From: Chris Ashman [chris_at_kentgigs_dot_com]
Sent: 20 October 2008 23:46
Subject: [News and Gigs] Wotson - 2nd November 2008 Onwards - Kent & E Sussex Gig Guide
News and Wotson - 2nd November 2008 Onwards - Kent & E Sussex Gig Guide

Gig Listings, Musicians Wanted -This Week & News

Sunday 2 November 2008

Alexandra Hotel (43 Railway Street Chatham Kent Me4 4RJ 01634 830545) Eric Goes Fishing R & B 5-7pm
Britannia (Fort Hill Margate Kent Ct9 1hh 01843 223269) Grim Reaper Rock Roadshow 5pm .
Louis Armstrong (Maison Dieu Road Dover Kent Ct16 1ra 01304 204759) Creole Serenaders Jazz .
Ship Theatre (Walthamstowe Hall School Holly Bush Lane Sevenoaks Kent Tn13 3ul 01732 740889) Gwilym Simcock(Piano) & Jim Hart(Vibes) 8pm £10 £12
The Grey Lady Music Lounge (70-72 The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells Kent Tn2 5tw 01892 544700) An Evening With Paul Dunton & Guests 7pm £4

Monday 3 November 2008

Maverick _at_ Zebra Bar (15-17 King Street Maidstone Kent Me14 1ba 01622 744481) Los Pistoleros Featuring BJ Cole Martin Belmont & Bobby Valentino + Support £13 £15
Papermakers Arms (The Street Plaxtol Sevenoaks Kent Tn15 0qj 01732 810407) The Syncopators Traditional Jazz 8pm Free
Walnut Tree P.H. (234 Tonbridge Rd Maidstone Kent Me16 8sr 01622 727260) Rich Picture Blues/R&B .

Tuesday 4 November 2008

New Inn (2 Harnet Street Sandwich Kent Ct13 9es 01304 612335) Dave Paisley C & W 50's & 60's .
The Flower Pot (96 Sandling Rd Maidstone Kent Me14 2rj 01622 757705) Electro Acoustic Jam Night - Country & Blues Soul & Folk Just bring your own instruments From 8pm

Wednesday 5 November 2008

Plough Inn (Lewson Street Norton Nr. Faversham Kent ME9 9JJ 01795 521348) Derek & Friends Jazz
Sounds _at_ Zebra Bar (15-17 King Street Maidstone Kent Me14 1ba 07734 098605) The Supreme Battle of The Bands - Semi Final Week 1 Timothy Edwards + He Who Dares + Directions + Aliquot Flow 7.30 - 10.45pm £5 On The Door
The Anchor (London Rd Sevenoaks Kent Tn13 1as 01732 454898) 'Blues With Bottle' Present Rag Mama Rag Blues Duo 8.30pm Free
The Grey Lady Music Lounge (70-72 The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells Kent Tn2 5tw 01892 544700) An Evening With Paul Dunton & Guests 7pm £4

Thursday 6 November 2008

New Inn (2 Harnet Street Sandwich Kent Ct13 9es 01304 612335) Denny & Paul Soul Reggae Duo .
The Butt Of Sherry (132 High St Hythe Kent Ct21 5ld 01303 266112) Jack Pound Open Stage .
The Club - New Ash Green (North Ash Road New Ash Geeen Kent Da3 8hs 07979 036333) NAG Open Mic. Night - Perform or Watch - Guitars Mics and Cajon provided Or bring what you want and plug-in - Anything Goes Free 7.30 to 11pm Free
The Grey Lady Music Lounge (70-72 The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells Kent Tn2 5tw 01892 544700) Two Bobs Worth Modern Jazz Trio 8.15-10.30pm £5
Walnut Tree (Forge Lane East Farleigh Kent Me15 Ohj 01622 726368) 2x38's .
Walnut Tree P.H. (234 Tonbridge Rd Maidstone Kent Me16 8sr 01622 727260) Stand-Up Adult Comedy With Michael Legg .

