Sunday 21st April 2019 - THE KONKS - at The Market Inn

2:30 to 5:00

a dedicated tribute to The Kinks...featuring such classics as Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset, Lola, Days, You Really Got Me, See My Friends, Autumn Almanac, Dead End Street....the list goes on and on.......so celebrate with us the genius of Ray Davies....with The Konks!

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

8pm
CANCELLED
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

Easter Sunday 2019 - HAPPY TRAILS - at The Ship Inn, Ospringe

Happy Trails are:
  • AL Clark
  • Richard Bilous
  • Geoff Sandiford
  • Adrian Madden
  • Tom Fairs

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

Easter Sunday 2pm - 8pm Northern Soul & Motown. 

KENT ROLLERS invite you to an afternoon of Northern Soul & Motown in one of Faversham's most iconic buildings. Our vinyl only DJ's will soon have you up dancing on the superb wooden floor.

Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd April 2019 - NATIONAL GO TO A PLAY DAY - at The Arden Theatre

KYT PRESENTS A WONDERFUL EVENING OF FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT YOUNG AND OLD ACTORS ALL ON STAGE TOGETHER CELEBRATING SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHDAY

Details and online tickets:
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on?q=national%20go%20to%20a%20play%20day

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 - THE FOLK SESSION - at The Market Inn

9pm
Every Tuesday

This event has moved from The Vaults which has now sadly closed.

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.

Thursday 25th April 2019 - COMEDY LOCK-IN - at The Anchor

19:30 to 22:15
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 26th April 2019 - THE BOB DYLAN EXPERIENCE - at The Market Inn

8.30

The Bob Dylan Experience perform a powerful band set for fans old and new. From his earliest to his latest recordings, we feature the songs that have made Bob Dylan a musical icon and inspired generations over the past 50 years and counting....

Friday 26th April 2019 - CARIBBEAN NIGHT - at The George Inn, Newnham

7:30
Enjoy a selection of Caribbean food Starters Mains and Desserts accompanied by live entertainment from Michael Seraphim performing Mowtown, Soul, Reggae and Pop. £30 per person with a complimentary jug of Rum Punch per table. Deposit required £5 per person.

Friday 26th April 2019 - THE SOUND OF MUSICALS - at The Arden Theatre

"Very special local talent entertain for a very special cause.
Come along and singalong."

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 - A STAR IS BORN - at The Alexander Centre

Market Day Matinee
2:30pm     £3.60
Oscar-nominated film with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Tickets available on the door, or in advance from the Alexander Centre - call 01795 591691 or email bookings@thealexandercentre.com

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

8:00

Saturday 27th April 2019 - OLD TOWN SOUL - at The Phoenix Tavern

8:00

Saturday 27th April 2019 - THE MILES COOKMAN BAND - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill


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


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

Saturday 27th 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

Sunday 28th April 2019 - HULLABALOO - at The Market Inn

2:30 to 5:00
Swing and Jive with a twist on Pop from one of Kent’s best bands

Sunday 28th April 2019 - MOROCCAN MOLE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

"East Kent's finest post-punk / new wave covers band are rockin' the underground - can you hear it?"

Sunday 28th April 2019 - PIANO & FLUTE RECITAL - at The Assembly Rooms

2.30pm

Sunday 28th April 2018 - CONVIVIO BRANDENBURGS AND BEYOND - at The Alexander Centre


FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
GALA CONCERT
7:30 to 10:00pm

Bach Orchestral Suite no. 1


Handel Excerpts from ‘The Water Music.’

Vivaldi ‘Spring’ from ‘The Four Seasons.’

Telemann Concerto for Recorder & Bassoon

Bach Brandenburg Concerto no 4

Our Gala concert surveys well-known music from the Baroque era in a musical feast of great composers. At the heart of the programme are two works of Bach, the fourth Brandenburg Concerto and first Orchestral Suite both of which demonstrate a composer at the height of his powers. Handel’s Water Music, here in arrangement, written for King George the First’s progress on a barge down the Thames is a colourful and energetic work whilst Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ from the Four Seasons, written for the girls of the Convent School in Venice, brings the Italian style to proceedings in this ever-popular violin concerto. The music of Telemann completes this mighty handful of composers played by the musicians of Convivio, one of the UK’s newest and most exciting Period Instrument ensembles.

Full price ticket: £20
Friends of Faversham Music Club: £15
Under 25s/Students: £7.50
Under 16s: £5

More info and to buy tickets online:

Tuesday 30th April 2019 - THE FOLK SESSION - at The Market Inn

9pm
Every Tuesday

This event has moved from The Vaults which has now sadly closed.

Wednesday 1st May 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 2nd May 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 3rd May 2019 - CONCERT FOR FRIENDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH - at The Assembly Rooms


A charity fundraiser – all proceeds go to The East Kent Friends for Mental Health
Come and join us for an evening of sublime original acoustic music with 4 fantastic local
artists.
At The Assembly Rooms
£10 in advance/ £12 on the door
7:00pm Doors Open – 7:30pm Start

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

Tickets available from:
Gatefield Sounds Record shop, Whitstable
Canterbury Rocks Records, Canterbury
Railway Cuttings Barbers, Faversham
OR
Message at: www.facebook.com/FriendsForMentalHealthEastKent/


Alan Prosser & Al Clarke
We are pleased to have Alan Prosser (guitar, vocals) & Al Clarke (harmonica and vocals) playing their first live appearance as a duo, playing songs from their CD “Roomful of Light” and more. Alan Prosser is well known for his work with Oysterband & Al Clarke is a great harmonica player from the Stour Delta! “Roomful of Light” will be available – with all proceeds raised from sales on the night donated to the charity.
https://alanprosser1.bandcamp.com/

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

Sam Brothers
A remarkable guitarist and unique songwriter, Sam’s blessed with an astonishing voice that recalls the gentle sensitivity of Nick Drake,but underscored by the screaming power and swooping range of Jeff Buckley. "...Always compelling, a real treat. Watch this space" – Acoustic
https://soundcloud.com/sam-brothers

Tamsyn Iris
Talented singer-songwriter from Kent.

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

Email: thefriendsformentalhealth.ek@gmail.com

Friday 3rd May 2019 - THE ROCKIN' BADGERS - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere

8:30pm

Friday 3rd May 2019 - LUNA BLUES - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Friday 3rd May 2019 - FAVERSHAM SOUL CLUB - at The Limes

7:30 to 11:30
with
SOUL TRAIN SOUNDS
"This is a new initiative, somewhere where those that love dancing and enjoy music from the 70's & 80's can have a boogie!"

Saturday 4th May 2019 - OARE STRING ORCHESTRA - at West Faversham Community Centre


7.30 pm

with:
Lucia D’Avanzo-Lewis, violin 
and
Patti Hicks Whaley, harpsichord

Holst         St Paul’s Suite
Mendelssohn     Violin Concerto in D minor 
Leigh      Concertino for harpsichord
Dvořák     Serenade for Strings

Tickets available on the door



Oare String Orchestra is very pleased to announce that the 2019 season of concerts is again sponsored by Thorneloe & Co., solicitors (now part of Hallet & Co.), and by Faversham Strings.

Saturday 4th May 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 5th May 2019 - THE MCB - at The Anchor

6:30 to 9:00

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 5th May 2019 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn



8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 5th May 2019 - NIKLAS OLDEMEIER - at The Assembly Rooms




FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB

NIKLAS OLDEMEIER – PIANO

3:00 to 5:00pm




Scarlatti Sonatas K. 87, 155 & 124


Schubert Four Impromptus op. 90

H. Karstens Tanz der Masken





No two composers represent delicate, intricate and concise writing for the piano more readily than Scarlatti and Schubert. The latter’s ever-popular Impromptus demonstrate the beautiful lyricism crossed with the idea of piano studies. The more recent work on the programme is the work of the grandfather of the pianist – a fantasy piece not often performed in the UK.

