Transport yourself back to a time of flares, flower-power and fantastic music with The Hurdy Gurdies, Devon and Cornwall’s top 1960s band. The Hurdy Gurdies pay tribute to music’s greatest decade, putting on fun and energetic shows featuring period outfits, instruments and equipment.

The Hurdy Gurdies pride themselves on their musicianship. Not just a guitar band, they aim to reproduce all the sounds of the ‘60s, with harmony vocals, Hammond organ, piano, sitar, and harmonicas, as well as guitars, bass and drums.

The Hurdy Gurdies formed in 2021 and have been regularly gigging since August of that year. They play pubs, clubs, festivals and functions in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

The Hurdy Gurdies are:

  • Mathew – Vocals, bass
  • Barry – Vocals, harmonicas, guitar, keys
  • Patrick – Vocals, guitar
  • Mark “Dr. Bongo” – Vocals, drums

You can contact the Hurdy Gurdies on: 07570 408561
Find us on Facebook: @hurdygurdies


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“We’ve had positive feedback from locals who attended the Hurdy Gurdies 60s gig, they all had such a brilliant & enjoyable evening 🤩”
St. Giles on the Heath

“The Hurdy Gurdies put on a brilliant show for a fundraiser for our community centre in Rescorla. They had the crowd on their feet and got the village together for a great night of live music. I’d recommend them to anybody who wants a fantastic night of entertainment for their community event” Garry Tregidga, Rescorla

“Top ’60s band in Cornwall”
MW, Facebook

“These guys brought their unique style to entertain us at our Community Garden at Treverbyn Community Hall, they produce a great sound covering all the best songs. Energetic, fun and great instrumentals”
Enid Rose, Treverbyn

“Fantastic evening, really enjoyed it! Great ’60s sound, thought you were really good!”
TN, Facebook/The Croft, Hatt

“The Hurdy Gurdies were excellent, they played at our celebration at The Royal Oak in Perranarworthal. We can highly recommend these lovely guys”
AC, Facebook/The Royal Oak Perranarworthal

Live Recordings

Show-reel on YouTube:

Eight Days a Week (The Beatles, 1964)

Norwegian Wood (The Beatles, 1965)

Keep On Running (Spencer Davis Group, 1965)

Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran, 1957)

Walter’s Boogie (Big Walter Horton, 1963)

Over Under Sideways Down (The Yardbirds, 1966)

The Hurdy Gurdies


07570 408561‬