Retune #7 Sunday 7th October 2018: Sabrina Francis + Minnie Birch + Tom Ryder


We seem to say this every time, but these nights just keep on getting better. Sabrina Francis and her fabulous band joined us all the way from Grenada in the West Indies. The Caribbean four-piece were on a European tour and playing in Madrid and Paris, as well as the illustrious Bishop’s Stortford! Hemel Hempstead’s Minnie Birch was also on … Continue reading


Retune #6 Sunday 2nd September 2018: Liv Austen + Pat Crilly & Greg Camburn + LACK


Our final Retune of the 2018 summer played host to an eclectic trio of songwriters: Norwegian ‘scandi pop/country’ artist Liv Austen, the dynamic duo of Pat Crilly and Greg Camburn, and fresh on the scene LACK ahead of her debut EP release.

Tom Ryder kicked the night off with a cover of John Martyn’s Over The Hill and then introduced … Continue reading


Retune #5 Sunday 12th August 2018: Dan Wilde + Lauren Scudder + Scarlet Thomas


It is hard to believe that we are already on our fifth show at Retune, and each one has been a treat. August was no different, as witty singer/songwriter Dan Wilde topped the bill, supported by the soulful Lauren Scudder and local youngster Scarlet Thomas.

Retune founder Tom Ryder started the night with the usual introduction to the project, and … Continue reading


Retune #4 Sunday 1st July 2018: Penny Riviera + Elliot Porter + Sticks and Stones + Erin Golding


Retune founder Tom Ryder kicked the night off in the usual fashion by explaining what the project is all about. He then introduced Erin Golding to the stage. Erin is a prolific songwriter, and more recently has explored the medium of spoken word. She gave a stirring recital of four of her pieces of work, of which opener ‘Broken Generation’ … Continue reading


Retune #3 Sunday 10th June 2018: Vertaal + Charlie Turner + Fionnuala Shakespeare


For the June Retune, our audience was treated to an eclectic mix of live music: Jazz-funk outfit Vertaal, emotive singer/songwriter Charlie Turner and musical theatre-trained Fionnuala Shakespeare. It was another tremendous evening.

Fionnuala was the first to take the stage following an introduction from Retune founder Tom Ryder. Tom accompanied Fionnuala on guitar as she performed Defying Gravity from Wicked, … Continue reading


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