23rd to 25th March 2017 - THE COLLECTION - at The Arden Theatre

THURS 23, FRI 24, SAT 25 MARCH 8.00PM
John Fowles' classic story of possession, obsession and love is considered one of the great works in modern literature.

Adapted by Mark Healy, our play sees Elaine Clegg appear to be an ordinary, slightly shabby clerk. After winning a fortune in the lottery she buys a remote country house and goes about furnishing it with everything she thinks a beautiful woman could desire. She then abducts a girl she has worshipped from afar, imprisoning her in the cellar amid the butterfly collection with tragic, electrifying results.


Tickets: £7.00 for Adults and £6.00 Concessionary
Also available at Carter's Newsagents, 15 Market Street, Faversham

More details and to book tickets online:

Saturday 25th March 2017 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Saturday 25th March 2017 - WIRELESS - at The Vaults

9.00
www.facebook.com/wirelessrockband

Saturday 25th March 2017 - QUEEN II IN CONCERT - at The Old Brewery Store


Entry £15.00 - Advance Tickets: £12.50 Doors 7:00pm

"Queen II" are recognised as one of the best tributes in the business and they are returning to rock The Old Brewery Store with their energetic and entertaining show.

From the launch of their debut album in 1973 until the untimely death of front man Freddie Mercury "Queen" had nearly 50 top 40 hits in the UK and a fan base that spread throughout the world. "Queen II" are recognised as one of the finest tributes to the band and they are returning to rock The Old Brewery Store with their energetic and entertaining show. Celebrated hits like 'I want to break free', 'Another one bites the dust', 'Radio Ga Ga', and the iconic 'Bohemian Rhapsody', will have you rocking and singing along.

Supported by Paragraph 1!NB: Over 18s only. This is a standing event.

Advance tickets are available to purchase online, by calling our Box Office on 01795 542285 & in person at the Brewery Shop (Court Street, Faversham). Advance Tickets are available until midnight on Sunday 19th March 2017.

Sunday 26th March 2017 - FOLEY'S CURIOUS BREW - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
Foley’s Curious Brew. Featuring: 
Brian Foley (Shedload of Love / Big Orange Head) on vocals and guitar
Justin Mitchell on keyboards (Big Orange Head) 
Felix Krish on bass
Nico Ramsden on guitars 
Robert Jarvis on trombone

(PiF: I think the above is correct???)

Sunday 26th March 2017 - DUNE ACOUSTIC - at The Phoenix Tavern

6.00 to 9.00pm

Sunday 26th March 2017 - THE BLUES BANDITS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Sunday 26th March 2017 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Tuesday 28th March 2017 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 29th March 2017 - DEBRA COWAN - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
DEBRA COWAN
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9
Delicious vocals and an engaging style make Debra one of our most requested returners. Some Transatlantic ballads you won’t hear elsewhere and rousing chorus worksongs too.

Wednesday 29th March 2017 - THE DAVEY RALPH BLUES BAND, FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway

8.30

Friday 31st March 2017 - THE NARRATONES - at The Sun Inn

8.45
"Narratones, describes us really - a bit narrow minded when it comes to music. 
We started out in 2012, with similar influences and different stories."

James - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Nathan - Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar
Matt - Drums
Darren - Bass Guitar

PiF: probably one of the best bands playing in Faversham (the poster's a bit naff though)

Friday 31st March 2017 - RUBBER BISCUIT - at The Market Inn

8.30pm
"Rubber Biscuit is a 12 piece Rhythm 'n' Blues and Soul band. The band is renowned for its "big sound" brought about by a three piece horn section, up to five vocalists, and four piece rhythm section."

Saturday 1st April 2017 - NICO & FRIENDS - at The Freewheel, Graveney

8pm (ish)
Style is funky groove jazz'ish tunes and songs with material from:
Chick Corea, Weather Report , Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and more, and some original tunes. Definitely danceable !!!
Players are : 
Julian Crampton - electric bass
Volker Janssen - keyboards
Pete Wheeler - drums
Nico Ramsden - guitar and vocals.

