From: Chris Ashman [chris_at_kentgigs_dot_com]

Sent: 24 January 2011 23:50

Subject: [News and Gigs] Wotson 6th February to 12th February 2011 - Kent & E Sussex Gig Guide



Wotson 6th to 12th February 2011 - Kent & E Sussex Gig Guide


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Gig Listings

Sunday 6 February 2011

Dog & Gun (213 Boxley Rd Maidstone Kent M14 2tl 01622 759046)  B Sharp  5-7pm Free
Louis Armstrong (Maison Dieu Road Dover Kent Ct16 1ra 01304 204759) Bona Jazz 8pm Free
Market Inn (42 East St Faversham Kent Ct10 1nn 01795 532529) Hullabaloo Swing Jive & Blues 2.30pm to 5pm Free
The Eagle Tavern (124 High street Rochester Kent Me1 1jt 01634 409040) Neil Angilley & Marc Parnell Trio Jazz 1pm Free
The Eagle Tavern (124 High street Rochester Kent Me1 1jt 01634 409040) The Little Big Band Featuring Artists From The Rock Show Rock'n'Roll Paradise 8.30pm Free

Monday 7 February 2011

Lower Bell (201 Old Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) Jam Session All Welcome 8pm Free
Walnut Tree P.H. (234 Tonbridge Rd Maidstone Kent Me16 8sr 01622 727260) Hot Fudge Sundae 9pm Free

Tuesday 8 February 2011

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 9 February 2011

The Eagle Tavern (124 High street Rochester Kent Me1 1jt 01634 409040) Jam Night Biggest & Best In Rochester 9pm Free

Thursday 10 February 2011

The Eagle Tavern (124 High street Rochester Kent Me1 1jt 01634 409040) Alibi 9pm Free
The Tower Theatre (North Road Shorncliffe Folkestone Kent Ct20 3lh 01303 277175) Jazz At The Tower presents The Pete Abbott Sound with Mike Austin & Claire Harris A Swinging Group With Music For Everyone 8.30pm 5
Walnut Tree (Forge Lane East Farleigh Kent Me15 Ohj 01622 726368) Bodegas Rock Covers .
Walnut Tree P.H. (234 Tonbridge Rd Maidstone Kent Me16 8sr 01622 727260) Stand-Up Adult Comedy With Neil McFarlane 9pm Free

Friday 11 February 2011

Beeches Restaurant (501 Seven Mile Lane B2026 Mereworth Maidtone Kent Me18 5qy 01622 813038) Gary Emanuel Michael Jackson Songbook 3 course meal and entertainment Ent. 8.30 25
East Kent P.H. (72 Oxford Street Whistable Kent Ct5 1da 01227 272018) Crispey Duck Combo 8.30pm Free
George Hotel (68 High Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb 01233 625512) Bitten By Monkeys 6 Piece R'n'B / Rock and Soul Band 8pm Free
Louis Armstrong (Maison Dieu Road Dover Kent Ct16 1ra 01304 204759) Roger Betts Blues Band 8pm Free
Lower Bell (201 Old Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) Any Other Business 8pm Free
The Chequers (The Broadway Lamberhurst Kent Tn3 8db 0189 2 890260) Canary Wolf Blues Duo 8pm Free

Saturday 12 February 2011

East Kent P.H. (72 Oxford Street Whistable Kent Ct5 1da 01227 272018) Get Carter 8.30pm Free
George Hotel (68 High Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb 01233 625512) The Flack Supported By Jamie & The Portraits 8pm Free
Louis Armstrong (Maison Dieu Road Dover Kent Ct16 1ra 01304 204759) Alchemy Rock 8pm Free
Lower Bell (201 Old Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) On Edge 8pm Free
Market Inn (42 East St Faversham Kent Ct10 1nn 01795 532529) Left Of The Dial Pop Rock Band 8.30-11pm Free
Ocean Inn (2 High St Dymchurch Kent Tn29 0ng 01303 872152) Turmoil 8pm Free
Prince Of Wales (Dymchurch Rd Hy the Kent Ct21 6pg 01303 266270) Martin Matcham Solo 8pm Free

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Other Weeks Details based on that available to us at our Monday deadline



New Music Website Creates Unique Link Between Musicians And Record Labels Audio is a new service that shows musicians which record labels, publishers and managers are currently looking to sign new acts, as well as gig opportunities for bands. Recently launched, the website makes the whole process of pitching music "more efficient and targeted".


This exciting new website comes with a built in song management tool, allowing it's members to upload their music and profile to the Audio Rokit server and pitch their music to pre-listed music opportunities with ease.


"I needed a better way to pitch my music. Like most musicians, I love the creative process but not the boring ?networking' and pitching of my music! The problem is the pitching is the vital part, without a professional pitching strategy you are left with songs sitting on your hard drive and no hope of being spotted, says Darren of Audio Rokit." Darren, the founder of interviewed record label A&R prior to designing the internal management system to make sure it was exactly what they wanted also. "This only works because we have listened to the industry. The whole website was designed around the needs of the A&R first, we knew that if they found value with our service, it would ultimately benefit musicians."


