Many of the bands that play here end up becoming regulars. Check them out in more detail below.
Bad Influence - www.badinfluence.org.uk
Originally formed in 1986, Bad Influence is a rock & blues band that have played here at The Royal Oak on many occasions. Live performances are packed with original materials and great covers from a diverse set of groups including Tom Petty, Dixie Chicks and Rory Gallagher. Check out their website for more information & keep an eye on our events page to see when they're next playing.
The Brainchild - www.myspace.com/brainchild44
The members of this band met in 2004 and performed together as a covers band. From here, they decided to become an originals band and so The Brainchild was born! They play rock, classic rock and indieTake a look at their website for more information.
Covered In Skas - www.myspace.com/coveredinskas
A recently formed band (October 2008), this band was created using musicians that were passionate about ska and reggae music. Their style is like that of the good ol' days of true ska and reggae and they are not a tribute band! Hear them here at the Royal Oak and see for yourself or take a look at their website to see what others have said about them.
Cry Wolf - www.crywolfrocks.co.uk
The current line up of Cry Wolf was formed in 1997 and have had successful gigs playing classic rock covers from the 70's, 80's & 90's, in and around London ever since. Check our Events page to see when they're next playing here.
Ed Hudson - www.myspace.com/edhudsonband
Formed out the remnants of another great rock band (Bad II The Bone), the Ed Hudson plays classic rock covers from the 60's to present day. Bands covered include Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Rolling Stones, Primal Scream and many, many more.
Fluke - www.fluketheband.com
Five piece rock, soul and blues band playing covers from the 60's and 70's. Fluke play at various pubs, clubs and other venues, including here at The Royal Oak.
Land of Cain - www.myspace.com/landofcain
Four piece rock and metal band from West London. Originally known as "One Bitter Pill" in 2004, Land of Cain have already recorded one album and still enjoy playing in pubs and clubs. Check out their website and our events page to see when they are next performing.
Netherworld - www.myspace.com/netherworldrock
Classic rock tribute, this heavy rock band is a regular at The Royal Oak. Check out their website for their other gigs and keep an eye on our events page to see when they're next playing here.
Replicant - www.myspace.com/replicantrockband
Formed in 2002, Replicant play classic rock covers and include some more modern tracks on their set list. Take a look at their websitelassic rock tribute, this heavy rock band is a regular at The Royal Oak. Check out their website for their other gigs and keep an eye on our events page to see when they're next playing here.
Scam 69 - www.scam69.com
New Wave tribute act. Playing hits from 1977-1982 and reproducing the sounds of the Buzzcocks, the Undertones, Clash, the Stranglers, the Adverts and many more. For great new wave, punk and pop covers, keep checking the events page to see when Scam 69 are next playing. Also check out their website for more information
Smileys Heroes - www.myspace.com/smileysheroes
Covers band playing music from across the decades, including the Beatles, Oasis, Travis, Take That, The Who and many, many more. For full information about Smileys Heroes, take a look at their website. They're regulars here at the Royal Oak, so watch the Events page for their next gig here.
The Good Old Boys - www.myspace.com/thegoodoldboysofficialmyspace
The Good Old Boys were originally formed as a vehicle to play live Rock 'n' Roll whenever the members were free from touring with their own bands. The astounding response they received has led them to become a successful band in their own right and as a result the combined talents of Alan Barratt, Nick Simper, Peter Parks, Simon Bishop and Richard Hudson provide a perfect blend for the 50s 60s Rock 'n' Roll / R&B enthusiast.