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Local & Live 2018: Monday at The Tunbridge Wells Forum

Monday August 27th 2018, 3:00pm - 10:00pm at Tunbridge Wells Forum (see venue details and map).

Part of Local & Live Festival 2019 : Monday.

Start times may be a little later

9:10pm Headline : Suncharmer

Paul Crisp, Billy Birjukov, Josh Brice, Jasper Morris - A vibrant, guitar-based indie quartet from Kent, consisting of 4 tea-addicted, instrument-wielding, flamboyant adolescents...

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8:15pm Headline Support: The Naming of Things

The Naming Of Things sing heartfelt songs of love and loss. Based around the songs of Andrew Lennox, coupled with the sinuous bass-lines of Jim Carrigan, the Tunbridge Wells-based band return after something of a hiatus. After a year that included the release of an eponymous EP, swiftly followed by...

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6:50pm Alex Metcalfe's Catastrophic Organ Failure

Putting the 'mentalist' into 'multi-instrumentalist'.

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6:05pm Riff Raff

Riff Raff - /rɪfraf/ - Noun.

A dynsfunctional conglomeration of idiots, savants and undesirables. Thrown together by a shared love of toffee (vodka), and a strong and persistent desire to be really rather loud.

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5:15pm Tunbridge Wells Ukulele Night Thing

Tunbridge Wells Ukulele Night Thing (TWUNT) - a pack of stupidly enthusiastic ukulele players, from in and around Tunbridge Wells, with a wry sense of humour and the silliest set list this side of Jive Bunny’s mega mix...

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4:20pm James Medhurst

James Medhurst has been in love with music since he got his first guitar at the age of 8 and intends to keep playing all the way up to 80.

After fronting the pop punk band Wayside Kings he has now decided to take his acoustic guitar in one hand, a cup of tea in the other, and explore a solo...

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3:40pm Second Helpin

An acoustic guitar duo playing original songs as well as covers in a style that’s a cross between country and blues (with bits inbetween!)...

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3:00pm Peter Taylor (full band)

Peter has been a regular at Local and Live since its inception.  Either performing as part of SW3 / The Harveys or running a stage with his ‘brother in arms’ Delby Edwards.

Recently he has been performing under his own name. Playing songs written for previous bands and some recent compositions...

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