Retune #9 Sunday 2nd December 2018: Ffion Rebecca + Two Ways Home + Zoe Wren


And so to the final show of a sensational first year for Retune. OK, so it was barely December, but we needed no excuse to offer free homemade mince pies to our guests, which added to an already mouth-watering evening of live music.

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Retune #8 Sunday 4th November 2018: The Kazans + DIDI + Anna Wells + Ben Sommers


Our November show was already looking special, with an unplugged set from Stortford favourites The Kazans preceded by indie singer/songwriter DIDI and piano-led Anna Wells. We then had some excellent news in the run-up to the show: Mozzy Green frontman and all-round outstanding performer Ben Sommers was going to treat us to a couple of songs to open the evening.

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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.

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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.

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