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         The Machine Shed Band

The Machine Shed Band are a South Cambs / Herts / Beds / Essex 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 until March 2021, 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 can be loud or not so loud, you decide, its party time!


Following the sudden departure of our vocalist we are now looking to audition an experienced vocalist.


Band Members

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Bern Hainsby - Keys / Guitar / Harp

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Robin Staal - Lead / Rhythm Guitar



Russ Squires - Bass/vocals

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Phil Briggs - Drums/vocals






February 2022

Saturday 19th February:  'The Maids Head'  Mildenhall  Suffolk

March 2022

Saturday 5th March:  'The Flowerpot'  Bedford  Beds.

Friday 25th March:  'White Swan'  Exning  Suffolk

April 2022

Saturday 9th April:  'The Grove Club'  Clacton  Essex

May 2022

Sunday 1st May:  'Six Bells'  Fulbourn  Cambridge.  Beer Festival  5 pm

Friday 6th May:  'The Crown'  Sandon  Essex  CM2 7SH


Saturday 28th May:  'Diglea Caravan Park'  Snettisham  Norfolk      CANCELLED


June 2022


Saturday 11th June:  'White Swan'  Exning  Suffolk


July 2022


Saturday 2nd July:  'The Flowerpot'  Bedford  Beds.

Saturday 23rd July:  The White Bear'  Broxbourne  Herts  EN10 7BN


September 2022

Saturday 10th September:  'Maids Head'  Mildenhall  Suffolk  CANCELLED


Saturday 24th September:  'Diglea Caravan Park'  Snettisham  Norfolk   CANCELLED


October 2022


Saturday 8th October:  'The Flowerpot'  Bedford  Beds.

Friday 21st October:  'The Crown'  Sandon  Essex  CM2 7SH

November 2022

Saturday 26 November:  'Maids Head'  Mildenhall  Suffolk

December 2022

Saturday 10th December 'White Swan'  Exning  Suffolk



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"You were amazing.  The whole pub, people were telling me how good they thought you were.  I can't wait for you to come back next time".  Landlord  The Maids Head'  Mildenhall  Suffolk  Saturday 19th February 2022.

"Everybody thought you you were great.  I had so many people come up to me and sing your praises.  You were far better than I'd led many of them to believe, so they had a (jokey) go at me".  Leslie, wife of the birthday man.  5th December 2021.

"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


For bookings and general enquiries please see below.  We'd love to hear from you.

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Phone: 0791 855 2088

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