Local & Live 2019: Friday Main Stage

Friday August 23rd 2019, 5:20pm - 10:00pm at Calverley Grounds (see venue details and map).

Part of Local & Live Festival 2019 : Friday.

9:15pm Headline : The Soundcasters

The Soundcasters are an exciting 4 piece band from Maidstone in Kent. Playing together for 11 years they have developed a unique, distinctive sound resulting in style of song writing which marries various styles of pop, jazz, reggae and rock. The band featured on a Channel 4 documentary back in 2008 and in 2011 they filmed for a Sony advert at O2 Brixton Academy...

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8:30pm Headline Support: Planet 3

After years of playing live, numerous studio sessions and everything in between. In 2017 James McMaster, Steven Oates, Keir Moore and Vinnie Reck came together to form Planet 3. Bassist Steve Oates and singer/ guitarist James McMaster met back in the early two thousands playing in a band signed to Polydor. After the band dispersed Steve and James continued to work together on many musical projects...

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7:50pm Mike Wilton

Mike Wilton is best known as the frontman of East Sussex/Kent band The Standard Lamps. The Standard Lamps supported The Who 9 times on their 2014 and 2017 UK tours as well as supporting The Bluetones on their 2015/2016 UK tour. Mike released new album 'Imaginary Friend' in May 2018 and is currently working on a second solo album. Mike's style is varied but its rooted in Blues and anything with good melodies...

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7:10pm The Charlie Rivers Band

One time solo singer/songwriter Charlie Rivers has witnessed a truly organic growth in his music which has slowly but surely taken on a full band sound, spurred on by Steve McCormack (guitar), Steve Bassett (bass) and Ash Rushman (drums). In the space of only 16 months, The Charlie Rivers Band has...

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6:30pm Rocinia

Rocinia are BACK as a trio for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Most well known for generally doing not much at all really - and that time they were insulted on the James Whale show - well we are still here and less radio friendly than ever. Expect a lot crammed in to a no-more-than-thirty-minute-set-under-threat-of-death (thanks so much Paul, we love you) including lots of volume. And some music too. There wont be much talking. There isn't time. There's never enough time. But there's always time to listen to music. See you there!

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6:00pm Parris

Parris is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Sarah Tonin, who have established themselves as one of the most original psychedelic rock bands of the music scene. Being the main songwriter for the band, Chris has a large back catalogue to choose from but tonight will be singing predominantly new material which he's been working on over the last couple of months for this solo project...

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5:20pm Ukelear Fallout

Ukelear Fallout’s a six-piece band, combining harmonies and a mix of instruments (guitar, mandolin, ukulele, trumpet, bass) to play a selection of original songs and covers in their own distinctive style, based on Americana. They’re a group of friends who enjoy performing together and are proud to say, their many gigs have included - Tunbridge Wells’ Local & Live, Unfest, and Folkal & Live festivals; Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park; the Tunbridge Wells & Maidstone Mela world music festivals; the Black Deer Americana festival; the Cudham Craic music festival; the Spa Valley Railway Beer & Cider Festival; plus at events in several venues including the Tunbridge Wells Forum and Winter Sessions Live Music at the Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink.

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