Friday 30th September 2016 - THE LOST WEEKEND - at The Market Inn

8.30

Formed 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.

Friday 30th September 2016 - MINUS BARBIE - at The Sun Inn

8.45

"We are a four piece band based in Canterbury, Kent who specialise in writing and performing music. Our setlist mainly consists of covers ranging from Folk to Hard Rock and from the 50s through to the present day, we also put heavy emphasis on the writing and playing of original, self-penned material."

Saturday 1st October 2016 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Saturday 1st October 2016 - DJ HEADLINE - at BinElla

from 8pm

Saturday 1st October 2016 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Elephant

Music Quiz
8.00 (ish)
£1 per person, max 5 in a team,

No prize but winning team get a round on the house. 
Proceeds to SSAFA. 
(The image below is a PiFart Production done without the consent of the Elephant. Hope they don't mind.)

Sunday 2nd October 2016 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 2nd October 2016 - THE STEVE WHALLEY BAND - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Sunday 2nd October 2016 - FRED COGGER"S MATES - at The Phoenix Tavern

4.30 to 7.30
Faversham Jazz Club regulars from way back when!

Sunday 2nd October 2016 - SAMSON TSOY - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
FIRST SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
3:00 to 4:00pm
One of Russia’s finest young pianists in music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and Schumann’s Kreisleriana.
Tickets £7, students and Friends of Faversham Music Club £5, under 16's free


"Pianist Samson Tsoy's playing has been described as " the most promissing" by BBC Music Magazine. In 2012, he was recognized as a Laureate of the Santander International Piano Competition and attracted the attention of legendary pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja. Also his performances have been praised by the highly acclaimed Russian composer, Rodion Shchedrin and famed violinist Ivry Gitlis. He has been recognized at more than 20 international piano competitions.

Samson has participated in numerous festivals including the Switzerland's Verbier, Spain's Santander, Italy's Casalmaggiore, Canada's Banff and Russia's Mstislav Rostropovich and Rodion Shchedrin Jubilee Festivals. Venues where he has performed include the Konzerthaus in Berlin; Salle Gaveau in Paris; Wigmore Hall in London; The Great Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Philharmonia and the Auditorium di Milano.

He has received awards and scholarships from the Goverment of the Russian Federation, the Hattori Foundation, the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin"


Sunday 2nd October 2016 - THE 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


Tuesday 4th October 2016 - 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 5th October 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 6th October 2016 - FAVERSHAM MISSION BRASS - at The Alexander Centre


 7.30 p.m.

Admission £5.00
In aid of The Royal Airforce Wings Appeal





Thursday 6th October 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!

Thursday 6th October 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 6th October 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:
Sam Wyatt, will take to the stage with 6 up and coming Comedians from Kent & the South-East. We also have an 'Introducing...' spot! The 'Introducing...' Spot is a chance for newer Comedians to perform infront of a live audience to see if they have what it takes to become a top comic!


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 7th October 2016 - SOUL ON THE CREEK - at The Alexander Centre

7:30 to 1:00
Across the board Soul Music: Northern, Modern, Motown, Disco, Crossover, Rare Groove, R&B - with an hour of pure Northern Soul from midnight
Featuring Soul Agents :
Mondo - DJ Rokit - Howard White - Mark Anderson 

Tickets £7 available at The Alexander Centre on 01795 594460 or by emailing bookings@thealexandercentre.com. Or contact the ticket hotline 07493 740740

Friday 7th October 2016 - THE CHILLBILLIES - at The George Inn, Newnham

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 7th October 2016 - THE KONKS - at The Market Inn

8.30

a dedicated tribute to The Kinks...featuring such classics as Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset, Lola, Days, You Really Got Me, See My Friends, Autumn Almanac, Dead End Street....the list goes on and on.......so celebrate with us the genius of Ray Davies....with The Konks!

Friday 7th October 2016 - THOSE DISTANT VOICES - at The Sun Inn





8.45

Sunday 9th October 2016 - HAIL BOP - at The Phoenix Tavern

4:30 to 7:30
Ivan Thompson's Hail Bop

Sunday 9th October 2016 - ELECTRIC TORTOISE - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00 . . . . Tortoise Time!
The Sounds of the 60's & 70's British Invasion

. . .  and the title track from the fabulous Electric Tortoise EP, THE sound for this Summer, available at gigs from June. HooRoo !!  . . . . .

Sunday 9th October 2016 - THE VIOLET JIVE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

'A retro Swing sound with feverish Latinocurves and fresh Alternative dark twist!'

Tuesday 11th October 2016 - K C MOANS - at The Bear Inn

8.30 to 10.30

Clive Sherwood - harmonica, guitar & vocals
Keith Davis - guitar & vocals

Tuesday 11th October 2016 - 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 12th October 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 12th October 2016 - THE MILE ROSES - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
The Mile Roses
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9

Three piece touring collaboration for three respected solo songwriters Kate Bramley, Edwina Hayes and Simon Haworth.

Born out of a musical interest in both British folk and the transatlantic connections to new country and Americana, this trio are fast gaining a reputation across the UK folk scene.

Original songs and close harmonies, accompanied by guitars, bass, cittern, mandola, mandolin and fiddle.

From toe tapping folk to haunting ballads this trio have toured worldwide as independent musicians but obviously have an infectious enjoyment for this new collaboration that is guaranteed to leave audiences with a smile on their faces.



Thursday 13th October 2016 - TOTAL BRASS - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
THURSDAY CONCERT SERIES
7:30 to 10:00pm
Total Brass is an award-winning brass quintet formed of current and past students of the Royal Academy of Music. Members of the quintet are Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellows of the Royal Academy of Music 2013/14, and winners of the Tunnell Trust Award 2013 (for 2014/15), Park Lane Group Young Artists 2013/14, winners of the Worshipful Company Of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize 2012, and semi-finalists for the St-Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition 2012.
Tickets £14, students and Friends of Faversham Music Club £5, under 16's free

Thursday 13th October 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 14th October 2016 - 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 14th October 2016 - THE ROCK STOX - at The Sun Inn


8.45


Saturday 15th October 2016 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Saturday 15th October 2016 - KIT & CABOODLE - at The Elephant

PART OF THE KIT & CABOODLE 'ANIMAL' TOUR 2016
8.30
Kit and Caboodle are: Mark Lees and Jim Ransom
(although I'm not sure which one is Kit or Caboodle)

Sunday 16th October 2016 - ABSOLUTE FAITH - at The Market inn

2.30 to 5.00

Sunday 16th October 2016 - BEN SAUL & FRIENDS - at The Phoenix Tavern

4.30 to 7.30

Jazz  . . . . . . (nice)

Sunday 16th October 2016 - NIGEL HOBBINS & THE DREAMLANDERS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

"Steeped in traditional English folk, and drawing on elements of funk, jazz, cajun and even reggae, Nigel Hobbins and The Dreamlanders were recently described as 'A cross between Pam Ayres and Frank Zappa'...
Refusing to be pigeonholed and never taking themselves too seriously, Nigel Hobbins and The Dreamlanders will have you dancin', stompin' and if you're drunk enough come the end of the evening, joining in with a sea shanty... "

Plus! Songs from the new album 'Swing Boys Swing'


Sunday 16th October 2016 - JAZZ SUNDAY SERVICE - at The Assembly Rooms

4pm

(PiF: Don't know yet who is playing)

Sunday 16th October 2016 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Tuesday 18th October 2016 - 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 19th October 2016 - PHILIP & HANNAH MARTIN - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Philip & Hannah Martin
7.30      Ticket Price £10 / £11

Winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, have come a long way on their journey.

In 2009, Phillip, one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players, moved into a tent in south Devon. He had just returned from studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta with world expert Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He had his tent, his car, and a five year plan to earn a living through his music. Playing in alt-folk outfit The Roots Union, he met Devonian fiddle-singer Hannah Martin, and the pair instantly recognised a very powerful musical connection. When the band ended, they continued as a duo, playing all over the country, from Glastonbury festival to busking sessions on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Week.



Thursday 20th October 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 20th October 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 21st October 2016 - OPEN MIC - at The George Inn, Newnham

from 7.30
House P.A.

Friday 21st October 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 21st October 2016 - VINTAGE SWING with ORBI PLAYA BIG BAND - at The Alexander Centre

7:30pm      -      Doors 7:00pm


Vintage Swing at the Alexander Centre with award-winning Orbi Playa Big Band, featuring vocalist Claire Williams.

Tickets are £10 (or £6 for anyone in full-time education) and are available in advance from the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com or on the door on the evening

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2016 - A WEEKEND OF CONCERTS - at St Mary of Charity Church and Doddington Church

Musique Cordiale in Kent 2016

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Saturday 22nd October 2016 - FAVERSHAM BOOK FAIR - at The Alexander Centre

10.00am 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!)

Saturday 22nd October 2016 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Saturday 22nd October 2016 - THE ADE BREAKER BAND at The Country & Western Night at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

8.30

Saturday 22nd October 2016 - THE SKATONICS - at The Old Brewery Store

Doors 7pm

"There's a two-tone treat in store as The Skatonics return with their blend of classic Trojan Ska and an impressive catalogue of covers from the likes of The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Selecter and more to The Old Brewery Store. We're sure they will have you on your feet all night and after last year's sell-out concert we recommend you grab your tickets for this one nice and early!

Support comes from Kent-based Gracie & The Boomz , a quirky covers outfit playing a superb mix of tunes to get you well and truly warmed up!"

Tickets £8
available online:

Sunday 23rd October 2016 - MIKE PORTER-WARD & FRIENDS - at The Phoenix Tavern

4.30 to 7.30
Mike Porter-Ward and Friends

Sunday 23rd October 2016 - WE GHOSTS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
We Ghosts
"Anglo-Swedish alternative acoustic trio WE GHOSTS formed in 2004 and have done hundereds of gigs a year ever since. Comprising of English singer, songwriter and guitarist John Christopher and Swedish singer Jenny Jonasson (aka J.J.Woodall). They've enchanted audiences in both of their home countries, elswhere in Europe and the U.S- released three EP's and the album “Paranormal activity” in 2006. Their fine blend of vocal harmony plus punchy, rolling acoustic guitar rhythms make for a splendid live show worthy of any stage and their atmospheric, eerie and inventive recordings have been used in soundtracks as well having received frequent airplay."


Tuesday 25th October 2016 - 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 26th October 2016 - FAVERSHAM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB - at The Railway

8.30



Wednesday 26th October 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 27th October 2016 - FAVERSHAM THURSDAY FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at TheCrown & 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 28th October 2016 - PARAGRAPH 1 - at The Sun Inn

8.45
Rock, Pop and Dance Classics
Paul Vocals Matt Drums Nigel Bass Mick Lead guitar and BVs James Keyboards and BVs




Saturday 29th October 2016 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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