From: Chris Ashman [chris_at_kentgigs_dot_com]

Sent: 20 March 2012 00:59

Subject: [Events and Gigs] Wotson 1st April to 7th April 2012 - Kent & E Sussex Gig Guide




Wotson 1st April to 7th April 2012 Kent Event & Gig Guide



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Event Listings


Sunday 1 April 2012

Market Inn (42 East St Faversham Kent Me13 8at 01795 532529)  Kit Curtiss & The B3's An Act Reminiscent of The Stax/Volt 60's tour Booker T Style Soul 2.30pm Free
Phoenix Tavern (Abbey Street Faversham Kent Me13 7bh 01795 591462)  Jazz In The Bar Last orders for lunch 4.30pm 4.30 - 7.30pm Admn. Free
Ship Theatre (Walthamstowe Hall School Holly Bush Lane Sevenoaks Kent Tn13 3ul 01732 740889)  Magdalena Reising Burns Night Special Jazz 8pm ?12
The Eagle Tavern (124 High street Rochester Kent Me1 1jt 01634 409040)  Robert Manzin Quartet Jazz 1pm Free

Monday 2 April 2012

Lower Bell (201 Old Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) Jam Session All Welcome 8.30pm Free
Walnut Tree P.H. (234 Tonbridge Rd Maidstone Kent Me16 8sr 01622 727260) Soundcasters Indie Diversity from Jazz to Punk 8.30pm Free

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Brook Theatre (The Brook Chatham Kent Me4 4se 01634 338338) King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys Jump Jive 8pm ?13 ?12
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 Free

Wednesday 4 April 2012

Eastbourne College Theatre (Old Wish Road Eastbourne Sussex Bn21 4jy 01323 722439) Stars Of British Jazz Traditional Jazz 7pm ?12.50
Market Inn (42 East St Faversham Kent Me13 8at 01795 532529) Open Mic Players and Listeners all Welcome 8pm Free
Plaza Suite - Stag Community Arts (London Rd Sevenoaks Kent Tn13 1zz 01732 450175) Blues With Bottle Club present Watermelon Slim Iconic Bluesman 8pm ?16
The Eagle Tavern (124 High street Rochester Kent Me1 1jt 01634 409040) Jam Night All Welcome 8.30pm Free

Thursday 5 April 2012

Black Horse (169 Camden Road Tunbridge Wells Kent Tn1 2rf 01892 523910) Open Mic/Jam Night - Acoustic / Electric Originals/Covers All Welcome Drums PA and Backline Provided. Just Bring Sticks and Guitars etc. 8pm Free
Folkestone Jazz at The Tower (Tower Theatre North Road Shorncliffe Folkestone Kent Ct20 3hl 01303 277175) The Best Of British Jazz - Jo Fooks Quartet The Singing Lady Of Jazz with Buster Birch + Val Mannix + Ted Beament 8.30pm ?8
The Butt Of Sherry (132 High St Hythe Kent Ct21 5ld 01303 266112) Jack Pound Open Stage All Welcome 8.30pm Free
The Eagle Tavern (124 High street Rochester Kent Me1 1jt 01634 409040) Billy Whiz Live Band 8.30pm Free
Walnut Tree P.H. (234 Tonbr idge Rd Maidstone Kent Me16 8sr 01622 727260) Stand-Up Adult Comedy With Neil McFarland 8.30pm Free

Friday 6 April 2012

Druids Arms (24 Earl Street Maidstone Kent be14 1pp 01622 758516) Dirty Vibes; Broken Banjo + Crybaby Special & The Monsters A Mixture of Blues Rock & Funk throughout the night 8pm 18+ Free
George Hotel (68 High Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb 01233 625512) Skatacus Ska Band 8.30pm Free
Lower Bell (201 Old Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) Beergut 100 3 piece Rock / Rock & Roll Covers 8.30pm Free
Market Inn (42 East St Faversham Kent Me13 8at 01795 532529) M.O.D. A bit of Paul Weller a Bit of Jam; Who; Kinks A knockout evening with this band - Locally unique to the Market Inn 8.30pm Free
The Chequers (The Broadway Lamberhurst Kent Tn3 8db 01892 890260) Red Rooster Blues a nd Roots Club presents Folk Night All Welcome 8.45pm Free
The Old Brewery Store (Conduit Street Faversham Kent Me13 7df 01795 542285) Imagine...The Beatles One of Britain's best Beatles tribute bands 7pm ?10 Ticket see web.
The Three Horseshoes (Staple Street Hernhill Nr. Faversham Kent Me13 9ua 01227 750842) Leigh Highwood & Gary Hobley Band A Feast Of Classic Rock 8pm Free

