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KENT’ S No . 1 MUSIC MAGAZINE

A THREE MONTH GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON IN YOUR COUNTY

Issue 6

November - January

McFly

The Day For Heroes stars on influences, fans, new material and bears!

From The Jam

Bruce & Rick continue the legacy.

Orange UnsignedAct

Kent bands chasing the dream.

The Gig Guide Awards!

Which Kent acts deserve praise for their work?

PLUS: Music Reviews, Venue Profiles, Live Music & Three Months Gig Listings!


November Friday 7th - Donna Friday 14th - Charlie Saturday 15th - Spanky & Chef Friday 21st - Gold Top Friday 28th - Martin Jonathan December Friday 5th - Bill Douglas Friday 12th - Tapestry Saturday 13th - Andy Mack Friday 19th - Martin Jonathan Saturday 20th - Mr Riley Friday 26th - Mixed Emotions

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Meet the Team... Phillip Moore

Managing Director is looking forward to the Gigs!

Abby Kedwell Journalist

is still crazy and loving it! Wooooooooooo Wooooooooooooooo!

Wayne Elvin Researcher

is hoping Santa brings him a Raleigh Chopper for Christmas

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he Gig Guide is a bi-monthly music magazine, focussing specifically on artists and venues within the Kent border. Since starting life in the Autumn of 2007, our aim has remained the same; to help promote the local music scene through public awareness. In each issue, as well as music news, reviews, features and interviews, you will find comprehensive gig listings within the centre pages, detailing who is playing when and where. So take note, get out there, and experience some of the talent around the county.

Editor/Designer

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Stuart Keeler

ur Gig Guide goes green with a fresh new look. For this issue only, it’s also covering three months of music in a bumper edition, running from November through to January! That’s not only three months worth of music listings, but also interviews with The Zutons, McFly and From The Jam, a full feature on the Orange UnsignedAct with Sony Ericsson competition, and details of the exciting venture that will be The Gig Guide Awards! Your band could win in one of the categories and it’s down to all of our readers who wins, so don’t forget to post off the nomination form. Have a great three months, get merry over the Christmas period and enjoy the local live music. We’ll be back with a new issue in February but until then, get stuck into this bumper edition!...

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Contents 5-7 News

8-9 McFly

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Harry Judd talks to us about influences, experiences and life.

11-13 The Zutons

Catch up with The Zutons ahead of their Leas Cliff Hall gig.

14-15 UnsignedAct

A full profile on the competition with the dream prize.

16-17 We’re Jammin’

From The Jam’s Rick Buckler chats about reality shows & future plans.

18-19 Venue Profile

11-13

This edition sees ‘the farmhouse’ under the spotlight.

21-35 Listings

Your 3 Months worth of music listings.

37-39 Gig Guide Awards

A chance to vote in the official 2008 Gig Guide Awards!

40-41 Up Close & Personal

16-17

Kristie Scotland: The next big thing?

42-43 Music Review

Our verdict on your music.

46-47 Not to be Missed

These deserve your undivided attention.

48-49 Caught in the Act

Live gig photos of Kent artists.

51 Quiz

52-53 Classifieds

54 Our First Year

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News Euston, we have an album!

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BY STUART KEELER

eing no strangers to the process of making a record, Deal-based Euston are currently putting the finishing touches to their 4th CD, due be released before the end of the year.

As yet untitled, the band are hoping to have it completed in time for their Hole in the Roof gig on 22nd November, which would act as an effective launch party for the album. Already available to download via their fan page on Facebook is the new single “Save”, inspired by the hit TV series “Heroes”. “The song is a beautiful example of what an unsigned band can do." - lead vocalist Russel English, about the song “Save”.

Two b-sides; "The Silence" and "In My Headlights" also accompany the single and can be downloaded for free via the facebook page. Newcomers to the band might want to check out their previous releases; "Where To, From Here", "Along For The Ride", & "The

Up and Coming?

New bands in Kent to watch out for;

The Modfathers Purple Funk Brigade Look out for their live gigs soon!

Bands No More!

Local Bands that have decided to call it a day;

Kiss The Sharks We wish the above success with their future projects.

Bad Weather's Gone" The band also record weekly podcast's - which you can subscribe to for free, from iTunes. www.facebook.com/pages/Euston/9 391026212 www.myspace.com/eustonband www.eustonweb.co.uk

A Hit for the Junkys? BY STUART KEELER

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he Junkys are poised to release their debut album ‘First Addiction’ in line with the last time they play the Youth Of Generation (YOG) gig. Taking place on 14th November at The Corn Exchange in Maidstone, you can get the chance to purchase your own copy of the 12 track album for just £10 at the end of the night. www.myspace.com/shotgunjunky

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News Mirkwood: 35 years in the (re-)making By Jack Castle & Chris Ashman

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History n 1967 Mick Morris invited Jack Castle to join his band Take Five, essentially a covers band featuring excellent vocal harmonies. They were very successful, but soon began to look for something more creative and challenging so the pair decided to create something new, influenced by bands like, 'Yes', Deep Purple,' and 'Queen'. The result was ‘Mirkwood’ Both Mick and Jack were widely recognised as two of the best guitarists in the area and the initial line-up consisted of Derek Bowley (lead vocals), Jack Castle and Mick Morris (both guitar and vocals), Steve Smith (drums) and Andy Broadbent (bass). In early 1972 D. Evans was brought in to replace Andy Broadbent (who had moved away from the Dover area). Up until their last gig in June 1975 the band played throughout the South East of England including support work to some well-known bands, including Supertramp. Mirkwood got together just once more, in 1978 for a reunion performance at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. The Album

The only 'proper' recording that Mirkwood made was an album on the Flams Ltd Label (catalogue No PR1067), a

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local record label owned by John Scott Cree. Recording commenced on 17 January 1973 at Jack's house in Whitfield, Dover on a Revox reelto-reel tape recorder! A mere 99 copies of the album were pressed, the majority ending up with family, friends and local supporters. The material utilised on the album was culled from the band's first batch of songs: sadly their later material, including many of their finest songs, was not recorded. All that remains of the many compositions written and performed between 1973 and 1975 are some lyric and music sheets and a few very poor quality live cassette tapes. In 1993 the album was re-pressed by 10th Planet in a limited edition of 500 numbered copies utilising the same artwork and by 2003, the original Flams vinyl copies were changing hands at between £600 and £700 per copy and the 10th Planet limited copies now depleted. Today, the original vinyl has been credited as being number 56 in the ‘200 rarest albums of all time’, acording to ‘Record Collector’ Magazine (Nov 2008)! The New Album At the end of 2003 specialist German label Amber Soundroom approached the Kent band historian and media consultant Chris Ashman, to try and find the members of Mirkwood, in order to secure a licence to re-release the album. The politics of "to release or not to release" went on for some time. There are those who believe a rare album should stay rare for its value. There are others who believe that reproductions allow all to share in the beauty of a masterpiece. Behind the scenes, Chris hunted high and low for a mint un-played copy of the Mirkwood Album. (The Master Tape had been lost along with the original artwork in 1973, when the pressing company went

into liquidation). To the rescue came Jackie Bowles of The Louis Armstrong Public House in Dover (the favourite haunt of the members of Mirkwood and the musicians of Dover for nigh on 40 years). Her spare copy had sat untouched in her record cabinet since 1973. The realisation that the original recording quality could now be recaptured digitally in Hamburg using the latest technology was too much to miss, so common sense and peace once more reigned and contracts were signed. For the first time in over 30 years the writers' copyrights were properly registered. The compositions can now be licensed and recorded by other recording artistes. At last there were affordable Mirkwood albums available for all. Even those collectors sitting on one of the most rare records in the world could buy a playable copy. Kent record company Red Admiral Records LLP are contracted to release the recording on Compact Disc to ensure the album's future availability and you can also download in all of the popular formats. - Adapted & editted by Stuart Keeler

For more information and to purchase a copy of the album, visit: www.kentgigs.com/recordshop/reco rdshop.htm#CDA556 www.redadmiralrecords.com


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he latest new music from around the county. We’ll be reviewing all of these releases in future editions, so make sure you pick up a copy of our next issue to find out exactly what we think! Current reviews can be found later in this issue.

Doing My Best

Tom Williams and the Boat

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www.tomwilliamsandtheboat.co.uk

ollowing their Radio 1 maida vale session on October 15th, Tom Williams and the Boat have a new 6 track EP out January. Download the single ‘Doing My Best’ from the website now.

20 Minutes, 13 Stops The Long Weekend

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www.thelongweekend.co.uk

edway band; The Long Weekend have a debut album, titled ‘20 minutes, 13 stops’ Available to download via iTunes, Tesco, Rhapsody or eMusic now.

Save The Jellyfish The Trouser Trumpets

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www.myspace.com/jbattt

hitstable 10-piece ‘The Trouser Trumpets’ have a new single out titled ‘Save the Jellyfish’. It contains 4 tracks and their quirky trumpet madness is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Embers

UpC DownC

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www.upcdownc.com

pC DownC’s new album; ‘Embers’ is out now. You can get your copy from the bands official website.

One Horse Town Colt.44

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www.myspace.com/colt442

olt.44 release their debut album; ‘One Horse Town’ on 3rd November available from all good retailers and also online. They are worth checking out, offering a promising slice of modern rock.

The Devil’s Typist Spygenius

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www.spygenius.co.uk

he Ramsgate rockers have a new CD album out now. You can purchase a copy from their website, CD Baby or Amazon.

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Heroes for the day

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BY STUART KEELER

n September 21st, Kent county showground at Detling played host to “A Day for Heroes” to raise needed funds for the Help for Heroes Charity. Headlining for the day were McFly, and The Gig Guide caught up with drummer Harry Judd before the event... What influenced you to get into in to the music industry? “I’ve always been a fan of music and was in bands at school. I didn’t really try and get into it, I just kind of fell into it which is quite fortunate really.” Any Music Qualifications? Or Self Taught? “Yeah, I started teaching myself for like half a year, then took lessons at school” What bands have you played with in the past? Any favourites? “We recently did a gig with The Hoosiers, at a show called Carlisle Live. They are really good guys and a cool band. Scouting for Girls, who we played with at the Olympic handover were really nice guys too. They are just good people.” What music are you listening to at the moment? “Well we’ve been recording the album all year, then played load of shows and done a lot of promotion so to be honest, I’m a bit sick of music really. I actually like to listen to talk shows and audio books on the radio” Who would you most like to work with? “I’ve just heard that Kings of Leon song on the radio (Sex on Fire) and I’m really loving that. They’re a cool band who we’d love to work alongside. It’s probably better to say who would want to work with us really, there are loads we’d want to work with”

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Career highlight? “We recently recorded a song with Roger Daltrey, which was amazing. It was quite nerve-wracking to put down the bass and drum sections, knowing that he’s used to Keith Moon!” Favourite thing/least favourite thing about your job? “Touring and recording is a definite favourite, and my least favourite; promotion.” - Hey, we’re not that bad! “Yeah, least favourite would be talking to promo people on the phone! haha, seriously there isn’t really a bad side but I would say it’s not like other areas of work where people can take time off when they like. I’ve missed quite a few parties as this really is a full time job, but this goes hand in hand with the great benefits so I’m not complaining!” Do you think your newest songs have opened up a wider fan base? “We feel in ourselves that they might, but we’re really fortunate to have a great set of fans already, so we are not worried really if they do or not.”


Tom & Dougie aren’t into football at all. Danny did great though, we were all really impressed with his skills. That’s the best I’ve seen him play so far!” Did you enjoy the experience of making the video for “Lies”? “Oh deffinately, it’s probably the best video we’ve made even though it took the longest to shoot. It lasted about two and a half days but it was an amazing experience ‘cos it felt like we were on a movie set, it felt really big.” Why did you decide to change your band logo, using a new font? Did you have input into the design? “We did actually. Part of starting up our own record label was that we wanted more creative control of our work and so we changed the logo to what we wanted. We had loads of meetings with the artwork guys, and although we weren’t sure on the new logo at first, now we love it and it goes well with the album artwork.” Other than Brazil, are you going to be gigging in other countries? “Well we’d love to. The Brazil thing happened as we had a huge demand from fans there and a promoter decided to get in contact and put on the shows for us. As long as there is demand for the music, we’ll happily play anywhere. We’d like to go over Europe, so come on McFly army; keep pushing for us to play!”

Earlier this year, you took a brave move of not only leaving your record label, but also giving away your album for free with The Mail on Sunday. Were you worried that the move could backfire on you? “At the beginning of the year we were looking at it positively and weren’t worried. We were confident it was a good thing to do and it did generate a lot of interest. If I was promoting the album all over again I would keep saying it’s not what people are going to expect. I’m 22, and I think it’s full of quality songs. People think of McFly as ‘5 colours in Her Hair’ & ‘Obviously’ which, don’t get we wrong, are all great pop songs and we still enjoy playing them, but the new album has moved on a bit.” What inspired you to get involved with Days for Heroes? “It’s an amazing opportunity, and an amazing thing to do. We always like to do shows that have a strong meaning to them, and it feels like we’re helping out, even if we aren’t doing much!” Danny appeared (and did very well) on Soccer Aid, did anyone else in the band want to take part? “I did yeah, but I think they only wanted one of us and

You’ve been quoted as saying that you have “the perfect amount of fame”. Do you think you’ll ever crave worldwide recognition? “I’d definitely not mind upping the level of success, but not the level of fame. There’s no appeal for me in being too famous.” What’s the biggest animal you could take on in unarmed combat? (You are allowed to team up as a band) “Without a weapon? Jeez that’s hard. I’m gonna say a bear, but I reckon the bear would still have it as Dougie, now I love Dougie, but he’d not be much use in the fight so it’d just really be the three of us getting mauled by a bear, whilst Dougie hides out in the bushes. He’d have to run away and carry on McFly by himself!” You can catch McFly around the country on their 2008 arena tour during November. The deluxe version of Radio:Active (featuring 2 hour bonus DVD, 32 page booklet and 4 new songs) is out now.

Thanks to Emily Hall (Kent’s No.1 McFly fan!) for providing extra interview questions.

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Feature:

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BY STUART KEELER

orming in 2001, Liverpool band The Zutons have grown to establish themselves as a worldwide success. With three studio albums under

their belt and their debut being nominated for the 2004 Mercury Music Prize, they have a lot to be proud of. The band were originally a four-piece, with drummer

Sean Payne’s girlfriend; Abi Harding making an occasional guest appearance with her saxophone. The crowd as well as the band, enjoyed the extra depth that the saxophone was bringing to the music and so Abi was brought in as a permanent member of the band. They have been actively touring this year with many festival appearances, including a visit to Maidstone for One Big Weekend hosted by Radio 1 in May. They excel live, and will be kicking off their 2 month UK winter tour at The Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone on the 10th November. Ahead of their gig, we asked them a few questions...

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The Zutons

Russell Pritchard chats with us...

As a band, you have a sound that is quite unique, making it difficult for some people to categorise you. Where do your influences come from and what is it that has shaped your tone into what it is today? We all like to listen to all sorts of music, nothing is out of bounds! I think the different characters in our band have shaped our sound, we play together and the outcome is Zuton music. Your music also manages to appeal to a diverse cross section of listeners, something that many bands find hard to achieve. What would you cite as the key to your success in entertaining so many people? Good songwriting at the core of the band, a band that believes in music being played well live, and not being too pretentious. Liverpool has recently been named ‘The UK’s Most Musical City’ and has been prolific in producing a lot of musical talent. Do you think this would still be true if The Beatles did not become famous and bring the attention of

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the world? Is it just something in the water up there?! Who knows? It's got a great pedigree in bands, maybe it's just always been a part of life here, there's still music being played every night off the week up here. This summer you participated in a few festivals, not least returning to Glastonbury (which I caught – excellent by the way!). How did it feel to be back, playing this time on a different stage (but still drawing a massive crowd!)? It's always good to play at glastonbury, it has a special vibe that goes with it. It's been good to the zutons, we've been as punters years ago and appreciate what it's like to be in the field and see something a bit special. This year when we played it was just as the sun was setting, and it was too much, one of the best shoes we’ve done. As well as performing at ‘green’ friendly Glastonbury, you took part in the Forest Tour, hosted and run by The Forestry Commission


to promote British woodland. Is that something that you feel passionately about supporting? To be honest no, we were asked to do it and it sounded like a great place to do a gig, we're all for saving the world but I can't say I passionately support it.

a band as world famous as The Zutons, so are you looking forward to the intimacy of the show? It's good to see the whites of their eyes! It's the first one on the tour so we're gaggin for it at the minute, and what with it being the first one, it's bound to be a bit special.

Mark Ronson’s re-mixed version of ‘Valerie’ has gone on to be a great success. When he first pitched the idea to you, did you have any idea it would take off as much as it did? Not really, it was just nice to be asked, no-one had ever asked to do it before, and we just went with it, and it's great. I think the fact the song has been a hit twice in two years is a great accolade and shows the song to be really good as it could be played a number of ways and still sound good.

You are always a hard working band, either touring or working on new material. What’s next on the cards for you after the tour? Working on new material! You've gotta work all the time really, why stop?

Is there anyone else you would like to work alongside and collaborate with? Lots of people, it's just makin it happen that's hard. Since her inclusion into the band, Abi has attracted a large amount of stage attention, being popular with your fans. Do you plan on recording any tracks with just her vocals up front? There's one on you can do anything were she sings a verse , she's got a great voice, and it's a string to our bow havin a female voice to use. Let’s talk about your 10th November gig at The Leas Cliff Hall, forming part of your UK tour. The Leas Cliff is quite a small venue for

What’s the most Rock ‘n’ Roll thing you’ve done? Met Ringo Starr. The Gig Guide 5... Favourite bar snack? Salt and vinegar peanuts. What’s the biggest animal you could take on in unarmed combat? An Ostrich. Message to the world? Have a good one. Your pet hate? Crap, weak tea. Tea or Coffee? Big strong tea. Interview by Stuart Keeler

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Feature:

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BY STUART KEELER

s reported in our last issue; Orange UnsignedAct with Sony Ericson, is once again underway and the

search for Britain’s top Unsigned talent has begun.

Showcasing only the best artists, the competition aims to find the most

promising (currently unsigned) act in the

country, and offer them the top prize of a

recording contract with Universal Records. The prize will not come easy though, with one artist having to prove they’ve got

what it takes to be the next best thing in music, and this year with over 7000

registered entrants, the competition was tough.

The first round of voting is now complete, with all votes received via the public

website counted, and 25 acts together

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with a further 29 chosen by the panel,

have been selected to progress through to the next stage. These lucky 54 must now audition live in front of a panel of expert judges to secure their place within the

competition. The panel will remain almost identical to last year; comprising musician & songwriter Alex James, head of A & M

Records Simon Gavin, and new this year will be an additional judge in the form of TV presenter and general music lover;

Lauren Laverne (formerly in her own band; Kenickie).

Premiering Thursday 30th October on

4Music and Sunday 2nd November on

Channel 4 (T4), Orange UnsignedAct with Sony Ericsson will introduce the 54

finalists to the public. Each week you will be able to follow their progress, see who achieves recognition from the judging

panel and who will be invited back as one


of the final 8 to embark on a nation-wide tour, performing gigs around the country to raise support from you; the music loving public.

The Gig Guide can confirm that there is one hopeful from Kent still left in the

competition as we enter the 54 act stage. Klaus Says Buy The Record, is the

brainchild from Royal Tunbridge Wells’

Johnathon Mills. Winning the Red Stripe Music Awards 2008 and playing some of

this summer’s festivals, John is no

stranger to the industry and his music is starting to get the recognition it so

rightfully deserves. You can listen to

music from Klaus Says Buy The Record on the bands UnsignedAct page

Klaus Says Record Says Buy The Record (aka Jonathon Mills)

The Judges and Host (left-right): (left-right): Lauren Lav Zane, Simon Gavin Gavin Lav erne, Alex James, Alex Zane,

(www.orangeunsignedact.co.uk/acts/klaussay sbuytherecord), or their MySpace page

(www.myspace.com/klaussaysbuytherecord) Orange UnsignedAct with Sony Ericsson

will update the official website regularly

with all the news about the goings on in the show and behind the scenes

information. Fans can also sign up for

SMS news updates on their mobile phones

so that they never miss out on the latest happenings. The site will feature

downloadable content too, including

wallpapers, mobisides (mini episodes for

mobiles) and more, so take a look over at

www.orangeunsignedact.co.uk today and

look out for the TV show Thursdays on

4Music & Sundays on Channel 4 (T4).

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We’re Jammin’

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BY STUART KEELER

he Jam should need no introduction, debuting in 1977 and racking up eighteen top 40 singles and four number 1 hits including the universally recognised; ‘Going Underground’, they are an important part of our music heritage. Since their break up in 1982, when frontman Paul Weller decided to pursue a different musical path, Bruce Foxton & Rick Buckler continued to make music in various forms until a decison was made in 2007 to reunite and ressurrect the old Jam flavour. Paul had already expressed his negative feelings about a reformation many times before, so they knew that they would need to find someone to fill in for his vocals, and that’s where Russel Hastings came in. Being a fan of The Jam, Russel was familiar with their music and knew only too well the level of responsibility

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required to replicate Paul Weller’s vocal talents. Jam fans will be pleased to discover that he manages to pull this off with striking acuracy. Dave Moore was also brought in to add a new level of dynamics to the mix with his multi-instrumental skills, and the overall effect is an entertaining live show guaranteed to please both Jam fans and general music lovers alike. Their intensive UK Tour starts on 5th December and brings them to our Margate shores to play the Winter Gardens on the 19th, but ahead of the tour you can grab a copy of the new double disc DVD release; “A First Class Return - From The Jam”, which features their entire sold-out London Forum gig from December 2007, as well as extensive interviews & extra features.


I caught up with Rick Buckler for a chat... The Jam played Kent before, did that play any part in the decision to include Margate’s Winter Gardens in your December tour? “We will always try and get to the towns that may have been overlooked before.” You’ve recently released a 7 track EP, how does it feel to be releasing your music again? “For years I’ve always wanted to revisit these songs, and so to film a show as well is a great feeling.”

What are your plans for the future after the tour is over? “The Christmas break (some break!) but the new year should be a good one, we have plenty of plans for touring other territories and moving the band on.” What would you like to receive for Christmas? “An undisturbed movie”

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Favourite bar snack? “A Topic”

During your entire careers as musicians, what has been your best and/or most memorable gig to play? “The Wembley shows because of the venues prestige and it was an era in my life that seemed to be coming to an end.”

What’s the biggest animal you could take on in unarmed combat? “My cat, on a good day.”

The Jam’s music has had a strong effect on the music scene today with many bands still quoting you as influences in their music. How does it feel to have left such an impact on the music world? “This is a real and very flattering bonus, totally unexpected.”

Your pet hate? “Inconsiderate drivers”

Now lets turn the spotlight on you!… Who would you cite as your influences for when you first started out? “Seeing other musicians starting out around me and realising that it was also possible for me to get involved.” …and what music are you listening to now? “I still listen to a lot of my old favorites and rediscovering artist like Annie Lennox, Earth Wind and Fire, and still filling gaps in my collection left by vinyl to CD.” What are your thoughts on reality-based music shows, and what effect (if any) do you think it is having on the public’s appreciation of music? “The prime reason for these shows is obviously to make a successful TV programme, everything else is secondary, I’d like to think that the participants gain something memorable and lasting from their experience. It’s not such a good thing when the industry controls too much. I tend not to watch these shows but most of what I see are well known songs with established styles, easy to relate to, I suppose.”

Message to the world? “There are others out there just like you.”

Tea or Coffee? “Tea, lots of it.” (..and an extra one just for you guys!) What’s your favourite type of Jam? “Strawberry (with peanut butter)” For the latest news and information about all things From The Jam related, be sure to visit the band’s official websites... www.fromthejam.net www.afirstclassreturnfromthejam.co.uk

That’s going to hurt in the morning!

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Venue Profile:

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BY SEAN BAKER

ike the perfect festival, The Farmhouse is an eclectic mix of the traditional and the avant garde, local and international, relaxation and foot stomping madness. This multi purpose venue has far more soul than the description belies, but it isn’t just that – a place for lunch, for dinner, for a glass of vino or a cocktail, for parties and, most importantly, to see the most talented performers on tour or from within Kent itself. The venue is an intimate one, low lit, with a red velvet stage as a focal point and has so far played host to Kevin Rowland, Andy Smith, Pete Molinari and the Ralfe Band. This is a see all, hear all venue, where you can almost touch the stars! Entry fees are kept as low as possible at £3 on specific nights – they do go higher, but they also go lower, so a night out can cost as little as

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£10 with a great performance to boot. The Farmhouse’s small capacity and reasonable prices does mean that they sell out pretty quick so book in advance or arrive early (for a bite to eat maybe) to avoid disappointment. The restaurant is headed up by Rob Cooper, formerly of The Goods Shed and Samphire, and showcases the best local produce available. A traditional east-end pie, mash and liquor is served all day everyday along side a menu that flows with the seasons and is governed by what the fisherman, the farmer and the gameskeeper bring in each day. This is a restaurant without a walk-in fridge because it doesn’t need one – food is sourced, cooked and served fresh each day. Main courses range from £5 to £10 for two courses.


Bar : Restaurant : Music Venue November

01 - DJ J*Star (DJ Set) 03 - Bang Bang w/ The Boat People 06 - jazzinnit w/ Led Bib (Live) (£5) 08 - Midfield General (DJ Set) 13 - jazzinnit w/ The Frances Knight Trio (Live) 14 - Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) (Live acoustic set & DJ set) 17 - Bang Bang w/ Micachu (Live) 21 - Terry Hall (The Specials) (DJ Set) (£5) 28 - The Shortwave Set (Live) (£5)

December

05 - Billy Childish & the

Musicians of the British Empire (£10) 13 - DJ Format (DJ Set) (£7) Live Music & DJ’s all entry £3 unless stated.

The Farmhouse restaurant now open, serving up a daily changing menu, featuring the best in Kentish seasonal produce mixed with great British cooking. A true taste of the past and future traditions of the way we eat... OPEN: 6pm - Midnight Mon / noon-midnight Tues - Thurs / noon-2am Fri & Sat / noon-3pm Sunday

Brought to you by the team behind Kent’s ‘bestest’ Music Festival - ‘Lounge On The Farm’ - The Farmhouse is a permanent space dedicated to decadent drinks and luscious, locallysourced, seasonal grub alongside gigs and guests from across the musical spectrum.

It’s the high points of the festival at your constant disposal 7 nights a week. www.thefarmhousecanterbury.co.uk

11 Dover Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3HD


Kent’s newest, oldest music venue Full food menu served 7 days a week ‘Banger & Mash Tuesdays’

Live music every Sunday evening and on the last Friday of the month.

Happy hour every Thursday & Sunday

Karaoke every other Thursday

November

Sat 1st - Mixed Emotions Sun 2nd - Smooth Sun 9th - Billy Brown (Reggae & Bob Marley)

Sun 16th - One Love (Reggae) Sun 23rd - Jules (60’s - 90’s) Fri 28th - Dave Dawson (Indie) Sun 30th - Farli (60’s)

December

Sun 7th - Jon Paul Sun 14th - Damien Sun 21st - Dave Dawson (Indie) Sun 28th - Jerry C

90 Manor Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 9DB


Listings

Your comprehensive three months of gig listings start here.

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Listings are in the following format:

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Saturday 1st November 706 Union Ave The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs All Day Falling Bedford Arms, Tunbridge Wells As Is Now The Star, Ashford As Worlds Collide Wyvern Hall, Sittingbourne (12pm) Backburner The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Chevron Headcorn Tennis Club Chris Field (Elvis Tribute) RBL Social Club, Margate Cultured Pearl The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Damage Case The Hare & Hounds, Maidstone DJ J*Star (DJ Set) The Farmhouse, Canterbury Double Impact The Anchor, Littlebourne Dry Riser Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe (2pm) Electric River Sondes Arms, Selling English Rogues The Queen’s Head, Northfleet Equilibrium Eagle, Dover Euston Deal & Betteshanger RFC Feedback The White Horse, Willesborough Grammatics Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) Henrys Rock Band The Yew Tree, Deal Jenny Barlow Gentleman’s Club, Westgate

Jumbo Gumbo Maidstone Working Men’s Club Led by Zeppelin The Sinden Theatre, Tenterden (£10) MelonHeadMan The Robin Hood, Tunbridge Wells Mixed Emotions The Admiral Keppel, Deal (Halloween Party) Paul Wells The Horseshoe, Strood Sabotage Blue Anchor, Ruckinge Situation Vacant Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs Swap Meet The Star, Gillingham The Bodegas The Nore, Sheerness The Fred Slater Band / Zero Tolerance The Ocean Inn, Dymchurch The Look The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) The Skatonics RBL Social Club, Maidstone The Slug Pixies The Chequers, Doddington The Varlies The Wheelwrights Arms, Matfield UnderCover The Welfare Club, Deal Vince Vortex & the Cucumbers The Swan, Maidstone Yellow House The Britannia, Margate Sunday 2nd November Allegro Club H2O, Gravesend

Bravado The Two Brewers, Rochester Brutality Will Prevail / One Step Down / Pay No Respect / TJM Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Chevron The Walnut Tree, Maidstone

Clea Llewellyn The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Cultured Pearl The Life Boat, Folkestone Dave Corsby Sextet Westgate Pavilion Drew and the Crew Cullins Yard, Dover (2pm) Eddie Wheeler The Mount Edgcumbe, Tunbridge Wells Elephants The Drum, Stanford Eric Goes Fishing The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham Fallen Angels Hole in the Roof, Deal Hot Rats (Duo) Royal Oak, Nonington Led Gremlin The Four Horseshoes, Graveney Martin Jonathan The Ship Inn, Herne Bay Sabotage Aylesham Sports Club Sally Ironmonger Trio The Old Neptune, Whitstable Smooth The Admiral Keppel, Deal SW3 Suchis, Tunbridge Wells Monday 3rd November Bang Bang w/The Boat People The Farmhouse, Canterbury Breaking the Day / Brides / ChaseMotive / Take Courage Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Colt.44 / Faith & Fury / Red13 Bar Mondo, Dartford Hot Rats (Duo) The Barge, Gillingham Los Pistoleros Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£15) Open Harp Surgery The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Red Thirteen Bar Mondo, Dartford Rich Picture The Walnut Tree, Maidstone

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Tuesday 4th November Dave Paisley The New Inn, Sandwich The Deccas / The Idle Licks (BOTB) Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham The Perfect Strangers Punch & Judy, Tonbridge Wednesday 5th November Bonfire Night; have a blast! Aliquot Flow / DirectionS / Timothy Edwards / He Who Dares (Supreme BOTB SemiFinal) Zebra Bar, Maidstone Captain Mildred The New Inn, Minster (Thanet) Jure Tori The Man of Kent, Rochester Luke Jackson Broadstairs Band Stand (6pm) Matt Monro Jnr The Theatre Royal, Margate (£15) Mixed Emotions The Deal Hoy Montana Four / (Student Support) Horizons (Christchurch Uni), Broadstairs (‘The Live Show’) Margate Harbour (6pm) Thursday 6th November As Is Now The Neptune, Dymchurch Billy Walton Band The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst (£10) Crazy Train Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs Cultured Pearl Chambers, Folkestone Denny & Paul The New Inn, Sandwich Jazzinnit w/ Led Bib The Farmhouse, Canterbury Juicy Lucy The Eagle Tavern, Rochester

Martin Jonathan The Five Bells, Eastry MexicoFALLZ Downtown Diner, Ashford Silence Dies / The Hideout The West Coast Bar, Margate The Hideout The West Coast Bar, Margate The Semantics Earl’s, Maidstone Friday 7th November Alan K Smith The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) Any Other Business Lower Bell, Aylesford As Is Now Ypress Tavern, Sittingbourne Counterfeit Notes Fleur-De-Lis, Sandwich Dizzy Blues Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Donna The New Inn, Deal Double Impact The Albion, St Peters EK1 The Rodney, Garlinge Face to Face The Huntsman, Rochester Fallen Angels The George Hotel, Ashford Hoochie Coochie Men Hole in the Roof, Deal Goosebumps Nottingham Castle, Westgate Jon Woode / Syd Arthur The Music Room, Maidstone Led Gremlin The Trafalgar Hotel, Queenborough Letters From London / Los Salvadores / Monday Street / Seven Story Down (Youth of Generation hosts BBC Introducing) Dover Town Hall Paul Wells The Parkwood Club, Rainham Realm 79 The Gate Inn, Hythe Sabotage The Horseshoe, Strood

Shameful Behaviour King William IV, Tunbridge Wells ShyChlo and the Boys The Sturdee Club, Hoo Situation Vacant The Star, Ashford Spanking Llamas The Britannia, Margate Steve Huckle The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs The Ambience / The Cheats The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham The Blox The Fountain, Sittingbourne The Novels The Nag’s Head, Rochester The Original Sinners Tunbridge Wells Forum The Racket The Nag’s Head, Rochester The Slug Pixies The Four Fathoms, Herne Bay The Vintage Corporation (60’s & 70’s Party Night) Alexandra Suite, Swanley (£10, Fancy Dress or Smart Casual) Vanilla Ransom Dublin Man O’ War, River Zero Tolerance The Royal Cheriton, Folkestone Saturday 8th November All Flags Burn / Refuse/All / Rejected / The Filthy Stay Puft Marshmallow Men The Ivy Leaf, Sheerness Any Other Business Druids Arms, Maidstone As Is Now The Park Inn, Dover Blues Abuse The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs Cellar 170 / Corduroy Fashion Threat The Oasthouse, Rainham Chevron The White Horse, Maidstone Cultured Pearl The Three Cups, Dover

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Face to Face The Ocean Inn, Dymchurch Fallen Angels The Star, Ashford Feedback Flying Horse, Boughton Aluph Get Carter The East Kent, Whitstable Hard Road Blues Band Outlaws MCC, Sellindge Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs The Flower Pot, Maidstone Jenny Barlow Shakespeare Arms, Margate Jumbo Gumbo Duke of Edinburgh, Barming Live ‘N’ Kickin’ The Archer, Whitfield Martin Jonathan Cullins Yard, Dover MelonHeadMan George & Dragon, Tonbridge Midfield General (DJ Set) The Farmhouse, Canterbury Mixed Emotions The Bowling Club, Sandwich Norcsalordie The Barge, Gillingham Paul Wells Boughton Monchelsea Institute Pete Summers The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) Shameful Behaviour The Pilot, Maidstone Shazam The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Sick Note Blues Band The Boars Head, Dover Sunrise Sittingbourne Football Club The Fix The Yew Tree, Deal The Racket The Star, Gillingham The Varlies The Good Intent, Rochester Tom Williams and the Boat Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells Tortilla Army The Royal Albion, Ashford UnderCover Royal Mail, Lydd

Waterhorse Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable (£7) Where’s My Thing? The Bellevue, Cliftonville Zambu The Britannia, Margate Zero Tolerance The Castle, Folkestone Sunday 9th November Bernie Watts Band / Paul Elmer Chichester Memorial Hall, Sandgate Billy Brown The Admiral Keppel, Deal Dave Cliff & Buster Birch / Geoff Simkins Halstead Village Hall Dave Corsby & Dave Robinson The Three Tuns, Staple (12pm) Double Impact The Emerald Bar, Ramsgate Electric River Downtown Diner, Ashford Fairisle Cullins Yard, Dover (2pm) Headlong The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham (5pm) Martin Jonathan Lord Nelson, Walmer Mixed Emotions Angling Club, Dover (3pm) Open Harp Surgery The Two Brewers, Rochester (4pm) Sally Ironmonger Trio The Neptunes Hall, Broadstairs Sick Note Blues Band The Stag, Deal Shann Lee Parker Hole in the Roof, Deal Skinny Molly The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst (£12) Texas Thunder Earl’s, Maidstone The Bodegas The Four Horseshoes, Graveney

The Buster Birch Trio Halstead Jazz Club The Varlies The Royal Wells, Tunbridge Wells Tim Hain & Sunny Side Up The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Tom Williams and the Boat The Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells Woodface The Mount Edgcumbe, Tunbridge Wells Monday 10th November Amber Room Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury Gentleman Tim and the Contenders / Jumbo Gumbo The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Geoff Higginbottom The Barge, Gillingham Jack Lawrence Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£10) The Celloman Canterbury Cathedral (£13, 6:30pm) The Racket / The Bright Young Things Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Tuesday 11th November Hazel O’Connor The Gulbenkian, Canterbury (£15) One Love The New Inn, Sandwich The Flowing vs The Startover Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham The Kitchen Poet The Wharf, Tonbridge Wednesday 12th November Fear For Romeo / The Mondays / The Novels / Under The Thumb (Supreme BOTB Semi-Final) Zebra Bar, Maidstone

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Jazz Faction (Jazz at the Barge) The Barge, Gillingham Girls Can’t Dance / The Semantics Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Open Harp Surgery The Man of Kent, Rochester The Quartet Horizons (Christchurch Uni), Broadstairs Thursday 13th November Avenge Thee Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury EK1 Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs The Man of Kent, Rochester Jazzinnit w/ The Frances Knight Trio The Farmhouse, Canterbury Martin Jonathan The Salle Verte, Dover Mixed Emotions The New Inn, Sandwich Ruthless Blues The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst (£10) Friday 14th November 55% Banana The Britannia, Margate Cellar 170 The Corn Exchange, Maidstone Charlie The New Inn, Deal Chief Ten Bears / Seven Story Down / Songs Of Their Lap / Tom Williams and the Boat Tunbridge Wells Forum Colt.44 / Shotgun Junky The Corn Exchange, Maidstone Cultured Pearl The Red Lion, Ramsgate D-FiNiTiVE The Woolpack Inn, Tenterden Damage Case The Four Fathoms, Herne Bay Double Impact The Hare & Hounds, Maidstone

