Cajun Barn Present:

Jesse, Joel and Kelli create music full of spontaneity and joy. Together, they play traditional Cajun French music from the prairies of Southwest Louisiana where all the generations come together nightly to celebrate their vibrant culture by dancing, socializing and having a good time.

Jesse Lége is the real deal. Growing up in a rural, pre-electricity home near Gueydan, Louisiana, Jesse spoke Cajun French and learned music from relatives, neighbors and the family's much-loved battery-powered radio. Today he is one of the most admired Cajun accordionists and vocalists in the world, known especially for his clear, “crying” vocals. In 1998 he was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame.

Joel Savoy Son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann Savoy, and founder of the Louisiana-based label Valcour Records, Joel Savoy grew up literally at the feet of many of the Cajun greats who passed through his home regularly to visit and jam with his parents. A GRAMMY-winning recording engineer and record producer as well as a ten-time GRAMMY nominee, Joel was recently appointed as the Artistic Director of the prestigious Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington. He is a versatile fiddler and guitarist and he has played and taught music around the world for the last 20 years. Joining Jesse and Joel is Kelli Jones, who grew up in North Carolina before moving to Lafayette, Louisiana. Her father Carl Jones is an Old Time, Appalachian influenced fiddler and

Kelli Jones started fiddling at 15 and has been playing fiddle and guitar with the best Cajun bands since 2006. Kelli plays fiddle and guitar in the progressive Cajun band Feufollet and is a prolific songwriter in both English and Cajun French. She plays Country, Old Time and Cajun and her bewitching, melodic grace adds a special dimension to those beautiful contemporary and old tunes.

7.30pm for 8 - Tickets £12 Buy in advance from or get your tickets on the door,

Cajunbarn supports live music: all door receipts go to the bands. Grammy winning traditional Cajun French music from Southwest Louisiana. For more info


Charlie Parr has been travelling around singing his country-blues tunes ever since leaving Austin, Minnesota in the 1980s. Thirteen recordings, over 250 shows a year, and 200,000 miles on a well broken-in Kia later, Parr is renowned for his exquisite songwriting. As a performer his fingers move like a blur over his guitar and create a festival’s worth of sounds. 2017 ’s, Dog, was a heartfelt examination of his mental health and a perfect example of expertly-picked resonator guitar, and for someone who describes himself as a very shy individual, Parr comes alive in front of a microphone. You really can’t take your eyes off him.
plus very special guest J.D. Wilkes


Dictionary Pudding - Excellent Music Promotions, UK + EU (all shows currently on-sale)



Death or Glory Promotions presents:


Formed by UK Subs and ex-Iggy Pop bassist Alvin Gibbs after the critical and commercial success of his first solo single and album for Time & Matter Records, ‘Ghost Train’ - released November 2018 - and ‘Your Disobedient Servant’ - released January 2019 - respectively, the Disobedient Servants feature the core threesome of Gibbs on lead vocals and bass guitar duties, UK Subs’ drummer Jamie Oliver and Ruts’ guitarist Leigh Heggarty. This primary trio will additionally be joined whilst touring by invited guest musicians from the pool of talent that contributed to both records awarding the band a flexible live look and a regularly rotating enhanced sound. The nature of the music resolutely reflects Gibbs’ key influences over five decades: 1977-style Punk rock, Glam rock and 1960’s/70’s Garage and classic rock ‘n’ roll - and this will be the ear-fare that the Disobedient Servants will be serving up when they take to the road for the very first time in June 2019.

+ CHARLIE HARPER (UK Subs) Solo Acoustic set- Expect a set of UK Subs classics mixed with some of Charlie's personal favourites.

+ CRIMINAL MIND- Criminal Mind formed in September 2008 in the middle-of-nowhere-Bristol (UK).
Two albums in - self titled 2012 and Life to Defend 2015 (CD) + a 2018 (Vinyl Remaster) - and we are proud to have shared the stage with The Ruts, The Exploited, GBH, Discharge, The Buzzcocks, UK Subs, Sham 69, H20, Cockney Rejects, Street Dogs, Subhumans, The Adicts, The Business, The Restarts & more...

Bar open from midday - Doors 7:30pm Tickets £10adv to be announced shortly


Once again The Con Club plays host to local bands The Manatees and Caburn, this time in aid of Southover Bonfire Society.
The Manatees are a genre-defying band, writing and performing original songs with hints of 60's surf and Dylan.
And Caburn will be playing the Conclub for the third time with their original written stomping songs of roots, rock and alt-indie post apocalyptic soul.
The night will be finished off with a bouncing set of floor filled TUUUUNES! from local DJ Might Al Boy.
All for £8, what a bargain! 
Tickets on the door.

Bar from 4:30pm - 7:00pm to late


The Big Blue Shed presents: Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band

Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band had two of the biggest selling UK albums of the sixties. Amazingly both of these were live albums. Hand Clappin, Foot Stompin, Funky Butt Live was in the album charts for 48 weeks of the year 1966 and was only out-sold by The Sound of Music and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme.

US soul acts rarely visited the UK and, having come over as a part of the US Air Force and stayed, Geno was our soul man. His level of touring and the high energy of his gigs was, and still is (as immortalized by Dexy's Midnight Runners in the 80's hit Geno) the stuff of legends. During his sets, the beat was continuous and the hits were incessant. It was really Geno who pioneered this Go, Go style of performing and the audiences simply could not get enough. With the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and Pink Floyd in support Geno could never relax.

These spiritual meanderings were abruptly halted when, in 1980 Blighty beckoned once more. A call came from old friends in the UK that a tribute called Geno (mentioned above) had gone to number one in the charts. In interviews, the singer, Kevin Roland, was speaking of this legendary soul man, whose name they used to chant up and down the land and public interest in Geno was growing for a new generation. Soon, Anglophile Geno, was back in the UK and back on the road.

The arrival of the nineties saw Geno go back to his roots (he was a Blues singer originally in his home, town of Evansville, Indiana) doing a show he called Cut Loose and Singing the Blues. This was a great success and spawned the band The Purple Aces. He then took this band to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, had a great reaction and a three week sell-out run. This in turn resulted in a collaboration with Ray Fenwick (The Spencer Davis Band) and an album called Change Your Thoughts You Change Your Life.

For tickets £20 + b/f


Bar from 4;30pm, doors 8:00pm


Stomping Backwoods Americana

The Curst Sons unique sound mixes traditional American roots genres with powerful original songs and gutsy live shows. Their inspiration is the pre Rock n’ Roll world of Blues, Gospel and Old Time - given a jolt of electricity and a kick-ass stomp.

Since 1998 they have released six studio albums and one 10” vinyl EP, have been Runners up in the international Song Writing Competition (ISC), nominated for Best Alt Country Album in the Independent Music Awards and for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards. They have played far too many pubs, clubs and festivals to remember, twice been Time Out magazine’s critic’s choice and recorded two live sessions for the much missed Mark Lamarr show on BBC Radio 2.

This brilliant trio plays bluegrass, gospel and rockabilly as if their lives and loves depended on it - tuneful originals full of superior lyrics. Time Out

They gnarl and twist together elements of bluegrass, rockabilly, country and blues and spew forth a sound that is instantly recognisable as their own. What may be overlooked is the fact that the Curst Sons are damn fine songwriters as well as potent lyricists.
If it is true that the Devil has all the best tunes, then he must undoubtedly have nicked some of them from The Curst Sons. Ken Brown FATEA

They’ve got humour and soul and there’s absolutely nothing else like them. Morning Star

The Curst Sons never fail to deliver a foot-stompin, barnstorming performance of such intensity you’re left grinning like an idiot by the end! Hastings Independent Press

The Curst Sons are - Willi Kerr -Vocals, Percussion. Tim Dunkerley -Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals.  Dave Simner -Guitar, Banjo, Vocals. Scott Smith -Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals

Bar from 4:30pm - Doors 8:00 to 11:30pm - Free Entry - All Welcome

Stuart Bligh Big Blue 2019

Our September Sundays in the Bar Sunday afternoon gig features the welcome return to the Con Club of blues singer/guitarist Stuart Bligh.

Stuart, of local Blues/Rock band,The Big Blue, will be playing an acoustic solo set of classic tunes and cool Blues.

Expect a wide ranging set of songs from artists such as Eric Clapton, Santana, David Bowie, Glen Campbell, Otis Redding and many more.

