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Sun, 27 Aug 2023 15:00 - 17:00


We are delighted to welcome the unique and multi - talented Grammy Award - Winning Mike Farris and his full band performing his special blend of Blues, Soul and Country. 

Coming off of an incredible GRAMMY win for SHINE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE   (Best Roots Gospel album), Nashville rocker Mike Farris keeps it earthy and personal on his latest release SILVER & STONE  on Compass Records.

The festival gratefully acknowledges Spectrum Independent Financial Advice  and Ashdown Hurrey as partners of this exceptional afternoon concert. 

We gratefully acknowledge and thank Yamaha Pianos as our piano festival partners. 

The title refers to his wife Julie's wedding ring, and the album is a celebration of their 23 years of marriage and her steadfastness in sticking by him through his years struggling with addiction and alcoholism.

Now sober for 7 years, Farris has the energy and conviction of a man saved, a stack of anecdotes and life experiences that would make most people’s heads spin, and a soulful vocal delivery reminiscent of Sam Cooke or Otis Redding

SILVER & STONE isn’t a “gospel” album by any means, but Farris still takes us to church on these 12 engaging tracks, including a cover of  Bill WithersHope She’ll be Happier.” 

"Modern soul at its most potent and nostalgia-free" -  The Nashville Scene

“Mike Farris has enough heart, soul, and power to light up a city. He mixes up the elements and turns them into something new, beautiful, and uniquely his own.” Buddy Miller

"Country and gospel music is in dire need of some pure heartfelt soul right now. He's like a secret weapon - he's loaded with soul."   -   Marty Stuart (Rolling Stone Country) 

"With a supersized voice filled with the electricity of Saturday night and the godly grace of Sunday mornings ." -  Rolling Stone Country


  • Unreserved seating
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Tickets: £40.00 (booking fee applies)
  • Wheelchair access (limited, please email to arrange prior to booking)
  • Doors open 2.00pm / Performance 3.00pm / Ends 5.00pm




Mike Farris - Unreserved Seating


Mike Farris

Mike Farris 

Grammy Award-Winning American Country, & Blues At St Mary's Church Rye