Boileroom, Guildford is 1yr old 29th Sept 2007

Club Airbag launches with a special event to celebrate the Boileroom’s first Birthday. With a set from Youthmovies, extraordinary Oxford post-rockers, who have been described by NME as "Brilliantly ramshackle art-punk" and by Steve Lamacq as "like a post-hardcore brainstorming session on where music should go next". Support comes from Jonquil ("achingly perfect", DrownedInSound) and the USA’s Adam Gnade who Beat Mag describe as "sitting promisingly between Devendra Banhart, Jack Kerouac and a smacked out Butthole Surfers". An event not to be missed.

Venue: Boileroom, Guildford, 13 Stokefields, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LS

admission: by ticket only £7

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Bad to the Bone - Camphill Club (WRFC) 29th Sept 2007

Review: n/a

Venue: Camphill Club (WRFC), 10 Camphill Road, West Byfleet, KT13 6EF

Admission: members: free, non-members: £3.50

Soul'd Out - Camphill Club 22nd Sept 2007

Come and shake your funky stuff, with this big band.... More

Venue: Camphill Club (WRFC), 10 Camphill Road, West Byfleet, KT13 6EF

Admission: members: free, non-members: £3.50

One Night Stand - Acoustic 18th Sept 2007

This is a showcase event, giving a longer set to some of the talent first seen at the Workshop event.

Venue: Jagz, Station Hill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9EG

Admission: £4

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Ruckus Blues - Ram Club 14th Sept 2007

Come along to one of the best folk clubs in the country and listen to some good old-fashioned blues.

Venue: The Ram Club @ the Foley Arms, Hare Lane, Claygate, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0LZ

Admission: between £6 and £10 (£1 off for members)

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Birmingham ArtsFest 14-16th September 2007

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One Night Stand - Acoustic 11th Sept 2007

This is a Workshop event, a chance to try out something new, or just come along and listen.

Venue: Jagz, Station Hill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9EG

Admission: Free?

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Bestival - Isle of Wight 7-9th Sept 2007

Now in it's 4th year.
This year's line-up included Adjagas, Alice McLaughlin, Alice Russell, Architecture In Helsinki, Ayota, Babyhead, Bat For Lashes, Beastie Boys, Becky Entwistle, Billy Bragg, Bishi, Blank Beats
Bonde de Role, Buraka Som Sistema, Cagedbaby, Calvin Harris, Candie Payne, Cellorythmics, Cooly Haste, Daedalus, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Dub Pistols feat. Terry Hall & Rodney P, Easy Star All Stars, Electrelane, Emma McGlynn & The Monorails, Emmy the Great, Fields, Figurines, Fionn Regan, Foals, Friendly Fires, Friends Lovers & Family, Fujiya and Miyagi, George Pringle, Gossip, Grand National, Gregory Isaacs, Horace Andy, I Like Trains, I Love Audrey, Infinite Scale, It Hugs Back, Jack Penate, Jackson Analogue, Jah Wobble, Jape, JC & Angelina, Joe Driscoll, John Foxx, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Jon Hopkins, Kate Nash, Katkhuda, Kid Carpet, Kid Harpoon, King Size Slim, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Kode 9 & Spaceape, Levellers, Mama Shamone, Man Like Me, Man Machine (Kraftwerk Tribute Act), Marlena Shaw, Martin Messent, Matt Sage, Max Sedgley & The Shoots, Mice Parade, MissOddKidd, Moe Foe, Mohair, Mr Hudson and The Library, Nately, Natty, Nic Dawson Kelly, Noisettes, Palladium, Pama International, Patrick Wolf, Peggy Sue & The Pirates, Phillipa Tomlinson, Planningtorock, Plastic Little, Port O'Brien, Primal Scream, Puzzle Muteson, Red Hand Band, Remi Nicole, Riff Raff, Robots in Disguise, Robyn, Roisin Murphy, Ruarri Joseph, Seasick Steve, Shakes, Shy Child, Simian Mobile Disco, Simple Kid, Ska Cubano, Slow Club, Son of Dave, Soul II Soul Soundsystem Live, Spank Rock, Sportsday Megaphone, Super Nashwan, The Bobby McGees, The Chemical Brothers, The Cuban Brothers, The Duloks, The Fighting Cocks, The Go! Team, The Hat, The Kissaway Trail, The Kleptones, The Maccabees, The Metros, The Orb, The Priscillas
The Rumblestrips, Thee Earls, Three Daft Monkeys, Tunng, XX Teens (formerly Xerox Teens), Zion Train
Venue: Robin Hill Country Park, Newport, Isle of Wight
Admission: by ticket only, Adult Weekend £115, accompanied under 12s free

Haslemere Beer Festival 7-8th Sept 2007

Come along and try many of the local beers, ciders and wines as part of the Haslemere food festival. There will be 3 sessions, Friday 7pm-11pm and Saturday noon-4pm, 7pm-11pm. There will be live music at every session. It has been organised by the Haslemere Initiative and Haslemere & District Chamber of Trade.

