Gigs

Coronavirus Update

Following the Government announcement on Monday 12th July, we can confirm we will be starting gigs again on July 22nd, with the Aynsley Lister Band.  Please DO reserve tickets – that way, we know how many people to expect, and it would help us to track and trace if necessary. We can also get in touch in case we have to make any last minute changes. We can’t wait to see you all again!!!

DateArtistCityVenue
Thursday, December 9th 2021 Oli Brown Band Oli Brown Band in FarnhamThe Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Fabulous guitarist and singer Oli Brown has won awards for his albums, band, vocals and stunning guitar virtuosity. He’s also a great band leader and a truly charismatic stage performer. His performances at Farnham Maltings have been fabulous, so don’t miss out! This will be a busy gig, so please reserve tickets. We cannot guarantee your entry if you don’t!
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start. The gig finishes at 11.00 pm.

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Thursday, December 16th 2021 Aynsley Lister Band Aynsley Lister Band in FarnhamThe Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Aynsley Lister is an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music.
Whether passionately writing and recording his own material or mesmerising audiences at his live shows, one thing is abundantly clear: music is hard-wired to his DNA and flows from his fingertips like sonic bolts of lightning. With over 86,000 albums sold, lashings of critical acclaim and years of high profile touring, Lister’s resumé speaks for itself and firmly secures his position as a leading light in the resurgence of British blues-infused music. Aynsley Lister’s shows at The Maltings are always a sell-out. Not surprising given his superb guitar playing, excellent vocals, great choice of material and top band!
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start. The band finishes at 11.00 pm.

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Thursday, January 20th 2022 Stevie Smith’s Sin House Stevie Smith’s Sin House in FarnhamThe Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Charismatic blues harp player Stevie Smith fronts this all-rocking band, with the dual guitars of Steve Smith (Hot Club, Blue Thunder) and Martyn Taylor (Ruthless Blues) with Clive Edwards on drums and Richard Taylor on bass.

Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, January 27th 2022 Bad Influence Bad Influence in FarnhamThe Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Powerful singer Val Cowell and ace guitarist Richard Hayes lead the band through an intoxicating cocktail of blues/rock, with a super tight rhythm section, including Pete Stroud on bass. Val is without doubt one of the finest female singers on the European blues scene as well as being a great rhythm guitarist. A stunning band!
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start. The band finishes at 11.00 pm.

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Thursday, February 3rd 2022 Busted Loose (aka Monday Band) Busted Loose (aka Monday Band) in FarnhamThe Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Busted Loose (aka The Monday Band) are the lengendary band fronted by two of the most experienced and respected singer/guitarists on the blues and R&B circuit. PAPA GEORGE (UK & USA Blues Artist Award winner) and STEVE SIMPSON (Slim Chance, Meal Ticket) have fronted the band for over 25 years, always with a top-class rhythm section including PETE STROUD on bass and BRENDAN O’NEILL on drums. Playing from a back catalogue of songs from their own CDs plus their own versions of classics from Ry Cooder, Little Feat, Howlin’ Wolf, ZZ Top and more. ‘Contemporary Blues At It’s Best’.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start. The band finishes at 11.00 pm.

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Thursday, February 17th 2022 Ben Poole & Guy Smeets Acoustic Duo Ben Poole & Guy Smeets Acoustic Duo in FarnhamThe Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:00pm. Admission: £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
BEN POOLE is an internationally applauded, award-winning blues, rock & soul guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known at The Maltings for performing with his all-rocking band. Tonight you’re in for a treat as Ben shows another side of his talents, playing with Dutch singer/songwriter/guitarist GUY SMEETS. Winning the award for Best Blues Musician in The Netherlands in 2019 and other award nominations for ‘Best Dutch Blues Guitarist’, even ‘Best Blues Guitarist in the World’ (Guitarist magazine), Guy is a musician on a fast rise. His skilled guitar playing, in combination with his sensitive, energetic and charismatic appearance, completes the picture.
These extremely talented and ever charming Blues/Rock/Soul Guitarist/Singer/Songwriters will team up once again for a handful of acoustic duo shows in 2022, after the huge success of their first tours together across Spain, Portugal, Greece and The Netherlands in 2019.
Not to be missed!

