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Local & Live 2018: Monday at The Royal Oak

Monday August 27th 2018, 4:00pm - 10:00pm at The Royal Oak (see venue details and map).

Part of Local & Live Festival 2019 : Monday.

9:00pm Headline : 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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8:00pm Headline Support: Cracks In The Land

Cracks In The Land are an East Sussex based band that distills a love of Neil Finn, Roots, Folk and Grooves into a cohesive whole.

Starting in 2013 with Bob Melrose (vocals, guitar) and Meya Rein (vocals) as a duo, they became a trio when Ben Armstrong joined on percussion. They are regularly joined live and in the studio by lead guitarist Bill Burke...

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7:00pm Jack Leon Mackey

Jack Leon Mackey is a singer/songwriter from Tunbridge wells. He has been playing and performing since he was 16 and has worked in bands as well as solo work. Jack takes heavy influence from artist such as James Bay and Jamie T...

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6:00pm 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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5:00pm Amber Anderton

Amber was born and bred in Brighton and now lives in Crowborough (by way of Leamington Spa, London, Crawley, Burgess Hill, Fleet, Germany and Oxford!). By day she is a full time Drama teacher and by night a singer songwriter. She started writing songs at the age of eleven, in between singing along to Kylie Minogue songs. Her musical taste diversified over the years and now she cites her influences as Frank Turner, Beth Orton and The Indigo Girls, among others...

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4:00pm Miar Murphy

I’ve been singing and playing the piano since I was about 4 years old although stopped official training not long after I was 15.  I wrote my first song at 11 years old and have been writing ever since. I try to create songs that reflect true emotions while focusing on lyrical meaning. I’ve taken inspiration from Jazz and Soul genres with influencers such as Amy Winehouse and Jorja Smith, but also find the emotional purity of reggae satisfying and also something I’d like to incorporate into my music. Although mellow and basic, I would like to create a more dense sound in future, using a wider variety of instruments.

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3:00pm Guy Sharpe

Guy Sharpe is a 17 year old electro-acoustic singer-songwriter, inspired by the likes of Sampha and James Blake. His live performances comprise primarily of piano and vocals, with acoustic arrangements of his songs. But, he does also perform his electro-acoustic tracks live. He is currently working on an EP, and hopes to study composition when he leaves school.

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