Friday, 31 October 2014

Future Gigs

Dates for your diary 2017




Saturday 2nd December-- The Butchers Arms, High Street, High Barnet 


Dates for your diary 2018


Saturday 14th April-- Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich


Saturday 28th April-- The Cressex Club, High Wycombe.






Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Reviews

Gigs and Reviews  2017



Saturday 7th October-- The Blackhorse, Wood Street, Barnet
Saturday 30th September-- Hatfield Road Social Club, St.Albans
Saturday 14th October-- Cressex Community Centre, Cressex Rd, High Wycombe
Friday 1st September-- George 111, Hoddesdon
Saturday 15th July-- The Butchers Arms, Barnet High St. High Barnet
Sunday 2nd July Larks in the Park, St Albans
Saturday 29th April-- Tabards RFC, Cobden Hill, Watling St. Radlett 
Tuesday 25th April--The Arden Hotel, Birmingham
Saturday 22nd April-- The Blackhorse, Wood Street, High Barnet
Saturday 15th April--The Butchers Arms, Barnet High St. High Barnet

Tuesday 30th March-- Chelsea Harbour Hotel IERA 
Gigs and Reviews  2016




  To those who who have seen us, we hope you enjoyed the gigs as much as we did,

A big THANK YOU to you all.



October 29th --The Cressex Club, 203 Cressex Road, High Wycombe,HP12 4PZ
September 3rd -- Butchers Arms Barnet High Street 
August 13th --Tabard Rugby Club in Radlett. Radlett WD7 7JN
 April 16th at HARLINGTON VILLAGE HALL  see Note below
March 26th March - -Old Transporter Ale House-Henlow, Beds
March 22nd  -- IER Awards @Chelsea Harbour Hotel -  private event
March 18th --The Monk (formally Ye Olde Monken Holt) Barnet High Street



For those of you who know Clifford Perry (aka Pez)you will know that he has bravely been fighting Leukaemia for the past 18 months. The staff at the Haemotology Dept. at UCLH undoubtably saved Pez's life and the fund raising evening  showcasing The Beatin Hearts at HARLINGTON VILLAGE HALL sucessfully raised ££££ towards the fund 


Gigs and Reviews  2015



Saturday  November 7th -- The Misty Moon, Barnet High Street
Saturday August 29th   -- The King & Queen, Wendover
Saturday 26th September  -- Sibthorpe Arms, Welham Green, Herts
Friday June 26th--The Great Northern, Hatfield
Sunday 28th June-- Larks In The Parks,
Saturday 4th or Sunday 5th July - Childwickbury Arts Festival, St. Albans  
Saturday June 13th--Deep Sea Anglers Club, Western Esplanade, Hove
Friday June 12th-- The Amble Inn, 182 Station Road, Harpenden
Sunday April 26th-- The Boot, 4 Market Place, St.Albans 
Saturday April 4th-- The Oddfellows Arms. 113 London Road, Apsley 
Saturday 28th March--The Victoria Club, 22 Kingsbury Square, Aylesbury
Friday March 6th-- George III , 8 High Street   Hoddesdon 
Saturday  31st January  The Misty Moon, Barnet High Street - 


Gigs and Reviews  2014

Sibthorpe Arms, Welham Green, Herts - Saturday 
The Monken Holt - Saturday 15th November 
Tabard RFC, Radlett  - Saturday 22nd November 
Redbourn Recreation Centre  - 20th July 



Childwickbury Arts and Music Festival  - Sunday  6th July

This week saw the band at Childwickbury Arts and Music Festival for the third year running. This is run every year by the Stanley Kubrick family in a beautifully restored village north of St. Albans. The kind weather brought out people in droves.  As usual there was an eclectic mix of musical genres. 
The Beatin’Hearts followed “Beans n’ Biscuits,” a Country and Western band, and were followed themselves by a cellist accompanied by a German Narrator recounting the story of Ferdinand the Bull. A fourteen piece ukulele ensemble followed, so something for everyone (I think)


Larks in The Parks, St. Albans - Sunday 29th June 

 For our second gig of the weekend  we were at  Larks in the Parks. This is an annual event organized by St. Albans Arts and bands from all over the area play in parks dotted around St.Albans. Roestock Park was allocated to The Beatin’Hearts, where the band set up amongst Unicyclists, Jugglers and Geranium Sellers (got to watch them!) Keeping a watchful eye on the weather as well, the band rattled through their set, turning heads and reducing the queue for Geraniums.


BuntsFest,  - Saturday 28th June

Thanks to the lovely people who voted for the band to appear, and the first of these outside gigs was The Buntsfest 2014, which was organized as the same day as Glastonbury. The similarities were there as the skies darkened and the rain descended. This presented no barrier to the Band however as they were safely (and comfortably) inside a huge inflatable stage overlooking the hardy milling throng, huddled under umbrellas, cupping mugs of tea and huge German Sausage Rolls.
Lost of money raised I’m told, for The Herts and Essex Air Ambulance.





The Beatin’ Hearts Barnet Tour
It’s been a really enjoyable few weeks on our mini tour of Barnet.


