Thursday 18th January 2018 - A CELEBRATION OF VARIETY - at The Arden Theatre


A Celebration of Variety
Join Equity Kent in their joyous celebration of Variety with Magic from El Baldiniho, World Champion Ballroom Dancers Victoria Lawrence and Ian Sharpe, Soprano Laure Meloy, LJ Reeves, Lucille Ferguson, The King Elvises, Sian Jones, Jane Pulford, Marie Kelly , Lance Phillips, with Paul Mills as your host.

Friday 19th January 2018 - KOLO - at The Sun Inn

8.45
"Fresh, upbeat, and poetic, with vocals to inspire a sing along. Kolo deliver in a way that both makes you smile, and emotionally relate." - Chemical Magazine
"Kolo are one of the most exciting bands to have come out of the South West in a long time. Having seen them live in the UK and the States, I can tell you its a wholehearted excellent show full of great music. They really deserve success." - Vic Morgan, BBC

"Musically and lyrically, they stand out. The songs, prickly yet anthemic, demonstrate a keen ear for tune as well as experimentation. There are electronic, 1980s-informed flourishes and even the odd operatic vocal..." - Graeme Demianyk, Western Morning News

"After a cooling off, the burning sensation that is Kolo is back hotter than ever and with a smoking new line-up. With explosive lyrics, fiery vocals and scorching guitar riffs, this is what makes Kolo the band for 2012 and beyond." - Phonic FM

Friday 19th January 2018 - THE MCB - at The Market Inn

8.30

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

Saturday 20th January 2018 - THE ABOMINABLE GASTRIC BAND - at The White Lion, Selling


PiF: This is a duo from Boneyard Junction and are very, very good (in PiF's humble opinion) so you need to be there!

Saturday 20th January 2018 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Saturday 20th January 2018 - X5 - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm
X5 are a 5-piece all covers band doing anything from Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Jessie J.,Daft Punk, etc and going right back to the 50’s including Queen, Bad Company, Kool & the Gang, Huey Lewis, Paul Weller, Squeeze, The Commodores, Beach Boys, Beatles etc 

Sunday 21st January 2018 - THE SHAMBOLICKS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00


A rare appearance of the lesser spotted Shambolicks . .  Playing a mix of Bowie/Bolan/VU/Mott/Kinks/Who and More.. 

How can you miss it!

Sunday 21st January 2018 - JAZZ SUNDAY SERVICE - at The Assembly Rooms

4pm

(PiF: Don't know yet who is playing )

Sunday 21st January 2018 - ELECTRIC TORTOISE - at The Limes

5:00 to 7:00 . . . . Tortoise Time!
The Sounds of the 60's & 70's British Invasion

Facebook Tortoise

Sunday 21st January 2018 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

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 24th January 2018 - ROSEWOOD - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Rosewood
7.30      Ticket Price £7 / £8


Wednesday 24th January 2018 - MATTHEW BASON - at The Assembly Rooms

7.30
Musical Fun
with
Matthew Bason
Faversham Organ & Keyboards Monthly Concerts
At The Assembly Rooms

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

Friday 26th January 2018 - PROTOSTEREO - at The Sun Inn

8.45

ProtoStereo are the UK's tribute to Muse AND The Killers!

Friday 26th January 2018 - MOROCCAN MOLE - at The Market Inn

8.30

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



Friday 26th January 2018 - OPEN MIC NIGHT - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 8pm

PA and some instruments provided

Saturday 27th January 2018 - OARE STRING ORCHESTRA - at The West Faversham Community Centre


Oare String Orchestra

Conductor - Peter Aviss
Soloist - Martin Outram (viola)

Warlock    Capriol Suite
Aviss        Viola Concerto
Handel     Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 7
Suk          Meditation on St Wenceslas Op 35a
Nielsen    Little Suite for Strings

"OSO is very pleased to welcome one of England's finest viola players, Martin Outram, for the premiere of a new viola concerto by Peter Aviss. Our January concert also features works by Handel, Warlock, Suk, and Nielsen."

Tickets cost £12 (£5 for full-time students. There is no charge for schoolchildren accompanied by an adult).
Tickets available at the door

http://www.oare-string-orchestra.org/

Saturday 27th January 2018 - THE WHOLE STORY - at The Vaults


8.30ish


The Whole Story is a five piece band consisting of ex-professional musicians, who play a range of classic tunes that will appeal to all ages.



Saturday 27th January 2018 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Saturday 27th January 2018 - ANDY ROBINSON - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

8.00 to 10.30
Andy Robinson from the Strumbums

Tuesday 30th January 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

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 31st January 2018 - 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.
http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Thursday 1st February 2018 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Anchor

8pm
The Anchor, Abbey Street, home of Faversham’s longest running music quiz night. You can leave your anorak at home as the emphasis is on fun. Yes, there are some tough questions but you’ll surprise yourself with what you know. All eras and styles of music are covered. From ABC to ZZ Top, from Harry Styles to The Style Council. Only £1 per person. Teams of any size welcome. Generous first prize and slightly less generous prizes for the runners up. Even the team that finishes last will be a winner. First Thursday of every month. Get there early.

Friday 2nd February 2018 - THE KONKS - at The Market Inn

8.30

a dedicated tribute to The Kinks...featuring such classics as Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset, Lola, Days, You Really Got Me, See My Friends, Autumn Almanac, Dead End Street....the list goes on and on.......so celebrate with us the genius of Ray Davies....with The Konks!

Friday 2nd February 2018 - THOSE DISTANT VOICES - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Friday 2nd February 2018 - NASHVILLE EXILE - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere

8.30
Four talented musicians and performers team  up to create Nashville Exile, a London based band whose music is a fresh combination of Country, Blues, Alt Country and Americana. Think. . . .
The Band, Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Jayhawks, OCMS, CCR, Jackson Browne,
Lucinda Williams....


Saturday 3rd February 2018 - LEE HURST - THE LOCAL COMEDY CLUB - at The Alexander Centre


Bringing A Brand New Comedy Night to Kent.
Plus 3 other top comedians from the UK Comedy circuit  providing the laughs for a great local night out.
Doors Open - 7pm
Show starts - 8pm
Bar available.
Tickets £8 to £12
'The sooner you buy, the cheaper they are'

Saturday 3rd February 2018 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Sunday 4th February 2018 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 4th February 2018 - THE LEIGH HIGHWOOD BAND - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
Classic rock!

Sunday 4th February 2018 - ALAN EWING & DAVID KNOTTS - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
FIRST SUNDAY SERIES
3:00pm to 5:00pm


Alan Ewing & David Knotts – Voice & Piano


Full price ticket: £7 
Student Tickets & Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 - Under 16s: FREE

Full details:

Tuesday 6th February 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

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 7th February 2018 - NIGEL HOBBINS & MARTYN KEMBER - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Nigel Hobbins & Martyn Kember
7.30      Ticket Price £7 / £8


Wednesday 7th February 2018 - JAZZ NIGHT - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 8.30pm

Jazz Night - The First Wednesday of Every Month

PiF's man in Doddington says:
"A very old jazzband hosts. They have a wonderful singer of 84 years young, and a double bass that was built when Napoleon was alive!"

Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th February 2018 - THE YEAR OF THE HIKER - at The Arden Theatre

7.45

Herne Bay Musical Theatre Society
The moving story of a man, nicknamed ‘The Hiker’, who goes out for a pack of cigarettes and disappears for 20 years. His wife has to endure the shame of being left (this being early 1960s) and to bring up their children in difficult times.
Tickets £6 available from Carters Newsagents or online at:

Saturday 10th February 2018 - RUBBER BISCUIT - at The Alexander Centre

8:00

Getting the party started since 1992!
With 12 members on stage, Rubber Biscuit is Kent's biggest (and some say best) soul, rhythm 'n' blues, and blues band. The band is renowned for its "big sound", thanks to its three-piece horn section, up to five vocalists, and four piece rhythm section.
The band have a huge repertoire, and play a perfect balance of music to dance the night away. Everything from soul, pop, rock 'n' roll, rhythm 'n' blues, funk, disco, ska, plus a few slow romantic songs for good measure!
Rubber Biscuit has earned its reputation as one of the most professional wedding / function / party bands in Kent. It has an excellent working relationship with venues and wedding and event organisers.
Now in their 25th year of entertaining Kent audiences, these local legends are still doing what they have always done best: playing great music and, more importantly, giving audiences a great time.

