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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
Thursday 2 June 15:10 Olney Jubilee Celebrations Olney Recreation Ground MK46 4DW Olney celebrated Coronation Day with a variety of children's sports, a fancy dress competition, a Rugby v Association Football match and a "Lady and Gent Posting the Penny".
75 years on, we're celebrating Her Majesty's long reign with live bands including the Tinkers. We reckon that's progress for you.
Saturday 4 June 19:00 Faith Brothers Fans and Friends Meet Up The Hammersmith Club, W6 9DH A celebration of the magical Billy Franks and the Faith Brothers, raising money for charity YouthMusic. We'll be playing one of Billy's songs in our set - a very rare chance to hear us playing a cover. Watch our preview here. Tickets £12 from TicketSource.
Friday 24 June 20:50 Togfest22 Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes MK13 9AP Togmor's beloved birthday celebration returns after a long absence.
Sunday 3 July 16:00 Olney Riverfest Riverside Field, Olney A happy festival based around duck and raft racing, food and drink. Sunshine almost guaranteed.
Saturday 13 August 20:00 Legion of Rhythm Festival British Legion, Ousebank House, Newport Pagnell An all-day festival featuring the best music in the area.
Sunday 14 August 16:00 CowperFest The Cowper's Oak, Weston Underwood Ian's local, a great venue. Lovely village, good atmosphere, fine beer.

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.