Friday 2nd December 2016 - THE LOST WEEKEND - at The Sun Inn

8.45
Formed in the spring of 1994, just as Britpop was making its impact. Inspired by the resurgence of this MOD based, high energy music, the Lost Weekend began by putting together a set of classic MOD tunes that influenced the whole Britpop scene. This provided an opportunity to mix the set with a rich variety of music, old and new, which we have exploited with great success ever since.

The set today is still constantly changing. With bands like the Kaiser Chiefs, Supergrass, Oasis and the Fratellis the evidence of a 40 year old influence is very apparent. Great news, for The Lost Weekend are always looking to expand on their huge back catalogue of stonking tunes.

The band line up still consists of 3 of the 4 original members, all of whom are passionate about the music they play. With a laid back approach, the emphasis is to play the songs that have, or will influence generations, songs that will get feet dancing and tunes that will have you humming hours after the gig is over.

Friday 2nd December 2016 - THE TRIP - at The Market Inn

8.30
The Trip are Tony Pepper, Pete Phillips on lead guitar and vocals, Peter White on keyboards and bass and drummer, usually Geoff Isaacs or Andy Jenkins, although Friday will be Rob Slater. They play music from 1966-69. Anything from Baby just wrote me a letter, born to be wild, whiter shade of pale. It is very groovy!!!

Saturday 3rd December 2016 - CAPTAIN PATCH & THE MERMAID MOLLIES - at The Elephant

8.30
"Captain Patch are a group of scurvy sea dogs who (according to a man in a pub in Sandwich) bring 'balls' to folk music in Kent and surrounding areas. Upbeat, toe tapping, feet stomping and, if we can persuade people - dance! Music is what Captain Patch are about."

Saturday 3rd December 2016 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Saturday 3rd December 2016 - THE ISLE IS FULL OF NOISES - A SHAKESPEAREAN ADVENTURE - at St Mary of Charity Church

7.30


The Isle is full of Noises – A Shakespearean Adventure
Faversham Voices
Faversham Young Voices
The Assembly Project
Ticket price: £10
Student Ticket: £5
Under 16s: Free

Sunday 4th December 2016 - MIKE PORTER-WARD & FRIENDS - at The Phoenix Tavern

4.30 to 7.30
Mike Porter-Ward and Friends

Sunday 4th December 2016 - GENTLEMAN TIM & THE CONTENDERS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

High energy harmonica - driven, dynamic, jumpin' & swingin', lowdown and dirty Chicago & West Coast Blues.

Sunday 4th December 2016 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 4th December 2016 - JOSEPH SHINER & SOMI KIM - at The Assembly Rooms

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


Joseph Shiner & Somi Kim – Clarinet & Piano


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

Sunday 4th December 2016 - THE NATIVE OYSTER BAND - at The Market Inn


2.30 to 5.00
New Orleans funk, soul, R'n'B & gospel like you've never heard.
Testifying on this Sunday afternoon will be: "The Rev". David Migden; vocal & trumpet, "Parson" Perry White: piano & organ, saxophonic sextons Katy Windsor & Ivan Thompson: saxes & vocals, Jake "Wonderboy" Werth: bass & guitar, Harry "Da-Sousa" Cook: trombone & mighty sousaphone, Al "The King": drums & percussion.
DON'T MISS IT!!!


Monday 5th December 2016 - MICHAEL BUBLÉ TRIBUTE NIGHT - at The Alexander Centre


Jason Allen Sway returns for another pre-Christmas evening of music and entertainment.

Organised by the Faversham Carnival Committee, all proceeds from the event will be divided between the Faversham Carnival Committee and other local organisations.


Tickets available from the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com Tickets £15 (£10 for students)

Tuesday 6th December 2016 - 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 7th December 2016 - STANLEY ACRINGTON - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
STANLEY ACRINGTON
7.30      Ticket Price £6 / £7
Stanley emerged from full obscurity to almost total obscurity in the last dark days of the 1970’s.

After a decade of secretly writing songs that even he doesn’t want to hear, he finally plucked up the dutch courage to perform in front of real people in August 1979 at the Buffet Bar at Stalybridge Station, a local live music venue. No one heckled and some applauded, so he knew he was on the right lines, as it were.

Visits to other local folk clubs and sessions produced a realisation that humorous songs have an immediate impact. Out went the earnest 16-verse introspective ballads, and in came a raft of silliness and a rake of sarcastic and satirical songs. Not to mention hats and other props.

