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

Saturday 26th July 2014 - THE ACE FACES - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill


Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th July 2014 - BEER FESTIVAL - at The White Horse, Chilham


1 to 4pm - Open Mic Stage
9 to 11pm - Benzego
1 to 2pm - Frank Statesboro
3 to 5pm - The Redfords
7.30 to 9.30 - Steve 'Boltz' Bolton

There will be a hog roast, BBQ and face painting by 'sorella-love with all my art'

Saturday 26th July 2014 - TRENCH CITY - at The Swan, Teynham

"Trench City is yin and yang, black and white, hot and cool; sounds from all the colours of streetlife sung from the heart. So if you don't like one track try the next, it will be in a totally different style, but always with a beat that sits in your hips and deep lyrics on the lips. Ask us to put a label on it and we would say RockyRootsyAfroFunkyJungleJamalicious, but what is a label?"

Sunday 27th July 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 27th July 2014 - WAX COLLECTOR - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
Wax Collector

"Wax Collector are three members of the infamous Cenet Rox comprising of Keith Seddon on Bass , Nick Hughes and Faversham drummerman 'Jonno' (John Punt) who have got back together after far far too many years. We play a mixture of self penned songs written by Nick and a few covers sprinkled on top . The name derives from an old Cenet Rox song based on the horror fillum House Of Wax.
The songlets cover a wide range of subjects from French chaperones in 'Mamer' to the dubious joys of one way passion in a car 'This Loving Man' played in a wide range of styles from Jazz Waltz to Rumba Rock Folk Twist !.. The songs are delivered by Nicks quirky distinctive vocals which have been likened to a cross between Sparks vocalist Russell Mael and Marc Bolan... So if you're after quirk strangeness and charm Wax Collector are worth checking out."

Sunday 27th July 2014 - ELVIS - at The Market inn

2.30 to 5.00pm

(Note: the above poster has been produced by PiF, apologies to The Market, Elvis, David Cameron and Conservatives for any offence)

Sunday 27th July 2014 - THE BLUES BANDITS - at The Queens Head, Boughton

David Gwilliam's Blues Bandits
The line-up changes form gig to gig, but on most occasions the band will be David Gwilliam - vocals & guitar, Dudley Ross - guitar, Simon Foster - vocals, Noel McCalla - vocals, Richard Kent - drums, Martin Elliott/Felix Krish - bass, keysboards - Paul Jobson/Leigh Highwood

Wednesday 30th July 2014 - KING SIZE SLIM - at Faversham Blues & Jazz Club, The Railway Hotel

King Size Slim is Toby Barelli - an explosive roots and blues musician moulding traditional standards and soring own compositions with explosive musicianship and a unique vocal attack.

Wednesday 30th July 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 1st August 2014 - THE HEY-WIRES - at The Chimney Boy

"We are a teenage cover band from Kent. Our set is diverse and packed with different genres as we all listen to a range of styles.
We all like to bring different things to the band and we feel this gives us a unique edge.
We have been together as a band for a year and a half but have been playing music together since 2008. This gives us a strong bond as a band which means musically we are tight."
Ayo - Percussion.
Eddie - Piano and Vocals.
Frances - Vocals, Guitar and Ukulele.
Josh - Guitar, Vocals and Bass.
Louis - Guitar, Vocals and Bass.
Sophie - Vocals.

Friday 1st August 2014 - STEVE 'BOLTZ' BOLTON - at The Sun Inn


Friday 1st August 2014 - KELLY'S HEROS - at The Market Inn


"There is no dimmer switch in ROCK!"

Friday 1st August 2014 - MUSIC FOR MEDICINE - at Whitstable Labour Club

Benefit gig to raise funds for Medical Aid for Palestinians
music from: The Kamikaze Blues Band
plus speakers
Entrance by Donation
click on poster to enlarge
The Whitstable Labour Club, 12 Belmont road, Whitstable

(PiF: This event is Not 'Quite' Faversham but it is organised by the Faversham & Whitstable Palestine Solidarity Campaign . . .  and it is in a very good cause!)

Friday 1st August 2014 - BIG ORANGE HEAD - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere

Big Orange Head are a 4 piece band that regularly expands to 6 or 7 piece and plays a rocking mix of classics and rareties from the forties through the noughties in their own inimitable style.
Big Orange Head from Public Convenience Records on Vimeo.

Saturday 2nd August 2014 - LAKOTA - at The Ship Inn, Ospringe

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.

Saturday 2nd August 2014 - MILLY MAE - at The Swan, Teynham

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

Thursday 14th August 2014 - THE NEW INVENTIONS - at The Vaults

The New Inventions are an Americana / Alt-Rock band from Canterbury, UK.
Starting out in 2009, The New Inventions have performed all over the UK at gigs and festivals. Their original music, written by front-man Chris Kennedy, combines influences from Americana acts such as Ryan Adams, Wilco, and Joe Henry, with tinges of rock and folk artists such as The Rolling Stones, Mark Knopfler andLaura Marling.

Live music at The Vaults (AKA The Old Wine Vaults) every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

Friday 15th August 2014 - DAVE La - at The Chimney Boy

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.

Friday 15th August 2014 - THE FIX - at The Sun Inn


Friday 15th August 2014 - HEADGAMES - at The Swan, Teynham


Sunday 17th August 2014 - IRISH SESSION - at The Bull, Tanners Street

Do you remember 20 years ago  .  .  .  .  . in a pub opposite the Guildhall drinking beer whilst a bunch of people sang, squeezed their squeeze boxes, played their fiddles, banged on their drum things . . . and we all sang along . . . . (even if we said we didn't like folk-type music)
Well . . . It's back! Some of the same people - same concept - same headache the next morning - it's 1992 all over again! But now at The Bull

Sunday 17th August 2014 - KINGSIZE JONES - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
the band formerly known as 'The Session'

Thursday 21st August 2014 - 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 22nd August 2014 - DAVEY RALPH & THE ROAD BAND - at The Sun Inn

The 'legendary' 
Davey Ralph and The Road Band

Davey Ralph and the Road Band live at Lac de Pontcharal August 2011

Friday 22nd August 2014 - RICHIE PHILLIPS - at The Swan, Teynham


Richie Phillips uses an innovative mixture of electro-acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, beatboxing, vocal harmonies and the latest in loop pedal technology.

Friday 22nd August 2014 - BENZEGO - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere


Thursday 28th August 2014 - THIS IS THE KIT - at Café Live, The Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Café Live, The Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Tickets: Full £8 / Students concession

(PiF Note: This is a Not 'Quite' Faversham listing)