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KENT’S No. 1 MUSIC MAGAZINE

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

Issue 7

February - March

Kayley Weller The up and coming star talks about her new album, future plans and Bruce Springsteen! Plus: We’ve got a copy of her album to give away!

Also:

Shotgun Junky

a.thousand.ways.to.fall

battle of the bands

and introducing...

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


February

Friday 13th - Sparky & Chef Saturday 14th - Bill Douglas Friday 20th - Gold Top Friday 27th - Cultured Pearl

March

Friday 6th - Martin Jonathan Friday 13th - Tapestry Tuesday 17th - Bill Douglas (St Patricks Day) Friday 20th - Turmoil Saturday 28th - Mixed Emotions

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Meet the Team... Phillip Moore

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Editor/Designer

Stuart Keeler

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Abby Kedwell Journalist

is trying the positive thinking thing ......Watch this space!

Wayne Elvin Researcher

is visiting RSPCA offices today. He’s heard they’re tiny, you couldn't swing a cat in there!

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he Gig Guide is a bi-monthly music magazine, focussing specifically on artists and venues within the Kent border.

friends and family.

he big C word is over, and we are well into 2009 already. I hope you all got the chance to take a break during the holiday period and spent some time with

I know that some of the local bands had decided not to hang up their instruments, and instead continued to gig all over December. Three cheers for the hardworking musicians, who provide us with continued entertainment! As we head into February & March, there are two big events on the horizon for The Gig Guide.... the first annual ‘Gig Guide Awards’, and the imminent release of our brand new website! A venue has been set for the awards but the date is still to be confirmed at present. I can guarantee there will be plenty of live music, drink, food, drunken banter and not forgetting the ceremony itself, where the deserving artists will pick up their coveted awards. It’s going to be one hell of an evening that’s for sure! More details on the ceremony and the new website can be found later in this edition.

Since starting life in the Autumn of 2007, our aim has remained the same; to help promote the local music scene through public awareness. Each issue contains music news, reviews, features and interviews as well as comprehensive gig listings so you are never lost on an idea for a great night out.

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February (Mayrhofen, Austria)

March Sunday 1st The Stag, Deal

Sunday 15th Lord Nelson, Deal

Friday 6th The New Inn, Deal

Thursday 19th Admiral Harvey, Dover

Sunday 8th The Park Inn, Dover

Sunday 22nd Cullins Yard, Dover

Friday 13th Gate 28, Sandgate

Friday 27th Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham

Saturday 14th The Five Bells, Eastry

Saturday 28th The Three Cups, Dover

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Contents 6-7 News

8-9

8-9 Shotgun Junky

Find out how their last Maidstone Youth of Generation gig treated them.

12-15 Battle of the Bands

All the details from the Grand Final of the Supreme Battle of the Bands.

17-19 Kayley Weller 12-15

The Deal songstress talks about her developing career.

23-34 Listings

Your 2 months of live music listings.

38-39 Abby Kedwell Writes

Wanting to get ahead in the industry? Abby’s got some tips from some of our readers.

41-43 Music Reviews 17-19

Our verdict on your music releases.

44-45 Gig Guide Awards

Details of the first annual award ceremony for local artists.

46-47 Not to be Missed

Local events deserving of your undivided attention.

48-49 Caught in the Act 44-45

Live gig photos of Kent bands.

51 Quiz

20 music-themed questions to tax your brain.

52-53 Classifieds

Looking to join a band? Maybe you fit the bill for some of these classifieds.

Awards

54 Final Words

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News

Ready for some Flack?

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BY STUART KEELER

he Flack are a new local originals band with a sound that mixes indie and ska influences. The four piece consists of Guitarist and Front man Chris Maclean, Guitarist Richard Harvey, Bass Guitarist Steve Cheyne and Drummer Joe Fendt. All the guys have been playing locally for busy covers bands and thought it was about time for a new project with which they could start writing their own songs. After recording their first two songs; ‘Animal’ and ‘Still Intoxicated’, the band are now ready to get back in the studio with three more tracks ready to go. There is a lot of excitement surrounding this band with people constantly asking for gig dates and new recordings.

Photo: Dave Smith

The band are prioritising on finishing their album before concentrating on pushing for gigs in spring/summer but you can be sure they will be playing at a venue near you soon.

For more information and a chance to listen to the band, check out the official website; myspace.com/theflackband You can also vote for their songs on Kent Unsigned www.kentunsigned.com (search for ‘The Flack’).

Monday Street in Evolution BY STUART KEELER

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wo songs from fast-rising band ‘Monday Street’ have been chosen by Konami for inclusion into the latest Pro Evolution Soccer 09. With previous sales of over 10.4 million copies, this will form excellent airplay for the band and help to promote them globally. With the game’s soundtrack CD available to download now, the band have even more potential to spread their music further afield.

www.myspace.com/mondaystreet

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Heard of a.thousand.ways.to.fall?

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BY STUART KEELER

ising from the ashes of their previous band;

Cellar 170, Matt Crooks,

Alex Fox, and Dan Atkinson

started their search for a vocalist

and second guitarist to front

their new, more rockier, edgier

band.

After searching the nearby

locality of Canterbury, putting up posters and flyers asking for

vocalists and guitarists to get in contact with them, James Delin

answered the plea with an email. A quick visit to James’ house

later, where he performed a few of his own songs for the band,

and they were completely blown away. Without any further

hesitation, they offered James the spot straight away and

a.thousand.ways.to.fall. were

complete.

With the three piece already

having written songs prior to

James’ arrival, as well as James having tracks of his own, the

Photo: Lucy G

mine about university. He was

writing something for his course, and said to me “well, there's

involve an interview, acoustic

performance, and the first radio

play of their new material. It’s

band began to develop their

always a thousand ways to fall,

happening on March 11th,

into finished masterpieces. With

me". When we wanted a band

the next day at The Beer Cart

catalogue further and hone them the band soon going into the

studio to record their EP, they

hope to finalise the songs with

so one will probably happen to

name, I remembered the phrase, and the band chose it”

help from their expert producer.

Following the studio work in

Their name might seem a little

start gigging in March with their

odd at first but Matt explains how it all came about;

“I was talking to a friend of

immediately followed by a gig Arms, Canterbury. (Check our

gig listings for details of all booked gigs - Ed).

early February, the band will

For more information, visit the

first appearance being broadcast

myspace.com/athousandwaystofall

www.csrfm.com). This will

mindless_gibberish@hotmail.co.uk

live on CSR FM (97.4FM or

official myspace page;

To book the band, email

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Feature:

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BY STUART KEELER

he 14th November will go down as a very memorable day for the Maidstone based band. Their last ever ‘Youth Of Generation’ (YOG) gig also coincided with the release of their debut album; ‘First Addiction’.

Relaxing in the dressing room (bathed under the glamourous showbiz lights) before the show, the band looked calm and collected although there was an essence of nervousness in the air. Having been a staple with the YOG shows over the years, you’d think this would be a walk in the park so to speak, but then this was their last show; their last time to shine and go out with a bang before heading out to newer pastures. Not only that, this was the release of their debut album, which they’d worked so hard to get recorded and now is about to be unleashed onto the public.

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The guys contemplating before the show

Once it was their time to hit the stage though, they looked every bit the

headliners and the nerves (if still present) never surfaced. They were confident, playing


through their set without hesitation and knew how to work the crowd who already strong in support for the Junky’s, were listening with awe.

The Corn Exchange is a good venue for bands to play. With quite a large open hall area, a sizeable stage, private dressing rooms and a separate bar area it seems that everything is there for a great night of music. It has served Shotgun Junky well over the years but they are itching to spread further afield and spread their music to new ears such as those found on the east coast of Kent. “ We are eager to play different venues and explore new areas.” areas.” - Quinn Brierly That’s where the album will help to promote the band, giving them a physical slice of Junky music to distribute. Featuring material covering their career so far, it is a

good example of their musical back catalogue. You can find a full review of the album in the music reviews found later in this edition.

The crowd enjoying the show.

Guitarist Guy Anthony strikes a pose. The album is no longer available online through the band’s Myspace page, but you might be able to persuade them to bring the opportunity back! Alternatively, catch them at one of their live gigs and pick up your

copy personally from the band, not only will you bag yourself the album, but also the

chance to experience them playing live.

For further information about the band, check out the official websites; www.myspace.com/shotgunjunky www.shotgunjunky.com

“Everybody in the place say.. oh”. Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p9


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Sneak Preview:

E

BY STUART KEELER xciting changes have been

happening behind the scenes here

at the Gig Guide. Work has begun

on our new website, which will be a vast

time through our ‘gig manger’ section,

without having to change endless code in html!

improvement on the current offering

Not only that, you can also have additional,

venues.

such as all gigs local to a specific town, or

including interaction from both bands and

It’ll be free to register, and once logged in,

custom feeds which display search criteria bands within a specific genre.

you will be able to add your gigs with ease.

All articles and features from the magazine

then be displayed anywhere on the internet

accessibility, as well as updates that occur

With the use of feeds, your gig listings can where one of our feed boxes have been

included! This means that a band or venue

can have their upcoming gigs listed on their website and can be easily changed at any

will also be posted online for easy on features post-print.

We expect to go live very soon!

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Feature:

Four Bands, One Title

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BY STUART KEELER

he end of the year not only brought us Christmas festivities, but also the moment to decide who should be crowned ‘best band’ in the Grand Final of the Supreme Battle of the Bands competition. The event, held at The Zebra Bar (Maidstone) as part of Promoter Sue Bell’s regular Wednesday ‘Sounds @ Zebra’ night, showcased the pinnacle of new music talent from around the county. Over 14 weeks, 32 carefully selected entrants had battled through each round

Aliquot Flow

e m e r p Su e h T f O Grand hoping to get closer towards the ultimate title of best band, take away the top cash prize plus a day of professional recording courtesy of Holland Road Studios, Maidstone (www.hollandroadstudio.com). Four bands remained for the final on December 17th; Aliquot Flow, He Who Dares, The Mondays and The Novels. This was the last chance for the bands to perform at their very best and impress the crowd with their unique styles.

The Novels

Genre: Alternative Acoustic Rock Formed: 2006

Genre: Alternative Powerpop Formed: 2008

Website: myspace.com/aliquotflow

Website: myspace.com/thenovelsinfo

The Gig Guide’s Favourite Track: ‘On The Outside’

The Gig Guide’s Favourite Track: ‘Superheroes’

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Battle Bands Final

The turn out was impressive, proving that both Sue and the bands had promoted well, boosting the already growing popularity of these artists on the local music scene. The rules remained largely the same; participants must play a 30 minutes comprised of their own material. However, for this final appearance with christmas cheer, the bands were required to perform a cover of a christmas song in their own style; something that proved to be interesting! After all four bands had performed, the time came for judging to begin. This was

He Who Dares

achieved in a fair manner, with four professional judges in the form of Gray Cooper from Holland Road Studio's, Cliff Williams from Sharon Music, Chris Hunter from the Kent Messenger Group and finally myself, representing The Gig Guide. Every member of the 340 strong crowd also received a voting slip, enabling everybody present a chance to cast their opinion. After a short break to allow all votes to be collated, thirst’s to be quenched and bands to rest a little, the result was ready to be announced.....

