New Live Show Dates: The Bricklayer’s Arms and HMV High Wycombe

Hi, folks! Just a quick update to let you know that we’ve been booked to play a couple of sets this Friday (22nd July) at the Bricklayer’s Arms in High Wycombe. Dane and Dave will be playing a duo acoustic set in the afternoon and then we’ll be doing a full band show in the evening.

There’s also going to be a hot dog van on site (with vegan hotdogs on offer!), plus some great company and plenty of beers, so come on down if you’re in the area!

Our friends at Far Out Sessions have also invited us to play at their Live and Local Session at HMV High Wycombe on Saturday 17th September. You can click here to learn a little bit more about that.

Also, don’t forget that we’re playing at BellFest at The Bell in Princes Risborough on Saturday August 6th. That’s going to be a good one too, with a cracking line-up and a chance for us to revisit a festival that we first played at pre-COVID, back when we were first getting started.

As always, thanks a lot for following us, and be sure to check out our music on Bandcamp and Spotify. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more. We’ll see you soon!

New Gig Alert: Rising Sun Ickford, Friday 3rd June 2022

Hi, folks! Today, we’ve got a super quick piece of news, which is that we’re playing at a jubilee party at the Rising Sun in Ickford on Friday 3rd June.

The music will be taking place from 2 PM to 6 PM, and we’ll be performing alongside acts like The Pretty Strange, The Sepia Tone Folk Collective and Jazz Dylan. You can find out more about it on the Facebook event here.

We’re also playing on Saturday 4th June at The Bull in Great Milton, so click here to check that out. We have four live shows in the pipeline and so you can also click here to view the full list of our upcoming gigs.

In the meantime, you can of course follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or you can click here to check out our music on Spotify. We’ll see you soon!

New Live Shows: The Bull (Great Milton) and BellFest (Princes Risborough)

Hi, folks! We have some exciting news for you today, which is that we’re down to play not one but two new live shows!

We’ll be playing at The Bull in Great Milton on Saturday 4th June, as well as at BellFest in Princes Risborough on Saturday 6th August. We’ve created Facebook events for both so that you can mark your attendance and get a reminder, so be sure to click through to them.

We’re also due to be playing Far Out Festival at The Rising Sun in Ickford on Saturday 2nd July, so you can click here to view the event page for that.

We’ll also have CDs and some of our new merch available at each of these shows, so be sure to bring along a little pocket money. We’re looking forward to seeing you! And of course, in the meantime, feel free to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more.

New Gig: Far Out Festival, Rising Sun Ickford, Saturday 2nd July

Hi, folks! Today, we’ve got a super exciting announcement to share with you, which is that we’re going to be performing at the Far Out Festival at the Rising Sun in Ickford.

Running from 1 PM to 9 PM on Saturday 2nd July, the festival will host around eighteen acts and include arts and crafts stalls with a mini Glastonbury/Woodstock vibe.

We’ve always enjoyed playing at the Rising Sun, and we’re super excited to be sharing the bill with a bunch of friends and talented musicians. The day is sure to be a blast (even if it rains), and so make sure you mark it on your calendar.

We’ll see you there!

We’ve Got Merch (and a New Logo)!

Hi, all! Just a quick post to let you know that we’ve got a brand spanking new logo, because our old one was really just a placeholder and we weren’t 100% happy with it. The new one is a much better reflection of who we are as a band, and you can check it out below.

Of course, there was another reason for wanting a new logo, which is that we thought it was about time that we got some merch sorted. Come and see us at a show sometime soon to see what we’ve got available!

Price list:

Depression and Mediocrity (EP): £5

12 Step Programme (Album): £8

Tshirt: £15

Badges: 50p

Guitar picks: £1

We’ll also throw in a free badge with every CD or tshirt purchase, and if there’s enough demand there then we might work on some other merch, too. Just let us know what you’d like to see!

We’ve got plenty more cool stuff coming soon including a new show or two to announce, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook and Instagram profiles for more. We’ll see you at a show sometime soon!

New Gig: HMV Presents The Ilk at The Venue, High Wycombe, 26th March 2022

Hi, folks! Just a quick update to let you know that we’re set to be playing at The Venue in High Wycombe on Saturday 26th March 2022.

The gig is arranged by HMV High Wycombe and we’ll be playing alongside Garden and Bollo Bollo. You can purchase tickets here or pick them up for free in-store at HMV High Wycombe.

We’re super excited to be playing there, and the rumour is that we’ll be playing with a new bassist for the first time. You might recognise him as the co-writer of Ilk classic Break Your Heart.

As always, be sure to follow us on Facebook and on Instagram for more, and to click here to check out the event page. We hope to see you soon!

New Live Date: Rising Sun Ickford, Saturday 29th January

Hi, folks! Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’re set to make a return to the Rising Sun in Ickford on Saturday 29th January.

We’re super excited to be back, especially after December’s event was called off due to mounting concerns around COVID ahead of Christmas. The event will run from 7 PM to 11 PM and we’ll be on the lineup alongside a bunch of other awesome acts, so do come on down.

We’ve created a Facebook event that you can mark your attendance on as a reminder, and be sure to follow the Rising Sun Facebook page for more updates including the full line-up.

In the meantime, you can also check out some of our music on Spotify and follow The Ilk on Facebook and Instagram for more. We’ll see you at a gig sometime soon!

New Gig: The Phoenix High Wycombe, Saturday 18th December 2021

Hi, folks! Just a quick update today to let you know that we’ve got another new gig lined up for the end of the year, this time at The Phoenix in High Wycombe!

After Dave and Dane play an acoustic show on Friday 17th December at the Rising Sun in Ickford, they’ll be joined by Matt on drums for an electric set on Sunday 18th December at the Phoenix.

It’s due to kick off at about 8:30/9 PM, so be sure to head on over for a beer or three and a few tunes. There’s a rumour that we’ll be playing a certain sweary Christmas song, so it’s not one to be missed!

In the meantime, be sure to follow The Phoenix on Facebook. You can also follow the Ilk on Facebook and Instagram, and you can click here to check out some of our music on Spotify. We’ll see you soon!

New Live Date: The Rising Sun, Ickford, October 23rd 2021

Hi, folks! Just a quick update to let you know that we’re returning to the Rising Sun in Ickford on October 23rd 2021!

We had a great time with Dean and Ali and crew during our last visit, and this time we’ll be taking Matt along to play cajon. We were outside last time, but it was one of the last nice days of the summer and so this time, we’ll be playing inside.

The music kicks off at 2 PM and we’re going to be on relatively early because Dane has to be back to work at the arts centre in the evening. There are also a bunch of other fantastic acts on the bill, so be sure to come along if you’re in the area!

You can find out more about the event on its Facebook page or in the flyer above. In the meantime, be sure to follow The Ilk on Facebook and Instagram and to check out our music on Bandcamp and Spotify. We’ll see you soon!

New Gig Alert: Rising Sun in Ickford

Hi, folks! Okay, okay, it’s a little bit last minute, but we wanted to let you know that we’ve been asked to step in to play a set at the Rising Sun in Ickford this Saturday.

Organised by Dean Butler, it features a cracking line-up of musicians, many of whom we know from the Open Micsolate Facebook group. Acts include Wendy Grace, Simon Gregory, Andrew Hogger and Kimberley Williams.

Unfortunately, our good friend Nick Atkinson had to pull out, and so we agreed to play a duo set in his slot at three PM ish. We hope to see lots of you there!

You can find out more about the event in the poster above or on the Facebook page, and you can also follow the Ilk on Facebook and Instagram while you’re at it. Our new album, 12 Step Programme, is also out on Spotify.