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The Big Blue Shed Presents - Slaughter & The Dogs + Snide

Punk Rock Legends Slaughter & The Dogs exploded onto the British music scene in 1976 at the now legendary Manchester Free Trade Hall gig with The Sex Pistols, an event which was to change musical history forever.

They were the first band in Manchester, England to release an independent single \"Cranked Up Really High\" in 1977. Q Magazine voted this landmark release as one of the top 50 punk singles of all time.

Slaughter & The Dogs debut album \"Do It Dog Style\" is now hailed as a classic. One of the founding forefathers of the British Punk Rock movement, Slaughter & The Dogs remain to this day a force to be reckoned with.

The band\'s influences can be felt near and far, from local Manchester boys -The Stone Roses to Johnny Marr & Oasis to name but three; to the American Super group Green Day.

Tickets £18 + b/f www.seetickets.com/event/slaughter-the-dogs/lewes-con-club/1304160

Also from Union Music Lewes

 

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The Doctors of Philosophy play original songs from the pen of lead-singer Professor Paul Stenner. The style is a fusion: rock and folk influences mingle with West-Coast sounds and even a hint of Prog ! As a Professor of Social Psychology, Paul writes lyrics that are literate, witty and thought provoking. Some may say baffling. The result is startlingly original and strongly melodic songs - for both the mind and body.

The Doctors are: Paul Stenner (Vocals, Electric Guitar, Harmonica) - David Bott (Keyboards, BVs) - Steve Harrison (Bass Guitar) &  Tom Andrews (Drums, BVs)

The band recently released their debut album: ‘A Kiss on your Apocalypse’ and the single ‘Theresa Won’t’. Both available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other on-line media.CD copies of the album will be on sale at the gig.

https://www.facebook.com/thedoctorsofphilosophy/

www.thedoctorsofphilosophy.co.uk

Bar from 4:30pm - Doors 8:00 to 11:30pm - FREE entry all welcome

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LOOSE CABOOSE is back for April 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!

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The Big Blue Shed presents: Alabama 3 Acoustic

We're the Alabama 3. We make Sweet Pretty Muthaf****** Country Acid House Music. All night long. We're not from Alabama, and there's not three of us. We're from Brixton, London. We're the fellas that did that Soprano's theme tune. That tune bought someone a swimming pool, but it sure wasn't any of us...

Tickets £18 + b/f  www.wegottickets.com/event/465408

http://www.alabama3.co.uk/en/events/2019_04_24

Doors 7:30pm

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DAVE JOHNS, JAVIER JARQUIN, HENRIK ELMER with MC DAVE MOUNFIELD       

DAVE JOHNS is one of the most respected and best loved comedians working on the British comedy circuit, having performed extensively in UK comedy clubs, and comedy clubs and festivals worldwide for nearly 3 decades.
"Shifting from hilarity to uproar to genius in the blink of an eye".(The Guardian). Making guest appearances on much loved TV comedy shows like Never Mind the Buzzcocks on BBC and 8 Out of Ten Cats on Channel 4.

Dave is also a talented improvisor, making regular guest appearances with one of the longest running and highly acclaimed comedy improvisation teams, The Comedy Store Players. He has appeared in their twice weekly shows in London's West End on many occasions.

JAVIER JARQUIN is a regular at the biggest clubs in the UK– delighting audiences with well crafted jokes and a very likeable stage persona. He is also a well known act in his native New Zealand and headlines gigs across Europe. Before coming to the UK in 2010 Javier spent 4 years working as a professional comedian in New Zealand. In August, Javier Jarquin performed his hugely popular ‘Card Ninja’ show to sell out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Over 3,000 people came to see the show and Javier plans to take it to a theatre near you..soon!

HENRIK ELMER Deadpan, deliberate and downright funny, his twisted observations could only come from a man with a compulsion to throw his keys in the river every time he goes over a bridge. Currently based in Sweden, but performing regularly all over the world, Henrik makes frequent visits to the UK - and is always well-received. "deadpan Swede with masterful timing ... his control was masterful" - Three Weeks - "somewhat downbeat and very funny ... an interesting vein of quirky humour" - Time Out - "uses uniquely twisted Nordic logic to produce an off-beat, but very funny, set" - Chortle

Price(s) of entry:Early bird online only from £8.00 plus booking fee. Union Music:£10/£8 (concessions) plus booking fee. OTD £12/£10
Where people can get tickets: Union Music OR reservations on 07582408418 OR http://www.wegottickets.com/ComedyAtTheCon
Time(s) of event: - Doors : 7.30. Show: 8pm

 

A Right Rocket Rave-Up

DJ King Mob + live performances “Expect the unexpected!”