The Mondays

Genre: Indie Rock Formed: 2006

Genre: Indie Ska Punk Formed: 2007

Website: myspace.com/hewhodaresuk

Website: myspace.com/themondays07

The Gig Guide’s Favourite Track: ‘Now That I’ve Found Love’

The Gig Guide’s Favourite Track: ‘Fast Lane’

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Feature: 1st Place: The Novels

First place went to The Novels. Congratulations to them for just pipping He Who Dares, The Mondays in third place and Aliquot Flow in Fourth. Votes were close, with only a few percent separating the ranking of positions. This showed just how high the standard was for all four bands, and they are all set to do well whatever path they take in 2009. For The Novels, having only been around since early 2008, the band have already come a long way and have built up quite a fanbase with their catchy powerpop tunes. Winning such an esteemed Battle of the Bands will provide them with an extra confidence boost and we look forward to hearing some of the new material they will professionally record. Sue has already jumped straight into preparations for the next event, titled ‘Ultimate Battle of the Bands 2009’. All artists are welcome to audition, even those that took part in previous events and may do so by leaving a message for Sue on her myspace blog. Rules remain the same and once again the top prize is £400 cash plus a days recording at Holland Road Studios. p14 | The Gig Guide | Feb - Mar

The jubilant winners, together with organiser Sue Bell and Studio manager Gray Cooper.

For the latest news on the 2009 competition, and everything else happening with Sounds@Zebra, check the myspace page... www.myspace.com/soundsatzebra


2nd Place: He Who Dares

3rd Place: The Mondays

4th Place: Aliquot Flow

The four Judges (l-r); Stuart Keeler, Chris Hunter, Gray Cooper, Cliff Williams

All BOTB photos featured in this article courtesy of Dave Smith & Brian Marsh. Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p15


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Live Music & DJ’s all entry £3 unless stated.

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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.

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Feature: Kayley Weller

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BY STUART KEELER

hasing dreams is a title most apt for Deal’s singer/songwriter Kayley Weller, and her debut album. Since 2003, the rising star has devoted all free time to penning and recording her first country-rock album, fuelled by the inspiration of watching one of her idols; Bruce Springsteen. It was immediately after his ‘Rising’ tour that Kayley went out and used her savings to purchase the guitar that started off the journey. “I started writing, and the more I wrote, the more I found it just came naturally to me” - Kayley Weller

When times were hard or she was unsure of where life was heading, writing

music was always the saviour and has helped to clarify her priorities. Kayley’s music is already starting to make an impact, not only in the local music scene but also with one of her biggest influences; Meatloaf. Having seen some of the videos on her youtube channel, the star has expressed interest in working with Kayley in the future which perhaps is yet another dream to chase. In addition to this accolade, one of Kayley’s songs; ‘Long Drive Home’, has been chosen by the Californian Highway Patrol for use as backing music on the menu of their training DVD, shown to 30,000 people across Canada and the US. continued overleaf... Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p17


Feature: Kayley Weller Not wanting to rest on her laurels, Kayley has already begun writing for her second album and is about to embark on a tour of east Kent venues. We caught up to see what else she had planned for the new year.. You’ve said that the point at which you decided to sing and play guitar was after Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Rising’ tour in 2003. How did the tour affect your decision? “As soon as I came off the tour, I went and bought a guitar, I started writing more and just started taking music more seriously. It was something I wanted to do as a profession, but with school and everything I figured I would just do it as a hobby. Then as the years went on, Bruce toured more and I ended up following him all over the world, and I realised that the only thing I was really passionate about was music so when I came off the Bruce tour last year that I decided to quit my job and do music professionally.” Did you take lessons to play the guitar or were you completely self taught? “I was completely self taught. I think I had one lesson to try and get more advanced but I didn’t like it, so continued teaching myself.” Can you play any instruments other than guitar? “Unfortunately no, I did try and learn to play the keyboard, but I couldn’t get on with it, but maybe someday.” Do you have a particular favourite venue in Kent? “As I have only just started out, I haven’t played very many venues yet, but my favourite is The Theatre Royal in Margate. It is such a lovely theatre and I had such an awesome time playing there.”

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Which artist(s) do you tip as potential ‘stars of tomorrow’? “There are so many, but acoustic singer/songwriter Luke Jackson defiantly, if he doesn’t make it big, I don’t know who will.” Who is your favourite band/artist from Kent? “My favorite artist would have to be my incredible bass player Antony Bartlett, he has such an amazing talent and I'm incredibly lucky to have him accompany me on stage. We have so much fun making music together. Another favorite is Luke Jackson, he has an amazing talent, for such a young age.”

Kayley with Anthony Bartlett

Who would you like to collaborate with? “The two people I would most like to collaborate with are Bruce Springsteen and Meat Loaf. As for Kent musicians, I would like to work with a young singer called Luke Jackson.” What do you have in store for 2009? “I have lots of gigs lined up which I’m really excited about and I have been asked to co-star in a new US drama series called ‘This Hard Land’ which is an amazing opportunity and cant wait to be part of. My music is also going to be featured in the show.”


Highlight of career so far? “The biggest highlight so far is being credited alongside Bruce Springsteen on the Californian Highway Patrol’s new training DVD. When the credits go up Bruce’s name is first, then mine is underneath. That was such an honour as he is the reason I got into music in the first place.” Favourite & least favourite thing about being a singer/songwriter? “My favourite thing is performing, I love to sing and play guitar so being able to do it everyday is great. Its not so much a least favourite thing, but writers block is something I don’t like. I love writing, and it can get frustrating when nothing is flowing, as being able to write is the thing I most depend on.” What’s the most rock and roll thing you’ve done? “The most rock and roll thing I’ve done is at the end of a Bruce Springsteen show in Germany I ran back stage and greeted him as he came off stage. That was awesome!” Have you ever deliberately told someone you are ‘the daughter of Paul Weller’ just for a reaction? “No, but I do get a lot people asking me if Paul Weller is my dad and he has had so many people phone him up thinking he was the real Paul Weller, which is quite funny!”

The Gig Guide 5: Favourite Bar Snack? “Peanuts.” What’s the biggest animal you could take on in unarmed combat? “A cat, but only if I’m feeling particular strong on that day!” Message to the world? “Its never to late to achieve your dream, so go and get it, and be who you want to be.” Your pet hate? “When people argue, saying they are right about something, when for a fact they are actually wrong.” Tea or Coffee? “Tea” Myspace > www.myspace.com/kayleyweller YouTube > uk.youtube.com/user/kayweller1 The Gig Guide has a copy of Chasing Dreams to give away to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning, email your name and address to stuart.keeler@gc-publishing.co.uk or alternatively write your name and address on a postcard and send to... Kayley Weller Competition, The Gig Guide, GC Publishing Ltd, Westwood Business Park, Strasbourg Street Margate, Kent, CT9 4JJ

Performing live at The Three Horseshoes

The winner will be picked from all entries received by 17th March 2009. Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p19


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February

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March

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Listings

Your comprehensive two months of gig listings start here. All listings are correct at time of going to press, please double check with venues to avoid disappointment.

Listings are in the following format:

Band (/ Band2 / Band3 etc) Venue, Location of Venue Entrance exceeding £5 and/or unusual times are displayed is brackets after the venue. When a listed event consists of more than one band, bands will be listed alphabetically but the headliner (where known) will be underlined and listed first.

Headline Band (/ Band2) Venue, Location of Venue Listings in Italics, represent show titles/events and NOT artists.

Sunday 1st February 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers The Fountain, Sittingbourne Avenge Thee / Circle Of Rage Downtown Diner, Ashford Billy Brown The Admiral Keppel, Deal Crazy Train Men of Kent, Rainham EK1 The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate Electric River The Star, Gillingham Get Carter Old House at Home, Queenborough Joanna and Her Pianna The Three Mariners, Hythe Jon Woode Casey’s, Canterbury (4:30pm) Open Harp Surgery The Neptunes Hall, Broadstairs Paul Wells The Five Bells, Hoo Peter Taylor Suchis, Tunbridge Wells Richard Thompson (1000 Years of Popular Music) The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (£21/£19) Roger & Mac The Clarendon Hotel, Deal

Shameful Behaviour Earl’s, Maidstone The Funkskateers Lower Bell, Aylesford (4pm) The Police Squad Hole in the Roof, Deal The Submission / (+ TBA) The Cricketers, Dover Tom Williams and the Boat / Chris Pope / Dani Blue / Jenny Worthley (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells Tou Can Chou The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham (5pm) Monday 2nd February

A Boy Named Girl / The Startover Bar Mondo, Dartford All These Arms / Elephants / Wayside Kings Tunbridge Wells Forum Bill Clift The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Brian Houston / Justin Townes Earle Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£13) Cocos Lovers / Lucy Kitt / The Momeraths The Foundary, Canterbury Dr Bob The Queen’s Head, Mereworth Duck Soup The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Keith James & Rick Foot The Barge, Gillingham Reginald D Hunter (No Country for Grown Men) Brook Theatre, Chatham (£12) Richard J Lewis Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury The Syncopators Papermakers Arms, Plaxtol Tuesday 3rd February Heads South Brook Theatre, Chatham (£9)

Rob Bailey / Skinners Rats Central Theatre, Chatham (£8) Wednesday 4th February

7 String Les and The Blues Mothers Chequers Inn, Rochester Black Market Karma / Century In Sight / Ghost In Mirrors / Life After Jeff Zebra Bar, Maidstone Cocos Lovers Casey’s, Canterbury Cultured Pearl Chambers, Folkestone Mixed Emotions The Deal Hoy Redeye The Man of Kent, Rochester Russ Davey The Angel Inn, Addington Spreading Her Thinly Brook Theatre, Chatham (£10) The Diarys / The Varlies / Barney Jameson / Dimo Darden (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells The Fat River Band Duke of Cumberland, Barham Thursday 5th February 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers Kelsey Arms, Tunbridge Wells Avenge Thee (BOTB) The West Coast Bar, Margate Dave Corsby Quartet Keppels Music Bar, Folkestone DirectionS / The Startover R Bar, Maidstone Donald Mack / Elliot Tiney / Louise Scodie / Matt Welcome (Comedy) Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) Elephants Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury Hotrods n Dragsters Earl’s, Maidstone Sabotage The Royal, Ramsgate

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

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

SineWave Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury The Fat River Band Carpenters Arms, Eastling Wasted Aces The Walnut Tree, East Farleigh Friday 6th February 3BobNation The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham After The Ordeal / The Startover Alexandra Suite, Swanley Bodegas The East Kent, Whitstable ChixWivPix Dublin Man O’ War, River Counterfeit Notes The Park Inn, Dover Cultured Pearl The Louis Armstrong, Dover Electric River The Britannia, Margate Fallen Angels Maidens Head, Canterbury Gez Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs Lower Bell, Aylesford Hoochie Coochie Men Hole in the Roof, Deal Jon Woode / Lucy Kitt / Syd Arthur Rutherford Bar (UKC), Canterbury Juicy Lucy The Flying Horse, Ramsgate Kit Packham Duo Stile Bidge Café, Marden Lorca The Gulbenkian, Canterbury Paul Wells The Jolly Caulkers, Chatham Sabotage The Ivy Leaf, Sheerness Shades Of Gray The Horseshoe, Strood Shaggy Dogs / The Sharpee’s The Brewary Bar, Whitstable Situation Vacant The Plough, Swalecliffe

