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Tuesday 30th June 2015 - BULLION JAZZ - at The Vaults

12.30 to 3pm
The last Tuesday of every month
Jazz & Dine at The Vaults
with Bullion Jazz 
Modern & Trad Jazz from the 20's to now including 
Swing. Bebop, Smooth, and Straight Ahead

Meal Deals Available

Wednesday 1st July 2015 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Swan, Teynham

8.00 to 9.30 (ish)
Free Music Quiz
Prizes and fun guaranteed! (more fun than prizes :o)

Wednesday 1st July 2015 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

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 1st July 2015 - DEREK HAWKES & HIS JAZZ FRIENDS - at The Dover Castle, Teynham

8.30
Derek Hawkes with Lyn Falvey and His Jazz Friends

Thursday 2nd July 2015 - COMEDY CLUB - at The Old Brewery Store

6.30
Entry £5.00
"Come along to our monthly Comedy Club on Thursday 4th June! The Old Brewery Store Comedy Club provides a platform for local, up and coming comedians to showcase their talent.

Hosted by Sam Wyatt with performances from Chris Norton-Walker, Nick Elleray, Josh Dillon, Chris Ashton and Headlined by NEIL MCFARLANE!

Thursday 2nd July 2015 - 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!

Thursday 2nd July 2015 - THE 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.

For the full list of Thursday Folk Session venues up to January 2016 click HERE

Friday 3rd July 2015 - FOOTLOOSE - at The Market Inn

8.30
'Footloose are a band dedicated to providing the absolute best in 80s entertainment.'
Harriet Drury - Vocals
Sam Roberton - Vocals
Martin Towner - Guitar and Vocals
Daniel Johnson - Keyboards and Vocals
Dave Crowley - Bass
Ian Morton - Drums and Percussion

3rd, 4th & 5th July 2015 - ST. ARNOLDS DAY BEER FESTIVAL 5 - at The Vaults

Music:
Saturday 
1pm - 3pm GET CARTER 
4pm - 6pm MARK LEES
9pm - 11pm THE NARRATONES

 Sunday 
1pm - 3pm THE LOVE CATS
4pm - 6pm PARAGRAPH 1 

More information, including the massive list of guest beers can be found here:

Friday 3rd July 2015 - LAKOTA - at The George, Newnham

8.30



LAKOTA - A brand new band for 2014, drawn from Ex Pro/Local Musicians who have played in many other bands, including - The Retrophonic Archive, TAGG, Jailbird, The Blues Mothers - to name a few.

Friday 3rd July 2015 - DAVEY RALPH & THE ROAD BAND - at The Sun Inn

8.45
The 'legendary' 
Davey Ralph and The Road Band



Saturday 4th July 2015 - UNDER THE WOOD - ACOUSTIC - at The White Horse, Chilham

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

Saturday 4th July 2015 - GIGS IN THE GARDEN 2 - at The Bull, Tanners Street


IN AID OF THE PILGRIMS HOSPICE
LIVE MUSIC from 1pm doors open from 12 noon
Buy your wristband in advance £5 or on the day £7 
kids under 10 get in free.
BBQ -  Great Raffle -  and lots of great tunes!

If G.I.T.G.2 is as good as it was last year, it will be amazing. Wristbands are available from The Bull now!

There may yet be additions to the music line-up.

4th & 5th July 2015 - FAVERSHAM NAUTICAL FESTIVAL


Music over the weekend:
SATURDAY
from 11am
Helen North
Punch & Judy
Flaky Jake
Celtic Capers
Punch & Judy
Nico & Friends
The Market Inn Strummers
Steve 'Boltz' Bolton
Punch & Judy
Gavin Atkin

SUNDAY
from 11am
Imogen & Benedict
Barrett Brothers
Crisis
Flaky Jake Trio
Duo?
Crossharbour
Steve 'Boltz' Bolton
Rough Common
Flaky Jake Trio

Thanks to Mark of the Market Inn Strummers for supplying the information on the music line up. I thought it best not to include the timings.

Saturday 4th July 2015 - KUDOS - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm

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

Sunday 5th july 2015 - FAVERSHAM TREASURE HUNT - Starting at the Guildhall

10.30 meet at the Guildhall
11.00 start
Finish 12 noon (ish) at The Vaults
For more information and to book places - contact:
James 07961 353841
Janice 07979 900425
or call at the Oxfam shop

Sunday 5th July 2015 - THE BARRETT BROTHERS - at The Dover Castle, Teynham

2pm
Acoustic Sunday with The Barrett Brothers


"Inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt, The Barrett Brothers bring you their own energetic and infectious take on Gypsy Jazz. They tackle the intricacies of the genre’s jaw-dropping techniques and pace with apparent ease, leaving their audiences spellbound: it’s one thing to hear them, it’s quite another to watch."

Sunday 5th July 2015 - 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 5th July 2015 - ACE FACES - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Wednesday 8th July 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 8th July 2015 - JOHN CONOLLY - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club

John Conolly

7.30    
Ticket Price £8 / £9

John Conolly is an internationally-respected songwriter who has based his style firmly in the folk tradition. His finely-crafted songs are performed with warmth, good humour and lilting accompaniments on guitar and melodeon.

