The Phoenix Tavern - Faversham Hop Festival 2016 Information


A ‘free house’ in Abbey Street with a good range of beers.The Phoenix has music, late afternoon / early evening over the weekend from its stage in the large rear garden with an outside bar. If the pub looks busy inside, don't be put off, it is possible to reach the garden via the car park at the side of the pub.

The Phoenix has 'jazz in the bar' on Sundays throughout the year except during the summer.


7.00 to 9.30 - ROUGH COMMON

7.00 to 9.30 - THE CROSSFIRE


Band info . . . coming soon!

Rough Common
People ask us why we are called ‘Rough Common’. Well, our first rehearsals were in the village of Rough Common (just outside Canterbury) and when we came to naming the band, it seemed right as the village is our spiritual home. Also, ‘Rough Common’ conjures images of tumbleweed and barren landscapes, which fits for much of our repertoire. But we hope that you don’t think we sound too rough or common!

We perform the music we like, covering songs by Steve Earle, Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson, The Band, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, J J Cale and Tom Petty, plus lesser known songwriters like Rodney Crowell, John Kilzer, Rosanne Cash, David Olney, John Stewart & Kris Kristofferson.

The Crossfire

All hard core ex- Pro musicians, born & raised in a vat of Jack Daniels, with a slightly smoky flavour, the band play a powerful blend of rock, acoustic rock & blues influences, with the occasional bit of funk thrown in. Though mainly a covers band, The Crossfire also have some strong original material, with an album released in late 2015. Artists covered currently include Led Zeppelin, Muse, Foo Fighters, Bowie, Reef, Police, Radiohead, Elbow, Stereophonics, Blur, Stones, Beatles, Joe Bonnemassa, Daft Punk, The Killers, U2 and The Who.

The Crossfire re-formed with a new line-up in 2015. Robin and Damion joined up with Max (drums), Mol (Bass), and Mark (keys/gtr) and resumed gigging in Summer 2015 as a 5 piece band. A lot of new material, and some strong original material, with an EP released in August 2015 - see link on website to itunes album (recorded in late 2014 with both old and new Crossfire members). The band still fly the Crossfire flag, though with a slightly harder rock edge. New line-up is Robin Falcon (Vocals/Acoustic), Damion Wells (Guitars/backing vocals), Max Scroepher (Drums/Backing Vocals), Ian Mollatt (Bass/Backing vocals) and Mark Smith (Keys, guitar and backing vocals).

Ben Russell and the Charmers
Where European and Australasian Reggae meet.
Bringing the values of roots reggae through harmony, catchy hooks and foot stomping bass, creating what could be best described as a 'warm sunny vibe'.

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