Niklas Oldemeier was born in Leeds and following his studies at the Royal Academy of Music he has performed throughout the UK and Europe. He has a particular interest in contemporary music and is an “Emerging Artist” with the London Sinfonietta.


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

More details and to buy tickets online:

Wednesday 8th May2019 - 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 8th May 2019 - NOTTS ALLIANCE - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Notts Alliance
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9

We are an unaccompanied harmony group with material from the folk tradition and thereabouts who have gained a reputation for tight and inventive harmony singing.

Our repertoire includes arrangements of songs from some of the best of today’s songwriters including Richard Thompson, Pete Morton, Maggie Holland as well as a good helping of traditional material.

Regulars at many clubs and festivals, we released "Out of the Darkness" in 1997 to enthusiastic reviews.

In 1999 we recorded several songs for the transportation section of the "Galleries of Justice" museum in Nottingham.

Our second album "Nothing Spoken" came out in 2003 - the title was taken from a featured Pete Morton song.

The third album, Faithful Heart came out in June 2008

The latest (Aug 2013) album is "On the Doorstep". It was produced by John Adams and recorded by Jon Loomes at his studio in Ripponden.

We think that it is our best work to date and it's had favourable reviews. Baz Parkes in English Dance & Song said "On the Doorstep is an object lesson in how a recording of unaccompanied singing should sound... the harmonies are stunning." Pete James on 103fm said it was "a wonderful choice of songs.. all superbly sung and recorded", while Dave Sutherland writing in the Tigerfolk newsletter said "another collection of high quality, well thought out close harmonies.. guaranteed to encourage the listener to seek out the next live performance."

Friday 10th May 2019 - KENT COASTAL CONCERT BAND - at The Alexander Centre

7:30      £6


The popular Kent Coastal Concert Band's annual visit to the Alexander Centre.

The band will perform a varied, entertaining programme of music with something for everyone. So, come along, sit back and enjoy the music!

Tickets are £6 each and are available via 01227 794762, or 01843 279202, and on the door.

Band website:

Friday 10th May 2019 - CURB PILOTS - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Sunday 12th May 2019 - LEE HURST - at The Alexander Centre

Local Comedy Club
with
Lee hurst

Tickets £10 - £16 - the earlier you buy the cheaper they are

Book online only :- https://www.tickettext.co.uk/lee-hurst/the-local-comedy-club-12052019/

After earning his spurs on the UK comedy circuit Lee became the warm-up man for many TV shows including Have I Got News For You? Although he had no sporting prowess and he knew next to nothing about football, Lee appeared as a regular panellist in the first five series of They Think It’s All Over during which he won over close to 12 million viewers each week with his quick witted banter.

Lee's other TV credits include presenting Shark Tank, Saturday Live, Salvage Squad and The Warehouse, and guest appearances on The Stand Up Show and Have I Got News For You. Lee was the creator of Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment, which ran for five series on Channel 5 between 1997 and 2000. On radio, Lee has guested on The Steve Wright Show, Euromix, Two Men and a Transmitter and The Robert Elms Show. He was team captain on Hold The Front Page. He also presented Wriggling with Eels, a study of Cockney comedians for BBC Radio 4.

In 2000, Lee decided to semi-retire and concentrate on running his comedy venue, the Backyard Comedy Club in London's Bethnal Green, acting as resident compere. His touring shows include ‘Man v Woman’, ‘Too Scared to Leave the House’, Things That Make You Go Aaarggh’ and ‘Comedy Show No.9’ which began in 2016 and was extended into 2017 due to great demand.

Still a regular at the Backyard Comedy Club and elsewhere around the club scene. Lee is preparing for a brand new tour to start in 2018, 'Mucking About'. Lee is also organising a series of comedy nights around Kent called 'The Local Comedy Club'.

http://www.leehurst.com

Sunday 12th May 2019 - STANDARD FIVE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
Bob Fridd's band Standard Five - in PiF's opinion one of the best blues bands in this part of the world.

