Wednesday 18th January 2017 - THE WATERGRAIN BAND - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
THE WATERGRAIN BAND
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9

Ben Paley, Pip Ives, Geoff Sandford and Martin Young – these accomplished musicians bring to life their take on matters modern and old.

http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Thursday 19th January 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

Thursday 19th January 2017 - STEVE KNIGHTLEY - at Hernhill Village Hall

7.30
STEVE KNIGHTLEY 'LANDLOCKED' IN HERNHILL

"We are very excited to announce that the incredible Steve Knightley will be returning to The Band Company home here in the idyllic Kent village of Hernhill to perform on Thursday 19th January 2017. Steve last joined us in February 2015 as part of his hugely successful ‘Grow Your Own Gig’ tour which saw him performing at a bedrock of 150 intimate rural venues, drawing on his treasure trove of songs of the English countryside." 


More details:

Friday 20th January 2017 - THE CHILLBILLIES - at The Market Inn

8.30
The Chillbillies
"This is Soul - funk - jazz - ska - blues - latin - rock'n'rollin' crazy people having a good time music and all you need to do is listen, enjoy, dance."

"The Chillbillies put their own twist on covers of an eclectic mix of classic tunes, made up of a very versatile 4 piece rhythm section, with high energy vocals and featuring the infamous 'Raging Horns'™. You'll be amazed, amused, astounded!"

Friday 20th January 2017 - THE MCB - at The Sun Inn

8.45

PiF - I think The MCB are the Miles Cookman Band.
If so, 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


Friday 20th January 2017 - DAVID LAST - 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 
neilsonmatthews@hotmail.com

Saturday 21st January 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 22nd January 2017 - RESTLESS RANGERS - at The Phoenix Tavern

4.30 to 7.30
"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 22nd January 2017 - THE BROMPTON EARLS - at The Market Inn

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2.30 to 5.00
Kent based rock and blues band

Tuesday 24th January 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.

Wednesday 25th January 2017 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club - Singers Night 
8.00pm
Admission £2
"Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen and sing the choruses."

Wednesday 25th January 2017 - ABSOLUTE FAITH at FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway

8.30
Absolute Faith are:
Perry White - keyboard.
Steve Wyse - drums.
Steve Freeman - guitar.
Richard Bates - bass guitar.
Al Clarke - harmonica & vocals 

26th, 27th, 28th January 2017 - ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM - at The Arden Theatre


This is a revised, streamlined, modern-dress version of the original 1592 script, as adapted by the Royal Shakespeare Company, based on the nefarious murder of Thomas Arden, Mayor of Faversham, in 1551.

The play is anonymous, although attributed to various writers of the time, including Christopher Marlowe, with possibly some input by William Shakespeare.

Thomas Arden’s wife, Alice, is not only having an affair with local ‘butcher’s boy’, Mosby, but the two of them are planning to murder him, and various failed plots are set in motion. The murder is finally accomplished in Arden’s House, the body hidden in the grounds of the Abbey where it is inevitably discovered, and all those involved are brought to justice – execution in each and every case. The exciting story is coloured by greed, infidelity and violence, while offering a fair degree of comedy.

ARDEN abounds with local colour; the Flower-de-Luce, Boughton, Rainham Down, Sheppey, Faversham Abbey and grounds, as well as the main setting – Arden’s House, which still exists in Abbey Street, the backdrop for a production of the original version in 2004.

ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM is directed by Kevin Piper, assisted by Mary Caryer. Kevin, who also plays Mosby, has appeared in many Arden Theatre productions. Alice is played by Katie Blythe, Arden by Richard Stone, both experienced actors new to the Arden stage, as are several other members of the cast. Established Arden members are also well represented amongst the cast and crew.

Tickets, costing £7.00 / adults and £6.00 / concessionary are available from The Sweet Scene, Preston Street, Faversham, on line – www.ardentheatre.co.uk, or at the door.


(The poster is a PiF production - hope the Arden don't mind)

Saturday 28th January 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 28th January 2017 - FLAWLESS CARBON - at The Vaults

9.00


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.

