Farncombe Concerts

@ St. John’s Church, St. John’s Street, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3EJ.

Unrestricted by genres, just GREAT LIVE MUSIC. As seen in the “10 of the best live music venues” feature in April 2014’s Surrey Life magazine.

All Farncombe Music Club concerts take place in Farncombe – see Venue(s) below. All concerts start at 7.45pm with doors / bar open from 7.00pm. For full listings and more details see Events page on Farncombe Music Club’s Facebook page.

** SELLING WELL ** indicates that over 100 advance tickets have already been sold for this show. Some shows with strong advance sales do SELL OUT in advance so it is recommended to buy soon to avoid possible disappointment.

2018 DATES…….

Friday 14th December – Kokomo – £16 adv / £19 door EVENTIM WeGotTickets  (£17.60 inc. bkg fee) **SELLING WELL**

Wednesday 19th December – A Jazz Christmas Carol by Alan Barnes (Charles Dickens’ classic retold with jazz and humour) – NB this is a Guildford Jazz concert – we are just providing event support services. **SOLD OUT**

2019 DATES…..

Saturday 19th JanuaryThe Runaways (Shadows tribute) (charity fundraiser in aid of Farncombe Day Centre) – £12 adv / £15 door EVENTIM    WeGotTickets (£13.20 inc.bkg fee) 

Friday 25th January – Caravan – £20 Adv / £24 Door EVENTIM WeGotTickets (£22 inc. bkg fee) **SELLING WELL**

Saturday 2nd February – The KT Bush Band – £16 adv / £19 door EVENTIM   WeGotTickets (£17.60 inc. bkg fee)

Friday 15th February – Big Boy Bloater and the Limits – £12 adv / £15 door EVENTIM   WeGotTickets (£13.20 inc. bkg fee)  

Saturday 23rd FebruaryGenesis Legacy  – £16 adv / £19 door EVENTIM   WeGotTickets (£17.60 inc. bkg fee) 

Saturday 2nd March Big Country – Up Close and Personal Acoustic Show£25 adv / £30 door EVENTIM    WeGotTickets (£27.50 inc. bkg fee) **SELLING WELL**

Saturday 16th March – Fleetwood Bac£18 adv / £22 door EVENTIM  WeGotTickets (£19.80 inc. bkg fee) 

Saturday 30th March – Tom Russell – £22 adv / £25 door EVENTIM WeGotTickets (£24 / £24.20 inc. bkg fee)

Friday 5th April – Hue and Cry – Stripped back show – £20 adv / £24 door EVENTIM   WeGotTickets (£22 inc. bkg fee) **SELLING WELL**

Friday 26th April – Simply Dan (Steely Dan tribute) – £16 adv / £19 door EVENTIM   WeGotTickets (£17.60 inc. bkg fee)

Friday 10th May – Toyah: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal – £20 adv / £24 door EVENTIM    WeGotTickets (£22 inc. bkg fee) **SELLING WELL**

Friday 17th May – Bowiesque (David Bowie tribute) – £16 adv / £19 door EVENTIM   WeGotTickets (£17.60 inc. bkg fee)  A joint promotion with White Mountain Promotions

Saturday 28th September – Genesis Visible Touch – £16 adv / £19 door EVENTIM    WeGotTickets (£17.60 inc. bkg fee)

Friday 4th October – SAVE THE DATE 

Saturday 2nd November – The Blow Monkeys – £20 adv / £24 door EVENTIM   WeGotTickets (£22 inc. bkg fee) 

Friday 15th November – China Crisis – £20 adv / £24 door EVENTIM WeGotTickets (£22 inc. bkg fee) 

Saturday 7th December – The Story of Guitar Heroes – £20 adv / £24 door EVENTIM WeGotTickets (£22 inc. bkg fee) 

Tickets….. 

Advance tickets are available as follows:

–  online via the TICKETS links from Eventim (or via Ticket Hotline: 0844 249 1000) and WeGotTickets – both subject to a  modest 10% booking fee.

in person from Record Corner in Pound Lane, Godalming – no booking fees

– by BACS payment – please e-mail julianlewrymusic@aol.com for details.

– by cheque made payable to Julian Lewry Music Limited for the appropriate number of tickets (no booking fee) and send to:  Julian Lewry, 6 Wood Road, Farncombe, Surrey GU7 3NN (please enclose an  SAE or otherwise tickets will be held on the door for  collection  on the night).

in person from myself at any of my concert promotions.

N.B. Door prices are usually at least £3 higher than the advance prices and payment is CASH ONLY. If the concert has SOLD OUT it is highly unlikely any tickets will be on sale on the door unless there are any returns. 