Friday 7 November 2008

Britannia (Fort Hill Margate Kent Ct9 1hh 01843 223269) Spanking Llamas Funky Rock .
Cock Horse Inn (39 The Street Detling Kent Me14 3jt 01622 737092) The Fling Manic Dexterity
East Kent P.H. (72 Oxford Street Whistable Kent Ct5 1da 01227 272018) GNT Experience .
George Hotel (68 High Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb 01233 625512) Fallen Angels
Half Moon & 7 Stars (The Street Preston Canterbury Kent Ct3 1eb 01227 722296) ChixWivPix Probably The Best Girl Blues Band This Side Of The Mississippi 8.30pm Free
Louis Armstrong (Maison Dieu Road Dover Kent Ct16 1ra 01304 204759) Standard Five Blues .
Lower Bell (201 Old Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) Any Other Business
Stile Bridge Inn (Staplehurst Road Marden Kent Tn12 9bh 01622 831123) Smokestack Gentlemens Blues/Jazz 8pm Free
The Grey Lady Music Lounge (70-72 The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells Kent Tn2 5tw 01892 544700) Ark Cubanos Afro Cuban Band

Saturday 8 November 2008

Albion Public House (Albion Place - Mead Rd S. Willesborough Ashford nent Tn24 0bu 01233 622795) Tortilla Army Rock Covers and Original Music .
Beacon Court (Canterbury St Gillingham Kent Me7 5tp 01634 853186) The Jamm Tribute Band £10 £12
Britannia (Fort Hill Margate Kent Ct9 1hh 01843 223269) Zambu Classic Rock .
Duke Of Edinburgh (1 Heath Road Barming Maidstone Kent Me16 9lq 01622 727122) Jumbo Gumbo
East Kent P.H. (72 Oxford Street Whistable Kent Ct5 1da 01227 272018) Get Carter .
George Hotel (68 High Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb 01233 625512) Doctor Syn
Lower Bell (201 Old Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) The Bam
Oasthouse (Granary Close Rainham Kent 07984 002808) DefZone Event Cellar 170 + Corduroy Fashion Threat Rock - No under 16's - No ID no Alcohol doors 7.30pm £3.00
Ocean Inn (2 High St Dymchurch Kent Tn29 0ng 01303 872152) Face To Face Female Fronted Rock Covers .
The Flower Pot (96 Sandling Rd Maidstone Kent Me14 2rj 01622 757705) Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs
The Grey Lady Music Lounge (70-72 The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells Kent Tn2 5tw 01892 544700) AJB Band Featuring Anthony James Baker
The Three Horseshoes (Staple Street Hernhill Nr. Faversham Kent ME13 9UA 01227 750842) Roland Chadwick

Musicians Wanted
Loads more at Kent Musicians Web

submitted by (jayco89_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Monday, October 20, 2008


Heya im looking for people aged between 16 - 25 who are wanting to form a new rock/indie band in the bexley area! so far we have a vocalist and a guitarist!

we are in need of a bassist a drummer and another guitarist! thanx hope ta hear from u soon!

 J.J - : Bexelyheath
submitted by (
BomzititRock_at_aol_dot_com) on Sunday, October 19, 2008

Female Drummer Wanted

For Female Fronted Rock/Punk Band based in the Whitstable/Canterbury area, we are Female lead vocals with two Guys on Guitar & Bass, our age range is 40 to 50 probably suit someone 30+ Influences/Set include Blondie,Joan Jett, The Clash, The Ramones, Johnny Thunders etc mainly 70s/80s Punk/Rock but open to new ideas. Enthusiasm and Reliability are more use to us than experience, so no pro's please but we are looking for a good solid energetic Drummer. If you fancy giving it a go drop us an email and we can have a chat.

Glenn - Whitstable/ Canterbury area
submitted by (
martin_dot_rushe_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk) on Sunday, October 19, 2008

medway based drummer looking for guitar and bass

mature medway based drummer looking for mature guitarist and bass player, 40+ , looking for like minded to jam once/twice a week to play rock/blues/funk etc, not looking for pros or egos, but would like to play to a fair standard with a veiw to progress over time and develop together as a good musical project, good equipment/attitude please, small studio nearly ready to use non smokers only please, tea and coffee supplied ( by the gallon) please contact via email if its what your looking for and live in medway or local area, cheers for now .

submitted by (henrycdsparks_at_aol_dot_com) on Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bluegrass players/ singers wanted

We are looking for players and singers interested in bluegrass. Particularly banjo, fiddle, bass.
Get in touch if you think you might be interested. We are located in Canterbury.