8pm till late

Early bird tickets £6 from WeGotTickets/Si’s Sounds/Union Music, £7 on the door

Because it's a free-entry-for-members Friday, on presentation of their membership cards, club members will not be asked to purchase tickets, but will be invited to donate £5 to Rocket FM - it's in a good cause!

Click here to buy early-bird tickets on-line

All profits donated to Rocket FM

Blacklight + Sepia Shadows

Max Mezzowave debuts his new outfit Blacklight
Fusing neo-soul, funk, deep grooves, jazz and electronica with cinematic visuals to create a mesmerising live experience.

Blacklight are...

Max Mezzowave – Keys
Tracy Jane Sullivan – Vocals/harp
Paul Holland – Bass
Joe Ellis – Drums

Max Mezzowave is a musical pioneer who, alongside contemporaries from Mute Records and Renegade Soundwave, helped shape the sound of a whole host of genres. Paul Holland has played with a diverse array of UK acts, including X-Ray Spex and Chungking, recording live sessions for John Peel and Andy Kershaw on BBC Radio. Tracy Jane Sullivan has played with a range of established talents including Dub legend Mad Professor, Herbie Flowers, Ted Barnes, Geoffrey Richardson and Danny Cummings. Joe Ellis has supported bands such as Stiff Little Fingers and Cast, and he has gone on to play with a variety of acts across multiple genres.

Support by Con Club favourites Max and Beth of Sepia Shadows.

8pm to 11pm

Early bird tickets £6 from WeGotTickets/Si’s Sounds/Union Music, £7 on the door

Click here to buy early-bird tickets on-line

All profits donated to Lewes Railway Land Wildlife Trust.

Soul Stirrer - the Legend of Sam Cooke

The legend of Sam Cooke in words & song
Performed by Steve ‘Snips’ Parsons and band.

Sam Cooke invented soul music when he crossed over from gospel music into mainstream pop. His bold move sent a shockwave through the black community and inspired artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Mavis Staples, Bobby Womack and Otis Redding to follow in his footsteps.

Sam’s compositions include: WONDERFUL WORLD, YOU SEND ME, CHANGE IS GONNA COME, CUPID, SHAKE, BRING IT ON HOME and TWISTING THE NIGHT AWAY.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yIMt-aZjCo

Steve ’Snips’ Parsons is the blue-eyed soul singer from Sharks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlYG2TZxRhQ

2pm to 4pm

Early bird tickets £5 from WeGotTickets/Si’s Sounds/Union Music, £6 on the door

Click here to buy early-bird tickets on-line

All profits donated to Radio Lewes

Starfish Youth Music

The Con Club's very special April/May "Sunday in the Bar" has been moved from the end of April to the May Bank Holiday weekend in order to be part of The Ripple and features some of Starfish's best young solo performers - Lotte Pearl, Lola Britten-Hepper, Theo Howard & Hannah Young. Not to be missed!

For anyone who doesn't know, Starfish has grown from very humble beginnings in 1998, with just a few young musicians and a couple of amps, into a major contributor to the Lewes music scene, putting on popular public music events for all ages. Starfish Youth Music aims to help young people find their own musical voice, and give them confidence in their own creativity. Its young musicians are encouraged to explore writing songs and jamming, communicating ideas, sharing skills, and making decisions for themselves.

As an independent club, Starfish Lewes is not government funded and relies solely on members' fees, donations and fundraising events to finance the running of the project. The Con Club is very keen to encourage and support the Starfish project. Be there and help Music Happen.

Free entry, with a whip-round for donations to Starfish. Please give generously.

Please note we've bumped this event by a week from the last Sunday of April to the first Sunday of May to coincide with the May Day Bank Holiday weekend and of course The Ripple!