In December 1979, he got his first paid booking, at the Ring O’Bells at Middleton (north Manchester), a folk club run by Ken and Mags Whiting. The following day, he was playing live on local radio where the presenter, Harry Ogden, decided that Stanley’s medley of songs about disgraced politician Jeremy Thorpe might lead to legal attention. Two gigs in, and banned already!

Thursday 8th December 2016 - FAVERSHAM THURSDAY FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Anchor

9.00 to Closing Time

The Faversham Thursday Folk Music Session, has been operating at various public houses in Faversham for about 30 years. The session currently takes place at various pubs around the town, on dates to suit the Landlords. 



The session welcomes Musicians of all ability and different instruments. The music played includes tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland and mainland Europe.Open to all those who would like to join in with an instrument, or listen in.

Friday 9th December 2016 - DAVEY RALPH & THE ROAD BAND - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Friday 9th December 2016 - RED HOT RETRO - at The Market Inn

8.30
"No, not a vintage porn site. Red Hot Retro are a 'pub rock' band who boldly go where no 'pub rock' bands have gone before. Four ugly but talented musicians performing rock classics and blistering epics that make listeners shout 'S**t, they do this one?'"

Saturday 10th December 2016 - ART MARKET - at The Alexander Centre

10 to 3.30pm

The Swale Arts Forum are back for their second Art Market.Come along and meet some amazing local artists, see their work. All items are for sale, paintings prints and quality crafts, if you are looking for something special just in time for Christmas!Our pop-up tea room will also be open with a selection of homemade cakes .
FREE EVENT

(PiF: Not 'quite' music - but it is art and it is the Alex)

Saturday 10th December 2016 - CAROLS WITH THE CHORAL - at St Mary of Charity Church

7.30


Faversham Choral Society (conductor Dom del Nevo)
Faversham Mission Brass
Hernhill Primary School Choir.

Tickets are £10( students £5) , under 16's free available from the door, Carter's Newsagents and WeGotTickets.com. There will be Christmas music old and new and mulled wine and mince pies.

Saturday 10th December 2016 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Saturday 10th December 2016 - NO LIMIT STREET BAND - at The Alexander Centre

7.30pm

A London based 8 piece brass and percussion outfit whose raw and energetic covers of pop and party music is redefining a genre.


£10 in advance (£12 on the door)
Tickets available in advance from the Alexander Centre, in person, over the phone 01795 594 460 or by emailing bookings@thealexandercentre.com (please note tickets will not be held on reserve so will need to be paid for at the time of booking)

Saturday 10th December 2016 - TAKING CARE OF VEGAS - at The Old Brewery Store


ELVIS SHOW BAND - TAKING CARE OF VEGAS

Entry £10.00 Doors 7:00pm
Batten down the hatches, put on your blue suede shoes and party jeans, and get ready to shake, rattle and roll the night away.

In July 1969, Elvis took his show band to Vegas, and performed a catalogue of greatest hits, past and present. The result of these shows redefined a Music legend. Now relive those wonder years with Taking Care of Vegas.

Audiences can’t help falling in love with TCV – they are so much more than an Elvis tribute; you’d need to have a wooden heart not to adore them!

No need to fly to Vegas, Vegas is coming to Faversham! You’d be a fool not to rush in and snap up some tickets!

Support comes from The Lipsticks. They will be performing many of your favourite 50's and 60's tunes in this upbeat revue. The ladies don't just focus on the women of the golden era, they also bring their own special brand of 'Lipstick fever' to the men of the era, so don't be surprised to see these feisty females rock out 'Great Balls of Fire'!

Tickets are available by calling the Box Office on 01795 542285 and in person at the Brewery Shop (Court Street, Faversham) or online:

Sunday 11th December 2016 - THE OILSKINZ - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

If PiF's research is correct then. . . . . 

This will be only the second time this brand new band have played and their line-up comprises of some of the greatest names from some of the most legendary bands in Kent:

Jarrod Coombes of Hullabaloo
Miles Cookman & Ian Harris of Kellys Heros
Kit Curtis from the B3's
Lee Wilson of Rubber Biscuit

"After a long wait, the band that no one knew they wanted but now won’t be able to live without has arrived. The Oilskinz are formed from the choice cuts of some of the most successful bands in the South East and have come together to make a Rock & Roll noise for your listening pleasure.
From Buddy to Bo, Cochran to the Comets, Jerry Lee to Richie V.
The complete 50s Rock and Roll jukebox with enough humour, bad fashion and musical hi jinx to satisfy the most discerning hip-shaker.
If you Dig it Baby. If you aint nothin’ but a Houndog. If you want to B. Goode. If you want to get a Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On then this is the band for you.

