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Wednesday 17th September 2014 - ABBEY UKULELE PLAYERS - at Graveney Village Hall


Wednesday 17th September 2014 - COLUM SANDS - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club
Colum Sands
7.30    
Ticket Price £8 / £9

"Colum Sands has performed in over thirty countries around the world, confirming the universal appeal for the songs and stories with which he observes the minute and often humorous details of life.

A member of the internationally renowned Sands Family from County Down, Colum established his reputation as a songwriter with the release of his first solo album, Unapproved Road in 1981. Songs like Whatever you say, say nothing, and Almost every Circumstance were soon in the repertoire of artists from Billy Connolly to Maddy Prior and June Tabor.

Between touring and recording, countless other performers have been introduced to the air waves through Colum's work as a presenter of BBC Radio Ulster's Folk club programme, he has also broadcast a series of programmes for BBC Radio 2 and has compiled and presented a series RTE Radio called "Rootin About'.

In May 2012 he presented the highly acclaimed BBC Radio 4 documentary, The First LP in Ireland, tracing the work of early folk collectors in Ireland.

His work in radio and studio production earned him the Living Tradition Award for services to Folk and Traditional Music. Colum has also produced countless albums for traditional singers and songwriters, he also produced four tracks on the Sound Neighbours CD released by the Smithsonian Institute in Washingtom, an album which was short listed for a Grammy Nomination."

Thursday 18th September 2014 - AN EVENING OF CLAIRVOYANCE - at The Chimney Boy

An Evening of Clairvoyance
with
Jayne Davis

People can call Jayne on 07825187844 to reserve a seat or just pay at the door on the night. It's £7 and the doors open at 7.30pm for a prompt 8pm start in the upstairs Function Room.


(Note: This is not a music event but the Chimney Boy is one of the few town pubs that regularly emails PiF with information about their music line-up. So one good turn  . . . . )

Thursday 18th September 2014 - 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

18th to 20th September 2014 - TWO - at The Arden Theatre

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Friday 19th September 2014 - CHARITY RACE NIGHT - at The Chimney Boy

7.30pm
Free Admission

Licensees Nicola McCullagh and Michael Payne have organised the event at the Shepherd Neame pub to raise funds for Faversham Town Football Club.

Customers will be asked to place bets on a series of horse, greyhound – and pig – races, and then pre-recorded films will be screened to show the winners, with proceeds given to the club.

Nicola said: “We have been at the Chimney Boy since April, and recently discovered that the pub had an advertising board at the Faversham Town FC ground. Chairman Ray Leader contacted us to ask if we would like to renew our sponsorship, which we agreed to, and it gave us the idea of holding more fundraisers for the club. We hope people will come along and support what should be a really fun event!”

this is a:
Playing For Faversham
event

Friday 19th September 2014 - THOSE DISTANT VOICES - at The Sun Inn


9pm

http://www.myspace.com/thosedistantvoices

Saturday 20th September 2014 - KINGSIZE JONES - at The White Horse, Chilham

8.30
the band formerly known as 'The Session'



(PiF has declared that Chilham is part of Greater Faversham)

Saturday 20th September 2014 - MR LAZY - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm

Saturday 20th September 2014 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms
PiF: This weekly event is the jewel in the crown of the live music scene in Faversham! Even if you think you don't like classical music - give it a go - it might surprise you. Every Saturday morning a hundred or so people turn up to listen to some fantastic musicians / singers that have trekked from London for the 45 minute concert. There is even free coffee available!

Sunday 21st September 2014 - MOROCCAN MOLE - at The Anchor

6:30 to 9:00

"East Kent's finest post-punk / new wave covers band are rockin' the underground - can you hear it?"

Sunday 21st September 2014 - THE BODEGAS - at The Market Inn

2:30 to 5.00

"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


Sunday 21st September 2014 - IRISH SESSION - at The Bull

8pm

Wednesday 24th September 2014 - JOHNNY KITT at FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - The Railway Hotel


8.30
this week:
Johnny Kitt


Delta Slide Acoustic Roots and Blues Guitar (Robert Johnson, Elmore James, Seasick Steve and much more).



This video of Johnny Kitt busking in Canterbury is now quite famous. Of course, for the slide guitar but also the man dancing!

Wednesday 24th September 2014 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club - Singers Night 
8.00pm
Admission £1
"Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen and sing the choruses."

Thursday 25th September 2014 - COMEDY NIGHT in aid of Abigail's Footsteps - at West Faversham Community Centre


Charity Comedy Night Raising Money For Abigail's Footsteps
Advance Tickets £10 (£15 on the door) available from:
Laura on 07769972248 or email fav.comedy@hotmail.com for tickets. Tickets also on sale from Faversham Computers, Preston St, Faversham.

