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Steal the show with 'middle England's finest kick-ass covers band'

How Did it Come to This?

Listen Like Thieves are mainly an acoustic covers band, playing a wide range of songs and styles of music from the 1960s through to recent hits. Although we have a ‘folk’ style set up we play pop, rock, a bit of jazz... even Ed Sheeran. Take a look at our video page for examples of what we do.
Once upon a time, someone asked Craig (who was playing in a different band at the time) if their mate (JB) could get up and sing an Oasis song with them. Foolishly he agreed, unaware of what he was unleashing on the unsuspecting public of Stamford. However, the audience was too drunk to notice that the singer was actually quite good and splendidly entertaining. After starting off as a duet our glorious ambitions began to be realised when Adam and Rob joined in the fun, bringing a much needed sense of rhythm and coherent bass lines to the mix...
Many years of therapy (and a fair bit of practice) later we decided that there might be something in this, and Listen Like Thieves became more than the odd song at a mate's party. We are now available for bookings - just head on over to our contact page for details.

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Previous Offences Under Consideration
(Some of the stuff we may cover..)


Crazy little thing called love – Queen

Faith – George Michaels

Hungry like the wolf - Duran Duran


I’ll be there for you – The Rembrandts

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something

Keep On Movin’ – 5ive


Mr Brightside – The Killers

Yellow - Coldplay

Not Nineteen Forever – The Courteeners

2010 on…

Shotgun – George Ezra

Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon

Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran


Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters

Lola Montez – Volbeat

She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult


The Way I Tend to Be – Frank Turner

Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker

Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons

For grins…

Seven Nation Army – White Stripes

Word Up – Cameo

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers


Ever fallen in love (with someone you shouldn’t have) – The Buzzcocks

All The Small Things – Blink 182

American Idiot – Green Day

Character References...

  • We had listen like thieves play at the white horse on Saturday night! What a night!Incredible band! Got the place rocking! Thankyou so much for a brilliant night!
    JW 2019
  • absolute amazing gig at the whistle stop last night. Gillian favourite at the pub in what has just finished our first year . will be booking you again again and again . . thanks. whistlestop
    NT 2018
  • Had Listen Like Thieves at my 40th and my Dad’s 70th birthday party and I can honestly say they are the best live band I’ve ever seen. They made the party come to life and everyone who came said how magnificent they were. Actually cried when they played my all time favourite song, which they had learned especially.
    LJ 2019
  • What an amazing group of guys. We hired Listen Like Thieves for a Birthday party and they delivered the right balance of fun and music to keep our guests entertained all night. Such a fun mix of classic music and some little gems!
    BJ 2020




Lead vocals


Craig Elliott



Rob Garner



Adam Sedgwick


Partners in Crime
(Things we like)


The Castle Inn

The Bertie Arms

The Jolly Brewer

The Whistlestop

G Fest Presents

Young Technicians Academy

Mama Liz's

BJ Creative

Contact us


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