Saturday 1st April 2017 - OH FOR THE WINGS OF A DOVE - at St Mary of Charity Church

FAVERSHAM CHORAL SOCIETY'S SPRING CONCERT
7.30pm
"Mendelssohn's Oh for the Wings of a Dove, will have you singing your way joyfully home after a programme which also includes Schubert's Mass in G, some gypsy songs from Brahms and solos from our organist Benjamin Scott, soprano Angela Banbery, Tenor, Nils Greenhow and Bass Kieran Seymour."


Dom del Nevo conducts.


Tickets are £12 (£5 for students, free for under 16s). At the door, from wegottickets or from Carter's Newsagents Market Place Faversham

Saturday 1st April 2017 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Sunday 2nd April 2017 - JOHN DOGGEREL & THE BAD POETS - at The Phoenix Tavern

6.00 to 9.00
John Doggerel & The Bad Poets
"Playing music from Galway to Graceland, via Richard Thompson, Lindisfarne, Bob Dylan and many more.
Tight harmonies blended with sounds of: guitar, bass, mandolin, ukelele, slide guitar, accordion and harmonica"

Sunday 2nd April 2017 - ANNA SZAŁUCKA - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
FIRST SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
3:00 to 4:00pm


Anna Szałucka – Piano

Tickets £7, students and Friends of Faversham Music Club £5, under 16's free

Sunday 2nd April 2017 - STANDARD FIVE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
Bob Fridd's band Standard Five - in PiF's opinion one of the best blues bands in this part of the world.

And great to see them back playing in Faversham!

Sunday 2nd April 2017 - THE LEIGH HIGHWOOD BAND - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
Classic rock!

Sunday 2nd April 2017 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Tuesday 4th April 2017 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 5th April 2017 - KEITH KENDRICK & SYLVIA NEEDHAM - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
KEITH KENDRICK & SYLVIA NEEDHAM
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9

Keith and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work extensively all over the UK, Europe and beyond.
Both have a very wide ranging repertoire, strong voices and uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and between them produce a striking acapella harmony sound. With a formidable history of performing experience behind them, their recorded work is matched only by their live gigs which are always a vocal and musical revelation as well as a hoot! They also frequently accompany themselves and play lively dance tunes on three different systems of the only English invented musical instrument – the Concertina. And when they’re not doing that you’ll probably find them playing lively and stirring music for the Winster Morris Dancers.

Thursday 6th April 2017 - JOHN KEARNS - at The Old Brewery Store Comedy Club

6.30


The Old Brewery Store Comedy Club provides a platform for 7 brilliant up and coming Comedians from Kent and the South-East to showcase their comedic talent.
This month:
The night will be hosted by Sam Wyatt, with performances from Charmian Hughes, Sean Sellers, Konstantin Kisin and headliner JOHN KEARNS!
Tickets  £10 in advance £7.50. Buy online, call the Box Office on 01795 542285 or collect in person at the Brewery Shop (Court Street, Faversham)!

More details:

Thursday 6th April 2017 - MUSIC QUIZ - at the Anchor

8pm

If you listen to Radio 2's PopMaster and think 'I don't know anything about music' but then find yourself shouting out the answers, then you really will enjoy The Anchor's  Music Quiz night. The emphasis is on fun and the quiz will cover all musical genres from the 60s to the present day. Bring your friends and form a team. Only £1 per person entry. Prizes galore!

Friday 7th April 2017 - THE BOOGIE KNIGHTS - at The Sun Inn

8.45

"The Boogie Knights' Explosive Performance and unique set of funk/pop classics should not be missed."

