September Showcase

Our monthly Sunday afternoon Fiery Bird Showcase continues at The Junction Coffee Shop, Woking

on Sunday 4th September 1pm – 4pm,

with live music from JK Jerome, Jess Tuthill and Marc Woosnam.


Woking’s JK Jerome Singer/songwriter with a love of lyrics and acoustic melodies. Once in a band called Sloes.


Jess Tuthill bringing her Ukulele travels to Woking. Mostly original songs and ditties but really whatever takes her fancy!


Marc Woosnam’s musical roots stem from the Seattle grunge scene and branch out to blues, rock, and folk to give him a unique sound in modern music.

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In association with Arts Council England and Graham Steel Music Company

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No Open Mic 18th July

We won’t be opening for Open Mic night this Monday 18th July but we will be back on the 25th. Sorry for any disappointment but with the extreme heat warning ☀️ we thought it would be safer and more comfortable for everyone. We will look forward to welcoming you back on the 25th.

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August Showcase

Our Fiery Bird Showcases continue at The Junction Coffee Shop, Woking on Sunday 7th August from 1pm – 4pm, live music from The Velveteen Orkestra, Mili & Bertie and The Hedge Inspectors.


No stranger to our venues we welcome back The Velveteen Orkestra purveyors of quality alternative folk noir rock and roll. Always a treat.


Alternative pop duo Mili & Bertie are influenced by the likes of Crowded House and Starsailor, the pair bring an authentic and contemporary sound that is somewhat reminiscent of an older era of mainstream pop.


The Hedge Inspectors describe themselves as Acoustic noise makers, with original songs inspired by ‘true’ events

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The Velveteen OrkestraMili & BertieThe Hedge ...

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Monthly Showcase

Our monthly Sunday afternoon Fiery Bird Showcase continues at The Junction Coffee Shop, Woking on Sunday 3rd July 1pm – 4pm, with live music from Tu-Kay & Ryan, Moonlight Foxes and Will Samson.


Acoustic duo Tu-Kay & Ryan are passionate about making music with a positive message.
They are all about rich harmonies and creating a genuine connection with those who come to see them through the universal truths within their songs.


Will Samson is an alternative acoustic upbeat folk singer songwriter who is well known for his protest songs.
Will’s influences include Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, Frank Turner, Gerry Cinnamon and Woody Guthrie to name a few.


Moonlight Foxes are an award-winning duo based on the Berkshire/Hampshire borders. 
Fay Freemantle and Alan Lovegrove hav...

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Some very disappointing news this bulletin! 😞

We’ve been getting lots of questions about the opening date of the permanent Phoenix Cultural Centre/Fiery Bird Live Music Venue.

Our current situation is that though we have all of the music equipment ready to put in from our last venue that we had to hand back last year, the new building is a shell.
We were offered a permanent building by Woking Borough Council in 2019 to be handed over with the work to make it accessible and with heat, light, water reconnected and toilets installed, we could then install all of the music equipment from the Fiery Bird we were already running and the transition from one to the other was planned to be immediate.

Subsequently as with many, Covid interrupted these plans and we were also advised that due to Covid the money to complete the works before...

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Open Mic and Showcase gigs return

For the last few weeks we have been trundling our equipment across town and heading down to the Junction Coffee Shop for our Open Mic nights and it has been so wonderful to have old and new faces all together again at last.

We’ve had some wonderful performers come down every Monday at 7.30 until 10pm to listen or join us.
Acoustic set up – back line will be provided if required.
All abilities welcome in our traditional Phoenix/Fiery Bird atmosphere
Entry fee is by donation – whatever you can spare.
Whatever your style or level come join us to watch, listen or indeed to join in the fun.
Tea & coffee will be available.
Microphones will be sanitised after each performance.
To find the Junction Coffee Shop turn left out of the station (town side) and you’ll find it on the right! 18 High...

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GIG ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is so much in the pipeline, BUT we still are waiting on the YourFund decision on our community venue refit from Surrey County Council , no work can begin on the venue until we know the outcome.

We have submitted all the information requested and look forward to hearing soon.

So we have been trying to reschedule and move our booked shows.

Unfortunately for all concerned we have had to cancel 2 shows, move 3 to a different venue and reschedule one of the dates.

We are really sad that Cut Capers and Hannah Moule and the Moulettes have had to cancel because of the venue not being ready.

We have worked really hard to find alternative space for the gig but with no other venues available to accommodate them and their touring schedules not coinciding with resched...

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Culture Recovery Fund Award

We are very excited to hear that we have been awarded Government funding thanks to the DCMS (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee) Culture Recovery Fund this means we can continue to write campaigns and fund bids and get ready to make an amazing space for our Woking community to enjoy next year.

#HereForCulture #LetsCreate 🤩

Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that.

Now, in these challenging times, it’s everybody’s turn to show our support for culture. With an unprecedented investment through the Culture Recovery Fund, the government is #HereForCulture so it can continue to weather the storm of coronavirus and come back stronger.

And we are #Here...

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THE VISION REMAINS THE SAME BUT DATES HAVE MOVED

GIG RELOCATIONS & POSTPONEMENTS

Due to the funding decision being delayed, our amazing venue won’t be ready to open in time for our upcoming shows!
With the fantastic support of the bands, the agents, Woking Borough Council and other partners we have been able to move some shows to different venues and other shows have had to be rescheduled to 2022.
Martha Hill to the Rhoda McGaw Theatre. Unfortunately there was nowhere in Woking to host the Chubby & The Gang gig but The Face Bar in Reading has been able to help us there.

Important update: the Skints gig due to take place on 28th October has unfortunately been cancelled.
Please look out for an email from SeeTickets regarding a refund if you have purchased tickets.
We are absolutely gutted that this gig could not take place, but circu...

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NEW VENUE, PROPOSED DESIGNS, CONCEPT VISUALS & COMMUNITY VOTING

NEW VENUE, PROPOSED DESIGNS, CONCEPT VISUALS & COMMUNITY VOTING
For ten years we have been working to get a commitment to a permanent space for Woking’s community to own, operate and for everyone to have a chance to flourish – this is it – we just have one more step to take and we need YOUR help!
Woking Borough Council have confirmed that we will be allocated the previously named BED Bar/Albion site right opposite Woking Station for the new PERMANENT Phoenix Cultural Centre 120 capacity Arts Cafe & Acoustic Venue on the upper level and 300 capacity Fiery Bird Live Music Venue on the lower level. There are some proposed plans and concept visuals below to give an idea of the space
However we do have substantial work to do to make it accessible to all of the community, including whee...
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