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Acid Box Presents
Advance Tickets available at www.wegottickets.com/event/286410
and In-store at Resident Music Brighton
Bleach - 75 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JF
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Music
Admn: £29.50
Tue 21 Oct 7:30pm
@ Worthing Assembly hall
Worthing Assembly hall
Stoke Abbott Road
Worthing
BN11 1HQ


Nádúr (Irish for nature) is Clannad's first album of new material since 1998. This concert showcases their trademark mesmerising vocals and captivating sound as they entwine the traditional and the modern with stunningly beautiful results.
Worthing Assembly hall - Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HQ
t: 01903 206 206 | Website

Music
Admn: £12
Tue 21 Oct 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


‘Brilliant’ ~ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
The Shee is an exceptional all-female band and Murmurations, their third CD, further showcases their three exceptionally strong singers alongside astonishing instrumental prowess. Their diverse range of individual musical influences combine to produce an adventurous brew of folk, Gaelic and bluegrass. The arrangements on the new album are a mixture of their signature complex, inter-weaving textures and a brave, stripped-back feel on certain tracks. The new album, in part, illustrates a different side to a band unafraid to explore new territory and mix their ever-changing individual influences together, all the while managing to maintain a unique, recognisable sound.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £22
Wed 22 Oct 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


“There’s no point in doing it when Georgie Fame could do it ten times better” ~ Bill Wyman
“Sends us home happy to have been in the presence of genuine cool” ~ The Guardian
Georgie Fame & Sons
Georgie, with his much loved blend of jazz and rhythm & blues, has consistently worked in the highest musical circles and has become an icon of the British music scene.
So far there have been more than twenty albums and fourteen hit singles, including the Number 1s: Yeh Yeh, Getaway, and The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde. Add to this a long list of collaborations with some of music’s most famous names: Muddy Waters, Gene Vincent, Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton, and Van Morrison, amongst many others, and in Georgie Fame you have bona fide musical legend!
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email


Acid Box Presents
£3 entry or £1 dressed as an animal!

Sticky Mike's Frog Bar - 9-12 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1
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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: £5 entry
Thu 23 Oct 7pm start
@ Hotel Pelirocco
Hotel Pelirocco
10 Regency Square
Brighton
BN1 2FG
t: 01273 327055
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'International Diva Extraordinaire' Marianna Harlotta and the delightfully elegant punk-ish trio New York Dollies are teaming up for one-night only to thrill and enthrall their fans and followers (and anyone else who might wander along)



Doors at 7pm

£5 Entry



Expect punk covers, ukuleles and cocktails!



Please contact the hotel for more information or just turn up!
Hotel Pelirocco - 10 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FG
t: 01273327055 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £5 Entry
Fri 24 Oct Doors 7:45pm
@ The Brunswick
The Brunswick
1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road
Hove
BN3 1JF
t: 01273 733984


ere to smooth you up into the weekend party frame, "Under Great Southern Lights" at The Brunswick is an electrifying groove machine to ignite the spirit. Showcasing sublime unsigned and independent alternative pop and funky grooves, we guarantee you'll be strutting your swagger. Featuring:

> MEATLOAF AT MARY'S
Formed in 2008 and igniting the party mood more than ever, M.A.M are a 6 man band from the South East playing ska/punk goodness for your earholes.
http://www.facebook.com/meatloafatmarys

> SUCH SMALL HANDS
"With a voice that whilst sweet, resonates with soul and feeling, Melanie is a mesmerising mixture of light and dark." SMH are an acoustic/alternative/electro act from Brighton.
www.facebook.com/suchsmallhandsmusic

> THE SATELLITE VINES
TSV are a folk-pop/alternative Brighton band who have been for together about three years. Their name comes from an article lead singer Annabelle read about grapevines in Sussex that had been planted with satellite chips that sends signals to the vine owner to let them know if they need more water.
https://soundcloud.com/thesatellitevines

> DAN CROOK
"His sound is rough yet melodic. His songs are pure and catchy, yet often sung with a passion approaching aggression. Singer/songwriter—yes, but this Englishman does not deliver more of the typical lovesick folk so often associated with the solo performer. Whether questioning religion or the education system, Dan shares a worldly-wise message of freedom. Let him explain his journey so far".
http://dancrook.com/

// Doors 7:45pm
// 18+
// £5 Entry
// www.overheadwiresmusic.com/upcoming-gigs/241014
The Brunswick - 1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF
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Music
Admn: £15
Sat 25 Oct 8pm
@ Komedia
Komedia
Gardner Street
North Laine
Brighton East Sussex BN1 1UN
t: 01273 647100
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Tim Garland saxophones
Jason Rebello piano
Asaf Sirkis drums and percussion
Grammy award winning saxophonist and composer Tim Garland has illuminated the UK music scene for twenty years and has formed an integral part of Chick Corea’s globe-trotting band for the past 14 years.
Tim’s new album 'Songs To The North Sky' has been critically acclaimed. The Guardian and the Observer awarded the album 5 STARS and the former described the work as ‘…imaginative and consummately crafted…it feels like the culmination of a life’s work.’ Tim was also recently featured as the cover star in Jazz Journal International and interviewed for Jazzwise Magazine and BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line Up.
The new double album encompasses both aspects of Tim’s great talent: as an improviser he demonstrates his prowess with his renowned group Lighthouse, featuring long time collaborator and friend, Jason Rebello and the extraordinary percussionist Asaf Sirkis. As an award winning arranger Tim exhibits his skills writing for the Royal Northern Sinfonia on the second disc’s titular suite.
'Songs to the North Sky' is the work of an artist at the peak of his talents. The concert at St. George’s is a chance to see one of the UK’s greatest jazz stars at the height of his powers and an opportunity not to be missed. Tickets are available from The Dome Box Office (Tel: 01273 709709) and online through Brighton Ticket Shop (www.brightonticketshop.com).

Komedia - Gardner Street, North Laine, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UN

Music
Admn: Free Entry
Sat 25 Oct 8pm till 11pm
@ Hotel Pelirocco
Hotel Pelirocco
10 Regency Square
Brighton
BN1 2FG
t: 01273 327055
Website | Email


Hotel Pelirocco welcomes five different Brighton acoustic acts to the hotel bar on Saturday 25th October

Featuring Louie Turner, Bean Eakins, Gerard Day, Lu'Ami and Harlee Dreamer
Hotel Pelirocco - 10 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FG
t: 01273327055 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £16.50
Sat 25 Oct 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


ARRIVAL UK – The Ultimate Abba Tribute Show
‘Simply the best Abba show I have seen bar none’ ~ The Stage
The show that every Abba fan has been waiting for!
This live spectacular has sold out in over 20 different countries worldwide since 1995. Arrival UK are one of the most sought after tribute bands in the world today. Bursting on stage with an energy not witnessed in this type of production since the great band themselves toured in the 1970s.
A fantastic live show containing the UK’s finest musicians, stunning vocals and beautiful harmonies, plus a fabulous collection of lavish and authentic replica costumes with video projection throughout.
When it comes to recreating the sounds of Abba, ‘Arrival UK’ are unsurpassed.
Come ready to party and sing-a-long with all your favourites!
Please note, this is an all standing event.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: Free but limited numbers
Sat 25 Oct Doors 8pm
@ Fitzherbert's Bar
Fitzherbert's Bar
25 New Road
BN1 1UG


Jetglo celebrate the release of their debut album by playing some of the songs live, support to be announced, Dj to follow bands.
Fitzherbert's Bar - 25 New Road, BN1 1UG
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Music
Admn: £7
Sat 25 Oct 7pm
@ The Green Door Store
The Green Door Store
Undercroft
Brighton Train Station
Brighton BN1 4FQ
t: 07894 267053
Website | Email


The Surplus People presents anarcho punk legends: THE MOB with FLOWERS IN THE DUSTBIN & IDIOT STRENGTH

THE MOB
http://www.allthemadmen.co.uk/
https://myspace.com/themobfansite

FLOWERS IN THE DUSTBIN
http://flowersinthedustbin.co.uk/

IDIOT STRENGTH
http://www.reverbnation.com/idiotstrength

Advance tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/263157
& here: http://www.gigantic.com/the-mob/green-door-store/2014-10-25-19-00
Hard copy tickets are at Punker Bunker on Sydney Street.

The Green Door Store - Undercroft, Brighton Train Station, Brighton, BN1 4FQ
t: 07944 693214 | Website

Music
Admn: Free
Sat 25 Oct 8pm
@ The Round Georges
The Round Georges
14 Sutherland Road
Kemptown
Brighton


Smithville are a 5-piece band based in Brighton, UK playing funky organ-driven instrumental soul-jazz, hard bop and funk. We also occassionally go out as a 6 piece with a guest vocalist.