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

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Femme Brûlée

Disco Party hosted by DJs Sharon Makgill and Olivia Bullock

Women on the door, women on the decks and women on the dance floor

Shots at reduced prices!

8pm to 11pm, £3 on the door

All profits donated to the Oyster Project.

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Tickets = www.seetickets.com/event/kris-drever/lewes-con-club/1289373

Kris Drever’s voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.

Kris will be playing material from across his career plus some songs never before played live.

‘Completely infectious' - BBC Music *****

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The Big Blue Shed Presents -

ELECTRIC SIX a six-piece American band from Detroit. Their style has been described as a brand of rock music infused with elements of "garage, disco, punk rock, new wave, and metal."[1] The band met recognition in 2003 with the singles "Danger! High Voltage" and "Gay Bar", and subsequently released 14 full-length albums, two rarities albums, and a live album. A live DVD, Absolute Treasure, was released for download in 2014.[2] The current lineup of the band consists of vocalist Dick Valentine, lead guitarist Johnny Na$hinal, keyboardist Tait Nucleus?, rhythm guitarist Da Vé, bassist Rob Lower, and drummer Hyperkube Bonanza. Session drummer Todd Glass has played on recent studio albums.

www.electricsix.com

Tickets £18 + b/f www.wegottickets.com/event/459768

Also from Union Music Lewes

 

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Album Release Show

Jamie's new album 'Dreams About Falling' - produced in Nashville by Grammy-nominated Neilson Hubbard and including contributions from Angaleena Presley, Wild Ponies, Ben Glover, Amy Speace and many more - is released the day after this show. Come and help Jamie celebrate this major milestone in his musical life!

Jamie will play with full band, and support is from the amazingly talented artist Ruby Jean Rose.

Doors 7:30pm Tickets £10 + b/f www.wegottickets.com/event/464709

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Tickets = https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-rutles/lewes-con-club-lewes/1293819

Occasional supergroup The Rutles - led by ex-Bonzo NEIL INNES and drummer JOHN HALSEY – return in May 2019 for a short series of UK dates: THE GET UP AND GO AGAIN TOUR – 2019

Widely known as the “ Pre – Fab Four “, The Rutles first arrived on our screens in 1975 via a sketch on Eric Idle’s BBC television series ‘RUTLAND WEEKEND TELEVISION’. It featured Neil Innes (Monty Python songwriter and ex-Bonzo Dog Band founding member) fronting the band singing “ I Must Be In Love”.
Three years later, the ground breaking movie, 'All You Need Is Cash', expanded the satire and featured guest appearances by George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Bill Murray, Michael Palin, John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, and many more.

As a peer of The Beatles in the 1960s (The Bonzos appeared in the Magical Mystery Tour film and Paul McCartney produced a single for them), Neil Innes is well qualified to satirise the Fab Four.
With the exception of Eric Idle, each of the four Rutles (including drummer John Halsey – AKA – Barry WOM) played their own instruments as well as acting in the film.
In fact few people realise that Halsey is a Rock icon in his own right, having drummed on many classic albums, including the Lou Reed album Transformer, and toured with many others including, Joe Cocker, The Scaffold, Grimms, Timebox , Patto.

Expect a full evenings entertainment, featuring all the classic songs including
I Must Be In Love / Cheese And Onions / Piggy in the Middle / With a Girl Like You / (And of course) Get Up and Go.

In 2019 – The Rutles are; NEIL INNES (aka Ron Nasty) - Vocals / Guitar / Banjo / Ukulele / Keyboards - JOHN HALSEY (aka Barry Wom) - Vocals / Drums - "Rutling" KEN THORNTON - Vocals / Guitar - PHIL JACKSON - Vocals / Keyboards - DAVID CATLIN BIRCH - Vocals / Bass

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Tickets = https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-rutles/lewes-con-club-lewes/1293819

Occasional supergroup The Rutles - led by ex-Bonzo NEIL INNES and drummer JOHN HALSEY – return in May 2019 for a short series of UK dates: THE GET UP AND GO AGAIN TOUR – 2019

Widely known as the “ Pre – Fab Four “, The Rutles first arrived on our screens in 1975 via a sketch on Eric Idle’s BBC television series ‘RUTLAND WEEKEND TELEVISION’. It featured Neil Innes (Monty Python songwriter and ex-Bonzo Dog Band founding member) fronting the band singing “ I Must Be In Love”.
Three years later, the ground breaking movie, 'All You Need Is Cash', expanded the satire and featured guest appearances by George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Bill Murray, Michael Palin, John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, and many more.

