LIVE IN THE PARK - AUGUST 2016
"The best gig we've ever done". That quote from our guitarist, John Woods, sums up the feelings of every member of Skasouls UK about Live In The Park, 2016. The organisation right from our invite to play, to the event itself has been outstanding. Artists were looked after brilliantly and every one of the council's team on site was helpful, courteous and, above all, looked as though they were having as good a time as the crowd. Attendance was brilliant with a packed audience going all the way to the sound engineers' tent and beyond, and that despite some dodgy looking weather, all singing along and dancing like their lives depended on it. Well done to all involved, performers, Ruth Mayhew and her team and to Stu Robb for organising a roster of brilliant musicians. Bring on next year's LITP.
The Dung Beatles
Thanks and congratulations to Stuart and Ruth (and team) for another excellent and well attended gig. Aylesbury is really lucky to have this great free entertainment on such a scale. We really enjoyed ourselves, and many thanks once again for inviting us to perform!
The Ukes of Hazzard
It was a pleasure for the Ukes of Hazzard to be involved in the Parklife Weekend 2016 - the organisational team were brilliant, the audiences were wonderful, and we’d love to be involved again in the future! Thank you, and long may it continue!
Bloody brilliant Stu - shame it didn't go on a little longer!
Well done to all involved in organising and entertaining - had a great time!
Absolutely brilliant - well done Stu!
Would just like to say thanks for organising a fun, FREE and fantastic day...
Thanks to all involved, we enjoyed it!
Great afternoon & evening. Hat's off squire. Here's to 2017!
Rob Oakley [Bustin' Loose]
Great to be invited to play, fantastic day - Keep It Live !!!
A great day out. Thank you to everyone involved in organising it, and those who gave up their time on the day.
Great event, lots of people, great atmosphere... Thank you to everyone involved in arranging!
Hayley Jade Long
Simon Carter [Bustin' Loose]
Was a great day, thanks for inviting us to play!
Was brilliant! Fabulous easy listening. (The Waterside Trio)
Fantastic. Loved the Dung Beatles!
Thank you Stuart. Once again a huge success!
Great event - thanks very much!
LIVE IN THE PARK - AUGUST 2015
Mayor Cllr Allison Harrison
Thank you to everyone involved with today - a brilliant day. Thanks Stuart for all your support x
Really good day at Aylesbury Live in the Park, big shout out to Stuart Robb, Aylesbury Town Council and everybody else who helped organise this event.
Well done all of you! Smashed it! xxx
Andy Rotherham (The Synthetix)
Thanks for all your hard work. The Synthetix had a blast
Cllr Mark Willis
Top day, well done folks!
Claire Bignell (Fun4Kidz)
Brilliant Day, thanks for inviting us to share it with you!
Scott Ottaway (The Searchers)
Great day. Well done. Really enjoyed it!
We had a great time ...... Many thanks!
Rob Oakley (Bustin' Loose)
Thanks for inviting Bustin' Loose to play guys, loved it!! Bigger and better next year??
Parklife concert in Aylesbury - an amazing open air free concert, many thanks to Stuart Robb and Aylesbury Town Council for a really great day.
Great day- loved all the bands! Well done for all your hard work...
Thank you for getting me involved. I really enjoyed playing.
Another great day of local music. Thanks for your input Stuart.
There are just no words... so much fun!
Thanks as always Stuart. Always love to be involved.
Awesome day, loads of fun!!!
Great day, you did an amazing job.
It was fantastic, well done! Such a great day!
Abbie Stansfield (Platform Soul)
Such professionalism throughout. Thank you also for inviting Platform Soul. We really enjoyed the event. Well done to all involved in the organisation. Xx
Went to this yesterday - thanks to all the organisers and bands, it was fab, and hope this event continues for years to come!!!
HOBBLE ON THE COBBLES
THANK YOU once again to EVERYONE involved in making Hobble On The Cobbles another great success and trouble-free festival once again!
Thanks to Aylesbury Town Council, ALL the amazing bands and performers, ALL the crew from Class Act & Taliesin Musicraft, Carrera Drums, St John Ambulance, Robinsons Removals, Grand Marquees, our great compères Dan Blasor & Dez Kay, ALL our volunteers, stewards, security, the traders, & pubs, the local press & media (BucksTV, The Bucks Herald, Mix96), ALL the photographers, and of course the fantastic Aylesbury Audience... Hope you enjoyed it... See you again next year...!!!
What a day, the whole town should be really proud of ourselves, yes yes YES to next year! Thanks a million Stuart Robb!
Cllr Mike Smith
Aylesbury Town Council
Just back from another great HOBBLE ON THE COBBLES, a Big thank you to Stuart Robb and his team for a well run day of excellent music!
We've played some great events since we started, but Hobble on the Cobbles 2014 definitely just took top of the list by storm! Everything was incredibly smooth and well organised, all the way from the initial contact to the end of the day. The sound was fantastic on and off stage, and the weather was great, I don't know how you did it!
HOTC is one of the best organised festivals I've played at. The sound was 100% crystal clear, the staff were all very helpful and the audience was incredible. It was a pleasure to play from start to finish, a shame we have to wait a year till the next one.
Great day, awesome atmosphere, stupendous acts!
As ever it was our absolute pleasure to play the event. The busiest I have seen. It gives so many bands the chance to really showcase what they do on big ultra professionally run stages with great sound. I know I recorded it It's great seeing the council do something so worthwhile and to bring the community together through excellent live music We'd love to be included in the bill next year and every year
Hi Stu, thank you for giving me the opportunity of being part of HOTC 2014, what a brilliant day for Aylesbury and it's all free, and as I said yesterday without your help and vision this day would not be possible, and it was a real pleasure to be part of such a great team. I have seen and had so many positive comments about yesterday which makes all of the hard work worthwhile. Great to see you again yesterday.