We're really looking forward to it. Don't miss it!

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


This is Dende's official celebration of playing music together for 10 years and it will be so good to be back in our home town of Lewes!

Dende is a 9 piece fun-fuelled positive party band playing an up-for-it mix of tunes with a firm rooting in Afro-Latin rhythms. From Cumbia to Calypso, Samba to Flamenco and Latin Dub. We bring you the joy of deep harmonic horns, sweet vocals, a totally having it percussion section, accordion, guitar, heavy bass lines and lashings of dub siren. 

It has been a busy summer for Dende playing festivals up and down the country but this will be a special one off show playing tunes from over the last 10 years amongst friends.

Warming up the place will be 2 great slectors Bambaman and Artemis Roots who are resident Djs with the Mighty Dende Sound System bringing MORE FYAH!! to the Con Club playing some tropical Reggae, Dub, and Dance Hall Vibes 

This is gonna be a very special night so get your tickets early.

just £5 to make every one feel welcome!!!

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


Mojo Music Present: Funke and the Two Tone Baby - A one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.

Genghis Khan (Live):

Tickets £8 adv + b/f

The Total Stone Roses play a 90min set of all of the best roses material including 'She Bangs The Drums', 'Fools Gold', 'Waterfall, 'I Wanna Be Adored' and 'Love Spreads'.

We're all pro musicians that do this for a a living, all players involved are top draw Leeds College of Music graduates. We strive to re-create the roses sound live and are meticulous in our recreation of their material.

Tickets £15 + b/f

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


The Big Blue Shed presents: Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments!

Rory has travelled the globe for different reasons at different times, from Asia to the middle East from Gambia to Cuba, Central America, Australia, North America, Canada, Europe and other nooks and crannies of the earth.

Tickets £14 + b/f

Doors 7:30pm


The Big Blue Shed presents: 

Worry Dolls are an exciting duo born out of the joint talents of multi-instrumentalists Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones, whose debut album Go Get Gone was released earlier this year.

Serendipity brought Zoe and Rosie together at an open mic when they were 18, whilst studying music in Liverpool. Both redheads with guitars, on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters, and both falling under the spell of ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’. Paired by their teachers for an opportunity to have their songwriting critiqued by Paul McCartney, they were inspired to start co-writing, and could now be described as an almost telepathically linked songwriting force.

Discovering a unique chemistry and symbiotic vocal harmony with their voices, they set off together making music as Worry Dolls. It was a new sound, blending the tender urgency of Zoe’s Irish-influenced voice with the fiery integrity of Rosie’s vocals and rhythmic guitar. Zoe transferred her fingerpicking skills to ukulele, followed by Earl Scruggs-style banjo, motivated by players like Emily Robison (Dixie Chicks) and Winston Marshall (Mumford & Sons).

Tickets £12 + b/f



High energy Rhythm & Blues played the Canvey Island way, recreating the unmistakable sounds of 1970's Dr Feelgood.

A packed house last year, be great to see YOU again! The Feelgood Band! With a seal of approval from Wilko Johnson, Sparko and Figure!
“Man, it’s great. It’s just what it would’ve been like to see Dr Feelgood in the club days. 100% spot on stage presence and performance' - WILKO JOHNSON “The closest to the originals I have seen” - John Sparks aka SPARKO “Go and judge for yourself, it’s worth it” - John Martin aka BIG FIGURE Louder Than War: “The UK’s Premier Dr.Feelgood tribute, a spellbinding performance” Stephen Foster BBC Suffolk and Dr.Feelgood connoisseur “Just seen the excellent FeelgoodBand, a fantastic celebration of the timeless music of Mk 1 and 2 Dr Feelgood . Loved it from start to finish. It would be sheer Stupidity to miss them."

Bar from 4:30pm - Doors 8:30 to 11:30 - £5 OTD - Club members free


LOOSE CABOOSE is back following the Summer break 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!


For our "Sundays in the Bar" afternoon for October, we welcome Lewes's very own Contenders. As always, great beer drinking music - just make sure you're there!

Live music 3:30 to 5:30pm, free entry all welcome

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contact iconLewes Con Club

139 High Street
East Sussex
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

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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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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