The Beat / Strong Like Bull Tunbridge Wells Forum (£15) The Cuban Violets The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells The Fat River Band The Old Neptune, Whitstable The Slug Pixies The Dolphin, Lydd Turmoil The Frenchman, Folkestone Tyrannosaurus Alan Ashford International Hotel User Friendly The George Hotel, Ashford Saturday 7th February 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers The Alma, Deal A Boy Named Girl The Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford Any Other Business Earl’s, Maidstone Backburner The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Bad Pennies King Edward VII, Margate Blackstar Lower Bell, Aylesford Blow The Britannia, Margate Challenge The Chess Club / ChaseMotive Compass Club, Ramsgate ChixWivPix The George Hotel, Ashford Cocos Lovers Walmer Castle, Deal Cold Shots The Albion, Willesborough Counterfeit Notes New Club, Aylesham Damage Case The Morehall, Folkestone Desi Rhythms 3 Central Theatre, Chatham Elvis On Tour Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£18.50/£17.50) Get Carter The Bun Penny, Herne Bay Katie Bradley Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis / Hotrods n Dragsters The Farmhouse, Canterbury MelonHeadMan The Half Moon, Hildenborough Mixed Emotions Aylesham Sports Club Nic Bennett The Anchor, Littlebourne No Politix The Albion, Sheerness Paul Carmichaels The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells Relics The Hare & Hounds, Maidstone Sawdust Ceasars Duke of Edinburgh, Barming Situation vacant The Ocean Inn, Dymchurch Sizen The Red Lion, Gravesend Someday I Am Deal Town Football Club The Glitter Band / Filthy Nights Tunbridge Wells Forum (£10) The Latin Funktion The Park Inn, Dover The Moscow Riley The Red Lion, Ramsgate The Skatonics The Bear and Ragged Staff, Crayford Vanilla Ransom The Archer, Whitfield Welcome To Winchester The Robin Hood, Tunbridge Wells (£7) Zero Tolerance The Frenchman, Folkestone Sunday 8th February Alice / Lucy Kitt Good Food Cafe, Canterbury (12pm) Blackstar Duke of Edinburgh, Barming (4pm) City of London Sinfonia Central Theatre, Chatham (£18/£15, 6:45pm) Doctor Sin The Royal George, Folkestone

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

p22 | The Gig Guide | Feb - Mar


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

Drew and the Crew The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Electric River / ShyChlo and the Boys Downtown Diner, Ashford Get Ape Hole in the Roof, Deal Get Carter Earl’s, Maidstone Jenny Barlow The Admiral Keppel, Deal Led Gremlin The Four Horseshoes, Graveney Origami Dinosaur / Paul Dunton & Crew / Frath / Matthew Hovenden (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells Sabotage The Academy, Deal ShyChlo and the Boys Downtown Diner, Ashford Sick Note Blues Band The Life Boat, Folkestone Sunrise The Bower Inn, Maidstone The Funkskateers Lower Bell, Aylesford The Mercurials Casey’s, Canterbury The Police Squad The White Horse, Willesborough The Slug Pixies Old House at Home, Queenborough The Varlies The Bull, Tunbridge Wells Tyrannosaurus Alan (BOTB) The Ivy Leaf, Sheerness Monday 9th February Baskery / Henry Priestman Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£14) Black Monday The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Colt.44 / Someday I Am / The Riders Tunbridge Wells Forum Grabham Spink The Barge, Gillingham

Porch Swing Blues The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Sizen Bar Mondo, Dartford Tuesday 10th February ChaseMotive Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham ChixWivPix Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury Led Gremlin The Cherry Tree, Canterbury Sally Ironmonger Trio The Good Intent, Rochester Wednesday 11th February 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers Chequers Inn, Rochester A Band Called Dave Old Eden, Edenbridge Anger Management / Falzones / Forty and eights / Noisepilots Zebra Bar, Maidstone Avenge Thee Archbishops Hall, Canterbury Archive The Deal Hoy Mixed Emotions The Magnet, Deal Porch Swing Blues The Man of Kent, Rochester Shakespeare 4 Kidz – Romeo And Juliet Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£15 / £9 child) The Hayley Savage Band / Ian Knapp / Steve McCormack / Jon Hayward (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells The Mavericks Blues Band Horizons (Christchurch Uni), Broadstairs Tortilla Army Casey’s, Canterbury

Thursday 12th February 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers The Pilot, Maidstone Action Adventure Story / Colt.44 / Randal The View, Folkestone Avenge Thee / Silence Dies Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury ChixWivPix The Villager, Vigo Village Jack Pound The Butt Of Sherry, Hythe Jekazol Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury Elephants / Monday Street / Us & Them / Watch This Space / Waterhorse (Sellinge Festival Tournament Heat) The Frenchman, Folkestone Midnight Lightning The Walnut Tree, East Farleigh Neonhalo The West Coast Bar, Margate Texas Thunder Earl’s, Maidstone The Kix Lower Bell, Aylesford The Mercurials Chambers, Folkestone Friday 13th February Andy Mack Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Bodegas Hole in the Roof, Deal ChixWivPix The Park Inn, Dover Cocos Lovers / Mumford & Sons The Farmhouse, Canterbury Critical Target Archbishops Hall, Canterbury Cultured Pearl The Royal George, Folkestone Fallen Angels Hooden on the Hill, Ashford Heroes Dublin Man O’ War, River Intraverse The Style & Winch, Maidstone Kingskin / The Startover The West Coast Bar, Margate

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Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p23


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Kit Packham Quartet The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells Left of the Dial The Frenchman, Folkestone Lycan’s Blood / Sanctorum Tunbridge Wells Forum Out Of Fashion The Style & Winch, Maidstone Phoenix (Soul Band) Christies Wine Bar, Birchington Sabotage The Four Fathoms, Herne Bay Shameful Behaviour The George Hotel, Ashford Sparky & Chef The New Inn, Deal The Dealers The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs The Slug Pixies The Louis Armstrong, Dover Thom Cakebread The Old Endeavour, Dover Times Like These The Ship Inn, Folkestone Tortilla Army The Britannia, Margate Saturday 14th February - Valentine’s Day Abigail Pascoe & Richard Rozze The Red Lion, Bridge As Is Now The Britannia, Margate Bad Pennies Sondes Arms, Selling Bill Douglas The New Inn, Deal Bona The Louis Armstrong, Dover Captain Mildred / U2UK The West Coast Bar, Margate Cellar 39 The Ocean Inn, Dymchurch Crazy Train Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs Cultured Pearl The Star, St Mary in the Marsh Deff Adda The Red Lion, Gravesend Doctor Sin The Albion, Willesborough

Done-Tol-Mama Three Horseshoes, Hernhill EK1 The Flying Horse, Ramsgate Eye Candy Prince Of Wales, Hythe Get Carter The East Kent, Whitstable Goosebumps Woodville Halls Theatre, Gravesend (£14) Groove Junction The Welfare Club, Deal Heroes (Duo) RBL Social Club, Hythe Interseptors Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate Led Gremlin The Red Lion, Ramsgate Mick Tee and Friends (Valentines Rendezvous Club Dance) The Winter Gardens, Margate No Politix Lenham Social Club Oasish / Stereotonics The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham (£7) Russ Davey The Queen’s Inn, Hawkhurst Sabotage The Frenchman, Folkestone Springtide Cavalry Old Brompton Central Unionists Club, Gillingham Surf Dude Grandad The George Hotel, Ashford The Erics Duke of Edinburgh, Barming The Funskateers Lower Bell, Aylesford The Half Sisters / The Help Movement Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) The Slug Pixies Earl’s, Maidstone The Violet Jive Flaming Henry’s, Maidstone Tony Richards Selection Gate 28, Sandgate User Friendly Dover Rugby Club Vince Martin The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Vince Vortex & The Cucumbers Druids Arms, Maidstone

Wasted Aces Priory Tavern, Orpington Sunday 15th February Bodegas Earl’s, Maidstone ChaseMotive / More Than Life / Pay No Respect / Santa Karla / This Is Colour Downtown Diner, Ashford Dave Corsby & Dave Robinson The Three Tuns, Staple (12pm) EK1 The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Heroes (Duo) The Refresh Bar, (Sports Centre), Folkestone Kayley Weller Hole in the Roof, Deal Kelly Stanley Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Les Wilson The Admiral Keppel, Deal Lucy Kitt Casey’s, Canterbury (4:30pm) Risky Business The Royal Wells, Tunbridge Wells The Dealers The Neptunes Hall, Broadstairs The Fabulous 6T’s The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate The Funkskateers Lower Bell, Aylesford The Mercurials Sandgate Hotel, Folkestone The Original Sinners / Night Without Sleep / Paul Dunton & Crew / The Kitchen Poet (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells The Varlies The Two Brewers, Rochester Monday 16th February A Viennese Strauss Gala Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£16)

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p24 | The Gig Guide | Feb - Mar


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Andy Smythe Trio The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke The Barge, Gillingham Tuesday 17th February 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers The Billabong Club, Rochester Action Adventure Story The Cherry Tree, Canterbury Simple Simon and his Cat The Winter Gardens, Margate Stones In His Pockets Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£17.50/£15) The Dealers Hilderstone College, Broadstairs Wednesday 18th February 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers Chequers Inn, Rochester Avenge Thee / Crimson Tears / Khthon / Venxia Zebra Bar, Maidstone Dr Bob The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Heroes (Duo) The Seahorse, Greatstone Hoath / Zoe Nicol / Mike Orson / Henry Willard (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells Juicy Lucy Casey’s, Canterbury Kent Concert Orchestra (A Night At The Movies) The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (£10-£15) Los Salvadores / My Last Mistake / Tyrannosaurus Alan The RAFA Club, Chatham Luke Jackson / The Decca’s The Barge, Gillingham Pig’s Ear The Man of Kent, Rochester

Split Record / The After State / The Frath / The Liberators Tunbridge Wells Forum Tim Edey Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury Thursday 19th February (4 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) Pizza Express, Maidstone (£7) 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers King William IV, Tunbridge Wells Carpet Lounge Lizards / Rob Sandall Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) Dave Corsby Quartet Deco 5, Whitstable Get Ape (Duo) Ship Centurion, Whitstable Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs The Man of Kent, Rochester Innocent Bystanders The Sun Inn, Bredgar Insane Society / SwampDuck / The Warriors Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury Jethro (Jethro 2009) Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£18/£17) One Day Elliott R Bar, Maidstone Springtide Cavalry / The Effectives The George Hotel, Ashford The Fat River Band Cricketers, Canterbury The Plan The RAFA Club, Chatham The Police Squad Earl’s, Maidstone Tyrannosaurus Alan (BOTB Final) Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Friday 20th February 4 Poofs and a Piano The Winter Gardens, Margate (£15)

