11am - Bloco Do Sol
12:00-12:30 Molly Pinner
12:50-13:35 Tabula Rasa
13:50-14:35 Stephanie Davies and the Superdynamics
14:55-15:40 Funky Town
16:05-16:50 Hongkong 75
15th June, 11-4pm - Live music on the high street - various locations
With a recent move from the serene English countryside to the bustling streets of London, Bryony found inspiration for her latest release, "Spring in the City." This uplifting single captures the essence of reinvention, love, and confidence, drawing listeners into Bryony's world with its sunshiny positivity. "Spring In The Citv" serves as the title track for her highly anticipated upcoming EP, set to showcase Bryony's unique blend of folk, pop and indie rock.
Bryony has a promising line-up of gigs in the coming months, including being shortlisted for Truck Tramlines, and Victorious festivals, as well as an immersive EP launch gig and art experience at The Social in London.
Cake for Breakfast
12th August, 11-4pm Live music at St Martins Walk
‘Cake for Breakfast’ are an experienced jazz quartet of Dorking, Bookham and Brockham musicians, with an extensive repertoire of classic and modern numbers, who take their music, but not themselves, seriously.
Equally at home with American Standards as they are with lounge jazz, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s numbers and more recent jazz interpretations of classics, they always put together diverse, interesting and entertaining sets that are guaranteed to have something to suit all tastes.
As regulars in and around Dorking and Brockham, they have played The Old House, Westival, the Windsor Castle (Bookham), a number of private events and have been regulars at The Grape Variety, Surrey Artists Open Studios, and The Dorking Artisan Market.
Cake for Breakfast are:
Sharon Black (Keyboards and vocals) - a jazz-loving pianist and singer and a former regular with the Surrey Jazz Orchestra, whose dreams have become reality since teaming up with 3 kindred spirits to make ‘Cake for Breakfast’
David Ward (Guitars) - Currently teaching Music and Production at a local school, as well as a regular playing jazz in big bands and combos. Trained at the BBC and Jazz School UK and is house engineer at the Watermill Jazz Club
Richard Nash (Drums and percussion) - Has lived in Dorking all his 65 years. Took up playing drums at 14 and has annoyed everyone since
Michael Coughlin (Bass) - a seasoned enthusiast of most styles of music and the place of bass in them, with Cake for Breakfast the latest in a lifetime of various, hugely enjoyable band endeavours.
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Get ready to feel the rhythm, as we bring you exciting news from your Dorking high street! Your Dorking BID is thrilled to announce our line up of Summer events designed to put a spring in your step while you are enjoying our high street.
Communities like ours are magnets for families, artists, active people, art lovers, food lovers, wine lovers, and well, everyone who is looking to discover something new, quirky, independent and unusual. Dorking is an inclusive, fun, creative haven and we welcome you!
You will find activities aplenty to entertain and educate, as well as some incredible outdoor spaces where the young and the young at heart can explore and discover their own treasures within the grounds of sites of real historical significance.
There is a piece of Dorking waiting to be discovered by you
Whether you're a fan of soulful melodies, electrifying beats, or toe-tapping tunes, we have something for everyone. On Select Music Saturdays in July and August, our vibrant high street will transform into a relaxed and enticing shopping, strolling, enjoyable haven. Talented local musicians and bands will take to our high street, filling the air with their incredible performances. From acoustic sets to energetic jazz ensembles, there will be a diverse range of musical genres to suit all tastes.
Here's a sneak peek of what's in store
7th - 8th July: Plays in the Park by Dorking Halls
14th July: Born Free / Haus of Conservation 'Dreams of the Wild' at Dorking Halls
15th July: 11-4pm Live Music on the High Street with Bryony Dunn
5th August: 11-4pm Live Jazz on the High Street with Cake for Breakfast
12th August: IGERS Surrey Instameet
11-28th August: LoyalFree Summer Safari Trail
3rd September: Pippfest
Spread the word, invite your friends and family, and let's make this a summer of unforgettable melodies and joyful memories in Dorking.
How to get to Dorking
Dorking is under an hour from London and the coast with easy access from Gatwick and the M25. It is served by three rail stations: Dorking Station and Dorking Deepdene Station are a 10 minute walk to town from the east and Dorking West is about a 15 minute walk to town. For more rail information, please visit the National Rail website.
For information on bus timetables, please visit the Surrey County Council website.