Tickets are non refundable – we reserve the right to change aspects to any event. Upon an event being cancelled a refund will be offered from your original point of purchase or the alternative to move ticket value as a credit to another event.

For further information on any of the concerts please call 01483 421520 or e-mail julianlewrymusic@aol.com

The Venue(s)…..

St. John’s Church – capacity of up to 350 in  a mixed seating / standing format (c.250 if all-seated).  Built over 160 years ago, this main venue where nearly all the concerts are held was extensively refurbished in 2012 with new seating, flooring and lighting. It has wonderful acoustics for all types of music as well as a unique atmosphere – described by some as Surrey’s own Union Chapel.

St. John’s Church Room – very occasionally concerts will be held in the 100 capacity Church Room on all seated basis. Built onto the Church in 1989 and used as the bar / merch area for the concerts in St. John’s Church, it is a more intimate space and well suited for more folk / roots style concerts.

Seating in both venues is unreserved and on a first come first served basis. Some pillars in St. John’s Church can restrict views especially on busy evenings. Audience members are very welcome to stand at the sides and back of the church respecting those who are seated. Access to both venues is the same via the path leading up to the hallway which connects the two venues. Disabled access to both venues is excellent.

This is a music led venue and not suitable for large, or indeed small groups who wish to talk and have a party whilst the musicians are performing. Please respect the musicians and our fellow guests.

Very occasionally some Farncombe Music Club concerts may be held at HECTOR’S ON THE WEY at FARNCOMBE BOATHOUSE on Catteshall Lane.  These are private events and by invitation only. Due to the intimate size of this venue with a capacity of just 40, these concerts are TOTALLY ACOUSTIC i.e. with no PA or backline.

Finding Us / Parking / Rail Travel…..

Situated in St. John’s Street right in the centre of the village just opposite the Co-op store, there are PUBLIC CAR PARKS in Station Road (GU7 3NF) , North Street (GU7 3HE) and on Meadrow (GU7 3HY) – all of which are within 5 minutes walk of the venue (charges may apply). There is  also some on street parking nearby. Please do not park in PRIVATE CAR PARKS as YOU RISK BEING CLAMPED AND/OR FINED. 

Farncombe railway station is just 2 minutes walk from the venue. For rail travellers, Farncombe is on the London Waterloo – Portsmouth mainline. Trains are regular and journey times are London – 40 minutes and Portsmouth – 1 hour. All concerts finish before the final trains.

Refreshments…..

Served by a superb team; beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee, chocolate bars, crisps etc. are available in St. John’s Church Room from doors opening until the end of the show irrespective of which venue the concert is in. CASH ONLY but there are cash machines nearby – either at the Co-op opposite or at Simrans newsagents just over the railway line. Drinks may be taken into St. John’s Church but no alcohol is allowed to be taken outside the building.  Fairtrade goods are used wherever possible. To enable us to comply with the Premises Licence and the four licensing objectives alcohol cannot be brought into the venue. The only alcoholic drinks which are permitted to be consumed are those which we sell at the bar i.e. beer and wine – no spirits.  

For those arriving in the area early, there are a range of eating and drinking options nearby including the Natter Cafe (opposite St. John’s Church), Huckleberry Bistro, the Farncombe Tandoori restaurant and several pubs such as The Cricketers, The Leathern Bottle and The Three Lions as well as various take-aways.

Who Has Played Here……

Since the Farncombe Music Club concerts started in June 2007, St. John’s Church has played host to original acts such as Colin Blunstone, Moya BrennanCaravan, China Crisis, The Christians, Beverley Craven, Curved Air, Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri, Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders, Focus, Julia Fordham, Steve Howe, The Icicle Works, Iona, John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest, David Knopfler, Kokomo, Hazel O’Connor, Nine Below Zero, Nerina Pallot, Roachford, Tom Russell, Vonda Shepard, Martin Simpson, Soft Machine, Stackridge, Glenn Tilbrook, T’Pau and Judie Tzuke. We occasionally put on tribute acts  which have included Any Colour You Like (Pink Floyd), Dire Straits UK, Logicaltramp, Oye Santana, Simply Dan (Steely Dan), The Sounds of Simon (Simon & Garfunkel) and The Vox Beatles.

Good Causes….

Through these concerts, thousands of pounds have been raised for our chosen charity; the Godalming-based Trinity Trust Team youth project whose full-time employees and volunteers work with young people in the local schools, community and churches . Funds are raised for other charities and causes from time to time.

Featured photo…..

Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders performing in St. John’s Church, Farncombe.  They made their 3rd sell out appearance here on 20th May 2016 and return with their BIG BAND on 27th October 2018. .