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August 2018

Lucy Dacus at The Boileroom

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£10.00

Lucy Dacus was born, raised, and currently lives in Richmond, Virginia. Her first record, No Burden, was the result of a school assignment with her guitarist and longtime friend Jacob Blizard. After an original release by Virginia label Egghunt Records, the album was reissued on Matador Records following an onslaught of unexpected attention and critical acclaim. Her highly anticipated second album, Historian, came out in March 2018 and focuses on themes such as loss, death, hope, resilience, and gratefulness. Dacus…

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Jazz Café – Paul Higgs

August 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

Jazz trumpeter Paul Higgs plays with a sublime tone and breathtaking technique. He has performed with Johnny Dankworth, Lulu, Tony Hatch, John Williams, Peggy Lee and Nancy Wilson. He has also performed in major concert venues around the world, and receives standing ovations on a regular basis. Miles Davis, the most revered jazz trumpeter of all time, was at the forefront of several major innovations in jazz from the mid ’40s to the early ’90s – bebop, cool, hard bop,…

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The Smyths at The Boileroom

August 24 @ 7:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£12.00

We formed the band back in 2003 because of our passion for The Smiths. We didn't just want to be a tribute band - we wanted to play the music of The Smiths and recreate what is was to see and hear The Smiths live - it just happens that when you do that, the world calls you a tribute. For us that was a world of silly wigs and props - everything we felt a homage to The Smiths…

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Eliza and the Bear at The Boileroom

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£8.00

Eliza & The Bear are back with a revitalised sound, fresh new single ‘Real Friends’ and second full length album to be released later in 2018. It’s been a tumultuous couple of years for the London-based outfit. Tipped for success on their emergence in 2013/14 by many corners of the music press, the band initially raised a few eyebrows amongst fans when no “Eliza” was to be found in the band’s line-up. They later confirmed the name was in fact…

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Grayshott Folk Club presents: THE CHURCHFITTERS + Ellie Fountain

August 31 @ 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

Friday 31st August 2018 @ 7.30pm The Churchfitters play at Grayshott Folk Club on Friday 31st August 2018 @ 7.30pm Grayshott Folk Club presents: THE CHURCHFITTERS + Ellie Fountain At: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott, Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ Our old favourites The Churchfitters, will be stopping off at Grayshott as they travel between their adopted base in Brittany, France and Mike Harding's Folk Weekend Gathering, in Settle, Yorkshire. This time around, The Churchfitters will be performing their…

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September 2018

The Ninth Wave at The Boileroom

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£7.00

If there’s one defining characteristic of The Ninth Wave, it’s how the fast-rising Glasgow four-piece mix light and dark. Sonically, they shake the walls. It’s dissonance purified. On paper, they could be the kind of band who’d turn decibel levels up at shows just to mess with people’s heads. But there’s a pop pulse running through the songs on debut EP ‘Reformation’. For every bolt of raw noise, there’s a sugar coating. This first work tests the resolve of post-punk,…

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Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£15.00

Wildflower Blues, the gorgeous new album by Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, began with a phone call between two friends. The two hadn’t played together in years, but still shared a strong musical and personal connection. “I just called her out of the blue,” says Holland, who asked if Parton wanted to make some music together. “We hadn’t been in touch, but the timing was right and she said yes.” Scheduled for release in September on the duo’s own label, Cinquefoil…

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The Wedding Present

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£22.50

The Wedding Present was born in Leeds, in the UK, in 1985 with the release of the debut single GO OUT AND GET EM’ BOY! and the band’s first album, GEORGE BEST, followed a couple of years later. With the early releases on their own label, the band acquired a reputation for bittersweet, breathtakingly honest love songs immersed in whirlwind guitars, so it was quite extraordinary that they decided to explore traditional Eastern European folk music for their major label…

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Surrey Contemporaries Art Exhibition at The Haslemere Museum

September 19 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street
Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA United Kingdom
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The Surrey Contemporaries are holding their Autumn Art Exhibition from Wednesday 19th September to Saturday 6th October at The Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA.  The exhibition is open from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm (closed Sunday/Monday) and entry is free.  They will be holding a "Meet the Artists" session at The Museum between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm on Saturday 22nd September - do join them for a drink and a chat!  There will be many…

