ACM Guildford Announce Freddie Mercury Scholarship

The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) is a music academy located in Guildford, Surrey in England. The Academy was the brainchild of Phil Brookes, a guitar tutor from nearby Woking, Surrey who established the institution in 1995 with the aim of bringing music education and the music industry closer together. The school differs from more…

Strangler’s HUGH CORNWELL Announced for WEYFEST 2015

Surrey legend Hugh Cornwell will be playing this year’s Weyfest — 2015. Cornwell is one of the UK’s finest song-writing talents and accomplished live performers. He is the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter for The Stranglers. His classic songs include Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess…

RINGO Selling Drum for £20million

Beatles drummer Ringo – with Barbara Bach – brought Rydinghurst and its 200 acres for £2million back in 1999. Starr now aims to sell off the Surrey property. It’s a million miles from his childhood home at 10 Admiral Grove, Dingle, Liverpool The Grade-II listed Jacobean mansion is likely to fetch ten-times more than he…

Surrey as a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hot-House

In the English County of Surrey there has been no history of musical fusion to mould events, nor has there been any recent history of musical integration from foreign shores. There has been no deep-felt religious musical traditions to keep things alive. So what makes Surrey such a creatively lucrative landscape for young rock artists?…