Doors open 8.00 pm for an 8.30 pm start. The show finishes at 10.30 pm.
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Thursday, March 17th 2022 Sam Kelly’s Station House Sam Kelly’s Station House in FarnhamThe Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Sam Kelly is a professional musician with more than 40 years in the business. His “Station House” band has been featuring on the U.K./Worldwide music scene for many years. Originating from London’s “Station Tavern” in the early nineties, Station House has seen a wealth of quality musicians come and go over the years, all with one constant goal in mind – to mix instinctive funk/soul rhythms with the diversity of the blues.
In 2020 Sam re-launched the band as a 4-piece featuring Sam Kelly (drums/bvs), Richard Sadler (bass),Tony Qunta (guitar/vocals) and Rowena Poole (lead vocals) and this format continues to work at venues and festivals all over Europe/UK.
Sam Kelly’s Station House is a blues-based “groove” band with a unique sound that is influenced by New Orleans Second Line, soul, jazz and British funk. The show centres around tracks from their latest album “No Barricades” featuring the works of TW Henderson plus songs from Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Average White Band and Labi Siffre, to name but a few.
Doors open at 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start. The band finishes at 11.00 pm sharp.

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Thursday, April 21st 2022 Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm in FarnhamThe Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
RESCHEDULED FROM 16TH SEPTEMBER 2021.
Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm is a rising force from the south in soulful rock blues. Fronted by an unusual pairing of mother/daughter, this musical powerhouse brings you original tracks with sounds firmly rooted in blues history. Ticket reservations recommended.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start The band finishes at 11.00 pm.

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Thursday, May 5th 2022 The Mentulls The Mentulls in FarnhamThe Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Since being formed by brothers Andrew & Jamie Pipe in late 2008, award winning British rock band The Mentulls have carved out a niche for themselves on the international rock scene.
Hailing from the north east of England, an area well known for producing legendary artists like Paul Rodgers, David Coverdale, Chris Rea, The Animals and Sting, who have all made major impacts on the world of rock music, The Mentulls carry on that great tradition of original classic rock music in a new eclectic way
​With music critics calling them “a band to watch now and for years to come”, “so talented, so good” and “the future of prog rock” the band have earned a reputation for blending original, emotive, bluesy classic rock with progressive rock instrumentality played with gusto and energy.

Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start. The band finishes at 11.00 pm.

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Thursday, September 29th 2022 Slim Chance Slim Chance in FarnhamThe Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR. Slim Chance is a tight band of good friends, which has evolved around three original members of Ronnie Lane’s band – Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson. They are now regularly joined by Brendan O’Neill, Billy Nicholls, and Geraint Watkins, and together they deliver a unique and entertaining show, both joyous and of a high musical calibre. Ticket reservations recommended.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start The band finishes at 11.00 pm.

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Thursday, October 6th 2022 Todd Sharpville Band Todd Sharpville Band in FarnhamThe Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR. Fabulous guitarist and singer/songwriter Todd Sharpville plays with his band of stellar musicians.
Todd has recorded, performed, and toured with a variety of familiar artists: Joe Cocker, Ike Turner, BB King, Taj Mahal and Branford Marsalis to name but a few.
Todd has headlined British blues festivals and toured the continental and American blues circuit. He’s become a staple figure amongst aficionados of the genre.
Todd came to the notice of the media recently when he went into lockdown with his band and their families in Norfolk, using their time in isolation for playing, writing, recording and live streaming. This came to the attention of not just the UK media, but was covered as far abroad as Australia, France, Malaysia and Brazil by CNN, Reuters and other global outlets.
Take a look at the YouTube link to learn more!
Proper, heartfelt blues played with authentic style and character.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, November 17th 2022 Catfish Catfish in FarnhamThe Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
British Blues Award winning band Catfish have established a great reputation for themselves based on their electrifying live performances, fronted by phenomenal guitarist and singer Matt Long. ‘Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today…’ Blues Matters Magazine.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start. The band finishes at 11.00 pm.

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