To us, HOTC is an awe inspiring event allowing the amalgamation of differing social pockets to be initiated through the power of great music, an engaging atmosphere and people with faces full of smiles. We were blown away by the professionalism of the event, staff and other bands that graced the stages, not to mention the distinctive and evident sense of community achieved by the whole town centre as every shop, bar and restaurant played their part. One of our best gigs to date, proud and thankful to have been a part of it.'
It was a great event, we really enjoyed playing it, thanks for having us!
Dear Stuart On behalf of The Dung Beatles, thank you so much for inviting us along to play at HOTC 2014. It was most definitely our best outdoor gig this year. The stage crew and sound team were excellent, there was a big and enthusiastic crowd and, I'm very pleased to say, we got loads of great feedback, so happy days all round! Judging by the queues at the Kings Head it would appear that Aylesbury town centre's businesses also did very well! I stayed on to see a few other bands in Market Square and really enjoyed being part of the big, happy (and peaceful) gathering. The whole event appeared to run very smoothly so, all in all, a great tribute to yourself as organiser and the associated Aylesbury authorities.
The Dung Beatles
Thanks for inviting us to be a part of such a brilliant event. We were completely blown away by the gig. Everyone in the band agreed it was the best gig we'd ever played. From the day we received our invite to HOTC the organisation was professional and informative. On the day, we found the organisers helpful and welcoming, the sound crew willing to go the extra mile to get stage and front of house sound perfect, the lighting and stage area were as a big festival should be; well equipped and capacious. To cap it all the event attracted a terrific crowd whose reaction buoyed Skasouls UK to their most energetic best.
Thank you for inviting us. We had a fabulous time, the organisation was superb and the crew amazing!!! HOTC was once again a great event for everyone to enjoy, artists and fans alike.
A big thank you first to Aylesbury Town Council for organising the event along with Stuart Robb, making yet another LIVE MUSIC success... thank you for supporting LIVE MUSIC by turning up and enjoying yourselves, as without you we are all nothing...
On behalf of DCE (DreamChaser Entertainment) I would like to thank Stuart Robb and Aylesbury Town Council for providing us with a huge platform for local artists... Great day again, thanks for all the support!
Great day yesterday, many thanks Stuart!
Nice to see lots of familiar faces in town yesterday at Hobble On The Cobbles! Huge shout to Stuart Robb for making it happen!.
Well done Stu, great day!
Well done Stuart, great day!!
It was a great afternoon & what talent little Jack has. As did Johnny Lucas, he was amazing, very clever and sounded great. Thanks Stuart!
Thanks Stuart, loved it!
Great day mate!
A great event Stuart. Thank you. I particularly enjoyed Goldheart Assembly.
HOBBLE ON THE COBBLES
Another really memorable day of what Aylesbury does best - brilliant music of the highest quality in a massive range of genres, thanks a million to Stuart Robb, Aylesbury Town Council and all the bands and backroom staff who made the town rock on Sunday!
Cllr Mike Smith
Congrats on a job well done, Stuart and team - a truly fab day!
Dave Gregory (Tin Spirits)
Best organised event like this I've ever been to, please come and do the same thing in Swindon. ;)
Dan (Tin Spirits)
Amazing show at Hobble On The Cobbles, hope everyone who was there enjoyed it. Some truly great bands/artists on before us.
Scott Ottaway (The Searchers)
A fantastic event. Well done to Stuart and the team. You all should be proud of yourselves for bringing Aylesbury together like that. Bring on 2014!
Thanks to Stuart Robb for getting it together. Fantastic that he puts in so much effort to make these events happen.
#HOTC2013 was indeed a marvellous affair. Thanks to Stuart and all his hard work.
John Dexter Jones (Jump)
Loved the show in Aylesbury yesterday...'Oh what fun we had'...despite the weather. Lovely to see so many friends and hear such great music ... - it was almost like we had our own party... thanks as usual to Rob, Steve, Steve and Frosty for making the JYB the bundle of fun it always is :-) and big thank you to Stuart Robb.
A massive thank you too everyone that joined us (Palahniuk) at Hobble On The Cobbles yesterday a massive thank you to Stuart Robb for putting the show together it was amazing! So thank you thank you thank you!
Chris Ralph (Palahniuk)
Just got back home after another excellent Hobble on the Cobbles in Aylesbury, It was very well organised again, Well done and thank you Stuart Robb & his team!
Well done Stuart Robb, another great event, so sorry the rain prevailed but good to see lots of people in the town centre enjoying the music!
Awesome day, was great to be invited to compere in Kingsbury Square!! Great crowd, great bands, great crew, hope I get invited back next year!! :-)
Big thanks to the lovely people at Hobble on the Cobbles today. What a great atmosphere. And well done to Stuart Robb for organising such a great event!
A brilliant day at Hobble On The Cobbles. Big thank you to Stuart Robb for making it all happen!
Awesome time playing Hobble On The Cobbles. Thanks to everyone for coming and to Stuart Robb for having us. Rock!"
Dan Turner (NBS)
Brilliant day. Thank you to everybody!
Thank you for a great day and a great line up!
Thanks Stuart Robb for putting on a great show. Very good turn out, and fun had by all. Thanks again for all your hard work.
Thank you very much for what was a great day’s entertainment. It did Aylesbury proud.
Very well done Stuart!
Charlie Trott (Vale-Life Magazine)
Great job team. A completely packed day.
Congrats on a great day Stuart!
You did a great job Stu x
The Searchers in #Aylesbury town centre this evening were an excellent end to #HobbleOnTheCobbles
AYLESBURY FESTIVAL WEEKENDER
It was awesome, and I am very pleased the Town Council has been able to maintain the funding for this brilliant event!!!
