Surrey Showcase

Singer, Clare Worrell to peform in the studio

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Joining the lineup in the studio…

Clare Worrell

Clare began her performing career as a contortionist and acrobatic strength-balancer.
She is now a singer, and performs mainly at Performing Arts Festivals in Surrey, singing anything from traditional folk songs, to classical pieces, early music, songs from musicals/films etc.

She particularly loves to go into another world when she sings, and sees music and voice as a kind of healing aid for mind, body and spirit.  After a period of prolonged ill health, Clare now feels ready to expand on her musical adventure and is “so looking forward to the Surrey Showcase, as it is something new and refreshing for her”.

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Singer songwriter, Graham Powell joins the Busker lineup

Joining the line up for Bob’s Busker Spot…

Graham Powell

Born in London, Graham’s interest in music began when his family relocated to Wales where he studied and played violin in the school orchestra. Graham has been studying guitar, and singing and composing on and off ever since!

One half of duo Pohlman & Powell, and setting up Shed and Cabin Records Ltd in May 2017, the two musicians write, record, publish and produce original music as well as performing live. They currently have an album entered in this year’s Mercury Prize competition – ‘Letting Go – A Year In The Life Of A Broken Heart” which Graham will be bringing to the Surrey Showcase in August this year.

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Ukulele workshop with Charlie

Get involved and join the Ukulele jam on the main stage with…

Charlie Tottman

Charlie from The Play Now Corporation hosts a ‘Learn To Play Ukulele From Scratch’ workshop. Charlie’s experience as a musician has seen him perform throughout the UK & Europe and deliver lessons to aspiring musicians across a range of age groups and abilities. The Play Now Corporation deliver lessons to workplaces & organisations.
His session at 12:05 on Saturday 18th August at the Surrey Showcase aims to show you just how easy it is to pick up a new instrument, encouraging you to get involved and learn as part of a group.
Absolutely no musical experience required!

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Jazz from Diane Slater

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In the studio, we’ll hear some Jazz songs from…

Diane Slater

Having been a member of Kingston Orpheus Choir for a number of years, Diane decided to have a go at acting and joined an amateur dramatic group called Kasjog in 2007, playing the part of Tessa in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Gondoliers.
Continuing to take small parts with Knaphill and St Johns opera group (Kasjog)  in several of their G&S shows, she also sang in Addlestone’s jazz concerts, enjoying them thoroughly, having always loved the Music of the 1930s and 40s – as a child, Diane always enjoyed listening to Frank Sinatra, Billy Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald and many more of the great singers of that time.
Diane joined Molesey Musical theatre in 2013, and sang and acted in a variety of their shows, one of which was Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (see photo), and last November played the part of Dolly Messiter, in Hampton Hill theatre’s ‘Still Life’, the Noel Cowards play, which was later adapted to the film ‘Brief Encounter’.
“I sing in ‘open mic’ jazz bands throughout my locality, and have made many wonderful friends through my hobby of singing and acting.”

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Chelley Wildman in The Studio

In the intimate studio space, we’ll hear some laid back tunes from…

Chelley Wildman

Chelley is a singer and musician who blends soulful contemporary blues, jazz and rock to create a laidback, uplifting performance.
Based in Godalming, her influences range from Led Zeppelin to Ella Fitzgerald. She performs solo, and with several local quartets and choirs in Surrey and Hampshire, including Guildford and Godalming Jazz Choirs.

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“Fat Fingers” by Matthew Weaver – main stage event

Nomad member Matthew Weaver brings his sketch “Fat Fingers” to Surrey Showcase…

Fat Fingers

Matt Weaver and Mike Ayres will be presenting an original comedy sketch entitled ‘Fat Fingers’ written by Matt which is based around the famous dagger scene from Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Matt is a current Nomad member and works as an actuary. He has varied experience of performing over many years within circus and as a jousting knight, though he is a relative latecomer to acting. Since joining Nomads two years ago, he has appeared in a number of productions including Twelfth Night and the farce Move Over Mrs Markham. Other writing credits to date have included school essays, actuarial reports, birthday cards (when he remembers) and apologetic emails (when he doesn’t).

Mike is the current Artistic Director at Nomads and a brilliantly talented actor, singer, director. Most recently, Mike was to be found sporting some rather rowdy little numbers in the December 2017 pantomime, Dick Whittington & His Cat.

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Guildford Jazz Choir on the main stage

Our second choir, this bunch from Guildford are sure to pull a crowd…

Guildford Jazz Choir

Phoebe Gaydon leads three choirs – Godalming Jazz Choir, Guildford Jazz Choir and most recently, Godalming Contemporary Youth Jazz Choir. Each are a small independent groups meeting once a week, sometimes accompanied by Alex Howe, resident pianist.

Jazz, pop, rock, musical theatre… “you name it we’ve got it” & all the arrangements are originally constructed by Phoebe & Alex. The choirs are often to be found at community events in the area including Guildford Fringe Festival and for cocktail hour at Komo, Guildford.

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Malcolm Packer will be at Surrey Showcase

Joining the Surrey Showcase line up…

Malcolm Packer

Malcolm Packer is a singer songwriter from Guildford and ‘Surrey Showcase’ is his debut as a solo artist. Normally the frontman for popular local covers band The Serial Thrillers, Malcolm will, for the first time, be performing a set of his own original songs. If you want a sneak peak, you can listen to Malcolm’s songs on Soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/mvpacker

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New musical, Perfectly Ordinary at the Surrey Showcase

We’re excited to welcome a brand new musical to our stage…

Perfectly Ordinary

A new musical by GSA student, Matthew Rankcom and highly experienced MD, Joe Wilson, – Perfectly Ordinary explores how we view mental health. A preview of the songs from the musical can be found on Soundcloud and, excitingly, the production premiere’s at Surrey’s very own Guildford Fringe on 24/25th July 2018.
At Surrey Showcase, we’ll be among the first lucky few to hear some of the numbers from the show – not to be missed!
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Published poet, Dónall Dempsey at Surrey Showcase

Our first spoken word performer has been announced…

Dónall Dempsey

Dónall Dempsey is originally from Kildare in Ireland, where he first began writing poetry and broadcast on local radio and on Irish television with John Cooper Clarke and Paul Durcan. He came to work in England in the 1980’s and has been living in Guildford, Surrey with his wife, Janice, since 2010.

He has read and performed his poems at festivals in France and India, as well as London, Guildford and elsewhere in Britain. He has published four books of his poems since 2010 and is an exciting, funny and moving performer, with an enthusiastic fan-base on the internet and at the monthly events that he and Janice host at The Keep, Guildford, as The 1000 Monkeys.

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Pleased to welcome The Gaydon Jazz Trio

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Top notch jazz musicians join the line up…

The Gaydon Jazz Trio/Quartet

The Gaydon Jazz Trio/Quartet are Phoebe, Matt, Alex & Josh. Phoebe & Matt have been playing together for almost 10 years and with Alex for almost 6. Josh is a recent addition to the trio and studies at ACM.
They perform regularly for private events be it cheese and wine nights, private parties, art exhibitions or weddings and have recently been seen at Komo, Guildford.
“Our jazz and blues style music is what we love to play and hopefully you’ll love to listen!”

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Guitarist, Alex Lawrence joins the Busker spot line up

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Joining the Surrey Showcase line up…

Alex Lawrence

Alex is a self-taught musician who has been playing lead guitar in cover bands for over 16 years – various genres including soul, disco and rock. He has played at many weddings, parties and festivals (RIP Guilfest!) as well as corporate functions. While he doesn’t sing in his covers bands much he’ll be doing his own take on some acoustic covers as well as possibly one of his own songs.

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Tickets go on sale at 18.08 on 01.06!

 

We’re pleased to announce that tickets are on sale from tonight, Friday 1st of June at the early bird rates… get over 20% off if you book early!

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The line-up so far for Surrey Showcase…

There are many more acts to be announced over the coming weeks… but to give you a taster, here’s the line-up so far! Click on the names to find out more…

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Entertainer, Cristiano joins the line up for Surrey Showcase

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We’re pleased to announce the next singer and entertainer…

Cristiano Munretta

Cristiano Munretta is a trained Bel canto singer of many genres who sings for a variety of events including: musical theatre, weddings, funerals, corporate events, nursing homes, day centres, charity events and more.

As well as singing, Cristi plays piano and drums, and has his own studio at home. He enjoys entertaining and is available for any kind of event, big or small, and recently appeared in “A Right Royal Romance“, brought to the Nomad Theatre stage in May 2018 by Bookham Light Operatic Society!

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Raza brings some magic to Surrey Showcase

Our first magician to join the line up…

Raza

We’re excited to welcome Raza to the list of performers, as he won the London Society of Magicians Close Up competition trophy in November 2017. Raza performs regularly at weddings, corporate and social events as well as holding a restaurant residency.

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Choral singing from the ladies of Elmbridge

The stage will be full with the wonderful voices from…

Elmbridge Ladies Choir

The choir is one of two, forming Surrey Community Music Society and aim to “ignite your life with passion through the joy of music”!

Elmbridge Ladies Choir are the choir with heart, whether it’s the singing of folk songs, modern pop, contemporary or any other form, their voices will blend together in unison and harmony for your enjoyment.

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Announcing… Riya Vyas

We’re very pleased to announce our first young performer…

Riya Vyas

Riya Vyas is 12 and has always been a passionate performer.  She especially enjoys singing and acting and has been lucky enough to sing on stage at Wembley Arena as well as making her professional west end debut in the award wining production of Ragtime at the Charing Cross Theatre.  Riya studies both the ABRSM and Musical Theatre syllabus as well as attending theatre classes on the weekend.  She is so excited to be performing at the Surrey Showcase!

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Amazing Aerial Hoop from Sarah Gage

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Widening the range of performing arts, our first circus act…

Sarah Gage

We’re excited to welcome Sarah to the list of talented performers, having first experienced her awe-inspiring aerial hoop performance at a Nomads Club Night in December 2017. Sarah is multi-talented, having appeared in The Nomads previous productions of Shakespeare and pantomime among others – we’ve seen her act, sing and dance, now we’ll see her acrobatic skill suspended in the air… not to be missed!!

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Dancer, Tilly Winford joins the list of talent


Here’s our first Surrey Showcase dancer…

Tilly Winford

Having recently graduated from Reading Studio studying UAL in Performing Arts, Tilly Winford has appeared in several Nomes Youth Theatre and Nomads shows.

Tilly lives in Shere, and has had Cerebral Palsy (CP) since birth… but she’s not letting that hold her back!

“I would like to become a professional actress and show the world that disability is no longer a justifiable barrier to inclusive casting in theatre and television. I have a huge passion for performing and feel that there’s not many actors out there with disabilities and I would like to be part of changing this fact. I am determined to show the world that a disability doesn’t change a person inside, and that that person is just as capable of thinking/doing the same things as anyone else. I want to inspire and encourage others with disabilities to get out there and live their lives!”

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