Date:
Saturday 7th September 2019
12 noon - 8pm on The Green

2019 Bands

We have started announcing the lineup for this year’s Croxfest! Check back soon for further updates.

Band Running Times

12:00  – VIBES
12:40  – NIGHTJAR
13:20  – LOST NEAR BLUE APE
14:00  – THE CORSAIRS
14:50  – SOULFUNKS
15:40  – STONEGARDEN
16:30  – JUST SAY NAY
17:25  – CANDIDATES
18:15  – THE SKANDAL
19:10  – POPSCENE!
Line up subject to change and alteration
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Vibes

Vibes are a teenage, indie/pop cover and original band consisting of 4 members. Inaara (lead singer/ keyboardist/ songwriter), Jago (electric guitarist), Josh (basist) and Luke (drummer).

The band have all known each other since the age of 5, as they all attended primary school together. They were originally formed in 2016 by their teacher and performed frequently at school concerts.

Despite going to three different secondary schools, the band continued to practise weekly. Ever since leaving primary school, Vibes have played at a number of gigs and music events, pleasing audiences with every performance.

Nightjar

Nightjar are a young, female fronted, Buckinghamshire-based trio who mainly play originals in their unique fusion of hard rock, goth and grunge.

They already have a strong following which is ever increasing as a result of there energetic live shows and active social media campaign. The band are proud to say that they have played venues such as the Oxford 02 and with acts like Tony Hadley.

Nightjar hope you enjoy listening to their music as much as they love playing it!

Lost Near Blue Ape

We are Lost Near Blue Ape, an alternative band from west London.

Wherever we play the room is always packed with energy and good vibes, Music is is our passion that we enjoy sharing with our audiences.

The Corsairs

The Corsairs are one of those bands that have been entertaining venues up and down the country for the last 27 years – and still as fresh today as day one. They hold their own by playing covers of all those favourite Ska and Punk classics which we love, but with their own added psychobilly twist and performing each classic song at 200mph. The Corsairs bring a whole new meaning to the saying “loud and proud“.

The front man is Mark Loveridge who gives nothing but 150% at all gigs, he is what a real showman and entertainer should be. Mark can adapt to all audiences at a flick of his double bass – sheer class. Behind Mark you have Nigel Parsler, who is a very talented drummer who like Mark, enjoys performing live music and making people happy – that’s the driving force behind The Corsairs. So crank up the volume and enjoy one of the hardest working bands out there or even better go and support them at one of there gigs and help keep music fresh and live.

Soulfunks

We are Soulfunks, a 10 piece band with a trio of powerhouse vocalists, backed by a strong rhythm section and punchy brass.

Let us take you back to the heyday of soul and funk with our crowd pleasing set list.

Influences include but not limited to… James Brown, Kool & the Gang, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, Johnny Guitar Watson, Aretha Franklin, The JBs, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas as well as classics from record labels such as Stax through to Motown and Atlantic.

Stonegarden

Stonegarden are a Grunge Rock tribute act, specialising in the dead vocalist icons of the grunge era, so bands such as Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Audioslave and Stone Temple Pilots (but not exclusively). The grunge sound, also known as the Seattle Sound, was a fusion of punk and rock and spawned some of the greatest rock vocalists of all time – Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Layne Staley, Scott Weiland. Stonegarden reproduce that stadium rock sound for smaller venues and are now widely recognised as the UK’s premier Grunge Rock tribute act.

The band are locally based – Croxley Green, Watford and Hemel but play UK-wide.

Just Say Nay

London-Kent based logic puzzle / stage-breaking gypsy-ska-punk sweat factory / a sound engineer’s torrid fever dream made flesh. And cute to boot

Candidates

Candidates are an original Upbeat Indie Rock N Roll band based in Milton Keynes, England.

The band came together with a desire for new beginnings, clicking from the very first note of the very first rehearsal, and the four have not looked back, amassing an impressive total of over 40 live shows in only their first year. There is a close family culture both within the band and amongst their loyal supporters that you can just ‘feel’ when you experience them live.

With Candidates, everything is about the songs, songs that lyrically reach out and call for the people to stand up as one against the almost impossible day to day that we know all too well, and songs that show that it’s ok to not be ok. All served over a bed of contagious lead guitar riffs, intricate fuzzy-cool bass lines, soaring vocals and hard hitting drum beats.

The Skandal

Ska, with a hint of funk, a smidge of soul and a whole lot of heart!

Playing music by The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Beat and many more…

Popscene!

Popscene! – A north London Britpop & Indie covers band, playing all the great British sounds of the 90s and beyond, capturing the spirit of Cool Britannia…

From Arctic Monkeys, Blur and Cast, to Ocean Colour Scene, Stereophonics, and Paul Weller, by way of Manic Street Preachers, Oasis, Pulp and Supergrass… And everything else in between!

If it’s danceable and cool, it’s in!