burnsnight 2019

Call in at the club and sign up for the Con Club Burns Night Supper - it's approaching fast!

Straight from the horse's mouth...

7.00pm, £15 for 2 courses plus a dram. Veggie option. Toasts, piper highland dress, plaid or check. 

And from Rabbie Burns himself...

Shid ald akwentans bee firgot, an nivir brocht ti mynd?
Shid ald akwentans bee firgot, an ald lang syn?
Fir ald lang syn, ma jo, fir ald lang syn,
Will tak a cup o kyndnes yet, fir ald lang syn.
An sheerly yil bee yur pynt-staup! an sheerly al bee myn!
An will tak a cup o kyndnes yet, fir ald lang syn.
We twa hay rin aboot the braes, an pood the gowans fyn;
Bit weev wandert monae a weery fet, sin ald lang syn.
We twa hay pedilt in the burn, fray mornin sun til dyn;
But seas between us bred hay roard sin ald lang syn.
An thers a han, my trustee feer! an gees a han o thyn!
And we'll tak a richt gude-willie-waucht, fir ald lang syn.

Don't miss it, it'll be a great evening!

Sepia Shadows

Sundays in the Bar with club favourites Max and Beth, playing together as a duo under the name Sepia Shadows.

Max says...

Sepia Shadows bring you an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and R&B classics. We decided to start this project out of the love we have for some of the main inspirations to our own original music. It’s rare we get the chance to play songs by our favourite artists for an audience, so this is a really special gig for us.

Stripped back and on acoustic guitars, we will play through a selection of our favourite songs, as a duo, for only the second time in Lewes. We really hope you can join us! We may also have a couple of friends joining us for a few numbers.

See you there!

3:30 - 5:30 pm FREE ENTRY All welcome

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7:30pm - THE RUMJACKS - Sydney folk punk band with new album Saints Preserve Us

Since the bands inception in Sydney, Australia in late 2008 when singer and main songwriter Frankie McLaughlin met Bassist Johnny McKelvey, the band has gone on to tour endlessly to countless countries all over the world, playing multiple sold-out shows throughout Europe, performing to 400,000 people on the main stage at Woodstock Festival in Poland, tour coast-to-coast through the USA, even into countries such as Russia and the Ukriane, and they have shared stages with some of the best punk rock bands in the world.

Music room standing only

Tickets £15 + b/f www.wegottickets.com/event/451747

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The Big Blue Shed presents: Willie Watson - For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions. He’s a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveller, with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present. On Folksinger Vol. 2, he acts as a modern interpreter of older songs, passing along his own version of the music that came long before him.

Southern gospel. Railroad songs. Delta blues. Irish fiddle tunes. Appalachian music. Folksinger Vol. 2 makes room for it all. Produced by David Rawlings, the album carries on a rich tradition in folk music: the sharing and swapping of old songs. Long ago, the 11 compositions that appear on Folksinger Vol. 2 were popularized by artists like Leadbelly, Reverend Gary Davis, Furry Lewis, and Bascom Lamar Lunsford. The songs don’t actually belong to those artists, though. They don’t belong to anyone. Instead, they’re part of the folk canon, passed from generation to generation by singers like Watson.

Nodding to the past without resurrecting it, Willie Watson turns Folksinger Vol. 2 into something much more than an interpretation of older songs. The album carries on the spirit of a time nearly forgotten. It taps into the rich core of roots music. It furthers the legacy of American folk. And perhaps most importantly, it shows the full range of Willie Watson’s artistry, matching his instrumental and vocal chops with a strong appreciation for the songs that have shaped not only a genre, but an entire country.

7:30pm - Tickets £14 + b/f www.wegottickets.com/event/452036

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Lewes Con Club Presents:

CODA - the UK's most authentic-sounding and looking tribute to the mighty Led Zeppelin, featuring four musicians who faithfully recreate the excitement, energy, passion and magic of the world's most famous rock band!

The attention to detail is unrivaled, they've got the sound, the look, the hair, the instruments and the on-stage mannerisms, you could almost believe you were watching the real thing! Expect all the classics in this two hour show such as Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll, Black Dog, Whole Lotta Love and a whole lot more! Dust off your flares and travel back in time with us!

http://www.codaledzeppelintributeband.co.uk 

Bar from 4:30 - Doors 8:00 to 11:30pm - Standing only in music room

Entry £5 OTD - Club members free

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LONDON CALLING PLAY LONDON CALLING 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
The UK's Premier Tribute to THE CLASH play their 1979 album in full + more.

"Among the very best albums ever recorded" - Q Magazine

The Clash released their acclaimed third album "London Calling" in 1979. The first Punk double album, it reached the Top 10 in the UK Charts and sold over 5 Million copies worldwide. The title song also reached the UK Top 20 and is arguably The Clash's most famous song. The album was voted sixth-greatest album of all time by the NME and eighth-greatest album by Rolling Stone Magazine.

