About The Desert Penguins

Hertfordshire based professional rock band available for private parties, proms, weddings, corporate events and more.


If you have a question, maybe someone has already asked it and if so, then it will be here:

Q: How long can you play for?
A: We typically play for a total of 2hrs which normally starts with a 30minute crowd warming set performed by our vocalist Steve. Followed by two 45 minute sets, however we are flexible on most of the services we provide and we will fit the structure to suit your needs.
Q: What happens if I have to cancel the booking?
A: If you give us plenty of notice then we have no problems with cancellations however we would appreciate as much warning as possible as we tend to be booked up months in advance.
Q: How much do you charge?
A: Let us know what kind of event you are looking to do and we will provide you with a personalised quotation, you can do this here.
Q: How far will you travel?
A: We can travel as far as it takes, if outside of Herts, Beds or Bucks then we may have to charge a little petrol money on top of our usual fees. If outside of the UK then we will require all travel and accommodation costs to be covered.
Q: Do you provide background music?
A: We do provide background music for before, after and in between our set.
Q: Do you provide lighting?
A: We have lighting which is sufficient for venues which have a max capacity of 100, however if you need specialist lighting then we may be able to help point you in the right direction.
Q: How much experience do you guys have?
A: Together we have a total of 40 years experience in the music industry, all of us have played in previous bands and we do this for the love of entertaining your audience.
Q: What kind of age groups do you appeal to the most?
A: We honestly can say that we appeal to audiences from the young age of 16 right up to the seniors.
Q: Do you do charity events?
A: We do a lot for charity work as part of TDPenguins. If you do have a specific event in mind please contact us and we may be able to sort something out.
Q: How many people are there in your band?
A: We have 4 members in the band, this is in the form of a singer who also plays guitar, another guitarist, one bassist and a drummer.
Q: What music do you play?
A: We typically play POP songs ROCKED up to which we add our own spin on. However we also play the modern rock songs you cannot do without in live music scene.
If you have any more questions which we haven’t covered in the FAQ then please contact us with your query to which we will reply as soon as possible.


“Probably the best gig I’ve seen at the Blacksmiths Arms over the past 12 months, and I see a lot. True to their claim, this band play more recent pop and rock tunes, and they play them well. Classic rock songs are heard too often and this band avoids them. It’s like a breath of fresh air, hearing songs like Price Tag (JessieJ).”
“A brilliant gig tonight at shootpool. You were all fantastic & I hope to get you in and around Aylesbury more often. Please let me know any future gigs you have in Aylesbury. Many thanks & once again, brilliant job tonight”
“Thank you guys for doing an absolutely superb set for our wedding last night at Shendish Manor, completely got the crowd up & rocking it. You totally made our wedding!”
“Thanks for fabulous performance tonight…your guys are awesome….yeppppeeeee”