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Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May 2015 - ST. KEVINS' DAY CIDER FESTIVAL - at The Vaults


St. Kevin was born in the year 498 in the Irish province of Leinster to noble parents, perhaps even descendant of the Kings of Leinster. Tradition holds that when he was born, his mother felt no labour pains, and the snow that fell on the day of his birth melted as it fell around the house. An angel is said to have appeared during the child's baptism, telling his parents that the child should be named "Kevin." St. Cronan, the officiating priest, said, "This was surely an angel of the Lord, and as he named the child so shall he be called." So the babe was baptised Kevin, Coemgen in the Irish tongue, which means "He of Blessed Birth." He is the first person in history to be called Kevin. His childhood was marked by a horrible temper and dislike of other people, although he loved animals.

At the age of seven, his parents sent him to the monastery run by St. Petroc in Cornwall. While there, Kevin was kneeling, his arms outstretched in prayer, on the first day of Lent in a small hut in the wilderness when a blackbird landed in his palm and proceeded to construct a nest. Kevin remained perfectly still, so as not to disturb the bird, for the whole of Lent. Kevin was fed by the blackbird with berries and nuts. By the end of Lent, the last blackbird hatchlings had flown from the nest, which now lay empty in his hand, and Kevin returned to the monastery for the Paschal celebration.


We will be featuring 9 different ciders from the major cider producing areas of England, Kent Somerset and Herefordshire.
There will be live music all weekend, and various food offers.
We hope it will be great fun, so come and join us. If you don't like cider we will still have 3 real ales on, plus our usual selection of lagers, wines and soft drinks.

Saint Kevin needs you!

Sunday 24th May 2015 - CAUTION HORSES - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
The Caution Horses are a 7-piece band hailing from South-East Kent. Formed in the Summer of 2012, and consisting of members from various other bands, the Caution Horses' sound is a full and rich one, featuring a dynamic 2-piece brass section, keyboards and 3-part harmonies.

Carl Street - Lead Vocals
Ian Banks - Keyboard/Backing Vocals
Russell Cramphorn - Guitar
Phil Page - Bass
Simon Jackson - Drums
Duncan Cartledge - Trumpet
Jemma Duffield - Tenor Sax/Backing Vocals


Sunday 24th May 2015 - DAVE MIGDEN AND THE TWISTED ROOTS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
David Migden & The Twisted Roots are an exciting electric five piece, performing unique original material in a genre-busting crossover of rock, blues and twisted American roots.



Sunday 24th May 2015 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The Phoenix Tavern

5pm

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


Monday 25th May 2015 - THE ABBEY UKULELE PLAYERS - at The Freewheel, Graveney

From Midday
"This bank holiday, join us at The Freewheel from Midday for a Picnic in the garden. There will be live music with Bruise, The Abbey Ukulele Band and the Wheely Groovy human powered sound system (no pedalling, no music!)
Good Local Food available including The Pedaller's Picnic Box and the Biking Baker's Homemade Cakes
Plus an extra Real Ale Barrel Bar
BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket!)"


Tuesday 26th May 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 27th May 2015 - STANDARD FIVE at FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway

with
Standard Five
from 8.30

Wednesday 27th May 2015 - THE FOXGLOVE TRIO - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club
The Foxglove Trio
7.30    
Ticket Price £6 / £7
The Foxglove Trio is a group of multi-instrumentalists who perform mostly traditional songs from around the British Isles in English and Welsh. Gathering material from sessions, published song collections and contemporary artists, these talented musicians are making a name for themselves on the UK folk scene for their beautiful harmonies, creative new arrangements and engaging live performances.

Wednesday 27th May 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.

Thursday 28th May 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.

22, 23 & 28, 29, 30 May 2015 - RUN FOR YOUR WIFE - at The Arden Theatre



IF IT’S MAY, IT’S SHEER FARCE AT THE ARDEN


Once again we have hilarity on offer with another Ray Cooney farce – RUN FOR YOUR WIFE.

John Smith is the happiest man in the world, until one night – while saving a bag lady from muggers – he’s knocked unconscious. When he doesn’t come home his wife Mary calls the police – and so does his other wife Barbara. Soon John is out of hospital, racing to stop the police finding out he’s a bigamist and to stop his two wives finding out their cab driver husband has been taking them both for a ride! With best mate Stanley trying – and hilariously failing – to help, John ducks and dives to keep out of jail – and to save his marriage to the two women he truly loves.

