Sundays in the Bar (on the main stage) present - The Contenders acoustic and socially distanced

The numbers are strictly limited, and we are working on a first come first serve basis.

In line with current regulations, face masks must be worn at all times when you are not seated at a table and we will be operating table service only. Please sign in or use the QR code on arrival and follow the instructions published around the club and of the staff.

Free entry 3:30 to 5:30pm

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jazzed up jacks at play

Sundays in the Bar (on the main stage) present - Jazzed Up Jacks - Acoustic and socially distanced.

The numbers are strictly limited, and we are working on a first come first serve basis.

In line with current regulations, face masks must be worn at all times when you are not seated at a table and we will be operating table service only. Please sign in or use the QR code on arrival and follow the instructions published around the club and of the staff.

JAZZED UP JACKS are Hanna B (flute, vocals and percussion), Jack K (electric guitar) and John M (electric guitar).

In recent times, Jack, John and Hanna have stepped out from their traditional comfort zones of rock, pop and folk into a more adventurous, jazz-orientated world, with a focus on composition and arrangement. They're on a journey!

From Jack's moody "Ain't Gonna Be No Snow" through Kenny Burrell's "Midnight Blue" and Lalo Schifrin's theme from the Steve McQueen movie "Bullitt" to Hanna's funky "Precious and Special", Jazzed Up Jacks play laid-back lounge music.

Relaxed, jazzy songs and instrumentals that evoke that cool 60's chill-out vibe. Some classics, many originals, and much electric guitar and flute.

For the record, lounge music dates back to the 1920's and 30's when piano players would provide background music in saloons, speakeasies and bars. Over the years lounge music has morphed through several different incarnations while still retaining it's main attribute... mood-setting. In the 1950's and 60's it became an easy-listening soundscape that differed from the then popular rock 'n roll by offering a less complicated and more palatable music choice over full-on jazz. Nowadays... well, come and listen to Jazzed Up Jacks.

https://www.jazzedupjacks.uk/

www.youtube.com

Free entry 3:30 to 5:30pm

KatyHurt2020

Modern Age Music Roots presents: KATY HURT

6:30pm, Friday 27th November, 2020 - Socially Distanced | Limited Tickets

Tickets: £15 and available in groups of 2-4   -  Age restriction: 18+ - On sale Friday 16th October at 10:00am www.modernagemusic.co.uk

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This show will be socially distanced, operating with a limited, reduced capacity. All guests will be seated for the performance, and tickets are available to purchase in groups of 2-4.

Safety measures will be in place to ensure the safety of all performers, staff and guests:

COVID SAFETY

Due to social distancing, we are selling tables of 2-4 instead of individual tickets (groups who purchase together will be seated together).

Please arrive with all guests for the table together, and with your e-ticket either printed out or on your phone.

All guests will be temperature checked at the entrance. There will be hand sanitizers at various points around the venue and you can use these upon arrival.

Track and trace will be in operation upon arrival.

IMPORTANT – if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms or have been in contact recently with anyone who has, please do not attend this event.

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www.katyhurt.com

SepiaShadows

Sundays in the Bar (on the stage) socially distanced - present Club favourites Max and Beth, playing together as a duo under the name Sepia Shadows.

The numbers are strictly limited, and we are working on a first come first serve basis.

In line with current regulations, face masks must be worn at all times when you are not seated at a table and we will be operating table service only. Please sign in or use the QR code on arrival and follow the instructions published around the club and of the staff.

Max says...

Sepia Shadows bring you an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and R&B classics. We decided to start this project out of the love we have for some of the main inspirations to our own original music. It’s rare we get the chance to play songs by our favourite artists for an audience, so this is a really special gig for us.

Stripped back and on acoustic guitars, we will play through a selection of our favourite songs, as a duo. We really hope you can join us!

See you there!

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

The Mountain Firework Company is an acoustic 5 piece based in Brighton,. They came together over heartache and wine to create what has been described as "gorgeous folk/alt country pop, with equal parts darkness and cheeky humour " and "alternative bluegrass with a dark treacle folk centre".
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Simultaneously mournful and upbeat, The Mountain Firework Company’s driving and melodic sound comes from an all acoustic string band line up of guitars, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, double bass and drums. Taking the traditional bluegrass line-up in new directions, they incorporate country, folk, bluegrass and Americana within their sound.