Bodegas The Fountain, Sittingbourne Bodymachine Casey’s, Canterbury Broadstairs Blues Bash Various Venues, Broadstairs Damage Case The Red Lion, Ramsgate Doctor Sin The Bull, Sissinghurst Eradicate The Cure Compass Club, Ramsgate Fallen Angels The George Hotel, Ashford Gold Top The New Inn, Deal Goosebumps Plough, Faversham Hard Road Blues Band / The Slug Pixies The Trafalgar Hotel, Queenborough Heroes (Duo) The Firs Club, Cheriton Just For Kicks / Klaus Says Buy The Record / Pharaohs / Pull In Emergency / The Help Movement Ashford School (Main Hall) Kick Back Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Kingsdown Band Hole in the Roof, Deal Loose Change The Brewary Bar, Whitstable Marylebone Jelly The Brewary Bar, Whitstable Metropolis The Frenchman, Folkestone Pandora / VenXia Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Reemer / In Tyler We Trust Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) Richard Rozze Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury Sabotage The Ship Inn, Dymchurch Tapestry The Clarendon Hotel, Deal The Effectives / The Fore / The Len Price 3 Command House, Chatham Thom Cakebread Sir John Falstaff, Dover

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Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p25


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Wasted Aces Lower Bell, Aylesford Wez The Britannia, Margate Where’s My Thing? The Red Lion, Ramsgate Zero Tolerance Dublin Man O’ War, River Saturday 21st February All Flags Burn / No Hope No Glory The Castle, Sheerness Atlantic Hearts / Attack Vipers / Breaking The Day / Brides / Santa Karla Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Backburner The Master Brewer, Cheriton Bad Pennies Lower Bell, Aylesford Beergut 100 The New Inn, Gravesend (3pm) Broadstairs Blues Bash Various Venues, Broadstairs Captain Mildred The Bun Penny, Herne Bay Clacket Lane The Britannia, Margate Counterfeit Notes The Archer, Whitfield Crazy Train The Red Lion, Ramsgate Cultured Pearl The Ship Inn, Folkestone Damage Case The Hare & Hounds, Maidstone Desolated / Seven Year Kismet / TDLW / Tides of Virtue / TKKMS / (+ TBA) The Ivy Leaf, Sheerness Dr Bob The Chequers, Loose EK1 Flying Horse, Boughton Aluph Goosebumps (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs (2pm) Hard Tail The Frenchman, Folkestone Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs The Woolpack, Smeeth

Innocent Bystanders Minster Working Men’s Club Juicy Lucy The George Hotel, Ashford Mixed Emotions The Alma, Deal Nashville Nights & Dixie Days Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£15.50/£13.50) One Day Elliott The Red Lion, Gravesend Paul The Other One The Bowl Inn, Charing Paul Wells The Swan, Teynham Sick Note Blues Band The Oddfellows, Folkestone The Ambience / The Semantics Men of Kent, Rainham The Skatonics The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham Tim Edey Stone Bay School Hall, Broadstairs Tom Williams and The Boat / Seven Story Down Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) Tortilla Army The Albion, Willesborough Watch This Space Linwood Youth Centre, Deal Zambu The Welfare Club, Deal Zero Tolerance The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Sunday 22nd February Antiques Roadshow The Clarendon Hotel, Deal (Broadstairs Blues Bash) Various Venues, Broadstairs Chris Murray / Mouthwash / Tyrannosaurus Alan The Farmhouse, Canterbury (3pm) Cultured Pearl Sandgate Hotel, Folkestone Dave Corsby Sextet The Louis Armstrong, Dover English Rogues The Courthouse, Dartford Get Carter Hole in the Roof, Deal

Louise Kenny The Admiral Keppel, Deal My Last Mistake / One Day Elliott The Entertainer, Sittingbourne Peter Taylor Mount Edgcumbe, Tunbridge Wells Sick Note Blues Band The Ship Inn, Folkestone Situation Vacant The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate Son Of Kirk / Paul Dunton & Crew / Geoff Easeman / The Momeraths (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells The Funkskateers Lower Bell, Aylesford The Mercurials The Ivy House, Canterbury The Rainbow Fish Brook Theatre, Chatham (11am/2pm) Where’s My Thing? Men of Kent, Rainham (2pm) Monday 23rd February Any Other Business The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Davey Slater The Barge, Gillingham Hot Rats The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Jim Moray / Joan Coffey Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£13) One Day Elliott Bar Mondo, Dartford Tuesday 24th February - Pancake Day Doug Hudson Old Eden, Edenbridge La Ronde Central Theatre, Chatham (£16/£14) One Day Elliott The Foundary, Canterbury Someday I Am The Cherry Tree, Canterbury

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p26 | The Gig Guide | Feb - Mar


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The Violet Jive Pizza Express, Maidstone Wednesday 25th February 3BobNation / In Tyler We Trust / My Last Mistake / The Brent Flood Zebra Bar, Maidstone 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers Chequers Inn, Rochester Caburn The Man of Kent, Rochester Dave Corsby Quartet The Deal Hoy Heavy Mental / One Day Elliott The Barge, Gillingham John Lally / Matt Knowles / Romer (Acousfest) The Office Bar, Folkestone Zoe Konez / Little Fish Big Pond / Mystery Clarke / Lupah (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells Thursday 26th February (4 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Bull, Benenden 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers (Jam Session) The Pilot, Maidstone Atlantic Hearts / Crocus / Lakes / Trial of Fifty Compass Club, Ramsgate All About Mary / Dusty Rosko / Ghost In Mirrors / How Soon Sweet Achilles Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) Chevron The Eagle Tavern, Rochester Crow / The Psychotic Reaction Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury Doug Hudson (Another Night of Comedy) Brook Theatre, Chatham (£10) Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs The Walnut Tree, Maidstone

Hot Flush Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£20) Kobe / Sapphire Burning / Shoot The Moone / Shotgun Junky / Swap Meet (Charity Gig) Flaming Henry’s, Maidstone One Day Elliott R Bar, Gravesend Reasonable Doubt The West Coast Bar, Margate Someday I Am Walmer Castle, Deal The Sharpee’s Earl’s, Maidstone Friday 27th February 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers The Brecknock Arms, Bells Yew Green Avenge Thee Folkestone Rugby Club Barflys Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Beergut 100 Hooden on the Hill, Ashford Colin Fry & TJ Higgs (The Best Of British Mediumship) The Winter Gardens, Margate Counterfeit Notes Fleur-De-Lis, Sandwich Cultured Pearl The New Inn, Deal EK1 The Park Inn, Dover Elect Me! / Hear The Evidence / Rob The Rich Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) Fallen Angels The White Horse, Willesborough Get Ape The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells Heroes (Duo) The George Hotel, Ashford Horse Feathers The Farmhouse, Canterbury Interseptors The Rodney, Garlinge Jon Paul The Admiral Keppel, Deal

JumpJetz The Star Inn, Tonbridge Kingsdown Band The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Led Gremlin The Trafalgar Hotel, Queenborough Liars Club / One Day Elliott / The Startover UCA Bar, Maidstone Live ‘n’ Kickin’ Hole in the Roof, Deal Paul Wells The Five Bells, Hoo Phoenix (Soul Band) Duke of Cumberland, Whitstable Relics The Plough, Langley Richard Rozze Balmoral Wine Bat, Broadstairs Sabotage The Conningbrook Hotel, Kennington Sentinel / Silence Dies The Alma, Deal Shilling Whores / Syren / The Starfighters The West Coast Bar, Margate Sizen Bit On The Side, Margate Springtide Cavalry Roman Quay, Dover The Fat River Band The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs The Fix The Firs Club, Cheriton The Jattas / Sterling Avenue (Fulston Music Live) Fulston Manor School, Sittingbourne The Slug Pixies The East Kent, Whitstable The Varlies King William IV, Tunbridge Wells Think Floyd Central Theatre, Chatham (£16.50/£15) Times Like These The Frenchman, Folkestone User Friendly The Britannia, Margate Vanilla Ransom Dublin Man O’ War, River

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Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p27


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Saturday 28th February 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers The Freemasons Arms, Snodland Absolute Bowie / Longspoon Otford Memorial Hall (£14) Andy Abraham The Winter Gardens, Margate (£18-£20) Any Other Business The Pilot, Maidstone Archive Rising Sun, Kingsdown Avenge Thee Bonds Social Club, Sheerness (6pm) Bad Pennies Flying Horse, Boughton Aluph Brontide / Riddlestone Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) Captain Mildred / The Surge The Red Lion, Ramsgate Cold Shots The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Colt.44 / Reprise The Fallen / Shadow Aspect Bonds Social Club, Sheerness DJ Food & DK (Solid Steel DJ’s) The Farmhouse, Canterbury EK1 The Wheatsheaf, Cliftonville Fool Fighters Earl’s, Maidstone Get Carter The Cherry Tree Inn, Maidstone Groove Junction Tovil Working Mens Club Hard Road Blues Band The Sturdee Club, Hoo Heavy Mental / Luke Jackson / One Day Elliott The Oasthouse, Rainham Heroes The Park Inn, Dover Interseptors The Welfare Club, Deal Live ‘n’ Kickin’ The Singleton Barn Maker Command House, Chatham Mixed Emotions The Wheelwrights Arms, Dover

OGWA The Beauty of Bath, Sittingbourne Paul Wells The Concord, Rainham Sabotage The Tudor Inn, Sheerness Springtide Cavalry The George Hotel, Ashford Surf Dude Grandad The Britannia, Margate Texas Thunder Duke of Edinburgh, Barming The Band of HM Royal Marines Central Theatre, Chatham (£20/£18) The Mercurials Whole World Cafe, Folkestone The Moscow Riley Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs The Other Ones Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury The Reflective The Frenchman, Folkestone The Semantics The Ascot Arms, Gravesend The Submission Walmer Castle, Deal The Wiz Brook Theatre, Chatham (£12/£10) User Friendly The Albion, Willesborough Zambu The Archer, Whitfield Zero Tolerance The Ocean Inn, Dymchurch Sunday 1st March - St David’s Day (4 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers The Fountain, Sittingbourne Farli The Admiral Keppel, Deal Martin Jonathan The Stag, Deal

Pass the Cap The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Sabotage The White Horse, Chilham Sally Ironmonger Trio The Neptunes Hall, Broadstairs Sapphire Burning / (3 TBA) R Bar, Maidstone Shann Lee Parker Bluebirds, Dover The Police Squad The Albion, Willesborough User Friendly The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate Monday 2nd March Al Perkins / Two Fingers Of Firewater Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£12) Bill Clift The Barge, Gillingham EK1 The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Micky Flanagan (What Chance Change?) Brook Theatre, Chatham (£10) The Perfect Strangers The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs The Violet Jive (Hula-Rama) Mackenzies Wine Bar, West Malling Tuesday 3rd March Billy Ocean The Winter Gardens, Margate (£22.50) Colin Fry (An Evening Of Clairvoyance With Colin Fry) Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£19.50) Les Barker / Hot Rats (Duo) Central Theatre, Chatham (£8) SwampDuck The Cherry Tree, Canterbury The Jive Aces Brook Theatre, Chatham (£11.50)

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p28 | The Gig Guide | Feb - Mar


