Local & Live 2019: Monday at The Spa Hotel

Monday August 26th 2019, 12:30pm - 9:00pm at The Spa Hotel (see venue details and map).

Part of Local & Live Festival 2019 : Monday.

7:55pm Headline : The Ackerleys

Lead singer of Cyrano, Joe Ackerley teamed up with sister Alice to form ‘The Ackerleys’ a major up and coming duo act! They fast-growing repertoire of folk/pop tunes, some light and uplifting, some moody and soulful...

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7:20pm Headline Support: The Good Ship Band

The Good Ship Band are a rock pop act from Tunbridge Wells, propelled by the songsmithery of frontman Jez Harley and co-songwriter Ed Bingham. Following on from their first single off Part 3, 'A Little Love', the band released live favourite 'Walking Underground' on 1st August. With recent airplay inviting comparisons with Fleet Foxes, Paolo Nutini and Kings of Leon, the band are showing no signs of slowing down with their fourth album also set for release this Autumn.

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6:45pm Orfila

ORFILA are a UK country band consisting of siblings Abi, Louise and Matt Orfila from Folkestone in Kent. They have regularly appeared in local newspapers and magazines since forming in 2012 and they have been featured several times on BBC Radio Kent’s Saturday Morning Show with James Whale and also on BBC Radio Kent’s Country Hour with Dave Cash. In late 2013 they supported Dodgy and Sharon Shannon and began 2014 by supporting Beverley Craven and legendary singer songwriter Albert Hammond...

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6:10pm Jon Grayson

Jon Grayson is a singer-songwriter from the Medway Towns in Kent.

Raised on a steady diet of The Police, City and Colour and Fleetwood Mac, Jon moved to London in 2014 and spent two years honing his songwriting and building a following by playing gigs in every corner of the capital as well as his home town...

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5:35pm David Mumford

David launched his debut album, 'Bonfire Music', at the Local and Live Trinity Sessions in April 2013. The culmination of ten years of songwriting, and combining influences from the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, the album weaves together nursery rhymes with old blues fables, songs...

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4:25pm Ryan Weeks

Ryan is a singer songwriter initially from Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He started playing guitar as a distraction from his college work at the age of 21, and soon realised that this was much more than a hobby! His passion for music grew, and he began to write his own material...

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3:50pm Peter Taylor

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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3:15pm Elo Quitmann

Elo is a 16 year old singer songwriter from East Sussex; a pianist and an acoustic guitar player. Lyrics mean everything to Elo, having been brought up on a cocktail of music from Squeeze, Bob Marley and Tracy Chapman, to Lily Allen and Jake Bugg.

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2:40pm Matthew 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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2:05pm Chris Pope

Emerging on the local singer/songwriter scene over a decade ago after a number of years playing in cover bands, Chris was quickly hailed as “an inspiring modern day troubadour who pens lyrics of real substance and meaning.”...

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1:30pm Chalk & Cheese

Songwriter Nick Stephens and drummer Rob E are called 'Chalk & Cheese' because but they are very different characters but love making original live music together. Nick sings his songs whilst playing the bass and guitar simultaneously on the Octave Guitar he invented. Rob plays digital drums and sings too.

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1:00pm Milly Rusling

Milly Rusling is a sixteen year old singer/songwriter from Tonbridge, Kent. Songwriting since the age of twelve, her style draws on contemporary influences such as Gabrielle Aplin, Lauren Aquilina, Ella Henderson and Damien Rice...

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12:30pm KAY

KAY is a singer/songwriter based in Sussex. Honing influences from artists like Alex G, Kate Bush, Keaton Henson and The Cure. KAY writes openly and honestly about her own experiences of having bipolar disorder. Although KAY has been on hiatus for a handful of years she is now back with a vengeance. Playing dark and sometimes sardonic tunes to help continue her own conversation about mental health, and most importantly tell stories from her life.

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