The Round Georges - 14 Sutherland Road, Kemptown, Brighton,
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Music
Sat 25 Oct 7:30pm
@ Worthing Assembly hall
Worthing Assembly hall
Stoke Abbott Road
Worthing
BN11 1HQ


Irish Folk legends Foster and Allen
Worthing Assembly hall - Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HQ

Music
Admn: £12
Mon 27 Oct Mon 27 Oct, 8pm
@ Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
New Road
Brighton
East Sussex BN1 1UG


What Is This Heart?
How To Dress Well
Plus support
“This is at once my most extremely personal and most universal record yet” Krell

Since the release of his debut album ‘Love Remains’ in 2010 Tom Krell, AKA How to Dress Well, has crafted a reputation as one of America’s most original, focused and beguiling young songwriters. Merging ever surprising production choices and aesthetic detail with a sensual but sincere R&B influence and a deep, grounded emotionality, Krell has steadily established himself as one of the most influential figures in contemporary experimental pop music.

Arriving two years after the haunting, glacial neo-soul of 2012’s much-loved Total Loss, Krell's new release What Is This Heart? was conceived and written during months of grueling international touring and realised with producer Rodaidh McDonald in a Berlin studio. The result is an ambitious 21st century pop album that takes influence from artists as varied as Prince, Lou Reed, Burial and Tracy Chapman – creating and inhabiting its very own hinterland of fragility, sexuality and overwhelming joy as a result.

Listen to new song 'Repeat Pleasure'

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Brighton Dome Studio Theatre - New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UG
t: 01273 709709 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £8(adv)/£10(door)
Tue 28 Oct 20.00-23.00
@ The Prince Albert (Brighton)
The Prince Albert (Brighton)
48 Trafalgar Street
Brighton
BN1 4ED
t: 01273 206091
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Spinningchilli Presents
Birmingham based cult skiffle cow-punk band Terry and Gerry are reforming for a tour in Oct/ Nov 2014.

BBC disc jockey John Peel promoted them when he picked out their demo tape because his wife's best friends were also known as Terry and Gerry. They recorded four sessions for Peelie, released 6 singles and an LP, toured extensively, appeared on The Old Grey Whistle Test & The Tube.

Brighton's skifflebilly trio Bad Bad Whiskey support.

Tickets from Resident & http://www.wegottickets.com/event/284712
The Prince Albert (Brighton) - 48 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ED
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Music
Admn: £12
Wed 29 Oct 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


The Churchfitters are a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms.
The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments, adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, electric hub-cap bass-bouzouki and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades.
Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’, he calls their music ‘totally brilliant and beautiful!’
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: Free
Wed 29 Oct Doors 8pm
@ The Mucky Duck
The Mucky Duck
7-9 Manchester Street
Brighton
BN2 1TF


A night of straight forward indie grunge rock from the very cortex of Brighton.

> SANITY F.M.
Recently signed to Overhead Wires, Sanity FM have carved out a reputation as one of the best live bands in the south of the UK with their captivating live shows of original material; a brand of rock mixed with a pinch of grunge.
www.sanityfm.co.uk

> BLINDER
Formed in 2008, Brighton trio Blinder perform their own pungent mix of 90’s grunge and garage indie style.
www.facebook.com/weareblinder

// Doors 8:00pm
// 18+
// Free Entry
// www.overheadwiresmusic.com/upcoming-gigs/291014
The Mucky Duck - 7-9 Manchester Street, Brighton, BN2 1TF
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Music
Admn: £5 Entry
Thu 30 Oct Doors 8pm
@ The Brunswick
The Brunswick
1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road
Hove
BN3 1JF
t: 01273 733984


Smoke stackin', freight train drummin', story tellin' "Dirty Fingernails" is here. Expect to see a fusion of great unsigned and independent blues / country / folk acts bearing their souls and shining their rugged craftmanship. Featuring:

> THE DELTA BELL
The Delta Bell is the songs of singer, musician and songwriter Kate Gerrard. The lone whiskey-soaked soul of Kate’s voice carries timeless songs of love, loss and redemption over a landscape of guitars, piano, pedal steel, harmonium and strings. Songs sweep from tender, intimate arrangements to warm orchestration and gospel harmonies.
http://thedeltabell.com/

> THE EQUATORIAL GROUP
Sounding like Crazy Horse colliding with Fleetwood Mac on a dusty road, The Equatorial Group are five friends from the East Sussex wilds sharing their love of one-note guitar solos, stormy seas and heartache.
www.reverbnation.com/theequatorialgroup

> HICKORY SIGNALS
Hickory Signals is a Brighton-based duo taking inspiration from the folk music of England, Ireland, Scotland and the USA. They perform original music as well as interpretations of traditional tunes with pared-down instrumentation.
www.facebook.com/HickorySignals

> JOE McCARTY
Joe McCarty is a Brighton Based singer-songwriter, but do not let this lead you to believe that hearty, banjo driven, nu-folk is about to commence. Joe McCarty’s style lends itself more to the West-Coast folk of the “Woodstock Generation”.
https://soundcloud.com/joe-mccarty

// Doors 8pm
// 18+
// £5 Entry
// www.overheadwiresmusic.com/upcoming-gigs/301014
The Brunswick - 1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF
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Music
Admn: £7
Sat 01 Nov Bands 20.15
@ The Hope
The Hope
11-12 Queens Road
Brighton
BN1 3WA
t: 01273 325793
Website | Email


Tickets from Resident
Indie legends The Inca Babies return to Brighton to promote their new album 'The Stereo Plan'. Support by the mighty Go Go Cult and Brighton's Red Raucous.
The Hope - 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, , BN1 3WA
t: 01273 325793 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: Free
Sat 01 Nov 8:30pm
@ The Round Georges
The Round Georges
14 Sutherland Road
Kemptown
Brighton




Newly formed and looking to shake up the Brighton music scene, The Soul Steppers are bringing their bona fide big band funky soul show to The Round Georges. This really will be one not to miss, so get your November off to a shiny start!
The Round Georges - 14 Sutherland Road, Kemptown, Brighton,

Music
Admn: £8 / £5 Friends & conc
Sat 01 Nov 7.30 - 10 pm
@ St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's Church
St. James Street/Rock Gardens
Brighton BN2 1PR


'Life is a lot like jazz,' said George Gershwin, 'It's best when you improvise.' And we're improvising like mad at St Mary's these days! Please join us on Saturday, 1 November for our Autumn Jazz Night - a benefit concert hosted by the Friends of St Mary's. All proceeds go to the restoration of our lovely church building. Great music with jazz and blues band Five to the Bar, plus super cakes, a surprisingly inventive raffle, reasonably priced bar and a chance to jive in the aisles. Tickets available on the door - £8 full price / £5 for concessions and Friends.
St. Mary's Church - St. James Street/Rock Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1PR
t: 01273 698601 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £12 adv, £10 conc
Sat 01 Nov Doors open 7:30pm
@ Brighton Corn Exchange
Brighton Corn Exchange
12A Pavilion Parade,
Brighton
BN1 1EE


A welcome return of the ever popular Rum 'n' Bass, Brighton's Black History Month annual party. This year's serving of reggae, rice 'n' peas features sets from 70s pioneering DJ Toaster, Dennis Alcapone, backed by reggae ska band, Dubcars, featuring Black Steel, plus DJ support from Prince Fatty.

Don't miss this night of classic sounds, plus food and refreshments courtesy of Cummin' Up Caribbean Kitchen.

Brighton Corn Exchange - 12A Pavilion Parade,, Brighton, BN1 1EE
t: 01273 709709 | Website

Music
Admn: £16 Seated/£15 Standing
Sat 01 Nov 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


After The Tempest Tour
‘Listening to Baka Beyond live is like being transported to a joyful village’ ~ WOMAD
‘If you are not dancing, maybe you should have someone check your pulse, the party atmosphere was irrepressible’ ~ Evening Standard
Making their first ever visit, Baka Beyond bring their stunning live show and latest release After The Tempest to Ropetackle. Effortlessly merging African rhythms with Celtic harmonies, expect a pulsating set featuring captivating footage from the Cameroon rainforest and a host of new songs especially written for a version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. It is 21 years since Baka Beyond’s acclaimed debut CD Spirit Of The Forest was released. Constantly touring and releasing new albums, Baka Beyond have become one of the finest danceable bands, creating the sound of the global village and attaining worldwide recognition.
Live on-stage Baka Beyond are Martin Cradick (guitar), Su Hart (vocals) and Clyde Kramer (drums), Ayodele Scott (percussion) brings the rhythms and colour of his native Sierra Leone into the mix, while all these elements are grounded by the solid Congolese grooves of Kibisingo (bass). The lineup is completed by the wonderful Ellie Jamison (vocals).
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £3.00
Sat 01 Nov 8pm
@ The Latest Music Bar
The Latest Music Bar
14 - 17 Manchester Street
Brighton BN2 1TF
t: 01273 687171
Website | Email


Join us to celebrate the release of Shabby's latest offering, the Aztec EP, and be sure to bring along your dancing shoes. Support from DJs Alex and Mark W. Don't miss it.
The Latest Music Bar - 14 - 17 Manchester Street, Brighton, BN2 1TF


Described by Mike Brecker as a world-class jazz talent, Mark Ramsden has always been a tour-de-force in the world of sax. His was the famous tenor solo in Tom Robinson’s War Baby and his playing is extraordinarily versatile, one minute rocking hard and dirty, the next chirping as sweetly as Paul Desmond.
In addition we have Gordon Webber, one of London’s top jazz singers – everything from Rat Pack to more esoteric jazz reinterpretations of Dire Straits and Sting.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £12
Sun 02 Nov 5pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


A Glyndebourne Style Evening At Ropetackle
Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ (in the setting and times of ‘Tosca’)
This production was filmed at the actual times and in the actual places where Giacomo Puccini set his iconic opera. It is extremely evocative of Rome with beautiful music. Broadcast on the newly high-definition Ropetackle big screen. In Glyndebourne style, please bring your own picnic for the interval.
Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Starring: Placido Domingo, Catherine Malfitano, and Ruggero Raimondi.
If you are coming as a group, book your own party table and bring your own picnic food for the interval (all drink must be purchased from the Ropetackle bar).
Running time approx. 2 hours, with a picnic break of 1 hour, plus short introductory talk – doors open 5pm with the performance starting at 5.30pm, tickets: £12 (including a free glass of bubbly).
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £8 Entry
Mon 03 Nov 7:30pm
@ Green Door Store
Green Door Store
Trafalgar Arches,
Lower Goods Yard,
Brighton Train Station BN1 4FQ


An exciting and diverse four-band bill see's upcoming artists Amber Run, FYFE, Kimbery Anne & Pixel Fix perform!
Green Door Store - Trafalgar Arches,, Lower Goods Yard,, Brighton Train Station, BN1 4FQ
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Music
Admn: £8 Entry
Mon 03 Nov 7:30pm
@ Green Door Store
Green Door Store
Trafalgar Arches,
Lower Goods Yard,
Brighton Train Station BN1 4FQ


An exciting and diverse four-band bill see's upcoming artists Amber Run, FYFE, Kimbery Anne & Pixel Fix perform!
Green Door Store - Trafalgar Arches,, Lower Goods Yard,, Brighton Train Station, BN1 4FQ
| Website

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: £8
Thu 06 Nov doors 8pm show 9pm
@ The Brunswick
The Brunswick
1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road
Hove
BN3 1JF
t: 01273 733984



Marilyn Monroe is back!!

The UK's best Marilyn Monroe impersonator brings you an up close and personal evening with the world famous sex symbol. Performing all her classic numbers, modern covers and a few originals.

Glamorous and uncensored Marilyn reveals all with stories of a life lived on the edge.

Music, humor and a truck load of sequins Marilyn reborn is not to be missed.

"Breathtaking." ★★★★★ The Argus

"She had me at Hello" ★★★★★ Broadway baby review

www.marilynmonroeuk1.co.uk

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/282713
The Brunswick - 1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF
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Acid Box Presents
Tickets available online: www.wegottickets.com/event/293409
or in-store at
Resident music Brighton
Bleach - 75 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JF
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Music
Admn: £14
Fri 07 Nov 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Ben Waters – Rock ‘N’ Roll Piano
Jools Holland described Ben Waters as one of his favourite piano players of all time and also asked him to perform at his wedding. He’s had a remarkable apprenticeship, having worked and recorded with many legends of rock ‘n’ roll including The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Ray Davies.
The Ben Waters Band play amazing rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and boogie numbers, along with ground breaking original numbers which are attracting world wide interest. Appearing alongside Ben will be his drummer, Ady Milward, his bass player, Richard Hymas (both chart toppers and excellent vocalists in their own right) and his son Tom Waters on sax, who by the age of ten had played and recorded with the Rolling Stones, Jools Holland, and Mick Hucknall. Who says musical talent doesn’t run in the family!
Tickets: £14 in advance, £16 on the door.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £5 Entry
Fri 07 Nov Doors 7:30pm
@ The Hope
The Hope
11-12 Queens Road
Brighton
BN1 3WA
t: 01273 325793
Website | Email


Ice cream swagger and hours spent with burnt-out guitars, "Shoot The Runner" showcases raw melodious indie rock n roll. No messing about. Featuring:

> THE LANES
The Lanes are a three piece alternative Indie rock band from Brighton and "Winners of Brighton's Absolute Live competition". Their aspirations are to get in the heads and homes of everyone, everywhere, all over the world! Reviewed as "a band with great songs that pour through a wall of sound".
http://thelanesuk.com/

> SIGNALS
Signals are a mathpop band that combine infectious pop music with jazz and indie overtones. As one of the UK’s most forward thinking acts, Signals are pushing the boundaries of commercial music and putting their stamp on the unsigned scene.
http://signalsuk.bandcamp.com/

> KARLEK
Formed in 2011 to bring experimental joy to the world, Kärlek are a psychedelic post-rock, post-punk, krautrock musical collective from the South Coast.
www.facebook.com/karlekx

> SEARCH BEAR
SearchBEAR are Tom Kent, Ross Baker and James Taylor. From Hove, they create their own subtle take on indie rock/pop.
/www.facebook.com/searchbear

// Doors 7:30pm
// 18+
// £5 Entry
// www.overheadwiresmusic.com/upcoming-gigs/071114
The Hope - 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, , BN1 3WA
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Music
Admn: £5
Fri 07 Nov 7pm-10.30pm
@ The Green Door Store
The Green Door Store
Undercroft
Brighton Train Station
Brighton BN1 4FQ
t: 07894 267053
Website | Email


It's my 46th birthday (Arggh!) and I'm putting together a show with punk/ska from The Sporadics, Interrobang, the new band from ex-chumbawamba vocalist Dunstan Bruce and local gypsy ska punkers Rat Bag.
And it's only a fiver! That will do!

Advance tickets here:http://www.wegottickets.com/event/286061

THE SPORADICS
http://thesporadics.fourfour.com/

INTERROBANG
http://interrobangband.co.uk/

RATBAG
https://www.facebook.com/pages/RatBag/383986561628374
The Green Door Store - Undercroft, Brighton Train Station, Brighton, BN1 4FQ
t: 01273 749465 | Website

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


Performing all their greatest hits
Worthing Assembly hall - Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HQ

Music
Admn: £12
Sat 08 Nov Event finishes 23:30
@ The Haunt
The Haunt
10 Pool Valley
Coach Station
Brighton BN1 1NJ
Website | Email


Mad Dog Mcrea raise hands, lift feet and start parties wherever they play with their spellbinding recipe of folk, pop, rock, jazz, bluegrass and 'shake your ass' music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies.

MAD DOG DEMAND YOU TO DANCE...
whisking up whistles, fiddles and banjos to collide in a spectacular explosion of infectious mayhem.

In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea return to tour the UK this autumn on their Longer Road Tour 2014.

It's always a joy to me when something jumps up and smacks you between the eyes - Mad Dog Mcrea did that to me - MIKE HARDING

This is rowdy, heartfelt, room shaking, spirit-stirring music that only the dead can't enjoy. - LTDSTATE.COM

A sound mixed, mashed and finely honed through years of live gigs - ROCK N REEL MAGAZINE

Artists: Mad Dog Mcrea.
The Haunt - 10 Pool Valley, Coach Station, Brighton, BN1 1NJ
t: 01458 210954 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £17
Sat 08 Nov 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Kast Off Kinks + Special Guest
A fantastic night for fans of the Kinks, don’t miss out this time around!
This is no youngster’s tribute band, but 3 former actual Kinks members (Mick Avory, Ian Gibbons, and John Dalton), plus Dave Clark on guitar and lead vocal (covering the great Davies’ brothers positions on stage). Dave has worked with The Beach Boys and the Noel Redding Band and together with the “Kast Off Kinks” they all deliver a massive compliment to the music of the Kinks. As for the motive for doing this, they just want to keep the fantastic music of the Kinks playing live. Kinks fans will not be let down by this show. These former Kinks members have a total of 70 years combined Kinks playing experience.
Come see all the Kinks hits, You Really Got Me, Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset, All Day & All Of The Night, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion, plus many more…!
The Kinks sadly disbanded in 1996 when the Davies brothers finally went their separate ways. However, this is the closest you will get to feeling the vibe they put out for decades, and in an intimate venue too.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £16, CONCS £1 OFF, FRIEND
Tue 11 Nov 7:30pm
@ Connaught Studio
Connaught Studio
3 Union Place
Worthing,
BN11 1LG


Award-winning bluesman Ian teams up with the Grammy-nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mississippi, Jimbo Mathus, for an evening of blues and Americana.
Connaught Studio - 3 Union Place, Worthing,, BN11 1LG
t: 01903 206 206 | Website

Music
Admn: £7/ £5 concs/£3 under 12s
Fri 14 Nov Ends 21:30
@ St. Luke's Church (Brighton)
St. Luke's Church (Brighton)
Queen's Park Road
Brighton
BN2 9ZB


Adam Swayne presents Frederic Rzewski’s colossal set of 36 variations for piano. Adam presents a unique performance of one of the twentieth century’s most monumental works. The variations are based on a song that expressed solidarity with the Chilean resistance to General Pinochet and, in a wild mix of virtuosic piano techniques and motley musical styles, the composer also weaves in other anthems that represent a struggle for democracy. The concert will begin at 7.30pm with a short talk followed by refreshments. Adam will then play the piece, which lasts an hour, without a break.
St. Luke's Church (Brighton) - Queen's Park Road, Brighton, BN2 9ZB
t: 01273 510595 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: Suggested donation £5
Fri 14 Nov 8pm
@ Al Duomo
Al Duomo
7 Pavilion Buildings
Brighton
East Sussex UK BN1 1EE
t: 07710 161 562
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Fundraising night for local people's assembly against austerity featuring Ratbag (gypsy/ska/punk), Michael Parker (poet), Wob (punk/folk) and DJed & Father John.
Al Duomo - 7 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, East Sussex, UK BN1 1EE
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Music
Fri 14 Nov 7pm
@ Worthing Assembly hall
Worthing Assembly hall
Stoke Abbott Road
Worthing
BN11 1HQ


The Animals plus special guest 'Steve Cropper' A night British R+B
Worthing Assembly hall - Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HQ

Music
Admn: £15
Fri 14 Nov 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


With a real band attitude and a zest for life; this is a band you want to see live for the sheer artistry of how to deliver the musical goods’ ~ Classic Rock
‘There’s no denying they remain formidable live!’ ~ Prog Magazine
Curved Air originally formed in 1969, a ground-breaking progressive art-rock band known for a unique and powerful combination of a remarkable female vocalist and virtuoso musicians.
Reformed in 2008 after a sabbatical of 18 years, Curved Air’s concert and festival appearances in the UK, Japan, Italy, Malta, Germany, Portugal, Holland, and Belgium continue to thrill a steadily increasing mass of new and old fans. Their experimental blends of classical themes, electronic sounds and pop/rock energy and beautiful, timeless songs are performed with fire and passion and tremendous musicianship.
The band is still fronted by Sonja Kristina, original Curved Air drummer Florian Pilkington Miksa, guitarist Kit Morgan, Yehudi Menhuin schooled violinist Paul Sax, bass player Chris Harris, and keyboard player Robert Norton.
Please note, this is an all standing event.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: Free
Fri 14 Nov 8pm
@ The Round Georges
The Round Georges
14 Sutherland Road
Kemptown
Brighton


We're thrilled to announce the return, in November, of everyone's favourite crooner, the gorgeous Jason Lee. Fabulous singing and a very entertaining night guaranteed. Free entry as always!
http://www.jasonleehowlett.com/
“A total professional if ever there was one. Sharp-looking with a total command of the stage, Jason ignited everyone with an absolutely magnificent performance” Mike Martin, The Stage.
The Round Georges - 14 Sutherland Road, Kemptown, Brighton,
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Music
Admn: £5 ADV. Tickets £6 OTD
Fri 14 Nov 7pm
@ The Haunt
The Haunt
10 Pool Valley
Coach Station
Brighton BN1 1NJ
Website | Email


https://www.wegottickets.com/event/292379
New Wave Rap band MOKs end of year rave.

Grab your online tickets here > https://www.wegottickets.com/event/292379

The Haunt - 10 Pool Valley, Coach Station, Brighton, BN1 1NJ
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Music
Admn: £3 Entry
Sat 15 Nov Doors 2pm
@ The Brunswick
The Brunswick
1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road
Hove
BN3 1JF
t: 01273 733984


With so much talent bursting on the horizon from bands in their teenage years, it's absolutely criminal that there are not many platforms for musicians in this age range to show off their musical potential. From being in bands ourselves from the age of 15, we understand the difficulties of getting a gig in venues with certain licensing restrictions. As a result, presenting "Rising Stars". Featuring:

> 90 MILES SOUTH
90MS are an indie-folk band 5 piece from Brighton, who in their short time together have gone from strength to strength in the local scene with their upbeat groovy rhythms and striking vocal delivery.
www.facebook.com/90milessouth

> WILD HORSE
Wild Horse are a young & very talented rock band influenced by the greats: Rolling Stones, Hendrix, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Peter Green etc. In addition to positive reviews from the last time they performed for us, Wild Horse were also recognised by being the nomination for “Rock The House” for the Bexhill & Battle area by MP Greg Barker.
www.wildhorse-rockband.com/

> JACK EVANS
Jack is a singer-songwriter from Brighton, performing on both guitar and piano. He initiates a stylish slick delivery to his upbeat pop music.
www.facebook.com/JackEAEvansMusic

// Doors 2pm
// All ages welcome
// £3 Entry
// www.overheadwiresmusic.com/upcoming-gigs/151114
The Brunswick - 1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF
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Music
Admn: £18.90 - £22.90 plus £2.8
Mon 17 Nov 7.30pm
@ Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal
New Road
Brighton


In 1973 a record was released which would bridge the generation gap and become a rock anthem to both young and old - '20th Century Boy' was written and composed by Marc Bolan, who with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic of the original glam rock era.

With Bolan's special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs throughout the 1970s including 'Telegram Sam' and 'Jeepster' he was able to obtain what would be yet another Top 20 record later in 1976 that has since become one of the most memorable and everlasting signature tunes, 'I Love to Boogie'.

T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management. The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.

Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!

T.Rextasy – awarded the accolade of “The Best Live Tribute Band in the UK” by BBC1 TV.

“They’re the closest you’re ever going to get to the real thing” - Bill Legend (original T.Rex drummer)

“Danielz is more than a career lookalike. Here we have a serious guitarist with the animal grace of early Bolan and the clear unequivocal love of the music” – The Stage

Theatre Royal - New Road, Brighton,
t: 0844 871 7627 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £15
Tue 18 Nov 8pm
@ Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
New Road
Brighton
East Sussex BN1 1UG


Saxophonist and composer John Surman is a key member of a richly talented generation of British jazz artists who emerged during the 1960s, revered and admired internationally for his pioneering approach to jazz and improvised music.
Throughout his 40-year career, he has developed the use of electronics in solo and group performance, working with brass ensembles, choirs, string quartets and orchestras as well as in more familiar jazz settings.
John received two major UK awards in 2013 for his most recent ECM release, Saltash Bells, and a third at the end of the year for his latest choral composition, Lifelines. He celebrates his seventieth year in 2014 with a two-night residency at the London Jazz Festival, where he will be appearing with the Trans4mation string quartet and the Bergen Big Band. The concert in Brighton takes place the following week and will be the only opportunity to see him performing a solo show.
‘Surman paints an aural picture…created on the synthesiser, overlaid with interweaving melodic lines on the reed instruments. Although…recorded separately, he manages to play his different instruments so that they sound like they are responding to each other in real time, a stunning feat.’ BBC Music
Tickets are available from The Dome Box Office (Tel: 01273 709709) and online through Brighton Ticket Shop (www.brightonticketshop.com).
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre - New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UG
t: 01273 709709 | Website

Music
Admn: £5 Entry
Wed 19 Nov Doors 7:30pm
@ The Hope
The Hope
11-12 Queens Road
Brighton
BN1 3WA
t: 01273 325793
Website | Email


Twisted noise and distorted confusion, punk rock style. Clasp your umbrellas. Featuring:

> RAGWEED
Real rock music should hurt, or be a punishing experience. Yet still leave you with an overwhelming desire to come crawling back for more. Such is the view of the Brighton based, sludge punk trio; Ragweed.
http://ragweedrock.tumblr.com/

> PUNCHING SWANS
Initially a side project for all 3 members, Punching Swans has become a favourite in Medway for its noisy math-punk tunes and its raucous, swan costume-wearing live performances.
http://punchingswans.tumblr.com/

> BAD TIMING
"We play punk and you should listen". Step to it!
http://badtiminguk.bandcamp.com/

> FALSE-HEADS
Described by Q Magazine as... "While Pixies new material finds the band adjusting to their elder-statesmen status, Chichester quiet-loud rockers FalseHeads offer a reminder of Black Francis and co’s youthful imperiousness with the melodic, raucous Fall Around."
http://false-heads.bandcamp.com/

// Doors 7:30pm
// 18+
// £5 Entry
// www.overheadwiresmusic.com/upcoming-gigs/191114
The Hope - 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, , BN1 3WA
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Matt Schofield continues to push the frontiers and reshape the boundaries of the British blues tradition. Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, producer, and band leader. Ten years into his solo career, Schofield’s impact as one of the most influential and distinctive guitarists of his generation is unquestionable.
Along with his ever growing fan base from performances around the globe comes awards, industry, peer, and critical acclaim – three time British Blues Guitarist Of The Year, British Blues Album Of The Year (Heads, Tails & Aces – 2010) and the first guitarist inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall Of Fame. Mojo Magazine’s Blues Album Of The Year (Anything But Time – 2011) and Guitar & Bass Magazine’s Top Ten British Blues Guitarist Of All Time alongside Eric Clapton and Peter Green.
Schofield’s inimitable playing and tone has inspired legions of guitarists, and a signature Two-Rock Matt Schofield Amplifier. With his Hal Leonard “Blues Guitar Artistry” instructional DVD, Matt became one of the few British blues artists to join the company of Buddy Guy and Eric Johnson.
What remains most impressive is Schofield live. From main stages at prestigious festivals such as Montreal or North Sea Jazz, to packed houses in iconic clubs like New York’s Iridium or London’s 100 Club, Schofield’s ability to connect with audiences immediately and profoundly is unforgettable. His authenticity, mastery of guitar, emotive vocals, and improvisational brilliance are brought to life with innovative original compositions, as beautifully captured on the recent live album “Ten From The Road”.
Schofield will release his new album “Far As I Can See” on Mascot/Provogue Records in February 2014, the most pre-eminent blues guitar label in the world.
Please note, this is an all standing event.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: Free Entry
Fri 21 Nov 8-12 bar till 2!
@ Hotel Pelirocco
Hotel Pelirocco
10 Regency Square
Brighton
BN1 2FG
t: 01273 327055
Website | Email


Our All Mixed Up DJs 'Dunce & the Lord' are back for another night of eclectic tunes in the hotel bar.

Come on down for a cocktail & boogie!

Free entry; 8-12am
Hotel Pelirocco - 10 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FG
t: 01273 327055 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £7/ £5 concs/£3 under 12s
Fri 21 Nov Ends 21:30
@ St. Luke's Church Brighton
St. Luke's Church Brighton
Queen's Park Road,
Brighton
BN2 9ZB


In this year of remembrance of the Great War, the Divertimento Piano Trio pays tribute to the Spanish composer Enrique Granados who lost his life in 1916 when the ship he was travelling on in the English Channel was torpedoed by a German submarine. His Piano Trio is a most appealing work filled with folk-like melodies. Complementing it are Hummel’s delightful Trio in G Major and Mendelssohn’s magnificent Trio in D minor, described by Schumann as “a beautiful composition that will delight our grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”
St. Luke's Church Brighton - Queen's Park Road,, Brighton, BN2 9ZB
t: 01273 510595 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £12.50
Fri 21 Nov 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Barb Jungr presents Hard Rain, the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.
“Jungr has proved one of the greatest interpreters of Bob Dylan songs with two previous cover albums from his awesome songbook. This time, two towering masters of Jewish American song provide the raw material for Barb’s rich voice and finely details jazzy arrangements. A notable achievement.” ~ The Daily Mirror
A major UK artist at the peak of her career, Barb Jungr tours to celebrate the release of her latest album Hard Rain in which she sings the songs of iconic musicians Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.
Widely considered a world leading song-interpreter, Barb has gained worldwide acclaim as a performer of Bob Dylan’s work, and this new show brings together her hardest hitting set to date, performing the political and philosophical work of these two great icons through her inspired and contemporary arrangements.
Described as “possibly our greatest interpreter of Dylan’s songs” by Billy Bragg, Hard Rain sees Jungr up the ante, performing and recording her most demanding repertoire to date at the request of fans and lovers of these two most glorious and philosophically compelling popular songwriters.
Live Reviews:
5 stars ~ The Independent | 4 stars ~ The Times | 8/10 ~ Uncut Magazine (Album Review)
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £25. Groups 10+ £19.
Sat 22 Nov 8pm
@ Worthing Assembly hall
Worthing Assembly hall
Stoke Abbott Road
Worthing
BN11 1HQ


The Australian ABBA show.
Celebrating 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision, the internationally acclaimed Australian ABBA show, Björn Again, has achieved worldwide cult status and is acknowledged for single-handedly initiating the ABBA revival which brought about ABBA Gold, Muriel's Wedding and MAMMA MIA! With nearly 5,000 performances in 71 countries over the last 25 years, including the Royal Albert Hall, the ongoing success of Björn Again reflects the enduring appeal of ABBA.
Worthing Assembly hall - Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HQ
t: 01903 206 206 | Website

Music
Admn: £10-£14
Sat 22 Nov 19.30 - 22.00
@ St. George's Church
St. George's Church
BN2 1ED


A fairytale with echoes of the Little Mermaid, Dvorak’s Rusalka is a story of love that transcends the boundaries between the human and magical worlds. Look out for Heber Opera’s exciting new production this November. For more details, visit the website at www.heberopera.co.uk.
St. George's Church - BN2 1ED
t: 01273 495220 | Website

Music
Admn: £5 Entry
Wed 26 Nov Doors 8pm
@ The Brunswick
The Brunswick
1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road
Hove
BN3 1JF
t: 01273 733984


Smoke stackin', freight train drummin', story tellin' "Dirty Fingernails" is here. Expect to see a fusion of great unsigned and independent blues / country / folk acts bearing their souls and shining their rugged craftmanship. Featuring:

> LOUI LUCILLE
Loui Lucille formed in 2014 after meeting at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, heavily influenced by Jazz/Soul music with contemporary lyrics.
https://www.facebook.com/louilucille

> FLOODING RIVERS
Flooding Rivers' music is an electrified blend of Americana, country and blues, characterised by James Bandenburg's driving bluegrass-influenced electric guitar, drenched in Wild West echoes and interspersed with bursts of distorted chaos, thumping bass guitar and powerhouse drumming.
http://floodingrivers.bandcamp.com/

> THE SEASONS IN SHORTHAND
Reading based Alt-folk band bringing passionate, powerful, lyrically driven indie folk songs, delivered by dual male and female vocals. They have recently had support slots with Mark Morriss of The Bluetones and punk legend TV Smith as well as playing a show at O2 Academy 2 in Oxford supporting Wayne Hussey.
http://www.theseasonsinshorthand.co.uk/

> KAT SINCLAIR
A 20 year old musician originally from Southampton, Kat Sinclair has just returned having spent time in France busking and playing gigs around the Dordogne. She's been involved in the music scene along the South Coast for many years in various bands and ensembles but recently started writing her own acoustic material and, having enjoyed some BBC radio play in the past few weeks, is gaining recognition around the area.
http://ksinclair.co.vu/

// Doors 8pm
// 18+
// £5 Entry
// www.overheadwiresmusic.com/upcoming-gigs/261114
The Brunswick - 1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF
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Music
Admn: £5 Entry
Sat 29 Nov Doors 7:45pm
@ The Brunswick
The Brunswick
1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road
Hove
BN3 1JF
t: 01273 733984


Here to smooth you up into the weekend party frame, "Under Great Southern Lights" at The Brunswick is an electrifying groove machine to ignite the spirit. Showcasing sublime unsigned and independent alternative pop and funky grooves, we guarantee you'll be strutting your swagger. Featuring:

> THE FREEDUB PRESS
Big beat dub reggae band in Brighton taking influences from Dub Inc, the Skints, Sublime and Rage Against The Machine.
www.facebook.com/freedubpress

> SIMPSON
London based Simpson bring their unique brand of pop soul alternative jazz and funk to Brighton. They are currently working on their debut EP HeartBodySoul.
www.officialsimpson.com

> THE PURPLE LIGHTS
Prevailing husky lead vocals accompanied by animated acoustic guitar melodies heroically punching above its weight, fused with scintillating rhythmic grooves fashioned by the conductor behind the kit, charming the audience with angelic backing vocals.
www.facebook.com/PurpleLightsMusic

> NEIL McMILLAN
A singer/songwriter from Brighton singing songs about his own life and personal experience, with a captivating voice and sound.
https://soundcloud.com/neilhcmcmillan

// Doors 7:45pm
// 18+
// £5 Entry
// www.overheadwiresmusic.com/upcoming-gigs/291114
The Brunswick - 1 Holland Road 1 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF
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Multi award-winning guitarist-composer Antonio Forcione joins dynamic Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale to form a breathtaking duo which masterfully blends soul-jazz and Brazilian guitar with African and Latin rhythms. Passionately melodic, inventive and heart-warming, original world class music.
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: Free Entry
Tue 02 Dec 8pm till late
@ Hotel Pelirocco
Hotel Pelirocco
10 Regency Square
Brighton
BN1 2FG
t: 01273 327055
Website | Email


Mark Crozer is a British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from the UK but now living in Brooklyn, NY. He fronts rock band Mark Crozer and the Rels, who Hotel Pelirocco are very happy to welcome to come and play the hotel bar on their UK tour.

Make sure you head down to the hotel bar for a night of rock and roll true Pelirocco style!
Hotel Pelirocco - 10 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FG
t: 01273327055 | Website | Email


When Menuhin met Grappelli. Peter Fisher is a renowned international concert violinist, and with Mike Hatchard and a swinging rhythm section they aim to recreate the entente cordiale of the celebrated pairing of two violinists who took the world by storm after being paired on the Parkinson Show. This is one of those shows that is not just informative, it puts you in a benevolent mood being cheerful, optimistic and uplifting.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £10
Thu 04 Dec 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


December sees the return of The Elevators Bigish Band for their annual pre-Christmas Ropetackle bash.
The UK’s top blues band is joined by the South Coast’s finest Brass Monkeys Horn Section and will again be blowing up a storm for lovers of BB King, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, and the great British blues bands of the sixties like Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall. Following a year of great success in blues clubs and festivals around the UK, this show is one definitely not-to-be-missed.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email


A very special Christmas ceilidh with the irrepressible Kate’s Kitchen Band. Get down to your English roots, dance the night away and share our mince pies to get into the Christmas mood!
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email


Francina Moll Salford (violin) and Nathan Tinker (piano) will be performing Ravel's Sonata, a work which adventurously exploits texture and colour by combining elements from popular forms and "pure" jazz. Next Francina will perform Ysaÿe's Sonata Number 3 for Solo Violin, a ballade in two sections which challenges both the virtuosity and expressivity of the performer. The recital will come to an end with Prokofiev's Sonata Number 1, a dark and emotionally intense piece full of sombre reflections of strength and freedom.
St Luke's Church - Hove
t: 01273 510595 | Website | Email


When Menuhin met Grappelli. Peter Fisher is a renowned international concert violinist, and with Mike Hatchard and a swinging rhythm section they aim to recreate the entente cordiale of the celebrated pairing of two violinists who took the world by storm after being paired on the Parkinson Show. This is one of those shows that is not just informative, it puts you in a benevolent mood being cheerful, optimistic and uplifting.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email


A wonderful Christmas concert by the Adur Concert Band. Long established in Shoreham, the Adur Concert Band plays and tours in Europe as well as entertaining in Sussex all year round. Kick off your seasonal celebrations with this unmissable family evening of fun. Lots of rousing festive favourites guaranteed, including carol singing with the band.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email


Visionary piano virtuoso and former Cardiacs organ maestro, William D Drake visits Brighton with his lovely band for the annual Christmas ‘Billfest,’ playing songs from his much anticipated album, Revere Reach, due out in early 2015.
Two of his group are the brothers Larcombe, namely Stars in Battledress who will play their own intricate, witty and psychedelic songs from the recent critically acclaimed album, In Droplet Form.
Crayola Lectern will set the tone for the evening, embuing the atmosphere with the requisite mystery, suspense and eccentric beauty for a jolly rollicking good night out.
Komedia Studio Bar - BN1 1UN
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Music
Admn: £5 Entry
Thu 11 Dec Doors 7:45pm
@ The Hope
The Hope
11-12 Queens Road
Brighton
BN1 3WA
t: 01273 325793
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Here to smooth you up into the weekend party frame, "Under Great Southern Lights" at The Brunswick is an electrifying groove machine to ignite the spirit. Showcasing sublime unsigned and independent alternative pop and funky grooves, we guarantee you'll be strutting your swagger. Featuring:

> THE FREEDUB PRESS
Big beat dub reggae band in Brighton taking influences from Dub Inc, the Skints, Sublime and Rage Against The Machine.
www.facebook.com/freedubpress

> SIMPSON
London based Simpson bring their unique brand of pop soul alternative jazz and funk to Brighton. They are currently working on their debut EP HeartBodySoul.
www.officialsimpson.com

> THE PURPLE LIGHTS
Prevailing husky lead vocals accompanied by animated acoustic guitar melodies heroically punching above its weight, fused with scintillating rhythmic grooves fashioned by the conductor behind the kit, charming the audience with angelic backing vocals.
www.facebook.com/PurpleLightsMusic

> NEIL McMILLAN
A singer/songwriter from Brighton singing songs about his own life and personal experience, with a captivating voice and sound.
https://soundcloud.com/neilhcmcmillan

// Doors 7:45pm
// 18+
// £5 Entry
// www.overheadwiresmusic.com/upcoming-gigs/291114
The Hope - 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, , BN1 3WA
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Avoid getting the usual pair of Santa socks or reindeer tie and ask for what you really want this Christmas – tickets to see South Coast Soul Revue’s Christmas Party at Ropetackle! The south coast’s premier live funk and soul band is back once again to give you a shot of soul/funk adrenalin to see you through to Christmas and beyond. Just don’t blame them when your other Christmas parties aren’t as great as this one!
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email


African Night Fever presents another tropical dance party with the amazing Kasaï Masaï Band.
Based in London and led by ‘Voodoo King’ Nickens Nkoso, Kasaï Masaï play the traditional sound of the most remote equatorial villages, with an urban twist. The band is a 5-piece outfit, consisting of d’jembe, guitar, saxophone, bass and drum. To add that extra exotic touch they are also joined by a balafon player, an MC, plus dancers. With DJ sets and sumptuous Afro-Caribbean food available, this night promises to bring together the flavours, rhythms and tastes of equatorial Africa in truly unique style.
Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Limited seating.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £5.00 on the door
Sun 14 Dec 3pm
@ The Church of the Good Shepherd
The Church of the Good Shepherd
272 Dyke Road
Brighton
BN1


Concert of old and new Christmas music to get you in the festive mood.
The Church of the Good Shepherd - 272 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1

Music
Admn: £12
Tue 16 Dec 7pm
@ Proud Cabaret Brighton
Proud Cabaret Brighton
83 St Georges Road
Brighton
BN2 1EF


Come and join us for an evening of Christmas festivities!
Pop on your glad rags and enjoy a fun packed evening of entertainment with a champagne reception, plus a special guest appearance. A show not to be missed!

The sensation vocal trio perform hits from The Supremes, The Andrew Sisters, Shirley Bassey and Tina Turner to the West End and Broadway.

*All tickets sales are being donated in aid of Arthritis Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Tickets £12
Doors open at 7pm
Meet and Greet Champagne Reception
8pm Show
Bar open till 11pm

Buy tickets at: www.silhouette-proudbrighton.eventbrite.co.uk

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Proud Cabaret Brighton - 83 St Georges Road, Brighton, BN2 1EF
t: 0161 818 8864 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £14
Thu 18 Dec 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Bella Hardy December Tour 2014
BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year 2014
‘Christmas is Bella’s season… her Christmas songs should be a mandatory start to the festive season every year’ ~ Spiral Earth
‘Enveiled, committed, uncontrived, persuasive, passionate, empowering, and utterly wonderful’ ~ fRoots
Bella Hardy is easily one of the most creative, prolific and original folk singers in the UK. Her captivating voice inhabits her characters and spins her stories with an equal balance of strength and sensitivity. With fiddle in hand, she presents folk songs in the best tradition; not as antiquated museum pieces, but as relevant and very human artworks. This December she takes to the road performing her own spell-binding songs intertwined with a seasonal mix of festive treats from her 2012 Christmas album Bright Morning Star. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment, this will be a very special night indeed.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: Free
Sat 20 Dec 7:30pm
@ The Round Georges
The Round Georges
14 Sutherland Road
Kemptown
Brighton


