Simply Red still holding back the years with up-tempo Sandown set

LIKE most artists, Mick Hucknall is loving being back on stage after the pandemic, and he has a special reason to look forward to his show at Sandown Park racecourse next week.... Read more »

Relaxing fun in the sun as festival returns

RIPLEY Scout Group celebrated the successful return of their popular music festival Ripley Rocks last Saturday. “We missed two years because of the pandemic and it was so good to be back,”... Read more »

All set for GuilFest party this weekend

PETER Hook and the Light and Sister Sledge have probably never appeared on the same bill before – but that just shows the breadth of musical variation at the revived GuilFest this... Read more »

Nile Rodgers doing it his way

HIS HITS with Chic include Le Freak, Good Times, I Want Your Love and My Forbidden Lover, and he’s written for everyone from Diana Ross to Daft Punk, so you can imagine... Read more »

Charity festival Jackfest goes Wild West

A BISLEY outdoor venue will be transformed into a Wild West town for the return of the charity festival, Jackfest. The event, which has had to be scaled back for the past... Read more »

Popular festival returns to lift the spirits

GUILFEST music festival will be staged next month after an absence of eight years, with acts including Sister Sledge, Peter Hook – the Joy Division and New Order bass player – and... Read more »

Quartet on song to win national competition

A WOKING singer has won a national competition with his barbershop quartet. Danny Gortler, who leads rock choirs in Woking and other towns in Surrey and Hampshire, is part of Limelight, which... Read more »

Volunteers wanted for prison singing lessons

SINGERS and musicians are being sought for weekly singing sessions with the inmates of Coldingley Prison in Bisley. They are being recruited by Liberty Choirs, which has been running a programme at... Read more »

Gang’s all there to entertain live

THE EXCITEMENT of being able to hold a live show ensured a fun-filled evening at the 1st Knaphill Scout Group biennial Gang Show. They returned to the stage after COVID restrictions had... Read more »

Talented performances at Woking Young Musician of the Year

THE latest Woking Music Festival season came to a resounding crescendo when the Woking Young Musician of the Year competition was held for the first time at St John’s Church in St... Read more »