Friday 20th October 2017 - THE CHILLBILLIES - at The Market Inn

8.30
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!"

Friday 20th October 2017 - DAVID THOMAS - at The Assembly Rooms

7.30
Faversham Organ & Keyboards Monthly Concerts
Now at The Assembly Rooms

Tickets are £7.50 and more details can be obtained from Neilson Matthews on 01795 590558 
NEW website:

Friday 20th October 2017 - FLEETWOOD BAC - at The Alexander Centre

7:30 pm

Tickets £14

Fleetwood Bac are considered the world's most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute band (rated one of the Top 5 UK Touring Tribute Shows by The Times newspaper!). Endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, they're the first ever band to replicate the legendary 'Rumours' line-up of Stevie/Christine/ Lindsey/John/Mick.

Fleetwood Mac are one of the best-selling bands of all time, with their special blend of soft rock/blues rock and British blues selling over 100 million records. Fleetwood Bac play Fleetwood Mac with all the passion, chemistry and energy of the classic 1970s/80s 'Rumours era'. They've been praised by Stevie Nicks' own website, many Fleetwood Mac fansites and original Fleetwood Mac guitarist, Peter Green, has been to see them.

If you love Fleetwood Mac, this is a tribute show you won't want to miss - this band has played around the world: Dubai, the Cayman Islands, Monte Carlo, St Tropez...and now Faversham.
For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Friday 20th October 2017 - THE NARRATONES - at The Sun Inn

8.45





In PiF's view - one of the very best bands playing in Faversham!









Saturday 21st October 2017 - THE NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC QUIZ - at The Freewheel, Graveney


"Many of you will know that our monthly General Ignorance Quiz Night is very popular.

So we’re planning to run some occasional extra quizzes.

We’re kicking off with a Music Quiz on Saturday 21 October. In our normal style of not too hard but also not too easy, this is a quiz covering the pop repertoire from the 1950s to near enough the present day. And as ever, we don’t take things too seriously, it’s all about having a fun night out."

We don’t charge to take part in our quizzes, but we do encourage a donation towards our charity of the month, which in October is Beating Bowel Cancer.

Call us on 01795 538143 to book your team table.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October 2017 - HOW I BECAME A PIRATE - at The Arden Theatre

Saturday - 2.30 and 5.30pm
Sunday - 2.30pm
Why are the members of the Herne Bay Musical Theatre Society coming to the Arden?…
…because they AAAARRRGGGG!



Tickets are £5 and are available from hbmts.ticketsource.co.uk

Saturday 21st October 2017 - TEAM VIKING - at The White Lion, Selling

9pm
"The second of our events from The Inn Crowd, we are really looking forward to this and expect it to be well attended. Tickets are £5 each and can be purchased at The White Lion.
We hope to bring more of these performances to the pub next year so any feedback will be gratefully received."


Five years ago, James’s best friend Tom was diagnosed with heart cancer and given three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full Viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious, heart-lifting and outlandish story of how James actually gave his mate the send-off he wanted. Featuring live music, side-splitting anecdotes and even a real Viking helmet, James Rowland’s Team Viking is a comic ode to death and friendship.

As accomplished storytelling as you could hope to see. To call it a comedy about friendship, mourning and terminal illness – which on one level it is – would in no way convey what a joyous thing it is. Pick of the Festival ***** The Stage


Saturday 21st October 2017 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Saturday 21st October 2017 - ELECTRIC 80's SHOW - at The Old Brewery Store

7pm


Entry £12.50 - Advance Tickets: £10.00 Doors 7:00pm
Experience that magical decade again with this pitch-perfect tribute show!
The 80s was the decade of Rubik’s cubes, pedal pushers, ra-ra skirts, shoulder pads, cassette players, Walkmans and amazing bands that took pop and electronic music to the top of the charts. The Electric Eighties Show recreates that atmosphere with great costumes, backdrops, lighting and an outstanding cast of singers and dancers performing favourite hits from the likes of Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, The Pet Shop Boys, Buggles, The Human League, Nik Kershaw, Dead or Alive, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Simple Minds and many more.
Tickets are available to purchase online, by calling our Box Office on 01795 542016 & in person at the Brewery Shop (Court Street, Faversham). Advance Tickets are available until midnight on Sunday 15th October.

