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Update on 2013 Local & Live Festival and August Local & Live Sessions details

Due to a funding shortfall for the 2013 festival, Local & Live will not be taking place on the Pantiles this year, but we will be running a series of fundraising events. Details below.


Thank you for all of your heartfelt support for the Local & Live Music Festival. We have decided to run a series of fundraising events to kick-start a campaign to raise money for next year.

In conjunction with The Tunbridge Wells Forum, events will be running in the evenings from 23rd-26th August. 21 bands will be taking part.

Full listings of the bands and ticket details can be found at www.twforum.co.uk

We would love to see you at The Forum over the August bank Holiday!

The Local & Live Sessions, Sat August 3rd

Our first fundraising gig is The Local & Live Sessions at Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, on Saturday August 3rd.

The lineup is as follows:

10pm - David Migden & The Dirty Words
David Migden & The Dirty Words are an exciting electric five piece, based in Tunbridge Wells, performing unique original material in a genre-busting crossover of rock, blues and twisted American roots. David Migden was raised in Little Rock Arkansas and moved to the UK as a teenager. After playing and touring around London and Europe, initially in the Lee Sankey Group with Matt Schofield and Ian Siegal, he then teamed up with 'The Dirty Words' and released 'Second Hand Tattoo' to a fantastic response from critics and fans alike. Gigs across London and the Southeast followed at venues such as The Jazz Cafe, Dean Street Pizza Express, Ronnie Scott's, the Borderline, and the American Embassy. The band members have played with many other internationally renowned artists including Robert Plant, James Brown, Corinne Bailey Rae, Snowboy, Ian Shaw, Matt Berry, Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Andy Newmark (Sly & the Family Stone, Roxy Music, John Lennon, Bowie), and have gained a reputation for putting on fantastic shows that focus on David's incredible songs. David Migden & The Dirty Words have just released their second album 'Killing It' to a great critical reception.

9pm - The Good Ship Band

The Good Ship Band is a four-piece electric folk/rock outfit from Tonbridge, Kent. Formed in March 2009, the band sold out their first gig at the revered 100 Club and have received 9 record deal offers to date; testimony to their relentless gigging throughout the South East and an irresistibly melodic debut album. Propelled by the songsmithery of frontman Jez Harley and guitarist/signed songwriter Ed Bingham (NorthStar Music), the band draw influence from classic songwriting greats such as Bruce Springstein, Simon & Garfunkel and the Dave Matthews Band.

8pm - The Paul Dunton Orchestra
Paul's orchestra is comprised of 4 Cellos, 8 Violins, Flute, bass, guitar, piano alongside vocalists Charlotte Andrew, Jenny Maslin and Poppy Alice. His style is described as a breath-taking fusion of alternative and popular music with a unique classical twist. influences such as Turin Brakes, Elbow and Rufus Wainwright through to composers such as Einaudi, John Barry and Samuel Barber. Paul's Orchestra are regularly performing both nationally and internationally with encouraging success and were recently featured on BBC Radio 2 by Joan Armatrading with a selection of interviews and airplay of Paul's song 'Don't Forget'.

Doors open 7pm, music from 8pm. Tickets are now available from the Trinity theatre box office over the counter, online or by phone.

Trinity Theatre, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JP
Box Office: 01892 678 678
Website: www.trinitytheatre.net
Concert enquiries: paul@pauldunton.co.uk

Publication date: 20 July 2013