Josie Long- 8 out of 10 Cats,Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You, http://www.josielong.com/

Matthew Crosby- BBC 3's Badults and one third Pappy's, http://matthewcrosby.tumblr.com/


The Three Half Pints - hilarious slap stick comedy group
"it was silly, it was juvenile and it was absolutely brilliant...you may only go and have Three Half Pints, but you'll laugh like you've been drinking all day" The U-Review

Dan Cardwell - brilliant comedian from the maidstone comedy clubs.
"Comedy and tragedy in one go. Inspired" Judge. Scrumpy New Act of the Year Competition

And more!

Thursday 25th September 2014 - TOM SEALS - at The Vaults


21-year-old, award winning, Blues chart selling piano/vocalist.

Thursday 25th September - FAVERSHAM MISSION BRASS IN CONCERT - at The Alexander Centre


Friday 26th September 2014 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The Market Inn

8:30A well known and much loved Faversham band! Playing a wide range of unexpected but well-known covers delivered with raw passion and energy.


On the Market Inn's new stage with new dance floor!




Friday 26th September 2014 - ME and EUGENE - at BinElla, Standard Quay


Friday 26th September 2014 - OPEN MIC - at The George, Newnham

8.30

Saturday 27th September 2014 - THE OARE STRING ORCHESTRA - at The West Faversham Community Centre

7.30pm

           Alice Hall (violin)


Hellendaal                Concerto Grosso
Haydn                       Violin Concerto in G major
Marjan Mozetich      Affairs of the Heart
Bruch                        Octet (orchestral version)


Tickets cost £12 (£5 for full-time students)

Saturday 27th September 2014 - OPEN MIC - at The White Horse, Chilham

"This Saturday we have the wonderful C.J hosting her infamous Open Mic Night from 8.30pm
Put on those dancing shoes and dance the night away with us."


Come and perform, or just watch & listen, or join in with percussion, or all of the above! Full PA etc and all abilities & genres very welcome.


(PiF has decided that Chilham is now part of Greater Faversham)

Saturday 27th September 2014 - Saturday Morning Classical - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms
PiF: This weekly event is the jewel in the crown of the live music scene in Faversham! Even if you think you don't like classical music - give it a go - it might surprise you. Every Saturday morning a hundred or so people turn up to listen to some fantastic musicians / singers that have trekked from London for the 45 minute concert. There is even free coffee available!

Sunday 28th September 2014 - THE BLUE DEVILS - at The Anchor

6:30 to 9:00

The Blue Devils



The Blue Devils are: 
Richard Studholme: guitar, mandolin, vocals
Jim Leverton: bass, vocals
Tom Jaworski: guitar, vocals
Graham Walker: drums.


"The Blue Devils are one of those rare bands that occasionally surface who play more than just the usual blues standards. They play blues, swing, cajun, soul, rock'n'roll, folk ballads, classic "pop" songs, and goodtime bar room roots music..plus their own classic material."

Sunday 28th September 2014 - SNEAKIN' SALLY - at The Queens Head, Boughton

5.30pm

Monday 29th September - CALL MR. ROBESON - at Queen Elizabeth's School

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"Ol' Man River" … and much, much more ! - a taste of a great man's music and life

Written and performed by Tayo Aluko, “Call Mr. Robeson” is highly acclaimed and not to be missed !

Standing ovation at Carnegie Hall, New York – February 2012
Best Solo Show – Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe – June 2013
“A stunning piece of musical theatre” – Fringe Review
“First rate” - The Guardian
“An inspiring production” - Broadway Baby

Paul Robeson - a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner.

The play is a roller coaster journey through Robeson's remarkable and eventful life, and highlights how his radical activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered, even by the leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement.

The evening features some of Paul Robeson's most famous songs and speeches, including a dramatic rendition of Ol' Man River.


Preview video:

Wednesday 1st October 2014 - ABBEY UKULELE PLAYERS - at Graveney Village Hall


Wednesday 1st October 2014 - TOM LEWIS - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club
Tom Lewis
7.30    
Ticket Price £6 / £7

"“Widely acknowledged as North America's finest exponent of contemporary nautical songs” (it sez 'ere) (Canadian Society for Traditional Music), Tom Lewis brings to the stage wry humour, button accordion, ukulele, a great voice and his unique experience of more than 40 years bridging the sea-going and folk-singing communities.

Born THOMAS JOHN LEWIS on April 16th 1943, in Belfast, Northern Ireland; then moving with his family to Gloucester, England for his Grammar School years; Tom joined the Royal Navy as an Engineering Apprentice in 1959, just a few days after his sixteenth birthday.


