Ouse Valley Singles Club
MB Set: Friday, The Forge Space
The Ouse Valley Singles Club are one of the most original outfits currently playing the live circuit.
Currently fully self-promoted with only the aid of their online videos and huge social media presence, The Ouse Valley Singles Club have built a massive following of loyal fans that builds with every gig they play and every video they release. Quite possibly one of the hardest working bands around, having gigged almost every weekend over the last two honing their craft and polishing their act which is a combination of original music mixed with hilarious stand up and crowd interaction.
Influenced by the long forgotten music of 1950’s Skiffle they combine this with the energy and spontaneity of Punk and the swing of Rock and Roll, whilst dropping Reggae flavours into the mix. This is then layered with hysterical observational account of every day tales of woe with a razor sharp observational narrative whilst rocking the crowds with their infectious ear-worms often crossing the parameters of what is deemed to be politically correct but keeping it very tongue in cheek. In doing this, they have created a truly original & highly entertaining sound that has been dubbed “New Wave Skiffle” and have been described as ‘George Formby meets The Clash’ a kind of ‘Vaudeville music Hall meeting the Working Men’s club’.
No strangers to the Festival Circuit. they have performed; Boomtown, Bestival, Rhythmtree, Nozstock, Mosley Folk, Lunar, Truckfest, Rhythms of The World, Lodestar, Henry’s Little Big Gig, Harlequin, Maui Waui, Green Meadows and Glastonbudget and they entertained 100's of Petrol heads at Silverstone Woodlands for both the F1 and the Moto GP weekends, being invited back on several occaisions due to popular demand. They have headlined Peterborough Beer Festival and opened to several thousand revellers on the main stage at Bedford’s River Festival (second largest free festival in the UK).
Highlights of their musical journey came when they supported luminaries Chas and Dave on their 2014 tour, warmed up for Sir Bob Geldolf and The Boomtown Rats in the main arena at the Great British Alternative Music Weekender at Butlin’s Skegness and have provided warm up duties for the likes of Pete Docherty, The Wonderstuff, John Ottway. Clearly illustrating their flexibility and appeal to audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds going down a storm and building their following at every gig they play.