A Cajun Barn Presentation : 

Drew was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and developed an interest in Cajun music in his late teens. At 20, he began playing the accordion and started learning the words to many of the songs in his huge Cajun music repertoire.

Although not owning his own accordion until he was 25, Drew has been a 'go to' guy for many Cajun bands in need including Balfa Toujours, Jesse Lege and the Lake Charles Ramblers, Les Bassettes, The Lafayette Rhythm Devils, Paul Daigle and Cajun Gold, High Performance, and the Savoy Family band to name a few. He is deeply influenced in his style of music by dancehall legends Walter Mouton, Aldus Roger, Jesse Lege, Belton Richard, and Lawrence Walker. Fluent in french, Drew has been blessed to travel the world playing and teaching for the past 13 years as drummer/vocalist for the GRAMMY nominated Cajun band, the Pine Leaf Boys and 47 states.

Drew Simon will be teaming up with the legendary Jock Tyldesley ( fiddle) and Vera van Heeringen ( guitars , fiddles). http://www.cajunbarn.co.uk/

Contact:The Cajun Barn
Lynne and Steve
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Tel: +44 (0)1892 533493


As part of our Summer In The Bar Fridays we are very pleased to welcome three)(fold to the Con Club

The band three)(fold consists of half of the long established folk-rock band The Fold plus a bass player:

Hanna Burchell: Vocals, guitar, mandolin, low whistle, flute, percussion
Steve Holland: Vocals, stomp-box percussion
Jon Wood: Vocals, guitars
Ollie Holland: Bass

The band play mainly original acoustic folk and blues but often with a stomping beat. They have recently been in the studio and completed a number of tracks that will be used as the soundtrack to accompanying videos scheduled for release later in the year for promotional purposes. With the band forging their own identity and now being a four-piece, they are planning to change name soon – so this maybe the last gig as three)(fold - so catch a little bit of history!

Summer In the Bar Friday sessions are free and all are welcome.

The bar opens at 4:30pm and live music will start approx 8:30pm.


The Big Blue Shed Present: Modern English

Modern English are an English rock band best remembered for their songs "I Melt with You," "Hands Across the Sea," and "Ink and Paper". The group disbanded for a period in 1991, but later recorded in 1995 with some new members. The original members reformed in 2009 and are currently touring with plans for a new release in 2016!

Formed in Colchester, Essex, England, in 1979 by Robbie Grey (vocals), Gary McDowell (guitar, vocals), and Michael Conroy (bass, vocals), Modern English were originally known as The Lepers. The group expanded to "Modern English" when Richard Brown (drums) and Stephen Walker (keyboards) were subsequently added to the line-up of the band.

They decided there was enough going on to get the original band back together, so he set the wheels in motion, at the same time the masters were returned to Robbie who managed to secure a release of Soundtrack with Darla records and Stop Start finally came out on CD on Wounded Bird I was asked to rejoin along with Gary, Robbie and Mick, Richard has a few problems which I won’t go into now. It was agreed that Robbie’s songwriting partner of the last ten years, the other Steve Walker should be invited also, he’s a great guitarist and has added an extra dimension to our sound also he’s probably played the songs as much if not more than the rest of us. Ric Chandler joined us on drums.

Tickets £15 + booking fee - Doors 7:30pm





Enthusiastic 50's and 60's Rock n Roll Band, Rhythm and Blues and a bit of Soul. Influences - Gene Vincent, Chuck Berry, The Pirates, Carl Perkins, The Revolutionaires, Dr Feelgood, Eddie Cochran, Rockpile, Little Richard, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Elvis, Muddy Waters, Johnny Burnette, Buddy Holly, The Stray Cats, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, everyone at Rhythm Riot!, The Long Tall Texans (who's that?!!?).....


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



The Big Blue Shed Presents: Zion Train

One of the most unique and enjoyable live dub acts on the planet, their use of dynamic onstage dub mixing whilst performing alongside acoustic instruments and exceptional vocalists, make Zion Train one of a kind.

Will celebrate 30 years in 2018!
Have played well over 2750 showsIncluding Woodstock (Poland), Madasound (. Martinique), Fusio. n Festival (Germany), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (USA), Rototom Sunsplash (Italy/Spain), Outlook (Croatia), Boomtown (UK), Glastonbury Festival (UK) 14 TIMES , Seasplash Festival (Croatia), Bababoom Festival (Italy), Wickerman Festival (UK), Reggae Geel (Belgium), Universo Parallelo (Brazil), Reggae Sun Ska (France), Ostrada Reggae Festival (Poland), Asigiri Jam (Japan), Woodstock Festival (Poland), Sziget (Hungary), Exit (Serbia), Bielawa (Poland), Solipse (Zambia), Universo Parallelo (Brazil), Island Vibes and Rainbow Serpent (Australia)Own and operate their Abassi Sound SystemRun the Universal Egg and Dee p Root independent record labels.

