Music & Dance

Below are listings for regular dance and music clubs, bands, shops, and tutors for actual events listings see What’s on

Singing Course with Singer and Vocal Coach Katriona Taylor Tuesday evenings – January 17th 2017,  Wimbledon katrionataylor.com

A fantastic way to build confidence and experience. Be a part of a fun, dynamic group, make new friends. Open to all levels. Friendly and supportive. A great chance to focus on your singing over nine weekly sessions in a fun, dynamic group. Build confidence & experience, learn group & solo vocal skills. The course includes a show night where you get the opportunity to perform in a public venue with a live accompanist – invite your friends and family too.  Repertoire covered: Jazz, Pop, Gospel and Musical Theatre.  Singers can do as much or as little solo singing as they wish on the course.  Open to all levels and all ages over 16 years. Small groups to ensure student focus. Places limited. Please contact Katriona via katriona@katrionataylor.com or call 07773127922 for further details or to book a place.

Dub sessions – every Friday

DUBWORKS & TOUCH ABOVE SOUND SYSTEM Are proud to present: Powered by Touch Above – The Steppas Warriors. Come and check us and our special guests each & every Friday @ The Old Moot House, 88 London Road, Kingston, Surrey, KT2 6PX. Free entry

Banquet Records banquetrecords.com

Banquet Records (formed from the ashes of the Beggars Banquet shops) is an independent record shop in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey. We stock a broad range of music but specialise in new and cutting edge artists from the worlds of Indie,Punk,Emo, Electro, House, Booties, Drum ‘n’ Bass and Dubstep. Priding ourselves on being more than just your local record shop, we put on club nights, gigs, and instores, as well as running a label and doing PA hire. Come down and get involved! See Shows & Clubs 52 Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EE, 020 8549 5871
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Kingsmeadow Live kingsmeadowlive.com

Kingsmeadow Live music venue. Jack Goodchild Way,422a Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 3PB. Live music on Saturday. Visit the website for full details of what’s on. Follow on twitter.

Noa Alvarez and Lady and the Tramps noasingsjazz.com

“Lady and the tramps” is a jazz quartet based in Kingston Upon Thames. They perform a mix of jazz standards from traditional American Songbook classics to bossa and latin grooves. Noa is available for bookings with this band or with other arrangements you might prefer for private parties, wedding, functions etc. Please contact her on noasingsjazz@gmail.com or visit the website.

Singing and Piano tuition myspace.com/theodorastamoulaki

Qualified and Friendly Singing and/or Piano tuition from professional Singer-Musician Graduate of the Royal Academy of Music (PGdip) in London. Learn to Sing in a healthy way and play the Piano just for FUN or working towards Grades and or Performances. Working on: Technique, repertoire, and preparing for performances. One to one Tuition: ABRSM SYLLABUS/Singing, Piano, Theory of Music). Small groups of children &/ or adults also welcome (For singing and/or Music theory) E-mail: stamdora@yahoo.gr or Mobile: 07598932803

Band rehearsal and recording studio myspace.com/panicbuttonstudios

Based on Platts Eyot Island , Panicbutton studios is a Multitrack recording studio and full band rehearsal studio run by producer steve Lyon. The facility has a fully loaded recording set-up and a 1200w PA. For a full brief of the studio contact me directly. This is a Professional set-up for artists / bands who need space and time to work without disruption. Any questions to Studio@panicbuttonstudios.com or 07802 188 117

Peter Mitchell’s Drive band stratmaster.co.uk/drive.htm

World class touring band from Surrey UK. Pete Mitchells DRIVE – Bluezy Rock Trio Guitar, Bass, Drums. Pete Mitchell – Guitar/Vocals John Bulpitt – Bass/Vocals Terry Mabey – Drums/Percussion Playing a mixture of covers and original trax. Available for gigs/festivals/tours worldwide.

Bourbon Street Revival bourbonstreetrevival.com

BSR is a band with a great heart, a great act and a great sound. Playing mainly in the Surrey area, based at the home of the Blues, the Willoughby Arms in Norbiton where they are resident band. We play Blues and R&B. We play it hard. BSR have never failed to get an audience on its feet. We don’t do the “classic” popular party numbers, so don’t ask. Our set now comprises half our own compositions (see right) and half covers in our style. Some you will recognise, and some you won’t.

Mobile Sound Recording & Hire for Events, Weddings, Bands topgearsound.co.uk

We are a local company with over 25 years of experience in the music and sound hire business for indoor and outdoor events. We offer a specialist service for all types of events, full music and band systems (JBL, Electrovoice, Mackie etc) including stage amplification, drums kits, instrument hire and lighting. We offer everything from a Karaoke system, to a full show ,with lighting, stage set up,hosting and themed nights. We operate all fully equipped mobile recording studio, able to record up to 24 tracks in 1 take, at almost any venue. Events from only £99.00

Riverside Opera riversideopera.co.uk

Riverside Opera is a community-based grand opera company, providing opportunities for singers and instrumentalists, both professional and amateur, to gain valuable experience working with professional artistic staff. Riverside Opera is a Community Partner working with Tiffin Performing Arts College and all rehearsals are held at Tiffin School Kingston upon Thames at 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings. Students work, with professional guidance, as singers, actors, instrumentalists and theatre technicians. For more details visit our website.

Authentic Cuban salsa – Monday Evenings at La Tasca Restaurant suavesalsa.com

Since 2004 we have been providing salsa classes in Kingston that are both fun and progressive and are told from our dance students that we are far more friendly and sociable than other local salsa clubs. Our classes are always fun and you will see plenty of progression. La Tasca -52a High Street, Kingston KT1 1EU For more details and class times, visit the website. will@suavesalsa.com 07793 753623

Salsa and Zumba venue at The Kingston Dance Studio mundolatinouk.com

Dance classes at The Kingston Dance Studio. Canbury Park Road (above the Gala Bingo) KT2 5ED. Experienced & friendly teachers! Social and relaxed atmosphere! Complete beginners welcome Come on your own, with friends or with a partner Drop in classes – no need to book in advance. Bring your own alcohol or soft drink. See site for times and dates.

