Paul Dunton presents Local & Live 2008
August 22nd - 25th
The 3rd annual free showcase of local original music on The
Pantiles Bandstand Featuring 52 acts over 3 ½ days
Sponsored by Alert5.co.uk
Following the success of last year's event which drew crowds of
around 3000 people, Tunbridge Wells based singer/songwriter Paul Dunton will
be staging 'Local & Live' 2008 on the Pantiles Bandstand over the late
August bank holiday weekend (22nd-25th).
This year's event is expected to attract even larger audiences
and will feature 52 leading local musical acts performing their own material
over four days. This superb free festival offers unrivalled variety and a
standard of musicianship that is first class with Local & Live 2007
receiving rave reviews including a glowing commendation from Gregg Clarke
MP. This was added to by an enthusiastic endorsement from the Courier
Newspaper and backed up by over 2000 signatures and gestures of good will
from the local community who attended the event. Even more impressive is the
fact that the event attracted sponsorship from over 26 local businesses'
which adds to the view that 'Local & Live' is arguably Tunbridge Wells'
premier musical event.
In the build up to this year's event, Paul is giving away 5,000
free copies of the 'Local and Live' compilation CD featuring one song from
all of the participating artists, together with a full colour programme.
"People can also pick up a copy of the CD and programme at the festival,"
''Local & Live is a free musical event to be enjoyed by the
local community in the enchanting and historic setting of The Pantiles. My
passion is local, original acoustic music and through my weekly shows at The
Grey Lady Music Lounge and this annual musical extravaganza, I am
endeavouring to raise awareness of the undoubted creative musical talent
that resides in the local area. With a multitude of musical genres and
styles on display, there is something for everyone's musical taste buds!''
"The 2008 festival is also dedicated to the memory of Ollie Nicholls who
tragically died in a car accident in late March of this year. From now on
the 'musicians' tent will be named after him. Ollie was right at the hub of
the local music scene, which we built together. Ollie was a brilliant
musician, singer/songwriter, record producer and sound technician. He was a
very popular and highly respected soloist at The Grey Lady and supervised
the sound for every show and previous Local & Live events. Ollie was a
true gentleman with a great sense of humour and he touched the lives of so
many people and his memory will live on forever. The Local & Live 2008
compilation CD will feature tracks from his debut solo Album which will be
released soon'' said Paul.
'Local and Live 2008' kicks off on Friday 22nd August at 7pm with
a stirring performance by Jamie Boyle. Headliners 'The Rox' will wrap up the
evening with their set starting at 9:55pm.
Saturday 23rd starts at 12:30pm with superb local acts playing
all afternoon. Headliners 'The Original Sinners' will begin their set at
Sunday 24th gets underway at 12:30pm with Tom Hunt, and concludes
with 'The Violet Jive' at 8:55pm.
The pace stays strong on Monday 24th starting at 12:30pm with
'Staring at Goats'. The festival will close with a performance by the
acclaimed 'Sevenscore' at 9:55pm.
"There'll be music all weekend long so come on down to the
Pantiles and enjoy it with friends," said Paul. "The Pantiles is packed full
of quality cafes and bars too."
For a full line up of bands playing throughout the weekend, visit
the official festival website: www.localandlive.org.
The new owners of The Pantiles, Targetfollow, are delighted to
support 'Local and Live 2008': "Promoting local art is one of our key social
commitments so it's natural that we should get behind this great event at
The Pantiles," said Centre Manager, Andrew Gower. "I'll be enjoying the
sights and sounds for sure."
