After the success of last year’s I-Con-Ic Youth night showcasing some of the best young talent East Sussex has to offer, The Con Club presents another night of ‘I-Con-Ic Youth’, featuring Lewes’ own Fighter of the Nightman and supporting acts, including popular singer-songwriter McGovern.

Fighter of the Nightman, who went down a storm at this event last year, are an exciting four-piece alternative rock outfit who will be showcasing a variety of new songs along with their more established favourites.

All money raised will be donated to the Starfish organisation to help develop and support young local musicians. So come on down and enjoy the music from this fabulous array of local talent for an unforgettable evening of new music.

£4 OTD 7:30pm


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!


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.




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




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


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

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!

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. 


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







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 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



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


Tickets £22 plus booking fee at Union Music Lewes or


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


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/


Charlie Parr has been travelling around singing his country-blues tunes ever since leaving Austin, Minnesota in the 1980s. Thirteen recordings, over 250 shows a year, and 200,000 miles on a well broken-in Kia later, Parr is renowned for his exquisite songwriting. As a performer his fingers move like a blur over his guitar and create a festival’s worth of sounds. 2017 ’s, Dog, was a heartfelt examination of his mental health and a perfect example of expertly-picked resonator guitar, and for someone who describes himself as a very shy individual, Parr comes alive in front of a microphone. You really can’t take your eyes off him.
plus very special guest J.D. Wilkes

Tickets www.seetickets.com/event/charlie-parr/lewes-con-club/1320021

Dictionary Pudding - Excellent Music Promotions, UK + EU http://dictionarypudding.seetickets.com (all shows currently on-sale)


Our September Sundays in the Bar features the welcome return to the Con Club of blues singer/guitarist Stuart Bligh. Stuart's band 'The Big Blue' used to play regularly at the club, but we haven't seen him for a few years. It's great to have him back!

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


For our "Sundays in the Bar" afternoon for October, we welcome Lewes's very own Contenders. As always, great beer drinking music - just make sure you're there!

Live music 3:30 to 5:30pm, free entry all welcome

steve parsons green shades

Our November "Sundays in the Bar" features the welcome return of our favourite performer - Steve 'Snips' Parsons of Sharks fame. A gig with Steve is always a special event and this promises to be no exception. Don't miss this!

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

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139 High Street
East Sussex
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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.


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

Please mail all membership enquiries to membership@lewesconclub.com

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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).

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