For live music / live bands / gigs in Faversham, Kent showing dates and venues / pubs

Friday 31st October 2014 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The Pearson's Arms, Whitstable


(This is a Not 'Quite' Faversham event)

Friday 31st October 2014 - ALMASTY - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere

from 8pm

Friday 31st October 2014 - FLAWLESS CARBON - at The Chimney Boy

9 to 11

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 October 2014 - THE VIOLET JIVE - HALLOWEEN - at BinElla, Standard Quay

from 7.30

'A Retro Swing sound with Feverish Latino curves and a cool dark Alternative twist!

Musical ‘Mixologists’ Steve Spall & The Violet Jive offer up a voluptuous Tiki style cocktail of sounds combining Swing, Latin, Blues, Salsa, Jazz, Rockabilly & Beyond. The line up features Guitar/Vocals, Double Bass/Vocals & Drums for your toe tapping pleasure!

Friday 31st October 2014 - THE KICK THRILLS - at The Red Lion, Hernhill

The Kick Thrills
from 8pm
(fancy dress optional)

Friday 31st October 2014 - LAKOTA - at The Market Inn


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 31st October 2014 - THE REGULATORS - at The Swan, Teynham

Beer Festival    Fancy Dress
The Regulators
"The Regulators, a North Kent hard rock band of seasoned musicians covering classic tracks from the 70’s up to present day. Our catalogue of covers includes artists such as Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones through to Kings of Leon and The Killers. All played in our own unique style, The Regulators way!"

Saturday 1st November 2014 - HELEN NORTH & SWINGING THE LEAD - at The Assembly Rooms


Fundraiser for the Trust 
7.30pm start. 
Tickets £11 (students £8), from The Hat Shop 110 West Street, or for more details call Tony Cartwright on 01795 538949.

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Saturday 1st November 2014 - GARETH RICHARDS at PHIL ZIMMERMAN'S NO5 CLUB - The Arden Theatre

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Tickets £15 available from Sweetscene or online at:

Tickets can also be purchased by emailing: Arrangements will then be made to deliver the tickets to you by post or personal delivery, on receipt of a cheque or cash, and you will only need to pay postage rather than the £1.50 online booking fee.

Engaging observational comedy, inspired one-liners and mischievously funny songs have made Gareth Richards an instant hit on the comedy circuit. 2010 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee, he can be heard every Saturday morning on Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio show.

Saturday 1st November 2014 - LABYRINTH - at Faversham Market

Labyrinth will be playing outside the Alexander Centre from 10.30am as part of:
 The Best of Faversham Market

Story songs to make you laugh, cry and think...via acoustically driven Celtic Gospel, and occasionally Blues

Saturday 1st November 2014 - 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 1st November 2014 - KEY STREET - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm - Key Street

Hailing from the Sittingbourne and Maidstone area Key Street are a five piece band specialising in Retro Rock with a Blues influence. Their material stems from a diverse selection of artistes such as the Rolling Stones, Wilson Picket and the Kinks to the more contemporary Imelda May, Gin Wigmore, Snow Patrol and many more.
  • Mike Akhurst - Lead guitar / backing vocals
  • Steve Hubbard - Vocals / rhythm guitar
  • Nicola Kelly - Bass / backing vocals
  • David Price - Saxophone
  • Tony Richman - Drums

Saturday 1st November 2104 - CLEANING IN FAVERSHAM - The Market Place

"Organised by the Town Council, this event is one of a twice yearly clean up session to bring home to residents the need to keep our town litter free.

We meet in the Market opposite the Guildhall - outside the pet shop - at 10.30 and work until 12 noon then we retire to the Guildhall for refreshments."

Note: This is not a music event but PiF was asked to include this event. So this is:
Cleaning in Faversham
which is quite apt!

Sunday 2nd November 2014 - MASHVILLE - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
MASHVILLE is an Americana band based in Kent, UK. Influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, Wilco, The Deep Dark Woods (the list goes on..), the band has been carving out a slightly more unique sound than normal on the South East UK live music circuit.

With perhaps more hints of alt-country than country, don't be fooled by the name - this ain't no country band (the name was actually inspired by an Alabama 3 track). Our music is a blend of fresh, original, dynamic songs and obscure covers we think you'll like.

Sunday 2nd November 2014 - STORMY MONDAY - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00


Sunday 2nd November 2014 - 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."

Wednesday 5th November 2014 - ABBEY UKULELE PLAYERS - at Graveney Village Hall

Wednesday 5th November 2014 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Swan, Teynham

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

5th & 6th November 2014 - "IT'S A LONG, LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY FROM FLANDERS FIELDS" - at The Arden Theatre

The Arden Faversham Nov 5th and 6th at 7.45

Katapult Theatre Company (Kent Equity Members) is presenting a new commemoration review exploration of the songs and poetry of the First World War in The Arden theatre Faversham on Wed 5th and Thurs 6th Nov at 7.45 
With a special focus on the way women were changed by and involved in the war, the show presents less well known material by soldiers, nurses, journalists, factory workers and performers, as well as many familiar and popular songs of the time. Mixing pieces on the pity and horror of war with coarse humour, and tender songs with trench bred comic parodies, this show promises to be always entertaining, provocative and full of surprises.
American Broadway songs rub shoulders with bitterly ironic poems and Victorian sentimentality meets ragtime. We hear from those whose job it was to fight the enemy and those committed to healing the injured regardless of nationality. We hear the voice of a woman enjoying working on the busses and the orders of a struggling Field Marshall.
In the centenary year of the outbreak of hostilities in 1914, ‘It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary from Flanders Fields’ makes a new contribution to the reawakening of interest in the first world war and its consequences for so many people.
Katapult is returning to The Arden a year after presenting ‘On The Halls’, which went on to tour throughout the southeast and enjoyed a short run in London. The company is dedicated to bringing new and original theatre to audiences in Kent and is run entirely as an actors’ co-operative. The Criterion is a new venue for the company.
Cast: Julia Burnett, Ann Lindsey Wickens,
Marie Kelly, Alan Simmons
Musical Director: David Harding
Directed and Devised by: Michael Thomas

Retiring collection in support of Help for Heroes

Tickets are on sale from The Arden Theatre Faversham 01795 531600

Wednesday 5th November 2014 - FIREWORK DISPLAY - at The Red Lion, Hernhill

Free Firework Display
plus hog roast (£3.50 a roll)
from 6pm

Wednesday 5th November 2014 - ALAN RICHARDSON - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Admission £6 / £7
Alan Richardson has kindly stepped in, following the indisposition of our original guest, Francis Kendall. Alan hales from New Ash Green, and has been a feature of the Kent folk circuit for some decades, enriching the scene with his own material. Many of his songs are alive with wit and observation, as we regulars at the Chimney Boy well appreciate.
Alan has a plethora of CDs like 'Just a Taste', 'A Slight Mud Sing' and 'Sunrise in Transylvania'.
Alan Richardson has to be one of the most under-rated performers in Kent and an evening of his songs to me sounds like heaven.

Wednesday 5th November 2014 - DEREK HAWKES & HIS JAZZ FRIENDS - at The Dover Castle, Teynham

Derek Hawkes with Lyn Falvey and His Jazz Friends

Friday 7th November 2014 - TRENCH CITY - at The Chimney Boy

9:00 to 11.00
"Trench City is yin and yang, black and white, hot and cool; sounds from all the colours of streetlife sung from the heart. So if you don't like one track try the next, it will be in a totally different style, but always with a beat that sits in your hips and deep lyrics on the lips. Ask us to put a label on it and we would say RockyRootsyAfroFunkyJungleJamalicious, but what is a label?"

Friday 7th November 2014 - CONCERT - THE ART OF IMPROVISATION - at The Assembly Rooms


7.45 to 9.30

An irreverent musical evening improvising on all genres of music and song, from the baroque, renaissance and classical repertoire to folk song, music hall ballads and Broadway favourites.

With some audience participation anything can happen and probably will.

David Rees-Williams, at the Steinway Grand, is well-known for broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 with his trio and is a celebrated performer in all genres of music He is also on the music staff at the King’s School, Canterbury.

Martin Nicholls, vocalist, has worked in all fields of the performing arts. Having begun his career in opera and the theatre, he has also fronted a dance orchestra for many years. As an instrumentalist he has played with all the major London orchestras.

Tickets, at £10, are available from the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre, Preston Street, Faversham, from October and are available on the night.

Doors open 7.15pm. Information from 01795 530925.

