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Tuesday 26th July 2016 - 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 July 2016 - DAVE ELLIS & BOO HOWARD - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Dave Ellis & Boo Howard
7.30      Ticket Price £7 / £8

Dave Ellis came down from Liverpool for the London folk club scene in the 70’s. He released a solo album on Sonet records, which some consider to be a classic guitar record of its time and which gave him national exposure on the Old Grey Whistle Test and In Concert.
Dave became a regular at various London haunts such as the Marquee, the Roundhouse and the Lyceum and also played some higher profile gigs, opening for the Edgar Broughton Band at the Rainbow and Rod Stewart at Reading Festival.
In 1979 Dave formed his electric band ‘The Reactors’ which incorporated guitar, drums and keyboards with Boo Howard playing bass and handling most of the vocals.
The band was eventually trimmed down and developed into an electric duo (comprising Dave and Boo) which was renamed ‘Brave Lucy’, and the pair produced their only electric album ‘Snaps’ in 1996 under that name
In 1998 they combined Dave’s intricate guitar work with Boo’s mellow vocals to create something very different and entirely new in the folk and acoustic clubs. Their debut acoustic recording was ‘Maybe I Might Fall’ in 1999.
The songs are intelligently constructed, elegantly articulated and never less than entertaining. The mix is eclectic (from folk to jazz to blues to bluegrass) but the songs are at the heart of it all, served by imaginative and stylish arrangements and by the singing and playing of two seasoned, wholly in tune musicians.

Their CDs have a classy polished sound - testament to the pair’s familiarity with the recording process and of their ability to write and perform at a level every bit the equal of their major label peers.
Their live act has now been honed to perfection in the folk clubs where they have developed a large faithful following in the south of England.


Wednesday 27th July 2016 - ABSOLUTE FAITH at FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway

8.30

Friday 29th July 2016 - THE BERNIE WATTS BAND - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Friday 29th July 2016 - 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...

Saturday 30th July 2016 - DUTCH COURAGE - at The Vaults

8.30 (ish)

From Canterbury, Dutch Courage are "an original two-piece hillbilly folk rock band that combine sexy blues riffs with double-time folk rhythms!"

Wednesday 3rd August 2016 - 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 August 2016 - 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 5th August 2016 - HAPPY TRAILS - at The Market Inn

8.30
Happy Trails are:

  • AL Clark
  • Richard Bilous
  • Geoff Sandiford
  • Adrian Madden
  • Tom Fairs

An insight into the rehearsals of the band "Happy Trails" as they prepare for the Broadstairs Folk Festival. Filmed, Edited and Produced by Dominic Sandiford.

Friday 5th August 2016 - GOOSEBUMPS - at The George Inn, Newnham

8.30

Sunday 7th August 2016 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 7th August 2016 - 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 7th August 2016 - GENTLEMAN TIM & THE CONTENDERS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Wednesday 10th August 2016 - THE BLUES JAM - at The Market Inn

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
  • John Howitt, bass
  • Alan King, drums
  • Sturry Slim, vocals/harp

Wednesday 10th August 2016 - 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."

Friday 12th August 2016 - FLAWLESS CARBON - at The Sun Inn

8.45



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.

Friday 12th August 2016 - 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!

Wednesday 17th August 2016 - 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 August 2016 - 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

Saturday 20th August 2016 - ORGAN RECITAL - at St Mary of Charity Church

7.30 to 8.30
Organ Recital
Adrian Bawtree
(Canterbury Cathedral)

Free Entry - Retiring Collection

Wednesday 24th August 2016 - 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."

Friday 26th August 2016 - 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

Sunday 28th August 2016 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Sunday 28th August 2016 - THE BLUE DEVILS - at The Anchor

6:30 to 9:00

The Blue Devils

with Andy Newmark guesting


"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."

Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August 2016 - KENT CHROME & CRUISERS 2016 - at The Abbey School

Classic & Custom Vehicle Show
including music from:
Lonnie Donegan Jnr
Scott Elvis & Legal Tender
Mean 'an My Lady


Tuesday 30th August 2016 - 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 31st August 2016 - FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway

8.30

Wednesday 31st August 2016 - 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 1st September 2016 - 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 2nd September 2016 - THE SOOZUNS - at The George Inn, Newnham

8.30

Friday 2nd September 2016 - GUITARRA ROMANTICA with ROBERT DURY - at Doddington Church

7.30
THE SUN INN 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2016 

FRIDAY

8.45 
BAD PANDAS

For more details about the Sun Inn, band / artist information including video and sound clips and to see who is performing here over the weekend as well - click:  HERE
THE ALEXANDER CENTRE 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2016

SATURDAY

1.00 - THE TREBLE MAKERS (Abbey / QE students)

2.00 - FLAWLESS CARBON

3.00 - NEW OLD WORLD

4.00 - AB & THE UNDERCLASS

5.00 - PARAGRAPH 1

6 to 7.30 - GREEN DIESEL

For more details about the Alexander Centre, band / artist information including video and sound clips and to see who is performing on Saturday as well - click:  HERE

Saturday 3rd September 2016 - THE JOHNNY GREEN BLUES BAND - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

8pm
THE SUN INN 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2016
SATURDAY


12pm (and all afternoon) - THE FEZ HEADS

8.45pm - WIRELESS

For more details about the Sun Inn, band / artist information including video and sound clips and to see who is performing on Sunday as well - click:  HERE

THE ALEXANDER CENTRE 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2016
SUNDAY


1.00 to 1.45 - RUNNING HARE

2.00 to 2.45 - THOMAS ASHBY

3.00 to 3.45 - CHARLEY BLUE

4.00 to 4.45 - FUNKE & THE TWO TONE BABY
5.00 to 6.30 - CREEK

For more details about the Alexander Centre, band / artist information including video and sound clips and to see who is performing on Saturday as well - click:  HERE
THE SUN INN 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2016
SUNDAY

2pm - DAVEY RALPH & THE ROAD BAND


For more details about the Sun Inn, band / artist information including video and sound clips and to see who is performing on Saturday as well - click: HERE

Wednesday 7th September 2016 - 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."

Wednesday 14th September 2016 - THE BLUES JAM - at The Market Inn

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
  • John Howitt, bass
  • Alan King, drums
  • Sturry Slim, vocals/harp

Wednesday 14th September 2016 - 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 15th September 2016 - 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 16th September 2016 - THE NARRATONES - at The Sun Inn

8.45
"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

PiF: probably one of the best bands playing in Faversham (the poster's a bit naff though)

Tuesday 20th September 2016 - 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 September 2016 - 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."