Updated Wednesday 7th July 2004
Live Music at the Hertford Marquee Club
Hertford now has it's own dedicated live music venue at The Marquee Club in Railway Street.
The Marquee was formerly a pool club, but following discussions between Kev Saunders, frontman of Clash tribute band The Trash, and Pete Clark and Dave Conway, a new live music venue was launched.
Hertford PA man Rob Muir was enlisted to install a mammoth 8 kilowatt PA system while the club's owners installed new fire escapes, a new bar, soundproofing and a big new stage.
Within four weeks the venue was up and running and has already showcased some fifty bands, including local acts Melonfinger, The Gaff, Broken Mile, The Trash and Hertford Music Festival Battle of the Young Bands winners The Geneva Convention and Black Cab, as well as some excellent tribute acts.
The venue will soon be opening through the week as a music bar where there'll be occasional free live performances, and live concerts will be happening every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. The first Sunday of each month is comedy night, featuring top stand-up talent from Jongleurs and London's Comedy Store.
As well as a host of exciting acts over the coming weeks, such as Probably Robbie (a tribute to Robbie Williams), Eddie and The Hot Rods and Mark Owen of Take That fame, Kev's also planning a spectacular carnival for August Bank Holiday Weekend. Entitled the Not-in-Notting Hill Carnival this four-night, three-day event features a host of local bands plus Trenchtown Experience, the world's number one tribute to Bob Marley and the Wailers, Selecter Acoustic, playing all their Two Tone ska hits and the Marquee Allstars - a collection of the best performers to take the Marquee stage so far!
To find out more about any or all of the Marquee's events, visit their website.