Free admission unless otherwise stated
Thursday July 16
All are welcome to head to Aylesbury Shootpool, Hale Leys, Aylesbury, from 9pm for Jamnation, a powerful weekly jam session. Thursday is Open Mic Night at The Swan, London End, Beaconsfield. Music starts at 9.30pm and features the cream of local acoustic music talent. Rock and roll four-piece The Bluerays will be at Tring Park Cricket Club, London Road, Tring, with music from 8.30pm. Tickets £5. Breeze bring blues and rock to The Crystal Palace, Station, Road, Berkhamsted, from 9pm. Karaoke is also on the cards at The White Hart, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, from 8.30pm with Jewel Entertainments. There’s a chance to win some cash at Olly’s Bar, The Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead. Karaoke night kicks off at 9pm with resident host Danny Cobain and there’s a £50 cash prize up for grabs. Small Faces tribute act The Small Fakers will be at The Horns, Hempstead Road, Watford, from 9pm. It’s Jam Night at The Middlesex Arms, Long Drive, South Ruislip, so grab a guitar or warm up your vocal chords and head along from 9pm. Nick & Ika’s Blues and Country Union bring Americana to The Portland Arms, Portland Street, St Albans, from 8.45pm The Blue Bishops, featuring Jim and Steve Rodford, will be bringing blues to The Farmers Boy, London Road, St Albans, from 8.30pm. The Weathertop Preachers host Open Mic Night at The Old Ticket Hall, Windsor & Eton Riverside Station, Datchett Road, Windsor, from 9.30pm.
Friday July 17
CoolBeans play Aylesbury Shootpool, Hale Leys, Aylesbury, from 10.30pm. GraceNote will be at the Red Lion, Knotty
Green, Beaconsfield. The music starts at 9pm. Rock covers band Leech will be at The Victoria Club, Kingsbury Square, Aylesbury, from 8.45pm. Head to Aristocrat, Wendover Road, Aylesbury, to see rock four-piece Bootlegger from 9pm. Bitterroot bring country rock to The Swan, Grove Lane, Great Kimble, from 9pm. If classic rock is what you’re looking for, Bad Penny will be providing at The Goat, High Street, Berkhamsted, from 9.30pm. Devestation bring high energy pop, rock, funk, soul, reggae and indie to The Misty Moon, High Street, Chesham, from 8pm. The three-day PennFest kicks off in Penn Street with a line-up you can’t afford to miss. Today’s offering includes on the main stage Scouting for Girls, The Feeling, The Dualers, Jilted Generation and Noasis. In the Old Skool Warehouse there will be Ratpack, Slipmatt, 2 Bad Mice and Jon Paul. The second stage features SKA Souls UK, Honey Ryder, Shanty, The Jeremiah Brothers and Peter Mercer. For tickets see www.pennfest.net. Fishing for Robots will be at The Harvest Home, Sundon Road, Houghton Regis, from 9.15pm. With covers from the 70s to the present day, Chris Baker will perform at The Old Bell, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, from 9pm. The Ukaye Ukes play The Waggon & Horses, Copthall Lane, Chalfont St Peter, with music starting at 9pm. Under Suspicion – a Blues Brothers Tribute – performs at The Halfway House, Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth, from 9pm. With covers and originals, duo Freaky Dukes will be at The Oddfellows Arms, London Road,
Apsley, from 9pm. Andy Robb plays music to make you dance and sing from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s at The Horns, Hempstead Road, Watford. The fun starts at 9pm. It’s Open Mic Night at The Glenn Club, Victoria Road, North Watford, and that means music, comedy, magic, even dance. Register from 8pm and the action starts at 9pm. Four-piece covers act The Funky Mukkas will be playing Molloy’s, North Watford, from 9pm.with music starting at 10pm. Friday night is karaoke night at The George Inn, High Street, Burnham. Head down from 8pm and sing your heart out. Alternative rock band Loose Fruit Museum will be playing at Burnham Park Hall, Windsor Lane, Burnham, from 7.30pm. The Power of Soul are at The Crock of Gold, High Street, Ruislip, from 9pm. Solo artist Bob Thomson brings covers from the 50s to the present day to The General Eliott, St John’s Road, Uxbridge, with music starting at 9.30pm. Classic gold four-piece The Cats Whiskers will be playing The Ivy Leaf Club, Wellington Road,
