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Gig Guide

We're excited to see gig bookings starting to come in again. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to hear the latest news.

DateTimeEvent WhereDetails
Saturday 13 August 19:00 Legion of Rhythm Festival British Legion, Ousebank House, Newport Pagnell An all-day festival featuring the best music in the area.
Sunday 14 August 15:45 CowperFest The Cowper's Oak, Weston Underwood Ian's local, a great venue. Lovely village, good atmosphere, fine beer.
Sunday 11 September Big Olney Food Festival Olney Market Square A festival of food. In Olney. Also, it's big.

The Noise Is Beautiful

Our debut album, The Noise Is Beautiful, contains ten of the catchy, happy songs that have delighted crowds from Bedford to Devon. Click here to listen, or go to your favourite streaming service and search "Tinkers Lane". And then click here to buy your very own CD copy to have, hold and enjoy for ever.


Who We Are

Tinkers Lane are a five-piece band playing the original songs of frontman Ian Roberts. The music ranges from intimate love songs to melodic upbeat summer tunes that will have you dancing and dreaming of a better world. Catchy tunes combine with perceptive, poetic lyrics underpinned by a yearning for love and social justice. A Tinkers Lane gig is a journey across genres, spanning pop, rock'n'roll, country, reggae, latin and rockney, always with a happy, uplifting sound that is uniquely their own.

The band has played at festivals and venues including:

  • supporting Martin Stephenson and the Daintees at 229 The Venue
  • the Levellers' Beautiful Days festival
  • the Dublin Castle in Camden
  • the Half Moon in Putney

Check recent gig history here.

The Songs page will give you a flavour of what we're about.