Saturday 21st October 2017 - UNDER THE WOOD (ACOUSTIC) - at The Elephant

8.30
A well known and much loved Faversham band! Playing a wide range of unexpected but well-known covers delivered with raw passion and energy.

Sunday 22nd october 2017 - THE THREE MUSKETEERS (for 5 to 91 year olds) - at The Alexander Centre

2pm


Adults £9, Children £7

Slapstick comedy trio 'The Three Half Pints' (as seen on CBeebies) come to Faversham with their hilarious act 'The Three Musketeers'. The performance is suitable for 5-11 year olds and has been described as 'hilarity to the point of exhaustion' by The Stage. Given 5 stars by Mumsnet and Three Weeks, this is a performance that you and your children will love. A perfect half-term treat for you, your children, your friends' children and your children's friends!
For tickets contact 

or call 01795 594460

Booking also now available online via EventBrite -
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-three-musketeers-tickets-38333348076

Sunday 22nd October 2017 - TIM EDEY - at The Gulbenkian, Canterbury

8pm
PiF - OK this is not a Faversham event but Tim is a Faversham man:

Tim Edey was voted BBC Radio Two’s Musician of the year 2012 (BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS).
He is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Natalie MacMaster, Altan, Capercaillie, Lunasa and Julie Fowlis to name a few. He is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today! Tim’s live solo shows are a stunning mix of world music inspired instrumental virtuosity, with a Celtic, classical, contemporary and jazz world roots theme.

Tickets £14:

Sunday 22nd October 2017 - THE BROMPTON EARLS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
Kent based rock and blues band

Sunday 22nd October 2017 - THE ANDY BENNETT QUINTET - at The Elephant

From 1pm

a relaxed jazz afternoon

Sunday 22nd October 2017 - THE ANTWERP DEADHEADZ - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00


Traditional Belgicana Twistz

Description: "Stef Pisteffo & Antwerp Deadheadz zijn een vrijgevochten Belgicana straatact met straffe muzikale roots. Verwacht je aan een serie gemutileerde Vlaamse Chansons. De deadheadz draaien de songs van Wim de Craene, Miel Cools en Louis Neefs door de ukulele, wringen ze uit met behulp van een paar tapschoenen, om ze vervolgens te drogen te hangen aan het wasbord. Vlaamse Folkskiffle."


Tuesday 24th October 2017 - 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 25th October 2017 - BRIAN PETERS - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Brian Peters
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9

A real folk man who has done so much over the years to preserve and energise traditional music. Collector, sage, fine musician and above all generous with his talent.

Wednesday 25th October 2017 - THE FABULOUS BATH PLUGS - at The Railway


Thursday 26th October 2017 - RUDY WARMAN & THE HEAVY WEATHER - at The White Lion, Selling

Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather play Steve and Jo's leaving bash

"Steve and Jo are heading back to Australia very soon. Join us to wish them a fond farewell.
Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather will be playing. Everyone welcome to join us."


Friday 27th October 2017 - IVAN'S ALL-STARS - at The Market Inn

8.30
Soul classics, 70's funk, some old school ska
with a funky edge and punching brass!
(and Alan on drums!)


(PiF: above video's a couple of years old now but still a good representation of this excellent band)

Friday 27th October 2017 - BAD PENNIES - at The Sun Inn

8.45pm 
BAD PENNIES


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

Saturday 28th October 2017 - HIGHGARDEN (formerly known as The Lewis Chessmen) - at The Bull Inn

8.00
Rock out to the devil's own favourite genre of music this Halloween as The Lewis Chessmen, under their new moniker Highgarden, take to the stage to bring some heavy alt rock, soft acoustic jams, and noisy riffery to the ears of all and sundry. Trick or treat? That's up to you!

Atop a few of our own songs, bands/artists in cover rotation include Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Royal Blood, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Mumford and Sons and even Taylor Swift (the horror!) and Ed Sheeran!

So grab your skeleton morph suits, witches hats, impressive home-made superhero costumes, freaky contact lenses and come down, enjoy a few fine drinks and party on!