Already endorsed by successful musicians and published songwriters, the future looks bight for AudioRokit and its members. Record label CEO Shabs commented, "This will help a lot of composers place their songs, as well as giving artists a chance to go direct to the companies that are actively searching for new talent."

The Kent, Essex and Brighton heats of Metal 2 The Masses will be held by Unified Sounds as usual in 2011.

Each area can host between 27 and 36 Bands and ALL will be cracking events!
Enquiries about the format email m2tm_at_unifiedsounds_dot_co_dot_uk

If you feel your band is the kind that would fit onto the bill at Bloodstock please apply to take part in Metal 2 The Masses 2011.

Please note that Bloodstock have included a host of different genres over the years, the most obvious being heavy metal but the festival has also covered hard rock, industrial and of course all the extreme metal types.

Over the past 3 years Unified Sounds have successfully helped the likes of Snakebite, Silent Descent, Splintered Soul, Zocalo, Sanctorum, Silas, O.M.T. Denounce, Cursed As Angels, The Inbreds, SevenYearsDead and Echoes Fall play at Bloodstock. Snakebite went onto play Wacken in 2010. Will you be next?

Heats will be based on number of applications with 3 bands per heat supplying 1 winner who will reach a second round and the winner of that going to the finals to be held over the weekend on May 28/29/30. Bands who impress with their efforts over the course of events may also be invited to play the finals and will be given equal chance to impress the Bloodstock reps who choose outright who takes the stage at Bloodstock 2011. A maximum of 10 bands will play the final from each region and a minimum of 1 band going to Bloodstock to play the Unsigned - New Blood Stage with full weekend passes for all members. Sponsors bandquest prizes 2009/2010/2011

Red Admiral Records - New Releases
World Music
Jazz and Easy Listening

Hamlet Zhou & The Movement Band

Album :Mavanga
Genre: World Music / Mbira / Zimbabwe
Red Admiral Records - Samples
14th January 2011


Hamlet Zhou (36) is a Zimbabwean musician and songwriter, though originally born in the country he moved to the city for a better education.

Hamlet started playing at the age of 9 with a home made banjo/guitar. His reputation as a guitarist and vocalist has progressed for the past 15 years gaining regular live and recording experience with musicians from Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Mozambique. Performing at festivals such as Mapungubwe, Opikopi, The Standard jazz festival, Masa festival in the Ivory Coast, Africa festival Germany and Roskild festival in Denmark.

The Movement Band

Hamlet Zhou - lead vocals and guitars, composer

Lazarus Wiliam - drums and backing vocals

Alastus Mushoriwa - keyboards and bass guitar

Since the band's formation and release their first album ?Chirimumoyo' in 2006 they have been ambassadors of Zimbabwean traditional music to South African festivals. They play Mbira music, which is important to keep the flame of Zimbabwean culture burning. It helps the young grasp traditional values and maintains their identity, as the generations are slowly moving from African and Zimbabwean culture towards western type of music.

The Band use their music as media to maintain and safeguard the threatened culture to teach all generations to lead lives free of killer diseases such as HIV/AIDS. The song titled ?Mavanga' advises the young to take heed of advice from the elderly in order to live safely and longer.

Band members were groomed into refined artistes by Mbira music masters such as Andy Brown, Chioniso Maraire, Ephert Mujuru, Dawn Gumbo, German based Stella Chiweshe and Thomas Maphumo now stationed in America.

Local music events are held around town mainly at beer out-lets, and are a real crowd puller. Visitors to Harare from all over the world enjoy cultural music. They attend the shows creating a big market for traditional music instruments such as Mbira and beating drums. They can learn how to play the instruments and export them to their countries at the end of their visits which also helps support the musicians and workers of the area.

The Movement Band members want to sustain and take cultural music to greater heights with a cultural music centre in Harare. Manufacturing traditional musical instruments and teaching people how to play the them. Approaching potential donors such as Non Governmental Organisations (NGO's) for assistance has been a help but more is needed to secure the future of Zimbabwe culture so the band welcome any opportunity to tour and exhibit to the outside world through events and festivals, in Africa and abroad.

Red Admiral Records Jazz Season brings together Jazz and Easy Listening artists from UK, Canada and USA.

A Jazzy Season for Red Admiral Records features select World class artists from around the globe combining new, smooth and sexy melodies with jazz standards performed by regional writers and musicians.


BARBARA JEAN - CD Album: Sweet
Jazz / Swing

Released 7th December

Barbara Jean is a singer/songwriter from New York whose ballads and solid swing tunes provide the perfect vehicle for her mellow voice and direct delivery.
"Sweet", is a fine collection of original material and runs the gamut from soulful ballads to cool swing.