Traditional folk from both sides of the Atlantic. Clear, beautiful vocals, rich harmonies and virtuoso musicianship. What a delight and an honour to welcome the Long Hill Ramblers to their first Round Georges gig. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear top quality, gimmick free folk from some of Brighton's finest players! Free admission
http://www.longhillramblers.com/
The Round Georges - 14 Sutherland Road, Kemptown, Brighton,
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Music
Admn: £10 / £8 (students/OAP)
Sat 20 Dec 4:00pm - 5:00pm
@ Friends Meeting House
Friends Meeting House
Ship Street
Brighton
BN1 1AF



Friends Meeting House - Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF
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Richard Durrant Candlelit Christmas Guitar Concert
With special guest Amy Kakoura and the choir of St Nicolas & St Mary’s School, Shoreham (for the matinee show only).
The UK’s leading concert guitarist offers up his annual midwinter, acoustic feast. Playing Christmas music from across the ages Richard is joined by the incredible voice of Amy Kakoura, a singer of Irish/Greek descent, and the St Nicolas & St Mary School Choir.
The evening will also feature music from Richard’s 2013 album Christmas Guitars.
‘A beautiful, simple, festive album from the man dubbed the Guitar Whisperer’ ~ Daily Express
‘Durrant’s Christmas album is brimful of technically impressive guitar playing on the folk/classical cusp… possibly the least twee use of children on a Christmas album’ ~ The Independent
Matinee and evening performances, book very early to avoid disappointment.
Matinee Show: 3pm / Evening Show: 8pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £5.00 on the door
Mon 22 Dec 7:30pm
@ Unitarian Church
Unitarian Church
New Road
Brighton
BN1 1UF


A selection of seasonal music with a classical twist to start Christmas week in style.
Unitarian Church - New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF


Boxing Day jazz breakfasts are something of a tradition here at Ropetackle, always selling out. Mike Hatchard’s guests for this post-festive extravaganza include award winning drummer Bobby Worth and legendary saxophonist Bobby Wellins. Mike’s quintet never swings as hard as on Boxing Day, and the abundance of Christmas crackers guarantees at least a couple of new jokes into his repertoire.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: Free
Sat 27 Dec 8pm
@ The Round Georges
The Round Georges
14 Sutherland Road
Kemptown
Brighton


Rock and roll away those post xmas blues!!!! New Orleans Boogie Woogie rhythm 'n' blues performed by the legendary Diz 'Honeybear' Watson, as part of the launch of his fab new album. So long, Santa, and see YOU at the Round Georges!
http://www.dizwatson.com/
Free Entry as always...
The Round Georges - 14 Sutherland Road, Kemptown, Brighton,
t: 01273 691833 | Website

Music
Mon 29 Dec 7pm
@ Komedia
Komedia
Gardner Street
North Laine
Brighton East Sussex BN1 1UN
t: 01273 647100
Website | Email


Keep it cash - The best Johnny Cash tribute around. featured ion the film 'walk the line' playing all his greatest songs
Komedia - Gardner Street, North Laine, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UN

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
Website | Email


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


Well-known and loved local musicians Ellie Blackshaw (violin) and Rachel Fryer (piano) return to St. Luke's to give two world premieres by Julian Broughton and Guy Richardson alongside twentieth century sonatas by Elgar and Janacek.
St Luke's Church - Hove
t: 01273 510595 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £7/ £5 concs/£3 under 12s
Fri 13 Feb Ends 21:30
@ St. Luke's Church (Brighton)
St. Luke's Church (Brighton)
Queen's Park Road
Brighton
BN2 9ZB


St. Luke's presents the Passepartout Piano Duo, (Alexandra Zlătior and Nathan Tinker) a dynamic piano duo based in London who will bring you some staple classics of Brahms and Schubert along with an exciting Brighton premiere of Eduardo Andrade's 'Flashbacks'. Moulding repertoire to their style the duo will perform their own arrangement of Piazzolla's favourite tangos and will finish with a delightful selection of Michael Easton's 'Cocktail Suite', a fitting conclusion to a feast of music for four-hands.
St. Luke's Church (Brighton) - Queen's Park Road, Brighton, BN2 9ZB
t: 01273 510595 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £7/ £5 concs/£3 under 12s
Fri 27 Feb Ends 21:30
@ St Luke's Church
St Luke's Church
Hove


The Brighton-based Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra are returning to Music and Wine at St. Luke’s to perform their usual eclectic mix ranging from classical to popular tunes and contemporary music. Featured is a Vivaldi Concerto for Guitar and Flute with wonderful soloists Sam Brown on guitar and Canadian Kathy Rogers on flute, both of whom are repeat performers with the group. The popular, award-winning orchestra of nearly 30 players will pluck, tremolo and strum the evening away for you on mandolins, mandolas, mandobass, guitars and even bass viol.
St Luke's Church - Hove
t: 01273 510595 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £17 Seated, £15 Standing
Fri 06 Mar 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


Geno Washington is still the No.1 60s Soul Man, the real deal… enjoying cult status in the Soul, R&B, Blues and Northern Soul scenes, due in main to his unsurpassable reputation as a live performer. A contemporary of Alexis Corner, Gerogie Fame, The Small Faces, and Jimi Hendrix (all of whom were his support acts back in the day), he is as electrifying on stage today as ever, a force of nature and a genuine joy to behold.
Geno was recently invited to play to a sell-out audience as part of the prestigious annual Lord’s Taverners charity fundraiser at The Albert Hall and was also picked by Ray Davies to play as the main act at The Royal Festival Hall at his ‘Summer Meltdown’ finale. He was also recently asked to present Dexys Midnight Runners with an award for longevity at The Mojo Music Awards… is that irony?
And in case you didn’t know… in 1980 ‘Oh Geno!’ was a massive No.1 hit in the UK for Dexys Midnight Runners. Vocalist Kevin Rowland based the song on his memories as a youth, of Geno’s gigs, when club-land used to echo to the chants of Geno! Geno! Geno!
Geno Washington & The Yo Yo’s! feature members of the super tight Ram Jam Band – playing a blistering set of pared down Street Soul, R&B and House Rockin’ Blues.
Always ready to rock the house, the king of the swingers Geno Washington is the incarnation of all things ’60s. Hipsters and flipsters, movers and shakers alike, are all rendered incapable of having a bad time, when the Good Time Guru gets his army of fans on the good foot! The old Geno magic still drags them in and sends them home high.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £14 Seated, £12 Standing
Sat 07 Mar 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


“One of the great blues men of our time” ~ Jools Holland
“An agile guitarist backing that up with some suitably raspy vocals” ~ Q Magazine
“I love this guy…he has a voice that sounds like it’s been soaked in turpentine for the last decade!” ~ Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music
2011 saw acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter Big Boy Bloater launch his solo career with an album full of catchy and clever self-penned material and some impressive showcase gigs. 2011 saw him as a guest on Jools Holland’s BBC Radio 2 show and found him as a special guest of Imelda May at two of her big UK concerts (Roundhouse, March 2011 & Somerset House, July 2011) as well as being personally invited by Imelda to be the support for her UK tour in November ‘11, which was followed up by a successful headline UK tour of his own in Feb 2012. He has had major features in national magazines Total Guitar, UK Rock & Roll, and Classic Rock Blues and in March 2012 was invited on the the Jo Whiley show on BBC Radio 2 to chat to Craig Charles.
The self-titled album, ‘Big Boy Bloater & The Limits’, released in March 2011, (featuring special guest appearances from Imelda May and jazz-funk legend Snowboy) attracted much critical acclaim. The self-penned numbers showed not only great musicianship but a maturity in style. Bloater quickly followed this up with a brand new album ‘The World Explained’ (released 1st October 2012), which went Top 5 on the Amazon and iTunes Blues Download charts and has received some amazing reviews from the roots community and further afield. It was picked as one of the Classic Rock Blues magazine’s Top 50 releases of 2012, also garnering a spot in the Editor’s personal picks of the year.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £7/ £5 concs/£3 under 12s
Fri 13 Mar Ends 21:30
@ St Johns Ambulance
St Johns Ambulance
(behind Churchill house) Hangleton Road
Brighton
BN3 7SG


Classically trained, Klio Blonz and Siobhan Swider have been busy performing both as soloists and ensemble players in the U.K and abroad, in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Barbican, St James’s Piccadilly and St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.
Amalthea Duo brings the past to the present and explores music from different continents and cultures. A real feast for the ears, you will discover music by Ravel, Hovhaness, Debussy and Shankar amongst others.

