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
Friday 4th December – Mari Wilson’s Ready Steady Girls – £16 adv / £19 door
Friday 11th December – Stackridge – The Final Bow Tour + special guest, Steve Rodgers – £14 adv / £17 door – 95% already sold
Friday 19th February – Martin Simpson – £16 adv / £19 door
Friday 4th March – Oye Santana – Santana tribute band – £14 adv / £17 door
Saturday 12th March – Caravan – £18 adv / £22 door – selling very fast
Thursday 17th March – T’Pau – Songs & Stories – £18 adv / £22 door
Friday 8th April – An Evening with Hazel O’Connor – £18 adv / £22 door
Friday 22nd April – An Evening with Reed Maxfield – £10 adv / £12 door
Friday 20th May – Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders – £20 adv / £24 door
Friday 27th May – David Knopfler – £16 adv / £19 door
Thursday 2nd June – Pete Brown & The NewGrass Cutters – £14 adv / £17 door
Friday 23rd September – The Book of Genesis – Genesis tribute – £14 adv / £17 door
Friday 7th October – Eduardo Niebla in aid of CAFOD – £14 adv / £17 door
Friday 21st October – Focus – £16 adv / £19 door
Friday 11th November – Never The Bride – £14 adv / £17 door
Saturday 19th November – Martin Turner ex`Wishbone Ash - £16 adv / £19 door
Friday 25th November – save the date
Friday 9th December – save the date
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 or my WeGotTickets online sales site.
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).
- by BACS – please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- 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 email@example.com
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. Disabled access is excellent. The more intimate St. John’s Church Room is occasionally 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.
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. 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.
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 Caravan, Beverley Craven, Curved Air, Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri, Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders, Julie Felix, Antonio Forcione, Julia Fordham, Gordon Giltrap, Jaki Graham, Steve Howe, Iona, Steve Knightley, Kokomo, Dennis Locorriere, Hazel O’Connor, Nerina Pallot, Tom Russell, Eve Selis, Vonda Shepard, Martin Simpson, Stackridge and Judie Tzuke.
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.
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 here twice solo and twice with Oliver Wakeman.