Croydon Guardian: Vibe Theatre

Your guide to Halloween events across Croydon

Croydon Guardian:

11:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Don't be freaked out by our spooktacular list of ideas for a haunting Halloween.

Have you seen The Yeti?

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Presented by The Airballoon, Live At Scream in the Showcase room at the Scream Lounge Music Venue is a great way to sit and enjoy live music on Halloween night, writes Rian Hoskins.

Bull's Head welcomes stunning saxophonist to Barnes

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The music of British jazz legend Tubby Hayes will be celebrated by the Simon Spillett Quartet at the Bull's Head later this month.

Music this November

Croydon Guardian: Music this November

11:11am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Suzi Jary returns to the Epsom Playhouse on Friday 21 November reprising her role as Karen Carpenter in the show Only Yesterday charting the success of The Carpenters career and the ultimate tragedy of Karen’s untimely passing. The production brings together the flawless blend of Karen’s intonation with the incredible music of Richard Carpenter backed by live band recreating classic Carpenters songs.

Exclusive: X Factor star in 80s car wash action

Croydon Guardian:

5:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

If X Factor has a disco music night this year Ben Haenow would be a perfect choice to sing Car Wash, as this exclusive photo shows.

The X Factor's Ben Haenow talks marriage, getting recognised and being Simon Cowell's £50 bet choice

Croydon Guardian:

5:26pm Friday 17th October 2014

The X Factor house is riddled with flu but Croydon’s favourite van driver has vowed the show must go on and he is ready to wow the crowds again tomorrow night.

John Peel favourite Ian Prowse to play in Croydon

Croydon Guardian: A train is being named after legendary DJ John Peel

9:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

John Peel’s last ever Festive 50 included a song which the DJ often admitted reduced him to tears – and now the man behind that song is about to perform in Croydon almost exactly a decade since Peel’s untimely death.

The Bay City Rollers Story

Croydon Guardian: Music for everyone

9:29am Tuesday 14th October 2014

In 1974 the world was to witness a new musical phenomenon the like of which had not been seen the days of Elvis and The Beatles. The music of the Bay City Rollers became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers growing up in the mid 70’s. The face and voice of that soundtrack belonged to Les McKeown and he will be telling their story and singing their hits at the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 25 October.

Scene-setters Downliners Sect return to Eel Pie Club

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

London’s Rhythm ’n’ Blues scene of the 1960s would have been very different without Twickenham’s very own Downliners Sect, who formed in 1963 and went on to inherit the Rolling Stones’ West End residency.

Review: From The Jam at Kingsmeadow

Croydon Guardian: Bruce Foxton of From The Jam

1:31pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Bruce Foxton rolled back the years as From The Jam celebrated 35 years of Setting Sons at Kingsmeadow on Saturday.

Bull's Head welcomes American jazz singer Salena Jones

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

American jazz singer Salena Jones brings her latest show to London’s longest-running jazz venue.

Mim Grey chasing tigers all the way to Half Moon

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Anyone who has watched a performance at Putney’s Half Moon knows they are in for a treat.

The greatest Austrian music export since Mozart? Mnozil Brass come to Kingston

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

Seven piece horn blowers Mnozil Brass play Kingston as part of their 20th anniversary tour.

Mim Grey's Chasing Tigers up for Putney gig

Croydon Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A number one chart topper brings her country vibes to the Putney next month.

Meet the Wallington postie named after a Rabid sea snail

Croydon Guardian:

9:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Joe Blackford was around 9-years-old when he overhead his dad typing in the password ‘Rabidwhelk’ to access an online account.

Award-winning singing trio Blake welcomed back to Epsom

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

An award-winning trio of singers who mix classical and pop songs with harmonies are returning to Epsom.

Emotional journey with Eva Cassidy music show

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A concert featuring the music of Eva Cassidy performed by a former Hollyoaks star is coming to Croydon next month, writes Harry Howes.

Cracking weekend coming up at the Half Moon

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A bumper weekend of live music will see an eclectic range of genres coming together for two invigorating sessions.

Interview: Woman's Hour talk regret, radio and golf buggies ahead of biggest ever headline show

Croydon Guardian:

4:39pm Friday 19th September 2014

Kendal-bred, London-dwelling Woman's Hour rising stock sees them headline their biggest show to date next week.

Open Day for Epsom's School of Rock

Croydon Guardian: Epsom's School of Rock to hold open days

1:32pm Monday 15th September 2014

Epsom is lucky enough to have its very own 'school of rock' based in East Street, and now Realistic Music Academy is spreading its wings and offering to teach band skills on ukulele, percussion and vocals as well as guitar and drums. And this Saturday (20 September) there is a chance to check out the facilities, talk to the tutors and take part in a free trial session at the Academy's Open Day in East Street, Epsom.

Saxophonist bringing his superlative sounds to Teddington

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Award-winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch brings his exciting stage show to Teddington later this month.

Soul-singing magic at the Half Moon this weekend

Croydon Guardian:

4:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

The soulful sounds of Motown legend Aretha Franklin will be recreated by another acclaimed songstress.

