contenders201704webThe Contenders and The Koils are helping Andy Banks celebrate tonight. Everyone is most welcome.

The Contenders - one of Lewes' best known bands - we love 'em. This tight four-piece combo don't so much as play the blues as ooze it (booze it? - ed), with loud and proud vocals/lead, bass, drums and rhythm/harmonica being delivered with the seemingly effortless confidence that only the truly gifted can pull off. The Contenders feature Mick Hawksworth (ex-Koils) on Drums, John Collins (ex-Bad News) on Bass Guitar, Pete Messer (ex-Parrots & Crown Deads of Europe) on Slide Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals and Steve Williams (ex-Boho) on Guitar & Vocals.

And The Koils, what can you say? They're back again in their original lineup - Mick Hawksworth on Drums and Jim Healey on Guitar and Vocals, together with Fran Galpin (ex-Elevators) on Bass Guitar and Vocals. Don't miss 'em.

There'll also be a few surprise guests - watch out!

Bar from 4:30pm, first band on about 8:30pm

Function Room

Club Members can hire the function room for parties, meetings and other events, especially on Saturday evenings. Rates are very reasonable and we can provide all sorts of additional resources to make your evening go with a swing!

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Opening HoursOpening Hours

Monday to Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

12 noon - 8 pm

N.B. Hours may be extended on gig nights.


The current membership year started on 30th June 2019. Renewals are now closed, but new applications are always welcome.

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questions iconQ & A

Q - Where are you?
A - We're located at 139 High Street in Lewes town centre. If you're coming by road from the Brighton direction we're on the left, just after Shelleys Hotel before the bottleneck and next door to Lewes Old Grammar School (see the map below).

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