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A musical showcase from the British Army’s finest musicians featuring Rock, Pop, Soul, Jazz Big Band, Folk and Celtic music performances

RHYTHM FORCE was launched in 2006 to showcase the Corps of Army Music’s contemporary musical talent. The RFU has agreed to sponsor the highly popular event as part of the Great River Race and Twickenham Riverside Regatta Weekend on 17th and 18th September with two nights of concerts in Orleans Gardens on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 Sept 6.45pm-10.45pm.

The Corps is delighted to have this opportunity to continue to develop its contemporary music, rock and pop bands. They hope that their loyal fans will continue to support them until their return to traditional home Kneller Hall.

Each night there will be three of the best army contemporary groups and a special guest group. Both concerts will finish with the superb Army Big Band.

The concerts will maintain the picnic and party atmosphere inside the big riverside marquee. We do hope you will join us for what is sure to be two very special concerts on a special weekend in Twickenham.

Saturday 17 September

  • 6.45pm The Sonics
    The Band of the King’s Division (covers)
  • 7.25pm Drop o’ the Good Stuff
    The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland (scots/celtic folk rock)
  • 8.05pm Voice of the Guns
    The Royal Artillery Band (rock)
  • 8.50pm The Blue Meanies
    Band of the Galloping Gauchos!! (covers)
    Guest band – the West Countries Premier
    Covers Band – featuring members of cult bands – Stackridge and The Korgis
  • 9.45-10.45 The Army Big Band

Sunday 18 September

  • 6.45pm The Stripes
    The Band and Bugles of The Rifles (covers)
  • 7.25pm Vauban
    The Band of the Royal Logistic Corps (pop rock)
  • 8.05pm Ripchord
    The Band of the Parachute Regiment (rock)
  • 8.50pm Skalectrix
    Prince Buster’s Regiment!! (ska / reggae / bluebeat)
    Possibly the most fun band in London – will get you up on your feet!!
  • 9.45-10.45 The Army Big Band


  • Venue opens 5pm – bar opens 3pm – picnic area on a first come basis
  • Food and water permitted but no alcohol or glass -
  • Large fair priced bar and food on site with profits to local and military charities
  • Tickets £13 each – limited to 1000 each night (Some tickets subject to booking fees and availability)
  • For information or to book tickets for Rhythm Force 2011 visit: or email: