21st, 22nd, 23rd March 2019 - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED . . . . . - at The Arden Theatre


21st - 8:00  -  22nd - 8:00  -  23rd 3:00

Theatre Ad Hoc presents, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House”

An hilarious spoof comedy that takes a satirical swipe at American politics and religion.

Donald Dump and his faithful assistant, Kelly Anne Wrongway make an unlikely run for the US presidency.
The campaign is infiltrated by Russian agents in the form of Valerie Pussikova and Vladimir Offputin and a truly spectacular election process leads to our favourite president being duly elected.

13 fabulous original songs tell the story of the jealous love triangle that ensues, where passions run high and the stakes run higher. The whole world becomes embroiled in this epic battle between good and evil, love and hate, God and country. Simply unmissable!


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Thursday 21st March 2019 - NOVA GUITAR DUO - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Nova Guitar Duo
Rebay Grand Duo for 2 guitars
Mompou CanciĆ³n y Danza nos. 2 & 6
Brouwer from ‘Beatlerianas’
Villa-Lobos from ‘Cirandinhas’
de Falla Suite from ‘El Amor Brujo’

Nova Guitar Duo bring us a programme hot from their debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall which explores vibrant music from Spain and South America.

The duo formed at the Royal College of Music and are driven by the extended possibilities allowed by the unusual combination of the 6 and the 8-string guitar. They explore the extensive original guitar duo repertoire as well as arrangements of music originally written for other instruments.

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

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Friday 22nd March 2019 - BEN MILLS & TONY ROCCO - at binElla


Friday 22nd March 2019 - THE RASPBERRY KEYTONES - at The Chequers inn, Doddington

8pm

(PiF: This band are well worth seeing!)

Friday 22nd March 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.


Formed in late 2013, long-term friends Lauren, Rob and Ben brought to bear the foundations for Flawless Carbon. Joined by Rich and Dan shortly after, the Flawless Carbon sound quickly took shape.

Variety is the spice of life, and FC have it in abundance. Blues, Folk, R'n'B and Pop play a large part in the background of FC's sound and history. Fused with influences from John Mayer, Joe Bonamassa, Maroon 5 and Black Stone Cherry, FC's unique take on British Blues Rock has them standing out of the crowd.

Currently working the local circuit around the South East of England, Flawless Carbon are quickly gathering attention from the UK Music industry. Their first EP is expected in late Summer 2014, with tours lining up for early 2015.

Power, Passion and Performance. You'll want to see them live.

Friday 22nd March 2019 - 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.

Saturday 23rd March 2019 - X5 - at Rodmersham Squash Club

8.30
Local 4-piece covers band playing songs from a wide range of artists from the 60’s to the present day. The Police, Celo Green, Olly Murs, 10CC, Beatles, Daft Punk, Jessie J., Elvis, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Chic, Hall and Oates, Bruno Mars, The Jam, Foreigner, Kool and the Gang, The Eagles, Erasure, Oasis and loads more....
(PiF: Note - Rodmersham is part of Greater Faversham)

Saturday 23rd March 2019 - QUEEN II - at The Alexander Centre


8pm      Early Bird Tickets £15  -  Standard Tickets £18


Queen II are the Queen tribute that provide a breath taking show at any venue! They have been touring Britain and Europe captivating audiences with their nostalgic show!

The band faithfully recreates the energy, excitement and emotion of a classic Queen concert! An authentic four piece line up delivers powerful vocals, driving rock anthems and closest sounding guitarist yet!

Every show is packed with costume changes! Including that famous outfit from 'I Want To Break Free'! All shows feature some of the UK's finest professional musicians using authentic instruments and equipment, including the 'red special' guitar, Grand Piano and a silver sparkle 'Roger Taylor style' drum kit!

Performing hits from every decade of Queen's musical legacy - Queen II truly are the Champions Of Tributes!
For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - call 01795 591691 or email bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Tickets can be booked online here:-

https://www.tickettext.co.uk/the-alexander-centre-cic/qii-queen-tribute-23032019/


Saturday 23rd March 2019 - 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!)

Saturday 23rd March 2019 - INDIGO STONE - at The Phoenix Tavern

8:00

Saturday 23rd March 2019 - LUKE WRIGHT: POET LAUREATE - at The White Lion, Selling


Saturday 23rd March 2019 - ADRIAN FRASER - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

Saturday 23rd 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

Sunday 24th March 2019 - THE GAMES OF LOVE - at The Assembly Rooms


3 pm - 4.30 pm
Tickets £7 at the door (doors at 2.30 pm)

Performers:
Maggie Cho (soprano)
Lance Mok (piano)


After his rapturously received solo recital Macabre last summer, pianist-composer Lance Mok returns to the Assembly Rooms with Venice-based coloratura soprano Maggie Cho for a programme of Italian Bel Canto showpieces -- romantic, funny and cheeky all at once! 
Having heard Maggie in his masterclass, Leone Magiera, legendary repetiteur for Luciano Pavarotti, exclaimed, "Brava! I don't know what I can criticise." Maggie is currently a master's student in Opera at the prestigious Conservatory of Venice "Benedetto Marcello". Lance got his master's from the Royal College of Music last summer and has performed around the world. More info on:

Sunday 24th March 2019 - MASHVILLE - at The Market Inn

2:30 to 5:00
Mashville is a folk and roots UK based band with a wide range of influences ranging from Johnny Cash to Wilco and The Jayhawks.

Sunday 24th March 2019 - GUMBOOTS REGGAE BAND - at The Anchor

6:30 to 9:00
"We play a fine selection of all the classic reggae songs Jimmy Cliff , Toots and The Maytals , Bob Marley , Desmond Decker and many more !"
Kevin Richards - Vocals/Guitar
Paul Minter - Guitar/Vocals
John Casey - Bass/Vocals
Bruce Allen - Drums

Sunday 24th March 2019 - FAVERSHAM YOUTH CHOIR - at The Almshouse Chapel

Faversham Youth Choir
performing:
Gabriel Faure's Masse Besse

4pm - Free entry with retiring collection

Ben Saul - conductor
Charles Francis - organ

Charles will also play French organ music.
Charles Francis who is currently Organ Scholar at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury has recently passed his Associateship of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 17.

This recital is the first in a series being organised to commemorate 150th anniversary of the installation of the Almshouse Chapel organ by ‘Father’ Henry Willis - which was first played on Easter Sunday, 28th March, 1869.

Thursday 28th March 2019 - COMEDY LOCK-IN - at The Anchor

8:00

Comedy Lock-In is a monthly night of standup comedy from the best new and up-and-coming acts on the UK comedy circuit in The Anchor Faversham. No charge for entry, but donations gratefully received towards costs if you enjoyed yourself (at the end of the night).

Friday 29th March 2019 - KENT ROLLER DISCO - at The Alexander Centre



Kent Roller Disco comes to Faversham!

Skate hire & safety equipment included in the ticket price.

Refreshments available.

Friday 29th March 2019 - THE PAUL COOK BLUES BAND - at The Market Inn

8:30

Friday 29th March 2019 - LODESTONE - at The Sun Inn

8:45

Friday 29th March 2019 - 60's VIBE - at The George Inn, Newnham

"Join us for our 60s evening with Live Music from 60s Vibes at 8pm grab a tambourine and dance and sing along to some great hits!!! Why not book a table and enjoy an evening meal from our Main Menu and Something Specials Board, Wear your 60s attire!! Free entry!!! "

Sunday 31st March 2019 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Sunday 31st March 2019 - THE BLUES BANDITS - at he Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Sunday 31st March 2019 - LOS TWANGUEROS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
Los Twangueros. Featuring, Andy Neate, guitar. Jimmy Gulliver, cajon. George Macdonald, percussion. Nana Tsiboe, percussion. Colin Gibson, bass. Matt Juckes, keyboards and flute.

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

7:30        £2
Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.

