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.

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 new for 2021, percussion! We have well rehearsed alternatives if availability is an issue. Our gigs have featured 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