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Music
Admn: £3 advanced /£4
Tue 22 Apr Doors 7pm
@ The Haunt
The Haunt
10 Pool Valley
Coach Station
Brighton BN1 1NJ
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http://www.wegottickets.com/event/261474)
Chosen to perform at the London 2012 Olympics, Glastonbury 2013, supporting Ellie Goulding, along with numerous airplay on BBC radio stations, Alice Amelia is set to release her 3rd EP entitled "11".

With hand-picked support from Josh Osho (Island Records, Radio 1 UK Top 40), The E.M.E (live J Dilla influenced wonky jazz/hip hop group) and DrDr (live electronic group taking influence from SBTRKT, Disclosure & Jamie XX), this much anticipated EP launch night is not one to miss. Whatsoever.
The Haunt - 10 Pool Valley, Coach Station, Brighton, BN1 1NJ
t: 447789173656 | Website | Email


‘Eric Andersen is a great ballad singer and writer’ ~ Bob Dylan
A double-bill featuring acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Ben Reel with his band and US folk legend Eric Andersen.
Eric Andersen is widely regarded as one of the most poetic songwriters that sprang from the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s. As a musician, he defies categorization. His artful mélange of love, despair and hope has earned him a passionate international following and the admiration of artists ranging from Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen to Lou Reed and Wyclef Jean. His songs have been recorded and performed by Ricky Nelson, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Johnny Cash plus many other greats.
Irish born singer-songwriter Ben Reel released his 6th studio album in 2013 entitled Darkness & The Light to much acclaim.
‘This guy is a great singer, superlative songwriter… highly recommended’ ~ Maverick Magazine
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: 5.50
Thu 24 Apr 8pm
@ Green Door Store
Green Door Store
Trafalgar Arches,
Lower Goods Yard,
Brighton Train Station BN1 4FQ



Green Door Store - Trafalgar Arches,, Lower Goods Yard,, Brighton Train Station, BN1 4FQ
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Music
Admn: £10.00 (plus admin fee)
Thu 24 Apr 7-10pm
@ Latest Music Bar
Latest Music Bar
14-17 Manchester Street
Brighton
BN2 1TF


Tickets are available to buy online via Eventsbrite
Brighton-based charity Men Get Eating Disorders Too is putting on 'Stand Up To Eating Disorders' 5th year birthday celebration event.

The host and main act is Dave Chawner - a rising star on the stand up comedy circuit - who will be sharing his experience of anorexia in a sketch. Other confirmed acts are listed on the website: http://mengetedstoo.co.uk/blog/training-and-events-calendar/mgedt-5th-year-birthday-celebration-event

Tickets are £10 and bought on EvetsBrite: http://standuptoeds.eventbrite.co.uk
Latest Music Bar - 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton, BN2 1TF
t: 07870106527 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £5 tickets £6 door
Thu 24 Apr 8pm
@ The Hope
The Hope
11-12 Queens Road
Brighton
BN1 3WA
t: 01273 325793
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TICKETS AVAILABLE AT RESIDENT RECORDS OR ONLINE AT http://www.wegottickets.com/event/265909#.UyBt4VF_sso
The Hope - 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, , BN1 3WA
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Music
Admn: FREE
Thu 24 Apr 20.30 - 23.00
@ Bali Brasserie
Bali Brasserie
Kingsway Court
Hove
BN3 2LR


Dean is without a shadow of a doubt the UK's finest Rat Pack tribute singer and a highly acclaimed Michael Bublé tribute singer. Dean, based in Brighton, has won multiple awards as an international performer, and he sings all over the UK. He will astound you with his incredible portrayal of the legendary Rat Pack singers, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Bublé, and other musical greats. Dean Ager is the ultimate one-man-package. He has the looks, the charm, the hilarious gags and patter, all the wonderful songs, and most importantly (and the ultimate consideration), the voice.
Bali Brasserie - Kingsway Court, Hove, BN3 2LR
t: (01273) 323810 | Website | Email

Music
Thu 24 Apr 7:30pm Doors
@ The Blind Tiger
The Blind Tiger
Grand Parade
Brighton
BN1
t: 01273 688869


Following the momentum of the eagerly anticipated EP, WASH swings with full force into their first headline gig. This talented young group from the Brighton area will be filling the iconic Blind Tiger Club with their own brand of Alternative Rock. Joe, Jay, Pat and Ben previously known as Audio Mime have been described as having: "Catchy music... and killer must- hear grooves!" by Music Blog Yea? Born in a garage, now gigging in Brighton and around the South East come on down for a fantastic night of great music.
They are joined by
Abi May Woodman ( MarthaGUNN) : www.facebook.com/AbiMayWoodman
Demelza’s Tea Party : www.facebook.com/demelzasteaparty
Harry Quick : www.facebook.com/harryquickmusic
These four bands come together to create a fantastic night of music.

The Blind Tiger - Grand Parade, Brighton, BN1
| Website

Music
Admn: £14, £12 Conc
Fri 25 Apr 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


‘Among the most fulfilling live entertainment spectacles you are ever likely to find of any genre’ ~ BBC Celtic Connections
Led by jazz violin superstar Chris Garrick, The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas, and beautiful ballads such as the theme to Schindler’s List. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy camp-fires – with a few surprises along the way – it’s good enough to make you want to book a holiday along the Danube!
Featuring Chris Garrick (violin), Eddie Hession (accordion), Kelly Cantlon (double bass) and Adrian Zolotuhin (guitar, saz, balalaika, domra).
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £7/£5 concs /£3 under 12s
Fri 25 Apr 7.30-9.30pm
@ St Luke's Church
St Luke's Church
Hove


Magdalena Reising and The Blue Cafe Jazz is a unique and enchanting blend of Scottish folk, Polish melodies, tin pan alley jazz standards and haunting originals. The captivating vocals and stunning harp of Magdalena are accompanied by Terry Seabrook on piano and Steve Thompson on bass, each capable of holding an audience spell-bound. Not to be missed!
St Luke's Church - Hove
t: 01273 510595 | Website | Email


BACH - GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
St. George's Church, Kemp Town, Brighton

Bach - Italian Concerto
Handel - Suite in G minor
Scarlatti - Sonata in C Major K. 159
Scarlatti - Sonata in D
Bach - Chromatic fantasy and fugue in D minor
Bach – Goldberg Variations

David Wright - Harpsichord

Tickets: £24, £20, £15
St. George's Church - BN2 1ED
t: 0333 666 3366 | Website

Music
Admn: £15
Fri 25 Apr 8pm-1am
@ The Loft
The Loft
10 Ship Street
BN1 1AD


Amazing live swing band playing jazz from the 1920-1940s along with swing dj and a beginners lindy hop dance lesson. A friendly welcome awaits you all!
The Loft - 10 Ship Street, BN1 1AD
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Music
Admn: £14
Sat 26 Apr 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


The South Coast’s finest soul and funk band make a triumphant return to Ropetackle. They promise to excite, amaze, wow, and blow your socks off… so it should be some evening! With their amazing singers Danny and Ruby fronting a pulsating rhythm section and soaring horns, be prepared to dance, dance, and dance some more. If you missed them before, you’d be crazy to again, so book your tickets now!
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £8(advance)/£10 on door
Sat 26 Apr 19:30-22:30
@ The Green Door Store
The Green Door Store
Undercroft
Brighton Train Station
Brighton BN1 4FQ
t: 07894 267053
Website | Email


Spinningchilli resents
A night of post punk 80s Peel faves and Brighton's 'almost cabaret' comedy punk band.

