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Sad to hear of the death of Chris Haswell also known as Chris Tyler, the singer and frontman of the band 'Ace Faces'.
Ace Faces played many times in Faversham, mainly at The Market Inn.
My condolences to his family and the band.

The PiF archives contain most of the dates the band played in Faversham and can be found HERE

Chris Tyler / Chris Haswell

Saturday 6th February 2016 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Due to the recent fire in Preston Street, it is very likely that this event has been cancelled for this week.

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

POSTPONED - Sunday 7th February 2016 - ALAN EWING & DAVID KNOTTS - at First Sunday Series, The Assembly Rooms

Due to the recent fire in Preston Street this event has been postponed and will now take place on the 15th of May

3pm
Alan Ewing & David Knotts
German, Russian & English Songs

More details from Faversham Music Club:

Sunday 7th February 2016 - OPEN MIC (ACOUSTIC) - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome


Sunday 7th February 2016 - THE LEIGH HIGHWOOD BAND - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
Classic rock!

Sunday 7th February 2016 - RESTLESS RANGERS - at The Phoenix Tavern

4.30 to 7.30
"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."

"Oh my, we have a treat for all you music lovers out there! This Sunday is our first gig of the season back at the Phoenix pub in Faversham and we are thrilled to announce that our line up will be seriously enhanced by two wonderful guest musicians! Katy Windsor on sax and Robin Burrows on guitar. It's gonna be great! Hope to see you all there!"

Wednesday 10th February 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
  • Alan Thorne, bass
  • Alan King, drums
  • Sturry Slim, vocals/harp

Wednesday 10th February 2016 - MORRIGAN - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club
MORRIGAN
7.30    Ticket Price £? / £?

More details soon . . . 

Thursday 11th February 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 12th February 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 12th February 2016 - THE MOFOS - at The Market Inn

8.30

"The Mofos are a highly experienced Maidstone-Based 4-piece Rock covers band, established in 2002 and come highly recommended."

Saturday 13th February 2016 - THE PEPPER SET - at The Three Horseshoes, Staple Street, Hernhill

8.00

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

Saturday 13th February 2016 - TAKING CARE OF VEGAS - at The Alexander Centre

Taking Care of Valentines
 the music of Elvis in love
8pm  
Tickets £10  
The fabulous tribute act Taking Care of Vegas present 'Taking Care of Valentines - the music of Elvis in love'.
Support from Dulcie May & Stephen Bridgand jazz duo.

Come along and celebrate the music of Elvis Presley with friends and family, or, for a Valentines' treat, that special someone in your life.

Tickets available at the Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham for £10 each - or  phone to book tickets 01795 594 460

Saturday 13th February 2016 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Sunday 14th February 2016 - THE BLUES BANDITS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Sunday 14th February 2016 - THE PARKIN LOT - at The Phoenix Tavern

4.30 to 7.30
Jazz Quintet
The Parkin Lot are:
Trombone: Steve Parkin
Guitar: Dave Davidson
Trumpet: Bill Robinson
Bass: Nigel Beckett
Drums: Bill Johnson

Wednesday 17th February 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."

18th to 20th February 2016 - ALADDIN - HALF-TERM PANTOMIME - at West Faversham Community Centre


Thursday 18th & Friday 19th - 7.45 to 10pm

Saturday 20th - two performances at 11am and 3pm 

Tickets are £6 and £4 and can be purchased at the West Faversham Community Centre; Barley Mow in Court Street, Faversham or telephone 01795 531645.

After months of practice; hours of line learning and much hard work Up The Creek Pantomime Society (UTCPS) is revving up to perform its 2016 half term pantomime, Aladdin, at the West Faversham Community Centre.

With an original and entertaining script and a cast aged between 8 and 68, the Artistic Directors along with the Musical Director, have rehearsed their cast honing their skills and talents to create a fun-filled pantomime with traditional clashes of good and evil, all conquering love, fairies (yes in Aladdin) and several genies.    READ MORE . . .


Thursday 18th February 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.

Thursday 18th February 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

Friday 19th February 2016 - THE NARRATONES - at The Sun Inn

8.45

"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

PiF: probably one of the best bands playing in Faversham (the poster's a bit naff though)

Friday 19th February 2016 - KELLY'S HEROS - at The Market Inn

8.30


"There is no dimmer switch in ROCK!"

