£10 in advance/ £12 on the door
7:00pm Doors Open – 7:30pm Start

A charity fundraiser – all proceeds go to Shelter and The East Kent Friends for Mental Health.

Come and join us for an evening of sublime original music with 4 fantastic local artists.

Also featuring a prize raffle. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be on sale on the night.

Tickets available from:
Gatefield Sounds Record shop, Whitstable
Canterbury Rocks Records, Canterbury
Railway Cuttings Barbers, Faversham
or email:

Arcelia (pronounced Ah-KELL-ia – meaning ‘treasure chest’ in old Spanish) is a soulful folk trio from the valleys of Kent. An exquisite sound which has been likened to Crosby Stills & Nash, America, Paul Simon and Squeeze (they regularly perform and tour with Chris Difford). They have also been in demand as a support act for the likes of Scott Matthews, Oysterband, Coope Boyes and Simpson, Boo Hewerdine, Michele Stodart and Maddy Prior. Following up their 2014 debut Wrap Your Bones, on their new album Building on the Land the band continues to evolve into an exceptional songwriting and performing unit, further exploring everyday life and loves.

Jo Hook
Jo Hook sings songs that will make your neck hair rise. Her soft husky voice soothes and inspires and her quirky style of songwriting is hard to attribute to any style of music other than her own. she makes you laugh, sometimes she moves you to tears. Jo is a cheeky but soulful performer, self-deprecating but underneath all the grins is a songwriter of depth, with great observations about life, love and the world as we know it.

Carmen & The Devil
Folk and country influenced rock with soul! Performing tonight as an acoustic 3 piece, Carmen & The Devil bring a fresh approach to classic rock. Red hot original songs with blues, soul and country flavours. Think...Tom Petty, The Band, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, The Pretenders, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, George Michael…

Tamsyn Iris
Tamsyn Iris is an acoustic singer songwriter from Kent, recently expanding to a three piece with Alec Nicholson on guitar and Jack Peilow on bass, who bring their creativity and dynamic to this folk acoustic trio.

Iain Spink (From Carmen & The Devil) is running the London Marathon this year for Shelter. Iain is also a Trustee for the East Kent Friends for Mental Health. The proceeds of this event will be split between the two charities.

The East Kent Friends for Mental Health is a registered charity that has supported people who have mental health problems for over 50 years. Consisting of volunteers who dedicate their time to raise funds, they provide amenities and facilities, as well as organising fundraising events and championing causes. Funds raised have been used to help those with mental health needs and their families – this includes paying for education classes or travel, funding art exhibitions and music therapy, supporting people when they leave hospital and are setting up a new home.

Shelter is a National registered charity that campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing in England and Scotland. It gives advice, information and advocacy to people in need, and tackles the root causes of bad housing by lobbying government and local authorities for new laws and policies to improve the lives of homeless and badly housed people.

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