Tickets from Resident or http://www.wegottickets.com/event/251627
The Green Door Store - Undercroft, Brighton Train Station, Brighton, BN1 4FQ
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Music
Admn: FREE ENTRY
Sat 26 Apr Performing from 10pm
@ G Casino Brighton
G Casino Brighton
9 Grand Junction Road
Brighton
BN1 1PP
t: 01273 326514 or 07977 117641
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Eurovision singer in 2006 & X factor entrant in 2007, Kitos is now touring the UK. This show includes the biggest hits from Enrique Iglesias to Pitbull ensuring a dance-floor filled evening! Kitos aims to please with a charismatic, energetic performance. Formerly Keith Camilleri.
G Casino Brighton - 9 Grand Junction Road, Brighton, BN1 1PP
t: 01273 326514 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £11
Sat 26 Apr 7:30pm
@ The West Hill
The West Hill
67, Buckingham Place
BN1 3PQ


Michael Chapman was never just a singer-songwriter - his gritty brand of guitar based songs span folk, ragtime, jazz and blues with a world-weary voice singing words of bitter experience. His percussive style of playing is so very distinctive and he was first known on the British folk circuit in '67 where he soon established a reputation for intensity & innovation. This man is so laid back that he makes JJ Cale sound like he's on helium.
The West Hill - 67, Buckingham Place, BN1 3PQ
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Music
Admn: £8(advance)/£10 on door
Sun 27 Apr 20:00-23:00
@ The Prince Albert (Brighton)
The Prince Albert (Brighton)
48 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
BN1 4ED
t: 01273 206091
Website |


Spinningchilli presents
Post punk Peel faves (formerly The Prefects) with special guests: cult comedian Ted Chippington and Helen McCookerybook from Brighton band The Chefs
The Prince Albert (Brighton) - 48 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ED
| Website


Show And Tell
John Osborne – creator of Radio 4 and West End sell-out show John Peel’s Shed – has spent the past twelve months visiting British seaside towns. This show documents a lunchtime walk along one such beach: charting the lives, loves, hopes and nostalgia all found down on the beach.
The Old Market - BN3 1AS
t: 01273 201 801 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £8
Wed 30 Apr 7:30pm
@ Green Door Store
Green Door Store
Trafalgar Arches,
Lower Goods Yard,
Brighton Train Station BN1 4FQ


Pontiak is three brothers that grew up and live on farms in Virginia. Their lifelong closeness yields uncommon musical understanding, creative collaboration and personal camaraderie. Their singular combination of impressive work ethic and boundless creativity pays off on their new album INNOCENCE. From the explosive title track to the mellow groove of “Wildfires,” these 11 songs are some of the most absorbing and melodic material the band has produced, without ever losing their signature heft. It was recorded in the band's Studio A in Virginia without the aid of computers.

When the band began to compose the songs that became INNOCENCE, instead of employing their well-worn method of carving out melodic passages from the squall of feedback and fuzz, the Carney brothers' songs frequently began the process with a trio of vocals, often eschewing instruments altogether as they wrote. Nowhere is this more apparent than the melancholic ballads of “Wildfires” and “Darkness is coming”. On high energy, hook laden tracks such as “Lack Lustre Rush,” “Surrounded by Diamonds," and “Ghosts,” the distortion and the searing yet elegant guitar lines hang on the brothers vocal melodies.
Green Door Store - Trafalgar Arches,, Lower Goods Yard,, Brighton Train Station, BN1 4FQ
| Website | Email

Music
Admn: £15 Full £13 Conc £5 Kids
Thu 01 May 7:30pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


As a world class guitar strummer travelling in excess of 30,000 miles each year with UK tours, forays into Europe, and an annual visit to South America, Richard finds it impossible to do anything but cast an almighty carbon footprint.
Well, that’s all set to change. After tonight’s gig Richard gets on his bike for a ground-breaking British tour aiming to play between 40 – 50 gigs at venues great and small during a seven-week, 1,000-mile odyssey that will be the last word in eco-friendliness.
Cycling up to 50 miles a day, Richard will be carrying his entire show on his bike. Each performance will still feature beautiful lighting, projections and sound, but the gear will be state of the art, low energy, and lightweight and the entire production will be run using two iPhones. Come and hear this particularly English musical event and then wave Richard off.
The tour ends on June 20th with a special Ropetackle concert and celebration.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £5 waged £2 unwaged
Fri 02 May 2000 hrs
@ Circus Circus
Circus Circus
2 Preston Rd
Preston Circus
BN1 4QF


Charity fundraiser for Syria refugees

Circus Circus - 2 Preston Rd, Preston Circus, BN1 4QF
| Website

Music
Admn: £15
Fri 02 May 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


‘One of Britain’s finest singers and the most cogent force of his generation in British folk music’ ~ The Observer
‘Sam Lee – the heart of folk’ ~ The Times
fRoots Album Of The Year Winner, nominated for The Mercury Prize, BBC Folk Awards Winner
Sam’s unique reinterpretation of traditional gypsy song has won fans and critical acclaim alike – his 2012 album, Ground Of Its Own, was nominated for The Mercury Prize. This superb recording is as much musical manifesto as traditional album, reflecting the less than conventional route Sam has taken. He is fast becoming accepted as a new pioneer, defining the sound, sight, and texture of contemporary folk-song. He was given the 2011 Arts Foundation Award, which for the first time, honoured folk music amongst the art forms. His live band, Sam Lee & Friends, carve a new acoustic with their home-made and mongrelised instrumentation using unconventional and contemporary arrangements that challenging preconceptions of what ʻtraditional folkʼ should sound like.
Highly, highly recommended.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £14
Fri 02 May 8pm
@ The Old Market
The Old Market
BN3 1AS


The sounds and styles of the 1920s and 30′s turned on their head and smuggled into the 21st century… | Complete Sell-Out 2012-13

★ ”One helluva turbo-charged party”, Time Out

★ ”Sublimely decadent”, Clash Magazine

★ Named number 2 best party in the UK by Mixmag!!!!

White Mink continues their exciting run of quarterly events at TOM The Old Market; a total sellout for the whole of 2012-13. Book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Named by Mixmag as the second best party in the UK, they were already the critically acclaimed originators of a speakeasy and swing revival “taking clubland by storm” The Daily Telegraph. In 2013, White Mink spent the summer curating festival stages for the likes of Love Supreme, Latitude, Glastonbury and Bestival.

Expect high production values, cutting edge but accessible music, world-class performers, a fantastic atmosphere and surprises galore!

// LINE-UP:
Please keep in touch for line-up announcements: @White_Mink // White Mink: Facebook.

