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Wednesday 4th May 2016 - THE RAILWAY SWING BAND - at The Alexander Centre

7.30
The Railway Swing Band
The Alexander Centre
Tickets £10.00
The Rotary Club of Sittingbourne and Milton present The Railway Swing Band.
All the popular music of the big band era.
All proceeds go to Rotary Charities.

For tickets contact:
Valerie Hildred 01634 389442 / valeriehildred@aol.com 
Roy Jones 01795 477466 / royj@gocruise.co.uk

http://www.railwayswingband.co.uk/

Wednesday 4th May 2016 - PHIL LYONS - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Phil Lyons
7.30      Ticket Price £6 / £7
Phil has been a singer, musician and dancer on the English folk scene since the 1970’s . He has been heavily involved in French traditional music and dance since the 1990’s, playing, performing and dancing at festivals and events in France and the UK.
He has accumulated a wide knowledge of French and Breton dances which he teaches at workshops. Phil sings in French and lately he has started bringing his own tune compositions to the band’s repertoire.
Phil is also a member of Rosewood and, on occasions, plays bass with The Hosepipe Band.


http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Thursday 5th May 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.

Thursday 5th May 2016 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Anchor

8pm
On the 5th of May The Anchor's gonna be quizzing like it's 1999! The music quiz will pay tribute to the genius of Prince. We'll be playing a lot of his music on the night. But don't worry if your knowledge of the Purple one is limited as the quiz will also feature questions on lots of other music from the past to the present.
Bring your friends and form a team. Only £1 per person entry. Prizes galore!

Thursday 5th May 2016 - COMEDY CLUB - at The Old Brewery Store

6.30
Entry £5.00
The Old Brewery Store Comedy Club provides a platform for 7 brilliant up and coming Comedians from Kent and the South-East to showcase their comedic talent.


Tickets are only £5. Buy online, call the Box Office on 01795 542285 or collect in person at the Brewery Shop (Court Street, Faversham)!

More details:

Friday 6th May 2016 - 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 6th & Saturday 7th May - BOUGHTON PLAYERS present: RE-PLAY - at Boughton Village Hall

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Friday 6th May 2016 - THE ROCKIN' BADGERS - The George Inn, Newnham

8.30

Friday 6th May 2016 - THE NARRATONES - at The Sun Inn

8.45

"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

PiF: probably one of the best bands playing in Faversham 

Saturday 7th May 2016 - 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 7th May 2016 - FAVERSHAM BOOK FAIR - at The Alexander Centre

9.30am to 3.00pm 
Free Entry 

Thousands of second-hand, collectable, and antiquarian books for sale.


(PiF: I know this is not exactly music - but it is a marvellous event!)



Sunday 8th May 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 8th May 2016 - THE BLUES BANDITS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Tuesday 10th May 2016 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Alexander Centre

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 11th may 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

Wednesday 11th May - 2016 - 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."

Thursday 12th May 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.

Thursday 12th May 2016 - HESTER'S SPEAKEASY LAUNCH PARTY - at The Old Brewery Store



Hester's Speakeasy 

Faversham's premier live music club, opens its doors for the first time 
on 12th May 2016 
at The Old Brewery Store.



"We will be joined by the fantastic Spirit Of James Brown for some of the best Funk you will ever hear. Grab your friends, put on your glad rags, forget your troubles and dance the night away. Doors open at 7.30, tickets are £15 each and only available on the door so don't risk being late!"

Friday 13th May 2016 - FAVERSHAM MISSION BRASS - at West Faversham Community Centre

7pm start 7.30

Faversham Mission Brass performs in aid of the Shane Alderman Charitable Trust, which supports disabled and Paralympic athletes. Admission £5 on the door, which includes tea or coffee. Raffle.

Friday 13th May 2016 - KELLY'S HEROS - at The Market Inn


8.30

"There is no dimmer switch in ROCK!"

Friday 13th May 2016 - FLAWLESS CARBON - at The Sun Inn

8.45

DEBUT EP 'HEADWAY' OUT NOW
A unique blend of British and American Blues Rock. An energetic Blues band from Kent, UK.
Their new single 'Runaway Blues' - you might see some places, and people, you recognise in the video!



Friday 13th May 2016 - KENT COASTAL CONCERT BAND - at The Alexander Centre


Friday Night is Music Night
with
Kent Coastal Concert Band
The popular Kent Coastal Concert Band is once again in 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

Saturday 14th May 2016 - TIM EDEY - at Oare Village Hall

Doors open 7.00 for 7.30 start.

An intimate concert with multiple award winning musician, singer and entertainer Tim Edey whom lives locally and currently plays all over the world solo and with people like The Chieftains, Natalie Macmaster and many more.

This will appeal to all music lovers not just folk or roots fans, Tim is a highly entertaining host and virtuoso on everything he plays, prepare to see mastery not seen every day, and plenty of fun and sing along chances.


Doors open at 7pm and Tim will be on stage at 7.30pm playing 2 good length sets featuring lots of new material including songs from his upcoming cd.

INCLUDES FREE TEA, COFFEE&CAKE IN INTERVAL!