Tickets £12.50
For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Saturday 10th February 2018 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Sunday 11th February 2018 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00


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

Tuesday 13th February 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

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 14th February 2018 - 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.
http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Wednesday 14th February 2018 - 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 16th February 2018 - BONEYARD JUNCTION - at The Market Inn

8.30
"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 16th February 2018 - BAND FROM THE SHED - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Friday 16th February 2018 - THE ANDY BENNETT QUINTET - at The Alexander Centre

8.00
A season of straight-ahead jazz to be enjoyed relaxing with friends over a drink on a Friday night. Featuring favourite songs from the Cole Porter era spiced with some of the best jazz standards. Also featuring special guests and showcasing different jazz styles - come and give it a try!
Licensed bar.

Free admission with retiring collection.

Sunday 18th February 2018 - ABSOLUTE FAITH - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
Absolute Faith are:
Perry White - keyboard.
Steve Wyse - drums.
Steve Freeman - guitar.
Richard Bates - bass guitar.
Al Clarke - harmonica & vocals 

Sunday 18th February 2018 - JAZZ SUNDAY SERVICE - at The Assembly Rooms

4pm

(PiF: Don't know yet who is playing )

Sunday 18th February 2018 - CRISIS - at The Limes

5:00 to 7:00
Cajun Americana
Bluegrass Blues

Sunday 18th February 2018 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Tuesday 20th February 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

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 21st February 2018 - MORRIGAN - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Morrigan
7.30      Ticket Price £7 / £8
Unlike our Celtic namesake we do not shape shift into crows or any other beast as part of our act!
Our name originates in our initial line up when we first sang as a female trio. The current four piece group adding male voices was formed in 2010. However we have known each other and played together for over 20 years through our mutual involvement in ceilidh bands, folk singing, morris dancing, theatre and music education.
Our music is a blend of traditional and contemporary songs, some self penned, and delivered in four part harmony. Although we also all play a variety of instruments we tend to sing a capella.

Thursday 22nd February 2018 - THE SKATE BOYS OF FAVERSHAM TOWN - at The Assembly Rooms

The Skate Boys of Faversham Town is a musical presentation by Geoff Sandiford. It tells the true story of how Faversham provided the entire National Rink Hockey Team and went on to win the European Cup of Nations in 1930 –and this despite the fact that their home skating rink had been burnt down some years earlier. The story is told through the words of Perce Monk, one of the members of that successful team. It is accompanied by music and songs by Geoff Sandiford.

The story has the feel-good factor of all good tales of endeavour over adversity. It may even have the makings of the next great film and join esteemed company of the likes of Billy Elliot and The Full Monty!

Tickets available from The Hat Shop, West Street, Faversham.






This is a run-up event for Faversham Literary Festival, 23rd to 25th February.
Full details here:

Friday 23rd February 2018 - THINK OF ENGLAND - at The Alexander Centre



2:00 pm
Ticket £7.50 includes tea and biscuits

A theatre performance to bring back memories of wartime years.
In the Summer of 1943, Bett and Vera travel the country hosting tea dances for RAF fighter pilots stationed nearby. What the locals don’t know is that the dance is a cover for the girls’ real purpose; to send the men off to fight and die having experienced all of life’s pleasures...
An immersive theatre performance by 'Anonymous is a Woman Theatre Company' and supported by Applause Rural Touring and Ideastest.
Audience members are encourage to come in 1940s dress if they'd like to.
Tea and biscuits included in the ticket price.
For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com