Uxbridge, from 8pm. Soul and funk five-piece Studio 54 are at The Black Horse, High Road, Eastcote, from 9pm. Tropic at Ruislip, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip, hosts Bruce Springsteen tribute act Bootleg Boss from 8.30pm. Tickets £10. House and Club classiscs will be on the decks with DJ Lewis at Champers Bar, Field End Road, Eastcote, from 9pm. KD Band brings covers from the 50s to the present day to The Crown, High Street,
Cowley, from 9pm. DJ Jason Payne will be at The Wheatsheaf, Albert Street, Slough, from 9pm. Incognito will be bringing classic, prog and melodic rock to The White Swan, Upper Dagnall Street, St Albans, from 9pm. The Corner House, Queen Street, Maidenhead, will be hosting covers four-piece King Loud from 10pm. Five-piece outfit Five Fold Kiss will be playing The Blacksmiths Arms, St Peter’s Street, St
Albans, from 9pm. More Cowbell will be playing at The Brookhouse, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes, from 9pm. High-energy rock, pop and funk is on offer from Gravity at The Horn, Victoria Street, St
Albans, from 10pm. Covers duo NRT will be at The Henry VI, High Street, Eton, from 9pm. The New Ambassadors will play The Old Ticket Hall, Windsor & Eton Riverside Station, Datchett Road, Windsor, from 10pm. The Natalies bring covers from the 80s to the present day at The White Horse, High Street,
London Colney. The Larger Than Life Duo will be at Hayes Working Men’s Club, Pump Lane, Hayes, with music starting at 8.30pm.
Saturday July 18
Rickmansworth Folk Festival takes place today with a variety of free events throughout the day including music from five-piece outfit Jacktar. The Gala Concert will be an Evening with Julie Felix at St Mary’s Church Centre, Church Street, Rickmansworth. Tickets cost £10. There’s a fabulous line-up for the second day of PennFest in Penn Street. The main stage will feature the Happy Mondays, Razorlight, The Fratellis, The Hoosiers, Stereo MCs, Dreadzone and The Quotes. In the Old Skool Warehouse you can hear 808 State DJ Set, Grooverider, DJ Pressure, Runniz and Yakka, Kryptonite, Youngie, MCM and Caveman. And on the second stage there will be Johnny Borrell & Zazou, The Echo Wolf Club, Magalie, Jus Chillin and The Leader. Visit www.pennfest.net for tickets. Karaoke duo The Karaoke Knights will be at The Dumb Bell, Shire Lane, Chalfont St Peter, from 8pm. The Goat, High Street, Berkhamsted, will host rock covers three-piece Nevermind from 9pm. The Moonshine Gamblers will be at Wetherspoons, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, for a lively afternoon of music from 2.30pm. Phil Day plays The Belle Vue, Gordon Road,
High Wycombe, from 9pm. Red Rocket, a rock covers four-piece, will be at O’Neill’s, Paul’s Row, High Wycombe, from 9.30pm. Rock the night away with heavy rock band Rock Disco at The Oddfellows Arms, London Road, Apsley, from 9pm. Playing the likes of Oasis, Stereophonics, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Kings of Leon, rock covers band Scratch will be at The Unicorn, Gallows Hill, Abbots Langley, from 9pm. McVicar will play The White Hart, High Street,
