Apr
24
Wed
TOM THUMB FILM QUIZ
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

8pm

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Our monthly film quiz!! Test your movie trivia in the cosy surroundings of The Tom Thumb Bar

£2/ per person

Teams of 4 or less

winning team takes the pot..

Apr
26
Fri
ARGYLE with support from ‘Ross Uttridge’ & ‘Art Deco’
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Argyle are a 4 Piece Band from Ramsgate, blending elements of Indie, Folk & Rock.

Fronted by singer & writer Jake Argyle, the band are individually influenced by many different artists and bands, everything gets mixed together with Jake’s original idea and the tracks get built into what you hear live.

Support for this show comes from super talented locals; Ross Uttridge & Art Deco.

Ross Uttridge is an acoustic songwriter playing songs with an upbeat feel, bound to get you singing his catchy hooks and tapping those feet!

Art Deco are a 4 piece band providing flat out lo-fi indie vibes, expect jangly guitars, thumping drums, and real lad-ish lyrics.

TICKETS : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/argyle-support-tickets-58464467797?fbclid=IwAR0TzlslORJ-qJ83ovon_H3kEMyBDybYYqbpglTh7xFs1qfTvGeeerJ1SRQ

Apr
27
Sat
OST Presents: LUST performing live to scenes from Donnie Darko
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Wake up… it’s time for O.S.T #3!
 
After the madness that was our Halloween Evil Dead II show, we’re back with a ’88-themed classic: Donnie Darko.
 
Gorge yourself on popcorn, while post-punk duo Lusts take to the stage, reinventing the soundtrack to selected scenes – totally live.
 
Expect another awesome throwback video game experience from O.S.T teammates, The Cliff’s Edge.
 
Death Waltz / Transmission will be bringing a killer DJ set to see the night in & out.
 
Don’t forget, before the performance, you could win a phenomenal prize with our certifiably special quiz.
 
We’ll also have trailers & commercials from 1988 warming you up for the main event – with free hot popcorn on tap.
 
Be sure to grab your limited tickets in advance and arrive early for the full Donnie Darko treatment…
 
C.U.@.O.S.T.
 
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May
2
Thu
Passionate Machine
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Everyone writes instructions to their future selves – but what if the future starts writing back?

 

Rosy Carrick has to build a time machine – because her future self has already done so and is now stuck 100 years in the past. Given that her knowledge of quantum physics is limited to the works of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rosy must summon the help of science’s greatest minds if she is to rewrite history and save herself…

Darting playfully between multiple narratives, this complex and emotional performance explores the realities of time travel and self-determination – taking in Bowie, motherhood and some most heinous hangovers along the way.

Winner of Brighton Fringe’s Best New Play Award 2018 and The Infallibles Award for Theatrical Excellence, Passionate Machineis a hilarious and searingly honest story about obsession, salvation and finding yourself – literally.

A truly fascinating and empowering piece – ★★★★’ Broadway World

‘Surprising, audacious, original. Superb – ★★★★’ Edinburghfestival.org

‘Elegant, delightful, heartbreakingly beautiful’ Total Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

May
8
Wed
JAZZ at The Tom Thumb
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Another great night of Jazz in prospect featuring two guitarists when finger- style wizard, Dave Reay joins Tony Hudd. Andy Wall will be on double bass. These three play together with a real empathy.

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May
10
Fri
Guido Spannocchi Trio Tour
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Guido Spannocchi is a Vienna born London based saxophonist currently about to release his third album. His previous albums “Ahead Only” in 2017 and “Terms & Conditions” in 2018 have gained him international press reviews and radio airplay. 
Together with his trio Guido has toured through Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France and the UK in spring 2017 as well as in summer 2018 and has had a major tour in Brazil in January & February 2018 alongside film works in Los Angeles 6 New York in 2017 and  hosts several regular nights in renowned Jazz clubs in London.
 
The repertoire and compositions focus on eastern European lullabies combined with Brazilian and world rhythms in a unique harmonic structure, these come to live particularly through the interplay of the band members. Consisting of alto saxophone, double bass and drums this ensemble is as fragile as it is transparent and never ceases to take the listener on a journey through uncharted territory.
Press:
“an exciting deep jazz album creating a real buzz” Paul Bradshaw on Worldwide FM
“wonderfully real jazz” Christian Bakonyi Austrian National Radio  OE1
“a modern day Ornette Coleman” Tony Kofi
“The perfect antidote” Tamsin Snow
Videos:
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May
11
Sat
A MAGIC SHOW FOR KIDS with ‘DAPPER DOLLMAN’
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

‘Dapper Dollman’ brings you An amazing Magic show to make you scream with delight!

Fantastic fun for all the family.

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‘CROOKED WEATHER’ & ‘LUNATRAKTORS’ Double bill
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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Based out of a tragic mustard coloured 1979 campervan, East-Yorkshire, Crooked Weather play rock infused folk music. The sound is lead by carefully crafted lyrics delivered by the lilting harmonies of Holly and Will. Their original music, although steeped in the folk revival of the 60’s and 70’s, has a raw, modern edge and is augmented by fierce rhythms and syncopated cello. 
With a new album in tow, due for release in Spring 2019, Crooked Weather are keeping up their fuzz folk momentum with choice live shows and strong single releases. 