Saturday 20th February 2016 - X5 - at The Swan, Teynham

X5 are a 5-piece all covers band doing anything from Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Jessie J.,Daft Punk, etc and going right back to the 50’s including Queen, Bad Company, Kool & the Gang, Huey Lewis, Paul Weller, Squeeze, The Commodores, Beach Boys, Beatles etc 

Saturday 20th February 2016 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Tuesday 23rd February 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 24th February 2016 - FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway


Wednesday 24th February 2016 - PETE MORTON - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club
PETE MORTON
7.30    Ticket Price £7/£8

Pete Morton is a songwriter, singer and 'folk rapper' with a wealth of great songs and stage presence. His shows are dynamic and intense, while remaining approachable and fun loving. With well known songs such as 'Another Train', 'The Shepherds Song', and 'When we sing together', he constantly tours, either solo, performing his own material or his one man theatre show, 'The Millers Tale with the songs of Bob Dylan'. He is part of an annual December Christmas show with Maggie Boyle and Chris Parkinson and also a traditional folk music project with Roger Wilson. His 'Frapping' (folk rap) technique of marrying traditional folk choruses with rap have been well received and will feature highly on a new CD due for release in January 2014.

Thursday 25th February 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 26th February 2016 - 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.


Thursday 3rd March 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.
This month:
Hosted by Sam Wyatt, with performances from Joy Carter, James Quintin, Athena Kugblenu, Rob Thomas, 'Introducing...' Arielle Soumahoro and Headlined by CHARMIAN HUGHES!

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

More details:

Friday 4th March 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

Sunday 6th March 2016 - OPEN MIC (ACOUSTIC) - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome


Sunday 6th March 2016 - HARPING ON! - at First Sunday Series, The Assembly Rooms

3pm
Harping On!
A spectacular showcase of music featuring the harp with students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire

More details from Faversham Music Club:

Wednesday 9th March 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
  • Alan Thorne, bass
  • Alan King, drums
  • Sturry Slim, vocals/harp

Friday 11th March 2016 - MIRANDA SYKES & REX PRESTON - at Hernhill Village Hall


The Band Company are very pleased to welcome back Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston to Hernhill Kent on 11th March 2016. The inspirational melding of musical chameleon Miranda Sykes and mandolin maestro Rex Preston has produced one of the most unexpected and exciting new pairings on the acoustic roots scene. With an enviable pedigree, Miranda is known as the stand-out bass player and spine-tingling vocalist who has brilliantly enriched the Show of Hands sound for the past nine years while former Scoville Units band member Rex is recognised as one of the finest young mandolin players in the UK. Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. For more information and to book tickets visit 

Saturday 12th March 2016 - SKA MANIA - at The Alexander Centre

CURB PILOTS
+
THE SCORCHERS
+
DJ Hanna Rae
Doors 7pm    -     Tickets £8
After the sell-out success of their gig last year, the Alexander Centre are happy to welcome back local band Curb Pilots, with special guests The Scorchers and vinyl DJ Hanna Rae.

Sunday 13th March 2016 - THE PARKIN LOT - at The Phoenix Tavern

4.30 to 7.30
Jazz Quintet
The Parkin Lot are:
Trombone: Steve Parkin
Guitar: Dave Davidson
Trumpet: Bill Robinson
Bass: Nigel Beckett
Drums: Bill Johnson

Friday 25th March 2016 - THE TAKE THAT EXPERIENCE - at The Old Brewery Store

The 'Take That' Experience
The Old Brewery Store
Entry £12.50   Doors 7.00
As featured on ITV1, The Take That Experience are one of the finest tributes to Take That across the UK and Europe. Wowing audiences everywhere they go with their amazing vocals, stunning costumes and electrifying dance routines, they continue to successfully recreate the magic of Take That after six years on the road together. The Take That Experience bring you all the classic songs you know and love, from the 90’s through to the present, including smash hits ‘Pray’, ‘Relight My Fire’, ‘Patience’, ‘Shine’ and ‘These Days’.
For more information and to book tickets: http://www.oldbrewerystore.co.uk/

Saturday 26th March 2016 - FLAWLESS CARBON - at The Vaults

9.00



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.

Saturday 26th March 2016 - FAVERSHAM HAT FESTIVAL


Tuesday 29th March 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

Thursday 7th April 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.
This month:
Hosted by Sam Wyatt, with performances from Martine Pepper, Adam Morrison, Dave Green, Sara Mason, 'Introducing...' Adam Riley and Headlined by ELEANOR CONWAY!

