The Ouse Valley Singles Club

The Ouse Valley Singles Club

 Bedford, England, GBR

We have been described as "The Clash meets George Formby", we prefer ""Punk Skiffle duo with a Music Hall twist!" The OVSC use character based risqué British postcard humour and catchy songs to divulge the tragic tales of single life. As new members of our club, our audiences are guaranteed fun!


The OVSC are a completely original act that will give you a show unlike anything you will have seen or heard before. They take the traditional basic sound of Skiffle along with Folk, Funk, punk, Soul and Rock n Roll and combines it with with saucy British postcard humour.

Heralding from the historic market town of Bedford, England The Ouse Valley Singles club is a singles club with a difference. The audience are invited for that night only to be honorary members and take advantage of the excellent advice from the host Andy who bares the scars of his many years on the single scene. Aided with his ukulele and supported by Amy on Bass he uses his unique presentation method to arm all members with the necessary arsenal to combat the singles scene. Featuring Andrew Barron and Amy Martell. Written by Andrew Barron and Sam Saunders.

Andrew Barron, is a professional actor, who studied at East 15 Acting School. Although Andrew has worked in TV and theatre his interests lie in creating and developing his own work, having successfully written and performed in his one man show ‘Up the Gary’, (“The production is a gem, from script to performance” Patrick Wilde, Broadway Baby) developed under the auspices of Theatre 503 which he then went on to perform at Edinburgh Festival 2006, New York Fringe Festival 2007, Bolton Octagon 2007, Bath Fringe Festival 2007, Brighton 2008 and Bedford Fringe Festival 2008. Andrew also won the Michael MacLiammoir Award for Best Actor at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2007. His latest project, The Ouse Valley Singles club is the story of two tragic figures who met at a singles scene in Bedford and have gone on to create their own singles club in the guise of a skiffle band.
Amy Martell also studied at East 15 Acting School and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2005


O.V.S.C Theme Song (Aim Low and Early,2011)
Bedford Rascal (Aim Low and Early,2011)
M.I.L.F Hunter (Aim Low and Early,2011)
Jude Law's Wingman (Aim Low and Early,2011)
Binge Drinking (Aim Low and Early,2011)
Weekend Dad (Aim Low and Early,2011)
Facebook Blues (Aim Low and Early,2011)
Meal for One(Aim Low and Early,2011)
Percentage Game (Aim Low and Early,2011)
Funky (Aim Low and Early,2011)
Ode to Billy Jo and Mary Lou(Aim Low and Early,2011)
Bangkok Girl (Aim Low and Early,2011)
Kicking Out Time (Aim Low and Early,2011)

Set List

2 x 45 minute sets
O.V.S.C Intro
Bedford Rascal
M.I.L.F Hunter
T K Racks
Jude Laws Wingman
Weekend Dad
Facebook Blues
Councillor Smith
The Lesbian Song
The Percentage Game
Meal for One
Love Online
Ode to Billy Joe and Mary Lou
What you wanted to hear
The Moustache Song
Binge Drinking
Bedford on Sea
Daughter of a Self Made Man
The Sinner
Bangkok Girl
Kicking Out Time