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Sunday 29th May 2016 - BAD BANDITS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
The Bad Bandits are a mix of 2 bands:
 Bad Influence and The Blues Bandits

Sunday 29th May 2016 - THE CAT'S PYJAMAS - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

5.00 to 7.00pm

Ceilidh / Folk Music
"Come along and join in! Song sheets provided."

Sunday 29th May 2016 - 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."



Sunday 29th May 2016 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Tuesday 31st May 2016 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Alexander Centre

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.


Tuesday 31st May 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

Tuesday 31st May 2016 - DAVE WARD, Communication's Worker's Union Leader - at The Abbey School

7.30
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Wednesday 1st June - 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 2nd June 2016 - 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.Open to all those who would like to join in with an instrument, or listen in.

Thursday 2nd June 2016 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Anchor

8pm
The next music quiz will soon be upon us. Thursday June 2nd at The Anchor, Faversham. Although it's a music quiz there will be nods towards this summer's Euro 2016 football feast. We'll also be celebrating the release of Good Times! the first new Monkees album for 20 years. Prizes galore and fun guaranteed. Good Times! indeed.

Thursday 2nd June 2016 - COMEDY CLUB - at The Old Brewery Store

6.30
Entry £5.00
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.


Tickets are only £5. Buy online, call the Box Office on 01795 542285 or collect in person at the Brewery Shop (Court Street, Faversham)!

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Friday 3rd June 2016 - HAPPY DAZE - at The Sun Inn

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

Friday 3rd June 2016 - MISSOURI GUTS - at The George Inn, Newnham

Missouri Gutts - Purveyors of the finest Rusticana

Rust - E - Can records' artists The Missouri Gutts are a three piece, acoustic, americana, folk-rock band from North-West Kent. They play songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, The Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Ronnie Lane as well as their own original songs and arrangements of traditional material.

  • Lee Wellbrook: Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Vocals .
  • Graham Cousins: Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica, Mandolin
  • Nick Bidgood: Bass, Guitar, Vocals

Friday 3rd June 2016 - M.O.D. - at The Market Inn

8.30
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."

Saturday 4th June 2016 - 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 4th June 2016 - KIT & CABOODLE - at The Elephant

8.30
Kit and Caboodle are: Mark Lees and Jim Ransom
(although I'm not sure which one is Kit or Caboodle)

Wednesday 8th June 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 8th June 2016 - STEVE TILSTON - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Steve Tilston
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.

The writer of the classic songs The Slipjigs and Reels, Here’s to Tom Paine and The Naked Highwayman, has also turned author. Steve has published his first novel All for Poor Jack – full of colourful characters it is an historical tale set in Bristol and the New World. It’s a mighty good read and has been enjoyed by the likes of Bob Dylan no less!

Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in 1971 with the classic An Acoustic Confusion and has been turning out quality albums ever since. Life by Misadventure, And So It Goes, Solo Rubato and Such and Such all featuring first-class song- writing, quintessentially English in style and typically Tilston, marking him out as one of this country’s finest writers. Whilst the instrumental Swans at Coole is testament to his guitar virtuosity. Though known as a songwriter, Steve has always had an ear for the tradition and included new interpretations of old favourites on his original recordings. Of Many Hands is his first “all-traditional” album; with unique arrangements of timeless classics. There’s also a “best of” anthology, The Greening Wind and a live album Live Hemistryrecorded on tour with Fairport Convention. Back on song-writing form, he released Ziggurat in 2008 from which A Pretty Penny made it into Acoustic Magazine’s top 50 songs.

He joined an illustrious band of guitarists including Martin Simpson, Michael Messer and Wizz Jones, when he was invited to contribute to the Guitar Maestro series of DVDs; a combination of live studio performance and interviews, revealing the real passion behind these talented musicians…If anyone ever deserved the moniker Guitar Maestro, it’s Steve Tilston!

He’s toured with John Renbourn’s Ship of Fools, in a stunning partnership with traditional singer Maggie Boyle (producing the classic recordings Of Moor and Mesa and All Under the Sun), as guitarist with Ballet Rambert, with Maartin Allcock and Pete Zorn in WAZ! with Brooks Williams in A Transatlantic Song-Swap and with his daughter Martha, in the charming “like father, like daughter…” show. For recent collaborations he teamed up with Yorkshire alt- country band The Durbervilles and old Bristol pals Keith Warmington and Stuart Gordon as the Steve Tilston Trio. His latest project is Writes and Songs with fellow songwriter Jez Lowe.

A celebrated artist in Britain and abroad, winning accolades in Europe, Australia and the USA, others have also recorded his songs. Here’s to Tom Paine is the adopted theme song for the Tom Paine Society of America and it’s rumoured, has featured in Bruce Springsteen’s live set.


http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Thursday 9th June 2016 - FAVERSHAM THURSDAY FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Crown & 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.Open to all those who would like to join in with an instrument, or listen in.

Friday 10th June 2016 - DAVEY RALPH & THE ROAD BAND - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Friday 10th June 2016 - AN EVENING OF SONG - at The Assembly Rooms

FAV-VA-VOOM FESTIVAL OF FAVERSHAM ARTS
7.30pm
CANTERBURY LADIES CHOIR
and
CANTERBURY VOICES

Friday 10th June 2016 - THE BODEGAS - at The Market Inn

8.30

"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


Saturday 11th June 2016 - GOOSEBUMPS - at The Old Brewery Store



7pm     Tickets £8
For ten years the Goosebumps have been cooking up a storm with their highly-entertaining show and lively on-stage performances.

