EVENTS / GIGS BY DATE ORDER
For live music / live bands / gigs in Faversham, Kent showing dates and venues / pubs
SCROLL DOWN

Sunday 29th March 2015 - THE COLIN REECE TOURING BAND - at The Vaults

3 to 6pm
Colin Reece was for sometime support to Elkie Brooks and toured with Jim Davidson as musical right hand man for many years. Now playing in the reformed Bully Wee Band but this set includes more upbeat material such as Van Morrison, Dire Straits, Gerry Rafferty, Rod Stewart, Janis Joplin, Steven Stills,Elvis, Phil Collins etc etc. Blinding Lead guitar from Steve Shorey with Mike Peters on Bass.

Sunday 29th March 2015 - THREE BLIND MICE - at The Phoenix Tavern

6:00 to 8:30
Three Blind Mice
Admission Free

3 Blind mice, are a Jazz and boogie based trio, featuring Ian Page on Saxaphone, clarinet and vocals; Mark Cheesman on keyboards and Jim Ransom on Guitar. We are based in Faversham but are well known throughout the county.

Sunday 29th March 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 29th March 2015 - BIG AL & HIS BLUES AND BOOGIE BAND - at The Plough, Lewson Street

2 to 5pm

Sunday 29th March 2015 - FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn


Sunday 29th March 2015 - BRUISE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

With four critically acclaimed albums under their belt, festival appearances in Europe and the US, collaborations, supports and sessions with artists as varied as Mark Knopfler, Leanne Rhymes, Hawkwind & The Beat BRUISE are Britain’s best kept musical secret. This maverick prog-folk duo perform an exhilarating electric set. A must see!


Wednesday 1st April 2015 - DEBRA COWAN - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club
Debra Cowan
7.30    
Ticket Price £7 / £8
Following a life-long desire to sing and perform, Debra Cowan left her job as a California middle school math teacher in 1997 and went to live in Edinburgh, Scotland for six months. There she learned the art of un-accompanied singing and upon her return to the USA in 1998 began traveling all over New England performing at any open mike within 100 miles of her new home in Springfield, Massachusetts. Over a decade later, she is now a full-time performer who bridges the old and new with a refreshing stage presence. She has released four full-length recordings, all of which have earned praise on both sides of the Atlantic. She tours extensively in the United Kingdom and in North America and can also be seen on stage with her good friend, singer and musician John Roberts. When Debra isn’t touring internationally or busy with her activities as American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 1000 Vice-President, she makes her home near Worcester, Massachusetts with her husband and their two cats, Hazel n’ Herman.

Thursday 2nd April 2015 - THE FAVERSHAM THURSDAY FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at 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.

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

Details and tickets:

Thursday 2nd April 2015 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Anchor

8.30

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 new 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!

Friday 3rd April 2015 - THE GRANDADS - at The George, Newnham

8.30
Some say . . The Fabulous Grandads!
Classic rock from the 60s 70s & 80s
http://www.thegrandads.co.uk/

Friday 3rd April 2015 - THE NARRATONES - at The Chimney Boy

9.00

PiF: perhaps what sets a great band apart from a good band is to have gained a following by playing original material rather than covers. The Narratones have achieved this.

"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



Friday 3rd April 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

Friday 3rd April 2015 - M.O.D. - at The Market Inn

8.30     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

Saturday 4th April 2015 - FAVERSHAM HAT FESTIVAL


Saturday 4th April 2015 - THE BLUE MOON TWO - at The White Horse, Chilham

8.30
The Blue Moon Two are a vocal and guitar duo specialising in Rockabilly, Rock & Roll and Country. Their main influences are Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson, along with a whole host of artists within a broad rootsy demographic. The core aim is to lay down an authentic 50’s vibe through creative cover versions and original material. With full respect to tradition they strive for their own twist on the music without losing the original spirit.
The duo is fronted by Kirsty Brown whose voice is steeped in the traditions of the genre. Whether laying down a sultry and smoky blues tone, a sweet melodic country twang, or a full on rockabilly holler, Kirsty’s delivery has wowed audiences wherever she has sung. She backs her versatile and powerful vocals with rock solid, intricate guitar rhythms that drive the whole Blue Moon Two sound. This sound is complemented by the guitar playing of Jared Hazelby. Jared is heavily influenced by the early rockabilly, and country guitar players such as Scotty Moore, Grady Martin, Cliff Gallup, James Burton and Joe Maphis. He infuses the sound with bopping melodic lead lines that conjure the vibe of Sun Studios or veer off to Nashville, Louisiana or Texas as and when required.
Together, The Blue Moon Two have created an exciting sound that authentically captures the spirit of the 50’s while adding their own twist to the mix.


Saturday 4th April 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 4th April 2015 - DISCO NIGHT - at The Chimney Boy

8.00 to 11.00
with
DJ Nick Jackson

Saturday 4th April 2014 - THE HATTERS DANCE - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM HAT FESTIVAL 2015
The Hatters Dance
with
The KD Jazz and Dance Orchestra
7.30pm
(wear a hat!)

