Farncombe Music Club Concerts

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

Sunday 29th March – Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe featuring Lisa Kwei, The Artie Fufkins + Damian Clarke£4.40 inc. booking fee online / £5 door

Friday 10th April – Steve Howe – £18 adv / £22 door - selling fast 

Friday 17th April – Hat Fitz and Cara + special guests, Jonas and Jane – £12 adv / £15 door – Please note that this concert will be in the St. John’s Church Room as the church is unavailable.

Friday 24th April - Curved Air - £16 adv / £19 door – in association with White Mountain Promotions - selling fast 

Thursday 28th May – Slaid Cleaves – £14 adv / £17 door

Sunday 31st May – Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe featuring Ange Hardy, Steve Pledger and Black*Scarr £4.40 inc. booking fee online / £5 door

Sunday 19th July – Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe featuring Ady Johnson, Hannah Clapham + Stick in the Wheel - £4.40 inc. booking fee online / £5 door

Thursday 23rd July – BabaJack + special guests, Reed Maxfield£12 adv / £15 door

Friday 25th September – Antonio Forcione in aid of Trinity Trust Team - £16 adv / £19 door

Sunday 27th September – Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe featuring Reed Maxfield plus 2 other acts to be announced

Friday 2nd October – Tom Russell - £18 adv / £22 door

Saturday 3rd October - Tom Russell – £18 adv / £22 door – selling fast

Saturday 17th October – Vonda ShepardLive In Concert – £18 adv / £22 door – selling fast

Friday 30th October – Lazuli + special guest, Alan Reed - £14 adv / £17 door

Friday 6th November – Slim Chance play the music of Ronnie Lane  - £14 adv / £17 door

Friday 20th November   - expected to be announced in April

Sunday 29th November - Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe featuring Sarah McQuaid plus 2 other acts to be announced - £4.40 inc. booking fee online / £5 door

Friday 11th December – Stackridge – The Final Bow Tour + special guest, Steve Rodgers – £14 adv / £17 door – selling fast

Friday 19th February – Martin Simpson – £16 adv / £19 door

Friday 4th March – Oye Santana – Santana tribute band – £14 adv / £17 door

All Thursday, Friday and Saturday concerts start at 7.45pm with doors / bar open from 7.00pm. All Brian Player Acoustic Cafes are on Sundays and start at 2.30pm with doors open from 2.00pm. For full listings and more details see Events page on Farncombe Music Club’s Facebook page or my WeGotTickets online sales site.

Tickets 

Advance tickets are available as follows:

- in person from Record Corner in Pound Lane, Godalming – no booking fee for cash or cheques, 50p per ticket for credit or debit cards.

-  online from WeGotTickets - subject to a  modest 10% booking fee.

- by cheque made payable to Julian Lewry 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 £3 or £4 higher than the advance prices.

Regular attendees might be interested in purchasing carnet tickets which have many advantages including saving pounds on each concert here, are transferable to others and have no expiry date. For more details contact me or pick up a flyer at any of my concert promotions.

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

The Venue

Built over 160 years ago, St. John’s Church was refurbished in 2012 and has wonderful acoustics and a unique atmosphere (described by some as like a small Union Chapel). The venue capacity is up to 350 in  a mixed seating / standing format. Seating is unreserved and on a first come first served basis. The more intimate St. John’s Church Room is used for some concerts and can comfortably hold up to 100 in unreserved seating plus standing.

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 is on-street parking as well as public car parks in Station Road, North Street and on Meadrow – all of which are within 5 minutes walk of the venue.

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 the Church Room from doors opening. Drinks may be taken into the Church but no alcohol is allowed to be taken outside the building.  Fairtrade goods are used wherever possible.

Who Has Played Here

Since the Farncombe Music Club concerts started in June 2007, St. John’s Church has played host to acts such as Black aka Colin Vearncombe, Beverley Craven, Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri, Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders, Jo Harman, Julie Felix, Julia Fordham, Gordon Giltrap, Jaki Graham, Iona, Martyn Joseph, Steve Knightley, Kokomo, Dennis Locorriere, Sarah Jane Morris, Never The Bride, Hazel O’Connor, Nerina Pallot, Tom Russell, Eve Selis, Martin Simpson, Stackridge, Judie Tzuke and After The Fire.

Good Causes

Through these concerts, thousands of pounds have been raised for our chosen charity; the Godalmng-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

4 Parts Guitar (John Etheridge, Ray Burley, Clive Carroll and Gordon Giltrap) who have performed twice at Farncombe Music Club in 2011 and 2014. In addition Gordon Giltrap has performed twice solo and twice with Oliver Wakeman.