LooseCaboose2019

LOOSE CABOOSE is back for June 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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3:30 to 5:30 pm

"Sundays in the Bar" afternoons are on the last Sunday of each month from 3:30 to 5:30 pm with FREE ENTRY and ALL WELCOME and feature a truly eclectic mix of music. For June we are very pleased to present the return of the Arcelia Trio following their wonderful gig at the Con Club last year.

Soulful, lo-fi folk , ARCELIA combine original songwriting, guitar & 3 gorgeous voices in exquisite harmony. Arcelia (pronounced Ah-KELL-ia ) are songwriter Gavin Alexander, voice artist Teresa Gallagher and Flying Picket Simon Foster.

http://www.arcelia.co.uk/

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MBS9GzYI4E

https://open.spotify.com

As it's the time of the year for membership renewal we are hosting two membership renewal afternoons and this will be the second and final one, the first will be Sepia Shadows in the bar on Sunday 16th June. Come along and renew your membership and there will be reduced bar prices only for Club members between 3:30pm and 5:30pm with discounts on wines and draught beers

 

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DOORS FROM 7:30pm

Armed with unforgettable melodies and catchy choruses, The SoapGirls energy, rawness and authenticity live, has earned a formidable reputation.

Performing internationally and continuously since 2015, these fearless French born sisters Millie and Mie, have slayed critics and earned a global dedicated group of followers known as the ‘The SoapSuds’, some of who follow the band across the UK and Europe.

The SoapGirls are society’s rejects and their punk credentials were rubber stamped by scintillating performances at many festivals including the legendary Rebellion Festivall and Camden Rocks festival last year and such was the their success that they have inevitably been asked to perform again 2019 whilst on their current tour Sniff My Strap promoting their much anticipated latest album Elephant in the Room.

The SoapGirls write outsider anthems that are androgynous, audacious and straight from the heart. Following the release of their album Societys Rejects, the band have appeared in Classic Rock Magazine, The Mirror and Vive Le Rock, while their last two singles were played on BBC Radio and play listed by Planet Rock Radio as well as various other stations. http://thesoapgirls.band

Support from Perjury a brand new band from Kent all original material written by the band. Influences include Blitz GBH Motorhead, In the gutter looking at the stars. www.facebook.com/perjurypunkband

Tickets £12 +bf www.wegottickets.com/event/466716

and Si's Sounds Lewes

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After the success of last year's season, Comedy at the Con is delighted to present two nights (Thursday 4th and 11th) of our end of season Edinburgh Warm up specials; and boy are they. Household names only, all at the top of their game! xxdm

LUCY PORTER - BE PREPARED
Fringe favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.
At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box, and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.
Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.
‘A treat from start to finish’ - The Herald
‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ - The Telegraph
Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show. Limited run, book early!

JARED CHRISTMAS - STANDS UP
Jarred Christmas has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling. He has a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that's thrown his way, making his comedy sizzle with originality.
Best of the crop... A fabulously boisterous kiwi with a definite futureEvening Standard
Impressive stuff... A comedic high five Chortle

Full of passion and charisma, Jarred takes the audience on a hilarious thrill ride of laughs and gasps with an edge of anger that manifests itself in his incredible rants against the small things in our lives. His confidence leaves the audience secure in the knowledge that they are in capable hands. His material is strong and distinctive, drawn from life experience and random happenings.

Price(s) of entry/night:Early bird online from £9.00 at www.wegottickets.com  only, plus booking fee. Union Music:£10/9 (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

All enquiries please to the organisers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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The Big Blue Shed Presents;

Discharge are a British Hardcore Punk band formed in 1977. The band is characterized by a minimalistic approach of music and lyrics. Heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and raw, shouted vocals similar to a political speech, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes, over intense drone-like rhythms.

DISCHARGE paved the way for thrash metal, black metal, crust punk, grindcore and various extreme metal subgenres. Discharge's influence on heavy metal and punk rock is incalculable and metal superstars such as METALLICA, ANTHRAX, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY and SEPULTURA have covered Discharge's songs in tribute. The musical genre of D-BEAT is named after Discharge and their distinctive drumbeat.

www.brightonandhovenews.org    http://thenightmarecontinues.yolasite.com/

Tickets £15 + b/f Si's Sounds Lewes and

www.wegottickets.com

www.seetickets.com

 

 

 

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After the success of last year's season, Comedy at the Con is delighted to present two nights (Thursday 4th and 11th) of our end of season Edinburgh Warm up specials; and boy are they. Household names only, all at the top of their game! xxdm

