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March / April 2014 4 Out & About

March marches on… Find Family days out, at a host of venues in our diverse county, with numerous Arts, Ale & Music festivals for you to relish this quarter. Spring into Easter, use W3 Magazine Events & Attractions listings for to help you plan your days out.

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Live bands, Tribute Acts, Comedy, Dance & Drama You’re spoilt for choice over the coming months! Take a look at our comprehensive Theatre guide and listings, for you to plan your next show. Also featuring Madness frontman, Suggs, join him on an emotional rollercoaster through the ups and downs of an astonishing 30 year career.

38 Gig Guide Never ones to sit on our laurels (if we had any to sit on!), we have great pleasure in introducing a new feature in our gig section… Snippets and News. There’s always so many good things going on, we try and bring you the latest news about venues and artists, as well as the gig guide featuring your favourite bands playing at top featured venues, including artist reviews… This month we feature The Soundcasters, Crossfire and Lucky Jackson, and to make sure we cover all tastes mini reviews on Starlane, Not The Rolling Stones the Bob Dylan Experience, Heroes, Think Lizzy & The Police Squad

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March & April

Dover Museum

Market Square, Dover, Kent CT16 1PB 01304 201066

Spring has officially sprung in the Garden of England and the events itinerary for 2014 is picking up at a pace. There’s plenty to do for all the family over the next couple of months, including a feast of Easter events. We feature our favourites over the next 18 pages.. Dover and The Great War This special Exhibition celebrating the 100th Anniversary Exhibition of the Great War at Dover Museum opened to the public on 3 February 2014 and runs to 3 January 2015. Vaisakhi Festival Saturday 12 April The Vaisakhi Festival in Gravesend is expected to attract 5,000 worshippers to this annual colourful procession which makes its way through town to celebrate Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi (also spelled Baisakhi) is the festival which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community known as the Khalsa and is celebrated on April 14 each year. On Vaisakhi day in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh summoned Sikhs from all over India to the city of Anandpur Sahib. At this gathering, the Guru called upon Sikhs to uphold their faith and preserve the Sikh religion. St George’s Day Festival at Dover Castle Sunday 20 - Monday 21 April Step through England’s story, enjoy medieval crafts and cookery, and thrill to see the skill-at-arms horse show. Be careful you don’t miss St George valiantly doing battle with the dastardly dragon! With puppet shows, music and the best of English fayre, it’s a great day out for all the family. Celebrate St George’s day at Dover Castle on 20-21 April from 10am to 5pm!

Vaishaki Festival gogravesham.co.uk

Dover Castle

Castle Hill, Dover, Kent CT16 1HU 01304 211067

Rare Breeds Centre

Woodchurch, Ashford TN26 3RJ 01233 861493

Easter Lambing Fun and Frolics South Of England Rare Breeds Centre. Woodchurch nr Ashford Tuesday 1 to Monday 21 April Easter lambing fun and frolics begin….head along and see the newborn lambs and their very proud mums and lots of other babies too. Over both the Easter weekend April 18th, 19th 20th and 21st and the weekend before (12th and 13th) join the Rare Breeds Easter bunny in the hunt for chocolate treats…a great adventure around the farm. Over the Easter weekend there will also be an Easter show which is fun for kids and adults too and lots more activities including Meet the Animals, Falconry displays, and the start of the infamous Pig Racing season!


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English Festival 2014 Celebrate all that is iconic and ironic about the English at Gillingham’s Riverside Country Park A perfect day out for all the family and a great way to celebrate St George’s Day. Animal lovers will be content in cuddle corner, or if it’s something more active you’re after, how about a donkey ride or watching the dog agility? Those more inclined to sit back and relax can lounge on the beach or listen to the live band and string quartet, or take a stroll around the farmers market in the village square. Indulge… yourself in treats, sweets and English eats at the many food stalls offering up a whole host of typical English culinary delights. Get stuck into pie and mash, treat yourself to tea and scones or relax with an ice-cold Pimms. Play… a wide variety of family friendly activities - crazy golf and seaside games or visit the funfair. Meet the animals in cuddle corner, where you can see a selection of baby farm animals, rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. Create… a souvenir to take home with you by getting involved with our craft workshops where you can learn the art of candle making, printing and much more. Enjoy… our walkabout performers including St George and the dragon, Churchill and Queen Victoria. You can even visit a WWI encampment and see what life was like for the soldiers. Saturday, 19 April, 11am-5pm Kent Life Easter weekend Heritage Farm Maidstone 18th to 21st April The Kent Life farmyard will be buzzing with Easter excitement with all the new animal arrivals due any day. There is so much going on whatever the weather: Pop along to the pig sty to meet the new born piglets, help the farmer bottle feed the lambs & goat kids. Meet the Calves. Design your own ceramic Easter egg in Paint-a-Pot. Join in the Daily goat/ alpaca & donkey feeding sessions. Make a splash with the return of the Water Zorbing. Meet a chick or duckling in Cuddle Corner. Give the Donkey Rides a go (height restrictions apply). Race along on the junior Quad Bikes. Take a tour on the Tractor rides. Burn off some energy in the Outdoor and Indoor play areas. Or join the Easter egg trail to win some yummy treats. Phew!

Museum of Kent Life

Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU 01622 763936


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Kids for a Quid this Easter Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden 7 - 17 April 2014

‘Kids for a Quid’ offers families the chance to enjoy rides on the Kent & East Sussex Railway for just £1 per child between 7 and 17 April 2014. Passengers can board the beautifully restored vintage steam trains at Tenterden Station, which will take them along the 10½ mile line to Bodiam Station, passing through the Rother Valley. Bodiam Castle is a short walk from the station and upon arrival families can present their train ticket and receive a discount on admission to the Castle. To take advantage of the travel offer families need to visit the Railway’s website (www.kesr.org.uk) and print off the voucher, which allows up to two children to travel for only £1 each with one full paying adult or senior ticket purchased.

Kent & East Sussex Railway’s 40th Anniversary Gala Weekend 24/25/26 May 2014

As part of the celebrations to celebrate the 40th anniversary of reopening of the Kent & East Sussex Railway, the railway will be holding a three day gala over the late spring bank holiday weekend. As well as featuring six members of the “home” steam fleet, representing classes of engine that have run on the line since 1974, there will also be a welcome return appearance by Sentinal 0-4-0 vertical boilered tank locomotive “Gervase” – the only chance to see this unique loco in the South of England this year. ‘Gervase’ previously worked on the internal railway system at a sand pit near Redhill in Surrey and was rescued for preservation on the Kent & East Sussex Railway in the early 1960’s. Other highlights include regular shuttle services between Bodiam & Junction Road, locomotive changes at Bodiam, the first gala appearance by ex GWR 0-6-2 tank locomotive number 6619 since its arrival in late 2012, 0-6-0 Pannier Tank locomotive number 1638 in BR Black livery, heavy goods trains including “double headers” and shunting demonstrations at Tenterden The Carriage & Wagon shed at Tenterden will be open allowing visitors to take a fascinating look behind the scenes and see the painstaking work that goes to restore and maintain the line’s fleet of historic coaches. FRIDAY 7TH MARCH, Kent Event and Exhibition Centre, Detling, South East Woodworking Show Kent Event Centre & 8 March Tenterden Town Centre, Tenterden High Street Market SATURDAY 8TH MARCH, Leeds Castle, Falconry Dine and Sleep Margate Main Sands, Margate Beach Cross 2014 & 9 March Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells Farmers' Market United Reformed Church Folkestone A Coffee Concert Jonathan Chapter (cello) & Trevor Brierley (piano) Admission £5 Children free Highbury Hall Tenterden, Craft Market - second Saturday of every month SUNDAY 9TH MARCH, Kings Hall Herne Bay, Food and Drink Fayre Best Western Plus, Dover Marina Hotel, Spring Wedding Fayre Marlowe Academy Broadstairs, Thanet Farmers' Market Sarah Thorne Theatre Company Broadstairs, Spring Classical Concert 2 WEDNESDAY 12TH MARCH, Maidstone Mote Park, Maidstone Ramblers 8 Mile Walk Rocksalt Folkestone Harbour, Lonestar Comedy

The Grand The Leas Folkestone, Quiz at the Grand THURSDAY 13TH MARCH, Folkestone Quarterhouse, Comedy Club Rolvenden Village Hall, Rolvenden Village Market Rolvenden Church, Rolvenden Farmers Market FRIDAY 14TH MARCH, The Kitchen 1 Duke Street Margate, Chocolate Truffle Making with Becca Tenterden Town Centre, Tenterden High Street Market Gravesend, Gravesend Farmers Market SATURDAY 15TH MARCH, Custom House Ramsgate harbour, Ramsgate's Handmade Fair Kent & East Sussex Railway, A Fun ‘Day Out with Thomas’ & 16 March Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, March for Madagascar - & 16 March Union Church Margate, Margate Collectors Fair United Reformed Church Folkestone The Life and Singing of Kathleen Ferrier” Presented by Margret Cameron (mezzo-soprano) and Carol Wells (piano) Admission £8 Encounter Shop Gravesend, Family Fun Together


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1940s Wartime Weekend Military Vehicle & Living History Event Dover Transport Museum Sat 26 & Sun 27 April 2014 The ‘1940s Wartime Weekend’ at Dover Transport Museum aims to commemorate the vital role that Dover played as both a Port and vital hub of national defence during WW2, in addition to highlighting the contribution of those on the Home Front, and our Allies, throughout those war years.The event will be visited and inspected by ‘HM Queen Elizabeth’ along with ‘Princess Elizabeth’, her ladies in waiting and her detective’. This is a locally based lady historian who accurately portrays the thenQueen (the late Queen Mother) as she was often seen during those war years,visiting the bombed towns and factories of Great Britain.‘Victory Wartime Band’ will beplaying 1940’s music and will be joined by’Tacky Annie’s Swing Dance Club’ and ‘Channel Hoppers’who will take to the floor and dance to the music in period costume. Free bus runs from the Market Square, Dover. (every hour on the hour) SUNDAY 16TH MARCH, The Friars, Aylesford Maidstone, Farmers Market - The Friars TUESDAY 18TH MARCH, Salem Baptist Church Dover, Friends of Dover Museum - Talk by Keith Parfitt - Whitfield Excavations in the 1990s THURSDAY 20TH MARCH, Chilston Park Hotel, Ladies Charity Lunch on behalf of Heart Of Kent Hospice Grove Green, Maidstone, Maidstone RSPB - Birds of Southern Japan FRIDAY 21ST MARCH, Aylesford Pottery The Friars Aylesford, An Evening of Pottery with Alan & Billy Two master potters Morgan's Dance Hall and Coffee Lounge, Margate, Salsa and Latin Nights The Friars, Aylesford Maidstone, Evening with the award winning Aylesford Potters, lots of fun - & 22 March Tenterden Town Centre, Tenterden High Street Market SATURDAY 22ND MARCH, Dover Museum, Family Day at Dover Museum. Get ready to welcome Spring by making a Green Man Collage on Saturday 22 March. Family days are FREE for the whole family, so come along and join anytime from 10am until 3.30pm. Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, British Wildlife Weekend & 23 March United Reformed Church Folkestone Folkestone & Hythe Orchestra : Spring Concert Music by Mozart, Max Bruch, R.Strauss, Barber & Gordon Jacob Winter Gardens Margate, Ready Steady Cook Live! SUNDAY 23RD MARCH, The Leas Bandstand Folkestone, Sports Relief Mile Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel, Spring Wedding Fayre Quex Park Birchington, Wedding Showcase Samphire Hoe Dover, Samphire Hoe and the Spring Equinox. Discover the Hoe and find out how the Spring Equinox influences the seasons, weather and wildlife.

The Mall King Street Maidstone, Come and See Bea Spells-a-Lot from Lalaloopsy - The Mall White Cliffs Visitor Centre Dover, guided walk enjoying the unique dawn chorus and beautiful sunrise along the White Cliffs of Dover Godinton House and Gardens, NGS Open Day Milton Creek Sittingbourne, Hay Raking Sheppey Little Theatre, Mothers Day and Easter Craft Fair WEDNESDAY 26TH MARCH, The Grand The Leas Folkestone, Quiz at the Grand Turner Contemporary, Art on Screen: Aurelien Froment THURSDAY 27TH MARCH, County Square Shopping Centre Town Centre Ashford , Food and Drink Fair & 29 March FRIDAY 28TH MARCH, Tenterden Town Centre, Tenterden High Street Market SATURDAY 29TH MARCH, Chapel Down Winery, Kent Big Weekend 2014 - & 30 March Dover Transport Museum Snargate Street, Dover Transport Museum Grand Opening of the Snargate Street Shop Front - & 30 March Tenterden Leisure Centre, Tenterden Amateur Boxing Club is hosting an evening of top quality boxing SUNDAY 30TH MARCH Capel-Le-Ferne Village Hall, Indoor Boot Fair East Cliff Folkestone, Mother’s Day Walk Kent & East Sussex Railway, Mothers Day Treat THURSDAY 3RD APRIL, Kent History and Library Centre Maidstone, KCC Heritage Talk about recent archaeolgical finds in Kent SATURDAY 5TH APRIL, Kent Life Heritage Museum Maidstone, Bottle–feed the new lambs, hop on a tractor, paint a pot in the art studio and have a cuddle with other furry farmyard friends. 10am – 6pm. Til 21 April Penshurst Place, Easter Holiday Fun


The Tickled Trout Wye, Nr Ashford For more than 400 years, an Inn or Tavern has stood on the banks of the river Stour where the Tickled Trout now stands. The Pub is typical of the distinctive Kentish architecture of the period and greets the visitor with a welcoming and unique ‘olde world’ charm and the new owners strive to maintain this charm of oak beamed bars and open fires for their patrons. The well maintained gardens alongside the river Stour, provide the ideal setting for ‘Al fresco’ drinks and dining, with a superb choice from selective menus for which the pub is renowned. Fresh, local and regional. These are benchmark words when it comes to sourcing and buying ingredients for the very selective menu of homemade, traditional English and continental dishes. Seasonal choice of fresh fish caught in the seas around the Kent coastline, British reared meats, organic vegetables and fruit grown in ‘The Garden of England’, plus freshly baked bread delivered daily, are key to the continuing success of the Tickled Trout menus and provides the kitchen with endless new recipe ideas. For restaurant bookings 01233 812227 http://www.thetickledtrout.co.uk


National acclaim at The Anchor The Anchor, Wingham … The Best New Pub In The Country

Kevin & Michelle Abbott of The Anchor at Wingham picked up the national award for best newcomers at The BT Sport/Morning Advertiser Great British Pub Awards at the end of last year. With over 800 pubs entering what is considered to be the most prestigious accolade in the licensed trade. Kevin and Michelle were judged regional winners for London and the Southeast but won not only the regional title but the national award as well. Over the past year Kevin and Michelle with their daughters Bethany and Polly and son Robbie, have not only turned around a tired pub but also an entire village, according to their loyal regulars. As well as raising standards across the business, the big idea that put The Anchor back on track was the conversion of a disused function room into an arts centre – style venue that has hosted music acts from all over the world. Good, honest home-made food and a focus on cask beers have helped bring people back into the pub, too, and the Abbotts have reached out to the local community, inviting sports teams, music groups, clubs and societies to make The Anchor their home. Turnover at the Enterprise Inns Tenancy has soared and the Anchor is once again a busy and very popular community village pub.

