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April 2019

Sabrina Chap: How to be a Bad Girl

April 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

At the Electric Theatre on Thursday 25th April 2019. SABRINA CHAP is a Brooklyn based songwriter, composer and performer. She’s got classical piano skills, the ballad lyrics of Tom Waits, the onstage antics of Phyllis Diller and the voice of a whiskey angel. Described as ‘Rousing!’ by the New Yorker, her sets are a ragtime stompin’ good time, full of laughs, heartbreaks, and just plain good songwriting. “Sabrina Chap blazes through her boozy, bluesy set with all the delicacy of…

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Paul Richards – The Complete History of Pop Music in an Hour

April 29 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£10

At the Electric Theatre on Monday 29th April 2019. Fresh from two consecutive years at the Edinburgh Fringe, join award-winning drumming comedian Paul Richards ("a puppy wired on own-brand energy drink, you wouldn’t believe he ever sleeps" - The Swindonian) as he struggles to control his very merry 'choir' of comedians in their bid to tell you the entire history of pop music in just 60 minutes. Packed with special guests and surprises, this gloriously messy singalong show will find…

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Sara Dowling & Nigel Price

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15.00

An evening of live jazz in the company of one of the most exciting new singers to emerge on the British Jazz scene SARA DOWLING with multi-award winning jazz guitarist NIGEL PRICE.

Advance booking highly recommended.

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May 2019

Robert Habermann – His Way

May 2 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£16

At the Electric Theatre on Thursday 2nd May 2019 @ 7.3opm Robert Habermann's unique shows are 'story book' shows where he not only sings the songs but tells the story together with lots of anecdotes – having met many of the leading songwriters and performers of this amazing period. The show covers the highs and lows of his life together with the songs that he made famous. Songs include; My Way, Come Fly With Me, Strangers In The Night and…

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Clare Teal & Her Trio / Investec International Music Festival

May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Denbies Wine Estate, London Road
Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA United Kingdom
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£26

A brand new show from jazz star and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal - guaranteed to be an exhilarating evening of gorgeous jazz standards and contemporary classics, interspersed with Clare's trademark warm and witty story-telling.

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Double Header Tribute Show U2 & REM

May 4 @ 8:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

At the Electric Theatre on Saturday 4th May 2019 @ 8pm. U2 tribe and REMbrandt, two of the UK's finest U2 and R.E.M. tribute bands join forces for a limited series of double header greates hits gigs. Except all the classic tracks from two of the world's most iconic and successful bands, delivered with accuracy, passion and energy, including Losing my Religion, Beautiful Day, Man On the Moon and Elevation. Website: REMGB Website: U2TRIBE

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John Ireland Competition

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PATS Studio One, University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH United Kingdom
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FREE

Student pianists perform in this completion recital, rediscovering and exploring the piano music of John Ireland. This competition is made possible thanks to the generous support of Professor Vince Emery.

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FREDDIE GAVITA & ALEX GARNETT QUINTET “BLOWIN’ THE BLUES AWAY”

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Pavilion, Guildford Rugby Club, Guildford Road
Godalming, Surrey GU7 3DH United Kingdom
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Trumpet player Freddie Gavita, winner of the 2017 British Jazz Awards, and Alex Garnett, one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Mainland Europe for over two decades, present their tribute to the iconic Horace Silver album, Blowin’ The Blues Away.

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Patti Boulaye: “Aretha & Me”

May 10 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

At the Electric Theatre on Friday 10th May 2019 @ 7.30pm. Following the last two years of sell-outs of her show “Billie & Me” the award-winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye, comes to the Electric Theatre , with her brand new one-woman show “Aretha and Me”. In this fascinating show, Patti compares and contrasts her life with that of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, whose celebrated career included 17 Top 10 singles and 20 No.1 R&B hits…

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Grayshott Folk Club presents: TIDE LINES + Copper Viper

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road,
GRAYSHOTT, Nr. Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TZ United Kingdom
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£14.00

Tide Lines-A Scottish Folk/Rock band who are making big waves.