// DRESS CODE:
While we never enforce a dress code, WHITE MINK very strongly believes that dressing up will significantly add to your enjoyment of our events while adding to the ambience for everyone else. See previous event pics and pinterest.com/whitemink for inspiration…!

// Event Details:

Title: White Mink: Electro Swing Speakeasy.
Company: Freshly Squeezed.
Website: whitemink.co.uk
Date: Friday 02 May, 2014.
Time: Bar open from 20:00 // Main House 21:00.
Notes: 18+ only. Dress code as above.
Tickets: £14.00 Advance [Extremely likely to sell out, please book early to avoid disappointment.]
Available: TOM’s Box Office online or on 01273 201 801.
The Old Market - BN3 1AS


Doors to the bar - 8pm-10.30pm

First Performance - 8.30pm-9.15pm

Second Performance - 9.45pm-10.30pm

'Observations, Obsessions and Objects' is a suite of works that have been written over the past year, incorporating the use of live instrumentation, musique concrete, integrated lighting, audience participation and an innovative use of space. The audience become active ensemble members at points during the performance, using their own creativity and choice to make an impact on proceedings. Only 18 audience members can be present at each performance, creating an intimate space to be experienced.

After the successful debut performance in February we are proud to be performing this suite of works as part of the Brighton Fringe festival.

The show has been selected to be part of the WINDOW showcase having been deemed of a high quality new work to be highlighted during the first week of the festival.

There will be two performances, the 1st commencing at 8.30pm and the 2nd at 9.45pm. Each performance lasts for 45 minutes.

The last performance sold out before the day of the show, so it is advisable to book tickets early!

We are really looking forward to this performance and hope to see you there!
Unitarian Church - New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF
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Music
Admn: FREE ENTRY
Sat 03 May Live from 10pm
@ G Casino Brighton
G Casino Brighton
9 Grand Junction Road
Brighton
BN1 1PP
t: 01273 326514 or 07977 117641
Website | Email


Every Queen fan's dream can now become a reality as Freddie Mercury and Brian May are once again re-united live on stage in this unique 2 man tribute show. Mercury & May are the quintessential tribute to all things Queen.

G Casino Brighton - 9 Grand Junction Road, Brighton, BN1 1PP
t: 01273 326514 | Website | Email


May sees Mike joined by everybody’s favourite sax lady, Charlotte Glasson. Charlotte was unable to make the 2013 Boxing Day show as she was having a child (pretty good excuse, we’re sure you’ll agree.) Now back on her feet again and playing better than ever now (you can’t beat motherhood for upping the ante, however good your playing was before) we don’t doubt this’ll be a great session.

Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email


OFFICIALLY PART OF THE ALTERNATIVE ESCAPE 2014.

Believe Digital and Believe Recordings UK have teamed up with bureauexport and Kartel to showcase an eclectic mix of up-and-coming acts from their combined roster.
Entry will be free to all who possess official Great Escape wristbands and delegate passes.

10 Below - ,Ship street, Brighton,
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Music
Admn: Free
Sat 10 May 3pm
@ Cubar
Cubar
5 Preston Street
Brighton
BN1 2HX


Brighton Fringe Event
Ronnie Rialto, Lounge Singer Extraordinaire, entertains with a selection of favourite standards delivered in the style of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin et al.
The Cubar Chillout Lounge is a welcoming venue hosted by the lovely Sophia.
If you want somewhere convivial to meet your friends, where you can actually talk to them, and the music is entertaining but not overwhelming, this could be for you.

Cubar - 5 Preston Street, Brighton, BN1 2HX
t: 07447 040251 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £15 (£12 Concessions)
Sat 10 May 9pm
@ St. Bartholomew's Church
St. Bartholomew's Church
Ann Street
Brighton


An emotional musical journey through some of John Rutter's most moving works as featured on Radio and TV.Don’t miss the opportunity to experience Rutter’s outstanding Requiem alongside other popular works amidst stunning surroundings of St Bartholomew’s Church, in a special candlelit performance featuring world renowned soprano Patricia Rozario OBE and professional instrumentalists.
Call 01273 91 72 72 or visit www.brightonfringe.org

St. Bartholomew's Church - Ann Street, Brighton,
t: 01273 91 72 72 | Website

Music
Admn: £5 adv / £6 door
Sun 11 May Door 8pm
@ The Caxton Arms
The Caxton Arms
36 North Gardens
BN1 3LB


Beloved cult favourite returns to Brighton for an intimate show after a gap of four years, this time with a full band.

Brendon Massei (AKA Viking Moses) has attained legendary status on his never-ending World tour, which allegedly began in 1993. Along the way he has discovered, promoted and collaborated with iconic bands such as Deertick, Phosphorescent, The Shivers and Golden Ghost. He has also been the star of two films, one of which 'Werewolves Across America' explores the nomadic life of the underground rock hero.
The Caxton Arms - 36 North Gardens, BN1 3LB
t: 01273 380232 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £3 on the door
Tue 13 May 7pm
@ BAR 42
BAR 42
42 Marine Parade
Worthing


Everyone welcom
Presever headline bar 42 on the 13 of may with support from callista and derelict dream.
An evening of great music and bands playing worthings most popular music venue, please invite anyone and everyone you want and show some support for these killer bands, will be a great night..

only £3 ENTRY OTD
due to licences, over 18's after 9pm

Preserver
A 5 piece metal-core band from Brighton who's shows never fail to be crowd pleasers. Inspired by architects, parkway drive and august burns red they have a unique sound and if you get the chance there live shows will not disappoint.
There Catalysts EP has a great sound and one any true metal head will love and that deserves a minute of everyones time to listen to. These guys really deserve your support




Callista
Following shows with Devil Sold His Soul, We Butter The Bread With Butter, Palm Reader, Mask of Judas, Shields, and CollisionsUk with their unique sound and atmosperic visuals, Callista is the band you should look out for in 2014. The 5-piece from Worthing and surrounding areas fuse melodic hardcore, with powerful post rock and orchestral sections to create an authentic mix that's rare in the scene today.

"Callista and their In My Blood Demo deserve more than a moment of time from any fan of melodic hardcore and atmospheric soundscapes" - The RingMaster Review

Derelict Dream
They are a Sussex-based Progressive Doom Metal band
who bring new exiting riffs to the world of music. they have recently started gigging and playing shows, they only get good comments about the performances and are amazing band to watch and will leve your ears ringing and songs stuck in your head. there album ridewood lake is full of awesome trackts. help this band on there journey and come to theres shows and like there page, they have worked hard and desurve all your support.
BAR 42 - 42 Marine Parade, Worthing,
| Website




Globally inspired; but distilled in Scotland.
Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music has captured imaginations, set pulses racing and left a trail of pummelled dance floors across continents. Ska, porro, Balkan brass, klezmer and funk combine to create a living, breathing, polka-ing, pogo-ing honkstep for the 21st century, their legendary live shows bursting with anarchic humour, wildly skillful musical arrangements and a roguish sense of theatre.

