SOLO ACT – TV Smith still plays all The Adverts’ classics

Take a look back at punk through TV Smith’s eyes

THE ADVERTS played regularly at London’s legendary punk club, The Roxy, and took Top Of The Pops by storm in 1977 with their anthem Gary Gilmore’s Eyes – but frontman TV Smith... Read more »

The new punk Kate Nash is fast, furious and sexy

Kate Nash, The Boileroom, Guildford KATE NASH rocked into town to give fans a glimpse of her new punk rock look and sound. She seems to have divided opinion straight down the... Read more »
BIG FANS WILL LOVE OLLY – pop star Mr Murs will be performing at this year’s GuilFest

How Tony made a festival right in his own backyard

IT MAY be called GuilFest, it may be staged in Guildford, but the famous summer event has its roots firmly in Woking. Founder and organiser Tony Scott is a former pupil of... Read more »
BUSY BUNCH - Ash will headline the Good Time stage at Guilfest on Sunday, July 15

Everyday is Christmas for Ash frontman Tim Wheeler

IT’S ABOUT this time of year – at the height of summer – that Tim Wheeler’s thoughts turn to, er…Christmas. Or at least they did last year. It was 12 months ago... Read more »
MINER DETAILS – actor Adam Barlow

Close The Coalhouse Door revival will strike a chord says Sam West

THE struggles of coal miners, their close-knit community and northern solidarity is not an obvious fit with Surrey theatre-goers. But Sam West says it should be. The actor turned director currently reviving... Read more »
All’s Wells for Duke Ellington conference

All’s Wells for Duke Ellington conference

ENTHUSIASTS from 10 countries will descend on Woking this month to celebrate the music of jazz legend Duke Ellington. Afficionados including ­academics, professors of music, authors, musicologists as well as just straightforward... Read more »

True legends The Stranglers still going strong after 40 years

The Stranglers, G Live, Guildford IF you’re going to rely on past glories, it obviously helps to have a glorious past. The Stranglers have a stunning back catalogue and one that must... Read more »

Break-up of The Jam was bitterest pill for Rick Buckler

“It was like we were going to be driving over a cliff…” Even 30 years on, the moment he realised the dream was over still has an emotional effect on Rick Buckler.... Read more »