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Songs From Ireland in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

September 21 - September 22
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden return to their Irish roots (Pat from Belfast and Dave from Dublin) for this intimate, musical evening: Songs from Ireland (Friday 21 – Saturday 22 September).  You can expect some well-known songs as well as some you may never have heard of, but they will all reflect the Irish spirit in its many forms – nostalgia, romance, emigration, politics, sentimentality, loss, regret and humour. All tickets £15 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p…

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Grayshott Folk Club presents: HOPE & SOCIAL + Martha Paton

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road,
GRAYSHOTT, Nr. Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TZ United Kingdom
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£18.00

Hope & Social play live at Grayshott Folk Club GU26 6TZ Saturday 22nd September 2018 @ 7.30pm             HOPE & SOCIAL play live at Grayshott Village Hall GU26 6TZ Saturday 22nd September 2018 @ 7.30pm Hope & Social are a big variety band with their own Horn section. They are the band who created the biggest impact and produced the most positive feedback from our audience last season when they played for us on 13th…

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Emilio Merone – Katharsis

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£16

Katharsis is a multi-sensory show that fuses music with dance and visual art. The performance involves three musicians whose playing merges elements of soundtracks, soundscapes, ambient, ethnic and electronic music. On stage there's also a dancer, who performs choreographs and improvises, following the ever-changing music flow. Visual art projections on the background complete the hypnotic sensory experience.

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Jazz Cafe Stan Sulzmann with Kate Williams

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

One of the UK’s biggest names in British contemporary jazz, Stan’s career stretches back to the 1960s, when as part of a uniquely talented crop of British musicians, he played with Graham Collier, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Gordon Beck, as well as leading many groups of his own. Since that time Stan has been at the forefront of European contemporary jazz, and his talents have been sought by a host of discerning musicians, including Gil Evans, Mike Gibbs, Kenny Clarke…

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A Band Called Malice – The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£11.50

Rapidly becoming the UK's most popular tribute to The Jam, you are guaranteed to be taken right back to the late 70s/early 80s as the band recreates hit after hit of The Jam, one of the most influential and iconic bands in music history. With a wealth of experience, the band is committed to giving a performance that is both energetic and authentic capturing the essence of the Woking 3! Expect to hear all the classics such as "That's Entertainment",…

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October 2018

‘whenyoung’ at The Boileroom

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£6.00

Do you remember when you were young? Do you remember that very distinctive mixed and contradictory feeling of fearlessness and doubt, of possibility and uncertainty, of freedom and pressure, of determination and flippancy? Do you remember? Well, these feelings are still fresh for whenyoung. They found that getting together and holing themselves up for months in a studio was the best way for them to make some sense of it all. All those contradictions reveal themselves in their songs, where…

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Rosie sings The Divas

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

With a sound and style that conjure the golden age of jazz, Miss Rosie and the Moonshyne Runners celebrate the Great American Songbook immortalised by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, and Anita O’Day. With her unmistakable voice that stirs the soul, Miss Rosie breathes new life into standards, whether fiery swing, heartfelt ballads or the coolest jazz and blues. Join Miss Rosie as she sings the divas. "Some of the finest swing & jazz classics with the smooth, sultry vocals from…

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Never The Bride & Special Guest Gemma Dorsett

October 6 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£17

In the very heart of the notorious London rock and roll scene exists a whirlwind duo of female energy and ecstasy, please meet Never The Bride. Their live performance is to be held in awe, purely in anticipation of the live operatic architecture they consistently unfurl upon their willing audiences. Having invaded venues ranging from The Royal Albert Hall (on multiple occasions), playing alongside Elton John at the Royal Albert Hall, Touring UK & Australia with The British Symphony Rock…

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Wildwood Kin

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£15.00

Wildwood Kin are an English contemporary family indie/folk trio, composed of sisters Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Loney, from Exeter, Devon, England. They released their first album Turning Tides in August 2017.

