Wednesday 26th July 2017 - THE DRYSTONES - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
The Drystones
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9


The Drystones started out when Dean Collier, Chairman of the Priddy Folk Festival needed to fill a slot at short notice at one of his venues in July 2011 and asked his son Ford if he could step up to the plate. One quick phone call to fiddler friend Alex Garden and the Drystones were formed.

Alex and Ford were friends from school. They both had a background in playing various instruments and in different styles. But they clearly found their stride in arranging lively jigs played on Guitar, Fiddle and Whistle.

Encouraged by the warm reception at Priddy, and the success of some lucrative busking through the summer the lads decided to enter the Mid Somerset Battle of the Bands. On Sunday 23rd of October they had got themselves into the finals. The odds surely stacked against them, as easily the youngest contestants and the only purely acoustic band they found themselves up against techno, grunge, rap and heavy metal bands. But somehow they seemed to span the wildly different audiences and won over the judges and audience alike to win the contest!

Five years on they have racked up a lot of stage time playing beer festivals, weddings, pubs, and charity events, as well as an impressive list of music festivals including Sidmouth Folk Week, the Bath International Music Festival, Warwick Folk Festival, Sunrise, Halsway Hothouse, Bromyard Folk Festival, The Village Pump Fest, and Purbeck. All whilst still doing their A Levels! Whilst playing on the Avalon Café Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2013 they were spotted by Steve Lamacq and announced as his "recommendation of the day" on Radio 2. In 2015 they released their second album and won a Larmer Tree Breakthrough Music Award, and appeared with Ray Davies and The Shires on Glastonbury Extravaganza.



Wednesday 26th July 2017 - THE FABULOUS BATH PLUGS - at The Railway

8.30

Friday 28th July 2017 - OPEN MIC - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 8pm

PA and some instruments provided

Friday 28th July 2017 - OLD TOWN SOULS - at The Market Inn

8.30

OTS are a rock outfit from Kent, UK. A band built on the influences of classic British rock along with the more contemporary indie sound.

Formed in the summer of 2012, with additions to the line up in 2014/15, this 4-piece fronted by Kevin Iverson are a strong live outfit. And with original material being recorded for a debut release this summer, Old Town Souls are a band to look out for.


Friday 28th July 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 July 2017 - THE HAMISH STUART BAND - at The Alexander Centre

8.00
£12 in advance / £15 on the door
"We are thrilled to be hosting a return visit by local music celebrity Hamish Stuart.

Hamish, a member of the Average White Band from 1972 to 1982, went on to work with Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and David Sanborn. He wrote Atlantic Starr's 1986 hit "If Your Heart Isn't in It" and songs for Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, George Benson and Diana Ross. He went on to join Paul McCartney's band (where he switched between guitar and bass as necessary with McCartney) for McCartney's 1989 comeback album, Flowers in the Dirt, and appeared on several other albums as well as playing for McCartney's world tours of 1989 and 1993.

After collaborating on numerous albums for other artists, he recorded his first solo album, Sooner or Later, in 1999, 17 years after leaving the Average White Band, which he released on his own record label, Sulphuric Records. Apart from playing with his own group, the Hamish Stuart Band, and with his fellow Glaswegian guitarist and friend Jim Mullen, Hamish also produced Gordon Haskell and the Swedish singer-songwriter Meja.

In 2006 and 2008 Hamish toured as the bass player with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band; and in 2007, he produced and appeared as a guest vocalist on the album All About the Music, by The All Stars Collective. Along with partner Claire Houlihan and friend Tom Sutton-Roberts, Hamish curates the annual mOare Music Festival in Oare."
For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Sunday 30th July 2017 - THE LEIGH HIGHWOOD BAND - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
Classic rock!

Sunday 30th July 2017 LIVE MUSIC - at Jittermugs

from 3pm
featuring:

  • THE LEWIS CHESSMEN
  • SWALE RIDER
  • CAPTAIN PATCH & THE MERMAID MOLLIES

Sunday 30th July 2017 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Sunday 30th July 2017 - GUMBOOTS REGGAE BAND - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
"We play a fine selection of all the classic reggae songs Jimmy Cliff , Toots and The Maytals , Bob Marley , Desmond Decker and many more !"
Kevin Richards - Vocals/Guitar
Paul Minter - Guitar/Vocals
John Casey - Bass/Vocals
Bruce Allen - Drums

BLUES FROM THE 50's - vinyl album produced in Faversham



Limited edition album of 1950s Chicago blues

focusing on some of the great names and classic songs, pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
Available from: 11 Front Brents, Faversham, Kent ME13 7DH tel; 01795 531096
Including postage at £ 16.50.

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
7.30                £2
Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.

