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The Bushey Music Crawl

One town, six pubs, great live music. We’re excited to announce…


Stop 1


Keith Bayley wowed the crowd in the afternoon slot at last year’s Festival in the Park. After years of playing guitar alongside some great singers both live and in the studio, a continuing passion for Americana, blues and country songwriting, Keith stepped up to the vocal mic to perform his own songs on acoustic and lap steel guitars. Influences include Jason Isbell, Paul Brady, Patty Griffin, Tom Waits, Martin Harley and Kelly Joe Phelps. Solo album ‘Rivers and Rain’ is now available on all digital platforms. Check out Keith’s music on his website www.roadwestguitar.com.

The Three Crowns is the oldest inn of Bushey, in continuous service as a public house since 1749. It provides a warm and friendly environment for diners and casual drinkers and hosts a weekly quiz along with many other community events

Stop 2


A Cat Called Dave is a Hertfordshire band playing Acoustic and Acapella versions of classic rock and pop songs. Check out their Facebook page or Lemonrock for gig news

The Royal Oak is a family and dog friendly Gastro Pub, located in the heart of Bushey, perfectly located between the Village and the Heath. They re- opened our doors to the public after a grand refurbishment in the first two months of 2018. With a brand new design and concept, they are proud to be serving quality food and drinks.

 Stop 3


Bushey Heath resident, Nick Tidball, plays regularly in local venues. Last year you may have seen him perform on the Mallard Buskers stage at the inaugural Bushey Acoustic Festival he also launched the first of the music nights at the Three Crowns at the end of 2018. Nick will be performing with Steve Drake.

The Horse and Chains is a Pub that prides itself on being the gathering place for every occasion. They have hosted Weddings, Christenings, Engagements and many a special birthday.

As a family run establishment the pub a reflection of their values – Great hospitality, Food with a modern twist, Friendly staff and a relaxed ambiance.

 Stop 4


Sarah Vista​ will be performing as a duo with special guest singer Lucy who sang with them at the 2018 Festival in the Park,

Sarah Vista and her band of character outlaws create original, Western Soundtrack style Music. With a large doff of their Stetsons to the original Country and Western artists of yesteryear, reviews have already hailed her unique sound as a nod to Loretta Lyn, Nancy Sinatra, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash.

The King Stag is a family-run gastro pub in the heart of Bushey Village serving a seasonal menu seven days a week. They use locally sourced produce with food freshly cooked on site. They also serve a selection of craft ale, lager and ciders, and an extensive range of gin.  The King Stag is probably our most dog-friendly pub with a dog menu, monthly dog walks and a warm welcome to all four legged friends

 Stop 5


Missing the Ferry began making music when 3 brothers Anderson called upon Kevin Cunningham to perform at a quasi Irish wedding reception in St. Albans, summer, 1996. The marriage failed, but the band have gone from strength to strength performing at numerous other weddings, tennis clubs, Irish centres, school fetes and folk festivals around Hertfordshire and the south east of England.

They write their own songs about growing up as second generation Irish children as well as performing covers of well known Irish, Country and Folk songs.  They will be performing traditional songs as a duo for us.  You can listen to their music on soundcloud.com/missingtheferry

The Swan Pub is a well preserved example of a cosy Victorian pub nestled in the heart of Bushey Village. They  specialise in Cask Ale and always have four on sale, as well as Cloudy Cider, Guinness and 3 Lagers.

You can warm up in front of the open fires with a chestnut or two – They also specialise in bar snacks with great toasted sandwiches, sausage rolls, pork scratching’s, pickled eggs/onions and every conceivable type of nut!

 Stop 6


Back to Square One, www.b2s1music.co.uk  are North London’s Number 1 party band, offering live music and, playing all the hits from the 50s to the 00s, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Queen, Status Quo, ZZ Top, ELO, Brian Adams, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, The Monkees, and many more!

For over 25 years Back to Square One have been rocking all over the country and recently opened the Enfield C

Supported by:

Will Russell playing a blend of acoustic guitar music with a hint of folk, classic rock, soul & jazz.

Based in the beautiful county of Buckinghamshire, Will has been gaining popularity, locally appearing in small festivals (including the 2nd stage at last year’s Festival in the Park) and local venues with very warm reviews. His music can be found here..www.willrussellmusic.com

The Red Lion is in the heart of Bushey village. When it comes to great pub food and drink, you’ll be hard pushed to find better. A traditional pub serving a great combination of lager, cider and real ale. The Red Lion  prides itself on being the people’s pub where everyone can enjoy great hospitality.

Look out for details of other future events later in the year

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