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Eggcellent Easter Family Fun Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, The Aspinall Foundation 30th Anniversary Celebration Weekend & 6 April Sea Searcher Boat Trips Ramsgate, Seal Watching South of England Rare Breeds Centre, Easter lambing, fun and frolics! SUNDAY 6TH APRIL, East Kent Railway Shepherdswell, Travel for a pound Hop Farm Paddock Wood, The 'Dirty Half Dozen' is a 6k obstacle race with 15 military style obstacles designed by an ex-British Special Forces. 10am - 11am. Heart Of Kent Hospice fund raiser Turner Contemporary , Easy Sunday: Paint Family Workshop MONDAY 7TH APRIL, Kent & East Sussex Railway, Kids For a Quid! - til 17 April TUESDAY 8TH APRIL, Dover Museum, Easter fun over two days design and make an Easter Bunny Hat or an Animal Mask and try Easter colouring and quiz sheets - & 9 April

THURSDAY 10TH APRIL, St Mary’s Church, Ashford, Classical Roots 3: Fable & Folklore FRIDAY 11TH APRIL, Whitstable Museum and Gallery, Egg Decorating Workshops in Whitstable SATURDAY 12TH APRIL, Biddenden Vineyards, Biddenden Vineyards Guided Tour Kent Event and Exhibition Centre, Detling, Kent International Antiques & Collectors Fair - & 13 April Sissinghurst Castle, Book Fair - & 13 April Highbury Hall Tenterden, Highbury Hall Craft Market Gravesend Town Centre, Gravesend's Sikh community celebrate Vaisakhi today with a colourful parade through the town. SUNDAY 13TH APRIL, Kings Hall Herne Bay, Herne Bay Collectors Fair Marlowe Academy Broadstairs, Thanet Farmers' Market- Easter market MONDAY 14TH APRIL, Turner Contemporary, Big Sing Choir Performance

Kent’s All Ford Show and Auto Jumble Aylesford Priory nr Maidstone Sun 27 April 10am A great opportunity for all Ford enthusiasts to meet and display Ford Cars and commercials in a beautiful setting. From classics to modern and cortinas to muscle there’s plenty to see. And if you are looking for the elusive part, check out the autojumble. www.kentsallfordshow.co.uk


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Two fabulous attractions join the Seven Wonders of the Weald lineup The Seven Wonders welcomes Groombridge Place and Scotney Castle as two new attractions for 2014. Groombridge Place has award winning and stunning walled gardens with statues and water features overlooking the beautiful 17th Century manor house. Peacocks roam the gardens and there is a giant chess set that children love to pay on. Out in the forest there are huge tree swings, a boardwalk and Crusoe’s World featuring an authentic large wooden ship complete with rope bridges. There are bird of prey displays every day except Monday and a canal boat linking the gardens to the forest. Lunches and cream teas are available from the Peacock Bistro. Scotney Castle is owned by the National Trust and has much to offer – a fascinating country house and a fairytale 14th Century moated castle set within a beautiful wooded estate of over 770 acres. Discover the Ice House and the Quarry Garden and just relax in the lovely grounds. You can enjoy a delicious meal in the tearoom or enjoy a picnic in the picnic area. There are also daily activities in the discovery room. A new Seven Wonders attraction pass which costs £25 and is valid for one calendar year from date of purchase, is available online at www. sevenwonders.org.uk. THURSDAY 17TH APRIL, Chambers Bar. Restaurant. Coffee Shop Folkestone, Easter Ale & Cider Festival - til 21 April FRIDAY 18TH APRIL, Maidstone Museum, Fun family Easter Egg Hunt! Search around the Museum to find the eggs and receive a prize Easter badge to colour in when you finish! - til 21 April Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens, I LOVE Vintage fair Tenterden & District Museum, 100th Anniversary of WW1 The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Jumping Beaneys: Easter Egg Hunt at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge Winter Gardens Margate, Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2014 - & 19 April SATURDAY 19TH APRIL, Albert Court Ramsgate, Ramsgate's Handmade Fair Faversham Town Centre, Faversham Hat Festival Riverside Country Park Gillingham, English Festival SUNDAY 20TH APRIL, Barton's Point Coastal Park Sheerness, Easter Egg Hunt Belmont House and Gardens Ramsgate, Easter Bunny Hunt in the Gardens Dover Castle, St. George's Day Festival - & 21 April Dover Transport Museum Whitfield Dover, Family fun at the Easter Egg Hunt at Dover Transport Museum East Kent Railway Shepherdswell, Easter Family Fun Day - & 21 April Historic Dockyard Chatham, Medway Festival of Steam and Transport 2014 - & 21 April Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, Romney Bear Hunt The Friars Aylesford Maidstone, Farmers Market - The Friars

MONDAY 21ST APRIL, Aldington Point-to-Point Course, Aldington Point-to-Point races Ashford Livestock Market, Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show and Bike Jumble Barton's Point Coastal Park Sheerness, Water Sports Open Day Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Bank Holiday Baby Bonanza FRIDAY 25TH APRIL, Folkestone Town Centre, Art Mart Pegwell Bay Sandwich, Big Beach Clean SATURDAY 26TH APRIL, Dover Transport Museum, 1940s Wartime Weekend - & 27 April Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, World Tapir Weekend - & 27 April Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, Children's charity day SUNDAY 27TH APRIL, Cliftonville Margate, Cliftonville Farmers Market Dover Transport Museum Whitfield Dover, Be filled with nostalgia at the 1940s Wartime Weekend Dover Transport Museum Whitfield Dover, National Drive It Day East Malling Maidstone, The Heart of Kent Hospice challenges all keen cyclists to join its cycle of care – a 100KM timed cycle through the heart of Kent countryside Sissinghurst Castle, Bluebell and Wildflower Walks The Friars Aylesford Maidstone, All Ford Car Show WEDNESDAY 30TH APRIL, Turner Contemporary, Art on Screen: 21st Century Pop SATURDAY 3RD MAY, Faversham Town Centre, Asparagus Weekend - & 4 May Rochester Castle Gardens, Sweeps Festival 2014 - til 5 May


CANTERBURY’S

MARKETS

Canterbury district markets

There’s so much on offer at your local market. From fresh produce to fashion, handbags to household goods, flowers to festive gifts; you’ll be amazed at the wide range of products.

Canterbury Wednesday and Friday, St Georges Street

Herne Bay Saturday, Beach Street

Whitstable Thursday, Gorrell Tank

www.canterbury.co.uk/markets


THEATRE

Theatre

Comedy, Drama, Musicals March / April 2014 Stars from the stage, clubs and charts are flocking back to the South-East at the start of the year, filling our favourite theatre venues with gripping drama, sweet sounds and uproarious laughter. There’s something for all tastes throughout the region over the next couple of months. Here we provide a snapshot of all that’s hot on the Kent theatre scene in March & April.. Ted & Co… The Dinner Show Orchard Theatre Dartford Thursday 13 March Fresh from the success of Fawlty Towers, The Dinner Show and Allo Allo, Le Dinner Show comes the Laughlines smash hit comedy treat, Ted & Co, The Dinner Show. Ahh, Go on, Go on, Go on, Go on! A parody of the cult TV classic Father Ted, the unique and interactive comedy dining experience Ted & Co – The Dinner Show, debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival selling out every show and picking up five star audience reviews, thanks to an evening of highenergy improvisation, audience participation and perfect comic timing.

HASTINGS

WHITE ROCK THEATRE

A classic. A landmark. A legend. Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap Hastings White Theatre MON 19 Rock – SAT 24 MAY Monday 19 - Saturday 24 May ‘THE CLEVEREST MURDER MYSTERY OF BRITISH THEATRE’

‘A TRULY ENTERTAINING CLASSIC THRILLER’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

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The Orb live and special guest DJ Aliji Revelation St Marys, Ashford Friday 14th March Fresh from recent shows in Australia at the Rainbow Serpent Festival in Victoria. The Orb is celebrating its unique position as one of the few names to emerge from the 1988 house revolution still creating vital new music with a series of special shows in 2014 Tour. The silver jubilee in 2013 showed that they are both testament to the longevity of a uniquely original British musical talent and guarantee of an evening of dance grooves, warmly-surreal humour, ambient house and the original euphoric spirit which turned alternative dance music into the biggest youth revolution since punk rock. Support is provided by Aliji, resident DJ at Inspiral Lounge, Camden Town.


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Rebecca Ferguson Winter Gardens Margate Friday 14th March

Rebecca Ferguson will play an intimate show at the Margate Winter Gardens on Friday March 14, in what will be a unique venue for her to showcase her extraordinarily powerful new material. Rebecca came to prominence in 2010 when she became the runner-up of the seventh series of The X Factor, losing to the winner that year Matt Cardle. Her second studio album, Freedom, was released in December 2013, being met with positive reviews from critics and commercial success in the United Kingdom where it charted at number 6 and has since been certified Gold by the BPI. This will be only Rebecca’s second full UK tour ever, her first in 2012 climaxing with triumphant shows in London at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane.

Rebecca Ferguson

Winter Gardens Margate Friday 14th March

Tom Wrigglesworth: Utterly at odds with the universe Theatre Royal Margate Wednesday 12th March

Direct from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival. Yorkshire man, Sony Award Winner, Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, Chortle & Time Out Award winner and Star of Radio 4 and BBC 2, Tom Wrigglesworth returns with an exquisite new show. In turns, poignant and hilarious, Tom takes an emotional journey exploring his profound relationship with his granddad. Throughout childhood, they would frequently make tape recordings of themselves interviewing each other. Reflecting on these early conversations, Tom comes to fully understand the influence this man has had on his own life, and explores the fantasy of being able to make ‘one final interview’. Expect elegant flourishes of language, twisted logic and whimsical storytelling courtesy of one of the finest and most original comics in the UK. You could also expect next week’s lottery numbers, but let’s deal with one thing at a time. Simply put, it’s about Tom.

Tom Wrigglesworth: Utterly at odds with the universe Theatre Royal Margate Wednesday 12th March


REVELATION ASHFORD'S NEW PERFORMANCE VENUE SPRING/SUMMER SEASON 2014 CLARA SANABRAS THREE ACRES & A COW Sat 15 March – £10/£6 FABLE & FOLKLORE Thu 10 April – £14/£8 PIAF ~ THE SONGS Wed 30 April – £14/£8 VOCES8 - SHUFFLE Wed 7 May – £17.50/£7.50 WAR CORRESPONDENTS Sat 24 May – £12/£7 HEATH QUARTET Wed 18 June – £16/£8 CATE LE BON Thu 26th June – £12/£8 MADE IN ASHFORD Sat 28 June – £7/£5 Sat 8 March – £14/£8

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Kerry Godliman Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone Saturday 15th March Star of ‘Live At The Apollo and ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’, Kerry recently appeared as Hannah in Ricky Gervais’ sitcom ‘Derek’ and playing Lacey Turners Mum in ‘Our Girl’. You might also have caught her in ‘Miranda’, ‘Getting On’, ‘Extras’, ‘Spoons’ and ‘Home Time’ among others. Last year she supported Micky Flanagan on tour and took her critically acclaimed show ‘Wonder Woman’ to the Edinburgh Festival. Her Radio 4 show ‘Kerry’s List’ aired last Spring. SATURDAY 8TH MARCH, Comedy, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Susan Calman Drama, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Tales Family, Theatre Royal Margate, TomTen Music, Theatre Royal Margate, Craobh Rua Revelation St Marys Ashford, Clara Sanabras Scattered Flight Songs Of Spanish Exile Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, An Evening Of Dirty Dancing St Marys Arts Centre Sandwich, Cocos Lovers + Arlet + Famous James & The Monsters De La War Pavilion Bexhill, John Grant Other, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Astor Theatre presents for International Woman’s Day The Sistren Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Kent Air Ambulance Variety Fundraiser SUNDAY 9TH MARCH, Circus, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Moscow State Circus Classical, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Sunday Classics Drama, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Pronoun by Evan Placey Music, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Hot Flush The Musical Other, St Marys Arts Centre Sandwich, Vintage Fair

Theatre, Theatre Royal Margate, Theatres Open Day MONDAY 10TH MARCH, Dance, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Don Quixote Russian State Ballet Orchard Theatre Dartford, Balletboyz Music, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Mike & The Mechanics Theatre, Churchill Theatre Bromley, The Dishwashers TUESDAY 11TH MARCH, Dance, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Giselle Russian State Ballet Talk, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, River Monsters Face To face with Jeremy Ward Theatre, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Dirty Dusting WEDNESDAY 12TH MARCH, Comedy, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Jimmy Jones Theatre Royal Margate, Tom Wrigglesworth Magic, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, I Magician Jamie Allen Music, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Caravan Theatre, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, The Reduced Shakespeare Company The Bible.. The Complete Word Of God Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Was Marlowe Faustus THURSDAY 13TH MARCH, Comedy, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Ted & Co The Dinner Show

New Jersey Nights Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells Mon 17 – Wed 19 March The international smash hit show New Jersey Nights returns to the UK as part of their world tour. The show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time. From the back street studio in New Jersey where it all began, this vibrant production includes all of The Four Seasons greatest hits, including Sherry, Rag Doll, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Manand so many more. With an award-winning cast of singers, dancers, unique stage sets and a rockin’ on stage band, New Jersey Nights has smashed box office records right across the USA and UK and is proving to be one of the most successful touring shows of all times.


