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Friday May 13th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£15

Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ  


Sam Lee and friends





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Since bursting on to the folk scene at the end of the Noughties, Mercury Prize nominee Sam Lee has blazed a trail as an outstanding singer and song collector. Lee is a 21st-century artist, collecting new versions of old songs on his iPhone and laptop, but his repertoire is steeped in the reek and smoke of folk history and lore, its tales of love, parting, exile and murder bound by a sympathetic magic still resonant today, parting the veil on vivid scenes from our islands’ deep history.




Friday June 17th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£14

Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ  


Trembling Bells




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Sophocles. Dennis Potter. The painter El Greco. Not the usual collection of influences that go towards shaping an album, but then Trembling Bells are not your usual sort of band. Oh, there’s a break-up with a girl in there somewhere, too, of course. That’s more the typical sort of thing, isn’t it? Trembling Bells formed in 2008, born from Glasgow’s close-knit scene, united by shared tastes, passions and imagination. “We all like music on a forensic level,” says Neilson. “We’re all obsessive, pedantic, maladjusted, unemployable nerds.”


Friday July 1st

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£15

Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ  


Plainsong





With special guests

The Bimble Brothers





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Iain Matthews, founder member of Fairport Convention, and Andy Roberts reinstate their amazing band Plainsong to celebrate the wonderful songs of Richard Farina, with their tour and album "Reinventing Richard".


Richard Farina was a Greenwich Village contemporary of Bob Dylan and performed as a duo with his wife Mimi, the sister of Joan Baez. Richard died tragically young in 1966 in a motorbike accident after releasing only two albums. Those two albums contain many songs that have inspired and fascinated those that have followed including Iain and Andy. This evening will be an exploration of those amazing songs.



A pair of likely Lancashire lads The Bimble Brothers travel the world through music and song.


They are writers, composers, song collectors and multi-instrumentalists. Their music is a unique blend of original material inspired by traditional melody, and traditional song inspired by modern rhythms.


Friday Sept 2nd

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£14

Tickets available later


Front Country




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Don't ask Front Country what kind of music they play. Just listen.

What started as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco's Mission District has morphed into a touring powerhouse of song and sound, transcending their humble string band roots. Front Country's dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker. Along with mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow, this quintet has been called "passionately intoxicating" and "orchestral" and Melody's bluesy vocals have been described as "rafter-shaking". Seldom traditional, always original, Front Country's new album Sake of the Sound is out now.


Friday Oct 14th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£14

   Tickets available later


Sean Taylor Trio





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We’re delighted to welcome Sean back to Whitstable for what is sure to be another sell out session.

Sean is a singer-songwriter from Kilburn, North West London.

''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Details of our forthcoming sessions are listed below with links to the artists’ websites.

All sessions are upstairs at The Royal Native Oyster Stores Whitstable.