Watford Park
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Rock Music (The Rock Bottom Band) Group
Time - 10:00
Week - Weekly
Day - Thursday
Group Leader(s) - David Cadd
Venue - SGL's home
Vacancies - Registering Interest
Group Leaders
First NameSurname
DavidCadd

Events Coming Up

Sorry, we don't have any planned WPU3A or public events coming up soon. 

Future Gigs

2022
5 Feb - Private birthday party booking, Broadlakes Social Club
30 Apr - Private birthday party booking, West Herts Golf Club
14 May - Private birthday party booking, Broadwater Sailing Club, Harefield
Date TBC - Re-organised WPU3A event from May 2020 - Fish & Chips and Rock and Roll evening

You can book The Rock Bottom Band

We are all multi-vaxxed and tested and available for bookings. In fact we are actively seeking new gigs.

If you are looking for a band for an event please ask us first. You won’t be disappointed. We think we are probably the best 60s covers band in Hertfordshire (in our price bracket!!). Joking aside, you will be surprised how reasonable our charge rates are and we will adapt our playlist to suit your particular requirements for your event.

Check our latest gig date availability.

Contact Dave Cadd on 07766 104941 or by email.

Rehearsals

For the information of group members only here is the Current rehearsal schedule.

Recordings

The band recently completed its contribution to the 2021 Video Group Show which we hope will be aired before too long.

Some recent audio recordings made for the 2021 Video Group Show will be released soon. We also have some earlier recordings from 2017 when we held a recording session at the (now defunct) Titan Recording Studios in Watford.

You can hear all our recordings on The Rock Bottom Band page on the Lemonrock website. Some date back to 2017 when we held a session at the (now defunct) Titan Recording Studios in Watford. Others are from 2021 when we filmed and recorded ourselves in rehearsal - the sound isn't studio mix standard but it shows you what we would sound like in a live gig.

About the Rock Bottom Band

As Watford Park U3A’s resident rock band, Rock Bottom has a wide repertoire of great 1960s songs and more from the 50s, 70s and more recent times, (Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Hollies, Shadows etc). We now have considerable experience of playing pub gigs, dances and private parties and whilst most of our playing time is spent at regular rehearsals we are always looking for further opportunities to play and entertain publicly.

Our aim is to be able to provide a great evening's entertainment, tailored to your preferences, particularly for people of "our age" who can remember such a wealth of great music from our youth.

We are available for events both public and private. We don't charge for charitable events or of course for Watford Park U3A events. We would also be delighted to play for other U3A groups or for private events by arrangement.

Check out an extract from our repertoire.

Vacancies

Sorry this study group is full. As you can imagine, we have a defined performance repertoire that we have practiced and learned over the months and years.

If you are interested to participate in a rock music performance group then the Study Group Leader will be happy to help you try to set up a new group. You just need to advertise within Watford Park U3A or possibly further afield with other local U3As. Hopefully, other players / singers will come forward. It's quite straightforward and you could easily find people who would love to pick up a guitar again now that they have a bit more time. This is how The Rock Bottom Band was started back in 2014.

Gig archive

2021
Sun 28th November - Broadlakes Social Club, London Colney, afternoon rock and roll
Sat 12th June - Private birthday party, Watford

2020
Fri 7th February evening - Public event, Red Lion Apsley
Sat 1st February evening - Private event, Greenfields, Leighton Buzzard
Sadly that's all - Covid!

2019
Fri 18th October evening - Public event, Red Lion Apsley
Sat 14th September evening - Private event, Jimmy Mac's, Hatfield
Sat 27th July evening - Private 65th birthday party, Watford
Sat 6th April evening - Private event, Tring Park Cricket Club
Fri 22nd March evening - Nifty Fifties event, Leavesden Green Community Hub
Thu 28th February early afternoon - Jimmy Mac's Charity event in Hatfield

2018
Thu 13th December early afternoon - Winter Wonderland Christmas Party, Holywell Community Centre
Fri 7th December evening - Private party, Blackwells Chipperfield
Wed 5th December morning - Sarratt U3A December monthly meeting
Fri 5th October evening - SW Herts U3A's 60s night
Thu 27th September early afternoon - International Older Persons' Day event, Holywell Comm'y Centre