Bloco Fogo rehearsal times and venue

We meet every week to rehearse and to socialise! All instruments are provided and no experience is necessary; just turn up, pay your subs, and join in! (we give you a month for free so you can try it out first and see if it's for you).

Historically, we have been based in both Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone, with the two groups learning separately but playing gigs together. Since November 2017, we have been rehearsing at a single venue so we can all practise together and benefit from more comprehensive teaching.

Here's where to find us:


On Wednesdays from 19:30 to 22:00 at Mascalls Academy



We currently run a yearly beginners group, the most recent of which started in March 2018.

You are more than welcome to come along to rehearsals and join in with this group for two weeks, free of charge.

However, as the current group started in March, you may find it a little advanced – particularly if you are new to drumming. If this is the case, we may advise you to wait until March 2019 and join the next beginners group.







We occasionally run a week-long Summer School  in Tunbridge Wells during the summer holidays for 8-14 year olds to have fun and make new friends, while learning all about the different instruments and rhythms of the band.

We work towards an exciting performance in Tunbridge Wells with the main band and focus on performance skills in dance and costume production as well as drumming.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Matt and the rest of your band who attended the New Romney Country Fayre yesterday. Bloco Fogo really are a joy to work with, as you are so friendly and amenable and will also always help us out with performing extra sessions, etc. You were as fantastic as ever in the parade and both your arena performances attracted big crowds. We love having you as part of our event and will be delighted to invite you to come back to New Romney for many years to come. It wouldn’t be a Country Fayre without you!
— Caroline, New Romney Country Fayre