Music at the Guildford Beer Festival
At the GBF, we bring together an exciting and eclectic mix of headliners and supporting acts. As a result, we have high quality live music at all three sessions.
If you are a solo artist or band and would like to play at the Eleventh Guildford Beer Festival, music auditions will take place in February, in Guildford.
Monday, 24th Feb 6.30pm The Alley Bar, Milkhouse Gate
We would love to see you there.
Please email email@example.com to let us know that you are interested to play, and we will book you in for a session.
Meanwhile, take a look at last year’s lineup for a flavour of the event’s live music.
GBF Musical Director and Artist Liaison Officer
|ANDERTONS' MUSIC TENT - 2019 (last year's lineup)|
|Session 1, Friday Evening||6.00pm | HEAD NORTH|
|Session 1, Friday Evening||8.00pm | EVERT OUTEN BAND|
|Session 1, Friday Evening||9.00pm | SPOTLIGHT CANNIBAL|
|Session 2, Saturday Afternoon||12.00 noon | UKEJAM|
|Session 2, Saturday Afternoon||1.00pm | THE SCREEN GEMS|
|Session 2, Saturday Afternoon||2.00pm | TOM WORRALL|
|Session 2, Saturday Afternoon||3.00pm | CHANGING COLOUR|
|Session 3, Saturday Evening||6.00pm | CAST OF LEGALLY BLONDE|
|Session 3, Saturday Evening||7.00pm | JOE MYLWARD BAND|
|Session 3, Saturday Evening||8.00pm | ARMSTRONG BAND|
|Session 3, Saturday Evening||9.00pm | ADAMS, GILES LEVY|
Timings are approximate. Information about performers correct at the time of going to print but subject to change.
Head North is a 7 piece band playing a mix of traditional and progressive Celtic music, with some Transatlantic additions and original tunes. They put their own touch and a driving edge to celtic jigs and reels and distinctive harmonies to traditional and original songs.
The band is based in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales, but has strong Scottish roots, and regularly plays clubs, festivals, weddings and parties. They have also played a good many concerts for charity and are equally at home playing folk clubs and ceilidhs. Somewhat unusually, the ages of the members range from mid 20s to mid 60s, which at times makes life interesting but in fact only serves to enhance the creative mix!
Head North have recorded 2 highly successful CDs and are playing at Guildford Beer Festival on Friday evening (Session 1) between 6-8pm.
Evert Outen Band
Evert Outen band is made up of Evert Outen (key and vocals), Chris Booth (guitar), Jack Summerfield (drums) and Harvey Small (bass). Having initially met at college Evert, Jack and Chris began working together over a year ago developing their own original sound – a blend of blues, rock and soul. After the launch of their first EP in November 2017, Harvey went from fan to member, having seen them perform and casually enquired if they needed a bassist!
When the boys are not working on their original music Evert, Jack and Chris all work as full time musicians and teaching music. Harvey has just begun his first role as a trainee lawyer.
Evert Outen band is playing at Guildford Beer Festival on Friday evening (Session 1) between 8-9pm.
Centred around great songwriting with a soulful execution, the British born four piece Spotlight Cannibal are a unique blend of blues fuelled rock and funk flavoured soul, once described as having “the intimate song craft of John Butler Trio and a timeless whisky-soaked-bar-band delivery, [SC] are the perfect fusion of the classic and the contemporary”.
Spotlight Cannibal are Markus Flaherty (acoustic guitar/vocal), Jemmison Evans (electric guitar), Gareth Sandhu (bass/vocals) and James Palmer (drums/percussion).
They will play on Friday evening, Session 1, from 9pm.
Ukejam are a fun DIY orchestra from Guildford. They meet at the Britannia Pub twice a month and play songs you know and love. They’re one of the biggest ukulele groups in the country with nearly 600 members. Ukejam encourage players of all abilities to play together for fun, and love to play big groovy sing-alongs at pubs and festivals.
Don’t take our word for it, here are some quotes …
Al Murray (comedian, Musician): “@UkeJamUK they’re good, what can I say!” “UkeJam is a load of fun!”
Surrey Times: “… at the forefront of a new musical phenomenon!”
Guide to Surrey: “… will put a smile in your soul and a spring in your step … the perfect start to your week.”
They are a group not to be missed, and if you fancy getting involved yourself come and see them when Adam and UkeJam will be playing at the festival on Saturday 8 June from 12 noon.