Posted to a naval training establishment in Scotland in 1960, he soon started frequenting THE HOWFF Folk Club (in nearby Dunfermline) being exposed to such luminaries as Willie Scott, Alex Glasgow, Ewan McColl, Archie Fisher, John Watt, Louis Killen, et al. Strangely; considering later developments in Tom's interest in contemporary nautical song; one of the few folk singers to whom he was not exposed during those three extremely formative years, was Cyril Tawney. Around this time, Cyril and his songs were becoming celebrated throughout the world of folk music and soon came to have an enormous influence on

Now after twenty years; hundreds of thousands of miles in cars, motorhomes and aircraft; tours in Australia, Britain, Europe, Canada and the United States; major festival mainstages and tiny, under-promoted coffeehouses; and six more recordings; for Tom and Lyn the road just keeps on unwinding before them. In a way of life where enormous success is not having a day-job, Tom Lewis has translated his love of singing into that 'enormous success' and more - his previous existence as a sailor and his reincarnation as a musical ex-sailor bringing enjoyment for all."

Friday 3rd October 2014 - THE CHILLBILLIES - at The George, Newnham

8.30 - The Chillbillies
"This is Soul - funk - jazz - ska - blues - latin - rock'n'rollin' crazy people having a good time music and all you need to do is listen, enjoy, dance."

"The Chillbillies put their own twist on covers of an eclectic mix of classic tunes, made up of a very versatile 4 piece rhythm section, with high energy vocals and featuring the infamous 'Raging Horns'™. You'll be amazed, amused, astounded!"

Friday 3rd October 2014 - THE WEEKENDERS - at The Sun Inn

9pm
The Weekenders

http://www.weekenders-band.com/

The Weekenders were formed in the summer of 2010, and began playing gigs in the Spring of 2011. We are a covers band with a difference, playing contemporary music alongside classic tunes.

We aim to keep our set as fresh as possible, playing music that you've heard on the radio in the last ten years. People are surprised and delighted to hear that we cover songs from modern bands such as The Killers, Vampire Weekend, Plan B, Lily Allen and the Noisettes as well as legends like Tom Petty and Jimi Hendrix. The music we play is energetic and our gigs have everyone dancing.

Saturday 4th October 2014 - TALKING BOOK - at The Carpenters Arms, Eastling

A real cross section of songs including The Joker, Sweet Home Alabama, Mr Brightside, Babylon, (Pride) In the Name of Love, Chasing Cars, Yellow and loads more from the 60s to present day.
Al Says: I heard Pat singing with another duo and thought, "Wow, what a great voice!" We got chatting during the break and realised we had a lot in common with our musical influences. We've been playing as a duo now for a couple of years and it just gets better and better.
Pat says: Yeah, what Al said.

Saturday 4th October 2014 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms


Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms
PiF: This weekly event is the jewel in the crown of the live music scene in Faversham! Even if you think you don't like classical music - give it a go - it might surprise you. Every Saturday morning a hundred or so people turn up to listen to some fantastic musicians / singers that have trekked from London for the 45 minute concert. There is even free coffee available!

Sunday 5th October 2014 - NIGEL HOBBINS & THE DREAMLANDERS - at The Anchor


6.30 to 9.00
"Steeped in traditional English folk, and drawing on elements of funk, jazz, cajun and even reggae, Nigel Hobbins and The Dreamlanders were recently described as 'A cross between Pam Ayres and Frank Zappa'...
Refusing to be pigeonholed and never taking themselves too seriously, Nigel Hobbins and The Dreamlanders will have you dancin', stompin' and if you're drunk enough come the end of the evening, joining in with a sea shanty... "

Wednesday 8th October 2014 - STEAKHOUSE BLUES DUO - at The Java House Cafe


Wednesday 8th October 2014 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club - Singers Night 
8.00pm
Admission £1
"Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen and sing the choruses."

Friday 10th October 2014 - THE CROSSFIRE - at The Market Inn

9pm


The Crossfire on the Market Inn's new stage with extra, added dance floor!
The Crossfire came into existence between lunch and around half past 3 on a Tuesday and draws from musicians who have played with many other bands previously, including Texas, Deep South, Nik Kershaw, Skintight Jackson, Jam Sandwich,The Chillbillies, The Rodneys, Born 2 Be & PPB ….. to name a few.

All hard core ex- Pro musicians, born & raised in a vat of Jack Daniels, with a slightly smoky flavour, the band play a powerful blend of rock, acoustic rock & blues influences, with the occasional bit of funk thrown in. Though mainly a covers band, The Crossfire also have some strong original material. CD release planned for later in 2014. Artists covered currently include Talking Heads, Elbow, Stereophonics, Blur, Stones, Beatles, Daft Punk, Foo Fighters, Muse, Radiohead, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Weller, ThePretenders, Starsailor, Bowie, U2 and The Who.

Friday 10th October 2014 - THE KENT COASTAL CONCERT BAND - at The Alexander Centre

An Evening Of Music


7.30pm – 9.30pm

Tickets: £6

The Kent Coastal Concert Band will be performing at the Alexander Centre, Faversham in a concert which has become an annual event at this venue. The band will perform an engaging, varied and entertaining programme of music making the most of the acoustics that this great venue has to offer. All the audience need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy a great Friday night out in this venue and town known for great music!


Tickets are available by calling 01227 794762 / 01843 594417 or on the door