Venue: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2AS : Map

Admission: by ticket only £5 (includes a limited edition festival glass), available from the haslemere Hall box office.

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Musical - Lost and Found 5-8th Sept

This new original musical, currently being composed by two local songwriters and in rehearsal tells the story of a museum faced with imminent closure, and the stories of a group of people who are brought together by the events that unfold. A lighthearted musical comedy, covering the high's and lows of everyday life, a real family show. The performers will be several accomplised actors, including Karina Jane (Grace), Jake Wallis (Alfie), Jessica Brake (Desdemona), Stuart Guest (Hank), Jon Hubbard (Felix), Alex Neumann (Lewis) Chris Knights (Dale), Samantha Clark (Brenyth), Luke Stapleton (Tramp), who are affiliated to most, if not all of the local drama & theatre groups.

Venue: Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Ambassadors Complex, Woking, GU21 6ER : Map

Admission: by ticket only, £8

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WeyFest 2007 - 1st-2nd September 2007

This open-air event was blessed with good weather. The Rural Life Centre, near Tilford has a wonderful 10-acre site with a multitude of old wooden buildings and a museum-like collection of thousands of antique farm and transport machinery. It was started in 1973 by Mr and Mrs Jackson. They have many volunteers who give demonstrations of typical village life and interactive activites for children, as well as a train ride and playground to add some fun to the learning experience. There was 3 stages, The Villages Green (VG), the largest was a 4-foot high raised platform with an inflatabe arch over the top, The Old Kiln (OK), an 18 by 6 foot marquee, and the Rustic (R) (acoustic) inside one of the traditional buildings. They were situated just far enough away from each other to only hear the one you were at, though this mean't quite a bit of walking back and forth, to see a little bit of everyone. I have reviewed them in chronological order.
Saturday 1st September
IM'N'IM (VG), This is a jam band, usually made up of any musicians who happen to be available at the time, including Richie Ellmer (Solid Juice) and Dave Jull (Mushrooms).
Kindred Spirit (VG), This folky-rock band never fail to get the audience in a good mood. There are not many bands on the circuit with both a saxophonist and a violinist.
Project BlueBeam (VG), These guys really rock, just ask anyone who has seen them play either as covers band Koopa Troopa, or like here with there own material.
Tim Sturdy (OK)?, Tim Green (R),
Warblefly (VG), A great bid band sound, including Bodhran (an irish drum), accordion.
4Play (OK), This jazzy/blues band featues Colin Webb (guitar/vocals, formerly of the gerbs), Simon Callow (Keyboards/vocals, and not from 4 weddings/Dickins), Russ Brown (bass guitar/vocals), and adding some glamour, Helleanor Webb (saxophone, flute/vocals). They perform a mixture of covers and some of their own songs.
Something 4 The Weekend (OK), This is the wedding/function band of Vic Cracknell (keyboards), who runs vic's buskers (open mic nights).
Paul King (VG), Back in the 60s, Paul King played with bands such as "The Russian Front" and "The Good Earth" who later changed their name to Mungo Jerry. In the 70s with "Jigilo Jug Band" and "Rhode Island Red". By the 1980s he was performing with "Nightshift" and "Outside Edge". In the 90s, he re-joined the King Earl Boogie Band till retiring in 1996. He has recently made a sucessful comeback to the music scene.
Bo And Abbe (R), Two very talented young ladies, who write and perform their own songs. Bo sings and Abbe plays guitar.
Jackie Lynton Band, The (VG), There can't be many veteran rockers, who can claim to have painted for John Lennon, and written jokes for Jim Davidson. He performed for many years with Savoy Brown, before setting up his own band in the 1970s. They have played at the Reading Festival and on TVs Old Grey Whistle Test.
Susie Clarke Band (R), Susie performs a selection of her own songs and some covers, ably assisted by Rich Austin (guitar) and Adam Knight (Cajan).
Andy Wilson-Taylor (R), This young musician sings and plays Guitar (live) with added pre-programmed electronic and electro-acoustic effects. His new E.P. "Seraph" should be available soon.
Sunday 2nd September
HedswitcH (OK), Something for all the metal fans, who could've been there. This band features J.C. Storm (lead guitar/vocals), Ben Black (bass guitar/vocals) and Jelly (Drums).
Vic Cracknell (R), Freeway Jam (VG), Vikki Clayton (OK), Steve Gratton (R), The Tabs (VG), Rob Fisher (R), 6 Day Riot (OK), James Deane (Clearfield) (R), Bill Posters Will Be Band (VG),
Gentleman Tim & The Contenders (OK), Gentleman Tim Corbett (Harmonica/vocals) and his band of Condenders, Geoff Peel (guitar), Steve Pepe (guitar) and Rob Pokorny (Drums), certainly woke up the sleepy Sunday crowd with their brand of 50s style Chicago blues and swing.
Cold Flame (OK), Continuing from where The Dayglo Pirates left off at last year's WeyFest, This band also performs some of the classic tracks of Jethro Tull.

Venue: The Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL

Map: Find The Rural Life Centre on Google maps

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