Emily & The Beast The Old Neptune, Whitstable Equilibrium The George Hotel, Ashford Get Ape The Brewary Bar, Whitstable Greg Macdonald Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Hazy Shade The Albion, St Peters Henrys Rock Band The Horseshoe, Strood Heroes (Duo) The Anchor, Littlebourne Hot Rats (Duo) The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs Jag King William IV, Tunbridge Wells Kit Packham Quartet The Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells M3 Dublin Man O’ War, River Martin Jonathan Casey’s, Canterbury Mick Kenton The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) Monkey See, Monkey Do! The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Motion Picture Soundtrack The Red Lion, Gravesend Paul Wells The Jolly Caulkers, Chatham Sabotage The Louis Armstrong, Dover Seven Year Kismet / The Argent Dawn The West Coast Bar, Margate Tom Hingley The Farmhouse, Canterbury User Friendly The Star, Ashford Zero Tolerance The Firs Club, Cheriton Saturday 15th November Abbalicious! The Sinden Theatre, Tenterden (£10)

Any Other Business The Hop & Vine, Gillingham Archie Wah Wahs Drakes, Maidstone Counterfeit Notes The Archer, Whitfield Crow / Dreadzone The West Coast Bar, Margate (£12) Dirtie Bertie Earl’s, Maidstone Equilibrium The Tower Theatre, Folkestone (60’s Night) Face to Face The Star, Ashford Goosebumps North Foreland Golf Club, Broadstairs Hard Road Blues Band The Red Lion, Ramsgate Henrys Rock Band The Kemsley Arms, Kemsley Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs Druids Arms, Maidstone Innocent Bystanders The Rochester Queen Jenny Barlow Bragnose Social Club, Gillingham Jumbo Gumbo The Beauty of Bath, Sittingbourne Les Wilson The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) Martin Jonathan The Admiral Harvey, Dover Mixed Emotions The Diamond, Dover Paul Wells The Concord, Rainham Realm 79 RBL Social Club, Hythe Sabotage Sir John Falstaff, Dover Shades of Gray Papermakers Arms, Plaxtol Sick Note Blues Band The Morehall, Folkestone Spanky & Chef The New Inn, Deal Springtide Cavalry Roman Quay, Dover The Bodegas Duke of Edinburgh, Barming

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The Oz Eagle, Dover The Slug Pixies Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate Val Doonican The Gulbenkian, Canterbury (£20) Wasted Aces Battle of Britain, Northfleet Wez The Britannia, Margate Zero Tolerance The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Sunday 16th November Andy Maclean All Stars Westgate Pavilion Cultured Pearl Sandgate Hotel, Folkestone EK1 The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate Heroes (Duo) Hole in the Roof, Deal (6pm) Interseptors The Clarendon Hotel, Deal (4pm) Jucy Lucy The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham Led Gremlin The Old Neptune, Whitstable Live ‘N’ Kickin’ Aylesham Sports Club Martin Jonathan The Stag, Deal One Love The Admiral Keppel, Deal Rags to Riches Cullins Yard, Dover (2pm) Sally Ironmonger Trio The Two Brewers, Rochester The Blox The Old Neptune, Whitstable The Slug Pixies Earl’s, Maidstone The Varlies The Mount Edgcumbe, Tunbridge Wells Monday 17th November Bang Bang w/ Micachu The Farmhouse, Canterbury

Black Star The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Blacksmith / Circle of Rage / Genius Club Tunbridge Wells Forum James Apollo Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury Megson / Waterhorse Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£11) The Dealers The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs The Perfect Strangers The Barge, Gillingham Tuesday 18th November Roger Betts The New Inn, Sandwich TBC (‘CT2T’ 6th Birthday Show) The Farmhouse, Canterbury Wednesday 19th November D-FiNiTiVE / Just For Kicks / Kind of Girl / The Exhibition Zebra Bar, Maidstone Fran McGillivray & Mick Burke The Man of Kent, Rochester NeonHalo The Foundary, Canterbury Surf Dude Grandad The New Inn, Minster (Thanet) Various Artists (Fuse-East Presents) Horizons (Christchurch Uni), Broadstairs Thursday 20th November Archie Wah Wahs The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham Circle of Rage Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury Colt.44 Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury Fallen Angels The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Grabham Spink The Man of Kent, Rochester

Ian Parker & Band The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst (£10) Sarah Banks The New Inn, Sandwich The Police Squad The Neptune, Dymchurch The Racket / Tyrannosaurus Alan The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham The Ronnies The Villager, Vigo Village Friday 21st November As Is Now The Three Cups, Dover Avenge Thee / Cursed As Angels / Fleshwound The Pheonix, Dartford Ben Jones (Solo) The King’s Head, Sittingbourne Chosen Few The Star, Ashford Cold Shots The Mill Inn, Deal Counterfeit Notes New Club, Aylesham Crazy Train The Rose, Broadstairs Equilibrium Earl’s, Maidstone Gold Top The New Inn, Deal Hard Road Blues Band Cambridge Arms, Deal Heroes (Duo) The Firs Club, Cheriton Infa Red The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham Jim Leverton & Geoffrey Richardson The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs Juicy Lucy The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Jules The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) Kingsdown Band The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Kit Packham Duo Stile Bidge Café, Marden

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Led Gremlin The Red Lion, Ramsgate Live ‘N’ Kickin’ The Gate Inn, Hythe Martin Jonathan Gate 28, Sandgate Paul Wells The Bounty, Strood Realm 79 The Vine, Goudhurst Sabotage The Star, Gillingham Scary Mary The Britannia, Margate Splinter King William IV, Tunbridge Wells Springtide Cavalry Ypress Tavern, Sittingbourne Tapestry Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Terry Hall (DJ Set) The Farmhouse, Canterbury The Dealers The Red Lion, Badlesmere The Slug Pixies The East Kent, Whitstable Turmoil Dublin Man O’ War, River Saturday 22nd November All Flags Burns The Castle, Sheerness Any Other Business The East Kent, Whitstable Avenge Thee / Olympus Falls / Pay No Respect / Seven Year Kismet / Vialate / Wires Faulty / Your Broken Ego (BOTB Final) The Ivy Leaf, Sheerness Be Sharp / Realm 79 / The Scratch Band (‘Ryarsh Rocks’) Ryarsh Village Hall Bill Bradbury The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) DirectionS MusicianShop (Bluewater), Greenhithe Dr Bob’s Blues Band The Rose & Crown, Wrotham

Equilibrium The Star, Ashford Euston Hole in the Roof, Deal Fallen Angels The Red Lion, Ramsgate Groove Junction Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate Headlong The Nore, Sheerness Heroes The Park Inn, Dover Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Jenny Barlow Birchington United Social Club Juicy Lucy Eagle, Dover Jumbo Gumbo The Good Intent, Rochester Live ‘N’ Kickin’ The Woolpack, Smeeth Los Salvadores / Luke Jackson The Oasthouse, Rainham Maker / Marner Brown Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Paul Wells The Swan, Teynham Pfizer Wind Orchestra The Theatre Royal, Margate (£7) Phoenix Soul Band Madhouse, Margate Relics The Louis Armstrong, Dover Sabotage The Morehall, Folkestone Scott Brunger The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Sick Note Blues Band Maidens Head, Canterbury Stacey Kent The Gulbenkian, Canterbury (£16) Suspects The Britannia, Margate The Oz Railway Hotel, Appledore The Songs of Nick Drake Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable Tortilla Army The Archer, Whitfield

Vince Vortex & the Cucumbers The Pilot, Maidstone Where’s My Thing? Everybodys Inn, Margate Sunday 23rd November Alex The Mount Edgcumbe, Tunbridge Wells Counterfeit Notes Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate EK1 The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Electric River Downtown Diner, Ashford Get Ape The Four Horseshoes, Graveney Henrys Rock Band Earl’s, Maidstone Jules The Admiral Keppel, Deal Led DC The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham Martin Jonathan Cullins Yard, Dover Michael Bublé Tribute Hole in the Roof, Deal Sally Ironmonger Trio The Pilot, Maidstone The Fabulous 6T’s The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate The Varlies The Two Brewers, Rochester Where’s My Thing? Men of Kent, Rainham (2pm) Monday 24th November Any Other Business The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Camine The Barge, Gillingham Kim Richey Band / Dave Hawkins Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£14) Moveable Feast The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs

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Tuesday 25th November Amy Wadge The Gulbenkian, Canterbury Blood Lust / Vialate The Cherry Tree, Canterbury Blue Country The New Inn, Sandwich Keith James (The Songs of Nick Drake) Punch & Judy, Tonbridge Shadow Aspect The Cherry Tree, Canterbury Wednesday 26th November 2nd & 3rd Year Student Showcase Horizons (Christchurch Uni), Broadstairs Carmenta / Fate of a Stranger / One Day Elliott / The Startover Zebra Bar, Maidstone Hot Rats (Duo) Plough, Sittingbourne Joanne Louise Parker The Barge, Gillingham Jumbo Gumbo Old Eden, Edenbridge Russ Davey The Angel Inn, Addington Thursday 27th November Heroes (Duo) The Neptune, Dymchurch Picturebox Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury Relics Lower Bell, Aylesford Sazzle The Man of Kent, Rochester Shann Lee Parker The New Inn, Sandwich Taking Care of Business Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury The Fabulous Fezheads The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham The Racket Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury

Friday 28th November Aaralyn The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) Any Other Business Earl’s, Maidstone Cold Shots The George Hotel, Ashford Counterfeit Notes The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Cultured Pearl The Morehall, Folkestone Dave Dawson The Admiral Keppel, Deal EK1 The Firs Club, Cheriton Electric River The Britannia, Margate Hard Road Blues Band The Four Fathoms, Herne Bay Heroes The Archer, Whitfield Interseptors The Rodney, Garlinge Karbon Kinks The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham Led Gremlin Hole in the Roof, Deal Live ‘N’ Kickin’ The Ship, Dymchurch Martin Jonathan The New Inn, Deal Pete Brown The Tower Theatre, Folkestone Pete Turner The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham Phoenix Soul Band Christies Wine Bar, Birchington Relics The Robin Hood, Tunbridge Wells Shades of Gray Bush Blackbird & Thrush, East Peckham Sick Note Blues Band The Park Inn, Dover Situation Vacant The Plough, Swalecliffe Sound Story Dublin Man O’ War, River The Fix Royal Mail, Lydd The Fling Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham

The Hoochies King William IV, Tunbridge Wells The Shortwave Set The Farmhouse, Canterbury The Slug Pixies The Fountain, Sittingbourne The Startover The Red Lion, Gravesend Tilt The East Kent, Whitstable Where’s My Thing? Fleur-De-Lis, Sandwich Saturday 29th November Adam Knight The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) Andy Mack The Star, Ashford Avenge Thee Soundhole, High Halstow Chevron Maidstone Working Men’s Club Counterfeit Notes The Alma, Deal Damage Case The Red Lion, Ramsgate Electric River Henry Simmons, Borough Green Equilibrium The Albion, Willesborough Hard Road Blues Band Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate Heroes (Duo) The Welfare Club, Deal Inside Edge The Hufflers Arms, Dartford Jenny Barlow The Royal Oak, Broad Oak Jumbo Gumbo The Swan, Maidstone Live ‘N’ Kickin’ The Cherry Tree Inn, Maidstone MelonHeadMan Earl’s, Maidstone Mixed Emotions The Park Inn, Dover Open Harp Surgery The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs Paul Wells The Hare & Hounds, Maidstone

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Rachel Unthank & The Winterset The Gulbenkian, Canterbury (£14) Sabotage The New Inn, Minster (Thanet) Sally Ironmonger Trio Margate Tennis Club Shades of Gray The Courthouse, Dartford The Oz Royal Oak, Lydd Times Like These The Life Boat, Folkestone Tortilla Army The Britannia, Margate Turmoil The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Zero Tolerance The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Sunday 30th November Antiques Roadshow The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Bernie Monroe The Mount Edgcumbe, Tunbridge Wells Cultured Pearl The Park Inn, Dover Damage Case Hole in the Roof, Deal Ebba’s Creek The Neptunes Hall, Broadstairs Farli The Admiral Keppel, Deal Krissy and the Jackdaws Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Paul Wells The Five Bells, Hoo Ray Gelato Pizza Express, Maidstone The Fabulous 6T’s The Rose, Broadstairs Toucan Choo The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham Where’s Brian? Hooden on the Hill, Ashford Monday 1st December Skinners Rats The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs

String Whistle The Barge, Gillingham Thea Gilmore / Joan Coffey Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£14) Tuesday 2nd December Laurie & Bill The New Inn, Sandwich Primary Schools Choir & Snowdown Colliery Band

The Gulbenkian, Canterbury

The Singing Loins Punch & Judy, Tonbridge

Wednesday 3rd December Avenge Thee / Circle of Rage / Vialate The Foundary, Canterbury Keith James The Man of Kent, Rochester Kaleidophone / Motion Picture Soundtrack / Picture Box / Tremors Zebra Bar, Maidstone Tortilla Army The New Inn, Minster (Thanet) Thursday 4th December Cultured Pearl Chambers, Folkestone Denny & Paul The New Inn, Sandwich Jumbo Gumbo Druids Arms, Maidstone Larry Miller Band The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst (£10) Realm 79 (Christmas Acoustic Show) County Square, Ashford Friday 5th December 4 Poofs and a Piano The Gulbenkian, Canterbury (£15) Bill Douglas The New Inn, Deal

Billy Childish & the Musicians of the British Empire The Farmhouse, Canterbury Broken Biscuit The Red Lion, Badlesmere Captain Mildred The Four Fathoms, Herne Bay Cimarron King William IV, Tunbridge Wells Citizen Keyne / The Filthy Stay Puft Marshmallow Men / The Warriors Queen’s Head, Herne Bay Cold Shots Maidens Head, Canterbury Crowman The Star, Ashford Cultured Pearl Sir John Falstaff, Dover EK1 The Flying Horse, Ramsgate Electric Beatles Hole in the Roof, Deal Equilibrium Royal Mail, Lydd Face to Face The East Kent, Whitstable Feedback The George Hotel, Ashford Fool Fighters The West Coast Bar, Margate Hard Road Blues Band The Horseshoe, Strood Jerry C Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Juicy Lucy Lower Bell, Aylesford Jumbo Gumbo The Flower Pot, Maidstone JumpJetz The Star Inn, Tonbridge Live ‘N’ Kickin’ The Britannia, Margate Loose Change The Brewary Bar, Whitstable Martin Jonathan The Gate Inn, Hythe Mike Harris The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) Mixed Emotions The Magnet, Deal Sabotage The Gate Inn, Hythe

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Sick Note Blues Band The Victoria Hotel, Folkestone Situation Vacant Hooden on the Hill, Ashford The Fix Dublin Man O’ War, River The Slug Pixies The Beauty of Bath, Sittingbourne User Friendly The Cricketers, Dover Saturday 6th December All Day Falling Druids Arms, Maidstone All Flags Burn / Starfighters / The Jazz Thrash Assasins Compass Club, Ramsgate Chevron The Tudor Rose, Upnor Cold Shots The Red Lion, Ramsgate Crazy Train Ye Olde Charles, Cliftonville Damage Case The Mill House, Canterbury Equilibrium The East Kent, Whitstable Face to Face Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs Get Carter The White Hart, Marden Goosebumps Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate Jenny Barlow Ashford Working Men’s Club Jester The Archer, Whitfield Little Fish Big Pond Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells Live ‘N’ Kickin’ The George Hotel, Ashford OGWA Earl’s, Maidstone Paul Wells The Nag’s Head, Lower Stoke Pete Summers The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) Pig’s Ear The Kentish Horse, Mark Beech

Realm 79 (Christmas Busking) Folkestone Town Centre Rewind The Stumble Inn, Sittingbourne Sabotage The Hare & Hounds, Maidstone Shann Lee Parker Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Sick Note Blues Band Royal Mail, Lydd Situation Vacant Eagle, Dover Sunrise The Beauty of Bath, Sittingbourne The Oz / The Rhythm Doctors The Star, Ashford The Racket The Yew Tree, Deal Turmoil The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone User Friendly The Britannia, Margate Zero Tolerance The Royal Oak, Capel-le-Ferne Sunday 7th December An Empire Fallen / Azriel / Breaking the Day / Chase Motive / Many Things Untold / Pay No Respect / Rise of Raphia / Your Fatal Error (‘CT Fest’) Northgate Ward Com. Hall, Canterbury (£7, 1:30pm) Cultured Pearl Sandgate Hotel, Folkestone Hot Rats Rochester High Street (2pm) Jon Paul The Admiral Keppel, Deal Just Floyd The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Kingsdown Band The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Led Gremlin The Four Horseshoes, Graveney Martin Jonathan Lord Nelson, Walmer

Mood Reaction The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham Open Harp Surgery The Neptunes Hall, Broadstairs (5pm) Roger Lewin Quartet Westgate Pavilion Sabotage The White Horse, Chilham The Fabulous Fezheads The Corn Exchange, Rochester The Police Squad Hole in the Roof, Deal (6pm) The Racket The Courthouse, Dartford Where’s My Thing? The Four Horseshoes, Graveney Monday 8th December A Brief History of Poland / Avenge Thee / Vialate Tunbridge Wells Forum EK1 The Walnut Tree, Maidstone John Pearson & Jem Turpin The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Jon Woode Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury Norcsalordie The Barge, Gillingham The Mercury Men / Lotte Mullan Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£12) Tuesday 9th December Hazy Shade The Cherry Tree, Canterbury One Love The New Inn, Sandwich Various Artists (Christmas Special) Horizons (Christchurch Uni), Broadstairs Wednesday 10th December Avenge Thee RBL Social Club, Hythe

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All listings are correct at time of going to press, please double check with venues to avoid disappointment.

Gunner Sgt / Monday Night Project / Tin Soldiers / Tokyo Jo Zebra Bar, Maidstone The Fling The New Inn, Minster (Thanet) The Perfect Strangers The Man of Kent, Rochester Thursday 11th December Gold Top The New Inn, Sandwich Jumbo Gumbo Hook & Hatchet, Hucking The Lovedays The Eagle Tavern, Rochester Tilt Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs Watch This Space Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury Friday 12th December Blow The Britannia, Margate Charlie Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Cultured Pearl The Mill Inn, Deal Dee Gaynor The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) EK1 The Rodney, Garlinge Euston Fleur-De-Lis, Sandwich Fallen Angels Dublin Man O’ War, River Groove Junction The Star, Ashford Interseptors The Park Inn, Dover Live ‘N’ Kickin’ The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Loose Change The Fountain, Sittingbourne Mixed Emotions The Five Bells, Eastry Phoenix Soul Band The King’s Hall, Herne Bay

Precept (Youth of Generation) The Corn Exchange, Maidstone Sabotage The Mill Inn, Deal Syd Arthur Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury Tapestry The New Inn, Deal The Bresslaws / The Dirty Rogers / The Effectives / The Lovedays Command House, Chatham The Dealers / Wheeler Street The Style & Winch, Maidstone The Fix ABS Club, Folkestone The Lemmings King William IV, Tunbridge Wells The Oz The Gate Inn, Hythe User Friendly The George Hotel, Ashford Welcome to Winchester The Corn Exchange, Maidstone Saturday 13th December All Flags Burn / The Filthy Stay Puft Marshmallow Men / The Vibrators The Ivy Leaf, Sheerness Andy Mack The New Inn, Deal Any Other Business The Pilot, Maidstone Backburner The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Bill Bradbury The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) Broken Biscuit Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs Cultured Pearl The Ship Inn, Folkestone DJ Format (DJ Set) The Farmhouse, Canterbury Equilibrium Snowdown Colliery Welfare Club, Aylesham Fallen Angels The Gate Inn, Hythe Hard Road Blues Band Ye Olde Charles, Cliftonville

Henrys Rock Band The Railway Club, Folkestone Interseptors Ramsgate Social Club Jenny Barlow RBL Social Club, Margate Led Gremlin The New Inn, Minster (Thanet) Live ‘N’ Kickin’ The Albion, Willesborough Mari Wilson The Gulbenkian, Canterbury (£15) Martin Jonathan The Admiral Harvey, Dover Mixed Emotions The Three Cups, Dover One Day Elliott Wyvern Hall, Sittingbourne Phoenix Soul Band The King’s Hall, Herne Bay Relics Duke of Edinburgh, Barming Ron Trueman Border The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh Seven Year Kismet Wyvern Hall, Sittingbourne Shadow Aspect Bonds Social Club, Sheerness Shotgun Junky Wyvern Hall, Sittingbourne Springtide Cavalry Ramsgate Rugby Club Surf Dude Grandad The Britannia, Margate The Blox The Flower Pot, Maidstone The Bodegas Bedford Arms, Tunbridge Wells The Electric Landladies Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable (£12) The Latin Funktion Casey’s, Canterbury The Lost Weekend The East Kent, Whitstable The Semantics Men of Kent, Rainham The Slug Pixies Kelsey Arms, Tunbridge Wells The Suggestions Nitelife, Sittingbourne The Vintage Corporation (60’s & 70’s Party Night) Singleton Village Hall Timothy Edwards Wyvern Hall, Sittingbourne

Don’t forget live music at The Admiral Keppel, Manor Road, Deal

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If you would like to add your gigs, email: stuart.keeler@gc-publishing.co.uk

Turmoil The Park Inn, Dover Tyrannosaurus Alan Bonds Social Club, Sheerness User Friendly Eagle, Dover Wasted Aces Lower Bell, Aylesford Where’s My Thing? The East Kent, Whitstable Vince Vortex & the Cucumbers Druids Arms, Maidstone Sunday 14th December Crush The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham Cultured Pearl The Park Inn, Dover Damien The Admiral Keppel, Deal Get Carter Hole in the Roof, Deal Heroes Aylesham Sports Club Martin Jonathan Cullins Yard, Dover MelonHeadMan The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham The Slug Pixies Swan & Harlequin, Faversham Tim Hain & Sunny Side Up The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Monday 15th December Colt.44 / Luna Park Rescue / The Riders Tunbridge Wells Forum Fab Mosquitos The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Open Harp Surgery Sheppey Folk & Blues Club, Minster (Sheppey) The Dealers The Barge, Gillingham Tim Edey & Friends The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Two Fingers Of Firewater / Sarah Lucy Dole Band Zebra Bar, Maidstone (free via reservation)

Tuesday 16th December Blue Country The New Inn, Sandwich Hot Rats Casey’s, Canterbury The Psychotic Reaction The Cherry Tree, Canterbury Wednesday 17th December Hospital Bombers The Barge, Gillingham Skinners Rats The Man of Kent, Rochester Jedwood The New Inn, Minster (Thanet) TBC (Supreme BOTB Final) Zebra Bar, Maidstone Thursday 18th December Bodegas The Walnut Tree, Maidstone On The Run The New Inn, Sandwich Open Harp Surgery Ship Centurion, Whitstable Rollin’ Stoned The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst (£12) Shadow Aspect Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury The Bresslaws / The Deccas / The Effectives / The Lovedays / The Sawdust Ceasers The Eagle Tavern, Rochester Friday 19th December All Day Falling Earl’s, Maidstone All The Mouth Parts (Unlabel Christmas Party) Tunbridge Wells Forum Annie Love The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) Any Other Business The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Black Jack & The Hookers King William IV, Tunbridge Wells Cold Shots The East Kent, Whitstable

EK1 The Mariner, Folkestone Elephants / Hold Fire / John Lally / The Getaway Team / The Suggestions / Underground Heroes Ashford School (Main Hall) (£10) Equilibrium The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Goosebumps Nottingham Castle, Westgate Hard Road Blues Band The Mill Inn, Deal Heroes Dublin Man O’ War, River Jumbo Gumbo The Cock Horse, Detling Led Gremlin The Coach & Horses, Whitstable Live ‘n’ Kickin’ The Star, Ashford Maker The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham Martin Jonathan The New Inn, Deal Mixed Emotions Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Monkey See, Monkey Do! The George Hotel, Ashford Onlookers The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham Page 103 The Britannia, Margate Paul Wells The Jolly Caulkers, Chatham Shades of Gray The Old Rectory, Leybourne Shann Lee Parker The Three Cups, Dover The Fix The Firs Club, Cheriton The Slug Pixies Wagon at Hale, Chatham The Submission The Alma, Deal The Suggestions St Simon Stock Hall, Ashford Tortilla Army Fleur-De-Lis, Sandwich

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Listings...

All listings are correct at time of going to press, please double check with venues to avoid disappointment.