Cllr Mike Smith.
On behalf of Skasouls UK I'd just like to convey our thanks to you for inviting us to perform at the festival weekender! We were really glad to be able to play and I enjoyed being behind a set of Carrera drums once again. The sound was the best we've had, the stage monitor environment was a perfect balance and the site layout couldn't have been better. A real day out for the family and music fans alike, you've worked a blinder and I hope Sunday goes just a smoothly as today!
Matt Manning (Skasouls UK)
Was fun today Stu, thanks for inviting us. You did a great job!
Mark Guest (Dumb Angel)
Thanks for having us Stuart, we had a great time! x
The bar was raised to an all time high... :)
Saw SkaSoulsUK yesterday. They were awesome! Good work on the festival Stuart!
Thanks to everyone from The Synthetix – It was an honour and pleasure to play for you!
Thanks to everyone involved for our great slot at the Aylesbury Festival yesterday afternoon. "The Stylettes" had a great time in the sun. Hope to do it all again sometime!
We (The Stylettes) thought it was a really well organised and well run day. The sound-guys were excellent too - they did a really good job. The band really enjoyed themselves and had a good time - and we might have got a booking out of it too! Thanks for organising it all.
Ben (The Stylettes)
All credit to you Stu, and be proud mate, you deserve to be!
Dave Carrera (Carrera Drums)
HOBBLE ON THE COBBLES
Hi Stuart, the only way to describe the entire event was fantastic! it was so well organised and very professional. Having the two separate stages really helped everything run on time. Normally changeovers and people setting up can be time consuming and detract an audiences interest, but having the two stages meant while one act was playing, another would be setting up so there was no gap between each artist. This worked for the whole day and everything ran smoothly. I think the line up was really well put together as well. There was something for everyone and a large mix of genres being played which kept it interesting throughout the day. You can tell from all the positive feedback and the audience's reaction during the day that the event was a huge success and I think that is entirely down to everyone involved in the planning, organisation and staging of the event. It was a real pleasure to be involved as an artist and look forward to being involved in something similar in the future.
Nice one Stuart, well done on a very well run event.
Great afternoons music (once again). Thanks for organising it mate (and to everyone involved)!
It was really good to perform at the hobbles and the cobbles..!
I hugely enjoyed the hobble on the cobbles 2010.
Another great show! Excellent and well organised as usual Stuart! It has to be one of the best organised one day music festivals around!
Great afternoon from start to finish Stu, Well done to you and all the crew who organised the event. Despite being in a recession and having some sponsors pull out, you still managed to put on a good show… There was something to enjoy from every band. I don't normally like rap-style stuff, but Tayong was a pleasant surprise with a good mix of rhythms and a great female vocalist (and of course a special mention to my old mates Pete on drums and Joel on sax!) Red Bullets did a very polished and entertaining set, but I'm afraid their style just doesn't appeal to me. Good luck to all the musicians for the future! It's a shame that some local pubs are actively campaigning AGAINST HoTC. I hope nobody listens to their negativity and that the event continues in its present form for many years to come.
It was a grand day! Really good that we got a chance to play back in the ‘shire, so thanks for that. It was also lovely my Grandma was able to see us - probably the only chance she will likely get, as she's in a wheelchair now. Bit tricky trundling up to London!!! On behalf of all the 'We Used To Make Things', super thanks..!!!
We Used To Make Things
Thanks Stu for letting us play hobbles; loved it…
Tayong & The Maintrees
Had a brilliant time......it was great x
Awesome Stuart, great job as usual man, thanks for bringing the music home.
You must get the council to allow drinking in the square. It's very simple to enforce: if a pub wants to open between 11 & 7 ALL alcohol MUST be served in plastic containers. It really is that simple..!! Today had a great atmosphere and great music.
Fab day. All the bands were excellent. X
I was worried at one point that rain would stop play, but out the sun came, and brought everyone with it.
Enjoyed what I saw of the day Stuart - Red Bullets were excellent; good sound - well done to all.
Very well organised Stu…!
Fantastic day Stu! Thanks for making it happen again. X
Tayong and the Maintrees, are a lovely blend of sounds, urban hip hop with a jazz edge. I had a family party to go to but popped out specially to see these guys.
April Wood Blacher
Stuart, may I say Groov8 thoroughly enjoyed the gig - thanks to you and the crew for such a well-run set-up - it's thanks to events like this that local original music gets some much needed oxygen...nice one!!! - I especially liked ‘Pearl Handled Revolver’..."
Steve Hillier – Groov8
I really enjoyed playing the Aylesbury Festival. It was very well organised, ran to time and had a professional sound team. Nothing like being able to hear yourself on stage as the singer of a rock band - made a huge difference. Many thanks!
Karen Conway - Thinking For Tuesday
Thank YOU Stuart, and the excellent stage/sound crews you assembled for this festival. Fantastic time had by all on both Saturday and Sunday.
Barnaby Booth – Thinking For Tuesday
Hey man - had a top day at the festival.
Thanks for Sunday Stuart, we had an amazing time playing the Aylesbury festival. Everyone who came has said they all really enjoyed the day, the sound was amazing and the people were amazing… Thank you again!
Chris Andy and Johnny - Palahniuk
LAST LOCAL ROCK SHOW
Original Sinners absolutely loved headlining the last
local rock show. The event was organised and promoted perfectly.
A huge crowd saw all the bands perform in the most professional
way, backed up with great sound systems and lighting. The gig
went like clockwork and we were honoured to be asked to headline
it. Thanks to the fans of all the bands for supporting what was
certainly our favourite gig to date.
Thanks Stu, top job as ever!