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La Voix – back for one night only! Astor Theatre Deal Saturday 22nd March For one night only, the international diva, La Voix returns to THE VOL AU VENT CLUB. A hilarious journey about men, money and music. With surprise guests including Liza Minnelli, Tina Turner and Shirley Bassey. For this unforgettable night La Voix brings along the 20-piece London Gay Big Band, a quartet of sexy male dancers, a bit of burlesque like you never seen and glamour galore. Dance, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Big Dance Extravaganza Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Swan Lake Russian State Ballet Music, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Open Mic Night FRIDAY 14TH MARCH, Classical, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Michale Foyle, violin and Maria Setiadi, piano Dance, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, State Of Emergency Love & Sex AKA Per Mission Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Sleeping Beauty Russian State Ballet Family, Theatre Royal Margate, Fireside Tales With Grandad 2pm Music, Revelation St Marys Ashford, The Orb + DJ Aliji Winter Gardens Margate, Rebecca Ferguson Live In Concert Astor Community Theatre Deal, Natalie Williams – back by popular demand!! Tribute, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, The ELO Experience Variety, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, The Dreamboys

Orchard Theatre Dartford, Ladies Night SATURDAY 15TH MARCH, Comedy, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Kerry Godliman Theatre Royal Margate, The Adventures Of Alvin Sputnik Deep Sea Explorer Dance, Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, Swan Lake Folk/World, Revelation St Marys Ashford, Three Acres And A Cow A History Of Land Rights Music, De La War Pavilion Bexhill, Dear Serge Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Glenn Tilbrook Orchard Theatre Dartford, That'll Be The Day Theatre, Winter Gardens Margate, An Evening Of Burlesque Tribute, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Sensational 60s Experience Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, The Crickettes Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Nashville Nights and Dixie Days Astor Community Theatre Deal, Magic - A Kind of Queen – Queen’s Greatest Hits

911 Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone Sunday 23rd March 911 are a British boy band that consists of Lee Brennan, Jimmy Constable and Spike Dawbarn. The band were formed in 1995 and released their debut single in May 1996. 911 began when Constable met Dawbarn whilst working as a dancer on the show The Hitman and Her. The two later found Brennan, and were signed by Virgin Records. They had their first Top 10 hit in 1996 with “Don’t Make Me Wait”, which reached #10. Nine more successive Top 10 hits followed, including the UK number one hit “A Little Bit More”. The band split up in February 2000, reforming again in 2009 and now performing around the UK.

Anything Goes De La War Pavilion Bexhill Tuesday 25th March ‘One of the greatest musicals ever written.’ Experience the critically acclaimed University of Chichester Touring Company, bringing this Broadway sensation to the regional stage. Winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Cole Porter’s Anything Goes remains the timeless classic that it was in 1934. As the SS American heads out to sea, two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theatre’s most memorable songs, including ‘You’re the Top,’ ‘It’s De-lovely,’ and of course, ‘Anything Goes.’


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Ale & Arty 2014 De La War Pavilion Bexhill Fri 21 & Sat 22 Mar The Rotary Club of Bexhill & De La Warr Pavilion present this real ale and music festival. With some great Live music from No Exit, The Exiles & Howlin’ Blues. Local bands and a selection of thirty ales from Franklins (Main Supporter), Brighton Bier Co., Burning Sky, Okell’s, Harveys, Two Cocks, London Fields, Hackney, East London Brewing Co., Clarence & Fredericks, Late Night & By the Horns. All proceeds are donated to charities and local good causes identified by the Rotary Club of Bexhill SUNDAY 16TH MARCH, Dance, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, The Little Mermaid Family, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Lyngo Theatre Jack & The Beanstalk Winter Gardens Margate, Simple Simon in the New Adventures Of Red Riding Hood & The Wolf Music, De La War Pavilion Bexhill, Younger Than Springtime singing workshop with Lorraine Bowen Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks Young Musician Of The Year Theatre, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Premier performance of The Wardrobe Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Faulty Towers Dining Experience Tribute, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac MONDAY 17TH MARCH, Drama, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Some Girl I Used To Know Musical, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, New Jersey Nights Theatre, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Forces Sweetheart TUESDAY 18TH MARCH, Comedy, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Café Live Improv4 Music, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Jack Bruce & His Big Band Theatre, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, The Massacre At Paris WEDNESDAY 19TH MARCH, Dance, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Essence Of Ireland Musical, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Jesus Christ Superstar Theatre, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, UKC Musical Theatre presents Hair

THURSDAY 20TH MARCH, Comedy, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Ed Byrne Dance, Churchill theatre Bromley, Russian State Ballet present Giselle Theatre, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Finding Joy Tribute, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, The Bootleg Beatles FRIDAY 21ST MARCH, Beer Fest, De La War Pavilion Bexhill, Ale and Arty 2014 Classical, Winter Gardens Margate, Tenors Un Limited Dance, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Russian State Ballet present Sleeping Beauty Music, Astor Community Theatre Deal, The Astor Folk Sessions - Faustus Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Classic Legends of Rock Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Café Live Sam Brookes plus Hot Feet Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Charlie Landsborough Orchard Theatre Dartford, Jai McDowall Other, Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, Superslam Wrestling Live Event SATURDAY 22ND MARCH, Comedy, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Andrew Lawrence No Escape Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Russell Kane Smallness Dance, Churchill Theatre Bromley , Russian State Ballet present Swan Lake Music, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Showaddywaddy Revelation St Marys Ashford, Snowdown Colliery Male Voice Choir White Rock Theatre Hastings, Hastings Musical Festival Final

Pasadena Roof Orchestra White Rock Theatre , Hastings Friday 28th March Since 1969 the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has been re-creating the glories of music from the 20s and 30s. Featuring timeless American songbook classics and tributes to the great British dance bands. Presenting the show is singer and band leader Duncan Galloway. So pack up your troubles, come on get happy, and experience an evening of superlative music, with more than a dash of wit and humour.


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Vienna Festival Ballet presents: Swan Lake

Winter Gardens, Margate Sunday 30th March

One of the best known love stories, performed by the ever popular Vienna Festival Ballet. Lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars, and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky make this a night not to be missed. Swan Lake is the most popular ballet in the world. It’s the ballet that captures like no other the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. An evening not to be missed. Tribute, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, G2 Definitive Genesis Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, The Illegal Eagles Variety, Astor Community Theatre Deal, La Voix – BACK FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! SUNDAY 23RD MARCH, Comedy, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Ed Byrne Roaring Forties Family, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Old McDonald had A Farm by Stephen Lee Music, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Gregory Porter Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Grimethorpe Colliery Band Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Café Live Project F's Sunday Soul Sessions Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, 911 Illuminate The Hits and More Winter Gardens Margate, The All Stars 25th Annual Concert Theatre Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, House & Theatr Mwidan present It's Dark Outside Orchard Theatre Dartford, The Circus Of Horrors Tribute, Churchill Theatre Bromley , The Illegal Eagles MONDAY 24TH MARCH, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Evita

TUESDAY 25TH MARCH, Comedy, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, The Fez Comedy Club Drama, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Dial M For Murder De La War Pavilion Bexhill, Anything Goes University Of Chichester Touring Company Theatre Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, The Close Up Show Orchard Theatre Dartford, Fiddler On The Roof WEDNESDAY 26TH MARCH, Drama, Churchill Theatre Bromley , Private Peaceful Music, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, T24 The Great Gatsby Opera, Astor Community Theatre Deal, The Deal Savoyards present Patience by Gilbert and Sullivan Theatre, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, The Jew Of Malta Variety, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Banff Mountain Film Festival THURSDAY 27TH MARCH, Comedy, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Lee Hurst Theatre, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Sing A Long A Grease

Soul Sisters ft S-E-L from Soul II Soul The Astor Theatre, Deal Friday 4th April Soul Sisters is one of the most memorable UK Soul acts on the stage in a non-stop and dynamic tour-de-force of timeless soul classics, bringing the spirit of the great female vocalists to life in a spectacular and spine-tingling presentation. The Soul Sisters perform many of the instantly recognizable international hits that have become classics. So get ready to sing-along! Their show is totally live featuring the incredible Soul II Soul singer S-E-L together with a full band, all of which provide superb backing.

An evening with Boycie Orchard Theatre, Dartford Sunday 30th March Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he’ll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed, George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.


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Kate Rusby Churchill Theatre, Bromley Saturday 5th April Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby. A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination. Audiences are sure to be thoroughly entertained by Kate’s choice of muchloved classics from her back catalogue stretching over her two decades of music making. As ever, she will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians who form her band. These virtuoso artists are sure to delight you with their exceptional talents. The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented for a folk singer and has been achieved without resort to compromise. Rusby’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit and the intuitive support of the band ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience. FRIDAY 28TH MARCH, Dance, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Tap Factory Music, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Café Live Laurie Kay Trio White Rock Theatre Hastings, Pasadena Roof Orchestra Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, The Nu Waves Experience SATURDAY 29TH MARCH, Family, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Postman Pat Theatre, De La War Pavilion Bexhill, Movers and Shakers Tribute, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Tropicana Ultimate 80's Night Variety, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Viva La Drag Comedy, Orchard Theatre Dartford, An Evening With Boycie SUNDAY 30TH MARCH, Dance, Winter Gardens Margate, Swan Lake Family, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Arthur Pitas The Little Match Girl Music, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Jim Foreman Comedy, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Hot Flush MONDAY 31ST MARCH, De La War Pavilion Bexhill, Alison Moyet Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Cards On The Table

TUESDAY 1ST APRIL, Theatre, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Brassed Off Comedy, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Jimeoin WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL, Comedy, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Jimeoin Yes Yes Whatever Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Comedy Night with Ben Norris Joe Bor Sara Pascoe Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, Outside The Box THURSDAY 3RD APRIL, Dance, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Rambert featurng Rooster Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Jasmin Vardimon presents JV2 Triple Bill Talk, Central Theatre Chatham, Suggs My Life Story Theatre, De La War Pavilion Bexhill, BATS present The Taming Of The Shrew FRIDAY 4TH APRIL, Family, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Scooby Doo & The Mystery Of The Pyramid White Rock Theatre Hastings, Peter Pan Music, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Blind Astor Community Theatre Deal, Soul Sisters featuring S-E-L from Soul II Soul

Sandi Thom Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury Saturday 5th April Sandi Thom is on a musical journey that has taken her from the renowned platinum selling debut album: Smile, to the critically acclaimed Blues rock record; Merchants and Thieves featuring a collaboration with her long term boyfriend Joe Bonamassa. Her latest release ‘Flesh and Blood’ dubbed “Fierce and Honest Songwriting” by The Huffinton Post, drew in the likes of The Black Crowes band and Bobby Keys to work with her. Even the legendary Buffy SainteMarie appears on the record on a most stunning duet with Thom entitled ‘The Big ones Get Away’. Over the last 6 years since Thom arrived on the scene she has sold in excess of 1 million albums, been nominated for a Brit award, won a Digital Music Award for her innovation as an artist, won Album Of The Year at the Scottish Music Awards and been given an Ivor Novello award for excellence in songwriting.


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UB40 Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone Monday 7th April Reggae stars UB40 have announced they will play their biggest UK tour for over three years in Spring 2014.

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Starting at the O2 ABC in Glasgow on 31st March, UB40 will play fourteen shows across the UK, with a hometown gig on the final night of the tour at The Institute in Birmingham on 18th April. The announcement of the tour follows the success of the band’s latest Top 30 album ‘Getting Over The Storm’, which was awarded BBC Radio 2’s ‘Album Of The Week’ accolade and received 5-star reviews from the UK’s music press on its release in September 2013. UB40’s Robin Campbell said, “Having suffered a few setbacks recently, including our drummer Jimmy and percussionist Norman’s health issues, we’re now firing on all cylinders and itching to get out on the road and play our fans all the hits and some tracks off the latest album ‘Getting Over The Storm. Classical, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, An afternoon of music with Kent Youth Wind Orchestra SATURDAY 5TH APRIL, Drama, Astor Community Theatre Deal, The Lavender Lounge Family, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Louis Pearl The Amazing Bubble Show Music, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Kate Rusby Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Sandi Thom Astor Community Theatre Deal, Snowdown Colliery Welfare Male Voice Choir Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Living Africa Steve Bloom St Marys Arts Centre Sandwich, The Sounds Of Simon A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel Classical, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Lisa Milne RTW Symphony Orchestra SUNDAY 6TH APRIL, Drama, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Folding Feather present Nice Music, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Peatbog Faeries Orchard Theatre Dartford, Paul Carrack Other, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Beatles Day 15 Psychic, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, An Evening Of Mediumship with Tony Stockwell Wrestling, Winter Gardens Margate, A Night Of British Wrestling Comedy/music, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Fascinating Aida

MONDAY 7TH APRIL, Family, Orchard Theatre Dartford, The Gruffalo Central Theatre Chatham, Tidler & Other Terrific Tales Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, The Sooty Show Music, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, UB40 Theatre, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Half A Sixpence TUESDAY 8TH APRIL, Tribute, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Nina Kristofferson's Billy Holiday Story Comedy/music, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Jim Davidson & Richard Digance WEDNESDAY 9TH APRIL, Music, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Joe Brown in concert Musical, Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, South Pacific Dance, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Tap Factory Drama, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, The Garden Of England THURSDAY 10TH APRIL, Family, Brook Theatre Chatham, The King and I Music, Astor Community Theatre Deal, The Astor Folk Sessions Polly and the Billets Doux Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Showtime 14 Revelation St Marys Ashford, Fable & Folklore David Le Page & Mathew Sharp Churchill Theatre Bromley, The Drifters

Beatles Day 15 White Rock Theatre, Hastings Sunday 6th April Featuring over 10 hours of music from The Beatles’ back catalogue, performed live by 350 musicians. With a single entry wristband, visitors are free to come and go as they please throughout the day. Beatles day is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and has raised well over £120,000 thus far for this very worthy cause.


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THE ASTOR FOLK SESSIONS..

POLLY AND THE BILLETS DOUX Astor Theatre, Deal Thursday 10th April Polly & The Billets Doux are something brilliantly different. Known for their flawless and energy-filled live performances, the genre-defying quartet Polly and the Billets Doux boast a genius blend of Folk, Pop, Rock N’ Roll, Soul, Country, Blues and even Gospel. They have a solid reputation and extensive history of headline tours up and down the country; from Ullapool to Brighton, and almost everywhere in between. Their debut album Fiction, Half-Truths and Downright Lies had them topping many ‘ones to watch’ lists back in 2010, and the buzz hasn’t stopped since. That same year, they reached number 21 on the BBC Radio 1 Indie Charts and were invited to do sessions with BBC 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews and BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends. Theatre, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Viva La Drag Comedy, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Rob Beckett FRIDAY 11TH APRIL, Comedy, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Rob Beckett Live Orchard Theatre Dartford, Carry On The Dinner Show Dance, Churchill Theatre Bromley , Tap Factory Family, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, The Just So Stories Music, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, The Dunwells Talk, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Talking Books - Virginia Ironside Theatre, White Rock Theatre Hastings, 51 Shades Of Maggie Tribute, Orchard Theatre Dartford, The Elvis Years SATURDAY 12TH APRIL, Family, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Family Day Magic, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Champions Of Magic Music, Central Theatre Chatham, Joe Brown in concert Astor Community Theatre Deal, The Jersey Boys Tribute, St Marys Arts Centre Sandwich, The Rat Pack Vegas Spectaculer Show Dance, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Swan Lake SUNDAY 13TH APRIL, Family, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, The Pantaloons Sherlock Holmes

Winter Gardens Margate, Bananas In Pyjamas Music, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Joe Brown Brook Theatre Chatham, A Feast Of Fiddles MONDAY 14TH APRIL, Music, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, The Illegal Eagles Churchill Theatre Bromley, Tonights The Night Comedy, Central Theatre Chatham, Comedy Club TUESDAY 15TH APRIL, Family, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, The Lighthouse Keepers Cat Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, The Sooty Show Music, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Fascinating Aida White Rock Theatre Hastings, Pop Factor Comedy, Central Theatre Chatham, Reginald D Hunter WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL, Family, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, The Pillow Maker Orchard Theatre Dartford, Peter Pan On Ice Music, Brook Theatre Chatham, LD Frazier New York Gospel singer Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Suggs Theatre, Central Theatre Chatham, Let's Talk Bike with TT champions Ian Hutchinson & Nick Jefferies Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, The Anatomy Of Melancholy Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Morecombe Dance, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, #Dance

The Just So Stories Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone Friday 11th April In their highly acclaimed production of The Just So Stories, Red Table Theatre brings four of Rudyard Kipling’s best beloved tales to vivid life through discovered play. Four talented young actors use umbrellas, pots, pans, socks, cushions, tennis balls, lampshades, and much more to create fantastical creatures and worlds, leading their audience on an unforgettable interactive and songfilled journey from Pusat Tasek - the Heart of the Sea - to the banks of the great grey-green Limpopo River.


