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Live at Ronnie Scott's

The Scratch Band

  • Pamela Holmes / lead vocals, percussion
  • Greg Hodder / guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark Gubbins / keyboard, guitar, lead and backing
  • Jayne Barr / saxophone, flute, backing vocals
  • Terry Blackman / bass
  • Alistair Barr / drums

The Scratch Band is a well-established London party band founded in 1993. We are experienced and professional and play an eclectic mix of covers from the 1960’s to the present day, as well as our own compositions.

We promise an energetic live show, guaranteed to keep all age gig-items on the dance floor (or at the bar). Our line-up features keyboards, alto sax, flute, guitars, bass and percussion. We have four vocalists with two lead singers and two backing vocals and often feature four-part a capella harmonies.

We play for charity events, corporate evenings, birthday parties, and any other reason. We have performed at the following, very varied, venues:

Comedy Pub, Leicester Square / Haverstock Arms, Haverstock Hill / Legends, Camden / Interchange Studios, Belsize Park / The Fly, New Oxford Street / The Enterprise, Camden / Tower Tavern, Fitzrovia / Bloomsbury Ballroom, Bloomsbury Square /Basing House, Kingsland Road / White Horse, Parsons Green / The Forge, Camden

Gig Dates & News

20th June 2018

The Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Rd

21st April 2018

The Water Rats, 328 Gray's Inn Road

21st December 2017

229 Club, International Student House

21st September 2017

The Water Rats, 328 Gray's Inn Road

2nd July 2017

Hampstead Summer Festival, The Big Fair on Heath Street

20th August 2016

Haddon House Festival

3rd July 2016

Hampstead Summer Festival, The Big Fair on Heath Street

Thursday 11th February 2016

The Water Rats, 328 Gray's Inn Road

The Scratch Band headlined at the Water Rats live music venue on Gray's Inn road WC1

Sunday 5th July 2015

Hampstead Summer Festival. Band on at 1.30pm at the lower stage.

The Scratch Band will be playing at The Big Fair in Heath Street as part of the Hampstead Summer Festival.

It will be a great day out! See the website for more information:

Thursday 4th June 2015

The Enterprise, Camden. Band on at 8.50pm

The Scratch Band will be playing once again at The Enterprise in Camden, opposite Chalk Farm underground

Last time we packed the room… We hope to see you there!

Thursday 12th February 2015

The Enterprise, Camden. Band on at 9.10pm

The Scratch Band is one of five bands playing at The Enterprise, opposite Chalk Farm underground in Camden

Thursday 27th February 2014

Brooklyn Bowl, The O2. Band on at 8pm

Coming up…Gig at the newly opened Brooklyn Bowl…EAT.DRINK.ROCK.ROLL "Blows our minds. One of the most incredible places on Earth"
—Rolling Stone Magazine

Friday 13 September 2013

The Bloomsbury Ballroom

Coming up… the perfect birthday celebration for 180 people at the fabulous Bloomsbury Ballroom.

Thursday 9th May 2013

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

The Scratch Band are playing upstairs at Ronnie Scotts for a corporate event this May.

Saturday 9th February 2013

Kettners, Soho

We’re playing an intimate ‘unplugged’ gig at Kettners this February for 80 people.

Tuesday 11th December 2012

Bull and Gate, Kentish Town

Supporting Marky Mark and the Big Shorts in a charity gig to support Bolivian orphans for a 120 person audience.

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