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Earthly Messenger David Bowie Sculpture Unveiling in Aylesbury

The statue unveiling was a free event which took place at 2pm on Sunday 25 March in Aylesbury’s Market Square. From 12noon there was a stage with live music and also a screen showing Bowie videos. That same evening a Benefit Concert - an amazing festival of Aylesbury music at

Friars Aylesbury – Holy Holy – April 2017

  Holy Holy featuring Tony Visconti, Woody Woodmansey and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory played Aylesbury in April. The first time that original Spiders from Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey has played the Ziggy album in Aylesbury since the classic David Bowie show on 15 July 1972 – 44 years ago. Bowie formed the Spiders from

David Bowie Statue Campaign

[jwplayer mediaid="14301"] David Bowie had a very special connection with Friars Aylesbury. To celebrate that connection by creating a stunning statue of David in Aylesbury Market Square, the same Market Square he referenced in the first line of ‘Five Years’, the opening track of one of the most iconic albums of

Live in The Park 2016

[jwplayer mediaid="14133"] Vale Park was once again  filled with great live music, all day on the huge outdoor stage, showcasing 13 local bands and acoustic acts including Lost Minute, James & Jack Manders, Evette Judge, Bustin’ Loose and headlined by the fabulous SkaSouls.  Your host and compere for the day was

Friars Remembers David Bowie

[jwplayer mediaid="12173"] Memories and thoughts of David Bowie when we recently produced a DVD to celebrate the Friars Exhibition. Click Here to Purchase the full DVD:

Marillion at Friars 2013

[jwplayer mediaid="11654"] Marillion returned to Friars Aylesbury for the first time in 28 years in November, taking to the Waterside Theatre stage to a sell out audience as part of a tour.

The Searchers

The Searchers are one of the few British pop groups who have maintained their position at the top for well over 45 years. Second only to the Beatles as Liverpool's finest 60's group. Topping the bill at the 2013 Hobble on the Cobbles.

Almost Midnight

An original funk/rock band, all songs written by bassist and vocalist Charlie Wood playing at this year's Hobble on the Cobbles in Market Square Aylesbury.


A 3 piece pop rock band from Aylesbury, compared to Feeder and the Foo Fighters playing at this year's Hobble on the Cobbles in Market Square Aylesbury.

Tin Spirits

A guitar based Prog/Rock band from Swindon featuring former XTC guitarist Dave Gregory playing at this year's Hobble on the Cobbles in Market Square Aylesbury.

Little Bird

A lively modern acoustic duo, influenced by an eclectic mixture of genres playing at this year's Hobble on the Cobbles in Market Square Aylesbury.

John Young Band

The commercial end of progressive rock featuring Frosty Beedle on drums, Robin Boult on guitar and Steve Rispin on sound playing Hobble on the Cobbles in Market Square Aylesbury.

Pete and Robs Musical Whimsey

Pete Trewavas (Marillion) and Robin Boult, life long friends have created their Musical Whimsey. A guitar duo playing music in no particular style playing Hobble on the Cobbles in Market Square Aylesbury.

Steve Hackett Returns to Friars

Steve Hackett plays at Phase Four. Genesis started off their career at friars and always greatful to the Friars members for their support.

The Specials

Phase Four Friars from the Waterside Theatre… reuniting The Specials after all these years when they last played in Aylesbury.

Friars Phase 1 – Night in the Museum

David Stopps and the creators of Friars Aylesbury met up for an exhibition and talk at the Buckinghamshire Museum to reminisce about 'Phase One' LONG VIDEO YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT FOR IT TO DOWNLOAD BEFORE YOU CAN WATCH WITHOUT STOP & STARTING

Friars – Night in the Museum – Phase One

David Stopps and the creators of Friars Aylesbury met up for an exhibition and talk at the Buckinghamshire Museum to reminisce about 'Phase One' This is a montage of the evening. The FULL DVD can be purchased by clicking below the video.

Aylesbury Festival Weekender 2012

A family friendly and laid-back free music festival, now in its 5th consecutive year, offering a multitude of different musical styles, featuring some of the best local bands.

Jon Lord

Deep Purple's Jon Lord dies at 71. Bucks TV caught up with him at the 2009 'Buckinghamshire Armed Forces Day' organised by his friends the McAlpines.

Music In the Park in Thame

A fantastic event presented by the 'Friends of the Elms Park.' A vast array of musical talent filled the day and night and entertained the massive crowd.

Friars – 8th October 2010

A new era in the history of Friars, phase four at the Waterside, with 999, Eddie & the Hot Rods and Buzzcocks. Interviews and performances.

David Stopps – Friars.

The legend of Friars the World famous music club in nAylesbury chat on the sofa… will we ever get David Bowie playing at phase Four?!

Friars – June 2010

The last ever Friars at its phase three venue the Civic Centre, with John Otway and Paul Weller. Photographs kind permission – Neale Wareham.

Last Local Rock Show

The organiser and the seven local bands taking part in the last local band gig at the Civic Centre in Aylesbury before it closes, chat about there memories of this iconic music venue.

Friars Punk Night.

Part two of the Friars 40th Anniversary…. This time is the Punk era, with 'The Disco Students' 'Penetration' and 'Stiff Little Fingers'

Punk Night at Friars

Music, interviews and the atmosphere of the night now showing on the Music Channel

Friars Aylesbury 40th Anniversary Party No.2. Tickets on Sale

Fri 23rd Oct 2009 – 7.30PM. Following the success of the first Friars Aylesbury gig for 25 years, earlier this year, this second date focuses at the core of the Phase Three Friars punk period with Friars legends Stiff Little Fingers and Penetration.

Lightbox at Aylesbury Festival 2009

Live FREE bands in Kingsbury Aylesbury, thanks to Aylesbury Town Council. A whole weekend of talented, local musicians put together by Aylesbury Showcase.

John Braley Tour

The Entertainment Manager of the Civic Centre during the Friars days walks Richard Carr around the town re visiting all three phase venues and a possible fourth!?

Kris Needs

The local music journalist talks us through his highlights from the good old 'Friars' days

David Stopps

Richard Carr chats to the man behind "Friars" on the 40th Anniversary of the clubs launch in 1969

Friars June 2009 Tickets On Sale

Twenty five years since the last one. On Monday 1st June, the Groundhogs, the Edgar Broughton Band and the Pretty Things performed to healthy 800 crowd. History repeated itself when tickets went on sale.


Local Band playing in Buckingham.

Lightbox Acoustic

PART FOUR at the Limelight in Aylesbury, Saturday 22nd March 2008.

John Otway Interview

Bucks TV caught up with Aylesbury legend John Otway for a spot of lunch at the Kings Head on Friday 16th November as he arrived to gig at the Civic.

Casio Kid

Backstage at the Oxjam Gig, Saturday 20th October 2007, at Buckingham Community Centre

Fish Headlining at Hobbles 2007

What a great surprise to this year's gig, Fish and Marillion reunited after 19 years. Nobody else has managed to do it and nobody will get them to do it again. What a triumph, only in Aylesbury…..Strong Language Warning!