For more information or to request interviews, please
Paul Dunton, festival organiser
07786 547 265 paul_at_pauldunton_dot_co_dot_uk
THE PANTILES BANDSTAND
52 LOCAL ORIGINAL ACOUSTIC
PERFORMING OVER 3½ DAYS! www.localandlive.info
7PM : JAMIE BOYLE 7.25PM : CHARLIE RIVERS 7.55PM : SAMMY LEE
JAGLEMAN 8.30PM : LITTLE FISH BIG POND 9.15PM: SON OF KIRK 9.15PM : THE
SATURDAY 23RD AUGUST
12.30PM : NICK McKENNA 1PM :
MIKE ORSON 1.30PM : ANNABEL DURNFORD 2.05PM : ROB SANDALL 2.40PM : BARNEY
JAMESON 3.15PM : SW3 3.50PM : COLIN NEIL 3.50PM : THE FABULOUS HOOLIE
MOOLIES 5.15PM : ANTHONY MILLNS 6PM : THE BELGRAVE SCANDAL 6.40PM : MATT
RIVERS 7.25PM : LOGAN WILSON 8.10PM : PAUL DUNTON 8.55PM : THE DIARYS 9.45PM
: THE ORIGINAL SINNERS…HEADLINE ACT
SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST
12.30PM : TOM
HUNT 12.55PM : HENRY WILLARD 1.30PM : THE RIDERS 2.05PM : GRABHAM SPINK
2.40PM : JOANNE LOUISE PARKER 3.10PM : IAN KNAPP 3.40PM : ZOE NICOL 4.10PM :
CHRIS POPE 4.50PM : GEOFF EASEMAN & KATE LOCKSLEY 5.30PM : LÉANIE
KALEIDO & MARK FOSTER 6.10PM : TOM WILLIAMS & THE BOAT 6.50PM :
HOATH 7.35PM : ORIGAMI DINOSAUR 8.15PM : CINÉ 8.55PM: THE VIOLET
MONDAY 25TH AUGUST
12.30PM : STARING AT GOATS 1.05PM
: LINDSAY FIELD & MICK ROSE 1.40PM : NICK STEPHENS 2.15PM : TEHILLAH
COMMISSION 2.55PM : SARAH TONIN 3.30PM : GROWLER 4.10PM : LONGSPOON 4.50PM :
THE VARLIES 5.30PM : SOUNDSANCTUARY 9.55PM : ACOUSTIC SOUP 6.10PM : SIMON
LEEVES 7.20PM :DAN CLEWS 8PM : NIGHT WITHOUT SLEEP 8.40PM : CYRANO 9.20PM :
PAUL DUNTON 9.55PM : SEVENSCORE…HEADLINE ACT
Paul is delighted to announce that 'ALERT5' have agreed to be the
main sponsor for this years event. Alert5 is an innovative alert system and
created by a well established Kent communications company and part of the
Active Digital group of companies who are based in Paddock Wood and is
endorsed by 3 x Olympic medalist, Steve Backley OBE. Please visit
www.alert5.co.uk for more information.
Additional support and sponsorship has once again come from
Tunbridge Wells based company; INSAFE LTD and Tonbridge based MCM NET LTD.
Both companies have been integral to the success of Local & Live over
the last two years, with INSAFE LTD providing much needed sponsorship,
marketing and organisational support along MCM NET LTD who built the events
website free of charge and continue to maintain the site year upon
Much of this also rests on the hard work of Paul Dunton who has
been instrumental in developing the towns 'original acoustic scene'
following his highly successful shows at The Grey Lady Music Lounge
(situated on the Pantiles) on Wednesday & Sunday nights. 'An Evening
with Paul Dunton & Guests' is now considered one of the most eclectic
and professionally run acoustic shows in the UK with 100 local acts
performing on a rotational basis. Paul brings the same professionalism and
talent to Local & Live and outlines his vision for the event and local
The Ampi-Theatre, The
Leas Folkestone, London and South East
23 Aug 2008 20:00
About Zig Zag Gig
The Zig Zag Gig is a FREE one-day mini festival packed full of
music, art and drama held every summer in the Folkestone Amphitheatre on the
beautiful Leas coastline.
For this years event, we have been scouting the local cafes and
bars to bring you 11 of Folkestone's finest singer songwriters to perform
live on Auguest 23rd from 1 - 5pm.
However to mark the "Triennial", this
year we've also introduced a CD of the featured artiists playing their
original materia l!
This collection of acoustic based songs ranging from
multitrack recordings to 'live in the studio' takes, is available to
purchase at local shops and events.
You can purchase the CD from the 9th July at:
The Whole World
Cafe (buy it anytime from the counter, or from the pre-show gig, 9th August)
The CD Launch Party, 9th July, Keppels Bar, The Grand Hotel
Room, (Guildhall St)
Or of course at the ZigZag Gig itself, 23rd August
CD and Open-Air Gig
23 Aug 2008 20:00 The Ampi-Theatre, The Leas
Folkestone, London and South East
Wrotham Music Festival
24 Aug 2008 13:00
On Sunday 24th August 2008, at 1pm, Wrotham rocks once again for
the Annual Wrotham Music Festival.
Confirmed bands so far:
n cruisers custom & classic show
at Central Pk Stadium
Bank holiday Monday 25 August
Trophies for best harley , british , sports , trike
, custom , rat , bikes . best scooter,& best custom & classic cars .
