GAVIN has been involved in Guildford's live music scene for over thirty years. He set up the town's first Open Mic Night at Beaver's Bar in 1997, and then set up and ran the GUILDFORD SONGWRITERS sessions at The Electric Theatre in 2001/02. He has been coordinating and hosting the hugely successful GT OPEN MIC SESSIONS in Guildford for the last five years.

The sessions take place at The King's Head (25-27 King's Road, (off Stoke Road) Guildford, Surrey GU1 4JW Tel: 01483 568957) every Thursday evening from 8.30pm, and there is always an extraordinary combination of musical talent on the Players List. Gavin hosts the evening, and runs the sound desk for all acts. The evenings are hugely popular with both performers and audiences alike, and the Players List is normally booked about two months in advance.

Please note that all acts are pre-booked.

If you would like to book a set please leave a message on the GT Open Mic Session at The King's Head Facebook page, or email GAVIN on

The success of these Open Mic sessions led to the creation of the GT Live Sessions 'Showcase Nights' at The Britannia (9 Millmead, Guildford, Surrey. GU2 4BE. (Tel: 01483 572160)). These are made up of a set of invited slots, and Gavin hosts six different acts every Wednesday evening. The music starts at 8.30pm, (free entry) and the standard of performance is exceptional.

For more information, have a look at the GT Open Mic Session at The Britannia Facebook page, or email GAVIN on

Come and join us on a Wednesday night (not the first Wednesday of each month) and keep supporting local live music.