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Friday February 26th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£14

Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ  


Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe





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Presentation of the 2015 WSMAs


Two of the UK Acoustic/Folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for a series of concerts filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft.

Head to head, neck and neck (guitar necks, that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living-room song swaps. Questions, answers, anecdotes and anarchy… and a very special evening of music.


We will also be presenting the 2015 WSMAs, see how your favourites fared in the voting !


Friday March 18th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£14

Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ  


Woody Pines






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We’re delighted to welcome Woody Pines back for another Session.

It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78s of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum, or hillbilly. Heavy rollicking street performances are the key to some of today’s best roots bands, and they’re the key to Woody’s intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun.



Friday April 8th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£14

Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ  


Bronwynne Brent




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Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, American roots song- writer Bronwynne Brent has the kind of stop-in-your-tracks voice that sounds like Southern sunshine. Like a Juke Joint Nancy Sinatra, Bronwynne Brent unites all the best elements of Southern American roots music, and ties these many different influences into a sound that’s comforting and refreshing.Her voice sounds aged beyond its years, brittle and fragile, almost as if it might shatter into razor-sharp fragments under too much pressure. But underneath everything there’s a steel spine to this music, a thoroughly grounded foundation in American roots music that allows Brent to build her songs to greater heights than you might expect.


Friday May 13th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

£15

Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ  


Sam Lee





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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

£14

Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ  


Plainsong


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.


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.