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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KENT & E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE
Sunday 1 April 2012
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
Monday 2 April 2012
Bell (201 Old
Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) Jam Session All
Welcome 8.30pm Free
Tuesday 3 April 2012
Theatre (The Brook
Chatham Kent Me4 4se 01634 338338) King Pleasure & The Biscuit
Boys Jump Jive 8pm ?13 ?12
Wednesday 4 April 2012
(Old Wish Road Eastbourne Sussex Bn21 4jy 01323 722439) Stars Of
British Jazz Traditional Jazz 7pm ?12.50
Thursday 5 April 2012
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
Friday 6 April 2012
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
Saturday 7 April 2012
Hotel (68 High
Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb 01233 625512) Webbo's Dusty Years Disco DJ
Details based on that available to us at our Monday deadline
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.
Day of the Hurricane is the second instrumental album created by
Gary since he moved to the USA.
Day Of The Hurricane was inspired by Gary experiencing several
hurricanes during 2004 that passed over his home in Longwood near Orlando,
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.
Arthur Kitchener - The Hobo Manifesto
HMI / Ace / Red Admiral Records