Production dates are 22, 23 and 28, 29 and 30 May 2015, 7.45 pm, and tickets costing £7 adults and £6 concessionary are available from SWEET SCENE, Preston Street, Faversham or online:

Friday 29th May 2015 - WIRELESS - at The Market Inn

8.30


Formed on a cold January night back in 2012, Wireless have been regulars on the Kent Live Music Scene every since.

Playing classics from U2, Pink Floyd, Stereophonics, Oasis, Tom Petty, Blur, REM, Muse, Bad Company, The Beatles and even Duran Druan; Wireless have built up a fantastic repertoire worthy of any venue, large or small.

John, Clive, Phil, Adrian and Jonny always strive to assault your ears leaving you with an experience you will not forget.

Rock-On People...

Friday 29th May 2015 - THE SCORCHERS - at The Swan, Teynham

9.00
ska - reggae - rocksteady
The Scorchers have an International line up and play original Jamaican ROCKSTEADY as well as their own tracks in this style.


PiF: This band sound really, really good!
and . . .
The Scorchers are affiliated to the award winning charity " The Beat Project" (www.thebeatproject.org.uk), profits from the band go back into the charity to support its charitable aims of supporting the most disadvantaged young people and communities in the UK and abroad.

Friday 29th May 2015 - KELLY'S HEROS - at The Sun Inn

8.45




"There is no dimmer switch in ROCK!"

Saturday 30th May 2015 - 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 30th May 2015 - COMEDY - at The Market Inn

More info on this soon . . . 

Saturday 30th May 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.

Saturday 30th May 2015 - FLAWLESS CARBON - at The Vaults

GENIUS BABBLE MUSIC PRESENTS:
FLAWLESS CARBON
9pm
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.

Sunday 31st May 2015 - THE KATIE BRADLEY BAND - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Sunday 31st May 2015 - 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 31st May 2015 - FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn


Wednesday 3rd June 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."

Thursday 4th June 2015 - THE FAVERSHAM THURSDAY FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Crown and 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.

Friday 5th June 2015 - MISSOURI GUTTS - at The George, Newnham

8.30

Missouri Gutts - Purveyors of the finest Rusticana

Rust - E - Can records' artists The Missouri Gutts are a three piece, acoustic, americana, folk-rock band from North-West Kent. They play songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, The Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Ronnie Lane as well as their own original songs and arrangements of traditional material.


Lee Wellbrook - 
Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Vocals .
Graham Cousins - Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica, Mandolin


Nick Bidgood - Bass, Guitar, Vocals

Friday 5th June 2015 - BONEYARD JUNCTION - at The Sun Inn

8.45

"Boneyard Junction is an established 4 piece band, playing a wide selection of cool covers and styles. The set comprises songs by artists such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, T Rex, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Blur and Primal Scream, among others.
Our aim is to avoid cliché and the normal pub fayre while still providing over 2 hours of quality, professional entertainment. The band members have over 40 years of experience playing gigs of every sort.
Basically, what we’re trying to say is that we are not the normal kind of pub band and we pride ourselves on providing an entertaining, well chosen set, avoiding the pub rock standards that have been heard countless times before. In addition to this, our performance encompasses stage lighting so we look as good as we sound."


Friday 5th June 2015 - SUR LES DOCKS - at The Vaults


9 to 11pm

Saturday 6th June 2015 - MYSTERY MACHINE - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm

60-80's rocky covers band from Sittingbourne

Sunday 7th June 2015 - 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.
Big Orange Head from Public Convenience Records on Vimeo.
http://bigorangehead.co.uk/

Wednesday 10th June 2015 - FAKE THACKRAY - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club
Fake Thackray
7.30    
Ticket Price £7 / £8
On learning of Jake’s passing in 2002, John decided that the songs were too good not to be kept alive, so he set about learning more of them. ‘Before I had decided what to do when I grew up, it was time for my mid-life crisis. I told my wife, Carol that I wanted to give up the day job and sing Jake’s songs and she said – OK then – so I did!’

A short while ago John had the huge honour of performing at a memorial evening in Monmouth (which is where Jake and his family had moved to) attended by Jake’s widow, Sheila, and two of their sons (who signed the back of his guitar – now a much treasured possession). ‘The scariest gig of my life – but such a privilege!’

