Star Inn Guildford Music Gigs List

Gigs & Events at The Back Room

April 2018

Thursday 5th April

We dare to give you a full on evening of grunge, rock and stoner rock in honour on the late greats Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley at The Star Inn Guildford.

Free Recovery are a rock band that play music that rips through your soul, like a pair of grungy ripped jeans! From Guildford, United Kingdom. Est. 2012

They will be joined by Echoes In Red - hard hitting melodic rock and From Fire, local lads serving up fresh alternate rock!

Adv Tickets £4 from:

SMF... The Sussex Music Festival is a charity Festival supporting Young Epilepsy hosted in Copthorne on 28th July.

Friday 6th April

Put out a saucer of milk and some moonshine, 'cos PUSSYCAT AND THE DIRTY JOHNSONS are coming to town!

The formidable Pussycat is renowned for prowling the audience whilst the adrenaline fuelled Dirty Johnson boys pound out an infectious blend of dirty punk rock 'n' roll. Like all cats they are hard to pin down, but they have been described as one of the most incendiary and entertaining live bands around!

The band have supported The Damned, Bow Wow Wow, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Rezillos and many more!

Their third album "Ain't No Pussy" is out now

Support from Bournemouth's THE ELECTRIC SHAKES, the feral bastard sons of MC5 and Motorhead raised on an diet of early AC/DC

First on are Woking/London four piece PHOENIX CHROI.

This is going to be one raucous evening!

Adv Tickets £8 from or (Age limit 18+)

Monday 9th April

XERO return to The Star for the Guildford date of their UK tour, joined by In My Disguise & Revelry. Doors open at 8pm.

Thursday 12th April

The Forge are hosting...

Metal Night at The Star Inn in Guildford:

Elderseer - British doom -

Gutlocker - Groove/Sludge -

The Forge - Thrashy/Groovey/Nu/Old - (Hitting the stage again for the first time in over 8 years!)

End Of Salvation - Blackened Death Metal -

Tickets on the door £4

Friday 13th April

A massive evening of beer soaked Celtic folk punk!

THE LAGAN are from Kingston, and play rip-roaring Irish folk punk, with fiddle, mandolin, tin whistle and beer for fuel! Their debut album "Where's Your Messiah Now " is available now. They have played numerous festivals up and down the country including Boomtown Fair

Smashing their way into the UK folk punk scene since 2013, BLACK WATER COUNTY bring an energetic live show of stout quaffing, banjo breaking and tin whistle mangling original music, along with trads and shanties that have been given a good kick up the arse and a slap around the face. They released their debut album "Taking Chances" late last year

Fans of bands like Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, The Pogues and the Dubliners can expect musical heaven!

Adv Tickets £6 from or (Age limit 18+)

Saturday 14th April

Fake ID

Doors 8pm, entry by donation to Disability Challengers

Classic rock and pop hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s

Raffle in the interval

All donations go to Challengers, providing vital play and leisure for disabled and non-disabled children and young people in your local community

Sunday 15th April

Following our huge launch show, we bring you our first Sunday afternoon label, zine and arts & craft fair.
Featuring stripped back, unplugged sets from some of the best up and coming acts.

Hora Douse and Bad Idea will play unplugged sets.
More soon,

Wednesday 18th April

Sam Green is and independent surf roots musician based in North Devon, both a solo artist, and leader of his band the Midnight Heist.

"I call it surf, roots road-trip music because its roots music to listen to in your car on your way to the beach; and if you’re no where near the beach, then hopefully it at least gives you that laid back feeling!”

Sam Green and the Midnight Heist have played Glastonbury, Shambala, and Isle Of Wight Festivals, The Secret Garden Party, and numerous European festivals. Sam released his debut solo album "Just Stand Still" in 2017. An EP with the Midnight Heist is due 2018

So come down and have a seriously chilled out Wednesday evening with Sam and his band!.

Support from Bradford via Guildford singer/songwriter Andy Ruddy whose debut album "Everything Is In Order" is out now

“A great talent indeed” Bristol After Dark
“One of the hot new acts making the summer swing” The Independent Newspaper

For fans of Jack Johnson, Ben Harper , Newton Faulkner etc

Adv Tickets £7 from and (Age limit 18+ only)

Friday 20th April

Dead Days are a UK based Alternative/Rock trio, their electrifying approach to songwriting, combined with their unique live performance makes them an exciting new prospect for any music lover on the lookout for their new 'favourite band'.

