What's Been On

Here's what's been on at the Con Club over the last few months...

 
Saturday 24th June 2017 - Loose Caboose
LOOSE CABOOSE is back again with its usual mix of 60's Soul, Northern, R&B, Latin & Jazz. Guest DJ with residents Rachelle Piper and Martin Jackson seducing you onto the dance floor with their tunes. £5 on the...
Friday 23rd June 2017 - Koan Brothers & The Doctors
Great double headline bill with The Doctors of Philosophy & The Koan Brothers. An evening of Americana tinged live music from two of the best live bands on the local circuit. The Koans deliver kicking country inspired rock with soaring three part harmonies. The Doctors play startlingly original and melodic songs backed by a band of confident musicians that really rock but still understand the importance of light and shade. FREE ENTRY - Non Members welcome - Doors 8:00pm - 11:30pm The club is ...
Sunday 18th June 2017 - John Marsh & Co - Membership Renewal Afternoon 2
WITH HAPPY 3 HOURS 3 to 6pm. The second of our membership renewal afternoons with live musical entertainment courtesy of John Marsh and special guest Kevin Whatley with maybe one or two other cameo appearances - you never know. The music will be an eclectic mix of pop and rock classics, country AND western - you'll like it. It's from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Everyone's welcome. Free entry for both members and non-members. This is your chance to join/ renew your membership of the best club in town - don't...
Friday 16th June 2017 - Los Fantasticos & The Space Agency
Instrumental Surf Music and Instrumental Psychedelic Sounds www.facebook.com/ losfantasticosbrighton www.facebook.com/ TheSpaceAgencyband FREE ENTRY - Non Members welcome - Doors 8:00pm - 11:30pm The club is open from 4:30pm so do come along and enjoy a drink in the bar first - All...
Sunday 11th June 2017 - The Contenders - Membership Renewal Afternoon 1
A rare acoustic session by The Contenders playing a Sunday afternoon blend of beer drinking music. This will be the first of our two Sunday Membership renewal days. 3:00 to 5:00pm All welcome including non members FREE...
Friday 9th June 2017 - The Captains Beard
Pirate Folk Band Yarrr! The Captain's Beard be a company o' travelin' troubadors on a quest te bring the finest o' sea shantys and forebitters to the ears of all who'll listen. We play songs of the grog, grot and grime that comes o' travelling the high seas. www.facebook.com/ thecaptainsbeard     twitter.com/ TheCaptainsBear  Doors 8:00 to 11:30pm - FREE...
Saturday 3rd June 2017 - Cale Tyson
Union Music Store Present : Cale Tyson with support from the wonderful Hattie Briggs. "Old school, sad-bastard outlaw country for a new generation of excited country fans." ROLLING STONE “A traditionalist for the future.” THE GUARDIAN “The music is fabulous, a kind of traditional country with a 21st century twist…just wonderful” BOB HARRIS BBC RADIO 2 “A mix of Hank Williams heartache and effortless Gram Parsons coo” Q MAGAZINE Doors 7:30pm - For more details and ALL enquiries...
Friday 2nd June 2017 - Sumerian Kyngs
Deep and dirty Psychedelia, support from AKA Paperboy and Coy Carp Killers FREE ENTRY - Non Members welcome - Doors 8:00pm - 11:30pm The club is open from 4:30pm so do come along and enjoy a drink in the bar first - All...
Thursday 1st June 2017 - Comedy at the Con! Bumper Summer Special!
ACTS: Angela Barnes, Julian Deane, Micheal Odewale, Red Richardson Mc: Sally Anne Hayward Flaming June!   Yeah right.  So anyway, to compensate for whatever passes for a Summer this year, we have arranged a BUMPER SUMMER SPECIAL for June, with FOUR top class acts for the price of three, plus a terrific special guest MC in the form of Sally Anne Hayward.   There's familiar TV faces in the form of Sally and  ANGELA BARNES, and some wonderful circuit talent with Julian Deane, Michael...
Sunday 28th May 2017 - Shooglenifty
Shooglenifty’s 2017 starts with a sell-out gig at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, as part of Celtic Connections. As subjects of a major documentary, The High Road to Who Knows Where, band members are considering their past (27 years together and counting) and planning their future in the full glare of the camera lens. Throughout the year they’ll be working with some of the guest fiddlers from the Celtic Connections gig for live performances and their forthcoming album, The High Road to...
