Heavy Lungs
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm


+ Special Guests
Tom Thumb
Thur 24 Jan – 7pm
Formed in May 2017 in Bristol, through friendship, and a desperate need for artistic and sonic self-expression, Heavy Lungs went on a frenetic spree.

From the first packed out show at Crofters Rights, to recording an ep in 3 days, a raucous set at Simple Things last year, to supporting Idles then Metz. They went onto play outside Bristol home turf across the country and are fresh off a sold out UK tour with brothers, IDLES. This is the beginning.

This is Heavy Lungs.

Loop Station and Film – Kids Music Workshop
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
No musical experience is necessary for this music workshop. Just come along and make some sounds and then we will play musically along to some different films (vintage cartoons, archive cine film) using clever loop station skills and your own musicality. It will be fun, relaxed and inspiring.
This workshop is suitable for ages 7-11 and interactivity will happen throughout. If you make a lot of noise at home and need a place to vent that sound, this is the workshop for you. YEAH!
Age range 7-11.
Max participants is 10
£5/ 1 hour work shop
Loop Station and Film – Kids Music Workshop
Jan 26 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
No musical experience is necessary for this music workshop. Just come along and make some sounds and then we will play musically along to some different films (vintage cartoons, archive cine film) using clever loop station skills and your own musicality. It will be fun, relaxed and inspiring.
This workshop is suitable for ages 7-11 and interactivity will happen throughout. If you make a lot of noise at home and need a place to vent that sound, this is the workshop for you. YEAH!
Age range 7-11.
Max participants is 10
£5/ 1 hour work shop
Little Opry present: RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
Jan 26 @ 7:15 pm – 10:30 pm

Little Opry Poster Sat 26 Jan2019 - RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE

The return of the fabulous Rattle on the Stovepipe.
Great harmonies, terrific song writing and traditional
songs and tunes steeped in the Appalchian tradition
with links to the old country.

Dave Arthur – banjo, guitar, melodeon, vocals
Pete Cooper – fiddle, vocals
Dan Stewart – guitar, banjo, vocals

Plus open mic

Tickets  £9
Doors open 7.15 for 7.30pm start
Jan 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am


Yellow Film Clapper Vintage Classroom Poster

Our monthly fim quiz!!

£2/ per person

Teams of 4 or less

winning team takes the pot..

North Thanet Labour Party Fundraiser presents: Phil “Swill” Odgers + Bobby Valentino with support from Slick Pixie.
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm


Swill & Bobby

Phil “Swill” Odgers + Bobby Valentino


Phil “Swill” Odgersis well known as one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of UK folk rebel rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang. He is also a formidable solo artist in his own right. Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Tokyo and Berlin to London have submitted to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, hall and after hours lock in!


Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed ‘partial’ autobiography “Tales from the Tracks” and knock-out album “Roll to the Left” and sold out UK tour – Phil “Swill” Odgers rides into Margate town accompanied by the larger than life Bobby Valentino(playing some mean violin). They’re “off the wagon again” playing their first gig of 2019 and the venue is the wonderful Tom Thumb Theatre.


As well as being a founder member and singing with the inimitable The Men They Couldn’t Hang he is a well-loved and prolific solo artist in his own right. He has appeared as a special guest to Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, David Bowie and Van Morrison.


A fine acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, his influences are far-reaching, ranging from his Scottish roots, through 50’s/60’s rock ‘n roll, punk, folk and country.


Billy Braggrefers to him as “a natural born troubadour”.


Elvis Costellohas described him as “an undervalued national treasure, his writing style is a combination of Scottish roots, Irish roll and Anglicana”


DJ Liz Kershaw, in her radio show, said that “Swill has a voice like honey and an extraordinary way of writing a song that tells a story we can all relate to but no one’s told before”.


Swill has the ability to tell unique tales with cinematic imagery from kitchen sink realism and social commentary to technicolor splendour.


Swill has recently launched a new pledge campaign which is set to produce another excellent volume of songs (with some surprising guests).


At this special performance at The Tom Thumb, you have the opportunity to hear songs from this album, along with favourites from Swill’s back catalogue and even some classics from The Men They Couldn’t Hang!


To make this gig even more special Phil will be accompanied by renegade virtuoso Bobby Valentinoon fiddle.


Bobby Valentino comes with an outstanding pedigree of his own. He co-wrote and played violin on The Bluebells smash hit “Young at Heart”. Bobby has played on records by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Alabama 3 and Paul Weller to name but a few! He has also contributed to many recordings by The Men They Couldn’t Hang as well as frequently appearing with them on stage.


Bobby’s vocal talents are demonstrated on his solo albums “This is Murder” and “Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake” both of which will be on sale on the night along with an array of Swill’s vast collection of material.


Phil “Swill” Odgers and Bobby Valentino – a combination not to be missed!


Website – www.swillodgers.co.uk




Support comes in the form of Slick Pixie.


Playing acoustic versions of Americana, folk, modern Irish mixed in with a couple of pop covers, this small but perfectly formed 4 piece band Slick Pixieare proud to have a multi-instrumentalist line-up including guitars, mandolin, banjo, double bass, U-bass and accordion to make up their sound. They then add to this mix some high quality lead and harmony vocals.


Slick Pixie expect to have the Tom Thumb jumping for the get go!