GEORGE EGG: MOVABLE FEAST MORE INSTRUCTION, MORE INVENTION and MORE INGREDIENTS
George totally sold out his run at the Edinburgh Fringe with his first two comedy/cooking shows ANARCHIST COOK and DIY CHEF and this August he returns with MOVABLE FEAST, a show about making food on the move. It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals (sorry). During an hour of live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy George demonstrates how to, amongst other things, cook with an engine, get the most from the car battery and even utilise the sunroof. He’ll demonstrate ways to procure items from the train buffet trolley, beat the rip-off restaurant prices at the airport and show how to turn unexpected road-works into a picnic. It’s cheeky, anarchic and creative, a multisensory show rich in humour and sprinkled with handy hacks. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.

"It's a hilarious show, with surprisingly good food" The Times

"it is refreshing to encounter a performer who really is unique" The Telegraph

"My find of the Fringe" The 'i' Paper (Independent)

BOOTHBY GRAFFOE - A rare warm up club appearance by this legendary BBC Radio 4 musical comic, tweaking an extended set in preparation for a large tour. Boothby Graffoe – this very tall comedian from Hull has been honing his gags and guitar-playing on the stand-up circuit since the late 1980s. Winner of a Time Out Comedy Award and a 1995 Perrier Award nominee, he has also co-written and starred in two series of The Big Booth for Radio 4 and seen two of his plays, The Condition Of The Virgin and God and Adam performed at the Edinburgh Festival.
All of which is why he has his own series on Radio 4. As well as pleasing his die hard fans, the radio series aims to bring the full flavour of Boothby Graffoe to an audience who do not know his work.
“Sings songs that are both beautiful and funny” – The Guardian
“…it’s not fair to call them comedy songs, they are much more than that, there are some i would dare to call genius.” -The Times
“Buy two copies of his cd because you’ll want to share but you won’t want to give it away.” -The Scotsman
“No more music maestro, please!” -The Independent

Price(s) of entry/night :Early bird online from £9.00 at www.wegottickets.com  only, plus booking fee. Union Music:£10/9 (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

All enquiries please to the organisers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Penetration201907The Big Blue Shed presents:

Penetration is a punk rock band from County Durham, formed in 1976. They re-formed in 2001 with several new members. Fronted by distinctive singer, Pauline Murray, their debut single, "Don't Dictate", is now acknowledged as a classic punk rock single and their debut album, Moving Targets (1978), is still widely acclaimed.

Their second gig was supporting The Stranglers at Newcastle City Hall. Significantly, the band also played at the now-legendary punk club The Roxy during its first 100 days. On 9 April 1977, the band appeared on the same bill as Generation X. Early in their career, the band also supported The Vibrators and toured with the Buzzcocks.

After the release of their second single, Penetration recorded the first of two sessions for John Peel at BBC Radio 1 in July 1978. Later that year, the band released their debut album. Moving Targets was number 6 in the Sounds Critics' albums of the year; and it made number 13 in the NME critics' chart. In 1979, Penetration toured Europe, the US and Britain but the gruelling schedule began to take its toll and, following second album Coming Up For Air, the band split in October.

In 1980 Pauline Murray collaborated with The Invisible Girls, which also included Penetration member Robert Blamire as well as other Manchester musicians such as Vini Reilly, guitarist in The Durutti Column, Steve Hopkins and John Maher. Produced by Martin Hannett, the resulting album spawned the singles "Dream Sequence" and "Mr.X", with a further non-album single "Searching for Heaven" released in 1981. Pauline’s solo work was compiled and repackaged by boutique reissue label LTM last year.

Penetration reformed for shows in 2001 which turned into a permanent thing and have since played Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool many times. Penetration released an acclaimed album of new material called Resolution in October 2015. The current recording line-up of the band is Pauline Murray, Robert Blamire, Paul Harvey and Steve Wallace. John Maher (ex-Buzzcocks drummer)

Tickets £18 + b/f

www.wegottickets.com/event/459699

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Following the sell out gig last year The Big Blue Shed presents the return of BAD MANNERS

12 singles on the UK Chart
111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart.
Bad Manners
Born in Manor House North London in the late 70s Bad Manners we're at the forefront of the 80s Ska Revival movement.