This international band perform their own unique blend of energetic swing, vintage jive, cool jazz, classic rock n roll with a dash of optional soul and funk thrown in for good measure.

Support comes from The Nightingales, a stylish vocal duo with fabulous vocals and a wonderful repertoire of songs from jazz standards, 1940’s vintage style music to jazzy and acoustic versions of current pop songs.


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Saturday 11th June 2016 - 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 11th June 2016 - UKULELE FESTIVAL - at The George Inn, Newnham

1.30 to 6.00pm

Appearing at the Festival:
Doddington Ukulele Movement
George Bartle
Headcorn Ukulele Group
Jon Rissik
Market Inn Strummers
Marmite Ukulele Group
Rye Ukulele Group
Sam Zelaya
Sevenukes
Up The Creek


Sunday 12th June 2016 - ARTISTS IN THE WOODS - at Oare Gunpowder Works


Artists in the Woods, a unique one day event held in the beautiful surroundings of Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, on the outskirts of Faversham. This Year our theme is Nature, Myths and Magic, which unravels along the magical natural pathways of the woods.

Artists will be showcasing their works. Along with this there will be a range of free workshops for children, musical performances, food and beverages, a range of high quality craft work to be seen and a chance to meet your local creatives.

If you have never visited the woods before, it is an opportunity to explore a beautiful nature site, and for those who enjoy Oare already, a chance to see something spectacular.


PiF: There are many annual festivals and events in Faversham but for me, this is by far, the best

Sunday 12th June 2016 - 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 12th June 2016 - CRISIS 5 - at The Market Inn - Fav-Va-Voom

FAV-VA-VOOM FESTIVAL OF FAVERSHAM ARTS
8pm


Americana, Cajun, Bluegrass, Blues,
Chris Sadler, Steve Moreham, Chris Taylor plus double bass and drums.

Admission £7

Wednesday 15th June 2016 - RIBBON ROAD - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Ribbon Road
7.30      Ticket Price £7 / £8
RIBBON ROAD are : Brenda Heslop - Vocals, guitar / Jill Heslop - Vocals, Keyboards / Geoff Heslop - Vocals, guitar

Ribbon Road sing beautifully crafted songs drawing from folk music's long tradition yet relevant to our ever-changing modern times.

Based on tight harmonies and simple instrumental arrangements which accentuate the words, their sound has a powerful directness often missing in contemporary song. 'No Redemption Songs' is absolutely beautiful..a really, really moving album - Brenda has a way of spinning a song out of the truth' Mike Harding- Folk Show - September 2014


http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Thursday 16th June 2016 - 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.Open to all those who would like to join in with an instrument, or listen in.

Thursday 16th June 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

Thursday 16th June 2016 - A CELEBRATION OF SINGING - at The Assembly Rooms

FAV-VA-VOOM FESTIVAL OF FAVERSHAM ARTS
7.30pm
CANTIANA CHOIR
with
West Faversham Community Choir
and Fiddle Faff
Admission £7 on the door

Saturday 18th June 2016 - 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 18th June 2016 - ORGAN RECITAL - at St Mary of Charity Church

7.30 to 8.30
Organ Recital
James Norrey
(Rochester Cathedral)

Free Entry - Retiring Collection

Wednesday 22nd June 2016 - GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9
Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. “The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so” (R2 Magazine).

In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. Following the award win, Russell and Algar toured the country in April and, after completing school and University Exams in May, began touring again at the beginning of June - a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.

After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an “outstanding show of maturity” with “enormous promise”.

The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others.


http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Thursday 23rd June 2016 - FAVERSHAM THURSDAY FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The 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.Open to all those who would like to join in with an instrument, or listen in.

Friday 24th June 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

Saturday 25th June 2016 - 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 June 2016 - THE JO MARTONI JAZZ TRIO - at BinElla, Standard Quay

1pm

Tuesday 28th June 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 29th June 2016 - FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway

8.30

Wednesday 29th June 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 30th June 2016 - 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.Open to all those who would like to join in with an instrument, or listen in.

Friday 1st July 2016 - 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

Saturday 2nd July 2016 - 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 2nd July 2016 GIGS IN THE GARDEN 3 - at The Bull inn

GITG3
Fundraiser for Pilgrims Hospice
More news soon
But opening the event at 3pm will be the new  HAPPY TRAILS
Here's 'Jack of Diamonds recorded on 23rd May:

Thursday 7th July 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 8th July 2016 - KELLY'S HEROS - at The Sun Inn

8.45


"There is no dimmer switch in ROCK!"

Saturday 9th July 2016 - HARROW CHORAL SOCIETY - A CONCERT FOR SUMMER - at St Mary of Charity Church

7.30pm
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This is an unticketed event with a retiring collection to raise money for a new sound system for the church. The programme includes Songs of the Fleet; Stanford, Five Mystical Songs; Vaughan Williams, The Sprig of Thyme; Rutter, O Sacrum Convivium; Tallis. There will be refreshments available during the interval too.