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Music At Guildford Beer Festival

The Guildford Beer Festival takes place on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June.  Tickets are selling fast, buy yours from

The festival is not only about a great range of locally sourced ales, craft beers and lagers, gins, ciders and wines.  There will be live music in the Andertons Music Tent at all three sessions – Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.

We are really excited about the music line-up this year and look forward to shaing more details with you.

The GBF Tom Worrall, GBF Music Director said: “The GBF punches well above its weight on the music front.  Guildford has a vibrant music scene, with much local talent, many of who are eager to play at the GBF.  And once again we have had generous support from Andertons Music Store.” and he is interested in hearing from up-and-coming local bands and acts. You are welcome to contact at

Bands At The Guildford Beer Festival

Friday Evening

Harry Leo

Born in Birmingham, Harry’s professional music life began as a teenager, playing piano in local cover bands and singing backing vocals whilst practising guitar and songwriting after school.  At 18, Harry moved to the South of England to study music at university, where he began working as a session musician and continuing to write original material.  Harry’s live work has taken him all over the world. 

The Nefarious Picaroons

This highly popular seven-piece band of multi-instrumentalists and musical magpies has a strong local following.  They were very well received at the GBF in 2022 and have played regularly at Weyfest, Shynefest, the Farnham Beerex, Secret Widget Festival, G-Live and The Boileroom.     

“Stomped-up pop-folk that’s guaranteed to get any audience onto their feet, dancing, singing and smiling along. “

The TR5's

One of Surrey’s best kept secrets, The TR5’s have been ripping up stages for over two years, capturing hearts and minds with their highly charged blend of 50’s skiffle and early 60’s rock ‘n’ roll!

“Maximum skiffle & roll from the dancehall days.  Somewhere between The Cavern Club and Canvey Island.”

Saturday Afternoon

Lucy Parker

Originally from Wolverhampton, Lucy is a singer songwriter inspired by the lyricism of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi, She creates music in the style of folk/pop, taking sounds from country, Irish music and pop music. Her debut album ‘a beautiful place to die’ is coming out this year – over half the were songs recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios.  . 

Short Sharp Scratch

Short Sharp Scratch is the music of Brighton producer guitarist Jak Chantler.  Soulful vocals and funky synth beats.  The group has recently toured the UK as main support for the Fun Lovin Criminals and also sold out shows with The Fatback band and Jocelyn Brown

‘Jak channels his inner Prince…I couldn’t get the groove out of my head a total ear worm’

Tom Worrall

Tom was born and raised in Guildford, attended George Abbott School and still lives here with his wife and young children. He is a singer and drummer with a wealth of experience, performing live and in the studio. He has a background of theatre, acting as Musical Director and pianist for shows in and around Guildford, including the Yvonne Arnaud theatre. He is also an accomplished sound engineer and music producer and has his own sound and lighting company named Bear Sound Services.

Tom spent two and a half years playing music in Ibiza, drumming and as a musical director, returning to the UK in October 2010. Since then, he has been performing around the UK and has had the chance to play with some amazing musicians and in some legendary places which include Ronnie Scott’s Bar, The Dorchester Hotel and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Saturday Evening

Millie Jane Franks

A local acoustic singer/songwriter based around Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, Millie Jane performs upbeat covers as well as classic singalongs.  Some of Millie’s music including singles “The Guy”, “Never Thought” and “Remember” have been featured on BBC Introducing London/Surrey, and “Never Thought” even made it to Nashville. 

The Rocket Kings

Original songs. Top tunes. Melodies. Harmonies. Reading’s Rocket Kings released their second album ‘Paving the Way’ in 2023 to glowing reviews. They’ll put a smile on your face! This is the sound of ‘ukepop’!

The 802

Founded by close collaborators Luca Crosta and Alfie Reeves The 802 is rooted in the deepest sense of friendship and connection – and that passion shines through in their music.

The 802’s music takes you on a journey through raw emotions and rhythms with powerful vocals and intricate guitar, drawing inspiration from a variety of genres, seamlessly blending together indie, alternative and pop rock.

With Luca taking lead vocals, drums and guitar and Alfie on guitars, keyboards and the odd backing vocal they deliver electric and acoustic live performances that will leave you wanting more.  

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