Five local bands and musicians you need to see live
Rock doesn’t come much better than this. If you’re seeing The Pillows live then be prepared to rock and roll. Covering everything from The Rolling Stones to Kings of Leon, seeing them gives you all the feeling of being at Reading, minus the muddy fields…
See them: TONIGHT! (Saturday February 30) The Forum, Tunbridge Wells. www.facebook.com/The-Pillows-UK
This awesome function band have the ability to get everyone up and dancing, and they always put on a great show. With some members of The Charlie Rivers Band, plus some fresh faces, the group have been taking the South East by storm and show no signs of slowing down.
See them at: The Forum, Tunbridge Wells on Saturday February 13. www.roxxon.co.uk
Tenterden-based singer/songwriter Beth’s beautiful sound is one you need to hear. Her voice lends itself perfectly to a variety of genres, and we love her version of London Grammar’s Strong.
See her: At the Beau Nash, Tunbridge Wells on Saturday February 6. www.bethwilsonmusic.co.uk
The Standard Lamps
They may hail locally, but The Standard Lamps have seen huge success, including supporting The Who at their Hyde Park gig last year. The trio, who have played in stadiums across the UK are definitely worth catching when they come back to their hometown.
See them at: The Tunbridge Wells Forum on April 22. www.thestandardlamps.com
Shhhh Silent Disco
While it’s not a live band, we can definitely recommend the silent disco experience. It may not be the ‘quiet night in’ you were expecting, but it’s certainly more fun. The Shhhh guys are regularly hosting events in Tunbridge Wells and Tenterden, so if you want an evening where you don’t have to shout to be heard, this is your kind of event!