SATURDAY

16.15

Louis Smith

Louis joined the festival in 2021 as our resident sound engineer, and when a few bands cancelled at the last minute due to illness (remember Covid?) he offered to step in…. and wow!

17.00

Henry Nurse  TBC

Henry reveals a carefully crafted suit of songs written in his first year of studying music at Oxford. Inspired by the cinematic chamber pop of Scott Walker and the Divine Comedy, and taking cues from the jazz and soul influences of his band Vertigo, Henry invites you to explore a world of musical invention. With Lyrical influences ranging from Oscar Wilde to William Wordsworth to his own intolerably stroppy teenage angst, Henry’s music seeks to explore the topic of love in unexpected ways. From an allegorical tale of the deadly secrets of a seemingly innocent bolton stream, to a son’s attempt to find connection with his hospitalised mother, Henry’s music seeks to find relatability in the unexpected and joyous beauty in the tragic.

17.45

Vertigo TBC

Three St Albans lads with a passion for classic rock, soul and a cheeky sprinkling of jazz harmony return with their feel good show, complete with a fresh batch of future stadium anthems and classic ballads. From the failed premiership of Theresa May to the romantic delusions of a serial killer and the paintings of Degas, Vertigo bathe stories of the unexpected and lighting sharp lyrical twists in golden vintage sonorites as wide and sweeping as the American prairie. Vertigo comprises Henry Nurse (vocals, bass and lead songwriter), Brendan Donegan (guitar) and Oliver Nurse (drums), two brothers and a school friend who all share a passion for a craftily constructed tune and head turning colourful stage outfits. Expect a high energy and memorable show to round off what we expect will have been a great day!

18.30

Tom Craven

A stalwart acoustic artist on the Milton Keynes/Watford music scene, having toured California amongst gigs throughout the UK and Europe from the age of 21, Tom continues to steadily make his mark with his “ability to blend acoustics and rock in a unique way; creating a perfect blend of music for all ages”. From sing-alongs to heartfelt ballads, he has an intense emotion to his vocals & his music has subtle elements towards indie & folk – but his real strength lies in his storytelling, confidence and presence onstage. An honest & bold acoustic troubadour!

Instagram: @tomcraven
www.tom-craven.com

20.00-22.00

MOUTH ON A STICK

Mouth On A Stick specialize in the eclectic. They are not your average duo – nor do they wish to be! Their set consists of a carefully chosen mix of songs from the 1950s through to the present day. Formed in late 2007, singer/bassist (Howard) and guitarist (Keith) – both formerly of 80s rock band Liaison – renew their musical relationship in this energetic and fun acoustic duo. Performing a variety of hits and album tracks from the last 5 decades, the pair mix dual vocals with acoustic and bass guitar. Both talented singers, they share the lead and backing vocal duties during their diverse set of rock and pop covers.

This is their first visit to the festival – we are not worthy!

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St Saviour's

Beer & Fizz Festival

St Saviour’s Church  |  25 Sandpit Lane  |  St Albans  |  AL1 4DF

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