From: chris_at_kentgigs_dot_com
Sent: 12 October 2006 18:44
Subject: Wotson - Events and News - Kent& E Sussex Gig Guide

Events and News
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New Rhodes Win 'Live Best Unsigned Act' at the Vodafone Live Music Awards!
Last night New Rhodes picked up the award for best 'Live Best Unsigned Act' at the Vodaphone Live Music Awards. The awards were compered by Radio 1's Chris Moyles and broadcast on Channel 4. Hundreds of acts entered and were whittled down to just four (New Rhodes, Zenyth, Star Chamber and New Breed) an overwhelming amount of public votes were cast making New Rhodes triumphant. Other winners on the night included Razorlight, The Automatic, U2 and The Who.
New Rhodes will release new single 'The History of Britain' on October 16th and debut album 'Songs From the Lodge' on October 23rd through Salty Cat Records. MTV's Dave Berry who tipped the band for the award recently said that the bands debut album is 'packed with eclectic, heavyweight guitar gold'.
Winning the 'Live Unsigned Act' award coincides with the band's national tour (below). Catch them now and see what all the fuss is about!
- James Williams (vocals/guitar) - Joe Gascoigne (guitar) - Jack Ashdown (bass/backing vocals) - Tim Desmond - (drums) -
Thu 12-Oct Brighton Concorde 2
Sun 15-Oct-06 Bournemouth The Gander
Tue 17- Oct Lincoln Drill Hall w Hot Puppies
Wed 18-Oct-06 Southampton Unit 22
Thu 19-Oct-06 London ULU
Fri 20-Oct-06 Bristol Club Metropolis _at_ Academy 2
Mon 23-Oct-06 Plymouth University
Tue 24-Oct-06 Liverpool HMV In-store
Tue 24-Oct-06 Liverpool Barfly
Wed 25-Oct-06 Newcastle HMV In-store
Wed 25-Oct-06 Sunderland The Independent
Thu 26-Oct-06 Gloucester Liquid Nightclub
Fri 27-Oct-06 Manchester Dry Bar
Sun 29-Oct-06 Derby Vic Inn
Mon 30-Oct-06 Leicester Charlotte
This is what the critics have had to say about the bands previous singles:
'A summer festival hit, mark our words.' - MOJO
'Perfectly illustrates why we tipped them for stardom way back at the start of the year' - NME
'reminds you why you first fell in love with singles' - SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE
'great songs that make the Ordinary Boys look ordinary 5/5.' - ZOO
'Fucking great single of the month' - ROLLINGSTONE.COM
'One of the finest eccentric guitar orientated pop bands this nation has produced since The Smiths.' - DROWNED IN SOUND
New Rodes
Star Chamber
Mob: 07866 68 3120
SWÅP the Du Da tour
Karen Tweed, Ian Carr, Ola Bäckström, Carina NormanssonBBC R2 FOLK AWARDS Best Group nomination
SONGLINES Top Of The World award
Swåp present chilling, thrilling musical adventures in Anglo-Scandinavian roots'n'reel and song, where Swedish polskas & schottis shake hands with jigs & waltzes from all over the British Isles & Ireland. Rave energy and string quartet subtlety by turn! Bring the kids!
Following international festival appearances at Celtic Connections, Minneapolis Nordic Roots, Tokyo, The Purcell Room, Cambridge Folk Festival and broadcast spots on BBC R3's Late Junction, Andy Kershaw & BBC4, Swåp tour the UK again this autumn.
18 LONDON Enfield, Millfield Arts Centre 020 8807 6680
19 MALVERN The Grove 01684 576359
20 GT.TORRINGTON Plough Arts Centre 01805 624624
21 BRIDGWATER Arts Centre 01278 422700
22 LEICESTER Phoenix 0116 255 4854
23 STAMFORD Arts Centre 01780 763203
24 CANTERBURY Festival Club 01227 378188
25 LONDON Croydon Clocktower 020 8253 1030
26 CARDIFF Norwegian Church Arts Centre 0870 0131812
27 PONTARDAWE Arts Centre 01792 863722
28 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Trinity Theatre 01892 678 678
29 BELFAST International Festival at Queens 028 9097 1197
Colin Reece, who for sometime made regular appearances across the county and became the South East's favourite acoustic rock musician is coming back to Kent for a weeks tour to promote his new album "Going Back".
This latest album includes 10 tracks of some carefully chosen popular songs following those he made with 'The Bully Wee Band' and many recorded during his career which include the icons of his self penned material.
Coming back indeed as Colin, following a phone call from comedian Jim Davidson, moved to Torquay to join the musical part of J.D.'s touring show.
Colin has since set up home amongst the palm trees of south Devon but occasionally we can be treated to one his shows at The Rochester Sweeps Festival each year and remembering last year when a magical bonus appearance was made at Broadstairs Folk Week.
The "Going Back" tour starts this month starting at The Barge Layfield Rd Gillingham on Monday 16th October. The tour then swerves over to West Malling for a Wednesday (17th) appearance at The Angel Inn at Addington Green when all of the tracks from the album can be heard live.
Colin will then uproot from his friends in Medway and meet up with bass player Mike Peters (of Hot Rats fame) in Whitstable for the remainder of the tour which will take in venues such as The Ship in Whitstable on Thursday 19th / The Plough Swalecliffe Friday 20th and then to touch base in Thanet.
Fans from the Broadstairs camp will be able to see Colin at The Tartar Frigate on a special Saturday performance on the 21st October.
The tour ends with a finale at The Two Brewers in Whitstable on Sunday 22nd when hopefully we can cram a few extra musicians in for the farewell concert.
Details or mike_at_muzikman_dot_freeserve_dot_co_dot_uk
Eric Bibb Dates - Diamond Days UK Tour 2006
Door times 7.30pm On stage times 8pm unless stated otherwise
Support for all shows is Hayley Hutchinson.
Mon. 9th Brentwood Brentwood Centre 01277 262616 Tickets £17.50/£15.50
Tue.10th Worcester Huntingdon Hall 01905 611427 £19.50
Wed.11th Tunbridge Assembly Hall Theatre 01892 530613/532072 Tickets £17:50
Fri.13th Edinburgh The Queens Hall 0131 668 2019/0870 903 3444
Tickets: £16.50
Sat.14th Gateshead The Sage Gateshead 0191 443 4661 £18
Mon.16th London The Barbican 020 7638 8891 £23.50
Tue.17th Manchester Bridgewater Hall 0161 907 9000
Tickets: £18, £15, and £13
Wed.18th Bilston The Robin 2 01902 401211 £17.50
Thu.19th Warwick Arts Centre 024 7652 4524
Tickets: £17.50 (£15.50)
Sat.21st Bradford St Georges Hall 01274 432000 £17.50
Sun.22nd Norwich University Of East Anglia 01603 508 050
Tickets £17.50
Mon.23rd York Opera House 0870 6063595 Tickets: £17.50
Tue.24th Treorchy Parc & Dare Theatre 01443 773 112 Tickets: £20 - £15
Wed.25th Milton Keynes The Stables 01908 280800 Tickets: £27.50
Fri.27th Dartford Mick Jagger Centre 01322 291100
Tickets: £20 and £18 concessions
For a CD, biog/photo & interview/session requests please contact
Sue Williams, Frontier Promotions Email: frontieruk_at_btconnect_dot_com or Tel: 01760 756 394.

