live music


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We believe that the following venues should be recognised for their magnificent efforts to support the music scene. They continuously provide opportunity for musicians to perform and allow music fans to experience some of the best bands around.  We will be adding venues as we go, so if you think a venue deserves to feature then let us know in the comments section below.


The Lighthouse, Deal

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 The Lighthouse is an independent live music venue run by a family team of musicians, artists, designers, sound engineers and expert bar people. The Lighthouse has a fully-equipped stage and sound-system, with a passionate in-house sound team.

The Lighthouse strive to bring you an eclectic mix of music and creative events, hosting amazing artists from around the country and beyond. The majority of our events are free entry, with the occasional special ticketed mid-week show. As well as regular live music, other events include our popular monthly Quiz Night and a growing number of comedy and theatrical shows.



Ok so Sus4sessions aren’t exactly a venue but they deliver some of the best intimate gigs around at secret wood locations and the Westerham Brewery. Last year they had some incredibly talented artists on their line-up and 2019 looks like it is going to be even better. They are all about discovering new talents, and bringing people who love music together in the most beautiful and spectacular settings. This is what it is all about.


The Rock Lodge, Whitstable

  "Old-school, alpine glamour with a contemporary twist, stylish cocktails and a delicious fine dining experience. The Rock Lodge has an authentic alpine feel with a bespoke dining and cocktail menu, set alongside an eclectic mix of the best live music around"

 The Rock Lodge provide so much opportunity for musicians. Their open mind to various music styles ensures that everyone has the chance to perform and experience a different music style. The beautiful setting and friendly staff members make this a phenomenal place to eat drink and get your music fix.


The Huntsman, Rochester

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 The Huntsman is a great place to witness a variety of bands. With music every Friday and every other Sunday, there are lots of opportunities to get out and enjoy live music here. We have recently run our first live originals band showcase and it was great to see so many people come out and support young and up and coming musicians. Various styles of music ensures there will be something for everyone and the dance floor is always packed!    

Raw Step Who?

Our story begins in late 2017. A group of musicians from Kent, decided that we wanted to do more to help out local artists gain experience performing live at better quality gigs. Gigs that hit the right target audience for the act and in turn created an electrifying live atmosphere. We began to make contact with various different bands explaining our vision. We took on some bands and began approaching venue owners and events teams and also explained to them our vision. From here, we began to pair artists styles with the venues that would really enable the bands to thrive as audiences greatly appreciated them. We soon started expanding to the point where we needed help running this vision as a business. That’s when we reached out to The Princes Trust Enterprise Programme. They taught us the ins and outs of running a business and we soon began to progress and reach out to bigger clients, creating more exciting opportunities for our musicians. We have placed and continue to place acts in different exciting music events all over the UK and we cannot wait for some of the performances we have lined up! We are now looking at other ways in which we can support musicians other than through live performance. We are launching RSN Live which will be a promotional video service available to our musicians, we have began reviewing band releases, created our own music blog, built an event tracker, interviewed bands, created Spotify playlists and so on. We wouldn't be where we are today without the support we have received from charitable organisations and it is essential to keep this cycle going and so we have partnered with colleges to create placement schemes for students looking to get into working within the creative industries. We look forward to this new angle of our business and there is still a long way to go but, we will continue to develop ideas that make our vision slowly take its place in reality. Thank you to everyone that has been a part of our journey so far!

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You Will Not Believe How Good These Solo Acts Are!

Aaron Simmons


If you are a fan of 50’s and 60’s Soul, Motown, Ska and Reggae classics then Aaron Simmons is the artist for you.  With 5 years of experience you can expect a highly entertaining and professional performance. Aaron’s broad repertoire allows him to tailor his material to your liking and execute those classic tunes effortlessly with his powerful voice and vast vocal range. Aaron is available to book for 2018, whether it’s your birthday party, wedding day, corporate function or any other event you may have planned, get in touch NOW to avoid disappointment.

Listen to Aaron Below now and hear for yourself!

Upcoming Shows- Vauxhall Winter Garden London 07/12/17

Ruth Augilera



Ruth has a stunning voice that will entice crowds at any event. She performs a versatile set full of Soul, Jazz, Disco, RnB, Motown, Chart, Rock, Reggae and Ska. Ruth will bring a top drawer performance, her flawless vocal and enthusiastic energy provide the most memorable nights of music entertainment. Ruth also has a huge song repertoire and can tailor her set to your event’s needs. Let’s get the party started! Ruth is available to book for 2018 NOW! Seriously, do not miss out…

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Tom Johnston


Tom boasts a powerful set full of Pop and Soul from the likes of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson through to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran. His extensive vocal range allows Tom to glide through those songs we all wish we could sing. He appeared on ITV’s The Voice (Watch Below) covering an amazing performance of Adele’s Hometown Glory, and if you want this calibre of performance at your event then book NOW for 2018. Tom knows how to pull off a show and you should expect nothing short of an absolutely amazing performance.  

Watch Tom Johnston on The Voice Below!