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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Theatre Royal, Margate 11th – 13th April Shakespeare’s Globe returns to Margate Theatre Royal with a glorious new production of Much Ado About Nothing. Claudio loves Hero and Hero, Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice, Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince, force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by killing his best friend. Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being in denial, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s wittiest, most endearing pair of lovers. Performed at the Globe and touring nationwide, but opening right here in Margate! THURSDAY 17TH APRIL, Drama, Brook Theatre Chatham, The Girl With No Heart Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Metamorphosis Music, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Soul Legends Wrestling, Astor Community Theatre Deal, LDN Wrestling returns to the Astor!! Beer Fest, Winter Gardens Margate, Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival FRIDAY 18TH APRIL, Comedy, Central Theatre Chatham, Sean Lock Family, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Sleeping Beauty In The Wood Music, Brook Theatre Chatham, John Kirkpatrick Astor Community Theatre Deal, Northern Soul – The Good Friday Agreement Variety, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Immortal Chi SATURDAY 19TH APRIL, Comedy, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Sarah Millican Home Bird Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Matt Richardson Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Virtual Transcript Of Society Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Craig Campbells Thrilling Mic Hunt Family, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Peppa Pig's Big Splash

Music, De La War Pavilion Bexhill, John Cooper Clarke Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Showaddywaddy Astor Community Theatre Deal, The Blockheads White Rock Theatre Hastings, West End Experience Final Concert Theatre, Central Theatre Chatham, Cabaret Of Curiosities Dance, Brook Theatre Chatham, South Indian Bharatnatyam Dance SUNDAY 20TH APRIL, Family, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Curious Creatures Music, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Project F's Soul Sessions Dance, Brook Theatre Chatham, Into The Loop MONDAY 21ST APRIL, Drama, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Two Worlds Of Charlie F TUESDAY 22ND APRIL, Music, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Rose Marie Musical, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Oliver Opera, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, The Magic Flute Tribute, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Buddy The Buddy Holly Story

The Dishwashers - Starring David Essex Churchill Theatre, Bromley Thursday 10 – Tuesday 15th April When young Emmett was a high flyer in the City he was a regular customer in an upmarket restaurant but now, thanks to a recent reversal in his fortunes, he’s starting a new career there - as a dishwasher! In this world of dirty dishes, soapsuds and despair, playwright Morris Panych brings wit and humour to the quest for existential meaning. David Essex returns to the stage in The Dishwashers following his hugely successful portrayal of Eddie Moon in BBC TV’sEastEnders. He enjoys a remarkable career that has combined theatre, films, television and music. David will be joined by Andrew Jarvis and Rik Makarem


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MATT RICHARDSON Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury Saturday 19th April Come and join multi-award winning comic and cohost of The Xtra Factor Matt Richardson. In 2010 Matt started comedy and in just three years he has been rapidly establishing himself as one of the hottest and most exciting acts on the comedy circuit, appearing on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Fake Reaction (ITV2) and Sweat The Small Stuff (BBC3). Hometown Hero is his highly anticipated debut show. High Energy, hilarious...and a little bit rude! WEDNESDAY 23RD APRIL, Dance, Orchard Theatre Dartford, La Boheme Drama, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Our Friends The Enemy Comedy, Winter Gardens Margate, Sarah Milican Home Bird THURSDAY 24THAPRIL, Music, Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, Adam Wedd & Friends Family, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Charlie & Lolas Best Bestest Party FRIDAY 25TH APRIL, Music, De La War Pavilion Bexhill, Music's Not Dead & DLWP present Roddy Woomble Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, 15th Anniversary Gurkha Festival Of Music Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, Sinatra Sequins & Swing Astor Community Theatre Deal, The Barrett Brothers Live Winter Gardens Margate, Suggs My Life Story Brook Theatre Chatham, Medway Young Musicians Awards SATURDAY 26TH APRIL, Music, Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, Eddie Martin Trio Central Theatre Chatham, Chas & Dave Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Rock It Dance, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Ellen Kent's La Boheme

SUNDAY 27TH APRIL, Dance, Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, Encore Dance Company Music, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Stevefest Theatre, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Grease MONDAY 28TH APRIL, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Othello TUESDAY 29TH APRIL, Comedy, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Jimmy Carr Funny Business Music, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Joe Brown WEDNESDAY 30TH APRIL, Dance, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Cinderella Music, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Beyond The Barricade Astor Community Theatre Deal, Malcolm Ing Revelation St Marys Ashford, Piaf The Songs Theatre, De La War Pavilion Bexhill, NT Live King Lear THURSDAY 1ST MAY, Tribute, Churchill Theatre Bromley, One Night Of Elvis Lee ‘Memphis’ King Comedy, De La War Pavilion Bexhill, Rich Hall Music, Revelation St Marys Ashford, Voces8 Shuffle

South Indian Bharatnatyam Dance Brook Theatre, Chatham Saturday 20th April Sankalita and her dancers bring to life the changing spectacle of traditional Bharatanatyam. Drawing from the classic genre, in a variety of languages, the dance moves through the ages like a vibrant river. A blend of modernity and tradition.

Feast of Fiddles Brook Theatre, Chatham Sunday 14th April Celebrating its 20th year, some of the UK’s finest Folk fiddlers bring their own individual styles together to visit many musical genres.. all together on one stage


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Like A Rolling Stone…

Our gig guide gathers no moss this issue as we’re completely packed to the rafters of quality live music and entertainment.. Starting off with two top tribute bands- Not The Rolling Stones and The Bob Dylan Experience, who join forces for special shows at The Anchor, Wingham and The Horsebridge Arts centre, Whitstable in April.

60 days of live music at Kent’s favourite venues listings may vary after publication.. please check with venues prior to travel

NEWS Aynsley Lister is to headline at this years WRC Bluesfest at the Red Lion in Gravesend on the 12th July. More bands in the line up include The Mentulls, Laura Holland band and the Robin Bibi Band. Sandgate’s Bar Vasa is re-opening in early April. @VASA , will be a fresh, exciting Jazz & Swing live music venue.

NOT THE ROLLING STONES

NOT just another Stones tribute band…. these guys have been together for over 5 years playing theatres and festivals all over the UK as well as high profile International events in Holland, Belgium, Croatia, Italy and the middle east. Sure there are a few good Stones tribute bands around, and what sets NOT THE ROLLING STONES apart is their frontman and supremo Jagger lookalike MIKE JAGGER, who has appeared on TV and videos in six countries as the next best thing to Sir Mick himself! The band ethos is simple: be a great rock and roll band and create the authentic live sound of The Stones covering the best known classics from the greatest Rock and Roll band in the world. Check out the band’s YouTube spoof ad ‘I can’t believe it’s not Jagger’ and the website: www. nottherollingstones.com. You won’t believe it’s not Jagger either!

Well known and respected businessman and bar owner Alan Harris is re-vitalising one of the south east’s most well known sea front bars. With a fantastic new chef, we will all be able to enjoy popular Mediterranean dishes as well as great sea views, and dynamic live entertainment.

Margate Meltdown is back for a 7th year. The Ace Café run out will ride out from the cafe to the popular seaside resort on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 26th May. Margate seafront and harbour is given over to motorcycles and scooters, diverse club and trade stands, a stage with live entertainment from Noon, together with rockin’ DJ Bill Guntrip. Working closely with the cafe’s chosen charity for this event, The Royal British Legion Riders Branch (RBLRB), the town and Thanet District Council, Margate not only has everything that a great ride out requires, but also a great beach and plenty of heritage to include a legacy from the 1960s that is of world renown relating to motorbikes, scooters and the Mods & Rockers that rode them! All we need is Radio Caroline to float past and we’ll have the full set !!


THE BOB DYLAN EXPERIENCE

Featuring the songs that have made him a legend, The Bob Dylan Experience is a four piece band which has been playing the fantastic music of Bob Dylan over the past 5 years. From his earliest to his latest recordings, we play the classic songs that have inspired fans and musicians alike for generations over the past 50 years...and counting! For more information visit www.thebobdylanexperience.co.uk or their pages on Facebook and YouTube.

…And talking about Radio Caroline… Our favourite Radio station of all time, Radio Caroline is 50 this year!! The iconic station’s 50th Birthday event is on 8th March 2014 at The Rochester Corn Exchange. Tickets are just £30 for the whole day and evening entertainment including music by Charlie Dore and The Counterfeit Beatles. Lawnfest, the Sevenoaks small festival with the big heart will not be taking place in 2014 but keep an eye out for 2015 date and artists. But…. Woodnestock at the Anchor in Wingham will be back in it’s traditional spot of first festival of the year, which is set to be the first weekend in May. After a successful mini tour last year, Live In The Living Room tour is back again for 2014 check out the local W3 guides for different venues across Kent from the 18th to 26th April… Acoustic awesomeness… The legendary Jack Bruce of Cream fame appears at the Marlowe Theatre on the 18th March. Unfortunately without Messrs. Clapton and Baker, Jack is joined by his big band

Make a cigar box guitar with ChickenboneJohn.. The Chambers in Folkestone is offering a unique workshop on the 22nd March, where you can join the godfather of cigar box guitars, Chickenbone John. Not only will John teach you how to make a cigar box guitar, he’ll even give instruction on how to play it too!. The workshop is from midday through to 5pm and in the evening there’s a free gig …with Hollowbelly (LO-FI punk blues) & Chickenbone John himself . “I don’t do normal guitars...but what I do is always unique and with my own personal slant on things... I make cigar box guitars (and lots of other types of stringed instruments too), play them, teach people how to build their own guitars...and how to play them too.” Chickenbone John. The event includes all materials, tools and tuition, all for the paltry sum of 35 quid. Book with the Chambers by calling 01303 223333 or 07957 255846

Canterbury’s 60’s Prog Rock icons Caravan are back at the Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury on the 12th March. A new studio album with the current line up has been long overdue so the band are launching their latest album at this concert. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear selected tracks from the new album live, together with some of the old favourites

Alison Moyet appears at the De La War Pavilion in Bexhill promoting her critically-acclaimed album ‘the minutes’ The show will also focus on the significant electronic material in her back catalogue.


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I’ve just turned 50, the kids have left home, and my cat just died - Suggs

Get up close and personal with the Madness frontman on an emotional rollercoaster that’s part music, part personal vision, part music hall extravaganza. Suggs takes to the stage in a hilarious, yet moving, one man tour de force playing to rave reviews. The death of Suggs’ beloved cat on his fiftieth birthday triggers a personal quest to discover what happened to the father he never knew. Stunned by what he learns Suggs is taken back to his childhood on the tough streets of 1970’s Soho and his first appearance on Top Of The Pops at the age of eighteen...Is it a play? Is it stand up comedy? Is it Music Hall? Whatever it is hold on to your seats as Suggs goes on to stumble and plummet through the trap door of failure. Then trampoline back up to catch the passing trapeze of show business success! With musical accompaniment & uncalled for interjection from Deano his loyal manservant cum pianist.

A star turn from Star Lane

Star Lane are a duo from East Kent – Sarah Lucy Dole and Brian J Langsdon. Together they form a dynamic and vibrant mix of Americana, Country and Folk. Their debut album “Buckle Up!”, released 26th September 2013, is loaded with high quality original songs that each stand out on there own. They have been performing together since 2011 and are now an established and popular act in both England and with a fan base that stretches across the globe. Catch Star Lane across Kent during March and April, at venues including Neptunes Hall in Broadstairs, The East Kent Arms in Ramsgate and The Chequer Inn, Ash. For more info go to http://www.starlane.co.uk/

NEWS The Create Saturday Night Sound Check in Association with Right Track Music is back on Saturday 26 July! This year, Toploader will take to the stage the night before Create Festival in this special one-off ticket only event. Toploader returned in 2011 from an eight year hiatus with third studio album ‘Only Human’, produced by Danton Supple (Morrissey and Coldplay) to rave reviews: “Their best album yet!” said Mojo “Melodies that soar to the heavens” said Q. Support is from local artists James Kirby and Pip Bowers & The Family Bones One of Jazz’s greatest current assets is Gregory Porter, this multi award winning giant in the Jazz/ Soul world is appearing at Tunbridge Wells’s Assembly Hall on the 23rd march Robert Cray Band returns to the UK, to celebrate their 40th Anniversary!

For forty years Robert Cray has laid down track after track of good-time, uptown, low-down blues. He’s won five Grammy’s and been nominated for 11 more and the lucky people of Kent can see him at the Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells on the 13th May (if there’s any tickets left!!)


Ones To Look Out For

Lucky Jackson Lucky Jackson is an up and coming singer and songwriter from Folkestone, Kent who is really starting to make waves. Lucky has been writing songs since 2000 and has produced over forty original compositions, utilizing instruments such as acoustic guitar, cajun, harmonica and ukulele. Having moved to Canada for two years where he gained a large loyal fan base, he is hitting the local music scene in a large way locally. Having been picked up by a manager who was impressed by his original compositions Lucky is rebranding and taking a different musical direction. Moving from the mainly covers scene, he is now becoming recognised for his original material and regularly receives encores for some of his amusing and catchy tracks.

“Lucky’s first set began with a request for an encore... so already the audience was in luck”

Lucky is a versatile musician who cannot be put into a genre category. He’s music is wide ranging and incorporates, folk, country, heartfelt ballads, cutting political commentary and some catchy, slightly more comedic numbers. This gives him a large target audience with literally something for everyone, a rarity in today’s fast moving and shifting musical world. His experiences of travelling the world performing shine through in all aspects of his performance. With a persona that crowds instantly warm too, Lucky is often found entertaining audiences not only with his captivating material but also his witty banter and ability to interact with all. Experience shines through and it is clear that Lucky is an accomplished and confident performer, never looking more comfortable than when on the stage. Quote from a recent gig review Lucky received: “Lucky’s first set began with a request for an encore so already the audience was in luck, beginning with an up-tempo but longing track. Sincere and heartfelt, this began a very diverse set drawing on originals such as the fiery protest song Bush Wars as well as the emotive Perfection In My Eyes which was also trending on Reverbnation to Lucky’s surprise.” David Horn - GIGgle Pics www.gigglepics.co.uk You can find more information on Lucky Jackson and hear some of his original material via: www.facebook.com/LuckyJacksonOfficial www.reverbnation.com/LuckyJacksonOfficial https://luckyjackson.bandcamp.com/ For bookings or info please contact Sarah Quinn squinn.management@gmail.com - 07849 851572


Fan’s Fave

The Soundcasters

There’s not many bands that we are asked to feature in W3 but supporters of The Soundcasters have been badgering us to do just that… so here they are… The Soundcasters are a popular and exciting 4 piece Indie Band from Maidstone, and wow audiences and fellow musicians wherever they play. Aged between 20 and 22 and though still young, they have a mature, distinctive sound. Producing a unique and varied style of song writing which marries various styles of pop, jazz, reggae and rock, resulting in catchy, memorable tunes with well written lyrics. Their music is intelligent, energetic, and fun.

This is a young band from Kent who are really vibrant

The band featured in an episode of the Channel 4 documentary ‘Amish: Worlds Squarest Teenagers’ and in 2011 they filmed for a Sony advert at O2 Brixton Academy.

Their performances didn’t stopped there, The Soundcasters have wowed audiences at the infamous Cavern Club in Liverpool as well as London venues such as The Barfly, Bull and Gate, Hope and Anchor and the Dublin Castle. Festivals have also featured in the bands performances, they have appeared at Local and Live Festival in Tunbridge Wells, Togfest and Lounge on the Farm, alongside Toots and the Maytals, & Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. Local radio stations KMFM & BBC Radio Kent have both interviewed the Soundcasters and have featured the bands numbers on air. Here’s just one of the many comments on the band “Every year at the IPO, we find a bit of a nugget. We found this year’s nugget tonight, This is a young band from Kent who are really vibrant, playing jumpy catchy tunes. One of the things that set them apart from many of the other young bands, was their professionalism. They included a cover of The Band’s “The Weight” complete with glorious Crosby Stills and Nash type harmonies. Speaking with some of our IPO friends after the gig, they all agreed… this is a great band!’ Cavern Club, Liverpool, With their feet firmly on the ground, you can still catch them at a number of local venues across Kent, check out their website for forthcoming gigs. http://www.thesoundcasters.co.uk/


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Ones To Look Out For

Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather Rudy is a Singer-Songwriter and performs original music with his band Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather. Recently they have focused their attention on writing High Quality Original Songs. Their aim is to introduce their original music to a wider audience and have recently started to perform at various festivals throughout the UK.. They play Original, Grass Roots, Folk & Blues with influences from the likes of Free, Reef, Bob Marley, Rage Against The Machine, Joni Mitchell, Ray Lamontagne, Jimi Hendrix, Corinne Bailey Rae, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, The Black

Keys, , The Beatles, ACDC, Nirvana, Amy Winehouse, Paul Simon, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Terrance Trent Derby, Terry Reid, TREX, The Police. With a range like this they’ll appeal to all! Check the website for news of their forthcoming CD and gigs coming up. Gigs;Mon 17th March Black Griffin Canterbury, Friday 21st March The Pavilion Broadstairs supporting Coco & The Butterfields, Sunday 20th April Neptunes Hall Braodstairs Sunday 25th May Six bells in Cliffe Rochester 3pm http://rudywarman.co.uk/ 07845570817

Think Lizzy UK Possibly Kent’s only Tribute to Thin Lizzy. Established two years ago the band play all the greatest hits of Thin Lizzy plus some extra live favourites.. including two great Gary Moore tracks. (well they should shouldn’t they !!) Think Lizzy try to faithfully recreate the famous twin guitar harmonies that made Thin Lizzy such a unique and popular band! And they go a long way to achieving it. Featuring Driss Hodson- bass/ vocals.

Tim Bradley - guitar / backing vocals. Kevin Iverson - guitar/ vocals. Bernie Watts- drums. Forthcoming gigs:, Folkestone Saturday 12 July ... The Harvest home , Houghton Regis , Luton. Friday 12 sept... The Frenchman , Folkestone New Gigs added all the time check; www.thinklizzyuk.com or facebook


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Fan’s Fave

Heroes Heroes are Kent’s leading tribute band to everything new wave, mod, 2tone and music from the late 70s to early 80s. Established 2001 Heroes have built up a terrific fan base both locally and further afield with their high energy gigs and popular set list. The band’s style is so popular that they continue to gig on average three gigs a week!.

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Forthcoming gigs: Friday 21 March... The Archer Whitfield Dover Sun 23 March... The True Briton Folkestone 6pm. Friday 28 March... The George Hotel Ashford. Sunday 30 March... The Port Arms, Deal 7pm. Friday 4 April... The Mayfly, Hawkinge. Saturday 5 April ... The William Harvey. Ashford Contact http://www. heroesnew.com

The Police Squad The Police Squad are Kent’s leading tribute to The Police & Sting. Formed in 2007 by three true Police fans : Martin Wisbeybass / vocals Tim Bradley - guitar/ vocals Bernie Wattsdrums. The Police faithfully recreate the classic sounds of one of the greatest bands of all time. The band members specialise in using the same instruments and have a genuine

Sting lookalike in Martin Wisbey! Forthcoming gigs: Saturday 8 March... The George Hotel . Ashford. Friday 14 March... The Frenchman . Folkestone. Sunday 16 March... The Port Arms, Deal 7pm Facebook the police squad or Tim 07733 081209


Kent

Gigs Listings THURSDAY 6TH MARCH, Butt Of Sherry Hythe, Jack Pound, Chambers Folkestone, Toby Barelli Trio (King Size Slim), Three Cups Dover, Quiz Night, Windmill Inn Ashford, Mustang (rock pop covers), Astor Theatre Deal, The Segovia Legacy performed by Robert Drury, Harpers Wine Bar Broadstairs, FUNKE & THE TWO TONE BABY, Eagle Tavern High St Rochester, The Usual Suspects, Earls Earl St Maidstone, That Massive Bereavement, Jodys Flat, The Staten Island Press. 9pm (Make Some Noise), Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Comedy Night free entry and some top acts every Thursday, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Mustang (rock pop covers), FRIDAY 7TH MARCH, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Love Cats, East Kent Whitstable, Up All Night, George Inn Newnham Sittingbourne, The Regulators,

60 days of live music at Kent’s favourite venues listings may vary after publication.. please check with venues prior to travel

Lady Luck Canterbury, Skaville- Ska, Trojan Reggae & Northern soul DJ night, Market Inn Faversham, Trench City, Phoenix Canterbury, Nic Bennett, Plough Broomfield Whitstable, Full Circle, Red Lion Ramsgate, Thumpskrew, Sun Inn Faversham, Those Distant Voices, True Briton Folkestone Harbour, Back 2 Back, Barge Gillingham, Porch Swing Blues, Telegraph Deal, Brad Pittance & The Pirates, Chambers Folkestone, Super Fresco, Cinque Ports Arms Nr Cruise terminal Dover, Ryan Sart, MasterBrewer Folkestone, Karaoke Night, True Briton Folkestone Harbour, Back 2 Back, Windmill Inn Ashford, Eyelash Guilt (rock pop covers), Astor Theatre Deal, From The Jam with Simon Townsend, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, Crossfire,


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Christies Wine Bar Station Approach Birchington, Andy Mac, Elephant & Castle Ramsgate, Muffers Karaoke every Friday, Horse and Groom Ramsgate, Charity Quiz Night, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, Thumpskrew, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Reece Shorty & Peters, Wrotham Arms Broadstairs, Ivans All Stars, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, The Chaps, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Spoilage, Huntsman Pattens lane Rochester, Starks Family Band, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, MOD, Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Grosvenor Road, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Eyelash Guilt (rock pop covers), SATURDAY 8TH MARCH, Pizza Express Maidstone, Deborah Bonham Band Boars Head Dover, Topaz, Cherry Tree Maidstone, Bad Pennies, Cock Horse Inn Detling, Jumbo Gumbo, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Soul By The Sea, Farleigh Walnut Tree East Farleigh Maidstone, Talisman, George Hotel Ashford, Police Squad, Grand Folkestone, Hey Rudi, Holly Tree Cliftonville, Happy Daze, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, An Evening Of Dirty Dancing, Lighthouse Capel Le Ferne, Electric Beatles, Lighthouse Walmer Deal, Duncan Eagles Quartet 8.30, Pelham Arms Gravesend, Relics Pink Floyd Tribute, Phoenix Railway Club Dover, Phantom Power, Pipemakers Rye, Mick Meopham, Plough Broomfield Whitstable, One Love, Revelation St Marys Ashford, Clara Sanabras Scattered Flight Songs Of Spanish Exile, St Marys Arts Centre Sandwich, Cocos Lovers single launch + Arlet + Famous James & The Monsters, Stepping Stones Studio Maidstone, Lapis Lazuli + Hercity, Theatre Royal Margate, Craobh Rua, Barge Gillingham, Funke & The Two Tone Baby, Poco Loco Chatham, Cry Baby Special + Spinnert + Kofalli Ragdoll + DJ Charly Dangermouse, Age & Sons Ramsgate, Dave Ferra Blues with Katie Bradley, St Marys Arts Centre Sandwich, Cocos Lovers, Boars Head Eaton Rd Dover, Big Committee, Bull Inn London Rd Dover, Bloke, Chambers Folkestone, Steve DJ Below Your Head, Cheriton Oddfellows Folkestone, The Goo Goos, Globe Inn Hythe, Capricorn 5, GoldenArrow Sandgate, A-Tees, Office Bar The Leas Folkestone, Retrospective NEW! With DJ Kev Jones, Park Inn Hotel Folkestone, Perfect 5th (classic rock covers), Priory Hotel Dover, Zero Tolerance,

Richmond Tavern Folkestone, Big Al, Three Cups Dover, Gizmos Karaoke, Windmill Inn Ashford, Centaur Parting (classic rock), Bradstow Mill Broadstairs, Tundra, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, Funky McJunk, Christies Wine Bar Station Approach Birchington, Bread & Butter, Elephant & Castle Ramsgate, The Deps, Holly Tree Northdown Rd Cliftonville, Happy Daze, Horse and Groom Ramsgate, Lezs Disco, King Edward VII Margate, Left Of The Dial, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, Salvador Charlie, Cherry Tree Barming Maidstone, Bad Pennies, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, Kellys Heros, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Benzie, Farleigh Walnut Tree East Farleigh Maidstone, Talisman, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Goodbye Eric, White Horse London Rd Maidstone, Project 5, SUNDAY 9TH MARCH, Valiant Sailor Capel le Ferne Folkestone, Cultured Pearl (New landlords Birthday), Admiral Owen Sandwich, Will varley, Anchor Wingham, Dulcie May & The Mystery Cats, Bricklayers Arms Sevenoaks, Atlantic Currants, Bull at Barming Maidstone, Jazz with Bob Bernard Trio, Christies Wine Bar Station Approach Birchington, Calvinator, Churchill Tavern Ramsgate, Left Of The Dial, Clarendon Hotel Deal, Mr Lazy, Deal Wine Bar, Scarlet Rae & The Cherry Reds, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Quiz Night, Dog and Gun Lower Boxley Rd Maidstone, The Erics, Eagle Tavern High St Rochester, Jazz with the Christian Brewer Quartet, Earls Earl St Maidstone, The Assorted, Harpers Wine Bar Broadstairs, MUSIC NIGHT, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders, Horse and Groom Ramsgate, Sam on the piano, King Edward VII Margate, Angelo Tristran 4pm, Lighthouse Walmer Deal, The Remains of Johnny Cash 4-6pm, Louis Armstrong Dover, Blue Rhymn Kings, Market Inn Faversham, Wireless, New Inn Deal, Morrocan Mole, Old House At Home Maidstone, Masterclass, Old House At Home Queenborough, Get Carter, Phoenix Canterbury, Open Mic with Gabriel, Pilot Upper Stone Street Maidstone, David Blosse, Rodney Garlinge Margate, One Love, Royal Standard Folkestone, Jason Leigh,


// W3 Kent Gigs listings // Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Fred Barker, Tickled Trout Wye Nr Ashford, Where's Brian, True Briton Folkestone Harbour, Relics Pink Floyd Tribute, White Horse London Rd Maidstone, New Jam Night hosted by Paul Moss & Sam Jacques (Masterclass), Wrotham Arms Broadstairs, Beggars Belief 4pm Woodshed Session 8pm, MONDAY 10TH MARCH, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Mike & The Mechanics, Cherry Tree Canterbury, Cool Kids Assemble, Lady Luck Canterbury, STONE COLD CRAZY: METAL DJ NIGHT, TUESDAY 11TH MARCH, Lady Luck Canterbury, Self Titled + Paradox + Goat Sanctuary (Live Metal/Rock bands), Wrotham Arms Broadstairs, Blues and Roots with Wooden Horse, WEDNESDAY 12TH MARCH, Brents Tavern Faversham, Faversham Folk Club presents Roy Clinging, Dolphin Broadstairs, Abigail, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Caravan, THURSDAY 13TH MARCH, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Open Mic Night, Chambers Folkestone, Dulcie May & The Mystery cats, Duke Of Cumberland Whitstable, Joe Driscoll, Eagle Tavern High St Rochester, The Modways, Harpers Wine Bar Broadstairs, JED, Man Of Kent Rochester, Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs,

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Old Wine Vaults Faversham, The Love Cats, Port Arms Deal, Bad Penny, Priory Hotel Dover, Shiver Rock, The Hoy Margate, One Love, Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Comedy Night free entry and some top acts every Thursday, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Joe West (acoustic), FRIDAY 14TH MARCH, Alexandra Chatham, Cold Steel, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Natalie Williams – back by popular demand!!, Bar 10 Maidstone, The Grandads, Barge Gillingham, Fate The Juggler, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, Trilogy, Chambers Folkestone, Like It Or Lump It DJs Coffee Shop, Chambers Folkestone, Freeborn Brothers blue grass duo, Christies Wine Bar Station Approach Birchington, Coco, Cinque Ports Arms Nr Cruise terminal Dover, The Ratzkins, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Full Circle, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, tbc, Duke Of Cumberland Whitstable, Nagasaki 3, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Freedom Cage, Elephant & Castle Ramsgate, Muffers Karaoke every Friday,