Henry - Canterbury

submitted by (born2run83_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Sunday, October 19, 2008

country band need drummer and multi string player

country band seek drummer and someone who can play mandolin violin cello and anyother string instrument

call J 07772303899

submitted by (
steve_faldon_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk) on Saturday, October 18, 2008


 Ideally we are looking for an "all rounder" who is versatile enough to play piano, organ, strings, or 2nd guitar with some vocals. Is there such a thing or are we barking up a gum tree? I guess keyboards is the major requirement. Most of the band have not long turned 50 but still think we are 20, so age for us isn't too much of an issue providing you turn up when previously arranged!!!!!

Numbers covered are well known 60s to current, with a set that is under review. Therefore you can bring some favourites forward. Not a pub or metal band, but love songs to rock. Possible regular "over 30s" gigs and functions on referral. I this appeals we would love to hear from you.

Keith or Steve - Maidstone
Telephone: 07919844856 / 07515009185
submitted by  (
dmist_at_talktalk_dot_net) on Friday, October 17, 2008

 Metal and Rock Singer Needed

Maidstone based covers band need a front person to complete band ang asap. We mostly play classic metal and rock . Maiden, Motley , Pantera , Metallica , Leppard , Thin Lizzy. So although you need some grunt to sing these you need to reach some pretty high notes too.

This is open to both boys and girls , as long as this is what actualy interests you.

Dave - Maidstone
Telephone: 07739 172661

submitted by (
a_dot_lester_at_blue-train_dot_biz) on Friday, October 17, 2008

Female Backing / vocalist / percussionist for singer songwriter

Yep I'm 48!!! good got that out of the way. Lead the band Bluetrain, but want to put a smaller accoustic outfit together for smaller gig, doing 90% my stuff with a few well chosen covers thrown in. Bluetrain CD came out last year, and had great reviews both in this country and in the U.S. Check out the website Have the best Harmonica player in Kent, Al Clarke but need a soulful/folkie/bluesy lady backing singer who doesn't mind taking the lead sometimes. So line up would be Andy Vocals and guitar, Al on Harmonica / backing vocals.......and YOU! on backing vocals and occasional lead vocals. Would be great if you played an instrument or could shake a Tamborine in time. 

Experience a must, enthusiasm a must, love of music a must, love of hot curries optional!!

Telephone: 01304 612632
submitted by  (
zedand3_at_phonecoop_dot_coop) on Thursday, October 16, 2008 

Bassist wanted (slappers welcome)

Jazz/funk/soul band based in Sevenoaks area urgently needs bassist with a funky touch to play music infused with the spirit of 70s bands such as The Crusaders, AWB, Morrisey-Mullen, etc

We practise on Wednesday nights in Underriver and have some gigs waiting for us as soon as we are complete. Please contact us.

Michael Barker -  Sevenoaks

submitted by  (
matt_at_aquaticdesign_dot_co_dot_uk) on Thursday, October 16, 2008

Drummer required Whitstable

Drummer Required to complete a three piece... guitar, bass, vocal, harmonica.
we reahearse each week in Whitstable & are looking for someone local to keep the rehearsals simple.

We play a mix of original tunes & covers...Nothing obvious, quite loose & 'traditional' sounding .Think Tom Waits, Neil Young, Bob Dylan.
We are 37 & 44 years... Anyone interested?

Telephone: 07970 382618

submitted by (skatonics_at_tiscali_dot_co_dot_uk) on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 
 frontman/singer needed urgently for top SKA band - Kent

Well established Kent based SKA band need to replace our frontman. We have established a massive fanbase supporting such acts as Neville Staple's Specials, Rhoda Dhakar of The Bodysnatchers and Skaville UK.
We blend classic Trojan Ska alongside an impressive catalogue of Two Tone covers from the likes of The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners and more.
This is an excellent opportunity for the right man to be a part of a superb and very popular band. We have regular gigs (some self booked, some via agents). Our plan for 2009 is to gig twice a month and have at least one rehearsal p/month for new material and to change the set around. At present we have over 40 covers that we select our set lists from.

You should only really apply if you are 100% dedicated to this style of music and are familiar with it's background / culture. You would be expected to dress accordingly at gigs, tonic suits, pork pie hats, loafers, etc. and know the songs off by heart (easy if you are well into it) so as to slot in seamlessly and carry on with the gigs booked in the future. We are looking for an energetic frontman who can impress our fans and be able to interract with the crowds.
Please respond to the hotmail above with your CV / experience and any links to previous similar works etc.  Thank you.

