Gerry and the Pacemakers striking gold on Sixties tour

Your Local 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

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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

Your Local 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Opera singing helps Hersham mark World War One anniversary

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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

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2:00am Friday 18th July 2014

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

Joni Mitchell's wonderful soul music explored

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2:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Joni Mitchell fans are in for a treat this month.

Magical and sometimes mythical Bill Bailey performing at Kew Gardens

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3:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Kew Gardens would seem the perfect setting for a performer who has a carnivorous plant named after them.

Fab Friday: Blues man getting his rock on ahead of Fab festival

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10:07am Friday 11th July 2014

A veteran blues performer who is no stranger to the Richmond music scene hopes to wow crowds with his new rock style this summer.

Francis Rossi ready to rock Sandown - but why do people still dig the Quo?

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2:40am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Veteran rocker Francis Rossi confessed his fandom for American pop star Taylor Swift ahead of Status Quo's Sandown Park show next week.

Fab Friday: Band with a soft spot for real ale rather happy to play Fab festival

Your Local Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

10:30am Friday 4th July 2014

For a real ale-loving band, the Richmond Food and Beer (Fab) Festival will provide the perfect platform to sample some top tipples as they provide a spectacle for the audience.

Popular Music in Nork Park festival returns

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2:20am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

While away a Summer Sunday afternoon with entertainment galore at a popular music festival.

All-Star lineup honours Art Wood, brother of Ronnie

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2:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The annual Eel Pie All-Stars rhythm and blues night returns to Twickenham next week, raising funds for the Prostate Cancer Charity.

Sounds of Pink Floyd to come to Epsom Playhouse

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4:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

For a psychedelic evening courtesy of the sounds of a British rock institution don’t miss The Wall of Floyd at Epsom Playhouse.

Elmbridge Big Band to perform at Molesey Amateur Regatta

Your Local Guardian: All that jazz: Elmbridge Big Band will perform at Molesey Amateur Regatta

10:00am Monday 30th June 2014

The sounds of jazz and big band will fill Hurst Park as rowers make their way along the Thames at Molesey Amateur Regatta.

Children on the trail of operatic brilliance

Your Local Guardian: It's big enough for everyone

5:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

The classic tale of Hansel and Gretel will be brought to life in Putney next month.

New album showcased at Twickfolk next month

Your Local Guardian: Luke Jackson: Back with a new album

3:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

Luke Jackson follows the success of his debut album, More Than Boys, with his latest stripped back effort, which will be showcased at Twickfolk.

Hard rockers The Carnabys release debut single

Your Local Guardian: Applauded: The Carnabys are on their way

2:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

Twickenham band The Carnabys have released their debut single this week, as the four-piece plan an album for autumn.

Burhill Golf Club entertains with first music festival

Your Local Guardian: High finish: John Salako at Burhill

2:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

The sounds of Elvis and American motown will come to Hersham this summer as Burhill Golf Club hosts its first musical festival.

Teddington Choral Society singing from the American Songbook this weekend

Your Local Guardian: Choral sounds: Teddington Choral Society

1:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Favourite numbers from the musicals, traditional tunes, jazz songs and top hits will all feature on the set list of the Teddington Choral Society’s next show.

Soul, blues and Latin grooves coming to the Bull's Head

Your Local Guardian: Time to play: Salamander featuring Vicki Edwards

9:51am Tuesday 24th June 2014

A swinging six-piece will deliver an exciting mix of retro 60s and 70s soul and blues and Latin grooves this summer.

King of Pop comes to Epsom

Your Local Guardian: Jackson Forever will be performed at the Epsom Playhouse

5:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Europe’s No.1 Michael Jackson tribute act is to perform at Epsom Playhouse.

Harrison Ford co-star Tim Grimm bringing traditional country tunes to Twickfolk

Your Local Guardian: Tim Grimm: The best of Americana

2:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Despite having acted alongside Harrison Ford, Tim Grimm comes to Twickfolk this month to play his traditional country tunes.

Songwriter Gerry Goffin dies at 75

Your Local Guardian: Lyricist Gerry Goffin has died at his Los Angeles home

4:01am Friday 20th June 2014

Gerry Goffin, the prolific lyricist who with then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote hits such as Will You Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and The Loco-Motion, has died at 75.

Walton Voices singing to commemorate World War One

Your Local Guardian: Walton Voices: Singing to remember

2:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A concert commemorating the centenary of the First World War is being held by a community choir in Walton.

Bill Wyman getting ready to rock the Rose

Your Local Guardian: No moss: Bill Wyman is back with a brand new sound

3:00am Monday 16th June 2014

Legendary rocker Bill Wyman will be Rolling into Kingston next month, accompanied by his new band of musical virtuoso.

