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PAM AND DE FEMMES + AIRHEADS

Pam and de Femmes are a four-part female multilingual harmony group, supported by three more musicians playing bass, cahon, ukulele, accordion and violin. They're led by the renowned Pam Hewitt.

From the Caribbean to the Balkans and back and to Argentina via Tokyo.Fantastisch!

Airheads are Mick and Kathy Gibbs, lovers of a wide range of music genres, including country music and Americana, together with Andy Thomas. Kathy's distinctive vocals are accompanied by ukelele, guitar and bass.

On this occasion they will be joined by one or two more friends from the local music scene.

3:30 - 5:30 pm. Free Entry. All Welcome!

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Paul-Ronney Angel and his family of superbly talented musical miscreants return with their special Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop'n'Stroll.

The Urban Voodoo Machine is a collective of shadowy, London based, ne’er do wells, led by Norwegian born songwriter/frontman Paul-Ronney Angel. Featuring up to nine musicians at any given time, The ‘Machine mash-up guitars, twin drummers, fiddle, trumpet, tuba, banjo, washboard, upright bass, gong, mandolin, accordion, harmonicas, saxophone, sousaphone and even empty bottles and tie racks to create their unique brand of Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll.

'furiously energetic and versatile' THE GUARDIAN

Tickets £15 + b/f    www.skiddle.com

http://theurbanvoodoomachine.com/

Doors 7.30pm - Curfew 11.30pm - Ages 18+

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ANGELOS EPITHEMIOU - Skinner appeared as Angelos Epithemiou on series 6 of Shooting Stars[1] as a permanent member of Team B, replacing Johnny Vegas. In series 7 and 8, he replaced George Dawes as the score keeper. The character's signature tune is "Drop the Pressure (Jack Beats 'Rinsed Out Rave' Remix)" by Project Bassline. He is (apparently) of Greek origin and resides in Neasden.
He is on the dole. He was originally introduced by Bob Mortimer as a competition winner, as well as a burger van owner from 'somewhere in the North East', although this aspect of his character was gradually sidelined. As the character developed, Epithemiou showed an ongoing obsession with Ulrika Jonsson, and revealed that his burger van had been destroyed by his brother Agathius. He also appeared in a series of YouTube clips alongside David Earl whose character Brian Gittins employed him at his cafe, and who was increasingly envious of the fame Epithemiou was gaining on Shooting Stars. Skinner appeared on BBC Three show World Cup 2010's Most Shocking Moments with other celebrities, reviewing and making jokes about incidents in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This was one of the first appearances on TV since performing as the character Epithemiou on Shooting Stars.

In 2010 Skinner took the Epithemiou character on a UK tour titled Angelos Epithemiou & Friends Christmas Show; due to popular demand, venues introduced additional dates throughout December 2010.
He appeared four times on Soccer AM during 2011 and 2012, and was a guest panellist on the BBC music quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks in December 2011. In August 2011, Renton appeared as Epithemiou in BBC Radio 1's Fun & Filth Cabaret, part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He ended each of the shows with a HARDtalk-style interview.
In December 2011 Skinner won the Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist at The British Comedy Awards for his work as Epithemiou over the previous year. In the same month, he appeared as Epithemiou on the Christmas special of The Rob Brydon Show.
In 2012, he starred in his own show, The Angelos Epithemiou Show, on Channel 4. He also appeared as John Meringue in the Reeves and Mortimer quiz show Vic & Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners.

Epithemiou took part in Channel 4's Come Dine with Me on 4 January 2013. He served tinned mushroom soup with white sliced bread for the starter and employing a burger van to cook his main dish. The only dish he cooked was a swiss roll for dessert: however his guests were told to go home halfway through their desserts and had to finish their food in their taxis on the way home. Epithemiou appeared alongside Debbie McGee on Pointless Celebrities in December 2018, raising money for motor neurone disease.

DANNY BUCKLER - One of that rare breed – a magician meets comedian and all things in between - Danny Buckler first started performing his mirth-filled magic on the shop floor of Harrods of all places. Spotted on the floor at Mr Al Fayed’s famous shop by the rich and famous, Danny was soon invited to entertain at exclusive events for the likes of Oasis, Bruce Willis, Kevin Kline and the Sultan of Brunei, before finding his way on to UK comedy circuit. By now a fully fledged stand-up comedian, Danny Buckler was asked to support Victoria Wood on a nationwide tour and later joined the show Victoria Wood and Friends at London’s famous Adelphi Theatre alongside Ms Wood and Imelda Staunton among others. Watch Danny Buckler and you’ll see a true showman.Danny Buckler conjures up the laughs with a unique mix of traditional stand-up, improv, audience participation and a smattering of magic, all combined with an easy-going storytelling style. Danny has already appeared in his own show for Channel 4 – Danny Does Tricks and in 2004 he fronted the BBC 1 prime-time Saturday night special Secrets of Magic.

ERYN TETT - Word play, short jokes, odd observations and surreal storytelling set to a charmingly uncomfortable rhythm. “Fast-moving and absurd…beside ourselves with laughter”- Diva Magazine. "Her writing – weird but with at least one toe still in observational reality – is intriguing"- Steve Bennett. Awards Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Finalist ‘18 Funny Women Semi Finalist 19’

COMEDY AT THE CON! 6th Feb 2020 Doors 7.30 Show 8pm
Price(s) of entry:Early bird online from £9.00 @ http://www.wegottickets.com/ComedyAtTheCon
only plus booking fee. Union Music:£11/9 (concessions) plus booking fee. Door £12/10
Reservations on 07582408418

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Groove Hoover performing hit songs from a wide range of genre-defining artists, such as Thin Lizzy, Steely Dan, Eagles, AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac and many, many more.

Groove Hoover seamlessly capture the timeless essence of Classic Rock through their impeccable attention to detail, whether that be delivering gut-busting four part harmonies, or note-perfect guitar solo’s. Groove Hoover ensure that every song is performed as close to the original recordings as possible.

On top of this, with over fifty years of live experience between them, Groove Hoover deliver an energetic, captivating and truly engaging live show guaranteed to entertain audiences from start to finish. This combination of superior musicianship and an enthralling live show make for a truly unique, must-see must-hear experience.

www.facebook.com/groovehooveruk/

Bar from 4:30pm, doors 8:00pm to 11:30 - Free Entry

 

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Dictionary Pudding - Live music promotions present: -

A genuinely unique talent, Damo Suzuki found fame after krautrock legends CAN found him busking in the streets of 70s Cologne. Immediately drafting him in to replace Malcolm Mooney, the band, oft-considered one of the single greatest outfits in western musical history went on to record a plethora of seminal LPs, including TAGO MAGO and EGE BAMYASI.

Damo Suzuki's never-ending tour here stops off at Lewes Con Club, where he will perform an instant-composition set with the amazing Krautrock torch-carriers, ZOFFF. Suzuki's synthetic language creates an absolutely astonishing performance, his voice remains a beautiful philosopher's stone, the alchemical jigsaw piece of the krautrock puzzle.

Tickets £12.50 + b/f - www.seetickets.com

7:30pm

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Dictionary Pudding - Live music promotions present: Martin Carthy

For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.

He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

`Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine

7:30pm - Fully seeated gig - Tickets www.seetickets.com

www.dictionarypudding.co.uk

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Presented by Modern Age Music: - Nashville, USA's Sam Lewis plays a special live show at Con Club on 21st February 2020 as part of his UK and EU tour.

With rich soulful vocals, well-crafted songs, roots country and blue-eyed soul Sam Lewis is connecting the dots. Whether crossing genres or state lines, he has pieced together a story people need to hear. Sam Lewis’ debut album ‘Waiting on you’ received a top review from Mojo and featured in the Telegraph’s list of top country albums from 2015.

Tickets on sale now: www.skiddle.com

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7:30 to 11:00pm

Glitter2020

Black Rabbit Productions & TLF Presents: The Original John Rossall Glitter Band

The Glitter Band were without doubt one of the most popular and influential exponents of the 1970’s Glam Rock phenomena. Formed by John Rossall in 1972 from the embers of the highly successful Boston International, the Glitter Band released their debut single “Angel Face” on Bell Records in April 1974, reaching number 4 in the UK Charts. Further singles followed with “Just For You” (number 10) and “Let’s Get Together Again” (number 8) the same year, leading to the release of “Hey!”, the definitive Glitter Band and Glam Rock album. The band’s biggest hit, “Goodbye My Love” made the UK number 2 position early in 1975. All of these huge Glitter Band hits are John Rossall compositions.

Leaving the band for a Solo career in 1975, John Rossall released a number of solo singles before relocating to Sweden, where he enjoyed considerable success. Returning to the UK in the early 90s with a new band line up, John quickly established himself as a major attraction on the European revival circuit and has toured continually ever since, performing alongside some of the biggest names of the Glam Rock era. 2019 marks the 45th Anniversary of “Angel Face”, “Just For You” and “Let’s Get Together Again”. The Original John Rossall Glitter Band features founder member John Rossall on lead vocals, Bob Bradbury on Guitar, Dave Glover on Bass, Corrie Shiells on Sax and Jake Bradbury on Drums.

Saturday, 22 February 2020 from 19:00-22:00. www.facebook.com/events

Tickets £18 + b/f www.seetickets.com

 

"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 February we are very pleased to present the return of 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

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Best known for his high energy full band shows, it is something of a rare treat to catch Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, giving an intimate solo performance. It offers an opportunity to hear the songs in their rawest form, up close and personal, and to really connect with the lyrics and the performer. One of Billy’s biggest strengths is the way he manages to pack his songs full of political and social commentary whilst at the same time remaining playful and uplifting, and this playfulness is even more apparent in an acoustic setting. Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the U.S. election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, his performance takes you on a rollercoaster of storytelling and thought provoking protest pieces.

8:00 to 11:00pm - Tickets £12 + b/f from  http://www.undercoverhippy.com/

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Global Beats Presents: Mad Professor Live Dub Show. Support by Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound with Lloyd Coxsone

He might be called MAD PROFESSOR, but he is one of the sanest working musicians around. In his long and accomplished career, this globally acclaimed dub talent has amassed a fine discography that includes many cult albums. He has also worked with the likes of Johnny Clarke and Mikey Dread, Reggae Regular and Ruts DC, all of whom are legends in their own right. Right back in the 80s did Mad Professor build his own first mixing desk and he soon began working with the Ariwa Studio and label on a 12 part album series Dub Me Crazy. With new instalments coming each year, they helped establish the Londoner as a real master of the mix, of echo and reverb, of spacious rhythms and dub attitude.

His crazy use of sound effects and clarity of mixing won him many fans and plaudits, and remixes of acts like The Orb, Beats International, Sade and 400 Blows all followed. And of course so did live shows, which took the Mad Professor to high profile gigs all over North America, Europe, Japan and many places in between. High profile remix work on Massive Attack’s seminal Protection album helped elevate him yet further, and the new century brought with it many more big releases for his Ariwa label, which eventually went on to distribute more than 200 releases in all. Still in demand for shows and studio work, Mad Professor plays cult events like Unsound and Outlook Festival in Croatia and works with the likes of Lee Scratch Perry, U Roy, BigYouth and many more on his ever excellent label.

The legendary UK soundman & record producer, LLOYD COXSONE, began his career in the sixties, soon after arriving from Jamaica. He was one of the first soundmen to play at West End clubs like Tiles and the Roaring Twenties, where a generation of British pop stars like the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Elton John first heard the music of Jamaica. Coxsone then dominated the seventies, when Bob Marley and Dennis Brown were among his closest allies, as heard on unforgettable dub-plates from that era. Lloyd is an elder statesman with more than fifty years’ history behind him, but he knows there’s still a place in the music for those who are young at heart and willing to embrace change.

Doors 7.30pm - 12am Tickets £15 www.tickettailor.com/events/globalbeats/

Discounted tickets for Club members £10 available from the bar only.

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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 £10 + b/f

www.fatsoma.com/modern-age-music

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Dictionary Pudding Present: LIVE DEAD '69 performing the Grateful Dead "Europe 72" album & more.

Live Dead '69 are: Tom Constanten (original Grateful Dead pianist), Tom has been inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead’s first 2 experimental studio recordings “Anthem of The Sun” and “Aoxomoxoa.”

Mark Karan (lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones), Mark is also a regular member in the rotating line-up of Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family band.

Slick Aguilar (lead guitar with David Crosby Band 1982-1985) He co-founded KBC, and played lead guitar in Paul Kantner’s Jefferson Starship for 2,000 shows over 30 years, longer than any other musician.

Richard Newman (acclaimed drummer with Paul Rodgers & Jefferson Starship). Richard has just recorded Robert Plant’s new single. He also tours with Paul Rodger and played extensively in Jefferson Starship. He was one of Paul Kantner’s all time favorite drummers.

Tony Morley (Jefferson Starship). Tony is a multi-instrumentalist who has been a long time member of Jefferson Starship, having appeared with them for throughout the world for 13 years.

7:30 pm - Tickets £20 + b/f   www.seetickets.com

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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/

 

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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

 

 

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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

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139 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XS
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