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Local & Live 2017: Monday at The Tunbridge Wells Forum

Monday August 28th 2017, 1:30pm - 10:00pm at Tunbridge Wells Forum (see venue details and map).

Part of Local & Live Festival 2017 : Monday.

8:55pm Headline : Alex Beharrell & The Members Few

Alex Beharrell is one musician not to be missed. Whether he's gigging solo or with 'The Alex Beharrell Band', he is certainly a big noise in the Kent music scene.Armed with his jumbo Guild acoustic and one of the most powerful vocals in Kent, Alex's eclectic mix of songs have wowed thousands over...

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8:15pm Headline Support: Josh Renton Band

Josh Renton is a performing songwriter based in Brighton. After having been frontman for Clockworks, and having spent 2014/15 writing and co-writing for other artists, he's stepping out on his own as a solo performer...

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7:30pm Andy Twyman

Andy is a genuine one man band. He plays drums, guitar, harmonica and sings, live and simultaneously. A unique act that delivers off beat blues and raucous rock and roll. Andy honed his craft playing in pubs and clubs from the age of 12. Inspired by the blues greats, Andy developed his own one man band sound...

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6:45pm Sean de Burca

Sean de Burca is a percussive acoustic guitarist from Kent. By the time he had been playing guitar for just 7 years, he had already been named as one of the top 30 greatest acoustic guitarists under the age of 30 worldwide by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, alongside Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner and more. Sean has also been featured as Acoustic Magazine’s ‘Next Big Thing’...

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6:00pm Code: Marla vs The Impossible Man

Live trap, dubstep and trip-hop from Tunbridge Wells based producer/bassist CJ Thorpe. For Local and Live 2017, CJ will be joined by London based guest vocalist "The Impossible Man". 

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5:15pm Will.B & DJ MVP

Straight Minded Records CEO Will.B is a rapper from Rusthall, Tunbridge wells and is currently performing at shows all around from Kent to London. His music type is mainly Hip-Hop but sometimes a jazz beat. Will has been rapping since the young age of just 10 and has started his record label from scratch...

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4:30pm Dave “Shep!” Sheperd

Dave “Shep!” Sheperd plays American music drawn from his family roots in northern Virginia, as well as performing songs written by friends, relatives, and him. You can expect a range of tempos and styles – from foot-stomping banjo through ballads to 12-string sing-along anthems, often accompanied by a catchy dance beat. 

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3:45pm Matt Falloon

The music of former Smoke Feathers singer Matthew Falloon has been compared to Paul Simon and Jackson Browne by Uncut magazine, his songwriting has been praised as "exceptional" by Maverick magazine, and BBC Radio 2's Janice Long says he is "brilliant". His new album Do No Harm has been championed by BBC 6 Music's Chris Hawkins and was named best album of the year so far by The Very Thing blogger Simon Rickards. An accomplished guitarist and singer, Matthew has performed live on national TV and radio, toured the UK, Europe and the Caribbean, and played live with Dodgy, Natty, Shura, Blue Rose Code, Hiatus, Samantha Whates and Charlene Soraia. You can find his music on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon and Apple Music.

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3:00pm Ashley Evans

Ashley Evans is a singer-songwriter from Tunbridge Wells. He writes songs about events in everyday life which haunt, inspire and obsess him. With a talent for combining soulful themes with well-crafted melodies, his powerful vocals create memorable, emotive tunes...

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2:15pm Red, Green & Blue

Red, Green and Blue (Brian McDonald and Megan Ramsay) met at an acoustic open mic night in Merstham, Surrey, in late 2009 and have been working together ever since – although most of the time it doesn't feel too much like work! They particularly enjoy focusing on vocal harmonies as well as...

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1:45pm Gronk

Raised by pack animals in the south, Gronk was subsequently stationed in the Home Counties where he studied for A-Levels in navelgazing before escaping to London. He found moderate success with gothic psych-rock band Carnival of Souls in the early noughties, before meeting near-indifference at a...

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