Thursday 4th April 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 5th April 2019 - STAN & OLLIE - at The Alexander Centre

Market Day Matinee
2:00pm     £3.60
Laurel and Hardy -- the world's greatest comedy team -- face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can't quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy's failing health start to threaten their precious partnership.
Starring Steeve Coogan and John C. Reilly
Tickets available on the door, or in advance from the Alexander Centre - call 01795 591691 or email bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Friday 5th April 2019 - MATT FORDE - at The Alexander Centre


Phil Zimmerman’s No5 Club returns to the Alexander Centre on Friday April 5 as Matt Forde adds a Faversham date to the UK tour of his smash-hit, Edinburgh show, Brexit Through The Gift Shop.

“The whole thing is a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who it is. Join Britain’s leading political comedian, Matt Forde for his sell-out Edinburgh show as he waves goodbye to life as an EU citizen.”

Matt is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists, having appeared on The Royal Variety Performance 2015 (ITV), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Mock the Week (BBC2 Two), Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report and Election Report (both BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Question Time (BBC One), This Week (BBC One) and Jon Richardson Grows Up (C4).

As host of four series of Unspun with Matt Forde on Dave and his own chart-topping Political Party podcast, Matt has interviewed some of British politics’ biggest and most notorious characters, including Tony Blair, David Davis, Ruth Davidson, Nigel Farage, Anna Soubry, Ed Balls and Jacob Rees-Mogg and the show sells out Westminster’s The Other Palace Theatre months in advance.

Matt also hosts Absolute Radio’s Rock n Roll Football and has appeared on shows including Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week,The Royal Variety Performance and QuestionTime. “Is there a better political comic than Matt Forde currently working in the UK? I can’t think of another to touch him”★★★★½ Chortle

“A stand up of rare skill”★★★★The Sunday Times


For tickets contact The Alexander Centre - 01795 591691 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com and also online at.

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/459407

Friday 5th April 2019 - THE NARRATONES - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere


Friday 5th April 2019 - JAMIE STRANGE & THE OFFBEATS - at The Sun Inn

8.45
A Piano Led Power Trio featuring Jamie Bull (Jamie & the Jets, B Movie Creatures) together with Steve Fuller (Kolo) and Dani Mourinho (Halogram)

Saturday 6th April 2019 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Saturday 6th April 2019 - VOODOO ROOM - at The Alexander Centre


7:30pm                      Tickets: £18
Paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream - Voodoo Room are a stunning classic power trio, featuring some of the UK's finest musicians.

They perform an incredible high energy show, delivered in the true spirit of these legendary superstars.

Their individual credits include: Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Duran Duran, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder, Thea Gilmore, Lulu etc etc.

"Incredible players" - Neneh Cherry
"Stunning" - Time Out
"Sounds fantastic" - BBC Radio Devon
"Phenomenal" - Phoenix F.M.
"Outstanding" - Blues In The South Mag


For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 591691

Saturday 6th April 2019 - ANDREW JAMES BROWN: THE MOON UNDER WATER - at The White Lion, Selling


Sunday 7th April 2019 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn



8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 7th April 2019 - JUNKYARD DAWGS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
“A seriously funky 5 piece featuring some of the best musicians around. The Junkyard Dawgs play a mix of southern soul and funk doing numbers by Prince, D’Angelo, Lewis Taylor and Dumpstaphunk and many more. With Pete Bennie on Bass, Graham Mann on Keyboard and Trombone, Joe Gibson on Guitar and vocals, Daniel Pearce on Drums and Vocal and David Migden on Vocals and Trumpet."

Wednesday 10th April 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 10th April 2019 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

7:30        £2
Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.

Friday 12th April 2019 - SOUL & MOTOWN NIGHT - at The Alexander Centre


A night of good old-fashioned soul and motown music.

Get your groove on and come along to a spectacular Soul and Motown experience with the very talented Mr Andy Kayne. You will hear the sounds of some of the most well-known Soul and Motown classics. For just £12 a ticket! This will be an event, not to be missed. Disabled access is available. 