+ The Fish Brothers

7:30pm

Tickets £22 plus booking fee at Union Music Lewes or

www.wegottickets.com

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Shauna Parker, from The Saloon Bar Band and one of the best country singers this side of the pond, has teamed up with the vocal and keyboard talents of Glen Richardson (Brighton Beach Boys), to form Kitchen Party. They play a wide range of country-pop, classic songs you thought everyone had forgotten, with a dash of blues and a hint of jazz.

www.facebook.com/kitchenpartyuk

More details to follow

LooseCaboose2019

LOOSE CABOOSE is back for July 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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Fruitful Soundsystem present ... LOVE ACTION 80s NIGHT at the Lewes Con Club. DJ's Nick Carling & Danny Webb play Smash Hits, Chart Toppers & Guilty Pleasures. All the 80's classics - pop, new romantic, new wave, power ballads & more! All 100% vinyl for that full 80s vibe!

£5 OTD Clum members free -  Bar from 4:30pm - 8pm start - to late.

Our July Sundays in the Bar promises to be a great afternoon, a double bill featuring the first public appearance of Steve Williams of the Contenders as a solo artist, and the Seema Tree trio, about whom we've heard many good things! Don't miss it.

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

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String band music from the 1920s.

THE WEST ST RAMBLERS are Piers Clark (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and Keith Baxter (guitar, vocals) they play rags, stomps, waltzes, blues, fiddle tunes and old time string band music typical of the soloists, duos and small bands that played in bars, at functions, in concerts (and often on the streets !) of southern towns in the 1920s and 30s, think Charlie McCoy, Sam McGee, Gid Tanner, Blind Blake, The Monroe Brothers, The Mississippi Sheiks, The Two Poor Boys, East Texas Serenaders, Jimmie Davis, Roy Harvey and Leonard Copeland, Sylvester Weaver and you get the idea.

IN THE BAR - Free entry - Club open from 4:30 - Music from approx. 8:30pm.

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Back through popular demand The Rotary Club of Lewes Barbican will be holding another charity fundraising evening with star guest SUSPICIOUSLY ELVIS leading the entertainment!! All proceeds raised will be going to local charities including Bevern Trust.

You don’t have to be a big Elvis fan to enjoy the First Class show from the amazing SUSPICIOUSLY ELVIS. He has wowed the crowds with his performances around the country and more locally at Corcorde 2 and The Komedia in Brighton. Sing along and dance to a multitude of his hits, a true compliment to the performer is that he sounds and looks the part of Elvis in the prime of his career!! Even request him to sing your favourite or more one of his more obscure songs.

Ticket price is £15 + b/f and Con Club members benefit from a reduced price of £10. Please see www.wegottickets.com/event/473535  for tickets or contact Don Faulds at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01273 470027.

Club bar from 4:30pm - Doors 7:30 - Starts 8:15pm

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Cajun Barn Present:

Jesse, Joel and Kelli create music full of spontaneity and joy. Together, they play traditional Cajun French music from the prairies of Southwest Louisiana where all the generations come together nightly to celebrate their vibrant culture by dancing, socializing and having a good time.

Jesse Lége is the real deal. Growing up in a rural, pre-electricity home near Gueydan, Louisiana, Jesse spoke Cajun French and learned music from relatives, neighbors and the family's much-loved battery-powered radio. Today he is one of the most admired Cajun accordionists and vocalists in the world, known especially for his clear, “crying” vocals. In 1998 he was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame.

Joel Savoy Son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann Savoy, and founder of the Louisiana-based label Valcour Records, Joel Savoy grew up literally at the feet of many of the Cajun greats who passed through his home regularly to visit and jam with his parents. A GRAMMY-winning recording engineer and record producer as well as a ten-time GRAMMY nominee, Joel was recently appointed as the Artistic Director of the prestigious Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington. He is a versatile fiddler and guitarist and he has played and taught music around the world for the last 20 years. Joining Jesse and Joel is Kelli Jones, who grew up in North Carolina before moving to Lafayette, Louisiana. Her father Carl Jones is an Old Time, Appalachian influenced fiddler and

Kelli Jones started fiddling at 15 and has been playing fiddle and guitar with the best Cajun bands since 2006. Kelli plays fiddle and guitar in the progressive Cajun band Feufollet and is a prolific songwriter in both English and Cajun French. She plays Country, Old Time and Cajun and her bewitching, melodic grace adds a special dimension to those beautiful contemporary and old tunes.

7.30pm for 8 - Tickets £12 Buy in advance from  www.eventbrite.co.uk or get your tickets on the door,

Cajunbarn supports live music: all door receipts go to the bands. Grammy winning traditional Cajun French music from Southwest Louisiana. For more info http://www.cajunbarn.co.uk/

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contact iconLewes Con Club

139 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XS
United Kingdom

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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 next membership year starts on 30th June 2019. Renewals will open shortly, and new applications are always welcome.

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