Tickets £15 + booking fee


+ Union Music Lewes


After a break in August Sundays In The Bar are back fro September. They are the last Sunday in the month, this month we present Paul Stenner (The Doctors)

Paul Stenner has played several times at the Con-club as singer song writer and lead guitarist with The Doctors of Philosophy. This will be an opportunity to hear his songs stripped-down to essentials in the more intimate setting of a Sunday in the Bar. An intellectual who has published ten books and given talks at universities throughout the world, Stenner’s song repertoire includes apocalyptic folk songs (Titanic, Parables, Devil’s Dyke), rock songs that unravel the history of modern capitalism (Should have seen it coming, Parasite), soul-searching ballads (Frictionless, Venus), and much more besides. He will be accompanied by at least one other Doctor of Philosophy (Lewes-based keyboard player and author, David Bott).
The 2016 Album A Kiss on your Apocalypse can be found on Spotify, and live tracks are available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1WH154NcWc

All welcome - 3:30 to 5:30pm - Free entry

A Cajun Barn Presentation - ‘La voix des Cajuns: Rolling Stone’. ‘The Princess of Cajun Blues Magazine GR’, ‘The Queen of White Trash: fRoots Eng’, ‘La darling des festivals du vieux continent: Mondomix, FR.’ Playing the traditional Cajun tunes she grew up with at home with her folks Marc and Ann Savoy in Eunice, Louisiana, Sarah’s Cajun music is rooted deep down in the back porches, jams and dance halls of SW Louisiana. She is the voice, the body and soul of the Cajuns and always originals and free. Traditional Cajun numbers, great for dancing and listening.

7.30pm - Tickets £12

Contact:The Cajun Barn
Lynne and Steve
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Tel: +44 (0)1892 533493


The Big Blue Shed Present: Total Stone Roses

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’ as well as new tunes and recent releases!

Throughout the last 7yrs, The Total Stone Roses have been playing sold out gigs across the UK which has gained them a solid following and the largest online presence of any Stone Roses tribute band… 40,000 fans cant be wrong!

The band are huge fans of The Roses and are meticulous in their re-creation of the material in a live setting. This same drive is what gave The Stone Roses their ‘X Factor’ that took them to the heady heights of success and fame that they achieved in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s and beyond.

The Total Stone Roses are all pro musicians that do this for a living; all players involved are top draw Leeds College of Music graduates and are the best at what they do. You will not find a better sound a like band this side of 1989

Tickets £13 + booking fee - Doors 7:30pm




Union Music Store Presents Ancient Shapes + Daemonik / Fonce & Danny George Wilson

Daniel Romano, 'The King Of Mosey' brings his high octane punk unit to UK for the first time in support of an new album.

Support from Daemonik / Fonce (Psych/Punk/ Poetry feat ex members of Ten Benson, The Rumblestrips and Tits of Death) and Danny George Wilson (Grand Drive / Danny And The Champs)

Bar from 4:30pm - Doors 7:30pm - Tickets £10 + b/f http://www.wegottickets.com/event/444489 and from Union Music Store Lewes





Membranes - The highly influential UK underground bandl, the Membranes recently reformed. In the 80s they developed a dark and discordant and wild music that was at the forefront of the Death To Trad Rock UK underground scene documented in the recent 'Death To trad Rock' book available from http://tinyurl.com/yz8jn3g     www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=50&v=kE9taFzaKx8

The Cravats - Sax-riddled dada punk combo, The Cravats, emerged from Redditch New Town in the Midlands in 1977.

The Filthy Tounges - There are elements of Nick Cave & Bowie but they make you listen is such a way as to obviate all else - REVIEW-Music News Scotland

£13 +b/f http://www.wegottickets.com/event/442519 and Si's Sounds Lewes


The Big Blue Shed Presents: O'Connell & Love with Full Band + Special Guests

O’Connell & Love is the latest incarnation of Larry Love (Alabama 3) and his long-time songwriting partner Brendan O'Connell, who co-wrote much of Larry's first solo album, Ghost Flight, released under the name of Robert Love in 2006. Kris Kristofferson credited Ghost Flight as 'one of the best debuts I've ever heard.'

After spending much time playing acid country house on the road with Alabama 3, Love approached O'Connell to produce this follow up to Ghost Flight. Their anticipated follow-up album Minesweeping, was released on Mountmellick Music on 6th July 2015.

With guest vocalists as diverse as Rumer, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tenor Fly, Pete Doherty, Aurora Dawn and June Miles-Kingston, Minesweeping is an eclectic box of songwriting treasures that have been seven years in the making.