Auto jumble / stalls/ live music fest indoors
.Entry £5.00 kids under 15 free .
phone stump on
Tenterden Folk Festival 2008
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October
Full weekend tickets for Tenterden Folk Festival
2008 continue to sell well and are still available at £22.00 each (under 16s
£11.00) until 1st September when the price goes up to £28.00 (£14.00).
We have also now released single event tickets for the Welcome Barn Dance on
Friday evening and a mix of concerts throughout the weekend. Tickets
for the barn dance and each of the concerts are £8.00 (£5.00 under
16s). Tickets are available by post direct from the Festival and will
shortly be available from the Tourist Information Centre in Ashford (01233
629165) and the Library in Tenterden High Street. A
booking form is available on our website at www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk.
The Welcome Barn Dance on Friday evening and the
special Sunday Afternoon Concert both take place in the Tenterden Club’s
Moulton Hall and Evans Bar. The Saddlery of the recently refurbished
Marstons White Lion Hotel hosts the smaller and more intimate events
including the Friday Evening Acoustic Concert, the Saturday Lunchtime
Acoustic Concert, the Saturday Evening Concert and the ever popular Acoustic
Folk Club on Sunday morning for which tickets are only £3.00 (under 16s
£2.00). Entry to the many workshops and met the guests events will be
£3.00 payable on the door unless you have a full weekend ticket. Of
course all the events in the public bars of the White Lion, the Woolpack,
the Woolpack Marquee and the Vine are free as are all the dance displays
around the town and the procession. Entry to the craft fair in the
Town Hall and the Music Fayre in the Woolpack Barn are also free and there
will be more stalls in the High Street as usual. Donations put in our
collecting buckets will however help to ensure the continuation of this
popular event now in its 16th year.
The free bumper souvenir programme is now at the
printers and we hope to have it finalised and on the streets by the
beginning of September. In the programme you will find a short paragraph
about each of this year’s festival guests including The Askew Sisters
(Sponsored by Hobgoblin Crawley), Jim Bainbridge (Scotland),
Tony Carling, Pete Castle, The Claque (Barry Lister, Dave Lowry Sean
O’Shea and Tom Addison), The Committee Band, Les Elvin, Doug Eunson and
Sarah Matthews, Lisa Fitzgibbon and Jon Fletcher’s Power Folk Duo, Derek
Gifford, Keith Kendrick, Moe Keast (Cornwall), Mawkin, Tom Moore
and Archie Churchill-Moss (from New Roots 2008), One Sheet Short
(are Keith and Derek), The Rattlaz, Chris Roche, The Simon Hopper
Band (trio) and Ticklish Allsorts Show. Not forgetting
the hard working regulars who we cannot do this without including John
Barden, Marian Button, Peter Collins, Bob and Kathy Drage, Bo Foaks, Bob
Kenward, The Marsh Warblers, Adrian O’, Andy Smythe and Travelling
Folk. There will also be over 30 Morris sides, Appalachian dancers,
Scottish dancers, Flora, the Singleton Giant, Sandhurst Primary School
Maypole dancers and Tenterden’s own dance group Feet Beats.
The diversity of the guest list is illustrated by
the following extracts from the free souvenir programme;
THE POWER FOLK DUO are Lisa Fitzgibbon and
Jon Fletcher. Lisa is a UK based, Australian singer/songwriter and has
been described as is putting the power back into contemporary
folk music. Currently writing her fifth album, her sound is soft
centred but hard core, Power Folk with a tender heart. Lisa will be
joined by Jon on guitar, mandolin and harmonica for their two sets at
Tenterden. Lisa has shared the stage with musical legends such as Arlo
Gutherie, Roger McGuinn (from the Byrds), Chris Difford (from SQUEEZE),
Eliza Carthy & The Waifs and played at prestigious venues such as the
Shepherds Bush Empire, Glastonbury and Cambridge
MOSS AND MOORE were one of the winners of the St
Albans New Roots competition for young musicians in 2008 hence their
appearance at Tenterden. Tom Moore and Archie Churchill-Moss come from
Norfolk and Somerset. They have been working as a duo for 2 years
playing at folk clubs and festivals as well as entering and winning
competitions including the BBC Radio 2 Cambridge Folk Festival Young
Musician’s Competition in both 2006 and 2007. They have a passion for
traditional and contemporary music from England, France and beyond, as well
as their own compositions. Tom has been playing fiddle for 10 years and
Archie melodeons for 5 years and they have developed a unique and mature
musical style, which belies their youth (14) in their choice and arrangement
of a variety of wonderful music.
More details of Tenterden Folk Festival 2008
guests, accommodation and camping are now being posted on our website at
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