Eric will be performing highlights from his cracking new album:-
ERIC BIBB - "Diamond Days" - Telarc Records - Cat. No: (CD83660) - Distributed by New Note/Pinnacle

Live _at_ The Rock – Live and Local in Maidstone!

Free Admission - Except special events where marked - Restaurant bookings Available

All drinks £2.50 All Night – Open till 2am over the Weekend
Tel. 01622 692 299

18th October                
Marc Teamaker and the Bombay Soul Shop  

This is part of Marc’s October England Tour!

"Marc Teamaker could be the genetically engineered product of a mad scientist who loves all kinds of pop.

This Cos Cob resident looks like a Beatle and sings like Steve Winwood, and his CDs feature wonderfully eclectic tunes, from jazzy ballads to rockers like "Slipping Away."

Steeped in the raw, live tradition of the late 60s and early 70s, Bombay Soul Shop brings a refreshing, sophisticated energy to modern rock & roll.

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25th October                 Mood Reaction           

Original Pama Recording Stars "Mood Reaction" brings Original Proper Reggae to Chicago Rock Café Maidstone. This is one not to be missed!!          

November 2006

1st November

State Of Undress
Memorably described as "a colourful, lively band - as vibrant and varied as a mood swing", State of Undress have been writing and performing their own distinctive brand of original music for more than 10 years in and around the Hampshire/Dorset area with a variety of line-ups along the way. However it's only in the last 2 years or so, when Charlie recklessly/bravely gave up her day job to concentrate on writing for and promoting the band that they have really been aiming to take the band and their music on to a more serious level.

8th November

Castaway are an up and coming four piece band originating from Malta. Bringing you hits from all eras with their unique touch and raunchy riffs, you're guaranteed a good time! They deliver an energetic performance, which will get the room buzzin. With hits from bands like the Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd, green day, Foo Fighters and Coldplay, they've got something for everyone!

15th November

Rebel Yell
The most amazing tribute to Billy Idol on the circuit, Rebel Yell brings this most amazing artist back to life on our stage just for you. He even looks the part!