Tunes of New York coming to Crawdaddy Club

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Friday 12th September 2014

The unique sounds of rock, blues, funk and soul will be brought to the Crawdaddy Club Richmond.

Sacred music going a capella at Hampton Court Palace

Croydon Guardian:

2:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

An a capella recital of sacred music performed by choral singers filled Hampton Court Palace.

Richmond Theatre welcomes Rat Pack of opera for Holly Lodge Centre fundraiser

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

The Rat Pack of opera will perform a special concert in aid of Richmond Park’s Holly Lodge Centre.

Bull's Head hosts tribute to Mark Murphy this weekend

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

The genius of pioneering singer Mark Murphy will be celebrated in a special concert this month.

Get your tickets for Dizzee Rascal at Kempton this weekend

Croydon Guardian:

1:33pm Friday 5th September 2014

Dizzee Rascal performs live after a day of racing at the Kempton Park this weekend.

All Star Big Band launch Twickenham Jazz Club's autumn season tonight

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The rousing sound of saxophonist Kelvin Christiane and his All Star Big Band launch Twickenham Jazz Club’s autumn season this September at Twickenham’s Bloomsbury pub.

Original material: The Voice runner-up coming to TwickFolk

Croydon Guardian:

8:12am Monday 1st September 2014

Bringing Sir Tom Jones to tears on BBC1’s The Voice and getting a rapturous reception performing with band The Poozies at the Edinburgh Fringe, it has been a whirlwind year for singer-songwriter Sally Barker, who brings her unique voice to TwickFolk festival this year.

X Factor's Marcus Collins is bringing solo tour to Croydon

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

X Factor runner up Marcus Collins is bringing his first solo UK tour to Croydon, writes Charlotte Veryard.

Rockers raring to shake things up in Putney

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

The Half Moon in Putney will have its fair share of musicians visiting its doors this autumn.

Deluxe crew ready for appearance at Eel Pie Club

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Three guitar greats who have shared the stage with the likes of Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Van Morrison and Earl Green will riff their way to the Eel Pie Club this September.

Musician back on home ground to celebrate 30 years in the biz

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A Putney-born-and-bred musician is celebrating his 30-year career on home turf.

Garden gig with crooning duo raising money for charity

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A garden in Twickenham will be transformed into a music venue for one day only to raise funds for a national music charity.

Poetry line-up announced for Wimbledon BookFest

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Monday 11th August 2014

Award-winning poets will be among a host of literary stars entertaining visitors at Wimbledon BookFest this autumn.

Gerry and the Pacemakers striking gold on Sixties tour

Croydon Guardian: Gerry Marsden and his band

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

The evergreen Gerry Marsden will not be walking alone when he returns to Croydon as part of an impressive line-up of stars in the Sixties Gold Tour, writes Adriaan Berfelo.

Blues man brings his sounds from Louisiana to the Half Moon, Putney

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

A young up-and-coming guitarist is bringing his own brand of the blues to the borough.

Former Specials star Neville Staple to headline 2014 Kingston Carnival

Croydon Guardian: Neville Staple

5:00am Friday 1st August 2014

The Original Rude Boy and ska musician Neville Staple will headline this year’s Kingston Carnival.

Captain Sensible's seat is pride of South Norwood

Croydon Guardian:

12:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Benches are usually put up in memory of dead people but in South Norwood they had a different sensible idea for a patch of wasteland.

Extraordinary harpist coming to Eel Pie Club in August

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Alice Cooper described Billyboy Miskimmin as the best harp play he had heard since Paul Butterfield.

Live music to celebrate Wandle Park restoration

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Free live music performed by artists from across south London, alongside a touch of Shakespeare and poetry readings, will be staged today.

Jazz festival returns with more on offer than ever before

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A one-day jazz festival returns to the borough with a bebop and a bang next month.

Indie rockers Tellison back in Kingston for All Saints Church gig

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Sarah Howden talks to singer and guitarist Stephen H Davidson about Kingston, Banquet Records and playing historic Grade I listed churches.

Former Busted and Fightstar frontman Charlie Simpson back in Kingston for intimate acoustic gig

Croydon Guardian:

1:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

The former Busted and Fightstar singer returns to Kingston next month, ahead of the release of his second solo album.

One Direction boys perform at primary school - sort of

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Youngsters were the envy of children across the world when One Direction performed at their school – well, kind of.

Neon Jungle unlease new single and album

Croydon Guardian:

5:10am Sunday 20th July 2014

Fresh from their first big festival gigs, pop group Neon Jungle are raring to unleash their next single and debut album.

Opera singing helps Hersham mark World War One anniversary

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Friday 18th July 2014

The sounds of opera will travel through Hersham as a special concert marks the anniversary of the start of the First World War.

The Carnabys lead the way with musical fun at Strawberry Hill House

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Families can enjoy a day filled with fun and music in the picturesque setting of Strawberry Hill House.

KidsFest line-up is announced for Bank Holiday Monday children's entertainment

Croydon Guardian:

4:14pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Merton Abbey Mill's summer festival of music, comedy and theatre is in full swing with a fantastic line-up of acts to keep families entertained during the school holidays.

Joni Mitchell's wonderful soul music explored

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Joni Mitchell fans are in for a treat this month.






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