Thursday 3rd August 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 4th August 2017 - THE LUCKY DIPS - at The Market Inn

8.30

An eclectic mix of songs, courtesy of Tony Pepper, Peter White, Rufus Ruffell and Andy Jenkins (If you are a unfamiliar with the names its 3 of The Pepper Set joined by a lead guitarist)

This was a one off line up to fill an empty slot at short notice. They turned out to be so good this is now their fourth (actually I've lost count)  gig at the Market Inn.

Friday 4th August 2017 - THE MCB - at The Sun Inn

8.45

The MCB are the Miles Cookman Band.
Miles is well known as the frontman of Kelly's Heros. The full line-up is:
Miles Cookman - vocals, guitar
Lee Wilson - Keys
Leon Victor - bass
Ian Harris - drums


Friday 4th August 2017 - GOOSEBUMPS - at The George Inn, Newnham

Sunday 6th August 2017 - MIGHTY FINE MR FEIST - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
and he is

Sunday 6th August 2017 - HAPPY TRAILS - at The Ship, Ospringe

3pm

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

Sunday 6th August 2017 - IVAN'S ALL-STARS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
Soul classics, 70's funk, some old school ska
with a funky edge and punching brass!
(and Alan on drums!)


(PiF: above video's a couple of years old now but still a good representation of this excellent band)

Sunday 6th August 2017 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Wednesday 9th August 2017 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
7.30                £2
Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.

Wednesday 9th August 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.

Friday 11th August 2017 - THE DAVEY RALPH BAND - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Durban Laverde on bass, Richie Ansell on keys, Adrian Madden on drums and, of course, Davey Ralph on guitar & vocals.

Friday 11th August 2017 - THE LEWIS CHESSMEN - at The Bull Inn

8.30
The Lewis Chessmen is a group of musicians who play gigs. Sometimes there are two of us, sometimes three and sometimes four. We play all sorts of music ranging from Pink Floyd to modern hits like Human by Rag'n'Bone man.

We play "acoustic" music at the moment, meaning that somewhere in the mix there's an acoustic guitar but despite that our sets are loud and, punchy and full of energy.

We're Faversham based but happy to play almost anywhere as long as someone feeds us/waters us!

Friday 11th August 2017 - KIT & CABOODLE - at The Bear Inn

8pm
"A favourite venue. You're guaranteed a warm welcome from Chris and Marie. The Bear has probably the best kept beer in the town.

As for us, we'll be delivering a bunch of acoustic (ish) covers for you to sing and dance to, Mark will probably break strings which means Jim will tell dodgy jokes. Always a cracking night - hope you can join us!"


Kit and Caboodle are: Mark Lees and Jim Ransom
(although I'm not sure which one is Kit or Caboodle)
https://www.facebook.com/aoneatwoathreeafour/

Sunday 13th August 2017 - IVAN'S ALL-STARS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
Soul classics, 70's funk, some old school ska
with a funky edge and punching brass!


(PiF: above video's a couple of years old now but still a good representation of this excellent band)

Sunday 13th August 2017 - 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!!!


Sunday 13th August 2017 - SOULFUL SUNDAYS - at The White Lion, Selling

4 to 10 pm

Wednesday 16th August 2017 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
7.30                £2
Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.

Thursday 17th August 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 18th August 2017 - FREEDOM CAGE - at The Sun Inn

8.45

"We are a four piece rock band from Maidstone, Kent playing original songs with a few covers.
We like to keep our feet firmly on the ground and appreciate good solid rock with solid drum and bass and driving guitars. We let the music do the talking, and are passionate players who just wants to spread the good word of The Cage \m/"

Friday 18th August 2017 - BILLY WHIZ - at The Market inn

8.30

Friday 18th August 2017 - BRETT WALES - at The Assembly Rooms

7.30
Faversham Organ & Keyboards Monthly Concerts
Now at The Assembly Rooms

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

Friday 18th August 2017 - JAZZ @ THE ALEX - 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 18th August 2017 - SISTER SUZIE BAND - at The George Inn, Newnham

8.30

Saturday 19th August 2017 - CREEK - at The White Lion, selling

8.30
Creek

A Powerful and Energetic British Rock Band from Kent

Creek busted down the doors of the rock scene in 2013 when long time friends who first met while still in secondary school, Jess Paul and Mark built the foundations of the band that was to become Creek.

Powerful vocals, electrifying guitar riffs and arena ready rhythms has them standing out of the crowd. Bringing together influences from the rock and pop world alike, the music of Creek appeals to rock fans and non-rock fans alike. 

Sunday 20th August 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.

Sunday 20th August 2017 - IN BLUE - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Sunday 20th August 2017 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
7.30                £2
Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.

Friday 25th August 2017 - BONEYARD JUNCTION - at The Sun Inn

8.45
"We try and avoid the old chestnuts you've heard hundreds of times from hundreds of bands (although we do have a couple of exceptions) and we still give you over two hours of loud, sweaty music that you'll know and bloody love! Check us out - even if we say so ourselves, we're really bloody good!"
(PiF agrees - they are bloody good!)




Friday 25th August 2017 - HAPPY TRAILS - at The Market Inn

8.30
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/

Saturday 26th August 2017 - ORGAN RECITAL, CHRISTOPHER OUVRY-JOHNS - at St Mary of Charity Church

7.30
Organ Recital
Christopher Ouvry-Johns
(Leicester Cathedral)

Retiring collection in aid of the Organ Fund

Sunday 27th August 2017 - BIG ORANGE HEAD - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00        
Big Orange Head are a 4 piece band that regularly expands to 6 or 7 piece and plays a rocking mix of classics and rareties from the forties through the noughties in their own inimitable style.


http://bigorangehead.co.uk/

Sunday 27th August 2017 - GOOSEBUMPS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Sunday 27th August 2017 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Wednesday 30th August 2017 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
7.30                £2
Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.

Wednesday 30th August 2017 - GRAND CRU - at The Railway

8.30

Friday 1st September 2017 - OPEN MIC - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 8pm

PA and some instruments provided
THE BEAR INN 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2017
FRIDAY

8.30 - LABYRINTH


For more details about The Bear, and to see what else is happening at this venue over Hop Fest weekend click HERE

THE MARKET INN 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2017
FRIDAY

8.30 -  RUBBER BISCUIT

For more details about the Market Inn, band / artist information including video and sound clips and to see who is performing here over the weekend as well - click:  HERE
THE PHOENIX TAVERN 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2017
FRIDAY

8:30 - THE NARRATONES
to 10:30


For more details about the Phoenix Tavern, band / artist information including video and sound clips and to see who is performing here over the weekend as well - click:  HERE

THE RAILWAY 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2017
FRIDAY

8.30 - PARAGRAPH 1

For more details about The Railway, band / artist information and to see who is performing here over the whole weekend as well - click:  HERE

THE SUN INN 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2017

FRIDAY

8.45 - FLAWLESS CARBON

For more details about the Sun Inn, band / artist information including video and sound clips and to see who is performing here over the weekend as well - click:  HERE

Friday 1st September 2017 - THE SOOZUNS - at The George Inn, Newnham

8.30

The Soozuns return to the George with their own brand of folky-jazz and jazzy-folk.
THE VAULTS 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2017
FRIDAY

8.30 - SUR LES DOCKS

For more details about the Vaults, band / artist information including video and sound clips and to see who is performing here over the weekend as well - click:  HERE


ACOUSTIC & FOLK STAGE
WEST STREET     
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2017

SATURDAY

11:00 - SARAH MCQUAID

12:00 - TROMMELFLUIT BAND

1:00 -  ANNA MACDONALD

2:00 -  FARAN FLAD

3:00 -  TROMMELFLUIT BAND

4:00 -  TIM EDEY

For details of the music on the Acoustic & Folk Stage over the whole weekend click HERE
or:
BREWERY STAGE
COURT STREET
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2017
SATURDAY


10:30 - MC/DJ 

10:45 - SCARLETT RAE & THE CHERRY REDS

11:45 - THE KICK-BACKS

12:55 - FLAWLESS CARBON

2:00 - PARAGRAPH 1

3:15 - TAKING CARE OF VEGAS

4:30 - UNDER THE WOOD

For details of the music on the Brewery Stage over the whole weekend click HERE
or:
HOPPERS MARKET STAGE
CENTRAL CAR PARK
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2017


SATURDAY

11:00 - JOHN DOE TRIO

12:00 - JAMES KERRY / FOOT DOWN CEILIDH

1:00 -  STEPHEN CORNWELL

2:00 -  BLIGHTY

3:00 -  RICKY FLEMING

4:00 -  LABYRINTH

For details of the music on the Hoppers Market Stage over the whole weekend click HERE
or:
MARKET PLACE STAGE 
                Spitfire Stage
               FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2017
                         
            
SATURDAY




10.00 - HOPPING DOWN IN KENT

10.15 - TEA 4 TWO

11.00 - HOPPING DOWN IN KENT

11.30 - PROCESSION / OPENING CEREMONY

12.00 - HOPPING DOWN IN KENT

12.30 - BOB KENWARD  

1.50 - GYPSKAZZ 

2.35 - HOPPING DOWN IN KENT feat. Bredgarettes

2.55 - JOANNA MCGOWAN

4.00 - SARAH MCQUAID 


For details of the music on the Market Place Stage over the whole weekend click HERE
or: