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September Sounds is Bexley’s first multiple venue, mixed genre music festival aiming to bring new live music into the heart of its biggest town centres. There’s over 30 events to enjoy, where a wide range of artists, bands and local talent will perform at local pubs, restaurants, cafés and even a library. As part of the festival, several acts will also play at the highly anticipated Sidcup Fringe from 6 to 8 September and the Erith Pier Festival on Saturday 21 September (see line-up for more information).

Take a look at the programme of events.

UPDATE: Sunday 15, The Iron Horse - Tom Monks will be performing at 4pm, not 7:45pm as listed in the printed programme.

 

Featured Acts:

Nkomba and Pretending People

Friday 20 September 2019

Sidcup Library

8pm

To book tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/libraries-at-night-and-september-sounds-presents-nkomba-and-pretending-people-tickets-68257954379


Nkomba are a contemporary African folk band who play an energetic mixture of Malawian folk songs and African roots music. The band is led by Ron Nkomba who performs on guitar, mandolin and harmonica and sings in English & Chichewa, the national languages of Malawi. As well as interpretations of traditional Malawian folk songs, their compositions draw on experiences and influences from Europe, Asia and Africa which reflect their up-bringing.

Pretending People are a traditional English Folk ensemble who are not only well known on the festival circuit for their musical talents but also as producers of innovative theatre in conventional and non-conventional performance spaces.
https://www.facebook.com/PretendingPeopleTheatreCompany/
http://www.pretendingpeople.co.uk/index.php

 

Taiko Meantime

Thursday 19 September 2019
Bexleyheath Clocktower
5pm, 6pm & 7pm

Taiko Meantime strike at the heart of Taiko drumming's magic: an enthralling show combining traditional Japanese rhythms and techniques with eclectic, original compositions, enticing their audience to follow them on a musical journey.

Taiko Meantime was founded in Greenwich in 2001. Their aim, to provide an enlightening musical Taiko experience is satisfied by numerous theatrical performances ever since.

They performed in Japan in 2010, in London for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and are regular performers at the London Marathon.

They have had appearances on both BBC (Family Prom in the Park) and featured in Channel 4's 'How Music Works' series.

 

The Carnegie Ensemble

Saturday 7 September 2019

The Exchange, Erith

3pm

The Carnegie Ensemble (formed from members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra) will perform a concert of Brahms' string Sextet Op.18 and Dvorak’s Double-bass quintet Op.77 in the Carnegie Hall at The Exchange in Erith. As an encore they will play a short piece by local Erith composer Percy Hilder Miles (1878-1922).

The members of the ensemble are:

Anna Smith and Lucy Curnow (violins)
Philip Hall and Peter Mallinson (violas)
Michael Atkinson and Colin Alexander (cellos)
Beverley Jones (double bass)

All proceeds from the concert will go towards the repair and renewal of Erith’s old library.

Booking is essential - To buy tickets, follow this link! (£10/ £6 concessions)

Full Programme:

Sunday 1 Sunday 1

Annie G

4pm - The Iron Horse, Sidcup.

Local singer performing 50s, swing, country, rock and pop.

Over 18. Free entry with a collection for the performers.

Monday 2 Monday 2

Acoustic Open Mic

7:45pm - The Iron Horse, Sidcup.

To sign up, write your name on the board by 8pm. Each act gets two songs (up to 10 minutes). All styles, abilities and forms of performance are welcome.

Over 18. Free Entry.

Tuesday 3 Tuesday 3

Open Rehearsals for Local Bands

7:45pm - The Iron Horse, Sidcup.

The stage is available for any local band who wants to sign up and practice in front of an audience.

Over 18. Please apply directly to The Iron Horse - 020 8302 8217 - www.theironhorseuk.com

Wednesday 4 Wednesday 4

Open Mic Night

8:30pm - The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath.

Music of any genre and cover songs welcome. PA provided. No backing tracks or drum kits please.

Over 18. Free entry. Email graham@grahamcorbould.co.uk

Thursday 5 Thursday 5

Café Nights with The Exchange - Open Mic Night

7:30pm - The Exchange, Erith.

The Exchange and Theatre Box are teaming up to deliver 'Cafe Nights: Open Mic Nights'! Starting on Thursday 05 September, as part of September Sounds Festival, we will be setting up for our local community to perform. Any kind of performance welcome! To sign up, please visit: www.theexchangeerith.com/contact-open-mic

The launch of a new programme of cafe nights - a series of performances in the intimate surroundings of the beautiful Bookstore Cafe at The Exchange in Erith. Enjoy a special seasonal menu of fresh homemade dishes from the fabulous bookstore chefs with drinks till late. To book a table visit www.theexchangeerith.com/events

All ages. Free entry.

 

Bexley's Own

7.45pm - The Prince Albert, Bexleyheath

Five Bexley raised singer/songwriters including: Ellie Manning, Graham Corbould, Pete Hicks, Johnny Appleyard and Sam Winston will be performing as part of the September Sounds Music Festival.

Over 18. Free entry with a collection for the performers.

Friday 6 Friday 6

Sidcup Fringe

11am - Sidcup Town Centre

Now in its third year, the Sidcup Fringe Festival will bring a rnage of musicians performing on the street and in a wide variety of venues in the town. There will be even more entertainment during the festival including a free cinema showing of 'The Greatest Showman', an opportunity to help build a giant LEGO mosaic, circus workshops, face painting and much more. For details please visit: https://sidcuppartners.co.uk/events_archive/fringe-festival-list-of-events/ 

Dave Price

7pm - The Kitchen, Sidcup.

Enjoy a meal while listening to a variety of musical styles including jazz, funk, rock, fusion, country, folk and classical.

Table bookings recommended.

 

Sam Bay

7:45pm - The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath.

Classically trained guitarist performing covers of well-known pop tunes, joined by a percussionist.

Over 18. Free entry.

Saturday 7 Saturday 7

Sidcup Fringe

10am - Sidcup Town Centre

Now in its third year, the Sidcup Fringe Festival will bring a rnage of musicians performing on the street and in a wide variety of venues in the town. There will be even more entertainment during the festival including a free cinema showing of 'The Greatest Showman', an opportunity to help build a giant LEGO mosaic, circus workshops, face painting and much more. For details please visit: https://sidcuppartners.co.uk/events_archive/fringe-festival-list-of-events/

 

Buskers at Sidcup Fringe

10am - Outside Sidcup Library

An assortment of buskers providing entertainment in Sidcup, by Elm Parade.

 

Ukelele Workshop at Sidcup Fringe

10am & 2pm - The Alma. Free introductory session.

Ukeleles available to borrow or bring your own. Please reserve your free space here: www.ticketsource.co.uk/grahamcorbould

Open to all ages.

 

Pop-Up Pirates of Penzance at Sidcup Fringe

2pm - St Johns the Evangelist, Sidcup.

All day workshop and performing in the concert - £15.

Audience tickets for evening concert - £7.50. 

Evening concert starts at 7:30pm.

Buy tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/grahamcorbould

 

The Carnegie Ensemble

3pm - The Exchange, Erith.

Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms' string Sextet Op. 18, Dvorak's Double-bass quintet Op. 77 and a short piece by Erith composer Percy Hilder Miles.

All ages. Tickets £10 each or £6 for under 16s and OAPs. Ticket sales go towards the building restoration. Book tickets at www.theexchangeerith.com/events

 

Matthew Sear

4:30pm - The Walnuts, Sidcup.

Enjoy a meal while listening to a wide selection of music from a highly-talented guitarist and composer.

Table bookings recommended.

 

Graham Corbould

7:45pm - The Hacknet Carriage, Sidcup.

Playing songs from the 50s to the 70s, upbeat, mellow, folk and soft rock.

Over 18. Free entry.

 

Sunday Soul Lounge

7:45pm - The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath.

Sunday Soul Lounge presents a wide range of quality artists.

Over 18. Free entry.

 

Hard to Handle

8:30pm - The Prince Albert, Bexleyheath.

Five-piece dynamic rock and blues band covering tracks from Thin Lizzy, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, Radiohead, Fleetwood Mac and more.

Over 18. Free entry.

 

Bad Pennies

9:30pm - The Iron Horse, Sidcup.

Playing tributes to Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Doctor Feelgood, Thin Lizzy, ZZ Top and more.

Over 18. £5.00 on the door.

Sunday 8 Sunday 8

Sidcup Fringe

10am - Sidcup Town Centre

Now in its third year, the Sidcup Fringe Festival will bring a rnage of musicians performing on the street and in a wide variety of venues in the town. There will be even more entertainment during the festival including a free cinema showing of 'The Greatest Showman', an opportunity to help build a giant LEGO mosaic, circus workshops, face painting and much more. For details please visit: https://sidcuppartners.co.uk/events_archive/fringe-festival-list-of-events/

 

Little Talks

3pm - The Volunteer, Bexleyheath.

Vocalist Tilly Pantlin and guitarist Dominic Coller perform innovative covers of popular song both modern and classic.

Over 18. Free entry.

 

Diamond Dogs

4pm - The Iron Horse, Sidcup.

David Bowie tribute band.

Over 18. Free entry for a collection for the performers.

 

Holly's Buddys

7pm - Hoppers Hut, Sidcup.

Tribute to Buddy Holly, including songs by Eddie Cochrane, The Everley Brothers, Ricky Nelson and Johnny Cash.

Over 18. Free entry.

 

Cali Malpas

8:30pm - The Prince Albert, Bexleyheath.

Unique solo acoustic act performing covers alongside the occasional original track.

Over 18. Free entry.

Thursday 12 Thursday 12

Café Nights with The Exchange - Folk Night

7:30pm - The Exchange, Erith.

The Exchange is hosting a Folk Night to celebrate the launch of a new programme of cafe nights - a series of performances in the intimate surroundings of the beautiful Bookstore Cafe at The Exchange in Erith.

Enjoy a special seasonal menu of fresh homemade dishes from the fabulous bookstore chefs with drinks till late. To book a table visit www.theexchangeerith.com/events

All ages. Free entry.

 

Kinks played AKoustiK

7:45pm - The Prince Albert, Bexleyheath.

The Kinks greatest hits with stories about the band and their music.

Over 18. £6 via www.ticketsource.co.uk/grahamcorbould

 

Ceri James

7:45pm - Carved, Bexleyheath.

Performing songs from americana, blues, soft rock and rock 'n' roll.

Over 18. Free entry.

Friday 13 Friday 13

Sunday Soul Lounge

7:45pm - The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath.

Sunday Soul Lounge presents a wide range of quality artists.

Over 18. Free entry.

 

Innes

8:30pm - The Prince Albert, Bexleyheath.

Live guitar and vocals from father and daughter duo, standards and modern songs.

Over 18. Free entry.

Saturday 14 Saturday 14

Sunday Soul Lounge

7:45pm - The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath.

Sunday Soul Lounge presents a wide range of quality artists.

Over 18. Free entry.

 

Victorian Murder Squad

9:30pm - The Iron Horse, Sidcup.

Rock band playing covers and originals.

Over 18. £5 on the door.

Sunday 15 Sunday 15

The Lost Revellers

2pm - The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath.

Richard Moore and Caitlin Roberts play original compositions and arrangements of world folk and jazz tunes on accordion and violin.

Over 18. Free entry.

 

Tom Monks

4pm - The Iron Horse, Sidcup.

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and songwriter who has supported Madness and collaborated with Nine Below Zero.

Over 18. Free entry with a collection for the performers.

Monday 16 Monday 16

Acoustic Open Mic

7:45pm - The Iron Horse, Sidcup.

To sign up, write your name on the board by 8pm. Each act gets 2 songs (up to 10 minutes). All styles, abilities and forms of performance are welcome.

Over 18. Free entry.

Tuesday 17 Tuesday 17

Open Rehearsals for Local Bands

7:45pm - The Iron Horse, Sidcup.

The stage is available for any local band who wants to sign up and practice in front of an audience.

Over 18. Please apply directly to The Iron Horse - 020 8302 8217 - www.theironhorseuk.com

Wednesday 18 Wednesday 18

MT Pockets

9pm - The Iron Horse, Sidcup.

Pre-eminent local rock/funk band host a Jam Night. Full band line, drum kit and PA. Come and show us what you can do.

Over 18. Free entry.

Thursday 19 Thursday 19

Taiko Meantime

5pm, 6pm & 7pm - Bexleyheath Clocktower.

An enthralling free show combining traditional Japanese drumming and techniques with eclectic, original compositions.

 

Café Nights with The Exchange - Jazz and Strings Night

7:30pm - The Exchange, Erith.

The Exchange is hosting a Jazz and Strings night as part of their new programme of cafe nights - a series of performances in the intimate surroundings of the beautiful Bookstore Cafe at The Exchange in Erith.

Enjoy a special seasonal menu of fresh homemade dishes from the fabulous bookstore chefs with drinks till late. To book a table visit www.theexchangeerith.com/events

All ages. Free entry.

 

Sonny and the Harp

7:45pm - The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath.

Duo playing 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll, blues, soul, rock and pop.

Over 18. Free entry.

Friday 20 Friday 20

The Two Bows

6:30pm - The Walnuts, Sidcup.

Enjoy a meal while listening to popular entertainment duo inspired by hits of the Rat Pack era.

Table bookings recommended.

 

Taylor Notcutt

7:45pm - The Rose, Bexleyheath.

Covers range of artists including Carole King, Amy Winehouse, Lady GaGa, Oasis, Ed Sheeran, Plan B, with several classic jazz numbers.

Over 18. Free entry.

 

Sunday Soul Lounge

7:45pm - The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath.

Sunday Soul Lounge presents a wide range of quality artists.

Over 18. Free entry.

 

Libraries at Night Presents: Nkomba and Pretending People

8pm - Sidcup Library.

Contemporary African folk band Nkomba play an energetic mixture of Malawian folk songs and African roots music, with support from traditional English folk ensemble Pretending People. Bar on site.

Over 18. £10 per ticket.

Tickets can be bought on the door but numbers are limited to 200 so book online to avoid disappointment.

Click here to book tickets for this event.

 

Java Jam

8:30pm - The Prince Albert, Bexleyheath.

Sophisticated vocals of Sarah-Jane Hassell backed by highly accomplished Roger Lewin Quartet performing a fusion of jazz, easy listening, and modern pop classics.

Over 18. Free entry.

 

Andy White

8:30pm - The Alma, Sidcup.

Covering songs from a wide range of artists and eras including David Bowie and rock 'n' roll.

Over 18. Free entry.

Saturday 21 Saturday 21

Erith Pier Festival

11am-9pm - Erith Pier

Erith Pier Festival will return to the riverside for family fun for all ages, delicious street food and local beers and ciders from Bexley Brewery. Enjoy live music from The Two Bows and Little Talks and traditional sea shanties sung by the London Sea Shanty Collective. There will be more live music from local musicians outside on the pier, as well as live bands in the 'Beer on the Pier' tent all day.

For more information please visit: www.greatererith.com/events/erith-pier-festival-2019

Sunday Soul Lounge

7:45pm - The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath.

Sunday Soul Lounge presents a wide range of quality artists.

Over 18. Free entry.

 

Slider Punk

9:30pm - The Iron Horse, Sidcup.

An evening of classic punk rock - The Clash, The Buzzcocks and more.

Over 18. £5 on the door.