The Screen Gems
The Screen Gems have invented their own style of music mixing jazz/blues & rock. They comprise of singer/songwriter/guitarist David Barrett and acoustic bass player Mark Saunders with funky/swing beats from their electronic percussion unit named Dr Boss.
They add either sax or blues harp. Playing with them for the festival is Keith Jones, a leading player on the Surrey blues scene on harmonica.
They produce a chilled sound, mixing the originals with some covers, ideal for outdoor gigs.
The Screen Gems will be performing on Saturday afternoon (Session 2) at 1-2pm.
GBF are delighted to welcome back the very talented singer songwriter Tom Worrall.
Tom was born and raised in Guildford, attended George Abbott School and still lives in Guildford with his wife and young child. 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.
Tom will be performing solo on Saturday afternoon (Session 2) at 2-3pm.
Changing Colour are a Surrey based collective that love sharing their passion for Music with as many people as possible, bringing good vibes and a warm positive message.
Changing Colour will be on Saturday afternoon (Session 2) between 3-4pm.
Cast of Legally Blonde
The talented cast of Legally Blonde: The Musical bring you songs from their upcoming show and other hits from musical theatre. The cast are made up of a very talented group of individuals whose talents far surpass what is expected of any normal “am-dram group”. Lost For Words is a community theatre company for children and adults in and around the Woking area, Surrey, UK. They are an inclusive group, and are always happy to take on new members. So if you are interested in any area of theatre arts, onstage or off please contact them using the website below.
The cast will be performing their version of Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Rhoda McGaw theatre in Woking from June 26th – June 29th 2019. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Lost For Words website and from the Rhoda McGaw homepage.
The cast of Legally Blonde will play at the Guildford Beer Festival between 6-7pm on Saturday evening (Session 3).
Joe Mylward Band
The ‘Joe Mylward Band’ is a 4-piece band from Guildford currently studying at ACM. Joe is in his foundation year whereas, Sam Thorpe (bass) Finlay Carson (lead guitar) and Richard Penn (drums) are all in their first year. The 4 of them met through their shared accommodation for this year at ACM. Joe has been playing solo gigs for nearly two years but has just started this exciting new project put together with his producer, collaborative artist and bassist Sam Thorpe. The next few months should be very exciting with new music always being written ready to release. The boys are looking forward to seeing where this project takes them and hope to gain exposure and growth by playing as many gigs as possible around the country with the aim of being able to release music that can connect with people both on a live basis and through recorded tracks which are available on Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube now under ‘Joe Mylward’.
Influence comes from many different angles with a mutual influence throughout the group coming from John Mayer. Joe’s song writing influences come from very contrasting places with Hip-Hop stylistic qualities to more of an acoustic pop and R&B influence. The group all write their respective parts within the recording process and enjoy bringing new ideas to the table for live performances.
Joe, Sam, Richard and Fin are looking forward to playing the Guildford Beer Festival at 7-8 PM on Saturday evening (Session 3). They are excited to show off new releases such as ‘Alcohol’ and ‘Paris’ available on Spotify and all other major platforms now.
Armstrong are a 3-piece indie rock band based in Surrey/Hampshire.
Formed in 2018, they’ve spent the last year touring non-stop, playing everything from pubs and clubs to schools and festivals; anything to fuel their fire!
They received the award for motivation presented by Innovative & Unique for 2018.
The Band is Will Collins, Ollie Woods and Tom Leadbetter, three best mates who push each other to be the best that they can. Constantly honing and improving, their influences include Catfish and the Bottlemen, Foo Fighters, Bon Iver and The Beatles: as diverse a range as their sound!
Armstrong will be playing between 8pm – 9pm on Saturday evening (Session 3).
Adam Giles Levy
Alternative blues artist Adam Giles Levy presents his new album, “Peninsula”. Making his name out on the road, Adam’s soaring, gritty voice delivers his emotive songs inspired by poetry and observations of life. Accompanied by Jack Usher on drums.
“From the opening killer riff, to the dreamy end it holds you transfixed.”
(3 Songs and Out)
“WE LOVE YOUR CHORUS! And also the guitars and bass and drums and vocals and production and riffs and licks.”
(Melita Dennett, BBC Music Introducing The South)
Adam Giles Levy will be playing between 9pm – 10pm on Saturday evening (Session 3).