Saturday 28th January 2017 - MUSIC FOR MIND - at The Market Inn

2 to 11pm
Featuring:
CREEK
WITCHDOCTOR
THE ROCKIN' BADGERS
RICHARD MOORES
SWALE RIDER
RAMSAY COWAN
KEITH DAVIS
MEG GARNER
MARTIN YOUNG

Saturday 28th January 2017 - OARE STRING ORCHESTRA - at West Faversham Community Centre

7.30


Soloist: Ross Winters (Recorders) 

Elgar - Chanson de Matin

Handel - Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 6

Peter Aviss - Recorder Concerto

Elgar - Chanson de Nuit

Telemann - Recorder Concerto in C

Grieg - Holberg Suite



Tickets £12, accompanied school children are admitted free of charge. Tickets available on the door or from the OSO website:

Oare String Orchestra is very pleased to announce that the 2017 season of concerts is again sponsored by Thorneloe & Co., solicitors.
We are also delighted to have received sponsorship from Ozaru Books.

The programme for OSO's 2017 season is available here:

Sunday 29th January 2017 - THE PARKIN LOT - at The Phoenix Tavern

4.30 to 7.30
Jazz Quintet
The Parkin Lot are:
Trombone: Steve Parkin
Guitar: Dave Davidson
Trumpet: Bill Robinson
Bass: Nigel Beckett
Drums: Bill Johnson

Sunday 29th January 2017 - THE BODEGAS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

"The Bodegas have their own niche in amongst the local bands for daring to be a little different.
They never fail to be entertaining with a superbly executed selection of top tunes!"

Martin Haskell KMFM Radio


Sunday 29th January 2017 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Tuesday 31st January 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 2nd February 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!

Thursday 2nd February 2017 - COMEDY CLUB - at The Old Brewery Store

6.30


The Old Brewery Store Comedy Club provides a platform for 7 brilliant up and coming Comedians from Kent and the South-East to showcase their comedic talent.
This month:


The night will be hosted by Sam Wyatt, with performances from Jason Simmons, Gareth Dorrian, Bentley Browning and headliner JAMES REDMOND!
Our two “Introducing…” acts for the evening are Neil O’Rourke & Will Robbins!
Tickets  £10 in advance £7.50. Buy online, call the Box Office on 01795 542285 or collect in person at the Brewery Shop (Court Street, Faversham)!

More details:

Fiday 3rd February 2017 - THE LOST WEEKEND - at The Sun Inn

8.45
Formed in the spring of 1994, just as Britpop was making its impact. Inspired by the resurgence of this MOD based, high energy music, the Lost Weekend began by putting together a set of classic MOD tunes that influenced the whole Britpop scene. This provided an opportunity to mix the set with a rich variety of music, old and new, which we have exploited with great success ever since.

The set today is still constantly changing. With bands like the Kaiser Chiefs, Supergrass, Oasis and the Fratellis the evidence of a 40 year old influence is very apparent. Great news, for The Lost Weekend are always looking to expand on their huge back catalogue of stonking tunes.

The band line up still consists of 3 of the 4 original members, all of whom are passionate about the music they play. With a laid back approach, the emphasis is to play the songs that have, or will influence generations, songs that will get feet dancing and tunes that will have you humming hours after the gig is over.

Friday 3rd February 2017 - 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!

Saturday 4th February 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 5th February 2017 - IN BLUE - at The Market Inn

Sunday 5th February 2017 - LAURA SNOWDEN - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Laura Snowden - guitar

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

Sunday 5th February 2017 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Tuesday 7th February 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.

Friday 10th February 2017 - FREEDOM CAGE - at The Sun Inn

8.45

"We are a four piece rock band from Maidstone, Kent playing original songs with a few covers.
We like to keep our feet firmly on the ground and appreciate good solid rock with solid drum and bass and driving guitars. We let the music do the talking, and are passionate players who just wants to spread the good word of The Cage \m/"

Friday 10th February 2017 - 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 10th February 2017 - THE STEVE WATERMAN QUINTET - at The Alexander Centre

8pm

For the first in the series of 'Jazz @ the Alex' Steve Waterman Quintet plays the music of Gerry Mulligan

With Steve Waterman on Trumpet & Flugelhorn, Karen Sharp on Baritone Sax,Gareth Williams on Piano, Alec Dankworth on Double Bass and Clark Tracey on Drums

This quintet was put together for the Mainstem CD “NIGHT LIGHTS” to feature the music of Gerry Mulligan. The band features the classic Mulligan compositions “Line For Lyons”, “Walkin’ Shoes”, “Swinghouse”, “Night Lights” and many others all with new arrangements especially written by Steve Waterman for this Quintet of British Jazz Award winners.