As a peer of The Beatles in the 1960s (The Bonzos appeared in the Magical Mystery Tour film and Paul McCartney produced a single for them), Neil Innes is well qualified to satirise the Fab Four.
With the exception of Eric Idle, each of the four Rutles (including drummer John Halsey – AKA – Barry WOM) played their own instruments as well as acting in the film.
In fact few people realise that Halsey is a Rock icon in his own right, having drummed on many classic albums, including the Lou Reed album Transformer, and toured with many others including, Joe Cocker, The Scaffold, Grimms, Timebox , Patto.

Expect a full evenings entertainment, featuring all the classic songs including
I Must Be In Love / Cheese And Onions / Piggy in the Middle / With a Girl Like You / (And of course) Get Up and Go.

In 2019 – The Rutles are; NEIL INNES (aka Ron Nasty) - Vocals / Guitar / Banjo / Ukulele / Keyboards - JOHN HALSEY (aka Barry Wom) - Vocals / Drums - "Rutling" KEN THORNTON - Vocals / Guitar - PHIL JACKSON - Vocals / Keyboards - DAVID CATLIN BIRCH - Vocals / Bass

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The Big Blue Shed Presents:

LOUD SAVAGE TRASH FROM NAPLES IN ITALY!
The Devils formed in the deep south of Italy in 2015, recorded 1st and 2nd full lenght with Jim Diamond (the Dirtbombs, White Stripes etc), hooked up with Voodoo Rhythm Records and toured all over Europe and Canada (about 300 shows!).
Gianni Puzzadidio rapes the guitar and Erica Volgare hits the drums and screams in the microphone, this is a huge wall of guitar fuzz and noise and vocals as minimalistic and primitive, thats pure evil and lots of fun.

They are dressed up as preacher and nun and destroy every stage that they can play on, they are hot and wild very loud and very very sexy!

They have been on tour with: THE SONICS, BOSS HOG, THE MONSTERS.
Played many Festivals: AZKENA ROCK FESTIVAL, HELLDORADO, SLEAZEFEST, COSMIC TRIP FESTIVAL, MUNSTER RAVING LOONEY PARTY, BEACHES BREW, FESTIVAL BEAT, etc

www.facebook.com/events/815389242144842/

Tickets £12 + b/f www.wegottickets.com/event/465410

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TICKETS =  www.seetickets.com/event/michael-chapman-and-ehud-banai/lewes-con-club/1317745

The musical collaboration of Michael Chapman and Ehud Banai may not seem like an obvious coupling, except for the fact that Michael Chapman has for some years now been pushing his musical envelope in all directions, embracing many genres of music some for the first time, and Ehud Banai cut his musical teeth back in the 70’s listening to Michael Chapman, in the valley of Rosh Pina in Upper Galilee.

Michael knew nothing of Ehud while Ehud knew much about Michael’s music. They finally met in Tel Aviv in the autumn of 2013 in a local radio session when they played together for the first time.
“The hairs on the back of my neck stood up. There was such an instant rapport. It was totally mesmeric”- Andru Chapman.
Since then they have toured together several times with the musical empathy developing all the while into a unique combination of Middle Eastern chords, Chapman riffs and Hebrew lyrics.

Skatalites2019

The Big Blue Shed present: The Skatalites (formed in 1963) a pioneering Jamaican ska and reggae group, they are the co-creators of the ska genre with an influence that transcends continents.

The Skatalites are arguably the most prolific band and collective of talented and pioneering musicians to ever emerge from Jamaica. Among illustrious guest appearances and collaborations with highly revered artists, being the creators of a new contemporary genre and continuing to reinvent their sound and direction, The Skatalites remain one of the most influential and respected bands of their time.

Tickets £25 + b/www.wegottickets.com/event/463708

 

Hanna Burchell

Our May Sundays in the Bar features the welcome return of singer/song-writer Hanna Burchell (the Fold, Hanna and the Angels etc).

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

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139 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XS
United Kingdom

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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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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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