Ian - Tonbridge


submitted by (
alan_dot_savage_at_gmx_dot_com) on Wednesday, October 15, 2008

metal band seeks drummer

 we are a medway based metal band with a female singer influenced by within temptation, evanescence,leaves eyes etc..
we are newly formed and are looking for a drummer to complete lineup
we are writing our own material and recording in guitarists 32 track studio
all members have decent gear transport and giging experience our ages range between 25-46
Telephone: 07969886963

submitted by  (
kerell59_at_yahoo_dot_com) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Experienced drummer needed for Rock band

Rock band playing new and classic rock plus some original music. looking to gig.
Based around Bromley

Band comprising of a Guitarist and bass player in there 40s
Respond only if you have time to commit to regular rehearsals and gigs

Email Steve at
submitted by (
flyer2k0_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Drummer wanted

Kents hardest working rock covers band, require a drummer, must have pro gear enthusiasm, and experience,aged around 40ish with a good sense of humor and staying power,we are gigging every week PAID work, and this will suit a good happy fella, seeking a permanent position.

Brian -  Strood

submitted by (
stewartpattinson_at_btinternet_dot_com) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Additional FEMALE vocalist required

We are a female fronted covers band and we are looking for an additional Female singer to join our existing vocalist. 
You will lead on some songs, harmonise on some and provide backing on some.
We rehearse weekly west of Maidstone so own transport is required as is own kit (or you must be prepared to get your own mic & stand).
Get in touch if you are interested.

Stewart - Maidstone

submitted by (
andrew_dot_trist_at_innerspaces_dot_co_dot_uk) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Singer/Frontperson required for original art rock project.

 We are a four-piece outfit of guitar, keys, bass and drums with an extensive repertoire of almost-ready songs, just requiring someone with good vocal technique and that 'indefinable something' to be the focus of a strong-image stage act.

We are all 30+ with day jobs, but intent on achieving something more than just 'blues and a larf down the pub'.  A high level of commitment to regular rehearsals in the Bromley area will be rewarded with the opportunity for a significant amount of creative input.  A way with words and even the ability to play another instrument would be advantageous.

Influences are diverse, but rooted in prog rock with smatterings of jazz and funk.  Experimentation with all genres and different types of sounds welcome.

Andy -  Bromley/Beckenham
Telephone: 07966 658529

submitted by (
stewartpattinson_at_btinternet_dot_com) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bass Player Wanted 4 Female Fronted Covers Band

Good Bass player required for our Female fronted covers band.  No egos just good commitment and good personality required - if you can play too... GREAT!

Seriously.. we are a good bunch and want a like-minded bass player to join the clan.
We are in this for fun (mainly) however paid gigs will do nicely too!
We rehearse 5 miles west of Maidstone.
Get in touch if you are interested.

Stewart - Maidstone

submitted by  (
mail_at_bittersweetuk_dot_com) on Monday, October 13, 2008

Lead guitarist wanted for function band

Lead guitarist needed for well established Kent covers band. Between 2 and 4 paid gigs per month, at working men's clubs, weddings, masonic functions, etc. We play all sorts of stuff, from 50's to modern chart material. You don't need to be the best guitarist in the world, but need to be able to play a variety of styles (not just blues!!!)

Lee -  Maidstone
Telephone: 01622 678380


submitted by (
ellyandbarn_at_googlemail_dot_com) on Monday, October 13, 2008

Percussionist wanted

The Hollywood skunks are looking for some rhythm, you can listen to what we do here, and contact me here ellyandbarn_at_gmail_dot_com
We practise once a week in folkestone, and members come from Dover, Ashford and somewhere called Romney. Giging about once a month, and trying just to have a good time, all the time(viv savage)

We're all 30-40 apart from Stu who isn't, but act much younger.Most of us are men and one of us is a girl. We'd like someone with charm, charisma, looks and most of all, punctuality (ballpark timing) male or female.
If it sounds like your thing, let me know.

Barn - Folkestone

Tunbridge Wells band, Sevenscore have released their Single, Jelly Roll, on Indiestore.


All profits are going to Anmesty International, which was one on the charities supported by their former keyboard player, OllieNicholls, who, as you may know, died earlier this year.
All profits on downloads sold between now and Christmas 2008 will be given to Amnesty International

A Tribute Celebrating the life of Ollie Nicholls 1966-2008

There was a showcase on April 12th at The Ship Theatre In Sevenoaks dedicated to the memory of Ollie Nicholls.
Proceeds were donated to Ollie Nicholls three favourite charities;
Amnesty International, IFAW charitable trust and Mouth & Foot Painting artists.