John's appreciation and love of Jake Thackray's music is obvious to his audience. His performance is a celebration of the man that was Jake Thackray – his life, his work and his genius – a genius which the new age of music lovers are in danger of missing out on. John is a talented guitarist and vocalist and has that engaging quality that makes you want to listen to his performance. When you wrap these ingredients up in the songs of Jake Thackray the result is a highly entertaining, heartfelt tribute to one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century.

Earlier this year John toured the show with Fairport Convention on their 6 week nation-wide tour, and in August, he performed 20 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, earning several 4 star reviews.

Fake Thackray is in increasing demand for clubs, festivals, village halls arts centres and theatres, as well as house concerts and after dinner engagements. ‘It is wonderful that Jake still has so many fans across the country, and the younger generation are catching on to a man who should be regarded as one of our greatest national treasures’ says John.

Wednesday 10th June 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 10th June 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 11th June 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.

Friday 12th June 2015 - SMOKIN MAVERICKS - at The Sun Inn

8.45
Country/Southern Rock
Ashley Crane (Lead vocals/Acoustic guitar)
Carl Crane (Lead Guitar)
Jonny Hogben (Bass)
Barry Goodsell (Drums/Backing Vocals)
Jim Smith (Pedal Steel Guitar)

Saturday 13th June 2015 - RICHIE PHILLIPS - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm

Richie Phillips uses an innovative mixture of electro-acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, beatboxing, vocal harmonies and the latest in loop pedal technology.


Saturday 13th June 2015 - UNDER THE WOOD, ACOUSTIC - at The Elephant

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.


Sunday 14th June 2015 - WE GHOSTS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
We Ghosts
"Anglo-Swedish alternative acoustic trio WE GHOSTS formed in 2004 and have done hundereds of gigs a year ever since. Comprising of English singer, songwriter and guitarist John Christopher and Swedish singer Jenny Jonasson (aka J.J.Woodall). They've enchanted audiences in both of their home countries, elswhere in Europe and the U.S- released three EP's and the album “Paranormal activity” in 2006. Their fine blend of vocal harmony plus punchy, rolling acoustic guitar rhythms make for a splendid live show worthy of any stage and their atmospheric, eerie and inventive recordings have been used in soundtracks as well having received frequent airplay."


Sunday 14th June 2015 - FOLLIA - at The Arden Theatre

2.30


Presenting their new CD
Live at the Arden Theatre

(The bar opens at 2 pm)

For tickets (£12) contact Barbara Kelly: bakellymail@icloud.com 

Sunday 14th June 2015 - ARTISTS IN THE WOODS 2015 - at Oare Gunpowder Works

10-4pm
Arts Crafts Music and much more!

Wednesday 17th June 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."

Thursday 18th June 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

Thursday 18th June 2015 - THE FAVERSHAM THURSDAY FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Bull

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.

Friday 19th June 2015 - 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.


Saturday 20th June 2015 - PARAGRAPH 1 - at The Swan, Teynham

9.00
Rock, Pop and Dance Classics
Paul Vocals Matt Drums Nigel Bass Mick Lead guitar and BVs James Keyboards and BVs




Sunday 21st June 2015 - BUICK 6 - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
"Delta Blues meets Cream with the greatest slide guitar ever heard this side of Memphis and vocals like oozing chocolate, plus rhythm section to die for!"

Sunday 21st June 2015 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Wednesday 24th June 2015 - FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway


Wednesday 24th June 2015 - SUE WATSON & LIZZI STEPHENS - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club

Sue Watson & Lizzi Stephens
7.30    
Ticket Price £6 / £7
A welcome return from the two beautiful ladies from the Dover / Deal Area.
Sue and Lizzi have performed several times at the club now and are firm favourites with our discerning audience. Please come and enjoy the wonderful harmonies, of Lizzi and Sue.

Wednesday 24th June 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.

Thursday 25th June 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.

Friday 26th June 2015 - WIRELESS - at The Sun Inn



8.45pm   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
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wireless-Rock-Band/363056293769212

Saturday 27th June 2015 - HAPPY DAZE - at The Swan, Teynham

9.00
Happy Daze
4 piece band playing hits from the 60s right through to the 90s

Saturday 27th June 2015 - BAXTER - at The Vaults

Genius Babble Music Presents:
BAXTER
9pm
Canterbury based folk pop duo Baxter write and perform captivating original numbers, and eclectic, unique covers.
James Baxter --- Ben Gregory

PiF: Baxter are 2 members of the former band 'High Tide'

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

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 - KUDOS - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm

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

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.