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 concerts start at 7.45pm (unless stated otherwise) with doors / bar open from 7.00pm. Music curfew is 11.00pm but most shows finish by 10.30pm. For full listings and more details see Events page on Farncombe Music Club’s Facebook page.

Increasing numbers of shows SELL OUT in advance so it is recommended to buy soon to avoid possible disappointment.

Thursday 18th JulyHat Futz and Cara @ Hector’s On The Wey TICKETS: £15 only available in person from Hector’s On The Wey or by e-mailing julianlewrymusic@aol.com for payment details LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Saturday 28th September – Genesis Visible Touch  (Phil Collins-era Genesis tribute) TICKETS: EVENTIM    WeGotTickets (£16 + £1.60 bkg fee / £19 door)

Saturday 5th October – The Icicle Works  TICKETS: EVENTIM   WeGotTickets  (£20 + £2 bkg fee / £24 door)

Saturday 2nd November – The Blow Monkeys + special guest, Jessica Lee Morgan TICKETS: EVENTIM   WeGotTickets (£20 + £2 bkg fee / £24 door) ** OVER 75% SOLD**

Friday 15th November – China Crisis TICKETS: EVENTIM WeGotTickets (£20 + £2 bkg fee / £24 door) ** OVER 60% SOLD**

Saturday 7th December – The Story of Guitar Heroes  TICKETS: EVENTIM WeGotTickets (£20 + £2 bkg fee / £24 door) 

Friday 13th DecemberOye Santana (Santana tribute)  TICKETS: EVENTIM  WeGotTickets (£16 + £1.60 bkg fee / £19 door)

Wednesday 18th December – Guildford Jazz Society Christmas Concert – details to be announced

Saturday 18th January 2020 – The Vox Beatles (Beatles tribute) TICKETS: EVENTIM  WeGotTickets (£16 + £1.60 bkg fee / £19 door) 

Friday 20th March 2020 – SAVE THE DATE

Saturday 4th April 2020 – Steve Harley – Acoustic Trio TICKETS: EVENTIM   WeGotTickets (£28 + £2.80 bkg fee / £33 door)

Friday 24th April 2020 – Fleetwood Bac (Fleetwood Mac tribute) TICKETS: EVENTIM   WeGotTickets (£18 + £1.80 bkg fee / £22 door) 

Friday 15th May 2020 – SAVE THE DATE

Friday 23rd October 2020 – SAVE THE DATE

Friday 20th November 2020 – SAVE THE DATE

Tickets….. 

Advance tickets are available as follows:

–  Eventim: either online from Eventim or via Ticket Hotline: 0844 249 1000 (subject to 10% booking fee)

–  WeGotTickets: online from WeGotTickets  (subject to 10% booking fee) – these tickets are usually available until 5.45pm on the day of the show, unless sold out beforehand of course! 

Please note that online ticket holders will only be able to collect their actual tickets from when doors open at 7.00pm. 

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

by BACS payment (no booking fee) – 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 (no booking fee)

N.B. Door prices are always higher than the advance prices – face price + booking fee). 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 (250-300 if all-seated).  Capacity and/or number of tickets for sale is dependant on set up for each show but will always be a minimum of 250.

Built over 160 years ago, this working church is where nearly all the concerts are held. The church 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.

Seating is unreserved and on a first come first served basis – for some concerts there may be insufficient seating for everyone attending so it is advisable to arrive early.  Some pillars can restrict views especially on busy evenings. Standing 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 is excellent with no steps and just a slight incline into the church. There is a disabled toilet. Age Restriction We are an all ages venue however all under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

This is a working church and so all are expected to respect it’s sacred nature. Being a music led venue, it isn’t suitable for large, or even small groups who wish to talk and have a party whilst the musicians are performing. Please respect the musicians and our fellow guests. Any unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with as appropriate and may involve us asking people to leave. 

Very occasionally some Farncombe Music Club concerts are held in either St. John’s Church Room or Hector’s On The Wey  

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 Big Country, 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, Fleetwood Bac, 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 including any Disasters Emergency Committee appeals.

Featured photo…..

Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders performing in St. John’s Church, Farncombe. They have made 4 appearances here.