Wednesday 19th December 2018 - VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER - at Faversham Folk Club, The Vaults

Christmas Show 
NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE VAULTS


Vicki Swan & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition.
Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Strong believers in letting the music tradition live and breathe through sensitive interpretation, Vicki and Jonny allow the melody to sing without any constraints.

Be entranced by the haunting nyckelharpa, amazed at the cow horn (one of the worlds earliest communication devices) and meet some of the bagpipes that didn’t come from Scotland.

Suitable for all ages, their evenings are packed with toe tapping tunes and songs of love, death, trains and dressing up (not always at the same time) all presented with sparkling gentle humour, lots of smiles and skillful musicianship.



CHRISTMAS CAROL TOUR 2018

Since 1951 The Rotary Club of Faversham has been touring Faversham every Christmas with a Festive Float, playing Carols and collecting money for charities. Look out (and listen) for us this year as we continue the tradition.
THE FULL 2018 TOUR ROUTE
Monday, 10 December 2018
18:00-20:00
Street collection: St Mary's Rd, St Johns Rd, Park Rd, Westgate Rd, Cyprus Rd

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
18:00-20:00
Street collection: Kings Rd, Plantation Rd, Saxon Rd, Athelstan Rd, Mountfield, Upper St. Ann's Rd, Ethelbert Rd

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
18:00-20:00
Street collection: Stonebridge Way, Beech Rd, Lower Rd, Lionfield
Thursday, 13 December 2018
18:00-20:00
Street collection: Alexander Drive, Admiralty Way, The Lees, The Knole, Hazebrouck Rd
Friday, 14 December 2018
09:00-17:00
Tesco entrance
18:00-20:00
Street collection: Abbey Fields, Millfield Estate, Whitstable Road, Love Lane Estate
Saturday, 15 December 2018
09:00-17:00
Tesco entrance
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
18:00-20:00
Street collection: Kingsnorth Rd, Edith Rd, St Catherines Drive, Preston Park
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
18:00-20:00
Street collection: Wells Way, Churchill Way, Wildish Rd, Hazebrouck Rd
Thursday, 20 December 2018
18:00-20:00
Street collection: Preston Avenue, Mackenade Rd, Bramley Avenue, Hilton Close
Friday, 21 December 2018
18:00-20:00
Street collection: Priory Rd, Priory Row, North Preston, The Brents, Abbey Street

Thursday 20th December 2018 - COMEDY LOCK-IN - at The Vaults

DOORS 7.30 START 8.00

Comedy Lock-In is back Thursday, December 20th with a stonking lineup guaranteed to make even the most determined Scrooge feel jolly. Bring your best "ho, ho, ho!" along to The Vaults cask & kitchen (and lots of pocket change to support Faversham Foodbank). Tip: come early to get a seat - we're starting at 8pm sharp this month.

Friday 21st December 2018 - TIM EDEY'S WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT - at The Assembly Rooms

7:30
A winter solstice concert with globally renowned BBC award winning musician - drive away those winter blues with an evening of world music and contemporary song.

In the jewel of Faversham's Victorian glorious period building the Assembly rooms.

A must for any fan of guitar playing!

Doors 7.30pm with an 8pm start featuring 2 full sets with a short interval.
Tickets on the night £15 on the door or book online £14:

Friday 21st December 2018 - WILL WHISSON - at The Sun Inn

8.45
Will Whisson is a singer / songwriter from the UK. Born in Kent but raised abroad, he eventually returned to the England, moving to London for a number of years before deciding to live out of a camper van in order to fully pursue the ambition of becoming a full-time solo musician and songwriter.
This approach to life has helped him build a profile across 8 different countries in the last year alone winning him many friends since he began his nomadic journey in the summer of 2016. . . . . . . . 




Saturday 22nd December 2018 - DAVID SHEPHERD - at The White Lion, Selling

8:30
"Start the Christmas festivities with live music from David Shepherd
David is a solo acoustic singer performing a wide range of popular material. He plays an eclectic mix of anthems and classics and always gets the place rocking - we're sure he'll have a few seasonal songs to join in with as well."

Saturday 22nd December 2018 - THE HOT TIN PARTY

come and join us for our first ever end of year party
with DJ Kola on turntables sharing his rare vintage collection of sounds and beats from around the world and around the corner.

early arrivers can enjoy...
2x cocktails £10
2x beers £5

plus moorish local ales, ciders, spirits and good wine always available


Saturday 22nd December 2018 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Saturday 22nd December 2018 - THE BLUES BANDITS - at The Three Horseshoes, Staple Street, Hernhill

8.30

Saturday 22nd December 2018 - POETRY PIES PROSE AND PIETY - at 12 Market Place

On December 22nd in Faversham Town Hall 1-5 pm, there is an extravaganza of poetry and storytelling and music. Live music from Sam Brothers and also The Malabars. Sam does wonderful covers on guitar and harmonica and has a wonderful voice. The Malabars play with their voices and create wonderful songs and harmonies set to guitar. The Fleur Singers will perform Faversham’s Carol.The Town has its own song! 
We have Sam Rapp performing poetry with Medway Little Theatre. We have a plethora of published and prizewinning poets of all styles. The event is free, the soft drinks and nibbles are free. Donations of money are welcome for a charitable cause. This event is commissioned by Faversham council and sponsered by Prize Tuition.

Saturday 22nd December 2018 - LABYRINTH - at The Bear Inn


Sunday 23rd December 2018 -CRISIS - at The Anchor

6:30 to 9:00

Crisis play a mixture of Americana, Cajun, Bluegrass & Blues with an emphasis on music you can dance to.

Christmas Eve 2018 - PROJECT F - at The Sun Inn

8.45   Project F
"We play Motown and Soulful and Funk driven covers with a few originals added to create the ultimate party mash up."

Ginger Bennett (Lead Vocals), Campbell Gourlay (Guitar & Vocals), Martin Goodsmith (Keys & Vocals), Matt Webber (Drums & Vocals),Lawrence Fletcher (Sax, Flute), Baz Burbank (Bass Guitar)

Boxing Day 2018 - MEL HARRIS - at The Market Inn

2.00 to 5.00pm
"A fabulous tribute to the most exciting era of music ever. Mels show features many of the best loved songs from those halcyon days. Great instrumentals, fabulous solo singers and the exciting rock and pop hits from the 60’s beat groups are all performed closely to the original hits. Rock ‘n roll to country, countless No 1 pop hits and powerful ballads – all taking you back in time. Mohair suits and Cuban heeled, winklepicker Chelsea boots, through to colourful Mod ‘gear’ from Carnaby Street set the scene for a Swingin’ Sixties event."

Boxing Day 2018 - STEVE BOLTZ - at The Railway

5 to 7pm

Friday 28th December 2018 - THE NARRATONES - at The Sun Inn

8.45
"Narratones, describes us really - a bit narrow minded when it comes to music. 
We started out in 2012, with similar influences and different stories."

James - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Nathan - Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar
Matt - Drums
Darren - Bass Guitar

PiF: probably one of the best bands playing in Faversham

Sunday 30th December 2018 - THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL - at The Alexander Centre


2:00 pm
Adults £10 Children £7.50

The Little Match Girl 
A warming tale for winter
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's traditional fairy tale

London. The last evening of the year. The snow is falling. A little girl struggles fiercely through the dark streets. In a vain attempt to stay warm she strikes a match, then a second and third. In the fatal cold the flames blaze to life and the friendly flickering fire guides her to fantastic Christmas visions. With each strike we are transported into her tumultuous hopes and dreams.

In this magic, humorous and poignant show, The Last Baguette use physical comedy, live music and visual storytelling to shine a light on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale.

For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Thursday 3rd January 2019 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Anchor

8pm
The Anchor, Abbey Street, home of Faversham’s longest running music quiz night. You can leave your anorak at home as the emphasis is on fun. Yes, there are some tough questions but you’ll surprise yourself with what you know. All eras and styles of music are covered. From ABC to ZZ Top, from Harry Styles to The Style Council. Only £1 per person. Teams of any size welcome. Generous first prize and slightly less generous prizes for the runners up. Even the team that finishes last will be a winner. First Thursday of every month. Get there early.

Friday 4th January 2019 - THE MCB - at The Sun Inn

8.45

The MCB are the Miles Cookman Band.
Miles is well known as the frontman of Kelly's Heros. The full line-up is:
Miles Cookman - vocals, guitar
Lee Wilson - Keys
Leon Victor - bass
Ian Harris - drums

Sunday 6th January 2019 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn



8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 6th January 2019 - JONATHAN RADFORD & ELEANOR KORNAS - at Faversham Music Club, The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
3:00pm
(PiF: I'm not quite 100% sure that the date for this is correct but am checking)
Jonathan Radford & Eleanor Kornas
Milhaud Scaramouche
Albeniz Suite Española
Maurice Tableaux de Provence
De Falla Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

An exciting and colourful exploration of the cultural sympathy and musical styles of the two countries on either side of the Pyrenees, Spain and France.

Jonathan Radford features as a ‘rising star’ in BBC Music Magazine 2018 and is a multi-award performer winning the Gold Medal in the Royal Overseas League Competition. Having studied and the Royal College of Music and Paris Conservatoire he is one of the UK’s leading saxophonists. He is joined by Eleanor Kornas whose career began as the first female organ scholar at Trinity, Cambridge and who is now in demand internationally as a duo partner.

Full price ticket: £7 
Student Tickets & Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 - Under 16s: FREE

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Wednesday 9th January 2019 - IAN PETRIE & SUE HUDSON - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Ian Petrie & Sue Hudson
7.30      Ticket Price £7 / £8



Wednesday 9th January 2019 - THE BLUES JAM - at The Market Inn

The Market Inn Blues Jam started in 2014 and is now a well-established event on the Faversham music scene – courtesy of mine hosts, Sue and Dave. It’s held on the second Wednesday in each month, between 8.30 p.m. and 1100 p.m. A full backline is provided.


Wednesday 16th January 2019 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club - Singers Night 

8.00pm

Admission £2
"Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen and sing the choruses."

Friday 18th January 2019 - PARAGRAPH 1 - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Rock, Pop and Dance Classics

Paul Vocals Matt Drums Nigel Bass Mick Lead guitar and BVs James Keyboards and BVs


Saturday 19th January 2019 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Thursday 24th January 2019 - THE ARGENTA TRIO - at Faversham Music Club, The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
7:30pm to 10:00pm
Thursday Series

Argenta Trio
Debussy Piano Trio in G major
Ravel Piano Trio
Vasks Plainscapes
Shostakovich Piano Trio no. 1 in C minor

The intensely beautiful trios by contemporaries Ravel and Debussy contrast with the sharply mercurial trio of the sixteen-year-old Shostakovich. Pēteris Vask’s work is a version of one originally scored with choir: an extended meditation culminating in the miracle of the rebirth of nature as the sun rises and the birds sing in delight.

A combination of fine solo players the Argenta Trio formed in 2015 and has quickly established itself as a leading piano trio equally at home in classic repertoire and new works.

Full price ticket: £15 
Student Tickets & Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 - Under 16s: FREE

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Friday 25th January 2019 - PETER & TYBER FROM THE DUALERS - at The Alexander Centre

7pm

Tickets £15.10 (£13.50 + booking fee)
After previous packed-out performances Peter and Tyber from the Dualers return with their high-energy Ska and Reggae gig.
Book online at:- 


A limited amount of physical tickets are available from The Alexander Centre - call 01795 591691 or email bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Friday 25th January 2019 - OPEN MIC NIGHT - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington


Friday 25th January 2019 - FLAWLESS CARBON - at The Sun Inn

8:45


A unique blend of British and American Blues Rock. A hard-hitting, energetic Blues band from Kent, UK.

Saturday 26th January 2019 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Friday 1st February 2019 - LIBERTY PARK - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Six piece pop/funk band formerly known as The Boogie Knights
http://libertyparkband.com/

Saturday 2nd February 2019 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Sunday 3rd February 2019 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn



8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 3rd February 2019 - BUCK BRASS TRIO - at Faversham Music Club, The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
3:00pm to 5:00pm
First Sunday Series

Buck Brass Trio
Erwazen
A Philharmonic Fanfare
Verhelst A Song for Japan
Bohme Prelude and Fugue in E flat
Mozart Divertimento
Haydn Piano Trio
Ibert Cinq Pièces

Buck Brass Trio bring an eclectic mix of music from across the centuries ranging from original music for brass to wonderful arrangements. Buck Brass Trio is one of the leading young brass ensembles in the UK, and was formed in 2012 by graduates from the Royal Academy of Music.

The Trio has pioneered a large amount of new repertoire for brass trio, including transcriptions of works by Bach, Piazolla, Ibert and Beethoven as well as commissioning new works.

Full price ticket: £7 
Student Tickets & Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 - Under 16s: FREE

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Wednesday 6th February 2019 - DAVE ELLIS & BOO HOWARD - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Dave Ellis & Boo Howard
7.30      Ticket Price £7 / £8

Dave Ellis came down from Liverpool for the London folk club scene in the 70’s. He released a solo album on Sonet records, which some consider to be a classic guitar record of its time and which gave him national exposure on the Old Grey Whistle Test and In Concert.
Dave became a regular at various London haunts such as the Marquee, the Roundhouse and the Lyceum and also played some higher profile gigs, opening for the Edgar Broughton Band at the Rainbow and Rod Stewart at Reading Festival.
In 1979 Dave formed his electric band ‘The Reactors’ which incorporated guitar, drums and keyboards with Boo Howard playing bass and handling most of the vocals.
The band was eventually trimmed down and developed into an electric duo (comprising Dave and Boo) which was renamed ‘Brave Lucy’, and the pair produced their only electric album ‘Snaps’ in 1996 under that name
In 1998 they combined Dave’s intricate guitar work with Boo’s mellow vocals to create something very different and entirely new in the folk and acoustic clubs. Their debut acoustic recording was ‘Maybe I Might Fall’ in 1999.
The songs are intelligently constructed, elegantly articulated and never less than entertaining. The mix is eclectic (from folk to jazz to blues to bluegrass) but the songs are at the heart of it all, served by imaginative and stylish arrangements and by the singing and playing of two seasoned, wholly in tune musicians.

Their CDs have a classy polished sound - testament to the pair’s familiarity with the recording process and of their ability to write and perform at a level every bit the equal of their major label peers.
Their live act has now been honed to perfection in the folk clubs where they have developed a large faithful following in the south of England.


Thursday 7th February 2019 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Anchor

8pm
The Anchor, Abbey Street, home of Faversham’s longest running music quiz night. You can leave your anorak at home as the emphasis is on fun. Yes, there are some tough questions but you’ll surprise yourself with what you know. All eras and styles of music are covered. From ABC to ZZ Top, from Harry Styles to The Style Council. Only £1 per person. Teams of any size welcome. Generous first prize and slightly less generous prizes for the runners up. Even the team that finishes last will be a winner. First Thursday of every month. Get there early.

Friday 8th February 2019 - THE LOST WEEKEND - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Formed in the spring of 1994, just as Britpop was making its impact. Inspired by the resurgence of this MOD based, high energy music, the Lost Weekend began by putting together a set of classic MOD tunes that influenced the whole Britpop scene. This provided an opportunity to mix the set with a rich variety of music, old and new, which we have exploited with great success ever since.

The set today is still constantly changing. With bands like the Kaiser Chiefs, Supergrass, Oasis and the Fratellis the evidence of a 40 year old influence is very apparent. Great news, for The Lost Weekend are always looking to expand on their huge back catalogue of stonking tunes.

The band line up still consists of 3 of the 4 original members, all of whom are passionate about the music they play. With a laid back approach, the emphasis is to play the songs that have, or will influence generations, songs that will get feet dancing and tunes that will have you humming hours after the gig is over.

Saturday 9th February 2019 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Wednesday 13th February 2019 - THE BLUES JAM - at The Market Inn

The Market Inn Blues Jam started in 2014 and is now a well-established event on the Faversham music scene – courtesy of mine hosts, Sue and Dave. It’s held on the second Wednesday in each month, between 8.30 p.m. and 1100 p.m. A full backline is provided.


Saturday 16th February 2019 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Friday 22nd February 2019 - THE NARRATONES - at The Sun Inn

8.45
"Narratones, describes us really - a bit narrow minded when it comes to music. 
We started out in 2012, with similar influences and different stories."

James - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Nathan - Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar
Matt - Drums
Darren - Bass Guitar

PiF: probably one of the best bands playing in Faversham

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February 2019 - FAVERSHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL

FRIDAY

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Saturday 23rd February 2019 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February 2019 - FAVERSHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL

SATURDAY

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Saturday 2nd March 2019 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms