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Friday 6th March 2015 - 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 6th March 2015 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The George Inn, Newnham

8.30

Friday 6th March 2015 - BAD PENNIES - at The Market Inn

8.30pm 
BAD PENNIES


"Top Dollar Rock and Blues No Short Change - No Dodgy Notes"


Friday 6th March 2015 - 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 6th March 2015 - THE CHILLBILLIES - at The Plough, Stalisfield

9.00 - 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!"

Saturday 7th March 2015 - BRUISE - at The White Horse, Chilham

8.30


Saturday 7th March 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 7th March 2015 - MATT BROOKES - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm

Saturday 7th March 2015 - THE BOOGIE MEN - at The Elephant

8.30
Rocking Blues and more … 
John Kitt, slide guitar and vocals and Tom Fairs, bass and foot percussion.

Sunday 8th March 2015 - THE BLUES BANDITS - at The Anchor

David Gwilliam's Blues Bandits
6.30 to 9.00

including Simon Foster on vocals!

Sunday 8th March 2015 - MOROCCAN MOLE - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

"East Kent's finest post-punk / new wave covers band are rockin' the underground - can you hear it?"

Sunday 8th March 2015 - MATT JENKINS & FRIENDS - at The Phoenix Tavern

6.00 to 8.30

Wednesday 11th March 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 11th March 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 12th March 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.

Thursday 12th March 2015 - FAVERSHAM MISSION BRASS IN CONCERT - at The Alexander Centre


 7.30 p.m.

Admission £5.00
In aid of Happy Endings Rescue





Friday 13th March 2015 - THE ROCKSTOX - at The Sun Inn


8.45

Rockstox Facebook

Friday 13th March 2015 - RUBBER BISCUIT - at The Market Inn

8.30pm
"Rubber Biscuit is a 12 piece Rhythm 'n' Blues and Soul band. The band is renowned for its "big sound" brought about by a three piece horn section, up to five vocalists, and four piece rhythm section."

Friday 13th March 2015 - DAVE LA - at The Chimney Boy

9.00
Dave La originates from Liverpool and is now on the circuit in Kent after years of being absent from the music world.
Daves's past history has taken him through some cool adventures in Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal as a duo called Calmer Waters with good friend Kelvin Barr. Dave also played in the Liverpool band The Urchins as bass/vocalist who's members have now gone on to play in the Pete Best Band (Tony Flynn) and Stacked Actors (Sean Prescott). Dave has experience of live radio where he played guitar and backing vocals for Andrea Marshall at the BBC as well as a highlight gig with over 3,000 people at Santa Pod raceway for the VW Bug Jam, No Worries Festival.

After years of working in dock yards and building sites Dave has decided life was too short doing a day job you don't enjoy. So, with this in mind Dave finally returned to the one thing he is most passionate about.

Dave now enjoys small to medium gigs playing live covers from the likes of Eric Clapton, Paul Weller, Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, The Verve, Sting, Oasis, Crowded House, The Kinks, R.E.M, Ocean Colour Scene, ETC, ETC........and invites you to come along to the gigs and simply sit back and enjoy the totally live sound without backing tracks.

Saturday 14th March 2015 - CLUB MILK - at The Alexander Centre

3.00 to 5.30
Daytime Clubbing for
Babies  Toddlers  Families
with 
DJ Ben Macklin
Licensed Bar - Sensory Play + More
Tickets £7
Tickets available from The Alexander Centre or online at:


More details at Club Milk's Facebook Page:

and you can bring along children up to 10 years old

Saturday 14th March 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 14th March 2015 - MATT BLACK - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm

"Matt Black was formed to bring talented musicians together and provide pub and function audiences with a huge variety of songs from many different musical genres and eras. If you come to see us, you are never more than a couple of songs away from one of your favourite numbers or artists!!

Fun is the name of the game for us too - we've all played in many bands over the years who take themselves too seriously and who don't actually enjoy gigging - but we love what we do and it is important for us that our audience goes away with smiles on their faces!!!"


Saturday 14th March 2015 - THE NARRATONES - at The Market Inn

8.30

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
http://www.narratones.com/

Saturday 14th March 2015 - TAKING CARE OF VEGAS - at The Old Brewery Store


After a successful Hop Festival appearance in 2014, Sheps have asked TCV to appear at their renowned venue!
Taking Care of Vegas are a 7 piece Vegas style show band, featuring the music of Elvis Presley.


Doors 7pm
Tickets £8 available from:
The Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre
or online:

Saturday 14th March 2015 - UNDER THE WOOD, ACOUSTIC - at The White Horse, Chilham

8.30
The 'Acoustic' UTW

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


Wednesday 18th March 2015 - ARCHIE FISHER - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club
Archie Fisher
7.30    
Ticket Price £7 / £8
An avid horseman and master guitarist, singer and songwriter Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost Folk music troubadour. He is known in his homeland for a 27-year tenure as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth.

