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Saturday 25th April 2015 - 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!

Saturday 25th April 2015 - THE NEW INVENTIONS - at The Vaults


Genius Babble Music 
presents:
The New Inventions
9pm

The New Inventions are an Americana / Alt-Rock band from Canterbury, UK.

Starting out in 2009, The New Inventions have performed all over the UK at gigs and festivals. Their original music, written by front-man Chris Kennedy, combines influences from Americana acts such as Ryan Adams, Wilco, Ray Lamontagne and Joe Henry, with tinges of rock and folk artists such as The Rolling Stones, Mark Knopfler, First Aid Kit and Laura Marling.

They are currently working on a new album that is planned for release in March 2015, which explores a new musical direction for the group. In 2011 they released their debut album Bohemian Kicks, which was recorded in 24-hours at a local studio - capturing the essence of their live act.

Saturday 25th April 2015 - OARE STRING ORCHESTRA - at West Faversham Community Centre

7.30pm

Florianne Peycelon (violin)
Jonathan Chapter (cello)

Vaughan Williams                   Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Kelly                                        Elegy in memoriam Rupert Brooke
Stephen Paxton                      Cello Concerto (1790)
Elgar                                       Sospiri
Vivaldi                                     Violin Concerto
Ireland                                    Concertino Pastorale


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

Saturday 25th April 2015 - MATT BLACK - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm

"Matt Black was formed to bring talented musicians together and provide pub and function audiences with a huge variety of songs from many different musical genres and eras. If you come to see us, you are never more than a couple of songs away from one of your favourite numbers or artists!!

Fun is the name of the game for us too - we've all played in many bands over the years who take themselves too seriously and who don't actually enjoy gigging - but we love what we do and it is important for us that our audience goes away with smiles on their faces!!!"


Saturday 25th April 2015 - ABALICIOUS - at The Old Brewery Store

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES EVENING!
Doors - 7.00


Tickets £12.50
Abalicious, one of the UK's leading Abba tribute acts, will return to The Old Brewery Store to headline an evening of sensational seventies sounds. Their performance will include hit after hit from the Swedish superstars such as Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!; Dancing Queen; Money, Money, Money; Waterloo; Take A Chance on Me; and, of course, Mamma Mia.

Support comes from Elton Towers and the evening will finish with a live performance of more Seventies Disco Classics, so dig out your platform heels and dance yourself dizzy!

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Sunday 26th April 2015 - DAVEY RALPH & THE ROAD BAND - at The Plough, Lewson Street

2 to 5pm
The 'legendary' 
Davey Ralph and The Road Band


Davey Ralph and the Road Band live at Lac de Pontcharal August 2011

Sunday 26th April 2015 - FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

Sunday 26th April 2015 - NICO RAMSDEN & FRIENDS - at The Phoenix Tavern

6:00 to 8:30
Nico Ramsden
and Friends


Admission Free

Groovin’ the day away with Nico Ramsden and Friends

Sunday 26th April 2015 - 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 26th April 2015 - KINGSIZE JONES - at The Old Neptune, Whitstable

6.30pm
(This is definitely a 'Not Quite Faversham' event! PiF would not normally include Whitstable events but a certain harmonica player asked for it to be included and PiF always likes to be asked. Besides he and a certain bass player do a lot for music in Faversham)

Sunday 26th April 2015 - HULLABALOO - at The Market Inn

2:30 to 5:00
Swing and Jive with a twist on Pop from one of Kent’s best bands

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - PORCH SWING BLUES - FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway


Wednesday 29th April 2015 - 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."

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - JAM/OPEN MIC - at The Swan, Teynham

8.30

Jam night within an easygoing environment, with some very friendly regulars with a range of talents.
Music of all genres is welcome.
A full back line is available with a professional PA system, drum kit and a selection of electric and acoustic guitars.
House band Slaven will give any support that is required.

The jam night runs every other Wednesday with home made burgers available until 8pm and music beginning at 8:30pm.

All are welcome... So come along if you fancy playing or just fancy some good music on a Wednesday evening.

Thursday 30th April 2015 - THE 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.

Friday 1st May 2015 - BLOODSTONE BLUE - at The Chimney Boy

9pm


A unique blend of Rock, Country and Blues, featuring the voice of Rosie Horne
Rosie Horne - vocals
Dave John Ross - guitar 
Pete Bolton - bass 
Lewis Clark - drums

Friday 1st May 2015 - KAMEELEON - at The George, Newnham

8.30
A band with a diverse playlist, including blues, smooth jazz, pop, rock and alternative music.

Friday 1st May 2015 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The Market Inn

8.30
A well known and much loved Faversham band! Playing a wide range of unexpected but well-known covers delivered with raw passion and energy.

