Music

Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Bootique 5 line up announced

Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Bootique 5 line up announced

Fatboy Slim has announced the line-up for his Big Beach Bootique 5 at the home of Brighton and Hove Albion – the Amex Stadium. Standing alongside Fatboy Slim himself will be some of the biggest names in dance music: Carl Cox, Nero, Annie Mac, Luciano, DJ Fresh, Maya Jane-Coles, The 2 Bears, Jaguar Skills, Doorly [...]

Brighton preview: Ben Howard @ Concorde 2 – 15 February 2012

Brighton event Ben Howard

Ben Howard is no stranger to Brighton. So far he’s played The Great Escape, The Hope and Komedia, among others. Having toured all of the country and beyond since 2009, he’s gained quite a following of loyal fans. He’s returning to Brighton on 15 February for his biggest solo Brighton gig yet at Concorde 2, [...]

Brighton event: Glenn Miller Big Band Dance @ The Shoreham Centre 25 February 2012

Brighton event Glenn Miller Big Band Dance @ The Shoreham Centre 25 February 2012

Come and listen or dance to the Les Paul 18 piece Big Band at the Shoreham Centre on the 25 Feb 2012. We will be playing all the Miller standards plus other 1940′s swing music. 8pm to 11.30pm with free parking and bar. Tickets only £12.50 and can be reserved by phoning the band leader [...]

Ambrose Harcourt celebrates 25 Years of Spreading The Lurve

With Valentines Day fast approaching, it’s time to get in the mood for lurve! He is the Barry White of Sussex and there aren’t many people in the area who can say we haven’t heard his deep romantic tones on the radio. Ambrose Harcourt, ‘Mr Lurve’,  recently celebrated 25 years of spreading the Lurve to [...]

Brighton event: The Big Love Inn @ The Loft 11 February 2012

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Join us for this Valentine’s club night featuring the best DJs in town – Seamus Haji, Chamboche, Go Bang and Disco Deviant – it’s gonna be a great night. Tickets available from Ransom Note. Venue: The Loft, 10 Ship Street, Brighton Start Date: 2011-02-11 Price: £5 in advance, £7 on the door

Brighton review: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ Duke of York’s Cinema Saturday 28 January

Brighton review VIVE LA FRANCE! @ Duke of York’s Cinema Saturday 28 January

The successful Vive La France festival ended on a high with a night of music and film at the Duke of York Cinema. Cinemagoers were treated to a concert by Melanie Pain, formerly of successful French group Nouvelle Vague, before a late night screening of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s modern classic Amelie. The 100-year-old building provided the [...]

First acts on The Great Escape 2012 line up announced

First acts on The Great Escape 2012 line up announced

The first few acts to make the prestigious line up of The Great Escape Festival 2012, Europe’s leading festival for new music, have been announced. The Great Escape Festival will once again be taking over 30 venues in Brighton from 10 – 12 May 2012. Crossing genres from Catalan garage to Australian electro-chant, UK Surf [...]

Brighton review: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Green Door Store Friday 27 January

Brighton review VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Green Door Store Friday 27 January

Friday’s Vive La France offerings at The Green Door Store came in the form of Sing Sing My Darling, Justine Taton and Phoebe Killdeer and The Short Straws. Local favourites Transformer, a ‘French Connection’ act with members from Brighton and France, were also on hand. They entertained the crowd between sets with their eclectic concoction [...]

Brighton review: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Green Door Store Thursday 26 January

Brighton review VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Green Door Store Thursday 26 January

This year’s Vive La France festival, courtesy of Brighton promoters Melting Vinyl, got started at The Green Door Store with performances by Les Zuts, Mesparrow and Francois and the Atlas Mountains. Performing under the ‘French Collection’ banner, Les Zuts opened the night with a charming performance of Gallic songs from over the years. Fronted by [...]

Brighton and Hove event: Pick Your Plectrum – open call for Brighton string musicians @ TOM

Folk, Americana, Jazz and Country melodies are swelling to a lively, spirited height at a newly-formed Pick music night in Brighton and Hove. But here, at TOM’s Bar Pick Nights, the music is made by anyone who wishes to play. Gathered together round a table (in lieu of a roaring log fire) players create spontaneous [...]

Brighton review: Explosions in the Sky @ Concorde 2 – 28 January 2012

Brighton review: Explosions in the Sky @ Concorde 2 - 28 January 2012

The blustery seafront walk to Concorde 2 is a tiresome task which raises your hopes and expectations of the night ahead. Having not seen Explosions in the Sky in years, just increased my expectations even more. The quasi-classical-post-rock symphonies and towering crescendos were delivered with plenty of momentum, which was always expected and their humility [...]

Brighton preview: Submotion Orchestra @ Concorde 2 – 16 March 2012

Brighton preview: Submotion Orchestra @ Concorde 2 - 16 March 2012

Submotion Orchestra are a collaboration of musicians from Leeds who came together in response to an Arts Council commission for a live dubstep work to be staged in Yorkminster Cathedral. This is one of the stranger beginnings a band could have asked for, I mean there aren’t many musicians who have had the opportunity to [...]

Brighton preview: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ Duke of York’s Cinema Saturday 28 January

Brighton preview VIVE LA FRANCE! @ Duke of York’s Cinema Saturday 28 January

Saturday night at the Duke of York’s presents a unique opportunity for the full-on-Francophile and the more casual French fan alike. Melanie Pain (pictured), a former member of Nouvelle Vague, will be performing a delightful selection of chansons to prepare us for a late-night screening of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s quintessentially French masterpiece Amelie. For anyone who [...]

Brighton preview: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Hope Friday 27 January

Brighton preview VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Hope Friday 27 January

Friday at The Hope might throw up a few unexpected surprises with Turzi Electronique Experience, Concrete Knives, Halfway (pictured) and L’Amour Electronique DJs all playing. Turzi seem to be setting their own scene by describing themselves as an ‘Electronique Experience’. The five piece fronted by Romain Turzi may not sound particularly French but their unique [...]

Brighton preview: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Green Door Store Friday 27 January

Brighton preview VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Green Door Store Friday 27 January

It’s another quintessentially French night at The Green Door Store this Friday as Phoebe Killdeer & the Short Straws (pictured), Justine Taton, Sing Sing My Darling and Transformer DJs all take to the stage. Anyone who knows Nouvelle Vague will most likely be aware of Phoebe Kildeer who joined the band in 2004 and toured [...]