03/12/12: Live in the Living Room – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Music is amazing.  Music with a purpose is even better.  That’s exactly what Live in the Living Room have produced.  With a host of Kent’s finest LTLR’s mastermind  James Vince has recorded this version to raise awareness of a very important cause.  The Meningitis Trust have been raising awareness about Meningitis for 25 years, and this follows an event earlier in the year also supporting the cause.

Down to the song.  Recorded by .. guess, go on – yep you got it, Dan Lucas of Anchor Baby Recordings it’s a faithful and strong version of the original showcasing the talent we have in Kent.  Opened by Alie Cotter of Blaise Paisel it even has extra flourishes of production, such as the vocals laid down by Ted Clark.  The Alex Beharrell Band play the backing track.  You can’t get anymore local than this and the level of quality shows how good our local scene is.  Get your copy here.

The video that accompanies the track was filmed by Colin O’Reilly from AMEBA.  Shot in the studio during the recording it shows the atmosphere of the session perfectly, showing the enjoyment and passion of those involved.  It even feature’s our own Mitch Emery singing and busting a move.

Here’s who is involved if you were wondering.  Alie Cotter from Blaise Paisel. Fred Clark. Alex Beharrell from The Alex Beharrell Band. Kerry-Lee Woollard from Sugar Skulls. Charlotte-Rose Ellis. Luke Pope from Small Crusades. Ted Clark and Connie Cummings from Brother Bare. Diane Dunn from The Oh Suzannahs. Vicky Barker. Mitch Emery. Jack Bowden.  Lota people!!

The Gig Guide: 22nd – 28th October

Another week, another host of gigs to sink your ears into!

On Tuesday you have two extremes to choose from!  In Ashford catch the touring French band Francois and the Atlas Mountains supported by the amazing Coco and the Butterfields and the Intermission Project.  Click here for more.  Happening at St Mary’s Church it’ll be a folk/acoustic feast!  Alternatively get some hardcore going in your life in Canterbury at The Beercart Arms.  Check out the mighty Dead Reckoning, Blind Ambitions, Sincerity and At Worlds End.  Click here for more.

On Thursday ShyChlo are at The Walmer Castle in Deal with Commit This To Memory (they’re first gig!).  Sure to an awesome show check it out, details are here!

Friday leaves you with more choices to make.  Check out some reggae/dub vibes with Kotchin and the Kings of Evil, Dread Zone and Ben Russel and The Charmers at The Westcoast Bar, Margate.  Information is here.  In Ashford?  Join Electric River at The George and soak up the ska.  If pyscadelic how you’re feeling though Syd Arthur are playing at The View and Bar Below, Folkestone.  Click here for the deets.

Saturday is a big one for Halloween.  In Ashford, both at Platform 5 check out two events.  The first is an acoustic Halloween Event including KP and Squiz, Jordan Mann and Fred Clark.  Find more here.  On the other side though is Raise the Roofs Halloween special and fare well event featuring Empire Light, ShyChlo, Blacken the Name, Circle of Rage, Vivid Nation, Ziphedz and The Eyes!  Find information here.  In Maidstone check out the amazing Mofos at The Druid Arms.

Find all our gig listings here.

Stay safe and party hard slurm!

The Week in Gigs 15th – 21th October

This week our gigs start from Thursday so if we’re missing any let us know!  Having said that we still have plenty to keep you busy.

Our first offering is in Maidstone.  On Thursday combine two great loves.  Music and pizza!  Pizza Express are hosting The Charlie Rivers Band, Fred Clark, Kyla Stroud and The Paul Dunton Ensemble.  Acoustic music at it’s finest.  Find more details here.

On Saturday you’re going to have to make some choices I’m afraid.  Do you go to The Westcoast Bar in Margate for a heavy night and check out Hang the Bastard, Desolated, Sincerity and Raising Hell?  If you this sounds like you, we recommend clicking here.   Then again you could go to Platform 5 in Ashford and check out another heavy night!  Starting acousticly and ending .. slightly differently treat yourself to the likes of Beki Robinson, Atlantica, Insult, Blacken the Name and the Black Shapes.  Click here for more.  Into you’re beats? The might Hospitality is coming to Kent!  Folkestone’s Leas Cliff Hall to be precise.  Find out more here.  Acoustic soul and jazz do it for you?  Bar 19 in Charing hosts The Emily Lane Trio.  Interested?  A busy day!  Maybe try and clone yourself?

Sunday is less of a choice, still a tough one though.  The Westcoast Bar in Margate has the mighty Hawthorne Heights!   Accompanied by Burn the Fleet, Lower Lands, Third Place Victory, Moose Blood and The South Coast Saints.  Tempted?  Meanwhile in Canterbury, all over Canterbury in fact check out the City. Sound. Project.  It features lots our favorites and then a lot more again!  Check out Coco and the Butterfields, Slaves, Elle Rayenne, Blaise Paisel, History of the Trade (one of their last shows!) Zorzilla .. and many more!  Find more here!

Good luck deciding.  Have a great week!