Author Gary Stoke

2019 Herne Bay Rocks

So for 2019 it was the same heat venues but we switched the final to the VIBE rather than the Kings Hall. We generally get 150 to 200 at the final and sometimes they look a little lost in the… Continue Reading →

2018 Herne Bay Rocks

This year we moved from the Fathoms back to the Ship due to Management changes at both. We started off at the Divers on Friday 10th and what a night it was . The place was absolutely rammed with people… Continue Reading →

2017 Herne Bay Rocks

Another brilliant year with a wide variety of bands/acts. We kicked off at the Prince with  The Medea Project , Lords of Lonesome, CryBaby Special and Tides of Ire  all giving the good crowd a whole variety of music. We… Continue Reading →

HBR Competition Details

Herne Bay Rocks Competition Now in its 14th year it is a LIVE music competition for local musicians either electric or acoustic. It’s held over 7 nights in August with 5 band/electric nights at 5 different Herne Bay venues and… Continue Reading →

2016 Herne Bay Rocks

2016 another fantastic HBR year. We had to drop Modz as a venue but were lucky to replace it with Four Fathoms where we would hold the first acoustic night. It all started off in the Divers with Flame Pilots… Continue Reading →

Kings Hall Final — 2016

Its Final night and F1 Sound have been busy setting up the sound system since 10 am  and its all a bit like Nasa with all the high tech kit. After the draw the running order is  Witchdoctor — Nude… Continue Reading →

Heron –2016

Second night of acoustics is at the fabulous Heron Angling Society and tonight we again have 6 acts. First up is a previous winner –with Amber Room — its Matt Clubb Next up its Mr Boxing Octopus himself  also a… Continue Reading →

Four Fathoms — 2016

Tonight is first night of the acoustic section and we are at the Four Fathoms with 6 acts on. It has been sweltering all day  and Fathoms is a bit like a greenhouse!! First act on is Paul Hiley complete… Continue Reading →

Rodneys — 2016

And so its the last night of the Bands heats and we are all grateful to the Rodneys for having air conditioning. We had a band drop out late  and the amazing Daylight Saving offered to play instead — thank… Continue Reading →

Ship — 2016

onward and upward –well eastward– to the Ship and its another packed house. First band up –Ed Winchester Collective — and many thanks to Liz who left her hospital bed to do the gig and returned to hospital next day … Continue Reading →

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