The Machine Shed Band
The Machine Shed Band are a Cambridge based Rockblues, soul and rock’n’roll band. For the last twenty years we have been privileged to play live at venues up and down the country, including music pubs, clubs and festivals. We're also available for private parties, anniversaries, birthdays and even rock’n’roll weddings. You name it, we'll do it!
A big thank you to all the many people who came to see us in 2019, and this year, your support is really appreciated.
So, if you were movin' and groovin' in the 60's, 70's and 80's then get out of your armchairs and come and see us; we're still playing that exciting stuff, making you feel alive and good about yourself. And if you're younger come and see us and see what you been missin'. Come and rock with us!
We as a band weren't together then, however we've been playing this music we love for a long while now. So come and listen to amongst others our versions of 'Otis Redding', 'lynyrd skynyrd', 'ZZ Top', 'Wilson Pickett'. 'Rolling Stones'. 'Beatles'. 'Aerosmith'. 'Prince' 'Faces'. 'BB King'. 'Clapton' and many more. We're loud and its party time!
UNFORTUNATELY ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, ALL OF OUR GIGS AS OF APRIL ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE; DUE OBVIOUSLY, TO THE 'LOCKDOWN' AS A RESULT OF THE CORONA VIRUS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN WHEN THINGS IMPROVE. IN THE MEANTIME LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER WHERE YOU CAN AND STAY SAFE. MSB.
Doug Martin - Vocals - Guitar
Dave Keeling - Guitar/ Keyboards/vocals
Russ Squires - Bass/vocals
Phil Briggs - Drums/vocals
Saturday 18th: 'The White Swan' Exning Suffolk --- CANCELLED ILLNESS
Friday 31st January: 'The Flowerpot' Bedford Beds.
Friday 6th March: 'Swan & Hedgehog' Ipswich Suffolk
Saturday 14th March: 'The Maids Head' Mildenhall Suffolk
Friday 20th March: 'The Rose' Biggleswade Beds. Sadly cancelled 'Corona Virus' Implementation.
Friday 24th April: 'The Flowerpot' Bedford Beds.
Friday 15th May: 'Swan & Hedgehog' Ipswich Suffolk
Saturday 6th June: 'Diglea Caravan Park' Snettisham Norfolk
Saturday 27th June: 'The Maids Head' Mildenhall Suffolk
Friday 3rd July: 'The Cherrytree' Dereham Norfolk
Saturday 12th September: 'Coach & Horses' Stevenage Herts.
Friday 18th September: 'The Flowerpot' Bedford Beds.
Friday 9th October: 'The Cherrytree' Dereham Norfolk
Saturday 24th October: 'Diglea Caravan Park' Snettisham Norfolk
Saturday 14th November: 'The Maids Head' Mildenhall Suffolk
Friday 20th November: 'The White Swan' Exning Suffolk
Friday 11th December: 'The Flowerpot' Bedford Beds.
Friday 18th December: 'Swan & Hedgehog' Ipswich Suffolk
"A really good night". Landlady, 'The Flowerpot Bedford Beds. 4th October 2019.
" What a great evening. Everyone had a great time". Darren Landlord 'The Globe' Clare Suffolk Saturday 21st September 2019.
"You're a brilliant band. Can't wait to have you back again" Sharon Landlady White Swan Exning Suffolk Friday 26th April 2019.
“I thought you went down really well and there was all good feedback, so would love to have you back. Could you do our summer festival"? Brendan Sothcott Organizer Chappel Beer Festival Friday 1st March 2019.
"You're a great band. You just seem to get better and better. Thank you for making my birthday such a great success" (Private Party) John Wellard (Landlord) White Horse Exning Suffolk. Saturday 26 January 2019.
"You're excellent musicians, who play great music" Jo (Landlady) 'The Fountain' Soham Cambs. Friday 2nd November 2018.
"I liked you a lot, you're a really good band". Head of bar 'The Flowerpot' Bedford Beds. 26th October 2018.
"You're a cracking band. People were dancing and moving in all areas of the pub" Head of Bar Rose & Crown Hotel Haverhill Suffolk 5th October 2018.
"The band were awesome tonight." Darren (Landlord) 'The Globe' Clare Suffolk 29th September 2018
"I loved it. I thought it (the bands music) was great." Marilyn owner Snettisham Caravan Park Snettisham Norfolk 14th July 2018
"You're a great band; you had the whole pub rocking, great music." John Wellard (landlord) 'The White Horse', Exning Suffolk 24th April 2018
"I really like your band. I always look forward to you playing here." Gynnie (landlady), The Red Lion, Leighton Buzzard, 13th January 2018