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April 2019

Easter Rockin’ Rn’B Weekender! Stevie and the Shakedown

April 20 @ 9:00 pm
The Oval Tavern, The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road
Croydon, CR0 6BR United Kingdom

Stevie & The Shakedown are a Authentic 40s & 50s RnB band. Playing a mix of RnB, jump & west coast blues, swing & good old fashioned RnR! A full set list from the likes of, Amos Milburn, Big Joe Turner, Rosco Gordon, Elvis, T-Bone Walker & many more. A…

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May 2019

Avocet

May 2 @ 8:00 pm
The Oval Tavern, The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road
Croydon, CR0 6BR United Kingdom
£5.00

Avocet are a musical trio from Scotland, based in Glasgow. Drawing inspiration from both the psychedelic folk scene alive in Britain during the 1960’s and 70’s, and free form blues, they create their own compositions on harp, guitar, double bass and vocals. Their music has been compared to that of…

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Two Man Ting

May 9 @ 11:00 am
The Oval Tavern, The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road
Croydon, CR0 6BR United Kingdom
£5.00

Two Man Ting comprise Midlander Jon Lewis and Sierra Leonian Jah-Man Aggrey. They are an offshoot of Le Cod Afrique, the world dance collective who were something of a medium-scale hit on the small festival circuit a few years back, and like that band (only more sparingly) they play a…

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The Fabulous Fezheads

May 11 @ 8:00 pm
The Oval Tavern, The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road
Croydon, CR0 6BR United Kingdom
Donations welcome

The Fabulous Fezheads are England’s Premier Sand Dance Illusionists carrying on in the tradition of Old ‘Blind Ned’ Cleggett with his famous stage act of the 1920’s and 30’s. Under the watchful eye of Father Ken and featuring Keith the Camel, the Fabulous Fezheads blend a mixture of Dance, Danger…

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The Steve Eggs Band

May 17 @ 8:00 pm
The Oval Tavern, The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road
Croydon, CR0 6BR United Kingdom

Brit-Americana from some thoroughly nice chaps.

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Steve West Weston and the Bluesonics

May 26 @ 8:00 pm
The Oval Tavern, The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road
Croydon, CR0 6BR United Kingdom
Donations Welcome

By general consensus among blues aficionados, West Weston has got a pretty solid claim to being UK’s top harmonica man. And you don’t have to take our word for it – the blues magazine reviewer Julien D’Imperio (playing here on 12th May) recently noted “His tone is extraordinary, as is…

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June 2019

Brothers of Mothershovel Annual Charity BBQ!

June 1 @ 12:00 pm
The Oval Tavern, The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road
Croydon, CR0 6BR United Kingdom

Once again the Brothers take over the Oval for their charity BBQ. Featuring competitions and soakings, music and DJs pinata and pints. Featuring The Mothers of Memphis, Trambeat, Evil Edna, Hip Drop and of course, The Brothers themselves.

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Oysland

June 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Oval Tavern, The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road
Croydon, CR0 6BR United Kingdom
Donations Welcome

Seven-piece band Oysland embody the new generation of Yiddish roots music, serving up an exuberant and soulful cocktail of wedding songs and lamenting lullabies. They swoop through centuries of traditional pieces gleaned from Eastern Europe with panache, adding wider scopes from the Balkans, whilst preserving all the essential & original…

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Rollo Markee and the Tailshakers

June 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Oval Tavern, The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road
Croydon, CR0 6BR United Kingdom
Donations welcome

A hep Blues band fronted by the legendary Markee.Their sound is an authentic blend of Chicago blues and west coast swing.

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Geoff Berner

June 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Oval Tavern, The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road
Croydon, CR0 6BR United Kingdom

Geoff's back at The Oval! For the past 15 years or so, Jewish-Canadian accordion player/singer-songwriter/novelist Geoff Berner has travelled the world. He’s played in bars, cafes, festivals, and the occasional stadium. He’s performed in 17 countries, on national radio in 7 of them. All over Canada, Europe, and America, Berner…

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