Tuesday 27th June 2017 - 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.

29th June to 1st July 2017 - TENNESSEE WILLIAMS TRIPLE BILL - at The Arden Theatre

Arden Theatre Group Production
7.30
Along with Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams is considered among the three foremost playwrights in 20th-century American drama.

He found fame with The Glass Menagerie (1944), closely reflecting his own unhappy family background, but is probably best known for A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955).

His body of work also includes an impressive collection one-act plays. We've chosen three of the best for our triple bill:

Hello from Bertha - Bertha is a prostitute on the verge of being evicted from a low-class bordello. In a series of delusions she revisits her past loves while slipping toward disease and death.

The Lady of Larkspur Lotion - Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore is a long-time tenant in a cockroach-infested boarding house – but she lives convinced that she owns a Brazillian rubber plantation.

Lord Byron's Love Letter - An old woman and a spinster who live in an old, dilapidated house claim to have a love letter from Lord Byron.

Tickets priced £6 are available online or from Carter's Newsagent, Market Place, Faversham.

Friday 30th June 2017 - OPEN MIC - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 8pm

PA and some instruments provided

Friday 30th June 2017 - 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 30th June 2017 - PARAGRAPH 1 - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Rock, Pop and Dance Classics

Paul Vocals Matt Drums Nigel Bass Mick Lead guitar and BVs James Keyboards and BVs
http://paragraph1band.weebly.com/

Friday 30th June 2017 - ALEX PAYLER - at West Faversham Community Centre

7.30

Faversham Organ & Keyboards Monthly Concerts

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

Friday 30th June 2017 - TIM EDEY and BRENDAN POWER - at The Assembly Rooms

Doors   7.30

The classic and globally renowned local lads 'BBC Radio Two Best Duo' of Tim Edey & harmonica god Brendan Power play Faversham Assembly rooms on Friday 30th June, doors 7.30pm. Tickets on night £14 or buy here:

Saturday 1st July 2017 - SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL - at Sheldwich Primary School

1pm to 6pm
Music:
Mashville
Creek
Under The Wood

Saturday 1st July 2017 - CHARITY CABARET BALL - at The Alexander Centre

Charity Cabaret Ball in aid of Open Arms Malawi

Enjoy a glass of fizz, a three course meal and entertainment from the Kent School of Performing Arts at this black-tie charity cabaret ball.


A good time is guaranteed for all! In aid of Open Arms Malawi.
Call 07525 441939 to book your tickets

Saturday 1st July 2017 - THE CHILHAM CHASE AND CHILL - at Chilham Castle

Chase and Chill at Chilham Castle on 1 July 2017

It’s time to limber up for the 401-year-old Chilham Chase, which takes place on the 1 July as part of a one-day Festival at Chilham Castle.


Full details about the weekend can be found at: www.chilhamchase.com


In 1616 Sir Dudley Digges built Chilham Castle and left money in his will for a race run in memory on his birthday - his will reads as follows:

Saturday 1st July 2017 - TERRY CARTER & CO - at The Elephant

8.30

The Get Carter Duo

Saturday 1st July 2017 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Saturday 1st July 2017 - CANTIANA CHOIR - at Doddington Church

7.30
'Beyond the Sea'
with
Special Guests:
'Lowering the Tone'

Sunday 2nd July 2017 - NICOLE TIBBELS & HELEN CRAYFORD - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
FIRST SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
3:00 to 4:00pm

Nicole Tibbels & Helen Crayford – Voice & Piano
Audiences will remember Nicole who created the role of the King’s falcon in Toads on a Tapestry as part of Faversham’s Magna Carta celebrations. Hear her in a selection of French songs with pianist Helen Crayford.

Tickets £7, students and Friends of Faversham Music Club £5, under 16's free

Sunday 2nd July 2017 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 2nd July 2017 - THE BROMPTON EARLS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Sunday 2nd July 2017 - THE ANDY BENNETT QUINTET - at The Railway

2 to 4pm

Andy Bennett – sax, clarinet and flute; John Perfect – keyboards; Bill Robinson – trumpet, flugelhorn; Tom Fairs – bass; Ian Grant – drums
. . . playing standard, swing and latin – nice relaxed atmosphere . . .

Sunday 2nd July 2017 - THE ECLECTICS - at St Catherine's Church, Preston-next-Faversham

4pm
Entrance £10 - includes a glass of wine.
From gospel to folk and jazz standards, the Eclectics community choir plays at St Catherine's Church, Preston-next-Faversham.
("The last time they played at St Catherine's someone rushed off at interval and brought back the whole family.")

https://www.facebook.com/Eclecticschoir/

Sunday 2nd July 2017 - THE VIOLET JIVE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

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

Tuesday 4th July 2017 - 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.

Thursday 6th July 2017 - MUSIC QUIZ - at the Anchor

8pm
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  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 7th July 2017 - ELECTRIC TORTOISE - at The Market Inn

8.30 . . . . Tortoise Time!
The Sounds of the 60's & 70's British Invasion
Facebook Tortoise

Friday 7th July 2017 - BAD PANDAS - at The Sun Inn

8.45pm

Bad Pandas are an energetic 5 piece Rock/Pop covers band based in Kent.
Benji North - Lead Vocals
Graham Webb - Lead Guitar
Jon Simpson - Bass/Vocals
Nick Bennett - Keyboard/Guitar/Vocals
Chris Burgess - Drums/Vocals

Friday 7th July 2017 - THE PORRIDGE COUNTRY BAND - at The George Inn, Newnham

8.30

Saturday 8th July 2017 - LAWYERS, GUNS AND MONEY - at The Elephant

8.30
Lawyers, Guns and Money are a new 3 piece band based in East Kent. A bit of country-flavoured rock, a bit of blues and a few old favourites...

Saturday 8th July 2017 - KING SIZE SLIM - at The Arden Theatre

Doors 6.45             Music 7.00

King Size Slim will be appearing with his full band for what will be a great evening of the blues!

plus:
Paris Texas - an Americana duo

Tickets £10 in advance from Mick Ellsmore:  07521 316926

Saturday 8th July 2017 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Sunday 9th July 2017 - PASS THE CAT - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
Pass The Cat

Sunday 9th July 2017 - NEWNHAM OPEN GARDENS

(This is not quite music but PiF has been asked to include the event)

Sunday 9th July 2017 - THE ANNA STONE BAND - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
"The Anna Stone Band features the silky toned vocals of South London blues shouter, Anna Stone. Anna delivers a wealth of sophistication and style, along with a unique approach to everything she graces. Anna Stone specifically selected all the musicians in the band to support her in creating the refined sound that is the Anna Stone Band."



Tuesday 11th July 2017 - 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.


Note: This will be the last Coffee Morning before the summer break. Resumes Tuesday 12th September

Wednesday 12th July 2017 - 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 14th July 2017 - PROJECT F - at The Sun Inn

8.45   Project F
"We play Motown and Soulful and Funk driven covers with a few originals added to create the ultimate party mash up."

Ginger Bennett (Lead Vocals), Campbell Gourlay (Guitar & Vocals), Martin Goodsmith (Keys & Vocals), Matt Webber (Drums & Vocals),Lawrence Fletcher (Sax, Flute), Baz Burbank (Bass Guitar)

Friday 14th July 2017 - RED HOT RETRO - at The Market Inn

8.30

"No, not a vintage porn site. Red Hot Retro are a 'pub rock' band who boldly go where no 'pub rock' bands have gone before. Four ugly but talented musicians performing rock classics and blistering epics that make listeners shout 'S**t, they do this one?'"

Sunday 15th July 2017 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Saturday 15th July 2017 - THE LEWIS CHESSMEN - at The Elephant

9.00
A two piece folk-rock acoustic group from Faversham, Kent
Henry Vinson &  Richard Moores
https://www.facebook.com/TheLewisChessmenBand/

Saturday 15th July 2017 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Note: This will be the last Saturday Morning Classical before the summer break. Resumes Saturday 9th September

Saturday 15th July 2017 - WHEELIE BIN RACE - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

"The annual wheelie bin race this year is being held on the 15th July, the pub is open at 12 midday and the racing starts at 1pm anyone wishing to enter the race can get a bin from the pub to convert into a racing machine. The price for team of 4 to enter is £25 which all goes to the pilgrims hospice. The road will be closed from 12-3pm. There will be live music with the Leigh Highwood Band, b-b-q, outside bar, raffles, auctions, dancing in the street, a great fun day and for a great cause, our local hospice. Everyone welcome to take part or just come along and enjoy the day. Any information required phone the pub & ask to speak to buster or Charlotte."
The Leigh Highwood Band from approx 3pm
(The poster is a PiF production. Hope the pub and Leigh Highwood don't mind.)

Thursday 20th July 2017 - 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 21st July 2017 - TWANG RUMBLE BANG! - at The Sun Inn

8.45

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

Friday 21 July 2017 - JAZZ @ THE ALEX - The Alexander Centre

8pm

Straight-ahead jazz provided by the Andy Bennett Quartet in The Alexander Centre's bar and lounge.