Saturday 20th December As Is Now The Britannia, Margate Avenge Thee / Sons of Alpha Centauri The Ivy Leaf, Sheerness Chas and Dave Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Cultured Pearl The Morehall, Folkestone Debbie Haze The Abbey Hotel, Minster (Sheppey) Dirtie Bertie The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham Equilibrium Eagle, Dover Henry’s Rock Band The Star, Ashford Interseptors Hole in the Roof, Deal JumpJetz Casey’s, Canterbury Led Gremlin Sondes Arms, Selling Live ‘N’ Kickin’ The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Loose Change The Beauty of Bath, Sittingbourne Martin Jonathan Cullins Yard, Dover Mr Riley The New Inn, Deal One Step Behind Smarden Charter Hall Open Harp Surgery Three Horseshoes, Hernhill Paul Wells The Horseshoe, Strood Purple Earl’s, Maidstone Sabotage Maidens Head, Canterbury Shades of Grey The Rose & Crown, Wrotham Sick Note Blues Band The Albion, Willesborough The Blues Shift Royal Mail, Lydd The Fabulous 6T’s The Bellevue, Cliftonville The Fix Hawkinge Cricket Club

The Latin Funktion Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate The Singing Loins The Barge, Gillingham Tortilla Army The East Kent, Whitstable User Friendly The Louis Armstrong, Dover Vince Vortex & the Cucumbers The Swan, Maidstone Vividville The Pilot, Maidstone Sunday 21st December A Touch of Class / Lynn Falvey / Ray Perkins Westgate Pavilion Antiques Roadshow The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Crazy Train Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate Cultured Pearl The Star, St Mary in the Marsh Dave Dawson The Admiral Keppel, Deal Electric Experience The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham Heroes (Duo) The Albion, Willesborough Hong Kong Phooey Hole in the Roof, Deal Martin Jonathan The Park Inn, Dover MelonHeadMan The Ivy House, Tonbridge Sick Note Blues Band The Ship Inn, Folkestone Situation Vacant Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs (6pm) The Bodegas The Four Horseshoes, Graveney The Slug Pixies The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate Turmoil Aylesham Sports Club Where’s My Thing? The Two Brewers, Whitstable

Monday 22nd December Chevron The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Martin Jonathan Casey’s, Canterbury Moveable Feast The Barge, Gillingham Open Harp Surgery The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs The Albion Band The Gulbenkian, Canterbury (£15) Tuesday 23rd December Avenge Thee / Circle of Rage / Vialate The Cherry Tree, Canterbury Breed The New Inn, Minster (Thanet) Dave Paisley The New Inn, Sandwich Elbert Felc Swan & Harlequin, Faversham Shameful Behaviour The Courthouse, Dartford The Bresslaws / The Deccas / The Effectives / The Lovedays / The Sawdust Ceasers / The Vandebilts The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham Wednesday 24th December Christmas Eve Captain Mildred The Red Lion, Ramsgate EK1 Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs Electric River The Red Lion, Badlesmere Get Carter The Chequers, Doddington Job Knockey The Britannia, Margate Loose Change The Sun Inn, Bredgar Martin Jonathan Cullins Yard, Dover (2pm) Mixed Emotions The Archer, Whitfield

Don’t forget live music at The Admiral Keppel, Manor Road, Deal

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If you would like to add your gigs, email: stuart.keeler@gc-publishing.co.uk

Springtide Cavalry The George Hotel, Ashford The Bodegas The Saxon Chief, Maidstone Zero Tolerance The Morehall, Folkestone Thursday 25th December Christmas Day The Gig Guide wishes all our readers a very Merry Christmas and suggests you all take a well earned rest! Friday 26th December Boxing Day EK1 Hole in the Roof, Deal (Late Afternoon) Hazy Shade The Red Lion, Ramsgate Juicy Lucy The Rose, Broadstairs Mixed Emotions The New Inn, Deal Shann Lee Parker The New Inn, Sandwich (TBC) The Britannia, Margate Vince Vortex & the Cucumbers The Style & Winch, Maidstone Saturday 27th December Chevron Lower Bell, Aylesford Cold Shots The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Cultured Pearl The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Hard Road Blues Band The Beauty of Bath, Sittingbourne

Henrys Rock Band The Pilot, Maidstone Heroes (Duo) The Railway Club, Folkestone Jenny Barlow May Lodge Club, Herne Bay Martin Jonathan The Three Cups, Dover One Step Behind The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham Sabotage Eagle, Dover Sally Ironmonger Trio The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs Sideshow Gez The Star, Ashford The Bodegas The Ocean Inn, Dymchurch User Friendly The Archer, Whitfield Yellow House The Britannia, Margate Sunday 28th December As Is Now Hole in the Roof, Deal Car Thieves The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham Heroes (Duo) The Valiant Sailor, Capel Jerry C The Admiral Keppel, Deal Martin Jonathan Cullins Yard, Dover Mixed Emotions Angling Club, Dover Paul Wells The Five Bells, Hoo Vince Vortex & the Cucumbers Earl’s, Maidstone Monday 29th December Dave Bloss and the Soul Cowboy The Walnut Tree, Maidstone No Worries The Barge, Gillingham Phoenix The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs

Tuesday 30th December Martin Jonatahan Lord Nelson, Walmer Roger Betts The New Inn, Sandwich Wednesday 31st December New Year’s Eve Have a great night, whatever party you choose to attend! Below is a good selection of venues with special musicbased events happening. Please note; some gigs on New Years Eve require pre-booked tickets, please check with the venue beforehand.

Any Other Business The Brecknock Arms, Bells Yew Green Baby Laurel Casey’s, Tunbridge Wells Blow / Surf Dude Grandad The Britannia, Margate Captain Mildred Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs Chevy’57 St Stevens Bar Club, Canterbury Cold Shots The Star, Ashford Crush The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham Henrys Rock Band The Yew Tree, Deal Jenny Barlow Palmerstone Club, Chatham Jerry C The Three Cups, Dover Jumbo Gumbo St Peters Church Hall, Whitstable (£8) JumpJetz The White Hart, Cuxton Martin Jonathan Cullins Yard, Dover Mixed Emotions Bluebirds, Dover Realm 79 The Firs Club, Cheriton

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Listings...

All listings are correct at time of going to press, please double check with venues to avoid disappointment.

Rewind The Beauty of Bath, Sittingbourne Rubber Biscuit The Brewary Bar, Whitstable Russ Davey The Golden Eagle, Burham Sick Note Blues Band The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Springtide Cavalry The Albion, Willesborough The Dealers The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs The Fix The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Turmoil The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Where’s My Thing? The Red Lion, Ramsgate Thursday 1st January New Year’s Day - Hello 2009! Cultured Pearl Chambers, Folkestone Friday 2nd January Camine Plough, Sittingbourne Heroes (Duo) The Gate Inn, Hythe (TBC) Dublin Man O’ War, River Saturday 3rd January Avenge Thee Leos Red Lion, Gravesend Heroes The Britannia, Margate Paul Wells The Swan, Teynham Shades of Gray The Hare & Hounds, Maidstone The Startover The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham

Monday 5th January Olympus Falls Tunbridge Wells Forum Redeye The Barge, Gillingham Selki The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Tuesday 6th January Arcane / Century In Sight / Olympus Falls Tunbridge Wells Forum TEAMHOOK The Cherry Tree, Canterbury The Singing Loins Medway Folk Cellar, Central Theatre, Chatham Wednesday 7th January Camine The Man of Kent, Rochester Friday 9th January Carvel Dublin Man O’ War, River DirectionS The Style & Winch, Maidstone EK1 The Firs Club, Cheriton Heroes (Duo) The George Hotel, Ashford Sabotage The Flying Horse, Ramsgate The Slug Pixies The Red Lion, Ramsgate Saturday 10th January Cultured Pearl The Ship Inn, Folkestone Electric Beatles The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone The Fix The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone The Slug Pixies The Pilot, Maidstone

Sunday 11th January Cultured Pearl The Lord Clyde, Deal Ghosts The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs Sabotage The Anchor, Littlebourne The Branco Stoysin Trio Halstead Jazz Club The Fabulous 6T’s The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate Monday 12th January Kevin Montgomery & The Road Trippers Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£17.50) Porch Swing Blues The Barge, Gillingham Wednesday 14th January Junk & Disorderly The Man of Kent, Rochester Friday 16th January Cultured Pearl The Firs Club, Cheriton Get Carter Wagon at Hale, Chatham Led Gremlin Dublin Man O’ War, River Martin Jonathan Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Sabotage Casey’s, Canterbury Sick Note Blues Band The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone Saturday 17th January Contraband The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Heroes The Woolpack, Smeeth Sabotage The Red Lion, Ramsgate

Don’t forget live music at The Admiral Keppel, Manor Road, Deal

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If you would like to add your gigs, email: stuart.keeler@gc-publishing.co.uk

Sunday 18th January Heroes (Duo) The Anchor, Littlebourne Undercover Hole in the Roof, Deal Monday 19th January John Leyton, Craig Douglas & The Flames The Gulbenkian, Canterbury (£10) Keith James The Barge, Gillingham The Amazing Mr Smith The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Tuesday 20th January Swap Meet The Cherry Tree, Canterbury Wednesday 21st January The Amazing Mr Smith The Man of Kent, Rochester Friday 23rd January Cultured Pearl Sir John Falstaff, Dover Henry’s Rock Band Dublin Man O’ War, River

Sabotage The Firs Club, Cheriton The Slug Pixies The Fountain, Sittingbourne Thom Cakebread Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham (Youth of Generation) The Corn Exchange, Maidstone Saturday 24th January Final Cut The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Led By Zeppelin The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone Paul Jones & Digby Fairweather The Gulbenkian, Canterbury (£20) Sick Note Blues Band The Ship Inn, Folkestone (Youth of Generation) Bat and Ball, Sevenoaks Sunday 25th January Where’s My Thing? The Four Horseshoes, Graveney Monday 26th January

Paul Downes The Barge, Gillingham Wednesday 28th January Paul Downes The Man of Kent, Rochester Friday 30th January Electric Beatles Hole in the Roof, Deal Get Ape The Brewary Bar, Whitstable Ghosts The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs Kayley Weller Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Red, Hot & Blue Dublin Man O’ War, River Saturday 31st January Cultured Pearl The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Heroes The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone The Slug Pixies Sondes Arms, Selling

Jumbo Gumbo The Walnut Tree, Maidstone

That’s all the listings for another three months! There’s plenty to see all across the county so you’ve no excuse to not get out there and experience the top quality live music Kent has to offer. Can’t see your gigs listed? To make sure you make it into the next edition, email or post your February & March gigs to the editor, before 19th January 2009. stuart.keeler@gc-publishing.co.uk Don’t forget live music at The Admiral Keppel, Manor Road, Deal

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The Gig Guide Awards

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n its first year of existence, we at the Gig Guide have been over-whelmed with the depth of talent we have in the East Kent music scene and we believe that this has influenced promoters to bring “mega” bands to East Kent. Never before has there been so many fantastic gigs to attend - this year alone we have seen (in addition to 1 Big Weekend), The Feeling, Scouting for Girls, McFly, Hoosiers, UB40, Aswad, Mark Ronson in East Kent and we are going to see The Zutons, The Stranglers, The Enemy and the Fratellis in the next couple of months.

In order to recognise and acknowledge the talent that we have in this area, we have decided to launch what we hope will be an Annual Event – the GIG GUIDE AWARDS – and in common with other music awards (the Brits, the Mobos etc) , we shall call these “The Gig’s”.

In a glittering ceremony at a yet to be announced venue in East Kent early in 2009, the very best talent will gather to learn who is to be presented with an inaugural “GIG”! The best thing about these awards is that YOU decide who wins – simply complete the form here in the magazine and send it back to us FREE! Categories include Best band, solo artist, newcomer, single and album of the year so start thinking about who you would like to nominate. The ceremony will feature performances from some of the nominated Bands and will be a not to be missed event. Tickets will be publicised in Issue 1 of 2009 and will sell rapidly so watch out for news on this event soon. Continued...

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Frank and Philip Thorley Thorley’s Taverns The Thorley’s have introduced live music to many of their pubs and bars and are active in promoting live music in Thanet and East Kent Shann Lee Parker the Diva of East Kent Shann returned to East Kent in 2007 after many years in Spain and has hit the local music scene with a bang!

A highlight of the whole evening will be an award that will not be nominated by readers – our award for ‘Special Contribution to Music in East Kent’, which will be awarded by The Gig Guide ourselves. As a taster, we are delighted to announce the short-list for this award as follows: Sean Baker founder of the “Lounge on the Farm” festival and the Farmhouse venue in Canterbury. The gig guide thought that Sean has made a lasting commitment to music in Kent by creating a unique festival and venue. Daniel Morris the DM Agency Daniel works tirelessly representing many of the best known bands in Kent and is a fierce supporter of Kent music. Denny Barter founder and front man of EK1 Denny founded EK1 over 20 years ago and still has the same enthusiasm and hunger for gigging today. EK1 gig every week around East Kent and are as popular today as they have ever been. p38 | The Gig Guide | Nov - Jan

www.mrgig.com The Daddy of music web-sites and still essential reading for local music lovers – an inspiration to us all in music publishing So get your thinking caps on and start working out whos going to deserve your vote in each of the following categories...

