For live music / live bands / gigs in Faversham, Kent showing dates and venues / pubs

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Swan, Teynham

8.00 to 9.30 (ish)
Free Music Quiz
Prizes and fun guaranteed! (more fun than prizes :o)

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - SUNJAY BRAYNE - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club
Sunjay Brayne
Ticket Price £7 / £8

(PiF: Sunjay has a new album just out. There is an excellent review on 'Folk Radio UK', here's the link:  I don't pretend to be a folk aficionado but Folk Radio Uk has an excellent range of information and reviews plus a really good radio streaming service: - I expect a lot of people already know about the station). . .  Back to the Folk Club supplied info . . . 

"Winner of the Wath Festival Young Performers Award 2012, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee 2012 & New Roots Competition Finalist 2012, Sunjay’s accolades are formidable for somebody who turned 19 just a few months ago. It’s a testimony to how hard he has been working, travelling all over the country since the release of his first album ‘Seems So Real’, performing whenever and wherever possible. Whether headlining or supporting, in 2012 Sunjay played just over 100 gigs. So is it any wonder that he’s now embarking on a Tour right through to August, with dates already in the calendar up to the end of 2014? To my mind it’s no surprise he has achieved as much as he has, few so young are prepared to work so hard. The list of people Sunjay has supported is endless; Chris Smither, Phil Beer, a string of dates with John Renbourn & Wizz Jones, Terry Reid & even Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash! Sunjay reputation is growing all the time and as it does the demand for his music grows too.

Reminiscent of Ralph McTell, John Martyn & Jackson C. Frank, aged 19 Sunjay is perhaps the last of the ‘1960’s’ guitar players. His voice is authoritative and “brings a depth of meaning to all the songs he sings that belie his age,” yet it is somewhat underrated (an issue which Sunjay was keen to address with this single). Influenced by the blues, but drawing heavily from genres such as Folk, Country & Rock, from here he can only go from strength to strength, having already built a solid platform with his many accolades. From national radio play to mainstage festival appearances Sunjay Brayne is a real talent, staying true to his roots, doing things his/the old fashioned way. While many of his generation are relying on YouTube and praying that they go viral, Sunjay is out there playing the gigs, building his audience and getting better with every day that he’s out there. As Sunjay says, “AC/DC didn’t need the internet, neither do I”.

You’d think that after having produced this single, Sunjay would be taking a step back and focusing on touring…but as well as touring, Sunjay is already back in the studio, producing a full length album for release at the end of the year/beginning of next. After hearing this single, I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to being involved in it… "
- Eddy Morton, 2013

Thursday 23rd October 2014 - PIATTI STRING QUARTET - at Queen Elizabeth's School


Haydn – String Quartet in C major, p. 76 no 3

Ravel – String Quartet in F major.

Beethoven – String Quartet in F major, Op 59 no 1.

Tickets £12 (£6 students)
For more details and to buy tickets:

Thursday 23rd October 2014 - ELECTRIC BLUES REVOLUTION - at The Vaults

Four piece band returning to the days of the late 60s/early 70s and the blues explosion that shook the world.

Friday 24th October 2014 - MILLY MAE - at The Chimney Boy

Singer /songwriter Milly Mae and her band
R&B / Soul / Funk
Vocals- Claire Millbank
Drums- Craig Shephard
Bass- Brian Reynolds
Keys- Bradley Jacobs
Guitars- Lee Franklin

Friday 24th October 2014 - THE BLUES BANDITS - at The Market Inn

David Gwilliam's Blues Bandits

Saturday 25th October 2014 - DREAMLANDS - at The Arden Theatre


 October 25th 2014 at 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm.

Dreamlands is back at the Arden for two performances as part of the Canterbury Festival 2014 Umbrella.

The Really Promising Company’s musical performance is inspired by Turner’s paintings of Kent. Dreamlands is a poignant tale of loves lost and found and fading memory. A confused elderly lady takes one final nostalgic trip to Margate with her daughter – the places she visits remind her vividly of her youth, her hopes and dreams and her first love.

The show celebrates the beauty and history of Margate and East Kent and is interwoven with events and characters from the area’s history. Members of the Really Promising Company have written the script and the musical score and produced artworks which perform a central role in the performance.

The script and lyrics are the work of Jane Jones, a dentist in Faversham and the music has been specially written by a young, local composer Lewis Edmunds, who is also the musical director. Dreamlands is performed by a dedicated company of enthusiastic amateurs with a professional sound.