Friday 1st May 2015 - TWANG RUMBLE BANG - at The Sun Inn


8.45
First appearance at The Sun Inn 

First appearance in Faversham (I think)

Medway based Indie-Rock Trio - Playing covers from 60's to 00's.

Friday 1st May 2015 - KUDOS - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm

Fun with the 70's / 80's covers band.

Saturday 2nd May 2015 - 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!

Saturday 2nd May 2015 - LONGSHOT SOUNDS - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm

"the very very best selections of ska and rocksteady"

Saturday 2nd May 2015 - THE MARKET INN STRUMMERS - Outside The Alexander Centre

10.30 to 12.30
Outside The Alexander Centre
For The Best of Faversham Market





The Market Inn Strummers are a ukulele collective, based in Faversham and drawing in players from the town and surrounds.
Playing an eclectic mix of numbers from Hank Williams to the Undertones - via Elvis and Jesse J. - the Strummers' infectious good-time music on miniature 4-string guitars is a sight to behold. Or something like that.

What better way to prepare for Faversham Town FC's historic playoff final that afternoon!
(NB that may be a bit presumptious - we have to win on Tuesday night first...)

Sunday 3rd May 2015 - RESTLESS RANGERS - at The Phoenix Tavern

6 to 8.30
"We are a covers band from Faversham, predominantly playing blues and funk music, but our repertoire covers a number of genres from pop to reggae."

Sunday 3rd May 2015 - RUDY WARMAN & THE HEAVY WEATHER - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Original • Grass Roots • Folk • Blues


Sunday 3rd May 2015 - HUGE HENRY - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

"Huge Henry plays roots music with textures from
old country, folk, blues, rock & roll, reggae, jazz
and little bits of other styles as well."

Wednesday 6th May 2015 - 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."

Wednesday 6th May 2015 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Swan, Teynham

8.30
Free Music Quiz
Prizes and fun guaranteed! (more fun than prizes :o)

Thursday 7th May 2015 - THE OLD BREWERY STORE COMEDY CLUB


6.30
Entry £5
Come along to our monthly Comedy Club on Thursday 7th May! The Old Brewery Store Comedy Club provides a platform for local, up and coming comedians to showcase their talent.
Hosted by Richard Coughlan with performances from Dave Bailey, Naomi Cooper, Jake Howie, Steve Hili and Athena Kugblenu! Our 'Introducing...' spot offers newer Comedians the chance to get you laughing too. This month's 'Introducing…' Comedian is Dimitri Bakanov!

Tickets are only £5 and available to purchase online, by calling 01795 542285 and in person at the Shepherd Neame brewery shop, on Court Street in Faversham!

More details:

Thursday 7th May 2015 - THE FAVERSHAM THURSDAY FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Crown and 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.

Thursday 7th May 2015 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Anchor

8.00
May 7th, The Nation Decides. Which round should they play their Jokers on? Be a winner at the Music Quiz at The Anchor, Faversham.

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 8th May 2015 - THE KENT COASTAL CONCERT BAND - at The Alexander Centre



The popular Kent Coastal Concert Band is performing its fourth annual concert at the Alexander Centre.

The band will perform a varied, entertaining programme of music with something for everyone. So, come along, sit back and enjoy the music!

Tickets are £6 each and are available via 01227 794762, 01843 594417, and from the Alexander Centre itself.

Band website: www.kentcoastalconcertband.com

Friday 8th May 2015 - THE NARRATONES - at The Sun Inn

8.45

PiF: perhaps what sets a great band apart from a good band is to have gained a following by playing original material rather than covers. The Narratones have achieved this.
"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



Friday 8th May 2015 - BLACK ICE - at The Chimney Boy

9.00
"Combining powerful lead female vocals with exquisite lead guitar work, pulsing bass and toe tapping back beat, Black Ice are a newly formed band who want you to kick back and enjoy their interpretations on well known tunes from the 50's through to the present day.

With a difference in the ages of the members, each brings their own ingredients, ideas, influences and experiences into the mix."

Friday 8th May 2015 - KIT CURTIS & THE B3's - at The Market Inn

8.30
   Kit Curtis & The B3's
Come on down all you hipsters, flipsters and finger poppin' daddies for a whole lotta hand clappin', foot stompin', earth quakin', hammondtastic R&B. Kit's favourite Faversham music venue and now with a raised stage!
"Kit is pleased to announce a collaboration with the country's foremost Booker T tribute acts, Bootleg T & The B3s. Billed as Kit Curtis & The B3s, the new band strives to present a full on Stax Soul review with a stage act reminicent of the Stax/Volt European tours of 66/67. As well as cool hammond grooves from the MGs repertoire, expected to hear some fantastic Memphis hits from Stax/Atlantic favourites Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Picket and many more.