Entry is free, but there will be a retiring collection for the band.

Cabaret style seating - Licensed Bar

A relaxing informal evening to be enjoyed with friends.

Friday 21st July 2017 - THE GRIMMS - at The Market Inn

8.30
Formerly The Brothers Grimm
A hard driving, high energy British R & B band with that ‘Feelgood Factor’. A unique combination of original material and classic numbers given a solid punch of attitude.



Friday 21st July 2017 - ANDREW VARLEY - at The Assembly Rooms

7.30
Faversham Organ & Keyboards Monthly Concerts
Now at The Assembly Rooms

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

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd July 2017 - FAVERSHAM NAUTICAL FESTIVAL



Music:
Cats Pyjamas - Crisis 3 - Doug Wake - Flakey Jake - Helen North - Hog-Eye Men - Lowering The Tone - Martin Young & Pip Ives - Quiet Americans - Rom Shanty Crew - Rough Common - Steam Navigation Band - TEYR - Track Dogs - Up The Creek Uke Band

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Saturday 22nd July 2017 - ORGAN RECITAL, MATTHEW SEARLES - St Mary of Charity Church

7.30
Organ Recital
Matthew Searles
(Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral)

Retiring collection in aid of the Organ Fund

Saturday 22nd July 2017 - 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!)

Saturday 22nd July 2017 - THE KYIV CLASSIC ACCORDION DUO - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45
Free Entry - Retiring Collection

The Kyiv ( Kiev) Classic Accordion Duo

A return visit to Faversham by this talented and sensational duo, this time playing a mixture of old favourites and some stunning new ones
Last year it was pretty much standing room only . The concert is FREE and there will be a retiring collection in aid of the “Hippokrat” Chernobyl Childrens’ charity which continues to do great work with the survivors of the terrible nuclear blast despite a war environment in Ukraine on their doorstep..Any donations gratefully received

The concert will last about one hour and starts at 10.45 but get there early as the organiser (Peter Colmer) will be playing a selection of new arrangements of some well known (and not so well known) popular pieces on the Assembly rooms’ new Bluethner grand piano for the audience to chat to as they come in from about 10.25 - an eclectic piano mix encompassing Edith Piaf, Elton John, David Bowie, Bob Geldof, Brenda Lee and others.

Saturday 22nd July 2017 - THE MARRAKESH EXPRESS - at The Alexander Centre


Friday 28th July 2017 - OPEN MIC - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 8pm

PA and some instruments provided

Friday 28th July 2017 - OLD TOWN SOULS - at The Market Inn

8.30

OTS are a rock outfit from Kent, UK. A band built on the influences of classic British rock along with the more contemporary indie sound.

Formed in the summer of 2012, with additions to the line up in 2014/15, this 4-piece fronted by Kevin Iverson are a strong live outfit. And with original material being recorded for a debut release this summer, Old Town Souls are a band to look out for.


Friday 28th July 2017 - HAPPY DAZE - at The Sun Inn

8.45
Happy Daze
4 piece band playing hits from the 60s right through to the 90s

Saturday 29th July 2017 - THE HAMISH STUART BAND - at The Alexander Centre

8.00
£12 in advance / £15 on the door
"We are thrilled to be hosting a return visit by local music celebrity Hamish Stuart.

Hamish, a member of the Average White Band from 1972 to 1982, went on to work with Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and David Sanborn. He wrote Atlantic Starr's 1986 hit "If Your Heart Isn't in It" and songs for Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, George Benson and Diana Ross. He went on to join Paul McCartney's band (where he switched between guitar and bass as necessary with McCartney) for McCartney's 1989 comeback album, Flowers in the Dirt, and appeared on several other albums as well as playing for McCartney's world tours of 1989 and 1993.

After collaborating on numerous albums for other artists, he recorded his first solo album, Sooner or Later, in 1999, 17 years after leaving the Average White Band, which he released on his own record label, Sulphuric Records. Apart from playing with his own group, the Hamish Stuart Band, and with his fellow Glaswegian guitarist and friend Jim Mullen, Hamish also produced Gordon Haskell and the Swedish singer-songwriter Meja.

In 2006 and 2008 Hamish toured as the bass player with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band; and in 2007, he produced and appeared as a guest vocalist on the album All About the Music, by The All Stars Collective. Along with partner Claire Houlihan and friend Tom Sutton-Roberts, Hamish curates the annual mOare Music Festival in Oare."
For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com