Friday 7th April 2017 - THE FABULOUS GRANDADS - at The George Inn, Newnham

8.30!
Classic rock from the 60s 70s & 80s

"It's fair to say that The fabulous Grandads have been around the block a few times. With a combined total of 120 years on the professional 'Showbiz' circuit they've certainly earned their Stripes. Now they're raising eyebrows on the Party and Pub-Rock scene, finally playing the music they love at selected venues. In their first year since returning from retirement, their powerful, professional performances and eclectic mix of rock have earned them a loyal following of live music lovers of all ages."
http://www.thegrandads.co.uk/



Friday 7th April 2017 - THE BODEGAS - at The Market Inn

8.30

"The Bodegas have their own niche in amongst the local bands for daring to be a little different.
They never fail to be entertaining with a superbly executed selection of top tunes!"

Martin Haskell KMFM Radio


Saturday 8th April 2017 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Sunday 9th April 2017 - RICHARD'S RASCALS - at The Phoenix Tavern

6.00 to 9.00
JAZZ



Sunday 9th April 2017 - THE ROGER CAREY THREE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Sunday 9th April 2017 - HAPPY TRAILS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
Happy Trails are:
  • AL Clark
  • Richard Bilous
  • Geoff Sandiford
  • Adrian Madden
  • Tom Fairs

The video below has been produced by Dominic Sandiford.

http://www.happytrailsband.co.uk/

Tuesday 11th April 2017 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 12th April 2017 - THE BLUES JAM - at The Market Inn

The Market Inn Blues Jam started in 2014 and is now a well-established event on the Faversham music scene – courtesy of mine hosts, Sue and Dave. It’s held on the second Wednesday in each month, between 8.30 p.m. and 1100 p.m. A full backline is provided.

Wednesday 12th April 2017 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club - Singers Night 
8.00pm
Admission £2
"Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen and sing the choruses."

Friday 14th April 2017 - OPEN MIC - at The George Inn, Newnham

from 7.30
House P.A.

Friday 14th April 2017 - THE BAD BANDITS - at The Market Inn

8.30
The Bad Bandits are a mix of 2 bands:
 Bad Influence and The Blues Bandits

Friday 14th April 2017 - BAD PANDAS - at The Sun Inn

8.45pm

Bad Pandas are an energetic 5 piece Rock/Pop covers band based in Kent.
Benji North - Lead Vocals
Graham Webb - Lead Guitar
Jon Simpson - Bass/Vocals
Nick Bennett - Keyboard/Guitar/Vocals
Chris Burgess - Drums/Vocals

Friday 14th April 2017 - THE HATTERS DANCE - at The Assembly Rooms

7.30 to late
We're back at the Assembly Rooms again this year and looking forward to seeing everyone. Remember it's on Friday night this year and because we love them so much, The KD Dance Orchestra and Mightyfinethings cocktail bar.
are returning. Tickets from The Hat Shop, West Street, Faversham.

Saturday 15th April 2017 - DELIRIOUS SINCE SUNRISE - at The Ship Inn, Ospringe

8.30ish

Playing their debut Faversham gig, Delirious Since Sunrise have been together for just over 18 months and have played around the Ashford scene, but this is their first gig in Faversham.
A 5 piece band covering indie pop classics from the late 70’s through until now, so expect to hear Buzzcocks, U2, Simple Minds, Snow Patrol, Oasis, Mansun, Shed Seven, Pulp, Coldplay, Travis, The Killers, Paul Weller, Supergrass, REM, The Libertines and many more!


https://www.facebook.com/delirioussincesunrise/

Saturday 15th April 2017 - FAVERSHAM HAT FESTIVAL


Saturday 15th April 2017 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Sunday 16th April 2017 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Sunday 16th April 2017 - DAVID MIGDEN & THE TWISTED ROOTS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
David Migden & The Twisted Roots are an exciting electric five piece, performing unique original material in a genre-busting crossover of rock, blues and twisted American roots.