Many of John’s songs have a tang of the sea, inherited from his upbringing on the east coast of England, where his grandfather and great-grandfather were boatbuilders on the banks of the river Humber. His best-known composition, the classic Fiddlers’ Green, has the ring of a true folk ballad, and has often been taken for a traditional song. John’s more recent work continues this tradition of finely-crafted writing – listen to the heart-rending Willie Leonard, the elegiac Old Men Sing Love Songs, or the outrageously funny Smartarse …

John is an experienced performer in all kinds of venues, from the large concert-hall to the local pub – he has toured in the U.S.A., Germany and the Netherlands, and has appeared at major Festivals in England, Ireland, Brittany and Poland. He has also been commissioned to write songs for radio, television and the stage – the highly-acclaimed play The Northern Trawl carried his songs to theatre audiences throughout Britain, Iceland and Scandinavia, and his songs and singing were featured in the Yorkshire Television mini-series Lincolnshire Legends.

John Conolly’s songs have been performed and recorded by many well-known artistes – people like The Dubliners, Liam Clancy , Malinky, the McCalmans, Roy Bailey, Stormalong John, The Yetties and George Hamilton IV,to name but a few – but there’s a special buzz in hearing them sung by the composer : join him soon on your very own trip to Fiddlers’ Green . . .

Wednesday 8th July 2015 - THE BLUES JAM - at The Market Inn

8.30
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 9th July 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.

For the full list of Thursday Folk Session venues up to January 2016 click HERE

Friday 10th July 2015 - THE CROSSFIRE - at The Market Inn

8.30

The Crossfire has re-formed with a new line-up for 2015. Robin and Damion have been rehearsing with Max (drums) and Mol (Bass), and will resume gigging in April 2015 as a 4 piece band. A lot of new material, and some strong original material, with an EP to be released in March (recorded in late 2014 with both old and new Crossfire members). The band will still fly the Crossfire flag, though with a slightly harder rock edge. We are looking forward to getting out there! New line-up is Robin Falcon (Vocals/Acoustic & some Keys), Damion Wells (Guitars/backing vocals), Max Scroepher (Drums/Backing Vocals) and Ian Mollatt (Bass/Backing vocals).

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. Artists covered currently include Led Zeppelin, Muse, Foo Fighters, Bowie, Reef, Police, Radiohead, Elbow, Stereophonics, Blur, Stones, Beatles, Daft Punk, The Killers, U2 and The Who.

Friday 10th July 2015 - PROJECT F - at The Sun Inn

8.45 
This emerging and increasingly popular Margate based six- piece band go from strength to strength. More often seen at the choicest venues Margate, Canterbury & Whitstable. Project F go adventuring into the County massive with first gigs in Maidstone, Deal and Folkestone expected this year. 

Soulful Classics are the staple. Upbeat funky numbers bring the vibe and on the spot improvisation, 'true' stories and acid jazz flights make the cherry on top go POP! Come ready to laugh and dance.

What they say:

“ Not just a song and dance, but a sing-along-shimmying 12” version of your favourite 80s soulful tracks” Wedding Client.

“superb gig .....brilliant funk and soul which lifted spirits and got the room groovin..” RockKent.com

"Full of funk. Brilliant vocal energy and faultless performances from all the band members” KM messenger review 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/projectFUNK

Web: www.projectf.co

Friday 10th July 2015 - LEE & THE HOT RODS - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm
Lee and the Hot Rods are a classic Rock 'N' Roll band based inKent playing all the much loved rock and roll songs from the golden oldie days of the 50's and 60's and more.

Sunday 12th July 2015 - THE PHANTOMS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Sunday 12th July 2015 - WAX COLLECTOR - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
Wax Collector

"Wax Collector are three members of the infamous Cenet Rox comprising of Keith Seddon on Bass , Nick Hughes and Faversham drummerman 'Jonno' (John Punt) who have got back together after far far too many years. We play a mixture of self penned songs written by Nick and a few covers sprinkled on top . The name derives from an old Cenet Rox song based on the horror fillum House Of Wax.
The songlets cover a wide range of subjects from French chaperones in 'Mamer' to the dubious joys of one way passion in a car 'This Loving Man' played in a wide range of styles from Jazz Waltz to Rumba Rock Folk Twist !.. The songs are delivered by Nicks quirky distinctive vocals which have been likened to a cross between Sparks vocalist Russell Mael and Marc Bolan... So if you're after quirk strangeness and charm Wax Collector are worth checking out."



Wednesday 15th July 2015 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Swan, Teynham

8.00 to 9.30 (ish)
Free Music Quiz
Prizes and fun guaranteed! (more fun than prizes :o)

Wednesday 15th July 2015 - CARNAC - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club
CarnaC
7.30    
Ticket Price £8 / £9

What do you get if you take members of "Shave the Monkey", "Albion Morris", "Strangeworld", "Ian Cutler's Slaughterhouse",
"Bullfrog Blues Band", "Kings of Langley" and an award winning singer/songwriter?

