Star Inn Guildford Music Gigs List

March 2017

Wednesday 8th March

Free Entry * 2 live bands * 7.30pm - 11pm

Ride South Band

The Stray Blues Band

Free entry folks!! Join us for a special midweek evening gig in The Back Room at the Star Inn, Guildford with the Stray Blues Band and Ride South. Both bands play a real variety of blues, rock and Americana so expect some energy, fun and tunes to boogie to. Proceeds from the night in support of RSPCA.

Friday 27th January

Vera Grace

VERA GRACE, Grits, The Redeemed

Doors 8pm £5 ADV

Independent Venue Week 2017 (23rd-29th January)

The Star Inn, Guildford will be taking part in Independent Venue Week for the first time ever.
IVW is a seven day celebration of small music venues around the UK, and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out.
We are proud to be teaming up with Rose Coloured presents and Beth Shalom Records to bring you two IVW17 gigs at The Star on 26th (Rose Coloured and Beth Shalom Records) and 27th January (Jasta 11 Gigs).

We are getting about as heavy as we ever have with a great line up of rock!

Headliners are atmospheric Oxfordshire post hardcore/metalcore five piece VERA GRACE. The band have so far caught the attention of Metal Hammer and Rock Sound
"A sound so vast and deep you could drown in it" - Metal Hammer.
"A rage fuelled listen" - Rocksound.
"Though provoking, evocative, and truly majestic" - Punktastic
The band released and EP "Novella" in 2015 and a fantastic single "Beatuful In My Mind Forever" in 2016

Support comes from in the shapeof ferocious heavyness from Guildford three piece GRITS ,and Guildford/Leatherhead metalcore outfit THE REDEEMED

Tickets only £5 Advance from


Sunday 29th January

Sunday 29th January

The Fringe Film Club kicks off in January and we have a blinder for you!

When: Sunday 29 January @ 7:30pm (The last Sunday of every month)
Where: The Back Room of The Star Inn, Quarry Street, Guildford
What: High Society

"Long Island socialite Tracy Lord is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband appears to try and win her back. His unwelcome arrival threatens to disrupt proceedings. When tabloid reporter Mike Connor arrives to cover the nuptials, he too takes a shine to the bride-to-be. But which of these three suitors will she choose? Featuring hit songs including ‘True Love’, ‘You’re Sensational’ , ‘Well did you Evah?’ and the unforgettable ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’"

Tickets: £8 (£6.50 concessions)

February 2017

Thursday 2nd February

Abhorrent Decimation

Abhorrent Decimation, King Leviathon, Gut Locker, King Minos


Doors 7.30pm £4 OTD

Friday 3rd February


Jasta Gigs and Concerts Presents

Darko, Geistfight, Screech Bats

Doors 8pm £5 ADV

MASSIVE Guildford date for your diaries for fans of punk, ska melodic hardcore and everything fast and loud!

Say hello to the debut album "Bonsai Mammoth" from Guildford's finest exponents of melodic hardcore, DARKO which is out Fri 3rd Feb 2017

We are very proud that the guys asked us to host their album launch party down at The Star!

Melodic and heavy, fast and intricate, Guildford’s favorite punk band DARKO have been leaving a massive technical boot print on the UK music scene.

Taking elements of modern hardcore and mashing it up with the skate punk sound, reminiscent of 90’s era Epitaph-Fat Wreck bands, the band have been treating audiences to hi-octane, incendiary live shows for quite a while now. Having played with countless bands from around the world Darko have garnered a reputation as one of the best live acts that the UK and european punk scene has to offer.

.....and it's time to say goodbye to Guildford ska/punks GEISTFIGHT who will be playing their last gig ever!

Ska/Punk/Hardcore from Guildford, GEISTFIGHT play a high energy set of head banging breakdowns, killer sax and guitar solos, skanking ska and tons of attitude.

First on are Guildford bat shit crazy all girl punk outfit SCREECH BATS

Tickets £5 Adv from and (Age limit 18+)


Saturday 4th February

The Special Guests & support tbc

Playing covers and originals Mod, Soul, R&B

Doors 7.30pm £5

Monday 6th February

Ester Mics


(Acoustic, Singer Songwriter)

Doors 8pm


Tuesday 7th February

Celebrating the unsigned presents:




(elctronic, jazz, alternative, Hip Hop)

Doors 8pm £3

Wednesday 8th February




(Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal, Alternative Metal)

Doors 7.15pm



Thursday 9th February


Accomplished solo acoustic performance with influences from Blur, Paul Simon and Neil Young supports local Indie Rockers Goliath. Goliath have headlined many major festivals in Europe and finally bring their “Richard Ashcroft” esque vocals, R.E.M. influenced catchy guitar riffs and ‘Flea’ inspired pumping bass lines home to Guildford.


Indie/rock 5 piece band from Guildford performing all original material, including their debut album ‘Join The Ride’ in its entirety.

Charles Beckerson

Acoustic guitarist and singer from Haslemere performing a mix of original material and cover versions from

Doors 8pm FREE ENTRY

Friday 10th February

Friday 10th February

Free Recover, Pure Ed, Sons of Endor, Radio Cult

Stoner Rock, Grunge

Doors 7.30pm £7 ADV £10 OTD

The Backroom at the Star (Guildford) presents - Rock Wars (US v UK).

Featuring some of the best rock bands from the UK and the US of A.

In the Red Corner (playing for the UK) we have Free Recovery (headlining) and Sons of Endor; two of the finest local rock bands that the UK has to offer.

In the Blue Corner (playing for the US of A) we have Pure Ed and Radio Cult; two awesome American rock bands who will both be on tour from America this don't miss them.

Rock Fans will be the winner on this epic night, as bands from across the Atlantic come together to rock your socks off!

