Chewing over the Oxjam line-up as Toffees star

Toffees
Toffees

You certainly won’t come unstuck in your quest for music during Leighton Buzzard Oxjam festival this week.

That’s because the headline gig is Toffees, who play with support at the Royal British Legion Main Performance Hall, West Street on Good Friday (March 25) from 7pm-11pm.

Toffees are a young British rock band formed in Milton Keynes in 2013. Since launch they have toured extensively in the UK. They have been compared to Muse, Kasabian, Hozier and James Bay with strong roots in rock and R&B.

Most recently Piers Nolan (lead singer/guitarist) has been working with Daniel Green (Coldplay producer).

The effects of this can be best heard on such tracks as ‘Grace’ and ‘Fooled Again’ which show the beginning of an evolution within the band.

Toffees are currently receiving lots of FM radio AirPlay and have been interviewed by Vicki McCarthy on MKFM.

Last year they played a variety of festivals all over the UK including Isle of Wight, V-DUB (Pigeon Detectives headlining), and a number of charity fests! Toffees are playing at Mud Fest main stage this year supporting Scouting for Girls.

For details of tickets and where to get them, check the Oxjam LB website, or go to www.toffeesofficial.co.uk.

Also happening in the forthcoming week...

> Thursday, March 24:

Blues Before Midnight at The Grove Lock, from 8.30pm. BBM is a five-piece line-up featuring Mike Neary and Dave Kirkpatrick on guitar, Sean O’Reilly on vocals, Ian ‘Spud’ Spalding on bass, and Ade Shale on drums.

The band plays a selection of blues rock, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, adding their own distinctive flavour and drawing on many influences. Free entry, with a collection for Oxfam. For more information, contact Mike at mike@bluesbeforemidnight.co.uk.

> Saturday, March 26:

Leighton Buzzard Brewery Open Day, Grovebury Road, from 10am-8pm, with music from 1pm. Sample the wares of Leighton Buzzard’s very own microbrewery against a backdrop of live music.

Featuring The Buzzstables, a band that plays its favourite songs on a variety of stringed instruments and always with a twist, and jazz-funk combo Funkyface. Hot food available. Free entry, with a collection for Oxfam. www.leightonbuzzardbrewing.co.uk

Onyx at the Crown, North Street, from 8.30pm. A six-piece band that promises to deliver some of the most memorable tunes from the last 50 year - and a guaranteed party atmosphere! Free entry, with a collection for Oxfam. www.onyxband.com.

Easter Sunday, March 27:

The Parish Church Choir of All Saints presents an informal concert from 7.15pm, after the Easter Sunday Choral evensong which starts at 6pm.

Join them for a glass of wine and to listen to a selection of favourite pieces sung by members of the choir. Free entry, with a collection for Oxfam. www.allsaintslb.org.uk .

Easter Monday, MArch 28:

Folk Tunes session at the Five Bells, Stanbridge.

All instruments welcome, including fiddle, whistle, squeeze box, banjo, mandolin, spoons, and mouth organ, at this regular monthly gathering of local folk musicians. Free entry, with a collection for Oxfam. For more information, contact Sally at smounter@aol.com.