Best Band Best Solo Artist Best Newcomer Best Young Performer Best Tribute Act Best Single (Released in 2008)

Best Album

(Released in 2008)

Best Music Venue Best Live Event

(A festival, unique gig or speciality night at a venue) Terms & Conditions: 1) Artists & venues must be based within Kent to

qualify for nomination. 2) Only nomination forms received from residents of Kent will be accepted. 3) Bands can appear in more than one category. 4) Only one entry per category line. 5) One form per person (multiple entries will be void)


The Gig Guide Awards Nomination Form Best Band: Best Solo Artist: Best Newcomer: Best Young Performer: Best Tribute Act: Best Single: Best Album: Best Music Venue: Best Live Event: Please send completed voting forms to:

FREEPOST RRKY-CLKX-XSYG The Gig Guide, GC Publishing Ltd, Westwood Business Park, Strasbourg Street Margate, CT9 4JJ

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Up Close & Personal: Kristie Scotland BY ABBY KEDWELL

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ust lately I have been learning to drive (Yay for me) and my driving instructor mentioned about his young daughter and what an amazing voice she had. Obviously every father dotes on their daughter but when I heard her sing I couldn’t believe my ears, she was truly amazing. Surely a 16 year couldn’t sing like that, but sure enough when I went to meet Kristie, she looked the part and had a story to tell with a voice to go with it.

When did you and people around you realise your talents?

“Ever since I can remember, I used to sing Celine Dione in my room and I could always hit the high notes. Like any young girl I loved singing but there was always something more to it for me, it was like my outlet and something I could focus on. My mum was upstairs one day and I started singing Bob Dylan, Forever Young and she came running downstairs thinking that it was on the television, from that day my parents have nurtured my singing and have helped in every way they possible can.”

What would you say your biggest achievement has been?

“It was when I sang at a charity event for a young girl that had Leukaemia. It was an emotional but proud moment. I have also won awards and have participated in loads of events, which has gained me experience and has also helped me decide what direction I want to go in.”

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Who is your inspiration and what genre would you like to sing? “I don’t have any one person that inspires me. When I went to V (festival) that was inspirational, seeing all those bands singing in front of thousands of fans gave me goose bumps, I loved it! That’s where I want to be, on a stage in front of people that love my music. I haven’t found my calling yet and I am not sure what genre of music that I want to sing but I have started learning the guitar and I am also getting help with learning to write my own songs which is exciting.”

“Ever since I can remember, I used to sing Celine Dione...”


all again I would start where I am now, going round local pubs and singing with people that appreciate my vocals what ever song I sing. You have to follow your dreams and ambitions and grab every opportunity that comes your way even if it is only to gain experience from it but also with that in mind you must listen to yourself and not everyone around you.”

What will you do next? Do you think there is a lot of help locally for young singers like yourself?

“There is help out there but you have to find it as it rarely comes looking for you. You need to decide what is right for you and think about where you want to go within the music industry before you ask for help from professionals. I went to producers a little too early, I wasn’t comfortable with the songs that I was singing and that’s why I chose to step back a little and start again.”

“ I can’t get enough of the feeling when you get on stage and sing” sing” What would you say to young singers out there?

“Don’t let anyone pigeon hole you into a genre you don’t like singing. I found out the hard way, not that I’m not grateful for everything that was done for me. I just didn’t feel comfortable singing the songs that they wanted me to and it was portrayed in my voice. If I could do it

“I have chosen to start again and pursue Indie music. I can’t get enough of the feeling when you get on stage and sing something that makes me individual and not a teen commercial artist. I will learn to play the guitar and carry on with the piano. This will broaden my horizon and open a few more doors than I have opened already. I have done a lot being so young but I have realised that isn’t the direction that I want to go in. Commercial music isn’t the way forward for me.”

...and she is absolutely right; her voice is made for something that doesn’t fit into the pop genre. It has depth and soul and needs a genre to match. There are many young singers out there that desire so much to make it big within the music industry but by wanting something so badly, they make mistakes. It goes for anything within the entertainment world; you mustn’t let people take advantage to make money from you how ever good their intentions are. Look out for Kristie performing live soon.

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Music Reviews The Gig Guide takes a look at some CD’s from Kent bands... Band: ShyChlo and the Boys Title: What’s The Word On The Kerb? Format: EP (5 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

ShyChlo and the boys have a sound unique to the unsigned music scene in Kent. Featuring ‘Shy Chloe’ up front rapping over 'her boys', her well penned lyrics are not only a pleasure to the ears, but a cleverly delivered statement to those who are willing to listen. 'What You Sayin'?' & 'My Life' feature twin vocals with support from secondary vocalist Woely P, giving yet more depth to the ShyChlo music. Look out for 'The Blueprint', a guaranteed crowd pleaser and all-round feel good song, with it's crescendo effect dropping you straight into it's singalong chorus. To quote Chloe herself, she sings; "my aim's to make music for all the classes; the working, the middle, and the ones up their arse's". The band have enough potential so why are they still unsigned? I have a feeling no label yet has the balls to take onboard the fiery tongue of ShyChlo and her boys.

Band: ReoRae Title: Past The Green Format: EP (4 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

The first thing that hits you as you hear the choral intro and first few lines of Past The Green's opener; 'Home' is how strikingly familiar ReoRae's voice is to world renowned artist Dido. With music to match, ReoRae's voice is one that is very relaxing and it would be easy to sit and let the mind wander with the warmth of her music flowing over you. 'Where Are You Now?' is another hit, with it's lively upbeat rhythm and laid back, but nonetheless effective vocals from ReoRae, displaying just how good her vocal range can be. This debut EP is filled with beautiful songs and comes highly recommended.

Band: Dry Riser Title: Two Many Chiefs Format: EP (4 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

This EP should be owned just for the excellently designed artwork that features all throughout the case, but that's not what we're focusing on today and the music doesn't fail to impress either. All 4 tracks are masterpieces and are a window into the bright future of Dry Riser. Influences of post rock masters; Radiohead can be heard within their music, but none moreso than in the excellent vocals from Nik Ledgard. The opening track; 'Myself' could even have been written by Thom Yorke. The title track changes up the mood, shifting towards more of an acousticelectro number, adding electrified vocals and sharp, punchy rhythm. 'Rushing' brings in slower, clean-guitar melodies and lets Nik Ledgard’s perfect vocals shine above the mix. We hope to hear more from Dry Riser soon.

If you would like us to review your music, please send a copy to:

Stu says; Send us your Demo’s now!!

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Band: Jekazol Title: J_K_Z_L ? Format: Demo (3 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

Like a thundering train, Jekazol's music is full of heavy riffs and double drummed beats. None moreso than 'The Light That Shines' which relents after 1 minute 17 seconds for a brief interlude before the pace returns. The guitarwork is excellent and the drumming very powerful... quite an achievement when you factor in that there are (currently) only two members in the band. 'T0M0Z0Z' is our favourite with it's catchy guitar hooks and thumping 4/4 beat chorus. Featuring a well placed solo, backed by a rhythm that sounds somewhat funky, it's a mix that works well and gives a slight psychobilly feel to the track. On the tail end of the EP is a well rendered version of Iron Maiden's 'Wrathchild' which finishes the demo off to a high degree.

Band: Precept Title: May 2008 Promo Format: Promo (2 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

The two track promo even though a little short, shows a promising glimpse of what the deal-based hardcore band have to offer. Powerful, driving riffs are mixed with melodic guitar pieces proving Precept are not just another producer of heavy noise. Rob Manhire’s screaming vocals fit well and help empower the songs with a sense of raw energy. 'The Deeper We Sink' sounds fresh with an excellent pre-chorus, and it’s Bridge & Solo prove to be exemplary of Precept's skills as musicians. 'Slowly The Abyss' brings in a more emotional feel with it's heart-felt chorus and well-written bridge. Keep your eyes open for Precept's album due out soon, featuring both these tracks.

Band: Syd Arthur Title: Kingdoms of Experience Format: EP (5 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

The funk hits you as soon as the EP starts with the powerful 'Earthbound', whose chorus is as catchy as the wet sounding wah on the guitars. Every track is a hit on this EP, from the laid back summer feel of 'Diabat' to the shanty sound of 'The Berber Mountain Song'. They are beautifully written, perfectly presented and well produced. It is the title track 'Kingdoms Of Experience' that exposes the full talents of the band though, with heavy bass and funk guitar melding perfectly whilst Liam Magill's vocals fit seamlessly over the beautiful array. Syd Arthur's music is a joy to listen to and you cannot fail to let the funk get deep inside you.

The Gig Guide, GC Publishing Ltd, Strasbourg Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JJ

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Live gigs every Saturday... November

Saturday 1st Saturday 8th Saturday 22nd Saturday 29th

December

Saturday 6th Saturday 13th Saturday 20th Saturday 27th Wednesday 31st

January

Saturday 10th Saturday 17th Saturday 24th Saturday 31st

Backburner Shazam Scott Brunger Zero Tollerance Turmoil Backburner Live ‘n’ Kickin’ Cold Shots Turmoil (New Years Eve

Fancy Dress - Ticket Only)

Electric Beatles Contraband Final Cut Cultured Pearl

The Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham November

Friday 7th Sunday 9th Friday 14th Sunday 16th Friday 21st Sunday 23rd Friday 28th Sunday 30th

Live music listings for the next three months...

Dizzy Blues Karaoke Greg Macdonald Karaoke Tapestry Karaoke The Fling Karaoke

December

Friday 5th Saturday 6th Sunday 7th Friday 12th Sunday 14th Friday 19th Sunday 21st Friday 26th

Jerry C Shann Lee Parker Karaoke Charlie Karaoke Mixed Emotions Karaoke Paino Playing

January 2009

Friday 16th Martin Jonathan Friday 23rd Thom Cakebread Friday 30th Kayley Weller

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Not to be Missed: A Blunt Secret

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ames Blunt will perform at a secret location in Kent on November 10th as part of Invicta FM’s latest Live at the Local gig. Only a small number of competition winners will have the chance to see the chart-topper, who rose to prominence with the 2005 hit You’re Beautiful. Invicta listeners are being advised to tune in from Monday, November 3, for details on how to enter the exclusive competition. Programme director Mike Osborne said: “We are really excited to bring James Blunt to Kent. He is a fabulous singersongwriter and musician.”

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Fratellis

cotland’s biggest export (well, since the proclaimers!); The Fratellis are set to play Margate’s Winter Gardens on Wednesday 10th December.

Costello Music gave birth to some of the most catchy, sing along anthem's in recent times, the thunderous ‘Creepin Up The Backstairs’, the heartfelt ‘Whistle For The Choir’ and the epic ‘Chelsea Dagger’; a song so grand it's verve is echoed across every major sporting ground and stadium up and down the country. Don’t miss your chance to catch the guys as they play their only gig in Kent. Tickets are priced at £20 and are available through the Winter Gardens website. www.margatewintergardens.co.uk p46 | The Gig Guide | Nov - Jan


Kieran Gaffney

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welve year old Kieran (no relation to Dean), is quite something to catch live. Since picking up the sticks and getting his kit a year ago, young Kieran has come a long way and regularly drums alongside mum & dad, who are more publically known as Mixed Emotions. In this short space of time, Kieran has jammed with the likes of Counterfeit Notes, EK1, Ian Shawcross, Antiques Roadshow and Archive, and is being taught by Dave White. Keen to expand his skills, Kieran is learning to read music and is often seen talking to other drummers, burning their ears with as many questions as possible!

Kieran at the classic bikers show, show, Walmer Walmer green

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He clearly enjoys playing, as has been heard saying; “when I close my eyes and drum, I think I’m in another world”.

Get poked!

ollowing on from the success of our Myspace presence, we have now launched our very own Facebook group, which is open to all. Have a look around and become a fan so that we can keep you updated with all the latest events, news, photos and more! Not only that, but by means of the discussion board, you can be involved with the magazine, incorporating your views, opinions and general input. Our page can be found at; www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gig-GuideMagazine/47662311400 Spread the word, Invite your friends, and Share the love!