Saturday 27th May 2017 - The Bevis Frond
Dictionary Pudding are proud to present a very special show marking the 30th anniversary of a UK psychedelic rock institution... The Bevis Frond If there is any artist who could be considered as having followed a tangential path from Hendrix to Big Star to Spacemen 3, that would be The Bevis Frond…and that’s not hyperbole, the evidence is to be found in countless albums over 30 years of thrilling musical innovation that few have matched. Filtered through The Groundhogs, The Who, Neil...
Friday 26th May 2017 - Shriekback
Shriekback formed in 1981 in Kentish Town by Barry Andrews, formerly of XTC and League of Gentlemen (keyboards/ synthesizers/ vocals), and Dave Allen, formerly of the Gang of Four (bass), with Carl Marsh, formerly of Out On Blue Six (guitars/ vocals) soon added to the line-up. They were joined by Martyn Barker on drums in 1983. Other members included: Luc Van Acker, Linda Nevill, Emma Burnham, Brian Nevill, Pedro Ortiz, Clare Hirst, Lu Edmunds, Wendy and Sara Partridge (from Electric Guitars),...
Friday 19th May 2017 - Foghorn String Band
A Cajun Barn Presentation - The Foghorn Stringband is the present day shining gold standard for American Stringband music. With eight albums, thousands of shows and over a decade of touring under their belts, it’s no surprise they have two entirely new generations of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all of this, they’ve never let the music grow cold; instead they’ve been steadily proving that American Roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration. Today Foghorn Stringband...
Thursday 18th May 2017 - Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman
A Union Music Store Presentation - Union at the Con Club - NOBLE JACKS (Trio) are opening for this gig. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’- (fRoots), whose greatly varied...
Wednesday 17th May 2017 - Wreckless Eric
Wreckless Eric is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realised he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, squalls of feedback, lilting enchantment, bizarre stories and backchat. His new album “amERICa” out now on Fire Records is enjoying universal acclaim from critics and public alike. Nothing Eric has to say sounds like it was said by someone else first. Some people can’t take it. Thirty seven years...
Saturday 13th May 2017 - Slim Chance
Ronnie Lane always jokingly claimed that he found the musicians for Slim Chance in the pages of Exchange and Mart. In 2010 Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson trawled the streets of South London and miraculously found three more ex-Slim Chancers who were all keen to sign up again to the quest for Ronnie's musical holy grail. By gigging round the country the line-up has gelled into a fine band and become a powerful entity in its own right. The aim is to create a show which celebrates the range of...
Friday 12th May 2017 - The Long Haul
'The Long Haul' hail from Brighton in the UK, but when you hear them play you could be forgiven for thinking they sound more deep South than south of England. Formed through a collective love of all things Americana and country, we play original songs as well as a healthy dose of Haggard, Jones and...
Thursday 11th May 2017 - Carter Sampson
A Union Music Store Presentation - Union at the Con Club - 'The words of Carter Sampson are sharp, scenes clear and characters that seem very familiar to those walking between the devils and angels hanging out on your own shoulders. unionmusicstore.com/ events/ gigs/ carter-sampson www.wegottickets.com 7:30pm - For more details and ALL enquiries please contact The Union Music Store...
Friday 5th May 2017 - Bring Back The Wolf + The Wild
World Folk-Dance five-piece Bring Back The Wolf play a distinctive mix of traditional acoustic instruments, combining beautiful vocal harmonies and irresistible dance grooves. Musical influences range from celtic to trance, eastern european to reggae, breton to breakbeat. https:/ / www.facebook.com/ bringbackthewolf/ Bar from 4:30pm - Doors 8:00 to 11:30pm - Non members welcome - FREE...
Thursday 4th May 2017 - Comedy Night
ACTS:Leo Kearse, John Meagher, Steve Gribbin. MC TBA May the 4th be with you!  And to celebrate Star Wars day, we have the 2015 Pun Championhip winner, Leo Kearse, comedy Jedi John Meagher and legendary comedy Sith Lord, Steve Gribbin headlining. PLUS a special guest MC, and a mystery extra act!  Remember, jokes lead to laughter, laughter, leads to fun, fun leads to the Light Side... More to...
Sunday 30th April 2017 - Michael Chapman + Ehud Benai
Dictionary Pudding continue their lovely relationship with the people of Lewes with this cracking concert... MICHAEL CHAPMAN The great man celebrates 50 years in showbusiness. A genuine folk music legend, recently described by the guardian as the man who connects Elton, Bowie, Sonic Youth and and Nick Drake plus very special guest, EHUD BANAI Ehud Banai has been one of the most important and popular singer/ songwriters in Israel since 1986 and we are DELIGHTED to welcome him to...
