Meet the Team of Village Concert Volunteers



Charlotte Allum

Lover of live music and mum of two, Charlotte took over the running of Village Concerts when Graham Starkins, who ran the Concerts brilliantly for several years, was looking to move away from the area.

 

Charlotte now oversees the booking of artists and promotion of the Concerts in Purley on Thames and is passionate about bringing a wide variety of music to the local community for both adults and children to enjoy.

 

Charlotte is always keen to hear of exciting artists in the local area so please do drop us an email with any suggestions.




Sarah Sinclair

Sarah, mother of two little boys and lover of live music in all its variety, helps with the promotion of our events and organises the ticket table at Village Concerts. 

 

Sarah is passionate about getting young people involved in the live music scene and is a devoted lover of The Beatles, Prince and Stevie Wonder. 

 

With a great eye for detail, Sarah is often thinking up new ways to improve Village Concerts and would love to hear from you if you too have any thoughts or recommendations.




Geoff Williams

Living close by and going to St Mary's for 37 years, Geoff started helping Graham with ticket sales when Village Concerts moved from  Upper Basildon to Purley on Thames in 2016 and continues to help spread the word and sell tickets now.

 

Geoff is a self-confessed rugby and footie nut, passionate about anything Welsh and Reading FC!

 

Geoff also loves music and has a wide taste ranging from Pink Floyd to Male Voice Choirs.



Iain Brown

Iain has recently joined the team to help promote live music and look out for potential artists.

 

A devoted father to his daughter and serial concert-goer with diverse tastes ranging from rock & roll to blues, soul & hard rock to something a little more chilled, Iain is always keen to see talented musicians and singers have the chance to showcase their talents.

 

Iain is very excited and proud to be part of the Village Concerts team.

 



Steve Ferguson

A good friend of Graham Starkins, Steve has been our barman extraordinaire since Village Concerts first started back in 2015. 

 

Often helped out by his wife, Pat, Steve offers an array of soft drinks in addition to beer, wine, bubbly and gin & tonic!

 

 

If not behind the bar, Steve has been known to undertake phenomenal survival challenges in deepest darkest Iceland - do ask him about these when you're next at the bar!



And this is why we love organising Village Concerts..!

 

 

Sam Kelly (Feb 2020):
"Thank you so much for having us, we had a great time. You're doing a fantastic job :)"
Jake Morley (Jan 2020):
"Just wanted to say thanks so much for inviting me along to Purley on Saturday. Such a wonderful space to play!
And you and your team are so generous with your time to make the series happen. Please do pass on my thanks to everyone."

 

Inbar Starr (May 2019):
"Thanks again for EVERYTHING, it was such a magical and fun night! Everyone was so kind and welcoming and really the whole evening was so precious!
What a beautiful community you guys have :)"
James Kirby (Feb 2019):
"All you could wish for as a touring artist is to have a listening attentive audience that's held in a beautiful setting, a team running the event that gives you a warm welcome and help from start to finish. With Village Concerts you get just that and more! I can't recommend Village Concerts enough. Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing you again soon."

If you would like to suggest any artists, book tickets for local collection, or have any queries or suggestions, we would love to hear from you.

Contact details can be found here.