"Magnificent!" The Independent

“Brilliant musicians” Time Out

“Utterly captivating” Songlines

www.orkestradelsol.co.uk

www.myspace.com/orkestradelsol

www.facebook.com/pages/Orkestra-del-Sol

Over 14s event (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

Komedia Studio Bar - BN1 1UN
t: 0845 293 8480 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £6.50 adv
Fri 16 May 7:30
@ Green Door Store
Green Door Store
Trafalgar Arches,
Lower Goods Yard,
Brighton Train Station BN1 4FQ


Pocketfuelofrocketfuel Launch
Brighton’s Fringe Festival favourite’s, King Porter Stomp celebrate the release of their new single ‘PocketFullOfRocketFuel’ with an intimate and very special performance. Ska funk reggae rhythms, harmonious hooks and trademark fast paced rhymes, KPS will be showcasing their most accomplished material to date. With great universal appeal and a plethora of blistering new tracks, expect an all encompassing and vibrant live show that will entertain, enliven and enlighten!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW £6.50 adv from

http://kingporterstomp.co.uk/gigs/green-door-store-brighton/

Physical tickets are available at RESIDENT RECORDS, Gardner St, Brighton and through the BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL shop and website.

Green Door Store - Trafalgar Arches,, Lower Goods Yard,, Brighton Train Station, BN1 4FQ
t: 07884157600 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £4
Sat 17 May 7pm
@ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
9-12 Middle Street
Brighton
BN1


Lout Promotions presents Brighton Rocks at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar. A night of floydian soundscapes and experimental blues, old school rock ‘n’ roll and sweet jams, punk, funk, and everything in-between. Featuring some of the best local bands around – Andy & The Echoes, Imbium, and Sonny, this will be a taste of the sweetest Brighton rock you’ve ever had, lovely!
Sticky Mike's Frog Bar - 9-12 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1
t: 01273 772 627 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: Free
Sat 17 May 9pm to 11pm
@ Cubar
Cubar
5 Preston Street
Brighton
BN1 2HX


Brighton Fringe Event
Ronnie Rialto, Lounge Singer Extraordinaire, entertains with a selection of favourite standards delivered in the style of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin et al.
The Cubar Chillout Lounge is a welcoming venue hosted by the lovely Sophia.
If you want somewhere convivial to meet your friends, where you can actually talk to them, and the music is entertaining but not overwhelming, this could be for you.

Cubar - 5 Preston Street, Brighton, BN1 2HX
t: 07447 040251 | Website | Email


The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) Nonet is made up of past and present members of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra under the age of 25. Led by tenor saxophonist Tom Stone, the NYJO Nonet is a showcase for some of the most talented young jazz musicians working in the UK, all of whom have progressed through the NYJO family. With a focus on small-group improvisation it plays compositions and arrangements by current and ex-members the NYJO. The Nonet has established a reputation for performing with consummate skill, inspired soloists, and wonderful ‘cool-school’ arrangements. Recent gigs include the City Of London Festival and the Pizza Express Jazz Club, and we’re delighted to welcome them to the Ropetackle stage.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Fri 23 May 7pm
@ The Haunt
The Haunt
10 Pool Valley
Coach Station
Brighton BN1 1NJ
Website | Email


U.K SUBS - tickets: resident records, 28 Kensington Gardens, Brighton 01273 606312
The Haunt - 10 Pool Valley, Coach Station, Brighton, BN1 1NJ

Music
Admn: £15, £12 & £5
Sat 24 May 7.30 pm
@ St. Bartholomew's Church
St. Bartholomew's Church
Ann Street
Brighton


Handel - Zadok the Priest, Mozart - Ave Verum corpus, Schubert - Unfinished Symphony, Haydn Nelson Mass. soloists: Elaine Tate, Susan Legg, Mark Curtis, Jack Holton. Musicians of All Saints. Conductor Alan Vincent
St. Bartholomew's Church - Ann Street, Brighton,
t: 01273 620491 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £20 Adv, £22.50 Doors
Sat 24 May 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Mention Glenn Tilbrook and most people may immediately think of Squeeze. After all, with his writing partner Chris Difford, Tilbrook was responsible for Top Ten hits all around the world such as “Tempted”, “Hourglass”, “Cool For Cats”, and “Up The Junction”. Ever since their first EP in 1977, Squeeze has delighted audiences with their brand of honky-tonk, new wave, and pithy lyricism, while their stock in the music world has seen the likes of Jools Holland, Paul Carrack, and Elvis Costello all contribute to their work.
However, since an acrimonious split in 1998 Squeeze has been on the backburner. Although you might forgive him for resting on his laurels after 13 albums and countless tours all over the world, Tilbrook has continued to write and perform with the same enthusiasm that he brought to Squeeze’s earliest recordings. With his two solo albums, “The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook” and “Transatlantic Ping-Pong”, he proved he’s lost none of the joie-de-vivre that became Squeeze’s trademark. For 2009’s album “Pandemonium Ensues”, he injected some fresh faces by recruiting new band The Fluffers and some prestigious guests in the shape of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. This has been complemented by a conversational live – Tilbrook loves blurring the boundary between crowd and performer by performing requests and even taking his audience for walkabouts to set up impromptu gigs!
Clearly, for Glenn Tilbrook playing is about enjoying the moment, and it’s that desire and enthusiasm that sets him apart from so many of his peers. Whether he’s playing to a room of 50 people or to a festival crowd, either with Squeeze or solo, Tilbrook still gets the buzz from playing and making music that is all too rare among his peers or those he has inspired, and marks him out as a performer to be cherished.
Glenn will be performing an intimate solo acoustic show. Tickets: £20 Adv, £22 On The Door.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: Free
Sat 24 May 3pm to 5pm
@ Cubar
Cubar
5 Preston Street
Brighton
BN1 2HX


Brighton Fringe Event
Ronnie Rialto, Lounge Singer Extraordinaire, entertains with a selection of favourite standards delivered in the style of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin et al.
The Cubar Chillout Lounge is a welcoming venue hosted by the lovely Sophia.
If you want somewhere convivial to meet your friends, where you can actually talk to them, and the music is entertaining but not overwhelming, this could be for you.

Cubar - 5 Preston Street, Brighton, BN1 2HX
t: 07447 040251 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £20
Tue 27 May 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


“Julie Fowlis could be the first Scottish Gaelic crossover star in the making.” ~ The Daily Telegraph
“Elegant, evocative, unerringly classy.” ~ Mojo
It is little wonder that when PIXAR (Finding Nemo, Toy Story) were searching for the perfect, authentic singing voice to feature in the TV advert for Brave, their new animated film set in the ancient highlands of Scotland, their research led them to one of the Western Isles’ true contemporary treasures, Julie Fowlis.
Brought up on North Uist in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, Fowlis has been a proud standard bearer for Gaelic music and culture over the course of a solo career which has spanned three highly acclaimed studio albums.
Over and above her work as a performer, Julie has been a regular face on BBC ALBA (Scotland), TG4 (Ireland) and a familiar voice also on BBC Radio Scotland. In February 2012 Julie co-presented the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with Mike Harding.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £8
Thu 29 May 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Composer, pianist, and accordionist Maurizio Minardi brings his captivating and original music to Ropetackle. Reminiscent of the Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Avishai Cohen, The Bad Plus, and Michael Nyman, Maurizio’s intimate and expressive sound is defined by a daring and unique combination of genres from baroque to minimalist jazz fired up with splashes of tango and rumba.
The performance will include music from Maurizio’s latest album, The Cook, The Clown, The Monk & The Accordionist, as well as from his previous, piano-led album.
Maurizio is joined by Nick Pini on double bass and Jason Reeve on drums.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £10
Fri 30 May 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