Friday 28th April 2017 - The Contenders + The Koils
The Contenders and The Koils are helping Andy Banks celebrate tonight. Everyone is most welcome. Bar from 4:30pm, first band on about...
A Union Music Store Presentation - With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O’Hooley & Tidow are regarded as ‘one of British folk’s mightiest combinations’ (Mojo). Their forthcoming new album Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo’s Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for ‘Best Duo’ in last year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk...
Friday 21st April 2017 - Salter Cane
Hailing from the Southernmost Reaches of Great Britain, these Four Players trade in Ballads of Melancholie & Tales of Murder FREE ENTRY - Non Members welcome - Doors 8:00pm - 11:30pm The club is open from 4:30pm so do come along and enjoy a drink in the bar first - All...
Saturday 15th April 2017 - Talitha Rise
Talitha Rise bring their unique and hypnotising experience of art pop and progressive folk to the Con Club this April. The collaboration of emotive singer/ songwriter Jo Beth Young and percussionist Martyn Barker (Shriekback, Robert Plant, Goldfrapp) has increasingly been enrapturing live audiences since the release of their debut EP Blue. Joined by some very special guests, this promises to be an night of unfurling ethereal atmospheres and tribal rhythm. Support from mesmerising Indie-folk...
Friday 14th April 2017 - Piranhas Four + The Shivers
We are delighted to welcome the Piranhas Four to the Con Club. The Piranhas were formed in 1977, and were originally part of the Brighton punk scene, first coming to prominence when DJ John Peel started playing their single "I Don't Want My Body" on his BBC Radio 1 programme, but achieved their biggest success with their cover version of the South African kwela song "Tom Hark" with new lyrics written by the band's frontman "Boring" Bob Grover, it was a Top 10 hit in the UK in 1980. It was the...
Friday 7th April 2017 - Rose Devine & The D'Villes
A little bit folk a little bit americana a little bit rockabilly or Country pure and simple? Steve Wrigley Co-composer/ Arranger/ Musical Director for STOMP’s Lost and Found Orchestra) in yet another incarnation, this time playing Spitkickin' Cowboy music! A great, rowdy evening bound to be had by all! Bar from 4:30pm - Doors 8:00 to 11:30pm - Non members welcome FREE...
ACTS: Edd Hedges, John Mann, Andrew Maxwell. MC Neil Masters The Easter Bunny is bringing you a special comedy treat in Lewes this month, with TV and Radio's man of the moment Andrew Maxwell!  He won't be the only fun on show however, as Edd Hedges is a recent So You Think You're Funny winner and rising star, and John Mann is a circuit favourite and master gagsman.  Another cracking bill for another bound to be busy night...year 7 is proving to be a magic number! Buy tickets online at...
Sunday 2nd April 2017 - 10 String Symphony
The Union Music Store presentation: Nashville duo 10 String Symphony began as a partnership of mutual admiration­­ a much needed creative release valve for Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, two 5­string fiddle players and veteran sidemen of Nashville’s music scene. Rachel, a former Illinois state fiddle champion in the old time tradition, needed an outlet for the new sort of songs she was writing, while Christian, originally a classically trained violinist, now a current touring member of...
Friday 31st March 2017 - Fat Belly Jones
FAT BELLY JONES ia a 7, 8, 9 or even 10 piece band playing 'toons' you can't help jumping to... we is SKA, we is SOUL, we is none of us called JONES !!!!!!! www.facebook.com fatbellyjones.com Bar from 4:30 - Doors 8:00 - 11:30pm          FREE ENTRY Non Members...
Thursday 30th March 2017 - Sun Ra Arkestra - Sold Out
Dictionary Pudding in association with Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival are gobsmacked to announce... SUN RA ARKESTRA + lights from Innerstrings THURS 30TH MARCH 2017 - SOLD OUT WEDS 29TH MARCH 2017 - SOLD OUT TUE 28TH MARCH 2017 - SOLD OUT DICTIONARY PUDDING MAILING LIST SIGNUP: http:/ / eepurl.com/ b6ROBD Bar open from 4:30pm, Doors 7:30, Sun Ra Archestra 8:00pm with two sets and a finish before...
Wednesday 29th March 2017 - Sun Ra Arkestra - Sold Out
Dictionary Pudding in association with Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival are gobsmacked to announce... SUN RA ARKESTRA + lights from Innerstrings THURS 30TH MARCH 2017 - SOLD OUT WEDS 29TH MARCH 2017 - SOLD OUT TUE 28TH MARCH 2017 - SOLD OUT DICTIONARY PUDDING MAILING LIST SIGNUP: http:/ / eepurl.com/ b6ROBD Bar open from 4:30pm, Doors 7:30, Sun Ra Archestra 8:00pm with two sets and a finish before...
Tuesday 28th March 2017 - SUN RA ARKESTRA - Sold Out
Dictionary Pudding in association with Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival are gobsmacked to announce... SUN RA ARKESTRA + lights from Innerstrings THURS 30TH MARCH 2017 - SOLD OUT WEDS 29TH MARCH 2017 - SOLD OUT TUE 28TH MARCH 2017 - SOLD OUT DICTIONARY PUDDING MAILING LIST SIGNUP: http:/ / eepurl.com/ b6ROBD Bar open from 4:30pm, Doors 7:30, Sun Ra Archestra 8:00pm with two sets and a finish before...
Saturday 25th March 2017 - Loose Caboose
LOOSE CABOOSE is back again with its usual mix of 60's Soul, Northern, R&B, Latin & Jazz. Guest DJ with residents Rachelle Piper and Martin Jackson seducing you onto the dance floor with their tunes. £5 on the...
Friday 24th March 2017 - Micky Hart & The Hartbrakers
Following supporting Dr Feelgood, a welcome return to the Con Club. This year, Micky Hart and The Hartbrakers will have been rockin' and rollin' for 28 years!! So come on down & dance the night away to all the classics of the 50s. Bar from 4:30pm - Doors 8:00 to 11:30pm - FREE ENTRY Non Members...
Saturday 18th March 2017 - Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro
The Union Music Store are delighted to present Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro - this partnership makes for a brilliant night of music and banter that you only get when two talnetd musciians and friends go out on the road tohetther! Martin Harley is a supremely talented Roots and Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. He’s a devotee to the music that came out of the Mississippi Delta, the slide guitar, and many other forms of roots music. Though Harley’s...
Friday 17th March 2017 - Meow Meows
THE MEOW MEOWS are bringing their blend of south coast ska 'n' soul to Lewes. Since their debut they have earned rave reviews touring the UK and supporting the likes of The Temptations, Reel Big Fish, King Blues, and The Skints. Producer Mike “Prince Fatty” Pelanconi (Skints, Graham Coxon, Hollie Cook) locked the band in his Brighton-based Ironworks studio to capture the raucous energy of their live shows which have made them firm festival favourites. The band’s sound is a fresh and happy...
Saturday 11th March 2017 - Ramonas
Touring is never boring and these girls are guaranteed to play high energy, full throttle one hour shows that'll leave you buzzing for more of that 1976 spirit. These four lovable cretins rarely even stop for a quick sip of water and a hello.. It's 1234 and they're onto the next hit, and the great thing is that they do it all in their own unique way.. wherever they play, from the UK to Europe to the USA! www.ramonas.co.uk Support Dirt Royal + Scavengers 7:30pm -...
Friday 10th March 2017 - Curst Sons
The Curst Sons have been playing their powerful stripped back take on early American traditional music since 1998.  Performing mainly original material with a few distinctive arrangements of traditional songs they have released six CDs -and one 10” vinyl EP on their own Curst Mountain label.  Over the years they have played venues ranging from tiny country pubs to festival main stages, appeared on several local radio shows and recorded two live sessions on the much missed Mark Lamarr BBC Radio...
Friday 3rd March 2017 - CODA
CODA - a Tribute to Led Zeppelin are a group of musicians dedicated to recreating the music of the best rock band ever, Led Zeppelin! Adam Rose-Alison as Jimmy Page - Adam is a Jimmy Page fanatic and has spent countless   hours studying every note, lick and riff that Jimmy played. He has an extensive knowledge of live recordings and has even built his own guitars and speakers to help him recreate Jimmy's early live sound. Simon Wicker as John Bonham - Simon has been studying the playing of John...