London Calling, The UK’s premier tribute to The Clash will be paying homage by playing the album in it's entirety in sequence. They will then go on and play the best of the rest including all the hit singles and more such as "Should I Stay or Should I Go", "Rock The Casbah", "I Fought The Law", "White Man in Hammersmith Palais", "Complete Control", "Stay Free" "Clash City Rockers", "White Riot" and more.SUPPORT RUDEBOY RAY GANGE DJ SET

Si's Sounds Lewes and www.wegottickets.com/event/448051

Bar from 12:30 - Doors 7:30pm Tickets £15 +b/f - Standing only in music room

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The Big Blue Shed Presents:

Hotter Than Hell Europe's Ultimate Kiss Tribute Band. Voted as one of the hottest Kiss Tribute Shows in Europe, they deliver the ultimate tribute to the Hottest Band in the World!
They deliver the world-renowned classic 1970s Style KISS Stage Show, mimicking it with mind-blowing Pyrotechnics, Fire breathing, Blood Spitting, Smoking Guitars, Greasepaint Make-Up, Theatrical Costumes and 7-inch Platform Boots . Replicating songs from the KISS Multi-Platinum Hits from the 70s to Present such as: Detroit Rock City, Crazy Crazy Nights, Rock N Roll All Night and God Gave Rock and Roll to You.
They played Mathew Street Festival and The Cavern in 2006 with guitarist ‘Bob Kulick’ who played on Paul Stanley’s 1978 solo album

www.facebook.com/hthuk/ .

Tickets £12 + b/f www.wegottickets.com/event/460227 and Si's Sounds Lewes - Bar from 4:30pm - Doors 7:30pm - Standing only

 

JAH WOBBLE & The Invaders Of The Heart   www.jahwobble.com  www.facebook.com/jah.wobble Over the past three decades or so, Jah Wobble has ploughed his own furrow as a prolific solo artist, as well as becoming a well-respected session musician, with a genuine passion for Eastern and Global music. He has worked with adiverse range of musicians, including Baaba Maal, Bjork, Primal Scream, Brian Eno, Sinead O’Connor, Julianne Regan, Dolores O’Riordan, Holgat Czukay, The Edge and Chaka Demus & Pliers.The man born John Wardle began his musical journey when he met John Lydon and Sid Vicious in 1973. It was Vicious who not only nicknamed John ‘Jah Wobble’ after a drunken binge but also loaned him his first bass guitar. Lydon asked JW to join Public Image Limited (aka PiL) in spring 1978. Wardle’s distinctive ‘low end’ bassbecame the backbone of PiL’s pioneering sound. After its follow-up, the exploratory yet sinister soundscapes of 'Metal Box', Wardle became disillusioned by politics within the band and their reluctance to play live. He eventually split from PiL in mid-1980 and embarked on a prolific solo career.

www.wegottickets.com/event/442966

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You and your troop are invited to a night of music, dancing and general merriment in aid of the 6th Lewes Scout Hut Community Building Project. Featuring eclectic music from local bands Caburn, The Wild Pansies and The Manatees plus the woggle-shaking sounds of DJ Mighty Alboy. 7pm till late. £8 on the door (free for Con Club members). DYB DYB DYB!

https://z-upload.facebook.com/events/1060654400785235/

Proceeds to benefit the 6th Lewes Scout Hut Community Building Project

 

 

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LOOSE CABOOSE is back with its usual mix of 60's Soul, Northern, R&B, Latin & Jazz.

Guest DJ for the night and residents Rachelle Piper and Martin Jackson seducing you onto the dance floor with their tunes.

£6 on the door. 7:30pm to 12:00

Strictly no talc - thanks!

Simon Scardanelli

Our February Sunday in the Bar features Indie-folk-rock maverick Simon Scardanelli.

Simon's fourth solo album Make Us Happy saw a return to his roots with a ramshackle ensemble of accordions, fiddle, cajon, clarinet, soprano sax, guitars, mandolin and Turkish cumbus in eclectic and unusual arrangements perfectly suited to his quirky original songwriting. He's currently writing and recording his next album in his studio in Brittany, France. Wood Amongst The Trees will be released in the Spring of 2019.

Simon Scardanelli enjoyed chart success in the late eighties with Anglo-Canadian duo Big Bam Boo, scoring a top 40 hit in the USA & Canada in March 1989 with Shooting From My Heart, prompting the duo to re- locate to New York from London. Following the demise of the band in 1991 Simon remained in New York, turned his back on the popular music scene and scraped a living in the underbelly of New York’s Lower East Side - including a stint working as a liquor runner at the infamous Save The Robots after-hours club.

