Lewes Con Club Presents:

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 Bonham ever since he was given a copy of Led Zeppelin II at the age of 17. Since then he has never looked back and has already played Bonzo in a professional, internationally touring Led Zeppelin tribute show for four years. Peter Byrne as Robert Plant:

Peter is a superb vocalist and musician, as well as being a very funny, and sometimes surreal, guy! He blew us away when he tried out for the band, he has the vocal range and versatility needed to recreate Robert's voice in all its many guises, from full on screaming blues rock to soft acoustic ramblings.

Rob Deery as John Paul Jones: Rob started his musical life as a guitarist, but has been playing bass guitar for many years. Since joining CODA he has learned to play the keyboards and mandolin, taking to the role of John Paul Jones with ease. 

Bar from 4:30 - Doors 8:00 to 11:30pm

Entry £5 OTD - Club members free


The Union Music Store Present O'Hooley & Tidow - Winterfolk, Wintersong & Carols

Always a great fun and moving evening spent with this wonderful duo - join us for an alternative celebration of Christmas.

‘Formidably brilliant.’ Independent

‘Brave, beautiful and full of love.’ Martin Simpson

‘In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.’ Tom Robinson, 6 Music

‘One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.’ Folk Radio UK

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2017 ‘Best Duo’ Nominees, this is their third nomination

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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 2 show.
They were runners up in the 2013 International Song Writing Competition, nominated for Best Alt Country Album in the 10th Independent Music Awards 2011 and for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards 2010.

Tim Dunkerley (slide guitar, mandolin, vocals). Tim’s interest in music was first awakened by his father’s tales of wild living in a harmonica band on the minesweeper HMS Hound. Loath to leave his nautical background Tim coast hopped east from his Portsmouth home and soon washed up on the beach at Brighton. He is also a teacher/ facilitator with Unified Rhythm, a samba/fusion marching band for young adults, including those with learning difficulties.

Willi Kerr (vocals, percussion). Born on Mersea Island on the marshy fringes of Essex, Willi abandoned his agricultural roots and took to the sinful ways of the city. Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (an incurable cancer of the bone marrow) in 1998 he was given 6 days to live. Being a cantankerous old cuss he decided that this was the perfect time to re-launch his musical career, and The Curst Sons were born. Thanks to the healing power of hillbilly music he is now in the rudest of health.

Dave (Specky) Simner (banjo, lead guitar, vocals). Raised in the Black Country on a diet of heavy metal and motorbikes Dave fled south till he hit the coast. He lost the long hair and leather jacket and soon became entangled in the Brighton music scene. He has played in more bands than he can remember and somehow took up the banjo. He also plays with his own 60’s R&B outfit The Spectones, and in his day job leads music sessions for adults with learning disabilities.

Bar from 4:30pm - Doors 8:00 to 11:30pm - FREE ENTRY - All welcome


Ben and Shazza are putting on a post-Christmas disco, bringing the best Disco, Funk and Dance tunes along with a special guest DJ from the Grannies Disco “BOOMTOWN” DJ Diana Floss. Plus a live set from Hoofish (formerly of legendary Lewes 90’s rave band Hooflung) it is sure to be a night of dancing off those mince pies, good vibes, fun and frolics. Dust of those dancing glad rags and boogie on down!

Tune on, turn out and drop in.

8:00pm start - Free entry


The Cajunbarn Nearly New Year Party with Eric Martin & The Cajun Ramblers 

It's been more than thirty years since Eric Martin fell into the Cajun pot. Born in 1959, he started violin at the age of 17 and then learned the melodeon in 1979. He stayed in Louisiana in '79, '80, and 1998, where he met the principal Cajun musicians of the period:. Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy, D.L.Menard, Sady Courville and Denis McGee with whom he performed in many dance halls around the area.. Before joining Vermenton Plage in 1983, Eric performed in France under his own name and with several bands and has recorded several tracks on an album with the French singer Hugues Auffray.

