U-Turn at The Pig & Sty Bethersden Kent

Rock, Blues and something a bit Funky!

Covers band available for pubs, clubs and functions

If you are looking for a good mixture of rock, blues and some music to dance to at your function, then that’s what U-Turn do.

We have performed over 50 gigs as U-Turn featuring a band of very experienced musicians with years of experience at your disposal to create a memorable show.

Formed by Neil Rigby (lead guitar/vocals) and Chris Bampton (vocals/rhythm guitar) formed with regulars at the Gun & Spitroast Wednesday jam sessions. Playing at least six songs each week with many new ones, we are accumulating a large repertoire of tried and tested songs. We debuted as U-Turn at Marden Village Club on 22nd September 2018.

U-Turn have a regular rhythm section, and now, since 2021, we have percussion available! We have well rehearsed alternatives if availability is an issue. Our gigs often feature guest musicians in the past to add a bit of spice and specialist skills.

We are currently honing up our set list and play rock, blues and funky covers. Generally we play two sets of 45 minutes each – the first to listen to and the second to dance to. We also can do other lengths of gig to suit your needs.

U-Turn at Rural Past Times Country Show 2019

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We have all our own equipment and only need a space to play and power. Full details on our Equipment page.


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

U-Turn live at TJs Beer Festival 2019

Typical songs

Long Grey Mare – Fleetwood Mac
Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
I’m So Glad – Cream
Cocaine – JJ Cale / Eric Clapton
Feelin’ Alright – Rare Earth
Louie Louie – The Kingsmen / Motörhead
Hard to Handle – Otis Reading / The Black Crowes / Grateful Dead
Song for the Lovers – Richard Ashcroft
Lady Writer – Dire Straits
All Summer Long – Kid Rock
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry / Jimi Hendrix
Crossroads – Robert Johnson / Cream / John Mayer
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
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Every 1’s a Winner – Hot Chocolate
Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham
You Should be Dancing – Bee Gees
Groove is in the Heart – Deelite
Rapper’s Delight – The Sugarhill Gang
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – John Lee Hooker / George Thorogood and the Destroyers
The One I Love – REM
Cool for Cats – Squeeze
I’m too Sexy – Right Said Fred
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
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 / Rolling Stones
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
Hush – Deep Purple / Kula Shaker
Peaches – The Stranglers
Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry / The Beatles
Milk & Alcohol – Dr. Feelgood
Messin’ with the Kid – Junior Wells and Buddy Guy / Rory Gallagher
I Can Tell – Dr Feelgood / Bo Diddley / The Pirates
Love Potion No.9 – The Coasters / The Searchers
Have Love, Will Travel – The Sonics / The Black Keys
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Virginia Plane – Roxy Music
Little Red Corvette – Prince
I Can’t Explain – The Who
Hideaway – Freddie King / John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
The Kids are Alright – The Who
Baby Please Don’t Go – Muddy Waters / Them
Substitute – The Who
Green Onions – Booker T & The MGs
Sunshine of your Love – Cream
Roxette – Dr Feelgood
…and many more!

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

U-Turn live at The George Hurst Green


12/10/19 The Unicorn Marden Kent No.3

4/10/19 Charity Music Night The Plough at Leigh

31/08/19 Willfest 3

30/08/19 Pinstock Music Festival

25/08/19 The Halfway House Beer Festival Brenchley

11/08/19 Rural Past Times Country Show, Pestalozzi Village

09/08/19 Horsmonden Cricket Club

06/07/19 TJs Beer Festival, Tonbridge

05/07/19 Capel Fete-Ival Festival

29/06/19 The Royal George, Hurst Green

07/06/19 Horsmonden Summer Festival, Kent

01/06/19 Hurst Green Fete East Sussex

27/06/19 UNFEST 2019 The Bedford, Tunbridge Wells

04/05/19 The Unicorn Marden Kent No.2

23/02/19 Hurst Green, East Sussex

19/01/19 The Unicorn Marden Kent No.1

22/09/18 Marden Village Club


To have a look at our videos please visit our Videos page.

U-Turn live from the beer garden at the Halfway House