See you on the dance floor."

“It aint nothin’ but Greasy kids Stuff”

Sunday 11th December 2016 - 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?"


Tuesday 13th December 2016 - 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 14th December 2016 - THE BLUES JAM - at The Market Inn

Held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Open to all, the house band does about five numbers, then it becomes an open mic with guests either sitting in with the band or playing solo etc. The house band does a few numbers to finish the evening.

It doesn't really have to be just blues for guests either, any roots genre would work.

And, of course, you can just come along and watch and listen!

House band Personnel:

  • Pat Hackett, guitar
  • Evan Stirzaker, guitar/vocals
  • John Howitt, bass
  • Alan King, drums
  • Sturry Slim, vocals/harp

Thursday 15th December 2016 - FAVERSHAM THURSDAY FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Crown & Anchor

9.00 to Closing Time

The Faversham Thursday Folk Music Session, has been operating at various public houses in Faversham for about 30 years. The session currently takes place at various pubs around the town, on dates to suit the Landlords. 



The session welcomes Musicians of all ability and different instruments. The music played includes tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland and mainland Europe.Open to all those who would like to join in with an instrument, or listen in.

Friday 16th December 2016 - MINUS BARBIE - at The Sun Inn

8.45

"We are a four piece band based in Canterbury, Kent who specialise in writing and performing music. Our setlist mainly consists of covers ranging from Folk to Hard Rock and from the 50s through to the present day, we also put heavy emphasis on the writing and playing of original, self-penned material."

Friday 16th December 2016 - THE ERICS - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

8.00 to 10.30

The Erics crawled from the mud of the Thames estuary onto the southern shore and hammered a strat into the lush green fields of the Garden of England. Super nature played it's part crushing boyish dreams and tempering the flesh and bone into one well oiled machine. The result is slik, tight, exciting pure rock n roll.

(The above picture had been produced and added by PiF (bouyish dreams). Apologies to the Erics and Shoes for any offence)

Saturday 17th December 2016 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Sunday 18th December 2016 - NICO RAMSDEN & FRIENDS - at The Phoenix Tavern

4:30 to 7:30

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.

Sunday 18th December 2016 - 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 18th December 2016 - WE GHOSTS - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere

4.00pm
We Ghosts
"Anglo-Swedish alternative acoustic trio WE GHOSTS formed in 2004 and have done hundereds of gigs a year ever since. Comprising of English singer, songwriter and guitarist John Christopher and Swedish singer Jenny Jonasson (aka J.J.Woodall). They've enchanted audiences in both of their home countries, elswhere in Europe and the U.S- released three EP's and the album “Paranormal activity” in 2006. Their fine blend of vocal harmony plus punchy, rolling acoustic guitar rhythms make for a splendid live show worthy of any stage and their atmospheric, eerie and inventive recordings have been used in soundtracks as well having received frequent airplay."


Sunday 18th December 2016 - JAZZ SUNDAY SERVICE - at The Assembly Rooms

4pm

(PiF: Don't know yet who is playing and I'm not yet sure if this month's event is on due to impending Christmas)

Sunday 18th December 2016 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Thursday 22nd December 2016 - FAVERSHAM THURSDAY FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Vaults

9.00 to Closing Time
CAROLS

The Faversham Thursday Folk Music Session, has been operating at various public houses in Faversham for about 30 years. The session currently takes place at various pubs around the town, on dates to suit the Landlords. 



The session welcomes Musicians of all ability and different instruments. The music played includes tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland and mainland Europe.Open to all those who would like to join in with an instrument, or listen in.

