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Lead guitarist needed.

High energy covers band with plenty of gigging experience requires a versatile lead guitarist. 
You can find us on our facebook page:

You must be experienced with a wide range of material and versatile to lead in a range of musical styles. We hope to refresh our set list shortly to focus more on an audience as a functions band. So you’ll need to bring some experience with you as well as be prepared to learn new material. We have gigs in the pipeline and need a guitarist asap.
If you want to know more drop me a line.
Kind regards
The Rum & Monkey Band
submitted by  ( on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Drummer for Jazz/Latin/Fusion Project

Experienced five-piece horn section, keyboard and bass playing contemporary jazz, latin and fusion.  First gig likely to be 9th August in Margate.  Rehearsals normally in Whitstable area once or twice per month.  Recording to be done soon, we have our own facilities so no cost involved. 

We're looking for a drummer who can play swing, latin and fusion styles and keep excellent time.  Reading ability useful but not essential if able to learn complex arrangements by ear.  No money in this at present but gigs at jazz venues/festivals as things develop.

Telephone: 07790 932091
submitted by  ( on Friday, June 27, 2014

Bass Player Wanted

The naughties are looking for a bass player. Covers band playing songs from 2000 onwards, pop funk rock.
Band comprises of female vocals, guitar, drums and lead guitar/keys.
Gigging once a month and rehearsals twice a month. All experienced musicians. Based in the Maidstone, Tenterden, Ashford Area.Drop me a line if this might be for you.

Tenterden Area

submitted by  ( on Monday, June 23, 2014

Bass Player Wanted

Hi, I'm a singer Songwriter based in Whitstable looking for a bass player to join a new band formed to play my original material (and some covers). We are easy going but committed mature guys. We play for pleasure primarily but are looking to gig, and get paid when we can.

Listen to my music via the link below(recorded at a recent pub performance). If you would like to play this kind of material e mail or phone evenings and we'll take it from there.
Telephone: 07824 347647 (evenings)

submitted by  ( on Sunday, June 22, 2014

Singer wanted. Do you love Smiths, Roses and classic UK indie music? We want to hear from you.

We are The Smashed Icons and we're looking for a singer based in the Maidstone area to complete our line up. We are currently rehearsing tunes by The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Oasis, Blur, Suede, Happy Mondays, Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, Teenage Fanclub, Paul Weller, The La's to name a few and we would like to get gigging as soon as possible. 

This is an opportunity to get involved right at the start and shape our set and our sound. We are all old enough to remember these bands so age isn't an issue. The only real question is can you pull off the tunes and be our front man?

We rehearse near Maidstone once a week and we're looking forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for reading
The Smashed Icons
submitted by  ( on Sunday, June 22, 2014


I have played in bands on and off most of my life and have recently moved to town.
I would like to meet fellow musicians to form a quality band.
I like the best from all genres but lean towards the Blues, Toto, Steely Dan, Robben Ford, Funk, Country Rock, Folk and Soul.
If you are on the same wavelength please get in touch,

submitted by  ( on Saturday, June 21, 2014

Drummer wanted

We are a 3 piece band playing solid rock and r&b. We play a few originals and a range of covers from  Rory Gallagher to Ike Turner to George Thorogood to Gary it Moore. Our drummer is leaving in July due to work and we are looking to replace him ASAP. Plenty of gigs in the diary, mostly the Folkestone-Dover-Romney Marsh circuit.

We need someone to rattle the radiators and drive the band along. Must love the music and hopefully have a sense of humour. Have a look at the website and also http://sound Our approach is to get the music as good as possible but play with a smile. Please get in touch if you would like to try out for the Howlin' Wolves!

Telephone: 07948873552

submitted by  ( on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Experienced female drummer seeks working club/ function/ covers band

Hi all
I currently dep for my husband in a well know function band established for over 30 yrs.i do all backing vocals and some main vocals .im looking for something a bit more permanent .i have no commitments and can offer great timekeeping on and off stage.own gear transport and 15 yrs ego and team player.

Not really interested in starting a new project or rehearsals just for fun .styles covered ....pop,rock,glam,blues,disco,rock n roll,

Nina pink

submitted by  ( on Thursday, June 19, 201

Professional lead guitarist available

For corporate/function/tribute or country band. Will do Dep work also.

Proficient in all styles including open tuned slide.
Willing to travel.

Also available for studio sessions, your place or my studio. Send me your backing track, I record the guitar parts with tube amps and email them back to you. Job done.

Loz Netto
0787 6747376
submitted by  ( on Saturday, June 14, 2014

Drummer  @ 63 years old

Old man Drummer seeks Soul band but anything considered.Good kit, own transport and reliable.Reasonable standard.

Richard Nr Hawkinge,Kent.

submitted by  ( on Sunday, June 8, 2014

bassist available

bassist/lead singer, 40, looking to join a band for pub gigs, weddings, birthdays etc. own transport, bass and pa. kent area.

Telephone: 07730028177
submitted by  ( on Sunday, June 8, 2014


A female (56) vocalist looking and available for a working band and/or dep work after my previous rock and blues band disbanded.
I sang - Feelgoods, Gary Moore, SRV, REM, Fleetwood Mac, Blues Band, Hendrix, Stones, Beatles, Bad Company, Eric Clapton, Cream, Free, The Who, JJ Cale, Stray Cats, Tom Petty...

I can sing pretty much most genre! - ask me and I can probably work it!  I'm a fast learner!I have good vocal ability - keys generally A,B,C,D,E,G voice has been described as smooth, in tune and husky! Happy to also provide backing vocals if required. I also play a little percussion - vibraslap, tambourine and castanets.
I have own transport - and if needed basic pa equipment.
Commitment guaranteed for the right set up.
Would prefer Medway, Maidstone, Dartford areas. 

Call/message me on 07805584984
Look forward to hearing from you!
Telephone: 07805584984
submitted by  ( on Saturday, May 31, 2014

Geriatric drummer is looking for other geriatric musicians!

As the ad says, I'm a 60's/70's guy. That makes me a geriatric it seems! Looking for musicians/band to play music just for fun. Don't want to be a 'star' or be on BGT. Just love performing live. Age group, well I'm 65 so that definitely makes me a geriatric!

 Now if that hasn't shut most doors, I'll carry on.
 Have been in the music business part time since the early/mid 60's. Was semi-pro in the early to late 70's with a nightclub residency with a very young female vocalist who went on to become an international recording artiste.
 Since then I have done the very occasional bit here and there. Bit rusty but have an ear for music and a can of WD40 to hand!
 I'm looking for local, and I mean local, similar geriatrics that would like to knock a few numbers around. Nothing serious, just for the fun. I enjoy all types of music but as age and infirmity is against me, AC/DC, Iron Maiden etc is no longer a possibility!

Folkestone, Kent


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