The Misty Moon,  - Saturday 21st June

On the night of the Barnet Music Festival organized by the good people at Barnet4U magazine, The Beatin’Hearts trod the boards in The Misty Moon.
Playing right at the back under the famous Misty Moon Atrium proved no handicap to the Hearts who played a storming gig. Casual passers-by were enticed by the music to enter the unknown and sip a nice pint of Tribute while they “rocked out”. Landlord Steve and his team are hoping to make a go of their music nights, it got off to a great start.




Mark Day of Kentish Town commented “ I was going to Camden, but got on the 134 by mistake, I’m glad I did! We’ve had a great night!”



 The Black Horse, Barnet   - Saturday 14th June


A debut gig  at the newly refurbished Blackhorse where a man defied gravity and flew through the air. The doors were flung open on a barmy night where the music and Dave’s Brummie tones wafted into the beer garden for the rest of the crowd (or smokers as they are called). The band took full advantage of the micro-brewed real ale and another enjoyable night ensued.

Paul Whitebread of Barnet told the band” I’ve been playing cricket in Brighton today, but I didn’t want to miss this”




The Monk, Barnet   - Saturday 7th June

 We have played the Monk before, but this time because of Sergio Ramos’ last minute equalizer in the Champions League Final we started late and finished in the early hours. Proper Rock n ‘ Roll.
Alas no Red Haired Lady this time, but another great audience. Thanks to Henry and his staff.

Pete Estall, a regular was heard to say” I played football with that guitarist!”








Tabard Rugby Club  - 8 March 2014


A belated thank you to all of you who managed to get to the Tabard gig last week, despite the"crowd control" road blocks that Radlett Council set up, which managed to thwart some of our intrepid supporters.

We have been re-booked for next season as I understand the club raised a tidy sum for their youth section, on the night.

Thanks again, hope to see you all in May, back in Barnet.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

4th January 2014 at The Monken Holt




The Beatin’Hearts at Ye Olde Monken Holt Saturday 4th January 2014


Horses and carts were tethered on the Common as a milling throng flocked past the “Village Pound” and Ducking Stool to hear a band of minstrels pluck their instruments at Ye Olde Monken Holt.

Copious quantities of Mead and other fiery substances were swigged as the band played for the amusement of both the rich and poor people of Chipping Barnet.

Painted ladies were seen coercing respectable members of society to “loosen up” and participate in the odd Tarantella.

The Minstrels used revolutionary amplified instruments powered by “elec-trickery” to make themselves heard above the many villagers, who joined in raucous choruses of bawdy ballad’s.

The local innkeeper was so delighted that so many people had drunk his alehouse “dry” that he immediately re-booked the Minstrels, who staggered off into the night.

What they said:
“ Verily I say unto thee, goeth forth and see this band of strolling entertainers”
- The red haired lady.



Thursday, 31 October 2013

22nd November 2013 The Goat Inn, St.Albans.

The Goat Inn, St.Albans  22nd November 2013.



A rebooking in St. Albans is a real endorsement of the Beatin’Hearts credentials and a sure sign of everything heading in the right direction. If there was any doubt that the band could “pack’em in” then the Goat on Friday certainly dispelled that. Not a seat was left and with the bar area crowded, much to the delight of Mick and Kate the licencees, The Beatin’Hearts lifted the crowd with their pumping rock and soulful takes on familiar but not too “samey” covers.
A mixture of the young and not so young, sang along, danced along and drank along to a band that just gets better and better. The infectiousness of the music and the humorous asides of a band that are clearly enjoying themselves make for a great evening out.  The band are attracting the attention of promoters in the area, so should be back in St. Albans soon.

The pub does a fine selection of Real Ale, has a B & B facility and decent food, oh and of course great music.


The Goat Inn Pub St Albans, for real ale and good home cooked food
www.goatinn.co.uk

Sunday, 20 October 2013

The Beatin’ Hearts Live at East Barnet Old Grammarians 12th October 2013

The Beatin’ Hearts Live at East Barnet Old Grammarians 12th October 2013



The recent revival of live music at this famous old clubhouse, conjures up great memories from the past when Georgie Fame, Nine Below Zero, Juice on the Loose and other top acts performed in the hallowed halls. (Oh! and also Jim Davidson)

For the last few months “EBOG” impresario Sid Draper has brought back much needed live entertainment for the members.

Last week we rocked, danced, bopped and sang along to a great band from St. Albans, The Beatin’Hearts.
This 5-piece tap into what people really want on a Saturday night, good time music, rapport with the audience with a good humoured approach.
The set list has been well thought out, with a tight mix of Rock, Blues and contemporary, that is known but not overly familiar.

From the opening bars of the Feelgoods “She Does it Right” it’s obvious this band know what they are doing. They are brave enough to follow a great version of Jimmy Reed’s “Baby What you Want me to Do” with “Make It Wit Chu” by Queens of the Stone Age.

One wondered what the younger contingent of the crowd would make of this, lets say, more mature type of band, but it was obvious that the infectious beat and delivery had won them over.
Dancing and drinking well into the night, listening to great sounds, what else do you want from a social club?

