Gigs of the week

"Our music scene is a real asset to Tunbridge Wells"

Paul Dunton gives us his must-read guide to what’s on musically for the week ahead…

It’s another busy week across the local music scene and my top recommendations are as follows:

There are some great mid-week outings on offer and this Wednesday, The Stable returns to The Forum with a great line of local acts including The Alley Devils, The Flowing, John Mclane and Oscar Roche.

Also on Wednesday evening you can catch the exceptional David Migden & The Twisted Roots headlining The Grey Lady with support from Charlie Rivers and one man blues band Andy Twyman.

For fans of classical, jazz, pop and everything in between, the deeply talented ‘Lyrae Duo’ will be at The Trading Post this Thursday evening.

Good Friday evening offers some great gigs including popular local soloist Steffan James at The Spa Hotel and Higgs & The Bosons and Monkey Trap will be rockin’ The Royal Oak Pub. Renowned jazz singer Liane Carroll will be performing with her trio at The Scallywag Cafe on Good Friday and Easter Saturday night, supported by Earl Okin.

Easter Saturday night is in full swing across the local scene and you can catch many excellent local groups in action with Acoustic Atlas at The Beau Nash Tavern, Sean Fennessey & Friends at The Bedford Pub and I highly recommend supporting the launch of the new Tunbridge Wells Hospital Radio single at Grub & Liquor. Music starts at 1pm till late with a total of ten acts performing and Ryan Weeks headlining. If you fancy donning the dancing shoes then ‘Boogie Nights’ at The Forum or the ‘Lunar Rhythms’ at The Sussex Arms basement are two great options.

Close out the Easter weekend in style on Easter Sunday evening with The Harveys & Friends at The Royal Oak Pub. Local four-piece ‘Suncharmer’ are at The Forum and Harley & Woods will be offering a full band set at The Grey Lady. The Sussex Arms will be hosting a stellar alternative/rock night with Anavae, Veridian and Orestea all performing.

Looking ahead to next week, the highly entertaining ‘Ukelear Fallout’ will be at the Punch & Judy Pub in Tonbridge.

The Grey Lady Music Lounge, the Pantiles

Doors 7.15pm, entry £6/£7, &

Wednesday Andy Twyman, Charlie Rivers, David Migden & The Twisted Roots

Good Friday Local & Live Easter Good Friday showcase

Easter Saturday Closed for a private party

Easter Sunday Iona Gutherie, Katy Virgoe, Harley & Woods (full band)

Tuesday Max Walker, Sofia Ford, Abi Hudson, Alex beharrell

Suncharmer will be performing at The Forum


The Tunbridge Wells Forum

Event information at

Wednesday Alley Devils, The Flowing, John Mclane, Oscar Roche

Thursday Pharoahe Monch


Easter Saturday Boogie Nights

Easter Sunday Suncharmer

Oreastea will be bringing rock to the Sussex Arms


The Sussex Arms Basement, Sussex Mews

Open all day, entry charge may apply, music from 8.30pm more information at

Easter Saturday Lunar Rhythms

Easter Sunday Anavae, Veridian, Orestea

The Beau Nash Inn, Mount Ephraim

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

Easter Saturday Acoustic Atlas

Easter Sunday Open Mic Night

Ryan Weeks is just one of a 10 man lineup at Grub and Liquor

Ryan Weeks

Grub & Liquor, Warwick Park Road

Open all day, free entry, music from 1pm till late

Easter Saturday Tunbridge Wells Hospital Radio Single Launch

Live music from Emily Izen Row, Isabella Coulstock, Harry Whitty, Charlotte Rose Ellis, Amber Anderton, A Man Called Dave and A Lady Called Sophie, Benjamin Lewes, Lizzie Arkell Music, Chasing Shadows, Ryan Weeks

Open all day, free entry, music from 8pm till 10pm

Booking is advised for Steffan James' performance

Steffan James

The Spa Hotel, Mt Ephraim

Booking advised dining available 01892 520331

Good Friday Local & Live presents: Steffan James

Sean Fennessy at the Bedford Pub

Sean Fennessey & Friends

The Bedford Pub, 2 Highstreet

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

Easter Saturday Sean Fennessey & Friends

The Royal Oak Pub, Prospect Road

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

Good Friday Higgs & The Bosons, Monkey Trap

Easter Saturday Duvet Dogs

Easter Sunday The Harveys & Friends

Lyrae Duo

The Trading Post, 5 Culverden Down

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

Thursday Lyrae Duo

Liane Carroll will be performing both nights at Scallywag

Liane Carroll Trio

Scallywag Cafe, 45 Mount Ephraim Rd

Open all day, entry charge may apply, music from 8.30pm

Visit for more information

Good Friday Earl Okin, Liane Carroll Trio

Easter Saturday Earl Okin, Liane Carroll Trio

Mecure Hotel, 8 Tonbridge Rd, Pembury

Arrival from 7pm, call through 7.30pm for dinner contact to book 01892 628298 or email

Good Friday Adele Tribute (with dinner)

The Punch & Judy, 11 St Stephen’s Street, Tonbridge

Open all day, free entry music from

Tuesday Ukelear Fallout

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