‘If you could bottle this band’s music, how wonderful it would be to inhale it to start every day’ ~ Express & Star
Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson brings her band back to Ropetackle for another evening of colourful jazzy world music to coincide with her new CD launch. Featuring Mark Bassey on trombone, Mick Hutton on bass and steel pans, Sam Glasson on drums, and Chris Spedding on guitar.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: Free
Sat 31 May 9pm to 11pm
@ Cubar
Cubar
5 Preston Street
Brighton
BN1 2HX


Brighton Fringe Event
Ronnie Rialto, Lounge Singer Extraordinaire, entertains with a selection of favourite standards delivered in the style of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin et al.
The Cubar Chillout Lounge is a welcoming venue hosted by the lovely Sophia.
If you want somewhere convivial to meet your friends, where you can actually talk to them, and the music is entertaining but not overwhelming, this could be for you.

Cubar - 5 Preston Street, Brighton, BN1 2HX
t: 07447 040251 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: Adv.£5 OnTheDoor £6
Sat 31 May Doors 7pm
@ The Haunt
The Haunt
10 Pool Valley
Coach Station
Brighton BN1 1NJ
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Free promo packs for the first 100 through the door between 7-8pm!
**New Moon Party**

Brightons Rap New-Wave band MOKs next big show, support from Brightons freshest new bands.

MOK
Don Komodo
The Fuses
Arc

Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/264156
The Haunt - 10 Pool Valley, Coach Station, Brighton, BN1 1NJ
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June’s Sunday Morning Jazz features Jamie Talbot. Jamie attended the Royal College Of Music in 1978-79 (the same year as Mike Hatchard), then recorded throughout the decades of the 1980s and 1990s with Clark Tracey, Stan Tracey, Jack Sharpe, John Dankworth, Colin Towns, Guy Barker, Richard Niles, Shorty Rogers, Michael Nyman, and Bud Shank. He also played with Ella Fitzgerald. He is generally regarded as one of the finest sax players in Britain today, especially by his peers.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £12
Fri 06 Jun 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Woody Mann is an outstanding singer-songwriter who plays with passion and a deep sensitivity to his music with an easy, laid-back style. He’s a sublime, warm, witty, and hugely talented performer whether playing American acoustic blues, roots or jazz guitar. He’s played and recorded with blues legends Son House and Bukka White, and has appeared alongside some of the best guitarists in the world over the last 30 years.
Mann may be the only guitarist to take lessons from Rev. Gary Davis, study classical music at Julliard, record with Robert Johnson mentor Son House, and receive training in improvisation from jazz pianist Lennie Tristano. If that weren’t enough, he’s certainly the only musician who can add this glowing quote to his resume – “if there was a category simply called ‘great music’, Woody’s music would belong there” - a compliment from guitar legend John Fahey, who’s not a man prone to gushing!
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
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Music
Admn: £13 Seated, £12 Standing
Sat 07 Jun 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Sussex-based six piece tribute band, The Alter Eagles return to the Ropetackle bringing their authentic tribute to one of the world’s finest country rock and harmony bands, The Eagles. Along with classic hits like Hotel California, Fast Lane, Desperado, and Heartache Tonight, the band have been working on new (or should that be old?) Eagles material so they can cover even more of the band’s back catalogue.
The band always get a warm welcome at the Ropetackle and Sam Confrey, Jay Stezaker, Alan Tomkins, Rob Beattie, Mike Bradley, and Matt Hobson are looking forward to performing the very best of the Eagles, old and new, with rocking twin guitars and those trademark vocal harmonies.
“World class” ~ Lemonrock Gig Guide
“Pitch perfect harmonies” ~ Brighton Evening Argus
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £20
Tue 10 Jun 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Thea Gilmore + Special Guests
“Gilmore is blazing her own path towards classic status as a songwriter” ~ The Guardian
Thea Gilmore returns to Ropetackle to perform following a sell-out show last year – this is her only South Coast tour date.
Her razor sharp lyrics, melodic flair, and honey toned voice have been admired by wide ranging contemporaries from Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Richard Thompson, Neil Gaiman, David Baddeil, and William Boyd. Sid Griffin hates her. In 2012 “Don’t Stop Singing”, a collection of musical arrangements to the late Sandy Denny’s unfinished lyrical works, received great acclaim including the single “London” which was used extensively in the BBC TV coverage of the Olympic Games.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £15
Fri 13 Jun 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Combining a great stage presence with an energetic, dynamic flair, Le Vent Du Nord are one of the leading names in Québecois folk music performing original songs inspired from their tradition – a truly fabulous sound!
Following on their knock-out success at festivals over the summer in 2013, the Québec-based quartet never fail to delight crowds with their mix of fiddle, guitar, accordion, and hurdy-gurdy. They perform original songs and many taken from the traditional Canadian repertoire sung in native French.
The band is now one of the most-loved Québec folk outfits throughout the world. The group’s current line-up consists of singers/multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet. On stage Le Vend Du Nord know how to deliver music that will move any crowd – to their feet and in their hearts! Le Vent Du Nord is constantly on the road, playing mostly in North America and Europe. They have performed all across Canada, in over 40 US states, and in over 15 European countries.
Make sure you don’t miss them.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £24, £23
Sat 14 Jun 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


£24 Front Rows, £23 Rows Behind
Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes
Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes have been friends since they were 17 years old. When young, they sang and played together frequently as part of various line-ups. Now, they’ve reunited to play acoustic concerts and festivals where they will sing songs from traditional to 20th-21st Century, each chosen for meaning in both repertoires. Rab’s continuing reputation as a fine singer-songwriter and Barbara’s as an interpreter of new and traditional songs with a contemporary edge will be their aim. They came from the folk revival of the 1960s and their quality is rooted there. They are delighted to be ‘going on the road’ together after so long.
Support comes from Holly Taymar & Chris Bilton.
Seats in the front three rows £24, with all seats behind £23.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £15 Full £13 Conc £5 Kids
Fri 20 Jun 7:30pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Richard Durrant Cycling Music – End Of Tour & Midsummer Celebrations
Richard arrives home to perform the very last show in his Cycling Music tour. Seven weeks, 36 venues, over a thousand miles with PA, lights, projections and a guitar – all on bicycles. A wonderful guitar concert with plenty of midsummer surprises in store.
‘Flawless and mesmerising’ ~ Acoustic Magazine
Tour support by Giant Cycles Shoreham-By-Sea. PA provided by Peter Tyson Carlisle.
Thunkshop Cafe will be serving a fabulous two-course supper before the performance. Please call 07957166092 to book your places.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £12
Fri 27 Jun 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


