There are now a range of open stage / open mic. events in Kent, in
a number of venues on different days of the week.
New musicians are very welcome. CJ now runs quite a number of them - get her to sing herself - no longer just a drummer, she has developed a lovely voice.
Please do check the current month's
Open Stage news
for recent updates and late-breaking information.
CJ writes :
Hello, I am CJ - a Singer Songwriter, musician, workshop leader and
organiser of open stages!! At present, I am running two very successful
nights but we always welcome new acts, whether you are a beginner or
professional, any genre, any age (over 16!).
I have been running open stages for over 20 years and still find it so
rewarding when I see people gaining confidence in performing, from coming to
these events. Many bands and friendships have also been formed as a
result of these open mic nights, which is equally rewarding.
A full PA is provided (8 channels), along with 4 mics, guitars, a keyboard,
Djembe, Cajon and CD/MP3 opportunities for backing tracks. However, if
you prefer to play un-plugged, that is also fine.
The evenings start at 8pm and finish at 11pm and acts get a minimum of 3
songs. We have musicians available on the night to accompany any acts for
example, guitarists, pianists, sax, percussionists, etc.
So, I hope to see you on the LAST THURSDAY of every month, at The Imperial
Hotel, Wincheap, Canterbury, and the LAST SUNDAY of every month, at The
Unicorn, Bekesbourne (nr Canterbury).
The Unicorn Pub, now run by Martin, one-time Oyster Morris :
A major new venue for Folk/Acoustic Evenings on every Sunday starting 8pm
(BBQ from 7 pm) - Open Stage on Last Sunday of every month.
The Unicorn Pub,
Expect top quality musicians.
2nd Tuesday of the month The Star in St-Mary-In-The-Marsh.
- open stage acoustic/folk night.
Every other Wednesday The Smack, 34-36 Middle Wall, Whitstable, Kent.
- open mic night
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month:
Open stage at the Good Intent, John Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1YL.
Jack Pound's Open Stage, Butt of Sherry,
132 High St, Hythe,
CT21 5LD. 8.30 pm, ring Jack : 01303 266 112.
Last Thursday of the month
Imperial Hotel, 48 Martyrs' Field Road, Wincheap, Canterbury,CT1 3PX,
with CJ: 07961 113452
1st & 3rd Friday of every month
Tim Warner’s Open Mic at : Home Ground Cafe/bar, 41 The Old High St., Folkestone, Kent.
Performers please turn up on the night to book a slot usually 3 numbers singer song writers or unusual covers are welcomed.
Cosy cafe venue for this laid back open mic, guests are encouraged to collaborate its all about the music we have a great PA and
dedicated acoustic guitar amps plus often a keyboard and friendly audience we will get you a slot that suits you and get your sound right.
Please contact on FB for any info, cheers Tim Mob: 07793 109618, Roy Blake 07941 693663
Last Sunday of the month The Unicorn Pub, now run by Martin, one-time Oyster Morris : 8pm :
Bekesbourne, Nr. Canterbury,
CT4 5ED ,
01227 830210. By Bekesbourne Train station. With CJ : 07961 113452
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