Their debut album "Start Over Again" is due out this year and an EP "All Your Lies " is available now

Support from Guildford alt/rockers PREACHER with Farnborough dark electronica three piece JINDIVIK opening the evening

Adv tickets £4 (£3 concessions NUS/ACM etc) from or (Age limit 18+ Only)

Sunday 22nd April

Another chance to get your doom on in leafy Guildford.

Cody Noon are a Reading-based distortion-loving duo crafting quiet menace and soaring instrumental bedroom rock.

Seven Hundredth Unicorn are a 2 piece Metal band from Milton Keynes, UK.
Their sound is mainly rooted in Sludge/Metal citing major inspirations from bands such as Black Sabbath, Neurosis, Cult of Luna, Baroness, Isis and Mastodon.

Pensevor are a four piece (vocals, guitar, bass and drums) from Farnborough, forming in 2011 to play hypnotic, primitive, regressive drop-C Neanderthal sludge-doom.

They have established a unique sound which while embracing the brooding despair of doom, with the creeping tendrils of sludge; they do not skimp on the heavy swathes of drone.

You shall be cleansed.

Tickets £3 on the door 7:30 - 10:00pm

Monday 23rd April

Double header of Monday night melodic hardcore action!

One of Japan’s finest exponents of melodic hardcore, WATERWEED are in the UK for a very rare short run of dates including Manchester Punk Festival, before they head off to Europe, and then home

Hailing from Osaka the band originally formed in 2003 and released their debut EP album, "Killing The Earth Means Our Suicide" in 2007. The band has also participated in several omnibus releases and has also released two tracks on a split single with another band on the same record label,

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. They released their debut album "Bonsai Mammoth" in February 2017

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.

First on will be Guildford punks Close To Call

Adv Tickets £6
(£5 NUS/ACM/Unemployed/OAP - please bring proof of entitlement)
from or (Age limit 18+ Only)

Friday 27th April

Get your skankin' shoes on and your mood set for a party! An evening of ska, punk and reggae based shenanigans is hitting Guildford!

Fun and games are assured at a SKACIETY show. The tunes are tight, and the beat is pounding. They are the masters of the offbeat, and the kings of skank!

One of the hardest working bands in the country the Kent based ska/punkers have played countless festivals including Boomtown, Bearded Theory , Rebellion, Undercover and Guilfest. They were voted Musically Fresh’s Live Act and Band of the Year 2015. Their second album “Overstaying Our Welcome” is out now.

Support from London's EAT THE EVIDENCE who offer romantic escapism for the distinctly down-to-earth playing reggae/ska rhythms with progressive skanks, as they fuse catchy riffs, party beats and brash and comical lyrics.

Getting the party started will be London ska/punk outfit CALL ME MALCOLM

Advance tickets £5.50 from or (Age limit 18+)

Saturday 28th April

Hungarian night with headliners Hunderground

A megszokott helyen várunk Titeket egy újabb hatalmas bulira!

Edda ~ Ocho Macho ~ Tankcsapda ~ Zorall ~ Bikini és még sok kiváló magyar dal élőben a Hunderground zenekar előadásában!

Vendég: Dungaree (Magyarország)


Kapunyitás 19.00.
Dungaree 20.00.
Hunderground 21.00.


Koncert után BULI zárásig!

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Sunday 29th April

For our sixth event we’ve put together an expanded line up featuring some of the bands that have graced our shows before along with a couple of bands new to Leafy Incline but who we also hold in very high regard. In alphabetical order:

Post-Rock/No-Wave from Aldershot. Albini-esque guitars mixed with Nick Cave/ Johnny Cash influences to create a unique, dark, melancholy sound. Super cool fellas as well so always a pleasure to have them play.

Second In Line
Thames Valley skates punks with an 80s movie obsession. Think Bad Religion meets Snuff. First time at a Leafy show but we’ve seen them play and are delighted they are joining us.

Angry noisy rock played by two angry old men and one slightly less angry, slightly less old man. Think early 90s Helmet, Tad and Unsane.

Swords of Thought
Noisy indie rock. Dinosaur Jr meets Sonic Youth in a wonderful cacophony of fuzzed up, noisy pop.Gracing a Leafy Incline event for the first time. Welcome guys.

This Is Wreckage
Delighted to bring these guys to Guildford for their first Leafy Incline appearance. Heavy, driving noise rock from Wales. Lauded by the likes Therapy?, Unsane and Nicky Wire you won’t want to miss them. Incredible band.

Heavy noise/stoner rock influences from Portsmouth. Featuring ex members of King Ghidora. Recording their debut EP in February.

Doors 5pm. Tickets £5 on the door/£4 in advance.