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. Their live, electric blend of music is sure to get you up and dancing with lively dancefloor-flavoured beats and bass!

Flo Glen

Mashville is a folk and roots UK based band with a wide range of influences ranging from Johnny Cash to Wilco and The Jayhawks. 

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 Orfilia

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.

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

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

Lucky Jackson is a singer and songwriter from Folkestone, England. His music is most strongly influenced by the work of artists such as Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg, The Beatles, The Band, Johnny Cash, Jake Thackry and The Levellers.

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!


Iona McBain an amateur singer from Kent.


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.

Reggie Rieux

Folkestone based singer/songwriter playing a mix of originals and covers.

Have we missed one?

We’d love to be able to add every artist or band in Folkestone, but we are only a small team! If you’d like to submit your musical project, please get in touch!