High Tide Festival ~ 26 September 2021

by Eel Pie Records in Twickenham, Greater London, United Kingdom

We did it
On 8th September 2021 we successfully raised £8,140 with 187 supporters in 28 days

High Tide - a community based music/spoken word festival in Twickenham showcasing the best local, established and young bands/performers.

by Eel Pie Records in Twickenham, Greater London, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

If we get to the stretch target we will be able to be more generous with what we pay our performers. They will all get paid but wouldn't it be wonderful if we could afford to pay them well to properly reward their talent.

Eel Pie Records started as an ambitious dream that we (Phil and Kevin) had been talking about since the early 2010s. We had been putting on successful live gigs in the area for a while but wanted to do more and bring a permanent, music based hub to our Twickenham neighbourhood. So after a long search, we found our premises and opened our shop - Eel Pie Records.

Part of our vision was to hold a festival and in 2019, we did it. High Tide Festival happened on 22 June and was amazing. People described it as "the best thing to happen in Twickenham for decades".


Everyone was so disappointed that we couldn't hold High Tide in 2020 but we're doing it again in '21. Bigger and better.

We want to bring the finest local, young and established performers together for a day of high class original music.

High Tide will again be a brilliant day of top quality musical entertainment spread over an expanded 10 performance areas. It will include nationally known artists like The Desmond Dekker Band feat. Delroy Williams, Binker Golding, Stick In The Wheel, Deschanel Gordon and Salad as well showcasing young artists curated by The Basement Door youth charity.


It will be a free event so to cover our costs of staging the event, we need financial support. We have secured significant commercial sponsorship from local businesses, the Council and Discover Twickenham BID. But we need to double up on this and are calling on lovers of live music in our community and beyond to support us to make this happen.

The money will go primarily to pay the artists but will also contribute to staging and PAs

It will be a day for the community to come together to smile, dance and enjoy great music. And let's face it, we all need more of that after the last 18 months.

Local brewers CTZN Brewhouse will be supplying a special High Tide Ale for the day. There will also be street food and speciality drinks stalls. And all the fabulous cafes, restaurants and other businesses of Church Street and the wider Twickenham area to enjoy too.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Handwritten lyric sheet by High Tide stars - Salad

A3 framed handwritten lyrics of new track ‘Things in Heaven’ surrounded by doodles by the band. Signed copy of the latest album and T-Shirt.

£75 or more

5 of 10 claimed

Exclusive Errol Linton Print

High Tide exclusive, limited to 10, signed, numbered prints of Errol Linton's monochrome self-portrait painting.

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Unique Goat Girl mask from 'The Crack'

A second totally unique mask has been donated by the band. This one, hand-made by Mollie Pendelbury was worn by Ellie Rose Davies, guitarist from the band in 'The Crack' video.

£30 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Dean Owens ~ Sinner's Shrine [White label]

An advance, white label copy of Eel Pie Records release EPRLP004 - Sinner's Shrine by Deans Owens. "A hands across the water meeting of great songs and minds". Award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter Dean Owens' amazing new album on Eel Pie Records featuring Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino.

£50 or more

40 of 40 claimed

Exclusive design High Tide sponsors T-Shirt

Exclusive to Crowdfunders. High quality, fair trade, organic cotton T-short that yo can proudly wear on the day.

£50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Highly limited, signed Stick In The Wheel artbook

Produced for the band's third studio album Hold Fast. From a now sold out limited edition run of 200 on uncoated recycled heavyweight card stock. Nicola and Ian from the band have signed them especially for High Tide. Comes with a bundle including a test pressing of 'Hold Fast' plus badges, stickers and patches.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Unique Deschanel Gordon 'lead sheet'.

Hand written and annotated lead sheet by BBC young jazz musician of the year 2020.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Unique Binker Golding 'lead sheet'.

Hand written and annotated lead sheet by multi-award winning jazz saxophonist Binker Golding.

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Limited edition fine art print by Jem Panufnik

This illustration by Jem Panufnik was commissioned by 1690Post, a short-lived San Francisco music blog in 2014. Giclée fine art print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper, limited to an edition of 20, signed and numbered. This image celebrates the post-war jazz explosion in San Francisco. 1690 Post is the address of the famous Bop City club in the borough of Fillmore, which could be viewed as Eel Pie Island’s State-side counterpart.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Limited Edition Black Midi 7"

Black Midi ‎7" ~ bmbmbm Speedy Wunderground ‎– SW024 Vinyl, 7"Limited Edition, Numbered

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Unique High Tide Festival Mandala Print

One off High Tide festival print version of the punk badge mandala created by renowned local photographer Cathy Cooper. 12" x 12" on fine art paper with mount.

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Unique Goat Girl mask from 'The Crack'

Totally unique mask, hand-made by Mollie Pendelbury and worn by Rosy Bones from the band in 'The Crack' video.

Got an idea like this?

Over £200 million has been raised from our crowd to support the projects they love! Plus tens of millions more unlocked by our partners.