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Caught in the Act

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Taking Care of Busine ss _ Zebra Bar, Maidstone _ 8th Oct ober

Zebra Bar, Monday Street _ ian Marsh Br by _ Maidstone p48 | The Gig Guide | Nov - Jan

Heroes _ Happy French man, Folkestone _ 17th October _ by And rea Hutchins

UpC DownC _ Fort Amherst, Chatham _ 6th September

The Fabulous 6Ts _ Horse an d Groom, Ramsgate _ Ju ly 2008 _ by Richard Topp


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Shameful Behavior _ Zeb ra Bar _ by Dave Smith

Blues Cafe, The Sharpees _ Apeldoorn

Slug Pixies _ Queenbo rough Beach

EK1 _ Pulsaphone Music Festival, Folkestone _ August

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Live music every Friday... November

Friday 7th Friday 14th Friday 21st Friday 28th

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Vanilla Ransom M3 Turmoil Sound Story

December

Friday 5th - The Fix Friday 12th - Fallen Angels Friday 19th - Heroes

We are proud to host the following acts: November

Sat 1st Fri 7th Sat 8th Fri 14th Sat 15th Fri 21st Sat 22nd Fri 28th Sat 29

December

Yellow House Fri 5th Live ‘n’ Kickin’ Spanking Llamas Sat 6th User Friendly Zambu Fri 12th Blow 55% Banana Sat 13th Surf Dude Wez Grandad Scary Mary Fri 19th Page 103 Suspects Sat 20th As Is Now Electric River Wed 24th Job Knockey Tortilla Army Fri 26th (To Be Confirmed) Sat 27th Yellow House Wed 31st Blow / Surf January Dude Grandad Sat 3rd Heroes

January

Friday 2nd Friday 9th Friday 16th Friday 23rd

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(to be confirmed)

Carvel Led Gremlin Henry’s Rock Band Friday 30th - Red, Hot & Blue


Quiz 20 Questions to test your musical knowledge

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Q1. Which of the four Beatles was the youngest? Q2. Dating back to the 19th century, which Country’s national anthem is the oldest? Q3. With which musical instrument would you associate the jazz musicians; Thelonius Monk & Art Tatum?

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Q4. The song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” comes from which musical?

Q5. Which pop group (who had 3 number 1 hits in the 60’s) was named after a John Wayne film? Q6. Which 90’s pop group are named after a hit record by Bernard Cribbins?

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Q11. On what road did Nellie the Elephant meet the head of the herd? Q12. Which classical composers ‘Song of Joy’ is the anthem of the European Union? Q13. Who wrote ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’? Q14. Which famous Russian according to The Stranglers, ‘got an ice pick that made his ears burn’?

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Q15. Which female singer became famous after Starring in the BBC TV documentary; “The Cruise”? Q16. Whose daughter was ‘My Darling Clementine’?

Q7. Which composer of over 400 concertos was nicknamed ‘The Red Priest’?

Q17. What 2 50’s pop stars died in the same plane crash as Buddy Holly?

Q8. Who had 3 UK Top Ten hits duetting with Ronald Reagans first wife; Princess Grace of Monaco and David Bowie?

Q18. Who was The Beatles first drummer?

Q9. Who wrote the lyrics to the musical Starlight Express? Q10. Which famous (left handed) musician, played a right handed guitar upside down?

Q19. Who was the first DJ to play a song on BBC Radio 1? Q20. Who first hit the charts in 1960 and had their last original solo hit in the UK with ‘You got it’ in 1989? Answers on p53

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Classifieds Frontman/Singer needed urgent ly for top SKA band

With a massive fanbase, it’s an excellent opportunity for the right man to be a part of a superb and very popular band. Only apply if 100% dedicated to this style of music and familia r with it's background / culture. Expec ted to dress accordingly at gigs and know the songs off by heart. Looking for someone energetic who can impress our fans and be able to interract with the crowd s.

Please email your CV / experience and any links to previous similar works etc. Thank you. Ian - Tonbridge skatonics@tiscali.co.uk / www.s katonics.co.uk

orating with missing jamming and collab Recently moved to Kent and past and very a lot of different things in the other musicians! I've done music i'm the about more know like to flexible stylewise, but if you'd . doing now just get in touch with like-minded jam sessions/get-togethers I'd like to establish regular make music /instruments - the idea is to musicians of different styles good time. If that other and have a cracking together, learn from each ct me. sounds like you please conta

‘The Hollywood skunks’ are lookin g for some guitars and rhythm , you can listen to what we do ; www.myspace.com/mfskunk, and contact me here ellyandbarn@gma il.com We practise once a week in folkes tone, and members come from Dover, Ashford and somewhere inbetween. Giging about once a month, and trying just to have a good time, all the time(viv savag e)

We're all 30-40 (apart from Stu), but act much younger. Mostly men with one girl member. We'd like someone male or female soon as, as gigs are waiting. If it sound s like your thing, let me know.

Barn - Folkestone

Lead guitarist needed for we ll established Between 2 and Kent covers ban 4 paid gigs per d. clubs, weddings month, at wo rking men's , masonic fun ctions, etc. We stuff, from 50' s to modern play all sorts cha of be the best gui rt material. You tarist in the wo don't need to a variety of sty rld, but need to be able to les (not just play blues!!!) Lee - Maidston e Telephone: 016 22 678380 www.bittersw eetuk.com

Mart - Tunbridge Wells myspace.com/martgiebner mgiebner@hotmail.com / www.

We need a talented frontm an to complete our metal and rock covers band. Think Maiden, Metallica, Motley, AC/DC, Pantera and all the best. This for our own fun but to get out there and gig the circuit too. This is a covers band not a tribute act!

We rehearse near Maidstone and all have experience in performing teaching etc, so we are looking for someone like minded. Black Tooths' Revenge - Maids tone Telephone: 07739 172661

Guitarist looking for competent musicians to form a Maide n Tribute Band. Need Singer, 2nd Guitar, Bass and Drums.

I already play in a local band, so to start want to keep to a sensible number of gigs, would suit musicians already in a band that want to play something heavier than they can on the pub circuit. Looki ng towards playing at "Tribute" type venue s with dedicated audience. Who knows where it will go !! Look towards rehearsing in Ashford/Dover/Deal/possibly

Contact Andy Blackwell - Romn ey Marsh Telephone: 01303 874557

Maidstone areas.

IN WE ARE LOOKING FOR PLAYERS AND SINGERS INTERESTED BLUEGRASS. PARTICULARLY BANJO, FIDDLE, BASS. ARE WE . INTERESTED GET IN TOUCH IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT BE LCOATED IN CANTERBURY. HENRY - CANTERBURY WWW.MYSPACE.COM/HENRYCDSPARKS

Drummer wanted Kent’s hardest working rock covers band, requ ire a drummer, must have pro gear enthusiasm, and experience,aged arou nd 40ish with a good sense of humour and staying power, we are gigging every week PAID work, and this will suit a good happy fella, seeking a permanent position. Brian - Strood flyer2k0@hotmail.com

te rock band - influences: the whi Drummer wanted for alternative . t mouse, ramones, black keys stripes, the rolling stones, modes 18 and 21. Band members aged between Contact Andy Barr - Folkestone andrewbarr007@yahoo.co.uk

If you would like to place a completely free classified advert in our next edition, email stuart.keeler@gc-publishing.co.uk

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Bassist wanted (slappers welcome)

a three piece... red to complete Drummer Requi harmonica. al, g voc s, bas , guitar able & are lookin h week in Whitst Reahearse eac al. loc e for someon ers... nothing ginal tunes & cov ng. Play a mix of ori ditional' soundi 'tra & se loo te obvious, qui interested? years... Anyone 44 & 37 are We

Jazz/funk/soul band based in Sevenoaks area urgently needs bassist with a funky touch to play music infused with the spirit of 70s bands. Practise on Wednesday nights in Underriver and have some gigs waiting for us as soon as we are complete. Michael Barker - Sevenoaks zedand3@phonecoop.coop

70 382618 Telephone: 079

tman. A new band, looking for singer /fron THE JACK BATES BAND waiting but our first gig, with more already rehearsed and had s rock covers. /Blue Blues do frontman. We ated dedic a need really be an advantage. Blues Harmonica would line. If interested drop me a Based in North Kent area, : 07989593437 John - Dartford, Telephone o.uk and.c atesb http://www.thejackb

‘Unborn Entity’ looking for a Guitarist in the maidstone / medway area. 3 piece at the moment (Voca list, Bassist and guitarist) Influences vary, Stampin ground, tool, Killswitch, Pantera, Inflames etc. Working on mostly originals but will be throwing a few covers in for good meas ure.

Sean King - Maidstone Telephone: 07525136837

Bass player & drummer.. To join guitars and charismatic singer for R & B band. Feelgoods, Stones, Muddy Waters , etc We are experinced musicians in our 50's and looking to play for mainly fun with a maximum of 3 to 4 local gigs a month. We need musicians that are enthus iastic, preferable experienced but most of all commi tted to R&B. Transport and being reliable is essent ial also a good sense of humour Based in Lydd and Rye. Please email me with your details sjb1234@tesco.net

Do you want to be part of the most exciting and dynamic unsigned ban d in Britain? WELL NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! Looking for a talented and committed rhythm guitarist to compliment and join Matt, Simon and Spencer as the next big thing! Contact us now on thef

ore@theforeband.com

Urgently! Medway band need Drummer

gathering dust!!! We're an Stacks of new original material out, type band. indie/rock/punk/see how it turns ial, own transport and some essent r humou of sense and kit Own talent preferable! 21. Gender not an issue, ideally over gigging and recording get in If you're up for a laugh and some touch! Bryn - Strood Telephone: 07504168053

LOOKING FOR GUITAR AND BASS GUITARIST AND BASS MATURE MEDWAY BASED DRUMMER LOOKING FOR MATURE . PLAY PLAYER, 40+ , LIKE MINDED TO JAM ONCE/TWICE A WEEK , BUT WOULD LIKE TO ROCK/BLUES/FUNK ETC, NOT LOOKING FOR PROS OR EGOS . GOOD PLAY TO A FAIR STANDARD WITH A VEIW TO DEVELOP TOGETHER TO USE NON EQUIPMENT/ATTITUDE PLEASE, SMALL STUDIO NEARLY READY BY THE GALLON) PLEASE SMOKERS ONLY PLEASE, TEA AND COFFEE SUPPLIED ( AND LIVE IN LOCAL AREA, CONTACT VIA EMAIL IF ITS WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR MARTIN.RUSHE@YAHOO.CO.UK

Quiz Answers:

Q1. George Harrison / Q2. Japan / Q3. Piano / Q4. Carousel / Q5. The Searchers / Q6. Right Said Fred / Q7. Vivaldi / Q8. Bing Crosby / Q9. Richard Stilgoe / Q10. Jimi Hendrix / Q11. The Road to Mandalay / Q12. Beethoven / Q13. Noel Gallagher / Q14. Leon Trotsky / Q15. Jane MacDonald / Q16. A miner 49er / Q17. Richie Valens and the Big Bopper / Q18. Pete Best / Q19. Tony Blackburn / Q20. Roy Orbison

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Our First Year

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anuary 2009 sees The Gig Guide celebrating it’s first anniversary, racking up 6 issues in this relatively short space of time! It’s been a good first year, and we’ve received many positive comments about the magazine, both from you; the readers and from music industry bodies alike. Here’s what you’ve been saying... “We get people coming to check if the latest edition is out, days before it’s due.”

“My copies of the gig guide arrived in the post this morning. Many thanks for that. Great Mag!”

Hole in the Roof (Venue)

Tim Bradley (Heroes) “Picked up a copy of your magazine the other day and was very impressed.” Lee Thompson

(Singer/Songwriter)

“Must admit, it's first time I’ve had a look at it, but it's a bloody good idea. There's a lot in it.”

“We had someone come in just to grab three copies of your magazine without buying anything!” “It's also a really cool little mag, it's right beside me as I type this!” Jay (Craze Zine)

The Clarendon Hotel (Venue)

Precept (Band)

“Excellent new mag....really good read as usual” Sue Bell (Promoter)

The Gig Guide is looking forward to another year of local live music, see you in 2009!

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November

Gig Listings:

Sunday 2nd Clea Llewellyn Sunday 9th Tim Hain & Sunny Side Up Sunday 16th Interseptors Friday 21st Kingsdown Band Sunday 23rd EK1 Friday 28th Counterfeit Notes Sunday 30th Antiques Roadshow

December

Sunday 7th Kingsdown Band Sunday 14th Tim Hain & Sunny Side Up Sunday 21st Antiques Roadshow Wednesday 31st “Look Out for Announcements on the Boards Outside”

Also, live Jazz every Thursday evening


November Sunday 2nd - Fallen Angels Friday 7th - Hoochie Coochie Men Sunday 9th - Shann Lee Parker Sunday 16th - Heroes Saturday 22nd - Euston Sunday 23rd - Michael BublĂŠ Tribute Friday 28th - Led Gremlin Sunday 30th - Damage Case (Bands start 7pm Sunday & 9pm Friday)

December Friday 5th - Electric Beatles Sunday 7th - The Police Squad Sunday 14th - Get Carter Saturday 20th - Interseptors Sunday 21st - Hong Kong Phooey Friday 26th - EK1 (Late Afternoon) Sunday 28th - As Is Now January Sunday 18th - Undercover Friday 30th - Electric Beatles


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