Gig guide: Paul Dunton gives his weekly top tips

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TONIGHT [Wednesday], you can catch popular local acts Gronk, Alex Metcalfe, Night Without Sleep and The Naming of Things all performing at The Grey Lady.

And on Thursday night, world-renowned saxophonist Derek Nash headlines Jazz on The Pantiles with Unit 7.

My top picks for Friday night include The Indie Disco at The Forum and popular local guitarist and singer Steffan James returning to The Castle Inn at Chiddingstone.

The weekend features many excellent local pop/rock groups in action, and on Saturday night you can catch Will Whisson at The Royal Oak pub, Rooster Tail at The Beau Nash Tavern, and The Violet Jive headline at The Grey Lady.

On Sunday afternoon, I highly recommend the Unfest Sessions at The Forum, and local singer-songwriters Niamh McSmith, Fred Clark and Will Watson will all be at The Grey Lady.

Looking ahead to next week, folk fans can enjoy the excellent Border Crossing at the Tonbridge Folk Club on Monday night, and the superb Heyzeus will be at The Punch & Judy pub in Tonbridge on Tuesday. The Grey Lady Music Lounge

The Pantiles. Doors 7.15pm, entry £6/£7 Websites &

Wednesday Gronk, Alex Metcalfe, Night Without Sleep, The Naming of Things

Saturday The Violet Jive

Sunday Niamh McSmith, Fred Clark,
Will Watson


The Pantiles. Music from 8pm-10pm (donations welcomed)

Thursday Jazz On The Pantiles:
Derek Nash with Unit 7

Saturday Soultrain

The Tunbridge Wells Forum

Event information at

Friday Ice Cream: Indie Disco

Sunday Unfest Sunday Sessions
(1pm start)

The Castle Inn

Chiddingstone. Open all day, free entry Music from 7.30pm

Friday Steffan James

The Beau Nash Tavern

Mount Ephraim

Open all day, free entry
Music from 8.30pm till late

Saturday Rooster Tail

Sunday Open Mic

The Royal Oak Pub

Prospect Road. Open all day, free entry Music from 8.30pm till late

Saturday Will Whisson

Tonbridge Folk Club

The Flying Dutchman, Hildenborough

Hat collection with a suggested contribution of £7 (£5 concessions). Music from 8pm, all welcome.

More information at

Monday Border Crossing

The Punch & Judy PUB

11 St Stephen’s Street, Tonbridge

Open all day, free entry, music from 9pm

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