Archie was born in Glasgow into a large singing family, which yielded three professional singers—Archie and his sisters Ray and Cilla Fisher. Constant music combined with his father’s appreciation of many musical styles (opera, vaudeville, traditional ballads) proved to be a heavy influence on Archie’s music while his mother, a native Gaelic speaker from the Outer Hebrides, was a strong influence on the lyrical quality of his songwriting.

Wednesday 18th March 2015 - ABBEY UKULELE PLAYERS - at All Saints Church, Graveney

2 to 4

Thursday 19th March 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.

Thursday 19th March 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

Friday 20th March 2015 - 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 20th March 2015 - KELLY'S HEROS - at The Market Inn

8.30


"There is no dimmer switch in ROCK!"

Friday 20th March 2015 - THE ANGELO TRISTAN BAND - at The Chimney Boy

9 to 11pm
"The Angelo Tristan Band formed in London during 2010 , playing a unique form of Southern Rock with a Country Twist. Due to Angelo’s strive for perfection the band formed with Angelo on Guitar and a group of talented session musicians. In 2012 he released his first EP titled “Angelo Tristan The EP” (available on Itunes). They played shows until late 2013 when Angelo moved down to Broadstairs.
After moving to Broadstairs it was a struggle to arrange rehearsals and gigs where everyone could attend. This made Angelo go on a hunt for local musicians with the same drive as him. After months of searching in April of 2014 he found three extremly talented musicians in the form of Ant Le Surf, Adam Keeler and Jack Bently Smith. This became the start of a new era for the band and Angelo, when they were confident with the existing material, and after writing some special new tracks; they put themselves on the gig circuit and filled 2 months of gigs immediately."




Saturday 21st March 2015 - 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 21st March 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 21st March 2015 - LEE AND THE HOTRODS - at The Swan, Teynham

9pm
Lee and the Hot Rods are a classic Rock 'N' Roll band based inKent playing all the much loved rock and roll songs from the golden oldie days of the 50's and 60's and more.

Sunday 22nd March 2015 - 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 22nd March 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 22nd March 2015 - THE NIGEL FEIST BAND - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Wednesday 25th March 2015 - DAN WALSH - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club
Dan Walsh
7.30    
Ticket Price £7 / £8
Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). He has two critically acclaimed solo albums with another on the way in spring and many tours of the UK and recent successful trips to Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances on stage and on record with the Levellers and Seth Lakeman, this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world.

His eclectic and innovative approach has led to many exciting collaborations alongside his solo work and the UFQ including tours with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson and recent work with sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan as well as Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard. He also retains a passion for outreach work and through the prestigious Live Music Now scheme has performed throughout the UK in hospices, hospitals, special schools and care homes. He also teaches banjo both in person and over skype.

Wednesday 25th March 2015 - FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway


Thursday 26th March 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 27th March 2015 - GLAMWEAZEL - at The Market Inn

8.30

"Glamweazel were born out of the ashes of seminal 80’s cult band One the Juggler, following a successful 25th reunion gig in 2009.

Jerry T Jones (vcls/guitar) and Colin Minchin (guitar) realised that their collective musical juices were still flowing, and started working together initially as a studio project.

The first album, Mask Parade was released on their own Real Vision Records in 2010 to critical acclaim, but the temptation of treading the boards again was the driving motivation behind Glamweazel‘s second release, Apocalypstick, which was recorded live in the studio and inspired by the “cosmic mirror ball” of the early 70’s, perfectly captured in their single Thursday Night 1972.

Gigs and festivals followed in the summer of 2012 to great response, and the band went back into the studio in to record Illusion, Lies and Butterflies, from which the single Fleeting Moment was released.

Glamweazel returned to the studio with an exciting new line up in 2013, and with Paul Byfield on bass and Dave Lowe on drums are releasing their fourth album Commuterville in May 2013."


PiF: Listened to some of the tracks on the soon to be released new album 'Art Of The Meltdown' and was surprised by just how good they are! 
Clever, wistful songwriting and sung in a style that reminds me of Robyn Hitchcock (that's a compliment!) - particularly like the guitar. I never usually attempt to write reviews of bands, but on this occasion - I just have to!
Their recent album Commuterville is on Spotify.

Friday 27th March 2015 - FOOTLOOSE - at The Chimney Boy

9 to 11

Friday 27th March 2015 - THE LOST WEEKEND - at The Sun Inn

8.45 The Lost Weekendformed 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.

Saturday 28th March 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 28th March 2015 - FAVERSHAM CHORAL SOCIETY SPRING CONCERT - at St Mary of Charity Church

FAVERSHAM CHORAL SOCIETY

Spring Concert 2015
7.30pm
Director of Music Andrew Storey
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Vivaldi: Magnificat
Handel Organ Concerto in F 
Haydn: Missa Brevis
Jordan Meakin: Organ
Faversham Choral Society Chamber Orchestra
Lucy Cox: Soprano

Tickets £10 at the door
or from Carter's Newsagents, Market Place, Faversham

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 - 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 - 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.

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