Dreamlands.......what the audience thought......

'Dreamlands was magnificent........ the writing was masterly, taking us on all sorts of interesting historical diversions......... the music was also a triumph, covering so many musical genres...... truly something for everyone!'

'Congratulations to RPC on the fantastic musical. Dreamlands......... a very enjoyable evening!'

Saturday 25th October 2014 - FAVERSHAM CHORAL SOCIETY AUTUMN CONCERT - at St Mary of Charity Church


Dom del Nevo will be conducting:
  • Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
  • Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens
  • Vaughan Williams: Five Folk Songs
  • Richard Sisson: BirdSongs

Richard Sisson (who was one half of Kit and the Widow) will play the piano, and Adam Kowalcyzk, for whom a solo in Sisson’s Five Songs was written will sing tenor and treble will be provided by Faversham’s own Ioan Saul.

Tickets £10, which include a glass of wine are available at Carter’s Newsagents, Market Place Faversham or on the door.

Saturday 25th October 2014 - OPEN MIC - at The White Horse, Chilham

"This Saturday we have the wonderful C.J hosting her infamous Open Mic Night from 8.30pm
Put on those dancing shoes and dance the night away with us."

Come and perform, or just watch & listen, or join in with percussion, or all of the above! Full PA etc and all abilities & genres very welcome.

(PiF has decided that Chilham is now part of Greater Faversham)

Saturday 25th October 2014 - 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 25th October 2014 - MICK KENTON - at The Swan, Teynham


Mick Kenton - Solo guitarist and former frontman of the group 'Kenny'. A lively mix of old and new covers including a bit of glam rock!

Sunday 26th October 2014 - PASS THE CAT - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Sunday 26th October 2014 - WAYNE BRIDLE - at The Wheel Inn, Westwell

chilled acoustic

(this is a Not 'Quite' Faversham event)

Sunday 26th October 2014 - THE GRANDADS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
Some say . . The Fabulous Grandads!
Classic rock from the 60s 70s & 80s

Sunday 26th October 2014 - NICO RAMSDEN & FRIENDS - at The Phoenix Tavern

6.00 to 8.30

Sunday 26th October 2014 - CULTURED PEARL - at The Plough, Lewson Street

2 to 5pm
"Acoustic music for the pre rap generation."
From Slide Blues to Wistful Folk, Bluegrass to Reggae, Cultured Pearl take classic songs from the 60's to the present day and rearrange them with an acoustic twist. They appeal to those who appreciate fine songwriting, a smooth acoustic sound, and a chilled out vibe.

Sunday 26th October 2014 - FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

Wednesday 29th October 2014 - CHILLI JAM - at The Java House Cafe

Wednesday 29th October 2014 - JAM NIGHT - at The Swan, Teynham

from 8.30ish

Jam Night with Adam Vee and friends

Wednesday 29th October 2014 - FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway

with this week:

Wednesday 29th October 2014 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club - Singers Night 
Admission £1
"Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen and sing the choruses."

Friday 31st October 2014 - ALMASTY - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere

from 8pm

Friday 31st October 2014 - FLAWLESS CARBON - at The Chimney Boy

9 to 11

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 31st October 2014 - THE VIOLET JIVE - HALLOWEEN - at BinElla, Standard Quay

from 7.30

'A Retro Swing sound with Feverish Latino curves and a cool dark Alternative twist!

Musical ‘Mixologists’ Steve Spall & The Violet Jive offer up a voluptuous Tiki style cocktail of sounds combining Swing, Latin, Blues, Salsa, Jazz, Rockabilly & Beyond. The line up features Guitar/Vocals, Double Bass/Vocals & Drums for your toe tapping pleasure!

Friday 31st October 2014 - THE KICK THRILLS - at The Red Lion, Hernhill

The Kick Thrills
from 8pm
(fancy dress optional)

Friday 31st October 2014 - LAKOTA - at The Market Inn


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 31st October 2014 - THE REGULATORS - at The Swan, Teynham

Beer Festival    Fancy Dress
The Regulators
"The Regulators, a North Kent hard rock band of seasoned musicians covering classic tracks from the 70’s up to present day. Our catalogue of covers includes artists such as Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones through to Kings of Leon and The Killers. All played in our own unique style, The Regulators way!"