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JakeMorrell2021

Modern Age Music is pleased to present: Jake Morrell   

Jake Morrell could have come straight out of Nashville, or even from the Californian sunshine, as his music suggests; but Jake is from Norfolk, England!


Jake was ‘discovered’ by Dermot O’Leary, who featured him on his Radio 2 Show. One influential listener just so happened to be Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis, who immediately asked Jake to perform at the iconic festival.

Jake recorded his debut single with London based producer Brett Shaw (Florence & The Machine, The Kooks & Dry the River). The song entitled "Wire and Thorns" reached No.2 in the iTunes country charts on the first day of release.
 This led to Jake being invited to perform at this year’s Country 2 Country festival, where he premiered his first major single, the appropriately titled ‘Englishman (Trying to Write a Country Song)’ – written with the Grammy-winning writer/producer Kipper. 


The reaction to the song put Jake firmly in line as one of the country’s favourite new male artists in the genre.This lead to a string of both solo and band shows and festivals throughout the summer with Jake showing himself to be as irresistible as a solo act as he is with his band.

The most exciting new development, however, is the new music that Jake has now recorded to launch the next phase of his career. This is led by a joyous forthcoming single, ‘Home’, written and produced with Rolling Stones keyboardist, Matt Clifford. With an evocative mix of Mumford & Sons, Eagles and even Springsteen, ‘Home’ is the definitive track that firmly stamps Jake Morrell’s name across the UK country music scene. With a gig history that reads like a road atlas, Jake and the band have truly honed their craft and always leave you feeling joyous and wanting more!

7:30pm Tickets

www.fatsoma.com/modern-age-music

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PHILIPPA HANNA is an internationally acclaimed performer racking up over 1500 shows in 25 countries. Since her industry debut in 2007, she has released 5 critically acclaimed, studio albums winning fans in the likes of Leona Lewis and Lionel Richie. The Yorkshire born, half-Irish, Singer-Songwriter is a rarity in the UK Music Industry, bridging the elusive gap between Gospel, Pop and Country music.

Known for her relatable songs and soulful, Country-tinged vocals, Philippa has drawn comparisons to the likes of Ed Sheeran, Dolly-Parton and Taylor Swift. 'Move over Taylor Swift' [Maverick Magazine].

Her online videos have racked up millions of hits, with her Gospel version of Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' tipping almost a million Facebook shares. As well as annual headline tours in the UK, Philippa has performed at the prestigous London Palladium an impressive 6 times, the 02 Arena and a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in May 2019 as special guest for Royal wedding singers 'The Kingdom Choir'.

Tickets modern-age-music

MackaB2021

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.

BLBlondie2021

Global Beats presents The Official Blondie Tribute Band - Bootleg Blondie

BOOTLEG BLONDIE are the world’s No.1 official Debbie Harry and Blondie tribute band,established in 2001 and have played the infamous CBGB club in New York City, the Isle of Wight Festival, the Shepherds Bush Empire, London’s 100 Club and the legendary Hammersmith Palais and appear regularly at many top venues and festivals in the UK, Europe and around the world. Lead singer Debbie Harris (as seen on BBC1) says her pride and joy is her guitar that she plays during her shows, signed by all the Blondie band members.

Bootleg Blondie are honoured to have been thanked on the legit Blondie’s latest album ‘Pollinator’ and to celebrate 40 years since the release of Blondie’s iconic 1978 album ‘Parallel Lines’ Clem Burke, Blondie’s renowned and celebrated drummer, joined Bootleg Blondie on drums for not one but two UK tours in 2019 covering nearly 5,000 miles and playing to over 7,000 people!

Doors 8pm - 11pm

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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

7:30pm

tilston2021

This event's performance date has changed (the old date was Sunday, 04 Oct 2020 at 7:30 PM). The show will now take place on Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 7:30 PM.

