The Alexander Centre - Faversham Hop Festival 2017 Information

The Alexander Centre 

The Alexander Centre is in Preston Street opposite the Old Wine Vaults. It is run as a not-for -profit organisation. It has a large auditorium, licensed bar and beer garden. "The Alexander Centre will be joining in with one of Europe's largest free music event. Across the two days we will have a fabulous line up of some amazing bands. We'll have a large selection of real ales in our Ale Store that will run along side our main Bar. We will also be hosting a tea room and to top it all off A Round a Hog Roasts will be supplying a bountiful BBQ!"

PiF: The Alex has what a lot of other venues in the town lack . . . Space! Apart from having one of the best line-ups of music for the festival, it offers a chance to relax and have a beer or cup of tea. You might even find somewhere to sit down!

1-1.45pm - QE Students

2-2.45pm - Estelle Mey

3-3.45pm - The WaterGrain Band

4-4.45pm - New Old World 

5-5.45pm - Funke and the Two tone Baby

6-7.30pm - Green Diesel


1-1.45pm - Faversham Youth Choir

2-2.45pm - High Tide

3-3.45pm - Paragraph 1

4-4.45pm - Creek 

5-6pm - Curb Pilots

Please note: Timings and running order are provisional and might be updated.

Band / artist details (scroll down). . . .

QE Students
Students from Queen Elizabeth"s and Abbey schools

New Old World
New Old World are an upcoming, English Indie-Rock / Folk-Rock band from Kent, making rapid progress and a real name for themselves in the local music scene as a band with a bright future ahead. The band consists of six multi-instrumentalists including horns. So far as well as beginning to establish a fan base in their local areas, New Old World have headlined and supported at numerous venues including a performance on Glastonbury Stage at a concert in Rochester Castle Gardens to a couple of thousand people in 2014 and 2015. The band have toured across South England with a wide range of support acts including Sasha McVeigh, Gentlemen of Few & Dan Clews and have been played several times on BBC Radio (including a live performance and interview). The band performed a set at the famed Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone in late 2015 and also played at Rochester Corn Exchange and the Chatham Central Theatre. Not only that, but they are confirmed to be playing City Sound Project and Hop Festival 2016 and are launching their debut studio EP: Unattended Adolescence in March at The Penny Theatre, before planning an on the road tour for the Summer of 2016 backed by their manager Andrew Kesby.

Paragraph 1
We are yet to experience anywhere that is not bouncing off the walls by the time we have finished! We entertain, perform and provide a music experience that can only be matched by perhaps some of the 'top end' performers. We take pleasure in people listening, joining, dancing, singing and participating in our sets."

Green Diesel
The band Green Diesel make noise. Old fashioned, new fangled, jumping around with a violin and a bouzouki sort of noise. And they will continue to do so until they run out of instruments.
Specialising in innovative folk rock, Green Diesel first emerged in 2009, determined to pair new interpretations of traditional tunes with their own manic compositions, and make them dance.
The sextet of multi-disciplined musicians from Faversham, Kent, take their inspiration from the depths of English folk lore and legend and the classic folk rock sound of the 1970s. Like their predecessors Fairport Convention and The Albion Band, Green Diesel's sound is born from a love of traditional English music and a desire to reinvent it for modern audiences.

Funke And The Two Tone Baby
Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.

Beyond the double microphones and trademark trilby is Dan Turnbull, a multi-instrumental battery spinning musical plates. A powerhouse to the ears and a blur to the eyes who smashes stage, festival and string after string whilst sweeping up audiences and dropping jaws from Boomtown Fair to Kendal Calling and Secret Garden Party to Convoi de Fete (NL).

Underpinning performances is ‘Balance’, released summer 2015 and heralded as ‘a masterpiece of an album’ by Louder Than War. Balance is a record that mixes musical mastery with an unhinged romp and a tour de force of powerful songwriting, heavy production and a ‘superb collection of musical vignettes’ (R2 Magazine). You’ll hear a full band before you see one man behind a wall of sound, so move your feet and dance off your face.

'The band you see before you solidified in 2013 when four talented musicians came together to play some rock music.

Prior to 2013, when charismatic vocalist (and classical pianist) Jess Link partnered up with distortion-loving and skilful guitarist Paul Watts, the band was conceived. Alongside them came the deep baritone vocals of bassist Mark Christian and the strong beat from the fresh-faced George ‘The King’ Spencer.

Almost at once, they clicked and the band thrived in harmony; as if they had been together for years when it had been a mere few months. The name ‘Creek’ was coined after the waterway in their hometown of Faversham, Kent.

Since their formation they have been performing locally in pubs and have delighted many during the famous Shepherd Neame ‘Hop Fest’ in Faversham. They soon gained prominence for their energising stage work and have played county-wide.

Creek are currently working hard on original tracks in the studio, preparing to release their new album. In addition, you will still find them performing their electrifying gigs regularly. Don’t waste any more time, go and give them a listen, you’re bound to love it!'

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