MARCH...we're through the worst right?  As long as Trump hasn't blown us all up by then.  Come celebrate with another incredibly strong line up, headlined by Andre Vincent, who has not only beaten cancer and done a one man show about it, he also has sued our MC, Dave Mounfield, for copyright infringement of his face! ACTS:  Andre Vincent, John Mann, Jake Baker and Christian Reilly - MC David Mounfield.   Andre Vincent - "An improvising comedy genius" - The Guardian "He possesses the...
Saturday 25th February 2017 - Loose Caboose
LOOSE CABOOSE is back again with its usual mix of 60's Soul, Northern, R&B, Latin & Jazz. Guest DJ with residents Rachelle Piper and Martin Jackson seducing you onto the dance floor with their tunes. £5 on the...
Thursday 23rd February 2017 - Police Dog Hogan
------SORRY SOLD OUT ------A Union Music Store Presentation - Police Dog Hogan return to Lewes + support from The Goat Roper Rodeo Band ! Hardly needing any introduction to their loyal local fans, their previous gigs here in Lewes have always been a sell-out success! They released their popular 2014 album 'Westwood Ho!' on the Union Music Store label and we're delighted to be welcoming them back to Lewes again. Always a brilliant and popular live show, the eight-piece combine fiddle, banjo,...
Thursday 16th February 2017 - Lewis & Leigh
A Union Music Store Presentation - Thrilled to be welcoming Lewis & Leigh to Lewes, with their stunning songs and harmonies. Three well received EPs have built a growing following and Lewis & Leigh received two nominations (Best UK Song & Best UK Act) at the inaugural UK Americana Awards earlier this year. A stand out acoustic performance around one microphone at that event led to invitations to join Billy Bragg’s songwriters’ round at Glastonbury, to open shows for Deacon Blue on their UK tour...
Saturday 11th February 2017 - Burns Night Dinner
BURNS NIGHT CELEBRATION A Piper in full regalia will Pipe-In the haggis, followed by an Address to the haggis, the Selkirk Grace, Toast to the Lassies and repsonse. Two courses - Haggis, Neeps & Tatties plus a Free Dram and Dessert. Highland dress optional - or a small piece of tartan or tweed such as a waistcoat, scarf - even a hanky!  7:00 for 7:45 pm - the bar will of course be open throughout with normal opening times.  Only £16.50 Sign-up at the Club or email us at  ...
Friday 10th February 2017 - Jenny & The Mexicats
NOT TO BE MISSED Since they’ve been together Jenny and the Mexicats have made several multi-national moves, which has helped broaden their fanbase and formed a tight bond among them. They relocated from Spain to England, back to Spain and then to Mexico, where they’re now based. “We’re still the same original people in the band, and we’ve managed to keep growing, moving and learning cultures together,” Ball says. “We’re making music and adapting.” In 2012, they launched a...
Sunday 5th February 2017 - Peter And The Test Tube Babies
Make no mistake! Peter And The Test Tube Babies have written some of the best punk songs ever. In the early '80s they stood out, above all other bands to emerge, with their tales of the hazards of being young punks in Brighton - "Banned From The Pubs", "Intensive care", "Run Like hell", the list goes on...all had the Test Tubes hallmark, combining personal experiences, real cool tunes and, most important of all, maintaining a great sense of humour. https:/ / www.ents24.com/ lewes-events/...
Friday 3rd February 2017 - Joey Landreth
The Whiskey Tour - Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Joey Landreth has grown up with a guitar in his hands. Working as a side man through his teens and early twenties Joey grew up on the road, playing music across genres from gospel to country. At twenty-five Joey joined forces with his older brother as they worked on their first independent projectThe Bros. Landreth.The band was immediately successful, winning a Juno with their first album, among other awards across multiple genres. The...
Comedy at the Con! - ACTS: Joe Rowntree, Lauren Patterson and Stephen Grant - MC Neil Masters - Ah, February.  A month so depressing they made it three days shorter and put a suicide inducing Hallmark holiday in the middle. So, best to gird yourself for it with a treble dose of laughter and jollity at the start, with three of the very best acts on the circuit, including local hero and Krater Comedy Club MC legend, Stephen Grant.  All shepherded  by Comedy at the Con's native Californian,  Neil...
Friday 27th January 2017 - Ska Toons
SKA TOONS - back at the Con Club with their highly-danceablicious mashup of oldskool ska, rocksteady, jazz, classic pop and funk. Tight riffing horn section over the solid skanking grooves you can't resist. Skazzin'! www.skatoons.co.uk 8.00 - 11.30     ...

REGISTER

*
*
*
*
*
Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.