The Forum presents:
Winter Sessions @ The Ice Rink
The Floodgates + Mike Wilton + Niamh McSmith
Entry Requirements: ALL AGES
Calverley Grounds Ice Rink
Royal Tunbridge Wells at Christmas is pleased to be working with The Forum to bring live music to the Ice Rink in Calverley Grounds.
As the festive season gets into swing, up and coming local bands & artists will be performing on four Thursday nights in November & December playing rock to indie to folk.
Three exciting acts will take to the stage Thursday nights from 7-9pm and Sunday afternoons from 2pm-5pm.
Situated inside the skate marquee, there will be the chance to see live music, enjoy a drink and have a bite to eat. And of course – the opportunity to have a skate!
Niamh McSmith, The Floodgates, Mike Wilton
Don't worry about your frosty toes when you can warm them up next to some fiery music from top local acts.
The Floodgates are a three piece alternative band from Tunbridge Wells, combining their folk roots with modern instruments and lyrics beyond their years. Founded by 18 year old singer songwriter Martin Stenning and lead guitarist Tim Fullbrook, they are joined by Alex Wane on percussion.
‘Broken Kite’ is the follow up single to their previous single releases ‘God Knows’ and ‘You’. ‘Broken Kite’ tells the story of an attention addicted girl, with a departure from The Floodgates’ previously folk sound, bringing in vast harmonies and adrenaline-fueled electric guitar.
‘Broken Kite’ is out July 6, with a single launch party at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells on July 8.
Mike Wilton is best known as being the front man of local lot 'The Standard Lamps'. Their big break came when they supported Wilko Johnson Band at The Forum.
Following this, ‘The Lamps’ (as they are affectionately known), have supported The Who on their Who Hits 50 arena tour in 2014. Reviewing them alongside The Who at Leeds, Mojo Magazine acclaimed The Standard Lamps as “Tight and bluesy”, adding that they, “At times look and sound uncannily like The Who of 40 years ago”. The Standard Lamps also supported The Bluetones at various 20th anniversary shows.