Hemel Hempstead, with music starting at 8.30pm. Pop solo artist Nickita will play The Rose & Crown, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, from 9pm. An evening of classic Motown awaits at The Horns, Hempstead Road, Watford, with eight-piece outfit The Soul Enforcement Bureau. Razorback will play The Prince George, St Albans Road, North Watford, from 9pm. Beatles tribute act The Dung Beatles, will be at The King & Queen, South Street, Wendover, from 9pm and, depending on the weather, the music will be in the garden. The Dirty Dog band will be playing The Glenn Club, Victoria Road, North Watford, from 9pm. Enjoy the sounds of The Fantastic Elastic Band at Molloy’s, Victoria Road, North Watford, with the music starting at 10.30pm. The J45s will be at The Dome Bar, St Albans Road, North Watford, from 9pm. Five-piece outfit The Nutty Bitch Band will be playig at The Misty Moon, Green Lane,
Northwood, from 9pm. Rhythm and Blues band The Bluecasters will be at The Bee, Britwell Road, Burnham. Music starts at 9pm. Join King Loud and Edison Lighthouse at The Dashwood Warms, Old Oxford Road,
Piddington, with music from 7pm. It’s 60s, 70s and 80s dico night at The George Inn, High Street, Burnham, from 8pm. Soul funk seven piece Mixed Company will be playing at The General Eliott, St John’s Road,
Uxbridge, with music starting at 9.30pm. Swing along to Bricket Wood Social Club, Oak Avenue, Bricket Wood, from 7.30pm and enjoy the sounds of jump jive/swing nine-piece band Kals Kats. Tickets £15. The Feelgood Band take rhythm and blues to The Royal Oak, Sparrows Herne, Bushey, from 9pm. Stoke Mandeville fun day at Stoke Mandeville Community Centre in the town features music from the 50s, 60s and 70s from Reflexions. DJ Dave Connell promises club classics with a modern twist at Champers Bar, Field End Road, Eastcote, from 9pm. U Watt will play at The Three Steps, High Street, Cowley, from 9pm. Solo artist Nicky B can be found at The Swan, High Street, Iver, from 9pm. The New Foundations will take soul and Motown to The Foresters, Cox Green Lane,
Maidenhead, from 8.30pm. Expressive Harmony bring covers from the 70s to the present day to the Rivet Sports and Social Club, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury. Non-members £3. Hear The Power of Soul at The Three Wishes, Pinner Road, North Harrow, from 9pm. Rock ‘n’ roll and blues duo The Missing Men will play The Garibaldi, Albert Street, St
Albans, with music starting at 9pm. Steely Dan tribute band Stanley Dee will be at The Farmers Boy, London Road, St Albans, from 3pm. The Bible Code Sundays will play The Brookhouse, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes, from 9pm. Join Deaf Shepherd at The Robin Hood, Victoria Street, St Albans, from 9pm. Red Hot Chilli Pepper tribute Red Not Really Peppers will be playing from 9pm at The Horn, Victoria Street, St Albans. A whole afternoon and evening of entertainment is on offer at The Pioneer Club, Harpenden Road, St Albans, from 4pm. Tickets for The Grand SummerFest cost £8 and on offer is music from Bright Conclusions, Sky Keepers, Galleons Reach, Such Strong Arts, PB, New Haven and Hide and Seek. Black Shot Rose will bring rock covers to The Six Bells, Station Road, West Drayton, from 9pm. Americana with The Skin & Blister Band will be at The Henry VI, High Street, Eton, from 9pm. Heidi McCaffrey will play Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes, from 9pm. Infinity will play The Victoria Club, Kingsbury Square, Hemel Hempstead, from 8.30pm. Non-members £2. Shaken Not Stirred will be at The Green Dragon, Waterside, London Colney, from 4pm. Dr Realgood will play The Pkough & Harrow, Southdown Road, Harpenden, from 9pm. Rock covers band Leech will play at The Black Horse, Oldfield Lane North, Greenford. The music starts at 9.30pm. Head to The Five Bells, Stanwell Road, Horton, from 8.30pm with music from The Bite. Modern covers band The Cherries will be playing The Railway, Oldfield Lane North,
Greenford. The music starts at 9pm. Earthsign will be at The Three Wishes, High Street, Edgware, with music from 9pm.