For any further information, please call Kelly from Imperial Events on 07496 688 339.
Tickets bookable online:

or call 07496 688339

Friday 12th April 2019 - FREEDOM CAGE - at The Sun Inn

8.45

"We are a four piece rock band from Maidstone, Kent playing original songs with a few covers.
We like to keep our feet firmly on the ground and appreciate good solid rock with solid drum and bass and driving guitars. We let the music do the talking, and are passionate players who just wants to spread the good word of The Cage \m/"

Saturday 13th April 2019 - 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 April 2019 - ABBA Chique - at The Alexander Centre

ABBA's music has stood the test of time for more than 40 years, so it's little wonder that ABBA tribute bands are one of the most favoured on the tribute scene!

The sequel to the Mamma Mia film is now on in the cinemas and ABBA have written two new songs, the first of which is set for release in December this year, so there couldn't be a better time to come and see an ABBA tribute band and ABBA Chique are the HOTTEST one around!

​ABBA Chique are an authentic looking and sounding ABBA tribute band. Suitable for all ages, ABBA Chique have performed at children's parties and all over milestone parties, from 18th - 90th birthdays!

With precise ABBA vocals, stunning ABBA costumes and a powerful stage presence full of energy and fun, this unforgettable ABBA tribute show will leave you feeling like you've headed back in time to the 1970s where ABBA ruled the music scene.

​This hugely popular ABBA show gets booked up very quickly, so grab your tickets soon!
For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 591691 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Tickets can be booked online here:-

Saturday 13th April 2019 - SOLID SILVER SIXTIES WITH GRANT JAMES - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

https://www.facebook.com/Three-Horseshoes-779770075721405/

Sunday 14th April 2019 - BRUISE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

With four critically acclaimed albums under their belt, festival appearances in Europe and the US, collaborations, supports and sessions with artists as varied as Mark Knopfler, Leanne Rhymes, Hawkwind & The Beat BRUISE are Britain’s best kept musical secret. This maverick prog-folk duo perform an exhilarating electric set. A must see!


Wednesday 17th April 2019 - PETE COE - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Pete Coe
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9
“There’s a very good reason why Pete Coe’s career has been such a long and successful one: this is a man who never rests on his laurels and who is constantly looking for new angles from which to approach his music. In addition he’s an extremely competent singer, musician, arranger, step dancer and a stage performer of rare ability…”
John Waltham, Living Tradition.

Pete Coe has had more than 50 years of music making on the English folk scene. His contributions include traditional song research, song writing in traditional style, the founding of several seminal bands (the founder member and visionary force behind The New Victory Band, Bandoggs and Red Shift) plus solo and duo performances, dance calling, recording, field research, local folk activism in Ryburn Three Step and teaching at various levels. Together with his wife, Sue, he received the Gold Badge Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) in 2016 for their outstanding contributions to folk dance, music or song.

Pete Coe celebrates narrative folk songs, rooted in English traditions, classic ballads & broadsides, rural yarns, travellers tales, and songs of love, loss & protest learned from the old songcarriers & songsmiths he’s met over a lifetime on the road. He performs with great skill, presents with authority & good humour & encourages audience involvement.

Sunday 21st April 2019 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

For up-to-date information go to the Irish Session's Facebook page:

Easter Sunday 21st April 2019 - THE HOT POTATOES - at The Anchor

6:30 to 9:00

"The Hot Potatoes are a collective of three of the most experienced and well-rounded musicians that you could hope to put together."
Paul Minter - Guitar/Vocals
John Casey - Bass/Vocals
Colin Lovatt - Cajon/Bongos & Percussion

Sunday 21st April 2019 - SUNDAY SOUL SESSIONS - at The Assembly Rooms


Wednesday 24th April 2019 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

7:30        £2
Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.

Friday 26th April 2019 - OPEN MIC NIGHT - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington


NOW IN ITS 8TH YEAR!

Friday 26th April 2019 - THE MILES COOKMAN BAND - 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


Friday 26th April 2019 - THE ANDY BENNETT QUINTET - at The Alexander Centre

8:00