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Poet, Ray Pool in The Studio

Hailing from Farnham and joining The Studio stage…

Ray Pool

Ray is a published poet from Farnham, regularly reading at open mic poetry events in London and in the Home Counties and tends to favour characterisations using regional accents for poems of an ironic nature whilst also being fond of more serious material too. Ray currently has two pamphlets to his credit, and Dempsey & Windle have published two collections by Ray who has at various times in a varied life been a musician working on the BBC and on cruise ships,  a skilled  furniture  restorer, a bird – watcher, an opportunistic photographer, and a keen railway enthusiast. He is a collector of quaint words, dialects, regional accents, other  people’s conversations, tin whistles, and other shiny things, which may go some way to  explain the eclectic nature of his poems. His stories, dryly and sometimes absurdly humorous, are always entertaining and sometimes moving.

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Spoken word from Ian McLachlan

Adding to our spoken word performers in The Studio…

Ian McLachlan

Ian McLachlan is a regular performer on London’s spoken word scene. His poems have been published in numerous magazines and journals including Envoi, Magma, Poetry Salzburg Review, and The Rialto. His spoof illustrated poetry pamphlet Confronting the Danger of Art, which he co-produced with Phil Cooper, is available from Sidekick Books. He tweets and instagrams @ianjmclachlan

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Youthful talents, Daisy & Zaya on the main stage

Not new to the Nomads stage, the youthful talents of…

Daisy and Zaya

Daisy (aged 12) has been dancing since the tender age of 2 after being allowed to join in her big sister’s ballet class.  Since then Daisy has continued with her ballet including pointe work but also studies modern, contemporary, tap and street dance and also drama and musical theatre.  Daisy loves performing and its her biggest goal in life is to perform in musicals and dance professionally.  She does dance competitions, has performed in many shows and displays with her dance school and also with her school in various choirs and solo singing performances.  Daisy has appeared in several shows with the Nomad Theatre and was thrilled to appear as part of the senior chorus in 2017 with Enchanted Entertainment’s panto at Dorking Halls.  She is hoping to be successful again this year but in the meantime has been lucky enough to be chosen to be in a British Theatre Academy production of Annie.

Zaya is 14 and loves the performing arts. She has been dancing since she was 3 and has performed in lots of dance festivals and shows. When she was 10 she sang at the Surrey’s Got Talent competition and came first in the junior school section. She is studying GCSE Dance and Drama and is involved with many concerts at school, including a 4 day school choir  tour of New York where they performed in Central Park and other locations.

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Singer songwriter – D’Artagnan on the busker stage

Joining the line up for Bob’s Busker spot…

D’Artagnan Arbuah

Local singer/songwriter D’Artagnan will be performing a set of his own materials including his new single – Crush Hour – which is currently getting a lot of airplay across the country.

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“Con-text” by Daniel Shepherd – main stage event

Nomad member Daniel Shepherd presents a short play “Con-text” at Surrey Showcase…

Con-text

Daniel Shepherd is a budding playwright from Effingham (“a town renowned for being unremarkable” Daniel writes!). This will be Daniel’s second show performed and he is incredibly excited to put it in front of an audience.

The play, Con-text, is an exploration of the duality of dating in a modern world: that of a digital and real world interaction. There will be 3 lives, 3 lies and only one conclusion.

A familiar face on The Nomads stage, you may have seen some of Daniel’s performances – as King Rat in Dick Whittington, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night and Simon in Hayfever to name but a few!

The cast

  • Roland Eve as Pete
  • Sarah Roberts as Kelly
  • Tilly Winford as Deanne
  • Alannah as Deanne’s digital persona

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Quicksilver celebrate the ongoing power of movement

A group of dancers in their 50’s and upwards join the Main Stage lineup…

Quicksilver

QUICKSILVER is a Surrey-based company of ten older dancers, in their 50s and upwards, which includes dance teachers and performers with a rich blend of dance and theatre experience.  Founded in 2014 by Sonia Talman and led by choreographer Angela Hardcastle, they celebrate the ongoing power of movement to inspire the spirit, strengthen the body and sharpen the mind- at any age.

“With their energy and artistry, Quicksilver prove that dancing in later life can be beautiful, dynamic and fun!” Celia Imrie, Patron.

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In The Studio – multi-instrumentalist & vocalist Adam Coburn

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Multi talented and joining The Studio lineup…

Adam Coburn

Adam is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist originally hailing from Oxfordshire, but now living in Guildford.

Influences range from folk, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Hip hop, abstract experimental electronica and classical roots. (You’ll also spot him in Guildford Jazz Choir on the Main Stage!)

Finding bands has always a struggle and so he decided to go it alone and experiment with looping. This lead to the current project: covering and re-imagining tracks that make his head swim, with a little bit of Ukulele thrown in to break things up.

You’ll find a mix of styles in Adam’s set, as he aims to provide something for everyone.

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Frank Summers on Bob’s Busker Spot

Joining the line up for Bob’s Busker Spot…

Frank Summers

Singer-songwriter Frank Summers plays jazz standards, American country classics and rock’ n’ roll around Surrey and London. His own songs draw on his love of blues, and of the popular music of the 40s and 50s. Frank’s influences include Billie Holiday, and Elvis Presley.

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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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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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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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