Live Music Stage

Saturday 25th September


Sunday 26th September


Matt Edwards

Matt Edwards is a songwriter/vocalist and guitarist based in the South of England. A genuinely original songwriter blending blues, rock and funk to create his own sound, Matt has been described as a powerhouse vocalist and an innovative guitarist.

To date Matt has released three solo albums, most recently ‘Backward Roots’ in 2018 and is working on his next full studio album in 2021. You can catch his excellent live band ‘Matt Edwards Band’ all over the UK.

Thame Music Acadamy

Thame Music Academy is excited to be part of Thame Food Festival 2021! They will be providing a wide array of fantastic musical entertainment from both their tutors and some of their talented students! They will be showcasing some of the best local live music talent in the area which isn’t to be missed! 

As well as taking part in a variety of local events the Music Academy provides professional, creative and innovative tuition in a large array of instruments including: Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele, Singing, Bass Guitar, Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Drums and Percussion. They are based in the heart of Thame and boast a professional teaching facility including 3 large and well equipped teaching rooms, a waiting area and the usual amenities. Situated in the town centre this vibrant music hub has been providing Thame and the surrounding areas with musical education since 2015!

For more information about the academy and to make a booking please contact TMA via:

The Band With No Name

Popular, good looking, and modern rock covers band. 100% local too (apart from one, maybe two of us).

Covered artists include; Kings of Leon, Killers, Black Keys,  Foo Fighters – plus some oldies, not that we’re old. 


Bootlegger are four devoted fans of classic rock who came together nine years ago to play music from the great rock bands of the 60’s and 70’s. Bootlegger pay close attention to recreating the feel and sound of classic rock, from AC/DC to Zeppelin, with the occasional more contemporary pieces thrown in.

Bootlegger are based in Oxfordshire and perform at pubs, clubs and festivals in the South of England, including the Ace Café London, Chinnor Bike Dayz, Music in the Park Thame, Haddenham Beer Festival and the Dirty Donkey.

Bootlegger are:

  • John “the keys” – Lead vocals, guitar. Believes in the power of Rock. Once got lost back stage looking for a bargain.
  • Rob “the Stick”- Drums, backing vocals. Believes in big boy’s toys and can load up his gear faster than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest.
  • Paul “Fingers” – Bass. Near-expert level at guitars, amps and pedal trivia. Currently saving up all his change to buy a time machine for those authentic 70’s sounds.
  • Stevie “Ray”- Lead guitar awesomeness. Can manoeuvre a van in reverse faster than Jason Bourne on a Parisian side street. Wishes he lived in the 1960’s so he could find a pre-CBS Strat and support Hendrix on tour.

If you would like to hear the sounds of Bootlegger, please contact us.

Hiway 51 -Rockability

Hiway 51 formed in 2012 with a desire to recreate a stripped down ‘country roots’ 1950’s era music.

The line-up comprises upright bass player Ingma Paul, Paul Barker on vocals & guitar, and Phil Carwardine on guitar.

Phil owns Vintage & Modern guitars, and we are very grateful for his help & support of the music stage this weekend.

You can find more about the band here:

The Broadband

The Broadband are:

  • Merlin Milner – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Bill Johnson Smith – Lead Guitar
  • Mark Fellowes – Drums
  • Willie Carson – Bass Guitar, Vocals

Merlin, Bill & Mark have played in bands together since the 1980’s, and Willie joined the band in 2018.

They play a set of original songs of various styles, from funky rock, to pop and dance.

If you like a mix of American Rock’n’Roll and white man’s funk, you will enjoy this!

They have been working on their debut album since 1985!

The Fabulous Duck Brothers

A collection of professional and experienced musicians pay tribute to Eric Clapton’s solo career.

Fronted by long term Clapton fan Phil Astles, the band perform songs produced by Eric throughout his long career. These include performances of complete albums cover to cover as well as the great songs of recent times, The Blues Era and also his time with Derek and the Dominoes and the Cream.

WHY? With a set list that includes classics such as Layla, Wonderful Tonight, Cocaine, Lay Down Sally, Badge, I Shot the Sheriff, Change and Bell Bottom Blues how could you possibly miss this?

Production By Mark Fellowes

Sound & Lighting Equipment provided by Fellowes Productions & Thame Sound & Lighting Hire

We are very pleased to be involved with the Thame Food Festival. We are a local company that provides audio visual equipment & event management.