Death Or Glory Promotions Present Subhumans + The Blunders
Rescheduled from 5th April and 22nd August 2020
Global Beats presents: A Ska & Reggae Fest featuring THE SKATALITES, FREEDUB PRESS, SAMSARA COLLECTIVE
Easy Skankin DJs, Caribbean food by IRMA’S KITCHEN
THE SKATALITES began performing in Jamaica in May 1964. The group was so hot that their first rehearsal became a show. So many people had lined up outside the venue, they decided to just charge admission and let everybody in! They were the top musicians on the island at the time, having come together after playing in different bands and on various recording sessions. These records were made to be played at the many competing sound systems around the island. The band became legendary, backing all the developing artists of the day, such as Toots and The Maytals, Prince Buster and “The Wailing Wailers” featuring Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. These groups were all recording on the new beat called ska, which had an infectious rhythm that was catching on like wildfire. Eventually, the beat slowed down into rocksteady, and then reggae. This wildfire spread unstoppably around the world, developing into a huge musical tree with many stylistic branches, including lovers rock, dub, dancehall/ ragga, ska-punk,, and others. Hugely popular groups, like The Police, The Clash, The Specials, The English Beat, Sublime and No Doubt, all have their roots firmly planted in the music of The Skatalites.
Since reforming after an almost 20 year hiatus in 1983, and beginning regular touring as a unit in 1989, they have not stopped thrilling audiences in every corner of the globe. Even after more than 50 years, and various lineup changes as members leave one stage for another, the band continues to perform and record new music in the inimitable Jamaican style, like only they can. The road has been long and hard, and sadly, seen most of the original members pass on. Often asked “when will you stop?” and “how do you keep doing it after all these years?”, the answer is simple: never – It’s the love of the music and the way our fans respond that keep us going Forward!
Featuring original vocalist Doreen Shaffer, along with the current lineup of outstanding musicians they have chosen to accompany them, the band proudly presents live the music of Jamaican Ska. Forever indebted to the inspiration and talent of: Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Don Drummond, Jerome “Jah Jerry” Haynes, Lloyd Knibb, Tommy McCook, Donat “Jackie” Mittoo, John “Dizzy Johnny”Moore, and Lester Sterling, collectively known as The Skatalites.
SAMSARA COLLECTIVE As “one of the South’s most exciting reggae acts”, Brighton-based Samsara Collective create an open minded and fresh take on the roots tradition. The result is a fresh and hook-laden take on the style, morphing the reggae sound into something wholly new and exciting, and has been described as “a startlingly new angle on the Jamaican sound”.
Having played alongside reggae legends such as The Wailers, Toots & the Maytals, Alborosie, Horace Andy, Groundation, The Easy Star All-Stars, and Aswad – they've also performed at countless festivals such as Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, and Secret Garden Party.
With the recent release of their 'Second Attention' EP and a tightly woven live show which combines intricate musicianship & improvisation with raw energy and infectious positivity, Samsara Collective have established themselves as “one of the best reggae bands in the UK at the moment.”
THE FREEDUB PRESS Hailing from Brighton are The FreeDub Press. A six-piece outfit that create fuse dub, reggae, ska and hip-hop with punk inspired lyricism that doesn’t sit on the fence. Chris William’s soaring lead vocal creates a wave of melody that bounces off the contrast of Dean Ormsby’s gritty rhymes that explore serious issues and connect with audiences of all backgrounds. The lead vocal duo are backed by solid, pumping beats, groove heavy bass lines, bubbling keys and melodic sax which all blend together to create a truly unique sound.
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!
Doors 3pm - 12am Early Bird £20 // 1st Release £22.50 // Final Release £25 www.facebook.com/events/869222683535096/
Early Bird Lewes Con Club member tickets £15 available only from the bar, 1 per member no booking fee
Global Beats Presents: A Celebration of Bob Marley's Birthday
Featuring The Marley Experience (Live), Easy Skankin DJs
Doors 7.30pm - 12am
The Ultimate Bob Marley Tribute Live & Direct from the Heart of the UK. Giving you all the Hits Classics & Sing along's Like One Love, Three Little Birds, No Woman no Cry, Iron Lion Zion, I shot the sheriff, Get up Stand up and many many more.......
Stay tuned for this amazing group that pays tribute to the originator & undisputed King of Reggae Music; The Right Honorable Mr Robert Nesta Marley (Berhane Selassie) better known as...BOB MARLEY!!!!!!
More details to follow
This gig has been rescheduled from 4th April and 15th August 2020
Global Beats presents: Adrian Sherwood (On U Sound) Plus support
ADRIAN SHERWOOD (born 1958 in London) is an English record producer best known for his work with dub music as well as for remixing a number of popular acts such as Coldcut, Depeche Mode, The Woodentops, Primal Scream, Pop Will Eat Itself, Sinéad O’Connor, and Skinny Puppy.
He is co-founder of Carib Gems and Pressure Sounds, and founder of Hitrun Records as well as Green Tea Records and Soundboy Records. His most well-known label is On-U Sound. During the early 80’s he brought together many Jamaican artists under the collective name of Singers & Players including Prince Far I, Mikey Dread, Bim Sherman and many others, this helped promote the individual artists at the same time as promoting the On-U Sound label.
In 1986 he began working Jamaican dub producer and singer Lee Perry. They produced the classic album ‘Time Boom X De Devil Dead’ and Sherwood’s support helped relaunch Perry’s career.
He made contributions to the Industrial music genre in his remix of Einstürzende Neubauten’s song ‘Yü Gung’, on the album ‘Halber Mensch’, as well as his production work with Ministry, Cabaret Voltaire, KMFDM, Terminal Power Company and Nine Inch Nails. In 2006 he released his second album ‘Becoming A Cliché’ that again featured numerous artists such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, the late Bim Sherman, Dennis Bovell, Little Roy, Leigh ‘LSK’ Kenny, Samia Farah, Raiz and Mark Stewart. A limited 2-disc version was released simultaneously with the second disc titled ‘Dub Cliché’.
On beginning a solo career, Sherwood stated, “I wanted to do some of my own writing and make something that was challenging for me… As a producer, it’s my job to satisfy the artist foremost. I wanted to make something that was a little more aggressive and modern. I wanted to paint a picture that was contemporary, one that specifically showed where my brain was at. I’ve got to the point in my life where it’s time for me to call all of the shots.”
7:30pm to 12am - Tickets £15 www.tickettailor.com/events/globalbeats/
Lewes Con Club member tickets £11 available only from the bar, 1 per member no booking fee
Rescheduled from 23rd May and 11th October 2020
City Food Share presents: Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band + Ruddock’s Om + Easy Skankin’ DJs
Christopher MacFarlane, better known as Macka B, is a British-born Jamaican reggae artist, performer and activist with a career spanning thirty years in the United Kingdom and Jamaica. According to AllMusic.com 'Macka B was one of Britain's most influential dancehall toasters.' As a practicing Rastaman, Macka B's music is based around the political and spiritual message of the religion, with an often light and humorous touch. Working with the Mad Professor, he combined dancehall and dub styles of reggae, although has avoided a more commercial crossover approach. Macka B's first album, Sign of the Times, was released in 1986 on Mad Professor's Ariwa label. The album was well received and reached the top of the UK reggae album charts.
His next few albums were similarly acclaimed: We've Had Enough (1987), Looks Are Deceiving (1988).
Buppie Culture in 1989 produced the hit 'Dread a Who She Love', a duet with female singer Kofi. Likewise, 'Proud of Mandela' from Natural Suntan (1990) produced another reggae singles chart topper.
He has toured and performed around the world since the 1980s alone and with other reggae stars such as Burning Spear, U-Roy, The Wailers, Lee Perry and many others.
Macka B follows the Rastafari ital diet, and is also a vegan. In 2012 he became a patron of The Vegan Society.
Ruddock's Om are an up and coming, 9-piece, Dub Fusion collective who have come together to explore new and exciting means of expression through their music. Taking their name from, and paying homage to, the person widely regarded as the father of Dub, Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock. Founded in early 2018 the band have been developing and refining their original material which crosses the boundaries of genres to create a musical journey, unique to each listener, rich in heavy bassline rhythms, and soaring melodies.
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.
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.
Tickets from £18 + b/f from www.skiddle.com
Doors 7pm - 12am, Vegan Food on sale. Profits from the event will go towards the City Food Share Charity.
Dictionary Pudding - Live music promotions present -
The Monochrome Set consist of, original Monochrome Set members, Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban, who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set formed in 1978, and were heavily influential in the ‘post-punk’ scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk.
The band’s early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade Label before signing with Virgin offshoot Din Disc. They also released several albums on the Cherry Red label, making a notable appearance on that labels’ well known ‘Pillows and Prayers’ compilation.Though The Monochrome Set split in 1985 the next decade saw several reunions for both live gigs and further studio recordings, their album release count now being well into double figures.
Tickets - £14 + b/f www.seetickets.com
Global Beats presents: Special Kinda Madness
Saturday 15th May 2021- Doors: 8pm - 12pm
Special Kinda Madness perform a truly authentic set from each band, combining the phenomenally energetic stage presence of The Specials with the wonderful iconic tunes of the Madness ‘Nutty Boys’. Playing a set from each band and producing a show that will have the audience up and dancing from the off, Special Kinda Madness will have everyone hankering after that exciting era of 2-Tone and ska.
On 21st July 1979 at the Electric Ballroom in London, the Specials played a gig with Madness, Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Selecter. That’s a gig that all 2-Tone rude boys and rude girls would die to see, and thought would never happen. The Specials and Madness on the same bill! In truth, it will probably never happen now … but you can get the next best thing with Special Kinda Madness!
"This has to go down as one of the best nights out I’ve had! Thanks guys.. you’re brilliant!!" – Samantha Hill
"Saw this band for the first time in St.Albans on Saturday. I’ve been to many concerts/tribute tours in my time and this was by far and away the best concert ever. Absolutely brilliant!" – Brett Miller
Opening Hours - Presently closed due to COVID-19
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.
Q & 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).