Sunday 5th April 2015 - 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."

Sunday 5th April 2015 - PASS THE CAT - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Sunday 5th April 2015 - STANDARD FIVE - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
Bob Fridd's band Standard Five - in PiF's opinion one of the best blues bands in this part of the world.

Wednesday 8th April 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

Wednesday 8th April 2015 - SCHEEPSFOLK- at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club
Scheepsfolk
7.30    
Ticket Price £7 / £8
Scheepsfolk is an old Dutch word and it means shipcrew.The maritime folkband performs regurarely at folk festivals and nautical events in many countries. The enthusiastic crew, full of energy, accompanies themselves with accordion, guitar, banjo, squeezebox, harmonica, mandoline, cajon and uprightbass.They also write their own music.Scheepsfolk sings seasongs in English, Dutch and French and shanties and ballads. The music is influenced by currents from various countries.Whipping scottishes or swirling polkas also can be heardAnd .... you always taste the salty flavor of folk!

Thursday 9th April 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 10th April 2015 - GENTLEMEN OF FEW - at The Chimney Boy

9 to 11pm

"Fusing an old time bluegrass sound with a youthful english vigour, impeccable harmonies and song craft way beyond their years. Mighty impressive." -Smugglers Records

Gentlemen of Few are:
Elliott Norris - Guitar/Mandolin/Percussion/Backing Vocals
Jarrod Piner-Sewell - Piano/Accordion/Backing Vocals
Reece Forward - Lead Vocals/Bass
Luke 'Kit' Evans - Percussion/Banjo/Backing Vocals


This is a track from their recent EP:



Friday 10th April 2015 - DAVEY RALPH & THE ROAD BAND - at The Sun Inn

8.45
The 'legendary' 
Davey Ralph and The Road Band



Friday 10th April 2015 - THE SCALEXTRICS - at The Market Inn

8.30

PUNK-NEW WAVE-SKA



"The Scalextrics were formed in Feb 2010, with the sole intention of playing punk/new wave hits & rarities from the 70's & 80's mixed up with some garage & psychedelia from the 60’s. Up until the point of forming the band I had been busy writing, drumming & singing in The Submarines with Richard McGrand after playing alongside ex-Ruts guitarist Paul Fox (RIP) in a band called "Fluffy Kitten", and later with “The Phobics” in 1998. 


The band...


Saturday 11th April 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!

Sunday 12th April 2015 - MATT JENKINS AND FRIENDS - at The Phoenix Tavern

6.00 to 8.30

Sunday 12th April 2015 - THE JOE GIBSON TRIO - at The Anchor

6.30 to 900
The Joe Gibson Trio features Joe Gibson on guitar and vocals, Claudio Corona on keys and Pat Levett on drums. 

The band members have worked and performed with artists including James Brown, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamie Cullum, Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw, The James Taylor Quartet and Bernard Purdie.

The JG Trio set draws from Blues, Funk, Country, Soul and Rn’B and includes material by such artists as Tom Waits, Earl King, Aaron Neville, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett and Lowell George.



Wednesday 15th April 2015 - GAVIN DAVENPORT with TOM KITCHING - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club
Gavin Davenport
with
Tom Kitching
7.30    
Ticket Price £7 / £8

A finalist in the Fatea Awards 2013 for Male Vocalist of The Year and a winner of a 2013 fRoots Album of The Year position for The Bone Orchard, Gavin Davenport has in a few short years become “a major rising star of the folk scene” (R2 Magazine)

His bold, distinctive vocals, multi-instrumental skills wrapped around a unique, percussive guitar style and a knack for stark, contemporary songwriting unite the best of the oral tradition with a modern relevance and an incisive eye for detail. Splitting his time between London and Devon, Gavin’s contemporary material draws on his deep knowledge of traditional material.

His songwriting and performance have drawn plaudits and admiration from some of the biggest names of the folk scene, and his songs are sung by other well respected performers. His recorded material has led to comparisons with artists as diverse as Chris Wood, Jim Moray, Martyn Bennett and Tony Rose. He is a winner of the John Birmingham cup for newly composed song and as a member of the Albion Band was nominated for Songlines and Fatea awards in 2013 as well as winning a Spiral Earth award.

His latest album ‘The Bone Orchard’ was a former Folk Radio UK album of the month, featured in fRoots magazine’s playlist and has received superb reviews throughout the UK music press, described already as “one of the best releases of 2013″ (Bright Young Folk) it is a compelling collection of traditional and newly composed material that shows real respect and understanding for the deep roots of the English Folk Tradition.

In a successful nine year career, Tom has worked with numerous singers and bands, including Pilgrims' Way, Gavin Davenport, Jon Loomes, Gren Bartley, and Albireo. He has tutored at Folkworks Summer Schools, and has lead numerous workshops around the country. Heavily involved in the dance scene, and veteran of over a thousand gigs, he stands at the leading edge of the English folk scene. His style is English at heart, whilst encompassing elements of many other traditions. It is a unique, vibrant style full of exuberance, energy and wit, yet capable of expressing extraordinary emotional depth.