Gala Night - 22nd November

East 17
They are back! Brian Harvey, John Hendy and Terry Coldwell bringing East 17 back to you once again.
Performing on our stage just for you on 22nd November.
Songs to include the Ivor Novello award wining 'Stay Another Day'. Scoring 12 top 10 hits in the UK singles chart between 1992 and 1998 and their debut album 'Walthamstow' shot to number one!
This is the real thing and not to be missed!!!!!

Tickets are £5 in advance and available online at or by calling 01622 692299. Gala drinks prices apply.


29th November Paul Dunton

Paul Dunton, A local Singer Songwriter based in Tunbridge Wells is venturing to Maidstone on the 29th November. This is going to be a real treat and something a little different from the other acts this month. Paul has performed at numerous concerts and festivals, supported acts such as the Webb Sisters and with his rich, pure vocals & wonderful atmospheric piano/ string alternative pop/ rock style has enjoyed favourable press reviews. This is going to be great don't miss out!




The Lone Star Comedy Club returns to the Lanterns in Folkestone on Saturday October 21st with MILES JUPP, STEPHEN CARLIN, CHERRY GREEN and guest compere PAUL REDWOOD.

MILES JUPP was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe 2003 for his show ‘Gentlemen Prefer Brogues’. He has been described as “A clever, deadpan, dead funny upper-class bloke, physically reminiscent of Martin Clunes but funnier … his musings are classic” (The Scotsman). Other awards include winner of Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny 2001’ and winner of the Leicester Festival Comedian of the Year Award 2001.

On television, Miles has appeared as a regular on the (BAFTA nominated) ‘Live Floor Show’ (BBC Scotland – 2 series) and guested on ‘Does Doug Know’ (Channel 4). Other television includes the hit children’s series ‘Balamory’ (BBC 126 episodes), T in the Park (BBC Scotland), ‘You Must Be Joking’ (Channel 4), ‘Revolver’ (BBC Choice), ‘Weirdsville – Miles Jupp Investigates’ (BBC Choice Scotland) and BBC New Comedy Awards (BBC Choice).

On radio, Miles’ credits include ‘Robin & Wendy’s Wet Weekend’ (BBC Radio 4), ‘Fringe Cuts’ (BBC Radio 4). ‘The Motion Show’ (BBC Radio 4), ‘Spanking New’ (BBC Radio 7), ‘Famous for Five Minutes’ (BBC Scotland), ‘Velvet Cabaret’ (BBC Radio Scotland) and ‘Hens’ (BBC Radio 4). He also appears regularly in his own slot Jupp’s Eye on the Fred MacAuley Show (BBC Radio Scotland).

He was recently seen on the network series of ‘The Live Floor Show’ (BBC2) and ‘Wife for William’ (Channel 4).

It’s a brave and original comic that starts with Stalin based humour, and manages to warm the crowd into his world. STEPHEN CARLIN is very enigmatic, using a unique pattern of delivery to amuse the audience with very unexpected and off the wall references. From his sartorial elegance to his in-depth and hilarious knowledge of international snooker, Carlin’s performance takes the audience into the mind of a passionate obsessive. This man is on his way to become Scotland’s newest addition to its history of brilliant comedians.

CHERRY GREEN is a 70s generation Viking immigrant, born in Blackpool to parents who made their own Christmas lights. Badly. New Cherry lives in London and has been successful on the stand-up comedy circuit since early 2003. Her blend of dark observational humour and social commentary has proved a massive hit with audiences. Cherry moved to London to pursue her comedy aspirations after it became painfully apparent that having a degree stands for nothing anymore. Apart from getting you stuck in a dead-end call centre job. And that wouldn’t do at all. Would it? Cherry was a semi finalist in ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ Metro and Guilded Balloon 2003, a finalist in Jimmy Carr’s 2005 Comedy Idol and a semi finalist in the 2006 Laughing Horse competition. She has guested on Channel 4’s FAQ U.

A trained primary school teacher, PAUL REDWOOD soon realized that he liked the company of old women (not in THAT way!) and got a job running a bingo hall in his native Southampton. Armed with a sense of fun he also launched himself upon the world of comedy, albeit in a slow laidback way. At first things were tough, gigs were sparse, his hair already thinning. Paul soon realised that the best way of doing it was doing it yourself. And The Rib Tickla Comedy Club was born. Paul used this to hone his comedy skills, and learn from the more established acts that he booked. He has been gigging now for over six years and now has a presence and style that is unique. His use of props is fast becoming legendary. Paul is both innovative and enthusiastic, traits that bring surprises and laughs galore. Confident as a compere or set comedian, the audience always enters his world, whereupon he will offer advice and his view of life to great effect.

Tickets are £8 each or £64 for a table of eight on the main dance floor area. Tickets are available from the Lanterns itself or call Richard on 07810 864228 to book your place. Doors open at 8pm, with the show starting at 8.30pm.


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