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GSA Singers present: Here’s Where I Stand

May 12
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£8 – £16

At the Electric Theatre on Sunday 12th March 2019 @ 5pm & 8pm A brand new line-up and a new repertoire from the iconic GSA Singers, featuring songs from musical theatre, operetta, jazz and popular music. A memorable, musical journey through the songs that invoke memories old and new. Some favourites you’ll remember and less familiar ones to learn to love. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the sensational GSA Singers in their only 2019 public appearance. With just two…

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Godalming Sings

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Godalming Borough Hall, Godalming Borough Hall
Godalming , Surrey GU7 1HR United Kingdom
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£13.50

An evening of choral entertainment at Godalming Borough Hall

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Zoe Francis, Jim Mullen & Ross Stanley: Blue Town

May 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

At the Electric Theatre on Sunday 26th May @ 7.30pm. London born Zoe Francis started singing while living in New York attending the workshops of Barry Harris and jam sessions throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Harlem before doing regular gigs with musicians including Harry Allen, Chris Flory and Jo Cohn. Returning to the UK Zoe moved to Bristol were she worked and recorded her debut album "Looking For a Boy" with award winning pianist Dave Newton. In 2013 Zoe moved to…

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GABRIEL LATCHIN QUINTET “THE MOON AND I” TOUR

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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Pianist and composer Gabriel Latchin will be playing at our popular Jazz Cafe as part of the tour for his new release The Moon and I

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The History of Jazz Guitar

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£13.20

World music guitarist and composer Nicolas Meier and jazz guitarist Pete Roth will be taking you on a journey through the history of the jazz guitar. Using famous guitar players and styles as an anchoring point, this lecture will be filled with live played examples. A great experience for the jazz guitar connoisseur and music lover at the same time. Thursday 30 May · 2pm–4pm £13.20 (£12 concs; £11 Members)

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June 2019

Grayshott Folk Club presents: JARROD DICKENSON + Ben & Steve Somers

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road,
GRAYSHOTT, Nr. Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TZ United Kingdom
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£15.00

Texan Jarrod Dickenson, brings his unique Americana/Soul style of music to Grayshott.

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TAKE THAT – GREATEST HITS LIVE

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Godalming Borough Hall, Godalming Borough Hall
Godalming , Surrey GU7 1HR United Kingdom
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£15

Take That and get ready to party at the Borough Hall Cinema as Gary, Mark and Howard bring their huge 2019 Greatest Hits tour LIVE to the big screen on Saturday 8 June, for one night only!

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Crazy Diamond ‘In The Flesh’ – A Tribute to the Music of Pink Floyd

June 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£16

At the Electric Theatre on Saturday 8th June @ 7.30pm. Crazy Diamond bring their astonishing Pink Floyd show to the Electric Theatre. This 8 piece band provide a 22 song set featuring favourite songs from The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Wish You Were Here and other classic Floyd albums as well as some more obscure tracks. Expect a wall of sound and light as Crazy Diamond create the full Pink Floyd experience. Not to be missed by…

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Charlie Dore – Live with Julian Littman and Guildford Vox Choir

June 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£16

At the Electric Theatre on Sunday 23rd June 2019 @ 7.30pm “...an amazingly astute, moving, intelligent and connected songwriter...a voice like Kate McGarrigle meets Dory Previn. Wonderful ”. Mike Harding A special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as multi award winner Charlie Dore, one of the UK’s most respected singer-songwriters shares her live favourites including songs from her recent double award-winning album, Dark Matter...this time with some massive harmony backing from Guildford Vox. This will be a unique evening as…

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Electrolyte presented by W I L D C A R D

June 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£16

At the Electric Theatre on Wednesday  26th June @ 7.30pm. Electrolyte is a multi award winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience. Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music ranging from 'blasts of sound to lyrical sweetness' (***** The Scotsman), this 'unstoppable' (***** To Do List) production is performed by six multi-instrumentalists who seamlessly integrate live music with expert storytelling. Electrolyte is the winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award,…

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Sarah-Jane Morris

June 29 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

At the Electric Theatre on Saturday 29th June 2019. Sarah-Jane Morris is Britain's most influential jazz and R&B singer. Morris's magnificent soul voice and emotional power has garnered praise and admiration worldwide for over 30 years. Inspired by the unwavering belief in the power of song to change hearts and minds, Sarah Jane has always followed her own star. That independence has brought her a loyal audience, devoted to her feisty, independent musical style.

