Live Reviews

Reviews of previous gigs and events from bands in Brighton & beyond.


Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Sophie Ellis-Bextor In January 2014, Sophie Ellis-Bextor – who’d scored six UK top 10 singles by that point – released Wanderlust, an album full of baroque chamber pop and experimental flirtations with folk. The sudden shift away from the disco and dance of old was seen as risky by many, […]

Review: Getting Familia with Sophie Ellis-Bextor


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Duncan Reid And The Big Heads. Saturday 4 February at The Prince Albert was set to be a great night of rock n roll. Yeah! There are only two people in the entire world who can claim to have played with the Ramones while not actually being tagged with the […]

Review: Duncan Reid visits Brighton


Gabrielle Aplin, photo by Gili Dailes
There was a lot of love in The Haunt when Gabrielle took to the stage, and not just because of Valentine’s Day. The British singer (now a Brighton local – but more on that later) was a powerful figure on stage, her stunning voice filling the room, bathing a full […]

Review: Gabrielle Aplin @ The Haunt 14/02/17



From The Jam
From The Jam It has been many a year since I last saw The Jam, in fact I was on their road crew in Edinburgh when they played a small venue called Clouds in July back in 1977! All Around The World was the single out at that time. Told […]

Review: Hot and Sticky with From The Jam


Sex Pissed Dolls
You better believe it! Punk is still alive and kicking and that night it had even more with long hair, lipstick, ripped fishnets and a bucket load of attitude! The Haunt: Brighton 19/10/2016 “The performance and energy you witness at a Sex Pissed Dolls gig has to be seen to […]

Review: Sex Pissed Dolls – Anarchy in Brighton


Glen Matlock
Glen Matlock This was set to be a special evening, an evening with Glen Matlock. Glen Matlock has truly left his mark on the music industry throughout his career. Glen is an English musician and is probably best known for being the bass guitarist in the original line-up of the […]

Review: An evening with Sex Pistol Glen Matlock



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The Ramonas arrive in Brighton. Guitars, drums and baseball bats and then turn it up to 11 at The Prince Albert in Brighton. Dirt Royal Guests of The Ramonas for this gig were the fabulous Brightons own Dirt Royal guys. Dirt Royal are: Charlie Russell: lead vocals/bass, Leon Fenton: lead […]

Review: Ramonas – Blitzkreig Bop over Brighton!


GoGo Penguin. Photos by Gili Dailes
We arrived at the Falmer student campus, finally found the ACCA and grabbed a drink at the bar. As we entered the atmospherically lit venue, we made our way to the front and were greeted by a simple yet elegantly set stage. A double bass lay peacefully on its side, […]

Review: GoGo Penguin @ ACCA – 2/11/2016


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“Do you know the Big Beat Manifesto?” Asks Matt King, wearing an all black ensemble complete with shades as he saunters onto the stage at Concorde 2, fully in character as Super Hans; the drug bingeing ‘musician’ friend of Jez from the hit comedy Peep Show. “For the 2 of […]

Review: Super Hans @ Concorde 2 18/10/16