The venue capacity is limited so please make sure you get your tickets online before we sell out.

Tickets are £7 online and £10 on the door (providing we are not sold out).

Saturday 11th February

Saturday 11th February

Hardwired Promotions Present

Broken Device, Big Gruesome, Fall to Rises, Verses Urses

Hard Rock

Doors 7pm £6 OTD

Join Broken Device, Big Gruesome, Deadblow and Versus Ursus in Guildford for an evening of Rock. With special performances from Sakura Cyanide.

Versus Ursus - 7.30pm
Deadblow - 8.15pm
Big Gruesome - 9.15pm
Broken Device - 10pm

£6 OTD
Doors open at 7pm

Monday 13th February

Waiting for Malory


Sweet Revenge

(Rock, alternative)

Doors 8pm


Thursday 16th February

Hannah Scott

Jasta 11 Gigs goes "Unplugged" for a splendid evening of acoustic music with three great singer/songwriters

Hannah Scott, Andy Ruddy, Bryony Dunn

Doors 8pm £5 ADV

HANNAH SCOTT's single, Hurricanes, earned her an invitation to record a live session on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show, and has been played by Bob Harris on Radio 2, as well as being chosen by BBC Introducing as their “Track of the Week” for BBC 3 Counties.

Praise for Hannah’s distinctive voice, strong melodies and thought-provoking lyrics has arrived from influential publications such as MOJO, and arresting live performances have earned her invitations to open for artists including Seth Lakeman, and she has performed at renowned venues such as the Union Chapel.

She he has been "Caffe Nero" artist of the month twice, and got through

“I think there's a whole country just waiting to discover her - and I hope they do.” – Nick Coffer, BBC 3 Counties

Support comes locally from two very talented singer songwriters. ANDY RUDDY is originally from Bradford but now lives in Guildford. His album "Everything Is In Order" got to no 6 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart (very rare for an unsigned artist) and when you listen to it you can understand why as it's a great album!

Opening the evening will be BRYONY DUNN Surrey Hills based singer-songwriter with acoustic vibes and passionate vocals.

Tickets £5 Adv from and (link above) (Age limit 18+)

Friday 17th February

Friday 17th February

Bedlam Bookings Present

Icarus Dive, Syren City, The Endeavour + local support tbc

Doors 7pm £6 ADV


Saturday 18th February

Guildford Gag House Comedy Club Presents

Abigoliah Schamaun, Pierre Novellie, Sindhi Vee, Mark Olver

Tickets: £12.50 Doors: 8pm

Abigoliah Schamaun

grew up in the small rural town of Greenville, Ohio. At the tender age of 18 years old moved to New York City to seek her fame and fortune. After many years she grew tired of living with giant rats, cockroaches and high rent so she moved to London, England where she lives today and works as a stand up comedian and actor.

Abigoliah has been named one of the “Top 5 Up and Coming Female Comedians” by The List. She has also been a guest on The Comedians’ Comedian hosted by Stuart Goldsmith. Some of her acting credits include starring in the TV pilot How Come I’m Not Famous Yet?

Pierre Novellie

Pierre Novellie was born in South Africa, lives in the Isle Of Man and was a member of Cambridge Footlights. He was nominated for best newcomer in the 2014 Chortle Awards, a finalist in the 2012 Chortle Student Comedy Award and won the 2013 Amused Moose Laugh-Off.

Sindhi Vee

The Vee stands for Venkatanarayanan. That’s six A’s. Count them!

Mark Olver

Mark Olver is a stand-up comedian and televison warm-up artist. His television warm-up credits include Vicar of Dibley, 8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 o’clock Live, Jonathon Ross, Have I Got News For You and Deal or No Deal. He also regularly comperes and headlines for comedy clubs and promoters all over the UK, including Off The Kerb, Avalon, Jongleurs and Highlitghts, and has supported such acts as Russell Howard and Lee Mack on national tours.

Sunday 19th February

The Animal Farm Presents:

The Bold Survive

Tom Breeze

(Pop-punk, Rock, Indie, Alternative)

Doors 7pm


Monday 20th February

Industry Link Presents .....


Tuesday 21st February

Surrey University Band Society Presents....

Wednesday 22nd February

Wednesday 22nd February

Left Foot First Comedy Improv Night

Tickets: £10 and £6 with NUS card


or call 0333 3366 (fees apply)

Left Foot Fist have performed numerous shows across London and recently had sold-out shows at Guildford Fringe Festival and Shoreditch Improv Festival.

They specialise in narrative improvisation. The group takes suggestions from the audience and turn them into a comic story.

Comments from their audiences:

“I laughed so hard I had to apologise to the guy next to me for accidentally hitting him”
– Get Reading

“Definitely ones to watch” – Broadsheet Boutique

Thursday 23rd February

Lonely Ocean

support tbc

(Rock, Alternative)

Doors 8pm


Friday 24th February

Friday 24th February

Jasta Gigs & Concerts Presents

Nova Twins


Secret Black Boyfriend

Coming in at no #29 in NME's essential new music for 2017, and being awarded Guardian newspaper "Band Of The Week" East London's NOVA TWINS will be dishing out bad ass urban punk at The Star for the fist time. File next to Skunk Anansie, Voodoo Queens, Skinny Girl Diet

Facebook event page

Doors 8pm - £5.50 Adv from

Sunday 26th February

The Fringe Film Club presents.....

Film to be announced

When: Sunday 26th February @ 7:30pm (The last Sunday of every month)
Where: The Back Room of The Star Inn, Quarry Street, Guildford
What: TBC

Tickets: £8 (£6.50 concessions)

Monday 27th February



Fizzy Milk

(Rock, Alternative)

Doors 8pm


March 2017