A charismatic and engaging solo performer, Simon's shows are peppered with wry anecdotes and dry, self-deprecating humour – he is able to look back on a long and varied career with an ironic appreciation of its highs and lows.

“...a beguiling range of powerful sonorities and richly textured vocal styles.”

“If you like intriguing and experimental songwriting, charismatic performing and singing that works in some of the areas explored by the likes of Scott Walker, Vini Reilly, Léo Ferré, Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens, you'll be inspired to discover Simon Scardanelli's work.”

3:30 - 5:30 pm FREE ENTRY All welcome

 The Zipheads hail from St Albans, UK. Initially formed as a punk band around 2005, taking influence from The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers, Descendents and the like, the band members eventually became more and more enamoured with 50’s Rock’n’Roll and Rockabilly, and The Zipheads was put on hiatus to form The Runaway Boys, a rock’n’roll revue band, playing every pub, town hall and social club in the south east.

The Runaway Boys saw the introduction of double bass as opposed to bass guitar, and it was in this band that the young musicians cut their teeth, bashing out 50s classics with a punk sensibility and more than a nod to the pub rock scene of the 70s.

2008 saw the release of an EP containing the first ever self-penned songs by the band and a shift to focus on original material rather than covers. The band lay dormant for a while and around 2010 The Runaway Boys moniker was dropped and The Zipheads mantle was restored.

The band hit the road and played numerous gigs across the UK and Europe, playing on the bill alongside punk bands such as Peter and The Test Tube Babies and Discharge, as well as opening for 2-Tone heroes The Selecter, The Beat and Neville Staple.

The Zipheads also found a home in the Psychobilly scene, where their punk-infused rockabilly made a lasting impression and has seen them play with legendary psychobilly bands The Meteors, Guana Batz, Demented Are Go, King Kurt, Mad Sin and many more as well as appearances at Psychobilly festivals across Spain, France, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands.

In 2013 they released their debut album Prehistoric Beat to an unsuspecting public. The 12 track mix of punk, rockabilly, reggae, ska and swing was well received, featuring the song ‘Revenge’ for which the band shot a music video, and a rockin’ cover of the Toots and The Maytals classic reggae hit ’54-46 Was My Number’, a fan favourite and still a staple of the bands live set.

After more touring to promote Prehistoric Beat, the band released a 7” single in 2015 on famous UK rockabilly/psychobilly label Western Star Records. ‘Just Don’t Seem To Care’ received strong reviews in the UK Rock’n’Roll music press, with many critics also praising the Irish influenced b-side ‘Foreign Land’ as a favourite.

November 2016 saw the release of their much-anticipated second album- Z2:Rampage! on Bomber Music, to rave reviews and a spot in Vive Le Rock’s Top 50 Albums of the year.

More to follow

Formed in 1974 by a group of school friends from Croydon, Johnny Moped were the band fronted by, and named after the enigmatic Paul Halford (aka Johnny Moped). By 1977 the group found themselves at the heart of the burgeoning punk scene in London and for a brief moment even looked like contenders.
‘When I first met Johnny,’ Captain Sensible - the band’s original guitarist - says, ‘I just thought, this guy is a bundle of frenetic energy; he’s a megastar waiting to happen.’
By 1978, after an intense year of activity, the band were completing their first record with Chiswick Records and things were looking promising. But whilst adding the final touches to the record, Johnny - who had recently married - started to become evasive as his mother-in-law exerted pressure on him to leave the group. “In the end we had to basically kidnap him every time we had a gig or needed to record!’ said Dave Berk, the bands drummer.
Despite being able to count both Chrissie Hynde and Captain Sensible as past members, success was not to come their way and Johnny Moped are now largely forgotten - punk rock’s great lost band!
Their story is however a fascinating one that, along with some of the era’s most innovative music deserves to be heard.

Tickets £14 +b/f www.wegottickets.com/event/454524

Fat Belly Jones is an 8, 9 or even 10-piece band playing toons you can't help jumpin' to.. We is SKA, we is SOUL, we is FAT, we is none of us called JONES !!

www.facebook.com/groups/fatbellyjones 

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 welcome.

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WHO ARE YOU UK are a Kent UK based Who Tribute band – formed for the simple reason – to celebrate and have fun playing songs by the most exciting band in the history of rock – and sounding the way we feel the songs should sound. Massive Who fans playing to massive Who fans – and hopefully converting a few others along the way.

Tickets £10 from The Union Music Store, 1 Lansdown Pl, Lewes BN7 2JT, UK www.unionmusicstore.com  or from the Con Club.

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

 

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contact iconLewes Con Club

139 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XS
United Kingdom

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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

Sunday
12 noon - 8 pm

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

MEMBERSHIP

The current membership year started on 24th June 2018.

Renewals are CLOSED now, but new membership applications are very welcome and it's always a great time to join!

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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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