Dirty Soapbox – Pop and rock cover band near Guildford

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About Us

Singer and guitarist John Sharkey brings you his unique blend of rock and pop music to Guildford, Farnham and the surrounding Surrey area. The band is available in a one or two-piece group to include:

Dirty Soapbox strives to provide an interesting and fun environment for those listening. From festive and “party charging” to soft and soothing, they play quality live music with a huge repertoire of recognisable songs that are great for pubs, parties, and events. Contact them to learn more about bookings.

Interested in Booking us?


What kind of music do you play?

We play rock and pop cover songs from 70’s to present that are designed to either get you dancing, singing along or provide a nice listening atmosphere.

How long do you play for?

Usually 2-3 hours in blocks of 1-hour sets, or a two-hour set straight through. We can also go up to 4 hours spread out over a day to cover your event.

Do you have your own sound and lighting equipment?

We provide all the equipment needed for the performance. This includes the sound system for an audience of up to 300 people. We can also include appropriate lighting as needed.

How many people do you have and much space do you need?

We can configure the band in different “formats” to fit your space and the desired atmosphere. This could be an “acoustic” format for a small space, possibly with a reduced band member setup to 1-2 people. Our full setup is 4 members with a full drum kit. Contact us to discuss your needs.

What area do you cover? How far will you travel?

Typically we play within 2 hours of the Guildford area, where we are based. We will consider playing further away though, so please contact us to discuss.

How much do you charge?

Prices vary depending upon function and location. Please contact us for a quote.