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Melting Vinyl: The Staves

Melting Vinyl: The Staves

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Please note: There are additional entry requirements in place for this event due to Covid-19. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for more information.

The Staves are thrilled to announce a run of live shows for this Autumn, including returning to Kent, in support of their new album ‘Good Woman’, out now on Atlantic Records.

Taking a cue from youthful folk revivalists like Laura Marling, Mountain Man, and the Pierces, Watford, England's the Staves blend the wistful cadences of classic British folk with breezy, Laurel Canyon-era Americana.

The trio was formed in 2010 around the talents of sisters Emily (vocals), Jessica (vocalsguitar), and Camilla Staveley-Taylor (vocalsukulele), who first learned to harmonize by singing along with their parents' record collection, dominated by the likes of Simon & Garfunkel and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. They released their debut EP, Facing West, in 2010, and the same year they performed as backing vocalists on Tom Jones' 2010 gospel collection Praise & Blame.

The trio has toured with Florence and the Machine, The Civil Wars, First Aid Kit and worked with Glyn and Ethan Johns, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on their albums. They have also had appeared at Glastonbury and were booked in for 2020.

What the band had to say:

“We’re so excited and thankful to be announcing a UK tour today. It’s been a long old year and we can't WAIT to play music in front of people again! We hope to see all your lovely faces there.”

We are pleased to share that Samantha Crain will support The Staves at their upcoming show.

Oklahoma native, Samantha Crain is a multi talented Choctaw singer, songwriter, poet, producer and musician. As well as being critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone, SPIN, The Guardian, NME, Uncut and many others, Samantha is also a two time Native American Music Award Winner and has toured extensively both internationally and nationally over her incredible 11 year career. This ambitious, folk legend is undoubtedly the perfect contribution to The Staves 'Good Women' tour this Autumn.

Info on Good Woman:

Good Woman was written and recorded in a time of severe turmoil for the band, seeing the ending of relationships, the death of their beloved mother and the birth of Emily’s first child. Produced by John Congleton, the album stands as a testament to their strength and that of other women, to sisters, mothers and daughters. To love, loss and change. To trying to be a good woman.


Praise for Good Woman…
"their three-part harmonies form the shimmering centre of an elaborate, album-long soundscape" 8/10 - Uncut
"elegantly nuanced" **** - Mojo
"an album with attitude" - Sunday Times Culture
"pop-rock sophistication" - **** - The Times
"melodic sweetness is bolstered by a sense of urgency and stylistic cool" - **** _ The Guardian
"a sophisticated return" - **** - NME

The Staves Website
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Doors 7pm, Start 8pm
All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult

Ahead of the event this weekend, The Staves and Creative Folkestone have decided that there will be some additional entry requirements for this event. Due to the nature of the event and the increased capacity, we must make sure that everyone attending is safe and at limited risk of catching or spreading Covid-19.
With this in mind, you will be asked to show proof of one of the below upon arrival:

• Proof of a negative NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test (such test to be taken within 24 hours before attending the event at the venue); or
• Proof of a full vaccination record - both doses received (with the second at least 14 days before the arrival at the venue); or
• Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of arrival at the venue (and after the 10-day self-isolation period following the result).

Information on how to obtain proof for these is below.

Masks are encouraged but not mandated. Our auditorium is well ventilated, and we are confident that working together, we can keep everyone safe.

Anyone unable to provide one of the above on the night will be refused entry to the show.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the entry requirements, please contact

Proof of Negative Test
NHS Rapid Lateral Flow tests free. You can order NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Tests here or pick them up from any pharmacy or test site. The venue will not have any tests available onsite.

You must report your COVID-19 NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test result online, by visiting COVID-19 NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test result.

If you do not have access to the internet, you can also report your test result by calling the phone number in your test kit’s instructions, NHS 119 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or Scotland 0300 303 2713.

You will need to demonstrate your negative NHS Lateral Flow Test result by showing us one of the following:
• Text OR email confirmation of your result
• OR by using the NHS COVID Pass, available through the NHS App
• OR as a letter that can be requested by ringing NHS 119 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Please do not bring the home test strip with you.

Proof of Full Vaccination
We cannot accept vaccine cards issued at vaccination centres as proof of vaccination.
Please use the NHS COVID Pass to show your vaccination status using the NHS App or the NHS website to download it as a PDF or get it sent to you in an email.
You can also get a paper version (vaccination status only - not test results - 2 weeks after having a full course of the vaccine) sent to you in the post. You do not need to be registered with a GP surgery or have an NHS login for this. You can get a letter (within 5 working days) by requesting a COVID Pass letter online or calling NHS 119.

Proof of Natural Immunity
Please use the NHS COVID Pass to show your positive PCR test within the past 6 months using the NHS App or the NHS website, after you’ve finished self-isolating and up to 180 days after taking the test.


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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