Umbrellafest 2016

Tickets are now on sale!

Buy your tickets HERE.


We are anticipating this to be a sell out event so please buy your tickets in advance.

£15 per person to raise funds for the running of Electric Umbrella. 6 hours of music and joy. A free burger and live music. Free car parking on site.

(Tickets for children aged 5 and under are priced at £1 and must be purchased in advance).

Full address: Roundspring Farm, Bridle Lane, Rickmansworth WD3 4JH

CakeFest 2016

Back in 2013, via a few whimsical text messages, Tom and I decided to ‘give Electric Umbrella a go’ with absolutely no funding or support…

Since then we have delivered over 200 sessions across three regular groups, held two successful club nights, toured and performed over 40 gigs including festivals, fundraisers and a Christmas pub gig and we held our very own summer festival, Umbrellafest!

We now have over 50 regular members who, between them have attended 600 hours of music sessions have performed to thousands of people!

We are delighted to say that as of February 2016, Electric Umbrella is an official charity. Since then we have spent a great deal of time reviewing what Electric Umbrella is, what our purpose is and how we want to operate.

We are incredibly privileged to now have the wonderful support of a team of trustees and a team of experts and advisors volunteering their services to enable Electric Umbrella to have an exciting and most importantly, sustainable future for our members.

We want to share our plans for the future with you all, and we want you all to be involved. This is just the beginning!

We will only be able to make this work with your support so, we will be sharing ways in which you can help us continue our work as well as celebrating how far we’ve come.

Please join us for cake, a short presentation and a song or two and help us ensure the future of Electric Umbrella is BRIGHT YELLOW!

We would like to welcome our members, friends and family, musicians, volunteers and anyone that has an interest in Electric Umbrella. Please share these details with anyone that may be interested in attending. FREE tickets HERE.

With thanks to Merchant Taylors School for hosting CakeFest and their continued support with Electric Umbrella.

Best Wishes,

Mel & Tom



The Electric Umbrella bakery would like an idea of how many cakes to produce… If you are attending please can you let us know – FREE tickets at this link…

FREE tickets HERE.

Electric Umbrella Club Night 2016

A massive thank you to each and every one of the almost 400(!) of you who attended our 4th club night – our participants and performers, the band, our wonderful volunteers and of course our fantastic audience!

It was a particularly special one for us, as it was our first event as a registered charity. Please please keep supporting us by spreading the joy of Electric Umbrella and the work that we do far and wide! We have a long road ahead of us to raise vital funds to keep the music going, but with your support we know this is possible!

Once again, the totally brilliant Stuart Bendig has managed to capture the sheer joy of Electric Umbrella with these great photos. Thank you to everyone who made it possible and we really hope you enjoy these pictures.




Latest Press Release

Following our current tour with our 60 participants performing to over 750 people, next week will be our 4th annual club night and performance extravaganza.
It will be an exceptionally special event for us as it is also a celebration of our new charity status.
We’d love some publicity, not just for the club night itself, but for the charity. If you can help with this, please get in touch. Full press release here – Electric Umbrella Press Release March 2016
Thank you!


In VERY exciting news, we are absolutely thrilled to share with you that Electric Umbrella is now a REGISTERED CHARITY!!

Please, please think of us and our JustGiving page if you intend to raise money by running a marathon, soaking in a bath of baked beans, jumping out of a plane, anything in between… or just quite simply want to make a donation.

Alternatively you can text UMBR16 £10 to 70070 to donate to Electric Umbrella and make a difference today.

The video below will give you an insight into just how valuable your donations are to Electric Umbrella.


Our FOURTH annual club night – tickets available now!

It is with great excitement we share the details of our FOURTH club night at Watersmeet!

Please get the date in your diaries, and purchase your tickets ASAP – last year was a sell out event with people being turned away on the door.

Buy your tickets over the phone by calling the Watersmeet Box Office on 01923 711063 

Buy your tickets online by visiting

Buy your tickets in person at one of our weekly sessions

Please note: Our participants will be allocated a performers ticket and do not need to purchase a ticket to the show. However, all parents and supporters will required to purchase a ticket. Tickets purchased over the phone or online will be subject to a booking fee.

The event is aimed at those over the age of 18 and alcohol will be on sale. Under 18s may purchase tickets to the event if accompanied by a responsible adult.

EU 2016 postcard

We are looking for Volunteers!

We are extremely lucky to be so well supported by wonderful volunteers, parents and supporters. However, there is always so much to do that we are always seeking additional help!
We are particularly keen to find volunteers for our weekly sessions,  upcoming show in March, together with volunteers willing to drive our tour bus! (You must have a full clean driving license, and be available for a couple of hours training with our transport company.)

If you are an individual over the age of 18, or an organisation with time and expertise to share, we would love to talk to you about how you can become involved in supporting Electric Umbrella.

All we ask is that you are committed, and have lots of energy and enthusiasm for the joy we have to share. It is not necessary to have any qualifications, but relevant experience in working with people with disabilities, or music and the arts is preferred.

We have numerous roles available from supporting our large events, weekly sessions, gigs, and everything in between – as a one off or regular commitment.

To express your interest, please complete the form below and return by email or post. For any other enquiries relating to your application please contact us.

Please note all volunteers will be subject to an informal interview, relevant DBS checks and references.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Electric Umbrella Volunteer Application Form