All the Best,
Dan Turner - lead guitar
(The Original Sinners)
a fantastic night, my partner and I were singing and dancing....
what a great gig! - brought back so many happy memories and I
was glad to share it with a loved one. Hope there will be many
more. Thank you for such a fab night.
a BIG well done for a job well done - everything seemed to run
as if it was on rails!!! Loads of smiley happy people, and that’s
what it's all about!
remember this gig for years to come, and congrats again on a perfectly
night Stu. All the bands were amazing!! Well done for making it
all happen xxx
brilliant evening, can't believe how smoothly it all went - thanks
thanks for putting us on - had a great night. From the minute
we turned up the show ran like clockwork. Top man!!!
was great Stu... Looking forward to ‘Hobble’ already!!!
amazing night! Me and the KKBB boys had a fantastic time! Thank
u so much for organising such a historic and iconic event and
for letting us be a part of it! Much love!
Kiss Bang Bang)
Stu, a fantastic night - what a nostalgia trip! :-)
Stuart for giving Alight a great stage to end their journey as
a band.... It was a top (and emotional) night!
Local Rock Show Was Amazing :) Well Done!
Stu, honestly dude, you did such an epic job! All bands were killer
and you should be so proud! Was great to meet you finally - I
look forward to any future gigs with Lost Minute. Thoroughly enjoyed
and myself really appreciated the chance to perform at such a
great event, well done to you and all involved!
you for having us Stuart! We were all really chuffed to be involved!
The memory of the Civic Center will live forever in our minds!
you for such a great night....
night, you guys rock!
nite man, proud to be a part of it…!
behalf of Kajagoogoo I would like to say a big thanks for having
us at 'Hobbles On The Cobbles' this year and hope our involvement
was beneficial to the event and the audience enjoyed our performance…
did enjoy being involved with a local event and sincerely hope
'HOTC' continues to grow…
Roofraisers had a ball… It was great to be able to bring
our genre of music to a mainstream audience and even better that
we got such a great response from the crowd. Even the teenagers
were up bopping to some good old fashioned rock'n'roll right there
in Kingsbury. The stage and sound crew did an excellent job so
a big thank you from us to them. We'd love to be able to come
back and play again next year. Well done to all concerned.
Dadd – (The Roofraisers)
for organising a great day on Sunday. We all enjoyed it, as I’m
sure everyone else did. Saw lots of good bands, met lots of old
friends, and the sun shone yet again! Just wanted to thank you
and everyone else involved. All the best.
– (Maximum Feedback)
would just like to say a very big THANKYOU on behalf of TR8R for
inviting us to play at Hobble On The Cobbles. It was the first
time I personally had attended this remarkable event and I must
say how impressed I was with the way it was organised.
As a sound engineer / manager I am the first to appreciate the
difficulties in arranging an event such as this, but it was obvious
from the start that you had everything well in hand. It is so
rare to be able to attend a FREE music festival that has been
so superbly put together and the costs involved in doing this
must be more than significant.
I found the staff all willing to help in any way they could and
more to the point they all did it with a smile on their faces,
top marks! The tech crew were amazing too, they went out of their
way to get us parked up and unloaded efficiently and the same
in reverse when TR8R had finished their set, again top marks!
After the event, (and unfortunately we had to leave early due
to other commitments), I listened to TR8R talking amongst themselves;
they were truly buzzing, they were led off at one point to have
some pics taken and then after their set were interviewed by Bucks
TV making them feel like true stars for the day. All of this is
so important for a band of such young people and gives them a
true taste of things to come. I sincerely hope that you will give
us the opportunity to come and play for you again and the answer
will be "YES WE'D LOVE TO"!
great day for Aylesbury, Great Weather, Good Music, and most importantly
LOADS of people enjoying themselves with no trouble, you should
all be proud of the results of your hard work, congratulations...Now
for next year!
Cllr Mark Willis
Thanks so much for having me play, was so much fun!!
…And got such a great response via email afterwards. Thanks!
Pippa Drysdale x
what a good crowd you had on Sunday. Did not get near enough to
you to say 'Hi' because of all the people! Good move to shift
it away from the Bank Holiday weekend, and the weather was great.
Stuart, Congratulations to you guys for putting on a great festival!
Appreciate all the RH plugs! Catch up soon!
David Hall (Rockhopper)
weather was great! The music was great! What more can you ask
I had a brilliant time and I can't wait for next year!
John Dexter Jones
Stu and Den
Thanks for Sunday, I thought the whole day was a great success,
the sound was perfect and even the sun was shinning!
We would love to play next year and if poss later in the day!
We had some great feedback from the crowd.
You done, a grand job well done!
Mike Carroll (Groov8)
what an excellent day - first-rate organisation, excellent sound
on and off stage, and all seemingly seamlessly choreographed.
would think you'd done this before!
Great job by the sound crew on the main stage - best on-stage
mix I've had in years... Thanks
to you and the team.
in 'Mike Carroll's Groov8'
on the Cobbles 2009 – Thanks Stu and the team for co-ordinating
and pulling off another fantastic day. The sound, as always with
those guys, was great and I know they had a long night and day
getting it all set up. Thanks also for dealing with our merchandise,
this is always a problem at these events because it is hard to
find somewhere for people to go for CD’s and T-shirts, and
then someone to sell them. The team did a great job and we really
appreciate the help.
