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"Sundays in the Bar" afternoons are on the last Sunday of each month from 3:30 to 5:30 pm with FREE ENTRY for all and feature a truly eclectic mix of music. For June we are very pleased to present the Arcelia Trio.

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 memebrship renewal afternoons and this will be the second and final one, the first will be The Contenders gig on Sunday 17th June. Come along and renew your membership and there will be reduced bar prices only for Club members between 3:00pm and 5:00pm with £1 off wines and draught beers. That will mean Club members will pay £2.30 for a pint of Harveys during that period!

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LOOSE CABOOSE is back for June with its usual mix of 60's Soul, Northern, R&B, Latin & Jazz.

Guest DJ for the night is Neil Youdale (Function at the Junction) with residents Rachelle Piper and Martin Jackson seducing you onto the dance floor with their tunes.

£5 on the door. 7:30pm to 12:00

Strictly no talc - thanks!

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After the success of last year's season, Comedy at the Con is delighted to present three nights (Thursday 5th, 12th and 19th) of warm up shows for the Edinburgh Festival with some of the biggest names in comedy, doing 50 plus minutes of their brand new show! For 05/07 we present DOMINIC HOLLAND and NINA CONTI --

Dominic Holland is one of the country’s most respected stand-up comedians. A Perrier Best Newcomer and Nominee at the Edinburgh fringe, he has performed five individual one man shows and continues to tour the country and beyond. His first radio series – the small world of Dominic Holland won a comic heritage award and continues to be played regularly on BBC – and this series was followed up by a series called Holland’s Shorts. With countless television appearances to his name, including Have I Got News for You and the Royal Variety Performance, the Sunday Times described him as ‘a master of observational comedy’ and The Daily Telegraph said, ‘Holland is a top-notch stand up who everyone should see.’

Nina Conti has won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film - all without even moving her lips. Nina has now announced the dates of her largest scale UK tour to date – and in a spectacular feat of ventriloquism - it is an entirely improvised every night.
Nina began her career as an actress at the Royal Shakespeare Company, before the genius and anarchic theatre director Ken Campbell inspired her to become a ventriloquist. In 2008 she won the prestigious Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her solo show Complete and Utter Conti. In 2010, Talk to the Hand had sell out seasons in Edinburgh, London, Melbourne, the Sydney Opera House.

Price(s) of entry:Early bird online from £8.00 at www.wegottickets.com  only, 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

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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Fruitful Soundsystem present ... LOVE ACTION - 80's 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 80's vibe!

Tickets are £7 in advance from Si's Sounds or online at https://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/love-action/10046770 - or more on the door. Bar from 4:30pm - 8pm start - bring your leg warmers!

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After the success of last year's season, Comedy at the Con is delighted to present three nights (Thursday 5th, 12th and 19th) of warm up shows for the Edinburgh Festival with some of the biggest names in comedy, doing 50 plus minutes of their brand new show! For 12/07 we present TOM STADE + another top act --

TOM STADE STAR OF BBC ONE’S LIVE AT THE APOLLO, MICHAEL McINTYRE’S ROADSHOW & THE JOHN BISHOP SHOW

Since arriving in the UK, Canadian émigré Tom Stade has steadily earned a reputation as one of the most original and exciting stand-up talents around. He instantly made a splash on the UK circuit with his magnetic stage presence, irrepressible charm and first-class story-telling, and after years topping the bill and playing at international comedy festivals around the globe, he is now established as a leading touring act in his own right, and finds himself well on the road to being a household name.

“ROCK ‘N’ ROLL COMEDIAN. ABSOLUTELY BOXFRESH; NOTHING IS STAID ABOUT STADE…HOT FAVOURITE” Evening Standard

“HUGE PRESENCE…REALLY KNOWS HOW TO WORK A ROOM…ATTITUDE AND ENERGY…PROPERLY HILARIOUS, THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE” Mirror

“FRESH AND ENDLESSLY FUNNY. SLICK, INTELLIGENT AND SOMETIMES ‘OFFENSIVE’ STUFF LEAVENED BY A SPARKLING CHARM” Independent

Price(s) of entry:Early bird online from £8.00 at www.wegottickets.com  only, 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

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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After the success of last year's season, Comedy at the Con is delighted to present three nights (Thursday 5th, 12th and 19th) of warm up shows for the Edinburgh Festival with some of the biggest names in comedy, doing 50 plus minutes of their brand new show! For 19/07 we present ZOE LYONS and JIM TAVARE --

ZOE LYONS took her first steps down the comedy path in 2003 after training as an actress at the Poor School in London. She went on to win the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and her debut Edinburgh show was nominated for the if.comedy newcomer award. In 2008 she won the Dave, Funniest Joke of The Fringe Award. The rest, as they say, is geography.

“Always fizzling with indignation and throwing out a hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd.” THE GUARDIAN

“Her routine was a fireproof parade of quick fire observational gags delivered with utter conviction and unfailing professionalism. The audience didn’t really have a chance.” CHORTLE

“Lyons has personality and real skill” BRIAN LOGAN 4 STAR GUARDIAN REVIEW

JIM TAVARE-FROM DEADPAN TO BEDPAN  In 2017 comedian Jim Tavaré (BAFTA-award winner, Harry Potter actor & double bassist) was involved in a near fatal head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles. Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in 20 years, he tells the story of how a quick trip to the shops changed his life forever. Don’t worry, it’s a comedy show. Directed by Henry Normal

“One of the funniest and most original performers around.” (The Independent)

“The iconic deadpan master with timing to die for” (Al Murray)

Price(s) of entry:Early bird online from £8.00 at www.wegottickets.com  only, 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

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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A Big Blue Shed Presentation: THE DICKIES

The Dickies, whose very existence is a glorification of humor and silliness, hold the title of being the first California punk band ever to be signed to a major label. With the band’s final album in the works, The Dickies have somehow managed to be one of the longest-running punk bands in the world. Despite being “86 years old,” as original singer Leonard Graves Phillips joked in a recent show, the band rocks it hard and hilarious, bringing the infectious high energy their shows are known for. Remarkably, they sound better and tighter than ever. Fittingly, the final show of their 40th Anniversary Tour is slated to take place at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in West Hollywood (October 21, 2017) – the same club where they played their first show in 1977. May the Dickies rock and rollick on for another 40 more.
Biography by Sativa Chronnoisseur

+ Snakerattlers + Snide

Tickets £18 + booking fee - Doors 7:30pm

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/434020

+ Si's Sounds Lewes

 

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The Big Blues Shed Present: THE RUMJACKS

Since the bands inception in Sydney, Australia in late 2008 when McLaughlin met Bassist Johnny McKelvey, they have racked up millions of YouTube views, with over 24 million of these alone for their breakthrough track ‘An Irish Pub Song’. Other stunning videos that capture the incredible live energy of the band include ‘Uncle Tommy’, ‘Blows & Unkind Words’ & ’Plenty’, while ‘Crosses for eyes’ and ‘Me Old Ball & Chain’ see them hard at work in the studio.
The videos for ‘Home’, ‘One Summers Day’ weremade while The Rumjacks were on tour, and stand testament to the bands enormous appeal wherever they go.

Their incendiary live performances and seemingly endless touring regime has seen them share the stage with acts as diverse as Dropkick Murphys, The Interrupters, Anti Flag, CJ Ramone, The Real McKenzies, Gogol Bordello, Ruts DC, Guttermouth, GBH, UK Subs and The Aggrolites. “We’re at home on any lineup in front of any crowd, I think there are elements of what we do that must appeal to just about anyone.”

Indeed there are – from their heavy Celtic roots to the driving punk rock or even ska/reggae rhythms, well-oiled sing-alongs & choking ballads. “We draw on so many influences, but still it’s important for us to force the bounds of what we already do, play good solid Punk rock with a fat smear of Celtic folk right through it, Hopefully contributing something fresh & substantial that’ll stick around in people’s hearts long after the party’s over..”

Tickets £13 + booking fee

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/428552

+ Si's Sounds Lewes

 

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The Big Blue Shed Presents: Slaughter & The Dogs

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.

Slaughter & The Dogs recently signed a worldwide deal with Cleopatra Records and released their excellent album "Vicious" in 2017.

Tickets £18 + booking fee

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425632

+ Si's Sounds Lewes

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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

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/434965

 

 

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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

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/429639

+ Union Music Lewes

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

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425025

 

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Dictionary Pudding welcome Can legend Damo Suzuki to Lewes Con Club

DAMO SUZUKI

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

 

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contact iconLewes Con Club

139 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XS
United Kingdom

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Friday and Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Sunday
12 noon - 8 pm

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