Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire Gig Guide
Open mic nights hosted by Sharpy take place at the George Abbot, Guildford, every Tuesday, from 9pm till 11pm. Anyone is welcome to play, house guitar available.
Watermill Jazz, Friends Life Social Club in Pixham Lane, Dorking has live acts every Thursday night and jam sessions on the first Sunday of the month. Details on 07415 815784, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.watermilljazz.co.uk.
Farncombe Cavern above The Freeholders pub in St John’s Street, holds monthly blues nights and jazz nights. Details on 01483 416741 or at www.thefarncombecavern.co.uk.
Cranleigh Acoustic Sessions take place on the third Thursday of the month at Cranleigh Cricket Club. They are open to singers, musicians and poets. Free admission.
The Golden Fleece, Elstead holds live music nights every Wednesday with The Fleece House Band and other acts. New acts wanted to apply, email email@example.com.
The Cyder House, Shackleford, holds live music nights on the first Tuesday of the month with The Cyder House Players and other acts, from 8pm.
A double helping of blues and R&B is served up at The Three Lions in Farncombe every weekend. Details on 01483 417605 or online at www.thescratchers.net.
Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz Band play trad and Dixieland jazz every Tuesday evening at Theale Village Hall, Englefield Road, off High Street, Theale, near Reading. Room for dancing. Details on 01256 780065.
The Harlington, Fleet, hosts a weekly evening of live acoustic music on Wednesdays. Details on 01252 811009 or at www.theharlington.co.uk.
The Lion Brewery in Guildford Road, Ash, hold an acoustic jam session every Tuesday and an electric jam session every Thursday. Details on 01252 650486 or online at www.lionbrewery.co.uk.
The Yacht Club Four play New Orleans jazz at the Mill Tavern Liphook Road, Shottermill, nr Haslemere, on the first Sunday of the month and at The Garden Gate in Church Lane East, Aldershot on the last Sunday of the month. Details on 01252 323757 or 07786 245877 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Gorton, local musician and artist, runs folk sessions at The Star, Godalming, every Monday and The Harrow, Compton, every Wednesday at 9pm and at The Grantley Arms, Wonersh every first and third Sunday starting at 8.30pm. Details at www.godalmingsessions.org.uk.
The Horns in Crondall, just off the A287, is hosting weekly live music sessions on Thursdays, with the emphasis on blues and folk rock. Details – for listeners and musicians keen to play – on 01252 850560 or online at www.thehorns.co.uk.
The Albany, Guildford, holds live music at the weekends. Details on 01483 572410 or at www.thealbany.net.
An open mic night is held every Wednesday at The Tup in Chertsey Street, Guildford, with singers, musicians, poets and performers of all abilities welcome to the candlelit soirée hosted by Kodachrome and Markus Flaherty.
A rock and pop jam night is held every other week at The Grantley Arms in Wonersh. Details on 01483 893351.
Urban Gin House Jazz Band play mainstream jazz every Sunday night at The Europa Pub, Walton Road, East Molesey. Details on 0208 941 5136.
|TUESDAY, MAY 21|
Davey and Sam will play acoustic roots on Tuesday May 21, at 7.30pm. Details on 01932 253354 or at www.riverhousebarn.co.uk.
|FRIDAY, MAY 24|
Vic Cracknell will perform at The Lamb, Farnham on Friday May 24. All events are free entry. Details on 07917 403052 or at www.viccracknell.co.uk and www.vicsbuskers.co.uk.
Pete Kennedy, Alan West, Steve Black and Gary Quinn will perform in the show Country Music In the Round at Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, on Friday May 24. Details and tickets on 01252 514549.
VAT 59, a 50s rock n roll band, play at The Good Intent, Puttenham on Friday May 24.
Americana stalwart Brooks Williams and cult British singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine appear at the West End Centre, Aldershot on Friday May 24. Details and tickets on 01252 330040 or at www3.hants.gov.uk/westendcentre.
Kieran Goss performs at the Farnham Maltings on Friday May 24. Details on 01252 745444 or at www.farnhammaltings.com.
James Hickman and Dan Cassidy perform at the Ram Club at the Old Cranleighan Club in Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton on Friday May 24. Details from Bob and Maggie Wood on 0208 686 9421 or online at www.theramclub.co.uk.
Iris and Scream Don’t Whisper play for the Redfest final heat at the Boileroom Guildford on Friday May 24. Details on 01483 440022 or online at www.theboileroom.net.
|SATURDAY, MAY 25|
Trails, Tree House Fire, Drones, Miss Vincent, Mug, Said Panda, The Wonder Beers, Mixtape Saints, Raggybones and Luke Godwin will perform for Hool-a-Palooza, a fund raising gig in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at The Star Inn, Guildford on Saturday May 25, from 2pm. Tickets from www.wegottickets.com/event/218572 or on the door.