Go on, grab a ride as Kit's 'Big Soul Train' rolls back into town fully laden with a cargo of the hottest, the grooviest Soul and R&B Stax classics from the decade of cool. Yes you heard, Mr Curtis is BACK with a whole lotta hip shakin', soul breakin', earth quakin' rhythms topped off with a big fat slab of growlin' Hammond. Now that's what we call Maximum R&B!

So, get ready for a whole lotta hand clappin', foot stompin', funky-butt . . . LIVE! And remember . . . in Kit's world it's always 1967!"

Saturday 9th May 2015 - 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!

Saturday 9th May 2015 - PAUL ONE LOVE - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm
Reggae, Latino, Acoustic Pop, Soul

Wednesday 13th May 2015 - STEVE ASHLEY - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club
Steve Ashley
7.30    
Ticket Price £7 / £8

Steve Ashley has long been regarded as one of British folk's finest singer-songwriters. His reputation for writing contemporary songs inspired by the English Tradition was established in 1974 with his innovative debut album, Stroll On. Since then his songs have been recorded by many leading folk artists including Fairport Convention, Anne Briggs, Dave Pegg and PJ Wright, The Arizona Smoke Review, Martin and Jessica Simpson, Grace Notes, Phil Beer, Maggie Boyle, The Bushwackers, The Owl Service, Sproatly Smith, Hannah Sanders and Liz Simmons.

He has also played a significant role in the development of British folk-rock, performing as a lead singer with the first Albion Country Band, then with his own Ragged Robin and various line-ups of The Steve Ashley Band. He has also performed occasionally with members of Fairport Convention.

Wednesday 13th May 2015 - JAM/OPEN MIC - at The Swan, Teynham

8.30

Jam night within an easygoing environment, with some very friendly regulars with a range of talents.
Music of all genres is welcome.
A full back line is available with a professional PA system, drum kit and a selection of electric and acoustic guitars.
House band Slaven will give any support that is required.

The jam night runs every other Wednesday with home made burgers available until 8pm and music beginning at 8:30pm.

All are welcome... So come along if you fancy playing or just fancy some good music on a Wednesday evening.

Wednesday 13th May 2015 - THE BLUES JAM - at The Market Inn

8.00


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
  • Alan Thorne, bass
  • Alan King, drums
  • Sturry Slim, vocals/harp

Thursday 14th May 2015 - THE 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.

Thursday 14th May 2015 - FAVERSHAM MISSION BRASS IN CONCERT - at The Alexander Centre


 7.30 p.m.

Admission £5.00
In aid of Kent Air Ambulance





Friday 15th May 2015 - THE ANGELO TRISTAN BAND - at The Chimney Boy

9 to 11pm
"The Angelo Tristan Band formed in London during 2010 , playing a unique form of Southern Rock with a Country Twist. Due to Angelo’s strive for perfection the band formed with Angelo on Guitar and a group of talented session musicians. In 2012 he released his first EP titled “Angelo Tristan The EP” (available on Itunes). They played shows until late 2013 when Angelo moved down to Broadstairs.
After moving to Broadstairs it was a struggle to arrange rehearsals and gigs where everyone could attend. This made Angelo go on a hunt for local musicians with the same drive as him. After months of searching in April of 2014 he found three extremly talented musicians in the form of Ant Le Surf, Adam Keeler and Jack Bently Smith. This became the start of a new era for the band and Angelo, when they were confident with the existing material, and after writing some special new tracks; they put themselves on the gig circuit and filled 2 months of gigs immediately."




Friday 15th May 2015 - BAD PENNIES - at The Sun Inn

8.45pm 
BAD PENNIES


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


Friday 15th May 2015 - THE ROB KING BAND - at The Market Inn

8.30

Saturday 16th May 2015 - 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!

Saturday 16th May 2015 - DISCO NIGHT - at The Chimney Boy

8 to 11
with
DJ Nick Jackson

Saturday 16th May 2015 - THE SKATONICS - at The Old Brewery Store

Doors - 7.00
Tickets £8


There's a two-tone treat in store as The Skatonics bring their blend of classic Trojan Ska and an impressive catalogue of covers from the likes of The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Selecter and more to The Old Brewery Store. They took the Faversham Hop Festival by storm and we're sure they will have you on your feet all night!

Support comes from another Hop Festival favourite - the fabulous Milly Mae.

More info and online tickets:

Saturday 16th May 2015 - GET CARTER - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm
Rhythm & Boogie Blues

Wednesday 20th May 2015 - 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."

Wednesday 20th May 2015 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Swan, Teynham

8.30
Free Music Quiz
Prizes and fun guaranteed! (more fun than prizes :o)

Thursday 21st May 2015 - 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

Thursday 21st May 2015 - THE FAVERSHAM THURSDAY FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Bull

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.