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There's plenty to keep us busy behind the scenes while we wait for the lease on the new venue to be finalised.

Catch up on some of what we've been up to below - and check out the exciting fundraising gig we've got planned for next month!
Top bands pull together for a fundraising gig for Woking's new live music venue

Three well-known UK bands have come together to support Woking's newest and indeed only live music venue!

Eddie and the Hot Rods, Department S & Ed Tenpole-Tudor, with support from local band Phoenix Chroi, are performing at the Fiery Bird (formerly Quake Nightclub) in Woking, on Friday 21st April 2017. Tickets available at £17.50 in advance from Ticket Web.

Eddie & The Hot Rods, well known for the 1977 anthem Do Anything You Wanna Do, are on tour, playing to enthusiastic audiences fired up by their energetic stage presence.

Department S are touring the UK & Europe after the release of their new album, with the new video for their single When All Is Said And All Is Done out now. The new material has been very well received at gigs alongside their back catalogue, including the famed Is Vic There?

Ed Tenpole-Tudor, frontman of The Sex Pistols after Johnny Rotten’s departure and lead singer of Tenpole Tudor, now tours as a solo artist. There will be local support from Woking band Phoenix Chroi who have just released their second CD Humanity Lands and are part of the team who have set up the venue project.

Eddie Roxy, frontman of Department S, is the mastermind behind this gig. He heard about the crowdfund launched by Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC and the work being done to create a new venue that welcomes and supports touring musicians, local bands and the community – and he offered to put a line up together to support it!

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A spokesperson for Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC said ‘At last Woking is getting the venue it deserves, to serve not only the people who live here – but also, with our excellent transport links, those who live elsewhere and want to be able to easily access live music in a welcoming venue, knowing that they are also helping the local community and new musicians. Profits from any activity in the venue will be ploughed back in to supporting the community and making the venue more accessible.

‘We are so happy that these high-profile bands have come together to support the venue. We look forward to putting on many more excellent gigs and showcasing the talent we also have in our local scene.

Marquee AV is kindly donating the sound rig for this gig and the specialists to run it, with expertise from people who have fitted out some of the best UK venues.

‘We are very excited about the future of live music in Woking and reassured that not only do we believe in this venue but so too do the national live music and creative industries. They see a new venue as a positive and welcome move for live music in the UK, especially a venue that has at its heart the philosophy of growing the next generation of live music technicians, musicians and importantly audiences!’

21 Apr 2017 at 6:30pm until
21 Apr 2017 at 11:00pm

The Fiery Bird (Quake)
Church Street East
GU21 6HR

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Recent Phoenix news and another date for your diary

A massive thank you is in order to everyone who supported the crowdfund campaign by pledging and sharing the web link. It raised a fantastic £5693! Thanks to Get Surrey for their coverage. Huge thank you too, to the lovely people from University of Surrey who came to help us with some admin, publicity and getting the crowdfund gifts designed and ready.

In February, Woking band Phoenix Chroi celebrated the release of their second album 'Humanity Lands' with a launch gig, supported by Skaciety and Rudeboy Productions. and with all proceeds going towards the venue's fundraising target. It was a great night and raised over £300.

Also in February, we had a great time at the LGBT History Month evening hosted by Surrey Heritage and Outline. There was a fantastic buzz, talks, chat and great cakes!

Earlier this month, our founder Joe and volunteer Danny completed a sponsored 5k run in Woking. They’ve already raised more than £500, but there’s still time to add to their total. Huge thank you for your efforts guys!

Phoenix Rising

Coming up, the annual outdoor live music extravaganza Phoenix Rising is on Sunday 28 May in Woking Park. It will be a day of great live music, stalls, activities, all free for the local community to come and enjoy. There will also be food stalls and a bar, so put the date in your diaries and come and join us for a great chill out day, for everyone. If anyone fancies volunteering or has an idea they would like to contribute please contact Any stallholders who want a spot, please contact for more details.
Our aim is to run a lively, colourful and welcoming live music venue in Woking, creating a joyful space where people from Woking's diverse communities can experience different types of music and cultural activities. Want to get involved? Get in touch!

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