Sevenoaks' new Americana club kicks off with rockers Society
West Sussex-based country rock band Society will be the first artists at a new Americana club opening next month in Kent.
The Flying Burrito Club will take place on the final Thursday of every month at the Plaza Suite, part of the Stag Community Arts Centre in Sevenoaks.
Society get proceedings underway on May 27. They are followed by Devon-based bluegrass duo The Carrivick Sisters on June 24. In July, exceptionally, the event will be on the penultimate Thursday of the month, July 22, in order to accommodate Indiana singer-songwriter Otis Gibbs. Support on each occasion will come from the club’s resident artist, Ty Watling, and all tickets are £7.50.
The club is organised by Keith Stockman, who runs Brandywine Music, which promote quality live music from across the spectrum.
“I see the new club as being a continuation of the aims of Brandywine Music, bringing a new genre of music to the Sevenoaks area to the benefit of existing Americans fans and, I hope, to bring in an audience who are new to this type of music,” Stockman said.
Though Sevenoaks is close to the Americana hub of Maidstone – the base for Maverick – Stockman doesn’t see the two as being in competition.
“I think that there is enough space to allow the two clubs to co-exist peaceably,” he said. “Our operation is fairly low-key compared to Maverick, running only once a month as opposed to the at least weekly gigs in Maidstone. I would hope that we could help to promote each other's events.”
Tickets for all the Flying Burrito Club gigs can be purchased via the Brandywine Music website. See the venue page for full contact details.