Lewes Con Club - What's On https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on.html Sun, 26 May 2019 22:00:33 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Sunday 26th May 2019 - Hanna Burchell https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/301-sunday-26th-may-2019-hanna-burchell.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/301-sunday-26th-may-2019-hanna-burchell.html Hanna Burchell

Our May "Sundays in the Bar" afternoon features the welcome return of singer/song-writer Hanna Burchell (the Fold, Hanna and the Angels etc).

Hanna’s music encompasses a range of styles and moods and her soulful folk compositions brim with seductive melody and catchy grooves. She will be performing this Sunday with a wonderful array of varied accompaniment - don't miss it.


The club's "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.

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

What's On Tue, 05 Feb 2019 09:27:39 +0000
Saturday 1st June 2019 - Morrisey Indeed https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/345-saturday-1st-june-2019-morrisey-indeed.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/345-saturday-1st-june-2019-morrisey-indeed.html MorrisseyIndeed201906

MORRISSEY INDEED are a tribute band to The Smiths and Morrissey, one of the most influential bands of all time and ‘the Real and Proper Poet Laureate’. They play the classic hits of The Smiths and Morrissey.

Whatever happens – the allure of The Smiths and Morrissey will always remain, as the recent excitement around the rerelease of The Queen Is Dead and the Morrissey biopic England Is Mine shows. MORRISSEY INDEED transport their audience to the glorious and overwhelming live music atmosphere of the 1980s and beyond recreating the resounding words and sweet melancholy melodies of the Songs That Saved Your Life, from This Charming Man, Panic and There Is A Light That Never Goes Out to Suedehead, Everyday Is Like Sunday and First Of The Gang To Die.

Whoever was lucky enough to experience The Smiths in the 1980s, and Morrissey in the 1990s, will savour the sweet taste of nostalgia with MORRISSEY INDEED. Those who did not have the chance back then, now have the opportunity to time travel to an era where live music mattered more than life.

MORRISSEY INDEED play a long set of Morrissey and The Smiths classics powerfully, authentically, passionately. The light never goes out.


£15 in advance + booking fee.

£20 on the door

Doors 7:30pm


What's On Sat, 13 Apr 2019 15:46:04 +0000
Sunday 2nd June 2019 - Subhumans https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/343-sunday-2nd-june-2019-subhumans.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/343-sunday-2nd-june-2019-subhumans.html Subhumans201906

Subhumans are an English punk band formed in the Warminster and Melksham area of Wiltshire in 1980. Dick Lucas joined later in the year, having formerly been in another local band, The Mental. Other members had been in The Stupid Humans. The band's musical style is typically classified as hardcore punk or anarcho-punk

Tickets £14 + b/f and from Si's Sounds Lewes - also  www.wegottickets.com/event/459786

Doors 7:30pm

What's On Sat, 13 Apr 2019 15:37:30 +0000
Thursday 6th June 2019 - Comedy Night https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/347-thursday-6th-june-2019-comedy-night.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/347-thursday-6th-june-2019-comedy-night.html Comedy201906web

In the words of the immortal Terry Scott, ooh June, June. Here is another smashing line up for midsummer mayhem, with the multitalented one man variety show that is STEFANO PAOLINI, the wonderful and wise Stand up, TV presenter and author DAVE CHAWNER and headlined by one of the finest comedians on the circuit today, MARK MAIER, plus a SPECIAL GUEST MC. Its a bumper summer value special!!

STEFANO PAOLINI - In his own words:...I'm a regular face on the national and international comedy circuit, where my mixture of stand-up comedy, characters, impressions and beatboxing have seen me perform across the U.K and also Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Singapore, Germany, Malta, France and Italy. I've also done some radio and television work. I was a special guest on DEAD RINGERS (BBC Radio 4). I voiced a variety of characters in the DREEM TEEM XMAS PANTO (BBC Radio 1 - two specials). I've guested on LOOSE ENDS (BBC Radio 4), THE JO WHILEY SHOW (BBC Radio 1), LBC and BBC London.  I was in THE PROBLEM WITH ADAM BLOOM (BBC Radio 4), SPANKING NEW (BBC Radio 7) and THE MILK RUN for BBC Radio 1. On television I was the voice of Tony Blair in DOUBLE TAKE (Channel 4) and Fabio Capello in HEADCASES (ITV1).

DAVE CHAWNER - ‘Thank goodness for Dave; he tells his invaluable story with humour and tongue in cheek charm…hilariously entertaining’ – The Mail on Sunday ‘quirky, moving & hilarious’ – Indy 100  ‘This is one comic you have to make the effort to see’ – The Scottish Herald    ‘His upbeat delivery and candid confessions make for an enjoyable, and sometimes enlightening, hour’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle

MARK MAIER - Talented award-winning writer and stand-up, Mark Maier, is an established and highly sought after performer on both the national and international comedy circuits.
He has worked the comedy clubs of Germany, Holland, Ireland, Hong Kong, The Bahamas, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and has also appeared at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and Caroline’s in New York. Amongst his many credits, Mark has taught and performed improvisation with Catherine Tate in London and has had a string of successful radio series, in which he was both writer and performer. “Smoothly cynical”Evening Standard . “Top Laughtersmith” The Herald  “Blessed with killer timing” Metro  “It’s high time someone gave him a TV show of his own!” The Guardian.