In 2015, he will release his solo album, 'Interloper', a deeply personal project to capture the state of the English instrumental tradition and define the role of the fiddle within it.
Tom is also a much in demand fiddle teacher in the North West of England.

Thursday 16th April 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 16th April 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 17th April 2015 - THE FIX - at The Sun Inn

8.45pm

Friday 17th April 2015 - TRENCH CITY - at The Market Inn

"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?"

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

8pm

Sunday 19th April 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."

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club
Three Sheets To The Wind
7.30    
Ticket Price £7 / £8

Sea songs and shanties and all things maritime.

Derek (Captain) Gifford, Keith (rank & vile)) Kendrick and Geoff (cabin boy) Higginbottom are: Three Sheets to the Wind (Well – most of the time!) and sing and play authentic traditional sea songs and shanties for the delectation and delight of all and sundry, mostly in rowdy but harmonious form (tho’ less so in the latter as the drink takes effect!) acapela or with various instrumental accompaniment.
Giff can often be seen with ‘Vile’ strolling down Lime Street in search of a Liverpool Packet……….Dunno about the cabin boy…..

Anyone attending their performances should be prepared to be shanghaied or press-ganged and be partial to rum and ship’s biscuit (teeth and constitution permitting!)

Avast there, ye swabs!

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - PIPERS 3 - at St. Catherine’s Church, Preston-next-Faversham

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB CONCERT
7.30pm
Pipers 3 - Oboe Trio

Boismortier -Sonata in E minor

David Knotts – Tsirana

Beethoven – La ci darem la mano

Alasdair Nicolson -Tempest Suite

Dubois – Danses Provencales.

The oboe trio is a late classical Viennese chamber music form for two oboes and cor-anglais. Fashionable in Vienna for just 30 years, and with two compositions for the ensemble by Beethoven, the form was rediscovered in the 20th century, with Pipers 3 at the cutting edge of the development. The group’s research into classical repertoire is matched by a strong commitment to new music, pushing the boundaries of technique and seeking to discover new sounds for the ensemble by commissioning new works.

Alongside performances at Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room, Pipers 3 embrace opportunities to perform in all kinds of venues, and have performed throughout the UK, from Sanday in the Orkney Islands to Penzance in Cornwall.



Tickets £12 or £6 for students

for more information and to buy tickets online:

Thursday 23rd April 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 24th April 2015 - BULLSHED - at The Dover Castle, Teynham

8.30
"We perform a variety of different styles of music but they all have something in common, they are songs that you will know and have probably danced to many many times before. (Even if you don’t admit it!)

If you’re feeling brave (drunk is good too) you can join us on backing vocals during our Audience Participation Songs ©!

Above all, keep live music alive, put down the telly remote and get out to the pub on a Saturday night!"

Friday 24th April 2015 - THOSE DISTANT VOICES - at The Sun Inn

8.45


http
://www.myspace.com/thosedistantvoices


Saturday 25th April 2015 - ABALICIOUS - at The Old Brewery Store

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES EVENING!
Doors - 7.00


Tickets £12.50
Abalicious, one of the UK's leading Abba tribute acts, will return to The Old Brewery Store to headline an evening of sensational seventies sounds. Their performance will include hit after hit from the Swedish superstars such as Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!; Dancing Queen; Money, Money, Money; Waterloo; Take A Chance on Me; and, of course, Mamma Mia.

Support comes from Elton Towers and the evening will finish with a live performance of more Seventies Disco Classics, so dig out your platform heels and dance yourself dizzy!

For more details and online tickets:

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

Sunday 26th April 2015 - NICO RAMSDEN & FRIENDS - at The Phoenix Tavern

6:00 to 8:30
Nico Ramsden
and Friends


Admission Free

Groovin’ the day away with Nico Ramsden and Friends

Sunday 26th April 2015 - 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?"

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


Wednesday 29th April 2015 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

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 30th April 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.

Friday 1st May 2015 - BLOODSTONE BLUE - at The Chimney Boy

9pm


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 1st May 2015 - KAMEELEON - at The George, Newnham

8.30
A band with a diverse playlist, including blues, smooth jazz, pop, rock and alternative music.

Friday 1st May 2015 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The Market Inn

8.30

Friday 1st May 2015 - TWANG RUMBLE BANG - at The Sun Inn


8.45
First appearance at The Sun Inn 

First appearance in Faversham (I think)

Medway based Indie-Rock Trio - Playing covers from 60's to 00's.

Sunday 3rd May 2015 - 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."

Sunday 3rd May 2015 - RUDY WARMAN & THE HEAVY WEATHER - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Original • Grass Roots • Folk • Blues


Wednesday 6th May 2015 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

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 7th May 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 8th May 2015 - THE NARRATONES - at The Sun Inn

8.45

PiF: perhaps what sets a great band apart from a good band is to have gained a following by playing original material rather than covers. The Narratones have achieved this.

"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