Music events

Music events coming soon at the Pump House…

Watford Open Mic presents:

Watford Open Mic @ The Pump House

Every Tuesday at The Pump House you will find the Watford Open Mic team...Open to all musicians, players, songwriters and performers, we offer 15 minutes sets with a full set up of mic's, amps etc. just turn up and put your name down and play....

We are a friendly team who have been running this event for 10 years now. It is a great venue with a great atmosphere and is known for having an attentive, listening audience... The sound is good and we record all acts each week, dvd's are available on request at £3 each...

Children are very welcome to perform,  we encourage all types of music...

Entry is £3 -  there is no other open mic like this one, run by musicians, for musicians, with no pub crowd to sing over...

Come and say hi, a warm welcome awaits......

Find us Facebook group pages: Open Mic Watford or Watford Open Mic (apply to join)


Doors open 7.30pm

Pump House LIVE Jazz Club presents:

The Pump House LIVE Jazz Club


Only £10 donation on the door (no booking) to hear wonderful professional bands from all over the Country - and sometimes from Overseas - what a bargain ! Hear traditional, Dixieland, New Orleans music at it's best !  Come and see for yourself at our lovely sociable Club. We have a licensed bar, car park*, rolls on sale, a great raffle and a very friendly crowd to make you feel at home whether you are on your own or with family or friends.  Our programme from March to August is displayed here, but further details of each band are to be found on the website ( a few weeks before they are due to appear so you know who is playing, their style and any other titbits we can extract from them !

If you cannot find space within The Pump House Car Park, there are several alternatives within walking distance, but be aware of their limits !

General Enquiries: / 01923 467269


 Every Thursday 8.15-11.00 pm

 £10.00 donation on the Door (no booking)            

Free car parking

( 2 minute walk from Watford High St Overground)


Watford Folk Club presents:

Watford Folk Club

The Watford Folk Club: Fridays, 8pm - 11pm in the Colne River Room
Home to the best in Acoustic, Blues, Roots and both modern and traditional folk music.  

The Watford Folk Club is the friendliest Folk Club in Watford. There has been a Folk Club at The Pump House since 1973.  The present Club has been open since 2008 and is run by a committee and willing volunteers, all of whom are passionate about Folk music. The Watford folk Club is 10 years old in October 2018!

The Watford Folk Club has an enviable reputation for the quality and the quantity of its floor singers/players and for headlining new and established Folk performers.

We run "Guest Nights", "Singarounds" and "Spotlight Singarounds".

On a Guest Night, a professional or semi-professional Folk/Acoustic performer will play two 40 minute sets and a number of Floor Spots are available too.

At a Singaround, the chairs are arranged in a big circle and anyone can sing a song or two or play a piece or two. People also come to the club just to listed to the high-quality music. There is never any obligation to perform!

Spotlight Singarounds feature two 20 minute sets at a Singaround from local supporters of the Club.

Admission is by suggested minimum donation and varies from £5 (at Singarounds & Spotlights) to £7 - £12 (at Guest nights). There is a real ale bar, great acoustics and a friendly welcome every week.

The 2017 Watford Folk Club Song Contest with the theme of "Magic and Mystery" was won by our own Julian Mount. It showed yet again how much talent there is in & around Watford. Well done to organiser Kim Olyett, guest compere Ray Owen and all who took part for yet another great night. Look out for details of this year's competition and for gig dates for our judges.

For the latest information: or Facebook: Watford Folk Club or email:

Looking forward to seeing you very soon !!!
Note: The Watford Folk Club no longer has a telephone number.



Friday Evening from 8pm - 11pm

Music24 presents:

Music 24

'Musical Herts is a project funded by Hertfordshire Community Foundation. It is designed to support people living with dementia and their carers in a fun, creative and interactive way. Activities include making music, singing songs and dancing. The group meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month from 10:00 - 11:30 am. (please check diary as dates are sometime changed)'


Light refreshments are provided. Suggested voluntary contribution is £5 pp, carers go free !

For more information call Teela on 07521 248091 or visit

Electric Umbrella presents:

Electric Umbrella

Electric Umbrella is a vibrant, unique co-creation between adults with learning disabilities and music industry professionals. We currently have 60 members that range in age from over 18 all the way up to 60+

Each week we get together at the Pump House on Thursdays at 12:30pm to write and record songs, play instruments, sing karaoke, eat lunch, hang out....It's just like being in a band! We have visiting artists and workshops and everyone gets the chance to be involved on whatever level they want to.

We support each other and are a great bunch of friends.

Electric Umbrella is run by Tom Billington and Mel Boda who both have extensive experience of both community arts, the professional world of entertainment and supporting adults with disabilities

For more information:


Telephone: 07779 065 185