Saturday 7 April 2012

George Hotel (68 High Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb 01233 625512) Webbo's Dusty Years Disco DJ 8.30pm Free
Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre (11 Horsebridge Rd Whitstable Kent Ct5 1ah 01227 281174) The Bubble Club Presents Pete Molinari and Band with support from Paul Handyside Soulful Country Blues from the Medway Delta Doors 7pm ?12 ?10 Conc.
Louis Armstrong (Maison Dieu Road Dover Kent Ct16 1ra 01304 204759) Rosco Levee Band Blues; Country & Southern Rock 8.30pm Free
Lower Bell (201 Old Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) Pepper Tyler & Crispe Covering The Faces; Rod Stewart & The Rolling Stones 8.30pm Free
Ocean Inn (2 High St Dymchurch Kent Tn29 0ng 01303 872152) Left Of The Dial Pop Rock Band 8.30pm Free
Prince Of Wales (Dymchurch Rd Hythe Kent Ct21 6pg 01303 266270) Phoenix Karaoke 8.30pm Free
The Railway Tavern (2 Station Rd Longfield Kent Da3 7qd 07596 974282) Hard Tail Rock Covers 9pm Free

Details based on that available to us at our Monday deadline
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Red Admiral Records Artists
CD's, Downloads and Previews
also available at iTunes and good stores worldwide. 

Alfie St George

Bowstring - 14th February

Fate The Juggler - 6th February
Gary Swinard - New Album 12th Jan
Gummy Babies
Hardly Mozart

Hamlet Zhou & The Movement Band
Jack Castle (of Mirkwood) 

Man Wellaz 22nd March

Mirkwood 1st CD edition 35th Anniversary

Peter Dinsley Released 12th December

Unlucky Fried Kitten Now ?6
Various Folk Artists Pete Castle, Andy Turner, Bob Kenward, The Millen Family, Marian Button and poet Dave Mason.


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Man Wellaz
Album: I Shall Not Want
Genre: World / Reggae
Red Admiral Records
Downloads from 16th March
CD 22nd March 2012

Album: Vinnie's Return
Genre: Folk
Red Admiral Records
Feb 14th 2012

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.


Steve Boniface
Labelled Independent - The New Music Podcast


Fate The Juggler
Album: T he Ghost Of Beauty Lost  
Genre: Folk Rock
Red Admiral Records
6th February 2012

the Juggler are a five piece original folk/rock outfit that formed in the summer of 2010. Comprising of talented, experienced, Kent based musicians. They play a unique form of Folk Rock, collecting new fans wherever they play, be it at local and London venues, such as the Clapham Grand and 100 Club and a variety of Festivals. 


Gary Swinard
Album: Day Of The Hurricane
Genre : Easy Listening /Instrumental / Jazz / New Age
Red Admiral Records

Day of the Hurricane is the second instrumental album created by Gary since he moved to the USA. 
His first ?After Five' was recorded in 2010 and has been warmly received in the Smooth Jazz market.

Day Of The Hurricane was inspired by Gary experiencing several hurricanes during 2004 that passed over his home in Longwood near Orlando, Florida.
He comments
 "Watching the path of ?Hurricane Charlie' on TV and then to see the formation of the extraordinary clouds followed by the tremendous wind force was very scary."

Peter Dinsley
Swing / Jazz
Available Now

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 from Lydd in Kent is recognised throughout Europe as a leading exponent of the styles of his heroes and when not on the road with the Big Bands, he also works as a solo artist and cabaret singer in the corporate arena.


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.


Arthur Kitchener - The Hobo Manifesto 
Folk / Singer Songwriter

HMI / Ace / Red Admiral Records



Rosco Levee
EP Rosco Levee
Roots / Country/ Blues
Red Admiral Records

Available Now




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