BBC Young Musician of the Year to perform at music festival

Your Local Guardian: A Most Beloved Melody: Piano recital of favourite songs from 1790-1850

5:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

A BBC Young Musician of the Year Piano Finalist will perform a recital at the St Martin of Tours summer music festival.

Barn-storming performance promised as Tommy Andrews Quintet comes to Walton

Your Local Guardian: Original works: The quintet will play music from The Crux

2:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

To celebrate the release of their debut album, the Tommy Andrews Quintet embark on a homecoming tour featuring their original compositions.

Mississippi Swamp Dogs bring some southern twang to Barnes

Your Local Guardian: Cajun beats: The swamp dogs

9:50am Saturday 14th June 2014

Five-piece New Orleans flavoured outfit Mississippi Swamp Dogs will provide a Sunday treat when they groove through their set at the Sunday Lunchtime Swing Sessions.

Wilson and Winter bring some fun to Twickfolk

Your Local Guardian: Established duo: Dave Wilson and Kip Winter

2:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Folk rockers Dave Wilson and Kip Winter have performed as a duo for 20 years and are bringing their stunning harmonies to Twickenham this month.

Fantastic French food leaving Richmond tables for Fab Festival

Your Local Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

3:00am Friday 13th June 2014

Tucked away in a sleepy Richmond street, La Buvette is the town’s premiere independent French eatery.

Favourite acoustic rocker returns to the Ram Club

Your Local Guardian: Mike Silver: On a European tour

3:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Ram club regular Mike Silver is back with guitar in tow for an evening of acoustic pop ballads and rockers this month.

Get a lift for your soul when former Eurythmics singer hits the Bull's Head

Your Local Guardian: Soul Sugar: Coming to Barnes

2:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

Soul-drenched uplifting vibes are on offer when Eurythmics’ backing vocalist Beverley Skeete takes to the stage.

Brand New Heavies coming to Sandown Park this weekend

Your Local Guardian: Cool tunes: The Brand New Heavies

2:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

The sound of jazz, funk and soul will light up crowds at Sandown Park this weekend as the Brand New Heavies take to the stage.

Find out what happened When Peggy met Ella

Your Local Guardian: Jazz duo: Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald

1:40am Tuesday 10th June 2014

After a run of sell-out West End shows, an internationally accomplished jazz duo will celebrate two musical icons in an evening filled with classic jazz tunes.

Original members of Manfred Mann to perform at Epsom Playhouse

Your Local Guardian: The Manfreds will be performing at Epsom Playhouse

5:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

If you were a fan of 60s group Manfred Mann, there is a treat in store for you this month.

Croydon Guardian's five top ideas for summer fun

Your Local Guardian: There is lots of fun in store this summer

5:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

Make this summer extra enjoyable with our fun suggestions for things to do over the next few weeks.

Interview: Homecoming show caps Rough Copy's rapid rise

Your Local Guardian: Tipped for the top: Rough Copy

5:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

This time last year Kazeem Ajobe, Sterling Ramsey and Joey James were dreaming of stardom during day jobs as carpenters, teaching assistants and electricians.

LISTEN: Psychedelic North Cheam rock band Aztral Playns

Your Local Guardian: Performing live: Aztral Playns play heavily improvised sets

10:50am Friday 6th June 2014

Hear in Sutton: Aztral Playns describe themselves as a heavy psychedelic rock band, and play largely improvised sets across east and south London.

Riotous Brothers ready to tear it up at Richmond Food and Beer Festival

Your Local Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

2:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Fab Friday: When good food, great beer and top music all come together, the result is bound to be memorable.

A musical journey spanning centuries and continents comes to Thames Ditton church

Your Local Guardian: Good causes: The concert will raise money

1:30am Friday 6th June 2014

Music from five continents and five centuries will fill St Nicholas’ Church as a world-famous duo take to the stage.

Stevie Wonder Comes To Streatham… Hideaway To Host Three Tribute Nights To Soul Legend

Your Local Guardian: Stevie Wonder Comes To Streatham… Hideaway To Host Three Tribute Nights To Soul Legend

12:01pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Motown’s main man Stevie Wonder is headlining Calling Festival at Clapham Common this month, but if you’re not able to make it, you might just be in luck.

Dave and Boo on stage at Twickfolk

Your Local Guardian: Dave Ellis: Joined by Boo

2:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

Acoustic singer-songwriter duo Dave Ellis and Boo Howard return to Twickenham’s Cabbage Patch this month.

Beatle-mania returns to Thames Ditton

Your Local Guardian: Groovy: The Beatles are back

2:10am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A group of budding young musicians will channel their inner Paul, John, Ringo and George at the Vera Fletcher Hall this weekend.

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