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Friday August 14th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14

Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ  


Kathryn Williams






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We’re delighted to welcome Kathryn back to Whitstable following her brilliant show her last year.

Debbie Neech (The Gazette) said of that show “I first bought a Kathryn Williams CD on the strength of her cover version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, so it was somehow fitting that this Whitstable Sessions gig came to a triumphant close with another cover version – this time a slowed down and hauntingly atmospheric version of Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark…

Her voice has a dreamy softness to it, which makes the occasional moments when she tips her head back and really belts out a phrase full volume all the more punchy and effective.”


Friday September 4th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14

Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

     Whitstable CT5 1AJ  


The Orchestra That Fell To Earth





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The Penguin Cafe Orchestra was a collective of performing musicians founded by British guitarist, composer and arranger Simon Jeffes.

Simon died in 1997 but members of the original PCO continue to play the music under a different name. Now known as The Orchestra That Fell To Earth, members of the one and only Original Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Geoffrey Richardson, Jennifer Maidman, Steve Fletcher, Annie Whitehead and Liam Genockey - continue to play the music.



Friday October 16th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

              £16

A limited number of tickets available from






Mary Coughlan





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Mary played a sell out show for us two years ago and we’re looking forward to seeing her again.

“From the sultry heat of songs like I Want to Be Seduced or Just a Friend of Mine, to the burning emotion of Magdalen Laundry by way of the searing I Would Rather Go Blind, Mary’s voice was a blaze of glory.

It was like going to a concert peopled by the ghosts of the great singers of the last century, with  new life breathed into their songs by one of the most powerful and yet versatile and controlled voices around.  Drawing on Billie Holliday, Etta James, Elvis Presley, through to Kirsty McColl and Joy Division, Mary gave a master class in song interpretation.” - Debbie Neech, The Gazette July 2013.


Friday November 6th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £15


  Tickets available later



Fish & Bird





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Raised on equal parts roots music and Radiohead, Fish & Bird have received praise on both sides of the Atlantic for their refreshingly unclichéd writing.

The group members have been friends more or less since childhood, growing up in the small community of idyllic Mayne Island, a remote 900-person island off the west coast of British Columbia. Songwriter Taylor Ashton and fiddler Adam Iredale-Gray formed Fish & Bird in 2007, based on a shared interest in traditional old-time music. They quickly found that their musical interests spanned many genres and styles of music, including jazz and indie rock and the duo gradually grew into a five-piece.



Friday November 27th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14


 Tickets available later



Rita Hosking Trio





Photo by Wayne Buck

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Rita Hosking is an American composer and musician based in Davis, California. She plays Americana and bluegrass styles of music with both standards and original songs.

Rita’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised for capturing the audience.




Friday December 11th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14


 Tickets available later


Jim Leverton, Geoffrey Richardson & Martin Elliott


We’re delighted to welcome local legends Leverton, Richardson and Elliott to play a headlining session for us.

All three have a long and illustrious career touring here and abroad and have played in well known and respected bands including Caravan, Fat mattress (Jim Leverton), Penguin Cafe (Geoffrey Richardson) and the Michael Nyman Band (Martin Elliott).


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.