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

More details:

Wednesday 13th April 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
  • Alan Thorne, bass
  • Alan King, drums
  • Sturry Slim, vocals/harp

Wednesday 13th April 2016 - COOPE BOYES & SIMPSON - at St Mary of Charity Church


Coope Boyes and Simpson, A Peace concert, In Flanders Fields,
Commemorating the Centenary Of the Great Explosion 1916.
Tickets £15.00 from Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre Preston Street Faversham
Or phone 01795 538079.
venue St Mary of Charity Parish Church, Church Road, Faversham ME13 8 GZ

Doors open 7.30 for 8.00pm concert

Sunday 15th May 2016 - ALAN EWING & DAVID KNOTTS - at The Assembly Rooms

(This event was originally scheduled for 7th Feb 2016 but was postponed)
3pm
Alan Ewing & David Knotts
German, Russian & English Songs

More details from Faversham Music Club:

"The Freewheel is a cycling pub/cafe situated in the heart of Kent’s idyllic landscape. We are ideally placed between the North Downs and the Kent coast in the village of Graveney.

Our kitchen is open all day long and stocked with locally sourced, delicious produce to cater for every taste. We offer lunches, coffee and cake, cycling group buffets and picnics – there is something for everyone at the Freewheel.

Whether you want to pop in for a pint of local ale or have a well earned pit-stop in our cycling cafe, a warm welcome always awaits you."


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The Market Inn - Faversham Hop Festival 2015 Information

The Market Inn 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2015

A Sheps pub on the corner of East Street and Park Road alongside the recreation ground.
This is a very large pub so don’t be put off  as you enter if it looks busy, bands play in a large area to the side of the main bar or in the large, well planned garden area. The landlord, David,  has a reputation for putting on good music most Fridays and Sundays. It is well worth avoiding the crowds in the centre of town and walking the hundred yards to The Market Inn

FRIDAY

8.30 - Rubber Biscuit

SATURDAY
from 12.00
12.00 - The Narratones

1.30 - The Leigh Highwood Band

3.00 - The Pepper set

5.00 - Kellys Heros

7.00 - Ace Faces

SUNDAY
from 12.00
12.00 - The Shambolicks


1.00 - M.O.D.


3.00 - Moroccan Mole

5.00 - The Chillbillies


 Music info . . . . scroll down


Rubber Biscuit
With 12 members on stage, Rubber Biscuit is Kent's biggest (and some say best) soul, rhythm 'n' blues, and blues band. The band is renowned for its "big sound", thanks to its three-piece horn section, up to five vocalists, and four piece rhythm section.
Now in their 20th year of entertaining Kent audiences, these local legends are still doing what they have always done best: playing great music and, more importantly, giving audiences a great time.



The Narratones
Probably, maybe, perhaps, could be . . .  the best band in the Faversham area . . . .  in PiF's humble opinion . . .  but PiF knows . . .  PiF all!

"The Narratones started out in 2013 with shared dreams and different stories to tell. 4 mates from different towns make the music happen. Members being James (Vocals and Guitar), Nathan (Vocals and Guitar), Darren (Bass) and Matt (Drums).

'Narratones' (roughly translated) means who cares? We did look for a good title but soon became bored and settled with 'the narratones' instead. Deep and meaningful? No… but it describes our na├»ve, 'narra' minded style pretty well. Influenced by the Beatles – we write music which means something to us, we do what we like and like what we do, it's simple. You can hear the vintage sound in our songs, that's our style, but we do it our own way – we're not Beatles wanna be's ya know? . . . . .














The Leigh Highwood Band
Classic rock!




The Pepper Set
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



Ace Faces
Ace Faces are a four piece Maidstone based band performing the songs of Rod Stewart & The Faces and The Small Faces




The Shambolicks
THE ONE AFTERNOON ONLY TOUR!
A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!! SONGS OF RONNIE LANE*THE KINKS*DAVID BOWIE*VU*STONES..AS PERFORMED BY JERRY*SCOTT*FRED & PAUL...



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



Moroccan Mole
Moroccan Mole are a 5-piece hailing from East Kent playing the finest pub rock, post-punk and new wave material for your phonic pleasure.





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!"