Whitefriars will be repeating its popular ‘Summer Sounds’ programme of early evening live music gigs this year.
The intimate gigs will be staged at the Shadow Garden in Whitefriars Square and at another new garden structure installed at the entrance to the Marlowe Arcade.
The programme will run every Thursday evening for 12 weeks from 20 June and is once again being managed by Beautiful Town Music, a collective that promotes, supports and cultivates local musical talent. Last year’s commercial collaboration has been shortlisted for a Canterbury Culture Award.
Admission is FREE.
The line-up is:
20 June: Patrick Channon
27 June: Arcelia
4 July: Sarah Williams
Sarah is a singer-songwriter based in Canterbury. She has been singing since she was a tot and continues the fun today! Her music combines a soulful and sensitive vocal with acoustic guitar.
11 July: Dulcie May Moreno
18 July: Richard Navarro
Performing on violin, piano, trumpet, percussion and vocals, Richard Navarro is a multi-talented musician performing great songs from jazz and swing standards through to contemporary popular artists, alongside his own original material. Using a loop pedal, Richard builds layers of sound to bring his own twist to artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Carole King, The Cure and Kate Bush. A diverse and unmissable musical treat. See www.richardnavarro.co.uk
25 July: Luke Dorman
1 August: Nina Clark
Nina's aim as a singer-songwriter/guitarist is to fuse and bridge genres. Playing in London, Paris, Chicago, her influences vary from Bjork, Feist and Joni Mitchell to Led Zeppelin, whilst The Guardian describe her own material as “Cool, lyrical originals”.
8 August: Phoebe Warden
18 year old Singer/Songwriter Phoebe's writing draws on her eclectic influences, from classic Motown, through Cat Stevens to Joni Mitchell and Joan Armatrading producing songs of a maturity that belie her years and captivate audiences with their lyrics and melody.
15 August: Patrick Channon
22 August: The Barrett Brothers