Wednesday 15th May 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 17th May 2019 - DESERT ISLAND FLICKS - at The Alexander Centre


8:00 pm       Adults £10 / Under 18s £8
A BLOCKBUSTER, ADVENTURE AND ROM COM ROLLED INTO ONE
Desert Island Flicks sees two leading ladies reimagine, remake and spoof the most memorable movie moments of all time, taking on all the lead roles, stunts, and special effects!

From timeless classics to modern day marvels, the show celebrates how iconic characters and thrilling plot twists have captured imaginations the world over, bringing people together to laugh, cry, and cheer along in a room full of strangers.

Somewhere between a dance performance, sketch show, a night at the movies and an epic game of charades, Desert Island Flicks shines a spotlight on life lessons learnt from the big screen, all set to a sensational soundtrack.

Spiltmilk Dance have been sticking a big fat ray of sunshine into the world of contemporary performance since 2006. As a company, they are fascinated by the things within popular culture that unite people from different walks of life; the trends we follow, the food we eat, the songs we listen to and the dances we do on a night out.

"The audience erupts in giggles" - Dance Today

"Stupendously mad fun... just brilliant" - Audience member

For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 591691 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com Or book online via tickettext:

Friday 17th May 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 18th May 2019 - TOTAL JAM + U2 TRIBE - at The Alexander Centre


7:30 pm    £12.50

TOTAL JAM + U2 TRIBE Double Header Tribute (with support from Kevin Iverson)
For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 591691 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com or book online - https://www.tickettext.co.uk/u2-tribe/total-jam-u2-tribe-18052019/

Saturday 18th May 2019 - THE ROCKIN BADGERS - at The George Inn, Newnham

"An evening of 1950s hits LIVE with “The Rockin Badgers” themed menu and a 1950s atmosphere, wear your best 1950s attire and join in with some dancing 50s style!!! Free entry!"

Saturday 18th May 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 18th May 2019 - THE BONES + MARK LEES + WOODEN MARIA - at The Market Inn


On Saturday the 8th June 2019, Ruth Jones, Sue Cork, Eve Cork and Anne Gullett are walking from Margate to Faversham to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Macmillan do amazing work every single day and we couldn’t be prouder of these 4 lovely ladies in their marathon length endeavour.
To help them raise money for this fantastic cause, a night of quality live music at the Market Inn in Faversham has been organised for Saturday 18th May. Music will start at 8pm. ENTRY TO THIS AWESOME EVENT IS FREE BUT BUCKETS WILL BE SHAKEN FOR MACMILLAN, any donation of any amount will be gratefully received and very much appreciated.

Live Music on the night will be provided by the following highly talented artists who are all giving up their time in support of this wonderful charity:

Mark Lees
- Mark kicks off proceedings at 8pm. A singer songwriter based in Faversham playing a mixture of classy covers and his own original tunes, Mark’s dexterous acoustic guitar playing and smooth vocals will be a perfect start to the evening.

Wooden Maria
- A stunning alternative folk rock band - Wooden Maria are comprised of Oliver Muto on vocals and Guitar, Rowan Arnold on bass, Haimer Aitkins on Drums and Clare Hewitt on Violin. Prepare to be seriously impressed by this set of intricately woven, brooding original songs.

The Bones
- closing out the evening for us are the Bones. An electric, eclectic and highly skilled covers band based in Kent. George (Vox and Guitar), Andy (Bass), Helmut (Guitar), Steve (Keys) and Dale (Drums) bring the party to any venue they play with their bangin’ set list, muscular playing and full sound.

PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR WHAT PROMISES TO BE AN EVENING OF INCREDIBLE MUSIC ALL IN SUPPORT OF A WONDERFUL CAUSE.

Friday 24th May 2019 - A SEASON OF EDINBURGH REVIEWS - at The Arden Theatre

Details:

Friday 24th May 2019 - BAD PANDAS - at The Sun Inn

8.45pm

Bad Pandas are an energetic 5 piece Rock/Pop covers band based in Kent.
Benji North - Lead Vocals
Graham Webb - Lead Guitar
Jon Simpson - Bass/Vocals
Nick Bennett - Keyboard/Guitar/Vocals
Chris Burgess - Drums/Vocals