Born into a musical family (her mother was a cellist and her sister, an accomplished pianist) she began her professional music career as a bassist in Phoenix - country, pop, rock and roll. After two years on the road on the hotel circuit, Barbara recorded with new-country group, Gotham Rose, opening shows for greats George Jones, Patty Loveless, Toby Keith and Diamond Rio, among others. The group received extensive radio play across

Europe in the 90's and remains a project she is extremely proud of. In 2000 she set down her bass and picked up a mic with her hometown swing big band. Soon, the area's most gifted jazz musicians were calling and Barbara now lives, writes and sings in upstate New York.


Jazz / Easy Listening / Swing

Melissa Lauren Pisarzowski is a popular accomplished singer and writer making her mark in the Toronto music scene. With a strong influence in jazz, Latin, and blues, Melissa has developed an original style of her own melting together old school sounds with modern flare.

On "Love Me her latest CD release, Melissa presents 3 of her latest compositions with minimal backing exposing the smooth and seductive vocals that have brought her the opportunity to work with so many top music professionals.

A graduate of York University's music program, Melissa began studying voice at the age of twelve and discovered her passion performance. She has had the privilege of studying with some of Toronto's most respected musicians including Barry Elmes, Mark Eisenman, and Al Henderson. Melissa's love for swing and jazz music started when she started performing with the Toronto All-Star Big Band; she continued singing with them until 2004. She had the opportunity to work with and open for many wonderful musicians; Jeff Healey, Gordon Lightfoot, Ranee Lee, Henry Questa, Tommy Ambrose, Peter Appleyard, Buddy DiFranco, Jackie Richardson, and Clark Terry to name a few.


ZOO - CD Album: Psychodrama
Jazz - Nu Jazz Fusion

ZOO create a unique blend of jazz-infused grooves, warm, absorbing and emotive, beautifully intimate, atmospheric, with rich harmonies and instrumentation.

Psychodrama their 3rd album on the Red Admiral label pushes their unique envelope one stage further.


GARY SWINARD - CD Album: After Five
Easy Listening / Instrumental / Jazz / New Age

Gary Swinard was born in Ashford, Kent, England. His music career spans more than 4 decades playing guitar, bass and keyboards. He has worked along side and in the company of many great icons that are still performing today.

After Five demonstrates Gary's his desire to mix some of his originals that include Smooth Jazz, Relaxation and New Age with some old classic tunes of yesterday. In 2009 Gary set about recording two albums with his close friend & sax player, Joe Bolero. "After Five" is the first of these. Stuffed full of mature and relaxing music to get into, with a glass of your favourite liquid After Five.

In 2001 Gary moved to Florida USA, his first six months was spent getting used to the Florida life style before getting back into music.
2001-2002 He joined a well known local band JIMMIE DEE & NITEFLIGHT before setting up his own 7 piece show band in 2003-2008 THE PRAIRIE DAWGS now called THINK BIG LIVE Specialising in tributes. The band covers The Blues Brothers, Elvis, Garth Brooks, and the one tribute Gary loves to perform, Eric Clapton. Apart from playing many of the major hotels in Orlando these shows have also taken the band to Nashville and Las Vegas


ROGER ALLEN - CD Album: Electro Swing Guitar
Jazz / Easy Listening / Swing

Roger Allen has played the Guitar professionally for the last fifty years, after starting at four years old on a Ukulele given to him by his family.
Electro Swing Guitar is a compilation of some of Roger's favourite standards, played his own way. A timeless piece of work.

Roger has played in a diverse number of situations and countries, Canada, Australia, Holland, France and the USA . He has worked with his own trio and quartet, but his love of recording and the influence of Les Paul (who he has jammed with on stage) finally encouraged him to make his own backing tracks which always made life easier when moving around the world and to different venues.
For many years running his own company, making industrial films and radio documentaries in England and Australia, he became an accomplished sound recording engineer, stills and film cameraman. Roger returned to the UK in 1995 and now resides in Ramsgate, Kent.UK.


NOEL BANNISTER - CD Album: In Search Of Peace
Easy Listening / Relaxation/ Meditation

Noel Bannister is a professional composer and musical arranger based in Crowborough, E.Sussex (UK). He has an international reputation as a pianist, having played all over the Northern hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to Casablanca.

In Search Of Peace presents 47 minutes of relaxing music ideal for healing, meditation and soothing after a tough day. Within each of us there is an inner silence which, given the many distractions of modern day life, is sometimes difficult to access. This music represents an antidote to the hectic lifestyles most of us lead, a journey of the imagination to a place of inspiration, healing and inner peace. A calming and tranquil backing for video or film and ideal for background music when entertaining or dining with friends.

Red Admiral Records Artist downloads and Previews are also availa ble at iTunes and good stores Worldwide.

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