The legendary CARAVAN are in Whitstable for an exclusive, one-off show at The East Quay on Saturday November 23rd…..and there are a few tickets left.
Formed in the late 60s, Caravan were the leading lights of our very own Canterbury Scene. They quickly achieved cult status and still have a huge and loyal international following. Described by NME as the creators of ‘Superior pop music, full of taste, craftsmanship and hard work’, you can expect quirky jazz riddled psychedelic rock played by virtuoso musicians.
With their unique quintessentially English sound, Caravan make a very welcome return to Kent following a sold out South Bank show earlier this year.
Tickets are £17.50 and available online here or in person at Gatefield Sounds in Whitstable and in Herne Bay, and Canterbury Rock in Canterbury.
How does one man make so much lovely noise?
Be sure to arrive early for the treat that is Funke and the Two Tone Baby when he supports Hazel O’Connor on Saturday November 9th at The East Quay Whitstable. Doors open at 7.30pm.
A one-man mechanical blues band, a ‘self-contained festival’ and one of the ‘hardest working acts’ on the independent live circuit.
Creating a blues folk mix with a technological twist and having been compared to a uniquely experimental, multi-instrumental mash-up between Bob Dylan, Jack White and The Hitcher. Funke will audibly assault you and you’ll be wanting more.
Tickets are available here
We are delighted to announce Canterbury band, THE BOOT LAGOON, will be supporting Canterbury Scene legends, CARAVAN at their Whitstable gig at The East Quay on November 23rd.
With their love of old vinyl, valve amps, analogue synths and odd time signatures, The Boot Lagoon sound like nothing else coming out of their age bracket. “The Canterbury muse is singing again!” enthused Gong legend (and instigator of the psychedelic ‘Canterbury scene’ of yore) Daevid Allen to a BBC TV interviewer after seeing them play a festival set in the summer of 2009.
You can hear echoes of those bands like Egg, Hatfield and the North, Soft Machine and Caravan in the sound of this adventurous four-piece, but there’s an urgency, intensity and just-plain-weirdness about their sound which sets them apart from mere ‘progressive rock’ revivalists. Their live sets can feel like being dragged by the scruff of your neck on a whirlwind tour of a mansion, each room of which was designed by M.C. Escher! But offsetting the precision and mathematical complexity of their music is an underlying soulfulness and evident sense of deep personal and collective commitment to the open-ended musical journey they are engaged in.
Doors are at 7.30 and The Boot Lagoon will be on shortly after. GET THERE EARLY.
Tickets are available here or in person at Gatefield Sounds in Whitstable and in Herne Bay as well as Canterbury Rock in Canterbury.
Hazel O’Connor The East Quay, Whitstable Saturday November 9th
…Here are some recent live reviews…………….
“The show was the highlight of The Edinburgh Festival” The Scotsman
“Five star performance” The Guardian
“Hazel O’Connor is so much more than an 80′s icon. If you ever get the chance to see her, don’t think twice… just go!?” Edinburgh Telegraph
“Her voice is a female amalgam of Rod Stewart, Leonard Cohen and Tam White – with a touch of Eartha Kitt – but it remains her own, unique and unforgettable” The Scotsman
“I felt I had seen a true artist perform, which is something you can’t say very often these days ” East Anglian Times
“O’Connor’s superb singing voice and musicianship goes far beyond the punk style with which she made her name” The Stage
“She had the audience wrapped up in her pocket, as they enthusiastically demanded an encore” The Backroom
“In my wildest dreams I could never have imagined hearing Calls The Tune and Eighth Day accompanied by a harp – but it worked… sell-out audience on their feet for three standing ovations…” Jersey Evening Post
Tickets are available here