Published: 13 December 2022

LIVE FROM SURREY returns to University Hall

After a two-year hiatus, this past weekend Live From Surrey (LFS) returned to University Hall and YouTube to sell-out audiences, the archived broadcast having since been viewed nearly 800 times. 

With the production led by students from the Department of Music and Media, presenters Eve Pitt and Matt Sutton (students from the Film Production and Broadcast Engineering and Music BMus degrees hosted the event, which was broadcast by Surrey’s student stations Stag TV and Stag Radio. The presenters led interviews with each artist, in collaboration with Stag Radio and The Stag Magazine, which have been published online by the latter. 

The two stages, the Electric stage and the Acoustic stage, supported a wide range of student acts, from heartfelt melodies and choir harmonies to indie rock, pop punk and rock and roll. Each act delivered their work with unique blends of subtlety, volume and emotions, leaving the audience as enamoured as they were entertained by the exhibition of thoughtful covers and outstanding original works throughout the evening.  

  • University of Surrey Voices – fresh contemporary approaches to choir founded by third year Music students Kat Welch and Scarlett Furness 
    Read the interview here 
  • The Monoliths – a rock and roll band, whose eclectic mix of styles make their performances unique and lively 
    Read the interview here 
  • Kat! – skilled pianist with a renowned vocal skills 
  • Sad-O-Meter – newly formed, outrageously fast indie rock band 
    Read the interview here 
  • The Played Alone – an award-winning artist with deeply emotive lyrics and a universally loved banjo 
    Read the interview here 
  • Lexie Dufficy – an experienced performer who has represented the University of Surrey in 2022’s Univision competition 
    Read the interview here 
  • Electric Dreams – outstanding covers played by an excitable band.  

Live From Surrey producer and performer Adam Gorry comments: 

“I am endlessly grateful for having had the privilege to work with every one of so many skilled, motivated, creative individuals involved in the production and performances without whom Live From Surrey would not have been reborn in such an ambitious, awesome form.

"Having poured our hearts and bodies into LFS for over three months, our love and determination was demonstrated with an explosive show that validated every effort with hard-earned success."

"The organising team especially has earned my respect beyond earthly magnitudes, and I can confidently recommend any of them as the brilliant, coveted members they have been.” 

Watch the full live stream on Stag TV’s YouTube channel, or read more about the artists in The Stag, Surrey’s student magazine.  

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