In praise of life in Pyrford

A JAUNTY song in praise of Pyrford is helping to raise money for Woking Hospice. The Pyrford Song by Ian Wishart has raised £1,800, split between the charity based in Goldsworth Park... Read more »

Fiery Bird hopes for a brighter future

THE Fiery Bird live music venue is preparing for life after lockdown by readying a possible move to a long-term home and taking part in a national campaign to save the homes... Read more »

Music legend talks about re-releasing hit for NHS

POP music legend Allan Clarke has been interviewed on Radio Woking to promote the re-release of his Hollies hit He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother to raise money for NHS charities. Clarke... Read more »

Singalong lifts village spirits

THE residents of Byfleet are taking part in a mass singalong from their gardens and streets to bring some cheer to the local community. Byfleet Sings was set up by former professional... Read more »

Local actor streams performances live from Gordon’s School

AN ACTOR and musician who is a house parent at Gordon’s School is entertaining local families with open air musical performances. Ben Heathcote, who has appeared on the West End in The... Read more »

Hartbeeps to Sing a Rainbow for isolated children and NHS

A LOCAL children’s group is to Sing a Rainbow to help entertain isolated children, and raise money for the NHS. Inspired by the pictures of rainbows seen in windows all around the... Read more »

Undercover interview with Mick Moriarty

THE eighth and final Undercover Festival takes place at Woking’s Fiery Bird on Friday and Saturday, and we talk to the man behind the event – Woking-born Mick Moriarty. Why did you... Read more »

The News and Mail speaks to the Screaming Dead

SCREAMING Dead frontman Sam Bignall is looking forward to the Undercover Festival in Woking next week but found time to answer a few questions for the News & Mail. The Cheltenham punks... Read more »

Hot Rods motor on in tribute to Barrie

ONE of THE anthems from the new wave era is Do Anything You Wanna Do, by Eddie and the Hot Rods. The 1977 hit is fondly remembered by thousands of music fans,... Read more »

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 »