Tuesday 19th June 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 20th June 2018 - JEZ LOWE - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Jez Lowe
7.30      Ticket Price £9 / £10


Jez Lowe strides through his third decade as a song-writing troubadour, on the back of a new and much acclaimed album – his nineteenth – entitled THE BALLAD BEYOND.
The year ahead will see him in front of audiences right across the UK, as well as in Canada, America, Spain and Holland, not only solo or with his long-standing backing band Bad Pennies, but in new musical company, on new musical journeys.
It took the release of the compilation CD entitled “HEADS UP – 18 Essential Jez Lowe Songs”, in 2012 for the acoustic/folk world to be jolted into realising that this North East of England-based singer-songwriter is rapidly gaining ground as the most “covered” songwriter on the UK circuit. Over the last couple of decades, the likes of Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Unthanks, Wizz Jones, The McCalmans, Mary Black, The Duhks, Bob Fox, The Young Un’s, Enda Kenny, Cherish The Ladies, Tom McConville, The Clancys and scores more, have queued up to adopt his songs for their own repertoires. No wonder no less than Richard Thompson has called him “The best singer songwriter to come out of the UK for a long time”, and personally invited him to play at Thompson’s Meltdown Festival at London’s South Bank Centre in 2010.
Jez Lowe’s contributions to the on-going BBC series The Radio Ballads has cemented this reputation, with a Sony Radio Award among the many accolades coming its way. Half of the fifteen songs on the new album THE BALLAD BEYOND are Radio Ballads songs recorded by their composer for the first time, revealing not only the breadth of the radio series itself, but also that of the writing and subject matter that Jez has striven to reach.

Thursday 21st June - 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 22nd June 2018 - PETE LONG & HIS QUINTET - at The Alexander Centre

8.00

Peter Long is the musical director of the acclaimed Ronnie Scott's Big Band and has had years of experience as a player, writer and bandleader.


"...he's a national treasure" - Clive Davis, The Times

Appearing with his Quintet, line up below, and guest vocalist Georgina Jackson - he presents 'Peggy, Duke and Benny' celebrating the music of Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington.

Georgina Jackson - vocals and trumpet

Pete Long - clarinet

Nick Dawson - piano

Anthony Kerr - vibes

Dave Chamberlain - Bass

Richard Pite - drums

Another evening of world-class jazz presented by the Alexander Centre. Cabaret style seating. Licensed bar.

For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com Tickets also now available to book online:- www.tickettext.co.uk/the-alexander-centre-cic/jazz-the-alex-22062018

Friday 22nd June 2018 - DAVID SHEPHERD - at The White Lion, Selling


Friday 22nd June 2018 - THE BAD BANDITS - at The Market Inn

8.30
The Bad Bandits are a mix of 2 bands:
 Bad Influence and The Blues Bandits

Friday 22nd June 2018 - WIRELESS - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Saturday 23rd June 2018 - BIT LIZZY - at The Ship Inn, Ospringe

8.00

Kent based rock covers band performing material by: Foo Fighters, The Killers, Slade, Status Quo, Snow Patrol and more . . . and as the name suggests . . . . . a bit of Thin Lizzy thrown in there too!

Saturday 23rd June 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!)

Saturday 23rd June 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 23rd June 2018 - GIGS IN THE GARDEN 5 - at The Bull Inn

Charity music event in aid of Pilgrims hospice doors open from 12noon, music starts from 1pm, buy your wristbands now £8 now or £10 on the day, kids under 14 free to come in. The line up is brilliant this year and are as follows, Mullac A Boo,Gritbin,Ukulele band, King-size Jones, Marvellous Mo and The Back line Ferrets, Aniseed Gun, Shrinking Violets, Captain Patch and the Mermaid Mollies Highgarden, LewisChessman and finishing the the event with The Bones. Bar-b-Q and raffle too and Karaoke "Wilko" so come along and buy you're wristbands now, Great fun event for a great charity.

Sunday 24th to Saturday 30th June 2018 - FAVERSHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL


Sunday 24th June 2018 - FAVERSHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

Faversham Music Festival 2018
Faversham Music Festival at Faversham Open Gardens In collaboration with the Faversham Society.


Find members of Faversham Youth Music performing at: 
  • 10:30am  The Market Place 
  • 11:30am  The Physic Garden 
  • 2:00pm    Stonebridge Pond 
  • 3:00pm    The Market Place

All concerts are free with a retiring collection. All profits go towards supporting Faversham Youth Music, offering musical opportunities for all children and young people in Faversham and the surrounding areas. Become a Friend of the Festival with a suggested minimum donation of £45 for all 8 concerts or £70 for a couples subscription.

Sunday 24th June 2018 - HULLABALOO - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5pm

Hullabaloo are a fantastic four-piece jazz-swing, rock n roll, party pop band all in our beautiful courtyard.



Sunday 24th June 2018 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Sunday 24th June 2018 - JOJO & JIM - at The Bear Inn

7pm

New duo - JoJo and Jim playing acoustic covers.
Also . . . . 
Charity Treasure Hunt in aid of Dementia UK. £5 per person, free for under 18s. Solve the clues in our town trail from 4pm followed by buffet and music with JoJo and Jim from 7pm.

Sunday 24th June 2018 - 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.

Monday 25th June 2018 - MUSIC FOR A WHILE - Faversham Music Festival, The Assembly Rooms

Faversham Music Festival

Music for a While
7.30 

An evening exploring treasures of European song with the music of Purcell, Monteverdi, Wolf, Warlock & Britten 
Ian Williams - Tenor 
Ben Saul - Piano

All concerts are free with a retiring collection. All profits go towards supporting Faversham Youth Music, offering musical opportunities for all children and young people in Faversham and the surrounding areas. Become a Friend of the Festival with a suggested minimum donation of £45 for all 8 concerts or £70 for a couples subscription.

Tuesday 26th June 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

part of
Faversham Music Festival
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.


All concerts are free with a retiring collection. All profits go towards supporting Faversham Youth Music, offering musical opportunities for all children and young people in Faversham and the surrounding areas. Become a Friend of the Festival with a suggested minimum donation of £45 for all 8 concerts or £70 for a couples subscription.

Wednesday 27th June 2018 - BIT LIZZY - at The Railway

9.00

Kent based rock covers band performing material by: Foo Fighters, The Killers, Slade, Status Quo, Snow Patrol and more . . . and as the name suggests . . . . . a bit of Thin Lizzy thrown in there too!

Wednesday 27th June 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."

Wednesday 27th June 2018 - ORGAN RECITAL - at The Almshouses Chapel

Faversham Music Festival 2018

7.30
This organ recital, given by Charles Francis and members of the Faversham Youth Music Ensemble features Handel’s sparkling organ concerto Op. 4 no. 1. 
Charles Francis - Organ 
The Faversham Youth Music Ensemble

All concerts are free with a retiring collection. All profits go towards supporting Faversham Youth Music, offering musical opportunities for all children and young people in Faversham and the surrounding areas. Become a Friend of the Festival with a suggested minimum donation of £45 for all 8 concerts or £70 for a couples subscription.

Wednesday 27th June 2018 - JON SMITH - at The Assembly Rooms

7.30

Jon Smith
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 

Thursday 28th June 2018 - IN AND OUT OF THE KITCHEN - at The Assembly Rooms

Faversham Music Festival 2018

7.30
Fabulous locally based CantiaQuorum perform music by Debussy, Boulanger, Bernstein, & Martinu 
CantiaQuorum

All concerts are free with a retiring collection. All profits go towards supporting Faversham Youth Music, offering musical opportunities for all children and young people in Faversham and the surrounding areas. Become a Friend of the Festival with a suggested minimum donation of £45 for all 8 concerts or £70 for a couples subscription.

Friday 29th June 2018 - OPEN MIC NIGHT - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 8pm

Friday 29th June 2018 - ELECTRIC TORTOISE - at The Market Inn

8.30 . . . . Tortoise Time!
The Sounds of the 60's & 70's British Invasion
Facebook Tortoise

Friday 29th June 2018 - THE LEIGH HIGHWOOD BAND - at The Ship Inn, Conyer

9pm

Friday 29th June 2018 - GOLDBERG VARIATIONS - at The Assembly Rooms

Faversham Music Festival 2018

7.30
Scintillating soloist and baroque repertoire coach from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Asako Ogawa, gives us JS Bach’s perfect night time music.
 Asako Ogawa - Harpsichord
All concerts are free with a retiring collection. All profits go towards supporting Faversham Youth Music, offering musical opportunities for all children and young people in Faversham and the surrounding areas. Become a Friend of the Festival with a suggested minimum donation of £45 for all 8 concerts or £70 for a couples subscription.

Friday 29th June 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

Saturday 30th June 2018 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

this week part of
Faversham Music Festival
Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am

All concerts are free with a retiring collection. All profits go towards supporting Faversham Youth Music, offering musical opportunities for all children and young people in Faversham and the surrounding areas. Become a Friend of the Festival with a suggested minimum donation of £45 for all 8 concerts or £70 for a couples subscription.