The Bohemians perform at the Camberley Theatre on Saturday May 25. Details and tickets on 01276 707600 or at www.camberleytheatre.biz.
Grandpa’s Spells Jazz band will be providing the live music for the awareness day organised by OG Cancer Project at Guildford Castle Grounds on Saturday May 25, from 2.30am to 5pm. Free entry.
Brobed Stils will be performing at the Ball and Wicket, Farnham on Saturday May 25, at 9pm. Free entry.
Kickback will play a mix of floor-filling classics and party favourites from the 60s to now at the Falkners Arms, Ancells Farm, Fleet on Saturday May 25. Details on 01252 811311.
Headline acts this week at the Boileroom Guildford include Satelite State on Saturday May 25. Details on 01483 440022 or online at www.theboileroom.net.
|SUNDAY, MAY 26|
Straubenzee play at The Good Intent Beer Festival, Puttenham, on Sunday May 26.
|MONDAY, MAY 27|
Koru, Vic Cracknell, Mark Nelson, Wychwood, The Daybrakes, Morrison, Phoenix Croi and many more acts will perform at Hornsfest, at The Horns, Crondall, on Monday May 27, from noon to 10.30pm. Details www.thehorns.co.uk.
Headline acts this week at the Boileroom Guildford include Widowspeak on Monday May 27. Details on 01483 440022 or online at www.theboileroom.net.
|TUESDAY, MAY 28|
Headline acts this week at the Boileroom Guildford include Delta Sleep on Tuesday May 28. Details on 01483 440022 or online at www.theboileroom.net.
|WEDNESDAY, MAY 29|
Vic Cracknell will perform at Hemingways, Saslemere on Wednesday May 29. All events are free entry. Details on 07917 403052 or at www.viccracknell.co.uk and www.vicsbuskers.co.uk.
Dorking Folk Club meets each Wednesday at Friends Life Sports and Social club in Pixham Lane, Dorking, at 8.30pm. Pete Morton will perform on May 29. Details from Neil and Martina on 01306 888530.
|THURSDAY, MAY 30|
A Vic’s open mic will take place at The Bat and Ball, Farnham on Thursday May 30. All events are free entry. Details on 07917 403052 or at www.viccracknell.co.uk and www.vicsbuskers.co.uk.
Michelle Holding performs for the Anchor Folk Club, at the Blue Anchor pub in High Road, Byfleet on Thursday May 30. Details from Mike Peach on 01483 476715 or at www.anchorfolk.org.uk.
Watermill Jazz, Friends Life Social Club in Pixham Lane, Dorking has live acts every Thursday night and jam sessions on the first Sunday of the month. Vasilis Xenopoulos Quartet will pay a tribute to the music of the legendary big bands on May 30. Details on 07415 815784, by emailing email@example.com or online at www.watermilljazz.co.uk.
Stagecoach and support perform at the West End Centre, Aldershot on Thursday May 30. Details and tickets on 01252 330040 or at www3.hants.gov.uk/westendcentre.
The Zombies appear at G Live Guildford, on Thursday May 30, at 7.30pm. Details and tickets on 0844 7701 797 or at Glive.co.uk.
Eddie 'Blue' Lester and the Storms play at the Farnham Maltings on Thursday May 30. Details on 01252 745444 or at www.farnhammaltings.com.
Esher Rock N Roll Club, 142 High Street, features live bands acts on Thursdays. Rockin’ the Joint perform on May 30. Entry is £3. Call 07956 347056.
|FRIDAY, MAY 31|
The Steve Whalley Band appear at the Red Lion, Godalming on Friday May 24. Vic Cracknell will host an open mic night on Friday May 31. Free entry. Details on 01483 423428.
Farncombe Music Club at St John’s Church holds concerts and music related events throughout the year. Canadian singer-songwriter Jane Siberry will perform on Friday May 31 with special guest Chloe Reynolds. Further details and tickets from Julian Lewry on 01483 421520 or at www.wegottickets.com/julianlewrymusic.
Mungo Jerry will headline the Andertons Music Tent at Guildford Beer Festival at Guildford Cricket Club on Friday May 31. The True Deceivers will headline on Saturday Afternoon and Charley Farley on Saturday evening. Details and Tickets at www.guildfordcc.com or in person from Guildford TIC.
Elbow Jane perform at the Ram Club at the Old Cranleighan Club in Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton on Friday May 31. Details from Bob and Maggie Wood on 0208 686 9421 or online at www.theramclub.co.uk.
The Hampton Wick Band will play classic rock and pop covers from the 60s to present day at The Poyntz Arms, East Molesey on Friday May 31. Details at www.chinners.co.uk.