Rock band Leighton Buzzard are youngest in history to perform at iconic London venue which featured Amy Winehouse and Madness

A rock band from Leighton Buzzard have become the youngest in history to perform at an iconic London pub which has featured artists like Amy Winehouse and Madness.

Dublin Castle in Camden hosted the up-and-coming musicians of Tiptoe Apollo for their first gig.

The band – Lily Roberts, 14, Josie Roberts, 13, Antonio Borrelli, 16 and Ben Markham, 16 – will be playing their next gig at Dublin Castle on November 5 and would like all Leighton Buzzard fans to come down and support.

Apollo on tiptoe at Dublin Castle.

Tiptoe Apollo told the LBO: “We formed a band after lockdown as a duo with frontman (Ben) and drummer (Antonio) for jam sessions to remedy the boredom we all felt, but while the music live was starting to pick up post Covid, Ben and Antonio soon met the Roberts sisters, Lily and Josie, at a local open mic, and the rest is history.

“As for the name, its origin is a mystery!

“Since then, Tiptoe Apollo has performed everywhere from festivals and weddings to pubs and charity events in and around the region, gaining more and more traction and good responses from all.”

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London-based radio host and writer Julie Hamill saw Tiptoe Apollo at her first gig on September 16 and said: ‘It’s rare that a band comes along and you’re like ‘oh they’re brilliant ! “. It’s even rarer that the group is, quite unbelievably, between 13 and 16 years old.

“I don’t know how their parents feel, but even though my heart was with them on stage, they just didn’t need me or anyone.

“They’re all for each other. It translates to the crowd and made me like them more. Total pros.”

Julie praised the band for their “talent, musicality, hard work and glue”.

She added: “[It’s] no regular talent. Brilliant talent. Musicality. The thing you can’t put your finger on.

“Yes, you see talented bands but never (or at least very rarely) at this age.”

The band concluded, “If you want a fantastic night fueled by modern rock classics, come support Tiptoe Apollo!”

The band will perform at Dublin Castle on November 5. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Lily, Josie, and Antonio all attend Vandyke High School, while Ben is a student at Cedars High School.

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