U-Turn on Route 66

Rock, Blues and something a bit funky for pubs, clubs and functions

If you are looking for a good mixture of rock, blues and music to dance to at your function then that’s what we do. We also have a specialist U-Turn Blues Band if you want mainly blues.

Formed by Neil Rigby (lead guitar) and Chris Bampton (vocals/rhythm guitar) with Tim Veysey-Smith (vocals/blues harp) – all of us regulars at the Gun & Spitroast Wednesday jam sessions. Playing at least six songs each week with many new ones, we have accumulated a large repertoire of songs. We debuted as U-Turn at Marden Village Club on 22nd September 2018.

We have regular rhythm sections we use and play with weekly and we often have guest musicians featuring on some of our songs to add a bit of spice to them.

We are currently honing up our set list and play rock, blues and pop covers. We also offer a U-Turn Blues Band if rhythm & blues is your thing. Generally we play two sets – the first to listen to and the second to dance to.

For the latest U-Turn inofrmation visit our dedicated website and social media pages…

U-Turn website

U-Turn Facebook Page

Equipment

We have all our own equipment including:

  • Instruments
  • Amplifiers
  • PA
  • Lighting
  • Stage props
  • Smoke machine

You won’t need to supply anything apart from an area to play and access to power via plug sockets.

Booking

If you are interesting in hiring us for your function please contact Neil.

Typical songs

Cocaine – JJ Cale / Eric Clapton
Little Red Corvette – Prince
Song for the Lovers – Richard Ashcroft
The One I Love – REM
Cool for Cats – Squeeze
I’m too Sexy – Right Said Fred
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Lady Writer – Dire Straits
All Summer Long – Kid Rock
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Crossroads – Robert Johnson / Cream / John Mayer
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
What I Say – Ray Charles
Cuddly Toy – Roachford
She’s Not There – Santana / The Zombies
Can’t Get Enough – Bad Company
Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger
Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield
You Should be Dancing – Bee Gees
Groove is in the Heart – Deelite
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Don’t look Back in Anger – Oasis
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Work Together – Canned Heat
She Caught the Katy – Taj Mahal / The Blues Brothers
Soul Man – Sam & Dave / The Blues Brothers
Route 66 – Chuck Berry
I Put a Spell on You – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Going Up the Country – Canned Heat
Sweet Home Chicago – Robert Johnson / The Blues Brothers / Eric Clapton
That’s what love will make you do – Little Milton / Jerry Garcia Band
Only Rock ‘n’ Roll – Rolling Stones
Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry
Milk & Alcohol – Dr. Feelgood
Messin’ with the Kid – Junior Wells
I Can Tell – Dr. Feelgood / Bo Diddley / The Pirates
…and many more!

We are working on new songs every week and are happy to take requests in advance.

Gigs

U-Turn gigs round up on U-Turn website

Videos

A selection videos shot on mobile phones so excuse the sound quality but should give you an idea.