Acoustic music takes centre stage at the Elgiva

Tinlin - Elgiva, Chesham
Tinlin - Elgiva, Chesham

CHESHAM brothers Rolf and Alex Tinlin are hosting a summer celebration of singer songwriters in a concert at the Elgiva next week.

Compared variously with Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young, Jethro Tull and The Beatles, Tinlin’s music is an eclectic mix of both classical and comtemporary.

Renowned for their striking vocal harmonies the duo’s style is constantly evolving - from the raw simplicity of the mandolin and guitar to the bigger, bolder and funkier productions.

Last summer they chose the Elgiva to launch their album Instant Pleasure and this year they want to give up-and-coming artists the chance to play at the theatre.

They promise an eclectic mix of genres, a cross section of exciting, intimate and beautiful music in its most naked form, with no frills or padding to dilute its true quality.

A rare opportunity for acoustic music to hit the big stage with all the artists handpicked for their exquisite talents.

And if you can’t wait until next week there’s another opportunity to listen to Tinlin’s distinctive raw but tender sound when, this Friday, they take part in Rrrants’ Bardaid Festival at The Camden Eye in London.

Rhythmical Raving & Rants is an open forum for independent poets and performers of all genres.

Their festival which forms part of this year’s London Fringe will raise funds for the Bardaid initiative’s poetry in schools programme.

The four events will incorporate music, poetry, comedy and storytelling.

Go to for more information.

Tinlin and Friends - including Katie Buckhaven, Charlie Costello and The Godlies will be at the Elgiva in Chesham on Saturday, July 30, 8pm.

Call the box office on 01494 582900 for tickets or go to