Saturday 30th June 2018 - SINGALONG BRAHMS REQUIEM - at The Assembly Rooms

Faversham Music Festival 2018
Come and sing Brahm’s sublime music in his own version for chorus and piano duet. You will be joined by Faversham Youth Choir and directed by Festival Director, Ben Saul.

£5 donation for score, refreshments included. Please contact Ben on 07971 474583

1:00pm Rehearsal
4:00pm Public Performance

All concerts are free with a retiring collection. All profits go towards supporting Faversham Youth Music, offering musical opportunities for all children and young people in Faversham and the surrounding areas. Become a Friend of the Festival with a suggested minimum donation of £45 for all 8 concerts or £70 for a couples subscription.

Saturday 30th June 2018 - A NIGHT AT THE OPERA - at Macknade Fine Food

Faversham Music Festival 2018
7:45pm for 8:00pm
A special, tickets only, Festival event. A glass of prosecco on arrival, dinner, and all the opera greats from internationally renowned local baritone, Simon Thorpe, and his specially selected troupe of singers, accompanied by the finest food available from the Macknade kitchen. 


Early booking online at https://macknade.com
or from Macknade Fine Foods is essential 


Tickets £35 - £30 for 'friends'

Saturday 30th June 2018 - MARK LEES - at The Elephant

8.30
Renowned singer, song writer Mark lees makes his return to the vaults, with a mix of his own upbeat music and some acoustic covers, this will be a night not to be missed.

Sunday 1st July 2018 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 1st July 2018 - CHERRY DAY - at Lynsted Park Farm Cherry Orchard

1 to 5pm

Sunday 1st July 2018 - 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."

Tuesday 3rd July 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 4th July 2018 - JAZZ NIGHT - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 8.30pm

Jazz Night - The First Wednesday of Every Month

PiF's man in Doddington says:
"A very old jazzband hosts. They have a wonderful singer of 84 years young, and a double bass that was built when Napoleon was alive!"

Wednesday 4th July 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."

Thursday 5th July 2018 - 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 6th July 2018 - THE SOOZUNS - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere

8.30
Susan Soozuns, Graham Soozuns and Nick Soozuns are the Soozuns, They play a kind of acoustic jazz they call "Backporch Swing".

Friday 6th July 2018 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The Sun Inn

8.45


A well known and much loved Faversham band! Playing a wide range of unexpected but well-known covers delivered with raw passion and energy.

Saturday 7th July 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 8th July 2018 - DESERT TURKEYS - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
The Desert Turkeys are a 3-piece band from Kent, UK. Bruce Allen: Drums, Julian Whitfield: Double bass, Bernard Eveleigh: Vocals/guitar.

Tuesday 10th July 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 11th July 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 11t July 2018 - GEOFF HIGGINBOTTOM - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Geoff Higginbottom
7.30      Ticket Price £7 / £8


Friday 13th July 2018 - MEL HARRIS 60's CLASSICS - at The Carpenters Arms, Eastling

8.00
The Mel Harris 60's Show. A fabulous tribute to the most exciting era of music ever. Mel's 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.

Friday 13th July 2018 - THOMAS ASHBY - at The White Lion, Selling

8.30

Friday 13th July 2018 - OZZIE AND THE UGLIES - at The Sun Inn

8.45

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

Tuesday 17th July 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 18th July 2018 - UKULELE OPEN MIC NIGHT - at The Market inn


HELLO!
The Bi-monthly Ukulele Open Mic Night in Faversham for all Ukuleles and Uke-friendly performers is back on Wednesday 21st March. (& then 3rd Wednesday in May, July, September & November....)


You, or anyone you know, would be most welcome to pop along as individuals or a grouping. 

Solo ukers and singers. Duets and Trios. Plus the occasional quartet and small close-harmony uke groupings. And who knows? Maybe a banjo, a slide-guitar and a washboard too... If it fits, it's welcome.

Seasoned pro or first timer; Local or distant traveller - it matters not. If you want to try out a tune or two in a supportive and wholly enthusiastic environment, then this is your moment. Or bang out an old favourite just for the fun of it.

Mics and PA system all set up on a stage that's waiting just for you. 

And if you just want to watch and hum along quietly to the choruses, then this is your night too. 

Gather from eightish for a chat in Faversham's premier live music pub. (We're a friendly bunch!). Kicks off at 8.30pm with a singalong strumalong from the free songbook available at www.marketstrummers.co.uk . And then anything could happen....

The Market Inn (Faversham's finest public house for live music) is in East Street, Faversham ME13 8AT

Some details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/182071845902479/
More to follow here:
www.marketstrummers.co.uk

Would be great to see you.
& Spread the Word!

Market Inn Strummers
marketstrummers@gmail.com

Thursday 19th July - 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 20th July 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.