We love playing at Hobbles and working with you guys at Aylesbury
The Red Bullets
a brilliant day, great weather, bands, atmosphere - here's to
the next one!!!!!
had such a great time !!! Well done to you all - somehow they
just keep getting better :-)
I agree, was the best yet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Was lovely to look around and see everyone just thoroughly enjoying
the beautiful sunshine, foot tapping grooves, and the happy-clappy
atmosphere...was a fun trip down memory lane as well. thanks."
great day. Thanks, glad to be part of it. Best yet!!!
a great day Sunday - looking forward to next year already :)
so much for inviting The Original Sinners to play Hobble on the
Cobbles. The organisation was slick and smooth, the sound crew
excellent and you had really covered all the bases on the set
up side. As for the performance side of things, the audience was
huge and brilliant; we had such a warm welcome and were so pleased
to be part of it. We’d love to be invited to play again
next year. Thanks again to you and all the sound and stage crew,
a great day.
Dan - The Original Sinners
behalf of TR8R and indeed myself I would like to congratulate
you on an excellent event, we enjoyed ourselves immensely and
I can't thank you enough for giving TR8R the opportunity to play
on the main stage
a fab day! Cheers for all your hard work!!!
was great, The wife and I loved every minute of it, and so did
our friend. I hope it continues for a long time, as it was one
of the best Sunday’s I've had in a long time.. And thanks
to every one who made it possible...Keep it going - Please.....!!!
has to be one of the best organised one-day festivals. Some very
good performers, and surprisingly Kajagoogoo were very good!
too shy shy hush hush eye to eye’ a modern classic –
it’s up there with anything the Beatles wrote! I went to
the same school as them!
a great time!
was a great day!
event Stuart. Great line up, great sound, great weather…!
day, really really really great!
day yesterday mate. Great bands and atmosphere!
a great time at Hobble on the Cobbles!
afternoon/evening Stuart, thank you. Can't wait for next year!
had a really great day cheers mate!
great day @ Hobbles 2009. Well done Stuart (and all your little
helpers). Original Sinners were ROCKIN' and a great set from JDJ
& The Steven Twins… And the best thing of all - OH WHAT
a great day, and today a great hangover!
show! Had a great time!
was such a great day!
thanks to Stuart and all at Aylesbury Showcase - superb HOTC!
from Kingsbury Festival in Aylesbury, loved it!!!
you for inviting us and putting on such a wonderful show yesterday.
were very impressed with the sound quality and professionalism
of the event. Usually these sorts of events can be quite poorly
engineered but you did a great job! Thanks again for your support
and giving us the opportunity to be exposed to new fans, friends
and supporters. Please thank all those involved on our behalf.
all enjoyed ourselves and would very much like to hear/see the
video footage of the performance when it is ready. Looking
forward to hearing from you soon.
Tim (Civilized Tears)
done Stu, a great event. Sorry I dashed off - but I thought it
was super, Cheers!
Craig and the AGS Funktion Band
weekend, I feel really proud that we have had 2 days of good music
no trouble and the talent in the area has been shown to the town.
to all involved...Now for the Hobble!
was great. The Rockhopper gang really enjoyed it. Well done, Stu
and many thanks!
Redfearn – Rockhopper Studios
got back from an afternoon of music in Aylesbury's Kingsbury Square
and just wanted to say what a fantastic hour that InDefinately
put on. They just get better and better. Brilliant!!!
you Stuart for letting us be the entertainment for the Aylesbury
Good to see the crowd get up and get down :-) LT & the Guys!
Lisa Theunissen Band
had a fantastic time at this year's HOTC. It was great to be there,
and to open the Kingsbury stage.
warmest thanks go out to "Charlie Don't Surf" for the
use of Drums, and to the sound engineer, who can of course "make
or break" a performance. (It sounded fabulous). We were very
honoured to take part, so thank you for the invite, and hope we
are included in the line up for next year. Last but not least,
thank you to all those who supported us, the clapping and cheering
in the Square really lifted our show, so if you thought we were
good; it was down to you. x
the standard of the bands at Kingsbury was awesome - well done
to all, Abakus, Brahmas, and Charlie. Great to play on the same
The Observers (Paul)
to all the construction, electrical and sound crews who put their
efforts into the day. Well done Stuart and all you lot at Aylesbury
Showcase for organising everything (and even taking the time to
print me out a timetable, which was extremely useful). And, of
course, thanks to all the bands. I may not have seen you all,
due to the large spectrum of music in the world, I may not have
liked all of you, but I do respect your efforts and your hard
it was a fantastic day. - I walked home, and realised as I left
the noise of the town centre, that my ears were whistling quite
loudly! I got home about 22:10, shut the door on the world, and
Aylesbury's best day of the year was over!
again the Hobble on the Cobbles brought a carnival atmosphere
to the Aylesbury Town Centre, throughout the town music lovers
of all ages were enjoying the fine mix of free music on offer,
the event has firmly established itself as a 21st century musical
institution in Aylesbury. Congratulations once again on a very
well organised event.
Barham - Buckinghamshire Manager for the 2012 Games
enjoyable! We were also able to get some people to sign up to
our ‘Join Our Team’ initiative, - in fact, we found
enough extra votes to guarantee us at least £1,000. Thank
you for your support!
Rushton – WheelPower
Stu, Hobble on the Cobbles 2008 exceeded all of our expectations;
it was an absolutely fantastic day and we really enjoyed performing.
Everything from the moment we arrived (our van being escorted
through the crowd because we came in the wrong way!) was planned
and executed with absolute precision.
Your sound and stage crew were great and we have had so much positive
feedback about the mix so well done to those guys and girls.
Thanks for having us play, and we would like to be first to sign
up for next year!!!
See you soon,
The Red Bullets (Pete)
By the way, that ball was mine! I got it signed by EATHR.