“Crooked Weather come from the same fertile ground which gave the world David Crosby’s immortal If I Could Only Remember My Name. They are indie meets World music meets traditional British folk. Think a contemporary Incredible String Band with a 21st century mindset or the acoustic side of Led Zeppelin.” 

– Sid Griffin (Bob Dylan Biographer // BBC Radio 6 Music)

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Margate’s ‘broken folk’ duo strip folk back to its bare bones of rhythm and voice. Weaving in influences from flamenco, hiphop and jazz, Lunatraktors rework 19th century street ballads into a “spellbinding” contemporary form.

May
12
Sun
Thandii
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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Following the release of their ‘Another One’ EP last year; Thandii have been squirrelling away at new music in their Margate home and they’re about to share it for the first time ever at The Tom Thumb.

‘sounds as though you could have plucked it straight from the seventies’ – EARMILK

‘soaring romantic synths and intricate drum beats… with seductively smoky vocals’ – Wonderland

Doors 7.30….

 

May
15
Wed
WACKY WEDNESDAY Presents: Kate Smurthwaite
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

‘Wacky Wednesday’  is a comedy night at The Tom Thumb, it happens every third wednesday of the month.

We invite diffrent comedians to perform for you, this month we have….

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Kate Smurthwaite: Clit Stirrer

Kate Smurthwaite finally tells us what she really thinks

 

The award-winning feminist, atheist, polyamorous comedian and writer for Have I Got News For You, puts away all those years of coquettishness and gets off the fence.

 

Kate has sworn, flashed her hairy armpits at Eamonn Holmes, shown up in pyjamas, called a Daily Mail columnist “Dad” and shouted at a nun all on live TV. That’s when she’s not insulting organised religion or the monarchy. But is she the one with the problem? Lots of angry men with very poor grammar on the internet think so.

 

She’s actually a nice quiet homely sort. In her new one-woman show, Kate lifts the lid on her reputation as a provocatrice extraordinaire and asks: where did it all go wrong?

 

Kate has appeared on Question Time, The Big Questions, The Moral Maze, This Morning, BBC News, Sky News, Woman’s Hour, Good Morning Britain, The Nolan Show, The Jeremy Vine Show, Afternoon Edition and Newsnight. She was a 2013 ThreeWeeks Editors’ Choice award winner at the Edinburgh Fringe (where they referred to her as a ‘Fringe Institution’) and is a writer for the UK’s most popular political comedy show Have I Got News For You? and BBC3’s BAFTA-winning The Revolution Will Be Televised. She writes a regular humourous column for New Internationalist magazine and has also had columns in The Daily Mirror, The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, Cosmopolitan and Stylist.

 

Press Quotes:

 

“There are no airs or graces about Kate Smurthwaite…she is gloriously mobile as she stalks the stage, mind and mouth effortlessly working in a whirlwind of ideas and joke lines.” – The Morning Star

 

“One of the wittiest gun-slingers I’ve ever seen on stage” – The Spectator

 

“An important and inclusive narrative on our society” ScotsGay

 

“The verve with which she articulates her views on our land is monumental” – BroadwayBaby.com

 

“Comedy that cuts through the crap” – ThreeWeeks

 

May
16
Thu
‘Empty Room’ a play by Miriam Gould
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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‘A one woman show, exploring how music can help us survive’

Empty Room is about a family held together by music. Onstage a jazz singer talks about her daughter and sings about her lover. Backstage a sax player rants about art and addiction, and coping with fatherhood in between. And in a classroom, an idealistic teenager (over)shares her passion for Dmitri Shostakovich and the importance of music in times of trouble. 

In different places and times, they speak about truth, art, love and trauma. Semi-autobiographical, Empty Room uses live song, intertwined monologues and a violin concerto to explore how music can free us; revealing hidden depths in order to survive in times when we need it most 

Created by Miriam Gould with Dramaturgy by Alex Scott (Little Bulb Theatre) Empty Room was developed over a number of years from biographical material and original music from Miriam’s jazz musician parents, saxophonist Sal Nistico and singer Rachel Gould. Sal Nistico (Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie, Buddy Rich) was known for his speed and articulation as a soloist and was lead tenor in the Woody Herman Big Band in the early 1960’s after which he became more of a bebop/hardbop player. Rachel Gould (Michel Graillier, Benny Bailey) still tours the world and is the last singer alive to have recorded with Chet Baker. 

May
17
Fri
GABRIEL NAÏM AMOR
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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GABRIEL NAÏM AMOR (Tucson, USA)
Naïm Amor has been living and playing music in Tucson since 1997, after a move from his native Paris. He has constantly shifted in and out countless musical scenarios over the past twenty years, from solo act to leading small combos to leading big bands; from playing jazz to French pop to southwestern themed originals to rock n’ roll and his signature ‘Soundtracks’ recordings. In addition to his long running on and off again Amor Belhom Duo, he’s been on the edge of the Calexico orbit since their early days, has played with Howe Gelb and Friends of Dean Martinez. His latest album, ‘Moments Before’, recorded by legendary producer Jim Waters, includes collaborations with John Convertino (Calexico), Thoger Lund (Giant Sand), Tommy Larkins (Jonathan Richman) and Nick Coventry (Hot Club of Tucson).
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