Sunday 16th April 2017 - JAZZ SUNDAY SERVICE - at The Assembly Rooms

4pm

(PiF: Don't know yet who is playing )

Tuesday 18th April 2017 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 19th April 2017 - LYNNE HERAUD & PAT TURNER - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
LYNNE HERAUD & PAT TURNER
7.30      Ticket Price £7 / £8
Individually, and in combination with a variety of well-known singers and bands, Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner have both served long apprenticeships on the shop-floor of folk music.

Lynne sang in a duo with Sue Ashby; performed with John Lambert and Frank Lee as Tom, Dick and Harriet; and has made a CD, 'Stars in My Crown' with Keith Kendrick. She was, for many years, the organiser and MC for the Hoddesdon Folk Club.

Pat toured for six years with the folk band Filigree, making an album and also releasing a single! She was co-founder and MC of the City Folk Club in London.

Together they later joined Pete Cunningham (ex-English Tapestry and Heritage) to form Brandis, making several radio appearances. They finally settled into a permanent duo and made their first CD, 'Parallel', in 2003, and have since made three more on the Wildgoose label.

Between them they play guitar, recorder, English concertina and a variety of whistles (including swanee, policeman's and referee's), list a spoons workshop in their hall of fame, and are not in the least averse to dressing up or dancing when a song requires it. They both agree, however, that their voices are their most important instruments. Their resulting style is a unique blend of stunning song and harmony, and a humour which takes their audience on a roller-coaster ride - "everything from high tragedy to ingenious smut in glorious vocal harmony!"

In addition to appearing at folk clubs and festivals, Lynne and Pat also organise and perform themed shows and workshops, music hall evenings (awash with sauce and innuendo), and a special show called 'A Birds' Eye View', which presents songs particularly from a woman's perspective (but which men are invited to attend as well — and learn from!) Audiences need to be robust as their humour has been known to cause side-splitting injuries. They both, however, include emergency first aid amongst their many qualifications.

http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Thursday 20th April 2017 - MIKE PORTER-WARD & FRIENDS - at The Ship Inn, Conyer




Jazz & Blues



Mike Porter Ward and friends with Robert on piano and featuring Lesley Alexander on vocals.


Music 8pm to 11pm

Friday 21st April 2017 - JAZZ @ THE ALEX - at The Alexander centre

8pm
Straight-ahead jazz provided by the Andy Bennett Quartet in The Alexander Centre's bar and lounge.

Entry is free, but there will be a retiring collection for the band.

Cabaret style seating - Licensed Bar

A relaxing informal evening to be enjoyed with friends.

Friday 21st April 2017 - DIRK JAN RANZIJN - at West Faversham Community Centre

7.30
Dutch TV Music Star Brings his Bohm Digital Orchestra to Faversham
Here in the UK it has been some years since the best of our entertainment organists were regularly seen on TV, the last having probably been the great Harry Stoneham playing on the Parkinson and Wogan Shows. On the continent though, the top orchestral organist entertainers are often seen performing in wonderful variety and chat shows and are treated like rock stars. At the top of these ambassadors of popular music, think along the lines of Andre Rieu meets James Last, is Dutch music icon, DirkJan Ranzijn, who often appears on TV in Holland, Denmark and Germany, plus he headlines big music festivals and, of course, is also popular when he makes his concert tours around the world. A typical concert includes breath-taking, orchestrally styled performances, all played completely live, and including things like great Strauss waltzes and the big tunes from the West End musicals, all presented in a lively and fun way.

At 7.30pm on Friday 21st April, this incredible Flying Dutchman makes a rare concert appearance in the area, performing as a very special guest for Faversham Organ and Keyboard Concerts. 