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Wednesday 4th March (4 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers Chequers Inn, Rochester Norcsalordie The Man of Kent, Rochester Out Of Fashion / Flooding The Silence / Floors And Walls / Kaleidophone Zebra Bar, Maidstone The Good Old Days Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£12) The Jhansi Jewels Affair Brook Theatre, Chatham (£6) Thursday 5th March 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers Kelsey Arms, Tunbridge Wells Breaking The Day / Pandora / Silence Dies (BOTB) The West Coast Bar, Margate Cultured Pearl Chambers, Folkestone DirectionS / The Ambience Earl’s, Maidstone Matt Woosey Hole in the Roof, Deal The Blox The Walnut Tree, Maidstone The Illegal Eagles Central Theatre, Chatham (£18/£16.50) Friday 6th March 55% Banana Hole in the Roof, Deal Andy Parsons (Citizens!) Central Theatre, Chatham (£15/£14) Any Other Business Lower Bell, Aylesford Attack! Attack! / Eleven Eleven / The Skints / Tyrannosaurus Alan The West Coast Bar, Margate (£8)

Big Time American Wrestling Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£12) Counterfeit notes The Early Bird, Maidstone Crab Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Cultured Pearl The Stag, Deal DirectionS / The Semantics / The Deccas Command House, Chatham Drrink The Trafalgar Hotel, Queenborough Elephants / Tom Williams and the Boat (BBC Kent Introducing Birthday Bash) The Quarterhouse, Folkestone (£8) Fallen Angels The George Hotel, Ashford Garry Dean Band The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Heroes (Duo) Gate 28, Sandgate Juicy Lucy Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate Katie Bradley The Louis Armstrong, Dover Live ‘n’ Kickin’ The Britannia, Margate Martin Jonathan The New Inn, Deal Mixed Emotions Dublin Man O’ War, River Paul Wells The Jolly Caulkers, Chatham Relics The Bull, Sissinghurst The American Dream The Winter Gardens, Margate (£6 adult/£3 child) The Fat River Band Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs The Latin Funktion Pizza Express, Maidstone (£12) The Scarlet Harlots / Riddlestone Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) The Semantics Command House, Chatham

The Vintage Corporation Victorias Cabaret Club, Harrietsham (£45, inc meal & free drinks) Tortilla Army The Frenchman, Folkestone User Friendly The Hope Inn, St. Margarets-at-Cliffe Where’s My Thing? Hooden on the Hill, Ashford Saturday 7th March Allegro / The Vibrators Kelsey Arms, Tunbridge Wells Almost Home / Brutality Will Prevail / Pay No Respect / Take Courage / The Distance The RAFA Club, Chatham Avenge Thee / Cursed As Angels The Red Lion, Gravesend Bad Pennies The Pilot, Maidstone Bad Reputation The Swan, Teynham Chevron Lower Bell, Aylesford City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra Central Theatre, Chatham (£13/£11) Crazy Train The Park Inn, Dover DJ Greg Wilson The Farmhouse, Canterbury Equilibrium The Frenchman, Folkestone Floyd In the Flesh Whitstable Labour Club Heroes (Duo) Flying Horse, Boughton Aluph Left of the Dial The Archer, Whitfield Monday Street Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham (£6) Paul Wells Three Sisters, Rainham Pasadena Roof Orchestra Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£15) Phoenix (Soul Band) Christies Wine Bar, Birchington Ron Trueman-Border The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh

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Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p29


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Situation Vacant Railway Hotel, Appledore Spankin’ Llamas The Britannia, Margate The Fat River Band Pizza Express, Maidstone The Skatonics East Peckham Social Club The Slug Pixies The Good Intent, Rochester Vince Vortex & the Cucumbers Earl’s, Maidstone Zero Tolerance The Royal George, Folkestone Sunday 8th March (4 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells Bodegas Old House at Home, Queenborough Dr Bob The White Horse, Bilsington Heroes (Duo) The Anchor, Littlebourne Interseptors The Clarendon Hotel, Deal (4pm) Juicy Lucy The Eagle Tavern, Rochester Kev Reynolds The Admiral Keppel, Deal Martin Jonathan The Park Inn, Dover Mod Fathers Hole in the Roof, Deal Where’s My Thing? The Two Brewers, Whitstable Monday 9th March Circus Of Horrors Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£22/£18/£16) Happy Trails The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Hudson & Cutler The Barge, Gillingham

Jekyll and Hyde The Winter Gardens, Margate (£8) Kit Holmes / Peter Bruntnell Trio Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£12) Richard J Lewis Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury Wednesday 11th March (4 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers Chequers Inn, Rochester Green Diesel / The Blox / The Help Movement / Shoot The Moone Zebra Bar, Maidstone Happy Trails The Man of Kent, Rochester Hot Rats Hook & Hatchet, Hucking The Liasons The Cherry Tree, Canterbury Thursday 12th March (TBA) (BOTB Heat 1) Tunbridge Wells Forum 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers The Pilot, Maidstone a.thousand.ways.to.fall / Balbulus / Colt.44 / CWB Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury Burn Paper Tigers Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Charlie Landsborough Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£17/£15.50) One Night with Elvis Central Theatre, Chatham (£18.50/£17.50)

Friday 13th March Avenge Thee / Chased Till Dawn / Pandora The RAFA Club, Chatham (6pm) Backburner Snowdown Colliery Welfare Club, Aylesham Blast Off The Frenchman, Folkestone Captain Mildred / The Duel The West Coast Bar, Margate Fallen Angels The Firs Club, Cheriton Fusion Dublin Man O’ War, River Hard Road Blues Band The Cricketers, Dover Jerry C Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Jethro Central Theatre, Chatham (£18/£17) Martin Jonathan Gate 28, Sandgate MelonHeadMan Earl’s, Maidstone Pop Goes The 80’s Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£16.50) Sabotage Sir John Falstaff, Dover Someday I Am Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham Springtide Cavalry Ypress Tavern, Sittingbourne Tapestry The New Inn, Deal The Latin Funktion Hole in the Roof, Deal The Lovedays The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham The Slug Pixies The George Hotel, Ashford Saturday 14th March (TBA) (Juddstock) Tunbridge Wells Forum (4 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) Victorian Theatre, Salomons, Tunbridge Wells (£10)

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p30 | The Gig Guide | Feb - Mar


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Any Other Business Druids Arms, Maidstone Avenge Thee / Colt.44 Command House, Chatham Blackstar Strood & Frindsbury WMC Breaking The Day / Chased Till Dawn / ChaseMotive / Pandora The RAFA Club, Chatham Breed The Britannia, Margate Charlie Landsborough Central Theatre, Chatham (£18/£17) Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£16/£15) Clintstones The Frenchman, Folkestone Drrink The Halfway House, Minster-on-Sea Euston Fleur-De-Lis, Sandwich Get Carter Flying Horse, Boughton Aluph Led Gremlin The Louis Armstrong, Dover Live ‘n’ Kickin’ The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Los Salvadores / Seven Year Kismet / Tyrannosaurus Alan The Ivy Leaf, Sheerness Luke Jackson Soundhole, High Halstow Martin Jonathan The Five Bells, Eastry Mixed Emotions Bettshanger Sports Club Ollie Collard Bat and Ball, Sevenoaks Paul Wells The Nag’s Head, Lower Stoke Sabotage The Gentil Knyght, Canterbury Sally Ironmonger Trio The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs Smash / The Bresslaws / The Effectives The Nag’s Head, Rochester The Slug Pixies Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate The Startover The Oasthouse, Rainham

The Zen Bicycle Band The Belgian Cafe, Ramsgate Where’s My Thing? King Edward VII, Margate Zero Tolerance The George Hotel, Ashford Sunday 15th March (4 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells Avenge Thee Downtown Diner, Ashford Crazy Train The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate Dave Corsby & Dave Robinson The Three Tuns, Staple (12pm) Derek Heffernan / Jim Leverton / Sarah Reed Whitstable Labour Club (4pm) Dr Bob The Rose & Crown, Wrotham Go West – by Request Central Theatre, Chatham (£21/£19.50) Into the Loop Brook Theatre, Chatham (£6) Jo Hook The Old Neptune, Whitstable Julia West The Admiral Keppel, Deal Martin Jonathan Lord Nelson, Walmer Risky Business Men of Kent, Rainham Sabotage Old House at Home, Queenborough Shameful Behaviour The Courthouse, Dartford The All Stars Band The Winter Gardens, Margate (£9-£11) The Sharpee’s Hole in the Roof, Deal Tim Hain The Clarendon Hotel, Deal

Monday 16th March Billie Jo Spears (Ladies Of Country) The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (£20-£22.50) Chevron The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Gastove & Mick The Barge, Gillingham Juliet Turner / (+ TBA) Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£12) Junk & Disorderly The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Luke Jackson / Kayley Weller Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury Tuesday 17th March - St Patrick’s Day Bill Douglas The New Inn, Deal The Startover R Bar, Gravesend Wednesday 18th March (4 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers Chequers Inn, Rochester Apollo Withstands / Fear For Romeo / Silence Broken / Wires Faulty Zebra Bar, Maidstone Ghost In Mirrors / Lycan’s Blood / Shadowcast / Subversion Tunbridge Wells Forum Open Harp Surgery The Man of Kent, Rochester Thursday 19th March 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers King William IV, Tunbridge Wells

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Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p31


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

Archive Earl’s, Maidstone Brendan Power & Alan Prosser Selling Village Hall Martin Jonathan The Admiral Harvey, Dover McManigan Academy of Irish Dancers (Sounds of Thunder) Brook Theatre, Chatham (£8/£6 child) The Illegal Eagles Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£21.50/£19.50) The Police Squad The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Friday 20th March Charlie Boot & The Footsloggers The Frenchman, Folkestone Chris Difford The Farmhouse, Canterbury Cold Shots The George Hotel, Ashford Counterfeit Notes The Britannia, Margate Cultured Pearl The Dolphin, Lydd EK1 The Firs Club, Cheriton Final Cut Dublin Man O’ War, River Heroes (Duo) The Three Cups, Dover Hullabaloo St Nicholas School, New Romney (£10, bring own refreshments) Karbon Kinks Hole in the Roof, Deal Lemar The Winter Gardens, Margate (£25) Mixed Emotions The Cricketers, Dover Music Sounds Better With You Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) Paul Wells The Five Bells, Hoo Ron Trueman-Border Rainham Folk Club Shameful Behaviour Lower Bell, Aylesford

Situation Vacant Fleur-De-Lis, Sandwich Snap Brook Theatre, Chatham Tapestry Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham The Dealers The Albion, St Peters The Fabulous 6T’s The Bellevue, Cliftonville The Slug Pixies The Fountain, Sittingbourne The Submission The Alma, Deal Turmoil The New Inn, Deal Saturday 21st March All The Mouth Parts / Chain Street & 4th Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) Any Other Business The East Kent, Whitstable Backburner The Levin Club, St Marys Bay Bad Pennies The Red Lion, Ramsgate Barflys Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Björn Again The Winter Gardens, Margate (£16.50-£17.50) Counterfeit Notes / Dave Lee’s Happy Holidays East Cliff Pavillion, Folkestone Damage Case The Wheelwrights Arms, Dover Disco Inferno Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£10) Fallen Angels Snowdown Colliery Welfare Club, Aylesham Heroes (Duo) The Welfare Club, Deal Interseptors Ramsgate Social Club Juicy Lucy Eagle, Dover Kayley Weller The Half Moon, Hildenborough