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Gravesend Boat, As Is Now, Great Tree Ramsgate, Atlantic Currants, Guidhall Folkestone, AKA solo gig, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, The ELO Experience, Holly Tree Northdown Rd Cliftonville, Disco, Horse and Groom Ramsgate, Kates Karaoke, Huntsman Pattens lane Rochester, Top Guns, Lady Luck Canterbury, All The Above + Seething Akira + Project X (Live Rock/Metal bands), Louis Armstrong Dover, Roger Betts Blues Band, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Beer pressure, Market Inn Faversham, Ian Nix band, MasterBrewer Folkestone, Live Band, Penny Theatre Canterbury, Johnny Forever + Rad Stewart + Youth Blood + Rebecca Riots, Phoenix Canterbury, Mike Broomfield, Plough Satlisfield Green faversham, Chillbillies, Plough Swalecliffe Whitstable, Get Carter, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, Asus 2, Revelation St Marys Ashford, The Orb + DJ Aliji, Style & Winch Maidstone, The Soundcasters, Tempests. 9pm (Make Some Noise), Swan Westgate Margate, One Love, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Jeff Chapman, The Lounge Restaurant Bar Whitstable, Blues Brothers Tribute Night, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Geoff Everett Band (blues/rock own & covers), Winter Gardens Margate, Rebecca Ferguson Live In Concert, Wrotham Arms Broadstairs, Gracie & The Vandals, Onyx Nightclub Folkestone, Louder Every Friday biggest club hits 10 -3am, Penny Theatre Canterbury, Johnny Foreigner+Radstewart+Youthb lood+Rebecca Riots, SATURDAY 15TH MARCH, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Sensational 60s Experience, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Magic - A Kind of Queen – Queen’s Greatest Hits, Barge Gillingham, Theatre Royal + The Dredgermen, Beacon Court Gillingham, Total jam, Boars Head Eaton Rd Dover, Gold Top, Bradstow Mill Broadstairs, Barkin Mad, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, Electric Tortoise, Bull Inn London Rd Dover, Hey Rudi, Chequers Sevenoaks, Relics Pink Floyd Tribute, Cheriton Oddfellows Folkestone, Bruce Winters, Christies Wine Bar Station Approach Birchington, Karl Dawson, De La War Pavilion Bexhill, Dear Serge, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Those Distant Voices, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, Twang Rumble Bang, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Top Guns, Elephant & Castle Ramsgate, St patricks Party Weekend Disco Karaoke,

Farleigh Walnut Tree East Farleigh Maidstone, Reggae Night with Michael, Flowerpot Maidstone, King Size Slim & Dan Clewes, Folkestone Railway Club, One Love, Fountain Sittingbourne, Rookie No 9, George Hotel Ashford, Live n Kickin, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, The Crickettes, Horse and Groom Ramsgate, Howling Matt, King Edward VII Margate, Bad Pennies, Kips Ale House Folkestone, Jumbo Gumbo, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Nashville Nights and Dixie Days, Lighthouse Walmer Deal, Prohibition Speakeasy Cocktail Night with The Blue Rhythm Kings £5 8.30, Louis Armstrong Dover, Lynne Wallace Assemble, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Lee & The Hotrods, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Glenn Tilbrook, Office Bar The Leas Folkestone, RETROSPECTIVE with DJ Kev Jones, Orchard Theatre Dartford, That'll Be The Day , Park Inn Hotel Folkestone, The Electric Beatles, Priory Hotel Dover, Your Shout, Queens Head Rye, Black Sheep, Railway Bell London Rd Dover, Mashville, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, Wireless, Revelation St Marys Ashford, Three Acres And A Cow A History Of Land Rights, Robertsbridge Club, Total Mayhem, Salamander Corn Exchange Maidstone, King Size Slim 3pm, Swalecliffe Community centre Whitstable, Smiler, The Flowerpot Maidstone, King Size Slim, Dan Clews . 8.30pm (Make Some Noise)., The Lounge Restaurant Bar Whitstable, Billy Brown,26-Apr White Horse London Rd Maidstone, St patricks party, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Cold Steel (classic rock), Holly Tree Margate, Bob Dylan Experience, Onyx Nightclub Folkestone, We Love Saturday 10pm - 3am, Club Karma Dover, Bass FIX - DJ Luck& Mc Neat, Railway Club Folkestone, One Love, Red Arrow Club Ramsgate, Rockin Roadoilers Band+The Lew Lewis and The Twighlight Trio, SUNDAY 16TH MARCH, Anchor Wingham, Funke & The Two Tone Baby, Astor Theatre Deal, Antiques & Collector's Market, Churchill Tavern Ramsgate, Slug Pixies, Crown & Sceptre Dover, Old Lone Gin band, Cullins Yard Dover, Drew & The Crew, Dog and Gun Lower Boxley Rd Maidstone, All Day Falling, Eagle Tavern High St Rochester, Jazz with The Toni Kofi Organisation, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Fox Force Five, Elephant & Castle Ramsgate, St patricks party Weekend with live music,


// W3 Kent Gigs listings // Gillespies Folkestone Harbour, Electric Beatles, Harpers Wine Bar Broadstairs, MUSIC NIGHT, Horse and Groom Ramsgate, Brew Ha Ha, Lighthouse Walmer Deal, Geoffrey Richardson & Frances Knight 4-6pm, Market Inn Faversham, Ivans All Stars, Old Endeavour London Rd Dover, St Patricks celebrations with Ryan Sart, Old House At Home Maidstone, Starks Family Band, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac, Phoenix Faversham, 2 Point 4, Pilot Upper Stone Street Maidstone, David B, Port Arms Deal, Police Squad, Queens Head Icklesham, Titus, Red Lion Hernhill, Jazz funk with Nico & friends, Ruby Lounge Margate, One Love, SATURDAY 15TH MARCH, St Patricks Disco karaoke with Big Al, Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks Young Musician Of The Year, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Nic Cappocci Piano bar, Tickled Trout Wye Nr Ashford, TBC, True Briton Folkestone Harbour, St Patricks celebrations with live music Guinness promos etc, White Horse London Rd Maidstone, New Jam Night hosted by Paul Moss & Sam Jacques (Masterclass), Wrotham Arms Broadstairs, St Patricks Party with music from 3pm

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with CJ & Friends, MONDAY 17TH MARCH, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, New Jersey Nights, Farriers Arms Mersham Ashford, Lucky Jackson, Windmill Inn Ashford, More Than Human (rock/pop covers), Black Griffin Canterbury, Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather, TUESDAY 18TH MARCH, Lady Luck Canterbury, Land of The Giants + Boxing Octopus + Holy Pinto (Live Indie/Rock/ Ska bands), Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Jack Bruce & His Big Band, WEDNESDAY 19TH MARCH, Brents Tavern Faversham, Faversham Folk Club presents Pete Coe, Dolphin Broadstairs, The Locals, THURSDAY 20TH MARCH, Chambers Folkestone, Davide Mazzantini Blues Duo, Eagle Tavern High St Rochester, Maker, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Make Some Noise, Great Tree Ramsgate, Captain Patch & The Mermaid Mollies, Lady Luck Canterbury, Acid Drop + Drop This + Brocker + On A Hiding To Nothing (live Punk bands), Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, The Bootleg Beatles, The Ballroom Canterbury, Lapiz Lazuli + Lunch Money + Guests, Three Cups Dover, Quiz Night, Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Comedy Night free entry and some top acts every Thursday,


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Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Old Town Souls (rock/mod covers), FRIDAY 21ST MARCH, Pizza Express Maidstone, The Leo Green Experience Office Bar Folkestone, 80s Flashback, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Classic Legends of Rock, Astor Community Theatre Deal, The Astor Folk Sessions - Faustus, Bar 10 Maidstone, Get Carter, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, Nightwatch, Britannia Margate, Caution Horses, Chambers Folkestone, Out Of Town DJs Frederricks Unique Sound System, Christies Wine Bar Birchington, Jed, Cinque Ports Arms Nr Cruise terminal Dover, Pete Wright, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Velvet Glove, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, tbc, Duke Of Cumberland Whitstable, Noel McCalla, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Phantom Power, Elephant & Castle Ramsgate, Muffers Karaoke every Friday, Fountain Sittingbourne, Talisman, George Hotel Ashford, AKA Golden Arrow Sandgate Folkestone, User Friendly, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Café Live Sam Brookes plus Hot Feet, Horse and Groom Ramsgate, Fat Tuesday, Huntsman Pattens lane Rochester, OMG Soul Band, Hussar Garlinge Margate, One Love, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Charlie Landsborough, Lighthouse Walmer Deal, DJ Casey 8.30, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Reptillia, Market Inn Faversham, The Blox, MasterBrewer Folkestone, Back 2 Back full band, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Jai McDowall, Phoenix Canterbury, Frank Statesboro, Plough Inn Swalecliffe, Happy Daze, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, Hard Road Blues, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Chicory Tip, Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Jumbo Gumbo, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Fat Badger (rock covers), Wrotham Arms Broadstairs, Bruise, Broadstairs Pavilion, Coco & The Butterfields supported by Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather, Chequers Ash nr Canterbury, Starlane, Onyx Nightclub Folkestone, Louder Every Friday biggest club hits 10 -3am, INK Bar King St Maidstone, Babylon Fire + Exit State + Sweet Taste + Fantasist 7pm, The View & Bar Below Folkestone, Hare and Hoofe Kape Kanaveral & Out of Town-DJ's, SATURDAY 22ND MARCH, Pizza Express Maidstone, When Peggy Met Ella with Sarah Moule & Shireen Francis Cherry Tree Barming Maidstone, Goodbye Eric, Astor Theatre Deal, La Voix – BACK FOR ONE NIGHT

ONLY!, Barge Gillingham, Tom Hingley the voice of Inspiral Carpets, Boars Head Eaton Rd Dover, Barkin Mad, Bradstow Mill Broadstairs, Benzie, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, Happy daze, Bull Inn London Rd Dover, User Friendly, Carpenters Arms Eastling nr faversham, Where's my Thing, Chambers Folkestone, Cigar Box Workshop with Chicken Bone John and free evening gig with John and guest Hollowbelly, Cheriton Oddfellows Folkestone, Nitelife, Christies Wine Bar Station Approach Birchington, Mental Block, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, N E Fingoes, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Live n Kickin, Farleigh Walnut Tree East Farleigh Maidstone, Roger Betts Blues Band, Gravesend Boat, Reptillia, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, G2 Definitive Genesis, Half Moon & Seven Stars Preston Canterbury, Mrs Browns Boys, Half Moon Tonbridge, Fox Force Five, Holly Tree Northdown Rd Cliftonville, Landslide, Horse and Groom Ramsgate, Hang 10, King Edward VII Margate, Job Knockey, Kingston Barn Kingston Nr Canterbury, Luke Jackson supported by Phoebe Warren, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, The Illegal Eagles, Lighthouse Walmer Deal, John Langan Band 8.30, Louis Armstrong Dover, Jumbo Gumbo, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Relics Pink Floyd Tribute, Mariners Bar Ramsgate, Vinyl Descent, Mill Inn Deal, Electric Monks, New Inn Deal, Smiler, Old Ash tree Gillingham, Talisman, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Showaddywaddy, Park Inn Hotel Folkestone, The Kingsdown band, Priory Hotel Dover, Boneyard Rock Gig, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, The Moments, Richmond Tavern Folkestone, Duke and Duchess, Six In One Club Tonbridge, The Grandads, Star Ashford, Zeus, The Lounge Restaurant Bar Whitstable, karis, Walmer Castle Deal, Lapiz Lazuli , Westgate United Services Club, As Is Now, White Horse London Rd Maidstone, Rockstox, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Hastings Musical Festival Final, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Horns High (rock/metal covers), Wrotham Arms Broadstairs, Steelyard Blues, Onyx Nightclub Folkestone, We Love Saturday 10pm - 3am,


// W3 Kent Gigs listings // SUNDAY 23RD MARCH,, Anchor Wingham, John Langham, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Gregory Porter, Astor Theatre Deal, Aunty Nora's Vintage and Handmade Market, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, STEVE BEAST, Bull at Barming Maidstone, Jazz with Bob Bernard Trio, Bull Beneden, The Fabulous Red Diesel, Churchill Tavern Ramsgate, We Ghosts, Churchill theatre Bromley , The Illegal Eagles, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Karaoke, Dog and Gun Lower Boxley Rd Maidstone, Jinn House, Eagle Tavern High St Rochester, Jazz with the Leon Greening Quartet, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Velvet Glove, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Café Live Project F's Sunday Soul Sessions, Horse and Groom Ramsgate, Glenn Barnes, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, 911 Illuminate The Hits and More, Lighthouse Walmer Deal, Richard Rozze Trio 4-6pm, Old House At Home Maidstone, The Strumbums, Old House At Home Queenborough, Bad Pennies, Old Neptune Whitstable, Bruise, Phoenix Canterbury, Open Mic with Gabriel, Pilot Upper Stone Street Maidstone, Max & Gareth, Royal George Folkestone, DJ Dave Ska ska ska, Royal Standard Folkestone, One Love, Ship Inn Folkestone harbour, Electric Beatles, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, tbc, Tickled Trout Wye Nr Ashford, Happy Daze, True Briton Folkestone Harbour, Heroes , White Horse London Rd Maidstone, New Jam Night hosted by Paul Moss & Sam Jacques (Masterclass), Neptunes Hall Broadstairs, Bob Dylan Experience,

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TUESDAY 25TH MARCH,, Lady Luck Canterbury, Iris + We come from wolves+ Escape The Ocean + Detective (Live Pop Punk/ Post Hardcore bands), WEDNESDAY 26TH MARCH,, Dolphin Broadstairs, Gracie, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, T24 The Great Gatsby, Railway Bell London Rd Dover, Jerry C, THURSDAY 27TH MARCH,, Duke Of Cumberland Whitstable, 6 Foot 3 feat Steve Bolton Jim & Bob Kimberley, Eagle Tavern High St Rochester, The Priff Sticks, Earls Earl St Maidstone, i Band, Lady Luck Canterbury, Graveyard Johnnys + Black Mule + Jack O Bones (Live Psychobilly bands), Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Comedy Night free entry and some top acts every Thursday, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, More Than Human ((rock/pop covers), FRIDAY 28TH MARCH,, Pizza Express Maidstone, The Chicago Blues Brothers, Bell Inn Minster Nr Ramsgate, One Love, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, Total recall, Cinque Ports Arms New Romney, AKA solo gig, Cinque Ports Arms Nr Cruise terminal Dover, Chris Barwell, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Shake Club Night, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, tbc, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Spitroast, East Kent Whitstable, Full Circle, Elephant The mall faversham, Atlantic Currants, Farleigh Walnut Tree East Farleigh Maidstone, Lady Ga Ga Tribute Night, Fountain Sittingbourne, Cellar 39, Gee's Bar/Royal Norfolk Sandgate, Sick Note Blues, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Café Live Laurie Kay Trio, Holly Tree Northdown Rd Cliftonville, Karaoke,


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Huntsman Pattens lane Rochester, Ace faces, Jolsons Party Bar Folkestone, 3 Band Special Common Outlaw +Cool Kids Assemble +The Kulpritts, King Edward VII Margate,tbc, Lady Luck Canterbury, Misspent Youth: Punk, Pop Punk, Ska Punk & HXC DJS, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Slug Pixies, Phoenix Canterbury, Loose Change Theory, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, The Calvinator, Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, The Nu Waves Experience, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Porch Swing Blues, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Raw (rock covers), George Hotel Ashford, Heroes, The Tap Chatham, 4Play ,

SATURDAY 29TH MARCH,, The Globe Inn Hythe, Matt Appleby+ Thomas Ashby, Barge Gillingham, Spade & Archer, Boars Head Eaton Rd Dover, Get Carter, Bradstow Mill Broadstairs, Milly May, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, CHARITY GIG & MIASMA, Bull Inn London Rd Dover, Horns High (rock/metal covers), Cheriton Oddfellows Folkestone, Rick Stills, Christies Wine Bar Station Approach Birchington, Nic Bennet, Cinque Ports Arms Nr Cruise terminal Dover, User Friendly, Cobdown Sports & Social Club, The Grandads, Deco 5 Whitstable, Full Circle, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Bad Pennies,


// W3 Kent Gigs listings // Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, The Kix, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Project 5, Elephant & Castle Ramsgate, Back 2 Back, Farleigh Walnut Tree East Farleigh Maidstone, White Pepper, Flowerpot Maidstone, King Bees, George Hotel Ashford, Where's my Thing, Holly Tree Cliftonville, Kellys Heros, Horse and Groom Ramsgate, Gez, Lighthouse Walmer Deal, Lunch Money 8.30, Louis Armstrong Dover, Dave Ferra Blues , Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Twang Daddies, MasterBrewer Folkestone, Lucky Jackson, Park Inn Hotel Folkestone, Live band, Phoenix Canterbury, Chilli Jam Jazz sessions, Priory Hotel Dover, Blue Bishops, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, Bobs Ur Uncle, Ship Inn Folkestone harbour, One Love, Star Ashford,Live n Kickin, Stepping Stones Studio Maidstone, Open Mic Hip Hop Night, Swan Teynham, Nightwatch, The Lounge Restaurant Bar Whitstable, Farli, White Horse London Rd Maidstone, tbc, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Tropicana Ultimate 80's Night, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Perfect 5th (classic rock covers), Onyx Nightclub Folkestone, Vine Dapper laughs meet & greet the internet sensation 10pm, Office Bar The Leas Folkestone, Retrospective NEW! With DJ Kev Jones, SUNDAY 30TH MARCH,, Pizza Express Maidstone, Wayne Hernandez A Mothers Day lunch Special, 5 Bells Eastry, One Love, Astor Community Theatre Deal,J im Foreman, Christies Wine Bar Station Approach Birchington, Terry Sullivan,

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Churchill Tavern Ramsgate, tbc, De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill, Alison Moyet, Dog and Gun Lower Boxley Rd Maidstone, Chosen Few, Eagle Tavern High St Rochester, Live Jazz, Earls Earl St Maidstone, As Is Now, Horse and Groom Ramsgate, Dave Keen, Lighthouse Walmer Deal, King Size Slim Trio 4-6pm, New Inn Deal,Bad Penny, Old Endeavour London Rd Dover, Mothers Day with live music by Kevin Iverson, Old House At Home Maidstone, Paul Jobson and Friends, Pilot Upper Stone Street Maidstone, The Strangers, Port Arms Deal, Heroes, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Dave Ferra, Tickled Trout Wye Nr Ashford, AKA, True Briton Folkestone Harbour, Sonny Ray, White Horse London Rd Maidstone, New Jam Night hosted by Paul Moss & Sam Jacques (Masterclass), Neptunes Hall Broadstairs,Starlane, TUESDAY 1ST APRIL,, Lady Luck Canterbury, Sincerity + Glacial Black + Praeter (Live Hardcore Punk bands), WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL,, Man Of Kent Rochester, Porch Swing Blues, MasterBrewer Folkestone, Open Mic Night, THURSDAY 3RD APRIL,, Chambers Folkestone, Geoff Everett Band (blues/rock own & covers), Eagle Tavern High St Rochester, The Goosebumps, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Make Some Noise, Lady Luck Canterbury, Wonk Unit + 7 Day Conspiracy + Meansteed (Live Punk bands), Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Comedy Night free entry and some top acts every Thursday, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Set To Rise ( young originals nu metal band), FRIDAY 4TH APRIL,, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Soul Sisters featuring S-E-L from Soul II Soul,


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Barge Gillingham, Gracie, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, EK1, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Nic Bennett, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, Eurphoria, Earls Earl St Maidstone, P i, G' s bar Sandgate Folkestone, Live n Kickin, Huntsman Pattens lane Rochester, Starks Family Band, Louis Armstrong Dover, Phantom Power, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Mashville, Mariners Bar Ramsgate, Hey Rudi, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Blind, Middle Ei8ht Gravesend, The Many faces Of Lucky Jackson, Northwood Club Ramsgate, Happy Daze, Phoenix Canterbury, Captain Patch & The Mermaid Mollies, Pissards Hastings, The Fabulous Red Diesel, Priory Hotel Dover, Kamakazi Test Pilots, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, The Blaggers, Stilebridge Marden Maidstone, Canary Wolf, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Smiler, The Courtyard Deal, King Size Slim, The Mayfly Hawkinge Folkestone, Heroes, The Wheatsheaf , Jerry C, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, User Friendly ( rock covers), Onyx Nightclub Folkestone, Louder Every Friday biggest club hits 10 -3am, The Ivy Sheerness, Dark Theory's Metal to the Masses Heat, SATURDAY 5TH APRIL,, Astor Theatre Deal, The Lavender Lounge, Beauty Of Bath Sittingbourne, Slug Pixies, Boars Head Eaton Rd Dover, User Friendly, Bower Inn Maidstone, Skatacus, Bradstow Mill Broadstairs, Scalextrics, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, PLASTIC ORANGE, Cheriton Oddfellows Folkestone, Geoff Dean, Cherry Tree Maidstone, Zeus, Chestfield Golf Club Whitstable, Smiler, Churchill Tavern Ramsgate, The Shammed, Churchill theatre Bromley , Kate Rusby, Cinque Ports Arms Nr Cruise terminal Dover, Andrew Stevens, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Brad Pittance & The Pirates, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, Spitroast, Earls Earl St Maidstone, All Day Falling, Farleigh Walnut Tree East Farleigh Maidstone, Jason Leigh, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Sandi Thom, Holly Tree Northdown Rd Cliftonville, The Locals, Hythe Club Hythe, The Grandads, Ivy Leaf Sheerness, Cool Kids Assemble, King Edward VII Margate, Crazy Train,

Kingston Barn Kingston Nr Canterbury, Tim Edey, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Chilli Fingers, Marina Bar Rochester, Talisman, MasterBrewer Folkestone, Charity race night, Ocean Inn Dymchurch, Goodbye Eric, Old Neptune Whitstable, Big Orange Head, Park Inn Hotel Folkestone, The Fix, Phoenix Canterbury, Jazz with Laurie Kay Trio, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, Bender Crack Corn, Richmond Tavern Folkestone, Steve Tozer, Royal Oak Lydd, Centaur Parting, St Marys Arts Centre Sandwich, The Sounds Of Simon A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel, Star Ashford, Phantom Power, Stepping Stones Studio Maidstone, Pantomime Villains + Boo Forever, Three Cups Dover, Ryan Sart, Valiant Sailor Capel le ferne Folkestone, Jerry C, Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, DJ Two Tall's Disco Inferno, White Horse Chilham, Bruise, White Horse London Rd Maidstone, Bitten By Monkeys, White Lion Chatham, Bad Pennies, William Harvey Ashford, Heroes, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Aftershock ( rock covers), Onyx Nightclub Folkestone, We Love Saturday 10pm - 3am, The Dancing Dog Saloon Sittingbourne, Danny and The Swampmen, SUNDAY 6TH APRIL,, Pizza Express Maidstone, Soul Purpose, Churchill Tavern Ramsgate, The Scoundrels, Dog and Gun Lower Boxley Rd Maidstone, Leighs Glam Rock Band, Earls Earl St Maidstone, The Allures, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Peatbog Faeries, New Inn Deal, Aftershock, Old House At Home Maidstone, Freedom Cage, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Paul Carrack, Phoenix Canterbury, Open Mic with Gabriel, Pilot Upper Stone Street Maidstone, Chris Martin, Royal Standard Folkestone, Paradigm, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Fred Barker, Tickled Trout Wye Nr Ashford, Tres Hombres, True Briton Folkestone Harbour, Mr Lazy, White Horse London Rd Maidstone, New Jam Night hosted by Paul Moss & Sam Jacques (Masterclass), White Rock Theatre Hastings, Titus playing as part of Beatles Day, East Kent Arms Ramsgate, Starlane, MONDAY 7TH APRIL,, King Edward VII Margate, Blues Jam Night, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, UB40, Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Rob & Peppers Jam Night,


// W3 Kent Gigs listings // TUESDAY 8TH APRIL,, Churchill theatre Bromley , Nina Kristofferson's Billy Holiday Story, Lady Luck Canterbury, City of Ashes + Wheres Billy + Smoking Grace + Common Outlaw (Live Rock/Punk bands), WEDNESDAY 9TH APRIL,, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Joe Brown in concert, THURSDAY 10TH APRIL,, Astor Community Theatre Deal, The Astor Folk Sessions Polly and the Billets Doux, Chambers Folkestone, Black Sheep, Churchill theatre Bromley , The Drifters, Eagle Tavern High St Rochester, The Kix, Lady Luck Canterbury, River Jumpers + Mocara + Ghouls (Live Ska Punk/Pop Punk bands), Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Showtime 14,

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Revelation St Marys Ashford, Fable & Folklore David Le Page & Mathew Sharp, Ships Centurion Whitstable, Jerry C, Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Comedy Night free entry and some top acts every Thursday, FRIDAY 11TH APRIL,, Pizza Express Maidstone, Marcus Malone, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, The Interseptors, Cinque Ports Arms Nr Cruise terminal Dover, Rudy Warman & the Heavy Weather, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Huge Henry, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Andy Smythe Band, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, The Dunwells, Holly Tree Northdown Rd Cliftonville, Breed,


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Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Pepperset, MasterBrewer Folkestone, Capricorn 5, Orchard Theatre Dartford, The Elvis Years, Phoenix Canterbury, Standard 5, Plough Inn Swalecliffe, Total Recall, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, Werthers Originals, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Mel harris 60s show, Tudor Rose Borden Faversham, The Assorted, Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, MOD, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, The Crossfire ( rock covers), Sondes Arms Faversham, Starlane, SATURDAY 12TH APRIL,, Anchor Wingham, Not The Rolling Stones, Astor Community Theatre Deal, The Jersey Boys, Astor Theatre Deal, The Jersey Boys, Barge Gillingham, Gaffer & Horse , Beauty Of Bath Sittingbourne, Morrocan Mole, Boars Head Dover, Black Sheep, Bradstow Mill Broadstairs, Live Music, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, BOB’S Ur UNCLE, British Legion Maidstone, Heroes, Carlisle Hastings, Horns High,

Central Theatre Chatham, Joe Brown in concert, Cheriton Oddfellows Folkestone, Mixed Emotions, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Soul By The Sea, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, The Mofos, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Bad Pennies, Farleigh Walnut Tree East Farleigh Maidstone, Elton John Tribute Night, Holly Tree Northdown Rd Cliftonville, In With Flynn, Lighthouse Capel Le Ferne, Folkestone Blues Band, Louis Armstrong Dover, The Fabulous Red Diesel, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Gambler, Old Brewery Store Faversham, Benzego feat Ben Mills, Park Inn Hotel Folkestone, Viagra Fools, Pilot Maidstone, Zeus, Priory Hotel Dover, live band, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, Captain Mildred, Six Bells Woodchurch, Centaur Parting, St Georges Hall Deal, Old Lone Gin band, St Marys Arts Centre Sandwich, The Rat Pack Vegas Spectaculer Show, Sturdee Club Gillingham, Contraband, UKP Leisure Club Sittingbourne, The Regulators, Viewpoint Club Gravesend, The Grandads,


// W3 Kent Gigs listings // Westgate United Services Club, Mental Block, White Horse London Rd Maidstone, tbc, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Yellow House, Office Bar The Leas Folkestone, Retrospective NEW! With DJ Kev Jones, SUNDAY 13TH APRIL,, Brook Theatre Chatham, A Feast Of Fiddles, Churchill Tavern Ramsgate, Ben Russell and the Charmers, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Quiz, Dog and Gun Lower Boxley Rd Maidstone, Mood Reaction, Eagle Tavern High St Rochester, Live Jazz, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Goodbye Eric, New Inn Deal, User Friendly Old House At Home Maidstone, Starks Family Band, Old Neptune Whitstable, Project F, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Joe Brown, Pilot Upper Stone Street Maidstone, Bruise, Port Arms Deal, Bad Penny, Queens Head Ramsgate, So What, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Small Wonder, Tickled Trout Wye Nr Ashford, TBC, White Horse London Rd Maidstone, New Jam Night hosted by Paul Moss & Sam Jacques (Masterclass),

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Harpers Bar Broadstairs, Starlane, MONDAY 14TH APRIL,, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, The Illegal Eagles, Black Griffin canterbury, Where's my Thing, Churchill theatre Bromley , Tonights The Night, TUESDAY 15TH APRIL,, Lady Luck Canterbury, The Talks + The Stiff Joints + Tree House Fire + Popes Of Chilli town (LIVE SKA BANDS), Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Fascinating Aida, White Rock Theatre Hastings, Pop Factor, WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL,, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Suggs, Brook Theatre Chatham, LD Frazier New York Gospel singer, THURSDAY 17TH APRIL,, Pizza Express Maidstone, An Evening with Paul Dunton & Guests Astor Theatre Deal, LDN Wrestling returns to the Astor!!, Beacon Court Gillingham, Chris Slades Timeline, Chambers Folkestone, Easter Ale Festival with live band tbc, Eagle Tavern Rochester, Ska Punk Collective Skaciety +The Provokers +My Third Leg + Drop This, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Rockstox, Lady Luck Canterbury, Maid Of Ace + Brains All Gone + Headstone Horrors (Female Fronted Punk Bands), Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Soul Legends,


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Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Comedy Night free entry and some top acts every Thursday, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Bad Side Of 25, FRIDAY 18TH APRIL,, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Northern Soul – The Good Friday Agreement, Bar 10 Maidstone, The Grandads, Bell Inn Minster Nr Ramsgate, Smiler, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, THE MOMENTS, Brook Theatre Chatham, John Kirkpatrick, Divers Arms Herne Bay, The Bodegas, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, tbc, Drum Major Deal, Your Shout, Duke Of Cumberland Whitstable, Ivans AllStars, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Breed, Hole In The Roof Deal, Caution Horses, Holly Tree Northdown Rd Cliftonville, The Shammed, Horse & Groom Ramsgate, Hard Road Blues, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, tbc, MasterBrewer Folkestone, live music, Old Endeavour Dover, Jerry C, Phoenix Canterbury, The Quiet Americans, Winter Gardens Margate, Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs, Planet Thanet Beer Festival Red Lion King St Ramsgate, Nylon Tigers, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, White Pepper, Vine Tenterden, Live In The Living Room Tour Sirens & Shelter+ Charlie Rivers band+ Alex Beharrel band +Caleb HowardAlmond, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Talisman, Onyx Nightclub Folkestone, Louder Every Friday biggest club hits 10 -3am, The Lanterns Folkestone, Hells Belles Club Vaudeville Cabaret, SATURDAY 19TH APRIL,, Albion Ashford, Live n Kickin,

Astor Community Theatre Deal, The Blockheads, Barge Gillingham, Griffami, Black Horse Blean Canterbury, Shades Of Grey, Boars Head Eaton Rd Dover, Electric River, Bower Inn Maidstone, Cold Steel, Bradstow Mill Broadstairs, Skatacus, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, Wireless, British Queen Maidstone, Zeus, Cheriton Oddfellows Folkestone, Jason Leigh, De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill, John Cooper Clarke, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Bande A Part, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, OMG Soul Band, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Masterclass, Everybodys Inn Margate, Thumpskrew, Farleigh Walnut Tree East Farleigh Maidstone, Night Watch, Five Bells Eastry, Happy Daze, George Hotel Ashford, Back 2 Back, Hollington Oak St Leonards On Sea, Relics Pink Floyd Tribute, Holly Tree Northdown Rd Cliftonville, The Moments, Hotel De Ville Ramsgate, Benzie, King Edward VII Margate, Geoff Everett band, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Showaddywaddy, Louis Armstrong Dover, Hey Rudi, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, tbc, Old Ash tree Gillingham, Get Carter, Park Inn Hotel Folkestone, Electric Tortoise, Priory Hotel Dover, Phantom Power, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, Mental Block, Richmond Tavern Folkestone, Big Al, Six Bells Chiddingly, Black Sheep, Vigo Inn Fairseat Brands hatch, Jumbo Gumbo,


// W3 Kent Gigs listings // White Horse London Rd Maidstone, Easter weekend band special, White Lion Chatham, Talisman, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Up All Night, Lighthouse Bar Margate, Starlane, Horsebridge Arts Centre Whitstable, Not The Rolling Stones & The Bob Dylan Experience, Penny Theatre Canterbury, Music For The Heart 3pm, SUNDAY 20TH APRIL,, Bradstow Mill Broadstairs, Eyelash Guilt, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, The Blaggers, Churchill Tavern Ramsgate, Hang 10, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Wilson Ford, Dog & Duck Plucksgutter Canterbury, Mrs Browns Bhoys, Dog and Gun Lower Boxley Rd Maidstone, Morrocan Moles, Dover Sea Angling Club, Jerry C, Duke Of Cumberland Whitstable, Noel McCalla, Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Project F's Soul Sessions, Holly Tree Northdown Rd Cliftonville, Bobs Ur Uncle, Medway Festival Of Steam, Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs, New Inn Deal, As Is Now, Old House At Home Maidstone, tbc, Phoenix Canterbury, Open Mic with Gabriel, Pilot Upper Stone Street Maidstone, Clea Rose, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Griffami, Tickled Trout Wye Nr Ashford, Chris Slades Timeline, True Briton Folkestone Harbour, Aftershock, Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Roots Music Night feat Orange Circus Band, Woolpack Smeeth nr Ashford, Heroes, Neptunes Hall Broadstairs, Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather,

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Waggon At Hale Chatham, Bob Dylan Experience Acoustic Set, MONDAY 21ST APRIL,, Beacon Court Gillingham, Bad Pennies, Dog and Gun Maidstone, Annual Egg Run with Spitroast playing after, Golden Arrow Sandgate Folkestone, User Friendly, Oast House Rainham, Mrs Browns Bhoys, Ship Inn Herne Bay, Smiler, Tintins Hastings, Live In The Living Room Tour Sirens & Shelter+ Charlie Rivers band+ One Day Elliot, TUESDAY 22ND APRIL,, Barge Gillingham, Live In The Living Room Tour Sirens & Shelter+ One Day Elliot + Orfila Lady Luck Canterbury, SkyLark + Weak Nerves + Mass Lines + Year Abroad (Live Post Hardcore/ Punk bands), White Rock Theatre Hastings, Buddy The Buddy Holly Story, WEDNESDAY 23RD APRIL,, Chapel Broadstairs, Live In The Living Room Tour Sirens & Shelter+ One Day Elliot + Jack Bowden + Milky Negro, Man Of Kent Rochester, Bruise, THURSDAY 24THAPRIL,, Pizza Express Maidstone, Peter White, Astor Theatre Deal, Open Mic Night, Chambers Folkestone, Maia 5 piece Folk/Rock band, Duke Of Cumberland Whitstable, Bruise, Eagle Tavern High St Rochester, Reyes, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Live In The Living Room Tour Sirens & Shelter+ Alex Beharrel band +Jack Bowden + David James Rumsey Band, Lady Luck Canterbury, Underline The Sky + Whose Driving? Bears Driving! + Talk Us Down + When Buildings Collapse (Live Pop Punk Bands), Ships Centurion Whitstable, Dave Ferra Blues, Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, Adam Wedd & Friends, Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Comedy Night free entry and some top acts every Thursday,


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// W3 Kent Gigs listings //

Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Calvin Froud, FRIDAY 25TH APRIL,, Pizza Express Maidstone, Kyle Eastwood, Astor Community Theatre Deal, The Barrett Brothers Live, Barge Gillingham, Cry Baby Special + The Monsters + Will varley, Beacon Court Gillingham, Bad Pennies, Bell Inn Ivychurch, Total Mayhem, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, PERFECT 5TH, Cinque Ports Arms Nr Cruise terminal Dover, Katie King, De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill, Music's Not Dead & DLWP present Roddy Woomble, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Karaoke, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, tbc, Earls Earl St Maidstone, The Fix, Fountain Sittingbourne, Morrocan Mole, Grand Folkestone, Gig at the grand feat Papa Kweg , Holly Tree Northdown Rd Cliftonville, Karaoke, Keppels bar at the Grand folkestone, Live In The Living Room Tour Sirens & Shelter+ One Day Elliot + Orfila + Katie Wintie, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, tbc, Market Inn Faversham, The Grandads, MasterBrewer Folkestone, live music, Phoenix Canterbury, Ben Russell, Plough Inn Swalecliffe, Nightwatch, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, Paul may, Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, Sinatra Sequins & Swing, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, Mac & Rog, White Horse London Rd Maidstone, Andy Smyte Band, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Liquid Jacket, Black Horse Hawkinge Folkestone, Starlane, Wrotham Arms Broadstairs, Bob Dylan Experience, SATURDAY 26TH APRIL,, Pizza Express Maidstone, Bobby Crush, Beauty Of Bath Sittingbourne, Cellar 39, Boars Head Eaton Rd Dover, Frank Statesboro, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, tbc, Central Theatre Chatham, Chas & Dave, Cheriton Oddfellows Folkestone, Jerry C, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Geoff Everett Band, Druids Arms Earl St Maidstone, OCD, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Cullen Moore Band, Eight Bells Hawkhurst, Relics Pink Floyd Tribute, Fox & Goose Maidstone, Shades Of Grey, George Hotel Ashford, Parachuting Monkeys, Golden Arrow Sandgate Folkestone, Heroes, Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Rock It, Holly Tree Northdown Rd Cliftonville, Wireless, Jekyl & Hyde Ramsgate, Vinyl Descent,

Louis Armstrong Dover, Atlantic Currants, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Throwbacks, Morgans Margate, Project F, New Inn Deal, Smiler, O Neills Bromley, Reptillia, Park Inn Hotel Folkestone, Back 2 Back unplugged, Phoenix Canterbury, Chilli Jam Jazz sessions, Platform 5 Ashford, Live In The Living Room Tour Sirens & Shelter+ Charlie Rivers band+ Alex Beharrel band +Beki Robinson, Priory Hotel Dover, Electric Tortoise, Red Lion King St Ramsgate, live music, Richmond Tavern Folkestone, Geof Stevens, Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, Eddie Martin Trio, Star Ashford, Centaur Parting, The Pipes Rye,Total Mayhem, White Horse London Rd Maidstone, Family Affair, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Bitten By Monkeys, Woolpack Smeeth nr Ashford, Live n Kickin, SUNDAY 27TH APRIL,, Astor Theatre Deal, Stevefest, Churchill Tavern Ramsgate, Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather, Clarendon Hotel Deal, Morrocan Mole, Dog and Gun Lower Boxley Rd Maidstone, The Choos, Earls Earl St Maidstone, Free Fall, Old House At Home Maidstone, Soundcasters, Old House At Home Queenborough, Atlantic Currants, Pilot Upper Stone Street Maidstone, Chris Paris, Ship Inn Folkestone harbour, Old Lone Gin band, Tartar Frigate Broadstairs, tbc, Tickled Trout Wye Nr Ashford, Aftershock, Walnut Tree Tonbridge Rd Maidstone, Katie Bradley & Friends, MONDAY 28TH APRIL,, Ballroom Canterbury, Tim Kasher + Cosmic Thoughts, TUESDAY 29TH APRIL,, Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells, Joe Brown, Lady Luck Canterbury, Solko + Pisdicables (Live Ska/Reggae bands), WEDNESDAY 30TH APRIL,, Astor Community Theatre Deal, Malcolm Ing, Churchill theatre Bromley , Beyond The Barricade, Revelation St Marys Ashford, Piaf The Songs, THURSDAY 1ST MAY,, Chambers Folkestone, Bruise, Churchill theatre Bromley , One Night Of Elvis Lee Memphis King, Lifeboat Margate, Porch Swing Blues, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Magestic 12, FRIDAY 2ND MAY,, Bar 10 Maidstone, Get Carter, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, Hard Road, Clarendon Hotel Deal, Caution Horses, Divers Arms Herne Bay, Phantom Power, Fountain Sittingbourne, Bad Pennies,


// W3 Kent Gigs listings //

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Maidstone Fringe Festival Thursday 1st- Monday 5th May The Fourth Maidstone Fringe Festival follows on from its predecessors in celebrating the diversity of new and original music in Kent and the South East, and during five days over the Mayday Bank Holiday weekend, filling the county towns numerous pubs, clubs and music venues with live acts from across many different genres. Incorporated within the festival are a number of all-day events and dance all-nighters, as well as family friendly entertainment in Jubilee Square and cafes and coffee shops in the Town Centre, with much of the music being free to attend! Building on the success of previous festivals, the 2014 event will see a wide mixture of music in Maidstone, from rock, indie and pop-punk, through to acoustic and blues acts, contemporary folk, funk, soul, dance and hip-hop. Established artists playing this year include one of Kent’s most renowned live bands - The James Taylor Quartet, whose blend of funky Hammond organ led acid jazz, sees them playing numerous shows and festivals on an international scale. They appear at The Music Room, Pizza Express alongside Mark Morriss – frontman for brit-pop, chart-toppers The Bluetones, on tour with his solo show – a mixture of new material and classic Bluetones tracks. Some big names in the dance world, appear at The Source Bar, with an outdoor stage in Rose Yard, hosting Ms Dynamite, The Artful Dodger, Amine Edge & DANCE, DJ Luck & MC Neat and Tapesh, amongst many. A new addition this year is an outdoor stage – the ‘Festival Folly’ which will see some very accomplished artists including Dulcie May And The Mystery Cats, Gentlemen Of Few and Tener Duende in Jubilee Square over the weekend of the festival. Also in the High Street - Rafters host a live hip-hop night, organised by promoters 40 oz, and an evening of raw and punky bands with BBC Introducing favourites Slaves, supported by Mourning Birds and Punching Swans. Kent-based blues acts, who are making a name for themselves include David Migden & The Twisted Roots, and Kingsize Slim, who both play at Earls, as do upcoming indie artists Black Lion Courtiers, Skies and Theatre Royal. Fans of stand up comedy are well catered for this year with showcases at The Walnut Tree, The Druids Arms and Stepping Stone Studios. Stepping Stone also feature a night of post-rock for the more alternative music lovers, with highly regarded performers Upcdown C, Youthblood and Frau Pouch all sharing a bill. Elsewhere, The Style & Winch feature local favourites The Soundcasters with their 60s influenced sound, and funk, soul and swing at their Bank Holiday Monday alldayer with Hullaballoo and Mama Roux, and acoustic fusion from Pip Bowers & The Family Bones and Truvelo Drive. For more information go to - www.maidstonefringefestival.co.uk/

Kings Head Staplehurst, As Is Now, Lower Bell Blue Bell Hill Aylesford, Fox Force Five, Telegraph Deal, Skatacus, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Bob Dylan Experience, Penny Theatre Canterbury, Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide, SATURDAY 3RD MAY,, Boars Head Eaton Rd Dover, Big Committee, Bower Inn Maidstone, Slaven, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, Crossfire, Bull Inn Dover, Mr Lazy, Cheriton Oddfellows Folkestone, Duke & Duchess, Divers Arms Herne Bay, N E Fingoes, Gravesend Boat, The Assorted, Harp Restrung Folkestone, Thumpskrew, Kings Hall Herne Bay, From The Jam + Reptillia + The Lost weekend, Park Inn Hotel Folkestone, The Kulpritts, Phoenix Canterbury, Jazz with Laurie Kay Trio, Priory Hotel Dover, Geoff Everett Band (blues/rock own & covers), Revelation St Marys Ashford, Voces8 Shuffle, Richmond Tavern Folkestone, Gary Dean,

Royal Oak Lydd, Goodbye Eric, Star Ashford, Horns High, Stepping Stones Studio Maidstone, Maidstone Fringe Festival, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, Wireless, Crown Rochester, Starlane, Half Moon Tonbridge, Bob Dylan Experience, SUNDAY 4TH MAY,, Britannia Fort Hill Margate, In With Flynn, Chambers Folkestone, Bob Log III plus support, Deal Wine Bar, Scarlet Rae & The Cherry Reds, Elephant & Castle Ramsgate, Thumpskrew, Man Of Kent Rochester, Fate The Juggler, Old House At Home Queenborough, Zeus, Belle Vue tavern Ramsgate, Bob Dylan Experience, MONDAY 5TH MAY,, Windmill Hythe Rd Ashford, All Day Blues Festival feat Dave Jackson band - Wayward Souls & more to be announced, Man Of Kent Rochester, Starlane,

Listings may vary after publication....if in doubt, please check with venue before travelling


W3spring issue 2014  
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