Independent Venue Week presents: Dan Lyons with support from Human Interests & Dj Spencer Deathwaltz
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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As part of Independent Venue Week Dan Lyons and his band will be playing a very special show. He will be showcasing music from his upcoming debut album. Support will be coming from Human Interest (Harry Very Friendly) and DJ Spencer Deathwaltz (Death Waltz Recording Company) will be spinning the hottest and hippest tunes until late. The 2nd of February is the date, and what better way to spend your Saturday night inside Europe’s smallest theatre listening to music you’ve never heard before whilst rubbing shoulders with some ne’er-do-wells and sharing a drink with friends? Open your third eyes, Mrs May is watching you. We can offer a place to hide, at least for a while..

Dan Lyons is a musician living and writing in Margate, Kent. Perhaps better known as a drummer, having playing with Fat White Family and Phobophobes, 2018 saw the release of Dan’s first two singles under his own name. A trip to Texas to play SXSW Festival and his first headline shows in London and Paris followed shortly. This year he is releasing his first full length album – a collection of intensely beautiful and intimate songs that hark back to the golden days of songwriting.

Joe Bor (comedian)
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Award winning comedian Joe Bor retells the story of the friendship between his grandad (world renowned architect Walter Bor) and his grandad’s best friend (world renowned comedy actor Herbert Lom) and their journey from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia to the UK.

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate
Feb 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Photo by Idil Sukan/Draw HQ

Luke Wright seeks poetry’s top job. Has own quill.

With a new Poet Laureate due in 2019 Wrighty’s chucking his hat in

the ring. But he’s a dark horse at best. He turned down his last invite to

Buck House and he’s really got to stop penning one-vowelled invectives

about Tory politicians if he’s to get a look in.

So he’s a on a mission to reinvent his poetry, to unite rather than divide.

But can one poet ever really represent an entire nation? And just who

are these previously laureled rogues? Luke delves into the murky world

of poets laureate past, while serving up a sparkling set of new poems.


Luke Wright, Poet Laureate started its run of previews at Latitude

Festival in July 2018, playing to a crowd of 800+ punters and earning a

standing ovation. It went on to play full houses at the Edinburgh Fringe

in August.


Luke Wright is an award winning poet and theatre-maker. Poet Laureate is his 12th

solo stage show. Since 1999 he’s performed thousands of gigs with everyone from

Beck to Patti Smith. His shows have toured the world and for the last eight years

he’s performed to hundreds of thousands of people in Britain as John Cooper

Clarke’s warm-up act.

His play What I Learned From Johnny Bevan won a Fringe First, e Stage Award

for Acting Excellence and a Saboteur Award. A follow-up play Frankie Vah was

hailed in the press during a three week West End run and 50 date national tour.

His debut collection Mondeo Man was called “a riot” by Huffington Post in a five

star review. Wright is a regular on BBC radio and in 2012 he was Newsnight’s only

ever ‘poet-in-residence’ on National Poetry Day.

“Cool poems.” Patti Smith



Leah Senior
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Leah Senior Sleeve Taj O'Halloran

+ Special Guests
Tom Thumb
Sun 10 Feb – 7pm

Leah Senior silences audiences with her other-worldly presence and unique lyricism. Her breakthrough album Pretty Faces twirls gently in its own form of psych-folk revival. The Melbourne-based folk artist creates fragile but effortlessly nimble melodies that demonstrate a clarity of thought and studied discipline beyond her years.

Her songs evoke the familiar and the peculiar, the poetic and the plain. Pretty Faces sat proudly on the Flightless Records roster of 2017 and her distinctive voice also featured on King Gizzard’s apocalyptic album Murder of The Universe, as the
omnipresent female narrator.

“Leah Senior is an amazing folk singer, very, very talented, and nothing like King Gizz’s music at all. her songs equally terrifying, joyous, sad and exciting. We get chills watching her
perform.” – King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard.

“Enchanting..Recalling Joni Mitchell playfulness through cosy folk, minimalism” – Rolling Stone Australia

Jazz At The Tom Thumb
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jazz at the tom thumb

A double-header this month with Phil Smith on alto, Joe Browne on tenor, Tony Hudd on guitar and Mateusz Gocek on bass guitar. Phil. Joe and Tony were all in the band for our sell-out Fifth Birthday Party last August, and what a brilliant night that was!


The Joneses
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

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The Joneses are coming to the amazing Tom Thumb Theatre Margate for a very special ode to Valentine. We will join our fellow Smiths fans and friends and play out some of those emotions brought on by such a significant moment of the year.
The Joneses began life in 2016 with Aidan Sheridan ‘Morrissey’ deciding to form the band because of his life-long love for Smiths music and an uncanny resemblance to Morrissey himself. Aidan met Matthieu in Camden Town, and while none of the two partners had any prior band experience, both shared similar passion to do justice to the band they loved most.

Soon joined by fellow musicians Neil Batey on bass and Steve Nye on drums, the band considerably improved their profile in the last 19 months to play 20 gigs across 13 venues in London, Margate & Birmingham – to rapturous applause & reaction from fellow Smiths fans.

The Joneses have developed a very unique style based on The Smiths live gigs, as opposed to the studio recordings. This introduces a stripped down, dramatic show with nods towards punk and rockabilly genres. This delivers a very lively and engaging show, with performances by Aidan ‘Morrissey’ recreating some of the antics performed by the original front man, which include wearing tattoos, brandishing and throwing flowers, undressing, rolling around the stage (where space permits) and thrashing about in Morrissey’s distinctive style.


Simone Hurst – Switch Radio – Mancunian Mondays radio presenter quote:

‘The Joneses tribute to The Smiths has the best Morrissey front man I have seen in The Smiths tribute scene, a must see if you can get to their gigs. They offer something unique in the highly polished Smiths tribute market – a band that connects with the audience.’