In the same way that Johnny Cash marshalled Rick Rubin (hip hop / electro pioneer) to oversee his final and majestic “American Recordings” sessions, O’Connell & Love were determined to nail the lie that only a bona fide folk/country/blues producer was worthy of the Minesweeping project.

Consequently, and determined to ‘urbanise’ their take on all things folk, they corralled the legendary dance producer Wizard (a.k.a. Greg Fleming) to oversee the recording process. Famed for his work with the Chemical Brothers , Dizzee Rascal, X-Press 2, Wiley, DJ Fresh, M.I.A./Diplo, Lyza J, Chase & Status and a host of other dancefloor luminaries, Wizard's unique approach places Minesweeping in a category all of its own…folk music with a hand grenade!

Bar from 4:30 - Doors 7:30 - Tickets £13 + b/f  www.wegottickets.com/event/441620  SeeTickets and Union Music Lewes



Formed in Slough in 1986 but now located in Lewes & Weymouth, DIGITALIS are the South's premier Electronic Band. They cite over 30 years of electronic influences, including Synth Pop, Hi Energy, Industrial, Rave, Techno and EDM.

They return to the Con Club, after their sell out show in March, to launch their HOLD ON TO ME - EP.
This hugely anticipated release, is the first in 10 years, since their highly acclaimed double album COLLECTIONS OF CONDITIONS.

Expect to hear tracks from the new EP, plus old classics, new tracks and a couple that have never been played live before.

They will be supported, or will support some VERY SPECIAL GUESTS.

Bar from 4:30pm - Doors 8:00pm, Entry Free (Donations will be accepted).


Dictionary Pudding welcome Can legend Damo Suzuki to Lewes Con Club


Damo fronted Can, the legendary German avant-rock/krautrock band credited as an influence by Sonic Youth, the Pixies, Primal Scream and The Fall between 1971 and 1973.

With him in the lineup, Can produced their most enduring and innovative work, including classic albums like 1971's Tago Mago, 1972's Ege Bamyasi and 1973's Future Days'. He then left, aged 23, explaining in his characteristically enigmatic style that he was 'much more curious about another life'.

www.damosuzuki.com   http://dictionarypudding.co.uk/2018/11/04/damo-suzuki-6/

Doors 7:30pm - Tickets £12 + booking fee www.seetickets.com/event/damo-suzuki/lewes-con-club/1217979


John Fairhurst is possibly the finest guitarist you will ever see.. brilliant songwriting and a gravel-swilled belter of a voice.” BBC Manchester -

Often hailed as ‘Wigan’s answer to Jimi Hendrix’, John Fairhurst has been wooing the live circuit for over a decade with his astounding guitar skills, but it was arguably 2016 that saw him break through to international demand.
Touring the Netherlands with Dutch act ‘My Baby’ including sold out shows at Amsterdam’s Paradiso, Fairhurst played to rapturous audiences across a rammed festival schedule with no less than nine shows at Glastonbury alone, as well as Boomtown, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Green Gathering, Small World, Bimble Bandada and countless others.
Kicking off 2017 with a sweatbox show at the famous 100 Club for London Blues Week alongside Eric Sardinas (Steve Vai), John’s ascent shows no signs of slowing.
Acoustic Guitar Magazine USA recently hailed Fairhurst as in the Top 3 Resonator guitar players worldwide, being the only European on the list.
His headline slot of Blues Alive Festival was aired across Czech National Television, while his music also featured on several movie soundtracks including ‘Plan Z’ and the upcoming Martin Scorsese feature.


More to follow

UK Subs - There’s not many bands that have the respect of EVERYONE on the punk scene. But Charlie Harpers UK SUBS is that exception. Formed in 1976, the mainstay of the band has been vocalist Charlie Harper, originally a singer in Britain's R&B scene (now venerated as the godfather of UK punk) the band has continued and thrived. 2010 marked the fifth decade in which the U.K. Subs had continually graced the Punk Rock scene, widely recognised as one of the most consistently and visibly successful punk bands - they maintain and pioneer the true spirit of punk rock, without the compromise and watering-down that has affected so many of their contemporaries.

Bar from midday - Doors 7:30pm

+ special guests

£14 + b/f


What is there to say about DEMENTED ARE GO that hasn’t already been said or invented? They are a band that has inflicted their twisted version of rock ‘n’ roll on the world for 3 decades, from the legendary Klub Foot via clubs, squats and festivals they have built up a loyal following of Psychobillies, Punks, Goths, Geeks and Freaks who just can’t get enough of DAG’s sound.

£18 + b/f http://www.wegottickets.com/event/441577



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contact iconLewes Con Club

139 High Street
East Sussex
United Kingdom

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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 new membership year started on 24th June.

Renewals are CLOSED now, but new membership applications are very welcome and now is a great time to join!

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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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