Williamo Roberto Sharp
Brilliant…! Best Hobble yet!
fellas, well done today!
great years. A Hat-Trick of top poptastic action!
like to thank Stuart and Dennis for asking EventGuard to be the
security provider to Hobble on the Cobbles 2008. We are delighted
to be involved with what has been mentioned as 'the most successful
year yet' and are proud to have been part of the team that helped
team we provided are very experienced and have many years of knowledge
between them in Event Security. Not a single incident was reported
which is a reflection upon the organisers and the foundations
that they have put in place over the years. I would also like
to thank the Aylesbury Showcase team for looking after our guys
and hope to see you again next year at the Hobble on the Cobbles
Briggs, EventGuard General Manager
Stuart - Another Year, another Great Event, Best regards
so much for having us - we had a great time. Fab stage and a great
crowd, see you soon Aylesbury!
Slashed Seat Affair (Ellie)
Stuart. Thank you for having us perform at the HOTC. We really
The Brahmas (Denzle)
Stuart, we in AbaKus would like to add to the list of positive
comments about the fantastic day you and you team organised to
promote live music in Aylesbury via the Hobbles On The Cobbles
for us in AbaKus, we really enjoyed our, (what ended up as), 40
minute set on the Kingsbury stage. Your Guys and Gal were really
professional and what a brilliant sound they helped us create.
crowd enjoyed themselves and so did we!
If the invite comes
for HOTC 2009 please include us.
the very best and once again many thanks!
FROM NAVARO for inviting us to play at yesterday's Hobble On The
Cobbles. The organisation/promotion/setting and sound were perfect
and you even managed to get the Sun God to smile! Well done!
Beth, Steve and Pete x
had an absolutely brilliant day at HOTC yesterday. It must have
taken a hell of a lot of organising so thanks for all of the effort.
The bands were brilliant. Long live Hobble On The Cobbles!!! I'm
looking forward to next year. :)
rocked out on the Cobbles!!!
Great organisation, fantastic hospitality, superb entertainment.
Brilliant people who un-self-consciously get down and enjoy the
A great day with great memories..
Thanks Aylesbury for having us!!!!!!
on the Cobbles 2008 was the best yet! I particularly enjoyed The
Red Bullets... the sun came out, the atmosphere was great and
the whole event was really well organised.... Looking forward
to next year already!
so much for doing all you’re doing for music in and around
Keep up the good work, and hope to see you soon at an event in
the near future!!
Steven, (JUMP/Holly Petrie)
day everyone! Had a wonderful time!
April Gooding Barr
For me, the true highlight was how you put it all together! So
many congratulations to you.
I speak on behalf of Kelly as well when I say we had an amazing
time. It was an absolute blast from beginning to end; the diversity
and quality of the acts was truly amazing. Eddie and the Hotrods
completely blew me away. We’re looking forward to Hobble
Terry Lee (www.terrylee.net)
of all THANK YOU for all your effort and perseverance in putting
it all together...
Well the day started
grey, drizzling, raining, cloudy then slowly the clouds lifted,
the rain stopped and the sun started to push its way through the
clouds. We knew the sun would shine down on Aylesbury, it has
never rained at a Hobble on the Cobbles. By the time the bands
took to the stage the sun was beating down, spirits were high
and the audience and performers were in for a dazzling day of
music, fun and laughter. The laughter mainly provided by Richard
Carr as MC of the day. Everything ran seamlessly and there were
no major problems, apart, of course from Pete Edwards of The Red
Bullets managing to lose his microphone - afterwards he said "oh
well we need to sort out an instrumental".
show was closed with Eddie and the Hot Rods returning to the Aylesbury
Stage after a lapse of 30 years.
in all a fantastic day and many thanks to all those people involved
in running, setting up, taking down the day, I am sure they are
all taking a well earned rest today!
thanks to you for putting up with all my mischief yesterday :-)
Well done on the slick organisation and sound – it’s
always a pleasure, as you are such a great team!
Lisa Theunissen (Aylesbury Festival 08)
a quick e-mail to say a million thanks for the wonderful music
and entertainment at the weekend.
Judy & Rick (Aylesbury Festival 08)
Just to say that from my/our angle, the event on Saturday was
a great success. Thanks for involving us!
And thanks to Bob for excellent sound control.
Craig Nathan - (on behalf of the Aylesbury Grammar School
Funktion Band (Aylesbury Festival 08)
OF THANKS from Booker Park Community School. Click HERE
to say I had a fantastic time in Aylesbury this weekend. I thought
the gig was really good all round despite us not having had time
to rehearse or play together since Loreley in July. Thanks to
all of you who made it down and I hope you had as much fun as
we all did this weekend, special thanks to the Marillo crew and
of course Mark, Steve, Ian and Pete for being great mates and
good sports! That was one we will remember for a long time!"
FISH - August 2007
Aylesbury has always been a crucible for talent for as long as
I can remember and it's wonderful to have a celebration of this
talent in the Market Square again for all to see. Having played
so many small European festivals arranged and held in towns I
think it's a tremendous idea and about time that this ethic spread
in the UK and takes music out to communities and brings them closer
together. Well done guys!
FISH - July 2007
It was the best-organised event I have been to, thank you to all
I have put a video of Fish & friends? Performing Market Square
Heroes on YouTube..
wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Hobble on the Cobbles event
yesterday - a great chance to see some local bands and a really
friendly atmosphere all round. Hope to be there again next year!
in the field of Free Music Festivals has so much been achieved
for so many by so few!
What an amazing day! Hours of non stop music from some of the
best talent in the area. From the first band to the last, I had
a fantastic time and to be involved again was just the icing on
the cake. Thanks to Stu and Den from Aylesbury Showcase for organising
such a well run show (and for booking the sunshine) and thanks
to the hundreds of Aylesbury people for turning out to support
their local music scene.
I thought it was fantastic...again. The whole thing felt extremely
thorough and well organised.
