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Open Day for Epsom's School of Rock

Wandsworth Guardian: Epsom's School of Rock to hold open days

1:32pm Monday 15th September 2014

Epsom is lucky enough to have its very own 'school of rock' based in East Street, and now Realistic Music Academy is spreading its wings and offering to teach band skills on ukulele, percussion and vocals as well as guitar and drums. And this Saturday (20 September) there is a chance to check out the facilities, talk to the tutors and take part in a free trial session at the Academy's Open Day in East Street, Epsom.

Saxophonist bringing his superlative sounds to Teddington

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3:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Award-winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch brings his exciting stage show to Teddington later this month.

Soul-singing magic at the Half Moon this weekend

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

The soulful sounds of Motown legend Aretha Franklin will be recreated by another acclaimed songstress.

Tunes of New York coming to Crawdaddy Club

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Friday 12th September 2014

The unique sounds of rock, blues, funk and soul will be brought to the Crawdaddy Club Richmond.

Sacred music going a capella at Hampton Court Palace

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

An a capella recital of sacred music performed by choral singers filled Hampton Court Palace.

Richmond Theatre welcomes Rat Pack of opera for Holly Lodge Centre fundraiser

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

The Rat Pack of opera will perform a special concert in aid of Richmond Park’s Holly Lodge Centre.

Bull's Head hosts tribute to Mark Murphy this weekend

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

The genius of pioneering singer Mark Murphy will be celebrated in a special concert this month.

Get your tickets for Dizzee Rascal at Kempton this weekend

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:33pm Friday 5th September 2014

Dizzee Rascal performs live after a day of racing at the Kempton Park this weekend.

All Star Big Band launch Twickenham Jazz Club's autumn season tonight

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The rousing sound of saxophonist Kelvin Christiane and his All Star Big Band launch Twickenham Jazz Club’s autumn season this September at Twickenham’s Bloomsbury pub.

Original material: The Voice runner-up coming to TwickFolk

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:12am Monday 1st September 2014

Bringing Sir Tom Jones to tears on BBC1’s The Voice and getting a rapturous reception performing with band The Poozies at the Edinburgh Fringe, it has been a whirlwind year for singer-songwriter Sally Barker, who brings her unique voice to TwickFolk festival this year.

X Factor's Marcus Collins is bringing solo tour to Croydon

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

X Factor runner up Marcus Collins is bringing his first solo UK tour to Croydon, writes Charlotte Veryard.

Rockers raring to shake things up in Putney

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

The Half Moon in Putney will have its fair share of musicians visiting its doors this autumn.

Deluxe crew ready for appearance at Eel Pie Club

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Three guitar greats who have shared the stage with the likes of Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Van Morrison and Earl Green will riff their way to the Eel Pie Club this September.

Musician back on home ground to celebrate 30 years in the biz

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A Putney-born-and-bred musician is celebrating his 30-year career on home turf.

Garden gig with crooning duo raising money for charity

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A garden in Twickenham will be transformed into a music venue for one day only to raise funds for a national music charity.

Poetry line-up announced for Wimbledon BookFest

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Monday 11th August 2014

Award-winning poets will be among a host of literary stars entertaining visitors at Wimbledon BookFest this autumn.

Gerry and the Pacemakers striking gold on Sixties tour

Wandsworth Guardian: Gerry Marsden and his band

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

The evergreen Gerry Marsden will not be walking alone when he returns to Croydon as part of an impressive line-up of stars in the Sixties Gold Tour, writes Adriaan Berfelo.

Blues man brings his sounds from Louisiana to the Half Moon, Putney

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

A young up-and-coming guitarist is bringing his own brand of the blues to the borough.

Former Specials star Neville Staple to headline 2014 Kingston Carnival

Wandsworth Guardian: Neville Staple

5:00am Friday 1st August 2014

The Original Rude Boy and ska musician Neville Staple will headline this year’s Kingston Carnival.

Captain Sensible's seat is pride of South Norwood

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Benches are usually put up in memory of dead people but in South Norwood they had a different sensible idea for a patch of wasteland.

Extraordinary harpist coming to Eel Pie Club in August

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Alice Cooper described Billyboy Miskimmin as the best harp play he had heard since Paul Butterfield.

Live music to celebrate Wandle Park restoration

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Free live music performed by artists from across south London, alongside a touch of Shakespeare and poetry readings, will be staged today.

Jazz festival returns with more on offer than ever before

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A one-day jazz festival returns to the borough with a bebop and a bang next month.

Indie rockers Tellison back in Kingston for All Saints Church gig

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Sarah Howden talks to singer and guitarist Stephen H Davidson about Kingston, Banquet Records and playing historic Grade I listed churches.

Former Busted and Fightstar frontman Charlie Simpson back in Kingston for intimate acoustic gig

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

The former Busted and Fightstar singer returns to Kingston next month, ahead of the release of his second solo album.

One Direction boys perform at primary school - sort of

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Youngsters were the envy of children across the world when One Direction performed at their school – well, kind of.

Neon Jungle unlease new single and album

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:10am Sunday 20th July 2014

Fresh from their first big festival gigs, pop group Neon Jungle are raring to unleash their next single and debut album.

Opera singing helps Hersham mark World War One anniversary

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Friday 18th July 2014

The sounds of opera will travel through Hersham as a special concert marks the anniversary of the start of the First World War.

The Carnabys lead the way with musical fun at Strawberry Hill House

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Families can enjoy a day filled with fun and music in the picturesque setting of Strawberry Hill House.

KidsFest line-up is announced for Bank Holiday Monday children's entertainment

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:14pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Merton Abbey Mill's summer festival of music, comedy and theatre is in full swing with a fantastic line-up of acts to keep families entertained during the school holidays.

Joni Mitchell's wonderful soul music explored

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Joni Mitchell fans are in for a treat this month.

Magical and sometimes mythical Bill Bailey performing at Kew Gardens

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Kew Gardens would seem the perfect setting for a performer who has a carnivorous plant named after them.

Fab Friday: Blues man getting his rock on ahead of Fab festival

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:07am Friday 11th July 2014

A veteran blues performer who is no stranger to the Richmond music scene hopes to wow crowds with his new rock style this summer.

Francis Rossi ready to rock Sandown - but why do people still dig the Quo?

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:40am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Veteran rocker Francis Rossi confessed his fandom for American pop star Taylor Swift ahead of Status Quo's Sandown Park show next week.

Fab Friday: Band with a soft spot for real ale rather happy to play Fab festival

Wandsworth Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

10:30am Friday 4th July 2014

For a real ale-loving band, the Richmond Food and Beer (Fab) Festival will provide the perfect platform to sample some top tipples as they provide a spectacle for the audience.

Popular Music in Nork Park festival returns

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:20am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

While away a Summer Sunday afternoon with entertainment galore at a popular music festival.

All-Star lineup honours Art Wood, brother of Ronnie

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The annual Eel Pie All-Stars rhythm and blues night returns to Twickenham next week, raising funds for the Prostate Cancer Charity.

Sounds of Pink Floyd to come to Epsom Playhouse

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

For a psychedelic evening courtesy of the sounds of a British rock institution don’t miss The Wall of Floyd at Epsom Playhouse.

Elmbridge Big Band to perform at Molesey Amateur Regatta

Wandsworth Guardian: All that jazz: Elmbridge Big Band will perform at Molesey Amateur Regatta

10:00am Monday 30th June 2014

The sounds of jazz and big band will fill Hurst Park as rowers make their way along the Thames at Molesey Amateur Regatta.

Children on the trail of operatic brilliance

Wandsworth Guardian: It's big enough for everyone

5:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

The classic tale of Hansel and Gretel will be brought to life in Putney next month.

New album showcased at Twickfolk next month

Wandsworth Guardian: Luke Jackson: Back with a new album

3:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

Luke Jackson follows the success of his debut album, More Than Boys, with his latest stripped back effort, which will be showcased at Twickfolk.

Hard rockers The Carnabys release debut single

Wandsworth Guardian: Applauded: The Carnabys are on their way

2:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

Twickenham band The Carnabys have released their debut single this week, as the four-piece plan an album for autumn.

Burhill Golf Club entertains with first music festival

Wandsworth Guardian: High finish: John Salako at Burhill

2:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

The sounds of Elvis and American motown will come to Hersham this summer as Burhill Golf Club hosts its first musical festival.

Teddington Choral Society singing from the American Songbook this weekend

Wandsworth Guardian: Choral sounds: Teddington Choral Society

1:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Favourite numbers from the musicals, traditional tunes, jazz songs and top hits will all feature on the set list of the Teddington Choral Society’s next show.

Soul, blues and Latin grooves coming to the Bull's Head

Wandsworth Guardian: Time to play: Salamander featuring Vicki Edwards

9:51am Tuesday 24th June 2014

A swinging six-piece will deliver an exciting mix of retro 60s and 70s soul and blues and Latin grooves this summer.

King of Pop comes to Epsom

Wandsworth Guardian: Jackson Forever will be performed at the Epsom Playhouse

5:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Europe’s No.1 Michael Jackson tribute act is to perform at Epsom Playhouse.

Harrison Ford co-star Tim Grimm bringing traditional country tunes to Twickfolk

Wandsworth Guardian: Tim Grimm: The best of Americana

2:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Despite having acted alongside Harrison Ford, Tim Grimm comes to Twickfolk this month to play his traditional country tunes.

Songwriter Gerry Goffin dies at 75

Wandsworth Guardian: Lyricist Gerry Goffin has died at his Los Angeles home

4:01am Friday 20th June 2014

Gerry Goffin, the prolific lyricist who with then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote hits such as Will You Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and The Loco-Motion, has died at 75.

Walton Voices singing to commemorate World War One

Wandsworth Guardian: Walton Voices: Singing to remember

2:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A concert commemorating the centenary of the First World War is being held by a community choir in Walton.

The Wall of Floyd

Wandsworth Guardian: The Wall of Floyd

2:48pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

The Wall Of Floyd continues their highly acclaimed Division Bell UK Tour at Epsom Playhouse on Friday 18 July.






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