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 31st October – BabaJack (£12 adv / £15 door)
Friday 21st November – Julia Fordham – Porcelain 25 (£20 adv / £23 door) – selling fast
Friday 12th December – Judie Tzuke “Songs and Stories” (£18 adv / £22 door) – selling fast
Sunday 18th January – Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe featuring Caddy Cooper, Phil Nelson + 1 other act to be announced (£4.40 inc. booking fee online / £5 door)
Friday 30th January – Sarah Jane Morris (£16 adv / £19 door)
Friday 20th February – Jo Harman and Company + special guest tba (£14 adv / £17 door)
Friday 6th March – Never The Bride (£12 adv / £15 door)
Sunday 29th March – Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe featuring Lisa Kwei + 2 others to be announced (£4.40 inc. booking fee online / £5 door)
Sunday 31st May – Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe
Sunday 26th July – Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe
Sunday 27th September – Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe
All Thursday, Friday and Saturday concerts start at 7.45pm with doors / bar open from 7.00pm. All Brian Player Acoustic Cafes on Sundays 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 can seat close to 300 people in an all-seated format but can hold more than 300 if there is a mixed seating / standing format which will apply to some concerts. 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 room.
Situated in St. John’s Street right in the centre of the village just opposite the Co-op store, there is on-street parking and public car parks with plenty of spaces around Farncombe railway station which 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.
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, Julie Felix, Julia Fordham, Fragile (the Yes tribute), Gordon Giltrap, Jaki Graham, Iona, Martyn Joseph, Steve Knightley, Kokomo, Dennis Locorriere, Never The Bride, Hazel O’Connor, The Book of Genesis (Genesis tribute), Tom Russell, Eve Selis, Martin Simpson, Stackridge, Judie Tzuke and After The Fire.
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.
4 Parts Guitar (John Etheridge, Ray Burley, Clive Carroll and Gordon Giltrap) who have performed twice at Farncombe Music Club in 2011 and 2014.