Gary Mullins - Lightbox
Fish was joined for encores by a few familiar faces as follows:
20 years since I last saw that line up. Excellent gig and an excellent
surprise to end with!
Thanks to all for doing that, great to see for one more time!
Thanks ever so much for asking us to play. We had a great time.
The standard of music was very high and it was a real pleasure
the people of Aylesbury. Thanks also to mix 96 for playing our
Al - Star Chamber
Marillion. Aylesbury. What more can I say? A dream come true indeed.
Fantastic people, pubs, food, and - of course - music!
You're all Heroes! Thank you!
you very much for letting us (MICAWBER) be part of such an awe
inspiring day. No one has the first idea about how much effort,
expertise and sheer hard work goes into organising something like
Hobble on the Cobbles especially when you guys made it look easy!
Aylesbury is very lucky to have Jam Central Records making it
happen for our local musicians through Aylesbury Showcase and
entertaining the population – and it’s all free! All
the bands were great and it was a real coup to get Fish to play
and then Marillion turn up too! We also really enjoyed playing
at the King’s Head the Saturday before the Hobble on the
Cobbles. There was a great turn out and we had fine support from
Tiny Fish and Loz Jones – no one noticed that it was raining
and just kept dancing…
We really hope we can take part again next year.
All the best.
I was there Great gig!!
Great atmosphere, and loved hearing Incommunicado and Market Square
Heroes!! Wouldn't have missed it for the world!!
was an amazing day and everyone who was involved in the planning
should be really pleased...
Awesome gig, Fish was having a ball. And the guys looked really
pleased to be playing together.
Importantly Fish called 'them' Marillion not 'us' Marillion.
I was there when hell froze over.
Aylesbury Market Square 26/8/2007
Awesome business yesterday. We had a most excellent time.
Great festival yesterday, well done! See you at the next one!
The whole day was great, Fish was on top form, and the encores
were special. Glad I was there to see History in the making.
It was frankly, incredible!
A really great Fish gig on its own but the encore blew me away.
So SO damn happy to have seen this and they sounded pretty damn
Just back (well to Company Gloucester HQ) what a gig!
Gr8 day, weather, friends and of course Marillion joining Fish
on stage for MSqH.
It was one of those moments not to have missed.
Thanks to all for a gr8 day!
Thank you, we really enjoyed ourselves and I personally thought
it was a fantastic event which pulled the whole town together,
and also brought the musicians together...
Richard Nadal - Domino Theory
Just got home after a cracker of a day.
Good music, great weather, great friends.
And for one night only, Marillion with Fish, was a great surprise.
Lads and lasses, this is a classic moment of history! The classic
line-up playing their debut single in Aylesbury market square
A massive thank you to you...!
It was slick, slick, slick – a lot of love and hard work
went into yesterday – and I’m damn proud to be part
of Hobbles on the Cobbles! From the wristbands, to the programmes,
to the hands-on engineers always smiling and helping out wherever
necessary...the amount of press and local support has gotta tell
you something – that it rocks...well done :-)
Lotsa love and big up to the bands that played too...
Lisa Theunissen XXX
There is little that can be said about that.
Unbelievable.............so there they were once more.
Thoroughly enjoyed that, at least I can now say I've pogoed (briefly)
in the Market Square to Market Square Heroes....
Don't think I've smiled so much in the last two months as I did
for that 5 minutes last night.
What a great day. A fantastic set from Fish followed by me finally
getting to see those five guys share a stage.
A dream fulfilled!
It was truly a great day! I am hoarse from singing and screaming!
What a great afternoon / evening. We were already aware of the
rumours of what was going to happen. Fish's set was great - he's
still a scary bloke when you come face to face with him as he
hops over the barrier into the crowd for a walkabout intro to
Vigil! The "reunion" was definitely big silly grin time.
Also - much kudos to King Rat who played later in the King's Head
courtyard. Saw them on the Marillion tour, glad we hung around
for their set last night. Great to see Fish having a good chat
with them afterwards, hope good fortune comes their way.
R + h
Hobble On The Cobbles was a festival held in the 70's in Aylesbury
Market Square. Fish said yesterday that he always dreamed of playing
a gig in the Market Square, but unfortunately Hobble On The Cobbles
had ended by the time Marillion had formed.
When he got the chance to play in the new HOTC he obviously jumped
at the chance. He asked the guys to play because it was 25 years
since the song was recorded.
Major Kudos has got to go to Stuart of Jam Central Records for
organising such a great event and allowing the nostalgic appearance
to take place
Just to say a huge THANKS for arranging Fish to play at Hobble
on the Cobbles. It was fantastic!!! Good work! :) :)
Sarah & Matt
was a great experience thoroughly enjoyed by the band. It was
good to see such a variety of acts.
Take care and best of luck for the future.
Rasheed (Mister Who)
Well done to all those involved, an amazing day. Never knew Aylesbury
had so much talent, something musical for all tastes and ages.
awesome but then again he always is. To bring Fish and Marillion
back together again was every fans dream, a day I'll never forget.
Last year was great, this year fantastic, next year.... we wait
a superb day we had today at Hobble on the Cobbles!!!! We met
some great people and saw some fantastic bands playing great music,
and the atmosphere was electric when Fish played his set, especially
when the lads from marillion got up on stage and played Market
Superb, brilliant, excellent and any other word you care to add
that can describe how good it was, especially the wee surprise
at the end.
Cracking day at Hobble On The Cobbles!
Stu, Thank you for organising everything and making it such a
great day, and especially for finding space for us to play at
the after show party which couldn't have worked out better. We
(King Rat) all had an amazing time, for me personally it was fantastic
to play in front of Fish having been a fan of him and Marillion
for many years, and great to chat to him afterwards. Everyone
seemed to have a great day, and we were certainly well looked
after; I was impressed by the professionalism of your organisation.
