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October 2018

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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Choir Fusion – Male Voices wanted!

October 31 - December 12
Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR United Kingdom
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Free

Full Circle Vocal Group will be teaming up with men from local choirs, churches and vocal groups to perform 4 songs at our end of term concert on Wednesday 12th December. We now need more male voices to complete our SATB set-up. If you sing tenor or bass and would like to join us, then please email polly@fcvg.co.uk You will need to be very familiar with the four songs before the first session (or sight read!) and be free on…

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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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Grayshott Folk Club presents: DAMIEN O’KANE & BAND + Matthews & Vincent

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Alban’s Church, Tilford Road
Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6RB United Kingdom
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£16.00

Damien O'Kane is a top Folk singer/song writer/guitarist and Banjo player from Coleraine, Northern Ireland, who has taken some of the greatest songs from the Folk canon-"The Blacksmith", "The Banks of The Bann", "I am a Youth" and "The Green Fields of America" among them and re-invented them in refreshingly original ways. Damien studied for a newly created Traditional Music degree at Newcastle University, then recorded his first album in 2003 with Shona Kipling. As a member of Flook, he…

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NHS 70th Celebration Concert

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Godalming Borough Hall, Godalming Borough Hall
Godalming , Surrey GU7 1HR United Kingdom
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£12

An eclectic mix of humour and music set in the context of 70 years of our much valued National Health Service. Tickets are available from http://www.thelittleboxoffice.com/compasshealthgroup All proceeds to go to Oakleaf Enterprises - a charity 'Making Life Work with Mental Illness' based in Guildford. Date: Saturday 10th November 2018 at 7.30pm Location: Godalming Borough Hall Parking available at the rear of the Waverley Borough Council Buildings.

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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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Lifesigns

November 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£21

Lifesigns was the brainchild of John Young (keys/vox), Frosty Beedle (drums), Steve Rispin (sound) and Nick Beggs (bass/vox). The first album 'Lifesigns' was released in February 2013 and sold well briefly reaching the UK top 100 albums. Guests on the CD included Steve Hackett (Genesis), Robin Boult (Fish) and Thijs van Leer (Focus) The band started touring the following year with Jon Poole joining to replace Nick Beggs who had other commitments. The line up was made complete by former…

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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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February 2019

Keith James in concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

08/02/2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

These remarkable songs ~ stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line. The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak…

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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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