Saturday 28th October 2017 - OPEN MIC NIGHT - at The Freewheel, Graveney

7.30

Saturday 28th October 2017 - BIT LIZZY - at The Market Inn

8.30

Kent based rock covers band performing material by: Foo Fighters, The Killers, Slade, Status Quo, Snow Patrol and more . . . and as the name suggests . . . . . a bit of Thin Lizzy thrown in there too!

Saturday 28th October 2017 - BONEYARD JUNCTION - at The Vaults

8.45 ish
"We try and avoid the old chestnuts you've heard hundreds of times from hundreds of bands (although we do have a couple of exceptions) and we still give you over two hours of loud, sweaty music that you'll know and bloody love! Check us out - even if we say so ourselves, we're really bloody good!"
(PiF agrees - they are bloody good!)




Saturday 28th October 2017 - THE VEGAS CONNECTION DUO - at The Arden Theatre

7.30

Join us for a night of Vegas classics!
Tickets £9 available from Carter's Newsagents

For enquiries and group rates call 07568 670062

Saturday 28th October 2017 - GREEN DIESEL - at The Assembly Rooms

7pm

Saturday 28th October 2017 - WHEN THE NIGHT WIND HOWLS - at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
YOUTH WORKS
7:30pm to 10:00pm


When The Night Wind Howls
Handel, Manuel da Falla,
Saint-Saëns,
Berlioz & Arthur Sullivan


Following Faversham Voices and Young Voices intriguing theatrical survey of music inspired by Shakespeare last season, they return with a musical investigation of ghosts and ghouls, spooks and spirits, witches and warlocks and things that go bump in the night.

Formed to perform Faversham Music Club’s Magna Carta Celebration, these community choirs have gone from strength to strength under the direction of David Knotts & Roísín Bishopp-Schyberg, providing concert projects several times a year

Full price ticket: £10 
Student Tickets: £5 - Under 16s: FREE

Saturday 28th October 2017 - UNDER THE WOOD - at Macknade Fine Foods

7.30

For more details and to book tickets online:

Saturday 28th October 2017 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Sunday 29th October 2017 - BIG ORANGE HEAD - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00        
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.


http://bigorangehead.co.uk/

Sunday 29th October 2017 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Sunday 29th October 2017 - BENZEGO - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Sunday 29th October 2017 - DUNE ACOUSTIC - at The Phoenix Tavern

6.00

Monday 30th October 2017 - NIGHTMARE ON PANTO STREET - at The Alexander Centre

5 to 7pm

£7.50 per child / £9 per adult

When all the pantomime heroes get together, it takes a super hero to be save the happy ending! This is a trick-and-treat of a panto.

NIghtmare on Panto Street is a Halloween treat for all the family. Why wait until Christmas for an opportunity to hiss and boo the villains and cheer on the heroes?! A chance to do something a bit different for Halloween this year.

Halloween costumes for everyone attending is very much encouraged, and there will be a prize for the best costume.

Treats and snacks available (as well as a fully licensed bar for the grown-ups).

The show will be 2 hours long, including an interval - and is suitable for all ages.

For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Tuesday 31st October 2017 - STAKE NIGHT - at The White Lion, Selling

8pm

Join us IF YOU DARE, for ghostly tales by the fireside.

You're welcome to join in by telling your own tale or experience.
If you'd prefer, we can arrange to have your story read out for you but we will need a copy of it, along with your name and contact number by 24th Oct so our storyteller can prepare for reading it

The stories will be told in the bar and normal food service will be available if you'd like to eat with us either before or during the tales.

Tuesday 31st October 2017 - 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 1st November 2017 - GILMORE & ROBERTS - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Gilmore & Roberts
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9

Stars of many a stage and tour, a duo not to be missed. Adventurous guitar and vocals to match, panache and style.

Wednesday 1st November 2017 - JAZZ NIGHT - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 8pm
Jazz Night - The First Wednesday of Every Month

PiF's man in Doddington says:
"A very old jazzband hosts. They have a wonderful singer of 84 years young, and a double bass that was built when Napoleon was alive!"