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Dub Pistols

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£16.00

Dub Pistols are an English electronic music group founded by Barry Ashworth in 1996. The other members of the band were record producer and bassist Jason O'Bryan (1997–2010), Brooklyn producer and lyricist, T. K. Lawrence on vocals, guitarist John King, and DJ Stix / Steve Hunt. Guest songwriters and vocalists include Blade, James Dewes Sheffield (JMS), Rodney P and Terry Hall. In 2008 the band was joined by Jack Cowens on drums, and in 2011 guitar player and vocalist Andreas…

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A Celebration of Flanders and Swann in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

October 13
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Gordon Peters and his accompanist David Carter have created an affectionate tribute, A Celebration of Flanders and Swann (Saturday 13 October).  Performing such well-loved songs as Madeira M’Dear, The Gas Man Cometh and I’m a Gnu as well as providing a little of the history of Flanders and Swann and what spurred them to write such songs, you can sit back and enjoy the delicious humour of Flanders’ words and Swann’s music.   All tickets £15 (Price includes a 50p…

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Barb Jungr & John McDaniel – Float Like a Butterfly (The Sting Project)

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£16

BARB JUNGR AND JOHN MCDANIEL Internationally renowned singer Barb Jungr and Grammy & Emmy award winner John McDaniel are together again with their newest collaboration: Float Like A Butterfly – The Sting Songbook. This collection has audiences and critics glowing. The pair continue to have worldwide success with live concerts and the CD of their Beatles collection, Come Together, available worldwide. This new show features some of Sting’s best known and also lesser known songs, with Jungr as always bringing…

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Cassia at The Boileroom

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£10.00

A Macclesfield band is set to get an audience of more than 9million listeners when their track is played on Radio 1. Indie band Cassia, which is made up of Rob Ellis, from Prestbury, Lou Cotterill, from the Moss estate, and Jake Leff, from Tytherington, has had one of their songs chosen as Radio 1’s BBC Introducing Track of the Week. This means their single - 100 Times Over - will be played on the international radio station throughout the…

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£16.00

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (often abbreviated CYHSY) is the musical project of American indie rock musician Alec Ounsworth. The group was founded in 2004 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Brooklyn, New York. Until 2014, the project operated as a band with drummer Sean Greenhalgh being a member for its entirety. Keyboardist/guitarist Robbie Guertin and brothers Lee (guitar/vocals) and Tyler (bass) Sargent were also a part of the band from its inception until their collective departure in 2012.…

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Blaenavon

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£10.00

Blaenavon is an English indie rock band based out of Hampshire. The band is composed of Ben Gregory (vocals), Frank Wright (bass) and Harris McMillan (drums). The band formed in 2013, and released their first album, That's Your Lot in 2017. The album reached number 54 on the UK Albums Chart.

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Jazz Cafe Pete Oxley & Nicolos Meier

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

Following their sell~out appearance in Guildford in 2017, virtuoso guitarists Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier once again visit the intimate setting of the Jazz Cafe, as part of their "Colours of Time" 2018 UK Tour. Expect a dazzling display of contemporary fare, ranging from Turkish panache to soundscapes of Latin America to English pastoralism. This is music to indulge your musical senses, so "Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even…

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Kiran Leonard

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£9.00

Kiran Leonard (born John Kiran Leonard) is a musician, composer and singer-songwriter from Saddleworth, Greater Manchester. Leonard was born into a musical family in the countryside of Greater Manchester. He first learned to play mandolin and guitar and then, inspired by his older brother's diverse music collection, began to experiment with composing electronic music. After a period of prolifically self-releasing experimental music, Leonard's full length album Bowler Hat Soup was released in 2012 on Hand of Glory Records to some…

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Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse & David McGuinness

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£10.00

One of our most talented, important and relevant songwriters and song-adapters.' - Folk Radio UK 'Quietly escalating towards Scottish national treasure status' – Mojo 'An artist in consummate control of his art' - Uncut Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish musician, born in Germany, who was raised near Callander and has been based in Glasgow since 1995. He is primarily a songwriter/composer, singer and acoustic fingerstyle guitarist as well as an interpreter/arranger of traditional songs and ballads from Scotland and beyond.…

