays a big part of their performances and include stunning lighting cues and controversial projections.

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    This annual, home turf, Storm Warning gig is one not to be missed.

    Always a popular night of great songs from four albums and inspired versions of blues standards.

    "They're tight, they're understated, they're supremely talented and they're entertaining. Here's a band who should be on every festival stage throughout the UK, if not Europe."

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    Click for more info....Storm Warning - Facebook Page