Live music this week with Paul Dunton
The must-read guide to what’s on musically for the week ahead from Paul Dunton, www.paulduntonandguests.com
For fans of acoustic, roots and singer-songwriter-style music, Paul Prem Nadama, Cracks In the Land, Peter Taylor and Rachael Stalker will all be performing at The Grey Lady tonight [Wednesday].
The incredible Dino Baptiste & Darby Todd will be headlining Jazz on The Pantiles this Thursday night. Dino Baptiste is regarded as one of world’s finest Boogie Woogie-style pianists, and drummer Darby Todd is also absolutely world class.
Many excellent local bands are in action on Friday night, including The Gallerys, who headline The Forum, and The Naming of Things, who top the bill at The Sussex Arms with support from Alex Metcalfe.
There are many fine options for Saturday evening, with my top picks including the Match Box Opera at Burrswood in Groombridge. For fans of pop/rock and everything in between, look out for Sean Fennessey & Friends at The Bedford Pub, Red Rooster at The Beau Nash, Disco Odyssey at The Grey Lady, and Remnats at The Royal Oak Pub. Makeshift Heros will be at The Punch & Judy in Tonbridge.
I highly recommend The Mela Festival in Calverley Grounds this Sunday. It offers a wonderful family-friendly atmosphere, it’s free to attend and there is plenty of amazing music and dance on show from all over the world. Plenty of on-site food and drink, too!
On Monday, folk fans will enjoy Consort of One at The Tonbridge Folk Club, and on Tuesday, The Lowly Strung will be at The Punch & Judy Pub in Tonbridge.
Enjoy your musical week!
THE GREY LADY MUSIC LOUNGE
Wednesday Paul Prem Nadama, Cracks In the Land, Peter Taylor, Rachael Stalker
Friday Spanish Flamenco with Lydia Ramirez Padilla
Saturday Disco Odyssey
Sunday Chasing Skies, The Pioneers, Rocinia
THE TUNBRIDGE WELLS FORUM
Tunbridge Wells Common. Event information at www.twforum.co.uk
Friday The Gallerys, Rascalton
Saturday Back To The 80s
Sunday Sunday Sessions (1pm start)
THE ASSEMBLY HALL THEATRE
Crescent Road www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
Sunday The Glenn Miller Orchestra
JAZZ ON THE PANTILES
On the Bandstand. Music from 8pm–10pm (donations welcomed)
Thursday Dino Baptiste & Darby Todd
THE MELA FESTIVAL
Calverley Grounds. Free to attend. All details and full programme at
Sunday Music and dance from 12.30pm to 6.30pm
THE BEAU NASH TAVERN
Mount Ephraim. Open all day, free entry, music from 8.30pm till late
Saturday Red Rooster
Sunday Open Mic Night
2 High Street. Open all day, free entry, music from 8pm till late.
Saturday Sean Fennessey & Friends
THE SUSSEX ARMS BASEMENT
Sussex Mews. Open all day, music from 8pm, entry charge may apply. More information at www.twforum.co.uk
Friday The Naming of Things, Alex Metcalfe’s Bad Tempered Clavier
THE ROYAL OAK
Prospect Road. Open all day, free entry, music from 8.30pm till late
THE SPA HOTEL
Mount Ephraim. Music from 8pm onwards. Free admission, booking advised on 01892 520331
Friday Live jazz in Zagatos Brasserie with The Violet Jive
TONBRIDGE FOLK CLUB
The Flying Dutchman, Hildenborough Music from 8pm, hat collection with a suggested contribution of £7 (£5 concessions). More information at www.tonbridgefolkclub.org
Monday Consort of One
THE PUNCH & JUDY
11 St Stephen’s Street, Tonbridge. Open all day, free entry, music from 8pm
Saturday Makeshift Heros
Tuesday The Lowly Strung
Groombridge. Full details can be found at www.burrswood.org.uk
Saturday Matchbox Opera: A summer celebration of great opera. Doors open 7pm and the concert starts at 7.30pm in the Church of Christ the Healer. Tickets are £20 from reservations on 01892 865 988