Live Bands in Folkestone

Folkestone is home to a huge number of musicians, singer-songwriters, acoustic duos and trios, full bands and DJ’s. Artists can be found playing original compositions or performing covers from a multitude of different music genres. Check out the links below and contact artists directly to book live bands in Folkestone, or just get a feel for the kind of artists playing in and around the world’s first Music Town. You can find a list of forthcoming gigs on our Gig Guide.

Sophia Stutchbury

Sophia Stutchbury is a singer/songwriter from Folkestone. Her style includes shades of Funk, Soul and Blues, delivering vocals with a huge, unique voice. Her full band includes drums, bass, guitar, keys and sax, but you can also find her playing acoustic gigs around Folkestone and further afield.

Nina Clark

Nina Clark is a musical activist, minstrel and singer-songwriter. ALPHA is her third studio album, and a creative landmark in her career, its production supported by Arts Council England.


Handpicking elements of pop, rock & emo in equal measure, SKIES have started from the ground up. With tracks featuring on BBC Radio 1, Channel 4’s ‘Made in Chelsea’, ITV’s ’The Only Way is Essex’, ‘New Music Friday’ Spotify playlist and BBC Introducing, SKIES sound has begun to reach exciting heights.

Sophia Syndicate

Sophia Stutchbury is the lead singer of Sophia Syndicate. She is joined by music producer, Technical Finger, and guitarist Colin Weir, drummer Harry Arnold and Scott Wyllie on bass Their live, electric blend of music is sure to get you up and dancing with lively dancefloor-flavoured beats and bass!

Yesterday's Flowers

Sun-soaked, cosmic rock for fans of Mazzy Star, Angel Olsen and Allah Las. Since releasing their first singles in 2023, Yesterday‘s Flowers have been championed by the likes of BBC Music Introducing and Academy FM Folkestone, and played sold-out shows at venues including the Quarterhouse.

Steve Boltz

From his early days with Atomic Rooster, his guitar slinging skills and composing talents have been sought by the likes of the Who, Paul Young, Rick Wright, Dave Gilmour, John Otway Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Belinda Carlisle and countless others.

Sam Dunn

He’s a regular performer at jazz clubs up and down the country, and beyond. He also plays with singer-songwriter Nina Clark, in her Alpha band

Katie Bradley

Katie tours the world with the best musicians and has a busy schedule writing, recording and playing festivals worldwide is her speciality. Katie’s stage presence, talent and luminosity wins her new followers wherever she plays. 

Abi Orfila

Abi Orfila is a Singer/Songwriter from UK. Abi has had a passion for music, dancing & acting since she was 7, playing piano, percussion, writing her own songs and performing live with her brother Matt and sister Louise under the family name.

Lorraine Lucas

Southern coast based Scottish singer songwriter, promoter and festival curator, psychotherapist, wanderer.

Dianne Dunn

Diane Dunn, a Kent (UK) based singer/songwriter/guitarist. Diane plats a mix of catchy biographical originals mixed with her own take on rock/blues/folk covers.

Nick Lawrence

“A Very Original, Great Singer/Songwriter!” – Kent Folk on BBC Radio Kent

From foot-stomping folk (traditional and original) to country ballads, Nick has been entertaining crowds for the last 15 years and has performed as far a field the Eaglewood Folk Festival in Canada. A regular at the many folk festivals around Kent, you are guaranteed and be entertained.

Ben Shockley

I am a singer and songwriter of mainly Country and Rock and Roll songs. Some of my songs have also been used on Feature Film Soundtracks.

Jimmy Riddle

A Unique blend of upbeat African infused Reggae, Dub & Ska!

The Calaveras

The Calaveras Folkestone Music Town

5 piece Rock/Metal band from Folkestone playing originals with chunky riffs, huge vocals and plenty of guitar solos


Benana Pic

Benana (not sexist – Annaben just doesn’t make any sense) is a musical duo, covering upbeat pop, rock, indie and more. Available for festivals, fetes, live pub gigs and more. We love a family friendly atmosphere and aim to please the crowds

Citrus Blue

Citrus Blue. An up and coming four piece Indie Rock band from Kent. Since forming in 2018 the band have played near and far, turning heads as they go with their charismatic, energetic and captivating performances.

Spirits of Saturn

Synth-poppers with three singles under their cosmic belt. Last year the four-piece embarked on a UK main support tour with Temples taking them to legendary venues around the country, such as Koko, Brudenell Social Club, and Band on the Wall.


Paradox are a four piece band. Playing a mix of Punk and Grunge. Influenced by The Sex Pistols, Nirvana, The Jam, Green Day and Foo Fighters. The music is about energy.

Autumn Willow

Original acoustic folk-ish duo available for shorter and smaller gigs

Fortune Faded Glory

Indie rock band from Kent playing original music that will make you want to dance!.

Mama's Funkin Skunks

Folkestone based original trio

Crimson Medici

Crimson Medici are a triphop duo based in Folkestone, Kent.  Their style is a mash of modern meets classic… big melodies, harmonies mixed in with a modern synth sound with big beats!

Word of Mouth

A Rock n Roll band and so much more. Specialising in 50’s 60’s 70’s Rock n roll and even a few modern tunes!


Full on energetic Rock funk & metal covers from Muse, Chili’s, Iron Maiden, Disturbed, Slipknot, QOTSA etc,


Wrender (Fred Baxter) is a singer-songwriter from Folkestone. His folk-inspired indie writing explores themes of loneliness, mental illness, and adolescence, evoking names such as Nick Drake and John Martyn. He is currently working on his debut EP.


Kinvala is a genre-bending 4-piece with a sound that’s hard to define.  Blending intricate guitar parts, expressive vocals and percussive elements, their songs range from mellow to rhythmic to heavy to jazzy to dancy to “how the heck do you describe this one?”  It’s acoustic music Jim, but not as we know it.

Daniel McGuinness

Kent-based singer-songwriter, with influences from rock, pop, country and beyond. Daniel has spent the last 12 months writing, recording and perfecting his live act, and has already received airplay on local and regional TV and radio, including BBC Radio Kent and KMTV. Plays original music and covers.


Dan Addison & Si Norton are forestfloor, an indie-folk songwriting duo making thoughtful and arresting unplugged music for fans of Bon Iver, Fairport Convention, Adrianne Lenker, Radiohead

Pretty Crap

Pretty Crap are a local, all female band that play high energy rock hits from the 70s to the 20s.

Lady Decibelle

All roads lead towards delivering positivity and uplifting the people around her. Ever since falling in love with jungle and DNB, she’s been on a mission to inspire that feeling in others.

DJ Ramabeatz

DJ Ramabeatz has featured on prestigious line ups including Played at events like Innovation in the Sun, Pure Science and Jungle Mania, as well as featuring on Kool London, Flex FM, Rough Tempo, Code Red and more

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