Matt - King Rat
Hi just wanted to thank you for Sunday, it was a great day with
some brilliant music, and the finale was fantastic, not sure how
you will top that next year lol :0)"
fabulous wasn't it - I've got loads of mail saying how fantastic
the whole thing was.
Thanks again - you did brilliantly!
idea of me announcing John came out of a very long late night
conversation I had with John and Robin Boult at the Edinburgh
Festival 2 weeks before the Aylesbury gig. He suggested that I
should announce him using exactly the same words that I used to
announce him in 1978.
you may know I always used to dress entirely in white at all Friars
gigs so it made sense to do the same at this one.
The only difference is that in 1978 I used to have a good head
of hair whereas now (like John) I am “thinning”. I
even went to that very friendly fancy dress shop in Cambridge
Street and bought a couple of wigs but they really did look ridiculous.
I then tried that more upmarket Caribbean wig shop also in Cambridge
street but even that looked unconvincing.
thought the whole event was great. There were people there that
I hadn’t seen for 25 years. I particularly appreciated all
the slightly older Friars ladies that gave me somewhat drunken
a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Great music, great
people and a fabulous setting. Aylesbury should be proud that
they can stage an event like this. Can we book the same weather
for next year?
It was great to come back to Aylesbury, meet old friends and see
that nothing's really changed. It's still a hotbed of live music
and the Showcase is now a part of that.
a fantastic event!
remember when we first performed and it was just a couple of small
speakers on the edge of the square. Now it is the Square! Brilliant
job, mate. Well organised, and the band really enjoyed themselves.
Chris Bradford - Cayo Blanco
Brilliant, well organised, a credit to you all.
..And hopefully another one next year!
Neale - Aylesbury
Thanks for arranging today!
I had a great day, and discovered some great new bands.
Andy - Aylesbury
had an awesome time...!
If you do it again next year we would love to play. Thanks for
putting us on.
Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved, from the sound
guys to those who made the sandwiches... it really couldn't have
been organised better!
Roy - Scouting for Girls
excellent show! A day I will always remember and I will be back
next year Otway or not.
Andy - Norwich
You put on a great event mate.... the town owes you one! ; )
Jon - Subrosa5
Stuart, Many congratulations on a fantastic day.
I came down to watch Otway with my 7 year old daughter and we
both had a great time.
Oh, great choice for the final track to finish the whole day off....
David - Aylesbury
Today - review.......
felt I just had to write to say what a fantastic and successful
day it was in Aylesbury yesterday. Aylesbury Showcase did an amazing
job, and I'm sure must have worked so hard and for so long to
present something as excellent as this was.
has really put Aylesbury back to where it belongs - a town known
for its music !
wasn't sure what to expect as I hadn't been to Aylesbury since
the late 1970's/1980's, and it was better than I could have imagined
- the town's local bands were brilliant, and of course, topping
the day was the inimitable John Otway whose show was brilliant
- Aylesbury should be so proud of their home grown talent !
Otway has certainly put Aylesbury on the map once again, as I
notice there has been an awful lot of publicity recently for his
forthcoming world tour and Aylesbury is mentioned in every article.
absolutely wonderful day - I met people that had come from as
far afield as Yorkshire, Scotland, Midlands etc especially for
the Bank Holiday Sunday event, and everyone was saying how glad
they were they had come.
and congratulations to everyone in Aylesbury involved in this
- enjoyed the day, especially 'Messiah'!
Nigel - Sound Studio (Aylesbury)
Wow, what a great day for Aylesbury’s local music scene.
The sun was shining, the bands were all fantastic and the crowd,
well what can we say, an absolutely impressive turnout!! The Market
Square was rockin’. A great big thanks to all who made it
down. Here’s to next years!
Just to say I hobbled on the cobbles last weekend and saw John
Otway for the first time who was brilliant.
I've lived near Aylesbury for pretty much 27 yrs and previously
have never really had anything positive to say about the place,
but now I would like to say well done Jam Central, well done Aylesbury
- long may hobble on the cobbles continue...
came to "Hobble on the Cobbles" on Sunday and it was
brilliant. I used to live in Aston Clinton and went to many many
gigs at Friars. It was great to see Otway again and it was really
excellent that live music was back in the Market Square.
a great day. Top performances all day by some top local talent,
my personal favorites were GRK (great songs) Messiah (really tight
band) and of course the legend that is Mr Otway. A lot of hard
work goes into putting on an event like that and I know Stuart,
Den and the team have worked tirelessly over the last few months.
Not many towns or cities are lucky enough to have an Aylesbury
Showcase or a Jam Central Records, dedicating themselves to promoting
the music created in their local area with professionalism and
class. Thank you and well done guys, same again next year please?”
You did a great job mate, cheers for giving me the chance to be
part of it.
Well done for organising the Otway event, I thought it went very
Chris M France - Music Of Life
Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the 'Hobble on the Cobbles'
last Sunday. It was good to hear so many good quality local musicians,
and I hope this becomes an annual event, and brings much needed
back to Aylesbury. On a personal note I know how much effort I
have to put in to promoting my own gigs in Buckingham, so congratulations
to you for organising such a big event which ran so smoothly.
Empty Room Promotions
Stuart (and everyone at Jam Central),
On behalf of myself and the band (LIGHTBOX), I just wanted to
say thanks for a fantastic event!
"Hobble..." and the other Aylesbury Showcase events
leading up to it were brilliantly organised, and I feel they did
alot to encourage my band (and others) as well as the local music
scene as a whole.
It was a privilege to be involved and I hope the future holds
more of the same.
Be encouraged. Thanks again!! All the best,
Gary - Lightbox
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