What A Life! An evening with Jim Cregan and Ben Mills.
From Art Garfunkle to Frank Zappa via Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, and Katie Melua, guitarist Jim Cregan has got a credit or two to his name. He has written and produced countless hit records, most recently Brighton Beach with Rod Stewart.
Ben Mills has some golden records himself. A survivor of the X Factor, where he was a finalist, Ben managed to escape the Simon Cowell factory! He’s not only a great singer, but is a hugely talented musician on guitar and piano.
Hear these two friends play some fine music, tell a story or two, and have a few laughs along the way.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email


‘Spiced up East African traditional music meets modern Africa.’
Hailing from Tanzania and learning his craft from his grandfather, Saidi Kanda grew up to become one of the most talented multi-instrumentalists of the traditional African music scene.
A former member of the great Remmy Ongala’s Super Matimila Band, Saidi won the coveted Womad Percussionist Of the Year Award in 1989, before forming Orchestra Baboma and playing with some of the greats of African music including Papa Wemba, Kofi Olamindea, Mose Fanfan.
Lashings of joyous African rhythms full of flavour and spice, plus the chance to sample authentic Afro-Caribbean food. Don’t miss out!
Tickets: £10 in advance, or £12 on the door. Limited Seating.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email


“Very cool band!” ~ Bob Geldof
“Their energy in both live shows and recordings is infectious and the blend of various styles works wonderfully. Ones to watch for the future.” ~ BBC Radio Kent
CoCo & The Butterfields sprang to life in September 2011 as a humble folk trio. Nowadays they’re more accurately described as a five-strong major kick on the South East music scene, a truly colourful, energetic, and crowd-stamping act to be reckoned with, featuring beatboxer EupheX and performing their own unique fusion of Folk, Pop and Hip Hop, or “Fip Fok” to their fans. Within a year CATB had earned themselves the title of the UK’s best unsigned act, (winners of Live & Unsigned 2012) collecting several more song-writing awards, 250,000 YouTube hits and shared a stage with internationally renowned artists King Charles, Bastille, and The Pogues.
The ultimate eclectic collective, CoCo & The Butterfields find extraordinary musical integrity and balance in an ensemble of exquisite charm and quirk.
Infectious and inclusive; their music lifts a crowd to their feet and holds them there.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £15 on the Door
Sat 05 Jul 18:45
@ Worthing Assembly hall
Worthing Assembly hall
Stoke Abbott Road
Worthing
BN11 1HQ


£12 Book in advance Online
The second year of 10:4T Music Fest builds on the success of last year, with all profits being donated to St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House - Two great Sussex based Charities.

Time: Doors open at 6:45pm – Live Music starts at 7:30pm

Venue: Worthing Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HJ

Check Out the 10:4T Music Fest, Live Music Charity Event Line Up!

Book Your Tickets Now @ www.104tmusicfest.co.uk
Worthing Assembly hall - Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HQ
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July’s show welcomes, for the first time at these morning sessions, trombonist Ian Bateman. Ian is one of the most in-demand jazz trombonists in Europe. Ian has spent most of his career playing in the top jazz groups and big bands produced in the UK from the late 1970s to the present day. Whilst mainly seated at the heart of the traditional jazz and big band scene, Ian has started to turn heads with his own bands that are gradually finding their way into the main stream of jazz in the UK. He’s currently with the Acker Bilk Paramount Jazz Band, and over the past twelve years, Ian has also been a regular member of the Back To Basie Orchestra.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
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‘Gordie and the boys are great players, sharp songwriters, invigorating company… not to mention the nifty dancing. Frankly, what’s not to like?’ ~ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
Hailing from the remote Prince Edward Island in Canada, the award-winning Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar.
Having won the coveted Galaxy Supernova Award at the 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival for outstanding live performance, if ever someone was deserving of the nickname ‘Crazy Legs’, it is Gordie MacKeeman. His thrilling dance style mixed with great bluegrass vocals, Peter Cann’s blistering guitar solos, and the lively multi-instrumental talents of Thomas Webb and Mark Geddes, make for an unforgettable live experience.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email


English musician Martin Simpson (one of the finest acoustic finger-style and slide guitar players in the world) and American guitar and banjo player Dom Flemons (from the Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops) perform brand new collaborative material rooted in English and American folk traditions.
The result of an English Folk Dance & Song Society (EFDSS) commission, both artists have been researching and exploring how folk songs travelled from England to North America and vice versa, changing shape as they journeyed. Having delved into archive collections in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library at Cecil Sharp House – including Cecil Sharp’s landmark folk music fieldwork notebooks and diaries from his collecting trips in the Appalachian Mountains.
This will be a night of top class musicianship and shared histories.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email


‘A well-honed mixture of the artfully rehearsed and the brilliantly spontaneous’ ~ The Times
These two award-winning jazz performers met over 20 years ago and alongside their successful solo careers, forged a musical partnership that lasts to this day. Having delighted audiences across the world and in concert halls all over the UK, tonight they visit Ropetackle to celebrate a hundred years of popular song. From the music of hope written during the First World War, through to the American Songbook, Beatles, Bowie, and Michael Jackson, this will be a musical evening to be remembered for a long time.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £19.50
Fri 08 Aug doors 7pm
@ Worthing Assembly hall
Worthing Assembly hall
Stoke Abbott Road
Worthing
BN11 1HQ


Big country. performing all their greatest hits
Worthing Assembly hall - Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HQ

Music
Fri 08 Aug 7:30pm
@ Worthing Assembly hall
Worthing Assembly hall
Stoke Abbott Road
Worthing
BN11 1HQ


Big Country @ Worthing Assembly Hall. Tickets: box office- 01903 206 206 - www.worthingtheateres.co.uk
Worthing Assembly hall - Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HQ

Music
Sat 09 Aug 7:30pm
@ Concorde 2
Concorde 2
Madeira Shelter Hall
Madeira Drive
Brighton BN2 1EN
t: +44(0)1273 696 157
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Chas and Dave @ concorde2 - Tickets: concorde2 01273 673 311 - www.concorde2.co.uk or tickets: resident records, 28 Kensington Gardens, Brighton 01273 606312
Concorde 2 - Madeira Shelter Hall, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

Music
Admn: £13
Thu 28 Aug 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


‘Extraordinarily accomplished… an astonishing performance’ ~ Herald Scotland
Väsen are Sweden’s outstanding roots music ambassadors. Audiences are knocked out by the awe-inspiring playing that makes them ‘must-haves’ at international festivals. The trio is Olov Johansson (nyckelharpa), Roger Tallroth (guitar), and Mikael Marin (viola). For over twenty years they have put Swedish music on the map with their exceptional musicianship and their musical empathy.
Reviewers scour dictionaries for new superlatives to describe their performances. This is the act that other musicians drop everything to go and hear.
They are in constant demand around the world (a huge attraction in America, they’ve even had a street named after them in Bloomington, Indiana!) – but we don’t see them often enough in the UK.
Olov and Roger played as the Väsen Duo to a full house at Ropetackle in May 2013 when those lucky enough to be there were astounded. This time we have the complete trio.
This truly is a rare opportunity to see one of the world’s most inventive and exciting folk bands up close.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £10 - £32.50
Sat 27 Sep 7:30pm
@ Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
New Road
Brighton
BN1 1UE
t: 01273 709709
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Rachmaninoff - The Isle of the Dead
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances

Vladimir Jurowski - conductor
Elena Tanski - violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Brighton Dome Concert Hall - New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UE
t: 01273 709709 | Website

Music
Admn: £18.50
Fri 03 Oct 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


TOYAH: ACOUSTIC, UP CLOSE & PERSONAL
Fresh from her positively received diving on ITV1′s Splash, household name, pop icon, TV presenter, and stage and screen actress (Calamity Jane, Cabaret Peter Pan, Jubilee, Quadophenia) Toyah comes to Ropetackle Arts Centre this October.
This is a unique chance to experience Toyah up close and personal. A lively unplugged/storytellers style gig, it will include Toyah performing an acoustic set of her loved hit singles and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful, thirty-five year career.
Toyah will be performing alongside musicians Chris Wong and Colin Hinds.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Fri 03 Oct 7:30pm
@ Concorde 2
Concorde 2
Madeira Shelter Hall
Madeira Drive
Brighton BN2 1EN
t: +44(0)1273 696 157
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Mott The Hoople's 'Ian Hunter' @ concorde2 - Tickets: conncorde2 box office 01273 673 311 / www.concorde2.co.uk - tickets: resident records, 28 Kensington Gardens, Brighton 01273 606312
Concorde 2 - Madeira Shelter Hall, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

Music
Admn: £18.50
Thu 23 Oct 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


BRIT-Award winner Beverley Craven will beembarking on an extensive UK tour supporting the release of her brand new album Change Of Heart, being launched in summer 2014. Beverley is looking forward to performing her new songs live alongside timeless classics Promise Me, Holding On, Woman To Woman, Love Scenes, and many more. With a witty narrative and unforgettable melodies, her poignant sentiments will leave you with a warm glow of nostalgia, or maybe even the odd tear.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £22.50
Thu 06 Nov 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Walter Trout’s backstory is a page-turner you won’t want to put down.
Five decades in the making; it is equal parts thriller, romance, suspense, and horror. There are musical fireworks, critical acclaim and fists-aloft triumph, offset by wilderness years and brushes with the jaws of narcotic oblivion. There are fêted early stints as gun-slinger in bands from John Mayall’s iconic Bluesbreakers band to Canned Heat, and the solo career that’s still blazing a quarter-century later.
Rewind to the mid-60s, and he was put on his path by an older brother with a habit of blasting the family home in New Jersey with seminal blues-rock platters from Paul Butterfield’s 1965 début to John Mayall’s seismic Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton. “He brought home John Mayall, and told me, ‘You gotta hear this guy!’” reflects the 62-year-old guitarist, who was soon inspired to buy his first Gibson Les Paul while on a day trip to Philadelphia. “I have fond memories of all those records. I still listen to them.”
Local bands never got the breaks, and in 1973, Trout made the death-or-glory move to Los Angeles, where he slept on couches and scrabbled for work. In a city of hopefuls, Trout’s ferocious talent on lead guitar and gift-of-the-gab soon marked him out. By 1981, Trout had switched to West Coast boogie-blues titans Canned Heat for a period he diplomatically recalls as “turbulent”, but even this gig was topped three years later by a fantastical phone call from John Mayall, dangling the revered guitar slot in his iconic Bluesbreakers outfit. As guitarist, his tenure had brought thrilling flammability to the Breakers’ sound and produced stone-cold classics including One Life To Live, but as the newly sober guitarist played a lavish show at a Gothenburg symphony hall on his 38th birthday, he sensed the hand of destiny.
Quarter of a century later, what seemed like career suicide has been vindicated by a thrilling catalogue of 22 solo albums, a still-growing army of fans and accolades including a nod as “the world’s greatest rock guitarist” in legendary DJ Bob Harris’s autobiography The Whispering Years, and a #6 placing on BBC Radio One’s countdown of the Top 20 Guitarists Of All Time. Meanwhile, Trout’s most recent original album, Blues For The Modern Daze, has been heralded as perhaps his finest to date.
A lesser artist might rest on such laurels. As Walter Trout powers into his 25th year as a solo star, there’s no whiff of the ennui or creative autopilot that hobbles the later output of most veterans. On the contrary, there’s a sense of growing momentum, perhaps even of a little surprise. “It’s hard to believe I’m still alive, to be honest,” he smiles. “I should have been dead by 30, with the life I was leading. But I still have a career, and at 62, I’m still climbing the ladder, which keeps it exciting, instead of trying to rekindle past glories. I feel like I play with more fire than when I was 25. I’m still reaching, y’know…?”
This is a truly unmissable chance to see one of the world’s greatest guitarists.
Please note, this is an all standing event.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £10 - £32.50
Sat 29 Nov 7:30pm
@ Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
New Road
Brighton
BN1 1UE
t: 01273 709709
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Beethoven - Violin Concerto
Brahms - Symphony No. 1

Aziz Shokhakimov - conductor
Dmitri Berlinsky - violin
Brighton Dome Concert Hall - New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UE
t: 01273 709709 | Website

Music
Admn: £10 - £32.50
Sat 17 Jan 7:30pm
@ Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
New Road
Brighton
BN1 1UE
t: 01273 709709
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Humperdinck - Prelude, Hansel and Gretel
Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvořák - Symphony No. 8

Rory Macdonald - conductor
Lambis Vassiliadis - piano
Brighton Dome Concert Hall - New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UE
t: 01273 709709 | Website

Music
Admn: £10 - £32.50
Sat 28 Mar 7:30pm
@ Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
New Road
Brighton
BN1 1UE
t: 01273 709709
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Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet (Fantasy Overture)
Elgar - Cello Concerto
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

Jaime Martín - conductor
Andreas Brantelid - cello
Brighton Dome Concert Hall - New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UE
t: 01273 709709 | Website

Music
Admn: Donations Welcomed
Sun 20 Apr 8pm until Mon 21 Apr
@ Brighton Arts Club
Brighton Arts Club
43 Providence Place
Next To Bartholomew Church
Brighton


Brightons very own MAD DOG COLLECTIVE bring you the UK'S OFFICIAL SPRING BREAK 420 DELUXE LAST CHANCE TO DANCE BANK HOLIDAY SMASH UP!!

Many DJ's, MC's, Open Mic'ers & more bands to be anounced!

SKA SKA SKA / REGGAE / DUB / SURF / FOLK / GYPSY / SWING / HIP-HOP vibes & its 420!

FREE ENTRY!
DONATIONS WELCOMED FOR ALL PERFORMING!
Brighton Arts Club - 43 Providence Place, Next To Bartholomew Church, Brighton,
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Music
Admn: £6 ticket or £12 door
Sun 20 Apr 23:00 to 4:00 until Mon 21 Apr
@ Coalition
Coalition
171-181 Kings Rd Arches
Brighton
BN1 1NB
t: 01273 722385
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Le Youth, an American electronic musician and DJ is one of the biggest rising international stars of 2014 so far, his singles ‘Cool’ and ‘Dance With Me’ are currently headline tracks on BBC Radio One. His production style is well known for combining R&B with 90′s house music.
Coalition - 171-181 Kings Rd Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB
t: 07972 311903 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £15.00
Fri 25 Apr 9:30pm until Sat 26 Apr
@ Emporium
Emporium
24 Upper N St
Brighton
BN1 3FG


Four performances from the legendary Fake Bush!
Divastation!

