The Bear Inn - Faversham Hop Festival 2016 Information

The Bear Inn 

A Sheps pub in the Market Place next to the Guildhall in the centre of the town. This is a beautiful traditional pub, recently refurbished, right in the heart of town and right in the heart of the Hop Festival.

The Bear is situated right in the thick of the Hop Fest action - next to The Market Place Stage and a short distance from the Shepherd Neame Stage - there would be little point in them putting on their own music on Saturday or Sunday. BUT - they do have music on Friday evening!

Friday 2015


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Mark Lees . . . 

Mark is a singer songwriter who lives in Faversham in Kent, the garden of England. 

Originally from the Essex/Suffolk border he played in bands at school and beyond. Unfortunately the 1982 sounds of 'Jon & The Plastic Lemon Boys' will be heard no more! Violin, brass, drums, bass and keyboards have all been played to varying levels of success/distress but the acoustic guitar remains his weapon of choice. Mark has a love of Atkin guitars which are hand made in Canterbury by luthier Alister Atkin and plays an OM standard and an AM dreadnought (and his trusty old Takamine Santa Fe) 

After a break of over 15 years he is now embarking on a new era of playing solo - both self penned songs demonstrating a wry but positive perspective and also covers onto which he applies his own specific style. 

(Note: Mark replaces Labyrinth who were due to play)

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