Band lineup


4th September 2021

Once again, we had a totally fabulous lineup for you!

Main Stage sponsored by

Acoustic Stage sponsored by

Under the watchful eye of drum tutor, Phil Heard, our School Drummers will proudly open OakFest 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 1:25pm

Simon is a highly experienced singer and guitarist with many years of live performances under his belt. He has a soulful voice which lends itself to his acoustic style.
Performing songs from a large variety of genres and artists, he is sure to entertain you all and get you singing along!
Simon teaches at Oakley School and also runs Thame Music Academy, a private music school based in the heart of the town. They provide professional, creative and innovative tuition in a large variety of instruments.
For further information please visit:

Simon Markland
1:30 to 1:50pm

Young Rocks were initially brought together to perform 1 song at MITP 2019, however they actually managed to nail 4 tracks. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength, especially with the introduction of their new lead singer Daniel.

In 2019 they also performed at Music in the Garden, Towersey, XYZ MusicFestival, Griffinfest and are beginning to play the local open mic scene, with several events already booked for the coming year.

They play a mix of classic rock and pop covers and have recently starting to write and perform some original songs.

The band consists of Bradley Baker, George Boydon, Daniel Field, Samuel Griffin and Steven Young, they are all aged between 11 and 14 yrs.

Young Rocks
1:55 to 2:25pm

Watch Young Rocks here

Using live loops, vocal harmonies, soundscapes, stripped back guitar and beats, Jefferson Duke constructs his songs in front of an audience, producing a mix of ethereal alt rock with a strong pop-sensibility.
Jefferson Duke was nominated for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition and runner-up in the prestigious Thame Songwriting Competition 2020.
His live video ‘The Garden’ received incredible feedback and attention, leading to a number of festival appearances across the country. His debut EP ‘Murderer’s Masquerade’ will be released in 2021 - co-produced by Rowland Prytherch (Stornoway, Ralfe Band, Nick Cope).

Jefferson Duke
2:30 to 3:00pm

Watch Jefferson play ‘The Garden’ here

17-year-old Max Blansjaar spent the first few years of his musical career as a virtuoso classical pianist. In late 2017 he started to experiment with his unique brand of lo-fi pop music, writing and recording a collection of songs on an old computer at his school. Since then, Max has gained a reputation for his energetic live shows, receiving regular BBC Radio airplay and treading stages at the likes of Truck Festival and Ritual Union."

Max Blansjaar
3:05 to 3:50pm

Watch Max here

Rock n' Roll straight between the eyes

Memphis Rattlesnakes
4:25 to 5:10pm

sponsored by Carlton Associates

Watch Memphis Rattlesnakes here

Paul is a singer songwriter from Chinnor who plays finger picking style guitar. He has been around the open mic and Festival scene in this area for many years and has played mainly in a duo as well as solo. As well as his own music, Paul takes acoustic style covers and gives them his own twist.

Paul Chapman
5:15 to 5:40pm

Treble 21 are a small but powerful country band fronted by vocalist Helen Wren playing country and western hits from across the ages. Lively and fun, their aim is to have you toe-tapping and yee-hawing into the evening.

Treble 21
5:45 to 6:30pm

Kiera Gabrielle is a young musician currently studying Music Performance and Production at City of Oxford college.
Kiera is passionate about music and has loved singing since as long as she can remember.
She listens to a wide variety of genres and artists, with influences including Miley Cyrus, Hayley Williams of Paramore and Lady Gaga.

Kiera Gabreille
6:35 to 7:00pm

Watch Kiera here

Transit are a no fuss, 10 year old maximum speed, 4 piece band from Thame.


Tim Field: Vocals/bass guitar

Colin Smith: Guitar

Esther Stanway-Williams: Keys

Graeme Mason: Drums

Style: Still flying the flag for any decent “Mod/Ska & 90s “Britpop” sounds.

Gigs: Many in the local area. The October Chinnor Rugby Club beer festival is usually a highlight.

Aim: To get the crowd moving.

7:05 to 7:55pm
Watch Transit here


PSA have been together four 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
8:15 to 9:05pm

sponsored by Purley Pools

Listen to PSA here


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
9:25 to 10:15pm

Watch The Vibe here