Wednesday 1st November 2017 - UNDER THE WOOD (ACOUSTIC) and HAPPY TRAILS - at The Vaults

8.30
This will be the first of many new events organised by Faversham & Swale East Labour
ALL WELCOME

Thursday 2nd November 2017 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Anchor

8pm
The Anchor, Abbey Street, home of Faversham’s longest running music quiz night. You can leave your anorak at home as the emphasis is on fun. Yes, there are some tough questions but you’ll surprise yourself with what you know. All eras and styles of music are covered. From ABC to ZZ Top, from Harry Styles to The Style Council. Only £1 per person. Teams of any size welcome. Generous first prize and slightly less generous prizes for the runners up. Even the team that finishes last will be a winner. First Thursday of every month. Get there early.

Thursday 2nd November 2017 - PAUL KERENSA - at The Old Brewery Store Comedy Club

6.30

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.
This month:
The night will be hosted by Sam Wyatt, with performances from Adam Morrison, Dave Chawner, Fiona Ridgewell and headliner PAUL KERENSA!
Our two “Introducing…” acts for the evening are Jake Young & Jack Wheeler!

Tickets  £10 in advance £7.50. Buy online, call the Box Office on 01795 542016 or collect in person at the Brewery Shop (Court Street, Faversham)

More details:

Friday 3rd November 2017 - RED HOT RETRO - at The Market Inn

8.30

"No, not a vintage porn site. Red Hot Retro are a 'pub rock' band who boldly go where no 'pub rock' bands have gone before. Four ugly but talented musicians performing rock classics and blistering epics that make listeners shout 'S**t, they do this one?'"

Friday 3rd November 2017 - 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 November 2017 - THE UNKNOWN - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere

8.30

The Unknown are 4 piece band with a huge underlying of rock and blues, propelled by guitarist Reece Taylor , encased by Singer Ross fagan who has a very vast range and power to his voice. backed up by Richard Hills on Bass and Rob Hassan on Drums. The Unknown are not claiming to be the industry image, they are just relying on the ability and love of their music.

Saturday 4th November 2017 - ATLANTIC - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

8.00 to 10.30

The girl band 'Atlantic', a covers act singing songs new and old with a Soul & Funk edge.

Saturday 4th November 2017 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Saturday 4th November 2017 - MARK LEES - at The Elephant

8.30
laid back acoustic covers and self penned originals

. . .  and a track from 'Seaside Sessions':

see more of Mark's Seaside Sessions:

Sunday 5th November 2017 - HAPPY TRAILS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
Happy Trails are:
  • AL Clark
  • Richard Bilous
  • Geoff Sandiford
  • Adrian Madden
  • Tom Fairs

Sunday 5th November 2017 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 5th November 2017 - DINARA KLINTON - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
FIRST SUNDAY SERIES
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Dinara Klinton – Piano


Full price ticket: £7 
Student Tickets & Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 - Under 16s: FREE

Full details:

Tuesday 7th November 2017 - 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 8th November 2017 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
7.30                £2
Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.
http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Friday 10th November 2017 - THE MCB - at The Market Inn

8.30

The MCB are the Miles Cookman Band.
Miles is well known as the frontman of Kelly's Heros. The full line-up is:
Miles Cookman - vocals, guitar
Lee Wilson - Keys
Leon Victor - bass
Ian Harris - drums

Friday 10th November 2017 - THOSE DISTANT VOICES - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Saturday 11th November 2017 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Saturday 11th November 2017 - A CELEBRATION OF BRITISH MUSIC - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM CHORAL SOCIETY
7.30pm


Director of Music: James Brown

Entry free, with a retiring collection.


Saturday 11th November 2017 - DE GARRE - at The Arden Theatre

doors open 7.30


De Garre are a group of talented and fun musicians from Flanders bringing a wide range of music, including songs (in English and Flemish). Regular visitors to Faversham for the Hop Festival.
Tickets £10.00 contact 01795 536635
Or email Mike Wheeler at :

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Saturday 11th November - FAVERSHAM BOOK FAIR - at The Alexander Centre

9.30am to 3.00pm 
Free Entry 
Thousands of second-hand, collectable, and antiquarian books for sale.

(PiF: I know this is not exactly music - but it is a marvellous event!)

Sunday 12th November 2017 - 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?"