Kingsbury Door / The Psychotic Reaction Swan & Harlequin, Faversham Led Gremlin The Coach & Horses, Whitstable Little Fish Big Pond Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells (£6) Live ‘n’ Kickin’ Railway Hotel, Appledore Mixed Emotions The Diamond, Dover Regrade Lower Bell, Aylesford Sabotage The Horseshoe, Strood Sham 69 / The Warriors / (+1 TBA) The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham (£12) Situation Vacant The George, Lydd Springtide Cavalry The Frenchman, Folkestone Syd Arthur The Quarterhouse, Folkestone The Blue Fuses Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate The Fat River Band The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs The Lovedays / The Dealers Smarden Charter Hall (£7.50) The Tales of Peter Rabbit Central Theatre, Chatham (£8/£7child, 2:30pm) The Vintage Corporation Dymchurch Village Hall (£10) Vince Vortex & the Cucumbers The Pilot, Maidstone Sunday 22nd March - Mother’s Day Antiques Roadshow The Clarendon Hotel, Deal EK1 Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate Lebanons / Luna Park Rescue / Nivk / Skinbat Tunbridge Wells Forum Martin Jonathan Cullins Yard, Dover

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

Michael Peters The Admiral Keppel, Deal Shann Lee Parker Bluebirds, Dover Sick Note Blues Band The Ship Inn, Folkestone Springtide Cavalry The White Horse, Willesborough The Deccas (Charity night) Enigma Wine Bar, Rochester The Violet Jive / (+3 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells Monday 23rd March Avenge Thee / Circle Of Rage / Colt.44 The Cherry Tree, Canterbury Blackstar The Walnut Tree, Maidstone Brendan Power & Alan Prosser Sheppey Folk & Blues Club, Minster (Sheppey) Happy Trails The Barge, Gillingham Open Harp Surgery The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Sally Ironmonger Trio The Fox & Hounds, Knatts Valley Wheeler Street / Briana Lynn Hardyman Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£11) Tuesday 24th March Cursed As Angels The Cherry Tree, Canterbury Wednesday 25th March (4 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers Chequers Inn, Rochester

Cloud Guru / Dani Groombridge / Luke Jackson (Acousfest) The Office Bar, Folkestone Electric River / Some Day I Am / The Godless Reds / The Plan Zebra Bar, Maidstone Hot Rats (Duo) The Man of Kent, Rochester Mixed Emotions The Deal Hoy Someday I Am Zebra Bar, Maidstone The Fat River Band Hook & Hatchet, Hucking The Vagina Monologues Central Theatre, Chatham (£18.50/£17) Thursday 26th March (4 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Bull, Benenden 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers (Jam session) The Pilot, Maidstone Carnelian The Vine Inn, Tenterden Hazy Shade Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury Sally Morgan (An Audience with) Central Theatre, Chatham (£18.50/£17.50) The Deccas / (+ TBA) (BOTB Heat 2) Tunbridge Wells Forum The Plan / Tyrannosaurus Alan Coopers Bar, Chatham The Ronnies Earl’s, Maidstone Friday 27th March 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers The Brecknock Arms, Bells Yew Green Avenge Thee Alexandra Suite, Swanley Craig Beaugleste The Admiral Keppel, Deal

Crazy Train The Four Fathoms, Herne Bay Cultured Pearl The Red Lion, Ramsgate Dudley Ross & Christophe Godin The Penny Theatre, Canterbury Face to Face The Frenchman, Folkestone Fallen Angels The Britannia, Margate Gunner SGT The West Coast Bar, Margate Heroes Dublin Man O’ War, River Hot Rats The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs Led Gremlin Hole in the Roof, Deal Martin Jonathan Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham Mixed Emotions The Five Bells, Eastry Nephu Huzzband / Needs / The Underground Heroes Tunbridge Wells Forum (£6) Pam Ayres (An Evening with) Central Theatre, Chatham (£17.50/£16.50) Paul Wells The Trafalgar Hotel, Queenborough ShyChlo and the Boys The West Coast Bar, Margate Sick Note Blues Band The George Hotel, Ashford Springtide Cavalry Fleur-De-Lis, Sandwich Tortilla Army The Park Inn, Dover Wasted Aces Hooden on the Hill, Ashford Saturday 28th March Archive Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate Bad Pennies Duke of Edinburgh, Barming

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

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

Burn Paper Tigers / Let Our Enemies Beware / MexicoFALLZ / The Lovedays / UpCDownC Fort Amherst, Chatham (£7.50) Cold Shots The Red Lion, Ramsgate Counterfeit Notes The Alma, Deal Heroes (Duo) Golden Arrow, Cheriton Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs Druids Arms, Maidstone Interseptors The Park Inn, Dover Kayley Weller The Alma, Deal Johnny Walker / The Merseybeats / The Searchers / Wayne Fontana (Solid Silver 60s Show) Central Theatre, Chatham (£19.50/£17.50, 4pm) (£21.50/£19.50, 8pm) Martin Jonathan The Three Cups, Dover Mixed Emotions The New Inn, Deal Paul Wells The British Pilot, Allhallows Relics The Louis Armstrong, Dover Sabotage The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Shades Of Gray The Spitfire, Kings Hill Situation Vacant The George Hotel, Ashford

Springtide Cavalry The Albion, Willesborough The Fix The Frenchman, Folkestone The Tales Of Peter Rabbit Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£9) Tony Richards Selection Gate 28, Sandgate Tortilla Army Earl’s, Maidstone Zambu The Britannia, Margate Zero Tolerance The Railway Club, Folkestone Sunday 29th March (4 TBA) (An evening with Paul Dunton & guests) The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells Bad Pennies The Courthouse, Dartford EK1 The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Euston Hole in the Roof, Deal Feast of Fiddles Brook Theatre, Chatham (£16) Heroes (Duo) The Albion, Willesborough Sally Ironmonger Trio The Pilot, Maidstone The Fabulous 6T’s The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate Where’s My Thing? The Four Horseshoes, Graveney (5pm)

Monday 30th March Diana Jones / Dean Owens Zebra Bar, Maidstone (£14) Junk & Disorderly The Barge, Gillingham Luke J Dorman / Lee Charles & Brian Langsdon The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Tuesday 31st March 7 String Les and The Blues Mothers The Billabong Club, Rochester Thursday 2nd April Halfway To Paradise (The Billy Fury Story) Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (£17.50) Saturday 4th April Fred Slater Band The Bun Penny, Herne Bay Sunday 5th April Ed Byrne (Different Class) Central Theatre, Chatham (£15/£14) The Enemy The Winter Gardens, Margate (£17.62)

That’s all the listings for another two 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 April & May gigs to the editor, before 20th March 2009. stuart.keeler@gc-publishing.co.uk Don’t forget live music at The Admiral Keppel, Manor Road, Deal

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February

Saturday 7th - Vanilla Ransom Saturday 21st - Counterfeit Notes Saturday 28th - Zambu

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Friday 6th Friday 13th Friday 20th Friday 27th

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Abby Kedwell Writes...

Stepping Stones BY ABBY KEDWELL musicaturfingertips@yahoo.co.uk

J

ust some light reading to make you giggle. I asked 20 musically minded

(in some way, shape or form) individuals to give me ways to get famous

within the music industry, merely a playful article not to be taken too

seriously.

Here is what they had to say…… Linkon Member of ‘Trash’ “Whether you’re a singer or in a band, getting an agent is the best way to go. A good manager or agent will make it his job to do all the leg work, all you gotta do is be fabulous and being able to play an instrument or sing is obviously an advantage.”

Mitchell Landlord “Gigging at clubs and pubs. Karaoke, open mike nights, anything that has been advertised locally is a great start. Maybe one day an agent will walk in just as you are singing your heart out. Agents do make appearances but you have to promote yourself and get well-known first before anyone even batters an eyelid.”

Lauren Pianist “Go to college, get good grades, take singing lessons, look after yourself and your voice and believe in the ability to entertain people. That is just the beginning; research your target audience, find band members if you’re not flying solo and practice. Then grab every opportunity that is thrown at you from bars to large scale gigs. The sky’s the limit!”

Dapper University student (Music Technology) “Slog your guts out through a Uni course, get connections and get sending your stuff to them.”

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Sue Young person’s career adviser “In my line of work I see lots of talented young people with no idea of how to get into the music industry. I believe in good old “door knocking”. Copy your CD as many times as you can afford and get tapping. Give them to anyone that you think will make a difference. One day your CD will fall into the right hands.”

Hugh College Teacher “Using the media and dance students to do your videos, helps you out and costs nothing then just upload to YouTube. Next step is to advertise the YouTube link through facebook / myspace / bebo status updates. The more hits you get the better chance of the top dogs taking note of your work.”

Anna Singer / Guitarist “X-Factor / Reality Shows are a good bet. If you are good then someone out there will notice you, don’t go on there to win, go on to show us what you got and we could take a liking to ya. Look at Lemar, Liberty X, Gareth Gates and Rhydian.”

Charlene Backing Singer “I’ve always said stalking Simon Cowell would be the sure way of getting a music contract, or was that an injunction?”


Heidi Advertising Manager

Charlie Exotic Dancer

“Get your face known. Big Brother, Ship wrecked, Britain’s next top model and Ladette to Lady. Prance about, act like a diva, sing in the shower, be outrageously annoying and get yourself noticed. Works every time, oh, no wait that only works if you can sing!”

“I see people that are in the music industry everyday in my job. While you get your jubilees out you could always shove a CD under their nose, it may work. Being in the right place at the right time is, key.”

Lilly Singer

Marcel DJ “Be as camp and gay as you possibly can! Gay people seem to have it all, they’re enthusiastic, born drama queens and natural performers. Being gay is like having a ticket to being eccentric and let’s face it, most stars are just that.”

“Be inventive. Being able to sing or play an instrument is just half the work. Having something that a production company can use, they will bite your arm off for it. Gimmicks, a look, a certain way of singing will impress them and set you aside from other artists. You have to have that special something to sell records.”

Terry Avid music listener

Jay Musician

“Marry a producer, why not?”

Gemma Kiss and Tell “Get your kit off, that’s how famous people roll.”

Trevor London club promoter “Knowing someone within the music industry gets your foot firmly in the door as you know they will obviously listen to your music for you. They can then pass it someone that has great influence. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”

Tom Drummer “I have heard them ‘getting famous’ websites are alright, if you sing that is. You pay a fee and are given heads up on auditions within your area. Some even do a reel that you can sing on, like a mini music video. Worth a try if you are in a no win situation, kind of last resort.”

“Might sound mad but busking is how I got noticed. Everyone hears you, you sing what you like for as long as you like. You may get asked to move on but take it as constructive criticism.”

Morgan Model “Be good looking. Models and actors, at some point in their career try their luck at singing. Being a stunner doesn’t always mean that you can sing so I would get a second opinion before you stand in front of Simon Cowell and blurt out a well known classic and destroy it.”

Dara Owner of a music store “Call on the music stores. I have a hand full of people that come and give their CD’s to me and I play them within the store. Believe it or not I have a fair few people ask me who is the artist is.”

Wabs Promotions “Three words; The Cheeky Girls! It’s easy, be born in Transylvania, get your mum to write your songs and borrow your little sister clothes. What a winner!”

Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p39


Upcoming Shows February 19th; Pizza Express, Maidstone Cyrano / Joanne Louise Parker / Annabel Durnford March 14th; The Victorian Theatre, Tunbridge Wells Every Wedsnesday & Sunday; The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells

Showcasing the best of local talent by candelight

Last Thursday of the month; The Bull Inn, Benenden

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A great night out for live music, in a relaxed atmosphere. February

Friday 6th Turmoil Saturday 7th Zero Tolerance Thursday 12th Elephants, Monday Street, Us & Them, Watch This Space, Waterhorse (Sellindge Music Festival Tournament Heat) Friday 13th Left of the Dial Saturday 14th Sabotage Friday 20th Metropolis Saturday 21st Hard Tail Friday 27th Times Like These Saturday 28th The Reflective

March

Friday 6th Saturday 7th Friday 13th Saturday 14th Friday 20th Saturday 21st Friday 27th Saturday 28th

Tortilla Army Equilibrium Blast Off Clintstones Charlie Boot and the Footsloggers Springtide Cavalry Face to Face The Fix

Christchurch Road, Folkestone, CT20 2SX

Tel: (01303) 259815


Music Reviews The Gig Guide takes a look at some CD’s from Kent bands... Band: The Long Weekend Title: 20 Minutes, 13 Stops Format: Album (12 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

Medway's The Long Weekend have produced a fine debut album here. It's well crafted and full of catchy songs ranging from the Clash-esque 'Bastard Son' to more popier numbers such as 'Record' sounding closer to more modern bands like 'The Rifles'. For those who love the sound of punk infused indie-pop, this will fit the bill for you nicely, but in a market that is getting a little bit saturated with similar sounding artists, for me The Long Weekend's music is in danger of being drowned out. This is a good album nevertheless and it will be interesting to see which direction the band travel.

Band: UpCDownC Title: Embers Format: Album (10 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

Post rockers UpCDownC have come a long way to release the album 'Embers'. The material has been ready for a year, but due to many difficulties arising between band and record label; Tap 'n' Tip records, the album was only finally released in October 2008. It was worth the wait though... full of powerful post rock guitar anthems, Embers delivers on many fronts and the band should be more than proud of their achievements despite the difficulties. 'Murmurs Part 2' is a favourite stand out track of the album, full of beautiful melodies, it has an anthemic quality akin to the mastery of Sigur Ros. The band have already prepared a second album called 'Firewolf' due to be released soon. I for one am anxiously waiting to see what the next album will bring.

Band: Colt.44 Title: One Horse Town Format: Album (10 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

Colt.44 do not believe in a slow introduction to their music. By 12 seconds in, not only is the beautifully crunched guitar in full swing but the thumping rock beat of 'Sick' drags you along, like it or not! Luckily for me, I did enjoy the ride. Full of very well developed pieces, Colt.44 know how to write catchy rock hits but also display the ability of their talents to craft each song into it's own direction. They draw from many influences, but one occasionally shines through and that is the sound of Metallica. By that, I don't mean the newer half-arsed material either; I'm talking about the early, original Metallica that later went on to dominate and change so much of the music scene. If these guys continue to produce songs of this quality, I can see big things ahead.

Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p41


Music Reviews

Band: The Trouser Trumpets Title: Save The Jellyfish Format: EP (4 Tracks)

Like a 1950's Rock 'n' Roll classic, the EP opens with the title track rolling in and lulling you into a uncontrollable sway. 'Ali Baba's Camel' is just as peculiar but changes up the pace with a Beatles inspired big beat march. It is very reminiscent of the free love 60's era in perhaps more ways than one as suggested by the lyrics; "As for what we all want.... lots of LSD!". 'Pasadena' & 'Hey Jose' are less catchy and do not mirror the first two tracks of the EP.

Gig Guide Verdict:

The Trouser Trumpets are something unique... they will never appear with the likes of other pop music in today's culture but instead hold their place as a novelty, bringing something fresh in what can become a stale environment.

Band: Spy Genius Title: The Devil’s Typist Format: Album (12 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

Take a lot of funk, some good old fashioned no-nonsense rock and mix in a little cheese-laden synth playing and you're close to the unique, energising sound of SpyGenius. I mustn't forget to mention the excellent vocals that fit perfectly to this mix; something that's not easy to pull off, though when you analyse lyrics such as; "Jesus is alive on pineapple drive", all becomes clear! That's not to say all of the songs are quirky pieces, songs such as 'A bottle Of Reds & Two Good Friends' are very warming with their calming sweet melodies and gently vocals. The album is great for feeling good and my favourite song has to be 'The Ballad Of Dr T F Bundy & His Hirsute Sweetheart' for it's simple funk-filled obscurity!

Band: Shotgun Junky Title: First Addiction Format: Album (12 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

After listening to other albums which deliver immediately on play, Shotgun Junky's debut opens gently with an intro before getting to the goods. Something which I feel is genuinely not needed and adds nothing to the album. The second track (or first 'proper' track) is 'Destiny', which doesn't do much more to kick-start the album but thankfully 'What's Inside' & 'Run' come close behind, picking up the pace and would have made for a better choice of opener. This album is a real mix of songs... there are plenty of good songs to be had but the album as a piece does not flow well. Look out for; 'Not Your Man', 'Shadows', 'Divinity' and 'You Know' among the highlights.

If you would like us to review your music, please send a copy to: p42 | The Gig Guide | Feb - Mar


Band: Hot Rats Title: Tour de France Format: Album (12 Tracks) Full of energy and little ditties, 'Tour de France' is a quirky album and may be hard for most to get into. However, if you like fast, upbeat folk, then you will be in for a treat with Hot Rats. Their music speaks volumes about their hectic and busy calender as hard working and talented musicians.

Gig Guide Verdict:

Try and catch them live, for this is where they really shine with songs like 'Santy Anna' and 'Farewell to Ireland'... true jig inspiring tunes that will have the whole crowd up and moving in no time at all.

Band: Motion Picture Soundtrack Title: The Shapes We Fear Are Of Our Own Format: Album (11 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

Big, bold and clever sums up this remarkable album from Motion Picture Soundtrack (MPS). In a reflection of their namesake, their music has massive depth of a cinematic quality. Sometimes I hear the melancholy of late 90's band 'Mansun' appearing, but MPS have taken that sound and developed it into something much more grandiose. This album is powerful, putting a lot of top selling artists to shame and is something to come back to again and again, whenever you feel the need to get lost and totally consumed by the beautiful music. Top marks for a top album... buy it now, you wont regret it!

Band: Jon Woode Title: Country Roads Format: Album (12 Tracks)

Gig Guide Verdict:

Jon is a musician of remarkable talent; being able to sing and play guitar, bouzouki, ukelele and piano. His songwriting ability is put on show with the album 'Country Roads' and it doesn't fail to impress. Stripping out the need for drums to carry the beat, the complexity of the guitar layers are more than enough to provide the listener with a joyful experience as Jon works through his songs, it's easy to imagine him sitting in the room playing you your very own private gig. This album is perfect to put on when you want to forget everything else around you and chill out, breathing in Jon's sweet songs.

The Gig Guide, GC Publishing Ltd, Westwood Business Park, Strasbourg Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JJ Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p43


News Update:

Awards

W

ork is well underway in preparation for the first annual Gig Guide Awards. Whilst we are not able to set a date for the ceremony just yet, we have secured bands to play on

receiving your votes has been extended, so fill in the form opposite and post it back to us

completely free using our Freepost address on the bottom of the form to make your vote count. Only one

the night and decided upon a venue, which I can reveal as being The Queens Hall, part of the Winter Gardens complex in Margate.

entry form can be accepted per person, so please do not send a duplicate if you have already logged your vote with us!

Included opposite is another copy of the nomination form for those who missed it in our last issue. The deadline for

Further details on the event will be posted online when our new website launches.

Terms & Conditions: 1) Artists & Venues must be based within Kent to qualify for nomination. 2) Only votes on official nomination forms, received from residents of Kent will be accepted. 3) Bands may appear in more than one category. 4) Only one vote per category line. 5) One form per person (multiple entries will be deemed void). p44 | The Gig Guide | Feb - Mar


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 return completed voting forms to: FREEPOST RRKY-CLKX-XSYG The Gig Guide, GC Publishing Ltd Westwood Business Park, Strasbourg Street Margate, Kent, CT9 4JJ Name: Address:

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Not to be Missed Broadstairs Blues Bash

R

unning during the weekend of 20th-22nd February, pubs in the town play host to a variety of blues music as well as a special Saturday night finale at the pavilion.

Friday 20th February Various bands playing in The Balmoral, The Prince Albert, The Barnaby Rudge, The Rose + more! Saturday 21st February Goosebumps in The Barnaby Rudge, Canary Wolf in The Lord Nelson and the Late Night Blues Show in The Pavilion (£10 ticket, 8pm til late) Sunday 22nd February Blues Jam in The pavilion (12 til 4), Porchswing Blues in The Rose, King Size Slim in The Neptune’s Hall. For more details go to www.broadstairsbluesbash.com Tickets for the Saturday night finale available from The Pavilion; 01843 600999

Thanet Music & Drama Festival

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hanet’s Music & Drama Festival once again returns during February and March, showcasing local talent across a wide range of activities. The festival consists of five stages, each with it’s own venue; Instrumental, February 28 at Clarendon House Grammar School, Ramsgate Dance, March 8-22 at Birchington Village Centre Speech & Drama, March 3-6 Broadstairs Pavilion Piano, March 7 Canterbury Christ Church University Vocal & Choral, March 12-14 St Philip's Church, Cliftonville

Plus a final prizegiving & Concert at Margate’s Winter Gardens on March 24. A fully detailed syllabus of events is available from the official website; www.thanetfestival.org.uk

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Keiran’s Got Talent?

oung aspiring drummer Kieran Gaffney (featured in Issue 6 - Not to be Missed), will appearing on Britain’s Got Talent, when it returns for the third series in Spring. Having made it through pre-audition screening from the shows producers, Kieran is now due to perform in front of the judging panel (Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan, Amanda Holden) and the studio audience. With only a minute to impress, each judge has a buzzer which they may press early to notify they have seen enough. After the minute slot (or if all three judges have buzzed early), the judges will decide if Keiran has what it takes to make it through to the semi-finals which are to be broadcast live. Official Website: http://talent.itv.com

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£1000 for a Song?

he port arms in Deal is holding a karaoke competition like no other. With a top prize of £1000, even those not usually interested in Karaoke will be sure to come along and check out the undiscovered talent in the area. Held on Saturday nights, the preliminary rounds have begun and all entrants have been chosen. Knockout rounds will now take place over the coming weeks, until a winner is chosen at the end of March to claim the £1000. The competition has already attracted a lot of interest and the landlord is looking to make the event a regular occurrence. You can find the Port Arms at; 10 Beach Street, Deal, CT14 7AH

Photo: Nick Smith Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p47


Caught in the Act

The Flack, Downtown Diner Smith (Ashford), 25th Jan, Dave

Sabotage, 31st October

Under The Thumb, Downtown Diner (Ashford), 25th Jan, Dave Smith p48 | The Gig Guide | Feb - Mar

Black Market Karma, 93 Feet East (London), 18th Novem ber

Shotgun Junky, The Corn Exchange (Maidstone), 19th November, Stuart Keeler

Skatonics, The Bea r and Ragged Staff (Crayford), November


Led Gremlin, Hole in the Ro (Deal), 28th November

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Motion Picture Soundtrack, Zebra Bar (Maidstone), 3rd Decembe r, by Dave Smith

Get Ape, Pizza Express (Southgate), 2nd December, by steeljam

Watch This Space, Downtow n Diner (Ashford), 25th Jan, Dave Smith

Hibiscus, Downtown Diner (Ashford), 25th Jan, Brian Marsh

The Counterfeit B eatles, Famous Artist Show (Sou th Korea) Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p49


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Dover’s No.1 Music Venue Live music every Friday throughout February & March...