Artists performing were
Joanne Louise Parker
Geoff Easeman
Paul Dunton & Crew
The Rox

Ollie’s website is

Ollie Nicholls died suddenly in a tragic car accident in the early hours of Sunday morning (30th March 2008)

Ollie was a wonderful kind hearted man who touched so many lives. He was a supremely talented singer/songwriter, musician, sound engineer, record producer and comedy writer. He was at the hub of the local music scene.

He performed with intense passion, belief, a glass of white wine by his side, and a wry 'Ollie' sense of humour, especially when introducing his songs! His melodies were beautifully crafted, haunting and melancholic, but also vibrant and bursting with melodic expression. His soft moving vocals carried a warm endearing tone almost like a loud whisper, such was his unique vocal style. Ollie's lyrics were honest, topical, often politically edged, but in summary he sang about things that really meant something to him.

A Review
'' Third on tonight’s bill is Ollie Nicholls. Ollie has been involved with sound recording and production for some time now and mainly operates from his DOZ Studios in Fordcombe but freelances as well. He has worked with a large number of artists in just about every musical genre there is including Bert Jansch, Clare Teal, Herbie Flowers, Jacqui Dankworth and Tim van Eyken, and toured with world music outfit ‘Incantation’ during a seven year period. Then again, he has also recorded the likes of Anita Dobson and ‘Showaddywaddy’….(ssshhhh!) Ollie’s piano style and thought provoking lyrics have attracted the interest of several punters and is currently working on a new CD, which will be available soon''

Ollie was integral to the local music scene that has been developing since the emergence of The Grey Lady TunbridgeWells. He single-handedly supervised the sound for the ‘Local & Live’ music festival on the Pantiles. He also ran the sound at the Sevenoaks version of the show at The Ship Theatre, Walthamstow Hall.

Ollie was a fanatical long distance runner and run on average 50-60 miles per week! His other passion in life was writing satirical observations under the pseudonym 'Hoss'. He had established a sizeable mailing list for his 'Hoss Mail' which he would send out on average once a fortnight. He was also a devoted Liverpool Football Club fan.

Paul Dunton said

My friendship with Ollie stretches many years- we performed, socialised and worked together. He produced and performed on both my albums. He wrote all the arrangements for my band and I know he took great pride in those arrangements as he did with all his work. I am honoured to have spent time with him, and indebted to him for all his help, guidance and friendship. He will live on in our hearts and memories for ever.

Our thought's are with his family and I will finish this letter with some tributes that were sent in from fellow friends and musicians.

Ollie, I can still hear you calling everyone "sunshine". Thank you for the encouragement and honesty you gave me and the enthusiasm you had for the Grey Lady show. Your own music was enjoyed and admired by so many people, myself very much included - the number of times I found myself walking round the day after a show humming "In and Out"... I'm just in absolute shock. Thinking of you. Ian


‘Twas a wonderful thing you did'. Creating great music and helping the rest of us create ours. Big Love from Jane Marie, Peter, Del, Bart and Jackie. xxx


I'm so shocked and sad, still don't quite believe you've gone. I really cherish knowing you for 9 years, and thank you for your sweet kindness and for being a genius in the recording studio. As well as being the best sound engineer ever you were such a gifted song writer and musician. I love your songs, the words of 'Waterfall' are beautiful and prophetic-I'm so sorry you have flown. Be in peace.

Love and light, Helen

Ollie, you were a great friend and a wonderful musician/singer-songwriter. I shall treasure the memories of our last evening out forever and am glad the last memory I have of you is of you smiling and laughing. I can't believe you're not here anymore - and the world will be a poorer, duller and less enjoyable place because of that. There is an Ollie shaped hole in a great many friend's lives - you will be missed but not forgotten and your music will live on. I miss you mate and I'm sorry I never even got to say goodbye to you before you walked home. Be at peace. Chris

Mirkwood Cover Mirkwood - No.56 of the 200 rarest albums of all time.
'Record Collector' Nov. 2008.
The original 1973 collectors album by Mirkwood the Dover band has been selling for over £600.00 (owners fear to play it) has now been released on CD for all at only £11 incl. p&p by Folkestone based Red Admiral Records who have also licensed it for release in Europe. The 12 page booklet tells the history of the band and the album. Songs are available for download as singles or album in most countries throughout the world on sites like Amazon and iTunes and many others.

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