Saturday 1st November 2014 - GARETH RICHARDS at PHIL ZIMMERMAN'S NO5 CLUB - The Arden Theatre

click on poster to enlarge
Tickets £15 available from Sweetscene or online at:

Tickets can also be purchased by emailing: Arrangements will then be made to deliver the tickets to you by post or personal delivery, on receipt of a cheque or cash, and you will only need to pay postage rather than the £1.50 online booking fee.

Engaging observational comedy, inspired one-liners and mischievously funny songs have made Gareth Richards an instant hit on the comedy circuit. 2010 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee, he can be heard every Saturday morning on Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio show.

Saturday 1st November 2014 - 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 1st November 2014 - KEY STREET - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm - Key Street

Hailing from the Sittingbourne and Maidstone area Key Street are a five piece band specialising in Retro Rock with a Blues influence. Their material stems from a diverse selection of artistes such as the Rolling Stones, Wilson Picket and the Kinks to the more contemporary Imelda May, Gin Wigmore, Snow Patrol and many more.
  • Mike Akhurst - Lead guitar / backing vocals
  • Steve Hubbard - Vocals / rhythm guitar
  • Nicola Kelly - Bass / backing vocals
  • David Price - Saxophone
  • Tony Richman - Drums

Saturday 1st November 2104 - CLEANING IN FAVERSHAM - The Market Place

"Organised by the Town Council, this event is one of a twice yearly clean up session to bring home to residents the need to keep our town litter free.

We meet in the Market opposite the Guildhall - outside the pet shop - at 10.30 and work until 12 noon then we retire to the Guildhall for refreshments."

Note: This is not a music event but PiF was asked to include this event. So this is:
Cleaning in Faversham
which is quite apt!

Sunday 2nd November 2014 - MASHVILLE - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
MASHVILLE is an Americana band based in Kent, UK. Influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, Wilco, The Deep Dark Woods (the list goes on..), the band has been carving out a slightly more unique sound than normal on the South East UK live music circuit.

With perhaps more hints of alt-country than country, don't be fooled by the name - this ain't no country band (the name was actually inspired by an Alabama 3 track). Our music is a blend of fresh, original, dynamic songs and obscure covers we think you'll like.

Sunday 2nd November 2014 - STORMY MONDAY - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Sunday 2nd November 2014 - 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."

Wednesday 5th November 2014 - ABBEY UKULELE PLAYERS - at Graveney Village Hall

Wednesday 5th November 2014 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Swan, Teynham

8.00 to 9.30 (ish)
Free Music Quiz
Prizes and fun guaranteed! (more fun than prizes :o)

5th & 6th November 2014 - "IT'S A LONG, LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY FROM FLANDERS FIELDS" - at The Arden Theatre

The Arden Faversham Nov 5th and 6th at 7.45

Katapult Theatre Company (Kent Equity Members) is presenting a new commemoration review exploration of the songs and poetry of the First World War in The Arden theatre Faversham on Wed 5th and Thurs 6th Nov at 7.45 
With a special focus on the way women were changed by and involved in the war, the show presents less well known material by soldiers, nurses, journalists, factory workers and performers, as well as many familiar and popular songs of the time. Mixing pieces on the pity and horror of war with coarse humour, and tender songs with trench bred comic parodies, this show promises to be always entertaining, provocative and full of surprises.
American Broadway songs rub shoulders with bitterly ironic poems and Victorian sentimentality meets ragtime. We hear from those whose job it was to fight the enemy and those committed to healing the injured regardless of nationality. We hear the voice of a woman enjoying working on the busses and the orders of a struggling Field Marshall.
In the centenary year of the outbreak of hostilities in 1914, ‘It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary from Flanders Fields’ makes a new contribution to the reawakening of interest in the first world war and its consequences for so many people.
Katapult is returning to The Arden a year after presenting ‘On The Halls’, which went on to tour throughout the southeast and enjoyed a short run in London. The company is dedicated to bringing new and original theatre to audiences in Kent and is run entirely as an actors’ co-operative. The Criterion is a new venue for the company.
Cast: Julia Burnett, Ann Lindsey Wickens,
Marie Kelly, Alan Simmons
Musical Director: David Harding
Directed and Devised by: Michael Thomas

Retiring collection in support of Help for Heroes

Tickets are on sale from The Arden Theatre Faversham 01795 531600

Wednesday 5th November 2014 - FIREWORK DISPLAY - at The Red Lion, Hernhill

Free Firework Display
plus hog roast (£3.50 a roll)
from 6pm