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November 2018

Claire Martin

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

Linn recording artist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Claire Martin has spent the last 30 years honing the craft of jazz singing. To worldwide critical acclaim, she has established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards seven times along the way. “She ranks among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet.” Jazz Times, USA “Easily the best British singer of her generation.” The Times,…

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Islands in the Stream: The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 12
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of country music royalty!  A thigh-slapping stage show, Islands in the Stream (Monday 12 November) brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly Parton, along with Kenny Rogers’ charisma and energy, performing hit after hit.  They’ll bring the house down with Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, Islands in the Stream and many more   Ticket Info:…

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Jazz Cafe Phil DeGreg with Alan Barnes

November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

Renowned US piano star Phil DeGreg is accomplished and comfortable in a wide range of jazz styles ranging from mainstream to bebop. His versatility has led to performances with dozens of internationally recognised jazz artists, as well as leading and recording with his own groups. For this unique performance at the Jazz Cafe he is joined by the all time greats, saxophonist Alan Barnes. Alan’s unique musicianship, indefatigable touring, and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in…

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Björn Again

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
G Live, Guildford, London Road
Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA United Kingdom
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Björn Again G Live, Guildford WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2018 SHOW INFORMATION PRE-SHOW DINING To celebrate the huge 30th Anniversary of BJÖRN AGAIN , Australian Director and Musician Rod Stephen will be taking the internationally acclaimed show on tour throughout the UK and Ireland in November/December 2018. Due to phenomenal demand seven new dates have been added to the UK tour. The show was created and founded in 1988 in Melbourne by Rod Stephen. Designed as a rocked-up light-hearted satirical ABBA spoof, the show rapidly achieved…

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December 2018

Seafarers Royal Marines Band Concert at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

December 1
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Seafarers UK, the leading maritime charity, comes to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for the first time with the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth.  Seafarers UK Royal Marines Band Concert (Saturday 1 December) brings you an evening of truly exciting musical and military spectacle, including traditional, classical Big Band sound and vocals from the talented musicians of the Royal Marines Band Service.   Ticket Info: Variable, please call box office or visit the website. Box Office: 01483 44 00…

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The Music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£12.90

Nicolas Meier (accompanied by Pete Roth) will talk about, perform and teach some basic elements of the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Taking some of their most famous compositions, they will describe, analyse and play them.

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An Evening with Jane Siberry

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£19

Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world’s most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge critical and commercial success and the follow up albums The Walking, Bound By Beauty, When I Was A Boy and her signature song Calling All Angels cemented…

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Ian Shaw – ‘Shaw Shimmers Into Xmas’

December 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

In his inimitable one-man powerhouse show, Ian explores the joys, tears and sheer horror of the festive season. Expect razor-sharp comedy and a flurry of Xmassy offerings alongside songs from his current album “Shine Sister Shine”, a celebration of women songwriters with songs from Peggy Lee through to Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Rickie Lee Jones and Tanita Tikaram. “a brilliant vocal chameleon . . . there’s actually more heart in Ian Shaw’s cleverness than in many singers who wear their…

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January 2019

Songs from the Shows – Musical highlights from stage and screen

11/01/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£22 – £25

The South's outstanding professional orchestra, Southern Pro Musica, will be returning to Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Friday 11th January 2019 for its annual celebration of the New Year.  SPM will be joined by the renowned GSA Singers from Guildford School of Acting for an evening of musical highlights from stage and screen. With favourites from the great musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe, together with some of the greatest film scores ever, this will be a…

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March 2019

Cloudbusting – The Music of Kate Bush

10/03/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£19

40 YEARS OF KATE BUSH - The Kick Inside ‘If you missed Kate, Cloudbusting are the next best thing’ Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 ‘Mandy started singing and I thought ‘Wow, that’s amazing!’ Paddy McGuinness, BBCTV 'I need to go to this!' Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2 It's 40 years since The Kick Inside announced to the world the genius of Kate Bush. Since that remarkable debut, a series of ground-breaking albums has secured Kate’s place in music history. Her…

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