Past events at the Empire Hall

27th March 2020 8:00 pm-11:00 pm

Simply Dan

Music and Drama

Roots Around the World in association with Farncombe Music Club presents... SIMPLY DAN - created by like-minded musicians who wanted…


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4th April 2020 10:30 am-2:30 pm

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Black is The Colour Of My Voice

Direct from sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour.

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

‘Campbell may wear Simone’s trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation.’ **** The Times

‘Apphia Campbell is nothing short of sensational… she will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears’ ***** Broadway Baby

‘A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song.’ **** Ed Festival Magazine

‘Campbell transfixed, she charmed, she entertained and ultimately moved a packed theatre with her touching portrayal of the jazz musician.’ Smart Shanghai

Tickets £15
Under 16s £8
Recommended for 12yrs and over.

Judie Tzuke : Songs & Stories

Judie Tzuke

April 2017

Back on the road performing acoustic concerts after the sell out success of the Songs and Stories 2015 tour, which saw Judie perform over 40 concerts around the country.

“The voice has lost none of its cool, plaintive appeal; it’s still an instrument of icy allure.” – The Times



March 2017

Presented by Roots Around the World. British soul pioneers – KOKOMO built their reputation and loyal following with awesome live shows . The band featured some of UK’s finest musicians and vocalists, recruited from bands such as Arrival, Joe Cocker’s Grease Band, King Crimson… who shared a deep passion for American Soul music

My Big Cowpat Wedding

my big cowpat wedding

October 2016

Hilarious fun with award winning Kali Theatre who invited the Empire Hall audience to be the guests at the wedding reception of Clare and Arjun ….

Richard Navarro

Richard Navarro

October 2016

Ever popular in Graffham, this time Richard returned in partnership with local singers led by Emily Barden of Petworth Voices and West Sussex Music.  Richard has been having a very busy 18 months finishing off his tour with Joan trading he has been gigging around the country and Europe playing a number of high profile events.

Brother Strut

Brother Strut

28th May

A sellout! Graffham looks forward to the return of Brother Strut on another occasion …

 Bowjangles : On the Box


Presented by The Empire Hall in partnership with Applause Rural Touring.

(29th April 2016)

This comedy string quartet was a huge hit with Graffham – we hope to welcome them back in the future!

Jane Taylor

Jane Taylor Album

Friday 20th November 

Presented by The Empire Hall in partnership with Applause Rural Touring.


green rock river band

Saturday 19th September – Presented by The Empire Hall in partnership with Applause Rural Touring.

The Green Rock River Band is an eight-piece band from London, England. The band has come together over several years, merging Old Time, Americana, British Music Hall and Folk into an explosive and memorable live set that has established itself on the UK acoustic folk circuit.

Fire and brimstone story-telling weaves its way throughout the songs, with harmonies and dirty gravel filled lead vocals. All underscored by untamed fiddle lines, sultry jazz fused trombone and thumping bass and washboard always inspiring audiences everywhere to get up out of their seats. Quality song writing and musical arrangements are at the heart of the GRRB repertoire keeping live sets fresh, exciting and at times moving.



Saturday 17th October – Presented by Roots Around the World

The Los Pacaminos Story

Los Pacaminos got together in London in the month of November 1992, as an antidote to the bleak English winter

Originally formed as an opportunity to play their shared passion of the Border, Tex-Mex and Americana music that the members of the band love, they started as a practice band playing when other musical commitments allowed- top musicians just playing for fun. Word got around as word does and soon the band started playing gigs.

At least one member of this highly respected group will be very familiar. Los Pacaminos is fronted by one of the UK’s finest and best loved vocalists – Paul Young. However, Paul is not the only luminary in this seven piece band. Some of the best musicians in the business have teamed up to present an incendiary mix of classics and original material.

You’ll be in good company, so put your blues on cruise and come join the Tex-Mex party…