Tickets £10. Email  mowglimgt@gmail.com  , pay on door or through:
http://eventbrite.co.uk/the-oare-sessions-tim-edey-presents



Saturday 14th May 2016 - 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 15th May 2016 - VIOLET JIVE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

'A retro Swing sound with feverish Latinocurves and fresh Alternative dark twist!'



Sunday 15th May 2016 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Sunday 15th May 2016 - THE PEPPER SET - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

A fusion of rock classics with original numbers.The Pepper Set Band are -
Tony Pepper on Lead Vocals & Guitar
Peter White on Keyboards, Left-hand Bass & Vocals
Phil Brown on Tenor & Soprano Saxophones and Flute
Andy Jenkins on Drums & Vocals

Sunday 15th May 2016 - ALAN EWING & DAVID KNOTTS - at The Assembly Rooms

(This event was originally scheduled for 7th Feb 2016 but was postponed)
3pm
Alan Ewing & David Knotts
German, Russian & English Songs

More details from Faversham Music Club:

Tuesday 17th May 2016 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Alexander Centre

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 18th May - 2016 - 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."

Thursday 19th May 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.

Thursday 19th May 2016 - 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 20th May 2016 - THE WEEKENDERS - at The Sun Inn

8.45pm

Friday 20th May 2016 - OPEN MIC - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 7.30

Friday 20th May 2016 - THE CHILLBILLIES - at The Market Inn

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!"

Saturday 21st May 2016 - AN EVENING WITH DAVEY RALPH - at The Bull Inn

8.30ish

This is a rare event. Davey Ralph solo!
It will be strange not to see him with his band (although he might have his bandana!)

Saturday 21st May 2016 - FATE THE JUGGLER - at The Alexander Centre


Doors open 7.30        Tickets £10

"Come and see Fate The Juggler perform a mix of musical styles from Folk, Rock, Pop, Country and Celtic, which all makes for a powerful and unique original band along with Supporting Act Funke and The Two Tone Baby !!

Tickets are available at the Alexander Centre in person or by calling 01795 594 460 or emailing bookings@thealexandercentre.com or by calling the ticket hotline on 07760 430 928

Please note that due to some tickets going missing, there is a chance that some tickets will be sold fraudulently. Please only buy tickets for this event from the ticket hotline above, or from the Alexander Centre.
Tickets numbered 101-300 will not be admitted.


Saturday 21st May 2016 - 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 22nd May 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?"


Sunday 22nd May 2016 - KELLY'S HEROS - at The Sun Inn

Faversham Car Show
Kelly's Heros 1 to 3pm


"There is no dimmer switch in ROCK!"

Sunday 22nd May 2016 - 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

Tuesday 24th May 2016 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Alexander Centre

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 25th May 2016 - FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway

8.30

Wednesday 25th May 2016 - MEAN MARY - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Mean Mary
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9
'Mean Mary' James, a Florida native now based in Nashville, began life as a musical prodigy—could read music before she could read words and co-wrote songs at age five. By age seven she was proficient on the guitar, banjo, & violin, and entertained audiences across the US with her vocal and instrumental skills.

Her life has been one long road show interspersed with TV, radio, and film. She has performed more than 500 live TV shows and over 4,000 road shows—including national festivals, fairs, cruises, colleges, theatres, clubs and house concerts.

To date she plays eleven instruments, is a prolific songwriter, playwright, novelist, producer, and the spirited star of Nashville TV show, “Never-Ending Street.”


http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Thursday 26th May 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 27th May 2016 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The Sun Inn

8.45

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 27th May 2016 - CROOKED STYLE - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

8:30
Crooked Style - acoustic celtic / rock duo

Friday 27th May 2016 - RUBBER BISCUIT - at The Market Inn

8.30pm
"Rubber Biscuit is a 12 piece Rhythm 'n' Blues and Soul band. The band is renowned for its "big sound" brought about by a three piece horn section, up to five vocalists, and four piece rhythm section."

Saturday 28th May 2016 - 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 28th & Sunday 29th May 2016 - ST. KEVIN'S DAY CIDER FESTIVAL - at The Vaults



Who was St Kevin? . . .  Read on . . . .

Saturday 28th May 2016 - BOBBY FUEGO AND THE FAT FINGERS OF FUNK - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

8pm

No Fingers are Fatter or Funkier than Bobby Fuego's!

Sunday 29th May 2016 - BAD BANDITS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
The Bad Bandits are a mix of 2 bands:
 Bad Influence and The Blues Bandits

Sunday 29th May 2016 - THE CAT'S PYJAMAS - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

5.00 to 7.00pm

Ceilidh / Folk Music
"Come along and join in! Song sheets provided."

Sunday 29th May 2016 - T.B.C. - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

There will be live music - just don't know who - yet

Sunday 29th May 2016 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Tuesday 31st May 2016 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Alexander Centre

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.


Tuesday 31st May 2016 - 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

Tuesday 31st May 2016 - DAVE WARD, Communication's Worker's Union Leader - at The Abbey School

7.30
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Wednesday 1st June - 2016 - 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."