The band plays music rooted deep in the Cajun culture and in their hands old songs are brought back to life. The group doesn't play this music in a sophisticated way, what counts is the emotion and the force that it releases. The musicians, Eric Martin on accordion, violin, lapsteel and vocals, Isabelle Martin on violin and vocals, Gurvan Martin on violin and vocals, Guillaume Martin on bass and vocals, Kenan Martin on drums bring their own sensitivity on how to interpret the songs, giving them a unique and intense sound.

This family play strong and from the heart, full of Cajun soul and energy, Eric is a master accordion player and as much like the real deal as any you'll find outside the prairies and bayous. We are delighted he is back performing on stage and so pleased to have his band playing at The Cajunbarn for our Nearly New Years do..

For more details and all enquiries please contact Lynne and Steve 01892 533493 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tickets on the door

Dave Fulton, Andrew Lawrence with M/C Dave Mounfield

Happy New Year! And to celebrate our 7th birthday, we have booked two of the most uncompromising, outspoken, outrageous and hysterical comics on the scene today, pissed off American DAVE FULTON and annoyed Englishman and BBC Radio 4 star ANDREW LAWRENCE. Its a DOUBLE HEADLINER people! PLUS! two other of the best up and coming comics on the circuit (see social media for details nearer the time) and cherubic Dave Mounfield on MC duties. Kick the year off with a laugh!

DAVE FULTON - In his own words "started comedy back when it was popular and profitable. Decided to stay on past the point of when it wasn't. It's the desire to say something original combined with the fear of a civilian day job that perpetuates the illusion of forward progress. The trick is to find the balance point between any financial burdens incurred and the even weightier responsibility of originality. It appears the placement of this fulcrum has come to be the most important decision.

"-It's only comics with something to say that cross the Atlantic." The Guardian
"Fulton is left as a sole crusader for US topical comedy."  The List
"(Fulton) represents the tough talking, risk-taking school of yankee comics,........He's intelligent, remarkably relaxed on stage and clearly out to create a bit of mischief."  Time Out-London
"...Fulton puts it out there. It's your job to pick it up. And if you are a smart man, you will."  The Seattle Times
"...Could be cast as the evil cast away in the satanic remake of The Blue Lagoon."  San Fransisco Examiner

ANDREW LAWRENCE  has featured in numerous radio and TV shows, mostly as a stand-up performer. He has also appeared on television as a comic actor, playing the builder Marco in the bbc TV sitcom Ideal. He has written and performed four series for BBC Radio 4, most recently the 2015 sitcom There Is No Escape. Lawrence's university debut led on to the Edinburgh Fringe, where he was runner up in the 2003 So You Think You're Funny competition.[3] Subsequently, he won the Amused Moose Starsearch, York Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition and the BBC's New Act of the Year Competition in 2004. He presented his first hour-long comedy show at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe entitled How to Butcher your Loved Ones. It was nominated for the if.comeddie award (as it was known for that year only) for Best Newcomer. His 2007 Fringe show, Social Leprosy For Beginners & Improvers, was nominated for the main if.comedy award.[4] He has returned to the Fringe every year up to 2015. As well as touring shows in the UK, Lawrence has performed abroad at the Just For Laughs Montreal Festival Showcase[5] and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Price(s) of entry:Early bird online from £8.00 @ only, plus booking fee. Union Music:£10/8 (concessions) plus booking fee

Where people can get tickets: Union Music OR reservations on 07582408418 OR 

Time(s) of event: - Doors : 7.30. Show: 8pm - All enquiries please to the organisers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


We are please to welcome back three)(fold for a Friday evening in the Bar.  ...three)(fold are a band made up of seasoned players who have been around the Folk-Rock scene for over 25 years.

The band’s line-up is:

Hanna Burchell: Vocals, guitar, mandolin, low whistle, flute, percussion

Steve Holland: Vocals, percussion, keys

Jon Wood: Vocals, guitars

The band consist of one half of the long established (+23 years and counting) Folk-Rock band, The Fold. The idea to try something different came up at an acoustic rehearsal in Spring 2017 and three)(fold is the result. Since then it has been rehearse, rehearse….and rehearse!

Going out under the banner ‘Acoustic folk-rock & beyond’, the material is a mixture of new songs from songwriters Jon and Hanna, selected covers and new arrangements of Fold tracks.

Bar from 4:30pm - Music 8:00pm - Free entry all welcome


Just Floyd are universally regarded as one of the UK's most authentic live Pink Floyd tributes, with an expertly crafted sound that is reminiscent of the classic 70’s Golden Floyd era.

This is NOT just another Pink Floyd Tribute – Just Floyd are renowned for having a certain lightness and relaxed authenticity to their performance that is highly commended and feels closer to the original spirit of Pink Floyd's live shows than some of the robotic, studio performances which can be typical of many tribute bands.

"This extraordinary band brings a rare but refreshing energy together with a dynamic stage show, providing a truly Authentic Live Pink Floyd Experience. There is a real edge to this band's sound - live music at its very best " – Crystal Palace Garden Party 2013.

Playing around the UK with the occasional excursion into Europe, notable performances include the Blue Room at London's O2 Arena for Roger Waters' Saturday performance of 'The Wall', the open-air Bromley Amphitheatre and opening the three-day Crystal Palace Park Garden Party festival, some forty years after Pink Floyd headlined there.

For over 15 years the exceptionally talented musicians who make up the Just Floyd show have managed to authentically replicate both the atmosphere and sheer musical brilliance of Pink Floyd’s legendary live performances. 

Entry £5 OTD Reservations available soon-  Members Free

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Bar from 4:30pm - Doors 8 to 11:30pm


This Is The Kit - the musical project which holds exceptional Paris-via-Bristol songwriter Kate Stables close to its heart - have earned the adoration of peers including Guy Garvey, The National and Sharon van Etten. Their new album and Rough Trade debut, 'Moonshine Freeze', is undoubtedly their most compelling and accomplished to date. Produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, M Ward, Perfume Genius), it began in the immediate wake of its predecessor, 'Bashed Out', when days after coming off tour last November, Stables and her band (Rozi Plain, Jamie Whitby-Coles, Neil Smith and Jesse D Vernon) headed into Geoff Barrow’s Invada studios in Bristol. Aaron Dessner of The National also features on six of the album tracks.

Though the album’s songs were already written before heading into the studio, Stables says she had no fierce vision for how they should sound, preferring to let them take shape with the input of her band and Parish. “I’m not yet someone who says ‘I want this album to sound like an 80’s French nightclub’,” she says. “All I can do is write the songs and then step back from them and see what themes or patterns there are, then bring those patterns out so it’s a coherent piece of work, sonically and in terms of feeling.” Sonically, Moonshine Freeze is a beguiling mixture of great musical sophistication and something more guileless — children’s games, incantations and snatches of nursery rhymes. Stables’ voice too is a remarkable thing: in its angles there lies an exquisite strangeness reminiscent of Will Oldham, Magnolia Electric Co, Robert Wyatt, Karen Dalton.


For our first 2018 Sunday In The Bar we are very pleased to present Mike Newsham:

Originally from Yorkshire now based in Brighton, Mike has played all over the UK supporting the likes of Jesse Malin, Sam Roberts Band, Guillemots, Laura Veirs and Deadstring Brothers, amongst others.His Americana, folk and rock-tinged songs are well-crafted and his dynamic guitar work is described as so fluid and textured, and so goddamn fast but still so tidy ... a show in its self.Influenced by the likes of John McLaughlin, Neil Young and the Lemonheads, as well as fusing Ska and Punk stylings from the likes of Paul Simon, Toots and the Maytals and The Clash, Mike commands his varied styles with authority and class, mixing each and every one with ease to create an explosive and memorable live show.
For just one man and a guitar, Mike’s live shows are" like watching a young Ryan Adams on speed" playing as if it’s his last day on earth, wowing the crowd with a seamless blend of quiet brooding songs of longing, to manic moments of furious acoustic playing.His well crafted dynamic live show is a must-see for any acoustic fans, and Mike is doing it all with a fresh new touch on the “one man and a guitar” acoustic scene.

4:00 to 6:00pm - Free entry - All welcome

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