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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


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


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


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!



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


THE RPM's
A band from Brighton – The RPMs Jack Valero (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Miguel Cosme (Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals), Callum James (Drums) Just a few words after seeing this bright, fresh band called The RPMs from Brighton. Their influences are wide and range from Motown, The La’s, Tom Petty And The Heart Breakers, […]

Review: Out with The RPMs



I had a text late Friday afternoon – “We have a new single – can you put together a video?” Many hours later, and after many emails and texts – here it is. Released 26 June is the video for “Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down” – built by […]

An important message from Dirt Royal


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