Faversham Organ & Keyboards Monthly Concerts

Tickets are £7.50 and more details can be obtained from Neilson Matthews on 01795 590558 

Friday 21st April 2017 - BAD PENNIES - at The Sun Inn

8.45pm 
BAD PENNIES


"Top Dollar Rock and Blues No Short Change - No Dodgy Notes"

Saturday 22nd April 2017 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Sunday 23rd April 2017 - DUNE ACOUSTIC - at The Phoenix Tavern

6.00 to 9.00

Sunday 23rd April 2017 - BAMBOOZLE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Bamboozle was formed in 2016, by Jim Knowler and Serena Sykes, and soon expanded to include Shaun o'Keeffe, long time friend of Jim, closely followed by Dave Kirk.

After a short stint as 'The Dixie Pigs', and a plethora of suggestions, the band settled on the name, Bamboozle and set out to make beautiful... or maybe ROCKIN... music together!

The guys, (and gal), love the 1950's and wanted to include a variety of music from the era, including Western Swing, Rockabilly and more, and are working towards being a mostly originals band, with some classic covers thrown in the mix.

With the songwriting talents of Jim Knowler, (formerly of The Keytones), in their midst, they have already written and performed their debut track, 'Ice Cold Beer', and have more in the making, with hopes of releasing an EP before the end of the year. 

Tuesday 25th April 2017 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 26th April 2017 - FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway

8.30

Wednesday 26th April 2017 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club - Singers Night 
8.00pm
Admission £2
"Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen and sing the choruses."

Thursday 27th April 2017 - THE LAWSON TRIO - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
THURSDAY CONCERT SERIES
7:30 to 10:00pm

Recognised for their powerful interpretations of new as well as established repertoire, the Lawson Trio has appeared at major venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, the Southbank Centre and at many UK music societies and international festivals. Live concert broadcasts have included BBC Radio 3’s ‘Live in Concert’ and ‘In Tune,’ programmes. The ensemble has been selected as a featured artist by the Park Lane Group, Making Music’s Concert Promoters’ Group, Music in the Round, Concordia Foundation and CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, giving season highlight concerts at the Wigmore Hall for Park Lane Group and CAVATINA. In July 2011 the Trio travelled to Australia as one of 8 successful piano trios from international auditions, to compete in the final rounds of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, which was broadcast live on Australian radio. They were also the first piano trio to be offered a Britten-Pears Residency as part of the chamber music programme at Snape Maltings.

Keen to devise their own projects as well as commission new music, their recent commemorative project, ‘Echoes of World War One’, saw the Trio curate collaborative concerts at London’s King’s Place and The Forge and lead educational workshops and concerts at institutions including the Junior Royal Academy of Music and Wells Cathedral School. The ensemble’s debut CD ‘The Long Way Home’, which features four of their own commissions,
met with critical acclaim, receiving a five-star review in BBC Music Magazine.

Joseph Haydn – Trio in B flat maj, Hob XV:20
Rebecca Clarke – Trio
Cheryl Frances-Hoad – My Fleeting Angel
Robert Schumann – Trio in G minor, Op. 110

Full price ticket: £14
Student Ticket: £5
Under 16s & Friends of Faversham Music Club: FREE

6.00 pm – Pre-Concert Event with students from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and the Lawson Trio


Friday 28th April 2017 - HAPPY DAZE - at The Sun Inn

8.45
Happy Daze
4 piece band playing hits from the 60s right through to the 90s

Saturday 29th April 2017 - OARE STRING ORCHESTRA - at West Faversham Community Centre

7.30




Soloists: Jonathan Chapter (cello) and Lucia D'Avanzo-Lewis (violin)


Jacob  -  Overture for Strings
Handel  -  Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 4
Monn  -  Cello Concerto in G minor
Schubert  -  Rondo in A for violin and strings
Gade  -  Novelletten Op 58

Tickets £12, accompanied school children are admitted free of charge. Tickets available on the door or from the OSO website:

Oare String Orchestra is very pleased to announce that the 2017 season of concerts is again sponsored by Thorneloe & Co., solicitors.
We are also delighted to have received sponsorship from Ozaru Books.

The programme for OSO's 2017 season is available here: