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

DOORS 7.30 START 8.00

Come down to The Vaults Cask & Kitchen for a monthly night of standup comedy from the best new and up-and-coming acts on the UK comedy circuit. No charge for entry, but donations gratefully received towards costs if you enjoyed yourself (at the end of the night).

Friday 21st September 2018 - STANDARD FIVE - at The Market Inn

8.30
Bob Fridd's band Standard Five - in PiF's opinion one of the best blues bands in this part of the world.

Friday 21st September 2018 - THE BAD PENNIES - at The Sun Inn

8.45

"Top Dollar Rock and Blues No Short Change - No Dodgy Notes"

Friday 21st September 2018 - THE ANDY BENNETT QUINTET - at The Alexander Centre

8pm
Another season of straight-ahead jazz to be enjoyed relaxing with friends over a drink on a Friday night. Featuring favourite songs from the Cole Porter era spiced with some of the best jazz standards. Also featuring special guests and showcasing different jazz styles - come and give it a try!
Licensed bar.

Free admission with retiring collection.

Friday 21st September 2018 - SING, DANCE, SMILE! - at The Arden Theatre


A Charity Fundraiser in honour of two of our beloved friends who devoted endless time and energy to the Arts in the town.
7.30pm
Come and enjoy
a Song
a Dance
a Smile

Friday 21st September 2018 - 70's KARAOKE DISCO - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere

from 7pm

Saturday 22nd September 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 September 2018 - FAVERSHAM BOOK FAIR - at The Alexander Centre

9.30am to 3.00pm 
Free Entry 
Thousands of second-hand, collectable, and antiquarian books for sale.

(PiF: I know this is not exactly music - but it is a marvellous event!)

Sunday 23rd September 2018 - BARRACUDA - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
Barracuda travelled extensively in the 70s/80s through Europe, Middle East, Australia & UK supporting among others The Crickets, Jackie Wilson, Bill Haley and the Comets, BT Express releasing their single “Summer Girls” in 1973 on EMI in UK, 20th Century in America. Barracuda played extensive Live Sessions for BBC Radio 1 and 2. Taking a break from the band they individually were a part of “Sweet”, “Edison Lighthouse” “Mathews Southern Comfort” and Supported/Sessioned for “Jerry Lee Lewis” “Rocking Sidney” “Don Everly” “Champion Jack Dupree” The list goes on. Barracuda perform original and selected covers in a Rocky, Bluesy, Soul groove.

Sunday 23rd September 2018 - IN BLUE - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
InBlue reprise the smokey bars of the golden era of blues music. A driven soulful feel, served with a helping of funk and seasoned with a little jazz.

Tuesday 25th September 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 26th September 2018 - WE GHOSTS - at The Railway

9.00
"Anglo-Swedish alternative acoustic trio WE GHOSTS formed in 2004 and have done hundereds of gigs a year ever since. Comprising of English singer, songwriter and guitarist John Christopher and Swedish singer Jenny Jonasson (aka J.J.Woodall). They've enchanted audiences in both of their home countries, elswhere in Europe and the U.S- released three EP's and the album “Paranormal activity” in 2006. Their fine blend of vocal harmony plus punchy, rolling acoustic guitar rhythms make for a splendid live show worthy of any stage and their atmospheric, eerie and inventive recordings have been used in soundtracks as well having received frequent airplay."


Wednesday 26th September 2018 - PETE SHAW - at The Assembly Rooms

7.30

Faversham Organ & Keyboards Monthly Concerts
At The Assembly Rooms

Tickets are £7.50 and more details can be obtained from Neilson Matthews on 01795 590558 

Wednesday 26th September 2018 - 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 28th September 2018 - DECADES SHOWBAND - at The Sun Inn

Friday 28th September 2018 - 60's VIBES - at The George Inn, Newnham

8.00
"Join us for the return of 60s Vibes, live music from the 60s, 70s and 80s!!!!"

Friday 28th September 2018 - BLACK CIRCLE CLUB LAUNCH PARTY - at Creekside Vinyl, Standard Quay

Friday 28th September 2018 - JOJO & JIM - at 'Last Fridays @ Macknade'


A season of monthly events brought to you by Macknade, MightyFineThings & Friends.


Enjoy sundowners from 5.00pm with live music from local acoustic duo:

JoJo & Jim

For more details:

Friday 28th September 2018 - THE BLUES BANDITS - at The Market Inn

8.30

Friday 28th September 2018 - PICANTE - at The Alexander Centre


8:00 pm     £12.50
Picante is a hugely enjoyable Latin band fronted by Derek Nash (featured saxophonist with the Jools Holland R&B Orchestra and Sax Appeal) and Dominic Ashworth (British Jazz award-winning guitarist).

Taking Latin flavours from Buena Vista Social Club, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz/Astrid Gilberto, Spyrogyra and the Gypsy Kings, Picante’s music makes you feel like dancing from the first bar with their unique compositions in mambo, salsa, samba and bossa nova styles.

Music from their CD – Five Note Salsa - has already been heard on TV from Japanese Drama to Strictly Come Dancing to the David Letterman Show and their much-awaited second CD is due for release later in 2018.

The band line-up is as follows:-
  • Derek Nash - Saxophones
  • Dominic Ashworth - Guitar
  • John Crawford - Piano
  • Andy Staples - Bass
  • Marc Cecil - Drums
  • Robin Jones - Percussion

For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com
Book tickets online via tickettext.co.uk

https://www.tickettext.co.uk/the-alexander-centre-cic/the-derek-nash-picante-latin-band-28092018/

Saturday 29th September 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 29th September 2018 - HULLABALOO - at The Ship Inn, Conyer

9:00
Swing and Jive with a twist on Pop from one of Kent’s best bands

Saturday 29th September 2018 - OARE STRING ORCHESTRA - at The West Faversham Community Centre


Oare String Orchestra

Conductor - Peter Aviss
Soloist - Nathan Winters (Clarinet)

Finzi        Clarinet Concerto
Britten     Simple Symphony
Handel    Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 8
Bruch      Octet (orchestral version)

Tickets cost £12 (£5 for full-time students. There is no charge for schoolchildren accompanied by an adult).
Tickets available at the door

http://www.oare-string-orchestra.org/

Saturday 29th September 2018 - THE DIAL - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

8:00
The Dial - previously known as 'Left of the Dial'

"The Dial  are a five piece party/show band playing live music across the south of England.
Showcasing classic rock, soul and dance hits, our set features many songs not performed by other party bands, music by artists such as Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, 10CC, Santana.."

Sunday 30th September 2018 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Sunday 30th September 2018 - THE CROSSFIRE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
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. Artists covered currently include Led Zeppelin, Muse, Foo Fighters, Bowie, Reef, Police, Radiohead, Elbow, Stereophonics, Blur, Stones, Beatles, Daft Punk, The Killers, U2 and The Who.

Sunday 30th September 2018 - IVAN'S ALL-STARS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Sunday 30th September 2018 - THE SEA AT THE END OF HER STRING - at The Hot Tin


7pm
The Hot Tin, St. Saviour's Church, Whitstable Road, Faversham ME13 8BD, UK

RouteStock and Arctic Circle presents:

The Sea at the End of Her String:

Resina, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch + Shida Shahabi.

The music of 130701 / FatCat Records.

Resina is the alias of Karolina Rec, a cellist and composer based in Warsaw, Poland. A compulsive live artist, Karolina's style is primarily characterized by personal language of improvisation and alternative approach to melody.

Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch is an award-winning French pianist/composer currently living in London. Spanning film score, bespoke composition and sound design, her work is connected by its high quality and its evocative, meticulous craft – a common sensibility of elegant, instinctual composition.

Shida Shahabi is a Swedish-Iranian pianist/composer and is currently based in Stockholm. She has made site-specific sound installations, plays in bands and writes music both solo and for dance, film, theatre and fine art contexts. Her debut album is set for release in 2018.


Tuesday 2nd October 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 - JIM CAUSLEY - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Jim Causley
7.30      Ticket Price £9 / £10


More than simply a folk-singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and during the past decade Causley has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Last year he was nominated as “Singer of the Year” at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, he won the Spiral Earth Singer of the Year award in 2014, presented his own folk music show on BBC Radio Devon and in 2015 he worked with BBC TV historian Dr Sam Willis to create the music for his show ‘Highwaymen, Outlaws and Villains‘ and was asked to perform his song about Dartmoor tin mining ‘Pride of the Moor‘ on BBC TV’s Countryfile – Dartmoor Special.

2017 was also the centenary of Jim’s relative; the celebrated Cornish poet Charles Causley and award winning filmmaker Jane Darke made a specially commissioned biographical film about the poet which aired on BBC4 TV on 1st October as part of the Centenary celebrations. The soundtrack to the film was composed entirely by Jim and featured music from his 2013 album ‘Cyprus Well’ of musical settings of Charles’ work. The Charles Causley Trust also commissioned Jim to create a new album of Causley’s children’s poems set to music for a new generation to discover as part of the Causley 100 celebrations. That resulted in the ‘I Am The Song’ album released on the WildGoose label.

Since the release of his debut album in 2005, Causley’s unique voice and persona have helped him become one of the most well-loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. A prolific collaborator, Causley is hugely admired for his work with iconic groups The Devil’s Interval and Mawkin:Causley as well as playing, touring and recording alongside Waterson:Carthy, John McCusker, Eddie Reader, Graham Coxson, Shirley Collins, Michael Morpurgo, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame and many more. He was described by Mojo Magazine as “the finest singer of his generation” and they put Forgotten Kingdom in their Top Ten Folk Albums of 2016 list. Westcountry father of folk Geoff Lakeman described Causley as possessing “A voice in a million” in a recent interview in the Western Morning News, some accolade indeed!
http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Thursday 4th October 2018 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Anchor

8pm

PiF would like to congratulate Getsounds on their 10th anniversary (or should the be tinth?)
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 5th October 2018 - STELLAR TALK - at The Sun Inn

Friday 5th October 2018 - THE ROCKIN' BADGERS - at The George Inn, Newnham

9pm

Friday 5th October 2018 - THE LUCKY DIPS - at The Market Inn

8.30
An eclectic mix of songs, courtesy of Tony Pepper, Peter White, Rufus Ruffell and Andy Jenkins.

This was a one off line up to fill an empty slot at short notice. They turned out to be so good this is now their sixth (actually I've lost count)  gig at the Market Inn.

Friday 5th October 2018 - THE CHILLBILLIES - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere

8.30
The Chillbillies
"This is Soul - funk - jazz - ska - blues - latin - rock'n'rollin' crazy people having a good time music and all you need to do is listen, enjoy, dance."

"The Chillbillies put their own twist on covers of an eclectic mix of classic tunes, made up of a very versatile 4 piece rhythm section, with high energy vocals and featuring the infamous 'Raging Horns'™. You'll be amazed, amused, astounded!"

Saturday 6th October 2018 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Sunday 7th October 2018 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 7th October 2018 - STEVE RIVINGTON & SACHA TROCHET - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Steve Rivington & Sacha Trochet from 'Pass The Cat'

Sunday 7th October 2018 - OZZIE & THE UGLIES - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Funk, Pop, Country, Soul, RnB, Blues and Classic Rock

Sunday 7th October 2018 - SOULFUL SUNDAYS - at The White Lion, Selling

from 4pm

Sunday 7th October 2018 - THE STRUMBUMS - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

4 to 6pm

Quality musicians playing quality music..... guitar mastery and flawless harmonies.. from Crosby Stills & Nash to Jessie J!

Tuesday 9th October 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 10th October 2018 - 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 10th October 2018 - 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 12th October 2018 - THE CROSSFIRE - at The Market Inn

8.30

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. Artists covered currently include Led Zeppelin, Muse, Foo Fighters, Bowie, Reef, Police, Radiohead, Elbow, Stereophonics, Blur, Stones, Beatles, Daft Punk, The Killers, U2 and The Who.

Friday 12th October 2018 - BARN DANCE with 'The Cat's Pyjamas' - at Doddington Village Hall


Friday 12th October 2018 - THOSE DISTANT VOICES - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Those Distant Voices are a 4 piece Indie/Rock cover band. Playing songs from 60's to current.

https://www.facebook.com/thosedistant.voices/

Friday 12th October 2018 - SWALE FUSION - Sittingbourne


Saturday 13th October 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 13th October 2018 - FAVERSHAM VOICES - at St Mary of Charity Church


FOUR TALES OF ENCHANTMENT ALASDAIR NICOLSON

FOUR SEASONS EACH WITH A TALE TO TELL
A spring murder by a cruel sister.
A summer search for a singing rose.
An autumn tidal wave.
A winter ghost in the snow.

Devised as a work to involve a wide range of performers, Two Sisters is a series of folk tales written for narrator, soloists, choirs and ensemble. Originally commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra for their Community Choirs under the direction of Gareth Malone, it was first performed at LSO St Luke’s in 2005.

Full price ticket: £10 Student Ticket: £5 Under 16s: FREE

more info and to buy tickets online:

Sunday 14th October 2018 - (Left of) THE DIAL - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
The Dial - previously known as 'Left of the Dial'

"The Dial  are a five piece party/show band playing live music across the south of England.
Showcasing classic rock, soul and dance hits, our set features many songs not performed by other party bands, music by artists such as Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, 10CC, Santana.."

Sunday 14th October 2018 - THE OILSKINZ - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
This band's line-up comprises of some of the greatest names from some of the most legendary bands in Kent:

Jarrod Coombes of Hullabaloo
Miles Cookman & Ian Harris of Kellys Heros
Kit Curtis from the B3's
Lee Wilson of Rubber Biscuit

"After a long wait, the band that no one knew they wanted but now won’t be able to live without has arrived. The Oilskinz are formed from the choice cuts of some of the most successful bands in the South East and have come together to make a Rock & Roll noise for your listening pleasure.
From Buddy to Bo, Cochran to the Comets, Jerry Lee to Richie V.
The complete 50s Rock and Roll jukebox with enough humour, bad fashion and musical hi jinx to satisfy the most discerning hip-shaker.
If you Dig it Baby. If you aint nothin’ but a Houndog. If you want to B. Goode. If you want to get a Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On then this is the band for you.

See you on the dance floor."

“It aint nothin’ but Greasy kids Stuff”

https://www.facebook.com/TheOilskinz/

Tuesday 16th October 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - JAMES HICKMAN & DAN CASSIDY - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
James Hickman & Dan Cassidy
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9


Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling. Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy’s bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey.

James' and Dan's duo was formed in 2008, beginning with several successful local shows in James' hometown of Shrewsbury and the surrounding county of Shropshire. Their relaxed banter and unique musical style was well received and they were soon performing further afield. The following year, with the prospect of more comprehensive tours approaching, they recorded and released their debut album ‘Severn Street’, featuring arrangements of traditional songs and tunes and several of their own compositions.

Their successive tours have grown steadily in size and they now perform throughout the UK, enjoying concerts from the Scottish Highlands to the Isle of Wight. Inspired by their love of traditional music from Britain and America, James and Dan continued writing together. New original material is being incorporated into their live show and will be debuted in the upcoming autumn tour. Autumn 2012 will be a busy period for the duo with 26 concerts ahead of them and more being announced.
http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Thursday 18th October 2018 - COMEDY LOCK-IN - at The Vaults

DOORS 7.30 START 8.00

Come down to The Vaults Cask & Kitchen for a monthly night of standup comedy from the best new and up-and-coming acts on the UK comedy circuit. No charge for entry, but donations gratefully received towards costs if you enjoyed yourself (at the end of the night).

Friday 19th October 2018 - THE CHILLBILLIES - at The Market Inn

8.30
The Chillbillies
"This is Soul - funk - jazz - ska - blues - latin - rock'n'rollin' crazy people having a good time music and all you need to do is listen, enjoy, dance."

"The Chillbillies put their own twist on covers of an eclectic mix of classic tunes, made up of a very versatile 4 piece rhythm section, with high energy vocals and featuring the infamous 'Raging Horns'™. You'll be amazed, amused, astounded!"

Friday 19th October 2018 - BOWJANGLES: EXCALIBOW

7.30

£10 for adults / £7.50 for U16

Further to their successful show with us two years ago intrepid string quartet Bowjangles are back presenting their most magical show so far - a theatrical, musical journey through myths, folklore, legends and a portal in a cello case!

You can expect tales of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and characters of pure fantasy in this action-packed show, all presented in Bowjangles' own inimitable and unique style, full of comedy, energy, panache and almost every musical genre you can imagine. May contain traces of ABBA!

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

Friday 19th October 2018 - 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 20th October 2018 - CURB PILOTS - at The Alexander Centre


8pm Tickets £10

The ever-popular local band Curb Pilots - back again for another night of fantastic ska tunes!
For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com or book online:

saturday 20th October 2018 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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