It's a top night of stand-up comedy. Arthur Smith headlines support from Mark Dolan ( Balls of Steel ) Fran Kisling and more

Door time: 7:30pm, Start time: 8:00pm


Please remember Con Club members are only entitled to one discount ticket per valid member ID card. Earybird tickets limited to 2 per person.
Nobody under 18 admitted.

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We welcome back Fat Belly Jones for the Con Club pre-Christmas gig.

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 !! 

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.


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

This is NOT Just Another Pink Floyd Tribute – Just Floyd are renowned for having a 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.

Non-Members £5 OTD - Lewes Con Club Members FREE

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

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London Calling Clash Tribute with Cockwomble and The Band of the Underhand

We are really sorry but the promoter announced on Monday 09.12.2019 that this gig is cancelled. Refunds from the individual ticket sellers.




City Food Share & Easy Skankin' presents:  A Reggae Christmas Fundraiser- Join the Easy Skankin' Crew plus guest DJs for an evening of the best in Ska & Reggae music!!!

City Food Share is a community based charity fundraising platform supporting food banks and homeless shelters in Brighton and Hove. We help provide hot meals, living essentials and food shopping for vulnerable people and families. We are currently fundraising for 9 food banks and homeless shelters and every penny raised at this event will be used directly to support those in need.

Easy Skankin’ are a collective of some of the best Reggae DJs in Brighton. All have impressive backgrounds, which when bought together promises to uplift your soul as you skank to the sounds of Ska, Rocksteady, Roots, Rubadub and Dancehall!

General Legsta is a strictly vinyl selector, who started his career at the legendary Volks Tavern with Killer Riddim throughout the early 90’s. He gained a reputation for mixing and scratching dancehall in the style of a Hip-Hop turntablist. He has DJed all across the south coast and even at Nottinghill Carnival. Legsta has a weekly radio show on 1BTN and has worked on Brighton Festival Radio and Freedom FM.

DJ Felix plays for the legendary Brixton based Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound System. He regularly tours the world and plays alongside sound systems like Channel 1, Mad Professor, Aba Shanti & Iration Steppas.
He also started at the Volks Tavern at the age of 18, where he played for 15 years. He has held residences at The Pressure Point, Riki Tiks, The Richmond and with Global Beats promotions supporting artists like Maxi Priest, Eek a Mouse, Max Romeo, Horace Andy and many more. He also has a radio show on 1BTN.

Rocky Manners is a London based selector with over 40 years experience. He started at the age of 8 playing at his parent’s blues parties. At the age of 15, he built his own sound system and began playing at a local church hall.
Since then he has played for sounds like Youth Ambassador, Intrepid, Supertones and Paddington Terrors. He too plays strictly vinyl and has toured with his box of records all around the UK, Italy, Washington DC and Nigeria.

Kitty is an upcoming selector with a love for the old school Trojan sound. Strictly vinyl, she’s got an impressive collection of reggae, ska and rocksteady in her collection which she also airs on her 1BTN radio show, Playtime.

This is a chance to support and give to a great cause while skanking and enjoying the vibes!!! 7pm - 12am - £3 Entry (All profits go to City Food Share Charity)

Facebook link: Image thanks to Neville


Ben and Shazza are back to kick off the Christmas festivities, bringing the best Disco, Daft Funk and Dance tunes along with a special guest DJ from the Grannies Disco “BOOMTOWN” DJ Mys.Deeque, DJ Housham new kid on the block!  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.  Christmas parties, disco Druids and all welcome

Bar from 4:30pm - 8:00pm start - Free entry

Xmas madness with Buffo's Wake and Oh Mama LIVE - Cooking up a storm with a night of raucous Gypsy Punk and Psychedelic Blues Rock. Hold on to your mince pies, these two acts are no turkeys.

♬ Buffo’s Wake ♬  Gypsy punk lunatics with a taste for the macabre.

Festival veterans, regularly appearing at some of the UK's biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Bestival., Secret Garden Party and Boomtown in addition to tours of Europe, Eastern Europe and USA. Buffos Wake will grab you, and leave you dancing like a thing possessed. Guaranteed to raise hell!

"Storming gypsy bangers! Twisting folk with a heavy smattering of pounding gypsy dance music, Buffos Wake work the crowd like pros, jumping, dancing and bringing you headfirst in the world of eastern European madness" – Playgroup Festival

♬OH MAMA ♬  Dawn breaks through hazy skies to haunting, watery harmonies as the folding sirens entrance you into rippling lakes, lakes that evaporate into tantalising clouds that build high into space until metamorphosis takes place; heaviness pounds to the ground in a storm of clattering groovic tangles, shuddering fuzz, dazzling licks and shimmering screams of mayhem and grace. These folk are here to nurture ye babes with psychic psychodelicious blues rock and the spontaneous drizzle of funk.

It will be a fantastic night - probably the best £5 you've spent all year! 7:30pm

Christmas Draw 2019


It's the annual Club Christmas Draw with lots of great prizes! Buy a square for just £1 now available behind the bar to enter.

Plus, you'll be treated to TWO great musical performances this Sunday afternoon in the bar (after all, it IS Christmas!) with Kate & Co, who are Kate Turvey ( Market Street Band) on vocals and David Bott ( The Doctors ) on keyboards with Charlie Hooker ( Market Street Band ) on drums and Andy Thomas ( playing for everybody at the moment!) on bass and guitar. There may be one or two other surprises joining Kate and her chums so wait and see. The Christmas Draw will follow at about 4.30pm and then the Contenders will entertain us with their acoustic set for the rest of the afternoon.

It all starts at 3:30 pm. It's free and everyone's welcome.


Get down to the Con Club on Saturday 28th December and treat yourself to a good dance! Lazy Susan DJs: Lazy Simon, Jez Harris and Hamish Makgill will be serving up a selection of the finest beats on Vinyl from Disco to House; Funk to Techno and all things in-between.

Really good music to move your feet to.

8:00pm to late FREE ENTRY all welcome


Live music with The Contenders, other bands and special guests from the Lewes (and beyond) music scene. More details to follow.

Members, their guests and friends only - Free entry

4:30pm to late. Live music from 8:30pm

It's time for a new decade! Here's our line up for January!

JIMMY MCGHIE ...was an Assistant Producer for the BBC’s Science and History Dept, having spent seven years working in factual television before he ran off to join the stand up comedy circus professionally in 2009. Since then he has performed stand up all over the world and appeared on numerous television and radio programmes including the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Comedy Central, ABC Australia, THREE New Zealand, Absolute Radio and many more.
He is “a brilliant talent” (The Scotsman) and with “an easy charm and appealing relaxed manner” (Chortle), he has performed 10 solo shows at festivals around the world including the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival and New Zealand International Comedy festival.
He is now a top circuit act in the UK, as well as a highly sought after corporate awards host and TV warm up artist. He regularly provides the studio warm up for BBC1’s Graham Norton Show, ITV’s Loose Women and Ch4’s Deal or No Deal. “Exquisitely done, with a compelling, simmering fury… impressive”

PATRICK SPICER a stand-up comedian quickly making a name for himself with a distinctively playful, relaxed stage presence and offbeat, personal writing. He is a regular at top London comedy clubs, was nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018, and was a finalist of the Amused Moose New Comic Award 2019. In 2019 he took his first show "Now I've Seen Anything" to Edinburgh (45 minutes), and is currently working on his debut hour.

CAROLINE MABEY ...One of the most inventive comic voices in Britain, Caroline Mabey is a fringe and circuit favourite, appearing at festivals, theatres and clubs all around the country. Silly, warm and sharp as hell, she always creates a gag-packed frenzy of fun. She is a brilliant and accomplished MC, having been resident compere at the 99 Club for ten years. 'Mabey is thoroughly enjoyable company…the slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois between Vic Reeves, Harry Hill and Floella Benjamin'
Evening Standard 'A mischievous, kooky talent'  Time Out. Caroline has recently appeared on Comedy Central as part of their Performance Anxiety campaign, and in Before the Morning After on NBC's Digital Comedy Channel, Seeso. She also features in Josh Howie's Losing It (Series 1 and 2) on BBC Radio 4 and has written for Radio 4's News Quiz.


COMEDY AT THE CON! 9th Jan 2020 Doors 7.30 Show 8pm
The Con Club, 139, High St. Lewes
Price(s) of entry:Early bird online from £9.00 @
only plus booking fee. Union Music:£11/9 (concessions) plus booking fee. Door £12/10
Reservations on 07582408418

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LOOSE CABOOSE are back for 2020 and kicking off the New Year in style!

Come join us for some great music spun by residents Martin Jackson and Rachelle Piper and introducing our very special guest dj, all the way from Argentina, Kevin Fingier - how fabulous is that!?

Entry £6 OTD 7:30pm


Dictionary Pudding - Live music promotions present: -

A genuinely unique talent, Damo Suzuki found fame after krautrock legends CAN found him busking in the streets of 70s Cologne. Immediately drafting him in to replace Malcolm Mooney, the band, oft-considered one of the single greatest outfits in western musical history went on to record a plethora of seminal LPs, including TAGO MAGO and EGE BAMYASI.

Damo Suzuki's never-ending tour here stops off at Lewes Con Club, where he will perform an instant-composition set with the amazing Krautrock torch-carriers, ZOFFF. Suzuki's synthetic language creates an absolutely astonishing performance, his voice remains a beautiful philosopher's stone, the alchemical jigsaw piece of the krautrock puzzle.

Tickets £12.50 + b/f -


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Dictionary Pudding - Live music promotions present: Martin Carthy

For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.

He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

`Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine

7:30pm - Fully seeated gig - Tickets


Presented by Modern Age Music: - Nashville, USA's Sam Lewis plays a special live show at Con Club on 21st February 2020 as part of his UK and EU tour.

With rich soulful vocals, well-crafted songs, roots country and blue-eyed soul Sam Lewis is connecting the dots. Whether crossing genres or state lines, he has pieced together a story people need to hear. Sam Lewis’ debut album ‘Waiting on you’ received a top review from Mojo and featured in the Telegraph’s list of top country albums from 2015.

Tickets on sale now:

7:30 to 11:00pm


Black Rabbit Productions & TLF Presents: The Original John Rossall Glitter Band

The Glitter Band were without doubt one of the most popular and influential exponents of the 1970’s Glam Rock phenomena. Formed by John Rossall in 1972 from the embers of the highly successful Boston International, the Glitter Band released their debut single “Angel Face” on Bell Records in April 1974, reaching number 4 in the UK Charts. Further singles followed with “Just For You” (number 10) and “Let’s Get Together Again” (number 8) the same year, leading to the release of “Hey!”, the definitive Glitter Band and Glam Rock album. The band’s biggest hit, “Goodbye My Love” made the UK number 2 position early in 1975. All of these huge Glitter Band hits are John Rossall compositions.

Leaving the band for a Solo career in 1975, John Rossall released a number of solo singles before relocating to Sweden, where he enjoyed considerable success. Returning to the UK in the early 90s with a new band line up, John quickly established himself as a major attraction on the European revival circuit and has toured continually ever since, performing alongside some of the biggest names of the Glam Rock era. 2019 marks the 45th Anniversary of “Angel Face”, “Just For You” and “Let’s Get Together Again”. The Original John Rossall Glitter Band features founder member John Rossall on lead vocals, Bob Bradbury on Guitar, Dave Glover on Bass, Corrie Shiells on Sax and Jake Bradbury on Drums.

Saturday, 22 February 2020 from 19:00-22:00.

Tickets £18 + b/f



Global Beats Presents: Mad Professor Live Dub Show. Support by Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound with Lloyd Coxsone

He might be called MAD PROFESSOR, but he is one of the sanest working musicians around. In his long and accomplished career, this globally acclaimed dub talent has amassed a fine discography that includes many cult albums. He has also worked with the likes of Johnny Clarke and Mikey Dread, Reggae Regular and Ruts DC, all of whom are legends in their own right. Right back in the 80s did Mad Professor build his own first mixing desk and he soon began working with the Ariwa Studio and label on a 12 part album series Dub Me Crazy. With new instalments coming each year, they helped establish the Londoner as a real master of the mix, of echo and reverb, of spacious rhythms and dub attitude.

His crazy use of sound effects and clarity of mixing won him many fans and plaudits, and remixes of acts like The Orb, Beats International, Sade and 400 Blows all followed. And of course so did live shows, which took the Mad Professor to high profile gigs all over North America, Europe, Japan and many places in between. High profile remix work on Massive Attack’s seminal Protection album helped elevate him yet further, and the new century brought with it many more big releases for his Ariwa label, which eventually went on to distribute more than 200 releases in all. Still in demand for shows and studio work, Mad Professor plays cult events like Unsound and Outlook Festival in Croatia and works with the likes of Lee Scratch Perry, U Roy, BigYouth and many more on his ever excellent label.

The legendary UK soundman & record producer, LLOYD COXSONE, began his career in the sixties, soon after arriving from Jamaica. He was one of the first soundmen to play at West End clubs like Tiles and the Roaring Twenties, where a generation of British pop stars like the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Elton John first heard the music of Jamaica. Coxsone then dominated the seventies, when Bob Marley and Dennis Brown were among his closest allies, as heard on unforgettable dub-plates from that era. Lloyd is an elder statesman with more than fifty years’ history behind him, but he knows there’s still a place in the music for those who are young at heart and willing to embrace change.

Doors 7.30pm - 12am Tickets £15


Dictionary Pudding Present: LIVE DEAD '69 performing the Grateful Dead "Europe 72" album & more.

Live Dead '69 are: Tom Constanten (original Grateful Dead pianist), Tom has been inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead’s first 2 experimental studio recordings “Anthem of The Sun” and “Aoxomoxoa.”

Mark Karan (lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones), Mark is also a regular member in the rotating line-up of Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family band.

Slick Aguilar (lead guitar with David Crosby Band 1982-1985) He co-founded KBC, and played lead guitar in Paul Kantner’s Jefferson Starship for 2,000 shows over 30 years, longer than any other musician.

Richard Newman (acclaimed drummer with Paul Rodgers & Jefferson Starship). Richard has just recorded Robert Plant’s new single. He also tours with Paul Rodger and played extensively in Jefferson Starship. He was one of Paul Kantner’s all time favorite drummers.

Tony Morley (Jefferson Starship). Tony is a multi-instrumentalist who has been a long time member of Jefferson Starship, having appeared with them for throughout the world for 13 years.

7:30 pm - Tickets £20 + b/f

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139 High Street
East Sussex
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