St Johns Ambulance - (behind Churchill house) Hangleton Road, Brighton, BN3 7SG
t: 01273 510595 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £19.50 Seat, £17.50 Stand
Thu 26 Mar 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


“Tremendous, joyous, remarkable… the cream of their genre” ~ Rolling Stone
Hello, we’re Oysterband. We make a kind of modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart but not always quiet. We’ve been doing this for a long time, and we’re pretty good at it by now.
At first purely a dance band (The Oyster Ceilidh Band), Oysterband soon started experimenting with radical arrangements of traditional songs and with home recording, determined that traditional music should not be just a branch of the heritage industry.
Musicians came and went, the name shortened, and 1986 they released their first album Step Outside. During the late 80s Oysterband toured across the globe, including Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and North America. They have played alongside the likes of Michelle Shocked and Billy Bragg, toured for the British Council in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Morocco. These travels had a powerful impact on their attitudes to both the world and to song writing.
In 1990 they recorded Freedom And Rain with the great English folk diva June Tabor. Although essentially a trad and covers collection, the songs were shrewdly chosen, and the album was very well received, particularly in the US where Rolling Stone commented “imagine if Aerosmith and Madonna announced they were to tour together…!!”
Meanwhile in the UK the ground was shifting. As Oysterband expanded from their folk background, others were expanding from rock into folk, and the convergence became a new scene including The Pogues, The Levellers, The Waterboys, and Celtas Cortos. The high-point from this period was probably Holy Bandits (1993); the first song When I’m Up I Can’t Get Down was later a substantial hit for Great Big Sea in North America.
In the early to mid noughties, Oysterband recorded collaborations with Eliza Carthy, The Handsome Family, and others, as well as establishing the hugely popular festival The Big Session.
More recently the band have found remarkable success from their reunion album with June Tabor, Ragged Kingdom, released in 2011. 21 years after Freedom And Rain may seem perverse, but it was well worth the wait. Ragged Kingdom earned no less than 3 BBC Folk Awards (Best Trad Track, Best Album, and Best Group).
Currently working on songs for a new album, and after such a long a career, Oysterband can’t help feel that the most fruitful time might be right now. Make sure you don’t miss this incredibale return to form.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £7/ £5 concs/£3 under 12s
Fri 27 Mar Ends 21:30
@ St. Luke's Church Brighton
St. Luke's Church Brighton
Queen's Park Road,
Brighton
BN2 9ZB


Pentagon String Ensemble is a flexible string group consisting of players who have performed together for many years. They have chosen a programme of some of their favourite string trio repertoire for their concert at St. Luke's. Mozart composed several beautiful Preludes to precede arrangements of fugues by some of the Bach family which work very nicely for the ensemble. The Sibelius Suite is an early work written while he was still a student but is an incredibly mature composition with some wonderful references to Baroque music. The final piece in the programme is a String trio by Howard Blake, this short 3 movement piece is wonderfully accessible and a pleasure to play. The ensemble recently gave the first public performance of this piece, attended by Mr Blake.
St. Luke's Church Brighton - Queen's Park Road,, Brighton, BN2 9ZB
t: 01273 510595 | Website | Email

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
Website | Email


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: £7/ £5 concs/£3 under 12s
Fri 10 Apr Ends 21:30
@ St. Luke's Church (Brighton)
St. Luke's Church (Brighton)
Queen's Park Road
Brighton
BN2 9ZB


A celebration of the wonderful and influential music written for the keyboard by French composers. The programme will follow connections through gorgeous works by Rameau, Debussy, Chabrier, and Ravel up to the music of our own time. Ravel cited the music of Chabrier as his greatest influence and the concert will include some of Chabrier's most sublime works for piano as well as Ravel's own A la manière de d'Emmanuel Chabrier. Pavane pour une infante défunte and Jeux d'eau.
St. Luke's Church (Brighton) - Queen's Park Road, Brighton, BN2 9ZB
t: 01273 510595 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £7/ £5 concs/£3 under 12s
Fri 24 Apr Ends 21:30
@ St. Luke's Church (Brighton)
St. Luke's Church (Brighton)
Queen's Park Road
Brighton
BN2 9ZB


Soprano Marie Jaermann and guitarist Sam Brown perform a programme of songs from the Renaissance to the present day – demonstrating that, while people may change their tune from century to century, the song they sing is fundamentally the same. To include works by Schubert, Dowland and Falla.
St. Luke's Church (Brighton) - Queen's Park Road, Brighton, BN2 9ZB
t: 01273 510595 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £22.50 Standing
Sat 09 May 8pm
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
Ropetackle Arts Centre
BN43 5EG


FORTY YEARS OF SHOWADDYWADDY
Showaddywaddy have long been established as Europe’s most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock and roll. Their record speaks for itself! 23 top 40 hit singles, including 10 top 5 hits (Under The Moon Of Love, When, You Got What It Takes, 3 Steps To Heaven, Hey Rock & Roll) 15 massive selling albums (including the Christmas number 1 in 1978), in excess of 50 Top Of The Pops performances, and countless industry awards!
An incredible live show – acclaimed the world over! Showaddywaddy were bill toppers at the prestigious Golden Orpheus World Music Festival before a staggering TV audience of 300 million people – making history in the process by becoming the first western-world band to be screened live in communist Cuba!
As if the band’s amazing success through four decades were not enough, well into the 21st century the demand for these legendary performers is every bit as strong, serving as a testament to their outstanding reputation as live artists.
On the back of a rich and hugely successful career, and due to massive public demand, the band are continuing to tour extensively with a brand new show featuring an extended line-up.
Formed on September 1st 1973, their show at Ropetackle forms part of a new landmark 80+ date nationwide tour which will take the boys to every corner of the UK celebrating forty incredible years of rock and roll. With a revitalized show, expect all the hits and many surprises along the way.
The band’s track record and versatility are without question – concerts, conventions, festivals, universities, colleges, clubs, and private functions the world over still clamour to have the remarkable SHOWADDYWADDY perform, don’t miss them here at Ropetackle!
Rock and roll is alive and kicking in the hands of this amazing band.
Please note, this is an all standing event.
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £3/£5
Fri 24 Oct 22:00-04:00 until Sat 25 Oct
@ 10 Below
10 Below
,Ship street
Brighton


House/Techno/Disco/Experimental

Mehtola (Well Rounded/Unconditional)
Will Cooper
Diegetics
Scott Bollands (Bol)

Plans are finally in motion...come join us for a dance and a tipple as we make our Brighton debut in one of the cities most intimate venues.

£3 before midnight (& NUS), £5 after with FULL names on the wall
10 Below - ,Ship street, Brighton,
t: 07896151007 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £6 advance/£7 on the door
Fri 24 Oct from 8pm Every Thursday until Sat 25 Oct
@ The Latest Music Bar
The Latest Music Bar
14 - 17 Manchester Street
Brighton BN2 1TF
t: 01273 687171
Website | Email


..Tickets on sale now from....

http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/ready-steady-go-live-with-jacqui-carroll-and-the-fliks/10032752
The Latest Music Bar - 14 - 17 Manchester Street, Brighton, BN2 1TF

Music
Fri 24 Oct 6:30pm until Sun 26 Oct
@ St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's Church
St. James Street/Rock Gardens
Brighton BN2 1PR



St. Mary's Church - St. James Street/Rock Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1PR


Vocalist Claire Martin OBE and saxophonist Julian Nicholas have joined forces and combined their love of the South Coast and their professional jazz profiles to curate a brand new jazz festival to be hosted at the vibrant Ropetackle Arts Centre.
This three day event will celebrate the world class talent from our region with exclusive appearances by both established and up-and-coming artists alike. There will also be adult and junior jazz improvisation workshops, an award-winning photography exhibition, and a guide to ‘essential jazz tracks’ from a top jazz broadcaster.
Whether you already know you love jazz or not, with top jazz vocals, sublime saxophones, cinematic soundscapes and funky big bands this festival is for both newcomers and aficionados!
Ropetackle Arts Centre - BN43 5EG
t: 01273 464440 | Website | Email

Music
Admn: £10 taster/ £100 p/term
Mon 06 Oct 8pm Every Monday until Mon 08 Dec
@ Ralli Hall
Ralli Hall
81 Denmark Villas
Hove
East Sussex BN3 3TH


£80 if booked before July 31st
Brighton Pop Choir offers people who love to sing the chance to be part of a fun and friendly choir, run by experienced and qualified vocal coaches.
The choir runs through term time and each term leads up to an exciting public performance!
Come along for a taster session to see if you'd like to join our team! Once you join, you are offered a completely free 1-2-1 30 minute singing lesson with one of our experienced vocal coaches. A fab chance for some 1-2-1 advice before joining the rest of the choir for a good old sing song!
Ralli Hall - 81 Denmark Villas, Hove, East Sussex BN3 3TH
t: 07711 649043 | 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
t: 07813 438681 | Website | Email




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