Tickets 12     (£10 Concessions)
For tickets contact the Alexander Centre on 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com


(PiF: The poster is a PiF production and will be replaced with the official poster when it is available)

Saturday 11th February 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 11th February 2017 - SHAZIA MIRZA at Phil Zimmerman's No5 Club, The Alexander Centre

Phil Zimmerman’s No5 Club returns with comedy at the Alexander centre on Saturday February 11, when the one-and-only Shazia Mirza headlining with her hit new show 'The Kardashians Made Me Do It'. Revered, applauded, loved and reviled, Shazia Mirza is a comedian and writer, as much recognised for her literary prowess as she is for her unique comedic talents.
Tickets priced at £12.50 
 
Book online: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/385662

Doors open at 7pm and the show, which includes support acts, starts at 8pm.

Tuesday 14th February 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.

Wednesday 15th February 2017 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club - Singers Night 
8.00pm
Admission £2
"Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen and sing the choruses."

Friday 17th February 2017 - 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.


Friday 17th February 2017 - ABSOLUTE FAITH - at The Market Inn

8.30
Absolute Faith are:
Perry White - keyboard.
Steve Wyse - drums.
Steve Freeman - guitar.
Richard Bates - bass guitar.
Al Clarke - harmonica & vocals 

Saturday 18th February 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 19th February 2017 - HULLABALOO - at The Market Inn

2:30 to 5:00
Swing and Jive with a twist on Pop from one of Kent’s best bands

Sunday 19th February 2017 - PIANO DAY with MARISA THORNTON-WOOD - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUIC CLUB
11.00am to 4.00pm

Piano Day with Marisa Thornton-Wood

In March 2016, Faversham Music Club acquired a new piano on loan from the Blüthner Foundation. To celebrate its arrival in the Assembly Rooms, we are hosting our first ever piano day. This will be an opportunity for young performers to perform, play and explore the piano with teacher and piano specialist, Marisa Thornton-Wood. The emphasis of the day will be on having fun and making music together. Audience members are welcome to come to any of these sessions and tea and coffee with be served all day.

For full details of this event including timings and ticket prices go to:

Sunday 19th February 2017 - JAZZ SUNDAY SERVICE - at The Assembly Rooms

4pm

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

Sunday 19th February 2017 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Tuesday 21st February 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 23rd February 2017 - TOM POSTER - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
THURSDAY CONCERT SERIES
7:30 to 10:00pm

Tom Poster - piano

Tickets £14, students and Friends of Faversham Music Club £5, under 16's free

Friday 24th February 2017 - WIRELESS - at The Sun Inn

8.45
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 24th February 2017 - BRAD PITTANCE & THE PIRATES - at The Market Inn

8.30

Saturday 25th February 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 25th February 2017 - ABALICIOUS - at The Old Brewery Store


Entry £15.00 - Advance Tickets: £12.50  Doors 7:00pm
By popular demand, this fabulous tribute to the Swedish popsters is returning to The Old Brewery Store!

From Waterloo to Mamma Mia, from Dancing Queen to SOS, you can be assured of a great evening's entertainment when one of the UK's finest ABBA tribute bands takes to The Old Brewery Store stage. Since they were formed Abalicious have been taking audiences back to the days of platform boots, spangley suits and great music. So come along, sing along and dance to your favourite Abba songs performed by this amazing tribute act.

Supported by The Kickbacks!
NB: Over 18s only. This is a standing event.
Advance tickets are available to purchase online, by calling our Box Office on 01795 542285 & in person at the Brewery Shop (Court Street, Faversham). Advance Tickets are available until midnight on Sunday 19thFebruary 2017.

Saturday 25th February 2017 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The Vaults

9.00
A well known and much loved Faversham band! Playing a wide range of unexpected but well-known covers delivered with raw passion and energy.