A Complete History of Soul Music


Performed by Steve ‘Snips’ Parsons and The Chain Gang with very special guests the Paddock Singers, directed by Ruth Kerr

A Con Club Sunday Afternoon Concert presented by The Ripple

From 2pm until 4 30 pm

Tickets £6 in advance / £7 on the door


For the Con Club Sunday show on a cash only basis. Con Club members will be asked to donate to The Ripple box - all profits will go to Lewes Open Door. They are providing support for the homeless in Lewes.

Soul power in action!

Advance tickets available from Union Music, Si's Sounds and online from WeGotTickets at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/482854

What’s ACHOSM all about?

We asked Steve to explain... "The Soul Stirrer show I did back in May based on the life of the great Sam Cooke was the first time I had performed a ‘musical lecture’ on a concert stage. I loved doing it and the audience ‘got it’ so I have expanded the concept and adapted it to include my own life experience with the 20th Century phenomena known as Soul Music. I have also expanded the line-up to include the Paddock Singers under the direction of Ruth Kerr. This collaboration, along with my band The Chain Gang, has opened up new territory for me to explore. The show will feature both original material and classic soul songs specially re-arranged for the Con Club/Ripple show. I am really looking forward to it. And yes – that is me on the poster. I was 2 years old and ready for anything the world could throw at me. Can I get a Witness?"

Choir rehearsal at the LambSoul boy Steve, keyboard player Dave Bott, vocal arranger Ruth Kerr and some of the Paddock Singers rehearse at the Lamb. The Chain Gang are there too!

The Ripple presents...
For those of you don't already know, the purpose of the not-for-profit Ripple project is to deliver a series of live music performances and other Lewes-related entertainment events under the Ripple banner and to donate as much money as possible to local charities and good causes.

It started this year as a coming together of musical talent in Lewes on the first Bank Holiday weekend in May. Participants included The Con Club, Rocket FM, Depot Cinema, Union Music, Starfish, Si’s Sounds, The Royal Oak, Radio Lewes and The Oyster project.

It was a real success - all the events were well attended and a decent amount of money was raised. It's emcouraged us to embark on a series of pop-up events through the winter that will culminate in ‘A Bigger Ripple’ next May VE Day Bank Holiday weekend.

For more information please see The Ripple website at https://www.lewesripple.uk/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lewesripple

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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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.

Please mail all membership enquiries to membership@lewesconclub.com

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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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