SWEET REVENGE Rock the Surrey Young Superstar Awards Show

A Lingfield, Surrey indie rock four-piece band (now based in Guildford and studying at the Academy of Contemporary Music) calling themselves “Sweet Revenge” delivered a superior performance at the Surrey Young Superstars Award this year, held at the upscale Guildford Harbour hotel on Sunday, May 8th. The young band won a contest organized by the Academy…

SKINDRED Share Secrets of Survival for Students of Surrey ACM

SKINDRED SHARE SECRETS OF SURVIVAL FOR STUDENTS OF SURREY SKINDRED’S frontman Benji Webbe and guitarist Mikey Demus dropped into Guildford’s ACM (Academy Of Contemporary Music) in Surrey to talk to the students about how best to endure and deliver in the music business. They also played a special acoustic set. Formed in 1998, SKINDRED have…

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…

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…

Geistfight at the Hob Staines

A couple of years after the end of ‘Abstract Genius’, Luke Daniels (Sax and Vocals ) and Nick Oliver began forming their new project – Geistfight. Geistfight (from Guildford, Surrey) deliver energetic hardcore ska-punk in an interesting form – with plenty of oblique solos (on sax and guitar) and monumental musicality – all delivered with…

Wicked Venetians in Staines

The Wicked Venetians are a trio of West London/ Surrey based musicians: Sam – (vocals, guitar & keys) James – (bass, guitar & vocals) and Steph (drums.) Just signed to Glasstone Records, they are already working on their first mini-album. We were lucky enough to catch them playing live at the Hobgoblin, Staines with the…

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?…