What a treat!

Emporium favourite Fake Bush has been gently coaxed out of semi-retirement, using a cunning technique involving a Sherbet Dib-Dab tied to a ball of wool, to imagine a special show for her Emporium guests.

Step into a haunting, unearthly, and oddly beautiful world with Fake Bush as she guides you, gently, but firmly, by the hand (metaphorically, unless you ask her very, very nicely) on a surreal, magical tour of Kate's back catalogue.

In this new show (created specially for, and with, Emporium) Fake Bush inhabits a bizarre lunar landscape with unexpected guests who pop up to visit her when least expected and help her perform new versions of well loved Kate classics. Expect ukeleles. Expect kazoos. Expect pianos, cellos, and gorgeous harmonies. Expect crimped wigs and leg warmers too - for along with the bold, beautiful, brave and new, the usual Fake Bush rompery shall be at play (ballet shapes a plenty, and some sumptuous costumery inspired by Kate's unique and quirky loveliness).

Fake Bush hopes that you can attend - and that you will enjoy an evening of laughter, great music, and spectacle. With a wild set, and strong, visually rich, recreations of Kate's music, this is a comic, but loving, salute to the Great Ms Bush's enduring talent as a musician, and woman of charisma, intelligence and humour. Accept no imitations - demand Fake Bush!

Four performances only. Don't miss out!
Emporium - 24 Upper N St, Brighton, BN1 3FG
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Mercury Prize-nominated act The Invisible play a guest DJ set covering their singularly eclectic tastes. Expect the unexpected. Plus, regular Dive Slow DJ Mike Diver will be playing raps you know and raps you don't, through until the wee hours.
Sticky Mike's Frog Bar - 9-12 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1
t: 01273 749465 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £5
Sun 25 May 7pm - 1am until Mon 26 May
@ The Blind Tiger
The Blind Tiger
Grand Parade
Brighton
BN1
t: 01273 688869


It's time to Get Your Chap On!

Local charity Everyman UK is putting on a 'Chaptastic Charity Music Event' on May 25th (Bank Holiday Sunday) at Blind Tiger Club.

The event is being headlined by King of Chap-Hop himself 'Professor Elemental' - www.professorelemental.com

With support from ‘The Spokenherd’ https://www.facebook.com/thespokenherd and some other fine chap spinning the old ones and twos in between.

Expect some highly civilised behaviour and make acquaintances, over a nice cup of tea, with some other fine chaps and chapesses.

Doors open at 7pm with a fully licensed bar until 1am.

Fancy dress desirable - think tweed, moustaches and monocles - Prize for the best dressed!

Tickets £5 on the door . All profits donated to Everyman UK - www.everymanuk.org

Sunday 25th May, 7pm - 1am. Blind Tiger Club, 52-54 Grand Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9QA

The Blind Tiger - Grand Parade, Brighton, BN1
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Following the runaway success of the inaugural Love Supreme Jazz Festival, which garnered rave reviews and saw more than 15000 music fans descend on Glynde Place in East Sussex for a spectacular weekend of jazz, soul, blues and funk, the organisers have confirmed that the festival will return in 2014.

Once again set against the stunning backdrop of Glynde Place, the festival will take place over the weekend of the 4th, 5th and 6th July 2014 and Super Early Bird and Early Bird tickets will be available for a limited time from 10am this morning, Thursday November 14th.

“We are delighted to confirm that the Love Supreme Festival will return next year” comments Festival Director Ciro Romano. “The response from the public and media last year was overwhelming and I feel that we are creating something that's been missing and for which there appears to be a genuine demand”.

Further news on next year’s event will be announced in due course, but those wishing to secure their tickets in advance can expect a similarly world class line-up that encompasses a broad spectrum of music rooted in jazz.

Glynde Place - Glynde Nr Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6SX

Music
Admn: £119 for weekend (+lunch)
Fri 25 Jul 11am-5pm Fri-Sun until Sun 27 Jul
@ The Brunswick
The Brunswick
1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road
Hove
BN3 1JF
t: 01273 733984


The BJS Summer Weekend is a practical weekend course in the art of Jazz Improvisation. All ages and instruments including vocalists are welcome. We cover a wide range of topics including: Jazz Harmony, Playing Standards, Jazz Language, Constructing a Solo, Group Interaction and more.

This is a great chance to work with likeminded musicians and learn new skills in order to become a better player it will also give you an insight into how we do things in the main 'Learn to Play' course.
The Brunswick - 1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF
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A weekend of FREE live music in Horatio's Bar on Brighton Pier kicking off at 1pm to celebrate 50 years of Mod & Rockers!

You can make a day of it too as we give away free Unlimited Rides Wristbands every day this weekend to certain lucky winners... Join us at 1pm for a chance to win!
Brighton Pier - Brighton Seafront,
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Music
Admn: £10 / £8 (students/OAP)
Sat 17 May 4pm Every Saturday until Sat 31 May
@ Friends Meeting House
Friends Meeting House
Ship Street
Brighton
BN1 1AF


South African pianist, Johan de Cock, presents a recital of lesser-known piano works by the romantic-era Polish composer, Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, for the Brighton Fringe Festival 2014. The concert, which will last about an hour, includes some of Chopin's earliest compositions (written in the 1820s), as well as some of his late masterpieces.
Friends Meeting House - Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF
t: 01273 91 72 72 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £70 for 12 week term
Tue 22 Apr 19.30 - 21.00 Every Tuesday until Tue 15 Jul
@ St. Paul's CE Primary School .
St. Paul's CE Primary School .
St. Nicholas Rd
BN1 3LP


Summer Singing!
Soul of the City Choir is a fun, upbeat community choir and we are looking for new members to join us this April!

We sing pop, soul and gospel classics from all levels of singing skill - whether you're a complete beginner, shower singer or more experienced singer, this choir welcomes you!

There are FREE tasters on Tuesday 22nd, 29th April and 6th May. Reply to this add to book a place.
St. Paul's CE Primary School . - St. Nicholas Rd, BN1 3LP
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Music
Admn: Free
Thu 28 Nov 21.00 - 1.00 am Every Thursday until Thu 31 Jul
@ The Greenhouse Effect
The Greenhouse Effect
63 Church Road
Hove
East Sussex BN3 2BD


Croaky Oke Karaoke
Every Thursday/Friday/Saturday at the Greenhouse Effect Hove
From 9pm till late
The Greenhouse Effect - 63 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BD
t: 07917 380452 / 01273 204783 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: free
Wed 23 Apr 7pm-11pm Every Wednesday until Wed 24 Dec
@ The Verdict
The Verdict
159, Eastern Rd
Brighton


Join the students of Brighton Jazz School for a free gig showcasing their talents, then stay on from 9pm for an all-comers jazz jam hosted by the Wayne McConnell Trio.
The Verdict - 159, Eastern Rd, Brighton
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rightonandhoveopenmicnights.weebly.com is an up to date list of all Open Mic nights currently going in Brighton and Hove. Check out the site for more info.
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