What people said;
“I’ve seen this band before, and travelled from Islington tonight to catch them again, they are great fun and can really play” --Elaine Durack

“ Its great EBOG’s are putting on live music again, its been a cracking night”—Andy Maclaren


“ This band are top class”—Dave Aumayer

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Beatin’ Hearts Gigs 2013

12th October 2013
The Beatin’ Hearts, Live at East Barnet Old Grammarians 



This 5-piece tap into what people really want on a Saturday night, good time music, rapport with the audience with a good humoured approach.  The set list has been well thought out, with a tight mix of Rock, Blues and contemporary, that is known but not overly familiar.  One wondered what the younger contingent of the crowd would make of this, lets say, more mature type of band, but it was obvious that the infectious beat and delivery had won them over.

Dancing and drinking well into the night, listening to great sounds, what else do you want from a social club?







What people said;

“I’ve seen this band before, and travelled from Islington tonight to catch them again, they are great fun and can really play” --Elaine Durack


“ Its great EBOG’s are putting on live music again, its been a cracking night”—Andy Maclaren


“ This band are top class”—Dave Aumayer



The recent revival of live musict this famous old clubhouse, conjures up great memories from the past when Georgie Fame, Nine Below Zero, Juice on the Loose and other top acts performed in the hallowed halls. (Oh! and also Jim DavidsFor the last few months “EBOG” impresario Sid Draper has brought back much needed live entertainment for the members.Last week we rocked, danced, bopped and sang along to a great band from St. Albans, The Beatin’Hearts.This 5-piece tap into what people really want on a Saturday night, good time music, rapport with the audience with a good humoured approach.  The set list has been well thought out, with a tight mix of Rock, Blues and contemporary, that is known but not overly familiar.


From the opening bars of the Feelgoods “She Does it Right” it’s obvious this band know what they are doing. They are brave enough to follow a great version of Jimmy Reed’s “Baby What you Want me to Do” with “Make It Wit Chu” by Queens of the Stone Ag

22nd November The Goat Inn, St.Albans.



A rebooking in St. Albans is a real endorsement of the Beatin’Hearts credentials and a sure sign of everything heading in the right direction. If there was any doubt that the band could “pack’em in” then the Goat on Friday certainly dispelled that. Not a seat was left and with the bar area crowded, much to the delight of Mick and Kate the licencees, The Beatin’Hearts   lifted the crowd with their pumping rock and soulful takes on familiar but not too “samey” covers.

The Goat Inn
(with roof still intact)
A mixture of the young and not so young, sang along, danced along and drank along to a band that just gets better and better. The infectiousness of the music and the humorous asides of a band that are clearly enjoying themselves make for a great evening out.  The band are attracting the attention of promoters in the area, so should be back in St. Albans soon.









 14th July Redbourn Centre Fun Day



The Beatin’Hearts On The Roof (with sensible eye protection)
On another blisteringly hot day, the band was asked to “do a Beatles” and perform on a roof. This time on the roof of Redbourn Leisure Centre, not overlooking Saville Row but bowls players gently plying their craft. Well they were until the opening bars of “She Does it Right” caused a little consternation amongst the low rollers. Thanks to Paul the centre manager the band were kept “hydrated” with Cornwall’s finest ale. A thoroughly enjoyable time in rather surreal settings. You could say the band had reached new heights.





 

 

6th July Childwickbury Arts Festival




The usual sartorial elegance of the band was abandoned in favour of shorts and flip-flops as the temperature soared at this very popular annual event. Having played there last year in the midst of a monsoon, which deterred a lot of people from attending, things were much different this year.
Two music fans
(rushing to Childwickbury to see the Beatin’Hearts)
The good weather (and music) lured the milling throng from miles around as if Hamlein itself had been transported to Hertfordshire. Again amid a very strong line up, the Band won the crowd over with good time rock and blues. Why, even people dozing in deck chairs were seen to lift a heavy eye-lid and rock gently back and forth.








29th June. Help for Heroes. The Goat Inn, St Albans.


From a late gig to an early one. A very worthy charity day put on by the good people at the Goat saw the band on stage on a Saturday afternoon, in front of a very raucous and slightly pickled crowd. Following an excellent acoustic set from Faith Stealer,Gary Sear, The Beatin’Hearts tore into the set list to keep bums off seats. 3 encores with the crowd almost dancing between band members and much money raised, made for a perfect afternoon.







19th June. Whittlebury Hall, Towcester.


 IER Independent Business Awards 2013.


 Whittlebury Hall 
(prior to the Beatin’Hearts Gig)
A barmy summers evening in the Northamptonshire countryside seemed an unlikely setting for a new rock band to cut its teeth. 

However, The Beatin’Hearts debuted in fine and highbrow fashion in front of dinner jackets and posh frocks. A very rock n’roll start time of 11pm meant that an early sound check gave the band time to carry out all the excesses a rock band should be associated with, namely a bite to eat, half a shandy and a gentle stroll taking in the sweet summer air. Despite the offer of free gambling in the adjacent hall, the band were not distracted and were on fine form, despite not having rehearsed with returning singer Dave Burton, prior to the gig. The diners in front needed no encouragement to dance after spending the previous three hours listening to speeches about toasters. A good time was had by all.