live music


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


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!



“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


A night with Rock Royalty was promised with The Sharks. But first…. A great little venue tucked away in Lewes was the setting for what promised to be a great night out, and some top music – LIVE! Kudos to the fabulous Idle Talk who were main support of the […]

Review: Swimming with Sharks – Danger!


What better way to get a send off for summer than with the sunny sounds of Frankie Knight? I headed down to the Green Door Store on the last Tuesday in August, where Frankie was hosting an evening to promote her White Lies EP, as well as showcase some all […]

Review: Frankie Knight + Lu’Ami @ Green Door Store 30/08/16



TOGETHER THE PEOPLE Festival Preston Park Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th September, 2016 We, the people of Brighton and its surroundings, tend to like a good independent, green, music, art & food related initiative. That’s why we honestly cannot wait for this year’s TOGETHER THE PEOPLE Festival. How good is […]

Preview: TOGETHER THE PEOPLE Festival


Rudimental_Wild Life_Photo by Gili Dailes
This year’s WILD LIFE Festival took place over the weekend for the second time at Brighton City Airport (which is actually situated in Shoreham-by-Sea… It’s all about the branding, innit). Co-hosted again by headliners Disclosure and Rudimental, the festival sold out on Saturday and reached very close to capacity on […]

Review: WILD LIFE Festival


WILD LIFE Festival Brighton City Airport Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th June, 2016 Here we go again! There’s a lot of excitement for the return of WILD LIFE this year. Hosted by Disclosure & Rudimental it’s going to push all the right buttons for fans of Dance Music and Hip-Hop, with support from Busta […]

Preview: WILD LIFE Festival



A cold and chilly April evening I set out with my camera etc and headed off into Brighton, destination The Haunt. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had heard of Shonen Knife – a Japanese, 3 female, bubblegum punk outfit. The band are definitely led by Naoko, controlling the […]

Review: A slice of Shonen Knife


Running for the 4th time since its inception in 2013, Love Supreme Jazz Festival will return to the beautiful South Downs for a weekend of world-class performances in the beginning of July. This year’s star studded line-up will include headline performances by some of the hottest names in today’s jazz, […]

Preview: Love Supreme Jazz Festival


The Vibrators: Pete Honkamaki – bass guitar
12th March 2016 This looked set to be a fine night of Rock n Roll and punk! Three bands were set to play and The Vibrators topping the bill on this part of their 40th Anniversary tour. The Vibrators were back with us at The Prince Albert on their European […]

Review: The Vibrators – Buzzing in Brighton