Punk veterans Johnny Moped to play at Undercover Festival

WHEN the legends of punk rock are recalled, a name that often gets forgotten is Johnny Moped. But the band formed in Croydon in 1974 were one of the originals, playing regularly... Read more »

Stone Heroes at Undercover Festival

STONE Heroes, the female fronted “post punk pop rockers”, are set to release their debut album, Keepers of the Light, this year – and anyone going along to the Undercover Festival at... Read more »

‘Playing punk until I drop’

RODDY Byers played a pivotal role in the success of The Specials but was edged out by frontman Terry Hall. He now says he probably should never have been in the band... Read more »

Lovely music at the Fiery Bird

It’s nearly 10 years ago the Lovely Music Night was started with the aim of bringing great original live acoustic music to Woking. It was designed to be a platform for new... Read more »

An audience with man who discovered Oasis

    HE PUT out the first single by The Jesus and Mary Chain, signed the likes of Teenage Fanclub, My Bloody Valentine and Primal Scream and has managed the likes of... Read more »

Undercover 8 partners with News & Mail for final festival

THE Undercover Festival has announced the Woking News & Mail as its official printed media partner for its eighth and final full festival back in Woking at the Fiery Bird on 6... Read more »

Fiery Bird music venue guaranteed permanent space after redevelopment

THE Fiery Bird music and performing arts venue has been given a seven-month extension to stay in its current site in Woking town centre with a guarantee of a permanent space when... Read more »

Lurking with Arturo

ARTHUR Billingsley was carving out a decent career for himself as the main man with country psychobilly act the Blubbery Hellbellies in The 1980s – before a chance meeting with a German... Read more »

Charity gig for Small Fakers tribute

THE Small Fakers may be a tribute act, but they achieved something original band Small Faces never did – taking the classic album Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake out on the road. The... Read more »

Katie Bradley comes to Woking for Surrey Americana Festival

KENT singer-songwriter Katie Bradley came into the spotlight with her 2012 iTunes blues hit I Hear The River, which received a nomination for Best Original Song in the British Blues Awards, which... Read more »