Next up in Dorking is acclaimed folk singer and guitarist Jon Wilks! Jon opened for our very first event in Oct 2018, and much to our delight is now returning to Dorking, this time as the headline act. "One of the best of the New Wave of Folk Blokes," (fRoots Mag), Jon mainly performs folk songs that have originated from Birmingham, where he grew up. He has carried out extensive research into the old songs and singers himself; this suits Jon having been a journalist in a previous life, and he is adept at communicating the humour and interest within the songs. This is always well-received by audiences including people who are new to this kind of music. “Jon’s passion informs his live shows, the songs liberally sprinkled with anecdotes, humour and history, his singing and personality hugely engaging.” (Mike Davies, Folking.com reviewer and Alternative Roots presenter).
Supporting Jon is local indie folk band, The Choco Las. A love of chocolate and three part harmonies brought twins Jake & Luke and friend Bryony together to form The Choco La’s. Hailing from the same tiny Surrey village, they blend folk and pop, swapping instruments and all taking lead vocals. As well as writing their own songs, they will be singing some traditional folk songs - awesome!
Door tickets (where available): £15 - Door ticket price, General admission £13 - Door ticket price, Under 25's*
*Please note the minimum age for this event is 10 years old. Venue: Upstairs at the Oddfellows Hall, 270 High Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1QT. Nearest station: Dorking / Dorking Deepdene (10 mins walk) Nearest car park: Wathen Road, RH4 1YA. Free of charge after 6pm on a Saturday (3 mins walk). For more information, including about venue accessibility, please contact Good Honest Folk.
We bring you some of the most talented musicians, singers & bands on the folk scene. This is awesome Saturday-night music in a lively & warm setting (& with a well-stocked bar). The artists who perform typically have a special focus on English traditional songs & music. Gigs feature headline sets by established folk musicians, as well as shorter support slots by rising talents. Tickets available online and sometimes on the door.