Previously featuring BILL WYMAN, now featuring BEVERLEY SKEETE, The Rhythm Kings are back!
In 1996 a group of musicians were assembled to form a supergroup. Musicians involved in this project were numerous and included many household names. Players such as Peter Frampton, Graham Broad ,Gary Brooker, Geraint Watkins ,Andy Fairweather-Low, Mike Sanchez, Georgie Fame, Frank Mead ,Martin Taylor, Nick Payn , Albert lee and Chris Stainton. The one female addition was Beverley Skeete.Thus the Rhythm Kings were born.
Over the years the line-up changed and special guests included Dennis Locorriere ( the voice of Dr Hook) Eddie Floyd, Mary Wilson, and Gary U.S Bonds. Even soul legends like Solomon Burke, Ben. E. King, Percy Sledge and Sam Moore were party to the 'Rhythm Kings' Magic.
After many years of touring members went their separate ways .but with the success of Beverley's solo project she managed to convince some of the original key players to join her in reforming a smaller version of the band in order to resume touring again. After a few sold out shows it was evident that there is still a market for excellence such as the Rhythm Kings.
Harpenden Public Halls is set on the edge of Harpenden Common, close to the town centre and train station.
Our entertainment programme is extremely varied and regularly hosts live music, tribute acts, comedy, theatre productions, film screenings, schools concerts and an annual Christmas Panto .
We are also recognised as being the hub of the community and host everything from pre-school activities, youth theatre, dance and exercise classes, antiques fairs and NHS blood donor sessions to a wide variety of club and society events.
Both of our rooms are available for hire. The smaller Southdown Room is a more intimate space and can hold up to 70 persons seated or 100 standing, whilst the larger Eric Morecambe Hall can hold 410 seated or 520 standing.
It is an ideal venue for all types of events ranging from wedding receptions to fairs and exhibitions to parties and conferences, and the Halls have even been used as a film location.
We have a fully licensed bar, and a professional kitchen for hire.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.