Sunday July 19
The Northside Jazz Band play at The Horns, Hempstead Road, Watford, every Sunday lunchtime from 12.30pm. Huggy Flares picks up the beat from 4.pm and Red Not really Papers is on stage from 8.30pm. Enjoy some sounds and a drink at Live Music Sundays at The George Inn, High Street,
Burnham, every Sunday from 3pm. It’s the final day of PennFest in Penn Street and here’s what’s on offer. On the Main Stage we have Union J, Peter Andre, Only The Young, Rebecca Ferguson and Jack Pack. The second stage will feature Delora, Running Guns, Caavliers, F Ella, Littlewing, Dharma Sunset, Narn and Flash Fires. Tickets from www. pennfest.net. It’s Open Mic Night with The Cherry Valentines at The Gamekeeper’s Lodge, Bellingdo Road,
Chesham from 8.30pm and all are welcome. Burnz will play The Oddfellows Arms, London Road, Apsley, from 4.30pm. With Bowie tributes from the Ziggy Stardust era, Phil Murray’s Diamond Dogz will be at Olly’s Bar, The Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead. Music starts at 1pm. MiceWithGlasses play at The Black Boy, Old Watford Road, Bricket Wood, from 4pm. Denis Cook brings songs and lots of musical instruments to Champers Bar, Field End Road,
Eastcote, from 9pm. Bad Bones will be playing at The Red Lion, Church Road, Studham, from 4pm. Join Billy Mac’s Sunday Craic at The White Swan, Upper Dagnall Street, St Albans. The fun starts at 7pm. The Honeyslides bring their Neil Young tribute act to The Boot, Market Place, St Albans, from 7pm. Katie Plus Juan will play at The Farmers Boy, London Road, St Albans, from 9pm. Singer songwriter Ronan MacManus will play at The Waggon & Horses, Watling Street,
Elstree, with music starting at 4pm. Rock and blues four-piece The Upper Cut will be playing at Ye Olde George Inn, High Street,
Colnbrook, from 5pm. The Skin & Blister Band will be playing at The Belgian Arms, Holyport Street, Holyport, from 7pm. Head to The Watermead Inn, Lakeside,
Aylesbury, for some rock from The Underdogs from 5pm. Mouth on a Stick will be playing at The Bull, Barnet Road, London Colney, from 4pm. Rock covers band Leech will be playing from 6.30pm at The Queen’s Head, Church End, Sandridge.
Monday July 20
One of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, John Kirkpatrick is known as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He will be playing at Chesham Folk Club, the Hwite Hill Centre, White Hill, Chesham, from 8.15pm. Tickets cost £10. Murphy James will be at Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, from 3pm. Jan’s North London Jam will take place at The three Wishes, High Street, Edgware, from 9pm. All are welcome.
Tuesday July 21
It’s Cougar Bob’s Open Mic Night at The Red Lion, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield., and all are welcome. It’s Open Mic Night at The Oddfellows Arms, London Road, Apsley, from 9pm. Chris Lord and her Blues Experience will be bringing the house down at The White Lion, Sopwell Lane, St Albans, from 9pm.
Wednesday July 22
The Wednesday Session welcomes folk artists to The White Swan, Upper Dagnall Street, St
Albans, from 8.30pm. The Boot, Market Place, St Albans, will be hosting its popular Midweek from 8.30pm. The Open Mic Night with Nick Stephenson features Kathy X and Elie Reese. Katie Plus Juan will be at The Mermaid, Hatfield Road, St Albans, with music from 8.30pm.
The Hoosiers, just one of the great acts playing at PennFest this weekend