WANTING to Play in Faversham


Are you a musician or band looking for work in the Faversham area?
This page just might help in letting venues know that you are available. 
Please be aware that Playing In Faversham has no connections or affiliations with any booking agency.
Email us your details and we will advertise you here, for free
Email: Contact PiF




Crow Jane
(added to this page 9/4/17)

CROW JANE is a London / Kent based rock/blues band (with classic Les Paul based riffery - patrolling the borders between the pistols, Led Zeppelin, & Jeff Beck"...according to a Planet Mondo review) with top notch songwriting, correct understanding and use of dynamics (both on record & live) and coupled with real showmanship and live appeal it all makes for a solid, professional and overall extremely competitive package plus, as one can gather from our web site and sound clips, the band is very much steeped in that classic late 60's/early 70's Rock/Blues tradition, the kind of tradition which (in the 60's & all throughout the 70's) played a vital role in contributing to help certain... historical British bands to "win the West" so to speak(!) with few added elements which help bringing the whole package up to date without loosing the all important link to its roots.Band Members:
Joe Andrews, vocals -
Guy D'Angelo, guitars -
Bryan West, bass -
Antony P. Latter, drums






The Chilly Fingers
(added to this page 9/4/17)
We're four piece band and play good old 70's 80's rock music from the likes of the Sweet, Thin Lizzy, Queen ZZ Top, Gary Moore and loads more. 








Moonlight
(added to this page 8/1/17)
Our band name is Moonlight and we are an up and coming band within the local area and have been gaining experience playing in many venues within Thanet, however, we are now looking to widen our audience to various place within Kent. We pride ourselves on being a classic hits cover band, playing hits from the 60's,70's,80's and 90's. We are a four piece band and bring all of our own equipment to the venue in order to put on our show. We are often able to bring a large crowd with us to the venues which we play in, usually being our friends and family members and also people that have seen us at previous gigs.

We also have a Facebook page and ensure to promote all of our events prior to the date so that outer people in the area aware of where we playing, when and what time. I have included a link to our Facebook page and on there you will be able to see some videos from live performances posted by people who have attended the gigs and any up coming events we may have.









Andy Wiggins Tall Tales
(added to this page 8/1/17)

Andy Wiggins' Tall Tales are a band playing Andy's original music and choice covers, based in East Kent.


Andy Wiggins (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Rob Brown (lead guitar)
Sarah Pinkstone (bass)
Catherine (C J) Jones (Drums, percussion, vocals)





Wickerman
(added to this page 14/12/16)


We are Wickerman - a talented four piece band playing covers from all ages, Hendrix to Foo Fighters, Stealers Wheel to Stereophonics, whatever the song its played with our unique blend of passion for good music and energetic enthusiasm.
(PiF: Kent band formed this year that have in the past couple of months played venues and pubs in Sittingbourne, Canterbury, Broadstairs, Sandwich and more.)









The Pimentos

Swing Band

(added to this page 13/12/16)



We are a modern swing music band (5/6 piece*) playing some traditional swing songs and some other songs we give our own swing feel to. We play regularly around South London/North Kent and are keen to play further afield. Our music goes down well wherever we've played.
[*vocalist/guitar/sax/bass/drums (keyboard)]


Phone: Ed: 07976 440668
Souncloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-pimentos-swing-band


We are a Kent based band covering an Eclectic mix of music bringing you lots of high quality classic tracks with our own spin on things. Starting the show with some lighter genres and by the end of the evening belting out some truly legendary rock classics. 

You can expect to hear tracks by such artists as Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Stereophonics, Doobie Brothers, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, The Cult, Thin Lizzy, Free, and many more.

The band and all the members come from a variety of different musical backgrounds and this is what gives us our sound. 




PiF: The band has regular bookings all over Kent but not Faversham. As one of the band members is a Favershamer they feel confident that they could attract a good audience.






ProtoStereo is the UK's tribute to Muse AND The Killers. We are based in Dartford but play all over Kent and recently played on the Main Stage at Dartford Festival 2016. 






We play all the biggest hits from 'Mr. Brightside' and 'Somebody Told Me' to 'Knights Of Cydonia' and ’Time Is Running Out'. We are a tight and energetic band and always try and get the crowd involved when we can, making for a very theatrical and interactive show. 

We are a unique band playing hits of two of the biggest bands in the world and their songs played together in the same set really work. There are no other bands like us! 

Please see a link to our website and Facebook below. 
www.ProtoStereo.co.uk
www.facebook.com/ProtoStereo

And here are some direct links to some live footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrt7u9_kd_U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYo66p93x_Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcLbRY-PI7A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rql4S6ZCdIA


For pubs and weddings we also include other modern rock covers by bands like Maroon 5, Kaiser Chiefs, Royal Blood, Coldplay, Stereophonics and many more!

If you’re interested in booking us for a gig or event, give us a call or email from the details on our website and we’d be happy to discuss rates and dates! Thank you!



The Whole Story
(added to this page 4/9/16)



Local Faversham / Sittingbourne band.
The Whole Story is a five piece band consisting of ex-professional musicians, who play a range of classic tunes that will appeal to all ages.

Soulful hits from the 70's through to the current day.







The Kings Of Oblivion
(added to this page 4/9/16)

6 piece Covers band specialising in music from the late 60’s and early seventies. Especially psychedelic and glam rock. Some classics you all know plus some more obscure items all wrapped up in paisley shirts and platform boots.
Usually play around south east London but looking to gig in Kent. Would love to play Faversham.
contact:

chris.lewington@icloud.com

web site:
https://kingsofoblivionblog.wordpress.com

listen to us:
https://soundcloud.com/the-kings-of-oblivion-1




Amelia-Rose Hamilton
(added to this page 6/8/16)

I am a 25 year old female pianist from Canterbury. I am a pianist and singer with the British Paraorchestra (see website) and graduated as a pianist and singer from Canterbury Christ Church University. Since then, I have performed at weddings, outside events, the Collier Fergusson Hall and in Qatar.

I would very much like to play in Faversham. I am a pop/bluesy player but can play what is preferred. I can work as a pianist/singer/both. 



FourStarFire
(added to this page 1/8/16)
Kent band
"We are FourStarFire a new covers band with over 30years combined gigging years.

We play a mixture of songs from the 70/80/90/00/10 from Fleetwood Mac to Muse to McFly.

We want to play in faversham because it was always an awesome night and people respect the music!"






THE IMAGINARY BOOGALOO BAND
(added to this page 1/6/16)
Soul / Jazz, 60s Hammond Grooves, Blues, New Orleans



The Imaginary Boogaloo Band hail from Whitstable in Kent, and are a band of highly experienced musicians who were drawn together by their love of all things jazzy and funky.



An instrumental band, they play vintage Soul / Jazz and 60s Hammond grooves with a little bit of Blues and New Orleans thrown into the mix for good measure, guaranteed to get your venue / party dancing all night.



The core of the band is a quartet consisting of bass, drums, keyboards and saxophone, but which can also be extended to include guitar and trumpet as required.








https://www.facebook.com/TheImaginaryBoogalooBand/




Contact:

mcvirgo@talktalk.net                 

Mob: 07940 529 448








STELLA 'N THE LOFT
(added to this page 28/5/16)


"Would love to perform more in Faversham"

Stella 'n the Loft are East Kent based, with members in Ashford, Canterbury, Whitstable and Folkestone. We are available as an acoustic duo, trio or a 5 piece band. Band members include Stella Loftus on lead vocals and percussion, Jim Loftus on acoustic guitar, harmonica and backing vocals, Phil Anderson on drums, Rob Brown on electric guitar and Sarah Pinkstone on Bass.

We play a mixture of covers and originals and are planning to do some studio recording later this year. We play a range of music from Neil Young, Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac and Dusty Springfield to The Killers, The Cranberries, Skunk Anansie and Led Zeppelin.


Find out more or contact us:

Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/stellantheloft/timeline



Phone - 07751010034






GYPSKAZZ
(added to this page 23/5/16)


Gypskazz are a six piece Gypsy/Ska/Balkan Folk/Tango band, our eclectic mix of music styles and blend of original material and covers adapted to fit make us a great fun night out. 
Dancing and singing along are hard to resist.

NORTHERN BEAUTY

(added to this page 21/5/16)


"Northern Beauty write songs for people to listen to"


Members: Peter Hill vocals Dave Griffith guitars Kev Tucker Bass Paul Harris Drums Jason Mannion guitars 2

PiF: Take the time to listen to this Canterbury band's  Soundcloud recordings - I think they are very good!














OSKAR VILCROW
(added to this page 30/10/15)


Oskar Vilcrow are a three piece alternative rock / post-punk band based in the South East of England. The band members are Charlie Henty: bass and vocals, Clive Austen: guitar and vocals, Gary Mandley: Drums.

The debut self-titled album, released in 2014 received positive responses from the UK music press, and the follow up ‘Queue E.P’ is due for release in late 2015. The band have played live to appreciative audiences in the South East, including festival appearances at the Hope Festival, Homepun and the Maidstone Fringe Festival.


Website/Facebook/Spoitfy:

http://www.oskarvilcrow.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/oskar.vilcrow/music


https://play.spotify.com/artist/7j2JlozA2neyv0RIHtQJug?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open





PISTOL BULLET BLUES
(added to this page 29/9/15)

Pistol Bullet Blues play electric blues from many genres, as a three piece band thier sound is raw and direct. All three musicians have played for many years with lots of varied musicians and groups. Performing a variety of Texas blues, R & B, Rock n Roll



MEAN 'N MY LADY
(added to this page 27/9/15)

We are a new and dynamic band looking for a gig in Faversham with each gig we create facebook page and get folks along.
" A cool, urban juggernaut crashing the blues rock party.
Frantic, jagged, 3 piece with screaming vocals, guitar, harmonica and drums"










JOHNNY GREEN BLUES BAND
(added to this page 25/9/15)


"We are a five piece Blues pub rock band called Johnny Green Blues Band.
We are a Dr Feelgoodish/Nine Below Zero type band.
Harmonica driven.

Hot and Fast, move it don’t drag it."

Band members:

  • Darren Gipson
  • Martin Tappenden
  • Gideon Clark
  • Jeff Ball
  • Tony Filmer

East Kent based
More info and contact details:




THE KC MOANS
(added to this page 1/8/15)
Faversham based guitar and harmonica duo, Keith & Clive.
Available for Faversham, Ashford, Maidstone, Canterbury areas.

contact Keith on 07973 755301
or email toats-oats_8@tiscali.co.uk




ERIC MARTOS
(added to this page 7/7/15)
Eric Martos is a singer who has recently moved to this area from Spain and is fluent in English. His Facebook and You Tube pages include videos of his singing.
Links and contact:

http://www.facebook.com/ericmartosofficialfanpage

https://www.youtube.com/user/ocenoner

ericmc94@hotmail.com






JOHN DOE BLUES
Solo (or duo) electro acoustic modern blues & roots. 

JOHN DOE TRIO
Electric Blues Rock trio.


(added to this page 14/5/15)
Phil Woollett is a Sittingbourne based professional musician/instrumental teacher who fronts these two bands.

Contact details for both are via “Phil”
07717152339
pwoollymusic@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/johndoeblues








THE ABBEY CAPERS BARN DANCE BAND (added 20/3/15)

The Abbey Capers Barndance Band provides a variety of traditional tunes and dances from across the UK.

We are based in the historic market town of Faversham, Kent, and are happy to travel countywide for your event. Our music is lively and the dances are fun!

No previous experience is necessary and a good time can be had by all. Our 'Caller' explains each dance simply (and prompts during the dance if needed!).

As well as providing everything you need for a successful barn dance, members of Abbey
Capers Band have a great reputation for working with children and encouraging them to
participate in live music and song.

We would be happy to hear from you to discuss your event, but please book early
to avoid disappointment!


For more information and contact details:




THE GROOVE PLATFORM (added 20/3/2015)

Swing Jazz, Soul & Funk
Tunbridge Wells based:
We are a 9 piece function band. Playing covers of great Soul, Funk and Swing Jazz music from 1950's - 1980's. Artists we favour are Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, Kirsty McCall, Amy Winehouse, Dusty Springfield and many more. Suitable for all types of event/venue.

Malcolm McIntyre (Bass), Ben Armstrong (Drums), Ben Hatwell (Guitar), Russell Beaumont (Keys), Karen Wardrop (Alto Sax), Frances Rae (Tenor Sax), Hilary Dunn (Trombone), Elaine Hayward (Trumpet)& Alex Lovell (Vocals)



ALICE BAND (added 20/3/15)
Classy   Classic   Rock
Medway based band:
Alice Band are 6 very experienced musicians with one aim - To keep you the audience wanting more!
Variety is are goal, 'Alice' play sure fire classics like Tina Turner - Simply the Best..
Our set also includes covers from -Stevie Wonder 'Superstition' ELO - 'Last Train to London' Jessie J - 'Domino' and many many more.





CREAM CRACKERED
A quick intro to our band "Cream Crackered" :

We are a fun, lively bunch of old timers playing all the favourites from the 50s 60s and 70s . We have all our own PAT tested equipment , some lights if needed and can dress to suit the occasion . 

Video clips are on www.youtube.com/creamcrackered5 
 or check out our webpage:  www.creamcrackered.net 

We have gigs coming up near to Faversham The Beauty of Bath in Sittingbourne this weekend , The Sun Inn at Bredgar,and The Windmill at Hollingboune also before the end of the year but would of course like to play in Faversham too .

We are popular in and around SE London and Kent and can supply references if required .
Feel free contact us on 07528 215977 for more info .


BANDE-APART (added 24/9/14)


Bande apart are a professional Jazz band featuring a unique blend of Jazz, blues, folk, Jazz funk and fusion. Specialising in late 50s and early 60s Jazz, we can diversify our performance to suit all occasions from black tie weddings and corporate functions to live gigs at public houses and restaurants.

The band have a unique relationship, four exceptional musicians with a great sense of humour, that comes across in the banter you will experience during a gig (hence the tongue in cheek nick names). The band are influenced by American Jazz including the likes of Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Cannonball Adderley.


See our website for more details and to hear examples of some of Bande-Apart's music:

Contact:

Email: hire@bandeapartjazz.co.uk

Telephones Numbers:

For weddings, corporate functions and Parties contact:
Paul 01795-410314/07802-888248

For public houses and clubs:
John 01795-474745/07732-132829





BLUE ON BLACK (added 22/8/14)
BLUE ON BLACK was born from friendships forged at the Broadstairs Wired sessions. This group of five talented musicians have spent years honing their craft in numerous bands but have only recently come together to put their stamp on classic blues tracks with their blend of driving rhythm, raunchy guitars, harmonica and vocals.

Ivor - Vox & Guitar (Slide, Rhythm & Lead) 
Phil - Guitar & Vox (Lead & Rhythm) 
Dave (Wuz) - Bass & Vox 
Chris - Percussion 
Stew - Harp





Red Butler
Hi
I would like to introduce you to Red Butler, an exciting young 4 piece band who are developing original material and performing covers drawing upon influences from blues, rock and soul. Having formed in April 2012 these are some highlights in their busy schedule so far:

  • Latest Music Festival - alongside Ben Poole, Will Wilde, Will Johns and Loz Netto - July 2012
  • BTLive stage at Hyde Park during the 2012 Olympics.
  • Framfield, East Sussex, support slot with Jo Harman & Co - April 2013
  • Blues on the Meadow, Aldermaston - July 2013.
  • Colne Great British R&B Festival (2 slots) - August 2013.
  • BBs Club Merton - August 2013.
  • Jagz , Ascot supporting Saiichi Sugiyama Band - August 2013
  • Bullfrog Blues Club, Southsea - Sept 2013
  • Worthing Blues, Roots and Beer Festival - Sept 2013
  • Crawley Blues Festival - Oct 2013
Still to come -
  • Support slot for Dr. Feelgood - Hailsham Pavilion - Nov 2013
  • Warners (Lakeside, Hayling Island) Boogaloo Promotions - Jan 2014
  • Broadstairs Blues Bash - Feb 2014
  • Aldermaston (repeat booking) - July 2014
  • Colne R & B Festival (repeat booking) - Aug 2014
Media-
  • Track played on Radio 2 , Paul Jones hour of R&B - March 2013
  • Worldwide airplay on local stations - thanks to Outlaw PR
  • Live performances on Uckfield FM, Trent Sound Radio and Radio Wey
  • Reviews and Blue Blood articles in Blues Matters Magazine - Aug/Sept 2013
  • Reviews in Blues in Britain - Sept /Oct 2013
  • Inclusion on compilation albums released by Classic Rock : Blues Magazine and Kross Border Records -2013.
  • Near miss - invited to open for Nimmo Brothers in Coolham Sep. 2013 - band unavailable.
The band are working hard on their first album and are looking for more performance opportunities having played throughout Sussex. Usual fee £200-£300 subject to agreement.

If you require any further information, a demo cd or mp3 tracks, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your time.
Kind regards
Richard - Red Butler Manager
redbmanagement@alexredbutler.com
07572270853 / 07909821806
www.redbutlermusic.co.uk



Above:The video footage from our recording session in Chichester for our Debut EP released January 2013.
https://www.facebook.com/redbutlermusic








THE JACK BATES BAND
Blues with a groove.

Covering many of the Blues greats

The Jack Bates Band are available (on selected dates) to play in the Faversham area.


Phone: John 07989593437
Email: info@thejackbatesband.co.uk 



The band supplies its own 600W PA system and can provide limited stage lighting.

About the band:

Formed about 3 years ago after the original members left their previous projects. Came together after they decided to play the music they loved Blues with a groove! Started playing a few biker gigs and then a few local pubs where they went done a storm. Finally in May 2010 the band were asked to support Texas blues legend Buddy Whittington ( Ex JohnMayall's Bluesbreakers) during his UK Tour at the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford.
Now after nearly a year off of the circuit the band are back and gigging. With two new members, Tony on drums and Ian on Keyboards. Gigs are slowly starting to come in, and already we're getting a steadily growing following.

Band members:

Simon (Bass Guitar, Vocals) has been playing on the local and national scene, as a semi pro, for over 30 years and has played such top venues as Ronnie Scotts, Dingwalls in Camden and The Mean Fiddler to name a few, and has appeared on BBC Radio in session. Uses Warwick Basses and Messa Boogie Amplifiers.

Ian (Piano, Organ) is a stunning Piano and Organ player and has played many festivals and top venues in the country with many bands including his other band "Blues Brothers International" the finest Blues Brother tribute band in the country. Uses Nord and Hammond keyboards.

John (Guitar, Vocals) has only recently come back to playing after a 25 year layoff, due to work and family commitments. Prior to this he was well known on the medway towns music scene, especially in his early years. Uses Fender guitars and Dr Z amplifiers.

Tony (Drums) has played with many bands in the South East and South London, covering many genres. Also only recently come back to playing after many years due to work and family commitments. Uses TAMA drums.



See our website for more details: http://www.thejackbatesband.co.uk/





THE VICEROYS


Red hot rock at full throttle, covering 7 decades of classic anthems.
Between us we have many years in the music industry having toured with bands. We can play as solo, duet, three piece - so pretty versatile.


On the 3rd June 2012, four businessmen cast away their suits and ties for one evening, picked up their trusty instruments and joined together for a memorable performance to help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Viceroys landed and we’re here to rock!

Since then our setlist has constantly evolved, as we seek to take our audiences through a journey of bouncy rock ‘n’ roll, gravelly country rock, raw british rock, banging punk and emotional rock ballads. We cover the most recognisable anthems through to more obscure hits, but importantly play every song with the same high energy and passion. We have fun every time we play and believe our audience should too….:)


Graham 'Sonic boom' Parker - bass
Brian ' Marathon man' Weatherly - lead guitar
Dave 'Thunder' Bennett - drums
James 'The Smiler' Ludlow - vocals, rhythm guitar
Stu - Sound Technician


We are already booked to play at this years Hop Festival and are hoping to play more gigs in the Faversham area. You can contact us via our website or Facebook page or drop an email to james_ludlow@yahoo.co.uk or text +44 (0) 7971 128 051









THE BEGGARS BELIEF BAND
The Beggars' Belief Band are from Margate and have played successfully at various venues over the last 3 years including The Harbour Garden Cafe in Whitstable and at the Faversham Hop Fest. This year, we are seeking some new venues and to spread coverage. 

We are a 7 piece band playing mostly original music in a fusion of styles that has proved to be very popular.


We would very much like the opportunity to play at some music venues in the Faversham area.


PiF: Would someone please book this band to play in Faversham! Watch the video, go to their website and listen to their music. Brass, accordion great vocals and a wide repertoire that will appeal to a wide audience . . . . and they are fun! I want to see this band!







added 1/2/13


EXP-Hendrix 
tribute band.

EXP are a recently formed 3 piece band of seasoned musicians with a passion for recreating the real sound of The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
From the early hits 'Hey Joe' and 'Purple Haze' through the best tracks from Axis and Electric Ladyland to 'Angel, 'Freedom' and other later classics,
we aim to capture the authentic live Experience.
Personnel:
Jimi: Lol Whiteley
Noel: Ronnie Paris
Mitch: Wez Johnson


Please check out our website: www.exp-hendrix.com, with soundclips and youtube live clips.
Contact us on: 0208 850 9566 or email: info@exp-hendrix.com


added 24/1/2013
THE CHOOS

The Choos are an 8 piece soul and funk outfit which includes a hot and funky horn section. We cover soul classics, some funky Stevie Wonder and stray into brassy/funky versions of tracks such as “Mercy” by Duffy.We’d love to play in and around Faversham as we are based across the area (Maidstone through to Thanet!)


The Choos: A quailty, fantastic band that play up-beat, dancy covers designed to make any gig a lively and enjoyable experience. The core of the band have been together for 10 years, which shows in the tight, full sound that they generate.

Unlike other bands, The Choos do not use other musicians to stand-in if a member is not able to play - they are all true Choos band members through and through.

If you need a quality live band for your pub, club, wedding, festival or function then look no further - we are the band for you. Check out the site, listen to some tracks and let's get the party started!




added 24/1/2013:

U2 TRIBE

U2 Tribute Act

"U2 Tribe are a Southern UK based U2 Tribute Act who would love to play in Faversham."

With a repertoire of songs ranging from the early U2 years such as 'I will follow' to the recent 'Get on your boots', U2tribe have an ever changing set list that will suit all events and occasions.


An authentic U2 tribute band is not an easy thing to achieve and U2tribe, as dedicated fans, are always trying to replicate the sound, energy and look of arguably the best band in the world. So if you are looking for a U2 tribute band that really do pay tribute to U2, then contact U2tribe.


For over 30 years, the music of U2 has been heard over the airwaves, in arenas and stadiums from one side of the planet to the other. They've released 12 studio albums, 3 'Best of' albums and 1 live album; have been involved in a number of compilations and are the biggest stadium rock band the world has ever seen. No other band has consistently made popular music for as long. From their humble beginnings in Ireland and the passion of the early 80's releases; their onslaught of America in the late 80's; the technological whirlwind of the 90's and then their mammoth tours of the past 10 years, no matter what you think, U2 have always been there.


U2tribe will take you on a journey that is the history of U2's music, playing some of the cult classics like 'Electric Co' and 'Out of Control', to the passion of songs like 'Sunday Bloody Sunday', to the stadium staples of songs like 'Where the Streets have no name' and 'Beautiful Day' and also newer material from the past few years like 'Vertigo' and 'Get on your Boots' plus many more.
Information and music clips are available on the band’s website at http://www.u2tribe.com/


THE MOMENTS

(added 16/10/12)

The Moments are a Canterbury based band playing 60's inspired R&B 

Such as:
The Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, Dr Feelgood, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Muddy Water, Animals etc

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moments-Kent/522781867766761

The Moments are:
Chris Rose - Vocals
I was born at a very early age and was vaccinated with a gramophone needle which made me want to jump up and down and shout a lot (the basic requirements for singing the blues)

Like Niel I spent a good part of the sixties treading the boards touring in Bedford vans and eating in Motorway cafes but unlike him I worked in the deep south (of Watford).

Worked for the old pirate radio station "Radio London" as one of the house bands playing at their live (onshore - it was a long swim out to the boat) dance nights. Appeared with most of the big names of the day and had a lot of fun (sex 'booze and rock'n'roll) until the Marine Offences Act put us out of business. Had to get a real job for the next forty years until the urge to play the blues surfaced again upon my retirement.

Put an advert on the "Kent Gigs" website for like minded musicians and met Niel and then in order of appearance, - Lee, Young Chris, Stewart and Tony. The rest is as they say "history" and I'm now in the enviable position of working with some of the most gifted and talented (not to say funny - I said not to say funny) blues musicians around - That's a fiver you all owe me.
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Stewart Pearce - Harmonica Tamb and shouting
Originally played Guitar but started playing Harmonica around 3 years ago after going to a Blues night and realising that every bugger's playing guitar these days so I'll try something else.I love it,so expressive but boy was I wrong when I thought it was gonna be easy........Anyway here I am.
I saw these guys advertised as a Blues Band at a local event and asked if I could have a practice with them, was invited to a rehearsal,got there slightly late so they'd started, i plugged in and joined in, still no words spoken,we played a couple and then introduced each other and as a result was invited into the band.Well I've found myself a cracking bunch of musically seasoned chaps and we're having fun.......
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Niel Brierley – Drums & Vocals
One of the two Northerners in the Band, I began my “Career” in 1967. Until I moved South I played in Pro Bands, semi-pro Bands, Duos, Trios, and Dance Bands with a fair sprinkling of depping along the way over the years. Lots of travelling in the backs of Bedfords, Transits, VWs, and Commer vans all over the northern and Midland areas of England. After moving to the wonderful South East I carried on playing and last year found myself back in the Blues and R & B groove with the fabulous “Moments”. Haven’t looked back since.
(Is that OK Stu ? Have I said all the right things? Can I have my money now please?)
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Tony Beer- lead and rhythm
I remember it well, it was 2011 and I had just discovered Bert Weedons play in a day book ,
I was diligent with my practising and within a month I had learnt everything that little font of knowledge could offer.
It was obvious that the next step must be to join a band, but who?? I approached all the big names; Cliff, Elton, Ozzy & Cheeko, but there were no openings,and to be fair the restraining orders were getting a little embarrassing!! But it was a chance phone call to Chris, the bass player,that proved to be my lucky break and I found myself one Sunday afternoon at an audition with some very talented musicians; "The Moments"
Luckily no one could tell I was miming and,so, I was in!
Quickly thinking that I should "up my game " a little , I spent the next week watching "this is spinal tap" repeatedly for up to 32hrs a day.
All this hard work paid off and today I am a full time member of the group.And what a group it is, driven by the desire to bring blues to the masses ( the odd free pint wouldn't go amiss) you can find us on the road, preaching the gospel of R&B to the lost and lonely everywhere.
Amen brothers!


THE LOST MISSILES

The Lost Missiles are a four piece rock covers band.
Searing guitar work from Marc VK, great bluesy vocals from Charlie and a rock solid engine room from Mark and Graham enable us to play classics and still great yet not so well known tracks from the likes of Hendrix, The Goo Goo Dolls, Gin blossoms, Feeder, Queens of the stone age, the Foo's, Montrose Avenue and much much more.
All experienced musicians our aim is to play it well no matter how challenging, have a laugh along the way and not to take it too seriously!


Band is:

  • Marc Vallente Kerr - Guitar, colourful pedal board and all round nice chap and shreddiste!
  • Stuart 'Charlie' Charlesworth Vocals and accomplished t shirt wearer.
  • Graham Ford - Bass, vocals, ebay and bass guitar anorak.
  • Mark Aldam - Tub thumper of the highest order
We are all in all serious about what we do, very experienced musicians, great gear , teeth and hair (well mostly). Anyone who has seen as knows we love what we do and shows in how we play.




THE FOUR ROADS

We are a 4 piece band based in Kent, England who are creating new music, merging acoustic sounds with elements of hip hop. In this press pack please find enclosed:

·        Current project
·        Our line up/biography
·        Examples of our music
·        Contact information    
·        Images of the band          

Current Project:

We are currently trying to raise money to get out to Ontario, Canada this summer. This is because we have been booked to play at various venues in southern Ontario, including the International Kingston Buskers Rendezvous festival in mid July.  We are currently working on a 4 track EP to raise money for this trip. The EP will be available by mid June 2012.

(Link confirming our position at the festival)

Line up/Biography:

Jonas Lewis-Anthony – Rhythm Guitar/Lead Vocals
Stefan Mullard – Ukulele/Lead Vocals
Alex Ryan – Lead Guitar/Harmonica/Backing Vocals
Daniel Love – Cajon

The band came together in late February 2012 after first collaborating at a memorial for two close friends of the band. All members were previously regular buskers in Canterbury, with a collective 5 years experience between us. After receiving good feedback from friends and family and gaining a support slot for another local band, we decided to join forces as The Four Roads.

Highlights of the last four months include: Playing our own material live on local radio, featuring on Gunnarolla’s YouTube channel (with over 50,000 subscribers), busking on the Southbank in London, gaining support from a local milkshake company who created “The Four Roads Shake” in support of our Canada trip, headlining the Godmersham Jubilee Party, and finalising a record deal with an independent record label.

Examples of our music:
Our set includes a combination of original compositions and covers. Material covered ranges from Bruce Springsteen, to The Waterboys, to Kanye West and Outkast. We can perform a set up to two hours in length.

(Links to videos of original material)
Oh Dear Lord (original) as seen on Gunnarolla’s youtube channel
Troy Davis (original)
Ontario (original)
Roses (Outkast cover)


Contact information:
Jonas Lewis-Anthony: 07805731163
Stefan Mullard: 07908823478
Email:
Facebook:
Twitter:




Brad Pittance and the Pirates
Brad Pittance and the Pirates are on a mission to take over the music waves of Kent and are quickly building a great reputation in Faversham. The band perform an eclectic mix of classic songs from across the decades.

Pittance delivers stunning lead vocals with able backing vocals by the Pirates – lots of high Cs!

Brad splices the mainbrace with his trusty Michael Schenker signature accoustic guitar while Priyal de Zoyza shows real flair and energy with staggering lead guitar. Bass man Sy "Sidney Rough Diamond" Treadwell and Drummer Pedro Nyemeck create the power in the engine room.

Frontman Brad wears a Pirate style jacket with Lace sleeves and Skull and crossbones motif while the band dress in striped nautical style shirts.

Brad was born in Greenwich and grew up in Purley in South London where he performed as a solo artist and also sang in bands including The Ice Breeakers, The Geiger Counters and Light Brigade and flirted with Fame, receiving positive reviews in the press before the band imploded in frustration after a protracted delay awaiting a decision whilst several meetings were held with major record labels and their management. "Looking back I guess we should have stuck it out" says Brad.

Brad spent several years living in Tenerife where he performed as a solo artist and in a duo with a female sax player. He returned to the UK in 2010 and launched Brad Pittance and the Pirates just 12 months ago.

After a gap of several years Brad returned to song-writing and recorded the song "Being Famous". A personal critique of the vagaries of Fame and a homage to Andy Warhol's observation that "Everyone in the future will be Famous for 15 minutes" tipping a hat to several other songs on the subject including "Fame" by David Bowie, "When will I be Famous" by Bros and Sting's Cameo "I want my MTV* from the Dire Straits track "Money for Nothing" "Being Famous" initially appeared on youtube and has had well over 10,000 views. It has also appeared on numerous sites on the web all over the world including NME.com, Lastfm. Break.com. allvoices.com. tunesbag.com and wearemusic.fm

You can listen to the Brad Pittance and the Pirates at www.soundcloud.com/bradpittance or on youtube and you can also friend them on facebook.com/bradpittance

To book the band call 07826 752774 or email bradpittance@hotmail.co.uk





LITTLE DEVILS
Hi, I checked out your website, it's very good and I would like to take up the offer of advertising free on your website with a view to picking up gigs and festivals?


little devils are building a reputable name on the blues circuit in the UK. Voted Best Live Band in Playmusic Magazine (review: "little devils are bringing new things to the blues ..touches of the Blockheads, Attractions and classic R&B energy and FUN.. mixing into great original new blues songs…"). little devils were also finalists in the New Brunswick Battle of the Blues Competition 2012. The vocalist, the Dutch Diva has been likened to Etta James and Adele. From the Netherlands, a pro singer with experiences in jazz, blues and rock – having played and recorded with Thijs van Leer, she’s got a voice than can stop traffic. Vivienne on sax is cousin of legendary producer Gus Dudgeon - Vivienne has played with many luminaries including David Gilmore, Richard Thompson, BJ Cole and Billy Bragg.

Other reviews include Blues Matters "a relief from the predictability that pervades modern day music - little devil songs have depth and the ring of authenticity. Altogether an interesting album that warrants repeated listens. For once the lyrics to the songs are well worth a read – they tell stories and introduce us to a range of quirky characters and events… The crowning glory is the vocalist – Yoka, the Dutch Diva, a charismatic performer who is well worth catching live… ” . Blues in Britain referred to "Dylan-like word play, narrative story telling and fine musicianship to the fore .. with more than 12 bar blues being the order of the day… although they are a blues band, it is only one element of what they can do. There are elements of classic songwriting, funk, classic rock and jazz…well worth seeing live .."

little devils are a great live band and have just returned from a tour of North East England where the response has been fantastic. Gigs have been offered in all venues for a further tour. Seeing the band live has led to interest from three promoters within the last year. Check out below details of responses:-
Following a recent gig in North East England, having been told by a member of the audience that “little devils were the best band he had seen for years!” led to Solid Entertainment Promotions contacting the band the following day (March 2012). Following a gig @ LockStock Festival, Camden, London, little devils were offered a residency at the famous London Blues Bar - “Ain’t Nothin But...”. Following a gig @ the Malt Shovel Tavern, Northampton, UK little devils were approached by Boogaloo Promotions and offered a series of gigs and festivals in 2012.

little devils are up there playing with the best of UK blues performers. At the Hayling Island Blues Festival Weekender (Jan 2012), Marcus Bonfanti headlined on Friday night, little devils headlined on Saturday night and The Hamsters headlined on Sunday night. little devils have toured the Netherlands in 2011 and another tour is planned for late 2012. The band is receiving increasing exposure on the radio. little devils' song “Black Diamond” has been played a number of times on The Paul Jones Showand they are regularly played on Digital Blues, Deuce Radio, Kansas City FM, Bishop FM, Blues on the Marsh, Gateway, Resonance FM and many others.

Check out the website for biog, videos of live performances and click on Diamonds & Poison (their new album to check out other songs www.littledevilmusic.com

Catherine
little devils management
Tel : 07918 02 03 02
www.facebook.com/littledevilmusic






The Tied
"Currently recording an album, The Tied are a four piece band from Maidstone, Kent and were recent winners of 'Music Clash Kent 2011'. The band are also playing various local gigs and festivals in between writing new material for the album.
Formed mid 2011, The Tied have recorded their debut EP after a year of hard work. Starting with covers from indie bands, few old school tracks, and a few of our own produced by the guys themselves, we attempted to make ourself known with some gigs around Maidstone. After spending some time producing more and re-mastering our own tracks, we took to the studio to get our sounds out into the real world. Our first EP: Jessica was released early January 2012."
PiF: Very much enjoyed listening to the tracks of The Tied's EP 'Jessica', there are 2 tracks below and the rest can be found on their Facebook Page   This is a young band with some original material, we think they would go down well in Faversham and be a refreshing change to some of the older pub-rock bands. Listen to their music - see what you think.


Les Precieuses Ridicules - The Tied - Jessica E.P by The Tied Music
Tell Me Girl - The Tied - Jessica E.P by The Tied Music




NightWatch
NightWatch are an all new functions and covers band based in South East Kent playing a wide range of styles and genres to suit all tastes and occasions. From Rock to Funk, Pop to Country we have carefully crafted a set list spanning six decades.
Our mission statement was to create a band which plays great songs, new and old that everyone will know and enjoy, without getting into that whole "Pub Band" set list rut (you all know which songs we mean...). Come and see us and I'm sure you'll agree that we've achieved our goals.





Whether you've seen us play live, heard us on Youtube or have a copy of our demo disc, booking us is both easy & affordable. We are a professional four piece band who provide excellent quality entertainment for your event for exceptional value for money.



The Weekenders

We are a modern pop/rock covers band with a female singer- and have been playing since March of this year around Sittingbourne and Sheppey. We always go down very well and have been asked back to every venue we have played.


Our website is:  www.theweekendersband.co.uk

The Weekenders were formed in the summer of 2010, and began playing gigs in the Spring of 2011. We are a covers band with a difference, playing contemporary music alongside classic tunes.

We aim to keep our set as fresh as possible, playing music that you've heard on the radio in the last ten years. People are surprised and usually delighted to hear that we cover songs from modern bands such as The Killers, Vampire Weekend, Adele, Kings of Leon and the Ting Tings as well as legends like Tom Petty and Jimi Hendrix. The music we play is energetic and our gigs have everyone dancing.

The Weekenders are available for a variety of private events in the Kent area including weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, christmas and new years do's. Our rates are competitive and if you are interested in booking us then please refer to our Contacts page for how to get in touch.
In addition, we play public gigs at a variety of Kent pubs and next year will be looking to include festivals in our line up. See our Gigs page for further details of where you can see The Weekenders near you!
We are trying to start playing a bit further afield in 2012- and would like to get some gigs in Faversham


(The above mildly edited by PiF)



Ben Russell & The Charmers

“Ben Russell & The Charmers”, is an original reggae roots band from Canterbury, combining the indie feel through acoustic and electric sounds.
Australian singer/ songwriter Ben Russell has brought with him his relaxed “surfer” vibe yet expressing energetic earthy tunes to the soulful beat of reggae. 
Having teamed up with his Charmers their style can be best described as a cross between traditional reggae such as Bob Marley to acoustic thumb picking Newton Faulkner.
The band has around 2 hours of original and cover songs."
uvebeencharmed@gmail.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/benrussellandthecharmers


I Smoke She Don't
"Acoustic male female duo doing covers of 60's 70's 80'sWe are a relatively new band. We've 'messed' about for years and finally decided to 'do something'. For about a year now we have played every 3rd week on a Sunday at 1pm at the Whistle Stop Restaurant. All very casual and laid back. Last Thursday the  30th of June we played at the Plough in Chestfield. We got very good reviews from those who saw us play. July 30th is our 1st gig in Faversham and look forward to it. Hope for some good 'reception'."
PiF says: An intrepid PiF reporter saw them at The Plough, Chestfield and says they were very, very good! They will be 'playing in Faversham' on Saturday July 30th at The Elephant. Worth going along.


Steel Bands 4u
We would not normally promote agencies but these people are in a niche market and seem  . . errr . . . .  nice people!
"Steel Bands 4u is an online based entertainment agency that specialises in Steel Bands. Also commonly known as Steel Pan Bands, Steel Caribbean Bands and Steel Drum bands."
 Their website:   http://www.steelbands4u.co.uk/


It occurs to PiF that a steel band would go down well at the Hop Festival.


Paris
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"Paris are an exciting and talented 5 piece outfit from Kent comprising of female vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. We cover all types of events & functions at all types of venues; weddings and parties, plus festivals and also rocking out on the pub circuit. Our repertoire extends from pub rock/pop to dance, through to soul & disco - which makes us an ideal choice for you event. Having a wealth of live experience between us, we pride ourselves on being able to make your evening a memorable one - being professional in both our music and attitude. For more info look at our website www.myspace/parisband.info or drop us an email at parisband.info@gmail.com  "


Shameful Behaviour

"Shameful Behaviour are a renowned 3-piece heavy rock band able to cater for small pubs to full festivals. The band plays a mix of mainly original material (That gets international radio play) and some well chosen heavy rock covers from Judas Priest, UFO, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath etc...The band has shared the stage in the past with Vinnie Moore (UFO) Doug Scarratt (Saxon) Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge etc...) and the mighty Michael Angelo Batio. Mark, Jimi and Peter are very experienced professional musicians with a pro visual, and will deliver 100% every time. Please visit www.shamefulbehaviour.com for more information To book the band in the first instance please email Silver Swift Management onmanagement@shamefulbehaviour.
com Our rates are quite reasonable for local gigs. Advisory: Shameful Behaviour are a heavy rock band using professional touring equipment. Whilst they will not be blowing out your back wall, you may find them reasonably loud. Shameful Behaviour are not a band for a cocktail party or dinner dance!"


Jacuzzi Soup
"JacuzziSoup is a 6 Piece band gaining huge respect around the county.  Made up from seasoned, professional, musicians, JacuzziSoup is guaranteed to keep you on the dance floor. Their rendition of Booker T’s Green Onions really has to be heard.  Combine this with an eclectic mix of sounds from the 60’s thru to the modern day and you will not be disappointed.  The band is made up from ex members of some of Kent’s top bands and a lot of the band has had exposure on TV and Radio and this includes time spent in the UK top 40.   JacuzziSoup believes in “the show” and this means that you might find yourself on stage with them.  Fronted by both Male and Female vocals, JacuzziSoup is impressing audiences right across Kent.  They will keep your venue busy from the start of Set one right thru to the end of the night. Try JacuzziSoup once and if you don’t like us…..Don’t pay us.  We are that sure that you will want us back."





Boneyard Junction

We are Boneyard Junction – a local 4 piece rock band that plays a wide variety of covers. We tend to shy away from the standard pub rock you’ve all heard a gazillion times before, preferring songs that although still well known (and totally ace), are seldom performed on the pub circuit.

We are primarily a guitar band, but we throw in a bit of piano too – amongst other things we do a mean Lady Madonna and a damn good Great Balls of Fire! We have a very tight set of songs, a diary full of gigs and are developing a keen following on the local live music scene. If we say so ourselves, we’re really rather good and you ought to come see us! Look us up on YouTube, facebook or





The Geoff Everett Band
The Geoff Everett Band have contacted us to say they are looking for more gigs in the Faversham area. They are due to play the Market Inn on Friday 10th June.
"The Geoff Everett Band is a power R & B trio from Kent/South East London. Maximim R&B at its best."
PiF is looking forward to seeing them on the 10th and judging by their music on their website and some of the bands they have played with, they look and sound very good. UPDATE - 11 June . . . . Saw them last night and was not dissapointed - great R&B band - driving bass and guitarist with a unique style. They added their own twist on the covers they played which worked well!
Their website:




Dan Blood

"Ashford's viking look-a-like performs an evening of original and covered material; a mixture of middle of the road rock, folk, "stuff off the telly" and comedy; performed primarily on acoustic guitar"

Email: dan.t.blood@googlemail.com

Website: www.danblood.co.uk (features samples)


The Gang

Young three piece Faversham band.
PiF says: Listened to this band's music on Facebook - the vocals are really good! And they seem able to play electric or acoustic.  And . . . . . . they are young (which is good). We need more venues in Faversham for young bands!!!

 

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/TheGang.UK?v=app_178091127385
Myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/TheWolfGangBandPage
Video of acoustic song:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=191022647610298&oid=114615195274733&comments


Screaming For Daylight

Three piece originals metal band. Looking for gigs in the Faversham area including the Hop Festival.

http://www.myspace.com/screamingfordaylight

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2231137142#!/pages/Screaming-For-Daylight/119874451396173?sk=info

Email: rich.king@hotmail.com

Rookie 9

Formed in May 2006

Rookie 9 are a four piece band playing music from the 60's to modern day.

Email: rookie9@hotmail.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=2231137142

Twitter username Rookie9group