Band lineup

Our 2019 bands are all signed up and raring to go –
Just look at this great lineup!

Main Stage sponsored by

Acoustic Stage sponsored by

Under the watchful eye of drum tutor, Phil Heard, our School Drummers will proudly open OakFest'19 playing a selection of tunes they have been perfecting during their weekly lessons.
Please give them a very warm welcome!

The School Drummers
1:00 to 1:30

Neil describes himself as a very ancient trainee strummer and warbler.
More at home behind the camera, photographing and videoing local music events, he has recently been encouraged to start performing again and is excited to be asked to play some obscure covers at his first ever 'fest' in his 70th year!

Neil Wetherell
1:35 to 1:55

Local band Working Dog are ready to get back to what it’s all about and rock the house. Check out their take on some blues and blues rock classics, as well as a few surprises along the way.
Bang your head, shake a leg, it’s gonna be a wang dang doodle!
Band members: Jimi O'Connell, Adrian Collins, John Porter, Geoff Cotton, Steve Gunn.

Working Dog
2:00 to 2:45

Caitlin & Katie are two friends from Wheatley Park School who enjoy playing together.
They have performed at few times at the FTMN Open Mic in Thame and this is their second time at Oakfest.
Caitlin is a former Oakley Combined School pupil - please give her a great welcome!

Caitlin & Katie
2:50 to 3:10

BITTERROOT play energy packed rockabilly and swamp rock and are very well known on the home counties gig circuit. From Ray Charles and Nina Simone via Bruce Springsteen and Ry Cooder to London Grammar - you’ll hear instantly recognisable songs from a hugely versatile repertoire, all with a completely original makeover. Fabulous vocal harmonies and soaring slide guitar are backed by a thumping double bass and drums. Facebook

3:15 to 4:00
sponsored by Turney Brothers (Builders) & Co Ltd

When not enthralling international audiences with their fire eating routines … Thirlby and Smith turn to their first love – acoustic music, it’s less hazardous for all concerned.
Thirlby and Smith play jazz, blues, country and poptastic tunes.
Catch them playing with country band Roadhouse too!

Thirlby & Smith
4:05 to 4:35

2am Blue are a five piece local band playing their own brand of Acoustic rock from sensitive ballads to driving rock.
A mixture of covers of songs they love and their own writing wrapped in stylish musicianship and harmony.
Well worth a listen.

2am Blue
4:40 to 5:25
sponsored by Clean Genie

Helen Wren is a Reading and London-based singer-songwriter.
A lively performer with a country rock edge, she plays an upbeat set of acoustic pop/rock original music with an emphasis on catchy hooks.
Helen also delivers a selection of chosen covers reworked in the same style.

Helen Wren
5:30 to 6:00pm

The Superpowers are a four-piece band from Guildford, serious about their music, but with a good sense of humour. They generally gig in London in the winter months, but outdoor festivals, where things can get really lively, are what they like best! The show includes a mixture of punchy rock songs, cow-punk tunes and a sprinkling of cover tracks. The guys always have fun on stage and go out purely to entertain. So, join with the energy of ‘The Supers’ and the unique performance from Matt De La Matt (vocals), Powers Kernel (Guitar), Stiv Bassgod (Bass) and Mr Cozy Powers (Drums). Are you ready!?
Matt says: ‘We’re looking forward to OakFest, come rain or shine. We’re told you can all sing louder and dance better than any other festival in Buckinghamshire, so that’s gonna be fun, right?’

The Superpowers
6:05 to 6:55
sponsored by Scancross Environmental Services Ltd

The Ponderosa are Rod Craig (mandolin/vocals), Mat Davies (bass), Kate Saunders (fiddle/vocals), Simon Stafford (vocals/guitar), and Colin Tester (percussion).
Hailing from the gently rolling hills and river valleys of Oxfordshire, they play an infectious blend of the familiar, the unfashionable and obscure: traditional and contemporary acoustic music and Americana played with passion and energy, by turns sublime and rabble-rousing.
“Worryingly good” Johnnie Littler

The Ponderosa
7:40 to 8:30
sponsored by Carlton Associates


Vibe, (Tanya, Kev, Phil and Guy) have played together for quite some time now.
Set lists have evolved over the years from mainly funk/soul and now includes rock, new, maybe a little country, but of course with a slightly different “Vibe”.
Mainly played to make everyone smile and hopefully dance 🙂

The Vibe
8:45 to 9:35
sponsored by Rugby Tots


PSA may have only been together two years; but their history together goes back over thirty, playing together in various bands.
Their new EP 'The Beginning' captures their live sound, which is best described as High Energy Dirty Rock n Roll.
Visit their Facebook page and give it a listen

Public Service Announcement
9:50 to 10:35