Price(s) of entry:Early bird online only from £9.00 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


What's On Sat, 04 May 2019 12:34:46 +0000
Sunday 9th June 2019 - Peter Bruntnell https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/346-sunday-9th-june-2019-peter-bruntnell.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/346-sunday-9th-june-2019-peter-bruntnell.html PeterBruntnell201906

Peter Bruntnell with BJ Cole with support from Sophia Marshall 

Peter Bruntnell's music is a cross over blend of Folk, Roots, Pop, Psychedelia and good old electric guitar music.

NME claimed that "Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools". And with 9 studio albums under his belt and countless high-profile fans picked up along the way the music doesn't stop. Followers include REM’s Peter Buck , Scott McCaughey, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner and Son Volt’s Jay Farrar. Peter Bruntnell is a well established act who is looking forward to continuing sharing his music with followers old or new.

Tickets £12 + b/f Doors 7:30pm



What's On Sat, 13 Apr 2019 15:48:32 +0000
Saturday 15th June - Don Letts DJ Set https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/283-don-letts-dj-set.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/283-don-letts-dj-set.html DonLetts201806

The rebel Dread Don Letts returns to Lewes after his sold out 2018 show.

+ special guest DJ's

£15 + b/f Union Music Lewes and  www.wegottickets.com/event/459187

What's On Sat, 22 Dec 2018 16:56:19 +0000
Sunday 16th June 2019 - Sepia Shadows https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/350-sunday-16th-june-2019-sepia-shadows.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/350-sunday-16th-june-2019-sepia-shadows.html SepiaShadows201906web

An additioanl Sunday in the Bar this month with club favourites Max and Beth, playing together as the duo Sepia Shadows. Please note the slightly earlier start and finish time.

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, for only the second time in Lewes. We really hope you can join us! We may also have a couple of friends joining us for a few numbers.

See you there!

3:00 - 5:00 pm FREE ENTRY All welcome

As it's the time of the year for membership renewal we are hosting two membership renewal afternoons and this will be the first one, the second will be Arcella in the bar on Sunday 30th 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 reduced prices on wines and draught beers

What's On Mon, 06 May 2019 15:10:21 +0000
Saturday 29th June 2019 - Loose Caboose https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/349-saturday-29th-june-2019-loose-caboose.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/349-saturday-29th-june-2019-loose-caboose.html 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!

What's On Sat, 04 May 2019 14:20:25 +0000
Sunday 30th June 2019 - Arcelia https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/302-sunday-30th-june-2019-arcelia.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/302-sunday-30th-june-2019-arcelia.html Arcella201906web

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 3:00pm and 5:00pm with reduced prices on wines and draught beers


What's On Tue, 05 Feb 2019 09:33:13 +0000
Sunday 30th June 2019 - The SoapGirls https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/348-sunday-30th-june-2019-the-soapgirls.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/348-sunday-30th-june-2019-the-soapgirls.html SoapGirls201906web


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

What's On Sat, 04 May 2019 12:57:16 +0000
Saturday 6th July 2019 - Discharge https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/351-saturday-6th-july-2019-discharge.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/351-saturday-6th-july-2019-discharge.html discharge

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






What's On Mon, 06 May 2019 16:42:35 +0000
Saturday 13th July 2019 - Penetration https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/352-saturday-13th-july-2019-penetration.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/352-saturday-13th-july-2019-penetration.html 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


What's On Mon, 06 May 2019 17:02:57 +0000
Sunday 14th July 2019 - Bad Manners https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/344-sunday-14th-july-2019-bad-manners.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/344-sunday-14th-july-2019-bad-manners.html BadManners201907

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


What's On Sat, 13 Apr 2019 15:40:14 +0000
Sunday 28th July 2019 - Steve Williams and the Seema Tree (double bill) https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/303-sunday-28th-july-2019-steve-williams-and-the-seema-tree-double-bill.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/303-sunday-28th-july-2019-steve-williams-and-the-seema-tree-double-bill.html 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

What's On Tue, 05 Feb 2019 09:36:26 +0000
Thursday 5th September 2019 - Charlie Parr + JD Wilkes https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/329-thursday-5th-september-2019-charlie-parr-jd-wilkes.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/329-thursday-5th-september-2019-charlie-parr-jd-wilkes.html CParr201909

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)


What's On Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:59:26 +0000
Saturday 7th September 2019 - Oaysis https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/353-saturday-7th-september-2019-oaysis.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/353-saturday-7th-september-2019-oaysis.html Oaysis201909

OAYSIS, the UK's no.1 OASIS tribute bring the spirit of Knebworth to The Con Club in Lewes on Saturday Sept 7th 2019.

Playing all OASIS anthems live – come singalong to 'Wonderwall', 'Don't Look Back In Anger', 'Supersonic', 'Champagne Supernova' and many more.

Tickets are £15 adv / £20 on the door.

Box Office: https://www.gigantic.com/oaysis-tickets/lewes-lewes-con-club/2019-09-07-19-30


What's On Mon, 06 May 2019 17:15:00 +0000
Sunday 29th September 2019 - Stuart Bligh (of The Big Blue) https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/304-sunday-29th-september-2019-stuart-bligh-of-the-big-blue.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/304-sunday-29th-september-2019-stuart-bligh-of-the-big-blue.html 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

What's On Tue, 05 Feb 2019 09:42:12 +0000
Sunday 24th November 2019 - Steve 'Snips' Parsons https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/305-sunday-24th-november-2019-steve-snips-parsons.html https://www.lewesconclub.com/whats-on/305-sunday-24th-november-2019-steve-snips-parsons.html 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

What's On Tue, 05 Feb 2019 09:44:50 +0000