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The Libertines, Photo by Gili Dailes
The Libertines signed off their Tiddeley Om Pom Pom tour with a sold out show at Brighton Centre and it seems like they never stopped An unprecedented three support acts preceded The Libertines on this wet and quintessentially English evening. Deadcuts, who have been a regular support slot for Pete […]

Review: The Libertines @ Brighton Centre


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


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



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


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!


Messy Bird
A new band erupts on Brighton. Messy Bird are Jon Thorley – Drums Christian Morris – Guitar/Vocals Daniel Seccombe – Baritone Guitar/Vocals I stayed away from you tube. I stayed away from Facebook. I wanted to see this new Brighton outfit called Messy Bird with no idea of what I […]

Review: Messy Bird – Breaking out and flying high



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


It was a hot sultry Saturday night in Brighton as I headed for Concorde 2. Walking past the screen on the beach showing the Wales Euro football match, I was heading for a gig rich in punk history, Angelic Upstarts, Sham 69 and Brighton’s own Dirt Royal. Into Concorde 2 […]

Review: Hurry Up Harry – Sham 69


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



While She Sleeps - live at The Haunt, Brighton.
The While She Sleeps videos on this page contain flashing lights and Rock n Roll language! There’s no doubt that While She Sleeps or WSS is a group of musicians who wish they were in the hot moshing crowd watching their own set! They did spend some time in it with […]

Review: Ssssh – While She Sleeps


Timmy and Steve blasting it out in DeRellas style!
The DeRellas are: Steve DeRella Luca DeRella Timmy DeRella Mark Bishop Its been a while since I was last in front of the mighty DeRellas live. But, here I was, and was lucky to be around to watch and listen to the pre-show sound check. I heard the DeRellas playing […]

Review: The DeRellas – Slam Bam Brighton!


Wizard Sleeve
25 March: Wizard Sleeve – single/EP launch I had been looking forward to this night since seeing Wizard Sleeve perform at The Hope and Ruin a few weeks previously. This was not going to be a straightforward night. The event was an extremely private one,  an invite only exclusive party […]

Review: Art and Noise with Wizard Sleeve