Dictionary Pudding Present: Martha Tilston

‘Martha Tilston has carved her niche with sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. It is an engrossing set.. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life, with the salt of sea air almost palpable.’ The Guardian

7:30pm - Tickets £18 + b/f  www.seetickets.com/event/martha-tilston

DubPistols2021

Global Beats presents: Dub Pistols Sound System (DJ & MC set) Easy Skankin Sound System

The Dub Pistols formed about a decade ago when Barry Ashworth got together with Jason O’Bryan in west London. Jason had been half of Wall Of Sound act Ceasefire with Derek Dahlarge, while Barry was in ‘indie-dance’ band Déjà Vu who had a hit with the old Woodentops song ‘Why Why Why’ back in the day. Finding they shared a love of The Clash, The Specials, Andy Weatherall, King Tubby and Public Enemy the band launched with a string of party-rockin’ singles like ‘Cyclone’, ‘Westway’ and ‘There’s Gonna Be A Riot’ and landed a million dollar record deal with major label Geffen. “It was the start of a beautiful nightmare,” says Barry.

Chewing up hip-hop, dub, techno, ska and punk and spitting them out in a renegade futuristic skank, the Dubs began playing full live band shows and were soon on giant US tours. In the UK they got lumped under the big beat tag alongside the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim – maintaining a rock & roll attitude to their block-rockin’ beats.

Their debut ‘Point Blank’ album led to remix work for Moby, Limp Bizkit, Crystal Method and Ian Brown, and they did a track for the Blade 2 soundtrack with Busta Rhymes. Touring extensively, the band effectively swerved around the ‘big beat backlash’ in the UK and as the Millennium passed they had their second album – ‘Six Million Ways To Live’ – ready to go. A more politicised affair, the problem was that parts of the album were scarily prophetic.

In recent years the Dub Pistols name has continued to circumnavigate the globe, thanks to a number of high-profile gigs with the full band, and various ‘Soundsystem’ dates – DJ + scratch DJ + MC – or Barry DJing solo. The band compiled a ‘Y4K’ beats and breaks album, and the pieces of the jigsaw fell into place for ‘Speakers and Tweeters’.

Doors 8pm - 12am     www.tickettailor.com/events/globalbeats/383024/

Nightingales2021

Spinningchilli Present: Nightingales Four Against Fate UK Tour 

Brum's original punk group The Prefects became The Nightingales and enjoyed cult status in the 80s, recording 8 sessions for John Peel's radio show. Re-grouped in 2004, they've released several albums and toured all over the UK & Europe. Current line-up includes Robert Lloyd, (The Prefects), Andreas Schmid from Faust, James Smith and brilliant drummer Fliss Kitson.

2020 is *the* year for The Nightingales. Fire Films unleash a documentary feature film written by Stewart Lee, directed by Michael Cumming. They've just recorded their best album yet at Faust Studio in Germany AND they're hitting the road.
https://thenightingales.org.uk
www.facebook.com/thenightingalesuk

Support from Pete Astor and Kamura Obscura.

Singer/songwriter Pete Astor from the Loft and The Weather Prophets joins this tour. New album “You Made Me” to be released in March 2020.
www.peteastor.com

Kamura Obscura- Japanese agit-femme chanteuse & electricist, formerly from Frank Chickens & Mizutama Shobodan. Latest album “Socrates’ Garden” available on Divine Records.
www.facebook.com/kamuraobscura
www.kamuraobscura.com

Doors 7:30pm  www.wegottickets.com/event/488074

SpecialsMadness201005

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

www.tickettailor.com/events/globalbeats/379237/

 

FleetwoodBac2021

Global Beats Present: Fleetwood Bac ...rated by The Times newspaper as one of the UK's top 5 tribute acts touring alongside Bootleg Beatles, Counterfeit Stones, Bjorn Again and with rave reviews in 'The Stage', fantastic endorsements from many of the official Fleetwood Mac fanzines, and from the official Stevie Nicks website. They have had ecstatic audiences wherever they have played across the world.

"Keep up the good work, Much needed" MICK FLEETWOOD

"Painstaking Accuracy" THE TIMES

"Spot On" STAGE MAGAZINE

"They Sound Terrific. The Vocals are spot on, musicianship faultless. Two hours of heaven" THE OBSERVER

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139 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XS
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