Friday 23rd December 2016 - CHRIS POWELL - at West Faversham Community Centre

7.30
Faversham Organ & Keyboards Monthly Concerts
CHRIS POWELL TO BRING CHRISTMAS TO THE KEYS AT FAVERSHAM!

International organ and keyboard star Chris Powell is set to bring some seasonal musical magic to Faversham when he plays West Faversham Community Centre on Friday 23rd December @ 7.30pm.
Now in his mid 40's, Powell started his career with a five-year connection playing to the dancers and holiday makers at the world famous Blackpool Tower. Since then, his talents have taken him all over the world with appearances in Holland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the USA and in May this year he undertook his 9th concert tour of Australia and 17th of New Zealand. He has made countless radio and tv appearances including with Keith Chegwin on the 'Big Breakfast' and also provided the live music in the 'South Bank Show' profiling Thora Hird.
Playing the state-of-the-art Roland Atelier instrument, the label 'organ' is perhaps a very loose one as Powell is able to recreate accurate sounds of pianos, guitars, symphony orchestras, human voices and of course the traditional organ with two hands and two feet!
His programme will include the likes of music from James Last, Andre Rieue and Glen Miller along with seasonal favourites from the likes of Shakin' Stevens and The Pogues together with the likes of Sleigh Ride, O Holy Night and popular songs and carols for the season!

Music for all tastes and definitely a night to bring on the Christmas spirit!

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

neilsonmatthews@hotmail.com

Friday 23rd December 2016 - KELLYS HEROS - at The Sun Inn

8.45


"There is no dimmer switch in ROCK!"

Thurday 29th December 2016 - FAVERSHAM THURSDAY FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Vaults

9.00 to Closing Time

The Faversham Thursday Folk Music Session, has been operating at various public houses in Faversham for about 30 years. The session currently takes place at various pubs around the town, on dates to suit the Landlords. 



The session welcomes Musicians of all ability and different instruments. The music played includes tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland and mainland Europe.Open to all those who would like to join in with an instrument, or listen in.

Wednesday 11th January 2017 - THE BLUES JAM - at The Market Inn

Held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Open to all, the house band does about five numbers, then it becomes an open mic with guests either sitting in with the band or playing solo etc. The house band does a few numbers to finish the evening.

It doesn't really have to be just blues for guests either, any roots genre would work.

And, of course, you can just come along and watch and listen!

House band Personnel:

  • Pat Hackett, guitar
  • Evan Stirzaker, guitar/vocals
  • John Howitt, bass
  • Alan King, drums
  • Sturry Slim, vocals/harp

Thursday 19th January 2017 - STEVE KNIGHTLEY - at Hernhill Village Hall

7.30
STEVE KNIGHTLEY 'LANDLOCKED' IN HERNHILL

"We are very excited to announce that the incredible Steve Knightley will be returning to The Band Company home here in the idyllic Kent village of Hernhill to perform on Thursday 19th January 2017. Steve last joined us in February 2015 as part of his hugely successful ‘Grow Your Own Gig’ tour which saw him performing at a bedrock of 150 intimate rural venues, drawing on his treasure trove of songs of the English countryside." 


More details:

Saturday 28th January 2017 - OARE STRING ORCHESTRA - at West Faversham Community Centre

7.30


Soloist: Ross Winters (Recorders) 

Elgar - Chanson de Matin

Handel - Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 6

Peter Aviss - Recorder Concerto

Elgar - Chanson de Nuit

Telemann - Recorder Concerto in C

Grieg - Holberg Suite



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:

Sunday 5th February 2017 - LAURA SNOWDEN - at The Assembly Rooms

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


Laura Snowden - guitar


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

Sunday 5th February 2017 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Wednesday 8th February 2017 - THE BLUES JAM - at The Market Inn

Held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Open to all, the house band does about five numbers, then it becomes an open mic with guests either sitting in with the band or playing solo etc. The house band does a few numbers to finish the evening.

It doesn't really have to be just blues for guests either, any roots genre would work.

And, of course, you can just come along and watch and listen!

House band Personnel:

  • Pat Hackett, guitar
  • Evan Stirzaker, guitar/vocals
  • John Howitt, bass
  • Alan King, drums
  • Sturry Slim, vocals/harp

Thursday 23rd February 2017 - TOM POSTER - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Tom Poster - piano

Tickets £14, students and Friends of Faversham Music Club £5, under 16's free

"The Freewheel is a cycling pub/cafe situated in the heart of Kent’s idyllic landscape. We are ideally placed between the North Downs and the Kent coast in the village of Graveney.

Our kitchen is open all day long and stocked with locally sourced, delicious produce to cater for every taste. We offer lunches, coffee and cake, cycling group buffets and picnics – there is something for everyone at the Freewheel.

Whether you want to pop in for a pint of local ale or have a well earned pit-stop in our cycling cafe, a warm welcome always awaits you."


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