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PAST EVENT - The Chill Lounge

PAST EVENT - The Chill Lounge

This summer, we invited you to discover a whole new side of Ashford with a summer installation in the form of giant ice cream props and seating areas. 

Nicknamed the ‘Chill Lounge’, this facility offered you the perfect spot to catch up with friends and listen to weekly live music sessions.

You enjoyed LIVE music gigs by local talent and joined us in central Elwick Place every Saturday in July and August – THANK YOU! 

Here’s a reminder of the fun we had:

In association with Revelation Ashford. 

Here’s a reminder of our musicians:

Mampama: Mampama formed in 2015 through a love of two of the great West African popular music styles: ‘palm wine’ music from Sierra Leone and ‘highlife’, the great Ghanaian fusion of traditional rhythms and jazz.         

Fred Clark: Fred Clark is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Maidstone, Kent. He performs with incredible energy and writes with an emotive, vibrant style mixing pop, folk and surfy vibes to create a truly exciting sound.

The Dulcettes: The swinging sound of two vintage voices harmonising together to become The Dulcettes. Singing songs from the 1920s to modern day in their very own retro style! 

Miss Jones: Miss Jones is a vintage style vocalist & multi-instrumentalist based in London & brand ambassador for  Lengardo Guitars

Lighthouse Duo: Lighthouse Duo play a variety of popular songs and classics in a stripped-back acoustic style. Soulful vocals from Emily Lane and acoustic guitar accompaniment by Danny Leigh. Kentish locals with a dynamic sound and enchanting harmonies. 

Gumboots: Gumboots acoustic Reggae Duo play all the classic reggae/ska songs by Bob Marley , Desmond Dekker , Jimmy Cliff , Toots and The Maytals           

Gypskazz: Gypskazz combine gypsy, ska and jazz styles with Balkan, Arabic and a heap of other influences, all infused with a party spirit that will get you up dancing.

Swing Noir: Swing Noir are a Kent based swing/gypsy jazz duo combining the international talent of Jim Knowler on guitar and vocals and the captivating Serena Sykes on vocals and double bass.

Invicta Ukulele Band and Club: The Invicta Ukulele Club was formed in April 2011. They are essentially a group of ukulele enthusiasts who meet together to play ukuleles and sing in a friendly atmosphere.

Jonny Hepbir – Gypsy Jazz Guitarist: Jonny is one of the long-standing players on the British Gypsy jazz scene. Expect to hear a vibrant mix of Gypsy swing, jazz and funky latin grooves.  

Ian Fox:  Solo Pianist and vocalist, plays a mixture of his own songs, plus cover versions from artists such as Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Paul Weller, Van Morrison, etc.Blues, Soul, Rock, Folk, Americana, etc.

Nick Eve: Nick is a well-established solo singer-songwriter from Bethersden. He enjoys playing surprising covers from 60s to date, often using a loop pedal to ‘build’ a song live. His original material comes with rock-based undertones and comes from the heart. 

Ashford Concert Band: Ashford Concert Band date back over 20 years and have been growing in size and reputation ever since. They now have around 35 members who meet every week to play a wide repertoire of music under the baton of musical director Tony Thornton.