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The Noise Is Beautiful

Our debut album, The Noise Is Beautiful, is out now! Ten of the catchy, happy songs that have delighted crowds from Bedford to Devon. Have a listen to us on Tidal, or go to your favourite streaming service and search "Tinkers Lane". If you're sufficiently retro to love downloads, then try iTunes. Or - best of all - click here to buy your very own CD copy to have, hold and enjoy for ever.

Gig Guide

After the cancellation of all our plans for 2020, we had some great bookings for 2021. Then they all got cancelled too. We are, finally starting to get some new dates in the calendar. Hope to see you at some of them!

DateTimeEvent WhereDetails
11-13 June Elderflower Fields Stanford Hall, Leicestershire A wild weekend adventure, packed full of music, sports, nature and the arts, all set in the heart of the beautiful surrounds of the Stanford Hall estate in Leicestershire
25-26 June Togfest Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes Togmor's beloved birthday celebration returns after a two-year absence.
Sunday 4 July Olney Riverfest Riverbank behind Olney Rugby Club A delightful festival, rural England at its best. Always sunny.
Saturday 10 July Wedding by invitation
Monday 19 July MK Rose Fundraiser Campbell Park, Milton Keynes
Saturday 24 July 14:30 VIBE MK Festival The Lake View, Great Linford Lovely place overlooking the lake. A full day of live music sponsored by Peel Juice Bar
Saturday 31 July Coffee Hall Residents Association Coffee Hall, Milton Keynes
Saturday 28 August Great Linford Family Funday Great Linford, Milton Keynes

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 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, and Folk on the Green in Stony Stratford - check recent gig history here.

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