Contact: Martin Nicholls, 01795 530925

Friday 7th November 2014 - THE LOVE CATS - at The George, Newnham

"The Love Cats is a trio comprising Amy Willmott on lead vocals and guitar, Andrew Willmott on double bass and Les Wilson on drums, clarinet and vocals. Our repertoire is wide and varied, from Nancy Sinatra to Foo Fighters via Fairground Attraction and Peggy Lee!"

PiF:  great band!

Friday 7th November 2014 - BAD PENNIES - at The Sun Inn


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

Friday 7th November 2014 - THE IAN NIX BAND - at The Market Inn

The Ian Nix Band
(formerly known as Wildfire)

Saturday 8th November 2014 - QUEEN II - at The Old Brewery Store

"From the launch of their debut album in 1973 until the untimely death of front man Freddie Mercury "Queen" had nearly 50 top 40 hits in the UK and a fan base that spread throughout the world. "Queen II" are recognised as one of the finest tributes to the band and they are returning to rock The Old Brewery Store with their energetic and entertaining show. Celebrated hits like 'I want to break free', 'Another one bites the dust', 'Radio Ga Ga', and the iconic 'Bohemian Rhapsody', will have you rocking and singing along. Tickets sold out when they last played in Faversham so make sure you book yours early!"

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Saturday 8th November 2014 - BANDE-APART - at The Carpenters Arms, Eastling

"Welcome to Bande apart"
"Bande apart are a professional Jazz band featuring a unique blend of Jazz, blues, folk, Jazz funk and fusion. Specialising in late 50s and early 60s Jazz, we can diversify our performance to suit all occasions from black tie weddings and corporate functions to live gigs at public houses and restaurants.

The band have a unique relationship, four exceptional musicians with a great sense of humour, that comes across in the banter you will experience during a gig (hence the tongue in cheek nick names). The band are influenced by American Jazz including the likes of Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Cannonball Adderley."

Checkout the impressive C.V of these guys on the website:

Saturday 8th November 2014 - 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 8th November 2014 - WIRELESS - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm   Wireless
"Wireless are a 5 piece Kent covers band with a male vocal. We play a mix of Rock, Pop, Indie and Punk covers from the 60's up to the 00's.
Artists that we cover include: Oasis; The Jam; Small Faces; Bruce Springsteen; Stereophonics; Biffy Cylro; Beatles; Green Day; David Bowie

Sunday 9th November 2014 - RUDY WARMAN & THE HEAVY WEATHER - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Original • Grass Roots • Folk • Blues

Sunday 9th November 2014 - MATT JENKINS & FRIENDS - at The Phoenix Tavern

6.00 to 8.30

Sunday 9th November 2014 - MOROCCAN MOLE - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

"East Kent's finest post-punk / new wave covers band are rockin' the underground - can you hear it?"

Wednesday 12th November 2014 - JAM NIGHT - at The Swan, Teynham

from 8.30ish

Jam Night with Adam Vee and friends

Wednesday 12th November 2014 - DICK MILES - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club
Dick Miles
Ticket Price £TBC / £TBC

"From early days on the folk circuit, singer and concertina player, Miles turned professional in 1976. From 1977-85 he also played with the Suffolk Bell and Horseshoe Band, and was a founder member of the New Mexborough English Concertina Quartet from 1984-88.
From 1988 until 1992, he toured occasionally, both at home and abroad, with songwriter Richard Grainger, in addition to pursuing his solo career. The Dunmow Flitch, recorded with his then wife Sue Miles, was an album of traditional English music, released on the now defunct Sweet Folk All label, and featured Jez Lowe. Home Routes includes ‘The Alimony Run’, a bitter song by Pete Coe about marital seperation and some of it’s consequences. Playing For Time included a variety of songs such as Lennon and McCartney’s ‘Yesterday’/‘All My Loving’, and ‘From Four Until Late’ by blues guitarist Robert Johnson, as well as more traditional material, showing the range of the English concertina. Dick has established respect for himself on the folk circuit, where he is still much in demand as a soloist. In 1990, Miles recorded On Muintavara with the Irish group Suifinn, and then performed with them from 1991-92. During his career Miles has appeared on Folk On Two on BBC radio, on numerous occasions, and has performed at both the Festival Hall, and Purcell Rooms on London’s South Bank. Miles now lives in Ireland and tours regularly in Ireland, England and Holland. Apart from still working occasionally with Richard Grainger, he also plays with Ril-Gan-Anim, in addition to his solo work."