Kelly’s Dance Studio kellysdance.co.uk

Kelly’s Dance Studio has something for everyone and the best dancing lessons in town. At Kelly’s Dance Studio, we offer all styles of dance classes and dance courses at our dance studio in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, from Ballroom, Latin American, Argentine Tango, Street Dance, ‘J’ Rock, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Salsa and many more.

Ian Davies Music Tuition ianbass.co.uk

Expert Professional and Friendly tuition in: Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Music Theory, Electric Upright Bass and Music Technology. Qualifications: Dip He Bass Tech – Guitar Institute London, BA (Hons) Music, MA – Music Performance I’m a graduate of Bass-Tech at the Guitar Institute in London, I also have a music degree from Chichester University and recently I have successfully completed a MA in Music Performance. In addition to being an accomplished bass guitarist and double bassist I also compose and produce music. I am proficient in all styles of music, from jazz to rock and funk to classical. I have been teaching for over 15 years and I’m available for individuals, small groups, schools and music education work. Full CRB check. Based in Chessington Surrey. Telephone: 07737 363 173 Email: iandjdavies@hotmail.com

Singing Teacher Thames Ditton

I am a qualified singing teacher with vast experience in musical theatre, jazz and pop. I have been in the industry for over 15 years. Please feel free to get in touch if you require singing lessons. I make my lessons fun and informative for all ages. (I am CRB checked) I am also introducing mike technique with my own PA system so all you budding x factor stars, my lessons are for you! I keep the cost of tuition low at just £25 and hour. Please feel free to get in touch for more information. Tel: 0208 339 0553

Izabela Dance –Ballroom & Latin-American Dance School in Kingston izabeladance.com

Classes: Ballroom & Latin-American Dance Classes for Adults in London and Surrey. From beginners to advance Level. Private Dance Lessons in Ballroom & Latin-American Style. Wedding First Dance Private Dance Lessons. IDTA Medal Test from Bronze to Gold. Charity Events. Ballroom & Latin-American Choreography. Dances include: Tango, Waltz, Fox Trot, V.Waltz, Quick Step, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Salsa, Jive, Swing, Hustle, Meringue, Argentinean Tango, Passo Doble and more. All levels are taught and singles and couples are welcome. Contact: Izabela Hannah on 07958546408 Email: izabeladance@hotmail.co.uk Izabela Hannah is a professional dancer from ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Series 3 and choreographer for the BBC dance show ‘So you think you can Dance’.

Singer and Songs singersandsongs.com

Established 2006. Find Your Voice and Sing.
Courses to Develope your Individual Singing Voice and learn Technique. Kingston and all surrounding areas. Daytime and Evening Classes. 10 Week Terms and 3 Courses a Year. Juniors. Classes for 7-11 and 11-16 Year Olds. All styles of Popular Music Taught . Taught by Very Experienced Professional Performers and Coaches.Private Tuition also Available. Check out The Website for all information.

Tappy Feet

Tappy Feet classes are fun, informal, tap dance classes for adults. If you love to dance, if you have done some tap before, or have experience moving to music in an exercise class, you can tap dance with Tappy Feet. Classes run on Tuesday Evenings (mixed/general level) at 8pm at Tudor Drive Hall, Tudor Drive, Kingston, KT2 5QH and Thursday evenings at Emmanuel Church Hall, Grand Avenue, KT5 9HU, 7.40pm for beginners session, more experienced movers can join the class at 8pm. For more information, please contact Karen on 07771652973, tappyfeetkaren@gmail.com, “like” Tappy Feet on Facebook or follow @tappyfeetkaren on Twitter.

North Kingston Choir northkingstonchoir.org.uk

North Kingston Choir is a new relaxed and informal choir singing uplifting modern music from the Beatles to Queen and Jessie J. There are no auditions. We meet on Mondays from 8 – 930pm at the North Kingston Centre, Richmond Road, KT2 5PE. Our rehearsals end in the pub! Come along for a free trial. A term’s subscription costs £30. We are particularly keen to recruit more men and only have a few spaces left for women. Email northkingstonchoir@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter @nkingstonchoir<

Sarah Joyce Singing Classes sing-now.co.uk

Sarah is a working singer/actress and has been since graduating from Guildford school of acting in 2008. Having taught for various stage schools in Surrey for 10 years she became very busy with students wanting private singing lessons. Sarah teaches all ages and levels and mostly enjoys seeing her students grow in confidence and vocal ability. Although her background is predominantly in Musical Theatre, Sarah also has recording experience and teaches microphone technique, basic piano and music theory. For more info please call Sarah on 07961591363

Regency Dance Classes facebook.com/MrsBennetsBallroom

Ever wanted to try dancing like Mr Darcy and Elizabeth with all the grace and style of Jane Austen’s era? Now’s your chance! Classes are run on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month except in August. Venue: St Mark’s Church Hall, Church Hill Road, Surbiton KT6 4LS Time: 8 – 10.30pm. Cost: £5 per evening. Tea & refreshments included.
No partners necessary. This is not a course, come along and join us! Tea dances are held through the year. the next one is Sunday January 25 from 2pm at the same venue.

Matters Musical mattersmusical.com

Matters Musical is a music entertainment agency for music, dance, and physical arts from around the world. Constantly researching new world music acts from around the globe, we pride ourselves in being able to find obscure and exotic live music acts and bands for your event.