From: Chris Ashman [chris_at_kentgigs_dot_com]
Sent: 06 March 2012 00:00
Subject: [Events and Gigs] Wotson 18th March to 24th March 2012 - Kent & E Sussex Gig Guide
Wotson 18th March to 24th March 2012 Kent Event & Gig Guide
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KENT & E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE
Sunday 18 March 2012
Inn (42 East St
Faversham Kent Me13 8at 01795 532529) Boneyard
Junction Covers but not the usual Pub Gig Set 2.30pm
Monday 19 March 2012
Bell (201 Old
Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) Jam Session All
Welcome 8.30pm Free
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Street Faversham Kent Me13 7bh 01795 591462) Wool and Wine Food
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Anchor (London Rd
Sevenoaks Kent Tn13 1as 01732 454898) 'Blues With Bottle' Present
Dave Beckett & Eddie Armer Blues Duo 9pm
Thursday 22 March 2012
Jazz at The Tower
(Tower Theatre North Road Shorncliffe Folkestone Kent Ct20 3hl 01303 277175) The
Teddy Pope Birthday Bash The Best Of British Jazz from The
Teddy Pope London All Stars 8.30pm ?8
Friday 23 March 2012
Hotel (68 High
Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb 01233 625512) Heroes New
Wave Tribute 8.30pm Free
Saturday 24 March 2012
Hotel (68 High
Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb 01233 625512) Tilt Contemporary
Covers Band 8.30pm Free
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Bowstring have been together as a band since 2007 and a background of 150 years of musicianship working as individuals all over the world, performing at corporate functions, weddings, barn dances, ceilidhs, concerts and festivals. Driving the dancers on with full and exciting sound and astonishing array of instruments. This is their debut album. More info _at_ Red Admiral Records
Album Review - Bowstring, ?Vinnie's Return' (Red Admiral Records, Out Now)
Depending on your experience of folk music, the new Bowstring album will either be folk exactly as you expect it, or folk like you've never heard before. In the last few years Roots music has undergone both a revival and a makeover, with artists such as Laura Marling and Noah & The Whale taking the strong traditions in a slightly more commercial direction which saw them shoot up the charts.
Their brilliant use of these tropes has cast a spotlight on the genre that it hasn't seen in years, and has allowed more traditional outfits such as Bowstring to shine too. If you know folk from the roots up, with all its traditional rural foibles and charms then this album is much more in that vein. If you have become a more recent fan of the genre due to its latest incarnation you could do a lot worse than check out this album to hear how it all began.
The LP is an excellent example of old school folk in all its glory. Many of the tracks are instrumentals, showcasing excellent work on violin (Ramona Eagle) and mandolin (Chris Sadler/Chris Taylor). It is easy to imagine finding the LP tucked into an old vinyl collection and blowing the dust off it before putting it in your record player and enjoying it all again for the first time years.
This is perhaps an overly romantic notion, but it's hard to deny the respect this release shows for traditions that are decades old. It conjures up images of barn dances, open fires, and old school musicians playing in country pubs to rapt audiences. If this sounds like your idea of hell and you'd rather listen to the latest Black Eyed Peas track than a new song from Mumford & Sons then you need not apply.
But if you enjoy folk in any incarnation there's a lot to enjoy here. It may be a bit twee for some, those brought up in the Dylan or Loudon Wainwright era of 70s satirical folk or the 2010's lyrically driven popular re-imagining may balk at the plethora of instrumental tracks on offer here. But you can't argue with the skill, musicianship and experience put into this album, and I don't mind telling you I love it.
of the Hurricane is the second instrumental album created by Gary since he
moved to the USA.
Of The Hurricane was inspired by Gary experiencing several hurricanes during
2004 that passed over his home in Longwood near Orlando, Florida.
Peter has been compared to many of the greats including his heroes Matt Monro, Mel Torme and Vic Damone with the unparalleled ease at which he sings, producing perfect melody and phrasing with velvet tones.
Peter has performed regularly with throughout London with his own band and The Croydon Jazz Orchestra, Chris Smith and his String Of Pearls, The Len Phillips Big Band, Denis Hynes Small Band and in October in their 40th year tour The Syd Lawrence Orchestra.