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 exclusively at St John’s Church, St. John’s Street, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3EJ – 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.
Saturday 21st April – Hazel O’Connor and Cormac de Barra – See You Again Tour – £20 adv / £24 door EVENTIM WeGotTickets (£22 inc. bkg fee)
Saturday 28th April – The Marrakesh Express – a tribute to Crosby, Stills & Nash – £14 adv / £17 door EVENTIM WeGotTickets (£15.40 inc. bkg fee)
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.
– by BACS payment – please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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 £3 or £4 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.
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
Concerts are held in either of the two venues:
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 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 – capacity of up to 100 in a mixed seating / standing format (up to c. 100 if all seated). Built in 1989, it is a more intimate space and mainly used 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. 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.
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.
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 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.
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 acts such as Colin Blunstone, Caravan, China Crisis, The Christians, Beverley Craven, Curved Air, Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri, Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders, Focus, Julia Fordham, Steve Howe, Iona, John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest, David Knopfler, Kokomo, Hazel O’Connor, Nine Below Zero, Nerina Pallot, Tom Russell, Vonda Shepard, Martin Simpson, Stackridge, Glenn Tilbrook, T’Pau and Judie Tzuke. The focus is mainly on booking original acts but we occasionally put on tribute acts which have included Any Colour You Like (Pink Floyd), Dire Straits UK and The Sounds of Simon (Simon & Garfunkel)
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.
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.