From: Chris Ashman [chris_at_kentgigs_dot_com]

Sent: 07 February 2011 23:20

Subject: [News and Gigs] Wotson 20th February to 26th February 2011 - Kent & E Sussex Gig Guide



Wotson 20th to 26th February 2011 - Kent & E Sussex Gig Guide


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Gig Listings

Sunday 20 February 2011

Dog & Gun (213 Boxley Rd Maidstone Kent M14 2tl 01622 759046) Mood Reaction Reggae Stars  5-7pm Free
Ivy House (Hackington Road Tyler Hill Canterbury Kent Ct2 9ne 01227 472200)  Leigh Highwood & Gary Hobley A Feast Of Classic Rock 5pm to 7pm Free
Market Inn (42 East St Faversham Kent Ct10 1nn 01795 532529) Jail Bird A Mixture Of Old & New Covers 2.30 - 5pm Free
The Eagle Tavern (124 High street Rochester Kent Me1 1jt 01634 409040) Simon Rernsby Quartet Jazz 1pm Free
Walnut Tree P.H. (234 Tonbridge Rd Maidstone Kent Me16 8sr 01622 727260) Folk Jam Session 8pm Free

Monday 21 February 2011

Lower Bell (201 Old Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) Jam Session All Welcome Free
Walnut Tree P.H. (234 Tonbridge Rd Maidstone Kent Me16 8sr 01622 727260) Dave Bloss & The Soul Cowboys 9pm free

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Roffen Suite (New Road Rochester Kent Me1 1dy 07785 307388) Bottleneck Blues Club Present Paul Lamb & The King Snakes Blues Boogie Swing 7.30pm 10
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 23 February 2011

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

Thursday 24 February 2011

The Eagle Tavern (124 High street Rochester Kent Me1 1jt 01634 409040) Slug Pixies 9pm Free
The Tower Theatre (North Road Shorncliffe Folkestone Kent Ct20 3lh 01303 277175) Jazz At The Tower presents Steve Parkin & The Parkin Lot One Of Our Favourite Bands From The Medway Towns 8.30pm 5
Walnut Tree (Forge Lane East Farleigh Kent Me15 Ohj 01622 726368) Pepper Set Classic Covers Free
Walnut Tree P.H. (234 Tonbridge Rd Maidstone Kent Me16 8sr 01622 727260) Stand-Up Adult Comedy With Joe Bor 9pm Free

Friday 25 February 2011

Beeches Restaurant (501 Seven Mile Lane B2026 Mereworth Maidtone Kent Me18 5qy 01622 813038) Scott Elvis - Elvis Tribute 3 course meal and entertainment Ent. 8.30 25
East Kent P.H. (72 Oxford Street Whistable Kent Ct5 1da 01227 272018) Metropolis Free
George Hotel (68 High Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb 01233 625512) Electric River 8pm Free
Louis Armstrong (Maison Dieu Road Dover Kent Ct16 1ra 01304 204759) Blush Free
Lower Bell (201 Old Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) The Mod 8pm Free
Royal Oak Hotel (High Street Sevenoaks Kent Tn13 1hy 01732 451109) Dinner Jazz with Anton Browne Smooth Jazz to Soul and Piano Jaz z 3 Course Meal & Coffee 7.30pm 26
St James Hall (3s Broad Street Ramsgate Kent Ct11 8nq 07898 601548) Orange Spine with support from Formula Eighty-Six + band TBA All Proceeds to Teenage Cancer Trust Charity 7.30 - 10.30pm 3 16+only
The Chequers (The Broadway Lamberhurst Kent Tn3 8db 01892 890260) Migden & Gibson Blues\Soul Duo 9pm Free

Saturday 26 February 2011

George Hotel (68 High Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb 01233 625512) The Fix 8pm Free
Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre (11 Horsebridge Rd Whitstable Kent Ct5 1ah 01227 281174) The Bubble Club Presents Pete Molinari and Band Truly Original Country Blues From The Medway Delta Doors 7pm 12 10 Conc.
Louis Armstrong (Maison Dieu Road Dover Kent Ct16 1ra 01304 204759) User Friendly Rock Covers Free
Lower Bell (201 Old Chatham Road Aylesford Kent Me20 7ef 01634 861127) Beergut 100 8pm Free
Ocean Inn (2 High St Dymchurch Kent Tn29 0ng 01303 872152) Zero Tolerance Free
Prince Of Wales (Dymchurch Rd Hythe Kent Ct21 6pg 01303 266270) T ommy Solo Guitarist Singer Free
The Flower Pot (96 Sandling Rd Maidstone Kent Me14 2rj 01622 757705) Faith The Juggler Free
The Spitfire (Liberty Square Kings Hill Kent Me19 4au 01732 220754) Loose Change 7 Piece Rock and Soul Band 8.30-11pm Free
Windmill Pub (292 Rochester Rd Burham Nr Rochester Kent Me1 3rj 01634 861919) Karaoke / Open Mic. Night All Singers; Performers and Comedians Welcome From 8pm Free

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


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Youth Music project Training Them Live and The Babylon Live Lounge in Maidstone have joined forces to provide budding musicians a unique opportunity to show off their musical talent in a professional music venue starting Sunday 13th February 2011.
The event will run from 3pm until 10pm, allowing some of the younger bands to play to their younger fans and families.
The venue will be hosting a variety of different pop/rock groups and solo artists, playing at the same time both upstairs acoustic and downstairs plugged in on the main stage.
There will also be a chance to have your performances recorded and filmed live as well as a photo pod for bands to have their promotional band photos taken by the TTL media team. Artists will also be able to buy refreshments and merchandise from a number of stalls at the event. Some of the Acts showcasing represent the best talent Kent has to offer; a great day of entertain ment.
Babylon Live Lounge and Training Them Live will be running future events which will be on the first Sunday of every month. Any musicians wishing to play at the venue should apply in person on event days where they will be added to the list to of artists wishing to play there. Full details for the gigs can be found on
Press contact:
Chris Ellen
Chairman Training Them Live

07775 595 955
Event: Valentine Vibe, 13th Feb 2011, 3-10pm

Kirit Velani, the owner of Babylon Live Lounge said:
"We contacted the guys at Training Them Live having heard about their Rock Schools and the work they do in providing Acts and Event management for the massive Under Siege concerts at Rochester Castle. We've opened our doors to give musicians a chance to play in a real music venue using and learning from all of our lighting and sound equipment".
Chris Ellen and Dan Wise of Training Them Live said:
"We're really grateful to Kirit for offering us his venue to showcase Kent Bands and Artists. We have been looking for suitable pubs and clubs in Kent to run our events, Babylon Live Lounge is the perfect place for us as it holds up to 800 people allowing both young and older bands and Artists to showcase themselves to live audiences. We can also double the amount of Acts performing giving everyone a chance to play"

Red Admiral Records - New Releases
World Music 

Dave Mason

Dave Mason - Sounds Of The OrientAlbum: Sounds Of The Orient

Genre : World Music / Instumental

Red Admiral Records
Release 17th February 2011


Dave Mason was born on 17th February 1949 and was brought up near Oban. His musical career started when he joined the Royal Signals in 1965. His career took him all over Europe and playing clarinet with the army band he became the inspiration and teacher of the youngsters who joined the Signals band.

He left the Signals in 1970, initially teaching clarinet and string bass with Durham Education Authority and then in Argyll and Bute in 1974.  Teaching in the same 6 primary and secondary school for 35 years  he retired  from teaching in 2009.

As well as Dave's career in education he continues to enjoy a career performing with various Scottish Dance Bands and has been part of many BBC recordings.


Dave Mason is a very gifted teacher and built up a rapport with his students that they will remember way beyond their school years. He nurtured, inspired, guided, encouraged and most importantly enjoyed teaching children. Since Dave's retirement from full time teaching he has been focusing on composing commercial music and percussion music for his Advanced Higher pupils that he continues to teach part time.

Dave Mason is an outstanding performer, composer and musician, we hope you  will enjoy his music for many years to come as he ventures on new musical journeys.

Sounds Of The Orient is Dave's first compositional release on Red Admiral, we hope you enjoy the moods and come back for his next Trip.

Hamlet Zhou & The Movement Band

Album :Mavanga
Genre: World Music / Mbira / Zimbabwe
Red Admiral Records - Samples
Release: 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 Artist Downloads and Previews are also available at iTunes and good stores Worldwide.

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