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July 2019

The Dutch Swing College Band

July 9 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

At the Electric Theatre on 9th July 2019 @ 7.30pm. In the Netherlands, jazz music was banned by the Nazis during the Second World War. A number of young people wanted to keep this music at all costs. They practiced in secret, copied illegal radio broadcasts and were determined to set up a school for jazz music after the war: the Swing College. On the liberation day, 5 May 1945, the Orchestra of the Dutch Swing College had its first…

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Steve Rodgers with Brooke Law (support)

July 10 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£14.50

At the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 10th July @ 7.30pm Steve Rodgers (son of Paul Rodgers), singer songwriter, is currently recording his new album which will be released this year. His first album was produced by Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini) mixed by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse). His songs reflect his passion for life’s depth, mystery and wonder, recorded with his band of like-minded musicians. Critics compare his music to a mix of Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini…

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Tom Seals

July 19 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

At the Electric Theatre on Friday 19th July 2019 @ 7.30pm. Fresh from his sell-out 'Let the Good Times Roll Tour', Tom Seals, who is "quite possibly the future of Jazz/Pop", has the world at his fingertips. Having recently appeared at Montreux Jazz Festival, Birdland Jazz Club (New York City), Orange Peel (Hong Kong) and North Sea Jazz Club (Amsterdam), the Tom Seals Band return to Pizza Express Live. Seals is 23 years old and a fresh musical powerhouse of…

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September 2019

Stringfever: Live In Concert

September 8
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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At the Electric Theatre on Sunday 8th September @ 3pm & 7pm. STRINGFEVER is an entertaining group of talented musicians that have lived and breathed music since a young age. Composed of three brothers and a cousin, this internationally acclaimed quartet has performed 1000+ shows in thirty-three countries since 2004, from private performances for the British Royal family to a packed audience at Madison Square Gardens. Coming from a family of musicians, it was always likely that the Broadbent boys…

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The Liane Carroll Trio

September 29 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

At the Electic Theatre on 29th September 2019 @ 7.30pm. Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years. Born in London and raised in Hastings; from the beginning of her musical career at the age of fifteen, she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song. Along the way she…

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October 2019

Judith Owen: Ego Non Karaoke “I don’t do karaoke”

October 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

At the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 23rd October @ 7.30pm Ego Non Karaoke “I don’t do karaoke” Judith Owen singer-songwriter and pianist is currently riding the wave of a tremendous couple of years – recently capped off with ‘redisCOVERed” with two consecutive albums making “The Top 100 Album” The Times Culture (UK) – 2018 and 2016 “Somebody’s Child” and 5 Star live reviews from a recent sold out Ronnie Scott’s London show. ★★★★★ The Times (UK) “The singer-pianist shuffled the…

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November 2019

Mari Wilson & The New Wilsations

November 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

At the Electric Theatre on Friday 1st November @ 7.30pm Following Mari’s Sold Out extravaganza last summer in London, she now brings her new energy packed show to the Guildford’s Electric Theatre. Featuring her fantastic 8 piece band, The New Wilsations, including a terrific horn section, expect Mari’s 80’s hits and a selection of songs from the latest album Pop Deluxe, and of course, a few surprises. Dress Up, Dandify and Drape yourself in glamour for a very special night…

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Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me

November 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

At the Electric Theatte on Thursday 7th November 2019@ 7.30pm Barb Jungr’s reputation as “one of the world's great cabaret singers” (Time Out New York) may have gone to her head, as she will now only sing songs by writers whose names start with the letter B. But this means she can return to two colossi of popular song, whose writing has helped define her whole career. A good plan, because she is "one of the best interpreters of Jacques…

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December 2019

Claire Martin & Liane Carroll’s Cool Yule

December 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

At the Electric Theatre on Monday 23rd December @ 7.30pm. Join jazz superstars Claire Martin and Liane Carroll on Christmas Eve Eve, as they frolic their way through some festive favourites. Claire Martin, OBE  Linn recording artist Claire Martin has to worldwide critical acclaim established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards eight times during her career which spans over three decades. In 2018 she was the…

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March 2020

Cloudbusting: The Music of Kate Bush

08/03/2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£22

At the Electric Theatre on Sunday 8th March 2020 @ 7.30pm.  Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC ONE as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be and resulting in sell-out performances across the UK. ‘There can only be one Kate Bush’ says vocalist Mandy Watson, who never attempts to mimic Kate on stage. ‘When you sing her music…

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