Counter’s Creek

Friday 6 December 2024, 7pm

Juddian’s Rugby Club, Tonbridge


Fiddle – Tom Newell
Guitar – Moss Freed
Whistle – Jonathan Taylor
Singer – Ben Cox


Come and enjoy the life-affirming  music of London folk band Counter’s Creek, enhanced by TMC’s signature buffet!  This folk band is inspired by the folk music of the British Isles and beyond: jigs, reels, grooves from Eastern Europe and West Africa. Flavours of the world to set feet tapping.


Seating will be cabaret style, with tables of 10. Unless requested, seating will be unreserved. If you would like to reserve a table (groups of 6+), please email


Standard ticket £30  |  Students & Under 18s £10
(Ticket price includes a finger buffet. Pay bar available)
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult


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About Counter’s Creek

Counter’s Creek is an acoustic folk band based in London who make original music inspired by the folk music of the British Isles and beyond. Jigs, reels, grooves from Eastern Europe & West Africa, catchy melodies with closely interwoven harmonies allied to a real sense of swing and dance energy. The band play regularly in London for the Nest Collective (including supporting Diabel Cissokho, kora player from Senegal) and have performed at festivals including Sidmouth Folk Festival and BAAFest.

Whistle player Jonathan Taylor has worked in many different musical genres: best known as a jazz  pianist who’s played with artists such as Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Ruby Turner and various British jazz luminaries, he’s also co-founder of Tango Siempre, appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and arranged music for Robert Wyatt.

Singer Ben Cox studied Jazz at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, has played at major Jazz festivals with The Ben Cox Band, is currently musical director of four choirs in London and is an accomplished whistle/flute/harmonium player.

Fiddler Tom Newell is known for his work with Effra who perform regularly at UK folk festivals as well as The Ceilidh Liberation Front, Alex Mendham & His Orchestra and pop acts including Muse, One Direction and Lana Del Rey. He also plays banjo and mandolin (not to mention charango and mouth harp).

Guitarist Moss Freed plays with jazz/folk group Flekd, the Spike Orchestra, has recorded for John Zorn’s Tzadik label and has recently completed a PhD at Hull University.

Four musicians from different backgrounds, united by a love of acoustic folk music, great tunes and earthy dance grooves.

The name Counter’s Creek refers to one of London’s old rivers that used to flow from Kensal Green into the Thames. It has gradually disappeared over the last two centuries, first converted into a canal after which parts of it were filled in. These rivers still exist in some form underneath London’s busy streets and like the new weird and wonderful musical projects in the city, bubble up to the surface every now and then…