February

Friday 6th Friday 13th Friday 20th Friday 27th -

Chix Wiv Pix Heroes Zero Tollerance Vanilla Ransom

March Friday 6th - Mixed Emotions Friday 13th - Fusion Friday 20th - Final Cut Friday 27th - Heroes

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Friday 6th Saturday 7th Friday 13th Saturday 14th Friday 20th Saturday 21st Friday 27th Saturday 28th

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Electric River Blow Tortilla Army As Is Now Wez Clacket Lane User Friendly Surf Dude Grandad-

Friday 6th Saturday 7th Friday 13th Saturday 14th Friday 20th Saturday 21st Friday 27th Saturday 28th

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Live ‘n’ Kickin’ Spankin’ Llamas (TBC) Breed Counterfeit Notes (TBC) Fallen Angels Zambu

March

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Quiz 20 Questions to test your musical knowledge

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Q1. Which famous American jazz pianist was known as ‘the duke’?

In which films would you find the following songs...?

Q2. Which two singers duetted on the 1987 hit ‘I Knew You Were Waiting For Me?

Q11. Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield

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Q3. Who had a hit with “The Fastest Milkman in the West? Q4. In which year were all these song titles No.1 hits; ‘All you need is love’, ‘San Francisco’ and ‘A whiter shade of pale’? Q5. What was Madonn’a first UK number one single?

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Q6. Which funnyman had a number one hit with ‘tears’?

Q12. The End - The Doors Q13. Two Hearts - Phil Collins Q14. The Circle Of Life - Elton John

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Q15. Up where we belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes Q16. It Must have been love - Roxette Q17. Love is all around - Wet Wet Wet

Q7. Which creatures sang “we all stand together”?

Q18. Don’t Bogart the joint my friend - Fraternity of Man

Q8. Which singer went solo after performing with the commodores?

Q19. The acid queen - Tina Turner

Q9. What were the Christian names of the singing duo ‘The Carpenters’? Q10. In which 1946 musical did Ethel Merman sing; “there’s no business, like show business”?

Q20. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door - Bob Dylan

Answers on p53

Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p51


Classifieds

Drummer required urgently: for currently semi pro modern metal band.

Good level of play required, reliab le, committed, own transport and gear. Blinding album in the making ,Mgnt company, all original material. Influences Metallica, Foo Fighters, Greenday and many more. Tel: Steve. 0781 5612693 - 01304 822635 e mail: elgiri2005@yahoo.co.uk .

Lead Vocalist/Frontman

dynamic voice Vocalist with a stunning and If you’re looking for a Lead in Bands, should be talking. I have sung that's not a sound alike we tly returned to the UK recen have and mer pop and duo's and as a Solo perfor and band /big Rock, indie, swing after 7 years abroad. I'm into the singing. but prefer to concentrate on can play a bit of rythm guitar ! but not an old man yet either No longer a twenty something ial and Covers. Interested in co-writing mater

Rhythm Guitarist Wanted

Functions band need to recrui t a rhythm guitarist who is able to play acoustic and electric rhythm . We have a set of 60+ songs and cover genre's from 60's to presen t day.

Practice in New Romney once a week. If you are reading this but are unable to make the commitmen t, but know someone who could, why not let them know!

Bob - New Romney 07833697404

Rhythm/lead guitarist for a new function band in thanet . We currently have a drumm er, a guitarist vocalist) and (who is also a bassist. We the have a vast am experience bet ount of giggin we g for the new yea en us all and have gigs rea dy and waitin r. Our music g tas present day. Looking for som te ranges from 60’s to the eone with lon commitment. g If this sounds term good for you give us a bell. 07912651510 - Ian

424775 Based in Thanet, Call 07546

Experienced Drummer Required

Gigging covers band requi res front man.

We cover bands like Super grass, QOTSA, Rage Again st the Machine, Bowie, Stain ’d, Presidents of the USA etc. We're aiming to gig a couple of times a month and we don't take it too seriou sly, we do it for fun. Interested in writing origin al material in future. Entertaining personality more important than vocal perfection. Tambourine exper ience would be an advantage. Based close to ashford. steve 07734806057 www.myspace.com/manfish es

Drummer, Bassist and Guita rist wanted for band

I’m 18, played guitar for years now & I’d like to get a band together. If someone wants to sing then I’m more than happy to use two vocalists or whatever. Want a bassist, drummer and one more guitar ist to get things rolling. Even if we just start off jamming.

Play anything from Mcfly, Muse, Green Day, The Darkn ess etc... to Metallica, Queen, AC/DC, Zeppelin. I love playing as well as writing own stuff so if anyone is intere sted (preferably between 17 and 24) then let us know. I'm based in Rainh am but have a house in Cante rbury (for Uni). Harry Belcher - 0795103411 6

to Ashford based acoustic band are looking for Experienced drummer convert our sound to something a bit more rocky. We do Neil inbetween. Diamond, Oasis, Snow patrol and loads lead Rehearsals in ashford on Weds night, we have two guitars, bass, and backing vocals, and aged 23 to 60 drop me a line john.gebhardt@btinternet.com, John

Musicians wanted for rock n roll band I'm a vocalist & guitaris t looking for another guitarist, a bassist and a drummer for a rock n roll cove rs band (maybe some originals too, who knows?) in East Kent (I'm based Canterbury). Intention is to gig. Ame rican rock n roll like Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Eddie Coc hran, Johnny Cash through to 60s garage rock, RnB, Bruc e Springsteen. Contact me for more details - rocknroll899 @yahoo.com

to band require a keyboard player Tunbridge Wells based gigging replace existing member. playing live, we just want Age unimportant as is experience and transport essential though. someone to do the job. Own gear Give us a ring !!!! Rob - 01825 830809

If you would like to place a completely free classified advert in our next edition, email stuart.keeler@gc-publishing.co.uk p52 | The Gig Guide | Feb - Mar


s guitarist and bas s band require Rock and Roll 50’ s bas e uir yer pla t req mmer and vocalis d guitarist. Experienced dru lea or electric] and years and are player [stand up ny ma for uit the circ kins, We’ve been on y Fury, Carl Per Bill like ff stu y looking to pla Stray Cats etc. is, Elv t, cen e. pipelin Gene Vin ts and gigs in the ns Plenty of contac corporate functio and roll clubs / Perform at rock s. nts and pub eve d lise cia / spe 999 am - 01634 328 nina pink - Rainh

Soul Funk Backing Singer Wanted Get Ape are looking for a backing singer to join an ever growing line up. Someone that can bring life and Soul into the band, has experience performing live, own transport and can make regular rehearsals. If you can play keyboard and sing, even better! Please give me a call (Kevin) on 07919 177239 if you're interested or want to chat about it more. www.getape.co.uk

Girl singer with own

Christian Band or form a er/guitarist wishes to join Christian singer/songwrit etc. outreach in pubs, clubs, for band rock tian Chris Hillsongs, Third Redman, Stuart Townend, Influences include: Matt Britpop and g Stones, Jeff Buckley, Rollin The les, Beat The Day, ! most things rocky really dan@sky.com 918 or email saunders_ Interested? call 07515710 from you! Dan- Gillingham ng Look forward to heari t saundersprojec www.myspace.com/dan

PA, requires band mem bers 18 year old girl sing er with own PA System, also rehearsal room near Meopham kent. wants to join good relia ble band, can organise gigs as already with The Bullfrog Agency. Contacts. Sarah .079 74198008. 01474 816 443. or email: bullfrog@fs mail.net

Male or Female keyboard/ synth player required for well established Function/ Party Band.

Irish / Pogues type band

band together in Singer / Guitarist getting Irish the lines of the pogues, the Canterbury/east kent. Along molly sort of thing. ng floggi dubliners, the chieftains, and hopefully some gigs. Just for some fun jamming ing: guitar / bass / drums / Looking for any of the follow / banjo / mandolin / bodhran / accordion / fiddle the idea! tinwhistle / vocals - you get

Groove Junction are looki ng for a new keyboard player. The successful appli cant will need professional equipment, attitu de and be able to give a high level of comm itment. Own transport a must. Gig all over the South East

Call Alan for a chat / more info... 07885 241192 www.groove-junction.co.uk

rocknrollpaddy99@yahoo.co

Singer seeks (West) Kent based musicians to start (covers) jazz/ blues band.

I have a degree in Music and Germa n and a diploma in singing. Been in 2 active cover bands and regularly gig in T.Wells on violin and backing vocals in an original acoustic band. Looking to sing and perform in either a covers band (preferably jazz/ blues) or start up an original band. Jenny - Tunbridge Wells 01892 670977 / www.vocalease.info

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BASS PLAYER WANTED A BASS ‘THE BROLLIES!’ ARE A MEDWAY BASED INDIE / POP BAND LOOKING FOR & LUKE (19). PLAYER OF SIMILAR AGE. WE ARE LEE (21), DANNY (19)

YOU IF

MUSIC CAN LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC AT WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THEBROLLIES

@LIVE.CO.UK INTERESTED, CONTACT VIA MYSPACE OR EMAIL: THEBROLLIES LEE - CHATHAM

Quiz Answers:

Q1. Edward Kennedy Ellington / Q2. George Michael & Aretha Franklin / Q3. Benny Hill / Q4. 1967 / Q5. Into The Groove / Q6. Ken Dodd / Q7. Frogs / Q8. Lionel Richie / Q9. Karen and Richard / Q10. Annie get your gun / Q11. The Exorcist / Q12. Apocalypse Now / Q13. Buster / Q14. Lion King / Q15. An officer and a gentleman / Q16. Pretty Woman / Q17. Four weddings and a funeral / Q18. Easy Rider / Q19. Tommy / Q20. Pat Grarrett and Billy the Kid

Feb - Mar | The Gig Guide | p53


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February

Gig Listings:

Sunday 1st - Roger & Mac Sunday 8th - Drew and the Crew Saturday 14th - Vince Martin Sunday 15th - EK1 Friday 20th - Tapestry Sunday 22nd - Antiques Roadshow Friday 27th - Kingsdown Band

March

Sunday 1st - Pass The Cap Friday 6th - Garry Dean Band Sunday 8th - Interseptors Sunday 15th - Tim Hain Sunday 22nd - Antiques Roadshow Sunday 29th - EK1

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February

Sunday 1st Friday 6th Sunday 8th Friday 13th Sunday 15th Friday 20th Sunday 22nd Friday 27th

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Police Squad Hoochie Coochie Men Get Ape Bodegas Kayley Weller The Kingsdown Band Get Carter Live ‘n’ Kickin’

March

Thursday 5th Friday 6th Sunday 8th Friday 13th Sunday 15th Friday 20th Friday 27th Sunday 29th

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