The answer is CarnaC a band that comes with many years of experience but with a fresh approach to the world of folk rock.

Thursday 16th July 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.

For the full list of Thursday Folk Session venues up to January 2016 click HERE

Thursday 16th July 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

Friday 17th July 2015 - THE LOST WEEKEND - at The Sun Inn

8.45 The Lost Weekendformed 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 17th July 2015 - GLAMORAMA - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm

Saturday 18th July 2015 - BAGGE & ARMER with MIKE PIGGOTT - FAVERSHAM ROOTS - at The Arden Theatre

6.30pm

...an evening of brilliant blues featuring the guitar playing of Nigel Bagge, the soulful harmonica of Eddie Armer and former Pentangle guitarist, Mike Piggott.

Support is provided by Kingsize Slim , voted emerging blues artist of 2014 at the British Blues Awards. All this at the intimate Arden Theatre in Faversham where the Magna Carte celebrations will be in full swing.

Tickets are £10 in advance can be booked by emailing michaelgellsmore@gmail.com.
There may be very limited availability on the door but it is recommended you check ahead as all previous events have sold out.

Friday 17th July 2015 - THE SCALEXTRICS - at The Market inn

8.30

PUNK-NEW WAVE-SKA


Playing hits and rarities from the 70’s & 80’s. THE SCALEXTRICS recreate the classis sounds of New Wave , Punk & Ska.

Playing tribute to legendary acts such as THE CLASH, THE JAM & THE SPECIALS to name but a few.


WARNING...
If you want to hear “MUSTANG SALLY” OR “SEX ON FIRE” then THE SCALEXTRICS may not be the band for you, but if you want a high energy, wild and exciting night, if you want to sing and dance to some amamzing tunes, re-living the times when music was great then come and see THE SCALEXTRICS ....WE DO NOT DISAPPOINT

......YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!"



Saturday 18th July 2015 - ORGAN RECITAL - at St Mary of Charity Church

7.30
Organist: Richard Moore

 No ticket/fee but a retiring collection
 (in aid of the Organ Fund)

Sunday 19th July 2015 - M.O.D. - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00     M.O.D.
David of The Market says: "A brilliant mod band. A bit of Paul Weller and Jam, Who , Kinks etc. Always a knockout evening in the only venue they play in Faversham."


M.O.D at The Market inn, Faversham

Sunday 19th July 2015 - THE LEIGH HIGHWOOD BAND - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
Classic rock!

Sunday 19th July 2015 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Wednesday 22nd July 2015 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

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 22nd July 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.

Thurday 23rd July 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.

For the full list of Thursday Folk Session venues up to January 2016 click HERE

Friday 24th July 2015 - BLOODSTONE BLUE - at The Market Inn

8.30pm


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 24th July 2015 - HAPPY DAZE - at The Sun Inn

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

Saturday 25th July 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 July 2015 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The White Horse, Chilham

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


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


Tuesday 28th July 2015 - BULLION JAZZ - at The Vaults

12.30 to 3pm
The last Tuesday of every month
Jazz & Dine at The Vaults
with Bullion Jazz 
Modern & Trad Jazz from the 20's to now including 
Swing. Bebop, Smooth, and Straight Ahead

Meal Deals Available

Wednesday 29th July 2015 - FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway


Wednesday 29th July 2015 - CLAUDE BOURBON - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club
Claude Bourbon
7.30    
Ticket Price £7 / £8
Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world.
Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O'Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more.
Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale, Monty Python; JS Bach and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks….
One reviewer even noted that although “Claude’s roots were in blues, that is like saying Leonardo da Vinci was a painter”. Intrigued ?
Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambiance of the Thumb !

Thursday 30th July 2015 - THE 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.

For the full list of Thursday Folk Session venues up to January 2016 click HERE

Friday 31st July 2015 - BAD BANDITS - at The Market Inn

8.30
A David Gwilliam's band

Friday 31st July 2015 - FLAWLESS CARBON - at The Sun Inn

8.45

A unique blend of British and American Blues Rock. A hard-hitting, energetic Blues band from Kent, UK.


Formed in late 2013, long-term friends Lauren, Rob and Ben brought to bear the foundations for Flawless Carbon. Joined by Rich and Dan shortly after, the Flawless Carbon sound quickly took shape.

Variety is the spice of life, and FC have it in abundance. Blues, Folk, R'n'B and Pop play a large part in the background of FC's sound and history. Fused with influences from John Mayer, Joe Bonamassa, Maroon 5 and Black Stone Cherry, FC's unique take on British Blues Rock has them standing out of the crowd.

Currently working the local circuit around the South East of England, Flawless Carbon are quickly gathering attention from the UK Music industry. Their first EP is expected in late Summer 2014, with tours lining up for early 2015.

Power, Passion and Performance. You'll want to see them live.

Friday 31st July 2015 - THE SMOKIN' ACES - at The Dover Castle, Teynham

8pm